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Do your rear central vents blow equally?Sides Rear vents hot?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by vv132, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. vv132

    vv132 Member

    Jan 7, 2016
    Hey so being that its winter now been trying to determine best way to heat the rear cabin.
    1. I'm finding the rear central vents(behind front center arm rest) do not blow equally, more Air comes out of the left vent is that normal?
    2. If the heating mode is on auto and is going to the feet, Do the rear cabin get any air? Or does it only come through the front bottom vents?
    3. Do the Side rear vents ever get really warm? They only seem to get mildly warm and are kind of an annoyance as you cant even turn them off manually if your in the rear. Are they working properly? Do they get hot for others? There is a separate temperature setting for back but doesn't even compare to front...Are you guys finding the same
    4. Do your rear heated seats heat as well as your fronts? Finding fronts heat the bottom butt area but not back area. Backs heat both butt and back but not as hot.

    Let me know what you guys think...Thanks
  2. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

    Oct 24, 2015
    Irvine, CA
    My rear vents in the 3rd row releases lots of air, even though I closed them, while the 2nd row gets little air. The passenger side gets more air compared to the drivers side
  3. vandacca

    vandacca ReActive Member

    Oct 13, 2014
    There are 2 vents under the driver and passenger seats, pointing back towards 2nd row. Make sure you don't put anything under these seats to allow full heating.
  4. Gwgan

    Gwgan Almost a wagon

    Aug 11, 2013
    #4 Gwgan, Jan 22, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2017
    Under front seat vents are on either side of the base of the center console.
    With rear climate off and front vents set to floor only there is warm(Ish) air blowing directly into the second row footwell. The center console second row vents get lots of hot air when the front dash vent setting is on.
    Service just insulated the ductwork to the rear climate pillar vents and it is noticeably warmer now, though not hot like the center console vents, at least while sitting in my garage. I'll check it out during a drive in the cold and see if is enough to keep the rear passengers from complaining.
    I had a P85+ while my car was in the shop. The S had much better back heating and was more balanced. I drove with the setting on 3 or 2. The X has much less back than bottom heating and so drove with the setting exclusively on 1 to avoid too much bottom heat.

    [edit: found the lower console vents]

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