[s-cars] AUTO button on Climate Control

Robert Rossato bob.rossato_af at cox.net
Mon Oct 9 12:11:59 EDT 2006

Because we all know that it's not the heat, it's the humidity that matters.  And if you put it on Auto it will turn on the AC to control the humidity as a default.  Granted, on 50-60F days there isn't a lot of humidity.  Unless it's raining, in which case you want the AC to clear your windshield.

The system will definitely not turn on the AC on a subzero day, unless something is wrong.  To avoid freeze up of the AC system, the AC compressor will not kick on if the ambiet temperature is below the 40-42F range.

So, your Climate Control is working properly.  Just hit the snowflake if you want to shut it off.


---- JR <audiurs4 at mailforce.net> wrote: 
> Here's something that has been bugging me since I bought this car, but 
> not enough to bring it to the front of my brain where I might ask why 
> until now:  Why does the AUTO button on my climate control control panel 
> ALWAYS turn the A/C compressor on?  I can set the temp to HI (well above 
> 80) on a subzero outside day and it will ALWAYS light up the snowflake 
> and turn on the A/C compressor when I press it.  I would think that it 
> would simply adjust the A/C, heater and fan so as to achieve the 
> temperature that I select, but if I select a hot temperature or if it's 
> cold outside, why the A/C compressor?  Is this normal or is my CC system 
> wacky?
> JR
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