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Is it possible to change from the auto HVAC buttons to rotary HVAC control setup?
Really?It is possible I know a guy on here who has a true Euro 500 SEC (I examined the VIN's myself) and he I noticed it had the US setup. I quizzed him and he immediately said he had changed it.
...thanks for the reply. I knew there was some work involved but not to that degree!! My HVAC works fine for now but I know for sure if it gives up the ghost...this plan will be in effect...lol.. tks again.It is possible but not advisable as the controls are completely different. I believe you have to change out the core. I know a guy on here who has a true Euro 500 SEC (I examined the VIN's myself) and he I noticed it had the US setup. I quizzed him and he immediately said he had changed it. I asked him if he would help me switchover mine to Euro and he said yes, but we have yet to plan it. I intended to post a thread on it if I do it. BTW - The rotary is automatic too. Just a different style.
Do you have the A/C Manuals? I have them both in paper book and on disk. If you really are serious, I can send you the manuals and you can see what's involved. You basically have to take out your entire dash. I only took half of mine out during my restoration and that was a bitch. I stopped at doing the A/C because you have to change the core.
As far as I know
Yes Jono I know. I said that to him and I even took pics of it to confirm it because I noticed it immediately. It was Glaring. The VIN plate was typical Euro "WDB126....." and yet it had US CC controls. I got a pic of the VIN but not the console.Really?
That's an enormous amount of work.
The Automatic Climate Control units were available as an option in Europe.
And they lurk in Euro cars all over...
I just bought a huge box of Gen I Euro 500SEc parts and this arrived in the box. It is in very good condition. Only 2 minute hairline cracks about 1/16-1/8 long in the lower right corner just above the radio surround and the one you can see between the first two switches on the top row. All the top row switches are intact. the bottom switches are just the knobs and the circulation switch body. Sorry no A/C control unit.
...wow that setup looks so much cleaner and practical...:thumbsup: