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Is there a way to set the desired temp to less than 18 C

Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:49 am

We get in the vehicle fully dressed for winter and 18 is just too high. 15 maybe. But lowest I can go is 18. It’s been minus 22 here in the morning lately. Luv our leaf more than ever.

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Re: Is there a way to set the desired temp to less than 18 C

Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:58 am

You wont notice the 3 degrees either in temperature, or in energy consumption... Either way you will spend a lot of energy to heat that thing in -22 degrees.....

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Re: Is there a way to set the desired temp to less than 18 C

Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:45 pm

If you are taking about preheating the car, then all you have to do is time it to only preheat for 5 minutes. That's what I do, and I have never gotten into a too-hot car unless it preheated for the full 15 minutes the timer allows.

If you are talking about the cabin temp while driving, then lower the fan speed to 1, with the vents set to floor + defrost. It is unlikely that the heater will be able to get the cabin very warm, but the windshield will stay clear and your feet will stay warm.
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Re: Is there a way to set the desired temp to less than 18 C

Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:37 pm

K. Thanks guys.
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Re: Is there a way to set the desired temp to less than 18 C

Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:42 pm

powersurge wrote:You wont notice the 3 degrees either in temperature, or in energy consumption... Either way you will spend a lot of energy to heat that thing in -22 degrees.....


Yep. Sucks her back but best winter car EVER.
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Re: Is there a way to set the desired temp to less than 18 C

Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:37 pm

No doubt with enough determination and a bit of electrical knowledge you could "fool" the sensor into thinking the temperature is several degrees warmer than it actually is. I think the temp sensor is really just a resistance reading. You could skew the resistance reading, or alternatively put a small source of warmth near the sensor. But I'd tend to agree with other posters, the difference between warming the cabin by 40C vs 37C is probably not worth the effort.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: Is there a way to set the desired temp to less than 18 C

Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:32 am

why not just turn the climate control off? I only turn mine on when I need to defrost/defog the windows

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Re: Is there a way to set the desired temp to less than 18 C

Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:33 am

GSK wrote:why not just turn the climate control off? I only turn mine on when I need to defrost/defog the windows


You don't even have to do that. Leave the ventilation on and turn the heater off. But again...
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Re: Is there a way to set the desired temp to less than 18 C

Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:05 am

Yah I suppose. We still want it warm. Just not 18. Thanks all.
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Re: Is there a way to set the desired temp to less than 18 C

Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:29 pm

webeleafowners wrote:We get in the vehicle fully dressed for winter and 18 is just too high. 15 maybe. But lowest I can go is 18. It’s been minus 22 here in the morning lately. Luv our leaf more than ever.

Thanks.

The temperature for the Climate Control Timer or Remote Climate Control, if that's what you're referring to, is set, at least on my 2015 SV, from the nav unit's Zero Emissions (blue) button : Settings : Timer/Remote-Set climate temp. On mine it can be set from 60 F to 90 F. I imagine the range in Celsius is something like 15 C to 32 C.
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