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Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#14 of 20 Re: Important HVAC custom parameters [discussion1]
Mar 20, 2006 (9:30 am)
Sorry, I didn't explain very clearly.
Until the cabin has warmed to a level at least close to your temperature setpoint it is very typical for the blower speed to increase, even dramatically if the cabin is really cold.
Once the cabin has warmed to the point wherein it will begin the sequence of automatically re-routing outflow air from the footwell to mixed and then to dash only there will be very little or not reaction to switching to defrost/defog/demist mode.
The custom parameter setting would/will result in the blower speed rising when you activate defrost/defog/demist mode regardless of cabin temperature.
During the winter months you can help to prevent inadvertent windshield fogging by being sure the A/C compressor is NEVER used and by being sure to keep the system's air outflow mode in footwell ONLY.
#15 of 20 Musty or mildew smell from a/c?
Jul 13, 2007 (10:01 am)
AI have had my HiHi for 1 1/2 years. Now,there is a musty smell inside that is not caused by the carpet or mats ever being wet. When the a/c is turned on, for the first blast of air, it smells. The dealer changed all the filters, with no solution.
Anyone else have this problem? Maybe the a/c line is clogged or something.
#16 of 20 mildew smell
Jul 13, 2007 (10:33 am)
The braking question was not supposed to be mixed with the mildew question, but I messed it up.
CDTRAP - you are exactly correct on all your descriptions of the braking issue. I am hoping it is not a safety issue.
On the musty smell, the dealer's service writer was the only person of 3 of us who could not smell it. The dealer doesn't have a clue, other than to charge me $85 to replace the filters that didn't seem that dirty to me, but then, I am only a dumb car owner.
#17 of 20 air conditioner filter
May 25, 2010 (12:26 pm)
How often is it recommended to have the air conditioner filter checked? Is that part of the maintenance of an oil change at the dealerships? We're smelling something like a dead animal from our engine area. We cannot see any critters in grill or otherwise. When I check my air conditioner air filter today, it was overflowing with all sorts of debris. I know for a fact it was changed last year and I just had my oil changed at a dealership a couple of weeks ago (that's why I was wondering if they check the filter at oil change). Has any body else had problems with dead animal smells?
thanks for your time!
#18 of 20 Re: air conditioner filter [hidesertdi]
May 26, 2010 (8:38 pm)
I have not had the problem, but if you live in (or drive through) an area with large concentrations of flying insects, they could end up in the cabin air filter. Some insects really stink. Around here (prairie pothole region of North Dakota) we have "fish flies". These will turn the front end of your car almost black (it looks like your car has a 3 day old beard) in minutes. And it smells bad.
#19 of 20 Re: air conditioner filter [hidesertdi]
May 27, 2010 (6:33 am)
Living out in the woods as we do I have had mice, and squirrels, build nests in many of our cars over the years. It is not at all unusual to find a dead mouse somewhere in the HVAC fresh air intake system/path. The most common entry point seems to be around the windshield wiper shaft where it comes up through the cover just below teh bottom of the windshield.
To inspect for a dead animal you must remove that cover and then probe blindly into some of the recesses, especially the fresh air entry recess, you find there. Remove any nesting material you find there.
#20 of 20 Wet Floor Mats in Front - AC Problem?
Jun 29, 2010 (4:22 am)
My two front floor mats and base under mats are wet lately. I think it must be related to running the AC. Any ideas why this would occur or if there is anything I can do myself to avoid a repair bill? Maybe a filter clogged from tree debris?
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