OK, my turn for a mini rant. I had my Mustang into the dealer the first week of June for the front end popping problem, really the only problem I've experienced. After they had it for 2 days, they said that they ordered the kit and would call me when it came in. They also said that since I had the older Shaker 500, would I like it replaced? Well, I had had minimal problems with it, usually nothing cleaning the CD wouldn't take care of, but I said sure, so they ordered that too.
Monday I got the call that everything was in, bring the car on up, and they would even supply me with a loaner through their rental agency. OK, it took awhile to get in, but really didn't cause any problems. I took it up, got a really smelly Dodge Durango, and waited for the call that my beloved pony was all better and ready to come home.
Yesterday I called them as I was leaving work, and they said yes, it was ready, pick it up (not sure why they never called). They also asked me to drop off the Durango on the other side of the dealership, and they would drive me over. Again, no problem, this all went well, although we are now getting close to when the dealer closes the service departments.
OK, so they finally bring the car up to me. I get in, spot the new radio, tune it a favorite station, prepare to drive off, and notice that the A/C is turned off. Then I notice I can't turn it on! Nope, nada, zip, bupkiss. Now it was 98 degrees in Dallas yesterday, nobody noticed that the A/C didn't work?:yakyak: I got the service writer back, pointed this out to him, and he got the service manager. He seemed genuinly surprised. I asked if they performed PMI on the installation (I'm not sure if this even effects the A/C). The service manager said perform what? I said it's on the TSB, and he replied that "Well, you know more then we do". I said I read the TSB...don't you?
Anyway, I now have a hot day, and no A/C. They can't do anything that day, because the installer is gone. They call the rental desk and are told that they no longer have rentals, they even turned around the Durango. The service writer goes to the new car department to see if he can borrow something. They said "No, he didn't buy the Mustang here". Now that's what realley teed me off! I didn't buy it there because they didn't have any, but I have bought cars from them in the past, and all my service is done there! They probably make more money off of me then the dealer I DID buy it from!
Anyway, we got a call from rental desk, somoen had just brought a Taurus in, and I could have that. I really do have to say that the people at Enterprise were very good to work with.
So, end of rant, and back to the question. Can replacing the Shaker 500 actually effect the A/C control, or did the installer just disconnect something he shouldn't have? Hopefully they will have everything fixed this afternoon.
Other then this, I love my Mustang, as I have all the ones that came before, and all other Ford products I've owned. My Dad worked for Ford for 25 years, and brought home our first Mustang in April, of '64. Ford has great products, Service just needs to keep up with them! :drink: