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HVAC Heating or Cooling

Discussion in 'Model 3: User Interface' started by Tzaloudek, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Tzaloudek

    Tzaloudek Member

    Feb 24, 2019
    Mt. Airy, MD
    Is there an easy way to tell if the HVAC system is heating or cooling? You can tell from the app by the color of the airflow arrows (red vs. blue), but I cannot see any way to tell from the screen inside the car. This may seem like an obvious thing but at moderate temperatures, it is not always clear.

    Also, the app tells you the actual cabin temperature but I cannot see that there is any way to tell this from the car itself.

    Am I missing something obvious here?
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  2. Magnets!

    Magnets! Member

    Jan 9, 2019
    You can tell if the AC is on...when in auto mode the AC icon will be a dimmed blue color if it is on....which seems to be all the time. In manual mode, brighter blue. No way to tell on heat as far as I know and no way to see actual cabin temp aside from the app. Although the temp slider does change color to give a rough indication of AC or heat.
  3. beachmiles

    beachmiles Member

    Jun 29, 2019
    Redondo Beach
    Yet another thread about the lack of HVAC controls. Only having 1 outside temp displayed vs showing the outside and inside temp would help here. But the real fix is having 2 temp setpoints. The low setpoint where you set the heater on , and the high setpoint where you set the AC to come on.

    Been trying to compile links in this thread
    Don't want heater on damn it!

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