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Unread 01-02-2007, 09:41 AM   #1
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AC Bypass?

I did a search, but came up empty-handed. What exactly is the AC Bypass?

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Unread 01-02-2007, 10:47 AM   #2
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I often wondered that myself. I think it just means "no AC".

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If you can vary the amount of cooling with a temperature control, and the A/C uses a passage to a mixing chamber, you have a bypass system.

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/5983652.html
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The build & price Jeep site shows the AC-Bypass as an option only when AC is not selected. Chosing AC disables the AC-Bypass option. Only being an option without AC is what has me confused.
climate-control2.jpg   climate-control.jpg  

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I often wondered that myself. I think it just means "no AC".
In this context, you may be right. On several searches I found references to "Jeep A/C bypass pulley. Ask a sales rep. or better yet a parts guy.

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Unread 01-03-2007, 05:52 PM   #6
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for those still interested, this is what I got back from DC

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Dear Craig:

Thank you for your recent email regarding the 2007 Jeep Compass.

The Air Conditioning Bypass basically means that the venting and wiring
harness and components of the Air conditioning may be installed in the
vehicle with ease, but as the vehicle does not have the air conditioning
components, the system is "bypassed".
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So in other words, no AC.

I guess then that owner who didn't get AC and later want to add it could - for about 1 million dollars.
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