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Air Conditioner works fine early in the morning or in the evening. During the day, when you press the AC button, it will not engage the compressor or condensor fan. Jumpering out the relays when it is failed makes the fan or compressor work. No fuses are gone. Switch seems ok and temp control too. As i say... it works any time its cool.

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  • Eddie1002 Aug 04, 2008

    Its a 2003 honda civic.

  • nedparette Aug 15, 2008

    I am trying to find the relay for the fan switch. My ac works great on switch 4, but doesn't want to work on 1-3. My mechanic told me it is direct on 4, guess cause that it pulls the most amps there, but I'm looking for the location of the relay under the dash and the EASIEST way to get there is a easy way to get under the dash of a Honda....97 accord ex

    thanks and GO HOGS



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Sounds like your pressure switch is the temp outside gets hotter the more pressure is built up in your ac so when the pressure gets to high the pressure switch shuts down the system to prevent damage to it.Did u put any more r-134a in to the system if so then the pressure will be to high and the switch is doing as it is supposed to.Thanks for using fixya

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