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micksbigfish
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air con repairs

Post by micksbigfish » Mon 10 Apr, 2017 2:37 pm

who are people using for air con repairs ,south of river would be nice ?
thanks in advance.

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Bartman4800
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Re: air con repairs

Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 10 Apr, 2017 4:39 pm

South of which river would that be Mr Fish?

Please put the location in your profile.


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Re: air con repairs

Post by ngruzevs » Mon 10 Apr, 2017 7:51 pm

Wonder if he's referring to Mexican's down South?
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Re: air con repairs

Post by Dean 560 SEC » Mon 10 Apr, 2017 9:30 pm

Hi Mick

I know which river you're talking about!

I highly recommend:

Dinesh @
HiTech Auto Electrical & Service
0430 515 699

He's mobile and a really knows his way around Benz and other Euro's!

Regards

Dean

PS. I'm still waiting to get my hands on those sunroof parts for you - will chase them up and let you know.
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Re: air con repairs

Post by micksbigfish » Mon 10 Apr, 2017 10:42 pm

Cheers dean ,only one river in Perth for other people

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Re: air con repairs

Post by Ivanerrol » Tue 11 Apr, 2017 8:26 pm

Mexicans live south of the Rio Murray.
Brisbane is split by the river except in 2011 when everybody was in it.
Then there's South of the Limpopo.
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Re: air con repairs

Post by andy_w123 280E » Tue 16 May, 2017 1:22 am

how did you go? I am about to go down the air con repair path on my 280 e

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Re: air con repairs

Post by micksbigfish » Wed 17 May, 2017 12:25 pm

used west coast auto air-conditioning 95817794 left my car with them well pleased with the results he nutted out what was wrong (electrical) would recommend him

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Re: air con repairs

Post by KimB » Wed 17 May, 2017 4:21 pm

micksbigfish wrote:used west coast auto air-conditioning 95817794 left my car with them well pleased with the results he nutted out what was wrong (electrical) would recommend him
Could you tell us what the problem was and what the solution was?
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Re: air con repairs

Post by andy_w123 280E » Thu 18 May, 2017 6:20 pm

micksbigfish wrote:used west coast auto air-conditioning 95817794 left my car with them well pleased with the results he nutted out what was wrong (electrical) would recommend him
thanks mick

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Re: air con repairs

Post by micksbigfish » Sat 20 May, 2017 2:00 pm

A few problems were found with my air conditioning system air conditioning compressor clutch not engaging ,over the years wiring under the dash had been messed with , some needed rewiring as had been cut in the past (for what ever reason) .was rewired as per wiring diagrams, all electrical circuits retested and a problem was found with the air conditioning control module. Module was opened up and fault was found repaired ,re soldered all connections on circuit board reinstalled in car and tested operating correctly .new receiver dryer and O rings fitted leak and pressure tested and re gassed ,compressor oil change, condenser fins flushed and cleaned ,vents in the dash adjusted (one wasn't working) cable operated. Found recirculated air flap was not operating (400 $ for a new one ) so was locked in position and that was about it quite labour intensive but well pleased with the way it works.
Hope this is of use to some one.

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Re: air con repairs

Post by CraigB » Sat 20 May, 2017 6:13 pm

Wow, sounds like they new what they were doing. Was that a geniune part for the recirc flap? I wonder if one could have been sourced for less? But when you are paying an expert an hourly rate to get things working, i understand you just want to get things done and time is money chasing cheaper parts.
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Re: air con repairs

Post by Ivanerrol » Sat 20 May, 2017 7:20 pm

micksbigfish wrote:over the years wiring under the dash had been messed with , some needed rewiring as had been cut in the past (for what ever reason) .was rewired as per wiring diagrams, all electrical circuits retested a.
Probably another one of those bodgy installations by an expert alarm fitter
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Re: air con repairs

Post by KimB » Sun 21 May, 2017 12:01 pm

Thanks Mr Bigfish.

It is very satisfying to get those aircon problems sorted out.

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