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In message <firstname.lastname@example.org> Andrew Fletcher writes:
> My newly aquired '82 ur-Quattro being RHD doesn't have air-con fitted.
No reason why not. Quite a few of the UK RHDs (perhaps 1/3rd?) have air
conditioning. All of the parts are listed on the UK microfiche and seem to
be engine-independent. The only significant change between 1980 and 1989
seems to have been a new style of "safety plug" fitted to one of the
> Has anyone had it fitted or investigated the options?
Legend has it that there were _two_ RHD air-conditioning systems - one was
factory-fitted, and one was dealer-fitted. There only seems to be one style
actually in the cars (and on the fiche) though.
> Various opinions offered to me so far by the dealer and magazine articles
> mention everything from the Turbo to the power steering on the RHD
> models preventing factory air-con being fitted. I understand the US spec
> cars had air, so I guess the steering must have something to do with it.
Bollocks. Find a new dealer. Or ask him to look in section 26 of his parts
fiche - ask him what part # 035 260 803C is supposed to do for a living.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club