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I've used the defrost setting (by hitting the button) and each time the fan seems to come on with it's highest (or nearly highest) setting. It doesn't seem to slow down like it does in my 98 Accord EX with similar controls. It doesn't seem to respond to the temperature setting. I can manually slow down the fan, but I was wondering if anyone else has noticed this?

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Yep -- I assume it's because, when you need defrosting, you often need it NOW, and that requires high fan speed. Doesn't bother me.
 

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A Feature - Not a Problem

I think the high fan speed is a definite plus because when you do have a frost/fog problem, the X clears it very quickly compared to most vehicles. In driving through blizzard conditions in the Colorado Rockies it was a terrific help ..............of course, conditions may be a bit different in Huntsville, AL.

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I agree that the fan speed should be high initially, but the auto climate control should be smart enough to reduce the fan speed to a more acceptable level. I have had many cars with an auto climate control, and I think it is pretty lame for a $40K plus car to have to manually set the fan speed so you can carry on a conversation with the person sitting next to you.
 

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I agree, it is too darn noisy. Also, if you really get the interior really damp, like after a day of skiing when everyone piles in the MDX with wet parka's and ski pants, it is really slow to defrost the side windows. Note: I have found that opening the sunroof really helps exhaust the excess humidity, but that's loud too.

I'd like a dual function defrost button, push it once for high, twice for medium, and then off. Or as previously suggested, have it automatically cycle down to a quieter fan speed.
 
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