MANUAL AIR CONDITIONING, HEATING SYSTEM
(depending on vehicle)
1 Distribution of air in the passenger compartment.
2 De-icing/demisting of the rear screen and, depending on the vehicle, the rear view mirrors.
3 Adjusting the ventilation fan speed.
4 Air recirculation.
5 Adjusting the air temperature.
6 Air conditioning.
Switching air conditioning on or off
The air conditioning is switched on (indicator light on) or off (indicator light off) using button 6.
Activation is not possible if the 3 control is set to “0”.
The air conditioning system is used for:
- lowering the temperature inside the passenger compartment;
- eliminating condensation more quickly.
Distribution of air in the passenger compartment
There are five air distribution options. Turn control 1 to choose the distribution option.
W The air flow is directed to the windscreen and the front side window demisting vents.
The air flow is distributed between front side window demisting vents, the windscreen demisting vents and the footwells.
The air flow is directed mainly towards the footwells.
The air flow is directed towards the dashboard air vents, the front footwells and, depending on the vehicle, the second row footwells.
J The air flow is mainly directed to the dashboard air vents.
Switching the air recirculation on
Press the 4 button: the integrated indicator light comes on. Under these conditions, air is taken from the passenger compartment and is recirculated, 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 cool the passenger compartment temperature more quickly when air conditioning is activated.
If the air conditioning is not activated (“A/C" light on the 6 switch off), prolonged use of recirculated air may cause mist to form on the side windows and windscreen as well as other problems due to the presence of non-recirculated air in the passenger compartment. To avoid this, air recirculation is disabled automatically after a certain time.
Adjusting the ventilation speed
Move control 3. The further the control is positioned to the right, the greater the amount of air blown into the passenger compartment. If you want to shut off the flow of air, set the 3 control 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 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 control 5 to the right.
Using W position on the 1 control will disable the air recirculation function in order to prevent misting of the windscreen.
Rear screen de-icing/demisting
With the engine running, press button 2. The operating tell-tale 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 2 again. Warning light goes out.
Demisting automatically stops.
Turn controls 1, 3 and 5 to:
- demisting W;
- the fan speed in position 3 or 4;
- maximum temperature.
Press the 4 button to deactivate the air recirculation (warning light off).