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dubu8 View Drop Down

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  Quote dubu8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: A/C Gremlin
    Posted: 13-Jun-2018 at 18:27
Hey Wassup w8ers

Started trying to get my A/C working since it's summer time and I would like to drive my Black on Black w8 without roasting too much.

Here's what i go so far:

1. A/C wasn't working
2. A/C was seized or spinning (i forget but it's the worst of the two meaning it's finished)
3. Air Dryer was full of water
4. Replaced with a used A/C & used Air Dryer
5. Recharged and was working
6. Week later (parked) blowing hot
7. Mechanic diagnosed first thought it was the High Pressure Valve
8. Replaced High Pressure Vale - still not fixed (but covered under extended warranty)
9. Next idea was to replace A/C compressor (sadly denied)
10. Bought a brand new OE A/C and air dryer
11. Installed but now doesn't turn on?
12. Current issue is a ground lead (quoting from bad memory from mechanic)
13. Roughly understood is it works under a manual switch but not automatically via climatronic

Any input guys and gals?
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  Quote Superman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jun-2018 at 00:35
I can't help with an answer but I have input; mine did 1, 5, 6 and 7. I didn't do 8 but instead brought it to the dealer, they said that being low on freon can cause a false code for the high pressure value, so you may have changed that part for no reason, they charged my system and that code went away. They didn't find any leaks and it's been working since. There's also a guy in the W8 Facebook Group that fought his A/C repairs himself and just messed things up more. My advice, bring it to the dealership.
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