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    Hi everyone.

    A couple days ago while on the motorway my cars a/c light started flashing and the cooling stopped completely. I turned the a/c off and pulled into the next services to check it out. after a few minutes with the ignition off, i restarted the car and turned the a/c on again. it cooled for about a minute before the light started flashing again and it stopped cooling. Could it be the Magnetic Clutch relay or is it something more sinister, like compressor failure? any feedback would be appreciated. thanks in advance

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    ya same happened in my altis and its too common in toyota actual the ac gas blocks and the compressor stops working dont take your car any where except toyoota 3s if your car is n warranty you will get it worked out free otherwise u will have to pay round 3000 actaly the gas has to be refilled if u take ur car anywhere else they will try to figure out ridiculuos nonsense problems to make some money out ov it and your problem will remain there take it to toyota they will say the same and will make ur ac at its best

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    My altis used to do dat when i used to turn AC on with the cars ignition OFF.Go and check with only Toyota dealpership.
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    my altis ac was showin the same problem i got it worked out at toyta 3s others experimented alot though in fckin the ac

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    :O amazing, so many people having this problem and all altis :O
    Suggestions required

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    Update:

    Issue fixed. I researched on the internet and found someone advising me to first replace the relay (specifically the Magnetic Clutch Relay, or Mg Clt as its labelled inthe fuse box) before spending on having the ac fixed. Ive been driving my car since and the a/c is working perfectly.

    Toyota walton motors told me that having the ac fixed would cost me rs. 8000. I replaced the relay for rs. 400. thanks everyone for your replies, its amazing to see how much we spend without proper research and how many toyotas have the same problem. thanks again!

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    Gud fr U...
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    more about toyota motors. A couple months ago my Prado's engine check light came on. I spent many straight hours at Toyota Garden motors having my entire Intake Manifold cleaned and spent about Rs. 15000 on the entire scene. A day later the check light came on again. A friend of my fathers advised us to visit Madina Motors on Ferozpur Road near the theatre (about 9 traffic lights away from Kalma Chowk going from model town towards Qaddafi Staduim, take a U-turn back and ask anyone for Madina Motors) and they fixed the issue for Rs. 1500. Fifteen hundred compared to fifteen thousand. Apparently a small component (i forget the name) had to be cleaned out, nothing at all to do with the Intake Manifold). I'm going to write to Toyota Japan regarding both issues, and might just write to some newspapers just to sling some mud at those extortionate bastar*s. Madina motors specializes in 4wds btw, so I suggest anyone having issues with their 4wds visit them before spending too much on irrelevant repairs. Also, I've got nothing to do with Madina motors, except for the fact that they do whats needed without being such bast*rds about it. I wish I'd gone there before going to Toyota Garden, maybe I coulda gotten a new wardrobe instead. Hope this helps, gluck everyone.

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