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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-12-2008, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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A/C Condenser...

Okay is this normal, when I put the vent into "recycle" mode the A/C condenser comes on anyway. So essentially recycle and A/C are the same... What's up here?



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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-13-2008, 04:40 AM
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I thought the recycle mode just cooled the air that was already inside the car, rather than getting hot air inside and trying to cool that. Still A/C.

I'm assuming I mis-understood the question though


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I didn't think it cooled it at all until the A/C was on other than that it just recycled the cabin air. Maybe it works different than I thought...



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i have the same "problem" the air is cooled even without the A/C button being on.....seams the a/c is constantly on...not good for mpg

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Yeah i have noticed te same thing. But if you notice in older cars the "max AC" is just ac on the recycle mode. So i don't know but i think its normal..



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The recycle button recirculates the inside air (normal operation pulls in outside air) -- because the inside air tends to have higher humidity (even when it's raining outside) the AC runs to help dehumidify the air.

I would prefer to choose....but that's how GM did it.

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That's dumb... so basically we have two A/C's.... Another winning move by GM.



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That's dumb... so basically we have two A/C's.... Another winning move by GM.
Just one of their many quirks...LOL.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-26-2008, 11:19 AM
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I just had my first oil change last week. I asked the dealer about this very issue. He said that's the way the car was designed. I agree it's stupid.

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