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Help alfa 147 climate control

im having problems with my alfa 147 its a 2002 1.6 ts lusso when the temp gets below 4 degrees my climate control wontactivate either auto or manually until the car has driven appx 4 miles then it comes on has anyone experienced this or has any ideas what it might be? cheers aldo
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The air con compressor shouldn't work under 5 degrees. This is a safety feature to prevent damage to the system from freezing. It's possible that after having driven some distance either the outside temperature could have risen or there is sufficient heat in the engine for the system to run safely.
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Yep - the compressor / blower will not run until the engine temperature has risen sufficiently.

I assume the system it is intelligent enough to know that there is little point in shoving air into the cabin when the engine temp / blower air is colder than the temperature you want in the cabin.

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so have you any ideas on how im supposed to de frost my car? is there a manual over ride for this? and if so how do you do it the climate control system is harder to operate than the starship enterprise. many thanks
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You can't defrost your car with refridgerated air.

Press the Yellow windscreen button. As soon as the heater gets heat from the engine (may not be immediately) it will turn the blower onto HI and direct it at the windows. It will also switch the heated rear window and mirrors on. After a preset time it will gp off HI and back to your previous setting.

In normal use have it in Full Auto which is both orange lights lit on the left hand dial. Switch on Mono and the snowflake if the outside temp will let you. From then on just turn the temp up and down as you desire. Easy!!
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