Newbie (as some of you know... three weeks and 200 miles. SE)
finding climate controls/behaviours confusing.
We were out today in balmy weather...about 65 F outside, but with the sun pouring in though EV's generous windows, starting to heat up inside. Wanted to get some outside air in without "opening the windows.
Before trying to turn on fan these were the setting from top control 99% sure
(I almost never say 100% when going by memory):
Top (the "Push Max" dial)
Set to the green dot at the 9 oclock position
Middle ("Push A/C") set to "off".
Bottom (directs vents to face, feet, etc) Set to feet and face.
NO lights on any dial.
Turned the middle dial with fan icon on it clockwise .
Fan began operating. Fine.
But estimated remaining range (ERR) dramatically dropped from about 36 miles to 30.
Turned fan back off, and ERR rapidly came back up.
Turned fan setting to auto and ERR dropped again.
Don't think AC was on (as no light on middle dial, and no obvious cold air coming out.)
(Admit I didn't leave it on long enough to see if cooling compressor was running, as wife was worried seeing estimated range dropping rapidly. But isn't AC on only if light is on in the A/C dial?)
I believe I was paying detailed attention to what I was doing as wife was driving and I was specifically and only working on operating the fan controls.
Got home and parked in the garage played with the controls and was able to get anything from mild to robust ventilation fan speeds (by pressing in upper "MAX" dial with it's light going on got a really
stiff breeze going) without seeing estimated range plunge down.
Any ideas what I was/am doing. Or more specifically, exactly what steps/setting I should do (and not do) to get the circulation fan going without heating or air-conditioning kicking in?