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On my Accent you can push the AC button. But it will still come on with the defrost. There is a way to disable this.
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On my Accent you can push the AC button. But it will still come on with the defrost. There is a way to disable this.
Might be a market-specific feature - the only defrost in this car is the rear screen heating element!
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No windshield defrost?
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No windshield defrost?
Not on a budget car like the Amica. Had it on a Land Rover Discovery 2 once, but that's all.

I guess Hyundai didn't think the UK gets severe enough weather to justify making a heated windscreen a standard fitment. And these days they're right.

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I think Red Raspberry means the AC automatically switches on when you set the blower control to windscreen demist. That's a common feature on (I think) all Hyundai models.
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I think Red Raspberry means the AC automatically switches on when you set the blower control to windscreen demist. That's a common feature on (I think) all Hyundai models.
Hmmm - I'll have to give it a try - I don't drive the car much and SWMBO probably wouldn't notice, bless her.
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Welp, it's taken an age, but I finally got the car in my hands again and successfully found the problem, it was indeed a broken wire. See attached picture, where I stripped the brown wire back to find the break. Knowing that from the previous time, I wasn't getting a signal at the connecter pins, this time I stuck a pin into the brown wire further back to see if I got a reading on the multimeter and I did.

So, I stripped the wire back and just touched both ends together to see if it worked, the first good sign was that the fan was no longer turning on as soon as I turned the engine on. Secondly, I connected my OBD scanner and used the OBD Doctor app to check the Engine Coolant Temp, it no longer reports -40c, but if I break the connection, it shows -40c and the fan switches on.

If the garage can squeeze me in, I'll get them to solder the wires as I'm useless at that. Then a nice long test drive to check temps, the fan kicks in when it's supposed to and we finally get some decent heat in the cabin.

Next step is to try and flush the coolant as it's brown and there's horrible sludge in the reservoir :/ Problem is, I can't see if there's a drain valve on the radiator and I can't feel one either. Will I have to just disconnect the lower hose going to the radiator?

Anyway, thanks again for all your help, especially you AUTOSPARK
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You will get a better flush by disconnecting the hose rather than use the drain plug where it d ripples out.

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Your welcome. This electrical diagnosis stuff is really pretty easy when you know how...init

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