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Old 06-20-2015, 06:48 AM
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Summer's Here: What are Your Climate Control Settings?

I've got mine on AUTO with the temp at 68 and the auto intensity setting at 5 (maximum). What settings are you using in the hot weather and how is it working out for you?
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Old 06-20-2015, 07:55 AM
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I really want cooled seats. Where's my cooled seats bmw?
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:14 AM
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Mine is manual with the temp starting at 60 at full speed, once I get cold I lower the speed to 2 as increase the temp to 78. That seems to keep me at a very comfortable setting
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:16 AM
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Depends on the outside temperature and intensity of the sun. For example if it's 80 and cloudless, I set the temp at about 71. I almost always keep the fan at 3.
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:25 AM
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I seem to like 66 or 68, fan at 3.
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66 or 68. Auto. Speed 1 or 2
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Max! Which isn't high enough - I need an extra-super-duper max setting.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:16 AM
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70. auto, Fan set on 4. Dash vent dial set midway between hot and cold.
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Auto 63 & 4th speed on fan with sun roof tilt & shield closed. No tint.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:42 AM
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Set on auto with ac on, fan at max and temp around 75. It is one of the better climate systems out there.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:46 AM
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manual, set to minimum, around 73. Don't want to sacrifice power lol. In fact once it's bearable I just open the sunroof and turn off AC completely. Power > comfort
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:56 AM
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Old 06-20-2015, 10:53 AM
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I am a recent convert to using the Auto setting, at 68 or 67, fan speed 2. Never used Auto in my previous cars because I hated the way it blasts the fan on full power from startup. Really like BMW's system, particularly the Red/Blue dial on the vent.
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Old 06-20-2015, 11:06 AM
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Please include whether or not you have tinted your windows.
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Old 06-21-2015, 06:10 PM
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Had mine on AUTO today with 68 temp and auto-intensity setting at 5 (full). System cannot keep up--no way it was close to 68 in the car as the fan started to lower its speed. Had to go to manual so I could get the fan going higher.
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Old 06-21-2015, 06:55 PM
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My old Acura would freeze my n$&s off and do it at a low fan speed. I really really hope my new GC can match it.
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:06 PM
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i aways keep the temp in Auto around 68-72.
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My old Acura would freeze my n$&s off and do it at a low fan speed. I really really hope my new GC can match it.
Probably not. BMW ac's tend to be fairly mediocre especially compared to the excellent ac in Hondas. I'm not sure why - you'd think HVAC would be pretty mature technology.
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:51 PM
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:00 AM
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Really surprised by the settings I'm seeing. In six months I've barely touched the heat/ac controls.

Auto. 72. Fan at minimum. Dash vent dial at midpoint. Windows are tinted.

We haven't hit the serious summer temps and humidity though. That is supposed to start this week.

Also, I park in the garage when I'm home. At work I park on the ground floor of the parking garage. Nice that it rarely in direct sun.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:24 AM
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70 midpoint fan speed, no tints. Dash vent slightly blue. Seats get too hot when parked even with a windshield shade.

I really dislike a sweaty back but it happens in this car much more than in my previous Hondas. Anyone know if any auto OEMs spec the UV rating on their glass? I'm not a fan of visible light tints on my cars.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:40 AM
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This is for a 2009 X3:

Auto, 68 to 70°, thumb wheel all the way to blue, and system always in recirc (not auto recirc).
Unless one its trying to vent the car I always recommend recirc in the summer.

Even in triple digit Florida heat it'll freeze you out with the settings.
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:11 AM
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It's a great system. NOW. Right side was blowing warm air, so took in for service. They found a leak, filled it up and perfect now.
113 this weekend here in Vegas.
Never used Auto
74 to 76 setting. I set at 60 once and froze me out.
Tinted windows, with windshield strip.
Nice and cool.
Best AC ever for me.
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:31 AM
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Wish it had ventilated seats like my TL.
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:20 AM
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White GC, no window tint yet. Usually keep it around 68-72 in Auto, center vent to full blue. Had been fine until this weekend - road trip, 800 mile R/T, coming home I had to crank it down to 63, close the sunroof shade, and bump the fan. But it was 95+, 95% RH, so I can't really complain. But I agree - in a BMW, the A/C ain't a forte. Acceptable, usually.
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