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How do I keep ac running when outside car?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by SlicedBr3ad, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. SlicedBr3ad

    SlicedBr3ad Member

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    Florida is hot. On rare occasions when I cannot find shade and absolutely need to keep car temperature cool, ill continue to run the engine in my ICE and have AC set to 68. I can then exit the car and use the fob to lock the doors. AC will keep running and inside, the car will maintain set temperature. How do I do this in model 3? Is it basically leaving the car, opening app on phone and setting AC to turn on? Still couple weeks away from delivery to learn this myself :(
     
  2. Quibbs

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    I do not have a Model 3, but I do have a Model S. I'm going to assume Tesla uses the same phone app for both cars, if so, you just open the app, turn the AC on and set the desired temp.
     
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  3. rhaekar

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    I believe the app only keeps the AC running for 30 minutes then you have to reactivate. I haven't tested it though. I only use it when I'm on the way to my car.
     
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  4. SlicedBr3ad

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    That will be enough time. I usually don't leave it for more than 15 mins.
     
  5. James60

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    On a model S after the car is in Park you touch the custom climate button and there is an option to “leave climate on.” I believe it will run until battery is at 20%.
     
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