A/C & heat recirculate

hyundai
elantra

#1

Is there any pratical way to change the default setting on my 2002 Elantra from “outside air” to “recirculate?”


#2

Why do you want the AC to recirculate? If your vehicle is not equipped with the “recirculate” feature then I don’t see a “practical” way to change the AC system. The vehicle was engineered with an AC system that only allows outside air when operating. I think it’s healthier to run the outside air rather than recirculating the inside air anyway.


#3

The OP’s car has a recirculate feature. The OP is complaining that they have to press the recirculate button each time they start the car, because it resets to the fresh air setting.


#4

If the owner’s manual doesn’t tell you how to change the default, then you can’t change it.


#5

Thanks for the insight. The fresh air mode is best anyway. That’s why the engineers designed it that way.