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#4456012 - 07/11/17 09:18 AM OCD Or Not?
AirgunSavant Offline

Registered: 07/22/15
Posts: 3772
Loc: MD
Every vehicle I ever had since day one when I go to turn off the engine I always make sure all the accessories are off before turning the car off. I always do that and I find I'm about the only one I know that does.

Do you?

#4456015 - 07/11/17 09:22 AM Re: OCD Or Not? [Re: AirgunSavant]
E150GT Offline

Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 1096
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Yeah. You are. I left my car at the airport and left the domelight on. Luckily the car is smarter than me.
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#4456016 - 07/11/17 09:22 AM Re: OCD Or Not? [Re: AirgunSavant]
maverickfhs Offline

Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 1984
Loc: VA
BTW, I do it all the time too smile
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#4456017 - 07/11/17 09:26 AM Re: OCD Or Not? [Re: AirgunSavant]
Triple_Se7en Offline

Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 8758
Loc: 1/2 hr. north of Detroit
AC / Heat blower always gets turned off, as do the wipers. Lights go off themselves and I never leave a running CD inside the radio. If I had a TV or camera on-board, Id make sure that's off also.

#4456018 - 07/11/17 09:27 AM Re: OCD Or Not? [Re: AirgunSavant]
Virtus_Probi Offline

Registered: 06/25/15
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Well, I will always shut the wipers, headlights, and music off. I generally turn off the A/C but not the heat when it's cold or the fan at any time.
I am a stickler for leaving the music set at a low volume (8 for my FXT) and to make sure I am between songs if I've been listening to the iPod, I can't stand it if I turn the audio on and it comes up in the middle of a song with the volume up.
Yes, I am at least a bit OCD...
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#4456043 - 07/11/17 09:54 AM Re: OCD Or Not? [Re: AirgunSavant]
Ethan1 Offline

Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 1632
Loc: 'murica
Well, I don't usually listen to the radio. Leaving your wipers on is just insanity. And I do turn the AC off, although I've heard that it's better to leave it on vent mode.

#4456077 - 07/11/17 10:26 AM Re: OCD Or Not? [Re: Ethan1]
Duffyjr Offline

Registered: 01/13/16
Posts: 506
Loc: Nebraska
I always turn the A/C to vent about a half block from home and turn the fan down. Of course the obvious wipers, lights but one thing I hate is starting a vehicle and having the radio blaring from the last time I was rockin' out so it gets turned down.

I thought it was hard on the battery to turn over a motor that the A/C was left on.
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#4456084 - 07/11/17 10:34 AM Re: OCD Or Not? [Re: AirgunSavant]
CT8 Offline

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Your procedure allows a few seconds on cool down time which is good for the parts.
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#4456102 - 07/11/17 10:55 AM Re: OCD Or Not? [Re: AirgunSavant]
blupupher Offline

Registered: 08/27/04
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Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas

My truck has auto headlights, never touch the switch. Radio is left on, A/C is on, Acc plug is hot all the time (either phone charger is plugged in or my little volt meter). I do turn wipers off before turning it off.

Wifes car, I do turn the headlights off (I hate not having auto headlights), and the Acc is key powered, but otherwise radio is left on, A/C on, same as the truck.
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#4456103 - 07/11/17 10:55 AM Re: OCD Or Not? [Re: AirgunSavant]
E150GT Offline

Registered: 03/11/12
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Loc: San Antonio, TX
Ok I thought of something. On my truck before I start I always turn the AC off. Now I never remember to do it when I turn off the car so it's always before I start. Can't with the Mazda since it's digital but it's newer do I don't worry about it. Wipers are always off and radio is either off or muted before turning the car off.
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#4456110 - 07/11/17 11:06 AM Re: OCD Or Not? [Re: AirgunSavant]
Brons2 Offline

Registered: 09/16/03
Posts: 3042
Loc: Austin, Texas
Don't turn anything off. A/C is a constant 5-6 months of the year here, no reason to turn it off. Don't turn the radio off either.

However, on my old car I would turn the AC from recirculate to fresh a few blocks before pulling up to the house, in order to air it out. Otherwise the air would get really stale smelling upon next restart. My Sonata doesn't seem to have this issue.
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#4456131 - 07/11/17 11:23 AM Re: OCD Or Not? [Re: AirgunSavant]
exranger06 Offline

Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 3907
Loc: Guilford, CT
Most of the time I turn everything off. If I'm just running into a store for a minute, I might not bother turning the AC off, that's about it. Other than that everything always gets turned off. I hate turning a car on to have the blower on full blast right in my face, radio comes blaring on, startling the heck out of me, wipers on, etc. It's like sensory overload and too much stuff happening all at once. I like having everything off when I turn the car on, and I turn things on as I want/need them. I also always turn the volume down on the stereo before turning it off.

My wife's car has headlights that shut off when you turn the car off, so she's gotten into the habit of never turning them off. Drives me crazy. I've already had to replace six burned out light bulbs in the three years we've owned it, and it's harder on the battery when starting the engine.
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#4456152 - 07/11/17 11:34 AM Re: OCD Or Not? [Re: AirgunSavant]
ArcticDriver Offline

Registered: 01/27/17
Posts: 1139
Loc: USA
Not OCD.

Simply following proper SOP.
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#4456156 - 07/11/17 11:37 AM Re: OCD Or Not? [Re: AirgunSavant]
supton Offline

Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 11948
Loc: NH
I try to, but other than doors it seems everything is gated through a relay and will turn off. So I don't worry about it. AC I'll turn off, but not the fan, it's always left at 1.

Mostly I just hate getting and having the wipers go across a dry windshield.

Although it'd be nice if cruise just stayed on. Yeah it's just one more button push, but I don't get why I need an on/off switch in the first place. VW did that right, it was a slide switch, and cruise was always "on" in my car. Except for the rare time it was at the dealers for recall work--for some reason they'd turn it off.
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#4456159 - 07/11/17 11:38 AM Re: OCD Or Not? [Re: AirgunSavant]
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Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 4750
Loc: MA
Yeah, it's just you. I just make sure I grab everything before leaving the car, like the phone which I might have on a charger or in the center console. The rest is all automatic, wipers I leave on as it has a rain sensor so it won't be on unless it's raining. The radio shuts off automatically, headlamps are automatic. It's automatic climate control so I normally leave it at 70.

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