- Nov 5, 2018
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So I have a concern about my Ram's air conditioner. During the February/March time frame when outside temps were averaging in the low 60's, there was no need for the air conditioner so it was turned off. BUT with the fan blowing just to keep fresh air in the truck, the air conditioner would AUTOMATICALLY come on and freeze us out. I would have to turn the digital temp dial up to 80 to warm the freezing air that was coming out of the vents. The a/c compressor would run for 3 or 4 minutes and then would turn off which in turn would cause me to turn the digital dial back down to 70 so that we didn't start sweating. During a 30 mile drive to work the a/c (even though it is turned off) will come on and shut off 4 to 5 times causing me to constantly adjust the temp dial to keep the cabin at a comfortable temp. Obviously since we are now in the summer months the a/c is on constantly but there have been a couple of mornings where the temps were in the low 70's and I turned the a/c off but still it would automatically come on while driving down the interstate. The dealer refused to look at it because he said that it automatically operates to hold the cabin at a constant temp even though the button to turn the a/c on is selected OFF. This made no sense to me because if this theory is correct then technically I should not have to ever turn the a/c on but rather just keep the digital setting at 70 and it should maintain that temp. It's in the mid 90's where I live and I can promise you it will not cool the cabin down unless you turn the a/c on! Has anyone else had this issue of the a/c coming on by itself? It can be very frustrating when you don't need the a/c!!!