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Adding a/c to 2003       #: 893
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 Posted: Wed May 30th, 2018 12:19 pm
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Well I hate the heat so I want a/c lol. I have all the hard parts in, just curious where the connectors are for the compressor, electric fan and high pressure switch. The truck is a 2003 with the 2.3 duratect



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 Posted: Wed May 30th, 2018 03:16 pm
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Sounds like you'll be adding the connectors and wiring. If you don't have the schematics, they are available on bbbind.com



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Are the HVAC/Heater Panel the same in all Rangers ?

Do some indicate A/C and some don't ?

If I remember correctly they all the same graphics, if they are all the same wouldn't there be some of the wiring inplace already ?

Just asking, I will not be doing any A/C Wiring today or tomorrow but thinking out loud AGAN !

:cheers :pat



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The non A/C panel is different from the A/C panel.



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V8 Level II wrote:
The non A/C panel is different from the A/C panel.

So... I'm guessing he will need not only a new panel but a new harness for the Heater/AC Controls.

Getting complicated !!!



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5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15"
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The heater plenum up inside the dash is also different from the factory A/C version.



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4.0power wrote:
Well I hate the heat so I want a/c lol. I have all the hard parts in, just curious where the connectors are for the compressor, electric fan and high pressure switch. The truck is a 2003 with the 2.3 duratect
Looks like you have a lot go "gathering" to do !

Good Luck and post so others can consider this route you have taken.

Ltr



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Scrambler82 wrote:
4.0power wrote:

Well I hate the heat so I want a/c lol. I have all the hard parts in, just curious where the connectors are for the compressor, electric fan and high pressure switch. The truck is a 2003 with the 2.3 duratect
Looks like you have a lot go "gathering" to do !

Good Luck and post so others can consider this route you have taken.

Ltr

should I take a “how to” thread? Side note I found the fan hook up, only the compressor and high pressure connectors are left to be found 



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4.0power wrote:
Scrambler82 wrote:

4.0power wrote:


Well I hate the heat so I want a/c lol. I have all the hard parts in, just curious where the connectors are for the compressor, electric fan and high pressure switch. The truck is a 2003 with the 2.3 duratect
Looks like you have a lot go "gathering" to do !

Good Luck and post so others can consider this route you have taken.

Ltr

should I take a “how to” thread? Side note I found the fan hook up, only the compressor and high pressure connectors are left to be found 


What about the electrical connections ?

I am not the one to tell you what you need for the hookup, I am at best a backyard mechanic, I do a lot of mods to the truck and in my younger years I worked on my Ranger a lot more than I do now.
"should I take a how to"... if you mean should you write a how-to, I would say yes; if you mean should I follow a how-to I would say if someone has done this mod before than at least read through it and get an idea.

Also, I was thinking inside of the truck, what needs to be changed inside, electrics, HVAC Panel, per V8 Level II, then there was mention of the heater plenum being different.   Funny how many things change for s mod.



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2003 EDGE, Std Cab, Steppie, E4 Red, 5sp, 4x
5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15"
Hurst Shifter
Mod'd Backrack to fit Steppie
Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !
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I should really proof read my spelling lol. From what I found online is that only thing that needs changed inside the hvac controls to a set with a/c mode. As well, I just changed the blower box to a box set up to hold a evaporator core. Everything has literally bolted into the truck no problem



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