Heater Hotter Now Compressor

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Tue Jan 25 19:41:44 EST 2005

The compressor will run all the time, with Ign on, if the supression diode
in the AC relay driving it is shorted, one of two failure modes for this
component.  You can replace the diode in the relay with a 50V,2A or better
diode from Radio Shack for about $0.25.  BTDT.


> From: Brice2004 at webtv.net (Brice Warnick)
> Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 23:59:06 -0600
> To: 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: Heater Hotter Now Compressor
> After checking everything else I unplugged the compressor and started
> getting really hot air.
> Phil pointed me in this direction.
> What is weird is that I got no error codes on the control head.
> What is the most logical culprit for the compressor running all the
> time?
> Also I found that my fan kicks on right away.
> So I probably have a bad fan switch or resistor pack. I tried
> disconnecting it from the positive at the 80 amp fuse and turned the car
> on minus the fan and the overflow tank started to really heat up so it
> reconnected it.  
> So I had the compressor and the fan running constantly. Now I have the
> compressor off and the fan running constantly and am getting really hot
> air.  
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