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Old 12-21-12, 11:46 AM   #1
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Anyone know how the temperature at the rear vents are set? My wife sits in the back with the baby, she is constantly complaining about being too hot or too cold. Anyone know what I have to set up front to maybe control the back slightly.

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Is anyone sitting in the front passenger seat who you need to worry about too?
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No both are in back
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I believe it's the same temperature as you set for the front vents/feet vents. All the rear passengers can do is point the direction and control the flow with the round dial on the rear (console) vents. Nothing can be done with the rear floor vents (under front seats) unless you use a cover to control the flow (but I wouldn't do that).

One thing worth trying is to see what happens to the rear air temperature if you set the front passenger temperature... Would be nice if you can control the rear with the dual climate control (side passenger) temp settings.
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As far as temp, it should be same as front, left side and right side temp controls. The rear vents on the console can be directed or closed.
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Anyone know how the temperature at the rear vents are set? My wife sits in the back with the baby, she is constantly complaining about being too hot or too cold. Anyone know what I have to set up front to maybe control the back slightly.

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Old 12-22-12, 09:12 AM   #6
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From the technical information, here is the path of air flow based on manual settings. Perhaps this will help you as you experiment. Closing the registers on the front passenger side may help, but also may frost the passenger window in the winter.

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Defrost -
Center defroster, side defrosters and side registers

Foot/Def -
Defrosts the windshield through the center defroster, side defrosters and side registers while air is also blown out from the front and rear footwells register ducts

Foot -
Air blows out of the front and rear footwell registers ducts, and side registers. In addition, air blows out slightly from the center defroster and side defrosters

Bi-Level -
Air blows out of the front center register, rear center register, side registers and front and rear footwell register ducts

Face -
Air blows out of the front center register, rear center register and side registers
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Face is full flow to the front center, rear center and side registers. So closing the front center and front side registers may cause full flow to the rear center. So varying the position of the rear center louvers would modulate air flow, while raising or lowering the temp settings would affect the rear seat.

Bi-level is air flow to the front center, rear center, side registers and front and rear footwells. In the winter, this would be nice as heat rises and heat from the rear center and rear footwells would bath the area in heat based on the temp settings.

Good luck in your experiments. In the summer, settings would be slightly different as cool air falls rather than rises, so you'd want it on your head/face rather than your feet.
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