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HEVAC identification matched to VIN numbers

Discussion in 'Technical Archive' started by blue beasty, Jul 6, 2017.

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  1. blue beasty

    blue beasty Leaks an prone to bits dropping off

    Jun 10, 2007
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    Courtesy of ovalandrover and martyuk

    For reference, VIN XA410482 was the GEMS/Thor changeover VIN...

    HEVAC Controllers.jpg

    Superceded part numbers seem to be backward compatible (i.e. a JFC102550 unit will work on anything all the way back to AWR1012 vehicles with the AC/front screen/front heated seats options)... but they're not forward compatible, at least pre/post XA411503 which is where the wiring modification was done to have the compressor relay in the fuse box, like the Thor models had as standard.

    The general rule of thumb is that if it's an AWR1012/5051 then it will work OK in the older versions that didn't have the updated wiring, as it monitors the compressor output feed for a load, and will throw an error if it doesn't detect enough of a load (i.e. just driving a relay coil), so it isn't suitable for the later vehicles, and will throw the chequebook fault all the time. A JFCxxxxxx unit will run the later vehicles with the wiring upgrade, and relay in the fuse box. they will also run the earlier versions, as it looks like they kept the MOSFET that drives the compressor clutch directly in the earlier models (so it's capable of handling the current) but just wrote out of the firmware to throw a fault if it didn't detect enough load - so it wouldn't throw a wobbly when just turning on a relay.

    The JFC... units will run the older ones because they kept the MOSFET, so they are capable of driving the compressor clutch without burning out or anything silly like that
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