Hyundai Tucson: Air conditioning system
Air Conditioning Switch (If installed)
The air conditioning is turned on or off by pushing the A/C button on the heating/air conditioning control panel.
Air Conditioning Operation for Cooling
To use the air conditioning to cool the interior: o Set the side vent control to "OFF", to shut off outside air entry. o Turn on the fan control switch. o Turn on the air conditioning switch by pushing the switch. The air conditioning indicator light should come on at the same time. o Set the air intake control to "Fresh" mode (). o Set the temperature control to "Cool". ("Cool" provides maximum cooling. The temperature may be moderated by moving the control toward "Warm".). o Adjust the fan control to the desired speed. For greater cooling, turn the fan control to one of the higher speeds or temporarily select the "Recirculation ()" position on the air intake control.
For dehumidified heating: o Turn on the fan control switch. o Turn on the air conditioning switch. The air conditioning indicator light should come on at the same time. o Set the air intake control to the "Fresh" mode (). o Set the air flow control to the "Face" ( ). o Adjust the fan control to the desired speed. o For more rapid action, set the fan at one of the higher speeds. o Adjust the temperature control to provide the desired amount of warmth.
o If the interior of the car is hot when you first get in, open the windows for a few minutes to expel the hot air. o When you are using the air conditioning system, keep all windows closed to keep hot air out. o When moving slowly, as in heavy traffic, shift to a lower gear. This increases engine speed, which in turn increases the speed of the air conditioning compressor. o On steep grades, turn the air conditioning off to avoid the possibility of the engine overheating. o During winter months or in periods when the air conditioning is not used regularly, run the air conditioning once every month for a few minutes. This will help circulate the lubricants and keep your system in peak operating condition.
Use the heating/ventilation system to defrost or defog the windshield:
To remove interior fog on the windshield: o Set the air flow control to the defrost () position. (The A/C will be turned on automatically and "Fresh" mode will be activated.) o Set the temperature control to the desired position. o Set the fan speed control between "1" and "4" position.
To remove frost or exterior fog on the windshield: o Set the air flow control to the defrost () position. (The A/C will be turned on automatically and "Fresh" mode will be activated.) o Set the temperature control to the warm. o Set the fan speed control to position "3" or "4". o Activate windshield wiper blade de-icer (If installed)
NOTE: When the A/C is operated continuously on the floor-defrost level () or defrost level (), it may cause fog to form on the exterior windshield because of the temperature difference. At this time set the air flow control to the face level position () and fan speed control to the low position.
Inflatable Curtain (IC)
General information This system consists of inflatable curtains located along the sides of the roof liners, stretching from the center of both front side windows to the rear edge of the rear ...
Special winter equipment
It is recommended that the following items be carried in the vehicle during winter: - A scraper and stiff-bristled brush to remove ice and snow from the windows and wiper blades. - A sturdy, ...
Flush the complete underside of your vehicle frequently. Keep body and door drain holes free from packed dirt. ...