Whenever starting 2009 Kia Rondo, it starts with AC running, even if car is turned off without AC on. Also, when starting in the cold, the Radio will not power on until the car warms up.

Asked by Jan 07, 2015 at 11:57 AM about the 2009 Kia Rondo Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Whenever starting 2009 Kia Rondo, it starts with AC running, even if car is turned off
without AC on.

Also, when starting in the cold, the Radio will not power on until the car warms up.  It
is my understanding may be an issue with condensation on the ground wire, and if the
condensation evaporates, the car will turn back on.  But, is there a way to prevent this
from happening?

Thank you in advance for any help.

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1,525

If you read your manual, it will tell you that your AC system is always on when you have the selector set to any defrost setting, this is to draw moisture out of the air and clear your windshield better. You can turn this feature off by pressing and holding the recirculation button for a few seconds. But, even though you've disabled that feature, every time you turn on the car and your selector is in a defrost position, the AC will still turn on every time, but you now have the option of turning it off.

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Thank you, that is very helpful information! I bought this car used last year as a second car, and unfortunately did not come with the manual. It didn't even occur to me to look up the manual online! Silly me. Thank you so much for the information.

1,525

You are welcome

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