My Car


How To





Proj. Cosmo

Nate Bowen

Arturo Chia

Old Updates


Grocery List:

  • Don't really know but have a good tool set, screwdrivers, and a flashlight.
  • Some rags to absorb the freon


  • I don't know if this is legal or not and my be hazardous so BE CAREFUL!
  • If you can remove your front clip it will make it a lot easier but I did it with it on so it is possible.
  • Place MANY rags under the flange nut stated in the next step.  Depending on how charged your AC is you will get some green goo that squirts out of the nut.  Ewwww, if taken in the wrong context.
  • I began by unscrewing the flange nut on the freon reservoir which is located to the inside of the passenger headlight.  I unscrewed the side which is facing the drivers side headlight.
  • Let all of the goo run out and then begin following all of the AC lines and unscrew all of them.
  • Take out the reservoir.  You will have to do some bending of one of the pipes but oh well.
  • Remove all of the AC lines possible.
  • Remove the AC fan and then the radiator looking thing, which I believe is the evaporator.
  • Take off the AC belt.  I believe this is the front belt so it will be very easy.
  • Unbolt the AC compressor.  This is held on ONLY by the two bolts ABOVE the compressor.  Don't touch any below because they hold on other things.
  • Remove the compressor and find out just how much weight you will be saving.
  • You should know have all of the AC components out of the engine bay.
  • Now you can take out the condenser which is behind the glove box.
  • Remove the glove box.  Take out all screws and make sure to unplug the light.
  • Remove the cover for the speaker.  This has 5 screws.  Now you should be able to see a big black thing which connects to the three hose couplings you saw in the engine bay.  Go look if you want.
  • Remove the metal box which is for the automatic seatbelts.  You need to do this because you will not be able to take out the condenser if you don't.
  • Remove the two nuts, ow!, at the top of the black box and then one at the bottom.
  • Loosen the screw that is holding a clamp to the right side of the box.  Use an 8mm on the bottom, not the top.
  • Un clamp the clamp on the left side of the box.
  • Now you should be able to pull out the condenser.  It may take a little convincing but I did it and I have a Rollcage which holds the carpet down and I got it out.
  • Voila!  You can put everything back together or, in my case, make a Haltech mounting plate!