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Re: Climate Control turns on everytime I start the (archive)

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Posted by jose on October 21, 1999 at 14:41:06:

In Reply to: Re: Climate Control turns on everytime I start the posted by GHS on October 21, 1999 at 09:35:14:

: Well, not exactly. The recycle will stay on if the
: engine's only been shut off for a short while
: (5-10 mins). Longer than that, then it will be
: off when you re-start.

: I posted this same gripe a little while back, and
: one of the responses explained it very well--
: if it's only been a short while, the air inside
: will still be about the same temp, therefore you'd
: want to have it continue recycling. But if it's
: been longer, say, a couple hours under the hot sun,
: the air inside will be hot and stale and you
: wouldn't want to recycle it, you'd want to first
: replace it with fresh air. The climate control just
: tries to automate that for you (though it'd be
: nicer if it re-started the recycle mode automatically
: after about 5 minutes of driving). It finally made
: good sense to me after I thought about it a while.


: : That's the way it is. Only the fan speed and temperature setting are memorized. The recycle is off by default when you start the car.

: :
: : : : Why does it do that?
: : : : It gets annoying since its cold in the morning and I have cold air coming in the car..

: : : Hear Hear! Why, if it's supposed to remember my previous settings, does it not turn on in recycle mode? I haven't figured that out either.

Thanks. I was running errands today and noted that the recycle was on at each start. I see your point. Once again, this car is smarter than the driver.

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