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Old 22 Sep 2006, 05:04 pm
Steve Mackie
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Default 2006 Civic A/C and Defrost together

When I first got my car every time I put the defrost on, the A/C would come
on with it. It no longer does that, or at least I don't think it does.

Is the A/C light supposed to come on when I put it in defrost or is the A/C
is some sort of stealth mode? I thought the light did come on, but it's been
months since I last used the defrost.

That all being said, I just had the car in for service recently and I'm
thinking they disabled the A/C + Defrost feature. If that's the case, how do
I turn it back on? Or is something like that in the manual?

Steve


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Old 22 Sep 2006, 05:17 pm
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"Steve Mackie" <smackie@eastlink.ca> wrote in message
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> When I first got my car every time I put the defrost on, the A/C would
> come
> on with it. It no longer does that, or at least I don't think it does.
>
> Is the A/C light supposed to come on when I put it in defrost or is the
> A/C
> is some sort of stealth mode? I thought the light did come on, but it's
> been
> months since I last used the defrost.
>
> That all being said, I just had the car in for service recently and I'm
> thinking they disabled the A/C + Defrost feature. If that's the case, how
> do
> I turn it back on? Or is something like that in the manual?
>
> Steve
>
>



I turned on the defrost in my 06 civic the other night, and the AC light did
not come on....I didnt bother reaching up to see if the air was A/C cold,
but it did clear the fog rather quickly....



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Old 22 Sep 2006, 06:24 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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Default Re: 2006 Civic A/C and Defrost together

In article <06ZQg.30790$bf5.1436@edtnps90>,
"Steve Mackie" <smackie@eastlink.ca> wrote:

> When I first got my car every time I put the defrost on, the A/C would come
> on with it. It no longer does that, or at least I don't think it does.
>
> Is the A/C light supposed to come on when I put it in defrost or is the A/C
> is some sort of stealth mode? I thought the light did come on, but it's been
> months since I last used the defrost.


I believe it's in stealth mode. It comes on, but the light doesn't.

AC is necessary for defrosting, down to a certain temperature. Below a
certain temperature, it won't come on even if you hit the button.

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Old 22 Sep 2006, 06:55 pm
Steve Mackie
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Default Re: 2006 Civic A/C and Defrost together

> > When I first got my car every time I put the defrost on, the A/C would
come
> > on with it. It no longer does that, or at least I don't think it does.
> >
> > Is the A/C light supposed to come on when I put it in defrost or is the

A/C
> > is some sort of stealth mode? I thought the light did come on, but it's

been
> > months since I last used the defrost.

>
> I believe it's in stealth mode. It comes on, but the light doesn't.
>
> AC is necessary for defrosting, down to a certain temperature. Below a
> certain temperature, it won't come on even if you hit the button.


This morning I wasn't sure because it was 5C, but this afternoon it was
15C and the light didn't come on.

I can't remember what it was in my Monte Carlo, but I think it wasn't until
the outside temp was below 0C that the compressor wouldn't come on at all,
no matter what you did.

Steve


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Old 22 Sep 2006, 09:39 pm
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Default Re: 2006 Civic A/C and Defrost together

One thing to note per the manual is that once the defroster is on, and
then switched to vent mode, the A/C remains on in "stealth mode". You
need to turn the A/C on and off to disable it.

I would rather see the indicator light on when the compressor is running
whether in defrost of A/C mode.

Check your manual, or was it in the 10 page Honda Civic for dummies (the
quick start guide).

Rick in NH

Steve Mackie wrote:
>>>When I first got my car every time I put the defrost on, the A/C would

>
> come
>
>>>on with it. It no longer does that, or at least I don't think it does.
>>>
>>>Is the A/C light supposed to come on when I put it in defrost or is the

>
> A/C
>
>>>is some sort of stealth mode? I thought the light did come on, but it's

>
> been
>
>>>months since I last used the defrost.

>>
>>I believe it's in stealth mode. It comes on, but the light doesn't.
>>
>>AC is necessary for defrosting, down to a certain temperature. Below a
>>certain temperature, it won't come on even if you hit the button.

>
>
> This morning I wasn't sure because it was 5C, but this afternoon it was
> 15C and the light didn't come on.
>
> I can't remember what it was in my Monte Carlo, but I think it wasn't until
> the outside temp was below 0C that the compressor wouldn't come on at all,
> no matter what you did.
>
> Steve
>
>

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