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    Having just got over the shock of the mot, and it being the first nice day, I've just put the air con on.

    Sadly, there's no cold air and a hissing noise that sounds like it's behind the dash somewhere. Not noticed either before so has anyone experienced something similar ?

    Any help gratefully received before I go bonkers

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    noise means its low on gas, worst case a hole in condenser, quickfit are cheap this time of year and do a regass

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    seems they all do this,.. mine in at the dealer on Friday for a new Condenser.. oops!.. they don't know this yet!! he he!
    2 vecs and both the smae. ... WHY?!?!?!

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    position of condenser makes it ideal for stones to hit, poor design

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    I thought that when replacing mine..

    However if either of the others (coolant, intercooler, oil cooler etc) get holed, its probably a tow truck ride home.. With a holed condensor, you just get hot or open a window.. This summer, I'm planning on having the bumper off and putting some fine fabric mesh behind the lower grille, to try and catch any stones before they hole another one..

    If anyone is minded to have a stab themselves, its really simple..

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=112777

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    how much for a re-gas?, mine isnt working, and dont want to fork out for a new condenser if not neccessary? not got the hissing noise mentioned above?

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    verry strange mine same 2, tryed it out few times nothing happents realy

    doesnt get any colder and not noticable unless i have full power then when i press it i get slight increase in forse but its no colder than with it off

    maby vecs are just poor ac

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    Mine hisses as well. My Vectra B did as well until the A/C was regassed then it was ok.

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    nope mine runs at a nice chilly 4.2 degrees, it's awsome in summer.

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    My air con hisses for a couple of seconds when turned on. Done this since it was re-gassed. But it didn't work at all before the re-gas. It certainly blows cold air now though

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