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My AC no longer blows cold air and I'm trying to have my local mechanic to refill the refrigerant. However, he has never worked on a lotus and I thought it will save some time for both of us if I let him know where he should be looking. Can anyone tell me where and what to look for? TIA
 

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in the back of the car in front of the rear pas tire. You can reach the ports easily from the eng compartment
 

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thank you very much! also, can a blown fuse be the reason for no cold air? everything works including blower, buttons, and backlighting etc. I believe fuses F7, F19, and C4 are the ones to check but which fuse box are they located in?
 

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thank you very much! also, can a blown fuse be the reason for no cold air? everything works including blower, buttons, and backlighting etc. I believe fuses F7, F19, and C4 are the ones to check but which fuse box are they located in?
F7 is for the blower fan.
F19 is for the relays and compressor
C4 is for the compressor
"F" (front) are under the left hood access panel.
"C" (cockpit) are under the passenger side dash.
"R" (rear-engine bay)
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How to recharge the Aircon for the layman?

My mechanic recharged the A/C over the summer. I did not let it
run as he told me an now the air not dry and cold. He charged
me quite a bit so I want to avoid this....does anyone know how to recharge
using say a Pep=Boys, Autozone "special" kit?

I really only use the A/C to clear a foggy windshield when it rains, etc.
-Robert
 

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My mechanic recharged the A/C over the summer. I did not let it
run as he told me an now the air not dry and cold. He charged
me quite a bit so I want to avoid this....does anyone know how to recharge
using say a Pep=Boys, Autozone "special" kit?

I really only use the A/C to clear a foggy windshield when it rains, etc.
-Robert
Don't use those cans. The gauges on them are never accurate and you can easily over/under charge your system. Find a good indy shop that has an a/c machine and get it done the proper way. Your system needs to be evac'ed and recharged. Its a simple procedure and most places charge from half an hour to an hour labor. If you have any questions let me know.

Oh, and sounds like you might need a new mechanic.
 
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