Using the air conditioning system and defogger

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Automatic air conditioning system

Air outlets and fan speed are automatically adjusted according to the temperature
setting.

- Vehicles with a navigation system.
Owners of models equipped with a navigation system should refer to
the “Navigation System Owner’s Manual”.
- Vehicles without a navigation system.

Using the automatic air conditioning system

Using the automatic air conditioning system

1. Press The air conditioning system begins to operate. Air outlets and fan.
The air conditioning system begins to operate. Air outlets and fan
speed are automatically adjusted according to the temperature
setting.
2. Press to increase the temperature and on toto increase the temperature and decrease the temperature. to
decrease the temperature.
When is on) or the passenger’sis pressed (the indicator on side temperature control button is pressed, the temperature for theis on) or the passenger’s
side temperature control button is pressed, the temperature for the
driver and passenger seats can be adjusted separately.

Adjusting the settings manually

Basic setting

1. To turn on the air conditioning system and adjust the fan speed,
press to increase the fan speed and “OFF on ” toto increase the fan speed and “OFF decrease the fan speed.” to
decrease the fan speed.
To turn the fan off, press and hold “OFF ∨” on 2. To adjust the temperature setting, press.
2. To adjust the temperature setting, press to increase on the temperature and  to decrease theto increase
the temperature and temperature. to decrease the temperature.
When is on) or the passenger’sis pressed (the indicator on side temperature control button is pressed, the temperature for theis on) or the passenger’s
side temperature control button is pressed, the temperature for the
driver and passenger seats can be adjusted separately.
3. To change the air outlets, press The air outlets used are switched each time the button is pressed. The.
The air outlets used are switched each time the button is pressed. The
air flow shown on the display indicates the following:

Air flows to the upper body.

Air flows to the upper body.

Air flows to the upper body and

Air flows to the upper body and
feet.

Air flows to the feet.

Air flows to the feet.

Air flows to the feet and the windshield

Air flows to the feet and the windshield
defogger operates.

Switching between outside air and recirculated air modes

Press The mode switches between outside air mode (the indicator is off) and.
The mode switches between outside air mode (the indicator is off) and
recirculated air mode (the indicator is on) each time the button is pressed.

Defogging the windshield

Defogging.

Defogging.
The air conditioning system operates
automatically.
Recirculated air mode will automatically
switch to outside air
mode. It is not possible to return to
recirculated air mode when the
switch is on.

Adjusting the position of and opening and closing the air outlets

- Front center outlets

1. Direct air flow to the left or right,

1. Direct air flow to the left or right,
up or down.
2. Turn the knob to open or close
the vent.

- Front side outlets

1. Direct air flow to the left or right,

1. Direct air flow to the left or right,
up or down.
2. Turn the knob to open or close
the vent.

- Rear outlets

1. Direct air flow to the left or right,

1. Direct air flow to the left or right,
up or down.
2. Turn the knob to open or close
the vent.

Air conditioning system settings

When the “POWER” switch is turned on, the air conditioning system settings will be
set to those that were in use the last time the “POWER” switch was turned off.
Air conditioning system settings are memorized individually on each electronic
key, so the settings reproduced will be specific to the key that is used.
This feature is customizable at your Lexus dealer.

Using automatic mode

Fan speed is adjusted automatically according to the temperature setting and ambient
conditions. As a result, the following may occur:
Immediately after the button is pressed, the fan may stop for a while until warm or
cool air is ready to flow.

Using the system in recirculated air mode

The windows will fog up more easily if recirculated air mode is used for an extended
period.

Switching between outside air and recirculated air modes

Recirculated air mode or outside air mode may be automatically switched to in
accordance with the temperature setting and the inside temperature.

Window defogger feature

Recirculated air mode may automatically switch to outside air mode in situations
where the windows need to be defogged.

When outside air temperature is below 32°F (0°C)

The cooling and dehumidification function may not operate even when pressed.is
pressed.

When the indicator light on Press to turn off the cooling andflashes

Press dehumidification function and turn it onto turn off the cooling and dehumidification function and turn it on
again. There may be a problem in the air conditioning system if the indicator light
continues to flash. Turn the air conditioning system off and have it inspected by your
Lexus dealer.

Air conditioning odors

During use, various odors from inside and outside the vehicle may enter into
and accumulate in the air conditioning system. This may then cause odor to be
emitted from the vents.
To reduce potential odors from occurring:
• It is recommended that the air conditioning system be set to outside air mode
prior to turning the vehicle off.
• The start timing of the blower may be delayed for a short period of time
immediately after the air conditioning system is started in automatic mode.

CAUTION:
To prevent the windshield from fogging up
Do not use in extremely humid weather. The differenceduring cool air operation in extremely humid weather. The difference
between the temperature of the outside air and that of the windshield can
cause the outer surface of the windshield to fog up, blocking your vision.

NOTICE:
To prevent 12-volt battery discharge
Do not leave the air conditioning system on longer than necessary when the hybrid
system is off.

Rear window defogger switch

Defoggers are used to defog the rear window, and to remove raindrops,
dew and frost from the outside rear view mirrors.

Turns the rear window and outside

Turns the rear window and outside
rear view mirror defoggers
on/off.
The defoggers will automatically
turn off after 15 to 60 minutes.
The operation time changes
according to the ambient temperature
and vehicle speed.

Operating conditions

The “POWER” switch must be in ON mode.

The outside rear view mirror defoggers

Turning the rear window defogger on will turn the outside rear view mirror defoggers
on.

CAUTION:
When the outside rear view mirror defoggers are on.
Do not touch the outside surface of the rear view mirrors, as they can become very
hot and burn you.

Windshield wiper de-icer

This feature is used to prevent ice from building up on the windshield and
wiper blades.

- Vehicles with a navigation system.
Owners of models equipped with a navigation system should refer to
the “Navigation System Owner’s Manual”.
- Vehicles without a navigation system.

Turns the windshield wiper deicer

Turns the windshield wiper deicer
on/off.
The windshield wiper de-icer
will automatically turn off after
approximately 15 minutes.

Operating conditions

The “POWER” switch must be in ON mode.

CAUTION:
When the windshield wiper de-icer is on.
Do not touch the lower part of the windshield or the side of the front pillars, as the
surfaces can become very hot and burn you.

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