A/C switching on and off with recirculation light

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So today I was sitting in a line of cars waiting to drop some things off at the dump. Driving my 2000 LX

Outside temp was about 80 and we were sitting in direct sun so I had the A/C on

after sitting pretty much stationary for 15 mins I checked my OBD scanner temp out of curiosity and coolant was at 197 which I thought seemed a bit high, but not dangerous

Shortly after the A/C compressor started to cycle on and off every ~2 seconds. Along with that the recirc light on the button would switch from fresh air to recirc every time the compressor switched on and off

Turned off the A/C and the engine temp came back down to 190. Driving home on the freeway A/C seemed ok.

I actually had this happen about a year ago and my mechanic cleared a stored code related to the rear A/C but he didn't recognize it.


Anyone know why this might be happening?

My coolant looks nice and red and the level seems to be fine. 197 seems a bit high for 80 degree weather.
 
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Update: I unplugged my battery for a minute and the issue seems to have gone away.

No idea what caused but A'C seems to be functioning properly now.
 
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