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Citroen C3: Ease of use and comfort / Automatic air conditioning

The air conditioning operates with the engine running, but the ventilation and its controls can be accessed with the ignition on.

Operation of the air conditioning and regulation of temperature, air flow and air distribution in the passenger compartment are automatic.

Citroen C3. Automatic air conditioning Press the Climate menu button to access the system controls.

Citroen C3. Automatic air conditioning

  1. Temperature adjustment
  2. Air flow adjustment
  3. Air distribution adjustment
  4. Automatic comfort programme on/off
  5. Air conditioning on/off
  6. Air intake/Air recirculation
  7. Access to the secondary page

Temperature adjustment

  • Press one of the buttons 1 to increase (red) or decrease (blue) the value.

The value displayed corresponds to a level of comfort and not to a precise temperature.

Automatic comfort programme

Activation/Deactivation

Press button 4 to activate or deactivate the air conditioning system’s automatic mode.

The air conditioning system operates automatically: the system optimises the temperature, air flow and air distribution in the passenger compartment based on the comfort level selected.

Automatic programme mode setting

  • Go to the secondary page by pressing button 7 to adjust the automatic comfort programme by choosing one of the available settings.

Soft”: provides soft and quiet operation by limiting air flow.

Normal”: offers the best compromise between a comfortable temperature and quiet operation (default setting).

Fast”: provides strong and effective air flow.

  • Citroen C3. Automatic air conditioning To change the settings, press the button several times:

The setting is associated with AUTO mode only. However, when AUTO mode is deactivated, the previous selection is retained.

Changing the setting does not reactivate AUTO mode if this was deactivated.

Citroen C3. Automatic air conditioning In cold weather with the engine cold, the air flow is increased gradually until the comfort setting has been reached, in order to limit the delivery of cold air into the passenger compartment.

On entering the vehicle, if the interior temperature is much colder or warmer than the comfort setting requested, there is no need to alter the value displayed to reach the required level of comfort more quickly.

The system automatically corrects the temperature difference as quickly as possible.

Manual control

The air flow and air distribution can be adjusted manually.

The automatic comfort programme is deactivated if a setting is changed.

  • Press button 4 to activate the automatic comfort programme again.

Air flow adjustment

  • Press one of the buttons 2 (- or +) to increase or decrease air flow.

The air flow symbol (a fan) is filled in according to the request.

When the air flow is reduced to a minimum, ventilation stops.

"OFF" is displayed alongside the fan.

Adjusting the air distribution

  • Press the buttons 3 to adjust the air flow distribution inside the passenger compartment.

Citroen C3. Automatic air conditioning Windscreen.

Citroen C3. Automatic air conditioning Central and side air vents.

Citroen C3. Automatic air conditioning Footwells.

Each press on a button activates or deactivates the function.

Citroen C3. Automatic air conditioning All three buttons can be activated 3 simultaneously. In this case, priority is given to the air flows from the central and side air vents, and from those in the passenger footwells.

Air conditioning on/off

The air conditioning is designed to operate effectively in all seasons, with the windows closed.

It enables you to:

  • lower the temperature, in summer,
  • increase the effectiveness of the demisting in winter, above 3°C.
  • Press button 5 to turn the air conditioning on/ off.

Citroen C3. Automatic air conditioning The air conditioning cannot operate when the air flow adjustment is set to OFF.

Recirculation of interior air

The intake of exterior air helps avoid and eliminate misting of the windscreen and side windows.

Recirculating the interior air isolates the passenger compartment from exterior odours and fumes.

When required, this function also allows faster heating or cooling of the air in the passenger compartment.

  • Press button 6 to recirculate the interior air or allow the intake of exterior air.

Citroen C3. Automatic air conditioning Avoid prolonged use of interior air recirculation (due to the risk of misting and deteriorating air quality).

Ventilation function with the ignition on

When the ignition is switched on, you can use the ventilation system to adjust the air flow settings and the air distribution in the passenger compartment for a duration which depends on the battery charge.

This function does not operate the air conditioning.

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