Manual heating and air conditioning system (if equipped)

Fan speed control


Fan speed control Controls the volume of air circulated


Controls the volume of air circulated in the vehicle. Temperature control knob


Temperature control knob

Controls the temperature of the airflow inside the vehicle. Mode Selector Control


Mode Selector Control

Controls the direction of the airflow to the inside of the vehicle. The air conditioning compressor can operate in all modes except


The air conditioning compressor can operate in all modes except and . However, the air conditioning
and will only function if the outside. However, the air conditioning
will only function if the outside temperature is about 6ºC (43ºF) or higher.

Since the air conditioner removes considerable moisture from the air during operation, it is normal if clear water drips on the ground under the air conditioner drain while the system is working and even after you have stopped the vehicle.

  • MAX A/C - Uses recirculated air to cool the vehicle. MAX A/C is noisier than A/C but more economical and will cool the inside of the vehicle faster. Airflow will be from the instrument panel registers. This mode can also be used to prevent undesirable odors from entering the vehicle.
  • A/C - Uses outside air to cool the vehicle. It is quieter than MAX A/C but not as economical. Airflow will be from the instrument panel registers.
  • outside air through the instrument panel(Panel) - Distributes
    outside air through the instrument panel registers. However, the air will not be cooled below the outside temperature because the air conditioning does not operate in this mode.
  • OFF - Outside air is shut out and the fan will not operate. For short periods of time only, use this mode to prevent undesirable odors from entering the vehicle.
  • Distributes outside air through the(Panel and floor) -
    Distributes outside air through the instrument panel registers and the floor ducts. Heating and air conditioning capabilities are provided in this mode. For added customer comfort, when the temperature control knob is anywhere in between the full hot and full cold positions, the air distributed through the floor ducts will be slightly warmer than the air sent to the instrument panel registers.
  • outside air through the floor ducts. (Floor) - Distributes
    outside air through the floor ducts.

    However, the air will not be cooled below the outside temperature because the air conditioning does not operate in this mode.

  • Distributes outside air through the (Floor and defrost) -
    Distributes outside air through the windshield defroster ducts and the floor ducts. Heating and air conditioning capabilities are provided in this mode. For added customer comfort, the air distributed through the floor ducts will be slightly warmer than the air sent to the windshield defroster ducts. If the temperature is about 6ºC (43ºF) or higher, the air conditioner will automatically dehumidify the air to reduce fogging.
  • outside air through the windshield (Defrost) - Distributes
    outside air through the windshield defroster ducts. It can be used to clear ice or fog from the windshield.

    If the temperature is about 6ºC (43ºF) or higher, the air conditioner will automatically dehumidify the air to reduce fogging.

Operating tips

  • In humid weather conditions, place the climate control system in Defrost mode before driving. This will reduce fogging on your windshield. Once the windshield has been cleared, operate the climate control system as desired.
  • To reduce humidity buildup inside the vehicle in cold weather conditions, don't drive with the climate control system in the OFF or MAX A/C position.
  • To reduce humidity buildup inside the vehicle in warm weather conditions, don't drive with the climate control system in the OFF position.
  • Under normal weather conditions, your vehicle's climate control system should be left in any position other than the MAX A/C or OFF when the vehicle is parked. This allows the vehicle to "breathe" through the outside air inlet duct.
  • Under snowy or dirty weather conditions, your vehicle's climate control system should be left in the OFF position when the vehicle is parked. This allows the climate control system to be free from contamination of outside pollutants.
  • If your vehicle has been parked with the windows closed during warm weather conditions, the air conditioner will perform more efficiently in cooling the vehicle if driven for two or three minutes with the windows open. This will force most of the hot, stale air out of the vehicle. Once the vehicle has been "aired out", operate the climate control system as desired.
  • Do not put objects under the front seat which may interfere with the airflow to the rear seats.
  • Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air intake area (at the bottom of the windshield and underneath the hood).
  • Do not place objects over the defroster outlets. These objects can block airflow and reduce visibility through your windshield. Avoid placing small objects on top of the instrument panel. These objects may fall down into the defroster outlets and block airflow, in addition to, damaging the climate control system.

To aid in side window defogging/demisting in cold weather conditions:

1. Select the position that distributes air through the Panel and Floor.

2. Set the temperature control to full heat.

3. Set the fan speed to full fan.

4. Direct the outer panel vents towards the side windows.

5. To increase airflow to the outer panel vents, close the central panel vents.

Do not place objects on top of the instrument panel as these objects may become projectiles in a collision or sudden stop.

REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER Clears the rear window of thin ice and fog. To operate:


Clears the rear window of thin ice and fog. To operate:

1. Turn the ignition to the ON position.

2. Press and release the control once to turn on. The light will be lit while the rear window defroster is on.

3. Press and release the control again to turn off.

The defroster will automatically turn off after 15 minutes.

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