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post #1 of 13 Old 07-08-2012, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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adding climate "automatic" temp control

Is is possible to add automatic climate control to a 2011 that doesnt have it?..ive read all the opinions posted on having it..im just interested in knowing if anyone has successfully added it to a 2011....please keep opinions out of this thread..just looking for facts..thanks

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post #2 of 13 Old 07-11-2012, 12:21 PM
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You could but its not worth it. Auto climate control is more than the unit in the dash. There are temp sensors and pressure sensors at the evaporator core and condenser core that help regulate the compressor cycle to mantian a set temp.
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Plus what would be the point when you put the top down and/or go doorless!

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Is is possible to add automatic climate control to a 2011 that doesnt have it?..ive read all the opinions posted on having it..im just interested in knowing if anyone has successfully added it to a 2011....please keep opinions out of this thread..just looking for facts..thanks
Yes you can....Just need the HVAC control, cabin temp sensor and the sun/ATC sensor....Go here and you will see all that's in all 2011 models etc and then look up sensors at that mopar site....some had just added control and it works, but best to get sensors, esp sun so it will know when to have more temp power at that time of day.....
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Is is possible to add automatic climate control to a 2011 that doesnt have it?..ive read all the opinions posted on having it..im just interested in knowing if anyone has successfully added it to a 2011....please keep opinions out of this thread..just looking for facts..thanks
These aren't that technical.....the dash control in the new models contains the whole brains to how it works.....ATC is only controlled temp, doors and fan speed....
ATC systems contain what we’ll refer to as three major component groups. These are:

The Controller – The “brains” of the system;

The Sensors – Supply the controller with pertinent input data;

The Controlled or Output Devices – Vacuum solenoids, electric motors, etc. that eventually turn electrical signals into mechanical motion.

Of course, an ATC system contains many other components, such as the refrigeration system, the blower motor, ductwork, wiring, etc. These components essentially work the same way in an ATC system that they do in a manual temperature control (MTC) system.

As noted, the ATC controller is the “brains” of the system. It processes the data it receives from its sensors and issues output commands to the various devices it controls. Really, it has only one job: to do whatever it takes to keep the interior of the vehicle at a stable set temperature as selected by the vehicle occupants.

ATC controllers are essentially microprocessor devices, mini-computers very similar to the type that control electronic fuel injection systems. They gather input data from sensors, make decisions based on the sensor data, then issue appropriate commands to controlled devices, with the end result usually some type of mechanical motion. Examples of this could be a heater control valve opening or closing, a vacuum control solenoid passing vacuum through to a vacuum actuator, an electric motor moving a temperature blend door, etc. The result of a controller command may not always be motion, however. Sometimes, controllers issue electrical commands to other components, such as blower motor power modules.
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I did this on my one jeep, Sahara and it's a 2008.....only thing extra i add to get was 3 actuators to replace the cables, all other is same from 2007 to 2012...I have complete parts build for wranglers and makes it easy to see what parts change etc....LOL
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Wanted to add it to a 2013 jeepmoab if it wasn't costly. Can a dealer do it? Thanks Ron
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I wouldn't bother honestly. I've had it on my last two Jeeps and most times the system is just too dumb for it's own good and I have to go into manual mode anyway.
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Wanted to add it to a 2013 jeepmoab if it wasn't costly. Can a dealer do it? Thanks Ron
Yes.

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post #12 of 13 Old 06-03-2013, 09:19 PM
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When the thread linked first started and it originally appeared like a simple matter of changing the control unit, it didn't seem like a bad idea. However, having to buy all the sensors, connect them, and wire them all throughout the Jeep, it's really not worth it.

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post #13 of 13 Old 06-03-2013, 10:25 PM
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My dad's Raptor has it and when I'm driving that its nice, but personally I wouldn't pay the money or take the time to do it. Just my 2 cents. BUT it is possible to do.

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