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I have the dual zone with Automatic Temp!!!

In my 09 Mini the Fan Speed was controlled by the system when in Auto... In my 2015 F56 I need to Manually control the Fan Speed... Is this correct or can I change it to Automatically change speed?

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the fan speed has two modes.


If the climate control is in "auto" the fan speed has a target average - you will notice only one of the LEDs illuminates at any one time, around the fan dial to indicate the desired average.


If the climate control is not in "auto", the fan is in manual and all LEDs illuminate up to the current speed.


same basic system as in the current BMWs.
 

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It works differently depending on whether its cooling or heating.

In cooling mode the fan speed is fully auto and cannot be adjusted. In heating mode it will set a speed automatically but this can be manually adjusted up or down
 

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My understanding was that you set a "maximum" fan speed when in auto mode. It won't blow harder than the max level set but will reduce the fan speed as required.

I don't think the system is great. I probably fiddle with the temperature as much as I did when I had manual aircon.
 

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My understanding was that you set a "maximum" fan speed when in auto mode. It won't blow harder than the max level set but will reduce the fan speed as required.
This is correct. While in AUTO, the middle knob will control the maximum fan speed.

The reason is, on the older 2nd gen cars, on AUTO the fans would go full blast when you get into the car because the climate system was trying to reach the target temp as quickly as possible, but many people did not like the noise and intensity. Now, MINI let's you choose how high you want the fans to go. The fans can go lower automatically, but they'll never go higher than you specify.

I, personally am fine with the fans going on full and when I drive, I crank it up and let it do it's thing, but I am coming from a Countryman so I'm used to that behavior.
 

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I just had the fan increase in Auto, so I know it will work. It just doesn't do it as much as my Lexus did. I now like the fact that I can set the desired intensity and then the fan will only kick up when I really need it to.
 
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