pg. 35 Heating, ventilation and air conditioning


Heating and air conditioning


Your Volvo is equipped with a heating system combined with air conditioning. Depending on which function you select, warm or cool/cold air is distributed to the different parts of the passenger compartment. A slight amount of condensation may beemitted from the air vents when the air conditioning is initially switched on. This can occur when both humidity and ambient temperature are high and is normal.


Air mix (fresh air)


The center panel vents have an air mix function which allows fresh air to enter the passenger compartment when the vents are open (position B). This function is designed to allow you to direct cool air toward your face while directing warmer airto the rest of the passenger compartment.
To warm/cool the compartment as quickly as possible, the air mix control should be in the closed position.



Air vents (dash)


A Closed
B Open
C Directing air flow horizontally
D Directing air flow vertically


Refrigerant


Volvo cares about the environment. The air conditioning system in your car contains a CFC-free refrigerant - R134a. This substance will not deplete the ozone layer. The system contains 1.65 lbs (0.75 kg) R134a and uses ZXL 100PG (type PAG) oil.


NOTE: All maintenance on the climate control systems should be carried out by an authorized Volvo service technician only.

pg. 36 Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (standard unit)


Temperature dial
Driver's side
Set desired temperature


Function selector
Set desired function


Temperature dial
Passenger's side
Set desired temperature


Blower
Turn the control clockwise to increase blower speed. The blower is OFF if the control is in the 0 position.


Recirculation
Air in the passenger compartment recirculates (no fresh air enters the car). The light is ON when the function is engaged. It should not be used for more than 15 minutes.


AC
The A/C system is ON when the light is ON*.


* When the function selector is in the defrost setting, the A/C will automatically be ON if recirculation is not on and the blower control is not in position 0.


Function selector


Air through panel vents
Defrost. Air to windshield and side windows.
Air to floor, windshield and side windows.
Air through floor vents.
Bi-level. Air through floor and panel vents.


NOTE: If your windows begin to fog or mist, check that the recirculation function is NOT engaged.


Faults in the A/C system


The RECIRCULATION and AC lights will flash for approximately 20 seconds if a fault is detected in the A/C ssystem.
If this flashing recurs the next time the system is switched on, the climate control nit should be checked by an authorized Volvo retailer.

pg. 37 Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (standard unit) (cont.)

Maximum heating:



Close the center panel vents. When the passenger compartment has become sufficiently warm, set the blower control to the fourth position, adjust the temperature and open the side air vents.


Maximum cooling:



Open the vents. The A/C system should be ON.
Adjust the temperature with the temperature selectors to raise the temperature if necessary.
The recirculation function should not be used for more than 15 minutes.


To demist/defrost the windows:



Set the function selector to and the blower control to the highest position. The A/C will be ON if recirculation is not on. When the windows have cleared, set the blower control to the second position and the function selector to the desired position. Always keep the air intake grille at the base of the windshield under the rear edge of the hood free of snow.


Additional information


  • The air conditioning system will function best if it is always left on.
  • Water under the vehicle in hot weather can be the result of condensation from the air conditioning system and is quite normal.
  • The air conditioning system functions only at temperatures above 32° F (0° C).
  • Use the RECIRCULATION function if the outside air is contaminated with exhaust gases, smoke, etc or to heat/cool the car quickly. In this position, very little air is drawn into the passenger compartment from the outside. Do not leave the system in this mode for more than 10-15 minutes since the air inside the car will become stale. The temperature can be controlled with the temperature selectors.
  • If the panel vents are open, a certain amount of air will always flow through, regardless of the position the function selector is in. To increase the flow of air to either the floor or the windows, close the panel vents and open the outer vents .
  • The panel vents may emit some condensation when the air conditioning is initially switched on and is quite normal. This may occur if the ambient temperature and humidity are high.
  • The air conditioning is momentarily disengaged during full-throttle acceleration.

    pg. 38 Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (Electronic Climate Control) - option


    Temperature dial
    Driver's side
    Set desired temperature


    Function selector
    Set desired function


    Temperature dial
    Passenger's side
    Set desired temperature


    Blower
    AUT=Blower speed automatically regulated.
    0 = OFF
    Move the knob to the right to increase blower speed.


    RECIRCULATION
    Air in the passenger compartment recirculates (no fresh air enters the car). The amber light in the right-hand button is ON when the function is engaged. It should not be used for more than 15 minutes*. The green light in the left-hand button indicates that outside air can enter the passenger compartment.


    AC ON/OFF
    The light in the buttons indicate if the A/C is off or on**


    **When the function selector is in the defrost setting, the A/C system is ON and the blower will function at its highest speed if it is in the AUT position.


    Function selector


    AUT Air distribution automatically regulated
    Air through panel vents
    Defrost. Air to windshield and side windows. Recirculation will not function regardless of button position.
    Air to floor, windshield and side windows.
    Air through floor vents.
    Bi-level. Air through floor and panel vents.


    * Pressing the ON section of the button for more than 3 seconds activates a timer function. Recirculation will then always operate for 5 minutes periods, after which the button will flash to indicate that Recirculation has automatically switched off. Pressing the OFF button at any time during 5 minute period will allow fresh air into t he passenger compartment. Press the ON button again for more than 3 seconds to return the button to its original function (i.e., Recirculation will remain on until the OFF button is pressed).

    pg. 39 Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (Electronic Climate Control) - option (cont.)

    Automatic setting



    Set the mode selector to AUT and select the desired temperature. If the driver's side temperature selector is set to either the max heating or max cooling position, the blower will run at its maximum speed.


    Optimum defrosting



    Set the function selector to and move the blower control to the position AUT (as far to the left as possible). The A/C system will be on at this time regardless of the A/C button's position and the blower will run at its maximum speed. When the windows have cleared, set thefunction selector in the AUT position.


    Additional information


  • The air conditioning system will function best if used regularly (at least once a month).
  • Always keep the air intake grille at the base of the windshield under the rear edge of the hood free of snow.
  • Water under the vehicle in hot weather can be the result of condensation from the air conditioning system and is quite normal.
  • The air conditioning is disengaged when the blower is set at 0 and the speed of the vehicle is less than 20 mph (30 kn/h).
  • The air conditioning system functions only at temperatures above 32° F (0° C).
  • Recirculation : Use this function if the outside air is contaminated with exhaust gases, smoke, etc. or to heat/cool the car quickly. When Recirculation is activated, very little air drawn into the passenger compartment from the outside.
    If your windows begin to fog or mist, check that the recirculation function is NOT engaged.


    NOTE: To help maintain stable passenger compartment temperature when driving with the sun roof or windows open, place the blower control in position "0" and adjust the desired temperature manually.


  • If the panel vents are open, a certain amount of air will always flow through, regardless of the position the function dial is in. To increase the flow of air to either the floor or the windows, close the panel vents and open the outer vents
  • The panel vents may emit some condensation when the air conditioning is initially switched on and is quite normal.
    This may occur if the ambient temperature and humidity are high.
  • The sunlight sensor (located at the top center of the dashboard) should not be covered in any way as this could cause incorrect information to be sent to the ECC system.
  • The air conditioning is momentarily disengaged during full-throttle acceleration.


    Difficult weather conditions


    When driving in very humid conditions, heavy rain, sleet, etc., it may be better to use the manual rather than the automatic setting to defrost the windows. Set the mode selector to "Defrost" or "Defrost/floor" and the fan speed to midrange. Also shut the middle air vents.


    Faults in the ECC system


    The RECIRCULATION ON and AC OFF lights will flash for approximately 20 seconds if a fault is detected in the ECC system.
    If this flashing recurs the next time the system is switched on, the climate control unit should be checked by an authorized Volvo retailer.

    pg. 40 Electrically-operated windows


    A- Left front, B- right front, C- left rear, D- right rear


    Electrically-operated windows


    The electrically-operated windows are controlled by switches in the driver's door as shown in the illustration above. The starting (ignition) switch must be ON (intermediate position I) for the electrically-operated windows to function.
    To lower : press down on the front edge of the button
    To raise : pull up on the front edge of the button.


    NOTE:

  • Auto-down function (driver's window only): The window can be opened completely by pressing the front part of the switch lightly and releasing it immediately. The window can be stopped by pressing the button again. If the button is held down, the window will be lowered until the button is released.
  • The power window motors have an overload protecting circuit breaker which is activated when an object blocks a window. Should this occur, remove the object and wait 20 seconds for the circuit breaker to reset. The power windows should then function.


    Cut-out switch for rear windows


    If your car is equipped with electrically operated rear door windows, this function can be disabled by a switch located on the driver's door (see illustration).
    ON The rear door windows can be raised or lowered with the respective door switches as well as with the switches on the driver's door armrest.
    OFF The rear door windows cannot be raised or lowered with the respective door switches but instead only with the corresponding switches on the driver's door armrest.


    WARNING! Remove the starting (ignition) key when children are left unattended in the vehicle.
    Make sure that children's hands are clear before raising the windows.




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