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    Default Warm/Hot air coming out of vents

    Hi

    Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this...on warm days, i would turn the climate control aircon off open the windows and take in the sun and cool breezes...then warm to hot air would come out of the vents...annoying really!

    Anyone have any ideas why? Can it be stopped?

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    Its because its hot outside

    Seriously though, it can be easy to think there is something wrong with the heater, but air on warm days can be made to feel "warmer" than it should just by passing through the vent system of a warm car. The air coming in the windows is moving a lot faster than that coming out of the vents, so has more of a cooling effect.

    My friend had me crawling around under the dash of her Renault, swearing that the heater was stuck on. There was nothing wrong with it. I would suggest turning the AC on
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    i find this with my 405STi.
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    Whilst I can only imagine what kind of car you are talking about (as it's not mentioned anywhere that I can find) if it's a late model pug, there is a heater flap, that is designed to work with the climate control.

    If you must turn off the climate control, dial the temp down first (as low as possible), and then turn the a/c off. This will ensure the flap is positioned so as not to introduce hot air.

    Of course being climate control, the next time you turn the car on it will reset itself to on, and you have to go through the whole process again

    Much less stress (and more attention paid to the road) if you just forget about it, in my opinion.
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    I get the same thing in my 180. I find it's just easier to close the vents.
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    It's the same on the GTi6. Just don't put the dial on the 21 degree setting. Leave it just in front or just behind it in you want constant temp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ACT180
    I get the same thing in my 180. I find it's just easier to close the vents.
    Haha, I find it easier to just not do anything

    Leave it running, no fussing around.
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    Do you mean leave the a/c on while windows are down?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ACT180
    Do you mean leave the a/c on while windows are down?
    What? Windows down? How can you "take in the cool breezes" with the windows down on warm days. That's what Climate Control is for
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLC206
    What? Windows down? How can you "take in the cool breezes" with the windows down on warm days. That's what Climate Control is for
    Haha! The main reason why I get the windows down and turn the climate control off is because it drives like a bit of a dog with the a/c on by comparison to when it is off.
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    I find the best way to stop the warm air is to do the same as SLC180,

    if you want to wind the widows down flick off the Climate control and wind the temp right down to 14degs and it should be a nice flow of cool air untill the flap closes and then the unchilled air from outside will waft in.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ACT180
    Haha! The main reason why I get the windows down and turn the climate control off is because it drives like a bit of a dog with the a/c on by comparison to when it is off.

    Talking of driving without ac, a mate of mine just bought a Mitsu Evo 8 in Red Droolz and took me for a spin...... Stonking !!!!!!

    Anyways back the ac issue.....after the windy road section i reached over to flick on the ac as it was about 32 degrees and he shook his head at me in disaproval

    Apparently he never uses it EVER!!!! he thinks its better to drive with it off.....understandably if your trying to wring every ouce of Hp out of it but when stopped in traffic 32 degree day.......... Im mean Cmon im sweating link a pig here!!!!!!!
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    Default Warm/Hot air coming out of vents

    Hey there

    Thanks to those that replied, and I drive an '05 206GTi (like the picture).

    I had tried before what was suggested and put the a/c on lowest setting and switched off and that seemed to work.

    Also, on a 20-25 degree day...what's better than having the windows down and enjoying that cool (melbourne) breeze!

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    Switch the vents to recycle cabin air, this is what resloves the issue in my 180.
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