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Climate control AUTO lamp not available

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Stevo88, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Stevo88

    Stevo88 New Member

    Jan 4, 2009
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    Just thought I'd share this tip. I recently sold my 55 plate A3 1.9TDI . The day before the sale my air-con packed up. The ECON lamp was on permanently and I was unable to select AUTO. I had the system gas pressure checked which was OK, then the aircon guy said the fault was possibly the pressure switch. I bought one (£14) on the day of the sale ripped off the front bumper left-hand access cover and worked through the gap. I've since found out you can use a crows-foot spanner from the top. Switch unscrews from a Schrader valve so you don't lose system pressure. New switch fitted , everything works again. Car sold that evening. Bought another A3 cos I like them.
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  3. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat
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    Jan 14, 2008
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    Another thing to check for this issue with econ on, are the fuses, as 1 blows & causes the same description :)

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