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Old 12-16-2017, 07:21 PM
Balthisar is offline
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Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Southeast Michigan, USA
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I've only had cars with automatic climate control since about 2002, other than my Expedition, which I seldom drive, and didn't drive for five years when on an overseas assignment. I only use it for camping, or going to the state parks or one of the Metro Parks (so I only have to buy one sticker for each, rather than one for each car).

Once the weather started getting warm this year, I was taking my mountain bike to the nearby state park, and couldn't get the interior to cool down. I ended up turning on the rear air conditioner just to try to get some relief. I told myself that's the consequence for five years of storage and grumbled that I'd have to pay for a repair.

It wasn't until a trip a few weeks later that, yeah, I remembered that I had to adjust the mixer valve and not just hit the A/C button.