Climate controls for passenger compartment

Activating/deactivating defrost of windows and mirrors

Updated 7/23/2018

The three functions max defroster, heated windscreen*, and heated rear window and door mirrors are used to quickly remove misting and ice from the windows and door mirrors.

From physical buttons in the centre console

The centre console contains physical buttons for quick access to the defrost functions.

With heated windscreen* the max defroster can only be activated individually from the climate view in the centre display.

Physical buttons in the centre console.

Physical buttons in the centre console.

Button for heated windscreen* and max defroster.
Button for heated rear window and door mirrors.

Cars without heated windscreen:

Press the button (1).

Max defroster is activated/deactivated and the button illuminates/extinguishes.

Cars with heated windscreen:

Press the button (1) repeatedly in order to switch between the three levels:

  • Activated heated windscreen
  • Activated heated windscreen and max defroster
  • Deactivated.

Heated windscreen and max defroster are activated/deactivated and the button illuminates/extinguishes.

Note

Max defroster starts with a certain delay in order to avoid a short increase in fan level if the heated windscreen is deactivated by two quick presses of the button.

Rear window and door mirror defrosters:

Press the button (2).

Heated rear window and door mirrors are activated/deactivated and the button illuminates/extinguishes.

From the climate view in the centre display

Activating/deactivating max defroster

Max defroster button in the climate view.

Max defroster button in the climate view.

Open the climate view in the centre display.

Press Max.

Max defroster is activated/deactivated and the button illuminates/extinguishes.

Max defroster deactivates auto-regulation of the climate and air recirculation, activates air conditioning and changes the fan level to 5 and the temperature to HI.

When max defroster is deactivated, the climate control system returns to the previous settings.

Note

Changing the fan level to 5 increases the noise level.

Activating/deactivating heated windscreen*

The button for heated windscreen in the climate view.

The button for heated windscreen in the climate view.

Open the climate view in the centre display.

Press Electric.

Heated windscreen is activated/deactivated and the button illuminates/extinguishes.

Note

A triangular area at the end of each side of the windscreen is not electrically heated, where de-icing may take longer.

Note

The heated windscreen may affect the performance of transponders and other communication equipment.

Note

If the heated windscreen is activated when the Start/Stop function has auto-stopped the engine then the engine will be restarted.

Activating/deactivating heated rear window and door mirrors

The button for heated rear window and door mirrors in the climate view.

The button for heated rear window and door mirrors in the climate view.

Open the climate view in the centre display.

Press Rear.

Heated rear window and door mirrors are activated/deactivated and the button illuminates/extinguishes.

Activating/deactivating automatic start of heated windows

It is possible to set whether automatic start of heated windscreen* and heated rear window and door mirrors should be activated/deactivated when the engine is started. With automatic start activated, heating will start when there is a risk of ice on the windscreen/window. The heating switches off automatically when the windscreen/window is sufficiently warm and the ice is gone.

Press Settings in the top view in the centre display.

Press Climate.

Select Auto Electric Front Defroster to activate/deactivate automatic start of heated windscreen.

Select Auto Electric Rear Defroster to activate/deactivate automatic start of heated rear window and door mirrors.


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