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Im looking for a replacement a/c condenser for a 1990 vw cabriolet.
1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet

Im looking for a replacement A/C condenser for a 1990 VW cabriolet.

(1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet)
Everywhere I look they are out, I'm looking in salvage yards now, what part from another model VW could I use that will fit with little to no modifications?
How long have you had this problem? the A/C has never worked in teh car since i bought it a year ago.
Tags: a c condenser vw 1990 ca, volkswagen, cabriolet
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on March 03, 2019
Hello, swapping another component from another vehicle is not an answer unfortunately.

I did a quick web search and found one online at www.rockauto.com.

I do not recommend them one way or the other, but it is a place I look when I hear "I cannot find this or that part". Seems like this part is available after all.
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on March 06, 2019
Been to that site already and again just now.... Says out of stock...

So I can't use any other condensor if I find one that fits?

What about converting to r134 or whatever it is then could I add a different condensor?

Thx for your reply
on March 08, 2019
Converting to R134A has nothing to do with fitment. Yes, you do need to make the conversion as that refrigerant is mostly what’s available these days. But it has no bearing on whether the condenser will work or not.

I think you’re going to have to measure your opening, check the inlet and outlet, and compare to similar condensers in person. You want a condenser that it’s going to be similar in size. And for practical purposes houses need to melt up in the same locations. Then you have to figure out how to secure it. Anything is possible, but this is kind of crazy. Physical inspection in comparison is required.
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on March 03, 2019
Hello, swapping another component from another vehicle is not an answer unfortunately.

I did a quick web search and found one online at www.rockauto.com.

I do not recommend them one way or the other, but it is a place I look when I hear "I cannot find this or that part". Seems like this part is available after all.
Sign in to reply
on March 06, 2019
Been to that site already and again just now.... Says out of stock...

So I can't use any other condensor if I find one that fits?

What about converting to r134 or whatever it is then could I add a different condensor?

Thx for your reply
on March 08, 2019
Converting to R134A has nothing to do with fitment. Yes, you do need to make the conversion as that refrigerant is mostly what’s available these days. But it has no bearing on whether the condenser will work or not.

I think you’re going to have to measure your opening, check the inlet and outlet, and compare to similar condensers in person. You want a condenser that it’s going to be similar in size. And for practical purposes houses need to melt up in the same locations. Then you have to figure out how to secure it. Anything is possible, but this is kind of crazy. Physical inspection in comparison is required.

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