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If you have both dials set to "auto" do you still need to have the aircon button activated or will the car automatically switch the aircon on and off when it needs to? (the light never seems to go on or off by itself)

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It needs to be on. It will then switch it on and off as needed (the light will stay on all the time)

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As far as i know, you'll need to keep the button activated (light on), as it won't turn itself on or off like that, but it will adjust the fan speed etc as it requires.

I tend to leave mine on all the time (except when i'm smoking, as stale smoke in the aircon system stinks for weeks!)

Stu

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DOH!

got beaten to it, and by a shorter post too!

Stu

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Thanks. The manual doesn't really make this clear (and the car still seems to blow hot and cold even when the aircon light is off).

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It will work just like a normal hot/cold fan when the AC isn't turned on, so it will blow hot/cold air, it just wont be AC hot/cold air!! :P

Stu

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Ok

Both dials to auto,

jump into the car on a cold morning and the fans don't kick in with hot air with the temp dial up.

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Ok

Both dials to auto,

jump into the car on a cold morning and the fans don't kick in with hot air with the temp dial up.

?????????????????????????

Have you let the car warm up first?

I've noticed that sometimes I need to adjust the temperature dial up or down to get the aircon to do it's job properly (my previous car had fully automatic climate control that I could just leave on 22C and it would perform perfectly all the time - the IS200 seems to need a little coaxing).

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This happens with the air con off.

If I set the dial to blow air to any other place, ie not auto, then the warm air belts out, but when on auto there's nothing, no blow no heat!

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It won't switch the fans on until there is warm air. No point to just blowing freezing cold air around.

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Even if you set the temperature to the maximum or minimum? Mine goes mad if you do this... on Auto, Auto, with Aircon lit, turn the temperature to the lowest setting - the car will switch to re-circulate, then kick out freezing cold air from all vents.

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The min and max settings are basically cold as poss and hot as poss.

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The min and max settings are basically cold as poss and hot as poss.

and good for blowing all the cobwebs out of the vents. :D

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Yep, and if you don't have the air locatiopn dial set to auto for a while, then put it onto the vents, you'll get a gobful of them! As i found out a couple of days ago! :P

Stu

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for some reason my need to set the temp to 18c before i get any cool air with the air con on auto, any setting above 18c is warm air for anythings upto 30 mins, before i get any cold air through the air con, think i need to regas the air con guys?

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I seem to have the opposite "feature". I need to set the temp high (25/26C) sometimes to stop it blowing cold air even after the engine has been running for 15 minutes or more.

I just assumed that the aircon on the IS200 is not something you can just leave alone and let it do it's own thing, sometimes it requires a bit of tweeking.

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