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AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL: Controls B and C

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Controls B and C

5 and 11 Left and right temperature indication adjustment.

6 De-icing/demisting of the rear screen and, depending on the vehicle, the door mirrors.

7 Passenger compartment air distribution.

8 “Automatic recirculation” function.

9 Air recirculation.

10 “Clear View” function.

12 and 18 Ventilation speeds.

13 “DUAL" function.

1415, and 16 Automatic modes.

17 Air conditioning.

Indicators

The following indicators are displayed on the screen 3:

1 Active mode, ventilation speed and air distribution in the passenger compartment (temporary display after pressing the associated controls).

2 Outside air temperature.

4 Air temperature, left and right.

Automatic mode

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:

AUTO: allows the selected comfort level to be best attained, depending on the exterior conditions. Press the button 15.

SOFT: reaches the desired comfort level more gently and silently. Press the button 14.

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 16.

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 12 or 18 or, depending on the vehicle, by sliding your finger in zone 19.

Temperature adjustment

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 11.

DUAL function setting

Press button 13 to activate. Use control 11 to adjust the left side and control 5 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 10 - the integrated indicator light comes on.

Press button 6 to stop the heated rear screen operating, and the integrated indicator goes out.

To adjust the ventilation speed: press buttons 12 or 18 or slide your finger in zone 19.

To exit this function, press either:

- again button 10;

- one of the buttons 1415 or 16.

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 1 comes on);

- deactivate the air conditioning (the warning light in zone 1 goes out).

Stopping the system

To switch the system off, press button 12 repeatedly until the message OFF appears in zone 1.

Rear screen de-icing/demisting

Press button 6 - 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 6 again. Demisting automatically stops.

It is preferable to use one of the automatic programmes AUTO, SOFT or FAST.

In automatic mode (indicator light on button 1415 or 16 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 1415 or 16 goes out.

To return to automatic mode, press one of programmes AUTO 15, SOFT 14 or FAST 16.

Adjusting the distribution of air in the passenger compartment

Press buttons 7 to select the desired distribution (a warning light is displayed in zone 1):

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.

Air recirculation

This function is managed automatically but you can also activate it manually.

Note:

- 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.

Automatic usage

Press button 8 (a warning light comes on in zone 1).

Manual use

Press button 9 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 button 8 or button 9 again.

To exit this function, press button 8 or button 9 again.

The demisting/de-icing will still take priority over the air recirculation.

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