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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual: Controls

Fig. 148 In the center console: Manual AC controls.

Fig. 149 In the center console: Climatronic controls.

Read and follow the introductory information and safety information firstIntroduction to the subject 

Press the corresponding button to switch a function on or off. If a function is switched on, an indicator light in the button comes on. To switch off a function, press the button again.

The LED in a particular button lights up to show that the function is activated.

Button / Knob More information: Manual AC ⇒ Fig. 148 

and Climatronic ⇒ Fig. 149 .
Temperature ① Manual AC: Turn knob to set the desired temperature. The position provides maximum cooling output. Recirculation mode and the cooling system switch on automatically.
... Climatronic: Left and right sides of the vehicle can be set to different temperatures. Turn the knob to set the temperature. The temperature is displayed on the outer ring.
Fan ② Manual AC: Setting 0: the fan and manual AC are switched off.

Setting 4: highest fan speed.
, Climatronic: The fan speed is automatically controlled depending on the vehicle speed in order to help prevent unnecessary noise. The fan can also be adjusted manually.
Air distribution ③ Manual AC: Direct airflow by turning knob to any setting (continuously adjustable).
Climatronic: Air flow is automatically adjusted to a comfortable level. It can also be manually adjusted with button ⇒ Fig. 149③ .
Displays ④ Climatronic: Left-side and right-side digital temperature displays.
Manual AC: Defog / defrost button. Airflow is directed to the windshield. Recirculation mode switches off automatically in this position. Increases the fan speed to clear the windshield as quickly as possible. The cooling system switches on automatically to dehumidify the air.
Climatronic: Defog / defrost button. The incoming outside air is directed to the windshield, and air recirculation is automatically switches off. To defrost the windshield as quickly as possible, humidity is removed from the air at temperatures above about 35  °F (+1.5 °C), and the blower is set to a high speed.
Air distribution to the air vents in the instrument panel.
Air distribution in the footwells.
Manual AC: Air distribution to the windshield and footwells.
Climatronic: Air is directed upward.
Rear window defroster: Functions only when the engine is running and switches off automatically after 10 minutes or less.
Manual AC: Air recirculation ⇒ Air recirculation .
Climatronic Manual and automatic air recirculation ⇒ Air recirculation .
, Buttons for seat heating ⇒ Seat functions .
Press the button to switch the air conditioner on or off.
Manual AC: Turn knob ① to the position for maximum cooling output. The air recirculation and air conditioning switches on automatically.

Climatronic: Push button for maximum air conditioner cooling. The air recirculation and air conditioning switches on automatically and the vents direct air in the position.
Climatronic: Applies the temperature settings for the driver side to the passenger side: If the indicator light in the button lights up, the temperature settings for the driver side also apply to the passenger side.

Press the button or turn the temperature knob for the passenger side to set a different temperature for the passenger side. The indicator light in the button lights up.
Climatronic: Automatic temperature control, fan speed and air distribution.
Press the button: The AUTO High (high fan speed) function switches on. The right indicator light in the button comes on.

Press the button again: The AUTO Low (low blower speed) function switches on. The left indicator light in the button comes on.
Switching off.

Manual AC: Turn fan switch to position 0.

Climatronic: Press button or set the fan manually to 0. If the system is switched off, an indicator light in the button lights up.

Warning

Stale air causes driver fatigue and reduces alertness, which can cause accidents, collisions, and serious personal injury.
  • Never switch off the fan for a long time, because no fresh air will enter the passenger compartment.
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