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Warming up the car (at least until the app gets released)

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by jhs_7645, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. jhs_7645

    jhs_7645 VIN: #3305

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    How can I the turn the car on so that it can warm up the interior before I leave for work in the AM? Say I just want to walk outside, 'turn the car on' then go back in, get my coffee, etc… then go back out and hop in a toasty warm car to start my day.

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    One note, if being unlocked is a requirement of this, that's OK.
     
  2. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Leave the door ajar one click.
     
  3. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Many threads already on this issue. Basically, you do a range charge at a very low charge rate before you leave.
     
  4. jhs_7645

    jhs_7645 VIN: #3305

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    I thought the range charge trick was to get the battery pack warm. I was interested in the cabin. Doug_G I believe has the answer.
     
  5. Zextraterrestrial

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    yes.

    but if you want a warmer battery if it is cold out then leave the car on a trickle charge and you should have full regen when you leave (maybe not in extreme cold temps but works just below freezing)
     
  6. Cattledog

    Cattledog Active Member

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    If it's your own garage, wouldn't leaving the key in allow the car to stay on (haven't tried this yet, guessing)?
     

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