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Heat/AC/Fresh Air Flap
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Heat/AC/Fresh Air Flap
- From: email@example.com (Robert D. Houk)
- Date: Wed, 10 Aug 94 17:03:13 -0400
- In-Reply-To: Bob Kunz's message of Wed, 10 Aug 94 9:07:42 MDT
- Reply-To: quattro
- Sender: quattro-owner
> 2. Using the A/C while running heat at defrost works almost like
> magic, it is really effective. I've had it on three previous
> ( yes Japanese ) cars, and really miss it on cold damp days.
My '86 5000s does this (A/C on defrost in the winter). Why doesn't
yours do it? I have the 'newer' control box meaning it has fan speed
override controls for 'low' and 'high' rather than 'Auto low' and
'Cuz Audi knew better back then...
Seriously, the whole thing is [or appears to be] a simple mechanical
system (but who knows what nefarious relays are lurking in inaccessible
nooks and crannies...). Left (temp control lever) turns on AC, right
turns on heat (wire/cable to mechanical valve in engine compartment).
Two levers to control air up (windshield) and down (footwell). Four-
speed fan (with relay control) such that:
ignition (key switch) power activates load-reduction relay;
which activates AC power relay;
passes power to heat/AC four-speed fan switch;
passes power to AC microswitch which:
activates AC dual relay which:
passes power to AC clutch relay/thermostat/switch/etc/soforth;
passes power to heat/AC fan speed "low" irrespective of switch;
passes power to high-speed-radiator-fan (*)
(*) I just rewired this to instead control the high-speed-fan RELAY,
about 8 electrical feet of voltage-dropping wire plus several
dropping connections, all told winning me back about a half-volt to
fan...(and having the interesting -- and, to me, desireable -- side
fect of having the radiator fan current *ONLY* flow through the
tor fan fuse, and not sometimes timeshare with the heat/AC fan
and somewhere amongst that morass of "logic" exists a vacuum servo
which controls the fresh air flap. NOWHERE in any manual/diagram/etc
can I find *ANY* mention of what controls this bloody vacuum servo!
I would presume that one of the above mentioned relays eventually Tees
off to control a vacuum switch to the servo, BUT WHERE???