there are two basic types of heaters in your car. you can refer to your owner's manual for more specific instructions.
the first type are the ones that are powered by the engine, they install right on top of the exhaust manifold under the hood. these work by baking air flowing over them through a heated tube into hotter air that is then blown into one or more vents around the inside of your vehicle. the second type normally follow two sizes, also popularly called “fans” and “rads.”
general fan installation instructions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovc-ln68xeu
general rad installation instructions: https://www.youtube.com/
how do i turn on the heater in my car?
1. find the dial for the air conditioning to change it from “off” to either “cold” or “heat”. the climate should have one of these choices– if not, turn off the engine first before turning on the other controls.
2. turn on your vehicle to start blowing out hot or cold air.
3. choose between heating and cooling by manipulating the knobs at your side (turning both directions past “off” will cool down). there are usually two dials– one for heating, one for cooling- notice which direction makes the desired effect come about quicker!
4. adjust settings by manipulating both knobs up or down depending upon your preferences! sit back and enjoy warm
what is the heat button in a car?
the heat button in a car is the device that regulates how much coolant enters the engine to cool it.
in automatics, some of these days, there can be as many as 10-20 buttons for operating what's under the hood. experimenting with them is a great way to find out why your car isn't running right, but if you're too cheap or not inclined to get dirty trying out new things then there are plenty of places that will let you rent a service bay for an hour and they'll only charge you a few dollars. trouble-shooting things yourself is also an option on automatic cars if you know what you're doing because most manufacturers have computerized diagnostics available from within the vehicle.
why is my car blowing cold air when the heat is on?
vehicle heat may not keep you warm, but it can decrease the amount of moisture in your vehicle by evaporating moisture from the air. if the outside air is cold and dry enough, running your heater on low will help to remove this excess condensation and eliminate any clouds that appear on your windshield.
do you turn ac on for heat in car?
the answer to this faq will be moot if you're one of the people who are fortunate enough to have an air conditioning plan in your vehicle, but for those of us that never go that far into lease-to-own commitment, research has shown that turning the ac on while it's hot doesn't actually reduce cabin temperature because all you're doing is increasing humidity levels.