The installation instructions for the 2003 Civic
A/C are the same as the 2002 model. However,
the A/C kit numbers are different because of
improvements to the wire length on the
80000-S5D-A22 for U.S.
80000-S5D-C22 for Canada
TOOLS AND SUPPLIES REQUIRED
Trim clip remover
Open-end wrench set
Socket wrench set
Refrigerant oil (R-12 mineral oil or R-134a PAG oil)
Fender, floor, and seat covers
HFC-134a refrigerant recovery/recycling/charging
Eye protection (face shield or safety goggles)
Electronic leak detector
S Use only HFC -134a in this system; do not
use CFC 12 (Freon); do not install parts
designed for use in a CFC system.
S Use a charging station. A/C charging
stations and refrigerant recovery/recycling
stations minimize the release of CFC s and
HFC s to the atmosphere. Use them for all A/C
charging and service work according to the
S Do not overcharge. This system requires
only the amount of HFC -134a refrigerant
shown below. If you overcharge the system,
the engine and the A/C will malfunction.
500 to 550 grams
0.50 to 0.55 kilograms
1.1 to 1.2 pounds
17.6 to 19.4 ounces
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Customer Information: The information in
these instructions is intended for use only by
skilled technicians who have the proper tools,
equipment, and training to correctly and safely
add equipment to your car. These procedures
should not be attempted by do it yourselfers."
S Make sure you have the anti-theft code for
the audio system.
S Write down the customer's radio station
presets; the radio memory will be erased
when you disconnect the battery.
S Make sure you install the right part. Use the
illustrations on pages 2 and 3 as a guide to
check the parts before you install them.
S Don't remove plugs and caps from fittings
until the parts are ready to connect. This
will keep out moisture and dirt which could
cause wear and damage.
S Before you connect any line or hose,
check and lube its O-ring. Make sure the
O-ring is on the fitting, put a few drops of
refrigerant oil on the O-ring, then connect the
S You may use either type of refrigerant oil to
lubricate O-rings and fittings.
S If you add or replace refrigerant oil in the
system, use only this PAG oil: Sanden SP-10,
S Route and secure the lines and hoses
properly; maintain clearance between them
and surrounding parts.
S Use two wrenches to tighten or loosen
fittings; hold one fitting in place while you
tighten the other one against it.
NOTICE Don't overtighten; you could
damage the fittings. Before you tighten a
fitting, check the torque listed for it. If leaks
are caused by faulty O-rings, overtightening
the fitting won't help.
S Before you connect each electrical
connector, check its terminals. Make sure
the terminals aren't bent or out of place.
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