Help! 97 climate control issues
Hi, I need some help please! I have been reading over pages of questions and responses regarding Bonne heater issues but haven't found one like mine. I have a 1997 SE (SLE package, 217000 of mainly trouble free KM) with the automatic climate control.
I should tell you at this point that I am an EMT in rural Saskatchewan and get called out all hours of the day or night. My problem lies in when I park it, I plan for quick responses, so I back into the drive way, plug it in if its below -10C set the heater to defrost only...etc, yet when I command start it in the middle of the night, it has decided to either turn off the heater completely, or switches itself to floor heat, which would take 20 minutes to clear my windows on a cold Sask night. I will mention it isn't the block heater, the floor heat is decently warm in the 2 minutes between hitting the button, getting dressed and running outside.
So needless to say, I am driving quickly down the road looking through a small clear section of my front window as I don't have time to either scrape the windows thoroughly or wait for the heater to clear them. Luckily its only about a mile to my ambulance!
The car has been perfect otherwise, never needed more than basic maintenance and the heater seems to work when I am not heading to an emergency. Fantastic heat, excellent A/C etc. Is this a common issue?