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Audi A6 A/C problem

by mike3079 / October 9, 2011 12:10 PM PDT

I own a Audi A6 that will blow hot air out the side vents while the A/C is on. It also still blows cold air out the middle but the side vents get very hot. This does not happen all the time only every once in a while. I wanted to see if anyone knew what may cause this.

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Me too!
by johnyen / October 16, 2011 12:54 PM PDT
In reply to: Audi A6 A/C problem

I have the same thing happening on my 2006 A6 Avant. My local mechanic says it's most likely the valve on the heater side of the AC control that is failing. It generally happens only when I am setting a temperature that requires a mix and the ambient outside temp is close my set point. We have not done anything yet waiting until the it does this all of the time (a complete failure of the valve).

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I have the exact same problem
by Henrik_Riko / January 23, 2012 9:40 PM PST
In reply to: Me too!

Same issue here - Avant A6 2006.

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did u solve it?
by ranpe / February 14, 2012 3:12 AM PST

i have same problem with A6 2006, any suggestions?

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More information...
by Henrik_Riko / February 14, 2012 8:14 PM PST
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More here....
by Henrik_Riko / February 14, 2012 8:20 PM PST
In reply to: did u solve it?
Technical Service BulletinTemperature different between front driver and passenger sides
80 08 03 2013883/4 June 25, 2008.
Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 80 number 08-01 dated
March 20, 2008 to clarify step 3.
Model(s) Year VIN Range Vehicle-Specific Equipment
A6 2005 2007 All
A6 2008 000001 097314
Not Applicable
With the same temperature settings, different temperature air comes from the outlet vents on the driver sideand passenger side. The outside outlet vents release warm air, and the inside outlet vents release cool air.
Insufficient cooling from climate system.
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(NT) how do I get this Bulletin? thanks
by ranpe / February 14, 2012 9:53 PM PST
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