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Hi
Just looking for some advice. Air conditioning doesn’t seem to get very cool. I’ve tried both ECO on and off doesn’t really make a difference?
When trying to set air conditioning on auto it’s far too loud and blows out too much.
what settings do most people use for air conditioning please?
 

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Thank you
should the auto light be on all the time?
When I select auto the fan speeds up and it blows out too much. If I turn it down using the dots auto goes off?
Is auto air conditioning still running?
 

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Forget ECO mode for aircon. Auto mode sets the blower speed and vents' distribution to give the fastest cooling to the temp you have set. For example, if it's 30 degrees in the car and you have the a/c set to 20, everything will blow like crazy until the temp reaches your preset 20 degrees. So you might have to wait a few minutes for the temperature to stabilise. You don't say whether cool air (or warm) is coming out of the vents.
 

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And yes, in Auto mode, the green light stays on. This is just the system adjusting the vents and fan speed to take care of the cooling. As soon as you try to change anything, the green light (auto mode) will be cancelled.

If only warm air (or not cold) is coming out of the vents, there may be a problem
 

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I just set the temperature (usually to 20 deg C) and press "Auto" and leave it at that. The only time I usually alter it is in winter if I need screen defrosting
 

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What you will find with "auto" is that:
If the car interior is too hot, when you start the car the fan will go to a high speed initially, possibly to the highest. As the interior cools down, the fan speed will drop.

If the car interior is too cold (British winter morning, for example), the fan will start on low, as it knows there is not much heat coming from the engine. The as the engine warms up, the fan speed increases to pump more hot air into the interior. As the interior temperature rises, the fan speed reduces
 
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What you will find with "auto" is that:
If the car interior is too hot, when you start the car the fan will go to a high speed initially, possibly to the highest. As the interior cools down, the fan speed will drop.

If the car interior is too cold (British winter morning, for example), the fan will start on low, as it knows there is not much heat coming from the engine. The as the engine warms up, the fan speed increases to pump more hot air into the interior. As the interior temperature rises, the fan speed reduces
Thank you so much this does help.
 

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I've got a one year old Captur S-line. The aircon gets there in the end but never feels cold on the face. Probably the worst I've had in a car with A/C.
 

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Hi dcweather

That is odd, my 7 year old Captur AC is still brilliant. I had the AC system recharged last summer and that made an improvement, but I see that (~£40) as part of a semi regular maintenance schedule.

I know yours is only a year old, and therefore should not need it, but perhaps it is worth getting the AC system pressure tested and re-gassed if required?

Scott
 

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Be careful - some a/c systems are set such that they never blast really cold air into the cabin for fear of giving you frostbite and ensuing legal claims.... a sad reflection on modern times. If you set the a/c to deliver "maximum cold", how cold is the air coming from the vents? May be worth checking with the dealer or Renault UK to see what safety steps have been taken to prevent really cold air from exiting the vents
 

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No problems with my A/C but it does start slow (to preserve thermal comfort). Obviously the vent settings and fan speed settings influence how strongly you feel it - at present I have mine blowing to the screen to prevent misting rather than having it blow onto my face. The only time mine really blasts out is when running it in demist/defrost mode, when it is so efficient I do not miss the heated windscreen in my previous car.
 

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I always open the fron windows when switching the air con on,get rid of the hot air build up. Close them after a couple of minutes when air from the vents is down to temperature. Position 3 on the fan,drivers window open just half an inch to maintain cool cabin.
 

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Yellow light on in the temp knob,= climate control on ,fan speed varies on its own ,fan speed knob in opperative.
NO light on temp knob air con on untill AIR CON OFF button lights RED,r/hand side off panel next to fan speed knob.
Thats as my captur works 1.2 tce.
 
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