Just as the warm weather's returned, my air con stopped working this morning :(
It's been behaving a bit strangely for the last 3-4 weeks, whereby for the first few minutes after starting the car, the vents would sometimes blow hot air unless the system is set to LO. In other words, just changing it from LO to 16 was enough to change it from cold to hot (not warm) air. After a few minutes it would sort itself out though. This issue was intermittent and I can't say I'd really noticed it in the last week or so.
However, today it's just stopped making cold altogether, and I can't hear the audible click of the compressor kicking in which I'm sure I could previously. I've checked fuses 1 and 6 - not sure which is the relevant one - but both look fine anyway.
I had it all regassed about 6 months ago, and even a couple of days ago it was icy cold. I guess it could be a leak, but then I would've thought the ECON light would be on all the time (it isn't), as this was the case when the coolant system was emtpy for a few months last year.
Could there be anything else at fault here? It might just be my imagination, but I'm sure the side vents feel a little cooler than the centre ones. I wouldn't describe any of them as cold, but the outer ones are definitely slightly cooler.