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Have '99 Beetle.I turn on the a/c and the compressor doesn't even engage. I checked the pressure in the system and I got over 40.Is it because it just needs refrigerant.

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Hi 40 is low as long as fuse and temp control check out I would put 1 can in and see if the compressor cycles.Thank You for using fixya... iluv2fish.........Ray..........

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