Hello, I have ran into a peculiar problem with My 2011 Forte1.6 - manual AC. The car's AC and recirculation buttons don't light up when i leave for work in the morning, only the fan works, sometimes the buttons would start working on their own after 20-30 minutes of driving; however it almost always works in the afternoon when the car has been sitting in the sun for a while
, and when it works it blows perfectly cold air.
Some info that maybe useful:
- I have checked all the related fuses and they are all okay.
- These problems didn't exist before I installed an android head unit, but i pulled the units fuses to deactivate it but the problem persists even when the head unit is not getting power.
- When i turn on the heater, AC blows hot from driver vents and cold from passenger vents, maybe actuator is causing this other issue as well? but I had this issue for more than year.
- The defrost button lights up very dim (not visible unless seen in pitch black) unless the other two buttons light up, but when i press the defrost button it makes a clicking noise near Fuse switch board. When the AC and recirculation buttons light up properly, defrost button also lights up brighter.
Someone else is also facing the exact same issue, even though they don't have actuator problems, they couldn't find a solution for it.
2010 KIA Forte - When I get in the car first thing in the morning (Florida so not exactly freezing) I turn on the defroster no light however I can hear a click and it does defrost the rear window. No A/C light and the blower blows hot air. About 30 minutes in on the ride to work, the A/C kicks...
If anything is not clear please let me know, English is not my first language.
Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks a lot.