Retrofitting Cimate control

These days it is hot. These days I wished I would have bought myselves a car with airconditioning. Well yeah, I know, for these few days a year that the intriour is boiling it
is a bit overdone.
Is there some universal kit available or should I look out for a scrap XM with airco? Does any scrap XM do?
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These days I make several drives in my airconditioned Xantia, just for fun like in a advertisement. To go nowhere but cool!!!!
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wrote:

I have a scrap XM with aircon....
Avoid XMs. AFAIK, the heater matrix on cars with "climate control" is permanently hot, so that the temperature can be done with a lightweight "air blend" flap valve, rather than a water valve that needs a lot of force to move it (and having seen the crappy actuator motors used on the XM, I can understand this). The XM heater matrix is rather infamous for developing leaks, especially if you're not careful with the antifreeze. Mine has already had past two replacements, and I think it's starting to leak again.
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Do not avoid XMs (well don't go running into them....) they are superb cars, quirky by even Citroen's standards but that's why we love 'em...

Crappy and lightweight they may be but I'm still to experience any problems on either of mine (105k and 121k).

Again, I've not had any problems (and I don't think either have ever been replaced although I can't confirm) but I have heard this one on several different grapevines...
...I say go for it! Climate control (when it works) is superb!
CAS
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And I forgot - you might want to try the XM mailing list - someone there might have done it...
CAS
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Message i.d.: wrote:

Hear, hear!

Thank you. I will dive into this.
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2Rowdy ( snipped-for-privacy@deadspam.com) gurgled happily, sounding much like they were saying :

Retrofitting the full digital climate control would be a nightmare - there's a LOT of sensors and actuators that aren't on even the semi-auto heating controls. Fitting aircon to the semi-auto, though, is entirely possible, and any decent automotive aircon specialist ought to be able to do it with new bits. I don't think I'd be buying used aircon bits - the seals dry out and shrivel, and you have no way of knowing if anything's going to hold pressure.
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Message i.d.: gurgled happily, sounding much like

O.K. I am now on the lookout for a Dutch aircon specialist. Anyone? (x-post nl.auto)
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