Automatic Operation

AUTO (Automatic): The system automatically controls fan speed, air delivery, and air conditioning in order to heat or cool the vehicle to the desired temperature. When the indicator light is on, the system is in full automatic operation. If the air delivery mode or fan setting is manually adjusted, the auto indicator turns off and displays will show the selected settings.

1. Press the AUTO button.

2. Adjust the temperature to a comfortable setting between 21°C (70°F) and 27°C (80°F).

Choosing the coldest or warmest temperature setting will not cause the system to heat or cool any faster.

To avoid blowing cold air in cold weather, the system delays turning on the fan until warm air is available. The system starts out blowing air at the floor, but can automatically change modes as the vehicle warms up to maintain the chosen temperature setting. The length of time needed for warm up depends on the outside temperature and the length of time that has elapsed since the vehicle was last driven.

3. Wait for the system to regulate.

This may take from 10 to 30 minutes. Then adjust the temperature, if necessary.

English can be changed to metric units through the Driver Information Center (DIC). See Driver Information Center (DIC).

The temperature can be adjusted (Temperature Control):

The temperature can be adjusted separately for the driver and the passenger. Press to increase or decrease the automatic temperature settings.

PASS (Passenger Climate Control): Press to set a different temperature for the passenger.

Then adjust the passenger temperature buttons to a comfortable setting.

Pressing the PASS button again automatically sets the passenger's temperature to the driver's setting.

Turning the passenger's temperature display off does not shut the passenger's climate control system off.

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