AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
1 Automatic mode.
2 Air temperature adjuster.
3 “Clear View” function.
4 Passenger compartment air distribution adjustment.
5 Air conditioning control.
6 Adjusting the ventilation fan speed.
7 Air recirculation.
8 De-icing/demisting of the rear screen and, depending on the vehicle, the door mirrors.
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.
AUTO: allows the selected comfort level to be best attained, depending on the exterior conditions. Press button 1.
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 turning control 6 to increase or reduce the ventilation speed.
Adjusting the air temperature
Turn control 2 to obtain the desired temperature.
Turning the control to the right increases the temperature.
Clear View function
Press button 3 - the integrated indicator light comes on.
This function quickly demists and de-ices the windscreen, the rear screen, the front side windows, and the door mirrors (depending on the vehicle). The air conditioning and rear screen de-icing functions must be activated.
Press button 8 to stop the heated rear screen operating, and the integrated indicator goes out.
To exit this function, press button 3 or 1.
Some buttons have an operating tell-tale which indicates the operating status.
Adjusting the distribution of air in the passenger compartment
Press one of the buttons 4. The integrated warning light in the button comes on.
It is possible to combine two positions simultaneously - press both buttons 4.
Ø The air flow is distributed between all the air vents, the front side window demisting air vents and the windscreen demisting vents.
½ The air flow is mainly directed to the dashboard air vents.
¿ The air flow is directed mainly towards the footwells.
Rear screen de-icing/demisting
Press button 8 - 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 8 again. Demisting automatically stops.
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 5 to switch off the air conditioning; the integrated indicator comes on.
Vehicles fitted with the ECO mode (switch 9): once activated, ECO mode can reduce the performance of the automatic air conditioning. Please refer to the information on “Eco-driving” in Section 2.
Air recirculation (isolation of the passenger compartment) K
This function is managed automatically (operation is confirmed by a warning light on button 7), 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.);
- the recirculation of air makes it possible to reach the desired passenger compartment temperature quicker.
Press button 7 - the integrated indicator light comes on.
Prolonged use of this position may lead to odours, caused by non-renewal of air, and the formation of condensation on the windows.
We therefore advise you to return to automatic mode as soon as air recirculation is no longer needed, by pressing button 7.
To exit this function, press button 7 again.
Stopping the system
Turn the control 6 to “OFF” to stop the system. To start it, turn the control 6 again, then adjust the fan speed or press the button 1.
The demisting/de-icing will still take priority over the air recirculation.