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Climate control stopped operating overnight during below freezing

Climate control was operating ok until the car was left for a few nights in below freezing temperatures. On starting the car the control panel was non operational, I checked the fuse and this seemed ok. Has anyone experienced this and what was the solution>

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  • bw_tte Jan 12, 2009

    Same exact problem except car was only out for one night and is normally stored in garage.

  • Ram 61 Jan 20, 2009

    Great advice, tried it and now have a fully functioning climate control.

  • Kirsty McKenzie Jan 24, 2013

    I tried it and it worked, thank you so much.

  • brian davies Mar 18, 2013

    Just tried this and it solved my problem.Thanks a lot.Only problem is that now my remote does not lock the car

  • fmartin6
    fmartin6 Mar 18, 2013

    I had the same problem earlier today. I just went into my garage, followed your instructions and problem is solved!



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Well last night I went under the hood, opened the fuse panel and removed the "Memory"/Audio fuse, in my car it was yellow and only pulled up, not out, it was a "20". I left it out for a few min, pushed the fuse back in and everything is fine now, just have to reset my clock.

Hope this helps all!

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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    wnuman Feb 08, 2012

    I would like to thank you for this great advice.

    After a few freezing nights in the Netherlands (-20 celsius) wich are not normal temperatures for our country our Climat Control also went dead.

    Could not find any information on the net other then replace the unit (700 euros excl. labor costs).
    The appoitment with garage was already made.

    Last night finally I hit on your sollution on the net.
    This morning it was the first thing I tried.

    I opened the hood and the fusebox.
    Wasn't really sure wich fuse you ment so pulled the big yellow 20A audio fuse up en removed the 10A red memory fuse.
    Waited for 10 minuts. Started the engine and de climat control was back and working.
    Only had to readjusted the clock as you mentioned.

    Thanks a lot you saved us a lot of money!!!


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Great solution, works to me ! Thanks guys !

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