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The climate control module (CCM) is a computer that controls the air conditioning and heating systems. It also monitors all of the sensors, controls, electric doors and windows. Without this module working properly the climate control system cannot function. This is most obvious when the "outside temp" reading is not displayed on the instrument panel, although this is not always a sign that the CCM is bad.

But, how do you know when it's time to replace the HVAC?

 

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How do I know if my climate control module is bad?

The climate control system will typically not work at all if the CCM is bad. Some vehicles will have a warning light on the dash that is illuminated when this occurs, but most do not have a specific warning light.

  • Another symptom of a bad CCM is when the blower fan for the heater or A/C only works on the highest setting.
  • If your climate control system is working properly and you suspect that something has failed internally within one of the components, the CCM is a likely candidate.
  • A qualified technician can perform a diagnostic test to determine if the CCM has failed, and what needs to be replaced.

If you are unsure whether your climate control module is bad, have your vehicle serviced by a professional mechanic.

 

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Why is my AC control not working?

There are a number of reasons that you might have problems with your AC. The first thing that you should do is make sure the fan is turned to the "ON" position. The fan must be manually turned on for the AC to work, and if it is not checked then this may result in one of the following problems:

  • If you are sure that the fan is on, then there are some other common problems with AC units.
  • The most common problem is that the airflow direction button may not be in the correct position.
  • If you are having trouble with your directional controls then try moving the button to a different position.
  • This may solve the problem, but if it does not then you need to check the AC compressor fuse in the fuse box.
  • The fuse should be labeled, and it can also be identified as a 20 Amp fuse that is 1 inch long. If the fuse has blown then it should be replaced with a new one. If you are not seeing this, then there is a problem with the AC wiring or relay.

If you have ruled out all of these common problems, then there is a problem with the AC compressor. If you have a voltmeter you can check the AC compressor by attaching it to the two terminals on the compressor to verify that you are getting power. If you do not have a voltmeter then you can check for power with a test light.

If you have power at the compressor then the problem is likely with the fan or clutch. If there is no voltage then check that the fuse is still good. If it has blown again then there may be a short in the wire that leads to the AC compressor.

 

How much does it cost to fix the climate control on a car?

Many factors will affect the cost of repairing your climate control. These include the make and model of the car, what exactly is wrong, how long it takes to diagnose the problem, and what parts are needed.

  • Typically a climate control system will have a diagnostic fee of between $50 and $100, and the actual parts themselves will cost between $300 and $1,000.

This means most repairs will cost between $350 and $1,100, but there is a lot of variation and the price could go up or down depending on these other factors. Repair service for your climate control system will typically be very quick, and a highly trained technician will make the repair with a high degree of accuracy. Proper installation is always a top priority, so you can be confident that your climate control will continue to work for years after the repair.

 

What is a HVAC control module?

A HVAC control module is responsible for controlling all aspects of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system in your car.

The climate control module houses the controls for your fan, compressor, and door solenoids. The climate control module also receives information from a number of sensors that can be found throughout your car.

  • These sensors measure the temperature, humidity, and air pressure within your car's interior, as well as outside of your car.
  • This information is used to control the climate within your car no matter what the weather outside of it is doing.
  • Advanced vehicle knowledge is needed to properly diagnose and replace many parts of the climate control system.

 

How do I know my hvac control module matches?

Your climate control module is responsible for controlling all aspects of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system in your car.

The climate control module houses the controls for your fan, compressor, and door solenoids. The climate control module also receives information from a number of sensors that can be found throughout your car.

These sensors measure the temperature, humidity, and air pressure within your car's interior, as well as outside of your car. This information is used to control the climate within your car no matter what the weather outside of it is doing. Specific vehicles functionality tested by a specific code reader is needed to properly diagnose and replace many parts of the climate control system.

 

How do I get a fully tested replacement unit?

These suppliers offer a wide range of new and used climate control modules that can be tested before you buy them. They also offer repair services if the problems with your module are not major.

If you do buy a used unit, then it is important that the supplier guarantees that all of the parts in the unit are working. You should not buy a used unit if you don't know what is wrong with it, because the cost of repairing it will most likely be more than the cost of buying a new unit. Direct replacement and guaranteed performance is what you need for a proper fix. Easily swapping modules does not require skill or special tools, so it is typically the preferred repair method for technicians who are experienced with HVAC repairs.

 

Is a stock module simple installation easy?

A stock climate control module is relatively easy to install. The most complicated part of the process will be routing the wires so that your compressor and fan controls are working.

A typical unit should take less than an hour to install, and you can do it yourself. Replacement modules typically come with a wiring harness that you can connect to your car's factory wiring in minutes. Same operation and safety compliance is the important factor for a properly installed and repaired climate control system.

 

How do I reset my AC control module?

Resetting your climate control module will ensure that it is working properly after a problem has been fixed.

You can do this by disconnecting the battery or by performing a few steps that will reset the system.

To do this you must first disconnect the battery, turn your fan to its highest setting, turn the AC off, place the fan to it's lowest setting, and then restore power.

This process will clear all climate control related memory, so if you have set any of your fan or compressor controls they will need to be reset.

 

What does the climate control module do?

The climate control module is the main control unit for your entire HVAC system.

It controls all of the functions related to your fan, compressor, and door solenoids.

The climate control module also receives information from a number of sensors that can be found throughout your car. These sensors measure the temperature, humidity, and air pressure within your car's interior, as well as outside of your car. This information is used to control the climate within your car no matter what is happening outside of it.

 

How do you reset the Dorman climate control module?

Your Dorman climate control module is responsible for controlling all aspects of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system in your car.

The climate control module houses the controls for your fan, compressor, and door solenoids. The climate control module also receives information from a number of sensors that can be found throughout your car.

These sensors measure the temperature, humidity, and air pressure within your car's interior, as well as outside of your car. This information is used to control the climate within your car no matter what the weather outside of it is doing.

 

Where is the AC control module?

If you are facing the front of your car (bonnet) and standing with your back to the windshield, the AC control module is located on the far left of your climate control system. Location varies by vehicle, so you will have to consult your owner's manual for the exact location of your AC control module.

 

How much is an AC control module?

An AC control module can cost anywhere between $15 and $100 for a used unit. Affordable pricing starts at $50, but expect to pay double that for a new unit.

How much does an AC control module repair cost?

If you need your climate control module repaired, then expect to pay between $160 and $260 for the repair. It will really depend on your vehicle and the required parts.

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