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defrost without air conditionning

Bonjour tous,

I have a 6i (manual) with the 17 inch package (and around 2000kms).
I saw in the Canadian manual (section 6-9) that when the mode selector is on defrost (last 2 positions on the mode selector dial); air conditionning is automatically turned on (however the AC indicator light does not illuminate).

Personnally, I would like to keep the mode dial on the fourth position (defrost/vent/feet)most of the time but I do not want to always have the AC on.

Anybody knows how / if we can do that?

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Guy,

The AC compressor isn't actually always "on" -- it's just "ready" and can turn on when needed in that mode.

Defrost isn't going to work very well without the compressor pulling the moisture out of the air first.
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Take it from someone who hasn't had A/C (on the honda) since '96. Defrost doesn't work too well without it. When you start to saturate the air with moisture, it's gonna fog up the windows. And blowing re-circulated air without conditioning it will get you nowhere. :)
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Bonjour,

I know I can not defrost as well without AC (my previous Golf did not have AC) but my point is once the winsdhield is defrosted, I would have like to stay in the 'defrost position' to have some air in the windshield without the AC on (I can be wrong but I think the 6i engine is slightly less responsive with the air on. Did you note the same? Am I dreaming???)...GUY
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Well, I actually thought it might have been a problem and took my 6 in for service. After a few frustrating calls with their service reps who had no clue to explaining, the manager of the service department called me and explained that all new cars now have that feature as standard. Basically the AC is used to dehumidify or grab moisture out of the air when defrosting. It will work with the temperature setting set to heat or cool. After that, the service manager told me that the sales rep should of explained that in the first place.
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