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This is a discussion on Question about AC within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I thought I read somewhere that when you turn on the defrost the AC automatically turns. On my car, there ...

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    Question about AC

    I thought I read somewhere that when you turn on the defrost the AC automatically turns. On my car, there is an AC button and it is not lit unless I press it in. If I am using the defrost but the AC light is not on, does this mean that my AC is not engaged?
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    it will NOT turn on when the ac is engaged with the defroster..at idle switch the defroster on while the blower is on you will hear your car change rpms from the compressor coming on.

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    Originally posted by aaronwillen
    it will NOT turn on when the ac is engaged with the defroster
    Yeah, the light will be off, but the A/C will be on. Subaru doesn't trust us with full control of the A/C i guess...
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    it works as a dehumifier to enhance the defroster's capabilities.

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    Is there any way to make the A/C blow a little stronger (colder) by replacing the compressor or something?
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    Originally posted by demos
    Is there any way to make the A/C blow a little stronger (colder) by replacing the compressor or something?
    I suppose you could replace the thermostat that turns the compressor on and off. But I think it would be way more work than its worth.
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    Is there a way to defeat that feature?
    I want to be in control of the AC. There are times when I want to have the air blowing across the window, but I do not want the AC on. I find that it causes frost on the outside of the window under certain conditions. So I find myself turning the controls from defrost to vent when the window frosts, then back to defrost when it fogs up again. Warm rainy days are the worst, but why run the AC in the winter when all I want is to keep the ice and snow from freezing onto my windshield.
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    If your winshield is clean the ac doesnt have to be used. Crap on the glass gives moisture a place to collect. There is a way to turn it off. I saw it at http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...ighlight=a%2Fc

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