If I can't get my air conditioning (a/c) working, then I'll have to start driving my 17mpg truck..and I really don't want to do that. Besides, I really like driving the VX. So here's the situation. The only way the mechanic could get the a/c working (after replacing a fitting and charging the system) in my 1994VX was to extend a wire from something behind the glovebox (top-center) to a ground on the body. He believes the problem is in the a/c control box or wiring behind the dash and he wants to pull the dash out to troubleshoot (or he said I could just ground that wire that he tapped into). They say it will take 6 to 8 hours just to remove the dash. very expensive. The previous owner put in an aftermarket radio. The machanic thought an a/c wire may have gotten cut or pulled loose during the radio install. Any thoughts on what i could do to troubleshoot or fix it myself. I'm not too tech-savy, but i do have a few tools and a '92 shop manual. thanks.
If it were mine and I had a choice of grounding the wire or paying $450-$800 to have the dash removed then the cost of other trouble shooting and repair on a 15 year old car I'd be hunting for a good grounding point.