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Add on air conditioning?

Just bought my 08 fortwo and love it but it doesn't have AC.


How hard would it be to add on? Is it the whole hvac change or easier?


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you would have to dis-assemble the whole front end, the bottom of the car, and basically remove the engine (to add the compressor) more time and expense than buying a used smart with A/C.
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I wasn't aware they made smarts without ac. Retrofitting one would probable be a major pain. Do you even have an ac button in the cab? If you do is it even enabled it or will you have to go to the dealership for them to enable it. Then there's all the parts you will need, all the little mounting brackets, all the lines. Then dealing with possible leaks. Damm, only thinking about this makes my head spin.
If I was in your situation I would just throw some 5% tint. it should help quite a bit

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I want aware they made smarts without ac.
In 2008 sticker prices started at $11,990 for the stripped-down "Pure" variant.

Most became "orphans" at the smart Centers as the only "air" was provided by roll down windows . . .
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Yeah no button. On other vehicles you can easily add it on since the motor has accomodations but I realize I am in smart world now.


Got the car to drive when weather was too bad to motorcycle so will make due. It was sorta an oversight when I bought it since I got a great deal.
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smart USA made A/C optional on the 2008 pure model. Lots of folks were surprised by that when they got their cars, and some even refused delivery even though they did not order A/C, assuming the car would have it. smart USA corrected that for later 451 pures.
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Haha local Mercedes dealer would not even answer the question of whether it could be added or not unless I brought the car in.
Not sure why I am surprised by that.....
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Unless that dealer sold or is selling smarts, they have no idea about these cars.
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I've installed AC on a number of cars. It's not really easy on any of them, even with the proper equipment, which I have.

It's funny, because whenI bought my Pure I was somewhat disappointed that it had AC. I really like the simplicity of the car. No power steering, crank windows, etc. I figure that when the AC fails I'll just remove it!

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Yeah no button. On other vehicles you can easily add it on since the motor has accomodations but I realize I am in smart world now.


Got the car to drive when weather was too bad to motorcycle so will make due. It was sorta an oversight when I bought it since I got a great deal.
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Solution? Sell me your AC at deep bargain basement discount so you wont have to deal with all that complexity. Hehe.
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