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Old 06-20-2021, 08:58 PM
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Sorry if it's an overkill with pictures lol

I did take a few of the evap temp sensor. Let me know if this works for you.

Too bad the new evaporator Hella and expansion valve Denso are both made in China.

This is the Hella unit I got

https://cat.hella.com/web/public/hella/en_CA/$product/8FV%2B351%2B330-641_471/keywords.xhtml;jsessionid=15FC3F841A9A0ADFA8CD61E7 53DBD2B7

I did have a bit of rust where the gas pedal is mounted so I removed the rust with Naval Jelly and then repainted the surface.

I'm still waiting on the heater core, should get it on Tuesday. And I'm wondering if I should replace the evap temp sensor and FSR while I'm in there.

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Old 06-20-2021, 09:19 PM
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Thanks for the evap sensor pics I might try to get mine right into the evaporator at some point instead of out in the airflow to help prevent the freezing problem that can happen if all is not perfect.
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Old 06-20-2021, 10:04 PM
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I'm not sure what you mean?
The sensor is inserted directly into the evaporator
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Old 06-20-2021, 10:52 PM
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Ok, I didn't see the earlier pic before it was pulled away. I would have sworn that mine didn't go into the evaporator but just was in the air flow, I also think it was shorter. I might have to look into that further. Thanks again for checking!
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Old 06-22-2021, 01:45 AM
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No problem buddy! What's going on with your sensor?

I received the heater core, at least there's still something thats not made in China!

I'm just considering if I should replace the evap temp sensor and resistor or if these components don't really go bad. It is quite annoying with shipping to Canada more expensive than the sensor itself!
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Old 06-25-2021, 01:49 PM
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So when putting things back, make sure that the rubber boot and the shift selector go ON TOP of the carpet. Very easy to do it the other way around. Then it's a pain to change it, you gotta lift the carpet again...

The two wires coming from between the two carpets, one is for power to the rear blower motor, and the other is for the hazard button I believe. Make sure you find them, very easy to lose them under the carpet and forget about them. Or feed them somewhere else by mistake.
In these pictures, they're where they're supposed to be.

I also suggest pulling the wires for heated rear seat connectors to the rear, like I did. Originally they're under driver's seat carpet.
Even if you don't have heated rear seats, I believe most E53 are pre wired.So in case you find cheap heated rear seats (I've seen a few) at a junk yard, all you'll have to do is connect the seats and they will work. Just get the connectors for the center console.
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Buddy this car is about 400 000 km I think, lol! No wonder the blower was out! Agreed, absolutely atrocious design!

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I'm not sure I understand your question about panels.
Everything is removed now. As for a, b and c pillars, I'm reupholstering them with red and black diamond material.
I also made a huge project for the headliner. I reinforced it with fiberglass and then reapholstered it with the same black and red diamonds. I then fed 450 fiber optics through it. It looks amazing but too early to show off. Gotta get all interior done first.

My new carpet is ready. I cleaned it a few times with a drill brush. You will see little marks, I wasn't careful and the plastic side of the brush did damage is slightly.
It won't be much visible after install.
I just added a couple of layer of carpet paint to make the black color pop more. Then I'll go at it with a brush again, to separate whatever fibers got stuck because of the paint.
In the meantime I'm finishing soundproofing of the floor and firewall.
Firewall is a pain to get under stock soundproofing, all wiring along the firewall has to come off.

Sorry for late reply, its been busy. You said you switched from beige to black interior, so the driver kick panel, scuff plates were beige right to match the carpet color or they were already black?

if you have black carpet now, did you get replacement kick panels in black or you repainted the ones you had if they were in beige ? hope this is not confusing.

I got used ones in black and refinished them. just wanted to see what other people are doing.

Also a lot of great pictures you posted, this will come in handy for many of us in the future, thanks!.
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Old 06-28-2021, 06:28 PM
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All the kick plates/panels were beige. I got them all in black and will re-spray with black upholstery paint like I did the carpet so that it looks new. I got a new black dash from a junk yard. Have yet to install it. The top of the original dash was black, but the bottom was white. As it's one piece, I had no choice but to replace the whole thing.
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Old 07-10-2021, 02:15 PM
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Time to start putting things together.

Took forever to get the pedal clip and the temp sensor.

I tried removing the under pedal plate from other cars buy it always broke right away.

I also decided to change the evap sensor since it cannot be done without removing the whole assembly.

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Old 07-13-2021, 08:17 PM
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Good video on how to remove the steering shaft inside the cabin

https://youtu.be/rckQyUf00xI
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