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Old 01-30-2007, 04:48 PM   #1
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Relocating AC Controls

Has anyone moved their AC control? I think the much praised cup holders are worthless. I've only tried to use them twice and neither cup was close to fitting.

I was thinking of moving them were the cup holders are . I would hate the look of two empty bins together at the bottom but the controls would sure be easier to see higher up.

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Old 01-30-2007, 05:06 PM   #2
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Haven't done it, but I'm in the same state of mind- the cupholders are useless.... and the climate control being down on the bottom in front of the shifter is in a VERY inconvenient place. I'd rather move it back up and put a storage bin down there.

I think Suncoast Parts has the bins for the bottom slots. They're like $30 each, IIRC. You'd probably also have to find the trim peice for the climate control to fit the slot in the upper slot.
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:07 PM   #3
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A friend of mine with an 98 Boxster moved hers from the upper location to the lower location to fit a nav system, and it was relatively easy, so I have to assume you could go from down to up the same way.....

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Old 01-30-2007, 05:07 PM   #4
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Hi,

The AC control unit will only fit into the Bottom space. The middle one is too narrow. Hope this helps...

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Old 01-30-2007, 05:56 PM   #5
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What I meant was to remove the cup holders and put the AC unit there, above the radio, not in the middle.

Yeah I agree, The ac readout is hard to see.

Riding with a friend of mine, his Tacoma is set up the same way. After a few minutes the drink drips all down the radio, ac, middle console.
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Are the cup holders big enough to hold a water bottle?
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Old 01-30-2007, 06:58 PM   #7
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To give you an idea of their size, they will fit a normal soda can quite well. They're just flimsey and shallow, so anything taller than a soda or small drink is precarious at best.

But I don't see why you can't do that. That's what they did with the 03.
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:02 PM   #8
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This is possible, because i am doing it. I am buying the the gt3 center console delete today/tomorrow it came down in price finally.

http://e-partssales.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=P&Product_Code=gt3console&Category_Code=POTEBXIN

so obviously you can put the ac unit above the deck, and delete the dumb ass cup holders and cd holder. the cup holder is useless to me, i usually ask for a cup tray anyways. n the amount of times that i've spilt coffee all over the place, i want it out now, so that i never attempt to put anything in there again.

cd holder i have already 30 gigs of music on my ipod which is direct connected to my deck and have no use for cd's in my car.
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:25 PM   #9
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You'd definitely have to move the climate control for the console delete. Does that come with the correct bezel for the CC unit?

I'd just want that, then put a cubby/bin down in the bottom....
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Old 02-13-2007, 05:45 PM   #10
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Someone posted this on RennTech... figured some people might want to know it. I was interested in what parts I needed... any brackets and the correct bezel. This gives the part numbers!

Here is the write-up from PCA Tech...

Question:
I would like to move the a/c unit to the top and place it where the cup holders are.
Is this a problem and where could I find instructions?
Thanks,
Steve

Answer:
Yes, you can move the AC unit back up to the top, where it is normally
located on a vehicle without cupholders. First remove the side cover on
the lower console by pulling the rear of the covers towards the outside of
the car. Pull off the cover of the AC control unit and put to the side.
Unscrew the 4 screws holding the AC unit in and pull towards you. Unplug
the connectors on the rear, they only go into one of the spaces so you
don't have to memorize the locations. Next pull off the switch covers on
either side of the cupholder by using a screwdriver on the bottom of the
holder and pulling to the rear. They should pop off. Now remove the
cupholder cover by popping off the cover from the side and remove the
cupholder assembly by removing the screws holding it in. Now you will
have to fish down to get the harness for the AC head up to the top
location. To install the AC head you will have to buy 2 brackets and a
face plate. The frame is 9965576770001c and the 2 brackets to line up the
AC head are 99657350100. Just install those parts and the AC head should
just slide in the slot, install the screws and the face plate and now have
your AC up top.

Peter Smith - PCA WebSite - 6/3/2002
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Old 02-13-2007, 06:58 PM   #11
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I had posted the same queastion there since I wasn't getting the response here. Did you see the pic posted of it done? He moved his stereo down. Instead of two empty bays at the bottom. Hadn't thought of that combo.

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