A/C light will not stay on to blow cold air on 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass

My a/c does not blow cold air when the a/c is not on. The problem is that when I press the a/c button the a/c light will not say on and it starts to blow warm air

by in Savannah, GA on June 05, 2009
2 answers 3 comments
ANSWER by on June 13, 2009
Mine does the exact same thing. Did you find out what the problem was? Derek
COMMENT by on June 13, 2009
Derek, I went to repair shop and they said that I needed to replace the A/C control head. I have to replace the entire a/c console because of the problem. The estimate was around 375.00 I dont know if this has anything to do with it, but I got my coolant flushed and the water pump replaced, the a/c has been running fine.
COMMENT by on June 13, 2009
wow i did not expect that it would be that much. was it $375 for everything you mentioned? or is that including the water pump and A/C Control head? Also did you get a second opinion?
ANSWER by on November 15, 2010
It't actually a dirty contact surface on the back of the control knob. There are instructions for a fix on-line...it involved removing the control, disassembling the controler, cleaning and lubricating the contact surface, then putting it all back together. The cost is zero, but it does sound like a lot of work, so I've out up woth the issue in my Cutlass.
COMMENT by on March 30, 2011
I ran a search for the fix but couldn't find. Do you have a link??? Thanks.