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Factory A/C Control Cable Hookups

This is just a simple photo-tutorial showing the proper hook-up points for the four selector cables that control the factory suitcase-style air-conditioner/heater combo. This style of A/C is the ONLY factory setup...all other styles are aftermarket add-ons, and are not covered here, because they do not use the in-dash control cables.

Fig. 01

 

There are four selector cables which extend from the dash-mounted control panel to various places on the A/C unit. For ease of identification, I've labeled these cables 1-4. Cables 1 and 2 are connected to the top slider on the control panel, Cables 3 and 4 are connected to the lower slider, as shown below.

Top
View
(Fig. 02)
Front
View
(Fig. 03)
Bottom
View
(Fig. 04)
 
Cable #1

Cable #1 extends from the left side of the top slider (in the heater/AC control panel) as shown in Fig. 02, through the firewall, and connects to the heater control valve (water valve) in the heater hose, inside the engine compartment.

Cable length: app. 36-3/4"


(Fig. 05)

 
Cable #2

Cable #2 extends from the right side of the upper control panel slider as shown in Fig. 02 to the bottom of the thermostatic switch, mounted on the right/front top of the A/C unit.

Cable length: app. 31-1/2"


(Fig. 06)

 
Cable #3

Cable #3 extends from the left side of the lower control panel slider as shown in Fig 03 to the heat/defrost door lever, located on the left side of the A/C unit.

Cable length: app. 18-1/4"


(Fig. 07)

 
Cable #4

Cable #4 extends from the right side of the lower control panel slider as shown in Fig. 03 to the A/C door lever, located on the right/rear of the A/C unit. This also actuates the A/C compressor's clutch switch.

Cable length: app 31-1/2"


(Fig. 08)

 
I've also labeled the cable hook-ups on this heater/AC diagram  from the Ford Master Parts catalog, which might help give you a better visual reference.

(Fig. 09)

 

 
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