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Hi,

My husband and I bought our elderly Honda Civic in the summer of 2018. We know we have the executive version as it came with all the mod cons of 2003 (leather heated seats, built in sat nav, CD player etc) but we also noticed that it has a button labelled A/C. When we first saw this we were chuffed as we assumed (perhaps naively) that if we pressed it... something... would happen and the car would get steadily cooler. Nothing ever happened. Button light on or off, we get air from our blowers but its just hot air from outside and does very little to keep us cool. We surmised that maybe the A/C button isn't what we were imagining and gave up trying to get it to work.

Two blazing hot London summers later and we now have an infant son who regularly gets very hot in his car seat and, before we upgrade and buy a new car, we thought we'd have a look at the button again.

My questions run thusly:

1. Do I actually have air conditioning in my 2003 Honda Civic executive?
2. If so, what is it meant to do when the button is pressed?
3. Are there steps we can undertake to get it to work again?

Thanks for all of your help!

R.
 

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I own the 2004 version of this car and yes you do have A/C, but more than likely it has no refrigerant left in it.

Apparently a car loses 10% of its charge a year.

I would suggest you google an Auto AC specialist in your area and let them take a look at it.

It may be something as simple as just a recharge which will not break the bank.

Hope this helps.

Graham
 

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Hi

I own the 2004 version of this car and yes you do have A/C, but more than likely it has no refrigerant left in it.

Apparently a car loses 10% of its charge a year.

I would suggest you google an Auto AC specialist in your area and let them take a look at it.

It may be something as simple as just a recharge which will not break the bank.

Hope this helps.

Graham
Thank you for confirming :) We took it to a garage today and unfortunately they found a hole in the tank :( Looks like we may have to get a new car as ploughing more money into such an old one doesn’t seem to make sense.
 
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