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Old 12-08-14, 02:18 PM   #1
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Question Switching between outside air AND recirculated air modes

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I remember when I was turning on my AC, outside air was closed and when I was turning it off it was switching to recirculated air mode.
now its not functioning like that. do you have any idea? Im sure I mess up with some settings but dont know what

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Wife has the RX so can't test but switch your vent positioning and you should see the reirc/outside switch.
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There are some variables that determine the action of car to switching AC on and off. Was the outdoor air temperature the same in both instances, was the temperature inside the car the same in both instances, and was there any smog during both instances? These are just a few of the variables that may affect how the car responds to turning the AC on or off, at least in the model years 2010-2012 with navigation.
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I'm going out on a limb here and make a claim that the temp in CA has cooled down recently?
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Spot on, the variables can change mile to mile as experienced when you've been driving with the system set at X degrees for some time then you encounter more humidity, or heat, or cool, or dry, or dirty air (pollutants). And you're conscious of the system making changes as you drive. The old systems where you reached up to change the fan speed to one of three other positions or moved the cool/warm lever right or left, or pushed the recirc button have all been replaced by a chip that tries to maintain the preset. On occasion it works
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There are some variables that determine the action of car to switching AC on and off. Was the outdoor air temperature the same in both instances, was the temperature inside the car the same in both instances, and was there any smog during both instances? These are just a few of the variables that may affect how the car responds to turning the AC on or off, at least in the model years 2010-2012 with navigation.
Tnx a lot for answers . But Im talking about Automatic switching for Outside / recirculated air mode when I turn ON/OFF the AC.
I mean when I was turning ON the AC, outlet was switching to Outside mode & it was switching to recirculated air mode when I was turning it OFF. It was all automatic...
my RX230 is 2014 by the way
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I'm going out on a limb here and make a claim that the temp in CA has cooled down recently?
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How is RX450h?? and how do you compare it with RX350 if you were lucky enough to drive it?
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How is RX450h?? and how do you compare it with RX350 if you were lucky enough to drive it?
The 450h is pretty sweet. I can't directly compare it to 3RX 350 as I have never driven one.
When my RX was in service, I specifically asked to have a 2014 IS as a loaner and not an RX. I loved that car. However, being a torque-converter auto only, I wouldn't buy one. That's also why I opted for the Hybrid, as it doesn't have a run-of-the-mill automatic. Instant torque and smooth acceleration are great.
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Tnx a lot for answers . But Im talking about Automatic switching for Outside / recirculated air mode when I turn ON/OFF the AC.
I mean when I was turning ON the AC, outlet was switching to Outside mode & it was switching to recirculated air mode when I was turning it OFF. It was all automatic...
my RX230 is 2014 by the way
ok guys, I got my answer and Id like to share it with you.
Turning ON the AC (AUTO) will close the outlet when the weather is hot and AC needs to cool the inside otherwise it will remain as it is.
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