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Aircon/econ

Post by james400 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:57 pm

So what's the difference between aircon /econ or is it because the aircon has climate control and econ is just on and off??

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Re: Aircon/econ

Post by the swan fiend » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:25 pm

I had this on my old A6 and it puzzled me also. If I remember rightly, I read in my manual that ECON stands for economy.....ie ECON on = AC off and visa versa.
I’m open to correction on this though.


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Re: Aircon/econ

Post by Skully » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:39 pm

As I understand it:

"Aircon" setting will let the aircon compressor run permanently when switch on.
"Econ" is economy mode and when you come to a stop (stop sign, stop light, stop and go traffic) it will switch the aircon compressor off. So there will be a fluctuation in air temperature coming out the vents because it will be switching on and off the whole time.
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Re: Aircon/econ

Post by james400 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:58 pm

Ok so my next question is it easy to convert it to climate control ? I'm asking this because I can only seem to find econ systems to fit go my caddy but would like to run climate control?

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Re: Aircon/econ

Post by the swan fiend » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:56 pm

Sorry mate, you exhausted my technical knowledge on this with your first question


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