Originally Posted by kelnic
check your "fresh/recirculate" box behind the glove box. There is a plastic arm that is attached to the vaccum diaphram that operates this flap to close off the fresh air coming in to the car, what happens is the plastic arm breaks off. this is a common problem for the E series falcons.
I can switch between fresh and recirculate. My problem is as I stated in the original post as follows:
- If the heater is on (manual or auto) and I press recirculate button A/C is automatically turned on
- The manual says that A/C can be turned off in this situation. That is correct to some degree. Yes it is possible to turne off A/C but fresh air is also automatically selected. If I hit recirculate button again, A/C is automatically turned on. This is an endless loop.
- I did not notice any problems in summer because I did not use the heater at all and obviously fresh air/recirculate issue was not obvious to me. This is the first winter since I bought this car.
The interesting thing is that the manual does not say that it is not possible to have heater and recirculate at the same time (without A/C) but it does say that if you want to turn off A/C you can do so. There is no reference to fresh/ recirculate issue.
I need to say that the climate control display does not show any errors on reset.