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Old 01-12-2013, 02:28 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Slo86GT View Post
On the automatic climate control the A/C indicator specifically says "OFF" when defrost is chosen. The OP is probably just stating that defrost is still running the A/C even though all indications say no.


Pretty common knowledge that anytime the Defroster selection is made it means that the air is being run through the A/C system to dehumidify it.
Currently in my Ti, I leave the settings in manual with Feet and Windshield icons illuminated. The AC indicator in the digital readout never shows "ON", even though I hear the compressor cycle. The AC indicator on the Climate page of MFT does show "ON" in this situation.

If I cycle the AC button twice on the actual climate controls(not the touchscreen), it will show "ON" then "OFF", and the indicator in MFT will go out. I also do not hear the compressor cycle after doing this.

It reverts when shutting the car off.
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