Operating Tips
Vent Operation (Front)
Front Air Conditioner
Vent Operation (Rear)
Rear Air Conditioner

Operating Tips

  • Operate the climate control system with the engine running.

  • To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not leave the fan control switch on for a long period of time with the ignition switched ON when the engine is not running.

  • Clear all obstructions such as leaves, snow and ice from the hood and the air inlet in the cowl grille to improve the system efficiency.

  • Use the climate control system to defog the windows and dehumidify the air.

  • The recirculate mode should be used when driving through tunnels or while in a traffic jam, or when you would like to shut off outside air for quick cooling of the interior.

  • Use the outside air position for ventilation or windshield defrosting.

  • If the vehicle has been parked in direct sunlight during hot weather, open the windows to let warm air escape, then run the climate control system.

  • Run the air conditioner about 10 minutes at least once a month to keep internal parts lubricated.

  • Have the air conditioner checked before the weather gets hot. Lack of refrigerant may make the air conditioner less efficient.

    The refrigerant specifications are indicated on a label attached to the inside of the engine compartment. Check the label before refilling the refrigerant. If the wrong type of refrigerant is used, it could result in a serious malfunction of the air conditioner.

    For details, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.