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Spohner



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The problem that I am having is on my wife's 2001 vw beetle with the 2.slow. The other day we left the house and the a/c was on but blowing warm for about 5 minutes then just started blowing cold. I thought it was low on freon and took it to a shop to have it recharged. They said they did not see any leaks and that it was not low on freon. I had them do an a/c service and I left. The a/c blew cold on the way home and I thought maybe it was ok. Then this morning my wife took it to school and she said it was still blowing hot. So I had her take it back to the shop and they stated that the a/c and cooling fans are not kicking on. They did not know what was causing it because it is just a tire shop. Any recommendations of what I should do. I do have some mechanical background so I can do most basic to intermediate repairs.
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mrblueshoes



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Ok, I just experienced this same problem.
On top of your battery there should be 3 fuses. One or two of them control your AC and the cooling fan. Replace them all , even if they don't appear to be blown. My wife's were loose and it caused intermittant operations of the AC and the cooling fan. It cost me $5 to correct this problem. I replaced all 3 because I didn't want anymore problems down the road. Hope this helps.

MBS
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Spohner



Joined: 22 Aug 2008
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Location: Arizona


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hey thanks, worked perfectly. It was funny because the fuse was not blown but one end looked like it was burned. Oh well, it works. Thanks!
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WiFiTech



Joined: 28 Aug 2008
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Location: Tampa Bay, FL

2000 Volkswagen Beetle

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I am heading up to the auto parts store, to find the green 30 AMP fuses for under the hood. I am assuming due to heat that they cannot be the normal 30 AMP fuses. I will post the results. The symptoms are the following: When the A/C is running it is COLD, but it seems to kick off, then you have to shut the A/C off and then turn it back on. Now it doesn't blow cold at all. I checked and neither radiator fan comes on when the AC button is pushed in. The reason I am posting now is because we had this happen once before and it was a sensor. I was wondering if anyone knew what, where and how to replace this sensor?
Thanks for your help.
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southfl212002



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I have a 2001 VW Golf TDI and my A/C was blowing but, not cold. After checking all my fuses inside the car and found they were all fine I checked under the hood. I found the 3 fuse located on top of car battery. I checked these 3 fuse and found that the one on the left side was burnt and chard looking. I then went to the auto parts store and purchased a pack of 30 AMP fuses "after reading this forum" and replaced the chard looking fuse. After replacing the fuse I cranked the car and turn on the A/C and it was blowing ICE COLD!!!!! I'm so happy. And to think I was on the verge to taking the car to a repair shop to have the A/C fixed where they would've charged me at least $100. But instead I was able to fix it and it only cost me $3.74 for a pack of fuses. After saying all that, does anyone have an idea why this fuse becomes chard and burnt looking? Once again thank you so much for helping me slove this problem...Oh and this is not the first time my A/C quit blowing cold...The first time was becasue I never changed the cabin air filter, it got so drity and clogged the A/C quit wotking properly. I changed the filter and it blew ice cold agian, until I had the fuse problem.
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MyHorseDiamond



Joined: 04 Jul 2012
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Location: westland,Michigan


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mrblueshoes wrote:
Ok, I just experienced this same problem.
On top of your battery there should be 3 fuses. One or two of them control your AC and the cooling fan. Replace them all , even if they don't appear to be blown. My wife's were loose and it caused intermittant operations of the AC and the cooling fan. It cost me $5 to correct this problem. I replaced all 3 because I didn't want anymore problems down the road. Hope this helps.

MBS
Hi, reading this made me check those 3 fuses above my battery. Thank you, changed all 3 fuses and finally my A/C works!! Cost me with tax, 1.72
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njs453



Joined: 27 Aug 2012
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Location: Virginia Beach, Va 23452


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Thanks so much. You saved me so much money. I changed out all three fuses and now I have cold A/C.
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James85



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Once again thank you so much for helping me slove this problem...Oh and this is not the first time my A/C quit blowing cold.
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James85



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I changed out all three fuses and now I have cold A/C.

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