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      08-14-2013, 05:02 PM   #1
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Air Con Strange problem? Need help please

Hi all,
I have a 320d E91 2007.

I took my car for inspection at BMW dealer in oldbury and they charged me 50 to tell me why the air con is not working.

300 later they changed the valve and said I need a new compressor for which they charge 1150 for. I done the compressor change myself with a reconditioned compressor.

However the air con still does not work. The air compressor is not kicking in when the button is pressed inside the car.

So there is a communication problem between the controls and the compressor.

I have today changed the climate control console inside the car for a different known working one and it has also made no difference.

I'm stumped??? Any ideas on how this can be diagnosed or resolved?

Is there any way I can power the ac compressor to see of the clutch engages?
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Did you empty then refill the AC system yourself??
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Are there any codes that you know of?
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Compressor is clutch-less.
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if the gas pressure in the system has dropped it will not work, it may just be a faulty pressure solenoid
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      08-15-2013, 03:44 AM   #6
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Hi thanks for replies,
Gas was emptied and refilled by BMW and by halfords.
There are no codes
It might be the pressure solenoid can you tell me where that is located please?
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Compressor is clutch-less.
No it isn't - it has a magnetic clutch which is engaged / disengaged with the air-con on/off switch on the panel.
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Hi thanks for replies,
Gas was emptied and refilled by BMW and by halfords.
There are no codes
It might be the pressure solenoid can you tell me where that is located please?
Has it been coded by anybody or updated by indy at any stage?

I had the same issue after updating the AC module, and later I had to reset the AC module and it worked again.
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Not been coded by anyone but was changed by me recently because I thought it might be the switch. Can anyone near wolverhampton code it for me?
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