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This CAN'T be right but I'm afraid I'll discover it is. The way my climate control system is designed, I can only control the driver and passenger temperature independently. To me, this is ridiculous because if you're riding solo and you simply want to change the temperature of the cabin, you have to change it twice. For yourself (the driver) and for the passenger that isn't even there. My wife had a Murano with dual climate controls and it had a button that allowed for independent control or "driver only" control so that it made the outflowing temperature on both sides the same and also controlled both of them with only the driver's side control. Do I have this ability or am I sorely missing something??
 

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There is a button for dual or something like that. I have to go look at the truck for the label. This makes it a single zone with one control. I always have mine set this way.
 

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There is a button for dual or something like that. I have to go look at the truck for the label. This makes it a single zone with one control. I always have mine set this way.
Well...I don't have the manual in front of me but if I recall there are two different looking climate control systems that are dual zone. If memory serves the one that has the ability to do this also have heated seats. Does yours have heated seats?
 

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Mine does have heated seats. I didn't realize there were separate ones.

I'll post a pic of what I have in about an hr when I get home.
 

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Mine does have heated seats. I didn't realize there were separate ones.

I'll post a pic of what I have in about an hr when I get home.
Damn. I was hoping you were going to say "no" and that there was still something that I was overlooking. Either way, I'll post a pic of mine when I get home this evening so anyone with the same system can see it. Then if they have no insight, they can complain about it also!:)
 

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The button is marked dual on mine. Its all the way on the right in the pic below:

 

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The button is marked dual on mine. Its all the way on the right in the pic below:

Yep. That's the one with the heated seats. Mine doesn't have them. Therefore, a different setup. That stinks. I'll post a picture of mine later so you can see the difference. It just seems dumb that you have to have the heated seat option to have the "dual" button. Oh well.
 

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Bummer! I had no idea they were different.

Learn something new about these things every day...
 

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Bummer! I had no idea they were different.

Learn something new about these things every day...
Yep. Even things you may not want to know, it appears. Bummer.
 

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Here is a picture of my climate controls as promised.
 

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That is a bummer. I wonder why they don't give that option.
 

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I just read through the manual, and I can't find anything that will let you overtake the passenger side temp control. Of the three automatic climate controls available, your's has to be the only one without a "Dual" function. I am really sorry about that. That kinda sucks.
 

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Can you turn off auto and go manual? Would you be able to do it as one zone then or still have both seperate?

I almost never use the auto mode. I usually just do mine manually. Don't recall if the manual option works as 2 seperate or just one but maybe another thing to check? Just throwing things out there now.
 

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learn something new every day mine does not have heated seat (live in Fla) so no dual button
 

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learn something new every day mine does not have heated seat (live in Fla) so no dual button
There is one auto climate that doesn't have heated seats but has a dual button. It's in place of the heated mirrors. If you have heated mirrors and no heated seats you are out of luck. :doh:
 

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Me + heated outside mirrors = screwed. Oh well.
 

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Can you turn off auto and go manual? Would you be able to do it as one zone then or still have both seperate?

I almost never use the auto mode. I usually just do mine manually. Don't recall if the manual option works as 2 seperate or just one but maybe another thing to check? Just throwing things out there now.
I hear ya and I appreciate it. However, it's quite weird. In non "auto" mode which is what I ALWAYS use, you must control them independently. In "auto" mode, each person still controls their zone temperature but the fan does it's thing based on what the driver's side temperature is set at. It really makes absolutely no sense to me. I actually wonder if it can be chalked up to an oversight. Ummmmm......oops!
 

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Yikes. Thats annoying. I am glad I (by pure luck) have the right combo to have the dual button. I wasn't really looking for heated seats but the truck I liked just happened to have them.

Too bad its probably really expensive to change it. :(
 

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Yikes. Thats annoying. I am glad I (by pure luck) have the right combo to have the dual button. I wasn't really looking for heated seats but the truck I liked just happened to have them.

Too bad its probably really expensive to change it. :(
Change it? And have to spend more time trying to find something to complain about? Not on your life, buddy!:)
 

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Hahah. There was a guy like you on a Toyota forum I was on back in the day. We called him Mr SuperPicky ;)

All in fun of course. It is still a bummer.
 
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