Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-24-2010, 10:31 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 276
A/C Question?

Hi

The Roads were clear the other day here in WI and the temperature was around 29 degrees. ...... So I decided to take the boxser for a 20 minute spin.

I turned my temp all the way to low and tried to engage my A/C just to keep everything moving on the car. NO LUCK

I couldn't get my A/C to work/engage.

Could the fact that the outside temp was so low already be the culprit for my A/C not turning on??

dirkdiggler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2010, 05:36 PM   #2
Track rat
 
Topless's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Cucamonga CA
Posts: 3,687
Garage
No snowflake icon on your display? We rarely have 29 degree days here but if you simply press "auto" on your climate control and adjust the temp for comfort (72-76) the snowflake icon will be displayed and the A/C compressor will engage, even in cold weather.
__________________
2009 Cayman 2.9L PDK (with a few tweaks)
PCA-GPX Chief Driving Instructor
Topless is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2010, 11:12 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 276
I guess I will try the AUTO button

I simply turned the temp all the way down and pressed the snow flake button/AC button.
dirkdiggler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2010, 05:47 AM   #4
JTP
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: MD
Posts: 628
Try engaging the defrost. That should turn on the A/C and the heat simultaneously.
JTP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2010, 03:56 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Southern New jersey
Posts: 1,054
I don't know about a 986, but my 987 manual states that the AC compressor will not come on below 37 degrees, even if selected manually.
stephen wilson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 12:39 AM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 276
I tried all options and the AC will no longer come on here in WI. It worked great all summer so I hope that manual is correct and the temp isnt allowing it to turn on....fingers crossed!
dirkdiggler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 06:09 AM   #7
JTP
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: MD
Posts: 628
I've found that regardless of outside temperature, selecting defrost will engage the AC and the snowflake icon lights up.

JTP is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page