Re: Squeaks and clunks
Yes, as you're beginning to tell I'm one of the forums A/C bores. There are two modes according to my owner's manual at least. One where the control unit pretty much decides when the compressor will be activated, and a 'manual' mode where it will mostly be left up to you to decide if you need it or not. Ordinarily the a/c will come on whenever it's needed which is when the outside temp exceeds the temp you set on the dial. I think it's also activated whenever you have recirc or defrost selected. As said, none of this makes any difference to mine, it just groans and hisses and sounds distressed. The fan speed thing is also weird. With the compressor on (green light on * button) the fan comes on even if you haven't asked it to. I wonder if it's to do with preventing the heater box freezing up? Also I think the fan comes on in recirc but I may be wrong here.
Sounds a lovely colour combination and reasonable mileage. I was driving a Citroen Xantia, but don't tell the others, untill buying this. Just couldn't bear the ordinariness any longer, especially in performance terms.