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Hi Everyone,

I preconditioned the cabin for the first time today. I did not have the flexibility I though I would have.

When I turn it on, does the cable heat to the last setting I used when I was in the car?
 

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Hi Everyone,

I preconditioned the cabin for the first time today. I did not have the flexibility I though I would have.

When I turn it on, does the cable heat to the last setting I used when I was in the car?
It keeps the cabin within a fairly wide range, but it ignores your current temperature setting. Honda doesn't publish the temperature range that preconditioning operates but people report that generally speaking if the cabin is really cold it makes it less cold, if it is really hot it makes it less hot. Then when you start the car climate control operates normally and begins working towards your previously set temperature, however it will take less time and energy to do so if you have run preconditioning. Note that if you try and run preconditioning when the cabin is already within the preconditioning temperature range it will not do any preconditioning, again regardless of what your last temperature setting was.
 

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Not sure where you are based, weather-wise, but this morning the precondition brought the temp up to 19C...ready for my son to drive it (!). It was -13C overnight here where we are in Quebec. I had wondered too if it brought it up to what you last set it at, but I guess not....as I tend to keep the car around 17-18C.

Has anyone, in a colder climate this time of year, found that the car starts off warm but sometimes cools down after a while? Noticed this over the weekend when coming home late at night. Had preconditioned so nice and toasty when we got it, but then gradually as we got closer to home (about 45km away), the inside cabin temp was dropping, I felt.
 

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I am in Wisconsin. In cold weather I turn on the precondition for about 20 minutes while plugged in and inside the garage. When I get in, the cabin temp is somewhat warmer than I would usually set the heat while driving (65F). I speculate that this is by design, because heating otherwise takes so much energy from the battery. This way the cabin heat is "coasting" for the first part of your drive.
 
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