Re: Explorer Rear A/C (roof vents)
The rear vents on the middle console are fed through the front HVAC system and are commonplace among newer vehicles.
What your asking is for a headache. I'll be as straightforward as I can here and say that you'd be better off trading it in for one that has rear air if you need it that badly. Why? Because the A/C line that would run the rear condenser runs through the B pillar, which means complete disassembly of the roof, right side B pillar and the dash to feed the new A/C lines through. To top it off you'd need a higher capacity compressor, a new HVAC panel on the dash, add to that the required electrical connections, not to mention install the rear blower assembly with the controls, condenser and A/C lines. You're looking at a months worth of work M-F plus $2K in parts if you do it yourself, and you'll have to get a certified tech to leak test and fill the A/C system once it's complete. The dealer would probably charge $3-5K depending on where they can get the parts from. If they order everything new, right down to the roof trim add another $1-2K to the price. A new compressor alone can run $400.
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