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Old 07-26-2013, 03:39 AM   #11
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Funny you should mention the bottom step possibly flying up if stepped on wrongly. At our recent factory visit last week my wife managed to do just that! I was thinking, why isn't that attached or hinged somehow. She didn't get hurt, but it almost made her stumble into the (now) exposed storage spot.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:43 AM   #12
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Hey Jrn56 - my thermostat might be defective. I was going to reply to your post and say I like the one you found better than mine 'cause mine doesn't have a light. But then I looked at my picture of the box it came in and it sure looks like it ought to light up! It does a great job of running the furnace - but it'd be nice if it lit up. Something else to look into!
When all else fails, read the manual. The factory default for the thermostat backlight is off but a few simple button pushes turned it on!
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:07 AM   #13
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Again - thank you Jim.
No problem at all. I have gotten many, many great ideas from others here myself. All this sharing of mods we do is a great thing.
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The thermostat pictured above will work on battery? We haven't really used the furnace, but know that we don't like the factory thermostat ( it's really difficult to push the tabs etc.) - does the furnace work on both battery and AC as well as this thermostat?
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Chapi, the thermostatic control is low voltage, so there would be no issue. There needs to be leads wired in from the A/C to the thermostat, and it will work for that. I do not have A/C, and when I do install it, I will either have to run these wires, or just operate it from the controls on the unit.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:14 PM   #16
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The thermostat pictured above will work on battery? We haven't really used the furnace, but know that we don't like the factory thermostat ( it's really difficult to push the tabs etc.) - does the furnace work on both battery and AC as well as this thermostat?
Hi Chapi - always nice to meet another Silverado driver.
The thermostat I used and included a picture of runs on AAA batteries, and only controls the furnace and not the A/C. We had the same dislikes re: the factory thermostat, and this little guy addresses those issues. It's got one switch, well labelled and easy to move, for off/on - and two other switches to set the temperature up/down. Once I read the manual I was able to set the backlight to come on for a few seconds anytime I use the up/down switches. The panel shows the set temperature and the current temperature, both digitally.
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