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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-28-2009, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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AC problem (I searched)

Hey Y'all

I have not posted for a while, but I was pushed to it by a peculiar new problem:

- my AC sometimes shuts off on its own.

It seems to only do it when I do not have recirculate on, but I have not been able to ascertain a pattern yet.

Basically, I have AC on, it works fine, then the green light goes off, and the AC turns off. Pushing the AC button does nothing until I turn the whole system off (Fan speed off) and back on. Then, I can resume the AC with no problem.

I know this seems electronic .. but I am hoping this has been encountered before .. and I can diagnose / fix it outside the dealership.

I am in Texas now - AC is irreplacable down here

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-28-2009, 02:40 AM
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Re: AC problem (I searched)

I had a similar problem. It turned out to be the fan speed switch. I replaced mine & now it's fine. I may have also repaired my old one, but I have not tested it. I got a complete control panel off of ebay.

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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-15-2009, 10:08 PM
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Re: AC problem (I searched)

So does anyone know...
1. How to get to this switch
2. Where to get one
3. How much they cost
4. Plug and use

Thanks

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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-20-2009, 01:41 PM
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Re: AC problem (I searched)

Any updates on this?? My 2005 seems to have exactly the same problem...
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-26-2009, 04:40 PM
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Re: AC problem (I searched)

Same issue here. Mine will turn off for a minute or two and then kick back on... Does it on fresh air or recirculate.
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-01-2009, 09:56 AM
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Re: AC problem (I searched)

I have the same issue. A local mechanic also informed me that it was my switch shorting out. I'm going to try calling around junkyards, etc. to see if I can find a panel for sale.

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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-15-2009, 04:01 PM
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Re: AC problem (I searched)

Well mine is going out too, same problem.
Just a bit hotter in AZ and no tint windows, lol.

Any updates on this?
[quote author=fihner32 link=topic=143379.msg3126391#msg3126391 date=1242439723]
So does anyone know...
1. How to get to this switch
2. Where to get one
3. How much they cost
4. Plug and use

Thanks
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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-08-2009, 09:11 PM
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Re: AC problem (I searched)

My 2005 just started doing this too. Not too bothersome, though, and I'm glad to hear it's just a shorted switch and not the compressor going bad or anything. Weird coincidence, if the 2005's are suddenly doing this.
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-16-2009, 03:03 PM
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[quote author=willdude link=topic=143379.msg3217338#msg3217338 date=1247101870]
My 2005 just started doing this too. Not too bothersome, though, and I'm glad to hear it's just a shorted switch and not the compressor going bad or anything. Weird coincidence, if the 2005's are suddenly doing this.
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My 04 is doing something very similar to this. I will have to call the stealership and see how much a switch costs!!

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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-18-2009, 12:54 PM
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Re: AC problem (I searched)

anybody have a part # for this or a confirmation that replacing the fan switch worked for them?
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