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    Default Electronic Climate Control - can I remove temp sensor (answer, yes)

    A squirrel chewed through the heater hose (maybe it drank antifreeze and died ) and I only have a non ECC replacement hose.

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    Well, I decided I don't care if it works like it's supposed to cuz I never use it anyway. I tested the thermal switch and it's Normally Closed. I heated it and it opened up, meaning I can just remove it and the system will work fine, it just won't wait until the water is hot before operating. I apologize if this is common knowledge.
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    I bypassed mine years ago due to not being able to find the heater hoses as well.
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    O'Reilly's sells the correct hose, if need be.

    The Mark VII uses the same setup. When I had one that same hose split. I just got two non ecc hoses and cut them to match the two ecc hoses. Worked fine.
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    That sensor just keeps the heater from turning on before a certain engine temp is reached. I personally despise the atc setup. Its almost a deal breaker for me when I look at a car.

    But yeah, just bypass it. Won't hurt anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haystack View Post
    I personally despise the atc setup. Its almost a deal breaker for me when I look at a car.
    On the Turbo Coupes I owned I feel same , would turn blower on high long before any real heat was available... Seems more liveable in newer models, but still something I'd just as soon not have...

    When I bought my white TC for swap, two things it absolutely could not have, EATC, a hole in roof and preferably no leather... Figured I could swap seats tho if necessary...






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