Air Conditioning #
The Ampere EV air conditioning kit is meant to preserve factory AC controls in your vehicle. This means that the electric AC compressor, controlled by the vehicle control unit, has no way of communicating with the factory blower fan. For this reason, the AC will have to be turned on via the GUI (graphical user interface) and the factory blower fan turned on. Because the AC compressor can be turned on without the blower fan, the compressor will be off by default each time the car turns on. This is to prevent needless power draw from the batteries.
If something in the AC system is wrong, the general malfunction light will appear.