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Air con still not working - SOLVED!!!!

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I have 308, 1.6, 2008.

Went to another garage in Bournemouth and they have tried to regass it again (after Halfords), the guy has checked fuses and hoses, no leak whatsoever. They are still saying they can't connect to air conditioning via computer. Would this be electrical fault or perhaps system needs to be remapping?

Can anyone has an idea what this might be, compressor, temp sensor?

They want to charge me £ 50 to plug it in to Peugeot Plant is that much or should I visit the Peugeot dealer?

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Your a/c does not have a computer as its simple on/off a/c. Think I've gone through this with you already.

Go to someone who knows exactly what they're at or go to a dealer who does a/c.
 

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Thanks for your replies. I did take it to another garage and they couldn't help me either. They think it is an electrical issue or compressor :(.

I have sent a few PM but they are saying it would be waste of time as this is air con issue and no faulty codes are present :confused:
 
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Spoken to dealer as well and they want to start from 69.99 and check if there are any leaks, etc.
Do a Google search for Air con specialists, then ring round and get different prices that's what I had to do after Kwik Fit said I had a leak. First call was £70+ :eek: to investigate the leak, 2nd call was £30 so I travelled to them and he found no leak used the dye and everything in the end he regassed the system and its been fine so far and that was over 3 weeks ago. But as Davidireland says its just a very simple system comprising of compressor, condensor ( radiator) pipes and that's about it oh and an on/off switch :rolleyes: Hope you get it sorted I can recomend the company I used but they are in St Helens don't know if that helps in any way?
 

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Thanks for all your replies

I have just been advised that the fuse box in the engine bay needs replacement, hence that's the whole reason that my air con doesn't work.

Does anyone know where I can get one cheaper? Part number is 9664706280, Peugeot 308, 1.6, EP6
 

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Who advised this and under what evidence?

There are usually some dummy sockets in the fuse box. Unless there was catastrophic damage in there it would make sense to use one of those.
 

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I went today to the local electrician who has the peugeot planet and some other software for peugeot air con.

He has said that the a/c button is fine and there is an electron flow between button and fuse box but then there is not enough electron from the fuse box to engage the compressor (not enough voltage to engage this as far as I understood). He has checked all the fuses and they are fine. Inside the box there are some white cubes (under the platic cover but you can see them)and he thinks one of them is faulty.

I was surprised as fuse box is not damaged at all but he is conviced that the problem sits there as compressor is not engaging and he has also showed me a compressor fault to support his theory.

You know I have already been to the two local garages who claimed to be air con specialists and they couldn't help me so he is actually the only one giving me some idea how to solve this issue.

I've noticed a fuse box is quite expensive so I hope he is right :rolleyes:

I hope all the above make sense.

Let me know what you think.
 

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I think the guy is trying to rip you off, You could simply run some wire through a fuse and relay controled by the existing switch or even a seperate switch. directly to the clutch on the aircon pump. If the aircon works then the fault has been repaired. If it doesn't work then it's either a faulty clutch, compressor or a fault in the pipes.

I wouldn't have the fusebox replaced simply for the aircon if everything else works fine, I'd rig up my own switching circuit as above for a couple of quid and a couple of hours of my time.
 

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so...

I tried with another fuse box and....no difference a/c still doesn't work :mad:
plus antipollution system fault came out :eek:

I am going to speak to that electrician and see what he thinks but its is more likely he ripped me off!!!!!:(

4 garages =unsuccessful, dont really know how to check that separate circuit for a/c as you suggested.

anyone from dorset, can you recommend any a/c specialist??

or dealer is my only option, scary about the costs though
 
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Ill bet the problem on your car is really something small. You are taking your car to some serious muppets who haven't a clue between them.
I've told you ages back that your car has NO a/c ecu so therefore all the software in the world won't fix it. That lad is taking the piss with his Peugeot a/c software.

I'd be very confident of having your a/c fixed in a short time if I had your car. But alas distance and all that.


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If it was me I would power up the ac clutch to make sure its working as this is practically the only moving part that needs electricity to work.

ok there are a few sensors but as you have already been told it is very simple and even if it was a relay in the fusebox it should be possible to bypass the fault.
 

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thanks for your comments.

I went today to another air con specialist, couldnt help me either!!!!:mad:but checked things free of charge.

so he is saying there is no electricity going into compressor when a/c button is on, he pluged a little bulb to check this, fan also doesnt work.

also with my antipollution fault I have the following codes which might be related to the faulty air con:
PO597, PO598, P1067, P1050, P0010,P1015.

any ideas?
 

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one more thing

is it possible that the fuse box lost programming? hence the electrician thinks it needs replacement?bear in mind the garage reseted my computer few months ago? car also started running diferently since then, start ups, etc.

any thoughts?
 
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My Advice

My Advice would be take it into your local dealers and let them investigate as by the sounds you have spent a lot of money and time letting ( pardon my French ) a bunch of Muppets and bullsh!tt£r$ guess at what's wrong :D. Let the experts have a look at your dealers then when they say it's X, Y or Z and give you a price you can either let them do it there and then or if like most of us on here you are handy with a set of spanners then you could complete the work yourself hence saving the Labour charges. I prefer this approach to most repairs as I get the job completed with the minimum of fuss and expense, also in the past I have found that cars with a bad reputation for being unreliable or riddled with faults are a result of the afore mentioned muppets just guessing what's wrong then charging you the earth for their inability to complete the task at hand then you getting annoyed and selling your once pride and joy :eek:
 

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thanks for your comments.

The electrician says something about the fuse box configuration that need to be taken from my original one, whatever thats means:rolleyes:

should I allow him to play with it, what is the risk? or perhaps I should ask him tomorrow...

visiting dealer is getting closer as I have enough of this :(
 
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