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Old 10-07-2005, 06:39 PM   #1
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Default Does anyone know how to shut off a/c when the front defogger is on?

I hate when it rains and the front window fogged up and the a/c kicks in... it kill my gas mileage (I'm a broke ass student who does not want to waste gas with th a/c on).

Any advice?
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Old 10-07-2005, 07:00 PM   #2
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It depends on what car/year you have. If you have manual HVAC controls you can follow the info in this thread-
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=148118
If you have the newer automatic controls you are SOL.
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Old 10-07-2005, 07:13 PM   #3
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NOOOO, You want the A/C on. Or else all your windows will fog up. It couldn't possibly kill your gas miledge that bad.
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Old 10-07-2005, 07:50 PM   #4
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I agree, call it "Lighting and Electrical" or something like that.
jeez mulder, you're so cool.
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Old 10-07-2005, 08:01 PM   #5
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jeez mulder, you're so cool.

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Old 10-07-2005, 09:51 PM   #6
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An '05 RS has automatic climate controls, right?
In that case, there's nothing you can do other than hit the A/C button after you turn on the defroster. Why not just do that?
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Old 10-07-2005, 10:04 PM   #7
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jeez mulder, you're so cool.
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Old 10-08-2005, 02:14 AM   #8
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the a/c button does not turn off the a/c on the defogger
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Old 10-08-2005, 02:16 AM   #9
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It does for me; if I switch to the defogger, I just punch the A/C on and off as needed and does in fact engage/disengage the compressor.
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Old 10-08-2005, 09:07 AM   #10
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the a/c button does not turn off the a/c on the defogger
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It does for me; if I switch to the defogger, I just punch the A/C on and off as needed and does in fact engage/disengage the compressor.
Does for me as well... I highly doubt you got a special model, or that it for some reason does not function the same as everyone elses.
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Old 10-08-2005, 02:29 PM   #11
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i hate when it rains , like it has the past 2 FUGGIN DAYS!! and 1 more day to go.. jesus .. my windows fog up liek crazy and i have to put on my a/c to get rid of it obviously, but my car feels sooooooooooooo sluggish and my windows start getting like some other crap on my windows on the outside
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Old 10-08-2005, 03:53 PM   #12
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Hey kcook I hate that, too... I've been meaning to try some Rain-X Anti Fog (if they even still sell it ) to see if I can avoid having the defroster on; it gets pretty humid here in the late summer/early fall and it's annoying.
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Old 10-08-2005, 04:13 PM   #13
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how can the car feel sluggish when the a/c disengages under wot? just floor it. no ac system in the world stays on at wot. not on any car.
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Old 10-08-2005, 10:59 PM   #14
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jeez mulder, you're so cool.
you're quite the little prick, aren't you?
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Old 10-09-2005, 01:43 AM   #15
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how can the car feel sluggish when the a/c disengages under wot? just floor it. no ac system in the world stays on at wot. not on any car.
It does in my '79 trans-am

What I want to know is. A: Why are we driving like maniacs in the rain? And B:... uh.. that's all, just the the crazy rain driving question.
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Old 10-09-2005, 03:06 AM   #16
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rain driving can be pretty fun, but the limit is sooner and the consequenses are worse.
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Old 10-09-2005, 03:46 AM   #17
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On kind of a related note...why doesn't my compressor turn on when I put the air to the defrost and foot position? Kinda lame if I want to dry my wet shoes as well as defog.
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Old 10-09-2005, 05:01 AM   #18
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^^ mine does ??
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Old 10-09-2005, 07:32 AM   #19
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how can the car feel sluggish when the a/c disengages under wot? just floor it. no ac system in the world stays on at wot. not on any car.
explain this?

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=549658
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