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Trombly 08-06-2013 10:31 PM

Climate Control Mod Help
I remember a long time ago running across a mod that let the driver control when the AC compressor turned on, a.k.a. you put a switch in to kill the power to the compressor when you were using defrost, anyone have a link?

chris87xj 08-07-2013 05:34 PM

Ask the guys in Charley's thread, they were just talking about that a couple of days ago.

sAe23 08-10-2013 10:54 PM

A/C makes the defrost more effective (by dehumidifying the air). Are you trying to hypermile like some here are trying to do?

Trombly 08-15-2013 11:46 PM

I just don't like compressor turning on lol

ECL 08-16-2013 08:46 PM

Just unplug the wiring harness at the compressor. Without 12volts to the magnet, the clutch won't engage,

xjman242 08-17-2013 07:03 AM

I feel thats not a very good idea at all! (1) mentioned above your defrost will not work as well as it should.(2) without your compressor" pump" never spinning things are going to start drying up,[ie] the vanes in the pump,o-rings,ect. If you're looking to improve fuel consumption look in to removing the mechanical fan with another electric....a popular/cheap swap is the from a Ford Taurus. Just a suggestion

mayeni 09-11-2013 03:09 AM

What about putting a switch into the low pressure switch circuit? I think that would work, and it seems to be a low current circuit.

cruiser54 09-11-2013 06:14 AM

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If you want to get better mileage, get one of these: And then drive using the tips below.

sAe23 09-11-2013 02:44 PM

Or, just realize that any time you are accelerating, you are sucking gas...

cruiser54 09-11-2013 04:03 PM


Originally Posted by sAe23 (Post 15910977)
Or, just realize that any time you are accelerating, you are sucking gas...

That's a good "visual" a vacuum gauge gives ya. While driving with clear windshield to boot.

Trombly 09-13-2013 10:28 PM

Ya I'm gonna do the electric fan swap, the vacuum gauge is a good idea too. I'm gonna wait on the AC idea.
Thanks guys! Rock on!

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