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Hi there,
I was wondering if anyone knew how to disable the Air Conditioning "auto-on" feature (maybe it's on the LE only??). What I mean by "auto-on" is that when you turn on the vehicle, the air conditioning is automatically turned on, so I have to turn it off each time I get in. That can't be good for the A/C motor to have it on all the time, especially when you don't need it (i.e. Alberta winters). Is there a jumper or dip switch somewhere?
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Sorry, I don't know Canadian trims, but if LE are like this:



Push the center of the right dial, that will turn off the A/C.

If it's not the same, I'm shure there's a way to turn it off, for Economy purposes.
 

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Yes, it is the same on the Canadian version, but the A/C defaults to 'on' at vehicle startup. So, even though I always turn the A/C off after starting the vehicle, at vehicle startup, it "forgets" that it's last state was "A/C = off" and turns the A/C on (and the A/C motor starts up).

I want to know how to make the default state for A/C = 'off' instead of 'on'

Is this just my vehicle that does this? Does anyone else's LE do this?
 

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nothing to worry about

pookczek said:
Yes, it is the same on the Canadian version, but the A/C defaults to 'on' at vehicle startup. So, even though I always turn the A/C off after starting the vehicle, at vehicle startup, it "forgets" that it's last state was "A/C = off" and turns the A/C on (and the A/C motor starts up).

I want to know how to make the default state for A/C = 'off' instead of 'on'

Is this just my vehicle that does this? Does anyone else's LE do this?

If you look on page 4-7 in the Owner's Manual, it will explain why the a/c comes on....to help defog your windows...hope that helps....
 

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FWIW, my wife's '99 Accord works this way too. If you switch on the fan after first starting up, or the fan was left switched on while starting, the A/C always kicks in. The rationale is that drier air defogs better. Another comment I've heard is that it's better to run the A/C compressor regularly, even during the winter, to keep the seals in the system from shrinking.
 

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...the a/c will not come on at all (other than when you start the car, and then turn it off) if it is above a certain temperature.... :) like today for example.
 

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...the a/c will not come on at all (other than when you start the car, and then turn it off) if it is above a certain temperature.... :) like today for example.
It's not supposed to come on until it's above 3C outside, but mine does. It was -9C this morning - the A/C came on when I had the defrost setting on. I guess I'll need to make a trip to my friendly, neighborhood service department.
 

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My understanding is the A/C on the LE (with Auto temp) will always come on if left in any of the defrost modes to dehumidify.

It was -13C today and my A/C came on in Defrost.

If left in any other mode other than Defrost the A/C will not come on.

I don't think your system is defective :rolleyes:
 

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ViperZ said:
My understanding is the A/C on the LE (with Auto temp) will always come on if left in any of the defrost modes to dehumidify.

It was -13C today and my A/C came on in Defrost.

If left in any other mode other than Defrost the A/C will not come on.

I don't think your system is defective :rolleyes:
Oh, sorry - I thought the manual said that it had to be a temp of 3C or above for the A/C to automatically come on.
 

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So, what is the final conclusion on this topic? anyone? I am also still puzzled by this issue. We just picked up out XTrail last week and I am starting to not like this vehicle with all this little nuisances. Still, I want to give it a chance.

- XTrailer
 
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