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anyone retro-fitted air-con?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by VAGMAN1, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. VAGMAN1

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    was thinking about doing it but it appears to be a MAJOR job! has anyone done it and if so how hard was it/what was the total cost?
     
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  3. AndyMac

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    I wouldn't even consider it, that is probably the biggest retrofit job possible!
    Easier to swap cars I'm afraid.
     
  4. Khufu

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    it is a major job. I have fitted the control panel and associated parts (centre console, housing etc) inside the car including all the wiring. I still have to fit the aircon side of it! I do have the rest of the parts apart from a pipe still to get, once I get that it will be ready to be checked and gassed (in time for summer!). Cost is hard to say, i got most parts off of ebay and breakers. Must be about the £500 mark by now. Probably better if you got it off one car all at the same time - I got the whole airbox including motors and evaporator for £27 of ebay and then spent £30+ on the sunlight penetration sensor!

    I did it as much for the challenge - nobody else had done it and most said it would be too expensive too, but its the same price as a remap. When it gets a bit warmer I will be fitting the pipes,compressor and condensor.
     
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    It will be expensive, no two ways about it.

    khufu - sunlight penetration sensor? What, where?

    Kev.
     
  6. Khufu

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    its the sensor in the middle of the top of the dashboard between the two vents that blow air onto the windscreen. I'm lucky as I have all the wiring diagrams and somebody to gas the system for me.
     
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    what does the sunlight penetration sensor do?
     
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    what does the sunlight penetration sensor do?

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    Tells the CC wether it's daytime or night time, and adjusts the temps to suit.
     
  9. Khufu

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    *note* wire it in BEFORE putting the dash back together /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  10. AndyMac

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    I wondered what that nipple thing was between the airvents, thanks khufu!
     

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