I think I found a heater booster, but no switch

Aqua Puttana

Poly - Thread Finder
Ah ha! Now I know! I have the timer (without the knob) and the Cargo option! Eureka!
Autostaretx Dick comes through again. :clapping:

And again I'm reminded that RTFM does work. :doh:

vic

P.S. - I believe that this is the first time anyone on this forum has indicated that they have an OEM Aux Heater with the non adjustable timed control switch.
 

surlyoldbill

Active member
I have neither the auxiliary heater switch nor auxiliary heater timer, yet have espar that is controlled by the bowtie switch. I bought the van used, but with only 20k. Other than an added tow hitch and some spliced in wiring for it under the dash, I have not seen any signs of repair or modification. Are both those controls "optional", or is one or the other always included with the espar?

I STILL haven't done the "run espar with engine off" mod, and am leaving for the mountains in an hour or so! I haven't had any problems starting in the cold for years, though. I define "cold" as anything below 15f.
 

ECU

Well-known member
the "run espar with engine off" mod is for human pleasure. Run it a bit and avoid scraping the windshield. Run it while you wait for an hour for your kid to be done with practice.
 

Aqua Puttana

Poly - Thread Finder
I have neither the auxiliary heater switch nor auxiliary heater timer, yet have espar that is controlled by the bowtie switch. I bought the van used, but with only 20k. Other than an added tow hitch and some spliced in wiring for it under the dash, I have not seen any signs of repair or modification. Are both those controls "optional", or is one or the other always included with the espar?

I STILL haven't done the "run espar with engine off" mod, and am leaving for the mountains in an hour or so! I haven't had any problems starting in the cold for years, though. I define "cold" as anything below 15f.
The Espar controlled by the Bacon Bowtie is the Booster Heater. Its sole purpose is to supplement heat to the engine only while the engine is running. With no other OEM controls present, you have the OEM Booster Heater.

The Espar controlled by the programmable timer, and now apparently the "Run for up to 2 hours" manual switch, is the Aux Heater with Bacon Bowtie is the HZ9 HEATER BOOSTER, DIESEL. With the optional H86 TIMER FOR HEATER BOOSTER the HZ9 HEATER BOOSTER, DIESEL can be operated whether the engine is running or not. That means that in addition to being used to supplement the engine heat in extremely cold ambient temperatures, it can also be used to pre-heat the engine. The convenience of pre-heat helps with cold weather starting and also, as ECU mentioned, for defrosting the windshield and/or keeping warm while in the van without the engine running.

My 2006 Aux Heater HZ9 HEATER BOOSTER, DIESEL controls include the program unit down by the shifter and also has the Bacon Bowtie to activate a Booster Heater operation. Apparently the Speed Racer Aux 2 hour run switch does not always have the Booster Heater Bacon Bowtie feature (but it could have been ordered as an option). Edit: Does the lack of Bacon Bowtie make Cruisndiesel's heater a true Aux Heater?

It would be interesting to know that when the Aux Heater is already operating, if the Speed Racer switch will keep the heater operating during an engine start operation. There are a couple scenarios where I suspect that it will not. One would be that the OEM MB controls are interlocked to shut the Espar down when the engine is started. Another possibility is that the 12 volt system voltage is dragged down enough during starting power draw that the Espar control module sees the dip in voltage and disables the heater on undervoltage monitor.

My DPDT Switch REST DIY Booster Heater modification can be used for multiple 30 minute intervals by just hitting the REST button again after timeout. My experience is that even at -5F and a bit lower ambient temperatures the 30 minute DPDT REST run time cycle is enough to pre-heat the engine sufficiently.

:cheers: vic
 
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CruisnDiesel

New member
I have the now famous "bacon bowtie" OEM booster heater. If I do the mod to run the booster with engine off I need an electric coolant pump. Does that exist in combination with the OEM booster, or does it rely on a engine run collant pump?
Bob
 

ECU

Well-known member
I have the now famous "bacon bowtie" OEM booster heater. If I do the mod to run the booster with engine off I need an electric coolant pump. Does that exist in combination with the OEM booster, or does it rely on a engine run collant pump?
Bob
There is an Aux water pump in the system too. When you use REST, it uses the pump to circulate engine heat into the cab for 30 minutes. The easy mod for the aux heater is to run the espar as part of this system.
The aux pump is a small pump mounted on the firewall. You'll want to make sure this works. Mine was not working and I was impressed that REST would heat my van for 30 minutes rather than about 2 minutes of warm and 28 minutes of cold...

As far as running across the engine start, I found that it would do that if you had the bacon button on since power would then continue. Or if you provide your own power source to the espar trigger wire. I purposefully wired mine so the mod would NOT function once the ignition was on.
 
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talkinghorse43

Active member
the "run espar with engine off" mod is for human pleasure. Run it a bit and avoid scraping the windshield. Run it while you wait for an hour for your kid to be done with practice.
I have the switch on the console and I run the aux htr to warm the engine (not to warm me) because I have no working glow plugs (and don't want to risk changing them).
 

Speed Racer

2006 2500HC Passenger Van
It would be interesting to know that when the Aux Heater is already operating, if the Speed Racer switch will keep the heater operating during an engine start operation. There are a couple scenarios where I suspect that it will not. One would be that the OEM MB controls are interlocked to shut the Espar down when the engine is started. Another possibility is that the 12 volt system voltage is dragged down enough during starting power draw that the Espar control module sees the dip in voltage and disables the heater on undervoltage monitor.

:cheers: vic
The "Speed Racer switch" (so cool to have a switched named after me!) does, indeed, keep the heater operating during an engine start operation. The timer display changes from showing how much time is left to the time of day, but the aux heater continues to work. In response to a previous comment, the cargo (or rear) fan does not operate when the engine is off while the aux heater is running.

Attached is a photo of my timer, clearly showing the Speed Racer switch (woo-hoo!), for your edification.
 

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Speed Racer

2006 2500HC Passenger Van
I have neither the auxiliary heater switch nor auxiliary heater timer, yet have espar that is controlled by the bowtie switch. I bought the van used, but with only 20k. Other than an added tow hitch and some spliced in wiring for it under the dash, I have not seen any signs of repair or modification. Are both those controls "optional", or is one or the other always included with the espar?

I STILL haven't done the "run espar with engine off" mod, and am leaving for the mountains in an hour or so! I haven't had any problems starting in the cold for years, though. I define "cold" as anything below 15f.
This is clearly cheating. You can't say you have espar. Way too confusing. We're talking auxiliary heater, booster heater, and REST. Espar? Where's that come in? Hey, wot?

I am Sprinter. Resistance is futile. You will assimilate.
 

Speed Racer

2006 2500HC Passenger Van
My 2006 Aux Heater controls include the program unit down by the shifter and also has the Bacon Bowtie to activate a Booster Heater operation. Apparently the Speed Racer Aux 2 hour run switch does not have the Booster Heater Bacon Bowtie feature.
:cheers: vic
And another thing, my stock wagon (as opposed to cargo) Sprinter has the Speed Racer Aux 2 hour run switch, as well as fully operational Booster Heater Bacon Bowtie feature. Please see attached photo of same (pardon the finger).

It's all good!
 

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Aqua Puttana

Poly - Thread Finder
A guess.

My 2004 and 2006 data cards both show the Booster Heater option.

2004 = HZ9 HEATER BOOSTER, DIESEL

2006 = H86 TIMER FOR HEATER BOOSTER
HZ9 HEATER BOOSTER, DIESEL

Both of my Sprinters have the Bacon Bowtie switch. The 2006 has the program timer.

My interpretation is that if you have have the Bacon Bowtie switch then your Sprinter was ordered with the HZ9 Booster Heater option.

If you additionally have the Program Timer Unit by the shifter then you have the H86 TIMER FOR HEATER BOOSTER.

If you have the Bacon Bowtie switch with the Speed Racer 120 minute switch then you have some Hxx "SWITCH or FIXED TIMER" FOR HEATER BOOSTER.

With no Bacon Bowtie switch then your heater is some sort of a Hxx Auxilliary Heater variation.

I have no idea what exactly the Hxx HOT WATER ADDITIONAL HEATER is exactly. My 2006 has the rear passenger area heat exchanger and fan with duct.

2006 has:
H12 HOT WATER ADDITIONAL HEATER
H13 ADDITIONAL HEAT EXCHANGER, REAR

My 2004 doesn't list any "HOT WATER ADDITIONAL HEATER" so it doesn't seem to relate to the Booster Heater.

I have seen some data cards with only "H12 HOT WATER ADDITIONAL HEATER" and no other option listed (eg - REAR).

As someone quipped, "Clear as mud.".


As an aside.
Both my 2004 and 2006 list: KL1 FUEL-LEVEL SENSOR FOR AUXILIARY HEATER. so perhaps the low fuel cutoff isn't just tied to the Low Tank warning even though my 2004 Booster Heater cuts off when that warning lights up.

My data cards raw text copied and pasted.
Thanks goes to Sailquik Roger for supplying them to me. :thumbup:

2004 Dodge 2500 140 Cargo

VIN WD290366215649271 0 Ext. VIN: WD2PD644545649271 Production order:
Sales designation: 316 4X2 3550 Order no. 7 4 704 37154 Dealer no.: Delivery date: 05 04 2004
Original parts
Engine no.: 647981 50 898239
Transmission: 722681 05 259504
Transfer case:
Cab:
Steering: 040903020
Platform:
Front axle 1: 730415 S 780874
Front axle 2:
Rear axle 1: 741408 I 109256
Rear axle 2:
Major assembly variant
Text Part var. design.
Engine: X 009 214 451
Transmission:
Transfer case:
Front axle 1: X 006 070 032 7304150
Front axle 2:
Rear axle 1: X 004 800 193 Y 7414080
Rear axle 2:
Lamps: HELLA/HELLA
Speedometer corr.:
Heater:
Trailer coupling:
Retarder:
PTO:
Rims: LEMMERZ
Body: 3
Wipers:
Cable winch:
SA Codes
172 No code designation available (FUEL PREHEATER)
181 No code designation available
423 No code designation available
440 No code designation available
580 No code designation available
AC6 AXLE RATIO I = 3.727

B90 WITHOUT LOAD-DEPENDENT BRAKE VALVE
BB0 BRAKING SYSTEM WITH ABS/ASR OR ABS/ETS
BB3 No code designation available [ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM (ESP)]
C38 REAR SPRING FOR 3.88-T WEIGHT VARIANT
C42 No code designation available (STABILIZER,REAR AXLE UNDER THE FRAME)
C45 H.D. FRONT AXLE STABILIZER
C47 H.D. SHOCK ABSORBERS
D93 ELIMINATION OF PARTITION PANEL
E88 CIGAR LIGHTER
EE8 12V BATTERY 100 AH
EF5 RADIO SOUND 10 WITH CASS.PLAYER AND 2 SPEAKERS
EK1 TERMINAL STRIP FOR CONN. TO DRIVER SEAT CUSHION
ES5 No code designation available (12V POWER SOCKET, INSTRUMENT PANEL)
FG7 STORAGE BOX AT CO-DRIVER SEAT
FG8 CUP HOLDER(S), FRONT
FS4 RIGHT ADDITIONAL MIRROR
G40 No code designation available (Auto Transmission)
H16 No code designation available
H21 ALL-RND.HEAT ABSORB.GL.W.BAND FLTR ON FR.WINDOW
HH9 AIR.COND.SYS., CONTROLLED, "TEMPMATIC"
HZ9 HEATER BOOSTER, DIESEL
IL2 EXPORT (OUTSIDE GERMANY)
J11 SPEEDOMETER IN MILES
J64 MAINTENANCE INDICATION
J65 OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR
JA1 INDICATOR LAMP FOR WIPER FLUID LEVEL
JW0 BACKUP WARNING SYSTEM
JW6 SERVICE MONITOR "ASSYST"
KB0 MAIN TANK 100 LITER
KL1 FUEL-LEVEL SENSOR FOR AUXILIARY HEATER
KL5 FUEL FILTER WITH WATER SEPARATOR
L05 AUTOMATIC DAYTIME DRIVING LIGHT FOR CANADA
L65 COURT. LIGHTS F. TRUNK/PASS. COMP. W. DOOR CONT.
LB5 THIRD STOP LAMP
M96 FUEL PREHEATER
MC0 ENGINE OM 647 DE 27 LA 115 KW (156 HP) 3800/RPM
MF2 ENGINE REGISTERED FOR "CARB STATES"
MS1 CRUISE CONTROL
P47 MUDFLAP FRONT
P48 MUD APRON
R65 SPARE WHEEL CARRIER UNDER FRAME END
R87 No code designation available (Spare Wheel)
RA5 DROP CENTER RIMS 6 J X 16 H2 F. 225/75 R16 RF8 TIRE MANUFACTURER MICHELIN (80)
RG8 TYRES 225/75 R16 RM0 ALL-SEASON TIRE
RM9 TIRE MAKE SPECIAL REQUEST
S22 DRIVER'S SEAT ARMREST
S25 CO-DRIVER'S SEAT ARMREST
SA5 AIRBAG DRIVER SIDE
SA6 CO-DRIVER'S AIR BAG
SB1 DRIVER SEAT, COMFORT
SB2 PASSENGER SEAT, COMFORT
SS4 "SANTOS" FABRIC SEAT COVERING
T16 SLIDING TYPE LOADING DOOR ON THE RIGHT T85 ENTRANCE GRAB AT CORNER PILLAR AT LEFT REAR
T86 ENTRANCE GRAB AT CORNER PILLAR AT RIGHT REAR
U41 No code designation available
V43 No code designation available (Wood Floor)
W54 REAR WALL DOOR,DOUBLE WING 270 DEGREES
W73 REAR WALL DOOR STEP
WM0 TELMA-RETARDER CC80
X42 NOTICE PLATES AND PRINTED MATTER IN ENGLISH
X92 COMPANY LOGO (MERCEDES-BENZ) DELETED
XL8 HIGHER WEIGHT 3,88 T
XY4 No code designation available (model Year 2004)
Y11 BRACKETS USED FOR WARNING TRIANGLE
Y17 PRE-FITTINGS FOR FIRE EXTINGUISHER
Y43 HYDRAULIC JACK
Z41 APPROVAL AS TRUCK
Z75 BODYSHELL REINFORCEMENT
Z81 FASTENING EYES
Z90 UNDERBODY CONSERVATION DELETED
ZB6 PRODUCTION PARTS KIT, FREIGHTLINER
ZU8 USA COUNTRY VERSION
ZX8 DODGE EXECUTION

9147 PAINT COLOR, ARCTIC WHITE MB 9147

2006 Freightliner 2500 140 Passenger Wagon

Datacard
Identification number: WDR90367215967963 7

VIN: WDRPD644765967963

Chassis

Sales designation: 316 KB 4X2 3550
Order number: 7 6 705 88857
Delivery date: 25 08 2006
Paint code 1: 9147 PAINT COLOR ARCTIC WHITE MB 9147
Engine no.: 647981 51 242571
Transmission: 722681 06 644648
Steering: 072062303009
Front axle 1: 730415 T 347313
Rear axle 1: 741408 X 618036

Engine
Engine no.: 647981 51 242571
Major assembly variant: A 647 010 06 00
Part var. design.: 64798150
Text FUER DIESES FAHRZEUG KANN ALTERNARIV DER RUMOFMOTOR A647010044580 GELIEFERT
WERDEN
FOR THIS VEHICLE THE BASIC ENGINE A647010044580 CAN BE SUPPLIED ALTERNATIVE
LY

Front axle 1
Front axle 1: 730415 T 347313
Major assembly variant: X 006 800 301
Identification number: WDR90367215967963 7 VIN: WDRPD644765967963
Copyright Daimler AG , 12/20/15 11:02 AM , EPC 2.2.1.0 DW 11/2015 Delta 4 , User: uie06119 Page: 2
Part var. design.: 7304150
Text ACHTUNG ACHSE OHNE BREMSSAETTEL UND FEDERDAEMPFERBEIN.
ACHSE VL0 1,75TO MIT:
SCHEIBENBREMSE

Rear axle 1
Rear axle 1: 741408 X 618036
Major assembly variant: X 004 800 436
Part var. design.: 7414080
Text ACHSE HL0 2,2TO MIT:
SCHEIBENBREMSE
VERSCHLEISSANZEIGE S/W
ACHTUNG !! ACHSE OHNE BREMSSAETTEL !!
172 FUEL PREHEATER
580 No code designation available
9147 PAINT COLOR ARCTIC WHITE MB 9147
AC6 AXLE RATIO I = 3.727
B90 WITHOUT LOAD-DEPENDENT BRAKE VALVE
BB0 BRAKING SYSTEM WITH ABS/ASR OR ABS/ETS
BB3 ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM (ESP)
C39 COMFORT REAR SPRING FOR WEIGHT VARIANT 3,880 KG
C42 STABILIZER,REAR AXLE UNDER THE FRAME
C45 H.D. FRONT AXLE STABILIZER
C47 H.D. SHOCK ABSORBERS
E88 CIGAR LIGHTER
EE8 12V BATTERY 100 AH
EF5 RADIO SOUND 10 WITH CASS.PLAYER AND 2 SPEAKERS
EK1 TERMINAL STRIP FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
ES5 12V POWER SOCKET, INSTRUMENT PANEL
F68 HEATED AND ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE OUTSIDE MIRROR
FG7 STORAGE BOX AT CO-DRIVER SEAT
FG8 CUP HOLDER(S), FRONT
FS4 LEFT AND RIGHT AUXILIARY MIRRORS NOT HEATED

FY6 CENTRAL LOCKING WITH RADIO REMOTE CONTROL NAFTA
FZ9 TWO ADDITIONAL MASTERS
G40 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
H01 HEAT INSULATION CARGO AREA/PASSENGER COMPARTMENT
H04 HEAT INSULATION DRIVER CAB
H12 HOT WATER ADDITIONAL HEATER
H13 ADDITIONAL HEAT EXCHANGER, REAR
H21 ALL-RND.HEAT ABSORB.GL.W.BAND FLTR ON FR.WINDOW
H22 HEATED REAR WINDOW
H86 TIMER FOR HEATER BOOSTER
HH9 SEMI-AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLED TEMPMATIC A/C
HZ9 HEATER BOOSTER, DIESEL
IL2 EXPORT CODE
J11 SPEEDOMETER MPH AND KM/H
J65 OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR
JK1 "SOFT LOOK" INSTRUMENT PANEL
K60 TAIL PIPE LEADING STRAIGHT TO THE REAR
KB0 MAIN TANK 100 LITER
KL1 FUEL-LEVEL SENSOR FOR AUXILIARY HEATER
KL5 FUEL FILTER WITH WATER SEPARATOR
LB5 CENTER HIGH-MOUNTED BRAKE LAMP
M96 FUEL PREHEATER
MC0 ENGINE OM 647 DE 27 LA 115 KW (156 HP) 3800/RPM
MF2 ENGINE REGISTERED FOR "CARB STATES"
MS1 TEMPOMAT (CRUISE CONTROL)
P47 MUDFLAP FRONT
P48 REAR MUD FLAPS
R65 SPARE WHEEL CARRIER UNDER FRAME END
R87 SPARE WHEEL
RA5 DROP CENTER RIMS 6 J X 16 H2 F. 225/75 R16
RF8 TIRE MANUFACTURER MICHELIN (80)
RG8 TYRES 225/75 R16
RM0 ALL-SEASON TIRE
RM9 TIRE MAKE SPECIAL REQUEST
S22 DRIVER'S SEAT ARMREST
S25 CO-DRIVER'S SEAT ARMREST
SA5 AIRBAG DRIVER SIDE
SA6 CO-DRIVER'S AIR BAG
SS4 SANTOS FABRIC
T11 DOOR REINFORCEMENT IN AREA OF LOCK
T16 SLIDING DOOR RIGHT
T74 GRAB HANDLE FOR ENTRANCE

U61 SEATING, PASS.COMP.,2ND BENCH SEAT, 2ND ROW
U62 SEATS PASS. COMPARTMENT 3X SEATBENCH ROW 1 NARROW
U64 PASSEN. COMP. SEATS, 3-PASSEN. BENCH SEAT, 3RD ROW
V21 DELUXE INTERIOR TRIM
V31 WINDOW PILLAR PANELING
V36 HEADLINER
V43 WOOD FLOOR
V46 PASSENGER COMPARTMENT FLOOR MATS
V50 ELECTRIC WINDOW LIFTER, 2-WAY
V64 ASHTRAY IN PASSENGER COMPARTMENT
W54 REAR-END DOORS, DOUBLE-WING, OPENING TO SIDE WALL
WM0 SPRINTER FACELIFT 2003
X42 PLATES / PRINTED MATERIALS ENGLISH
X92 COMPANY LOGO (MERCEDES-BENZ) DELETED
XC8 VIN VISIBLE FROM OUTSIDE
XL8 WEIGHT VARIANT 3880 KG
XY6 MODEL YEAR 6
Y11 BRACKETS USED FOR WARNING TRIANGLE
Y17 PRE-FITTINGS FOR FIRE EXTINGUISHER
Y43 HYDRAULIC JACK
Z41 APPROVAL AS TRUCK
Z75 BODYSHELL REINFORCEMENT
ZU8 USA COUNTRY VERSION
ZX9 FREIGHTLINER EXECUTION
 
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Speed Racer

2006 2500HC Passenger Van
Not wanting to pass an opportunity to add some confusion, my '06 data card shows:

XAXP Timer (The Speed Racer 120 minute switch)
HDBP Front Auxiliary Heater
HDC Rear Auxiliary Heater
AMJ Rear Heater Group III
AZD Cooling Group
HABS Air Conditioning w/Auto Temp Control
HBDP Rear Heavy Duty Air Conditioning

At one point, I knew what AMJ comprised, and I will endeavor to re-discover that and will post. Not today, though. I have no KL1, fwit & fyi.

I have seen mud clearer. RTFM seems to help little in this regard (although it is priceless in others).

Here's the full monty, in case it helps (it's in the Data Card Datacard Revealed. I'll show mine, you show yours. sticky, as well, and I'd like to encourage members to contribute theirs in order to help the herd):

Vehicle Description DODGE SPRINTER 2500 HC WAGON 140"
Model Year 2006
Body Model VA 2 L 52
Color PCK‐ Orchid Green
In Service Date 05/30/2006
Sales Code Description
B7 Cloth Bucket Seats
AA Gray
ACL Accessory Group
AHT Trailer Tow Group
AJP Power Convenience Group
AMJ Rear Heater Group III
APAS Monotone Paint
AZD Cooling Group
BA6P 150 Amp Alternator
BDCS 100 Amp Battery
BGKS 4‐Wheel Anti‐Lock Brakes
BNBS Electronic Stability Control
BNMS Traction Control
CDBS Reclining Front Seats
CDXS Driver & Passenger Headrest
CD1S Rear Seat Cupholders
CD3S Center Instrument Panel Cupholder
CFBP 1st Rear Bench 3 Passenger Seat
CFDP 3rd Rear Bench 3 Passenger Seat
CFYP 2nd Rear Bench 2 Passenger Seat
CGES Passenger Air Bag
CGTS Driver Air Bag
CKZS Rear Rubber Floor Covering
CLUS Front Rubber Floor Covering
CSRP Front Passenger Assist Handle
CS1S RT Sliding Door Assist Handle
CUAS Driver Seat Armrest
CVLS Left Side Passenger Seat Storage
CV4S Front Ash Tray
CV7S Passenger Seat Armrest
CV9S Rear Ash Trays
CWE Right & Left Rear Seat Armrest
CWFP Left Rear Seat Armrest
CYZS 10 Passenger Seating
DGZ 5‐Speed Auto W5A380 Transmission
DMES 3.72 Rear Axle Ratio
EX8 2.7L I5 Turbo Diesel Engine
GBES Windshield w/Filter Band
GEC Front Left Side Sliding Window
GEW Front Right Side Sliding Window
GFAS Rear Window Defroster
GKAS Right Sliding Door
GLFS 270 Deg Opening Rear Hinged Doors
GNQS Rear View Day/Night Mirror
GTBS Power Heated Mirrors
GXRP Keyless Entry
HABS Air Conditioning w/Auto Temp Control
HBDP Rear Heavy Duty Air Conditioning
HDBP Front Auxiliary Heater
HDC Rear Auxiliary Heater
HGM Insulation ‐ Front
HGRP Insulation ‐ Rear
JFHS Tachometer
JFJP Outside Temperature Gauge
JJAS Cigar Lighter
JJJS 12V Power Outlet Mounted in IP
JPAP Power Windows
JPBP Power Locks
LAFS Driver's Seat Belt Warning System
LAJS Headlamps On Warning
LBGP Front Reading/Map Lamp
LCHS Rear Dome Lamp
LCKS Front Dome Lamp
LMAS Halogen Headlamps
LMK Daytime Running Headlamps, High Beam
LPAS CHMSL Lamp
MCCS Gray Front Fascia
MCQS Rear Bumper ‐ Gray Fascia
MEGS Rear Mud Flaps
MEJS Front Mud Flaps
MG4S Dodge Badge
NAS 50 State Emissions
NEPS Rear Extension Exhaust Pipe
NFWS 26 Gallon Fuel Tank
NHBS Auxiliary Transmission Oil Cooler
PCK Orchid Green
QCKS Orchid Green
RBE AM/FM Compact Disc Radio w/Chgr Ctrl
RCBS 2 Speakers
SBAS Power Rack and Pinion Steering
SCFS 4‐Spoke Steering Wheel
SHAS Front Heavy Duty Stabilizer Bar
SHCS Rear Stabilizer Bar
TBBS Full Size Spare Tire
TBNS Underslung Tire Carrier
TU4S 225/75R16 BSW All Season Tires
TZHP Michelin Brand Tires
WDGS 16X6 Steel Wheels
WLBS Steel Spare Wheel
XAXP Timer
XEGS Hydraulic Jack
XELS Tool Kit
XEYP Trailer Tow Wiring Harness
XFRP 5000 lbs. Receiver Hitch
XFYS Fire Extinguisher Prep.
XFZP Sender Fuel for Auxiliary Heater
XWHS Warning Triangle Bracket
YAAS Build To U.S. Mkt. Specifications

Go Steelers!
 

Aqua Puttana

Poly - Thread Finder
...

Here's the full monty, in case it helps (it's in the Data Card Datacard Revealed. I'll show mine, you show yours. sticky, as well, and I'd like to encourage members to contribute theirs in order to help the herd):

...
Go Steelers!
The data cards with only alpha codes for the various installed equipment really does throw a monkey wrench into the mix. Previously all the data cards which I ever reviewed had alpha-numeric codes.

I'll stick to the alpha-numeric discussions because I'm basically lazy.

:cheers: vic
 

Speed Racer

2006 2500HC Passenger Van
"Not wanting to pass an opportunity to add some confusion" - I have succeeded!

I am Sprinter. Resistance is futile. You will assimilate.
 

autostaretx

Erratic Member
There are two, probably three, different codings for the stuff in the Sprinter.
One set is the "ordering" codes. This is what's in the Options book at the dealers, and on the invoice.
The Second set is the "build" codes, which is what appears in (at least the older) datacards.
The "probably third" code set would be things like "comfort group III" which would include groupings of some options at order-time.

Example: My dealer's invoice (with MSRP prices) has: (selected subset, alphabetical order)
AMJ Auxiliary Front Heating Group 706.00 <-- AuxHeat,7-day
BAQ 115 Amp Alternator 90.00
CMB Heated Driver Seat 136.00
GEC Front Left Side Slider Window 292.00
GEW Front Right Side Slider Window 292.00
GXK 2 Additional Keys 68.00
HDC Rear Auxiliary Heater 402.00
----------
My datacard has:
FY6 CENTRAL LOCKING WITH RADIO REMOTE CONTROL NAFTA
FZ9 TWO ADDITIONAL MASTERS <-- extra keys
...
H12 HOT WATER ADDITIONAL HEATER
H13 ADDITIONAL HEAT EXCHANGER, REAR
H16 SEAT HEATER FOR DRIVER
H86 TIMER FOR HEATER BOOSTER
HZ9 HEATER BOOSTER, DIESEL
KL1 FUEL-LEVEL SENSOR FOR AUXILIARY HEATER
....
M35 14 V/115 A ALTERNATOR
....
W18 LEFT FRONT SLIDING WIND. IN SIDE WALL/SLIDING DOOR
W19 RIGHT FR. SLIDING WIND. IN SIDE WALL/SLIDING DOOR
-------------

So "BAQ" became "M35", "GEC" and "GEW" became W18 and W19

(there's perhaps a tiny bit of sanity in that the Order codes starting with "G" are about Glass, and the Build codes W are Windows)

... i need a drink...
--dick
 

autostaretx

Erratic Member
Alas, WDGS 16X6 Steel Wheels & WLBS Steel Spare Wheel in the build code. Arghhh!
In the "three-letter" days, Build codes for wheel-related things started with "R"

(i was tempted to assign it to "Rolling Stock", but German for Wheel is "Rad")

R65 SPARE WHEEL CARRIER UNDER FRAME END
R87 SPARE WHEEL
RF9 TIRE MANUFACTURER GOODYEAR (90)
RG5 225/70 R15 TIRES
RM0 ALL-SEASON TIRE
RM9 TIRE MAKE SPECIAL REQUEST
RS0 STEEL WHEELS 6J X 15

--dick (and if you put "Rad" between two ":", you get: :rad: )
 
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Yetimen Appilachian

2006 Sprinter3500 158" HT
Guys I need guidence too.
It appears I have no timer or wiring for a timer that may have been removed.
The hack for boost heat anytime from back in 2011 sounds doable and I'm up for the challenge however will it work without a timer set up? Will it work from just the additional switch to the dash ATC?
Ive yet to get my Espar to fire at all.
Checked the coolant pump and it works (also in REST mode) the dosing pump works w/supplied test 12v -hose was broken so that's been repaired. I have the bow tie red indicator light on when engine is on and/or when engine is running. No fire. Does the van need to be rolling at speed?
Cold w Plenty of fuel.
I have load voltage out from under the drivers seat fuse block for Boost heater main and D+
The more I read your posts the more confidence I gain but not just yet.
I'll do a video if this works!
 
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Arnie_Oli

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Guys I need guidence too.
It appears I have no timer or wiring for a timer that may have been removed.
The hack for boost heat anytime from back in 2011 sounds doable and I'm up for the challenge however will it work without a timer set up? Will it work from just the additional switch to the dash ATC?
Ive yet to get my Espar to fire at all.
Checked the coolant pump and it works (also in REST mode) the dosing pump works w/supplied test 12v -hose was broken so that's been repaired. I have the bow tie red indicator light on when engine is on and/or when engine is running. No fire. Does the van need to be rolling at speed?
Cold w Plenty of fuel.
I have load voltage out from under the drivers seat fuse block for Boost heater main and D+
The more I read your posts the more confidence I gain but not just yet.
I'll do a video if this works!
I will be reading any replies you get!

I am in a similar position here in the UK. Have the bow tie switch, red led comes on, heater is there under the bonnet, but it doesn't come on. I am also looking to add the 7 day timer to mine.
 

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