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AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL

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The controls

1 Driver’s heating temperature indicator.

2 Ventilation speed indicator.

3 “Synchronisation” SYNC mode activation/deactivation control.

4 Driver’s heated seat activation control.

5 Air-conditioning activation control.

6 Passenger’s heated seat activation control.

7 Heated steering wheel activation control.

8 Distribution of air in the passenger compartment indicator.

9 Passenger heating temperature indicator.

10 Adjusting the passenger’s air temperature.

11 Passenger compartment air distribution adjustment.

12 Activation control for the “A/C MAX” function.

13 Air recirculation.

14 Air-conditioning activation control in AUTO mode.

15 De-icing/demisting of the rear screen and, depending on the vehicle, the rear view mirrors.

16 “Clear View” function.

17 Adjusting the ventilation speed and stopping the system.

18 Adjusting the driver’s air temperature.

Activating the system

When the vehicle is started, the system returns to the last programme used.

The system is also functional when parked.

Press the 14 control to activate the system or set the 17 control to the desired ventilation speed.

Stopping the system

Press the 17 control until it reaches the “OFF” position.

Switching the air conditioning on or off

In automatic mode, the system manages activation of the air conditioning. It is still possible to activate or deactivate the system by pressing the 5 control.

Automatic mode

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.

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:

AUTO: allows the selected comfort level to be best attained, depending on the exterior conditions. Press button 14.

SOFT: reaches the desired comfort level more gently and silently. Press the 14 button, then press downwards to activate SOFT mode.

FAST: increases the flow of air in the passenger compartment. This mode is recommended in particular to optimise comfort in the rear seats. Press the 14 button, then press upwards to activate FAST mode.

When the air conditioning starts in automatic mode, the system returns to the last programme used.

Any action on a button other than the AUTO button disables automatic mode.

Adjusting the distribution of air in the passenger compartment

Press 11 one or more times to select the air distribution. The air distribution selected 8 is displayed on the multimedia screen. The positions are in the following order:

All the air is then directed to the windscreen and front side window demisting vents.

The air flow is distributed between front side window demisting vents, the windscreen demisting vents and the footwells.

The air flow is distributed between the front side window demisting vents, the windscreen demisting vents, the dashboard air vents and the footwells.

ô The air flow is mainly directed to the dashboard air vents.

ö The air flow is directed towards the dashboard vents and towards the footwells.

ó The air flow is directed mainly towards the footwells.

Adjusting the air temperature

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.

Independent adjustment of the passenger compartment

Use the 10 and 18 controls to adjust the left-hand and right-hand sides independently.

SYNC function setting

Press SYNC 3 on your multimedia screen to synchronise the passenger side temperature with that on the driver’s side.

To exit this function, press SYNC again or adjust the temperature on the passenger side.

Adjusting 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 pressing the 17 control to increase or reduce the ventilation speed.

Clear View function

Press the 16 button: the integrated indicator light comes on.

This function quickly de-mists the windscreen, rear screen, front side windows and door mirrors (depending on the vehicle). The air conditioning and rear screen de-icing functions must be activated.

To exit this function, press button 14 or 16.

Rear screen de-icing/demisting

Press the 15 button: the integrated 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 this function, press button 15 again. Demisting automatically stops.

A/C MAX” function

The “A/C MAX” function enables the user to feel the maximum power of their air conditioning system without any constraint or compromise related to the acoustics and the feeling of the air being too cold on the hands and face.

Some buttons have an operating tell-tale which indicates the operating status.

Air recirculation (isolation of the passenger compartment)

This function is managed automatically, but you can also activate it manually. In this case the operation is confirmed by a warning light on button 13).

Manual use

Press the 13 button: 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 13.

A/C MAX” function (continued)

This function involves automatic modifications:

- temperature programmed to fully cold;

- distribution of air to the occupants;

- air flow at its maximum power;

- activation of the air conditioning;

- air recirculation.

Press the 12 button to activate the function. Deactivate ECO mode to make the most of it.

The demisting/de-icing will still take priority over the air recirculation.

“Favourites” function

Depending on the vehicle, by pressing the steering wheel control 19, you can activate the following functions according to the stored use settings that you have previously defined:

- heated steering wheel;

- heated seats;

- heated rear screen;

- heated rear view mirrors.

For more information on programming this function, please refer to the multimedia instructions.

ECO mode

From the MULTI-SENSE menu accessible from the multimedia screen 20 or by pressing the 21 switch, you can activate the ECO mode, which affects the heating level and reduces the vehicle's fuel consumption.

A ECO warning light located under the temperature display on the multimedia screen 20 informs you that ECO mode is activated.

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air quality in the passenger compartment