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I have just picked up a second MGF,It is 1995/6.

It comes with Air Con and as such has a variety of buttons and switches on the dash panel.

Does any one have a description/instructions on how to operate the AC ?


Need to see if it works..
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It is easy if it is OEM one. You push A/C button and operate round switch of blower to position you desire. A/C button will litand cold air should blow, unless air con is empty of gas.
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It is easy if it is OEM one. You push A/C button and operate round switch of blower to position you desire. A/C button will litand cold air should blow, unless air con is empty of gas.
OK thanks for that,there are two switches on the panel one with a circle of three arrows and one with a circle of stars any idea which does what??

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OK thanks for that,there are two switches on the panel one with a circle of three arrows and one with a circle of stars any idea which does what??

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that's the air recirculation. air con works best with this on.

I think it recirculates the air in the car rather than draw air in from outside.
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OK thanks for that,there are two switches on the panel one with a circle of three arrows and one with a circle of stars any idea which does what??

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Circle with three stars is A/C switch.
Circle with three arrows is, as said, air recirculation. It recirculates air inside cabin rather then using fresh air from outside cabin.
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Ok thanks for the replies.

Now I know what to do/look for

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OK thanks for that,there are two switches on the panel one with a circle of three arrows and one with a circle of stars any idea which does what??

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Umm...that's actually a snowflake on the switch, not a circle of stars. I've got lots of snowflakes in the front yard, I can send you one if you like?
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Umm...that's actually a snowflake on the switch, not a circle of stars. I've got lots of snowflakes in the front yard, I can send you one if you like?
Well that is a very kind offer,but I would hate to deprive you of them so for now you can hang on to them.....lol
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Umm...that's actually a snowflake on the switch, not a circle of stars. I've got lots of snowflakes in the front yard, I can send you one if you like?
Maybe it's a Euro-Snowflake
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Wink Mgf ac

Were 95/96 MGF's fitted with AC? I've never seen one, not an OE fit anyway.
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Turn the fan on.
Push the snow-flake button in the lower left region of the console.

At idle you should see the tacho jump about 400 rpm briefly to compensate for the anticipated load of the AC compressor.

You may also be able to hear the operation of the AC relay. If you can hear the operation of the relay, it generally confirms that there is some refrigerant in circuit. If you don't hear the relay, it could mean there is no refrigerant or it may be that you simply didn't hear it.
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Oh, and on a winters day turn on the AC and the heater at the same time. This defogs the drivers window better than the heater alone..
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Thank you gentlemen for all you replies I now know what to do

I think....
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......AC and the heater......
A/C stands for air conditioning, not air cooling.
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Well I have had the car running today and pressed the "Snowflake"but nothing happened, by that I mean the light on the switch did not come on so will need to investigate a little further.
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@Talkingcars: Sure, but unless you're running the circuit backwards, you will be using the air-conditioning as a refrigerator and not a heat-pump.
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@Talkingcars: Sure, but unless you're running the circuit backwards, you will be using the air-conditioning as a refrigerator and not a heat-pump.
Car AC systems cannot normally run backwards. The valves in the compressor only work one way.
I think reference was made to the fact that the AC system will dry the incoming air as well as cool it, therefore the air going into the heater will be dry and out to the screen will be hot, dry air, perfect for demisting.
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@Talkingcars: Sure, but unless you're running the circuit backwards, you will be using the air-conditioning as a refrigerator and not a heat-pump.
The way it conditions is to chill the air which condenses it and forces the moisture out.
There is no control in the refrigerant circuit to affect the temperature of the refrigerant.
The temperature is controlled by the volume of coolant flowing through the internal heater matrix.
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