Kia Sorento: Windshield defrosting and defogging - Features of your vehicle - Kia Sorento XM Owners ManualKia Sorento: Windshield defrosting and defogging

Second Generation XM (2011-2019) / Kia Sorento XM Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Windshield defrosting and defogging

WARNING - Windshield heating

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

Manual climate control system

To defog inside windshield

1. Set the fan speed to the desired position.


1. Set the fan speed to the desired position.

2. Select desired temperature.

3. Select the position. or
4. The outside (fresh) air and air conditioning will be selected automatically. position.


4. The outside (fresh) air and air conditioning will be selected automatically.

If the air conditioning and/or outside (fresh) air position are not selected automatically, press the corresponding button manually.

To defrost outside windshield

1. Set the fan speed to the highest position.


1. Set the fan speed to the highest position.

2. Set the temperature to the extreme hot position.

3. Select the  4. The outside (fresh) air and air conditioning will be selected automatically.position.


4. The outside (fresh) air and air conditioning will be selected automatically.

If the air conditioning is not selected automatically press the corresponding button manually.

Automatic climate control system

To defog inside windshield

1. Set the fan speed to the desired position.


1. Set the fan speed to the desired position.

2. Select desired temperature.

3. Press the defroster button (). 
).

4. The outside (fresh) air position will be selected automatically and the air conditioning will turn on according to the detected ambient temperature.

If the air conditioning and outside (fresh) air position are not selected automatically, adjust the corresponding button manually. If the is adjusted to a higher fan speed. position is selected, lower fan speed
is adjusted to a higher fan speed.

To defrost outside windshield

1. Set the fan speed to the highest position.


1. Set the fan speed to the highest position.

2. Set the temperature to the extreme hot (HI) position.

3. Press the defroster button ( ).
).

4. The outside (fresh) air position will be selected automatically and the air conditioning will turn on according to the detected ambient temperature.

Defogging logic

To reduce the possibility of fogging up the inside of the windshield, the air intake or air conditioning is controlled automatically according to certain conditions such as position. To cancel or return to the or
defogging logic, do the following. position. To cancel or return to the
defogging logic, do the following.

Manual climate control system

1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.


1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.

2. Turn the mode selection knob to the defrost position ( 3. Press the air intake control button at least 5 times within 3 seconds.).


3. Press 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 with 0.5 second of interval. It indicates that the defogging logic is canceled or returned to the programmed status.

If the battery has been discharged or disconnected, it resets to the defog logic status.

Automatic climate control system

1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.


1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.

2. Select the defroster position pressing the defroster button ( 3. While pressing the air conditioning button (A/C), press the air intake control).


3. While pressing the air conditioning button (A/C), press the air intake control button at least 5 times within 3 seconds.

The A/C display blinks 3 times with 0.5 second of interval. It indicates that the defogging logic is canceled or returned to the programmed status.

If the battery has been discharged or disconnected, it resets to the defog logic status.

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