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Does anyone know what it is the climate control outputs for autostop or not to autostop. I know in economy mode it will autostop, cycles compressor while driving and seems a bit lower blower motor fan speed.
With ac on no economy mode engine stays running at lights, blower blows harder, and i cant tell if compressor cycles during driving.

Im going electric compressor and trying to figure out how to integrate it into the stock ac controls. I cant cycle the compressor like the orm compressor is cycled with the clutch. But i can vary the speed. So the output to the compressor clutch wont be used.

I do however want autostop to work but not be limited to the lower blower speed. Id like to leave ac in non economy mode and just cut or fool whatever signal goes from ac controls to ecu or mcm so i get autostop.

The compressor is on another post but felt climate control post might be best place to discuss what it does with autostop.
 

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Hey everyone, just thought I would pitch in a little bit. In regards to a WAY earlier reply, the coolant temp does change. I’m from Rhode Island and tried it out here in the 46 degree (f) weather, the temp started at 50, but has since climbed to 53. Just thought I’d add that in, I know someone said it hadn’t changed. Also what’s the point of telling us the sun sensor value? I don’t understand that. One last thing, I have an inkling that the 8th mode in the Easter egg is how far open the vents are, but I could be wrong.
 

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A problem in the southwest is that in a car with lots of glass, it can get uncomfortably hot inside even in the middle of the winter. But then when you drive through a shady patch, suddenly it gets cold. The sun sensor sees the difference, and the air coming out of the vents changes temperature pretty fast when you go from one situation to the other.
 

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A problem in the southwest is that in a car with lots of glass, it can get uncomfortably hot inside even in the middle of the winter. But then when you drive through a shady patch, suddenly it gets cold. The sun sensor sees the difference, and the air coming out of the vents changes temperature pretty fast when you go from one situation to the other.
Oh interesting, well that’s good to know, thank you.
 

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BN04;
Please include your Location in your profile, as ALL G1 Insighters have done.
Thank You.
 

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Been finally warming up since I got the car, but still chilly enough that I need to run the heat at a low temperature sometimes such as in the morning. But even if I have it set at 66-69 degrees and fan speed on low the car will not auto stop, unless I turn off the HVAC completely. Will auto stop just not happen at all if the fan speed is manually set?
 

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HVAC needs to be in the Econ mode, or off mode. Outside air temp needs to be > 40 F. Engine water temp needs to be > 150 F.
 

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HVAC needs to be in the Econ mode, or off mode. Outside air temp needs to be > 40 F. Engine water temp needs to be > 150 F.
Thanks for the heads up.

I figured out that setting the fan speed manually will not allow auto stop. If fan speed is on automatic (no icon) and econ with AC off, it will auto stop with the temp set around 70 blowing warm air.
 

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"...setting the fan speed manually will not allow auto stop..." is not what I have seen in real-world use, unless you have the temp control already set to "Auto" this is not true.

If you are set to Econ-mode (i.e. enabling Auto-Stop), you can turn the fan on (it will blow ambient air) whilst stopped/ actively in Auto-Stop.
 

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"...setting the fan speed manually will not allow auto stop..." is not what I have seen in real-world use, unless you have the temp control already set to "Auto" this is not true.

If you are set to Econ-mode (i.e. enabling Auto-Stop), you can turn the fan on (it will blow ambient air) whilst stopped/ actively in Auto-Stop.
Took a drive yesterday, outside temp was 66 degrees, I set the climate to 66 and the fan speed manually to 1. Engine fully warmed up as it was after half an hour of highway driving. Come to a stop and auto-stop didn't shut off. Coming to the next red light, I pressed OFF to turn the climate off completely, and auto stop did work.
 

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Took a drive yesterday, outside temp was 66 degrees, I set the climate to 66 and the fan speed manually to 1. Engine fully warmed up as it was after half an hour of highway driving. Come to a stop and auto-stop didn't shut off. Coming to the next red light, I pressed OFF to turn the climate off completely, and auto stop did work.
Welcome to the mysteries of the Honda Insight auto-stop system. When it gets a bit warmer outside, I think you will have different results. Also you might want to check the temperature sensor at the radiator. There are instructions around here somewhere about how to see the sensor readings...
 

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Welcome to the mysteries of the Honda Insight auto-stop system. When it gets a bit warmer outside, I think you will have different results. Also you might want to check the temperature sensor at the radiator. There are instructions around here somewhere about how to see the sensor readings...
Fair enough. It's still early in the spring up here so I'll try when it does get warmer.
 

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Hi Bert - actually, you want to cycle the compressor a little - keeps oil moving through the system. I think some of the newer cars do this of their own accord. I think all the new ones run the ac a bit with the defroster on.

Yes, you can turn just the fan on, and it's pretty much the same as econ.
Jim, so are you suggesting running the compressor some even in winter?
 

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^ I'm not Jim, but I've heard that's the case, must have read it somewhere. I think the recommendation was something like 10 minutes a week. I never do that, but I do try to remember to run it once in a while during the 'off-season'.
 

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I thought that I would add the climate control trouble shooting Easter egg for those that are interested.

To access this push the AUTO and MODE buttons while turning the key to the run position. Press the rear window DEFOG button to advance the menu. All temperatures are in degrees C.

1. In car temperature
2. Outside temperature
3. Sun sensor value
4. Engine coolant temperature
5. Evaporator temperature
6. Air mix opening percentage
7. Vent temperature output
8. Fan something
9. Vehicle speed
Kevin, once you use the DEFOG button to advance to a new parameter, how do you change values? Such as how do you select the available values for #6--Air mix opening percentage? Thanks
 
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