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Direct Airflow up Vs Defrost

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by iappletech128, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. iappletech128

    iappletech128 New Member

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    I just got my Model 3 and I noticed in the climate control settings there's 3 options for where to direct the airflow: face, feet, or up. What is the difference between direct airflow up and the defrost button (blue mode, not red)?
     
  2. DaveRZ

    DaveRZ Member

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    On almost any modern car, defrost mode is just a shortcut/preset to make things easy if your windshield fogs up while you're driving.

    If you were to set it using manual controls, you would:

    1) Set the temperature you want
    2) Turn on the A/C to dry the air
    3) Select the upper vents
    4) Select a medium-to-high fan speed
     
  3. iappletech128

    iappletech128 New Member

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    Got it, thanks! I did notice that it turned the AC on when using the preset, but for my case that wasn't entirely necessary. So then direct airflow up is what I did and seemed to work. That makes a lot more sense.
     

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