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Air conditioning problem in a Kia Spectra 5 2005. I took in in for check up because the a/c wasn't refreshing, it was actually blowing out hot air. At the Kia Service Authorized garage they checked it and they told me the compressor, evaporator were in fine condition, tha it had the gas was ok, and that the parts & components for the a/c were all basically functioning correctly, that he tested it manually and that everything worked, but when he turned the a/c on with the button, "supposedly" the compressor didn't recieve the "signal" to start. He said he "thinks" it's an electrical problem. But if you turn in on, at tines it does throw cold air. he mentioned he had serviced another kia like mine, same year & miodel for the same and the only way he could "solve" the problem was throwing a direct line from the battery to the compressor, but that when he tried the same on my car but it didn't work. And still I think "his" solution does't correct the problem, it only solves the issue temporarily. Please help!!

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His answer is totally weak. Without all of the info needed these are probably the issue: 1. A/C system itself is fine, the blending door inside the dash that blends either exterior or interior air with hot and cold air to give you the desired temperature is sticking closed blocking cold air, or an electrical problem with the environmental control unit. Either way the dealer should know what to do besides a jumper wire to "make it work". suggest different service tech or dealer

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