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96 Delta & Climate Control -> 2001 Symphony & Climate control?

Old 11-24-2008, 09:44 AM
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Default 96 Delta & Climate Control -> 2001 Symphony & Climate control?

Recently found a fairly complete 2001 B5 in a nearby junkyard and am considering a stereo + climate control swap. If I can pull everything from the center console, what sort of wiring, fit and function challanges am I looking at?
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:47 AM
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Default It's fairly simple. Look at all of teh connectors in the salvage car, and then compare..

to what you have now. I've not had a newer dash apart, but there's quite a few connectors in there.. I suspect that it won't be plug and play.
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:12 AM
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Default Not sure what the point is.

The stereo is probably the easy part. You will need to add a K line.

The climate control head from a 96 is unique to that year so there are potentially huge compatibility issues with the heating and AC systems.
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Old 11-24-2008, 01:51 PM
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Default Ditto on the CC Head

Even a 1997+ CC Head Unit, which is size and plug compatible with your 1996, will not work due to software compatibility issues - this is stated in the Bentley manual and experienced personally (VAG Tool will not recode the newer module for 1996 use).

Yeah, the newer units look nicer, but.... If you are suffering from missing display segments on your current CC Head Unit, there is a company called ModuleMasters selling replacement LCD panels.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:30 AM
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Default I did it

So I did this on my 1997 with delta radio. The climate control didnt work 100%, after rewiring the light cable, i found that the vent flaps werent working correctly, I took my handy dremel, separated the faceplate on the 2000 climate control and put in the 97 climate control and also made a slot for the rear defrost, I also took the little fan part and threw it in the back with the hose conected to the vent. Im sure the rewiring can be done but i just took the easy way. I'll try to upload some pictures this weekend when I'm back home.
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:16 PM
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I was wondering about the same thing for converting a newer version CC unit to my 97. Did this task finally work out? thanks for sharing!
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I'll try at the 12 o'clock position and see if that keeps the upper vent balanced with the upper center vents.
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