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A/C Effectiveness in 5-seat configuration - Predictions?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by essmd, Mar 8, 2017.

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Will 5-seat A/C cooling be as effective in high heat (> 95 F) as the 6&7 seat config?

Poll closed Mar 22, 2017.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Too early to tell

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  1. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I have no idea (yet) if the air circulation is adequate in the back of my 5-seater, but I did take out a USB rechargeable fan I use in the tent when camping & plug it into the 12volt outlet (my adapter). It's small but mighty. I expect it will ensure a more even temp. Plus the dogs like the breeze. :)

    I bought this one, but there are many USB fans available on Amazon.
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  2. Doctt

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    Very hot in Socal last weekend. 103 degree with 40% humidity.

    No problem in my 5 seater.

    Parked outside for a long time. Over 100 degree inside the car. Then I pre-cool the car. The temp dropped to 70 degree in lease than 5 min.
     
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  3. patrikr

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    Been high 90s and even a few days in the 100s in Salt Lake and no problem cooling my 5 seater. Wife with the baby in the back haven't complained either. It cools way better than my previous 2014 X5.
     
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  4. Doctt

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    Funny. I had the same 2014 X5. Its air condition performance is horrible
     
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  5. DaddyP713

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    Interestingly, I just noticed that my June delivery 5 seater has vents in the C pillars (in addition to the B pillars). I'll have to check and see if they are functional...

    North Georgia temps have been in the 90s, no problem cooling and keeping cool.
     
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  6. Doctt

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    Picture please. Thanks
     
  7. DaddyP713

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    Will do when I get a chance.
     
  8. DaddyP713

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    I'll amend my statement...I have 1 vent in the passenger side C pillar. The driver side has nothing. 20170706_221412.jpg
     
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  9. vandacca

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    That is very odd.
     
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  10. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    Exactly, wonder if it's connected....
     
  11. patrikr

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    Definitely seems like it was a common issue. Like the X so much better in every way.
     
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  12. DaddyP713

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    I checked it today as I was packing for our trip. The fan speed wasn't very high, but there was some air moving. I'll put the fan on high tomorrow and double check.
     
  13. boaterva

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    That would be extremely weird that you have one C-pillar present and connected. Talk about having two people assembling different sides of the car! :D
     
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  14. Doctt

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    very strange. My 5 seater doesn't have this
     
  15. rkurtl

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    I use a doormat from Home Depot held by a bungee cord. Model X with fold down second row.
     
  16. AnxietyRanger

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    Interesting new info here on the 5 vs. 6/7 seater HVAC:

    Reat seats AC - Model X

     
  17. Roamer

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    The current Model X order page doesn't say anything about dual AC systems. Does anyone know what the current production situation is?

    My six seat and seven seat Signature Xs came with dual systems. I ordered a six seat X in Jan 2017 and it came with dual systems. It never crossed my mind that the five seat flat fold would not have a dual system. My punishment for not noticing the little note saying the six and seven seat had dual air has been to drive a flat fold five seat, in Arizona, with the single AC system. I like everything about the car except the weak AC system. In Arizona the dual system is perfect. The single system doesn't cool the second row sufficiently.

    Since being burned (pun intended) on the flat fold five in Jan 2017 I am now reading the order notes more carefully. The current order page says nothing about dual AC.

    Does anyone know what the current production configuration is on five, six and seven-seat cars? I won't buy another X without the dual AC. The difference is significant.
     
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  19. Uncle Paul

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    I believe that the existence of a second air conditioning system in the 6 and 7 seat configuratins is a myth.

    There are additional air vents for the way back seats, but no additional compressor or heat pump. Don't even think there are additional fans installed...just vents.
     
  20. Roamer

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    The six and seven seats have a second coil and also a second heat strip.

    I owned two sig X, one seven and one six seat. Both have the rear evaporator coils. I ordered a five seat when they came out and failed to notice the foot note that said the six and seven seat had rear AC systems. It never occurred to me that the five seat would have a single front system.

    My current question is; what are current production cars shipping with? The order page says nothing about the configuration.

    The front only five seat system is terrible compared to the dual system on our six and seven-seat cars. We live in Arizona.
     

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