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xJoshxx 09-25-2012 06:39 PM

How to add Auto HVAC to your WK2!
 
I ordered Item # 55111916AP (2011-2013 without Heated or Ventilated Seats)

From Just for Jeeps!!

Step #1 Unbox and awe at the beauty of it.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y10...9-25181330.jpg
Step #2 say good bye to manual HVAC
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y10...9-25181344.jpg
Step #3
Use the bottom lip of the trim and pull with 2 hands equally * mine took some force*
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y10...9-25181355.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y10...9-25181914.jpg Almost there!!! I found it easier to start pulling and wiggling near the drivers vent!

***** Caution There are wires attached to the panel*****
Step #5 it's out!
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y10...9-25182049.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y10...9-25182107.jpg

Step #6 Requires a #15 Torx bit (at least that's what worked for me)
4x torx and the old HVAC will fall out!
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y10...9-25182213.jpg

Take your new Auto Hvac put it in place of the old put the screws back in.

Step #7 Trim the HVAC Harness Connector ** I used a razor blade to trim it **

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y10...25182133-1.jpg

Step #8 Plug your connectors back into the panels before putting the trim back in place and get it a good push to pop all the clips back in.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y10...9-25185319.jpg

Step #9 Enjoy!!
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y10...9-25185334.jpg

Hope this helps!

thall 09-25-2012 07:24 PM

Re: How to add Auto HVAC to your WK2!
 
great writeup, but could you have shown the 'after' image of the modified connector?

are they trimmed completely flush for the length? It is the two 'outside' projections, correct?

general question.. what is the SYNC button's purpose?

xJoshxx 09-25-2012 08:09 PM

Re: How to add Auto HVAC to your WK2!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by thall (Post 688440)
great writeup, but could you have shown the 'after' image of the modified connector?

are they trimmed completely flush for the length? It is the two 'outside' projections, correct?

general question.. what is the SYNC button's purpose?

Yea, I slacked a little bit I forgot to take a picture of the finished product.

I trimmed it back i did not make it flush, Only the outer fins need to be trimmed back

The sync button makes the Driver and Passenger side the same temp.

BobsWK2 09-25-2012 08:16 PM

Re: How to add Auto HVAC to your WK2!
 
Looks great. I still get a laugh anytime I see the manual hvac controls in a WK2. Those 3 large knobs just look like something that JC Whitney or Pep Boys would sell. I'm sure the Jeep designers could have come up with better looking manual hvac controls than those 3 ugly cheap looking knobs.

Juan 09-25-2012 08:30 PM

Nice job Josh! I hate the manual control on mine.

padgett 09-26-2012 09:08 AM

Re: How to add Auto HVAC to your WK2!
 
You never heard of the "ugly designer" ? The person employed to make "base" models look cheap ? The one who designs radio and clock delete plates (like the row of non-buttons under the HVAC on a 2WD V6 that screams "something else is supposed to be here").

Buick used to have one when styling was in three year phases: the last year would be what the designers envisioned origionally and the first two "uglied" so that the third year would still garner sales.

Just look at the 63-4 Riviera and then the 65, the 68-9 Skylark and then the 70.

BobsWK2 09-26-2012 06:06 PM

Re: How to add Auto HVAC to your WK2!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by padgett (Post 688654)
You never heard of the "ugly designer" ? The person employed to make "base" models look cheap ? The one who designs radio and clock delete plates (like the row of non-buttons under the HVAC on a 2WD V6 that screams "something else is supposed to be here").

Buick used to have one when styling was in three year phases: the last year would be what the designers envisioned origionally and the first two "uglied" so that the third year would still garner sales.

Just look at the 63-4 Riviera and then the 65, the 68-9 Skylark and then the 70.

Never did like any of the GM A body cars of 68-69. That's why I bought a 1970 Buick GSX Stage 1 in Saturn Yellow. Boy, I kind of wish I still had that car.

xJoshxx 09-28-2012 06:14 PM

Re: How to add Auto HVAC to your WK2!
 
Update!

I've left it on auto all week and it works perfectly even blow the front defrost in the morning then switches to the other vents later on.

Great Add on!

WickedXJ 09-30-2012 02:00 PM

Re: How to add Auto HVAC to your WK2!
 
Thanks OP for the write-up, great relatively cheap mod to get rid of the ugly controls now.

Can someone confirm that the farenheit/celcius changes when changed in the evic? Or is there a canadian climate control?

Thanks

xJoshxx 09-30-2012 11:09 PM

Re: How to add Auto HVAC to your WK2!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by WickedXJ (Post 690606)
Thanks OP for the write-up, great relatively cheap mod to get rid of the ugly controls now.

Can someone confirm that the farenheit/celcius changes when changed in the evic? Or is there a canadian climate control?

Thanks

I believe there is a Canadian version

brjp1 10-11-2012 09:03 AM

Re: How to add Auto HVAC to your WK2!
 
Excellent! My next mod for sure! Hate the manual knobs.

Tressels 10-12-2012 03:12 AM

Re: How to add Auto HVAC to your WK2!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by WickedXJ (Post 690606)
Thanks OP for the write-up, great relatively cheap mod to get rid of the ugly controls now.

Can someone confirm that the farenheit/celcius changes when changed in the evic? Or is there a canadian climate control?

Thanks

I would also like to know if its a simple change in the evic?


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