HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING
The controls will depend on the vehicle equipment level.
1 Distribution of air in the passenger compartment.
2 De-icing/demisting the rear screen and/or, depending on the vehicle, the door mirrors.
3 Adjusting the ventilation fan speed.
5 Air temperature adjuster.
6 Switching passenger compartment isolation mode/air recirculation mode on (depending on vehicle).
Switching air conditioning on or off
The air conditioning is switched on (indicator light lit) or off (indicator light off) using control 4.
The system cannot be switched on if the control 3 is set to 0.
Information and advice on use: refer to information on “Air conditioning: information and advice on use”.
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.
Adjusting the ventilation fan speed.
Move control 3 from 0 to 4. 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 completely and switch off the system, set the control 3 to 0.
The system is deactivated: the ventilation speed for the passenger compartment air is zero (vehicle stationary), you can however still feel a slight flow of air when the vehicle is moving.
Leaving this control in position 0 for prolonged periods 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.
Switching passenger compartment isolation mode/air recirculation mode on.
(depending on the vehicle)
Bring lever 6 to position â.
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 used to:
- to isolate the passenger compartment from the external atmosphere (e.g. 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.
You are therefore advised to return to normal mode (external air) as soon as the air recirculation function is no longer required, by turning control 6 to the right.
Turn controls 1, 3 and 6 to:
- demisting W;
- ventilation speed 3 or 4;
- external air.
Using the air conditioning increases the speed of demisting.
Rear screen and/or exterior rear view mirror de-icing/demisting.
With the engine running, press button 2. The operating tell-tale comes on.
Depending on the vehicle, this function provides rapid demisting of the rear screen and/or of the electric heated rear view mirrors (on equipped vehicles).
To exit this function, press button 2 again. Warning light goes out.
Demisting automatically stops.
Distribution of air in the passenger compartment
Turn control 1 to choose the distribution option.
J The air flow is mainly directed to the dashboard air vents.
G The air flow is directed towards the dashboard vents and the footwells.
F The air flow is mainly distributed between the front and rear footwells and the dashboard vents.
Close the dashboard vents to direct all the air to the foot wells.
i The air flow is distributed between all the air vents, the front side window demisting air vents, the windscreen demisting vents and the footwells.
W All the air is then directed to the windscreen and front side window demisting vents.
Fuel consumption increases when the air conditioning is being used (switch it off when it is not required).