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winter issues

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hey guys,

so, I'm finally having my first issue with my FiST.

1) this is the common one that it seems. Only today, first time, my hvac blower wasn't operating properly. The air seemed like it was blowing below the slowest setting. The temperature seemed about correct. This may be related to the blower freezing up or something. Although, I think I have the foam strips that is part of the fix for that...

2) This is the 3rd time it has happened. It seems to only happen when I get off work and it has been below 0 degrees F, if not below -10 degrees. When I press the lock/unlock button on the driver's side door handle, all but the driver door unlocks. Seemed very odd. Pressing the button again locks everything (no noise from driver's door). Pressing it again unlocks all but driver's door. Very odd.

so I guess Ill go visit my dealer on Monday and ask them to take a look. They probably wont be able to replicate the issues without keeping the girl overnight.

anyways, anyone else having similar issues or have any insight?
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1) when I had picked up my FiST from the dealer back in march, I asked them about just taking care of it, but they were not as willing. Lol. So we'll see. The fan was working fine on the drive home tonight and it was colder... So I don't know...

2) I assume the temp has something to do with it. It has only happened when she has been sitting outside locked. I am testing whether it will happen with her in the garage. So this will be one of the first times she is locked while inside the garage. Also, it's only gotten below 0 within the past 2 weeks.
the only thing i didn't try was pulling out the key... But who wants to do that when it's cold?
I have an appointment scheduled for the 12th. The blower seems to be working now...
I know you probably understand this but throwing it out there anyway.....
if you have the HVAC set on "auto" the blower won't speed up until the engine temp is completely warm.

That way it does not blow cold air in the beginning. As the engine warms up the blower speeds up...
I did not know that, but I have had a couple of instances where it still blows fulls speed through the defroster when on auto even though the engine is still cold. When I had the described issue, it was when the engine was warm after driving on the highway. This brings up another question, after the engine is warm and the hvac is set on Hi, Auto, interior of vehicle still roughly same temp as outside, the fan should go on full blast, right? For whatever reason, last night the fan wouldn't. It just over half speed. I had to just turn it all the way up.
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