AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL: Controls B and C
Controls B and C
1 Left temperature indication adjustment, “Clear View” function.
2 “DUAL" function.
3 Automatic modes (SOFT, AUTO, FAST).
4 Air conditioning ON/OFF.
5 Right temperature indication adjustment, De-icing/demisting of the rear screen and, depending on the vehicle, the door mirrors ON/OFF.
6 and 10 Ventilation speeds.
7 Distribution of air in the passenger compartment.
8 Air recirculation or Automatic recirculation depending on the vehicle.
9 System OFF or Air recirculation depending on the vehicle.
The following indicators are displayed on the screen 11:
12 Outside air temperature display.
13 Left and right temperature display.
14 Active mode, ventilation speed and air distribution in the passenger compartment (temporary display after pressing the associated controls).
Automatic mode 3
The automatic climate control system guarantees comfort in the passen ger compartment and good visibility (except in the event of extreme condi tions), whilst optimising consumption.The system controls the ventilation speed, air distribution, air recirculation, and starting and stopping the air condi tioning and air temperature.
This mode consists of a choice of three programmes:
AUTO: allows the selected comfort level to be best attained, depending on the exterior conditions. Press the button AUTO.
SOFT: reaches the desired comfort level more gently and silently. Press the button SOFT.
FAST: increases the flow of air in the passenger compartment. This mode is recommended in particular to optimise comfort in the rear seats. Press the button FAST.
Some buttons have a warning light indicating their operative state.
Varying the ventilation speed
In automatic mode, the system uses the most suitable amount of air to reach and maintain the desired comfort level.
You can still adjust the ventilation speed by pressing buttons 6 or 10 or, depending on the vehicle, by sliding or touching your finger in zone 15.
There are two types of settings:
- Uniform passenger compartment setting;
- DUAL function setting to independently adjust the left and right sides.
Uniform passenger compartment setting
Use control 1.
DUAL function setting
Press button 2 to activate/deactivate. Use control 1 to adjust the left side and control 5 for the right side.
The displayed temperature values show a comfort level.
When starting the engine, increasing or decreasing the value displayed will not allow the comfort level to be reached any more quickly. The system will always optimise the temperature increase or decrease (the ventilation system does not start instantly at maximum speed: it gradually increases). This may take several minutes.
Generally speaking, unless there is a particular reason not to, the dashboard air vents should remain open.
Clear view function
This function quickly demists and de-ices the windscreen, the rear screen, the front side windows, and the door mirrors (depending on the vehicle). It imposes automatic operation of the air conditioning and rear screen de-icing and, depending on the vehicle, the windscreen electric de-icer.
Press button 1 - the integrated indicator light comes on.
Press button 5 to stop the heated rear screen operating, and the integrated indicator goes out.
To adjust the ventilation speed: pressbuttons 6 or 10 or slide your finger in zone 15.
To exit this function, press either:
- again button 1;
- one of the buttons 3.
Switching air conditioning on or off
In automatic mode, the system switches the air conditioning system on or off, depending on the climate conditions.
Press button 4 to:
- activate the air conditioning (a warning light in zone 14 comes on).
- deactivate the air conditioning (the warning light in zone 14 goes out)
Stopping the system
To switch the system off, press and hold the button 9 or 10 depending on the vehicle until the message OFF appears in zone 14.
Rear screen de-icing/demisting
Press button 5 - the integrated indicator light comes on. This function enables rapid demisting or de-icing of the rear screen and de-icing of the door mirrors (on equipped vehicles).
To exit this function, press button 5 again. Demisting automatically stops.
Using the ECO mode
- If you press the button 16 when the air conditioning operates, ECO mode activate.
- In the ECO mode, air conditioning speed and power is be weaken in order to optimize the fuel consumption.
- If you want to increase air conditioning speed and power, you should deactivate the ECO mode.
Adjusting the distribution of air in the passenger compartment
Press buttons 7 to select the desired distribution (a message is displayed in zone 14):
Ø The air flow is mainly directed to the demisting vents for the windscreen and the side windows.
½ The air flow is mainly directed to the dashboard air vents.
¿ The air flow is directed mainly towards the footwells.
When Ø and ½ are choosed at the same time, there can be some drops of dew on the windscreen in summer and they are recommended to choose in winter. ½ is designed to flow a little air for pleasantness.
If you want to demist the windscreen fast, using Clear view function is recommended by pressing button 1.
Depending on the vehicle or country, Press button 8 or 9.
- during recirculation, air is taken from the passenger compartment and is recycled, with no air being taken from outside the vehicle;
- air recirculation allows the external atmosphere to be cut off (when driving in polluted areas, etc.) and to cool the passenger compartment temperature more quickly.
Press button 8 or 9 to force air recirculation(a n indicator light is displayed).
Prolonged use of this position may lead to odours, caused by non-renewal of air, and the formation of condensation on the windows.
To exit this function, press one of 3 or button 8 again.
After the Clear View function, air conditioning can turn on automatically to maintain indoor demisting.