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Hey ...I've got a 2005 E500 which is still under warranty and we've had Ac/Heat problems for a while in the car.. The AC a lot of times will take up to 3/4 minutes for the blower to even kick on.. This doesn't seem long, but when it's 100 degrees outside ...it's forever.. In the shop 3 times now for this issue, but it always works at the mercedes shop,and they say it's not pulling any codes up so they refuse to fix it. 2nd .. When you place the controls on your feet it continues to blow through all the upper vents causing us to have close the the upper vents ...Again the Mercedes dealership says it's normal to have to close all the vents if you just want to have it blowing on your feet. The warranty runs out in January and we'd like to get this solved.. any suggestions would be great.

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Do you have the option 581 - Automatic climate control? I believe that there are 2 a/c systems available, and that one is the more complex.

Mine seems to have a mind of it's own, as it consults all the many sensors and eventually decides what to do. Often I override the auto facility, and turn the fan to max manually to get things moving. Even so, I do not seem to be able to force 100% of the air onto the front screen to clear frost, etc. Some is always directed elsewhere by the a/c computers! I've never had that problem on less-sophisticated cars.....

I think that the MB techs can run a diagnostic test that checks the operation of all the critical parts of the a/c system. Have yours done this?
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Contact MBUSA directly and advise them of your issue. They will route it to a district manager who should be able to figure it out. They have never failed me.
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Lee is right, don't give up. MB also has regional trouble shooters that go from dealer-to-dealer to fix really rare problems. Use that warranty!

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