Audi A4 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi A4: A/C Pressure/Temperature Sensor

There are different versions of this sensor with different functions and with different names. For exact name, allocation and notes doe the respective function, refer to → Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; Rep. Gr.87; Refrigerant Circuit; System Overview - Refrigerant Circuit (vehicle-specific repair manual).

  WARNING

There is a risk of freezing.

Refrigerant may leak out if refrigerant circuit is not discharged.

There are different versions of this sensor (sensor for a connection to the refrigerant circuit with or without the valves). Refer to → Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; Rep. Gr.87; Refrigerant Circuit; System Overview - Refrigerant Circuit (vehicle-specific repair manual).

  • Before loosening the threaded connection of the sensor check the version. Refer to → Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; Rep. Gr.87; Refrigerant Circuit; System Overview - Refrigerant Circuit.
  • On a sensor for the connection on the refrigerant circuit without a valve. The refrigerant must be extracted before loosening the threaded connection. If sensor is not removed within 10 minutes after extraction, pressure may build up in refrigerant circuit by renewed evaporation. Extract the refrigerant again.

Sensor for a connection with the valve on the refrigerant circuit

  Note

  • There are different versions of this sensor with different functions and with different names. The following illustrated A/C Pressure/Temperature Sensor -G395- is for example installed on an Audi A4, Audi Q5, and Audi Q5 hybrid. Refer to → Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; Rep. Gr.87; Refrigerant Circuit; System Overview- Refrigerant Circuit.
  • There are various designations, depending on the function and the vehicle. Refer to → Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; Rep. Gr.87; Refrigerant Circuit; System Overview - Refrigerant Circuit.

Possible names for this sensor

  • A/C Pressure/Temperature Sensor -G395- (for example on Audi Q5 hybrid)
  • High Pressure Sensor -G65- (for example on Audi A4)
  • Refrigerant Circuit Pressure Sensor -G805- (for example on Audi A3 e-tron)

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  Note

The Refrigerant Circuit Pressure Sensor -G805- is installed instead of for example the High Pressure Sensor -G65- or the A/C Pressure/Temperature Sensor -G395-. Refer to → Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; Rep. Gr.87; Refrigerant Circuit; System Overview - Refrigerant Circuit.

  • The A/C Pressure/Temperature Sensor -G395-, the Refrigerant Circuit Pressure Sensor -G805- and the High Pressure Sensor -G65- are available in different versions. Currently the sensor's only exterior difference is the parts number. Therefore, make sure that the part numbers are correctly allocated when replacing them (part number from the Parts Catalog). Reason: These sensors produce different signals that can only be evaluated by the respective control modules using theVehicle Diagnostic Tester (function "OBD" or "Guided Fault Finding" for the A/C system). Refer to → Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; Rep. Gr.87; System Overview - Refrigerant Circuit (vehicle-specific repair manual).
  • When voltage is applied, the A/C Pressure/Temperature Sensor -G395- (and the Refrigerant Circuit Pressure Sensor -G805- exchange information via the Data bus (for example via the "LIN-Bus") with the corresponding control module. The relevant control module uses this information to calculate the pressure (and temperature) in the refrigerant circuit and any faults detected are signaled to the control module.
  • The A/C Pressure/Temperature Sensor -G395- transmits the measured value for the refrigerant circuit pressure and the measured temperature to the connected control module. The Refrigerant Circuit Pressure Sensor -G805- only transmits the measured value for the refrigerant circuit pressure to the connected control module. Even if only the pressure signal is evaluated on most vehicles, no Refrigerant Circuit Pressure Sensor -G805- is or will be installed in a vehicle in which a A/C Pressure/Temperature Sensor -G395- is designed. Refer to the Parts Catalog.
  • The temperature measured by the A/C Pressure/Temperature Sensor -G395- differs from the actual refrigerant temperature in the refrigerant circuit because of the A/C Pressure/Temperature Sensor -G395- design and its component location. Because of this, it is not currently evaluated and is not used to regulate the A/C system. Refer to → Heating and Air Conditioning; Rep. Gr.87; System Overview - Refrigerant Circuit (vehicle-specific repair manual).
  • This information is used for example by the Climatronic Control Module -J255- control head or the Vehicle Electrical System Control Module -J519- to calculate the pressure in the refrigerant circuit and to actuate the downstream control modules (radiator fan control module, Engine Control Module etc.) via the data bus system. These control modules then actuate, for example, the A/C Cutch -N25-, the radiator fan and the motor. Use the Vehicle Diagnostic Tester (function "OBD" or "Guided Fault Finding" and, → Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; Rep. Gr.87; System Overview - Refrigerant Circuit (vehicle-specific repair manual).

Sensor for a Connection without the Valve on the Refrigerant Circuit

  Note

  • There are different versions of this sensor with different functions and with different names. The following illustrated A/C Pressure/Temperature Sensor -G395- is for example installed on an Audi Q7 e-tron. Refer to → Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; Rep. Gr.87; Refrigerant Circuit; System Overview- Refrigerant Circuit.
  • There are various designations, depending on the function and the vehicle. Refer to → Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; Rep. Gr.87; Refrigerant Circuit; System Overview - Refrigerant Circuit.

Possible names for this sensor

  • A/C Pressure/Temperature Sensor -G395- (for example on Audi Q7 e-tron)
  • A/C Pressure/Temperature Sensor 2 -G826- (for example on Audi Q7 e-tron)
  • A/C Pressure/Temperature Sensor 3 -G827- (for example on Audi Q7 e-tron)

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There are different versions of this sensor -A-, currently the sensor's only exterior difference is the part number or if the part number is the same the imprinted designation -B-. For this reason pay attention to the correct allocation (part number and designation). Refer to the Parts Catalog and → Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; Rep. Gr.87; Refrigerant Circuit; System Overview - Refrigerant Circuit.

This sensor exchanges the information with the respective control module via the data bus (for example via the "LIN Bus") when creating tension. The relevant control module uses this information to calculate the pressure (and temperature) in the refrigerant circuit and any faults detected are signaled to the control module. Use the Vehicle Diagnostic Tester in the "Guided Fault Finding" function.

With this information the respective control module calculates the refrigerant circuit pressure and activates the downstream control module or components (radiator fan control module, pumps, valves etc.) via the data bus according to the specifications. Use the Vehicle Diagnostic Tester in the "Guided Fault Finding" function and refer to → Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; Rep. Gr.87; Refrigerant Circuit; System Overview - Refrigerant Circuit (vehicle-specific repair manual).

A/C Compressor Regulator Valve -N280-

  Note

Switch pressures, removing and installing switches as well as switch arrangement and version. Refer to vehicle specific refrigerant circuit → Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; Rep. Gr.87; System Overview - Refrigerant Circuit (vehicle-specific repair manual).

The regulator valve is implemented into the compressor. It is controlled by the Front A/C Display Control Head -E87-, the A/C control Module -J301- or the Climatronic Control Module -J255- (depending on the vehicle, possibly via the databus of the an additional control module). Refer to → Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; Rep. Gr.87; System Overview - Refrigerant Circuit (vehicle-specific repair manual). Pressure on the low pressure side is influenced via the regulator valve and thus regulates the temperature in the evaporator.

  Note

The A/C Compressor Regulator Valve -N280- is a component of the A/C compressor and cannot be replaced separately on all A/C compressors. Refer to the Parts Catalog and → Chapter "A/C Compressor Regulator Valve -N280-, Removing and Installing".

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A/C Compressor -G111-

  Note

Switch pressures, removing and installing switches as well as switch arrangement and version. Refer to vehicle specific refrigerant circuit → Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; Rep. Gr.87; System Overview - Refrigerant Circuit (vehicle-specific repair manual).

Inductive sensor

The sensor pulses (4 per compressor revolution) and the engine speed enable the Front A/C Display Control Head -E87- or the Climatronic Control Module -J255- to calculate belt slip.

If the belt slip exceeds a specified value, the compressor is switched off by the control module via the A/C clutch.

  Note

  • Installed in Audi vehicles with an A/C compressor driven the a ribbed belt and with Zexel compressor. Refer to → Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; Rep. Gr.87; System Overview - Refrigerant Circuit (vehicle-specific repair manual).
  • Beginning from production year 2006, the name of the "Zexel" A/C compressor was changed from "Zexel" to "Valeo".

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Refrigerant Temperature Sensor -G454-

The refrigerant temperature sensor (with a temperature-dependent resistance) is for example installed in the high pressure line near the A/C compressor (only for specified time period for example on the Audi Q7 from MY 2007).

In the refrigerant circuit, there is a direct correlation between temperature and pressure. Should there be too little refrigerant in the refrigerant circuit, the temperature in the refrigerant circuit rises more strongly than intended for this pressure when A/C system is operating.

A87-10138

  Note

Switch pressures, removing and installing switches as well as switch arrangement and version. Refer to vehicle specific refrigerant circuit → Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; Rep. Gr.87; System Overview - Refrigerant Circuit (vehicle-specific repair manual).

  Note

  • Installed for example on the Audi Q7 with specific engines. Refer to → Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; Rep. Gr.87; System Overview - Refrigerant Circuit (vehicle-specific repair manual) and → Wiring diagrams, Troubleshooting & Component locations.
  • The Climatronic Control Module -J255- evaluates pressure and temperature in the refrigerant circuit and switches off the compressor in the event the temperature increases above the value stored for this pressure. Refer to → Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; Rep. Gr.87; System Overview - Refrigerant Circuit (vehicle-specific repair manual) and Vehicle Diagnostic Tester ("OBD" or "Guided Fault Finding for the A/C system").

Electrical Components not on Refrigerant Circuit

Coolant Fan Control Module -J293-

This control module switches on and off the A/C clutch and therefore the A/C compressor. It turns on the radiator fan and calculates the refrigerant circuit pressure in vehicles with a High Pressure Sensor -G65-. Refer to → Wiring diagrams, Troubleshooting & Component locations and → Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; Rep. Gr.87; Component Location Overview - A/C System (vehicle-specific repair manual).

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