MANUAL AIR CONDITIONING
The controls will depend on the vehicle equipment level.
1 Distribution of air.
2 De-icing/demisting of the door mirrors and, depending on the vehicle, the rear screen.
3 Adjusting the ventilation fan speed.
4 Air recirculation.
5 Air temperature adjuster.
6 Air conditioning.
Information and advice on use AIR CONDITIONING: information and operating instructions
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.
Turn control 3 from 0 to 4. The further to the right the control is positioned, the more air is blown into the passenger compartment. If you want to shut off the flow of air, set the 3 control 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.
Note: prolonged use of this control in position 0 may lead to condensation forming on the side windows and windscreen as well as problems due to the presence of non-renewed air in the passenger compartment.
Switching passenger compartment isolation mode/air recirculation mode on.
Press button 4 (the warning light comes on).
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:
- isolating the vehicle from the external atmosphere (driving in polluted areas, etc.);
- to bring the passenger compartment to the desired temperature as quickly as possible.
Rear screen de-icing/demisting
With the engine running, press button 2. The integrated indicator light comes on.
This function allows rapid electric demisting of the rear screen and, depending on the vehicle, electric de-icing of the rear view mirrors.
To exit this function, press button 2 again. Demisting automatically stops.
Passenger compartment isolation/air recirculation deactivated (the warning light on the 4 button is off):
- press the 2 button (the warning light comes on) and set the 1 control to the demisting position W;
- set the 3 and 5 controls to the following positions:
- the fan speed in position 3 or 4;
- maximum temperature;
- press button 6 (the warning light on the button comes on): triggering the air conditioning accelerates demisting by drying out the air.
If the air conditioning is not activated (“A/C” light on the 6 switch is off), prolonged use of recirculated air may cause mist to form on the side windows and windscreen as well as other problems due to the presence of non-recirculated air in the passenger compartment. To avoid this, air recirculation is disabled automatically after a certain time.
Distribution of air in the passenger compartment
Turn control 1 to choose the distribution option.
J All the air flow is directed to the dashboard 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.
Switching air conditioning on or off
The air conditioning is switched on (indicator light lit) or off (indicator light off) using button 6.
Activation is not possible if the 3 control is set to “0”.
The air conditioning system is used for:
- lowering the temperature inside the passenger compartment;
- eliminate condensation more quickly.
The air conditioning does not operate when the exterior temperature is low.
Using the air conditioning in hot weather
To adjust the temperature quickly in hot weather, switch on the air conditioning using the 6 button.
Activate air recirculation by pressing the 3 button.
Vehicles fitted with ECO mode (switch 7): when activated, ECO mode can reduce the performance of the heating and/or air conditioning DRIVING ADVICE, ECO-DRIVING.
Do not open the refrigerant fluid circuit. The fluid may damage eyes or skin.