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Well not sure where to put this thread...

Brand new '14 and the foot heater sucks. The passenger side seems to have air flow but the drivers side is supper weak.

Has anyone modified the heater vent? Seems like the drivers side could be opened up to have a little more flow. What do you think?
 

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Have you had it checked by the dealer? Could well be nothing more than a stuck diverter door.
 

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I agree that the footwell vents don't seem to deliver much heat. I've found some improvement by selecting the footwell position on the vent selector and closing the left- and right dash vents.

HTH,
Jim / crewzer
 

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The problem is it blows on my leg and not on my feet. So my feet get cold. I wonder if I could make a plastic reflector to deflect the air down to my feet. I think I'll try that.


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I looked under there today and the drivers side is funny. The vent opening has three different holes with the one pointed at your legs the biggest. I don't use a lot of heat here in Hawaii but when I do I want it on my bare toes. I think I might just open up the hole pointed at my feet.
 

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I looked under there today and the drivers side is funny. The vent opening has three different holes with the one pointed at your legs the biggest. I don't use a lot of heat here in Hawaii but when I do I want it on my bare toes. I think I might just open up the hole pointed at my feet.
Or put some duct tape on the bigger hole.
 

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My mother has complained about the heat directed at the feet in her (2011) Forester too. I made a deflector by first using some clay to craft it in the car, then removing it and heating some plastic so it was flexible, and shaping it to the clay. Much better now!
 

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My mother has complained about the heat directed at the feet in her (2011) Forester too. I made a deflector by first using some clay to craft it in the car, then removing it and heating some plastic so it was flexible, and shaping it to the clay. Much better now!
You wouldn't happen to have a picture, would you?

Thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving!
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You wouldn't happen to have a picture, would you?

Thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving!
Jim / crewzer
Wish I had seen this earlier. Won't be able for 2-3 weeks. I'll try to remember to grab one when I'm back home.
 

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OK... Thanks!

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Jim / crewzer
 

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Wasn't it during the summer that some complained about the air conditioning in the new '14 Forester not being adequate?

I guess it's only right to complain about the heater.
 

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By beef is how LOUD the thing is. Anything over fan setting 2 and it's like I have the windows down.

Oh, and the poorly angled foot vent. I'm anxiously waiting for Loscaldazar's photos.
 

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The temps here are getting into the low 40's, high 30's. I find the heater in my XT works just fine.
 
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