Demisting and defrosting the windscreen
Heated windscreen* and max. defroster are used to quickly remove misting and ice from the windscreen and side windows.
The light in the defroster button illuminates when the function is active.
Press the button repeatedly to change between the different levels or to deactivate the function.
For cars without heated windscreen there is one defrost level:
- Air flows to the windows - symbol (2) illuminates in the screen.
- Switch off the function - no symbol illuminates.
For cars with heated windscreen there are two defrost levels:
Heated windscreen and IR window may have an impact on the performance of transponders and other communication equipment.
A triangular area at the end of each side of the windscreen is not electrically heated, where de-icing may take longer.
Electrically heated windscreen is not available when the engine is auto-stopped.
The following also takes place when the function is active in order to provide maximum dehumidification in the passenger compartment:
- the air conditioning is automatically engaged
- recirculation and the air quality system are automatically disengaged.
The noise level increases as the fan is operating at max.
When the defroster is switched off the climate control returns to the previous settings.