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Climate control confusion

I know the climate control system in the 147 isn't the easiest to work out but I am usually quite good at things like this and it is still baffling me.

I got into my car after the gym tonight and was quite warm. I pressed the button that says "auto" and then turned the dial so the display read 16.5. I'm not a weather man but I interpret that to mean "cold"

All I got was the footwell fan blowing out hot air. If I then turned the dial once more so that it reads "Lo" the system goes crazy and does everything it can to turn the car into an ice box!

Anybody have any ideas or come across this problem before?
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Re: Climate control confusion

16.5 degrees is only cold if the cockpit temperature is higher than that. The system when set to auto is designed to acheive the temperature you set, whether it be higher or lower than the current temperature. If you ask for 16.5 degrees and the cabin is only 8 degrees, it will pump in warm air.
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You have to press the Auto button twice to put it into full auto mode, then set the temp to 16.5 , it then takes a few mins to kick in if the car has been sat idle for a while.
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Re: Climate control confusion

Thanks for the prompt response guys. It makes sense now. Just me being impatient I think
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