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Old 10-09-2002, 20:10   #1 (permalink)
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Question Climate Control

Has anyone here ever put a EL Fairmont Climate Control into a bulk standard EL GLi. I wouldn't of thought that there would be much difference. Has anyone attempted it?
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Old 10-09-2002, 20:37   #2 (permalink)
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Read hmmm....

I cannot say I know too much about the differences of EL Climate Control System and the Standard one.

However, I have an EB Fairmont with Climate Control and the main differences I've found between that and a non Climate system are the following;

- the tempreture sensor on the dash
- more actuators (attached to the heaterbox) for the elctronic actuation of recirc, changing vent's etc
- More Vacum tubes
- Fan Speed Controller, my fan has about 10 settings (standard falcon's only have 4?)
- Wiring looms
- Obviously the actual Climate Control Box (the thing in the dash)

Having removed mine to replace the evaporator, I would say it would be a difficult task. But I'm no expert.

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Havn't attempted it, but I can see it being a big job. The dash will have to be completely removed and i'm prety sure you will have to replace the heater box as the CC job has a motor operated blend door, this means evacuating gas from the A/C then a regass. IIRC there is a sesnor under the front radiator support you will need, not to mention the Fairmont has a higher spec wiring loom to cater for the CC etc.

If you good mechanically, then yep go for it, for me its something I probably wouldn't attempt even though I know I could do it!


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Old 10-10-2002, 02:30   #4 (permalink)
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Hey dude... Ive done the conversion on an EB.. Not sure of the differences between the EB and EF. Id say they operate the same. If you want to do it properly like the ford setup then u will need to remove the dash.. I didnt remove the dash on my car coz i figured a way too actuate the heater flap using the manual leaver on the GL heater box and a Blend motor from an EA ghia.
Basically mounted the motor under the heaterbox and connected the motor leaver to the heater box leaver using a thin wire rod.
HAd to cut a bigger hole for the fan speed controller in the heater case. Vacuum lines plugged straight into the heaterbox from the electric solenoids. Needed to add a few sensors and rewire the ACC loom so everything would work. Didnt bother with the engine temp sensor and solar sensor - ramifications of this are that the dimist function doesnt work properly but the ACC seems to maintain comfort level very well.

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Old 10-10-2002, 03:34   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for your replys, i dont think that i will try this one but i just bought my new car. An 96 EF Classic. It is in smick condition so i am happy enough with standard aircon.
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