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    Cool Got a bargain last night on the bay!

    I think anyway lol, I won this facelift climate unit for £23.50 delivered.

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    So options are:

    A - swap the whole unit, although I think this may cause problems as the AC button is different to the Econ button on the older style ones.

    B - Swap the twist knobs over onto my old unit.

    Anyone done this or have knowledge of whether the new one works plug and play? If not does anyone know how the twist knobs come off?
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    Im also curious about this, I would like to do the same. Good idea!
    ....................I'll make a build thread one day.

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    I have done this mod myself I got hold of a climate for £20 posted and just swapped the knobs over, only took about 30 mins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a3_sline_tdi View Post
    I have done this mod myself I got hold of a climate for £20 posted and just swapped the knobs over, only took about 30 mins.
    Is there a technique with getting them off mate?
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    So it was you who won!!! I wanted that!

    Here you go: How To - Facelift Chome Climate Control Module Switches
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    Option a won't work swap the dials or start hunting a facelift blower


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    thats a steal of a price!
    the new unit is plug on play on 57 plate cars and onwards
    if yours is older just follow my how to (link posted above) and do the switch over of the knobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Bravo View Post
    So it was you who won!!! I wanted that!

    Here you go: How To - Facelift Chome Climate Control Module Switches
    Haha sorry mate, I only found it by pure luck with 3 mins to go too, i just typed in audi and looked for ending soonest auctions and there it was!

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    Option a won't work swap the dials or start hunting a facelift blower
    Is this the case or is ash correct with the 57 plate theory?

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    thats a steal of a price!
    the new unit is plug on play on 57 plate cars and onwards
    if yours is older just follow my how to (link posted above) and do the switch over of the knobs.
    Mine is a 57 plate ash, registered november 07 so it might be worth a try? How can i tell if it works or not? will the air con not come on properly?
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    Stick it in and give it a go best way to find out mate Nice bargain hunting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~RS~ View Post
    Stick it in and give it a go best way to find out mate Nice bargain hunting!
    Yeh i will be doing that before ripping it apart mate lol. Yeh I gave myself a lovely pat on the back, i usually end up paying through the teeth when it comes the the audi lol!
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    It'll fit no problem then on yours, Matts worked and his in a 57 plate S3.


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    It'll fit no problem then on yours, Matts worked and his in a 57 plate S3.
    Sweet cheers nath, you down this weekend? should be going to the krispy meet on sunday if your around
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    I am down yeah, I'm getting married next week, not sure if I'll have time, what time is it do you know?


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    I am down yeah, I'm getting married next week, not sure if I'll have time, what time is it do you know?
    14:30 I think mate. Be good to meet up, will need coding done in the near future did you sell your adaptives in the end?
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    Sold them, but Nigel's got some in stock! I'm gonna try and make it now on sunday!


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    I've got adaptives available

    And to address the open if you have the econ button its more likely that you'll be running the older matrix which won't work long term


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    Quote Originally Posted by 3DTDi View Post
    Mine is a 57 plate ash, registered november 07 so it might be worth a try? How can i tell if it works or not? will the air con not come on properly?
    The change was made midway through the 2007 model year. My '07, build date of Sept. '06, did not work with the facelift CC. If you try it and your blower is not compatible, you'll be able to tell as the air blows, but does not come out of the correct vents. It'll also show a code in VCDS.

    I just put my original unit back in and swapped the knobs. :thumbup:

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    It's to be clear the quickest way to test if the facelift cc unit will work is to plug it in and press the auto button. If the air comes into the cabin as normal then your in luck! I like on mine you can hear the air behind the dash but don't get any cold air coming through then you will needto swap over the chrome bits.
    If you manually set the speed and temp on the facelift cc it will probably work fine, even the ac button works as its meant to (no light = no ac) it's that auto button that gives it away
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    So, as long as AUTO is not pressed it should work fine?
    I also bought one from ebay, very cheap, but it seems to be for RHD cars. When the temperature buttons are synchronized, I have to turn the one on the right to change the temperature.
    Now I'm looking for another one.
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    Im not going to say that it WILL work as long as you dont press the auto button as i dont want to advise guys to do the wrong thing and mess up their cars... i am just saying thats the easiest way to tell if it will work.

    if you want to run the cc unit that potentially isnt right for your car you are on your own if something goes pop later


    also as for the RHD version can it changed in coding to make it LHD?
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    Thanks chaps, I will give it a try and let you know
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Bravo View Post
    So, as long as AUTO is not pressed it should work fine?
    I also bought one from ebay, very cheap, but it seems to be for RHD cars. When the temperature buttons are synchronized, I have to turn the one on the right to change the temperature.
    Now I'm looking for another one.
    In my experience, if your car is not compatible with the facelift unit it will not work properly, on 'Auto' or otherwise. The reason why is because the flapper motors in the newer AC system are different than in the older system. I spent a lot of time with the Bentley manual, comparing wiring diagrams and reading on the changes. The newer AC unit is lacking two (IIRC) motors that the older unit had. The facelift CC simply does not put a signal out on the pins that correspond to those motors (even though the plugs are the same,) so it will never work properly.

    I don't recall seeing anything in VCDS to code the CC for RHD/LHD, although I'd wager that there is some way to change it. The degrees can be changed between celsius and fahrenheit, I doubt Audi would produce different parts for RHD and LHD. Actually, I'm surprised it didn't change automatically based on the car's region coding. :screwy:

    Just curious, is the unit you picked up equipped for heated seats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCD-A3 View Post
    Actually, I'm surprised it didn't change automatically based on the car's region coding. :screwy:
    So am I. Is kind of silly to have different CC for RHD and LHD,

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    Just curious, is the unit you picked up equipped for heated seats?
    No! I don't have heated seats so it did not interested me this aspect.
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