Ford Focus clock and air con

2008 Ford Focus Problem

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CarFord Focus 1.6 tdci
Year2008
Ownerjohn friend
Posted01/12/2015
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hi.2 problems cannot change year on clock,stays at 2013 been through menu
second is when start engine air con comes on have switch off manually
Problem Category
Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain

Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights


Solution 1
Derbyshire | Driver | Since: Sep 2015 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 177 | View Garage
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Hi put the switch on the blower on a different settings .It only puts the aircon on the top settings.


Posted on Wednesday 2nd of December 2015
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Solution 2
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11464 | View Garage
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Above post is rubbish , there is a humidity sensor that triggers the air con for best setting for demisting screen etc . and this is why it comes on .(Same on most Fords ) Can be annoying having to manually switch off , especially if not noticed it has cut in . Setting time , date and year usually straight forward by scrolling menu and adjusting same


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Solution 3
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11464 | View Garage
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Forgot to add , air con comes on lower settings also .


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Solution 4
Derbyshire | Driver | Since: Sep 2015 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 177 | View Garage
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On my Ford the aircon only comes on automatically on the top settings. When I move it to the lower settings it does not come on automatically. I have the same issue.


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Solution 5
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11464 | View Garage
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What year is your Fiesta ? I cant remember when it was introduced , possibly 2008 onwards . Just checked both a 2015 Fiesta and a 2011 Ford Focus and this applies to both .It is a very common question and no matter what settings stops the air con coming on .


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Solution 6
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11464 | View Garage
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Climate control / Automatic climate control on your Fiesta ? Newer Fiestas have the solar sensor for Climate Control .It's the small dome in front of the windscreen air vent . Many fords have them


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Solution 7
Derbyshire | Driver | Since: Sep 2015 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 177 | View Garage
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Hi my fiesta is a 2010 1.25 edge with aircon. Climate control will different. but post did say aircon.


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Solution 8
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11464 | View Garage
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From another forum , seems plenty more on same subject .


Ford Focus 1.8 2009 plate - AC coming on when selecting windscreen heater - elekie&a/c doctor

Standard function of all Fords with a/c,and most other current cars these days.Designed to improve demisting and dehumidifying air directed to windscreen.hth

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Sat 11 Jun 2011 08:55Back Top End
Ford Focus 1.8 2009 plate - AC coming on when selecting windscreen heater - injection doc

Normal if its fitted with climate control

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Sat 11 Jun 2011 10:12Back Top End
Ford Focus 1.8 2009 plate - AC coming on when selecting windscreen heater - FP

"I can't think its normal for air conditioning to come on when heater is blowing."

As others have said, it's not the cooling function that's important here, it's the de-humidifying and it can make a lot of difference to the speed at which a misted-up screen will clear. You can always switch it off when it's done the job.

Many cars with a/c have had this automatic setting for years.

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Sat 11 Jun 2011 16:42Back Top End
Ford Focus 1.8 2009 plate - AC coming on when selecting windscreen heater - Peter.N.

I would concur, the dry air coming from the evaporator will clear the screen very much more quickly than hot air alone, especially in humid conditions.






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