The controls depend on the vehicle equipment.
1 - Air recirculation control.
2 - Adjusting the air temperature and selecting the heating and air-conditioning programming.
3 - Adjusting the ventilation fan speed.
4 - Adjusting air distribution in the passenger compartment.
5 - Heated rear screen and heated door mirror de-icer and demisting control and warning light.
6 - Air conditioning operation control and indicator light (depending on vehicle).
7 - Stopping heating. In the stop position, heating no longer uses up any energy.
Information and advice for use:
Refer to information on “Air conditioning: information and advice on use”.
Switching air conditioning on or off
The air conditioning is switched on (indicator light illuminated) or off (indicator light extinguished) using button 6.
The air conditioning system is used for:
- lowering the temperature inside the passenger compartment;
- eliminating condensation more quickly.
The air conditioning does not operate when the exterior temperature is low.
In cold weather (< 0°C), you are recommended to position the control 3 in air recirculation position and the fan speed control 2 in position 2 or 3 only. This setting enables greater efficiency and lower energy consumption in reaching the passenger compartment ambient temperature.
Adjusting the air temperature
Turn control 2 to obtain the desired temperature. The further the pointer is away from the heating stop position, 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 2 to the right.
Distribution of air in the passenger compartment
Turn control 4 to position the pointer opposite the marked positions.
W The air flow is directed to the windscreen demisting vents and the side windows. This position prevents the formation of condensation.
i The air flow is directed to the windscreen demisting vents, the side windows and the passenger footwells.
This is the recommended position for the best temperature in cold weather.
ó The air flow is directed mainly towards the footwells.
G The air flow is directed to all air vents and the footwells.
This is the recommended position for the best temperature in hot weather.
J The air flow is directed mainly to the dashboard vents.
Turn the controls to the positions W:
- air from the outside;
- maximum temperature;
Using the climate control increases the speed of demisting.
Adjusting the ventilation speed
Turn control 3 to one of the four positions to start the ventilation system and adjust the power.
Select position 1 for minimum ventilation and position 4 for maximum ventilation.
In this position:
- heating or air conditioning stops automatically even if button 6 is activated and the warning light remains lit;
- the ventilation speed of air in the passenger compartment is zero;
- there is, however, a slight flow of air when the vehicle is moving.
This position should not normally be used.
Air recirculation (isolation of the passenger compartment)
Turn control 1 towards the air recirculation symbol K.
In these conditions air is taken from the passenger compartment and is recirculated, with no air being taken from outside the vehicle.
Air recirculation operates as follows:
- isolating the passenger compartment from the outside air (driving in polluted areas, unpleasant odours, etc.);
- bringing the passenger compartment to the desired temperature as quickly as possible.
Prolonged use of this position 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.
We therefore advise you to return to normal mode (external air) as soon as the air recirculation function is no longer required, by turning control 1 again.