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Ive been tossing this around for awhile since Im going to be ripping the entire ugly blue inteior out of my HF and swapping in the black Si inteior from my 89 si since its now retired.

The HF will be my fun weekend, hobby car, see the drag strip often....I dont plan on driving it in cold weather.
 

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Once the dash is out, the HVC stuff is pretty easy to remove, but only the blower and heater core are worth the weight savings. Make sure you get a bypass hose to eliminate the heater core.

For the AC, it's pretty easy to take out, but the lines can be a PITA. Basically, remove the compressor and bracket, the dryer canister next to the washer bottle, the condenser, and the fan. Getting the lines off at the firewall is a pain, and the ones that wrap around the radiator to the condensor... it might be easier to pull the radiator, I just cut mine. With the dash off it should be no problem to remove the evap core. Last thing is to remove the harness, it's pretty easy since it shouldn't be attached to the rest of the wiring.
 

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Yeah I figured it would be rather easy to remove it all, even easier since I plan on doing it when I pull the little 8 valve.

I was just wondering how many have done it.
 

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ive done it.

i wouldnt EVER do it again to a daily driven car if the AC was working, or it could be repaired for any reasonable cost.

my current crx has a working AC and i wont ever take it out now.

but if you really are set to take it out for whatever reason, theres nothing to it.

the condenser is behind the glove box, you dont have to remove the whole dash. but you will have to get the air duct to replace it. easy find in the junkyard. or just keep it in there.
 

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A/C is a luxury I can do without. I lived in Oklahoma for 2 years without it. I know that's not a state that's famous for hot weather, but it's not uncommon to have 2 straight weeks of 110+ temps in the summer. I also lived in PA for a few years(doesn't count haha) and Atlanta for a year without it. Basically, just roll the windows down and be on your way, and you won't notice the temps. As long as you're rolling anyway. Opening the hatch for a moment cools off the interior real fast too. However, I'll never pull my heater as long as my CRX is daily driven. Winter sucks.

I have a heater bypass hose available too. PM me if interested.
 

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nah, even in MD i could have used my AC.

i always thought i was fine without it when i had it taken out. i got used to the sticky backs and wind noise from rolling down the window. but now having a CRX with a working AC system, i wouldnt do without it.
 

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nah, even in MD i could have used my AC.

i always thought i was fine without it when i had it taken out. i got used to the sticky backs and wind noise from rolling down the window. but now having a CRX with a working AC system, i wouldnt do without it.
MD is humid, I hear OK not so much. My gave out a couple years ago, but when I was stuck in bumper to bumper in hotlanta in July with just a 12v fan attached to the dash, I swore I'd get it fixed by this summer. Didn't mind so much at 60, but in town, bleech.
 

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Mine doesnt work either, I tried it yesterday.
I think Ill try the car without heat and AC, I can always put the heatcore and blower back in. Its now become nothing to drop a dash in a CRX for me.....

Ill see the final idea of what I want after I pickup my motor this weekend and get the HF pretty much striped. I might even start my own swap thread.....hmm.....my brain never hurts after hours of brainstorming about my CRX....:D
 
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