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Old 03-24-2012, 09:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default RE: Brake pedal and ICE A/C

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Originally Posted by Charged in The OC
OK, a couple of questions for you all:

2) I still do not have a 220v charger and drive quite a few miles so I run the ICE at least some almost every day. I have noticed that the A/C becomes warm when the ICE kicks in for a few minutes before settling out. This happens when I hit sort mode or when I run out of battery. It happens if I have the auto on or am just in vent. Has anyone else noticed this?
@Charged: I noticed the same thing and talked to the tech at my dealer. The short answer is that the door that controls airflow through the heater coil stays in the last position you left it it in, and this can result in the normal vent air being heated when the ICE comes on and heats the water in the core.

The solution that works for me is to turn on the climate system and select Max A/C for a couple of seconds and then turn off the climate system. This way, the vent air bypasses the heater core until you turn on the climate system again, and the next time the ICE comes on, you get air at ambient temperature.

The other option is to turn on the climate system and select recirculate and then turn it off again.

Of course, you can just turn on the climate system and select your desired temperature and avoid all these shenanigans altogether.
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