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Not enough electrical power?

Here's a little question.

I want to know if I'm the only one with that problem. When I start my car in the cold weather, I turn the heat on and ask maximum power for the fans. When I put my lights on, the fans spins less. When I put rear window heat, The fans spins less again.

It also takes forever before the air get warm. My old Dodge Colt 91 was faster than my 6i....

Thank you and your help will be appreciate!
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Ho I forgot, when I push my music near the maximum, it's not making that. Only with lights and defrost.... I have also unplug my subwoofer. (300Watts amp Sony XPlod with 700W kenwood woofer).
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The rear defrost in all cars pulls alot of juice. I have had many cars that would have the lights dim a tad bit when you put it on. I have not seen this in my 6, but I have the s, so it is probably a differnt alternator. You might check your grounds, and stop into like an autozone or somewhere that tests your alternator for free just to make sure yours is up to par.
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* * * * * * Here's a little question. *

I want to know if I'm the only one with that problem. When I start my car in the cold weather, I turn the heat on and ask maximum power for the fans. When I put my lights on, the fans spins less. When I put rear window heat, The fans spins less again. *

It also takes forever before the air get warm. My old Dodge Colt 91 was faster than my 6i....

Thank you and your help will be appreciate![/b]
In cold weather you will always get less power out of the battery... Straight physics... only way to fix this is to get a battery designed for cold weather conditions...

As far as the warming, that has nothing to do with electrical power... The heater gets heat from the engine, by running air over the heater core. The temp of this depends on the temp of the coolant, so you need to warm up the engine before you will get any decent heat out of the climate control system.

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get a battery with higher cold temp crank
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Yes, the rear demister takes quite a lot of electrical power. With my engine at idle, my voltmeter displays about 13.4volts. Once the rear demister is on, it drops to about 12.2volts.
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Curious - how many of you have the 6i and 6s? For those abroad - 4-cylinder or 6. (I know the 6 isn't available abroad - just explaining)

the 6i gets a 90Amp Alternator, and the 6s gets a 120. Pisses me off - although it doesn't hurt YET. When I put a sub and better speakers in this Spring, I know I'll be thinking about it again. Maybe a nicer battery from Advanced Auto? Hmmmm

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