Yes, exactly. The AC compressor will start cycling on and off every 10 seconds or so when vent is set to windshield or windshield/floor. Very noticeable at idle.I'm confused, are you saying if you set the vent to the windshield the AC comes on? That doesn't happen in my CX3.
If the light doesn't come on, then how do you know that the AC is on?I have no way to turn it off. The AC light does not come on, and hitting the AC button does nothing. Seems like the vent control overrides the AC control.
I know there's likely some wiring modification that can be done to eliminate this "feature," but it's a bit of a hassle.
Not so sure about that, I live in a humid area and even in the winter I need to have the AC on otherwise the windshield fogs up. The airflow by itself doesn't help.If you live in a humid area in the winter, the defroster needs to be on 100% of the time. There needs to be constant airflow to keep your windshield clear, but AC is not necessary. Just regular airflow.
It's simply a waste to have AC on all the time.