Operation

control system off. Outside (Off): Turns the climate control system off. Outside air still enters the vehicle and is directed to the floor. The airflow direction and temperature can be adjusted.

Temperature Control: Turn clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the temperature.

counterclockwise to (Fan Control): Turn clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the fan speed. The fan speed is temporarily reduced between the transition to a new mode. The fan will resume when the new mode is complete.

If the airflow seems low when the fan speed is at the highest setting, the passenger compartment air filter may need to be replaced. For more information, see Passenger Compartment Air Filter and Scheduled Maintenance.

Air Delivery Mode Control: Turn clockwise or counterclockwise to change the direction of the airflow in the vehicle.

To change the current mode, select one of the following:

instrument panel (Vent): Air is directed to the instrument panel outlets.

the instrument (Bi-Level): Air is divided between the instrument panel outlets and the floor outlets. Slightly cooler air is directed to the instrument panel outlets and warmer air is directed to the floor outlets.

floor outlets, with (Floor): Air is directed to the floor outlets, with some air directed to the windshield and side window outlets.

If recirculation is selected while in this mode, it stays on for three minutes to reduce windshield fogging.

windows of fog or (Floor/Defog): This clears the windows of fog or moisture. Air is directed to the windshield and side window outlets and to the floor outlets. The system runs the air conditioning compressor unless the outside temperature is near or below freezing.

windshield of fog or (Defrost): This mode clears the windshield of fog or frost more quickly. Air is directed to the windshield and side window outlets. The system runs the air conditioning compressor unless the outside temperature is near or below freezing.

the air conditioning (Air Conditioning): Press to turn the air conditioning system on or off. An indicator light below the button comes on to show that this mode is on. Air conditioning can be selected in any mode as long as the fan knob is not in the off position.

On hot days during the vehicle’s initial start-up, open the windows to let hot inside air escape; then close them. This helps to reduce the time it takes for the vehicle to cool down. It also helps the system to operate more efficiently.

For quicker cool down on hot days, do the following:

1. Select 2. Select . .

2. Select 3. Select  ..

3. Select 4. Select the coolest temperature. .

4. Select the coolest temperature.

5. Select the highest fan speed.

The air-conditioning system removes moisture from the air, so a small amount of water might drip under the vehicle while idling or after turning off the engine. This is normal.

recirculation (Recirculation): Press to turn the recirculation mode on. An indicator light below the button comes on to show that this mode is on. This mode recirculates and helps to quickly cool the air inside the vehicle. It can be used to prevent outside air and odors from entering the vehicle. This mode cannot be selected while in the defog or defrost modes. If you try to select the recirculation mode, the indicator light flashes three times and turns off.

Operation in this mode during periods of high humidity and cool outside temperatures may result in increased window fogging. If window fogging is experienced, select the defrost mode.

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