In the middle of August leaving the ferry port of St Malo & heading south, the air con failed to kick in on my CSE. Here we are on the hottest day of the year going south with no AC, what perverse law dictates these things? The prospect of 2 weeks in SW France with no AC was not one I was looking forward to. Other half sitting next to me who drives our CDS observes, "it will start in a few minutes". Now she is a great cook but car diagnostics is not one of her strong points, but she was right, about a mile on everything back to normal (without input from me) & has been ever since. Apparently our 9000CDS does this trick from time to time. The control panel was "live" ie lights on, but switches were ineffective, no forced air flow of any sort in either econ or auto positions. Has anyone any experience of this? Was this an advanced warning of a big cash drain in the future?