1. Post #1
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    January 2008
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    Hi, I have an Opel/Vauxhall Corsa C 1.3 CDTI but it has that normal air conditioning system that basically just pulls air into the car.

    Is it possible to install a real A/C system in it? I haven't gone to Opel and ask about this with fear of looking like a fool.

    Thanks.

    By the way, all the other extras, is it possible to install them as well? (Like front fog lights, open-able roof, seat belt detector, etc.)

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    If ac was available on your car as an option im sure you could put one into your model if im understanding what you are saying.
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  3. Post #3
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    February 2005
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    You could get an under-dash air conditioner.
    http://www.oldairproducts.com/catalo..._38000000.html


    They would likely be difficult to mount on a modern car, because they are mostly designed for the flat bottomed dashboards that cars during the '50s to '80s had.

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    If all else fails :)
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    You could get an under-dash air conditioner.
    http://www.oldairproducts.com/catalo..._38000000.html


    They would likely be difficult to mount on a modern car, because they are mostly designed for the flat bottomed dashboards that cars during the '50s to '80s had.
    heh the footrest looks like a foot

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    heh the footrest looks like a foot
    That's the handbrake

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    whatever its both

  8. Post #8
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    You could get an under-dash air conditioner.
    http://www.oldairproducts.com/catalo..._38000000.html


    They would likely be difficult to mount on a modern car, because they are mostly designed for the flat bottomed dashboards that cars during the '50s to '80s had.



    Not really an option, unless I want to cool down/heat up my ballsack

  9. Post #9
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    December 2005
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    Any reason you couldn't mount one to the top of the glovebox?

  10. Post #10
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    Would kind of block the visibility, that picture doesn't show the perspective I'm talking about, and I'd rather pay extra to install it by going to Opel (if it's possible) than have a A/C box there.

  11. Post #11
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    April 2007
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    Can retrofit the majority of optional extras as the wire loom is probably there so its a matter of plug and play for the most part on Corsa C's atleast. Becareful though, Vauxhall have a habbit of being completely random with what parts of the wiring loom they include so check first.
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    I want a foot shaped gas pedal and an 8 ball on my gear shifter.

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    I want a foot shaped gas pedal and an 8 ball on my gear shifter.


    This has been on p much every Honda I've owned.
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    Hi, I have an Opel/Vauxhall Corsa C 1.3 CDTI but it has that normal air conditioning system that basically just pulls air into the car.

    Is it possible to install a real A/C system in it? I haven't gone to Opel and ask about this with fear of looking like a fool.

    Thanks.

    By the way, all the other extras, is it possible to install them as well? (Like front fog lights, open-able roof, seat belt detector, etc.)
    The A/C is usually an option, though I think all cars now should have it (they don't). The A/C is a few parts actually. The two largest ones are the condenser, which looks like a small radiator mounted in front or beside the regular radiator, and an A/C pump/compressor/etc... Along with that are refrigerant lines, and some other little pieces that would make it an extreme headache to install. It's possible, but is really something better off being bought with the car.

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    It's scary to thing that quite a few people have done this.
    Honestly, if your car ever had an option for an AC the mounting locations and firewall openings should be present. Try and find a write-off of your car at a local scrapyard that had an AC and salvage the parts you need there.
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  17. Post #17
    Dennab
    July 2009
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    It shouldn't be hard OP. All the mounts are there, you just have to get all the parts (which would probably be close to 1000 bucks, i know just a compressor and heat exchanger for my blazer were 500 alone) and put them in.
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  18. Post #18
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    March 2008
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    Pretty much anything can be retrofitted these days as long as it was an option.

    I find that newer cars are easier to retrofit stuff to because the wiring is all based on a bus - You just fit the parts, connect it up and code the feature into the car.

    The hard part is getting the software to work for the coding, although it all depends on the age of your car.

    You're probably best going to a Vauxhall forum and asking about retrofitting.

  19. Post #19
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    Dennab
    May 2005
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    Should be, my AC doesnt work anymore, just saying the word "Air conditioner" and it will cost over 1000$ to repair.

    Its expensive as fuck. Over 2000$ for the entire system.