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      04-15-2019, 05:05 PM   #1
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Is there any setting that can prevent the A/C from turning on every time I start the car?

I looked into all options buried in the iDrive system and I even cleared all personal profiles to start fresh, but the A/C never STAYS off after I shut if off and restart the car next morning or after a few hours. I've noticed it doesn't forget to stay off if I start the car again after just 20 min or so.
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      04-15-2019, 05:08 PM   #2
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Is there any setting that can prevent the A/C from turning on every time I start the car?

I looked into all options buried in the iDrive system and I even cleared all personal profiles to start fresh, but the A/C never STAYS off after I shut if off and restart the car next morning or after a few hours. I've noticed it doesn't forget to stay off if I start the car again after just 20 min or so.
Coding, or go to the dealer and complain. They should be able to do that for you. Same with the auto Start/Stop, the dealer can make that stay off unless you push the button to turn it on.
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      04-15-2019, 05:13 PM   #3
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Coding, or go to the dealer and complain. They should be able to do that for you. Same with the auto Start/Stop, the dealer can make that stay off unless you push the button to turn it on.
Oh, makes sense. Actually in my car the start/stop stays off all the time, and I like that. Seems like there is a tool for coding out there for the end user, carly I believe.
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      04-15-2019, 08:48 PM   #4
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Is there any setting that can prevent the A/C from turning on every time I start the car?

I looked into all options buried in the iDrive system and I even cleared all personal profiles to start fresh, but the A/C never STAYS off after I shut if off and restart the car next morning or after a few hours. I've noticed it doesn't forget to stay off if I start the car again after just 20 min or so.
I second this. I find it so annoying when the climate control turns on with the car.
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      04-16-2019, 12:16 AM   #5
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Even if you press the button to turn the "auto" off?
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      04-16-2019, 02:12 AM   #6
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Must have auto on. Doesn't turn on for me.
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      04-17-2019, 09:06 AM   #7
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Even if you press the button to turn the "auto" off?
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Must have auto on. Doesn't turn on for me.
I think the complaints in this thread are coming from owners that purchased a car that has an IHKA (automatic climate control system) vs the standard IHKR (manual climate control system)...that turns itself ON in most situations.

I may be wrong (but I doubt it in this case)...but I think the complaints have nothing to do with the AUTO button being on (which is for automatic air distribution and blower speed control)...but more about that the HVAC system turns itself own even after they have completely turned it off when the car is restarted at a later time. The system will stay off as long as you restart the car before it has gone into SLEEP mode (which usually takes approx 16 minutes without any calls on the communication bus system).

Unfortunately for owners that have this complaint...unless you can find coding software...the system will usually turn itself back on because that's the way it was designed. There are interior recirculation filters (micro/pollen filters) that are incorporated in its design...so the system turns itself back on...at the LOWEST fan speed setting...when the system has been turned completely off...then the car restarted at a later time.

People with allergies probably don't complain...or owners that don't have an issue with pressing the FAN speed button to turn the system back off...if they still want the system shut down completely.

BTW, I've been reading this same complaint since the mid 1990s (e38/e39 era) that had the IHKA set-up.
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