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Hi everyone,
I have scoured previous posts but can’t seem to find the answer to my specific question (happy to be proved wrong!).
My 2016 Cali Beach has the Eberspacher sticker in the drivers door which suggests a parking heater (I think) but I don’t have the control panel or the vents in the B pillar.
I guess my question is - does this mean I could have the controls and vents fitted because the heater seems to already be installed or am I missing the point completely?

cheers for any help in advance, Matt

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The stickers are both there so the coolant and aux.heather should be fitted ?
There’s a possibility to run your VIN-number thru a website to check what options your verhicle had factory fitted.

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I think this is the link
 
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stickers suggest both heaters are fitted.

Do you have a small control panel on the top of the windscreen, above the rear view mirror? If so, press ‘on/off’ button and image should appear as per photo.

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Hi North South,

Can you take a photo of the control panel located just in front of the rear view mirror.
As HC says the stickers indicate you have both heater fitted. (Possible finger trouble at the factory or a miss build in production)

it is possible the B pillar drivers (presuming RHD vehicle) has been replaced with a standard one at some stage.
a photo of the control panel will help determine before looking for other signs it’s fitted (under an)

Edit : the control panel should look like this
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tEdit: there should be a vent on the B Pillar like this

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Thanks for the responses guys.
Below images of where these elements are ‘missing’ and that’s why the sticker has confused me haha!

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Unfortunately it looks like you just have the sticker.

does the front drivers step have a vent in the side wall ?
 
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Ah well, my kids love stickers!
No, no vent in the drivers step side wall @Perfectos.
Still worth a final check of the Vin number to check build spec

Mis build does happen

 
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Thanks for you help all! I will investigate the original build spec and then look into options.
 
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Hi everyone,
I have scoured previous posts but can’t seem to find the answer to my specific question (happy to be proved wrong!).
My 2016 Cali Beach has the Eberspacher sticker in the drivers door which suggests a parking heater (I think) but I don’t have the control panel or the vents in the B pillar.
I guess my question is - does this mean I could have the controls and vents fitted because the heater seems to already be installed or am I missing the point completely?

cheers for any help in advance, Matt

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You can also have a look under the van as the heater is visible. Look between the front wheels (approx) in almost the middle for a (about) 20mm short exhaust pipe angling down facing the rear. If it's there you should see it. Good luck.
 
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You can also have a look under the van as the heater is visible. Look between the front wheels (approx) in almost the middle for a (about) 20mm short exhaust pipe angling down facing the rear. If it's there you should see it. Good luck.
Great stuff thanks!

@HugoFar
How about this little fella?
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That looks like it could be it, so would have been retrofitted...in which you must have a adjustable thermostat fitted somewhere inside the van?
 
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Is it the coolant heater? I have a webasto, it’s not a parking heater, it just pre heats the engine before a cold start - you get in the van and turn the key, there’s hot air blowing out the driver’s vents, temp needle in the middle.
In my case the controller is a little oval thing on the dash but I guess you wouldn’t fail to notice that if you had it. Maybe it was stripped out before the previous owner sold it?
 
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The plot thickens - I have downloaded the original spec and it includes auxiliary heater but specifically removes ventilation ducts.
It’s in with VW Cleckheaton on Monday so I’ll be intrigued to hear their understanding of it all.

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Great stuff thanks!

@HugoFar
How about this little fella?
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Yes,that could be it. I've just had a look under our MY08 and it's in the same location, just a little different in shape. But that's to be expected with different model years. I hadn't previously considered it could be the engine pre heat exhaust, but that's possible too. What an unusual situation. I'm keen to hear what you find out. Hope the dealer can explain.
 

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The Auxiliary heater would mean the engine warmer wouldn't it?
and not the parking heater.
Auxiliary = providing supplementary or additional help and support.

Very strange that you have the stickers without the vents.
 
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The Auxiliary heater would mean the engine warmer wouldn't it?
and not the parking heater.
Auxiliary = providing supplementary or additional help and support.

Very strange that you have the stickers without the vents.
Good point @westfalia . I guess the sticker got my hopes up. Must have been a slip of the hand at the factory.
 

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