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Extremely light or no heat

I can't get any heat from the dash or feet, but it somehow gets just enough to defrost my windshield (sometimes). only about 10% of the time the heat will start to work but then seemingly when it wants to, just shut off. All fuses seem to be working well. Didn't test the AC as its is the winter.

Its an RSX Type-S with about 60k miles.

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    My car acts very similar. It only wants to put out heat when the engine is very warm. Driving about 4 miles before turning on the heat will keep me from getting blasted with cold air. I also keep the thermostat around 72 to keep the engine from cooling down too much. The car has always acted like this since I bout it about 6 months ago. figured it was how the car wwas designed.

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Get a coolant flush done and have them check the thermostat (not the one on the dash) it may be stuck open

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Your cooling system isn't totally full.  Fill it with the heater on and then bleed out the air.

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