IBELEAF
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No Heat!

Ok, I think I figured everything out about the car, but I can't I figure out how to turn on heat. I mean, it shows 90 degrees, but the cold air is blowing. Is there any trick to it or should I get in touch with the dealer?
Currently: '12 Volt (12k) since 7/2012
Previously: '11 Leaf SL (w/ 12k miles & 16 month ownership)
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evnow
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Re: No Heat!

IBELEAF wrote:Ok, I think I figured everything out about the car, but I can't I figure out how to turn on heat. I mean, it shows 90 degrees, but the cold air is blowing. Is there any trick to it or should I get in touch with the dealer?
How long have you waited ?

It will take about 5 minutes ... (not timed, just feels like that)
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IBELEAF
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Re: No Heat!

I drove about 20 miles with no heat at all... it's 35 degrees now, so it was freezing
Currently: '12 Volt (12k) since 7/2012
Previously: '11 Leaf SL (w/ 12k miles & 16 month ownership)
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Rake
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Delivery Date: 27 May 2011
Leaf Number: 1508
Location: Kent, WA
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Re: No Heat!

Is the heater a classic liquid core type, or a resistive coil (glorified hair dryer) ?

Seems like a long time to wait...
~Rake
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LakeLeaf
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Re: No Heat!

First you guys want A/C, now you want heat. What's next? :D

Since the heater is electric - it should give you heat within a few minutes - of course driving shouldn't be necessary as there is no motor to heat up.

Any chance you had the A/C patch applied? Wonder if that faulty sensor that is supposed to be the cause of the A/C issue is part of the heating system too?
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Re: No Heat!

Heat takes awhile. It has to heat liquid, etc.

And ECO mode means the heater is also in ECO mode...Look at your energy usage screen and see how much the climate control is drawing when you're trying to get heat. It can draw as much as 3.5kw or so...
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Re: No Heat!

IBELEAF wrote:I drove about 20 miles with no heat at all... it's 35 degrees now, so it was freezing
Try this. Set the temperature to 70 (or whatever) - and click auto (climate). It should heatup within 5 minutes. If not you have a defective heating system.
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Rake
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Re: No Heat!

@IBELEAF
Man, I am so sorry you are having problems right out of the gate!
Didn't you pick her up today?

My wife and I have a running joke.
When she starts fiddling with the radio stations and nav screens in the Prius, I trace my finger around the center controls and the dash and remind her that those are the "captain's" controls, and direct her to the glove boxes - the Navigator's station.
Subsequently, my wife (a red belt in karate) has perfected the "A** Punch". :lol:
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Re: No Heat!

IBELEAF wrote:Ok, I think I figured everything out about the car, but I can't I figure out how to turn on heat. I mean, it shows 90 degrees, but the cold air is blowing. Is there any trick to it or should I get in touch with the dealer?
Setting the heat to 90 the air on high with eco mode off you should get plenty of heat within a few minutes. Also your heater should take 4.5kw on high with eco off.
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IBELEAF
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Re: No Heat!

Tried preheating from the carwings, still not no heat...
Currently: '12 Volt (12k) since 7/2012
Previously: '11 Leaf SL (w/ 12k miles & 16 month ownership)

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