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Done a Single to Double din conversion now blowers wont work properly

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by zaf786, May 31, 2013.

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    [May 31, 2013]
    Hey guys

    basically to cut a long story short, done a single to double din conversion with an aftermarket pioneer 8400bt, replaced the single din climate control with a double din climate control, all works well however:

    When engines off (just ignition): All blowers work in the correct way they should

    Engine On : The blowers will only work if I press the econ button, with the econ off I can hear the motor but no physical air coming out the vents.


    Any help or ideas would be appreciated, its basically like the flaps just close for no reason when I turn the engine on and revert back to normal when the engines off...is there a way through vcds to reset them or something??
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    Sounds like the same old story, so did you fit the chrome dialled climate unit or black dialled same as old one, what's part number & date of manufacture of new one?
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    Thanks for the reply, I fit the same black dialled unit, unsure of the part number and year of car it came out of though I may get these details off the seller if he replies. Mine is a 55 plate full grill face...The only difference on the new double din unit iv had fitted is its got scroll button for heated seats, I was under the impression that there are only compatibility issues if I fitted the facelift chrome unit to my non facelift car....is this not the case??
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    There are facelift versions with black dials aswell, just pull yours out & check data on the label, no need to ask seller as they probably wont remember.
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    Hi Nigel iv basically taken the new double din climate out today and tried my old single din and the old one works fine so I guess your spot on about the compatibility issues, heres the pics of the part numbers

    20130601_123530.jpg

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    That being confirmed what exact bits of the single din climate do I need to cut down to make it fit, iv heard lads use a dremel or hacksaw but im unsure where to start, do I need to remove the grab bars aswel??

    Thanks
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    Right problem solved, I just made a template of the double din unit and used that to cut the bigger single din down to size, for anyone else who wants to know its about 5mm u take off from each side on the top and around 7mm from each side on bottom.

    I didn't have a dremel but I have a bosch multi function tool that worked a charm, bit of sanding and a rub down and it fits a treat, wish I didn't bother with the double din unit in the first place, wouldv saved some pennies.

    Anyways thanks for your help :)
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    Pics?
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    You could have just taken the faceplate off the double din unit and fitted it to your original single din unit !

    The DD faceplate fits perfectly and controls the existing one properly. Heated seat buttons are irrelevant to the cc workings.
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    Here are a few pics, sorry not the best of quality

    Before
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    After

    20130602_163202.jpg


    Single Din Cut to Size

    20130602_163229.jpg


    Mike I had no idea you could just exchange the faces, learn something new everyday
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