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    hi all. bit puzzled with this one. My aircon has never worked in the two years i've owned the car.

    Press the switch and the light comes on but there is no indication of it working ie, no change in engine revs and no cold air.

    I've heard it could need regassed but don't want to go and get it done if thats not the problem. There is no sign of leakage but the aircon rad has a couple dents on the top of it from when i got locked out my bonnet.

    Are the aircon systems in vectras easy to repair or will it need to go to a specialist?

    Many thanks

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    It will more than likely need regassed mate..go to kwikfit..if it dont work they might not charge you nothing to loose..also with it sitting idle for so long the pump clutch could be siezed..needs regassed to check operation

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    Try kwik fit mate, although don't go to the perth road one

    Did this to mine in may and its still working now (great in the winter )

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    i thought even though it needs gassed there would be somekind of indicdation that i've turned it on. Any other car i've had thats had air con, you press the switch and you hear a change in engine revs when idling

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    No the car senses when there is no gas pressure and doesn't allow the compressor clutch to engage

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    ahh i see. top info mate

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