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06-01-2014 01:31 AM
nostalgia_martyr
Thanks

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yup, all the same
Thanks! The deed is done.
05-31-2014 08:59 PM
Stanley Rockafella yup, all the same
05-31-2014 01:26 PM
nostalgia_martyr
Sorry, but 05-07?

Sorry to re-start this up after it's been dormant for a bit, but does this trick work on the 05-07 models? I know that the wiring behind the climate controls looks a tad different than the wiring in the picture shown.
10-29-2013 02:10 AM
Stanley Rockafella The only thing I can think of that's been consistant, was the fuse that I swapped out. Actually, when I pulled the fuse for the deck (a 20 amp fuse) I lost it. The only thing I had available was the 15 amp fuse I pulled from the DRL's. I put that in it's place and strangely enough, the radio sparked up and hasn't quit running since!

This is very strange since the radio fuse i pulled out, looked perfectly fine. maybe a hairline crack I didn't see?
10-29-2013 12:22 AM
Myooh Lah Hey, Rockafella, what'd you figure out about your stereo going out? I pulled the bezel off to replace the broken cable assembly for my vent selector, and have had the same thing happen twice - for no rhyme or reason, just no radio, no clock, no nothing. Then it just works one of the next couple of times I start it. There must be some connector getting pulled loose by any one of the gazillion cables behind the hvac and stereo area.
10-13-2013 03:04 AM
Stanley Rockafella No, it sure doesn't

Actually, once I was in Florida one summer and yeah, it gets super muggy in summer, yet cool at night. I see what you mean now :P
10-12-2013 08:42 PM
Sniper Focus
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What situation would you need cold dry air to clear the windows?


AFAIK, the a/c is designed to run with cold air in the summer (to cool the interior), and hot air in the winter to clear the windows and heat the interior
Cool or rainy weather with nasty high humidity, especially so with a passenger being alive and breathing in the car. Cold and humid doesn't happen too much in Canada I guess, lol.
10-12-2013 07:53 PM
Stanley Rockafella
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The AC helps pull the moisture out of the air, but depending on the weather conditions sometimes you hot air to clear the windshield... and sometimes you need dry cold air. With this "mod" you have a choice whether to run the AC; since most people wouldn't think to manually turn on the AC in winter months to defog the window car makers just override the AC in defrost mode.
What situation would you need cold dry air to clear the windows?


AFAIK, the a/c is designed to run with cold air in the summer (to cool the interior), and hot air in the winter to clear the windows and heat the interior
10-12-2013 07:50 PM
Stanley Rockafella
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If i set up a timer that lets the engine block warmer do it's thing for an hour before I leave in the winter months, that should make all the difference shouldn't it? (central washington state, much dryer and extreme than seattle area)
I dunno what "difference" your expecting it to make.

Where I come from on the prairies, it's necessarey to have a block heater running in the winter months (below -15C). This makes the difference between starting and not starting your car in the morning. You don't need to run it all night, but yes, just before you start out in the morning helps.

It certainly doesn't mean that the engine is warm by the time you leave in the morning. This is not a circulating heater. Circulating heaters are pretty pricey but do a fantastic job of ensuring the engine is warm, but also that the interior is warm very quickly once the car is started.

But the stock block heater isn' that great. It is designed to keep your block/head from cracking in the extreme temps, and easing the electrical strain on your starter and battery. That's about it.
10-12-2013 07:42 PM
Stanley Rockafella the reason why we disable the a/c is because:

1) it robs power from the little 4 cyl motor
2) it wastes extra fuel, esp. since most of the time, you dont' need it on
3) we like to have control over when we want the a/c to run.

Most drivers are not aware enough to run the a/c when the air is very humid, and they ant to clear the windows in a hurry. That's why auto engineers designed cars to start the a/c automatically

On older cars, such as my 88 325is, it doesn't automatically turn on the a/c when the air is directed towards the defrost vents. You have to manually push the button if you want the a/c to run too

Just another way cars have evolved over the years.
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