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Old 06-27-2016, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by excavating (for a mind) View Post
Man, you guys are tough!

This really isn't surprising. On that year model car, the buttons for the AC are not very intuitive. There is nothing that says AC, there is no snowflake, no nothing. You have a thermostat wheel (which may be in F or C, but I'd guess it is in C) and a row of buttons. Of the five buttons that control vents and only one engages the AC. One shows the familiar windshield icon (defroster), the next has two solid arrows (one up and one down), the next one is like the one prior, but the up arrow is only outlined, the next one is like the prior one, but between the outlined arrow and the solid arrow are the letters "EC", and the final one is just a big "O".

Here is a picture.

Now, maybe you could guess at which one would turn on the AC, but if the AC doesn't work, you would have no way of knowing if it was because you didn't press the correct button or if the AC was just non-functional.
This seems to be a case of trying to defend the indefensible, and, judging from a subsequent post, getting snarky about it. First of all, what reasonable person who is not a complete moron buys a car without knowing whether an important amenity like the A/C is working, let alone without even asking how to turn it on, if asking should actually be necessary?

Secondly those buttons are hardly a mystery. The only one that might need looking up is the one marked "EC", which a few seconds of Googling reveals to be an "Economy" button that turns the A/C off and illuminates a red light, and that otherwise in that particular vehicle the A/C is designed to be on by default and cool air is obtained by rotating the climate control temperature dial to the desired temperature. If the EC light will not turn off, or if it does and cool air does not come out of the vents when the temperature is dialed down, then the A/C is bust. In that case the more enterprising can actually learn how to obtain diagnostic codes. All the preceding: the result of about 20 seconds with Google.

I noticed later going to the full thread in which this was linked that other posters had also Googled the issue and come to the same conclusion. One even sent him a link to the owner's manual for the car which dougie claimed didn't exist anywhere. One might wonder why he couldn't do this himself, but since he asks later what "Skype" is (he's heard of it but doesn't know what it is) one presumes that he also hasn't heard of the Google or how to use it. In short, either an idiot or a troll.