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Old 07-30-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
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Relocating A/C unit to center console

I'm interested in relocating the a/c display to the center console area (behind the power window switches, in place of the ash tray, and blank rear vents). I can dremel the area out, but any idea how hard it would be to extend the wires?

I will be putting the Avic D3 in place of the factory radio, and will need both spaces. Unfortunately, I also like the extra space added by GT3 center console delete kit. Any ideas?

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Old 07-30-2008, 08:35 PM   #2
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don't actually know how deep the climate control unit is, but the console isn't very deep (maybe 5 inches). You may not have the space for it, and it may be kinda awkward.... i dunno if you can have your cake and eat it too
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:38 PM   #3
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I would suggest putting it in the lower space, and not doing the GT3 delete. I do not think you can make it fit where the ashtray is, due to depth, not to mention the fact that you'd have to create a whole new harness to extend the wiring to it. Seems more PITA than the benefits are worth.

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Where the ash tray is??? How do you think it could possibly fit in that small of space?
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:48 AM   #5
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Where the ash tray is??? How do you think it could possibly fit in that small of space?
Heh, no. I would remove (using a dremel) the rear dummy window switches. It will fit in length and width, if I remove these, but as others have pointed out, probably not enough depth. I will take a look at it when I pull everything out for the install, but I think I will have to put the center console back in.
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I've had my entire console pulled apart whilst moving components around from top to bottom. I also replaced the ash tray with the non-smokers tray. It would be a far fetch to fit the a/c unit in there precisely because of the depth issue.

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I agree that I dont think the depth would work. The wiring would be a nightmare and you would essentially be butchering up a Porsche. Reloacating the units and adding a D3 is relatively easy and is reversible but trying to throw the climate contorls to the center console area would just look weird (in my opinion).

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