Lewie221
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Climate control bug? Vent mode keeps reverting to auto

Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:40 pm

(Sorry if this has been addressed elsewhere, but if it has, my search skills are lacking.)

The vent mode - feet, face etc. won't stick - keep reverting to "auto". This can't be right. Anyone have the same issue?

To elaborate, here's me trying to go from "auto" to "feet":
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Which produces the result you'd expect:
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But then, few seconds later, it reverts to auto:
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This can't be right. What am I missing?

SoulEV2016
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Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:26 am

Re: Climate control bug? Vent mode keeps reverting to auto

Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:13 am

Kia Soul EV has an automated defog function with the humidity sensor on windscreen.
You are not in AUTO (in your picture) ... but the car do what he want when humidity is detected.

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Kia Soul EV 2016 Ultimate 27 kWh - Mountain hard driving (fast). Drain 1/3 of Battery after 32km. - Unlimited highway speed (153km/h at regulator).

Lewie221
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Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:12 pm

Re: Climate control bug? Vent mode keeps reverting to auto

Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:04 pm

Thanks very much, that gives me something to investigate.

NeedSpeed
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Re: Climate control bug? Vent mode keeps reverting to auto

Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:45 am

Absolutely, all about that humidity detector

SoulEV2016
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Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:26 am

Re: Climate control bug? Vent mode keeps reverting to auto

Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:36 am

on the french manual, you have the steps to desactivate the AUTO windscreen defog feature :

- stay 3 seconds on the windscreen defog button (on the up-left).
- now, the humidity sensor is desactivate.

problem : i have tried this (and look the orange LED if she blink or not) and it doesn't work.
but i need the defog AUTO function so it's OK for me ... :mrgreen:
Kia Soul EV 2016 Ultimate 27 kWh - Mountain hard driving (fast). Drain 1/3 of Battery after 32km. - Unlimited highway speed (153km/h at regulator).

Kekker
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Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:08 am

Re: Climate control bug? Vent mode keeps reverting to auto

Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:35 am

Thanks @soulEV2016, I'll give it a try!

YpinEV
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Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:44 pm
Location: St-Jean, Quebec

Re: Climate control bug? Vent mode keeps reverting to auto

Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:10 am

Strange that you cannot disable AUTO mode. I am no fan of that mode.I did procedure few times without problem on my 2016.
-Press FRONTdefrost button for 3 seconds (Button led will blink 3 times and auto mode is disable)
-Do again to reactivate.
Maybe procedure is deferent for different year of car equipment. Hope it works since yeah it is annoying on some driving conditions.

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