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(depending on vehicle)

1 - Clear View button to demist and de ice the windows.

2 - Switching off air conditioning.

3 and 6 - Adjusting the air tempera ture.

4 - Display.

5 - Switching on automatic mode.

7 and 9 - Passenger compartment air distribution adjustment.

8 and 10 - Adjusting the ventilation speed.

11 - Heated rear screen and heated door mirror de-icing.

12 - Air recirculation control.

Information and advice for use

Refer to information on “Air conditioning: information and advice on use”.

Automatic mode

Press button 5. The AUTO operating tell-tale will come on.

The automatic climate control system guarantees comfort in the passenger compartment and good visibility (except in the event of extreme conditions), while optimising fuel consumption.

This is the recommended mode of use.

To reach and keep the chosen comfort level and to maintain good visibility, the system controls:

- ventilation speed;

- air distribution;

- air recirculation management;

- air conditioning start/stop;

- the air temperature.

Only the temperature and the AUTO symbol are displayed

Functions managed in automatic mode are not displayed.

- press button 6 to increase the temperature;

- press button 3 to decrease the temperature.

Note: The maximum and minimum settings of 15°C and 27°C allow the system to produce a minimum or maximum temperature, whatever the ambient conditions.

In automatic mode (AUTO indicator light on the display is lit), all air conditioning functions are controlled by the system.

When you modify certain functions the AUTO indicator light goes out. Only the modified function stops being controlled by the system.

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.

Adjusting automatic mode

The system normally operates in automatic mode but you can alter the standard settings used by the system (air distribution, etc.). These options are explained on the following pages.

Automatic mode is the recommended mode of use

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 types of adjustments that can be made are described in the following pages.

Return to automatic mode as soon as possible.

Distribution of air in the passenger compartment

There are five possible combinations for air distribution, which may be selected by pressing buttons 7 and 9 repeatedly. The arrows on display 4 indicate the setting selected:

õ The air flow is directed to the windscreen demisting vents and the side windows.

÷ The air flow is directed to the windscreen demisting vents, the side windows and the passenger footwells.

ô The air flow is directed mainly to the dashboard air vents. This position allows the passenger compartment to be heated or cooled more quickly.

ö The air flow is directed to all the windscreen demisting vents and the passenger footwells.

F The air flow is directed mainly towards the passenger footwells.

The manual air distribution option causes the operating tell-tale light on display 4 to go out (automatic mode), but only air distribution is no longer controlled automatically by the system.

Press button 5 to return to automatic mode.

Varying the ventilation speed

In automatic mode, the system uses the most suitable amount of air to reach and maintain the desired comfort level.

Automatic mode is switched off by pressing buttons 8 and 10.

These buttons allow you to increase or decrease ventilation speed.

Switching air conditioning on or off

In automatic mode, the system switches the air conditioning system on or off, depending on the climate conditions.

Exit automatic mode by pressing button 2: the AUTO warning light on display 4 goes out.

Note: the “Clear View” function automatically activates the air conditioning. Press button 5 to return to automatic mode.

In automatic mode, depending on the outside air conditions, the ventilation may not start immediately at maximum power but will increase progressively until the engine temperature is warm enough to heat the passenger compartment air. This may take from a few seconds to several minutes.

Rear screen de-icing/demisting

Press button 11.

This function allows rapid electric demisting of the rear screen and, depending on the vehicle, electric de-icing of the door mirrors.

To exit this function, press button 11 again. Demisting automatically stops by default.

Clear View function

Press button 1.

The AUTO button indicator light (on the display) goes out.

This function rapidly demists/de-ices the windscreen, the front side windows and the door mirrors.

It imposes automatic operation of the air conditioning and rear screen de-icing, and inhibits air recirculation.

Press button 11 if you do not want the heated rear screen to be activated.

Note: if you wish to reduce the air flow (which may produce a certain amount of noise in the passenger compartment), press button 10.

To exit this function, press:

- button 1 again;

- or button 5 (the AUTO indicator light on the display will light up).

Air recirculation

Pressing button 12 activates air recirculation (the symbol lights up on the display).

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.).

Prolonged use of the air recirculation mode may cause the windows to mist up or lead to odours, as the air is not renewed.

We therefore advise you to return to normal mode (external air or automatic recirculation) as soon as air recirculation is no longer needed, by pressing button 12.