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      Pre-conditioning and heated seats/steering wheel

      Why doesn't pre-conditioning engage the automatic heated seat and steering wheel settings below a certain temp like the remote start does?

      I feel like the immediate response would be "it'll drain the battery!", but for the 10-15 minutes they're on it shouldn't do that. That and the system should be able to recognize a low charge and not engage pre-conditioning at all.

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      Quote Originally Posted by nbvolks View Post
      Why doesn't pre-conditioning engage the automatic heated seat and steering wheel settings below a certain temp like the remote start does?

      I feel like the immediate response would be "it'll drain the battery!", but for the 10-15 minutes they're on it shouldn't do that. That and the system should be able to recognize a low charge and not engage pre-conditioning at all.
      That’s what remote start is for
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      Quote Originally Posted by skywolf View Post
      That’s what remote start is for
      But you can't pre-program the remote start (unfortunately), and if the car is out of cell range then you're SOL. At least with pre-conditioning it would be able to turn on the heated seats and steering wheel without being prompted.

      But then again, I'm also waiting for Volvo to FINALLY integrate remote start with home assistant here in the US. I know there are some programmers that have gotten around this, but official support would be nice.

      https://github.com/molobrakos/volvooncall/issues/23

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      I have the option in VoC to turn on the heated seats and steering wheel with parking climate. Not sure if that's different from preconditioning? I thought they were the same thing.

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      Quote Originally Posted by 392DCGC View Post
      I have the option in VoC to turn on the heated seats and steering wheel with parking climate. Not sure if that's different from preconditioning? I thought they were the same thing.
      Are you outside the US? Do you have a T8?

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      Quote Originally Posted by nbvolks View Post
      Are you outside the US? Do you have a T8?
      U.S. and T8.

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      Quote Originally Posted by 392DCGC View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by nbvolks View Post
      Are you outside the US? Do you have a T8?
      U.S. and T8.
      It being a T8 is why you have that.

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      Quote Originally Posted by nbvolks View Post
      Why doesn't pre-conditioning engage the automatic heated seat and steering wheel settings below a certain temp like the remote start does?

      I feel like the immediate response would be "it'll drain the battery!", but for the 10-15 minutes they're on it shouldn't do that. That and the system should be able to recognize a low charge and not engage pre-conditioning at all.
      12V battery is too weak for that. Even you drive the car, it charges the 12V battery with only necessary juice. It is not intended to use 12V battery for heating.
      T8 does what you want.

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