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Ford Focus Air Con

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Found 12th Feb 2010
Hi,

Wondering if anyone on here could help me.

I have just bought a 56 plate focus and the air con switches itself on automatically when i put the blowers on the screen. I have googled the problem and have found people mentioning that their cars do the same but no one saying if its a fault or just a stupid design idea by ford.

I called the dealer to tell them and they reckon thats just what happends but im not sure if they're trying to save themselves some money fixing the problem.

Would really appreciate it if anyone knows the answer. Also if it is a built in thing does anyone know why on earth you would want it to do that???

Thanks in advance!!

17 Comments

Have you got climate control?

A lot of cars switch the air con on when the blowers are blowing on the windscreen. It makes the screen clear quicker. I have a Hyundai and it does it.

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Its not climate control just air con. Thanks for the help!! I just didnt understand it it was driving me crazy!!

I've had three Ford Focuses, and they've all done this. You can easily turn the aircon off again.

Yep, same here.
Its a way of wasting petrol

Mine does this but only when the blowers are on windscreen mode so I never use that mode lol

But can you not switch it off by pushing the button.........can do that on our one

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But can you not switch it off by pushing the button.........can do that … But can you not switch it off by pushing the button.........can do that on our one



But a b*gger if you forget

same thing happens with me, its a total pain in the ass

Hi Fairysel, if you look at the three controls for the heater you will see that two of them have an 'orange' selection which are full heat and directed to windscreen. When these positions are selected it is deemed that your windscreen is misted up and the best way to remove moisture from your car is to bring the air con on. If you do not wish this to happen simply turn either control away from the 'orange' position. Hope this helps :thumbsup:

Same on my Mondeo, Air con is always on when blower set to windscreen, can't be turned off (by design, it's not a fault, guess the same for yours)

Same on my Accord - it's a default to clear the screen more quickly - agree it's a pain.

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Thanks for the help everyone!! Its just a pain in the bum turning it off as dont want to waste fuel but agree its probably doing me a favour in terms of keeping the air con tip top. Cheers x

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Oooh ive just worked out how to add rep so have given everyone who resonded some. Cheers again!

This is a GOOD thing. Air con is dry air, so when directed at the screen it helps it clear a lot quicker. Once the screen is clear, turn the aircon off, or put the fans to screen and feet. My car does it too, and it's extremely useful.

As has been said, it also keeps the air con system in working condition, by using it now and again, as well as assisting in clearing the screen.

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This is a GOOD thing. Air con is dry air, so when directed at the screen … This is a GOOD thing. Air con is dry air, so when directed at the screen it helps it clear a lot quicker. Once the screen is clear, turn the aircon off, or put the fans to screen and feet. My car does it too, and it's extremely useful. As has been said, it also keeps the air con system in working condition, by using it now and again, as well as assisting in clearing the screen.



As above, and from someone who's had their air con go twice for not switching it on in the winter, I'm now glad that I'm an owner of a focus cmax that puts it on automatically!!!

I wouldn't worry about it, its usual! Hell, it even does it on my Jag!
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