Swapping Aircon Compressor / Pre faclift to facelift upgrade

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Swapping Aircon Compressor / Pre faclift to facelift upgrade

Post by mindxcycle » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:45 am

Hey guys me once again,


I've got a parts car with working aircon and I'd got mine checked and the compressor is the problem in my car.

I was wondering if i could diy and swap them over but is there anything I should be weary of (gas, clutch) etc since im
not too familiar with the ac system. Also i know my motors have lost teeth as they tick like hell trying to switch over.

Also I'm looking at getting a facelift bar in the future (that can be painted as mine is mismatched) and just double checking that
If so I'd need to:

1. MG turn signals?
2. Halo fog and parkers from VW? (both if im not wanting to drill into the headlights).

- would 2. allow the halo ring to be parker and fog lights to be well as said?
- is there much soldering and wire work needed?

Sadly pictures not loading for the diy and other threads on the upgrade.

Thank you.

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Re: Swapping Aircon Compressor / Pre faclift to facelift upg

Post by silverGPX » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:11 am

Same compressors, just degas and regas the system

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Re: Swapping Aircon Compressor / Pre faclift to facelift upg

Post by silverGPX » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:30 am

Also all the wiring is in the plugs on the left and right side of the bar, all you need is to put a voltmeter on and figure out what is what.

There's the following on each prefacelift bar plug

Indicator positive and negative
Foglight positive and negative
Parker positive and negative

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Re: Swapping Aircon Compressor / Pre faclift to facelift upg

Post by silverGPX » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:33 am

Also yes they are the MG Rover turn signals but you need to make a custom bracket.

Also a halo as parker is definitely able to be used, not sure of the legality of it.

I didn't have any parkers at all for 3 years. Only now since sourcing a set of facelift headlights have I got them.

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Re: Swapping Aircon Compressor / Pre faclift to facelift upg

Post by mindxcycle » Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:03 am

I may be able to get the MG signals from a fellow member on here. I'm happy to make a bracket out of something for them.

Is there a link I could use to get the correct parker/fog halos? theres a few different VW ones and just not sure. Was it 3 inch around?

I'll just run them as parkers for now or just disconnect them worst case scenario until I find a set of facelift ones.

Thank you


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