Kia Optima: Automatic heating and air conditioning - Automatic climate control system - Features of your vehicle - Kia Optima TF 2011-2020 Owners ManualKia Optima: Automatic heating and air conditioning

The automatic climate control system is controlled by simply setting the desired

The automatic climate control system is controlled by simply setting the desired temperature.

The Full Automatic Temperature Control (FATC) system automatically controls the heating and cooling system as follows;

1. Press the AUTO button. The modes, fan speeds, air intake and air-conditioning will be controlled automatically by setting the temperature.

2. Set the temperature control knob to the desired temperature.

If the temperature is set to the lowest setting (Lo), the air conditioning system will operate continuously.

3. To turn the automatic operation off, select any button or switch of the following:

Mode selection button
Air conditioning button
Front windshield defroster button
Air intake control button
Fan speed control switch

The selected function will be controlled manually while other functions operate automatically.

For your convenience and to improve the effectiveness of the climate control, use the AUTO button and set the temperature to 23C (73F).

✽ NOTICE

✽ NOTICE

Never place anything over the sensor located on the instrument panel to ensure better control of the heating and cooling system.

Automatic climate control system
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Manual heating and air conditioning
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