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Who here has relocated their climate controls? I'm curious what others have done to retain the controls while freeing up the space that it used to occupy for gauges. This is what I'm currently doing on the red car. I figure I'll probably need longer cables for the controls once I decide where it's going..
 

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Here's the panel I made using the original climate control surround and some fiberglass with black tinted resin. Still needs a final glaze and more buffing though. The gauges came with the car - boost, narrow afr, and fuel pressure. I will be upgrading the narrow to a dedicated wide down the road but this is where they will all sit. Now to figure out how to deal with the climate control situation..

 

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lol.. I don't need one, I have two already. I just need to tuck it somewhere in the dash, beneath console, or glove box and put longer cables then it has so nothing is hindered by where I move it to.
 

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I think that if you move it under the ash-tray and figure out a way to use the longest cable from your spare in place of the shortest cable from the one you use, that you would be just fine.

Or what I would do, is go get an MX3/Protege/323 climate control panel and use the three longest cables, two from your spare escort ones, and the longest MX3 one, that way your cables are definitely long enough, plus it's a lot more attractive CC, IMHO.
 

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Well I have the protege/323 console with the flip down compartment and the pull out cup holders. I was thinking about modifying the inside to fit the controls since I don't really keep anything important in there anyways. Would also keep the controls out of sight and I still need to get to the jy to look for some parts since it was raining all day wednesday.
 

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You could eliminate one of the cables for the recirc if you got the vacuum operated controls off a later 2nd gen escort. That would only leave you with the temp and vent control. Check a out the 1st gen MX6/626/Probe for longer cables. I think they are similar, buts its been awhile.......
 

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You could eliminate one of the cables for the recirc if you got the vacuum operated controls off a later 2nd gen escort. That would only leave you with the temp and vent control. Check a out the 1st gen MX6/626/Probe for longer cables. I think they are similar, buts its been awhile.......
 

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So here I am at this bit again :? I modified the lower protege console to hide the controls and it worked out just fine except for the control cables.. Only the original cable for the vent options slightly works and needs to be a tad longer to fit the retaining clip for the sheath. The recirc/cabin cable is about 3" too short by guessing from playing with it and the temp cable is about 1"- 2" short.. The thought of digging through the junkyard in 100*+ heat with no shade is just bullsheeit! Sooo unless someone knows what I can get it from exactly, I guess my only other option is to make my own cables.
 

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Well because I rarely use the climate controls since I have no a/c and the only thing I use it for on those rare occasions is the heat or defrosters. I've always hated looking at the damn thing taking up space. I'm actually doing this mod since I have the time to while rebuilding the red gt..
 

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why dont you use the mx3 center console?

you get to keep all the climate control stuff, and you get two din slots, one for radio and one for gauges (or both with gauges if you really want).
 

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I don't want it visible ;) really I could just lock the stuff up for the defrosters only and keep the blower switch somewhere. That's something I'm also debating on doing because I can always go get another box for the protege console.
 

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It was a tight stretch but I moved the one in my hatch back to the cup holder area. Cables were very tight but it worked. If you have a mig you can put the ends off the cables you have and get cable from a bicycle breaks of shifter. Ive seen it done just keep the voltage way down
 

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I still haven't got around to redoing the cables yet. I think I'm going to use universal (cut to length) choke cables for carbs from summit since they are rigid enough for this application.

 

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I didn't think about that one, I just know you can weld the ends on cause we did it for our go cart throttle cables. And a choke cable would be easier since its thicker, I don't know if there the same in the gt I"m just going of my lx's Ive had or have and some have some hooks and loops.
I want to get a climate control out of a 300zx and put it in my car. Wiring if I pulled all the sensors and all would be a cinch. But the computer system I don't know about I'm not sure how much of it is in the ecu or if it even uses that in those it could be a separate module too. I use mine a a dd so I'm not getting rid of the ac in it but going to Finnish the r-134 conversion
 

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Is there anything im doing wrong? I have a 1997 ford escort and just put in an aftermarket stereo. It wasn't fun, but i got her done. It's nearly impossible to reconnect the temperature control module back into the dial. It's a tight fit. I can get to it to re-clip it back, but the gears don't seem to be meshing and they won't turn. Any help would be appreciated and my cut up arm would appreciate it as well. LOL! Thanks. Dskarl29
 
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