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Why I like my Tacoma's simple/basic HVAC...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by judgeman6970, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. Jan 30, 2015 at 5:46 PM
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    judgeman6970

    judgeman6970 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    For those of you who prefer complicated electronic hvac contols over our Tacoma's "out-of-date" system, here's a little "technical" info on the Colorado's system.;)

    Automatic hvac operation

    I posted this as a reply in another thread but it is probably worthy of its own thread.
    The automatic setting for the hvac system is quite sophisticated. It has several temp sensors and a moister sensor. A variable control on the compressor.
    I found this in:
    Revision 1.4 - Date: 9/19/2014 2015 CHEVROLET COLORADO/GMC CANYON ELECTRICAL SECTION page 155 / 715
    Original document posting was here:

    http://www.gmupfitter.com/files/medi...2015_en_US.pdf


    Automatic Operation
    In automatic operation, the HVAC control module maintains the comfort level inside of the vehicle by controlling the A/C compressor clutch, the blower motor, the air temperature actuators, mode actuator and recirculation actuator.

    To put the HVAC system in automatic mode, the following is required:
    1. The auto switch must be activated.
    2. The air temperature switch must be in any other position than full hot or full cold position.
    Once the desired temperature is reached, the blower motor, mode, recirculation and temperature actuators automatically adjust to maintain the temperature selected.

    The HVAC control module performs the following functions to maintain the desired air temperature:

    Monitors the following sensors:
    – Ambient air temperature sensor
    – Lower left air temperature sensor
    – Upper left air temperature sensor
    – Windshield temperature and inside moisture sensor
    – Ambient light/sunload sensor
    – Air quality sensor

    Regulate blower motor speed
    Position the air temperature actuator
    Position the mode actuator
    Position the recirculation actuator
    Request A/C operation

    When the warmest position is selected in automatic operation the blower speed will increase gradually until the vehicle reaches normal operating temperature. When normal operating temperature is reached the blower stays on high speed and the air temperature actuators stays in the full heat position.
    When the coldest position is selected in automatic operation the blower stays on high and the air temperature actuators stay in full cold position. The mode actuator remains in the panel position and the recirculation actuator will remain in the recirculation position.
    Under cold ambient temperatures, the automatic HVAC system provides heat in the most efficient manner. The operator can select an extreme temperature setting but the system will not warm the vehicle any faster. Under warm ambient temperatures, the automatic HVAC system also provides air conditioning in the most efficient manner. Selecting an extreme cool temperature will not cool the vehicle any faster.
    The HVAC control module evaluates the information of the air quality sensor and closes the recirculation flap while the air quality sensor switch is pressed, as soon as the concentration of pollutants exceeds a predefined value.
    In automatic mode the values of the windshield temperature and inside moisture sensor are used as control inputs for the HVAC control module application to calculate the fog risk on the passenger compartment side of the windshield and ability to reduce fuel consumption by decreasing A/C compressor power to a minimum without causing any fog. The A/C compressor and the defrost mode are activated to prevent or remove fog on the passenger compartment side of the windshield. The sensor will also enable partial recirculation mode in order to improve heat-up performance of the passenger compartment under cold ambient temperature conditions without the risk of mist build-up on the windshield
     
  2. Jan 30, 2015 at 5:55 PM
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    adamr94

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    honestly, i don't give a shit as long as i get hot air when i need it, and cool air whenever i need it
     
  3. Jan 30, 2015 at 6:09 PM
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    +1
     
  4. Jan 30, 2015 at 6:30 PM
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    How can that screw up on an American made government subsidized union made truck from Mexico? They got this completely under control, just sign the line, drink the cool aid, and for gods sake trust consumer reports!
     
  5. Jan 30, 2015 at 7:38 PM
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    Jimmyh

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    I wonder if that over complicated POS will last... Doubt it.
     
  6. Jan 30, 2015 at 7:44 PM
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    Just try doing the 'lighted switch mod' on that...
     
  7. Jan 30, 2015 at 7:55 PM
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  8. Jan 30, 2015 at 8:01 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T You chose ... wisely

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    Probably same way it can get screwed up on the American made Tacomas made in Mexico
     

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