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Basic climate control question...

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I've actually never seen this info posted here, on, in my manual or in the Bentley manual.

On the auto climate control, if you set the temp to 59 degrees (the lowest it will go), and the outside temperature is below that, will the climate control add heat to get the temp to 59? or is setting it to 59 basically telling the climate control to just "give me the outside air at whatever temp it is". My old Saab had a setting called "lo" rather than a specific temp at the bottom end to address this. If not, I guess its not possible to force the heat to be completely off.
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The BMW "automatic climate control" is not truely automatic. If you want heat, make sure the AUTO button is pushed and the digital readout says "automatic". Then dial in the temp that you want. IF you want the a/c on you must push the "snowflake" button on the right side of the display. Another trick: if you want cooler outside air in the upper registers, look inbetween the vents and see the wheel in the middle. Turn the wheel until you see blue dots in the center area. The number of dots indicates how much cool air will be vented to the upper area.
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