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Brooklands
06-02-2011, 04:08 PM
While driving my TR3B today, a piece fell out from behind the dash board and hit my right leg. It is light, grayish metal and looks like it should be clipping something in place. I do not remember seeing this before. It is about 4.5" long, and is abut 5/16" wide. Any ideas where this goes?

PeterK
06-02-2011, 04:11 PM
Looks like a heater bracket - holds the core to the plates. Should be 3 of them.

Brooklands
06-02-2011, 04:18 PM
Thanks Peter...that gives me a start to know where to look and see if I can put it back. And it tells me that it is not related to the issue of my turn signal light on the dash not working properly that I noticed right after I was hit by the bracket...

Richard_Brown
06-02-2011, 06:06 PM
good thing I wasn't on the medical forum

Marvin Gruber
06-02-2011, 06:37 PM
Yep. Looks like the heater bracket. Not to worry this time of year. 97 F in AL today

Marv

mgedit
06-02-2011, 07:44 PM
Yes, spring piece that keeps to heater together:

https://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r268/mgedit/Heater.jpg

Cheers, Mike

Brooklands
06-02-2011, 07:53 PM
Thanks Mike, that photo will help me place the part where it belongs too. I wish my heater looked that good, but since mine is non-operational right now, appearance is the least of my worries.

vivdownunder
06-03-2011, 01:33 AM
Best to turn the heater off at the engine tap and check everything out, including the water hoses.

Not good in traffic to suddenly have boiling hot water all over the driver's legs. Even worse, a passenger copping it.

Viv.

toysrrus
06-03-2011, 05:03 AM
Hi There Dave,

It surely is your Heater Clip. It also appears that you will probably have to bend one end (Curved End) closer to the clip to creat tension so It`ll stay there.

How are things in PA these days?

Regards, Russ