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ECON & AUTO on together??

pazaz Mar 17, 2011

  1. pazaz

    pazaz Member

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    When I put my climate control on the ECON light stays on too??

    If I hold the ECON button in the ECON light goes out. As soon as I release the button them ECON light comes back on.

    Is this right?

    cheers..
     
  2. Smoothie

    Smoothie Active Member

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    Press auto, or a directional button
     
  3. pazaz

    pazaz Member

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    When I press AUTO Nothing happens.

    When I press a directional button the AUTO light goes off and ECON light stays on.
     
  4. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    ECON light being illuminated means the AC is off.

    The fact it wont turn off indicates your AC is broken.
     
  5. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    yeah it should turn off when you put it in auto and if you push the econ button get it looked at
     
  6. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Check your fuses as this can happen if one blows.
     
  7. Smoothie

    Smoothie Active Member

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    On the facelift climate, ECON has become A/C

    So does this still mean that AUTO illuminated is A/C on?
     
  8. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Auto will illuminate when none of the directional air buttons are on iirc.
     
  9. pazaz

    pazaz Member

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    Bugger!! Checked my fuses and they are all ok.

    Would this show up a a fault code if I took it to a garage to diagnose the part that needs replacing?
     
  10. pazaz

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    spoke to a automotive air con specialist today who confirmed it might need re-gassing (£30) to sort this fault out.

    Any body know if this is sounds about right?
     
  11. pazaz

    pazaz Member

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    spoke to a automotive air con specialist today who confirmed it might need re-gassing (£30) to sort this fault out.

    Any body know if this is sounds about right?
     
  12. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    £30 isnt bad at all for a regas.

    Have you had car scanned as yet?
     
  13. markie A3

    markie A3 Member

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    Would vcds cover heating and cooling faults? Mine has no fault codes, yet won't cool the car, so does this mean it needs re gas or a leak sorting if any?
     
  14. pazaz

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    If it does I will get it scanned first

    Is re gasin an easy process then?
     
  15. NHN

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    Regas is easy with the right tools yes, depends on the fault tbh, but it can show some sensor/climate issue & as for does it need regassing, need to take to somewhere with kit & they can check if it needs doing.
     
  16. jfow

    jfow Member

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    Yeh it just needs the Gas re-filling its unlikely it will be anything else.

    £30 is a great price, takes about an hour...
     

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