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Old Sep 15th, 2018, 22:30   #1
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Im in the middle of an engine swap on my 960, the donar car has ac but my new car doesn't, how straight forward would it be to transfer the ac over?
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I fitted air conditioning to my 740td from parts of several donor cars.

The most difficult part is the wiring - the electronic climate control system (ECC) has sensors in several places. We separated the wires from the donor car loom and made them into a separate loom in my car.

As you have a 960 you may find the wiring is already in place, which will make everything easier. I'd imagine you'll need to remove your dashboard to get the heater box out - that'll take a day to remove and refit.

To my mind it was well worth it to get the spec of car I wanted

I found this very useful for understanding how things work.
https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=97912

While you have the system pipework apart, replace all the o rings

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Well that answers that question, I didn't appreciate how involved it would be, certainly couldn't face taking the dash out, I've had the donar car for 6 years and have never used the ac as it needed regassed so I suppose I'll continue to manage without!
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