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Anybody know how to keep the recycle air on?


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#21 OFFLINE   mtb9153

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 12:37 AM

I stumbled on to this thread looking for a solution to a true "vent" for my C-max hybrid ... I read this post and started laughing!  My first car was a 1974 Plymouth Duster, at the firewall beneath the dash on both sides of the vehicle, were black boxes with doors and little lever locks on them.  When you opened the door, that was the fresh air vent.  The geniuses at Chrysler / Plymouth made it literally a vent too - no filters, no screens - bugs would find their way into the vehicle through those little trap doors!  Oh how I wish for a modern version of those vents now ...

Yes I remember this happening on my 1971 Datsun 240Z.  It had those vents too for bringing in outside air, when I had the blower running all kinds of stuff would blow inside and I could hear as small debris was blowing in through the fan.  It was mostly stuff which had fallen into the louvered vents in the cowl at the base of the windshield like leaves, little sticks, dust or sand while driving and fell into the vents at the low pressure area at the base of the windshield.  The vent was located behind the dashboard and sitting right on top of the transmission bump which put the vents about even with my right knee.  Really wild early 70's design.  Oh and sometimes rain would come in as well which wasn't good.


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#22 OFFLINE   fotomoto

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:38 AM

Back to the original question, mine stays in Recirc as long as I keep it on auto and select Recirc.   

 

On our summer road trip vacation, I kept it in Recirc for the entire day while traveling out of Texas on I-10;  four occupants, temp set to 74F and CC set to 80mph. :shift:  We stopped for either bio-breaks, meals, and/or fuel about every 3 hours.  :waiting:



#23 OFFLINE   drdiesel1

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 02:00 PM

I hate that there is no "vent" mode.

HUH! ???????  It has a vent mode.  The DOT mandates fresh air supply from the HVAC system.


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#24 OFFLINE   Tom

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:00 AM

Turn the Temp selector below 60, and it goes to Lo. Make sure the AC is off, recirc is off, and you're getting unheated outside air. That's the 'vent' mode you are looking for.

If you set your temp selector below the outside air temp with the AC off and recycle air off, I believe you get outside air only.  The fan speed can then be controlled with the fan speed buttons.



#25 OFFLINE   mtb9153

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 03:30 PM

I find that my air recirculation mode when pushed ON will kick off on it's own.  Suddenly I start smelling someone's cigarette in front of me and its because it switched off it's own.  Drives me nuts I hate it!  I'm allergic to smoke, exhaust fumes and all pollen and dust, which is why I rarely drive with recirculate off and I never drive with the windows open.



#26 OFFLINE   ScubaDadMiami

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 02:36 AM

You can't use Auto.  You turn to the temp, set the fan speed manually, and you turn on recirculate.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 08:02 PM

I would vote for a update to allow the a/c controls to stay on recirc. Me and the wife always bang knuckles when we get the first smell and remember we left it on fresh air!

 

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#28 OFFLINE   ScubaDadMiami

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 12:55 PM

I never have a problem with the Recirculate function turning off.  You just can't use the Auto function.  Using Auto will start off with Recirc, but it will allow outside air once at the set temperature.



#29 OFFLINE   zalusky

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 03:02 PM

My latest trick is to turn on the air by hitting the recirc button instead of the auto or power button.



#30 OFFLINE   Edsel

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 08:11 AM

I just discovered the shortcut zalusky mentioned above. I was going to start a post about it, but a search saved me. This post is really just a bump in case you missed it like I did. It's a cool trick. :victory:








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