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Question for everyone with a 6.0. Has anyone ever tried to change their manual a/c controls to the automatic a/c controls. I would like to pick up a wood grain dash for my truck but cant find one with manual a/c cutouts. So...I thought it would be cool to have automatic a/c controls too. Would you be able to unplug the control pod at the back and plug the same wiring setup into the automatic pod.

I apologize if I'm being redundant on this forum, but I did try search for several different phrases first.

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NO One?? Am I missing something, I know everyone hates when a newbie hops on and asks the same question for the 400th time, however I did try to do a few searches.

To summarize, can you unplug the manual a/c control module on an 05 f350, and plug in an automatic one from the same year or perhaps the 06 and 07 trucks?? I want to get an OEM woodgrain dash, but cannot find any that were meant for manual a/c controls.

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I know its not really possible in 04's and older but I would assume it applies to all superdutys

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I thought the same thing a while back. I google'd it a few times and found out that most of the controls for the automatic climate control are electrical and the manual uses vacuum. That means you would have to switch out basically the entire setup for it to work.......at least thats the way I took it.

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I think you are better off with the manual because the automatic has problems and is prone to not turning on sometimes.
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If you think you can and end up trying it by all means make right up on it you would be the first to do it that I know of

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I'll have to think about the write-up, I've seen the back of the controls for my manual a/c and the connections are all electrical, so thats why I wondered if the connections would be the same on the back of the automatic controls. Is everyone sure that I would be the first to try this, has anyone tried it in the reverse?? Automatic to manual?? Thanks for the response guys!

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I have a electronic a/c control sitting around I can snap a couple pics of the back so you can check it out if you want. I havent seen or heard about anyone else doing this but I am not entirely familiar with the 05-07 a/c controls or atleast the manual ones

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sure I would love to see a photo. Your automatic control is from an 04?? The truck in your sig? I appreciate it!

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Did you ever figure out if switching the controls was going to work?


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