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Air Con only really cold on passenger side

JohnnieWalker Sep 14, 2020 at 4:48 PM

  1. JohnnieWalker

    JohnnieWalker Registered User

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    Hi all, I noticed today that the air conditioning in my car isn't very effective, which I guess could be a number of things, but that the air coming out of the vents on the passenger side was much colder than it was on the drivers side.

    I set the temp to "LO" and also to Auto, as this seems to give the best cooling.

    Is there a likely or well known cause for this? I have read about the HVAC valves getting stuck, but this seems to cause hot air to be blown in the cabin at all times, and I don't have that problem.

    Can anyone suggest anything?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    When was the last time the system serviced? My guess is the gas is low or the compressor is on it's way out.
     
  4. JohnnieWalker

    JohnnieWalker Registered User

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    Thanks for replying, to be honest I don't know when the AC was last checked/serviced, got the car earlier this year.

    Looks like I'll need to get it looked at by an AC technician.

    The last time I had a mobile AC recharge service it turned out to be a broken compressor, so I spent £50 for nothing :(

    At least this time I know the compressor is at least doing something as there is some cold air.

    I know that the AC system does eventually lose pressure, so hopefully it just needs recharging.
     

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