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Honda Accord Climate Control Questions

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  • ijafwijafw Posts: 2
    I now own a 05 Accord EX V6 w/ Nav.

    Reading the manual doesn't tell me anything about how the dvd in the trunk helps me with voice nav, and managing audio and climate. I can turn temp up/down, but can't control the fan speed. The display screen says I need to put in a disk (am waiting for it). Does this mean that radio/climate-controls are done via the screen? Any pointers to where this is documented? The on-line pdf manual doesn't go into this at all....

    Thanks, ijafw
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Reading the manual doesn't tell me anything about how the dvd in the trunk helps me with voice nav, and managing audio and climate. I can turn temp up/down, but can't control the fan speed. The display screen says I need to put in a disk (am waiting for it). Does this mean that radio/climate-controls are done via the screen?

    Yes, controls such as fan speed and radio tuning are done via touch-screen. Don't fret, when you get your disc I imagine everything will be just fine!
  • Hi guys,

    I have a really quick question. I bought a used 05 Honda Accord coupe V6 with navi not long ago. I was wondering about the automatic climate control feature. It seems that every time I press the AUTO button, the air only blows from the side vents but not from the main vents. Does the automatic climate control feature also control from which vent the air comes out from?

    And I'd like to know on what settings you guys usually set your climate control to...either fully manual, automatic, or semi-automatic?

    Thanks for your time!
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    I have an 03 with no nav. so the controls are different But from my experience, if the air is being heated, to get the set temperature, it will go to the floor vents automatically. If the air has to be cooled, it will come out of the dash vents automatically.
  • tallman1tallman1 Posts: 1,874
    And I'd like to know on what settings you guys usually set your climate control to...either fully manual, automatic, or semi-automatic?

    The climate control seems like such a good idea but when I found out that the AC is always on even when the car is being heated, I decided not to use it because it would hurt mileage.

    On the rare occasions that I use AC in the cool western Washington summers, I do use it because, obviously, the AC would be on anyway. I have also used it when the windshield keeps fogging up in the winter since using the defrost uses the AC too.
  • doug9doug9 Posts: 6
    I discovered the knob was cracked on the inside and when turning it, it actually never turned. So it was stuck on full heat setting all the time. I pulled the knob off and replaced it.
    I ended up selling the Honda.
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    I like the auto climate control. 95% of the time it's on, and all I have to do is adjust the temperature. With the high humidity in south Louisiana, the A/C is needed, even when heating, to keep the windows clear. With the V6 I don't even notice when the compressor kicks on, and I doubt the mileage is that much worse. I'll gladly give up a mpg or two, for the simple operation of automatic climate control. With the weather we're having right now, we use the heat in the morning, and A/C in the afternoon, so the one knob control is much easier than switching everything manually.
  • doug9doug9 Posts: 6
    I have had this van since new. It is slowly falling apart. Passenger electric window not working, rear wipers not working, transmission very sluggish. Now the steering seems to be going out. We have to warm up car for it to turn. What could be the problem and how could we remedy it?
  • You can manually shut off the A/C thru the Navi screen. Use the button right of the screen for A/C, you will see the A/C ON/OFF selection on the screen.

    Mrbill
  • tallman1tallman1 Posts: 1,874
    I know how to do that but I don't think that overrides the auto climate control, does it?
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    I think pushing any button (besides the temperature knob) is going to override the auto climate control (turn it off). My auto light will go out, if I push any other button.
  • tallman1tallman1 Posts: 1,874
    I agree. I'll have to check it out next time I'm driving but I don't believe that you can turn off the AC and still use the auto climate control. Same with defrost in the Navi units. I know some have found a way to turn off AC with the defrost in the non-navi units though.
  • When I manually turn off the A/C, the "Auto" light does turn off. Although it is off, the system will still maintain and adjust the temperature as well as it can, as long as the outside temp is cool. The dual temp display is still lit, and I can readjust the temperature settings. "Auto" with the A/C off is probably best described as Heat Only Auto.

    I would have to try, but I would agree the A/C will turn on if I use the defrosters.

    Mrbill
  • tallman1tallman1 Posts: 1,874
    Well now I'm curious and will have to check it out.
  • I PURCHASED AN 08 ACCORD EXL, AND AM DISAPPOINTED TO THINK AFTER PAYING ALL THAT MONEY, THEY DON'T INCLUDE A LOW WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID LIGHT. THE MANUAL SAYS CANADIAN MODELS ONLY. GUESS THE AMERICAN MODELS DON'T NEED TO KNOW WHEN THE WASHER FLUID IS LOW.
    I KNOW IT IS A MINOR THING, BUT AS I SAID WITH ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES , YOU WOULD THINK THEY WOULD PUT IN A LIGHT INDICATOR FOR THAT
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    I've never seen a vehicle besides our '94 LeBaron GTC Convertible that had this feature. I just check the fluid when I check under the hood about once a month. Not a big deal really.

    I hope you enjoy your new Accord!! :)

    Merry Christmas!
  • I know this would be a long shot, but,

    If your Accord had the same wiring harness as the Canadian model, AND the light is in the dash, AND all you needed was a different cover on the washer bottle that had a float attached, then all you need is to purchase the cover and plug it in.

    I've heard of similar cases with models of cars that didn't come with cruse. All you had to do is buy the push button for the stalk and plug it in.

    Gees, it's Christmas!! What the heck am I doing on the Honda forum? :D

    Mrbill
  • tampajocktampajock Posts: 1
    if the temp outside is like in the 70's or below, I can't get my a/c to turn on. Why is this specificaly? Is there a way to disable this option?
  • rick1367rick1367 Posts: 1
    My son has a 2005 Honda Accord hybrid that the nav system would not come on following a 2 week vacation. While the nav system isn't vital, he is unable to start his air conditioner. The Honda dealer says he has never seen the problem before, but he is willing to install a new one for $4500. Does anyone out there have any experience with this?
  • darapodarapo Posts: 3
    When I set my climate control at Auto 70 on a very hot day, the fan starts out blowing at medium or slightly above medium. It has never run at full speed to rapidly cool the interior down. I always have to adjust the fan up manually, and after a few minutes I return it to the Auto mode. Is this normal? I once had a Chevy Carprice with Comfortron, and the fan would run at it's highest speed when the system first started up.
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