[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]

Climate Control Problem

I always used the economy setting during the winter and it worked very
nice.  On long trips, colder air came out of the vents and it
maintained the temperature inside the car at a comfortable level.  I
left the auto mode only for the summer.

1991 200TQ no more
1993 S4 next week.
   Date: Tue, 2 Feb 93 11:17:07 EST
   From: David.Tahajian@east.sun.com (David Tahajian - Sun BOS Software)
   Content-Length: 1882

   Hi Peter:

   First, don't blame Audi entirely, the automatic climate control
   system is really a General Motors unit, which Audi used
   just for the US market... guess we're too lazy to use the 
   manual system.

   As a short term solution, try using the "Economy" setting
   instead of "auto" for heating your car. It would be 
   interesting to see if you get the same problem.
   Note that in the winter, I just use "economy" or "defrost",
   and in the summer, I just use "auto" for the A/C.

	   -dave t.

   ----- Begin Included Message -----

   >From pgt@keps.com Tue Feb  2 11:03:50 1993
   X-Mailer: *Cinetic Mail Manager V2.1
   Reply-To: pgt@keps.com
   From: pgt@keps.com (Peter Tracy)
   To: quattro@aries.East.Sun.COM ()
   Cc: pgt@keps.com
   Subject: Climate Control Problem
   Content-Length: 1068
   X-Lines: 33

   I have a problem with the climate control on my
   1990 200. It does not always modulate the temperature
   properly, particularly on long trips. When the 
   setting is on Auto, hot air comes out the dash
   vents(as well as elsewhere) and keeps making the car hotter
   and hotter. If I put it into Bi-Level, air does
   not seem to come out the dash vents. My guess
   is that the vacuum motors moving flaps in the
   heater are malfunctioning.

   I have the workshop manual and it has an impressive
   debugging sequence, which I have not had time to
   go through yet.

   Anyone have experience or thoughts on where to look?
   Anyone know where to observe the operation of the
   flaps as pictured in the manual? Are they under the
   dash or on the firewall? The manual forgot to tell
   where to look (at least I could not find it).

   Thanks in advance.

	    Peter Tracy
	    KEPS, Inc.
	    164 Lexington Roa
	    Billerica, MA 01821

	    Internet:   pgt@keps.com
	    CompuServe: 76500,2535

   ----- End Included Message -----