Bad to leave solar ventilation always on?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by a-dogg, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. a-dogg

    a-dogg Junior Member

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    So I watched the new car DVD last night and the way they explained it, it made it sound like I had to disengage and engage the solar ventilation button each time I wanted to set it. Is there something wrong with just leaving the button always pushed in? BTW, the manual's Japanglish makes it REALLY easy to understand everything. :)
     
  2. rpeek2

    rpeek2 Dry Ice Juggler

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    I've actually forgotten about the button. The system has been button-on all summer and was functioning everytime I reentered the car. Apparently activation is temperature sensitive making the button sort of redundant. I did turn if off just the other day because its use will be quite limited for the next few winter months here in mid America. But I don't see that it matters, on or off. Ya, the manual is a doosey.
     
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    It matters -- but nothing to with winter. Park near a building site, and you might want to avoid sucking too much dust into the filter
     
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    Now THAT makes sense. Under normal conditions, I would see no reason to turn it off. Obviously, it's not needed in winter north of the Mason-Dixon line.
     
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    Yeah, we turn ours off when we're parking in an area where we dont want the car to ingest foul odors or dust.

    Craig
     
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