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Get an insulating blanket for at least your windshield. You place this over the windshield at night, and it prevents frost from forming. The windscreen is the most difficult to get ice-free, so this usually reduces the time to get the car ice-free by half. These can be bought in auto supply shops. There are also blankets that go over all windows. Edit: ...


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It's an interior temperature sensor for cars with automatic A/C. This is on my car, a Mitsubishi Lancer it's not in the same location but it serves the same purpose.


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I also have a 2014 Escape, and the reason for this is actually explained in the owners manual. The section under "Recirculated air", on. p.104, says the following: Note: Recirculated air may turn off automatically (or be prevented from turning on) in all airflow modes except MAX A/C to reduce risk of fogging. Recirculated air may also turn on and off ...


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AC load absolutely varies with blower speed. On most modern vehicles (like your CRV, without an orifice tube) the amount of liquid refrigerant metered into the evaporator is controled by a Thermal Expansion Valve, or "TXV". The TXV takes it's cue from the temperature of the evaporator core. Here's a great desciption of (stationary) TXV operation Critical ...


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Most diesel engines have block heaters for cold weather starting. This helps ease of starting, but also keeps the coolant at a higher than ambient temperature which helps reduce time to warm the interior of the car. If your car does not have one, it is something that can be added. In cold weather conditions it is also important to have the interior of the ...


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It will blow heat/cold out to get to the desired temperature, then reduce the fan. It won't spit out the exact air temp, but will get closer to it as the temp in the cabin gets to the desired temp. There is a blend door which can vary the heat/cold as needed to maintain the temp. This is how my '06 Silverado with auto temp control works. Other vehicle brands ...


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Has it got the clutchless compressor or the clutch equipped one (have a look in the engine bay and tell me if there's a wire coming from the compressor's pulley or a wire coming from the compressor's back)? If yours is the clutch equipped one first check if the front part of the pulley (the clutch hub) is rotating when AC is on. If not, bring out a ...


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Ensure that your washer fluid is filled with appropriate temperature rated screen wash so that it does not freeze. What I find helps is to decant a small amount of this screenwash into a Trigger Spray Bottle / Mister Trigger Bottle and keep it handy. Instead of trying to scrape the ice from the outside of the windows, mist it with a liberal spray from this ...


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Has anyone messed with your A/C or Freon recently? If the compressor turns on then instantly stops it could be either you are lacking freon or there is too much in the line. If you over charge most compressors will turn off if it notices the pressure is above a certain limit. When it gets hot outside it also causes the pressure to rise which can cause this ...


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Make sure that there is not any Trash between your condenser and radiator. Leaves and grass will prevent it from cooling properly and thus making the pressure rise to a point where it will cut off automatically.


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Your air re-circulation does not automatically come on. Your salesperson is blowing smoke up your kilt. The air re-circulation is controlled manually only. This would be a warranty item.


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My guess is that the ACC temperature sensor is getting wet, confusing it into thinking the interior is colder than it really is. If you have an "interior temp" reading on your dash, it probably uses the same sensor. See that it shows about 58 when wet and normal temperature when dry. If that's the case... find the sensor! If you don't have a service ...


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Afaik, the answer is no. Sorry. The climate control diagnostics mode was meant to be used for quick checks if no diagnostic cable is available. There is no possibility to turn it on permanently.


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From my understanding, the occupants cannot control the actual pressures (and thus temperatures) produced my the AC system, nor can the occupants change the state of the expansion valve. It is my understanding that auto AC systems (which I have little experience with) work similarly to commercial building HVAC (which I have a bit of experience with). The ...


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Does it make a difference what area the air is focused on? I know some cars will force the AC on when you have the window selected. The A/C dries out the air, which makes it absorb moisture better and defog the window faster. Check with it pointed just at the footwell to see if it makes a difference. Otherwise, my best guess would be the sensor. Usually, ...


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Every web site said it was impossible. It is possible though, and surprising simple in theory. I successfully converted my 2006 GX470 from navigation to non-navigation with an after-market double-din stereo head unit. But, the process requires specific parts, and some specific steps. Because mine happened over almost a year, with much trial and error, I will ...


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According to this link if you can find a non-nav unit from the same year (though 03-09 seem to be interchangeable), you should be able to swap the hvac (heating, ventilation, AC) controls directly into your dash and have full control of the air flow. I've found a couple examples on eBay that should fit (example 2). If you're not comfortable doing this work ...


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Sounds like there is a problem with your temperature (blend) door within the heating ventilation air conditioning (HVAC) system. Here's a sketch... It sounds like the controller for the hot/cool blend door (which routes air to the hot heater core) is not fully closing when it should be. You are getting hot air off the heater core overwhelming the A/C ...


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Wipe it with a towel of soap-water solution as it can take away the sugary content. Once done, you can use a hair dryer with mild temp.


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I don't really know Fiesta but found similar case on polish Ford forum. There is one particular info that might be very useful. I'll try to translate, maybe it would show you the right direction. Recently, the ability to change the airflow has stopped working for me. The central airflow was left and it could not be changed either on the legs or on the ...


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I don't find a valve for this model in any parts lists, so it is likely your heater core is blocked/plugged, or the coolant level is too low to properly circulate. First, check that you have enough coolant in the system. If there is enough coolant, then there are a number of ways to try to clear the heater core. It is up to you how you want to attempt it. ...


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I hope this helps someone out there with a similar problem. After a LOT of research, we found out there is simply no way this can be fixed without purchasing a new DVD drive. Which we did. But, unfortunately, you can't get a new one. We got a second-hand one installed and it seems to work now. All of this cost us around $700. Including the WRONG one ...


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I do pretty much what you do, but I also make sure that I am pulling in fresh air from the outside and not recirculating air, which seems to help a lot with regards to mist & condensation forming inside the windshield. My guess is that my breath, and snow or ice on your shoes melting next to where the recirculation in-duct is, both increase internal ...


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There are two states to consider, the A/C on state and A/C off state. In the off state the cycling clutch is far more efficient. The engine only has to spin an extra bearing. This is compared to spinning the whole swash plate along with all the friction it brings internal to the compressor. In the on state it's far less clear cut. The swash plate changes ...


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Google for "bmw e320i heater control valve" when the air con regulates the temperature, it opens and closes the valve. If the valve sticks, it may just give cold or hot air. When this happens, you may be able to check the voltage at the valve connector to see if it is getting the correct input. There may be connection problems also. Usually cycling between ...


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Ok. So, I'm a little embarrassed since this solution was simple. Here's what I figured out: You'll notice, if you're reading / attempting this, that running a self test of your EATC (by pressing Floor+Off Simultaneously, releasing and then pressing Automatic button within a second or two.) will likely generate a 6622 error code (Blend Door Malfunction.) ...


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An excerpt from the owner manual for the 2014 CRV Controlling the source of air The Recirculation Button controls the source of the air going through your climate control system. When in Recirculation Mode, air from the vehicle's interior is recirculated through the system. Use this mode when driving through smoky or dusty conditions, or when you need ...


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An Audi scanner, VCDS from Ross-Tech.com, will show up any electronic faults on your AirCon. Time and time again though, the symptoms you describe can be put down to the AirCon thermostat.


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