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Do you use your air con?

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View Poll Results: Do use air con...
Mostly always on all year. 152 72.38%
Only when it's really hot. 44 20.95%
No it does not work and not bothered about it. 8 3.81%
Uses to much fuel, open the window. 2 0.95%
It works but still never use it even if really hot. 4 1.90%
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Old May 19th, 2019, 11:17   #81
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I didn't vote as there's no "Always on Auto" option, but that's my answer.
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I didn't vote as there's no "Always on Auto" option, but that's my answer.
I think that would come under "Mostly always on all year" as that's what the "AUTO" button is.

Something i'm curious about though, as a general thought. Those that voted "It works but still never use it even if really hot." - how do they know it works?
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Old May 19th, 2019, 17:08   #83
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I think that would come under "Mostly always on all year" as that's what the "AUTO" button is.

Something i'm curious about though, as a general thought. Those that voted "It works but still never use it even if really hot." - how do they know it works?
Well to be honest, "mostly always" is a nonsensical term.
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Ok, never been a regular user of the A/C but reading the posts here I've stuck it on auto and we'll see how we go. However, and I'll admit this is a new experience for me, with the A/C on I can hear a loud click from the engine bay over the noise of the engine, regular every few seconds. I have no idea what this is other than perhaps the A/C compressor. Is this normal or may I have a fault. The click stops when the A/C is turned off.
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I can hear a loud click from the engine bay over the noise of the engine, regular every few seconds. I have no idea what this is other than perhaps the A/C compressor. Is this normal or may I have a fault. The click stops when the A/C is turned off.
It's the compressor clutch - it's electromagnetically operated so is either on or off, perfectly normal behaviour. It also shows the system is cycling on and off regularly which suggests it has enough gas in it, if it was low on gas (or you selected an extra low temperature) the clutch would remain engaged until the desired temperature was reached and then disengage.
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When aircon is turned "on", it isn't on all the time...... It's impossible for it to be "on" constantly so just leave aircon on or on auto dependant on your system and let it work as designed.
When it comes to climate control I'm a complete plonker so hopefully someone will be able to help me out. My car is a MY 2006 C70 T5 SE Lux, had about an hours drive this morning. So far the only journey's I've had to make since putting on the A/C & switching to auto have been short. Anyway started the car, blower full blast, temp set to 21 degrees. after 10 or 15 mins blower slowed down, ok there then, I thought. A bit longer into the drive, felt a bit chilly so temp. up to 25 degrees, once warmed up back to 21 degrees. Completed my round trip, traffic surprisingly light this morning, but at no point did the A/C switch off. Is this right or am I not understanding something else about this system?
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When it comes to climate control I'm a complete plonker so hopefully someone will be able to help me out. My car is a MY 2006 C70 T5 SE Lux, had about an hours drive this morning. So far the only journey's I've had to make since putting on the A/C & switching to auto have been short. Anyway started the car, blower full blast, temp set to 21 degrees. after 10 or 15 mins blower slowed down, ok there then, I thought. A bit longer into the drive, felt a bit chilly so temp. up to 25 degrees, once warmed up back to 21 degrees. Completed my round trip, traffic surprisingly light this morning, but at no point did the A/C switch off. Is this right or am I not understanding something else about this system?
That's right, it's like switching your fridge on at home, it's on but the compressor switches on and off to maintain the temperature. Your car is certainly new enough to have a variable displacement compressor so you won't notice it switching on and off and even with the older style constant displacement compressor, you may not notice unless you hear the click or clunk from the compressor clutch.
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That's right, it's like switching your fridge on at home, it's on but the compressor switches on and off to maintain the temperature. Your car is certainly new enough to have a variable displacement compressor so you won't notice it switching on and off and even with the older style constant displacement compressor, you may not notice unless you hear the click or clunk from the compressor clutch.
So even though the A/C switch is showing on (green light), it will actually be switching off and on?
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So even though the A/C switch is showing on (green light), it will actually be switching off and on?
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