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

Asked by for the 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Mine does the exact same thing. Did you find out what the problem was?

Derek
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.
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?

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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.
I ran a search for the fix but couldn't find. Do you have a link??? Thanks.