Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Manual heating and air conditioning

A. Fan speed control: Controls the volume of air circulated in your


A. Fan speed control:

Controls the volume of air circulated in your vehicle. Turn to select the desired fan speed or switch off. If you switch the fan off, the windshield may fog up.

B. Defrost:

Distributes air through the windshield defroster vents and demister vents. This setting can also be used to defog and clear the windshield of a thin covering of ice.

C. Power:

Press to turn the system off and on. When the system is off, outside air cannot enter the vehicle.

D. A/C:

Press to turn air conditioning off and on. Air conditioning cools the vehicle using outside air. To improve air conditioning when starting your vehicle, drive with the windows slightly open for two to three minutes.

E. Recirculated air:

Press to switch between outside air and recirculated air. When the LED on the button is lit, the air currently in the passenger compartment is being recirculated. Using recirculated air can reduce the time needed to cool the interior and reduce unwanted odors from entering your vehicle.

F. Temperature control: Controls the temperature of the air circulated in your vehicle. Turn to select the desired temperature.

G. MAX A/C: Distributes recirculated air through the instrument panel vents to cool the vehicle. This position is more economical and efficient than normal air conditioning.

H. Air distribution control: Press to set the air distribution to a position listed below:

windshield defroster vents, demisterDistributes air through the
windshield defroster vents, demister vents and floor vents.

instrument panel vents. Distributes air through the
instrument panel vents.

instrument panel vents, floor vents, Distributes air through the
instrument panel vents, floor vents, and demister vents.

floor vents. Distributes air through the
floor vents.

I. Rear defrost: Turns the heated windows and mirrors off and on.

See Heated windows and mirrors later in this chapter for more information.

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