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Old 02-04-2013, 09:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my first car with the automatic climate control and have a couple of question I would like to get advise on. Other than lack of experience with one of these it seemd to work fairly well including automatically detecting when it needs to turn the defrost on.

1. Is there a way to tell when the A/C actually comes on? When setting the temp cooler and cooler I thought the A/C buton would light up when it gets to that point but it does not. I know I can put it in manual mode and just not hit the A/C and recircle off for fresh air but would also like to know when using A/C in auto.

2. When it is cold and put the auto on 70, why does it not turn the recircle on as well to get warmer faster? I have been doing this manaully. Also why does it not turn the fan up to max until 70 is reached then turn down the fan?

3. With the temp set in auto let's say 70 ahain and it has the vents on the floor, driving around once nice and warm I feel a draft of cold air coming from some where briefly that I cannot tell where it is coming from and no windows and pano open. Anyone else experience this?

4. Back in the summer with the A/C running I like to run the A/C on bi-level (floor and vents) but seems you cannot do this in auto so I just manually make it bi-level and adjust temp as needed. Is this the only way?

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To add to the above, I too have the tech package and have questioned (in my own mind) the operation of the "auto" temperature control.

I don't like that the temperature controls/settings don't stay displayed on the monitor. Looking at the controls, I don't know what temperature is set, what mode is set, what vents are being used, or what fan speed is being used. All that info is displayed on my 06 Sonata monitor at all times when in auto.

In the auto mode (which I always use) the fan comes on high at first and seems to stay on high for a long time, too long. My 06 Sonata gradually drops down to lower and then lower fan speeds (and noise) sooner.

Sorry I don't have answers for you ncbeast.
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To add to the above, I too have the tech package and have questioned (in my own mind) the operation of the "auto" temperature control.

I don't like that the temperature controls/settings don't stay displayed on the monitor. Looking at the controls, I don't know what temperature is set, what mode is set, what vents are being used, or what fan speed is being used. All that info is displayed on my 06 Sonata monitor at all times when in auto.

In the auto mode (which I always use) the fan comes on high at first and seems to stay on high for a long time, too long. My 06 Sonata gradually drops down to lower and then lower fan speeds (and noise) sooner.

Sorry I don't have answers for you ncbeast.
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You may want to get that looked at. Not sure if we have the same system, since trim packages are different here in Canada, but my temp and vent position info stays on the display all the time while in operation. I find that the fan speed sometimes stays on high longer then I'd like, but it does eventually go down. I assume it stays on longer to ensure heat reaches the entire interior and not just the front.

I wish I had answers for you ncbeast. Best I can suggest is to thoroughly read the section in the manual on the heating/ac system. Then, if you have more questions, perhaps speaking to a tech at the dealership or an email to Hyundai of America will provide you with answers.
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You may want to get that looked at. Not sure if we have the same system, since trim packages are different here in Canada, but my temp and vent position info stays on the display all the time while in operation.
I'm in the USA. I suspect our auto works differently. But I'd be happy to find out I'm wrong and can keep the temp control settings always displayed when in use.

I have the tech package which includes the Nav with an 8" monitor. When selecting a temp setting, a ribbon of info displays at the top of the monitor with the temp settings (temp, fan speed, mode, etc) for about 10 seconds, then goes off.
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I'm in the USA. I suspect our auto works differently. But I'd be happy to find out I'm wrong and can keep the temp control settings always displayed when in use.

I have the tech package which includes the Nav with an 8" monitor. When selecting a temp setting, a ribbon of info displays at the top of the monitor with the temp settings (temp, fan speed, mode, etc) for about 10 seconds, then goes off.
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Interesting...
I do not have the tech package like you John but rather have the 4.3" screen with dual zone control. Interestingly enough, mine displays the temp, fan speed and the mode in its own dedicated display (not the 4.3" screen). That would be rather frustrating to not be able to see mode etc. on the screen but I suspect that they do that to "declutter" your large display.

FWIW... this is our third vehicle with automatic climate control. The Toyota Avalon and the Buick Enclave had it. We hated the Avalon system and it was one of the major reasons we got rid of it. Not sure if it was defective or not but in cold weather it would get so hot in the cabin (with 71 degrees set for example) that you could barely breath and then it would race back down to bone chilling cold. The Enclave was way better but it still had it's quirks, for example, it did not matter what mode you had it in, the A/C light would light up showing that there was power to the A/C system. Didn't matter if it was 20 below zero out.

The Santa Fe is the best out of all of them so far but I do understand your frustrations. I do notice that the system is smart enough that it does not turn the fan up until it realizes the engine is warm, which is nice instead of blowing cold air around the cabin. In contrast to you NCBeast, I prefer the fan not go to max because of the noise. Maybe that is why?, because then you would have folks complaining about the noise...?

With regard to point 3 NCBeast, yes, my wife notices it too in the pax side. I thought that it was just the cold air spilling off the side window when it was extremely cold but maybe she really isn't nuts....LOL.
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OK, I have a different set up from you golfermack. I have the same set up as 7milesup. Perhaps you can inquire about a software change that might be able to keep the temp and vent info on the monitor? I wonder if you can find out who wrote the software and ask him for a tip?
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Interestingly enough, mine displays the temp, fan speed and the mode in its own dedicated display (not the 4.3" screen). That would be rather frustrating to not be able to see mode etc. on the screen but I suspect that they do that to "declutter" your large display.
When the climate settings are displayed, they only take up the top 3/4" of the 8" screen.

I got out the bible (ok, manual, but it's as thick as the bible and about as easy to read). It says to depress the "climate" button to see the settings, which display for about 10 seconds.

Hmmmm, perhaps if I can figure a way to keep the button depressed.
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This is my first car with the automatic climate control and have a couple of question I would like to get advise on. Other than lack of experience with one of these it seemd to work fairly well including automatically detecting when it needs to turn the defrost on.

1. Is there a way to tell when the A/C actually comes on? When setting the temp cooler and cooler I thought the A/C buton would light up when it gets to that point but it does not. I know I can put it in manual mode and just not hit the A/C and recircle off for fresh air but would also like to know when using A/C in auto.

2. When it is cold and put the auto on 70, why does it not turn the recircle on as well to get warmer faster? I have been doing this manaully. Also why does it not turn the fan up to max until 70 is reached then turn down the fan?

3. With the temp set in auto let's say 70 ahain and it has the vents on the floor, driving around once nice and warm I feel a draft of cold air coming from some where briefly that I cannot tell where it is coming from and no windows and pano open. Anyone else experience this?

4. Back in the summer with the A/C running I like to run the A/C on bi-level (floor and vents) but seems you cannot do this in auto so I just manually make it bi-level and adjust temp as needed. Is this the only way?

Thanks in advance.
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Yeah these ACC are a mixed bag for many - some people are entirely happy with how the auto mode works while others want to make their own adjustments. What I don't like about the Hyundai system is that making manual adjustments is not as easy as it could/should be - I have a limited number of selections. It's a lot easier for me on my Saabs as it can all be done with push buttons but their temp sensing and control is inaccurate. I had an ACC in a 1991 Taurus SHO that worked flawlessly in all aspects and did maintain the temp in the cabin accurately in most every type of outside weather conditions.
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Ncbeast... The wife and I drove our SF today over and hour each way on my way to the neurosurgeon. I asked her about the cold draft that she felt before and she said that she did not feel it today. It was about +14F today so it was literally 30F warmer than it was last Thursday. She thought that it might just be the cold air "spilling" off of the windows.

Funny little side note... the jet I fly has limited covering on the metal support structure around the windows. Spending some time at altitude cold soaks the metal structure around the windows and frosts it up. Then, when descending into warmer air that frost melts and there is one spot for a sun visor that is the low point where all of this moisture then drips off of....right onto my left leg/knee. Nice huh? Oh well, that's what you get for $13 million..
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2. When it is cold and put the auto on 70, why does it not turn the recircle on as well to get warmer faster? I have been doing this manaully.
I find that odd as well. For some reason, the climate control system hates recirculation mode as it often insists on switching to fresh air mode, even when its not on "auto." I have to manually switch it back to recirculate. When it's cold outside, or when I'm stuck in traffic and the fresh air isn't so fresh, it's a bit annoying that it insists on switching modes. It would be nice if there was a configuration option somewhere that would leave that mode alone.
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