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Interesting A/C happening...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LonghornTaco, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. Oct 22, 2008 at 6:47 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    If I have the A/C off and I push the button that stops letting in air from outside, after 3 minutes (exactly) it flips back, letting in air from outside.

    Anyone experience this? Does that description even make sense??
     
  2. Oct 22, 2008 at 6:55 PM
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    hoosiertaco

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    On defrost or on floor&defrost you can't recirculate the inside air. Is that what you have the selector on?
     
  3. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:00 PM
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    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Nope - full forward vents. No defrost.

    it's just interesting that it happens at 3 minutes exactly, every time.
     
  4. Oct 22, 2008 at 7:31 PM
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    :confused:
     
  5. Oct 22, 2008 at 8:31 PM
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    Dunno, I haven't noticed it.

    Were you idling in hot temps?
     
  6. Oct 22, 2008 at 9:14 PM
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    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Nope - I was driving down the highway and it's 45 degrees outside. Haven't tried it idling yet.
     
  7. Oct 23, 2008 at 12:29 PM
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    I noticed this to and i chalked it up to the computer thinking that people only temporarily shut of outside air so it reverts back to fresh air in mode so that the air doesn't get to stale:confused::confused:
     
  8. Oct 23, 2008 at 12:35 PM
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    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I also figured out that it makes no difference if the A/C is off or not. Taking it to the dealer this evening to get checked out, but over the phone, the guy said something about "defaulting back to..." something or other. I told him that wasn't acceptable. I'm not going to be driving around when it's -20 outside and have to keep pushing that button every three minutes, just so I don't have outside air blowing on me! And "just close your vents" isn't acceptable either...
     
  9. Oct 23, 2008 at 4:10 PM
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    I've noticed the cool air as well...my Dodge had an "off" switch on the vent control as well as the fan. I haven't tried the re-circulate button, but I will tomorrow.
    Keep us posted as to what the dealer tells you...before it gets too cold!
     
  10. Oct 23, 2008 at 4:20 PM
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    dont have this issue with mine.. the button stays on
     
  11. Oct 23, 2008 at 5:00 PM
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    Naturally, when I took it in to the dealership, it didn't happen! Of course, it didn't happen on the way home either. So, maybe they did something secret to fix it but didn't tell me. That way, they can make me look like an idiot...
     
  12. Oct 23, 2008 at 5:50 PM
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    They replaced it. I had NO proof-and they probably paid the owner a nice shutup fee! He said they came in on a weekend day when he and his main guys were off....
     
  13. Oct 23, 2008 at 5:56 PM
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    Strange... I'll put my taco to the 3 minute test and let you know what happens
     
  14. Oct 23, 2008 at 6:57 PM
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    Nada! It never switched back on...waited 5 min
     
  15. Oct 24, 2008 at 9:07 PM
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    same here, mine stays in whatever state you last left it
     
  16. Oct 24, 2008 at 9:55 PM
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    I don't get it. So what happens when you turn the fan on with the vent control "off"??? :confused:
     
  17. Oct 25, 2008 at 2:00 PM
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    Nothing...The vent control had to be in some other position for the system to work. With the system off though, no air would come though the vents.

    This morning I tried the recirculate button and it stayed on for the duration of my 10 minute drive. It also remained on when I restarted the truck for the return trip.
     
  18. Oct 25, 2008 at 2:03 PM
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    I figured it wouldn't happen to anyone else since it's never happened to me in any other truck. There's just something wrong with mine.

    But naturally, when I took it to the dealer, we couldn't get it to do it......

    :mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
  19. Nov 4, 2008 at 12:06 PM
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    My 09 also reverted back to outside air after several minutes. According to the manual...you have to hold the recirculate button in for 3 seconds for it to keep
    defaulting back to outside air. I tried that and it seems to work. Give it a try.

    George
     
  20. Nov 4, 2008 at 12:12 PM
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    Are you serious????? WTF were they thinking with THAT? It's a fu*king button! You push it once to make it do something - like every other damn car on the planet!

    "Here at Toyota, we realize that all other cars have headlights that you just turn on. However, we think it's better for you to have to turn on your hazard lights first, then your interior cabin lights, THEN your headlights. That way, they stay on. After turning on your headlights, you're welcome to turn your hazards and interior cabin lights off."


    George, thanks for finding this and posting the tip!
     
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