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AC only on when recirculation button pushed, any hack to force engage?

 
Old 07-11-2019, 09:05 AM
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I知 aware that a new climate control panel is needed for normal function. Only trouble is I sold the extra one I had last summer, forgetting about this issue with my dash swap. I知 really not feeling pulling two dashboards or buying a new panel online. I壇 like a break after working on the car like 200 hours in the last two months. I知 wondering if there is any way to complete the recirculation circuit/keep recirculation engaged like the radiator fan paper clip hack.

Right now now I have a custom 澱racket applying pressure but it痴 exceptionally ugly, especially in an un-riced stock looking civic. It also requires near constant adjustment. The wife and the kids and I would be super grateful if anyone has knowledge about the issue.

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Old 07-11-2019, 09:10 AM
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What year Civic? You're saying you have to keep the button pushed in, or are you saying that AC only works on recirc, and not on fresh air?
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:19 AM
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1995. It seems to only engage the AC clutch on recirculate. I have to push the recirc down harder even when the orange light is already on. Not crazy hard, just a couple pounds of force.!I haven稚 tried pressing the fresh air button to see if that works as well but I will in a few. Got a doctor痴 appointment for the wife.
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Default Re: AC only on when recirculation button pushed, any hack to force engage?

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1995. It seems to only engage the AC clutch on recirculate. I have to push the recirc down harder even when the orange light is already on. Not crazy hard, just a couple pounds of force.!I haven稚 tried pressing the fresh air button to see if that works as well but I will in a few. Got a doctor痴 appointment for the wife.
Sounds like a bad climate control panel.
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The buttons are all on a circuit board inside the panel. Take your panel apart and resolder the board. New backlight bulbs or even better, LEDs would be a nice touch also.
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