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Temperature Hand in dash reading NORMAL ?
Does it Turn Blue to Red if so is do you feel friction or restraint like your turning something rather than freewheeling (smooth fast turning) or Digital and or does it show that it should be warm and not cold ?
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My 1992 Civic had a similar problem that required me to remove the Heater Control Assembly. Next, I had to pull apart the assembly to access the A/C on/off switch. If I remember correctly, there are six solder joints for that switch that connect it to a circuit board. Mine only required resoldering of those six connections and everything works perfectly again. Please note, that my switch appeared to turn on and off with the green indicator changing states when pushed, however, some of the six solder joints were not making a good connection. So, although the light said things were "on" they were not.
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