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Old 05-05-2009
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A/C Compressor Setting?

On my way to see my aunt this morning, I set the HVAC control to bi-level and noticed the air flow as very cold, I knew the temps wasn't that cold out.

I switched it over to dash, then the air became outside temp. I switched it over to floor air got really cold.

I get home, pop the hood open to play with each settings, all but dash the compressor ran.

From my past cars, the compressor should only run in A/C, Max A/C, and defrost... Is something wired wrong, or is that the way they come now days?

I don't think the compressor should be running in bi-level, floor settings.
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As far as I know the compressor is off when you select off, face vent and floor vent. It is on when any other position is selected. Not sure about floor/def.
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I'm going to call the dealer in the morning, and see what they say.

Hope to make it clear on what I see on my truck now.

(Starting far left going clock wise)
Max A/C = Comp. on.
A/C = Comp. on.
Dash = Comp. off.
Off = Comp. off.
Dash/floor = Comp. on.
Floor = Comp. on.
Defrost/floor = Comp. on.
Defrost = Comp. on.

This how I think it should be.

Max A/C = Comp. on.
A/C = Comp. on.
Dash = Comp. off
Off = Comp. off
Dash/floor = Comp. off.
Floor = Comp. off.
Defrost/floor = Comp. on.
Defrost = Comp. on.
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Everything you have is right except for the floor. Compressor should not be on for just the floor. At least mine is not on for the floor.
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I grabbed my owner's manual, it says set to A/C, or A/C Max to cool the cab, all other settings just uses outside air, and Defrost, defrost/floor to clear fog off of the windows.

So. my thinking is right.
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The dealer got back to me, and said all the settings I'm seeing is correct. (okay?)

What's the point of running the compressor when it's cool out and you need heat? I understand why for defrost, but for others? Nah...

I tried searching the site for the toggle switch add on and not finding it.
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There is nothing to find cause its easy.
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mine done the same thing so i did the ac mod works great
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ead.php?t=8210
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mine done the same thing so i did the ac mod works great.

Thanks for the link Red. Did you use the toggle switch or what?
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yeah i just put in on a toggle switch so when i want ac i just flip the switch if i dont want it are dont want the compressor on just turn it off works great
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Ok, Cool.

I'm going to see if I can find something that looks more of a "factory" push button that maybe glows when you press the button.
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