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JohnAlways

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Re: Air con not working, thoughts?
« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2018, 11:50:33 AM »
I'm like John A. I put mine on recirc when starting off in the heat and once car has warmed (in the engine) and cooled in the cabin change to fresh air coming in.

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Re: Air con not working, thoughts?
« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2018, 05:19:33 PM »
Well that was easy.  Regassed and freezing heading home. ;D

Unfortunately too easy.  Had the temp at 16, freezing air, put it up to 20, still freezing for about 5 minutes then got warmer & warmer up to ambient.  Cranked it down to 16c, no change.  Hmmmmmm, that was a waste of money thought I.  Then 5 mins later (had switched to Auto but that didnít make any immediate change) it went cold as a cold thing, only to warm up after a few minutes.

Will try it again tomorrow on 2 short trips (only 6 miles/20 mins) and see how it behaves.


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Re: Air con not working, thoughts?
« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2018, 06:18:34 PM »
Auto may or may not have the aircon working, probably more reliable to select it to on, and see what happens. Especially if you opt to have the airflow down towards the feet, and wear sandles  :o

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Re: Air con not working, thoughts?
« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2018, 06:37:19 PM »
Thatís what Iím going to try, ish.  Leave it on 16c and pointed at my face, then will easily feel what is going on.  See if it cuts in & out.  On Sunday when SWMBO was doing a 10 hour drive it didnít cut in at all, was getting a bit toastie for most of that.

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Re: Air con not working, thoughts?
« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2018, 04:05:28 PM »
Deffo doesnít work, warm enough today to tell.  SWMBO doesnít want to play parts roulette so just going to live with it for now.  Worse case senario it gets super scorchio, SWMBO uses my 11 year old GD and I use my Disco.  Now thatís a hot summer guaranteed!!!!  :o

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Re: Air con not working, thoughts?
« Reply #35 on: May 23, 2018, 04:11:49 PM »
I can sympathise. I would give my left b***ock for A/C. Last Saturday's drive was a scorcher, and I will need to apologise to my driving instructor on Friday, if the weather turns out as forecast.
The thing is, I have been driving for 53 years and only ever had A/C from 2007 to 2016. Must have made me soft!

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Re: Air con not working, thoughts?
« Reply #36 on: May 30, 2018, 08:31:38 PM »
NJ (New Jazz as opposed to OJ/Old Jazz) is going into a local garage tomorrow to look into the no AC malarkie, will update when they find the problem.👍

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Re: Air con not working, thoughts?
« Reply #37 on: May 30, 2018, 09:00:28 PM »
AC works fine for me, and was very handy for the summer just gone. I have permanently cold hands, and my gripe is I can't get warm air through the centre dash vents and the side vents at the same time in a Jazz. In my civic I could, and would point the vents at my hands on the wheel. Now I have the choice of warming one hand at a time or wearing driving gloves (shudder)

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Re: Air con not working, thoughts?
« Reply #38 on: May 31, 2018, 04:41:07 PM »
AC works fine for me, and was very handy for the summer just gone. I have permanently cold hands, and my gripe is I can't get warm air through the centre dash vents and the side vents at the same time in a Jazz. In my civic I could, and would point the vents at my hands on the wheel. Now I have the choice of warming one hand at a time or wearing driving gloves (shudder)
Which reminds me that my Austin Maestro could provide cool fresh air through the dashboard vents at the same time as providing warm air for the windscreen and feet. None of my more recent vehicles have been able to do this. Progress?

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Re: Air con not working, thoughts?
« Reply #39 on: June 03, 2018, 04:39:41 PM »
Well it went into a local garage I use and they had a good look.  It seems the AC comes on, then decides itís going to switch off and stay off.  When I drove it the few miles home the AC was cold as a cold thing.  Today it started cold and then warmed up to ambient.  Thy thought there was a sensor that was playing up and needed either a new AC pump at £625 (plus regassing) with no guarantee that thatís the issue, or in the heater box in the dash which would need the dash out with costs unknown, no thanks.  SWMBO has made the executive decision to live without AC, we donít want to get into expensive parts roulette.

Now thatís us guaranteed to have a scorchio summer.  :o

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Re: Air con not working, thoughts?
« Reply #40 on: June 06, 2018, 07:57:29 PM »
Could it be a faulty relay? I know Honda had a problem with a batch of Omron relays.

Iím not normally a fan (no pun intended!) of just replacing parts but for around £20 it might be worth it.

Hope you get it sorted.

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