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I cannot locate my low pressure switch on 1995 Corsica.

Receiver/Dryer located behind right headlight assembly. There is not a switch located there but I do have a pigtail hanging there(2 wires) Headlight assembly was broken and had to change it out when I bought the car. I put manifold guages on system and I do have pressure. If I ground the wire coming from the compressor relay the compressor kicks in and if I ground the wire coming from the fan relay it will run, but they will not work from the HVAC control inside. I have never seen an A/C system without a low pressure switch. Does anyone know where it is located on this car?

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  • Kenneth Jolley Jul 04, 2009

    I can find no sign of a fitting from the condenser to the accumulator or on the back side of it. The accumulator has no ports except for the inlet and outlet. I even pulled the pictures up online to examine it. Was hoping someone had experienced this particular model and knew where it is.

  • Kenneth Jolley Jul 04, 2009

    Jul 04, 2009 - I can find no sign of a fitting from the condenser to the accumulator or on the back side of it. The accumulator has no ports except for the inlet and outlet. I even pulled the pictures up online to examine it. Was hoping someone had experienced this particular model and knew where it is

  • Ronny Bennett Sr.
    Ronny Bennett Sr. May 11, 2010

    u can e mail me at roniecon@gmail.com if i can help

  • Ronny Bennett Sr.
    Ronny Bennett Sr. May 11, 2010

    is there a 1/4in theared port near there ,where a low side switch would be screwed on?

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First of all, from the discharge port of compressor to the condenser(the device in front of the radiator) from the condenser to the metering device is all the high side or high pressure. From the metering device through the evaporator including accessories back to intake of compressor is the low side or low pressure.It is important to know that entrained in the refrigerant is oil for lubrication. The combination of pressure and oil could be a safety and environmental hazzard. I know on older GM models one could short out low pressure switch by jumping the low pressure switch with appropriate gage wire. This would temporarily permit one to add aditional refrigerant to system.The job of the low pressure switch is to protect the compressor from burning up due to lack of refrigerant by shutting the system down.. Now, if the refrigerant is low it had to escape, meaning a leak.(refirerants don't just wear out)Refrigerants are notorious to being determental to the environment. Older refrigerants contained hydrocarbons that destroyed or reduced the ozone levels to reduce this from happening strict laws of handling and recovering a/c refrigerants were enacted & exhorbitant costs were placed on the offending refrigerants.In order to save some some money some untrained or knowledgeable people are continuing attempting to repair their systems risking injury like permanent eye injury.Is it worth it? No one (I believe ) intentionally desires to be hurt.However, by attempting to do something that you haven't been trained on can make you more susceptable to injury or accident. An in a instan one could trade off perfect vision to partial or even total blindness.This is not to just to scare you but gives you an opportunity to weigh all the decisions prior to attempting something one might be unfamiliar with.Most of the accidents I've witnessed at home and work were individuals taking short cuts,hurrying or attempting something unfamiliar with.Not all accidents fall into this category but be aware rehab is no fun and often not totally complete. Lets not compromise your safety and the well being of our environment.

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