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Chevrolet Captiva Owners Manual: Climate Control Systems

The heating, cooling, and ventilation for the vehicle can be controlled with this system. For vehicles with the remote start feature, the climate control system functions as part of the remote start feature. See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation on page 2-2.

Automatic Climate Control System

  1. Fan Control
  2. Outside Air
  3. Temperature Control
  4. Recirculation
  5. Air Delivery Mode Control
  6. Air Conditioning
  7. Driver and Passenger Heated Seats (If Equipped)
  8. Rear Window Defogger

(Fan Control): Turn clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the fan speed. To turn the fan off, turn the knob all the way counterclockwise. In any setting other than off, the fan runs continuously with the ignition on.

There will be some airflow noticeable from the various outlets when driving, even with the fan in the off position. To turn off the air completely, turn the fan to   and select the button.

Temperature Control: Turn clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the temperature inside the vehicle.

Air Delivery Mode Control: Turn clockwise or counterclockwise to change the current airflow mode.

Select from the following air delivery modes: (Vent): Air is directed to the instrument panel outlets.

(Bi-Level): Air is divided between the instrument panel and the floor outlets.

(Floor): Air is directed to the floor outlets with some air directed to the windshield.

When this mode is selected, the system turns the recirculation mode off. Recirculation mode cannot be selected while in floor mode. This helps prevent window fogging.

(Defog): Clears the windows of fog or moisture. Air is directed to the floor outlets, with some air directed to the windshield and side window outlets. In this mode, the system turns the recirculation mode off and runs the air conditioning compressor unless the outside air is at or below freezing. Recirculation mode cannot be selected while in defog mode.

This helps prevent window fogging.

(Defrost): Removes fog or frost from the windshield more quickly.

Air is directed to the windshield and the side window outlets. In this mode, the system turns the recirculation mode off automatically and runs the air conditioning compressor unless the outside air is at or below freezing. Recirculation mode cannot be selected while in defrost mode. This helps prevent window fogging.

For best results, clear all snow and ice from the windshield before defrosting.

(Air Conditioning): Press to turn the air conditioning system on or off. An indicator light comes on to show that the air conditioning is on.

The air conditioning can be selected in any mode as long as the fan is on and the outside temperature is above freezing. A flashing indicator light indicates that the air conditioning compressor is currently not available.

On hot days, open the windows to let hot inside air escape; then close them. This helps reduce the time it takes for the vehicle to cool down and helps the system to operate more efficiently.

For quick cool down on hot days, select the following settings together:

  1. Select   mode.
  2. Select .
  3. Turn the   on.
  4. Select the coolest temperature and highest fan speed.
  5. Once the vehicle's interior temperature is below the outside temperature, select recirculation mode for enhanced cooling.

Using these settings together for long periods of time may cause the air inside the vehicle to become too dry. To prevent this from happening, after the air inside of the vehicle has cooled, turn the recirculation mode off.

The air conditioning system removes moisture from the air, so a small amount of water might drip under the vehicle while idling or after turning off the engine. This is normal.

(Outside Air): Press to turn the outside air mode on. An indicator light comes on to show that outside air is on. Air from outside the vehicle will circulate throughout the vehicle. The outside air mode can be used with all modes, but it cannot be used with the recirculation mode. Pressing this button will cancel the recirculation mode.

(Recirculation): Press to turn on the recirculation mode. An indicator light comes on to show that recirculation is on. This mode recirculates and helps to quickly cool or heat the air inside the vehicle. It can be used to prevent outside air and odors from entering the vehicle. Avoid using the recirculation mode during high periods of humidity and cool outside temperatures since this may result in increased window fogging.

If window fogging is experienced, select the defrost mode.

Recirculation mode is not available in floor, defog, or defrost modes and will shut off automatically and change to outside air. The indicator will flash if the button is selected in any of these modes. This helps prevent window fogging and moisture building up inside the vehicle.

Rear Window Defogger

The rear window defogger uses a warming grid to remove fog from the rear window.

The rear window defogger only works when the ignition is in ON/RUN.

(Rear Window Defogger): Press to turn the rear window defogger on or off. An indicator light on the button comes on to show that the rear window is activated.

The rear window defogger stays on for approximately 10 minutes after the button is pressed, unless the ignition is turned to ACC/ ACCESSORY or LOCK/OFF.

If turned on again, the defogger only runs for approximately five minutes before turning off again. At higher vehicle speeds, the defogger may stay on continuously. The defogger can also be turned off by turning off the engine.

Caution

Using a razor blade or sharp object on the inside rear window can damage the antenna or defogger. Repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty.

Do not stick anything to the rear window.

  or (Heated Front Seats, If Equipped): Press to heat the driver or passenger seat cushion and seatback. To turn off, press the button until the indicator lights turn off. See Heated Front Seats on page 3-6.

Remote Start Climate Control Operation

For vehicles with the remote start feature, when it is activated, the climate control system heats and cools the inside of the vehicle using the modes that were set before the vehicle was turned off.

Automatic Climate Control System

The heating, cooling, and ventilation for the vehicle can be controlled with this system. If equipped with remote start, the climate control system functions as part of the remote start feature. See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation on page 2-2.

Automatic Climate Control System

  1. Fan Control
  2. Outside Air
  3. Temperature Control
  4. Recirculation
  5. Air Delivery Mode Control
  6. Air Conditioning
  7. Driver and Passenger Heated Seats (If Equipped)
  8. Rear Window Defogger

Automatic Operation

This climate control system automatically maintains the desired temperature inside the vehicle. Do not cover the sensor on the top of the instrument panel near the windshield, or the sensor grille below the climate control faceplate.

These two sensors help regulate the inside air temperature.

AUTO (Automatic Fan): Turn the fan knob to AUTO for the system to automatically adjust the fan speed to reach the desired inside temperature.

Temperature Control: Select the desired cabin air temperature between 16-32°C (60-90°F).

Choosing the coldest or warmest temperature setting does not cause the system to heat or cool any faster.

AUTO (Automatic Air Delivery Mode): Turn the air delivery mode knob to AUTO for the system to automatically control the direction of the airflow to help reach the desired inside temperature.

The system automatically controls the air inlet to supply the outside air or recirculated inside air needed to heat or cool the vehicle faster. The button indicator light is lit whenever the recirculation mode is on.

Press the button to change to outside air. However, the recirculation mode may turn back on automatically.

In cold weather, if the fan and air delivery modes are in automatic, the system starts at lower fan speeds to avoid directing cold air into the vehicle until warmer air is available.

The climate control system directs air to the floor, but may automatically change modes as the vehicle warms up to maintain the chosen temperature setting. The length of time needed to warm the interior depends on the outside temperature and inside temperature of the vehicle.

Manual Operation

(Fan Control): Turn clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the fan speed. To turn the fan off, turn the left knob to the position. In any setting other than off, the fan runs continuously with the ignition on. The fan must be turned on to run the air conditioning compressor. There will be some airflow noticeable from the various outlets when driving, even with the fan in the off position. To turn off the air completely, turn the fan to and select the button.

Temperature Control: Turn clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the temperature. Select the desired cabin air temperature between 16-32°C (60-90°F). Typically, the best setting is near 23°C (75°F).

Choosing the coldest or warmest temperature setting does not cause the system to heat or cool any faster.

Air Delivery Mode Control: Turn clockwise or counterclockwise to change the current airflow mode.

Select from the following air delivery modes:

(Vent): Air is directed to the instrument panel outlets.

(Bi-Level): Air is divided between the instrument panel outlets and the floor outlets.

(Floor): Air is directed to the floor outlets with some air directed to the windshield.

When this mode is selected, the system turns the recirculation mode off. Recirculation mode cannot be selected while in floor mode. This is to help prevent window fogging.

(Defog): Clears the windows of fog or moisture. Air is directed to the floor outlets, with some air directed to the windshield and side window outlets. In this mode, the system turns the recirculation mode off and runs the air conditioning compressor unless the outside air is at or below freezing. Recirculation mode cannot be selected while in defog mode.

This helps prevent window fogging.

(Defrost): Removes fog or frost from the windshield more quickly.

Air is directed to the windshield and the side window outlets. In this mode, the system turns the recirculation mode off automatically and runs the air conditioning compressor unless the outside air is at or below freezing. Recirculation mode cannot be selected while in defrost mode. This helps prevent window fogging.

For best results, clear all snow and ice from the windshield before defrosting.

(Air Conditioning): Press to turn the air conditioning system on or off. An indicator light comes on to show that the air conditioning is on.

The air conditioning can be selected in any mode as long as the fan is on and the outside temperature is above freezing. A flashing indicator light indicates that the air conditioning compressor is currently not available.

On hot days, use the automatic fan and automatic air delivery mode settings and the vehicle will reach the desired temperature more quickly. The desired fan and air delivery mode settings can still be adjusted manually. Open the windows to let the hot inside air escape, then close them. This helps reduce the time it takes for the vehicle to cool down and helps the system to operate more efficiently.

The air conditioning system removes moisture from the air, so a small amount of water might drip under the vehicle while idling or after turning off the engine.

(Outside Air): Press to turn the outside air mode on. An indicator light comes on to show that outside air is on. Air from outside the vehicle will circulate throughout the vehicle. The outside air mode can be used with all modes, but it cannot be used with the recirculation mode. Pressing this button will cancel the recirculation mode.

(Recirculation): Press to turn on the recirculation mode. An indicator light comes on to show that recirculation is on. This mode recirculates and helps to quickly cool or heat the air inside the vehicle. It can be used to prevent outside air and odors from entering the vehicle. Avoid using the recirculation mode during high periods of humidity and cool outside temperatures since this may result in increased window fogging.

If window fogging is experienced, select the defrost mode.

Recirculation mode is not available in floor, defog, or defrost modes and will shut off automatically and change to outside air. If the button is selected in any of these modes, the indicator will flash. This helps prevent window fogging and moisture building up inside the vehicle.

Rear Window Defogger

The rear window defogger uses a warming grid to remove fog from the rear window.

The rear window defogger only works when the ignition is in ON/RUN.

(Rear Window Defogger): Press to turn the rear window defogger on or off. An indicator light on the button comes on to show that it is activated.

The rear window defogger stays on for approximately 10 minutes after the button is pressed, unless the ignition is turned to ACC/ ACCESSORY or LOCK/OFF.

If turned on again, the defogger only runs for approximately five minutes before turning off. At higher vehicle speeds, the defogger may stay on continuously. The defogger can also be turned off by turning off the engine.

Caution

Using a razor blade or sharp object on the inside rear window can damage the antenna or defogger. Repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty.

Do not stick anything to the rear window.

  or (Heated Front Seats, If Equipped): Press to heat the driver or passenger seat cushion and seatback. To turn off, press the button until the indicator lights turn off. See Heated Front Seats on page 3-6.

Remote Start Climate Control Operation

If equipped with the remote start feature, when it is activated, the climate control system heats and cools the inside of the vehicle using the modes that were set before the vehicle was turned off.

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