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Huwrhys



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Fob or phone for pre heat

My car came with a fob for the remote park heat but as it has In Control Touch Pro I also have the App based engine start to set a cabin temperature. Now I seem to remember the D4 I had previously would start the Webasto FBH to warm the engine/cabin and open the vents and start the blower to expel hot air from the cabin. With my App on the FF I can set a temp and the car will make it's mind up whether it needs to start the engine to cool the car or start the Webasto to heat it. Why do I need a fob?

Post #483072 10th Jul 2018 8:28am
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Phil.



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Based on expience I don’t think the latest app starts the FBH when warming, it simply starts the engine to warm or cool. It’s a PIA because the older version of the App would start the FBH when warming.

In answer to your question you need the fob to start the FBH or set the timer to start the FBH.

Why do you think the App makes the decision between starting the engine or using the FBH when warming because that would be the correct thing to do. Is this written anywhere or have you got it to work? MY17 4.4 SDV8 Autobiography
On my 5th RR plus various other JLR vehicles

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Huwrhys



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Hi Phil
Thanks for your response. It was an assumption that it would work in a sensible way. It makes sense to warm with the fbh and cool with the engine. What’s the point of the fbh if not?
Huw

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Its a bit of a cock up in my opinion. The App with my MY16 allowed me to set the RR to warm via the FBH only. There was no engine start or cooling option. The App with my MY17 only allows the engine to be started to warm or cool. So you can only operate the FBH by fob or timer not the App. I use the fob at home in the morning and try to remember to set the timer for other occasions but that isn't always feasible. MY17 4.4 SDV8 Autobiography
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Huwrhys



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I have to agree. I don’t have a 9 to 5 so the timer really doesn’t work for me at all. The fob for my D4 was excellent for range if held up to my head. I set the fbh from inside the Saracens rugby ground last February and came out 20 mins later to a warm car. But if distance should prove a problem the App can do it by starting the engine. Does seem silly starting the engine when you have a fbh though.

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