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A load of hot air (from the vents)

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Brrr... it's cold out this evening so the heating's been on. In doing this I've discovered that the outer face vents blow hot air when it's manually directed to my feet only and the air from footwell outlet seems a bit weedy unless whacked up to max.

Is this normal? If not, any idea what's wrong?

2006 9-3 Aero with facelift interior.
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one thought you are letting the car get up to temperature arent you, if your just setting the car to a temperature then the engine needs to get up to temp before it can blast hot air from any vent, its as if it knows what temp it can output and steps up / down the speed to match its output, so if the engine is cold it wont do much (unless you tell it max then it will just blast what ever it can whether its up to temp or not)
it was just a thought i dont remember having a particular feeling of a strong footwell fan in my cars etc so just bare in mind you may be chasing a problem that by design than an actual problem, good hunting though, without seeing your car and comparing it to a known good one it is hard to tell on these situations

that might be an idea to check it with another saab lol
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