A couple of months ago i found that my air con was not blowing cold anymore, so i had the system checked and re-gassed by a local specialist and all was fine.
Due to the weather after that i wasnt using cold air very much, but it was warm the other week and my car was roasting, so was very annoyed to find that i had no cold air at all.
I went back to the same company, but when they checked it they said it had not lost any pressure. The guy looked under my bumper to where you can look through to see the condenser, and showed me that there was some damage to it(could have been caused by stones hitting it), which he reckoned could be my problem.
I done some checking and found that a new condenser including fitting would be in the region of £250 - £300, so i decided this was not worth paying and resigned myself to never having refrigerated air in my Civic again.
After reading this thread i sat in my car and noticed that i could not hear the compressor coming on as i turned on the air con. I checked the fusebox and i have the original Omron relay.
I am hoping that the updated Mitsuba relay will cure my problem, so i have ordered it from ebay using the above link.
I have nothing to lose by trying it, and will be delighted if it does the trick.
In the meantime i have the old relay here in front of me(extremely tight to remove - had to use pliers), so can confirm to the person who asked earlier, yes the car runs without it and everything works exactly the same.....apart from the air con compressor of course.
When i get the new relay i will post here and let you know if it made any difference.
Oh, whenever i buy anything on ebay, i always look to see what else the same seller has, so i ended up buying this at the same time.
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