Thanks Hogys for the detailed post. Appreciate your efforts and now if I we need to short wire the relay, we know how
Still don't know where my relay is
... the good news is I've just got it working by a regass
I bought the DIY can with dial hose yesterday and have been so tempted to try that. Really, what I wanted to go through was the stages in checking the fuse --> relay --> and then regas, but it seems it was just that - I needed a regas!
The refigerant I used is R-134a. I'm going to include some pics as I remember people asking before.
Pic1 - shows where the pipe connector should be connected. When regassing just follow the instructions given, ie AC is on and set to the highest setting. Which in my case means reading "Lo" on dials. Depress can, then stop and read gage ..and shake can continously (appparentyl?) Also look out for the fan engaging. I used the entire contents of the 562ml can!
... after procedure this is what readings I have.
Pic2 - shows the reading with the compressor off (and car off). The can is there just for reference as it has no bearing on the reading (empty and can doesn't need to be connected to get a reading).
Pic3 - shows the reading when the compressor is engaged.
Colour chart as follows:
Green - Low
Blue - Filled
Yellow - Alert, don't fill, go to expert
Red - Warning, don't fill, system has other problem, go tp expert
I followed the instructions given to the letter and I even read though some stuff here and there. Obvioulsly I have another question now because of Pic2. Is that reading okay if the compressor is not engaged? It's in the red but isn't obviously when you are charging with the compressor engaged?