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The compressor will not engage until the engine has
been running for a few seconds.
If your air conditioning performance seems lower than
expected, check the A/C air filter (ATC equipped
vehicles only) and the front of the A/C condenser for
an accumulation of dirt or insects. The A/C condenser
is located in front of the radiator. The A/C air filter is
located under the instrument panel on the passenger
Fabric type fascia protectors tend to block the amount
of air to the condenser and may reduce air condition-
If economy mode is desired, press the A/C button to turn
off the indicator light, and the A/C compressor. Move the
temperature control lever to the desired temperature.
Press the recirculation button to recirculate the
air inside the vehicle. This is located next to the
A/C button. An indicator light on the button
shows that air is being recirculated. Use the
recirculation mode to rapidly cool the inside of the
vehicle. The recirculation mode can also be used to
temporarily block out outside odors, smoke, and dust.
When the ignition switch is turned OFF, the recircula-
tion feature will be cancelled.
In cold weather, use of the Recirculation mode may
lead to excessive window fogging. The Recirculation
mode is not allowed in the Mix and Defrost modes to
improve window clearing operation. Recirculation
will be disabled automatically if these modes are
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