The air conditioning stops working randomly

Tiny
GPETRO
  • 2008 MERCEDES BENZ GL450
  • 49,000 MILES

AC just goes from blowing cold to normal air temp intermittently usually once a day for 20-30 minutes, then it resumes normal function.

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 AT 5:24 PM

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Tiny
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I have the same issue with my AC ( GL450 2009), I took it to Mercedes dealership and they too are guessing what might be the problem. They wanted to change the Climate Control unit for $1700 and that is not guaranteed that will work. Did you find out what was the cause?

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Friday, September 7th, 2012 AT 4:15 PM
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2CARPROS KEN
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Hey Guys,

Yes this is a climate control issue that will end up being the controller, try to get one from a wrecking yard it will be less money. Mercedes parts do cost a bunch and they just want you to buy a new car most of the time.

Please let us know happens so it will help others.

Best, Ken

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Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 AT 5:55 PM
Tiny
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I have the same problem with my 2009 GL 550. Air conditioning is ice cold at times and then just starts blowing warm air for no apparent reason. It does this regardless of whether I have setting on automatic or not. Eventually it may or may not come back to cold air. I took it to a Mercedes dealer and they installed a new compressor and compressor wiring harness. Didn't solve the problem. Took it back and they still couldn't pinpoint the problem. Eventually took it to another Mercedes certified mechanic and they replaced the receiver drier and expansion valve. After nearly $6000 in repairs. It STILL doesn't work correctly. I'm obviously a little hesitant about spending any more money on this, so how certain are you that the climate controller could be the issue? Thanks

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Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 AT 8:08 AM
Tiny
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Mercedes Bends have a history of the controller (Panel) being an issue for intermittent problems. The only way to be 100% sure is to do some testing at the controller to check the voltage input and output while the system is not working.

Here is a guide and a wiring diagram (diagram) so you can do some testing.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-wiring

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken

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Thursday, June 15th, 2017 AT 12:17 PM

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