2015 Prius C AC issues

Discussion in 'Prius c Main Forum' started by SCT431, Nov 18, 2019.

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  1. SCT431

    SCT431 New Member

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    I recently started having an issue with the AC - its no longer blowing cold air. Couldn't see much, thinking maybe a belt issue. But then again I didn't really know what I was looking for. is there a dedicated fuse that I may have blown, or is this a bigger issue that will cost me a small fortune?

    Any ideas on where to start would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks!
     
  2. bisco

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    welcome!
    the a/c compressor is electric, no belt. its a complicated system that really need a hybrid competent a/c shop to diagnose. could be simple or complicated.
    do the radiator fans come on when you turn on the a/c?
     
  3. Leadfoot J. McCoalroller

    Leadfoot J. McCoalroller Senior Member

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    I'm not sure if a 2015 has the new-style control panel or the old-style control panel. The old one has a bug where the "off" button can get stuck partway down, and fakes the thing into turning off your A/C immediately after you turn it on.

    You might try cleaning around the edges of the button with an old dry toothbrush, or maybe pulling up on the button face with a loop of adhesive tape.

    If it isn't that? Yeah, gather the small fortune...
     
  4. davidc83

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    If it blowing air, but doesnt get cold, probably time for a refrigerant replacement.

    SM-S367VL ?
     
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