AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL: Controls A
Press zone 14 to access the multifunction screen controls 1. The presence of the controls detailed below will depend on the vehicle model.
2 and 7 Left and right temperature indication adjustment.
3 De-icing/demisting of the rear screen and, depending on the vehicle, the door mirrors.
4, 8, 9 and 10 automatic modes
5 Air recirculation.
6 “Clear View” function.
11 and 18 Ventilation speeds.
12 Passenger compartment air distribution.
13 Right and left temperature display.
14 Zone displaying air conditioning settings.
15 “DUAL” function.
16 “Automatic recirculation” function.
17 Air conditioning.
19 Stopping the system.
The automatic climate control system guarantees comfort in the passenger compartment and good visibility (except in the event of extreme conditions), while optimising consumption. The system controls the ventilation speed, air distribution, air recirculation, and starting and stopping the air conditioning and air temperature.
This mode consists of a choice of three programmes:
NORMAL : allows the selected comfort level to be best attained, depending on the exterior conditions. Press button 4 or key 9.
SOFT: reaches the desired comfort level more gently and silently. Press button 8.
FAST: increases the flow of air in the passenger compartment. This mode is recommended in particular to optimise comfort in the rear seats. Press button 10.
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 11 or 18 or by sliding your finger in zone 20.
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 7.
DUAL function setting
Press button 15 to activate. Use control 7 to adjust the left side and control 2 for the right side.
Note: the air conditioning configuration depends on the mode selected in the “Multi-Sense” menu (please refer to the information on “Multi-Sense” in Section 3).
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 6 - the integrated indicator light comes on.
Press button 3 to stop the heated rear screen operating, and the integrated indicator goes out.
To adjust the ventilation speed: press buttons 11 or 18 or slide your finger in zone 20.
To exit this function, press either:
- button 4;
- again button 6;
- on button 8, 9 or 10.
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 17 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
Press button 19 to activate or deactivate the system (the operating warning light on button 19 notifies you of the system status).
Rear screen de-icing/demisting
Press button 3 - 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 3 again. Demisting automatically stops.
It is preferable to use one of the automatic programmes NORMAL, SOFT or FAST.
In automatic mode (4 warning light is lit), all air conditioning functions are controlled by the system.
You can still change the selection made by the system. In this case, the indicator light for button 4 goes out.
To return to automatic mode, press one of the programmes NORMAL 9, SOFT 8 or FAST10 or the button 4.
Adjusting the distribution of air in the passenger compartment
Press buttons 12 to select the desired distribution (a warning light 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.
This function is managed automatically but you can also activate it manually.
- 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 16 (a warning light comes on in zone 14).
Press button 5 to force air recirculation.
Prolonged use of this position may lead to odours, caused by non-renewal of air, and the formation of condensation on the windows.
We advise you to return to automatic mode as soon as air recirculation is no longer needed, by pressing key 16 or button 5 again.
To exit this function, press key 16 or button 5 again.
The demisting/de-icing will still take priority over the air recirculation.