Air conditioning during charging

Discussion in 'Prime Main Forum (2017-Current)' started by Bluebells2, May 26, 2018.

  1. Bluebells2

    Bluebells2 Junior Member

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    how do I click yes for the message on the dash that says do you want to use air conditioner during charging yes or no. I have tried clicking on the dash and the touch screen...nothing works. Is the enter on the steering wheel? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. triggerhappy007

    triggerhappy007 Active Member

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    Yes it's on the right side of the steering wheel. Use the left and right buttons to select yes or no then the middle button to select.
     
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  3. RobPLSCA

    RobPLSCA New Member

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    How do I set the car to default to yes or no and stop asking?
     
  4. MikeDee

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    In the settings you can set it so the warning doesn't show, but you can't set the default setting. Unless you set a scheduled charge during the day when it is hot, the feature won't work anyway. It doesn't work when you Charge Now.
     
  5. Digloo2

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    I've noticed it takes a lot longer to charge when it's hot. Seems odd that it can't be locked. I live in Phoenix, and the other day I came home and plugged it in to charge it in the afternoon. It was close to 100 outside. The charging took longer than usual. I was surprised to open the car door and it was WAY HOTTER inside the car than outside! That seem absurd. The fans under the back seat were really cranking. I turned on Aux to try turning on the A/C, but it didn't come on. I had to actually start the damn car to turn the A/C on. It magically finished charging within about 5 minutes.

    So much "smarts" in these cars, and they can't figure out how to cool the damn batteries when it's 100+ outside. Why do I need to even say to turn on the A/C? Why wouldn't I want that?
     
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