Zootjeff wrote: ↑
Fri May 15, 2020 12:36 pm
My biggest beef is that I couldn't use the windshield defrost vent while doing recirc.
I've purposely plugged the air intake on my 2013 just to see if I could defrost the windshied with heat. If there is no fresh air, it just remains foggy. Now, if you run AC only, that works. If you run AC + Heat (uses the most power) that works also. Heat only, no go. The newer Gen 2 Leaf can recirculate with floor + defrost, but have the same issue, the windshield remains foggy if you want to just use heat only. The other problem is, even if you can clear the windshield with no re-circulation, the other windows in the cars will start to fog up. The rear window, you can use the electric defrost to clear up, but then the side windows start to fog up.
The 2013 supports full *and* partial re-circulation mode. It's not perfect, but better at keeping the windshield clear with less air from the outside brought in. To activate partial re-circulation mode, press the recirculate button so it closes the outside vent. Then press *and hold in* the button until it starts to flash. Then instead of a full fresh air mode, you get a partial fresh air mode. Might be the closest thing you can get for what you want in your situation.