Automatic Type

Type A


Type A

Type B


Type B

Control Switches

Temperature control dial

This dial controls temperature. Turn it


This dial controls temperature. Turn it clockwise for hot and counterclockwise for cold.

NOTE:
Turn the dial completely left to set the temperature to maximum cooling, and completely right for maximum heating.

Fan control dial

This dial allows variable fan speeds.


This dial allows variable fan speeds.

AUTO position

The amount of airflow will be automatically controlled in accordance with the set temperature.

Except AUTO position

The airflow amount can be adjusted to the desired level by turning the dial.

OFF position

To turn off the system, set the dial to OFF.

Mode selector dial

Turn the mode selector dial to select


Turn the mode selector dial to select airflow mode.

AUTO position

The airflow mode automatically adjusts to the selected temperature.

Except AUTO position

The desired airflow position can be selected by turning the dial.

NOTE:
With the airflow mode set to position and
position and
the temperature control dial set at a medium temperature, heated air is directed to the feet and a comparably lower air temperature will flow through the central, left and right vents.

A/C switch

With the fan control dial ON, press the


With the fan control dial ON, press the A/C switch to select the air conditioning (cooling/dehumidifying functions) on or off.

NOTE:
- The air conditioner may not function when the outside temperature approaches 0 °C (32 °F).

- (Type B).

When the mode is set to with the fan control dial in a position other
with the fan control dial in a position other than 0 and the temperature control dial in the maximum cold position, the air intake selector switches to the recirculated air mode and the A/C turns on automatically. If A/C is not desired, press the A/C switch to turn it off. If recirculated air mode is not desired, press the air intake selector to switch to outside air mode.

Air intake selector

Outside or recirculated air positions can


Outside or recirculated air positions can be selected. Press the switch to select outside/recirculated air positions.

Recirculated air position (indicator light illuminated)

Use this position when going through tunnels, driving in congested traffic (high engine exhaust areas) or when quick cooling is desired.

Outside air position (indicator light turned off)

Use this position for normal conditions and defogging.

WARNING:
Do not use the cold or position in
cold or
rainy weather:
Using the or position in cold
or
rainy weather is dangerous as it will cause the windows to fog up. Your vision will be hampered, which could lead to a serious accident.

Operation of Automatic Air Conditioning

1. Set the mode selector dial to the AUTO position.

2. Set the air intake selector to the outside air position (indicator light turned off).

3. Set the temperature control dial to the desired position.

4. Set the fan control dial to the AUTO position.

5. Turn on the air conditioner.

To turn off the system, set the fan control dial to OFF.

NOTE:
- Setting the temperature to maximum high or low will not provide the desired temperature at a faster rate.

- To prevent cool air blowing from the vents when heating right after starting the engine, the amount of airflow is reduced until the air warms up.

- Turn the mode selector dial to an OPEN MODE position for maximum comfort while the roof is open. When the mode selector dial is turned to the AUTO position, OPEN MODE ( ).) and ().
).

vents will not be selected automatically.

Select them manually.

Windshield Defrosting and Defogging

Set the mode selector dial to theposition and turn the fan control dial to
position and turn the fan control dial to the desired speed.

The outside air position is automatically selected. The air conditioner will automatically turn on and direct dehumidified air to the front windshield and side windows.

WARNING:
Set the temperature control to hot or warm position when using the position:
position:
Using the temperature control set to the cold position with the
temperature control set to the cold position is dangerous as it will cause the outside of the windshield to fog up. Your vision will be hampered, which could lead to a serious accident.

NOTE:
Use the temperature control dial to increase the air flow temperature and defog the windshield more quickly.

Sunlight/Temperature Sensor

The automatic air conditioner function measures inside and outside temperatures, and sunlight. It then sets temperatures inside the passenger compartment accordingly.

CAUTION:
Do not obstruct either sensor, otherwise the automatic air conditioner will not operate properly.

Sunlight sensor


Sunlight sensor

Interior temperature


Interior temperature
sensor

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