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Hey guys,

I'm looking to replace my A/C compressor tomorrow, and have an issue with the connector on it. The one that I received was for a 2000+ and I have a 1999.5. Basically it's a different shaped connector, where mine is a square-shaped connector and the new one is a D shaped connector. Both are two-pin. No worries, I'm going to be pulling the old connector off the old compressor and soldering it onto the new one. The only problem with that is that I have NO way of knowing which wire goes to what on the new compressor, since both wires are black.

Now, I have some electrical engineering experience, but without knowing ANYTHING about what this connector is for (a solenoid?) I'm a little nervous about replacing wiring. Is the current reversible on these things? Any help would be severely appreciated. Thanks guys!

Colin
 

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Hi, those wires go to ac compressor coil so don't worry how you connect them both ways will work. Why are you replacing ac compressor? Did you check my recent ac coil replacement instructions? Maybe all you need is the coil, so you can avoid discharging system.
 

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Hi, those wires go to ac compressor coil so don't worry how you connect them both ways will work. Why are you replacing ac compressor? Did you check my recent ac coil replacement instructions? Maybe all you need is the coil, so you can avoid discharging system.
Hey Almir! Yes I did check out your DIY. It doesn't look too bad, but I got this new one for $200 with a drier and expansion valve with a one year warranty so I'm just going to throw it in there. I'm going through the desert soon so I want to make sure the A/C is in tip top shape. So where exactly is the electricity going? Good to know that I don't have to worry about order. That definitely makes things easier.
 

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Just to button up this thread for later research, I talked with an a/c expert and the two wires that I referred to go to an electromagnet. Therefore all you need is current to make the magnetic field, and that's why the current is reversible.
 
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