Automatic operation

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1. Automatic "comfort" programme

Press the "AUTO" button. The

Press the "AUTO" button. The "AUTO" symbol is displayed.

We recommend that you use this mode, it provides optimised automatic control of all of the following functions: passenger compartment temperature, air fl ow, air distribution and air intake, in accordance with the comfort value that you have chosen.

This system is designed to operate effectively in all seasons, with the windows closed.

For your comfort, when the engine is switched off, the settings are retained until the engine is switched on again.

To prevent too great a distribution of cold air when the engine is cold, the air fl ow will only reach its optimum level gradually.

2. Temperature adjustment

The value indicated on the display corresponds to a level of comfort and not to a temperature in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit.

Press the "  " and "

Press the " " buttons " and " to change this value. A " buttons to change this value. A setting around the value 21 enables optimum comfort to be obtained. However, depending on your requirements, a setting between 18 and 24 is usual.

On entering the vehicle, if the interior is very cold or hot, there is no need to change the value displayed in order to reach the required level of comfort. The system corrects the temperature difference automatically and as quickly as possible.

3. Automatic "visibility" programme

The automatic comfort programme

The automatic comfort programme may not be suffi cient for rapid demisting or defrosting of the windscreen and side windows (humidity, several passengers, ice, etc.).

In this case, select the automatic visibility programme. The button 3 indicator lamp comes on.

The system automatically controls the air conditioning and the fl ow of air and provides optimum distribution of the ventilation to the windscreen and side windows. It deactivates air recirculation 5 .

To exit this programme, press button 3 again or "AUTO" , the indicator lamp on the button is switched off and "AUTO" is displayed.

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