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Replacing EATC?

The EATC unit in my 1995 Sable is a soft-button model and the buttons are all cracked. I picked up a hard-button unit from a 1995 SHO. The dash on the SHO was already ripped out, so all I had to do was unbolt the unit, and I snipped the wires on the vehicle side.

I'm not quite sure, do the wires on the back simply unplug, and then I can plug in the wires from my car, or am I able to just replace the head unit part of the EATC? I've never replaced one of these before, and I don't want to mess up my car.

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There is a wiring harness that just unsnaps from the back of the unit. However, I don't think the 96 unit will mate to the 95 wiring. I know that 96/97 use a different wiring harness then the 98/99, but I am not familiar with the harness on the 95's.

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Yup just unplug the wiring harnesses and you'll be in business. When you pull the unit out of the dash you'll see.

BTW it's rare to see/hear of a 95 with soft button. Wow. Must have been an early build.

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Yup just unplug the wiring harnesses and you'll be in business. When you pull the unit out of the dash you'll see.

BTW it's rare to see/hear of a 95 with soft button. Wow. Must have been an early build.
Mine was built in 8/1994, so that must have been right around the model year switch. So it's definitely an early '95.

BTW, is there any interest in a DIY for replacing an EATC in a G2? If so, i'll take some photos along the way.

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I switched to a hard-button unit in my 91 LX. It was plug-and-play. No problems.

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