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 Post subject: ef xr8 climate control mod.
Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:24 pm 
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i just picked up a 1996 ef xr8 manual with only 110xxx on the clock,it is in great condition with not a scratch on it but i noticed it only has front power windows and no climate control or trip computer. I have sourced out these parts but was wondering if this is a simple plug & play job or do i need to change wiring sensors ect..

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 Post subject: Re: ef xr8 climate control mod.
Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:01 pm 
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To Add a Trip Computer requires one wire from the cluster and the clock pins to be re-arranged. and 2 more wires to be added.


The Climate control however requires a Dash out job.

You can get away with using your existing heaterbox and retain your AC gas.
You'll have to source a Dash loom, as its easier to do rather than adding 30+ wires.

You need a Blend door motor, sunload sensor, fan speed regulator, vacuum pack, plumbing and quite a few other bits.

You car being an XR, will have a Engine loom, so you won't have to add any wires for the Ambient temp Sensor.

I've done 3-4 conversions, and if you have all the parts, you can get it done easily withing a Day.

Here's a basic Doco.

To add electric rear windows, you'll again need to add your own wires, or grab a Fairmont Body loom.

So to answer, No, Its not plug and play.



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