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    Climate Control Unit - Turn Air Con off? HI/LO display?

    Merry christmas to all, not sure if it is snowing for any of you guys too?

    Just wondered if anyone knew whether you can manually turn the Air Con off but still use blowers/fans?

    I have seen HI and LO displayed on pics but not sure what this means?

    I have also witnessed Sandip changing settings on the Climate Control panel to show Engine Coolant Temp on the Climate Control display and have found the instructions for that so will be having a go myself!

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    Press the econ button!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sportstractor View Post
    Press the econ button!
    Is that it really? I have a few times but wasn't sure. Haven't got the manual at my place at the mo

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    It won't run once the frost warning symbol appears in the DIS anyway... 5deg or less and the aircon compressor turns off automatically...

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    On our avant we leave it on ECON most of the time anyway. If i need AC then i'll turn it on. Seems completely stupid that by default it runs the AC compressor all the time, even if its cold and trying to warm the car up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poke13 View Post
    Is that it really? I have a few times but wasn't sure. Haven't got the manual at my place at the mo
    Yes econ obviously means economy. Just stops the compressor from running. Didn't realise that it stopped below 5degrees though. I always leave mine on ECON mode to help save fuel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aragorn View Post
    On our avant we leave it on ECON most of the time anyway. If i need AC then i'll turn it on. Seems completely stupid that by default it runs the AC compressor all the time, even if its cold and trying to warm the car up!
    True, it should be better.

    Did they ever fit auxiliary heating on a3/s3?
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    Well the ECON seems to be working a treat but I have had no luck fiddling with the panel to show engine coolant temps/speed etc.

    Anyone else had any look with this? It must be possible as Sandip did it in my car.

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    Hold recirc and press the up arrow, the display will change to 1c. you can then use temp +/- controls to select which channel you'd like to view, 49c is coolant temp for instance, then press recirc to display the value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aragorn View Post
    Hold recirc and press the up arrow, the display will change to 1c. you can then use temp +/- controls to select which channel you'd like to view, 49c is coolant temp for instance, then press recirc to display the value.
    Thanks for that aragorn!! I will be giving that a go!

 

 

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