T3 Vanagon Cabin Air Control Kit


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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.


Complete Kit Includes:

  • Steel inlet door with rubber and foam seals.
  • Steel inlet door support structures.
  • Bellcrank rod assembly.
  • Recirculation flapper valve.
  • Steel-mesh pest screen.
  • Pull-knob control cable and installation guide tube.
  • Every part and fastener required for installation.
  • Detailed, downloadable instructions.


Find the Guide Here!


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.


Demonstration video of Cabin Air Control!



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Additional information

Weight2.5 lbs
Dimensions14 × 12 × 3.5 in


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