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Q? re-route a/c controls

would it be hard to re-route the a/c controls?
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I'm assuming you want to move all 3 of your controls because moving JUST the a/c would seem pointless to me. If you are trying to move all 3 of your climate controls, total relocation would be very hard due to the fact that there are vacuum tubes used behind the scenes and they would be tricky to re-run, but you might be able to move them a few inches around according to how much slack in the wires/tubes you have.
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ah gotcha..i was going to mold it in to my explorer center consol .....well try atleast lol
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someone on here did it, he said it wasnt bad just had to relocate the vacuum tubes like already been stated ill try to find a link
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easy as pie. extend harnesses and vacuums, no biggie. you can find most of the tubing and connectors at autozone. done this for a few customers who needed custom dashes
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easy as pie. extend harnesses and vacuums, no biggie. you can find most of the tubing and connectors at autozone. done this for a few customers who needed custom dashes
Over the years, Ford has alternated back and forth between electrical and cable control for the HVAC blend door in Rangers. The electrical type should be easy enough to relocate but the cable operated model would not allow much flexibility for the location of the HVAC control panel. I'm not sure which style was in use in 95 but it's something to watch out for.
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When my wife used to work part time at Circuit City, one of the guys there had done this with a late '90s Explorer in order to put a bigger sound system/video screen in the dash. The HVAC controls were relocated to an aftermarket overhead console type deal. I have no idea how it was done, but it was pretty ugly...lol!
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Over the years, Ford has alternated back and forth between electrical and cable control for the HVAC blend door in Rangers. The electrical type should be easy enough to relocate but the cable operated model would not allow much flexibility for the location of the HVAC control panel. I'm not sure which style was in use in 95 but it's something to watch out for.
Right on. Mine and others 2001 Rangers and my 2002 Ranger were both mechanical. The 2003's were electrical. The 1998 of my daughter's was electrical. I've done some installs in all these type vehicles so I've had a chance to see them for sure.

Different years, different systems, just as he said.
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