So I was playing with the climate control this morning and I'm remembering some of the things I thought I noticed last winter... I'll try to simplify:
-Outside temp was about 29F.
-I turned the climate control to Auto and the minimum set temp of 60F.
At this point the fans turn on very noticeably blowing outside air, making the car colder. The climate power shows none used.
-Turn it up to 61F. No change
-62F - No change.
-63F - No Change.
-64F... Oh, hello look at me I'm like a functioning climate control system!
-Fans turn off, climate power jumps to 5+KW and in maybe 30 seconds I start getting some gently warm air blowing.
-In about 5 minutes, the power usage drops to around 2.5KW and then periodically switches between around 1-3KW and works nicely for the rest of the trip.
When I first started I did try turning the temp below 64F again and it did the same stupid thing of shutting off the power and increasing fan speed with frigid air.
Is there some part in the manual I missed where it allows you to set the temp down to 60F but doing so only works accurately with the cooling side of things?