What does the "A/C auto switching operation" setting do?

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  1. eegah

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    I'm confused about the "A/C auto switching operation" setting. As far as I can tell, it controls switching between outside and recirculated air. Is that correct?
     
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    is that in a set up menu?
     
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    Yeah, it's in the settings on the navigation display.
     
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    What, you don't? Weird, everybody's got one but you. Don't you feel left out?
     
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    Toyota’s Repair Manual (available by subscription to techinfo.toyota.com), in the topic Vehicle Interior: Heating/Air Conditioning: Air Conditioning System: Customize Parameters, says that the Auto A/C Mode setting, under Climate Settings, controls the “Function to turn the A/C on automatically by pressing the AUTO button when the blower is on and the A/C is off.” The default setting is On, and it can be changed to Off, if desired.
     
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    As @Elektroingenieur says, it basically means that if you press the AUTO button and the A/C light is off, it will also turn the A/C on (along with the automatic operation).
     
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    don't all pri do that?
     
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    That was default to OFF in the Gen 3. (or at least the 2010-2011 ones)
     
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