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Turn on ac but compressor will not kick in. condenser fan was stuck -replaced with used one although not an exact match had same mounting and wire plug. is there a fuse? if there is i can't figure out which one it is by their goofy fusebox diagram. thanks

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There should be 2 fuse boxes on that vehicle one in the car and one under the hood i tried to google it for you but you might have to ave the dealer go to there web sight in germany to see what fuse it is

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Compressor won't run when freon charge gets to low. charge freon it will kick in when filling.

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