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I did some research and didn't see any other posts referring to this, so I apologize if this has been covered at length with different terminology.

My girlfriend has a 2009 Pontiac G8 with a similar AUTO climate control. It's perfect; I set it on 75, and I'm comfortable year round.

My experience with the same AUTO in the Fisker has been less than impressive. I set it to 75, and I'm burning up... but I set it to 74, and I'm freezing. I constantly find myself fudging with the controls, which defeats the whole purpose of it being in AUTO mode.

My first thought was that the thermostat is in the wrong place or something, so it's not registering the correct internal temperature. But before I go pulling things apart, I figured I'd better ask you guys with more experience :)

For everyone's reference (especially anyone reading this in the future), I did find this thread that was very informative:

http://www.fiskerbuzz.com/forums/13-fisker-karma/8946-hvac-unit-over-view.html

TIA!
 

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I wouldnt tear too much apart. The system is loaded with quirks and poor response. Best scenario is having the newest hardware hvac module that will accept software reflash and calibration. If youve got the old hardware nothing can be done to it (well it would make a nice paperweight or pen holder for your desk)
 

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Also if you have the early style module it can be replaced with a newer style one Joe mentioned .Also depends on Vin if early or late module
 

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It doesn't work better or worse compared to the Audi Benz et al I have - but I do have to set it lower than other cars, yet it is stable. The only surprise is the lacking rear outlets in the Fisker.

Sounds like you have a component problem somewhere.
 

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Hi, is there a way to increase the flow of fresh air into the cabin by using the fans? It seems that when I shut down ac, the air flow stops, or only works if I am moving? if I put fans on, the ac kicks in?
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Hi, is there a way to increase the flow of fresh air into the cabin by using the fans? It seems that when I shut down ac, the air flow stops, or only works if I am moving? if I put fans on, the ac kicks in?
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You can run the fan with or without the AC on. See the linked video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA1dLt8V0y8&index=7&list=PLA4B565FD0550F850

After setting the desired temperature and fan setting, use the "Snowflake" button to turn the AC compressor on or off as desired.
 

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I gave up on that idea - the AC compressor is always running as long as ambient temps are moderate to high, to cool the batteries.
 

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As an update, this evening was 72 degrees outside, and I had the air set to 74. Even though it was around 76 inside the car (according to my regular thermometer), the heat was on in the car.

So it's like it's measuring the temperature outside of the car, instead of the inside of the car. Which comes back to my theory of the thermostat being in the wrong place.

I don't have my paperwork in front of me, but the VIN is around 658. Is that going to be an older or newer module?
 

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In car temp sensor is in the roof by the dome lamp. It is known that readings are off on temps. The only problem we've seen is the sensor intake has been blocked by insulation material. You can remove dome lamp and check sensor to make sure its clear. Otherwise you just have to adjust temp and ignore the #s
 
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