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#1 willy j

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 09:17 PM

Hello all, im a proud new owner of a 2010 mkz. Im wondering if anyone can tell me why my a/c is always on when I start the car, if so what can I do to remedy this issue. Thanks to all who are able to help.
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#2 drolds1

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 03:15 AM

1.  I've moved your question to the appropriate forum, i.e., Climate Control.

 

2.  Can you elaborate?  What do you mean by "A/C always on?"  Does it blow cold air instead of hot or is is just 'on?'  It's automatic climate control so it is supposed to on all the time until you disengage it.  The compressor will run as long as the ambient temp is above freezing.



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Posted 15 January 2016 - 08:22 PM

probably low voltage to the hvac control module. I had a battery going bad enough the hcm would lose power on starting, everything else would be fine, but the a/c would default to 75 degrees/full auto aand the temperature out here usually means to get to 75 you need air conditioning. 2010 mkz. just a guess, we'll have to see if he writes back



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 12:44 PM

Hey fellas, I first want to apologize for not replying, actually, all this time since my post ive been checking for replies and started wondering if there was anyone out there till this morning I started navigating the site and thats when I realized that i was going about it all wrong.
Thanks for correcting my post, ill be more aware from now on. Thanks again.
To elaborate further, every time I start the car I have to turn my a/c off. Its really not a big deal but I was wondering how to correct it. I did not get a manual for the car when I bought it. I appreciate all your help and advice.
Thank you very much

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 04:38 PM

It's still not clear to me what's happening.  If you leave the DATC on and you start the car the system is supposed to be on.  It will produce heat or A/C depending on the ambient temp. Of course, the car has to warm up sufficiently in order to produce heat. The A/C light may or may not come on depending on when your car was built.  It's basically a set and forget it system when operating properly.  It will maintain the set temperature year round.  Are you saying that you don't get any heat at all?

 

You can download an owner's manual here.

 

 

 


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 05:26 PM

Well thanks again for replying, im really confused now since this morning it wasnt on.
I am referring to the ac button that illuminates when activated. Up until today ive had to physically turn off the button every time I started my car. Today for the first time I did not have to do that. I understand everything youve explained to me. Everything works just fine as far as heat and air goes, I was just wondering what I could do to correct the "auto" control. I really appreciate your time once again. Thank you.

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 05:30 PM

It's still not clear to me what's happening. If you leave the DATC on and you start the car the system is supposed to be on. It will produce heat or A/C depending on the ambient temp. Of course, the car has to warm up sufficiently in order to produce heat. The A/C light may or may not come on depending on when your car was built. It's basically a set and forget it system when operating properly. It will maintain the set temperature year round. Are you saying that you don't get any heat at all?

You can download an owner's manual here.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 05:31 PM

Btw. Thanks for the link

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 09:17 PM

Well thanks again for replying, im really confused now since this morning it wasnt on.
I am referring to the ac button that illuminates when activated. Up until today ive had to physically turn off the button every time I started my car. Today for the first time I did not have to do that. I understand everything youve explained to me. Everything works just fine as far as heat and air goes, I was just wondering what I could do to correct the "auto" control. I really appreciate your time once again. Thank you.

You really don't have to do anything.  That's the purpose of ACC.  The A/C light wasn't on this a.m. probably due to the ambient air temp.  The compressor won't run below a certain ambient temp. The light comes on when the compressor's running.  The ACC works differently from manual systems you may be used to.  It blends warm and cool air to maintain set temp.  It uses the compressor to do that. Note also that the compressor will engage when you put the front defroster on. It sounds like everything's working just fine on yours.  No need to shut if off unless you don't need heat or A/C.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 09:30 PM

I understand, I did notice the cool air mixed in with the heat this evening and makes complete sense with what you have explained. Thanks again drolds.

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 02:58 AM

Your welcome.








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