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can I convert to the electronic climate control?
fastz28 Offline
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#1
our '87 TC has the standard heat/AC controls . . . when we bought the car we got a lot of '88 parts in boxes . . . one box contains the entire hvac setup from under the dash . . . connected to it was the electronic climate control panel . . . can I install this "more gadgety" unit in my car?

thanks as always!

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Pete D Offline
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#2
With enough time and money. That being said, let me ask, why would you want to? I have one of each in my cars. Give me the manual system any day. The only advantage the EATC has is it can put heat to the vents and floor at the same time while the manual system is either/or. Other wise the EATC is an additional opportunity for something to go wrong. The little buttons require a lot of "eyes off the road" time to make changes.
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jabobia Offline
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#3
Quote:Originally posted by Pete D:
The little buttons require a lot of "eyes off the road" time to make changes.

yeah...especially when youre trying to set it on low/med/high...and then turn it off and it goes back to auto on full blast hehe [Image: biggrin.gif]

anyway to fix those buttons so they make better contact on the first push?

-james

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philS Offline
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#4
Besides the under-dash work, don't you have to install a coolant temp sensor in one of the heater core lines?

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Pete D Offline
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Quote:Besides the under-dash work, don't you have to install a coolant temp sensor in one of the heater core lines?

I think Jeff explained that sensor is there so the heater fan doesn't come on until there is warm water in the system, so I would say yes, it would be desirable
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Hawk Offline
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#6
I have owned 4 cars with the automatic climate control and would prefer to have the manual control system in them. The automatic system in notoriously flakey. One minute it is doing what it is supposed to, the next you are getting ice cold air comming out of the vents. My advice is to leave the system you have in the car.

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