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Snow/Ice melting mode?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by wayner, Feb 12, 2017.

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  1. wayner

    wayner Active Member

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    is there a setting in one of the apps, like the camping mode on Remote S, that would keep climate on to facilitate the melting of snow and ice? It wouldn't keep your car completely free, but it should help keep the windows clear.
     
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    Pre beat the car with the app several times!
     
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    That's rather harsh........;)
     
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    Yes, you can preheat manually but it would be nice to be able to turn on a mode that would keep it on until further notice.

    edit - it looks like Camp Mode in Remote S may do this but to use Camp Mode you must keep the page oen in the app and keep the device on. If you switch apps then it stops.
     
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    The Tesla app does not turn on the electric defrosters in my experience.
     
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    True but if you keep the car interior above 20C/70F it should help to keep the windows clear, especially if you start it before there is an accumulation of snow or ice.
     
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    You can melt ~ 1 inch of snow off the car with preheat, if it's not extremely cold
     
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    Lol!
    Typo! I meant "pre heat" but we all know that.
     
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    This thought came to me last week when we had freezing rain in Toronto and when I got back to the GO station in the evening and my car was encased in about 7mm of ice. I did turn on the climate about 25 minutes before getting to my car, but having had it run from the time the freezing rain started likely would have helped, although I don't know how well it works on the doors and handles as the door handles don't present when behind that much ice.
     

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