The automatic climate control is made up of three multi-function controls, eight buttons and two temperature displays. The three multi-function controls consist of a center button and an outer ring that works like a dial.
The Auto mode may be used all year round. To turn it ON, press this button for automatic cooling or dehumidified heating. The indicator light turns on when the system is activated. It will automatically regulate and maintain fan speed, airflow and temperature in the cabin.
Your vehicle has separate temperature controls for the driver and front seat passenger. The driver’s temperature control dial will set the temperature for both driver and passenger if the DUAL control button is not activated.
Turn the outside ring of the driver’s side control. You’ll see the temperature setting change on both readouts as you turn the ring left for cooler, or right for warmer air.
If you want to adjust the passenger side temperature independently from the driver’s side, press this button marked DUAL or simply turn the passenger’s side control dial. The Dual control indicator light will then illuminate. Turn the dial left for
cooler, or right for warmer air. The passenger’s side temperature will be displayed. To switch back to driver control, press the DUAL button again or switch to defroster mode.
If in Dual mode when you turn your system OFF using the OFF button, it will resume dual operation when turned back on using the AUTO button.
The airflow control buttons provide a choice of airflow outlets. Press to select. Your choice will be confirmed when its indicator light illuminates. Refer to the pictograms for the various airflow combinations:
- Air will flow from center and side vents,
- From center, side and foot vents,
- Mainly from foot vents, and
- from the defroster and foot vents.
In hot or humid conditions, a visible mist may be seen coming from the vents. This does not indicate a malfunction.
Air Recirculation helps AC efficiency and helps block outside odors from entering the cabin. When you press this button, its indicator will light up. Please be aware that if the front window defroster mode is on, air recirculation will not activate. Allowing outside air to enter the vehicle further improves defogging performance.
The OFF button and fan speed control consists of a center OFF button and an outside ring to manually adjust fan speed. Turn the ring left or right to manually control the fan. When you use this control, it turns OFF the automatic climate control mode. To return to automatic climate control, press the AUTO button.
To defrost or defog front and side windows, press the defroster control button. The indicator light will illuminate. Airflow will be directed to the front and side windows. The AC activates automatically at temperatures above 36 degrees Fahrenheit. This helps dehumidify the cabin and clear the windshield faster. If your vehicle happens to be in Dual mode, switching on defrost will automatically revert to driver control so both sides of the windshield will defrost evenly.
Turn the driver’s side temperature to a setting that will best meet weather conditions. For windshield deicing, your temperature selector should be turned to maximum heat. Also, using the manual fan control, turn your fan speed to high. As soon as possible after the windshield is cleared, press the AUTO button to return to Auto mode. The system will return to your previous settings.
To defrost or defog the rear window and, if so equipped, the outside mirrors, press the REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER button. The indicator light will illuminate. After defrosting, press again to turn OFF. If not turned OFF manually, the REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER will automatically turn OFF in a period of time.
If for any reason you wish to turn the air conditioning ON or OFF independently, press the AC ON/OFF Button.
Please see your Owner’s Manual for important safety information, system limitations and additional operating information.