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How to keep AC running for passenger if driver gets out of the car

Discussion in 'Model 3: User Interface' started by JoganJani, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. JoganJani

    JoganJani Member

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    Does anybody know an answer to this? I tried manual but couldn't find anything. If I have a passenger in front or in the back and I want the AC to run even though I left the car, how do you set this up? Every time I leave and close the driver door behind me, AC stops and passengers have to open the door since it get's hot and stuffy.

    I tried leaving my phone back so it will not lock, but still AC shuts off.

    Any help?
     
  2. islandchick

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    Turn on the HVAC from the app? Have the passenger move to the driver's seat? Dunno. Just spitballin'
     
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  3. GregRF

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    Tap the touchscreen and it will turn back on.
     
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  4. JoganJani

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    Wow! Thanks! Will try that. Who would have thought.
     
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  5. MuleTrainBill

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    Easiest way without involving the passenger is to use the app and just turn the climate on.
     
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  6. forkee

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    yep! it's as easy as this
     
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  7. JoganJani

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    That is exactly what I am doing right now. But thought there would be some setting I'm missing.
     
  8. islandchick

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    yeah yeah take the easy way out lol
     
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    I'll try tapping the screen the next time this happens. What I did to resolve was place the "keycard" on the center console. Tapping seems like a better idea.
     
  10. gmtom1

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    The X and S have a setting "Keep Climate Control On" that is available while the vehicle is in P. I guess this feature hasn't made it's way over to the 3 yet.
     
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  11. JoganJani

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    This seems more like it. Hope they release this for 3.
     
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    Oh cool, my fiance's bmw i3 has this setting and it's handy when we go run into a store quickly and it's 100+f outside. Hopefully it gets added to the model 3
     
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    So after the passenger taps the screen, does it stay on indefinitely or will they have to tap it every x minutes?
     

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