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Climate control

pg. 53 Climate control

Climate control systems - general information 54
Air distribution 55
Electronic climate control, ECC (2.4T and T5) 56
Manual climate control with air conditioning, (A/C) 60

pg. 54 Climate control systems - general information

Condensation on the inside of the windows
Keeping the insides of the windows clean will help reduce the amount of condensation that forms on the windows. Use a commercial window cleaning agent to clean the windows.

Ice and snow
Always keep the air intake grille at the base of the windshield free of snow.

Cabin air filter
Replace the cabin air filter with a new one at the recommended intervals. The filter should be replaced more often when driving under dirty and dusty conditions. The filter cannot be cleaned and therefore should always be replaced with a new one.

Sensors
The sunlight sensor on the dashboard and passenger compartment temperature sensor in the ECC control panel should not be covered in any way as this could cause incorrect information to be sent to the ECC system.

Parking the car in warm weather
If your car has been parked in the sun in warm weather, opening the windows and sun roof (option) for several minutes before driving will help release the warm air from the passenger compartment. When the engine is running, close the windows and sun roof and use the recirculation function for several minutes to enable the air conditioning to cool the compartment as quickly as possible.

Windows and optional sun roof
The optional ECC system (2.4T and T5 models only) will function best if the windows and optional sun roof are closed. If you drive with the sun roof open, we recommend that you manually adjust the temperature and blower control (the LED in the AUTO switch should be off).

Acceleration
The air conditioning is momentarily disengaged during full-throttle acceleration.

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

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 2.2 lbs (1000 g) R134a and uses PAG oil.

Passenger compartment blower
Approximately 50 minutes after the ignition is turned off, the blower may come on automatically, and run for seven minutes, to remove condensation in the A/C evaporator.

pg. 55 Air distribution

 Air distribution

Air distribution
The incoming air is distributed through 14 ventilation points in the passenger compartment.

 Air distribution

Air vents in the dash
A Open

B Closed

C Horizontal air flow

D Vertical air flow

  • Direct the outer air vents toward the side windows to defrost.
  • In cold weather, close the air vents in the center of the dash to direct as much air as possible toward the windows.
     Air distribution

    Air vents in the door pillars (certain models)
    A Open

    B Closed

    C Horizontal air flow

    D Vertical air flow

  • Direct the outer air vents toward the side windows to defrost.
  • In cold weather, close the air vents in the center of the dash to direct as much air as possible toward the windows.

    pg. 56 Electronic climate control, ECC (2.4T and T5)

     Electronic climate control, ECC

    pg. 57 Electronic climate control, ECC (2.4T and T5)

     climate control buttons - AUTO

    AUTO
    This function automatically regulates the Electronic Climate Control system so that the selected temperatures are maintained. The blower, heating, air distribution (air flow) and air conditioning are controlled.
    If you prefer to manually set any of these functions, the remaining functions will still be controlled automatically. Pressing the AUTO button overrides any settings that were previously made manually.

     climate control buttons - Rear window and
sideview mirror
defrosters

    Rear window and sideview mirror defrosters
    This function defrosts/ de-ices the rear window and sideview mirrors. The LED in the switch will light up to indicate that the heating function is engaged. See page 43 for additional information on this function.

    Never use ice scrapers made of metal as they can easily scratch the mirror surface.

     climate control buttons - Temperature

    Temperature
    These controls are used to individually set the temperature for both sides of the passenger compartment.

    Please note that the compartment will not be heated or cooled faster by setting the temperature higher or lower than necessary.

    Set the control to the temperature you prefer.

     climate control buttons - Defroster

    Defroster
    This function defrosts/ de-ices the windshield and front side windows. The LED in the switch will light up to indicate that the defrost function is engaged. Blower speed increases automatically and the air in the passenger compartment is dehumidified. Recirculation will not function while defrost is engaged.

     climate control buttons - Blower control

    Blower control
    Turn the control clockwise to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the blower speed. Pressing the AUTO switch will automatically regulate blower speed and override manual adjustment.

    NOTE: Turning the blower control counter-clockwise until an orange LED comes on will turn both the blower and the air conditioning off.

    pg. 58 Electronic climate control, ECC (2.4T and T5)

     Air distribution

    Air distribution
    Press AUTO to automatically regulate air flow or press any combination of the controls shown in the illustration to manually adjust air flow. An LED in the switch will light up if an air flow control has been pressed.

     Heated front seats

    Heated front seats (option)

  • Press the switch once for maximum seat heating. Both LEDs in the switch will be lit.
  • Press the switch a second time for comfort heating. One LED in the switch will be lit.
  • Press the switch a third time to turn the heating off completely. The LED will go off. The seat heating for the passenger seat should be switched off when the seat is not occupied.

     >A/C - ON/OFF

    A/C - ON/OFF
    Press the switch to turn the air conditioning on or off. The "ON" or "OFF" LED will light up to indicate if the system is switched on or off. Other functions will still be regulated automatically (if the AUTO switch is on).

  • The air conditioning functions only at temperatures above 32° F (0° C).
  • While the Defroster function is selected, the air conditioning is temporarily activated to dehumidify the air, even if you have manually switched the air conditioning off. This will only function if the blower is not switched off.

     Recirculation

    Recirculation
    Press this switch to engage the recirculation function (air in the passenger compartment recirculates - no fresh air enters the compartment). The LED in the switch will light up to indicate that the function is engaged.

  • Use this function if the outside air is contaminated with exhaust gases, smoke, etc or to heat/cool the car quickly.
  • Recirculation should not be used for more than 15 minutes. If your windows begin to fog or mist, make sure that the recirculation function is switched off.
  • Selecting Defroster automatically switches recirculation off.
  • Timer mode activation: (cars with the Interior Air Quality system have no timer mode) Press and hold the recirculation button for at least 3 seconds to activate a recirculation timer mode. The amber LED in the recirculation button will flash 5 times to show that the timer mode is be activated. In timer mode, each time the recirculation button is pressed, the climate control system will recirculate the air in the passenger compartment for 5-12 minutes, depending on the outside air temperature, and then revert back to fresh air.
  • Timer mode deactivation: Press and hold the recirculation button for 3 seconds. The amber LED in the recirculation button will illuminate steadily for 5 seconds to show a return to "normal" mode.
  • In normal mode, when the recirculation button is pressed, the climate control system will recirculate the air in the passenger compartment until the recirculation button is pressed again.
  • Timer mode memory: If the car is turned off while timer mode is active, timer mode will still be active when the car is restarted.
  • pg. 59 Electronic climate control, ECC (2.4T and T5)

     Interior air quality
sensor

    Interior air quality sensor (option on 2.4T and T5)
    Some cars are equipped with a multifilter and air quality sensor. The filter separates gases and particles, thereby reducing the amounts of odors and contaminants entering the car. The air quality sensor detects increased levels of contaminants in the outside air. When the air quality sensor detects contaminated outside air, the air intake closes and the air inside the passenger compartment is recirculated, i. e. no outside air enters the car. The filter also cleans recirculated passenger compartment air. When the ECC system is in the AUTO mode, the green LED will be on  Interior air quality
sensor .

    Operation
    Press  Interior air quality
sensor to operate the air quality sensor (normal setting).

    Or:

    Select one of the following three functions by pressing Interior air quality
sensor .1, 2 or 3 times.

    1. The AUT LED lights. The air quality sensor is now activated.

    2. No LED lights. Recirculation is not activated unless needed to cool the passenger compartment in a warm climate.

    3. The MAN LED lights. Recirculation is now activated.

    Keep in mind the following:

  • Make it a rule to have the air quality sensor activated at all times.
  • Recirculation is limited in cold climates to avoid fogging.
  • If window fogging occurs, you should deactivate the air quality sensor.
  • If fogging occurs, use the defroster functions for the windshield, side windows and rear window. See page 57.
  • The filter should be changed at the intervals recommended in the service schedule. However, if the car is used in a severely contaminated environment, it may be necessary to change the filter more frequently.

    pg. 60 Manual climate control with air conditioning, (A/C)

     Manual climate control with
air conditioning, (A/C)

    pg. 61 Manual climate control with air conditioning, (A/C)

     A/C - ON/OFF

    A/C - ON/OFF
    The air conditioning function is engaged by pressing ON and disengaged by pressing OFF.

    When you select Defroster  , the air conditioning is automatically engaged if the fan is not set to position 0.

    Blower
    Blower speed can be increased or decreased by turning the knob. If the knob is set to 0, the air conditioning function is automatically disengaged.

    Temperature
    Turn the control to set the temperature for the driver's and passenger's sides of the car. For cooler air, the air conditioning function must be engaged.

    Rear window and sideview mirror defrosters
    This function defrosts/ de-ices the rear window and sideview mirrors. The LED in the switch will light up to indicate that the heating function is engaged. See page 43 for additional information on this function.

    Never use ice scrapers made of metal as they can easily scratch the mirror surface.

     Heated front seats

    Heated front seats (option)

  • Press the switch once for maximum seat heating. Both LEDs in the switch will be lit.
  • Press the switch a second time for comfort heating. One LED in the switch will be lit.
  • Press the switch a third time to turn the heating off completely. The LED will go off.

    The seat heating for the passenger seat should be switched off when the seat is not occupied.

    pg. 62 Manual climate control with air conditioning, (A/C)

     Recirculation

    Recirculation
    Recirculation can be used to shut out stale air, exhaust, etc. from the passenger compartment. The air in the passenger compartment is then recirculated, i. e. no air from outside the car is taken into the car when this function is activated. Recirculation (together with the air conditioning system) cools the passenger compartment more quickly in warm weather.

    If you allow the air in the car to recirculate, there is a risk of icing and fogging, especially in winter. The timer function minimizes the risk of ice, misting and stale air.

    Activate the timer function as follows:

  • Press  Recirculation for more than 3 seconds. The LED flashes for 5 seconds. The air recirculates in the car for 3-12 minutes depending on the outside temperature.
  • The timer function is activated each time you press  Recirculation . To switch off the timer function:
  • Press  Recirculation again for more than 3 seconds. The LED lights for 5 seconds to confirm your selection. Recirculation is always disconnected when you select  Defroster Defroster.

     Air distribution

    Air distribution
    Use the air distribution control positions (marked with dots) between the different symbols to fine-tune air distribution for maximum comfort.

     Air distribution


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