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Old 06-20-2008, 10:06 PM   #1
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Default 05 LGT Climate Control?

Wife is complaining that no matter how she tries adjusting the climate control, it maintains temperature by alternating freezing blasts with warm blasts of air (even with recirc on). In other vehicles with climate control, I've never really noticed the transitions that regulate the temperature at the setpoint. Does this sound normal?
On earlier Legacy models we have owned you simply pushed the AC button and turned one dial for temperature and another for fan speed. She actually prefers that to the way the current model works. Any ideas what could be wrong if this not typical for this model?
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Old 06-23-2008, 12:34 PM   #2
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No other LGT (Ltd, if that makes a difference) owners noticing anything unusual about the way the climate control works?
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Old 06-23-2008, 12:50 PM   #3
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Its a well documented annoyance with the climate control. There was / is a huge thread on Legacygt.com about it. Not sure if its gotten any better from the 06+, but many people have complained.

Its the compressor cycling itself so it doesn't freeze over. All cars do this to some extent, its just much more pronounced on the LGT. There were many suggestions to try and make it better, but none of them worked for me when i had the car.

Its certainly one feature i won't miss.
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:24 PM   #4
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Yeah, I feel like I'm always messing with the dial(s) to make the temperature "feel" right, and not be blowing like crazy.

Its usually not so bad once you find the right spot for the day (or segment of day).
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:17 PM   #5
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I had no idea the ACC was such an issue with these cars. Thanks for the insight and links.
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:52 PM   #6
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havent noticed that on my legacy, had it since January
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:15 PM   #7
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I turned up all the vents in my 05 LGT so they do not blow directly at me. You don't need it blasting at you to keep the right temp. It works but I agree, the hot and cold blasts got to be annoying.
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:13 PM   #8
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It does it on mine....very annoying!!
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:15 PM   #9
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Never used the A/C portion of the climate control enough to notice this... interesting fact though.
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Old 07-04-2008, 12:32 PM   #10
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I turned up all the vents in my 05 LGT so they do not blow directly at me. You ...
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This is the solution. I have always done it this way and it works really well.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:53 PM   #11
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I am going to find a Legacy or outback (N/A) climate control and then run a Pioneer D3 or watever the new one is instead of the crappy 6disk and HVAC
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Old 07-09-2008, 12:41 PM   #12
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^^ I'm not sure what this is going to do for you. My 06 Legacy 2.5i (non-auto climate control) cycles the A/C on/off just like the auto climate control cars. I've had it back to the dealership a few times for this issue, and it's 'normal'.
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Old 07-10-2008, 01:03 AM   #13
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So i can get an aftermarket HU in there
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:53 PM   #14
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^^ Gotcha. I thought that you were trying to solve the A/C issue by changing out the controls.
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