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    Climate Control Unit - Fitting

    Hey guys!!

    Just got given a 2 zone climate control unit for my 59 A3.

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    I have the bog standard aircon (3 dials) unit at the mo. Has anybody ever retro-fitted this bit of kit, well more importantly is it a direct swap or am i gonna have to do any modding on the bits behind??



    Cheers in advance guys!!

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    Dont know of anybody that has done it. It will be an awful amount of work! The whole airbox in the dash will probably need changed to one that has the electric motors as opposed to the cable operated one you have. Will also require a lot of rewiring & probably coding using VCDS. Unless you have a car at a breakers where you can grab everything & your technically minded I would say its too much.
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    Ahh the technical side isn't a problem in regards to doing work and and using vagcom.

    Iv just never seen anyone do it on here. Think i may take it out tonight and see what the deal is!

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    could you get some pics as an insight, there are very few models without the full climate.
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    Yeahh will do!!

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    :O I didn't think this was possible! I could live without air con (I think) but the electronic climate should have been standard!

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    Ahh anything is possible my good man!!

    This is what I have atm with aircon built in.



    But im willing to open it up and have a look to see what is behind it! If its not a direct fit (wiring/electrical) then I'll have to have a thinksy!!

    I'll post up the results and open it for debate!

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    as i said, you need to be brave!

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    From looking at your car... You had a single din system? The climate unit you have there is the old school one.

    I have had my dash apart and most of it is pretty organised behind there and is pretty easy to pull apart and put back together!

    But will post up pictures and if it all works i will do a how to guide if people would like one.

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    F*ck buying a brand new A3 and ripping the contents of the dash apart!!!!
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    Its easy as 123 when you know what you're doing.

    Goes back exactly the way it did before and looks exactly the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiser89 View Post
    Its easy as 123 when you know what you're doing.

    Goes back exactly the way it did before and looks exactly the same
    Just with a few rattles and some spare screws
    A3 3.2 V6 S-Line | Brilliant Black | Full Votex Kit | 18" Cades Bern / 19" Bentley 5 Spokes in flat grey with 215/35 Falkens | Custom Code Remap
    V-Maxx coilovers | Remus exhaust | Pipercross Viper | Goodridge Brake Lines | RNS-E | Bluetooth | FBMFSW
    Previous VAGs: 99 S4 Biturbo | 06 Golf GT TDI | 08 A4 S-Line TDI PD140 | 02 Passat 4.0 W8
    Other toy: Suzuki GSX-R750 K3 Black/Silver

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    Quote Originally Posted by V6Pete View Post
    Just with a few rattles and some spare screws
    Lol

    Never happened, never will as long as you plan and organise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiser89 View Post
    Lol

    Never happened, never will as long as you plan and organise!
    Yeah easier said that done when I pick up a spanner!
    A3 3.2 V6 S-Line | Brilliant Black | Full Votex Kit | 18" Cades Bern / 19" Bentley 5 Spokes in flat grey with 215/35 Falkens | Custom Code Remap
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khufu View Post
    as i said, you need to be brave!


    bring on the trumpets! sorry i meant how to guide

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    Hey, thats my old 8L A3, looks worse than it was - that was it at its worse LOL. Never caught the 59 plate bit!! I would leave it till its at least out of warrenty! LOL
    2003-2008 1998 Red A3 8L 1.8 Sport
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