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Is it normal for aircon not to work in the cold?

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    baring in mind it was below 0! everytime i hit the ac button it would flash on then turn off, blowers worked fine though.
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    Yup... AC doesn't work at 5deg or below...

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    you'll only notice on the pre facelifts though as the facelifts have econ which is fully automatic ;)
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    What sort of a crazy fool wants the AC on when its 0 degrees outside?
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    to demist? ;)
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    There's more change of you getting ice to form on the inside of the glass! :)
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    I agree!

    Surely A/C will just make it worse! You need heat not more cold!

    I did wish the car had a heated windscreen this morning - like my 10 year old discovery has! Top of the range Audi, out spec'd by a humble £1500 disco!!
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    The air is so cold at 5degreesC or below, it doesn't need the aircon compressor to take the moisture out.
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    its the condensed air that makes your windows defrost better..... ;)
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    yer i wasnt having it on sub freezing aircon hahah generally if you wack on aircon with heat the windows demist alot quicker than without
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    Thats because aircon dehumidifies...But at zero degrees it can't!
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