Post Reply
User avatar
High Range 2WD
High Range 2WD
Posts: 13
Joined: Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:57 am
Town: Stellenbosch
Vehicle: Hilux D4D
Real Name: Marc


Post by isinyoni »

Is there a way to change the default settings for the fan's air source?

It really frustrates me that at each start, it systems defaults back to the re-circulate option - I'd like it to stay on external air. :beg:

mh (2015 Legend 45)
Currently Hilux Legend 45 D4D and Cruiser 100GXL
Veteran of many older Hiluxes and Cruisers :crazy2:
User avatar
Top Web Wheeler
Top Web Wheeler
Posts: 8188
Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:56 pm
Town: inniedorp
Vehicle: Toy
Real Name: Chris

Re: Ventilation/Aircon

Post by ChrisF »

welcome to the world of "climate control" ....

default settings are for "economy" ... at the cost of your sanity ....

worse still is when YOU want it on recirculate on dusty roads and some computer algorith decides its time for some fresh dust in the cab .....
High Range 4WD
High Range 4WD
Posts: 56
Joined: Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:30 pm
Town: Lakeside
Vehicle: 2013 Toyota Hilux Dakar 3.0D4D D/C 4x4
Real Name: Ashley

Re: Ventilation/Aircon

Post by ash007 »

AFAIK in my Dakar unless I deliberately press the recirculation button it will automatically switch to external air once the fan speed settles as it approaches the set temp.
As Chris mentioned it is for economy and to reach the set temp faster. However if you dont touch anything it will switch to outside air itself.

I always run on recalculated air to save fuel and to reduce bad odours from outside.

I Always switch AC off and to outside air as I wait for turbo to cool down. Apparently better for compressor to start vehicle with AC off. Also blows things clear before shutting off then.

Sent from my SM-G360H using Tapatalk
Jungle Jack
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:52 pm
Town: Melkbosstrand
Vehicle: 2015 Hilux Legend DC 4x4
Real Name: Jacques

Re: Ventilation/Aircon

Post by Jungle Jack »

Turn ignition to ON position
select FRESH button (in lieu of recirculate)
Press and hold OFF and AUTO for 10 seconds
Turn ignition OFF while holding down the 2 buttons above.
Now it should start up on FRESH new time
User avatar
Monster Truck
Monster Truck
Posts: 2484
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:57 pm
Town: King Williams Town
Vehicle: Hilux
Real Name: Edge
Club VHF Licence: HC129

Re: Ventilation/Aircon

Post by Haboob »

Welcome to the Forum Jacques.
Thanks for the reply to Marc's question.
Handy man to have around, that knows his way around electronics...
HABOOB means "Dust Storm"
Post Reply

Return to “General House Keeping”