As the title suggests i have fitted a new condenser to my Astra 1.9 CDTI.
Air con has never worked since I brought the car in January.
I took the front bumper off,removed the two 10 mil nuts that hold the fan on and left it to hang loose, unpluged the sensor wire,undone the two aircon pipes with a large torx socket then the 4 small torx bolts that hold the condenser off next.
Finally its loose so jiggled it out,undone the sensor with a 14 mil spanner then fitted it to the new condenser and then reasembled it all.
Just had it regassed and it is now nice and cold just in time for the hot weekend.I had my fingers crossed in case something else needed replacing.
From what i have read on the interweb it seems like a common problem for the condenser to perish.
Condenser £122.20 delivered next day from http://www.autoairconparts.co.uk/