Questions tagged [climate-control]

Subjects related to the heating and cooling system for the passenger compartment. Use [tag:cooling-system] for engine cooling related questions.

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Ford Ranger 2008 AC works only on recycled air. Help?

I noticed my Ford Ranger was only blowing hot air when set to bring in outside air, regardless of the temperature outside or what my climate control is set to. I noticed (by accident) that if I turn ...
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Cannot control heating/air due to bad DVD! (Acura MDX)

I tried searching for this question but could not find it. Anyway, first of all, I am not anything even remotely close to a mechanic. But we have a major issue with my wife's Acura MDX. I can't ...
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Why does my car AC vents blow hot air when AC is switched off?

I bought a new car in the month of April 2019 but from the past few weeks, I have been experiencing very very hot air coming from all the vents. The temperature is high to an extent wherein it ...
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Ford Fiesta Titanium 90 TDCI 2008 Vents Only working on face blowers

I have a Ford Fiesta Titanium 90 TDCI 2008 plate. The other day I went to demist my windscreen and after about 4 minutes I was wondering why it was not demisting. I put my hand over the dash blowers ...
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2002 Ford Windstar only blowing hot

Helping a neighbor with her 2002 Windstar and it is having an issue with the climate control. At the moment, it only blows hot air (on and any setting for temp or vent direction) or no air at all (...
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2013 Ford Fiesta - Climate Control Problems

I've got a problem with a 2013 Ford Fiesta's climate control. The choices between the system are you freeze or roast. The system is the standard Ford one - options: "Lo" - 15.5-29.5 celsius - "Hi". ...
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My a/c goes in and out at random times. Help!

I have a Pontiac Grand Prix GT 1998. She runs great except my A/C is now acting up. I first noticed it a few weeks ago. I was driving and it was almost like someone had turned the air down so it wasn'...
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How to figure out wiring scheme of cars AC controls

I'm not sure if this is the right for for this, but my 2011 Nissan Maxima has it's AC controls in the same part as it's stereo controls (see here) and I would like to replace my stereo. This means I ...
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2013 ford fusion - climate control not working plus other

Check Engine light on, next day Engine over temperature light, mice had eaten through wires - fixed problem. 4 days later, blind spot, cross traffic warnings, park assist, parking brake, and ...
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Ford Escape 2014 - is there a practical reason why climate recirculation is on a timer?

I have a Ford Escape 2014 and have a question about the climate "recirculation" button. This is the button that is supposed to enable the inside air to be recirculated. On this vehicle this button ...
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How to clean spilled drink from dashboard and control buttons?

A sports drink was recently spilled over the dashboard and control surfaces (radio, climate control, etc) of our 2011 Chrysler Towne & Country. The drink was immediately cleaned up and no damage ...
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2008 Vauxhall Astra AC not blowing cold but there is gas in the system

I have a 2008 Vauxhall Astra 1.9 CDTI 8V (Z19DT engine) Elite (it has Climate Control) Today the AC suddenly stopped blowing cold air, it worked fine yesterday so I took my OPCOM unit to read the ...
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Why does the air conditioning suddenly blow cold air?

I have a BMW 320i 2008. When I turn on the hot air and Automatic recycle, after a point, it blows cold air for 5-10 mins, then back to hot and so on. This doesn't occur when I put the recycle on. Any ...
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Air conditioner not cycling, always running, engine fans always on, using more fuel

I have a 2010 Ford Territory that has developed a climate control issue that I'm having a hard time trying to diagnose myself. Here's a description of the problem: When you start the car with the ...
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2006 Lexus GX470: Convert navigation model to non-navigation?

Is it possible to replace the touch-screen nav/climate/audio system with the non-touch, non-GPS version? My research tells me the wiring harnesses are (very) different. Has anyone successfully made ...
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Impact of conventional clutch A/C compressor vs. Variable swash plate on the efficiency of an engine

I am looking to expand my knowledge on the matter of impact in engine efficiency by using a traditional electromagnetic clutch A/C compressor, vs. the variable swash or "wobble" plate type compressors....
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Do cars with automatic climate control still have a blower resistor?

Our car is a Renault Clio 3 from 2008 with automatic climate control, with automatic temperature, like we set the temperature to 20 degrees Celsius and it'll adjust automatically to match. It has ...
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99 Envoy no heat from heater

I have a 99 GMC Envoy and the heater is not working. One heater hose is hot the other is cold? Is there a valve on this model?
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1998 Mercury Sable LS Climate Control - AC stuck on?

My girlfriend's 1998 Mercury Sable LS has climate control. You set the temperature and it decides whether to heat or cool the interior. Problem is, it is always running the AC. Even if I turn on it ...
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Where is the air hose from the manifold located on a 2006 jeep liberty?

I have no heat at idle in my jeep liberty and I'm hoping to just repair as a temp fix.
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Best routine for making a frozen car driveable

With temperatures below zero it's always difficult to get going even if the engine itself starts without hiccups and I'd like to know what to do better so that I don't need to wait ten minutes before ...
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2003 Yukon Climate Control Panel has no power

None of the buttons on climate control (power, fan, defrost, etc.) do anything. The red and blue on the dials is lit up but the display that shows the temp and fan speed is blank. Could this have ...
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What is this small vent?

I own a kia and noticed this vent as part of the dash around the climate control. I looked in the user manual but there is no labels attached to it. Does anyone know what it's for? Thanks
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Does AC usage change based on blower speed?

As an example, my 2004 Honda CRV has air conditioning that is controlled by three controls: on/off button, blower speed knob, temperature knob. The blower speed knob affects the speed of the blower, ...
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Golf mk4 climate control show speed instead of outside temperature

I know you can change climate control to show current speed when you enter diagnose mode but it gets reset after ignition restart and also you cant adjust your temperature or something like that while ...
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2014 Honda CRV Air Recycling Light

My recycling air light comes on intermittently. My salesman says that's normal, the car knows when it needs to shut off air from the outside. Mighty smart car, but then it's a Honda. Is he blowing ...
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Wet conditions cause heat to come on full blast

Our 2006 Honda Odyssey minivan has a weird behavior with the climate control. When it is very wet, the heat only comes out at full blast when turned on, regardless of what the temperature is set to....
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Blend Door Motor/Actuator install 2002 Excursion/Super Duty/F350

History: I have the Automatic Temperature Controls or EATC. My blend door motor was dying when I bought the vehicle. You could hear it making a thump-thump like a gear missing and it wouldn't go into ...
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How does automatic air conditioner work? 2 scenarios

My question is this: When you have your automatic air/heat working and you set the temperature to say, 76, is it that: The system should blow out whatever temperature air it needs to to bring the ...
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96 Volkswagon climate control wont work [closed]

We were driving down the road and all the sudden a puff of smoke came from ignition area, and the climate control stopped working. It has no power at all. I have checked relays, checked fuses, even ...
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Audi A4 B5 (1995) climate control/heater/blower problem

The climate control was nuts all the time since I bought the car few years ago. I have the air conditioning liquid filled. The mechanics said, the pipes are all in good shape, but something is wrong, ...