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Old 11-05-2008, 03:40 PM
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I don't know what some of you guys are complaining about despite only having a 1.5L motor, I have to deal with -40 weather on occasion; my Fit's heating system does a fantastic job of keeping me warm... even my toes which felt like they might freeze off when I used to drive my 4.0L Jeep Cherokee.
 
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Scratch&Dent View Post
I have found a partial workaround: Leave the fan on 0, but turn the dial to defroster and set the lever to fresh air. Anytime you're moving, hot air will move up to the windshield, without turning on the A/C compressor.
that's good to know. thanks
 
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:37 AM
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I thought that AC was activated anytime the dial was turned to window defrost. Can anyone confirm this?
 
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you can get block heaters for 07-08 fits??
 
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Originally Posted by FitCanada_Girl View Post
I thought that AC was activated anytime the dial was turned to window defrost. Can anyone confirm this?
that is correct
 
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Old 11-07-2008, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by stickyricebandit View Post
you can get block heaters for 07-08 fits??
Ask, and ye shall receive.

Bernardi has the block heater for $46.80 . Looks like you'll also need a bracket kit, which they sell for $6.44 .

That said, I am happy with the amount of heat generated by my Fit's HVAC system. What I'm not happy about is the vent placement. On my hour-long commute to work, the top half of my legs never gets warm. The under-dash vents don't direct enough heat up, and I can't adjust the dash vents low enough to get any airflow to my legs. First time I've ever had a car that did this.
 
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Originally Posted by FitCanada_Girl View Post
I thought that AC was activated anytime the dial was turned to window defrost. Can anyone confirm this?
Originally Posted by stickyricebandit View Post
that is correct
stickyricebandit: Are you sure that is the case even when the fan is off? I can hear the distinct click of the electric clutch on the compressor and see the lights dim when I turn the fan on, which tells me the compressor is not used unless the fan is on.
 

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Originally Posted by Scratch&Dent View Post
stickyricebandit: Are you sure that is the case even when the fan is off? I can hear the distinct click of the electric clutch on the compressor and see the lights dim when I turn the fan on, which tells me the compressor is not used unless the fan is on.
oh please disregard my answer. I read the question wrong. if your fan is off, the ac also turns off.

thanks for correcting me for giving misleading information hehe.

on a side note .. I might get that block heater but i dont want a plug sticking on the bumper .. i'm very anal about those kind of things.
 
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:12 PM
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errm...

im too lazy to read the whole thread lol so im going to respond to the thread title itself. the back seat passangers have been complaining that they dont get the air in the back. i guess this is because there isnt a "face A/C output". i tried puttin the center vents in the front towards the back and up a little, no help. id rate it maybe 6 juss beacuse of the no air in the back. they coulda put a cieling vent or sumthin.
 
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:31 PM
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i think my 07 fits heater is great...after a minute or so with the heat on and the windows up i have to turn it off because i cant take it anymore.
 
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:24 PM
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^^^ Agreed, when it's about 30F outside and 2 minutes down the road, it's like a flippin toaster

It appears some in this thread haven't done their Defrost AC switch disconnect homework like good little fitfreakers.

j/k, but seriously, best mod ever and it takes literally 2 minutes.
 
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:27 PM
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:36 AM
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Well temps are droppin now in ND...think we're lucky if we break 32f for a high now. Takes about 2...maybe 3 min for the cold engine/coolant ind. light to turn off(driving normally...no idle) When it starts droppin -0 I'll let it warm up a little bit to get oil up top but yea. Guess I could turn the heat off so it warms up a bit faster lol but yea...that's pushin it
 
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:59 AM
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I just tucked mine up now, while I don't need it. When it's 30 Celcius below, believe me any fussiness about plugs sticking out quickly disappears!

Originally Posted by stickyricebandit View Post
oh please disregard my answer. I read the question wrong. if your fan is off, the ac also turns off.

thanks for correcting me for giving misleading information hehe.

on a side note .. I might get that block heater but i dont want a plug sticking on the bumper .. i'm very anal about those kind of things.
 
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Old 11-08-2008, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by FitCanada_Girl View Post
I thought that AC was activated anytime the dial was turned to window defrost. Can anyone confirm this?
The AC will not operate in very cold weather due to low refrigerant pressure.
 
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Old 11-08-2008, 10:09 AM
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Really? Wow, I had no idea...thanks! We're gearing up to hit the deep freeze around here in a month or so...

Originally Posted by spreadhead View Post
The AC will not operate in very cold weather due to low refrigerant pressure.
 

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