MANUAL AIR CONDITIONING, HEATING SYSTEM
(depending on vehicle)
1 Distribution of air in the passenger compartment.
2 Air conditioning.
3 Adjusting the ventilation speed.
4 De-icing/demisting of the rear screen and, depending on the vehicle, the door mirrors.
5 Adjusting the air temperature.
6 Air recirculation.
Switching air conditioning on or off
The air conditioning is switched on (warning light on) or off (warning light off) using button 2.
The system cannot be switched on if the control 3 is set to “0”.
The air conditioning system is used for:
- lowering the temperature inside the passenger compartment;
- eliminating condensation more quickly.
Vehicles fitted with the ECO mode (switch 7): when activated, ECO mode can reduce the performance of the heating and/or air conditioning. Please refer to the information on “Driving advice, Eco-driving” in Section 2.
Distribution of air in the passenger compartment
Turn the control 1 to choose the distribution option.
W The air flow is directed to the windscreen and the front side window demisting vents.
i The air flow is distributed between all the air vents, the front side window demisting vents, the windscreen demisting vents and the footwells.
ó The air flow is directed mainly towards the footwells.
G The air flow is directed towards the dashboard air vents and the front footwells.
J All the air flow is directed to the dashboard vents.
Switching the air recirculation on
Push the control 6 to the left. In these conditions, air is taken from the passenger compartment and is recycled, with no air being taken from outside the vehicle.
Air recirculation is for:
- isolating the vehicle from the external atmosphere (driving in polluted areas, etc.).
- to bring the passenger compartment to the desired temperature as quickly as possible.
Prolonged use of air recirculation can lead to condensation forming on the side windows and windscreen, and discomfort due to the use of non-renewed air in the passenger compartment.
We therefore advise you to return to normal mode (external air) as soon as the air recirculation function is no longer required, by pressing the button 6 again.
Adjusting the amount of air blown into the passenger compartment
Move control 3. The further the control is positioned to the right, the greater the amount of air blown into the passenger compartment.
To activate demisting, position controls 1 and 3 to position W, and control 6 to position . If demisting remains incomplete, press button 2 to use the air conditioning.
Note: the air conditioning is not operational below 2°C.
If you want to shut off the flow of air, set the control 3 to “0”. The system is deactivated: the ventilation speed is zero (vehicle stationary). You can, however, still feel a slight flow of air when the vehicle is moving.
Adjusting the air temperature
Turn the control 5 to obtain the desired temperature. The further towards the red the slide is, the higher the temperature will be.
When the air conditioning system is used for long periods, it may begin to feel cold. To increase the temperature, turn the control 5 to the right.
Rear screen de-icing/demisting
With the engine running, press button 5. The integrated indicator light comes on.
This function permits rapid demisting/de-icing of the rear screen and de-icing of the door mirrors (on equipped vehicles).
To exit this function, press button 4 again.
Demisting automatically stops.
Prolonged use of position “0” can lead to condensation forming on the side windows and windscreen and problems due to the use of non-renewed air in the passenger compartment.