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2018 CCSB LT. I have remote start with MANUAL AC. I’ve noticed when I remote start with my key fob, the AC reverts to its previous settings but when I use the app, the AC comes on in defrost.


There some other threads that discussed it but all were dead ends. Anyone know if this is intentional or how to work around it?


I did a test back to back using the app and key fob and confirmed my suspicions. Tried app first, AC defrost only. Then turned the truck off and without touching anything else, I used the key fob to start. AC out of front vents.


If I recall correctly, I think my father’s 2016 Escalade does the same. I distinctly remember remote starting it with the app and feeling like it did next to nothing in terms of AC. Being on defrost would explain why.


Anyways, I would really really appreciate if you guys could test your systems out and let me know along with year and trim of your vehicle. Thanks!



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