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I haven't researched it, but am wondering why I can't turn off air flow inside my FJ. Is there something wrong with MY FJ or is this a problem we all have? I find it annoying.
 

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Mine shuts off by turning fan speed switch to off ?
 

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You can never turn off the airflow 100% even with the switch to off. The airflow helps circulate air in the cabin to keep it from getting stale.
 

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This is the first car that I've ever had this issue with. I think that I should be able to decide if I want to breath stale air or not. Like I said...annoying. When I'm cold, I don't want circulating air thank you very much!
 

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It doesn't matter whether recirculate is on or off...still getting air with fan set to "off."
 

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You can never turn off the airflow 100% even with the switch to off. The airflow helps circulate air in the cabin to keep it from getting stale.
Just checked Mikey. You're right. Even with fan switch to "off" still a very small air flow. I was just checking all you folks to see how knowledgeable you are. :jester::lol:
I guess you're out of luck vondee.
 

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"I don't want circulating air thank you very much!" wow let's cry about it! All it is a little air I don't see the big deal?
 

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You will die withour air. I'm just sayin'.
 

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FloppyD is right. Press recirc and turn fan speed to off and its done.
 

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FloppyD is right. Press recirc and turn fan speed to off and its done.
yes this is correct, its always worked for me. just make sure your not on defrost because the recirculate button wont work.
 

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You could also turn the vents to blow away from you as an added measure.
 

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According to the manual the recirculate function turns off if the surrounding temp drops. You can lock it in recirculate if you hold to the button for 2+ seconds and this should help stop any airflow with the fan off.
 

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According to the manual the recirculate function turns off if the surrounding temp drops. You can lock it in recirculate if you hold to the button for 2+ seconds and this should help stop any airflow with the fan off.
Hold for 2 seconds! I didn't know that. I hate it when the recirculating shuts off. I'm like WTF as I hit it again. Thanks for the tip! :bigthumb:
 

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I noticed the airflow, when I bought my FJ too. I haven't tried the circulate deal, but I do set the thermostat to the weather and the air temp does change. So on chilly days set to warm. You won't feel it until the engine warms up.... Sometimes the fan low setting is too much, but the off setting with warm thermo is just right....:cheers:
 

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FloppyD is right. Press recirc and turn fan speed to off and its done.
....because Stale air is still better than SKUNK air. Or following a beat up '74 Impala air. Or driving past a rotting cabbage field air. Or wheeling in an active landfill air. Etc. The list goes on and on.
 

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Yep the recirculate will shut it off. The air also still follows the temp of your controls. I generally just keep it at mid/warm temp to keep up with cabin temperature and I don't notice it. Also, at least in my FJ, the air comes in thru the side vents, not the middle vents, which can be shut off using the switch on the vent, if you wanted to take care of the problem manually. Many ways to deal with this situation :cheers:
 

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....because Stale air is still better than SKUNK air. Or following a beat up '74 Impala air. Or driving past a rotting cabbage field air. Or wheeling in an active landfill air. Etc. The list goes on and on.
Or oil refinery air backed by a 30mph wind, I definitely know when I forget to hit 'recirculate'.

The price we pay for fresh gas.
 

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Similar question, but perhaps OT: If I just want the vent on, I found that the AC kicks on if I change the temp dial to its coldest. I press the AC button but it won't turn off. Any tricks for this?
 
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