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430 AC Controls in a 360

Discussion in '360/430' started by wiscobadger, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. wiscobadger

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    Is it possible to put the 430 AC controls in a 360? They look to be the same thing with different knobs?

    I'm missing the center knob from my 360 controls, but can't find a replacement without buying a whole unit. I prefer the look of the 430 knobs so figured I'd go that route if it is plug and play.

    Anyone tried this? Thanks!
     
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  3. hessank

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    The question will be "are the AC CPUs talking the same language or will your AC ECU respond to the newer controls when on Auto (the 430 being newer and all)?
    It should, however, work on Manual. I've incorporated the 430 vents in my 360 because I think they are purdier. Was basic swap.
     
  4. Dave rocks

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    The housing for the 360 and 430 are the same with the following exceptions:

    1) The dials (as you mentioned)
    2) The laser etched graphics are different

    I have no idea if the electronics are the same or different but you could swap the electronics out.

    The 360 dials are garbage plastic and break easy (and often). Getting the dials out is a bit tricky and you run the risk of breaking the tabs.
     
  5. derekmines

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    Now that's a nice idea.... going to have my dash re-leathered next year, might do that upgrade at the same time!
     
  6. hessank

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    Completely reversible in 1/2 hour
    Before you purchase 430 vents, here's what they look like on my 360. YBTJ
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  8. Dave rocks

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    IIRC, the only difference between 360/430 vents is the 430 inner rings are a silver/ gray and 360's are black. We could refinish them that way but I would need to get the color matched.

    I can't recall of the top of my head but some of the eyelets are different.

    These vents are similar but slightly different on several models.
     

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