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Settings Between 60F and 65F on Gen1 Fusion?


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#1 OFFLINE   DrDeke

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 10:18 PM

I recently bought a 2012 Fusion Hybrid. I absolutely love the car and don't intend this post as a complaint, but sometimes (especially as the weather gets colder) I find that I would like the car warmer than what I get if I set it at 60F (the minimum, which seems to produce no heat) but cooler than what I get if I set it at 65F, the next-highest setting above 60, which seems to produce a substantial amount of heat.

 

Is there any way to prevent the system from jumping between 60 and 65F, so that I could set it to 61, 62, 63, etc? Alternatively, is there something I could do to convert the system to run on Celsius temperatures (in case that might produce a wider range)?

 

Cheers,

DrDeke


Edited by DrDeke, 03 October 2015 - 10:18 PM.








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#2 OFFLINE   Waldo

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 07:31 AM

The 60 degree setting isn't really 60 degrees, it's really "Max Cold".  Ford sets 72 degrees as the "normal" setting where they figure most people will be comfortable, so every degree set below that assumes the user wants the car that much colder than normal.  If you're still too warm at 65, you must have boiling blood, so set it to 65 and then turn the fan down to the lowest setting.  The Celsius scale isn't any different.


Edited by hybridbear, 06 October 2015 - 12:29 PM.
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#3 OFFLINE   DrDeke

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 02:07 PM

Waldo, your description makes sense and is consistent with the behavior of the system that I've observed. And you're right, I run pretty warm :). Happily, as the weather continues to cool, a heat setting of 65 seems to produce a lower actual in-car temperature, to the point where it doesn't bother me and I usually have it set higher than that anyway.



#4 OFFLINE   Waldo

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 07:41 AM

Ford changed the "60" setting to "Low" on the newer models to avoid this exact confusion.


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