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Hi, not sure if this has been covered before but...

When starting the car from cold (overnight temp of about 2 degrees C) I have noticed the heaters do not blow any air through any vents until approx 5 minutes of driving has occured. At this point the seat heaters are working, (thank goodness) but the cabin ventilation begins only after this frustrating and cold delay. :crybaby: My wife's crappy Ford Escape blows volcanic hot air within 30 seconds of engine start! Is this a climate control issue or does my is250 have a fault? I realise most of you are probably enjoying the cool a/c at this time of year but if anyone can remember their experiences from a few months back, I would be grateful.

Also, had the SQUEAKY SEAT fixed today :D :D Turns out that tightening the rear seat bolts (those anchoring the seat) eliminated the frustrating squeaks altogether!

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I do remember that mine took an age to warm up compared to my other car in the winter. I guess the climate doesn’t start blowing the air out until it reaches a certain temperature otherwise it would be making matters worse, blowing cold air.

I do remember others complaining about the same thing that’s why I didn’t bother getting mind checked.

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Yep, it's a feature of the climate control - it doesn't provide hot or cold air until it's sure it can do so. Mine manages either frosty or boiling in a matter of seconds though (regardless of outside temp), so five minutes does seem a bit long!

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The climate control in my IS200 starts after about a minute in those kind of temp conditions, I would've thought that the IS250 would be quicker - 5 minutes sounds a bit excessive ;)

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[Thanks for the opinions! I'll try manual mode tomorrow to see if the time frame is shortened. :hehe:

just went for another quick spin (still get excited eavery time I am in the car even after 7 months of owning her!) and the lack of squeaks and rattles was deafening

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Get a remote start fitted( some alarms also have this feature)......

I have one on my Tezza and on cold mornings i can start the car from inside the house while having my breakfast..... Car nice and toasty when i go out 5-10 mins later :)...........(providing i left the A/C switch on!)

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I now go into manual mode sometimes, then hit the auto button once I think it's there or there about. Too much technology, too many cooks in the kitchen etc

All them sensors in the cabin must be arguing about who's hot and cold :lol:

Yes the manual mode does seem to work within a few seconds of start-up.

Ta

Get a remote start fitted( some alarms also have this feature)......

I have one on my Tezza and on cold mornings i can start the car from inside the house while having my breakfast..... Car nice and toasty when i go out 5-10 mins later :)...........(providing i left the A/C switch on!)

Never heard of such an option Noel!? :duh: Thanks for the suggestion, but since the manual mode works I will persevere with that and save the money for new alloys to replace the 16's that came supplied with the car.

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