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    as title i tried it today and wasnt cold at all really gutted what can i do

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    Sounds like it needs a re-gas mate

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    can that be done at any garage mark?

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    At most yes mate normaly around £50 unless someone corrects me.

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    quite abit of money then but suppose when ya ass is baking in the car its small price to pay

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    Air con condensors on the Vec/Signum can get damaged. Mine did through that lower grill.
    Go get it tested really, at best it needs a regas, at worse a new condensor plus other parts. You really need a proper testing/regas place rather than Kwik fit outfits.

    There is an 'How to' on this somewhere for replacing the parts, that's if it needs them.


    Mick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angel1368 View Post
    as title i tried it today and wasnt cold at all really gutted what can i do
    Do you use it regularly, or infrequently?

    If the latter, then more than likely the seals have dried out and the refrigerant has leaked out.

    AC is for all year round use, not just for hot days. Makes for an excellent demister when used with the heater as well - apologies if you already knew that.

    Contrary to a previous comment about Kwik Fit, if the system has got a leak, then it won't cost you anything, unlike some other places. They use a plug and play machine that is 99.9% foolproof.

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    thanks for the info, ive only had the car a week so not guilty over the not using it lol

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    If it's not dried out remember use it or loose it ;-)

    I leave mine permanently on

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    i shall have to get it looked at asap

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