Kia Optima: Air Conditioning - Automatic Heating and Cooling Control System - Driving Your Vehicle - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Air Conditioning

All Kia Air Conditioning Systems are filled with environmentally friendly R134a refrigerant which is not damaging to the ozone layer.

1. Start the engine. Depress the air conditioning switch.
2. Set the mode selection switch to the face 3. Set the air intake control switch to the outside air or the recirculated air position.
3. Set the air intake control switch to the outside air or the recirculated air position (switch indicator ON).
4. Set the temperature control knob (or switch) to the desired position.
5. Set the fan speed control knob (or switch) to the desired speed.
6. Adjust the fan speed control knob (or switch) and temperature control knob to maintain maximum comfort.

✽ NOTICE

When using the air conditioning system, monitor the temperature gauge closely while driving up long hills or in heavy traffic when outside temperatures are high. Air conditioning system operation may cause engine overheating. Continue to use the blower fan but turn the air conditioning system off if the temperature gauge indicates engine overheating.

Defrost Button
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Air Conditioning System Operating Tips
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