Using Automatic Climate Control

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The automatic climate control system maintains the interior temperature you select. The system also selects the proper mix of heated or cooled air that will raise or lower the interior temperature to your preference as quickly as possible.

Use the system when the engine is running.

Use the system when the engine is running.

1. Press the AUTO button.

2. Adjust the interior temperature using the driver's side or passenger's side control dial.

3. Press the Switching between the recirculation and fresh air modes  button to cancel.

Switching between the recirculation and fresh air modes

Press the  the mode depending on environmental conditions. Recirculation Mode (indicator on): button and switch the mode depending on environmental conditions. Recirculation Mode (indicator on): Recirculates air from the vehicle’s interior through the system. Fresh Air Mode (indicator off): Maintains outside ventilation. Keep the system in fresh air mode in normal situations.

Using Automatic Climate Control

If any buttons are pressed while using the climate control system in AUTO, the function of the button that was pressed will take priority. The AUTO indicator will go off, but functions unrelated to the button that was pressed will be controlled automatically. To prevent cold air from blowing in from outside, the fan may not start immediately when the AUTO button is pressed. If the interior is very warm, you can cool it down more rapidly by partially opening the windows, turning the system on AUTO, and setting the temperature to low. Change the fresh mode to recirculation mode until the temperature cools down. When you set the temperature to the lower or upper limit, Lo or Hi is displayed.

Pressing the  the climate control system between on and off. When turned on, the system returns button switches the climate control system between on and off. When turned on, the system returns to your last selection.

Defrosting the Windshield and Windows

Pressing the the air conditioning system on and automatically switches the system to fresh air  button turns the air conditioning system on and automatically switches the system to fresh air mode.

Pressing the to turn off, the system returns to the previous settings.  button again to turn off, the system returns to the previous settings.

Defrosting the Windshield and Windows

Defrosting the Windshield and Windows

For your safety, make sure you have a clear view through all the windows before driving.

Do not set the temperature near the upper or lower limit. When cold air hits the windshield, the outside of the windshield may fog up. If the side windows fog up, adjust the vents so that the air hits the side windows.

To rapidly defrost the windows

1. Press the  2. Press the  button. button.

2. Press the button.

To rapidly defrost the windows

To rapidly defrost the windows

After defrosting the windows, switch over to fresh air mode. If you keep the system in recirculation mode, the windows may fog up from humidity. This impedes visibility.

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