Fix what the factory forgot: Add a Fresh-or-Recirculate Cabin Air Control to any left hand drive Vanagon.
Complete kit adds a cable-controlled closure door to the cabin fresh air inlet scoop behind the front grille, and a passive one-way recirculating valve to the heater/vent box. Limit entry of cold air when heating and hot air when using air conditioning, making both systems more effective and easier to control, and the cabin quieter. When you close the fresh air inlet door, the passive recirculating valve automatically allows the fresh air fan to recirculate cabin air instead.
Can be installed in any year left-hand drive Vanagon or T3 pickup with any style upper grille in about two hours. Dashboard does not need to be removed. Pull-knob control cable mounts right below the rear heater fan control switch (see picture above). Requires drilling one 3/8″ hole in steel dashboard below existing ventilation control lever panel , or you can make your own under-dash bracket to mount cable.
NOTE: Due to the preferred material becoming unavailable, the kit will no longer include the steel mesh pest screens. These are not necessary for the primary function of the kit, but are nice to have so you don’t need to close the inlet door to keep rodents out. Templates can be downloaded on our Guides page so you can make your own screens with your own materials, if desired. The kit price has been reduced to reflect the omission.
Complete Kit Includes:
- Steel inlet door with foam seals.
- Stainless steel inlet door support structures.
- Bellcrank rod assembly.
- Recirculation flapper valve.
- Pull-knob control cable and installation guide tube.
- Every part and fastener required for installation.
- Detailed, downloadable instructions.
- Pest screen templates can be downloaded to make your own.
If you have purchased this kit since Sept. 25, 2020, be sure to download the latest guide, titled “Cabin Air Control 9/25/20”. The earlier file is kept available for earlier purchasers.