air con compressor clutch

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2004 (04)
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Hi all,
The clutch on the air con compressor has stopped working. I have checked the voltage to the solenold & am reading 14 volts, so not an electrical problem.
My question is: can the compressor clutch be replaced without removing the compressor itself, as the system has recently been re-gassed, and I don't want the expense or hassle of a purge & refill of the system...
My guess is that it may be possible, but I would like to find out before I strip down the car...
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 140000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
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It would be worth checking that its not the 0v or earth that is switched on the clutch. I don't know which is switched, but I know the air con compressor is one of the first things to be disabled if the ECU detects any sort of engine bay problem.
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