Kia Forte: Automatic climate control system / Manual heating and air conditioning

Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Automatic climate control system / Manual heating and air conditioning

The heating and cooling system can be controlled manually by pressing buttons or turning knob(s) other than the AUTO button. In this case, the system works sequentially according to the order of buttons or knob(s) selected.

1. Start the engine.

2. Set the mode to the desired position. For improving the effectiveness of heating and cooling;

- Heating:
- Cooling:

3. Set the temperature control to the desired position.

4. Set the air intake control to the outside (fresh) air position.

5. Set the fan speed control to the desired speed.

6. If air conditioning is desired, turn the air conditioning system on.

Press the AUTO button in order to convert to full automatic control of the system.

Mode selection

The mode selection button controls the direction of the air flow through the ventilation system.

The air flow outlet port is converted as follows:

Refer to the illustration in the “Manual climate control system”.

Face-Level

Air flow is directed toward the upper body and face. Additionally, each outlet can be controlled to direct the air discharged from the outlet.

Bi-Level

Air flow is directed towards the face and the floor.

Floor-Level

Most of the air flow is directed to the floor, with a small amount of the air being directed to the windshield and side window defrosters.

Floor/Defrost-Level

Most of the air flow is directed to the floor and the windshield with a small amount directed to the side window defrosters.

Defrost mode

When you select the defrost mode, the following system settings will be made automatically:

To turn the defrost mode off, press the mode button or defrost button again or AUTO button.

Instrument panel vents

■ Type A

■ Type B

- Type A

The outlet port can be opened or closed separately using the horizontal thumbwheel. To close the vent, rotate it downward to the maximum position. To open the vent, rotate it upward to the desired position.

Also, you can adjust the direction of air delivered from these vents using the vent control lever as shown.

- Type B

The outlet vents can be opened or closed separately turning the knob right or left. Also, you can adjust the direction of air delivery from these vents by moving the knob in any direction.

Automatic heating and air conditioning
1. Press the AUTO button. The modes, fan speeds, air intake and air-conditioning will be controlled automatically by setting the temperature. 2. Turn the temperature control knob to the d ...

Temperature control
The temperature will increase to the maximum (HI) by turning the knob all the way to the right. The temperature will decrease to the minimum (Lo) by turning the knob all the way to the left ...

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