Is there a "vent" setting???

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  1. curtis0916

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    I was wondering if there is a vent setting to just blow air through the cabin or is it required to set a temperature to have the fan blow air?
     
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    MAX COLD for the Iconic (04-09) model.

    LO for the current (10-11) model.

    Both bypass the heat/cool system and just blow air from the outside. And if you also select RECIRC, it will use air from the intead instead.
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    Also make sure the A/C compressor is turned off. This and the above settings that John mentioned will give you vented air from the outside.
     
  4. LIPriusFreak

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    there is no max cold on the gen II prius...there is 65 and then LO....neither kick on compressor unless you select A/C....
     
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    yep, just "de"select A/C then it is just vent, but set temp to lo
     
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    Did they change something I wasn't aware of and am just learning about? In my '04 I go from 65 to max cold. Seriously, it says "MAX COLD"
     
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    My 09 has LO..
     
  8. LIPriusFreak

    LIPriusFreak Can I haz JDM?

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    lower than 65 it goes to LO..no MAX COLD here on my 06.....maybe I got screwed or you gave someone "special favors" to get your "special edition"??? :eek: ;)
     
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    The only problem with this whole scenario is the Prius is NOT a balloon! :eek:
    If you want a good flow of outside air you are going to have to open at least 1 window, at least 1/2 inch or better. I usually choose the passenger rear window.
    Try it, the minute you open the window, the air flow will increase quite a bit.
    But then, so will the NOISE, I live with it! :D !
     
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    Same here. I normally keep the driver's window up and crack the other three.
     
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    Maybe the names for the settings differ between markets. Mine says 'max cold'.

    I leave the windows down a bit around town, but all the way up on the highway - it's just too noisy otherwise.
     
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    cant the air get out of the prius via the battery cooling vent? added benefit is airflow over batteries without the battery fan running...
    just a thought.
    although i agree with all of you that to get some decent vent flow cracking a rear window is very beneficial.
    especially with fan on low or off
     
  13. qbee42

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    All cars have some built in outflow for venting. Opening windows increases the amount.

    Tom
     
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    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    If the OP wants venting, they should read Fred's House of Pancakes.

    Tom
     
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