Kia Sportage: Windshield defrosting and defogging - Driving your vehicle - Kia Sportage Owner's ManualKia Sportage: Windshield defrosting and defogging

Manual climate control system To defog inside windshield 1. Select any fan speed

Manual climate control system To defog inside windshield 1. Select any fan speed except “0”. 2. Select desired temperature. 3. Select the or position. 4. The outside (fresh) air position is automatically selected. If the outside (fresh) air position is not selected automatically, press the corresponding button manually.

To defrost outside windshield 1. Set the fan speed to the highest (extreme right)

To defrost outside windshield 1. Set the fan speed to the highest (extreme right) position. 2. Set the temperature to the extreme hot position. 3. Select the position. 4. The outside (fresh) air position is automatically selected.

CAUTION Do not use the or position during cooling operation in extremely humid weather. The difference between the temperature of the outside air and that of the windshield could cause the outer surface of the windshield to fog up, causing loss of visibility. In this case, set the mode selection knob to the position and fan speed control knob to the lower speed.

To defog inside windshield 1. Select desired fan speed. 2. Select desired temperature.

To defog inside windshield 1. Select desired fan speed. 2. Select desired temperature. 3. Press the defrost button ( ). 4. The outside (fresh) air position is automatically selected. If the outside (fresh) air position are not selected automatically, press the corresponding button manually.

To defrost outside windshield 1. Set fan speed to the highest (extreme right)

To defrost outside windshield 1. Set fan speed to the highest (extreme right) position. 2. Set temperature to the extreme hot (HI) position. 3. Press the defrost button ( ). 4. The outside (fresh) air position is automatically selected.

CAUTION Do not use the or position during cooling operation in extremely humid weather. The difference between the temperature of the outside air and that of the windshield could cause the outer surface of the windshield to fog up, causing loss of visibility. In this case, set the mode selection knob to the position and fan speed control knob to the lower speed.

• For maximum defrosting, set the temperature control to the extreme right/hot position and the fan speed control to the highest speed. • If warm air to the floor is desired while defrosting or defogging, set the mode to the floor-defrost position. • Before driving, clear all snow and ice from the windshield, rear window, outside rear view mirrors, and all side windows. • Clear all snow and ice from the hood and air inlet in the cowl grill to improve heater and defroster efficiency and to reduce the probability of fogging up inside of the windshield. Defogging logic Manual climate control system To reduce the probability of fogging up the inside of the windshield, the air intake control is set to the outside (fresh) air position automatically if any of following occur. • The mode is selected to the , or while the system is activated. • The ignition switch is turned on while the mode is selected to the , or . • The ignition switch is turned off. • The fan is off. • The fan begins to be operated. Press the air intake control button to select the recirculated air position while the ignition switch is on.

How to cancel or return defogging logic of manual climate control system 1. Turn

How to cancel or return defogging logic of manual climate control system 1. Turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position. 2. Turn the fan speed control knob to the “0” position. 3. Turn the mode selection knob to the defrost position ( ). 4. Push the air intake control button ( ) at least 5 times within 3 seconds. The indicator light in the air intake control button will blink 3 times at 0.5 second intervals. This indicates that the defogging logic is canceled or has returned to the programmed condition. If the battery has been discharged or disconnected, the defog logic is reset to the original condition. Automatic climate control system To reduce the probability of fogging up inside of the windshield, the air intake control is set to outside (fresh) air position automatically if any of following occur. • The ignition switch is turned on while the mode is selected to the , , . • The OFF button is pushed. • The mode is selected to the , or position. Press the air intake control button to select the recirculated air position while the ignition switch is on.

How to cancel or return defogging logic of automatic climate control system 1.

How to cancel or return defogging logic of automatic climate control system 1. Turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position. 2. Select the defrost position pressing defrost button ( ). 3. While holding the air conditioning button (A/C) pressed, press the air intake control button ( ) at least 5 times within 3 seconds. The A/C display will blink 3 times at 0.5 second intervals. This indicates that the defogging logic is canceled or has returned to the programmed condition. If the battery has been discharged or disconnected, the defog logic is reset to the original condition.

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