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How often have you been driving down the road, see a semi truck ahead spewing black smoke and you try to reach for the recirculated air button but it won't set because defog or defog/floor is set and, by default to prevent fogging, it won't set. And by the time you figure out why it won't set your Soul is now filled with diesel stink.

I accidentally discovered this hidden setting today after pressing the button repeatedly frustrated that I couldn't set it for the minute I needed it after noticing the car in front of me lighting a cigarette.

Triple press the recirculated air button to override the restriction. The A/C and Recirculated Air lights will flash and you will be able set Recirculated Air anytime you need it.
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This must be solely for the newer models or something because all I have to do is hit the button and it comes on.

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This must be solely for the newer models or something because all I have to do is hit the button and it comes on.

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Maybe. I have a 2012. Had a more then a year now and it's kinda driven me nuts I couldn't set it.


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I needed it after noticing the car in front of me lighting a cigarette.
I sincerely feel sorry for you if you can detect and be bothered by someone in a car in front of you just lighting up a cigarette. How on earth do you manage to take a breath outside of a bubble.
 

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I needed it after noticing the car in front of me lighting a cigarette.
I sincerely feel sorry for you if you can detect and be bothered by someone in a car in front of you just lighting up a cigarette. How on earth do you manage to take a breath outside of a bubble.
You must be a smoker. The smell of cigarette smoke, to those of us who don't smoke, is repulsive. It STINKS and not only that, but it LINGERS in the vehicle and on your clothes. I choose not to be a suicidal, pack a day smoker and i dont wanna smell like one either. This is why I do NOT allow anyone to smoke in or near my Soul. If I don't smoke and don't want people smoking in my vehicle, what makes you think I'd want cigarette from the car in front of me blowing DIRECTLY into my face via my vents?

The only time my recirculate gets used is when behind smokers, older cars with awful exhaust, or dust from dump trucks.

I can also smell when someone in front of me has a can of beer open in their car or truck. These smells are literally been sucked in from outside and blown into your face. It doesn't take a sensitive nose, just a mildly functioning one.

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Install the FRAM Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filter ( CF10776 ) and you won't smell nearly so many obnoxious smells coming in from outside.
I used one for three years in my Suzuki SX4, and it really does work.

Just a suggestion.

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Install the FRAM Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filter ( CF10776 ) and you won't smell nearly so many obnoxious smells coming in from outside.
I used one for three years in my Suzuki SX4, and it really does work.

Just a suggestion.

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Thank you, sir!!!!!

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You must be a smoker. The smell of cigarette smoke, to those of us who don't smoke, is repulsive. It STINKS and not only that, but it LINGERS in the vehicle and on your clothes. I choose not to be a suicidal, pack a day smoker and i dont wanna smell like one either. This is why I do NOT allow anyone to smoke in or near my Soul. If I don't smoke and don't want people smoking in my vehicle, what makes you think I'd want cigarette from the car in front of me blowing DIRECTLY into my face via my vents?

The only time my recirculate gets used is when behind smokers, older cars with awful exhaust, or dust from dump trucks.

I can also smell when someone in front of me has a can of beer open in their car or truck. These smells are literally been sucked in from outside and blown into your face. It doesn't take a sensitive nose, just a mildly functioning one.
Thank you!

Maybe it's because I have allergies it bothers me so much. Or that a grew up with a smoker parent.

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it does explain this on page 4/96 in the owners manual ;)
 

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Ok, I got it to work now after reading the owner's manual (but before conwelpic mentioned it). Press the recirc button FIVE times within three seconds to override the Soul's logic. Car must be on and defrost must be selected.
 

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I haven't smoke for about 22yrs now. But to complain about someone smoking in a car in front of them is silly. No one was talking about smoking in their car.
 

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^^ You must have a special edition Soul that CREATES its own air for the fan and a/c.

The rest of ours pull it from outside. Must be nice to have untainted, 100% pure oxygen flowing through your vehicle at all times.

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^^ You must have a special edition Soul that CREATES its own air for the fan and a/c.
The rest of ours pull it from outside. Must be nice to have untainted, 100% pure oxygen flowing through your vehicle at all times.
he's talking about the re-circulation button, you have one of them, when you press that it re-circulates the air within the vehicle instead of drawing from the outside (cuts off getting that diesel smoke smell the OP was talking about). Also with it on, it will either cool or warm up the air in the vehicle faster, but once that's accomplished you switch it off so that it will then draw in outside air otherwise it can create problems if used continuously.

Just press your fan button (the outline of a car with a reverse arrow) which an indicator light will light up to show its in that mode. It will also come on automatically when you select MAX a/c.
 

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I think you misunderstood me, conwelpic. I know what the recirculate button is, what it does, as I'm very well acquainted with it due to the same reasons as the OP (exhaust, truck smoke, and cigarette smoke, etc)

My prior post was in response to BuzzardT's thinking that the OP's complaint of cigarette smoke in the first place is silly. I was saying that in order for him to think someone being bothered by second hand smoke from the vehicle directly I'm front of him is stupid, he must either drive with recirculate on all the time or have a special soul that doesn't pull the fan or regular (not max) a/c air from outside like everyone else's.

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