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Old 05-19-2015, 03:42 PM   #60
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2018 WRX Sport CVT


Since Diggy (OP) bumped this, and because I've got an itching (or is it burning?) curiosity to know, does anybody know if this fix will work for the MY '15 WRX / STI (ie. the VAs)?

Originally Posted by DIGGYGV8 View Post
For the first tip/trick I know...

*disclaimer* All information I know (unless otherwise stated) is gathered from owning my '11 STi Sport-Tech Canadian Model. Please take extreme caution, and use any information at your own risk.

It was that I was being annoyed at the A/C automatically turning on when I change my vent setting to defrost the front windshield. Sometimes I just want the windshield to have warm-ish air to defrost without the A/C on. In other cars I've owned, there was a certain button sequence to disable the auto A/C.

- If you are on defrost vent position already (and unsure if the compressor is running):
press the A/C button to turn the A/C on, and then off. This will ensure the A/C compressor is off, and you will still be in defrost vent position, but without A/C on.

- If you are on any other vent position (and desire to be in defrost without A/C):
move selector to defrost vent position, the A/C light should come on, press A/C once to turn off the compressor.

If you change the vent to any other selection, and back to full defrost, it will automatically turn on A/C again.
If you have climate control (Sport-Tech for MY11-13), and have HVAC set to AUTO control, you will be able to turn off A/C manually, but this will affect performance.
The setting will remain if you change the fan speed, AND if you turn off the car.

Tested Compatibility:
- MY09 STi
- MY10 STi
- MY11 STi w/ Sport-Tech
- MY12 STi w/ Sport-Tech
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