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So I’ve been running the ac on auto mostly, front and rear, 68 degrees. It’s barely summer and only got to low 90’s today and the heat coming off the dash is, well, hot.... It read 120 degrees bouncing off the dash. Anyone else feeling the heat? Suggestions on how to cool it?
 

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You can change the Auto settings to blow harder. It is in the climate settings.

I personally use the remote app to cool it down. Just make sure to set for “Lo” when using the app.
 

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There is no setting for the HVAC system that will cool your dash. You could try finding something cloth like to put on your dash to keep it from absorbing the heat so much. It would like an 80's dash cover but would keep the radiating heat down. My truck never sits out in the sun for long so it never really absorbs enough heat to radiate that much. I do use the remote app to start it sometimes and get it pre-cooled.
 

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So I keep the car in the garage. Also have setting for AC set I think it’s call hard and fast setting - whatever it is, it’s the max. I’m talking about just driving around - the heat is ridiculous- that’s the temp, 120 degrees, just running around, etc.. I think air use to come from the defrost vent a little in the 2017 and earlier models . I tried to use the manual setting to make some air come from the defrost, but for some reason when I try to set the vents manually, the settings don’t stick.
 

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I came to make this same point.....2018 TD6, and so disappointed with the climate control. All the windows are tinted including the windshield but the cooling of the care is just plain miserable. Bought the car in March, and I never anticipated this to be a problem.
 

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1000%, get your driver, passenger and windshield tinted. A world of difference. All the popular mfg's make a windshield tint that is barely noticeable when applied however the ceramic properties will reflect the UV/Heat. Night and day difference as the heat is being created by the UV within the cabin. I use FormulaOne Pinnacle Series, but pretty much all the mfg's have the same stuff, this is old technology at this point.
 

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10-4 on the tint suggestion. But, I had a bad experience previously by a tinter recommended from a high end dealer. They stained my headliner, wouldn’t verify material installed or give warranty info. Was a nightmare - about 2 grand to replace headliner. Curiously, wonder if the tint would interfere with the heads up display?Anyhow, not an option here unfortunately. Weird that there’s no air cooling the dash area.
 

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Use a reputable shop, do your research, not hard to find. Good shops that make in investment into their business windows specs on CAD files and have a large scale plotters that cut the film, no hand trimming. Some national or state-wide chains are garbage as they hire just about anyone. Do your research, not hard to do. As for the stain, weird. They pretty much use water with a drop of soap per gallon.
 

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looked into it even though I ended up with this before..... what a hassle. could never answer the interference of the tint to HUD??? then how do you deal with the sticking of brake tags to the tint? and then removal of the tag? anyhow, seems like there ought to be a way to just use the ac to cool the cabin - after all thats what its for. why do our brethren in Saudi do? Or FL....
 

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Chrysler/Imperial products in the 60's had dash coolers that flipped up for cooling. When they were flat they acted as secondary defrosters due to drying properties of A/C. Then again they were the only center vents for the A/C.It is not weird that there are no dash coolers. I would be surprised if any vehicle sold in the States has dash coolers. Most people in hot climates tint their windscreens and/or have dash covers. To test the dash cover idea, grab a towel and cover your dash for a week. If it reduces or solves the issue purchase a dash cover that incorporates the HUD option. If you are really particular have one custom made.For tinting, you can call around and see what is available to add to the solar attenuating lamination already in place. ANY tint shop will gladly install a sample to check for interference with the HUD.
 

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Our HUD is unaffected by the tint on the screen. However, we picked our 2016 up lightly used, so the tint was already there. You can't visually see the tint is on the windshield, unless you find an edge around the mirror or look REALLY closely. I can't give you a before/after on the impact of the windshield tint since we didn't own it.This climate control has been a learning curve to find the sweet spots (compared to our last RR and our other past/current vehicles). I'd even venture to say it's a bit underperforming in the SE Texas heat.
 

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It doesn't even to be coloured tint. Another layer of solar blocking film would do wonders. I worked in the Phoenix office 6-8 weeks a year in July/August. Only one stupid enough to be there in Summer in a black car. Remote start did wonders before heading to the office and at the office before heading back to the resort I stayed in. Most of my coworkers laughed... "Get solar film on your windows. No ghetto cruiser look and 20 degrees cooler." A gal in the office made an appointment for me as a surprise... "They will pick up your car withing the hour and deliver is back before you head out." Pure heaven the next day. No remote start need in the morning. Had to head to Tempe and Gilmore in the afternoon. No sweat... literally. As said before there are options out there. Ya just need to call around your area and see what shops are offering these days.
 

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Friggin lack of carriage returns is goinna kill this site!
 

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When I ordered my 2016 I chose the 4 zone climate pack with solar glass and extra vents for the 2nd row in the headliner...it could freeze meat in my car. I live in Fresno and it was 106 degrees today, no issues.
 

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I have 3M Crystalline on my windshield and it does not interfere with HUD. I also put Spectra Photosync on every other window. Both of them are critical to allowing the car to cool here in Phoenix, and I have zero issues getting my cabin ice cold (it was 116 last Friday). MY18 btw, in case there are HUD differences between model years.
 
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