AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL: Control A
The controls A
To access the automatic climate control settings from the multimedia screen 1, refer to the multimedia instructions.
The presence of the controls detailed below will depend on the vehicle model.
2 Left and right programmed temperature adjustment.
3 Air recirculation.
4 Reduce the fan speed until the system switches off.
5 Increase the fan speed.
6, 14, 15 and 16 automatic modes
7 Short cut to the air conditioning page.
8 SYNC “Synchronisation” function.
9 De-icing/demisting of the rear screen and, depending on the vehicle, the rear view mirrors
10 “Clear View” function.
11 Air conditioning.
12 Additional air conditioning mode OFF
13 Fan speed display.
17, 18 and 19 Passenger compartment air distribution.
20 Additional air conditioning mode Auto
21 Additional Air Conditioning Manual Mode
Some buttons have a warning light indicating their operative state.
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 fan speed by pressing switch 4 or 5.
Note: the configuration of the air conditioning depends on the mode selected in the MULTI-SENSE menu MULTI-SENSE.
There are two types of settings:
- independent adjustment of the passenger compartment;
- adjustment in SYNC mode to synchronise the passenger's side and the driver's side.
Press the 8 button to enable uniform setting of the passenger compartment. The 8 button light will illuminate. Then use control 11.
To deactivate the function, press the 8 button again or use the 2 control and adjust the right-hand side separately from the left-hand side.
The 2 button warning light switches off.
Note: the air conditioning configuration depends on the mode selected in the Multi-Sense menu MULTI-SENSE.
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.
Clear View function
This function quickly demists and de-ices the windscreen, the rear screen, the front side windows, and the door mirrors (depending on the vehicle). It imposes automatic operation of the air conditioning and rear screen de-icing and, depending on the vehicle, the windscreen electric de-icer.
Press switch 10. The built-in indicator light comes on.
Press button 9 to switch off the heated rear screen function. The built-in indicator goes out.
To change the fan speed: press switch 4 or 5.
To exit this function,
- switch 6;
- switch 10 again;
- on button 14, 15 or 16.
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.
This mode consists of a choice of three programmes:
NORMAL: allows the selected comfort level to be best attained, depending on the exterior conditions. Press switch 6 or button 15.
SOFT: reaches the desired comfort level more gently and silently. Press button 14.
FAST: increases the flow of air in the passenger compartment. This mode is recommended in particular to optimise comfort in the rear seats. Press button 16.
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 11 to:
- activate the air conditioning manually (the indicator light in the control 11 comes on);
- deactivate the air conditioning manually (the indicator light in the control 11 goes out);
Stopping the system
Press switch 4 repeatedly to stop the system.
Rear screen de-icing/demisting
Press switch 9. The built-in indicator light comes on. This function enables rapid demisting or de-icing of the rear screen and de-icing of the rear view mirrors (on equipped vehicles).
To exit the function, press switch 9 again. Demisting automatically stops.
It is preferable to use one of the automatic programmes NORMAL, SOFT or FAST.
In automatic mode (switch indicator light 6 is lit), all air conditioning functions are controlled by the system.
You can still change the system’s choice; in this case, the switch indicator light 6 goes out.
To return to automatic mode, press one of the programmes (NORMAL 15, SOFT 14 or FAST 16) or switch 6.
Adjusting the distribution of air in the passenger compartment
Press buttons 17, 18 and 19 to select the distribution mode desired (the air flow selected is displayed).
17 The air flow is mainly directed to the demisting vents for the windscreen and the side windows.
18 The air flow is mainly directed to the dashboard air vents.
19 The air flow is directed mainly towards the footwells.
This function is managed automatically 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.) and to cool the passenger compartment temperature more quickly.
Press switch 3. The indicator light in the switch 3 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 switch 3.
To exit the function, press switch 3 again.
The demisting/de-icing will still take priority over the air recirculation.