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I swapped a motor from a 2003 mustang to a 1999 mustang. The temp gauge runs backwards and A/C doesn''t work. How can i fix it?

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You have the polarity reversed on thosse two items just swap the 2 wires i bet that will cure the problem.

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Congrats. Sarcasm is free.
I didn't see a question, so let's play the guessing game.

Air temp?
Water temp?
Oil temp?
Trans temp?
Your temp?

Do you need to know how to mount a gauge to the dash?
Do you need to know where to run the power wire for gauge light?
Do you need to know where to install the sensor on intake and or engine?
Do you need to borrow some tools?

I feel better after unloading sarcasm.

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