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Air temp. coming from the A/C

Does anybody know the nominal temperature of the cold air coming out of the grilles when the climate control is set up at 16 degrees?
(minimum temperature)
I don't feel the air to be cold enough when operating the A/C.
Did you have the same problem too?
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I have the same problem on my brand new 147... in manual mode it works ok but once in automatic it doesn't. I took a termometer with me in the car and it's around 24'C when set on 16.5 C.... taking it back to the dealer soon...
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I found out that the air temperature coming out of the vents differs in differens circumstances.

When the A/C is set to 16.5 degrees and outside temp is high (I concluded that it has to above 16.0 degrees or so), then believe me you get cold air and your b0llox will freeze off wink

When the A/C is set to 16.5 degrees and outside temp is low (under 16.0 degrees or so), then you get nice warm air.

But if you read the manual, it states that the A/C (well actually it's a climate control system, unless you have the progression trim level, then it's an A/C) uses different parameters (readings from the sunsensor, outside temp, inside temp and if I'm correct there's also a sensor which reads humidity levels of both the driverside and the passenger side if I recall well) to reach the right temperature levels. I think this explains why when setting the temp on 16.0 degrees you WON'T get air at 16.0 degrees from the airvents.

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The air in summer is certainly ******** freezing and most appreciated.
However the lack of a split system with different face and footwell temperatures in winter is not as acceptable. Hands and face get too warm

Alfa Romeo, if you are listening, we want differential temperature face/footwell vents

Doesn't seem to be a condensation sensor in Australian Climate control 147s frown
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I read on here (Numan?) that the air con system varies from country to country depending on expected usage. Personally I detest extreme low temp (which is also extremely bad for you by the way) so the system in mine does a perfect job of taking the edge off the 30+c we occasionaly get. I use it more for controlling humidity.
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Mel, I think you are 100% right... but in my case something must be in automatic mode I can't stand being in the car even @ 16.5c... (outside temp 25C) and as a bonus a guaranteed headacke !
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Yep, Mel is right. It works as he well said. But I prefere to use it one my way and only sometimes I turn it full auto.
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I get really cold air coming from one side of the car and warm air from the other when the temp is set to either Lo or 16.5.

What would cause this?

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