Intermittently unable to turn off clima control

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mediumbird
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Intermittently unable to turn off clima control

Post by mediumbird » Sun May 09, 2021 5:58 pm

Anyone else had this? The car had its software upgrade at the end of April and then it was recalled for some other update on the AC system that took 30 mins. Since then intermittently I can’t switch off the clima control. The on/off button goes black, but the AC keeps running with the fan and frost symbol still blue. It seems to occur when I’m plugged into my home charging point. I often turn it off to help with range if the weather’s ok. Will give the dealer a ring and see what they say, but thought I’d see if anyone else had this issue.

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Re: Intermittently unable to turn off clima control

Post by Anduain » Sun May 09, 2021 9:57 pm

Do you have anything set in the location?
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Re: Intermittently unable to turn off clima control

Post by scott28tt » Sun May 09, 2021 10:10 pm

Do you mean doing those things in the car or in the We Connect ID app?
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Re: Intermittently unable to turn off clima control

Post by monkeyhanger » Mon May 10, 2021 5:23 am

When I picked my new ID3 up from the dealers on Saturday, 10 miles into.my 235 journey I went to alter my climate control - the climate screen was all greyed out and all settings were unavailable.

At my charging stop 180 miles away, after switching the ignition off and back on with locking of the car and unlocking, it was back. I'm presuming it was built with 2.1 software rather than having been upgraded.

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Re: Intermittently unable to turn off clima control

Post by mediumbird » Mon May 10, 2021 5:43 am

scott28tt wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 10:10 pm
Do you mean doing those things in the car or in the We Connect ID app?
Doing it in the car as the Weconnect app is as much use as a chocolate teapot. It just tells me what the charge level is and fails to synchronise for anything else, so have given up on it.

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Re: Intermittently unable to turn off clima control

Post by mediumbird » Mon May 10, 2021 5:44 am

Anduain wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 9:57 pm
Do you have anything set in the location?
Sorry, not sure what you mean? The only locations I have on the system are navigational ones.

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Re: Intermittently unable to turn off clima control

Post by StevieP » Mon May 10, 2021 7:02 pm

I want to just have fresh air directed from the outside into the car with no heating or cooling (as this reduces the range). On the help screen it talks about Smart Climate - this allows fresh air to enter the vehicle. How do I select Smart Climate?

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Re: Intermittently unable to turn off clima control

Post by scott28tt » Mon May 10, 2021 7:50 pm

StevieP wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 7:02 pm
I want to just have fresh air directed from the outside into the car with no heating or cooling (as this reduces the range). On the help screen it talks about Smart Climate - this allows fresh air to enter the vehicle. How do I select Smart Climate?

Press Clima from the row of physical icons on the strip below the screen, Smart Climate is a tab but ONLY if your car has dual-zone - if it doesn’t you’ll only see Classic Climate, and you won’t be able to voice control it either.
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Re: Intermittently unable to turn off clima control

Post by ColinID3 » Wed May 12, 2021 2:48 pm

I want to just have fresh air directed from the outside into the car with no heating or cooling (as this reduces the range). On the help screen it talks about Smart Climate - this allows fresh air to enter the vehicle. How do I select Smart Climate?
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I'm without dual zone also so have struggled with this. The only way I have found to get 'fresh air' is as follows:-
  • set the temperature to "LO"
    set recirc. icon to fresh
    make sure the A/C symbol is off.
    Then use fan speed to control air flow.
Whilst we can't access conventional 'Ram air', this solution uses very little power- no active heat or cooling - so optimises range
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