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AC stopped working today, as in the AC light comes on and air gets blown out of the blowy things but its just current-temperature air rather than cooled down air.

Anyone got any hints before I call the dealer? e.g. is there a fuse I could look at, or some refrigerant I could check or something?
 

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There will be an air conditioning fuse / relay somewhere, check handbook for location. Beyond that it’s a dealership issue in terms of refrigerant leakage, failure of the compressor etc. It’s been really warm recently, did you have it running full blast for any length of time? If you did, I’d let it rest and try it again.
 

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Forgive me if I’m stating the obvious.

Fan was definitely on? It won’t work without.

Temp set right? I’ve noticed that it’s easy to accidentally change the target temp on the app.

Battery state of charge. I’m not sure but wouldn’t be surprised if the a/c is compromised at lower battery levels.

Other than that, could be a fuse but perhaps more likely stone damaged condenser or something.
 

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A further thought. We have a/c set on 20c. Today outside temp was 20c, maybe in that situation no cooling takes place?
 

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If the sun is out brightly, the system will anticipate the solar gain and turn AC on. If the system is set to auto and cooling is not required, it will switch off the AC light.

So if light is on, AC should be functioning and pushing cold air. The greater the differential between the interior temp and the system setting, the harder the fans will work to push said cold air.

At least that’s my observed experience of the system in operation.
 

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AC stopped working today, as in the AC light comes on and air gets blown out of the blowy things but its just current-temperature air rather than cooled down air.

Anyone got any hints before I call the dealer? e.g. is there a fuse I could look at, or some refrigerant I could check or something?
A/C is turned off in ECO+ mode to save battery power
 

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Thanks everyone. I should have said - I've had the car for a year, so I know how everything works. Something definitely wrong.
 

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Update - took it in for its annual service

They said the Air conditioner was out of refrigerant. They vacuum tested it, which seemed to verify there were no obvious leaks, and then re-filled it with refrigerant. They couldn't say why it had run out. The mechanic said maybe it arrived from the factory without much in it. Or else there might be a very subtle leak. So I've got to keep an eye on it. They put UV in the refrigerant so next time I go in, if its been leaking they'll be able to tell by shining UV light into the engine compartment to look for traces.
 
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