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2010 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Vents, Heating, and A/C

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Vents, Heating, and A/C  
LX and EX models  
FAN CONTROL DIAL  
MODE CONTROL BUTTONS  
TEMPERATURE  
CONTROL DIAL  
MAX A/C BUTTON  
RECIRCULATION  
BUTTON  
REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER/HEATED  
MIRRORS BUTTON*  
AIR CONDITIONING  
(A/C) BUTTON  
REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER  
: Canadian models  
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Fan Control Dial  
Recirculation Button  
Rear Window Defogger  
Turn this dial to increase or decrease When the recirculation indicator is  
Button  
/
the fan speed and airflow.  
on, air from the vehicle’s interior is  
sent throughout the system again.  
When the indicator is off, air is  
brought in from the outside of the  
vehicle (fresh air mode).  
This button turns the rear window  
defogger off and on (see page 80 ).  
Temperature Control Dial  
Turning this dial clockwise increases  
the temperature of the airflow.  
Canadian models only  
Pushing this button also turns the  
power mirror heaters on and off.  
Air Conditioning (A/C) Button  
This button turns the air  
conditioning on and off. The  
indicator in the button is on when  
the A/C is on.  
The outside air intakes for the  
heating and cooling system are at  
the base of the windshield. Keep this  
area clear of leaves and other debris.  
Mode Control  
Use the mode control buttons to  
select the vents air flows from. Some  
air will flow from the dashboard  
corner vents in all modes.  
The system should be left in fresh  
air mode under almost all conditions.  
Keeping the system in recirculation  
mode, particularly with the A/C off,  
can cause the windows to fog up.  
MAX A/C Button  
The system automatically  
Air flows from the center  
and corner vents in the dashboard.  
turns on the A/C and switches to  
recirculation mode (see page 133 to  
use this setting). Air flows from the  
center and side vents in the  
Airflow is divided between  
the vents in the dashboard and the  
floor vents.  
Switch to recirculation mode when  
driving through dusty or smoky  
conditions, then return to fresh air  
mode.  
dashboard. Pressing the  
or any of the mode buttons cancels  
MAX A/C, but the A/C stays on.  
, A/C,  
CONTINUED  
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Air flows from the floor  
vents.  
Air flows from the defroster  
Using the Heater  
vents at the base of the windshield.  
The heater uses engine coolant to  
warm the air. If the engine is cold, it  
will be several minutes before you  
feel warm air coming from the  
When you select  
, the system  
When you select  
or  
,
automatically switches to fresh air  
mode. If you switch the mode from  
the system automatically switches to  
fresh air mode and turns on the A/C. system.  
You cannot turn the A/C off in this  
or  
to  
, the system  
keeps the A/C on. The A/C  
indicator will not come on if it was  
off to start with.  
mode.  
Select  
.
1.  
When you select  
, the system  
Ventilation  
automatically switches to fresh air  
mode. If you switch the mode  
The flow-through ventilation system  
draws in outside air, circulates it  
through the interior, then discharges  
it through vents near the tailgate.  
To turn off the A/C, press the A/C  
button to illuminate the indicator,  
then press it again to turn off the  
A/C.  
from  
or  
, the system  
also automatically turns on the  
A/C. This helps prevent the  
windows from fogging up  
unintendedly. The A/C indicator  
will not come on if it was off to  
start with (see the first column on  
this page).  
Set the temperature to the lower  
limit.  
1.  
When you switch to  
mode from  
or  
, the A/C  
2. Make sure the A/C is off.  
turns off. But if it was on to start  
with, the A/C stays on.  
3. Select  
and fresh air mode.  
4. Set the fan to the desired speed.  
2. Set the fan to the desired speed.  
3. Adjust the warmth of the air with  
the temperature control dial.  
Airflow is divided between  
the floor vents and defroster vents at  
the base of the windshield.  
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Using the A/C  
If the interior is very warm,  
you can  
Dehumidify the Interior  
Air conditioning places an extra load  
on the engine. Watch the engine  
cool it down more rapidly by partially  
Air conditioning, as it cools, removes  
moisture from the air. When used in  
combination with the heater, it  
opening the windows, turning on the  
coolant temperature gauge (see page air conditioning, and setting the fan  
). If it moves near the red zone,  
to maximum speed in fresh air mode. makes the interior warm and dry and  
can prevent the windows from  
To cool the interior with MAX A/C:  
1. Set the fan to the desired speed.  
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turn off the A/C until the gauge  
reading returns to normal.  
fogging up.  
Turn on the A/C by pressing the  
button. The indicator in the button  
comes on when a fan speed is  
selected.  
Select MAX A/C.  
Turn the fan on.  
1.  
2.  
1.  
2.  
3.  
4.  
The system automatically turns on  
Turn on the air conditioning.  
the A/C, selects  
, and  
Select  
and fresh air mode.  
switches to recirculation mode.  
Adjust the temperature to your  
preference.  
2. Make sure the temperature is set  
to maximum cool.  
3. Make sure the temperature is set  
to maximum cool.  
3. Select  
.
This setting is suitable for all driving  
conditions whenever the outside  
temperature is above 32°F (0°C).  
4. If the outside air is humid, select  
recirculation mode. If the outside  
air is dry, select fresh air mode.  
5. Set the fan to the desired speed.  
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To Defog and Defrost  
To Remove Exterior Frost or Ice  
From the Windows  
To Turn Everything Off  
Turning the fan speed control dial all  
the way to the left shuts the system  
off.  
To remove fog from the inside of the  
windows:  
1.  
Select  
. The system  
1. Set the fan to the desired speed, or  
high for faster defrosting.  
automatically switches to fresh air  
mode and turns on the A/C.  
The A/C indicator does not come  
on if it was off to start with.  
Keep the system off for short  
periods only.  
2. Select  
. The system  
automatically switches to fresh air  
mode and turns on the A/C. The  
A/C indicator will not come on if it  
was off to start with.  
2. Select  
.
To keep stale air and mustiness  
from collecting, you should have  
the fan running at all times.  
3. Set the fan and temperature  
controls to maximum level.  
3. Adjust the temperature so the  
airflow feels warm.  
To clear the windows faster, you can  
close the dashboard corner vents by  
rotating the wheel below each vent.  
This sends more warm air to the  
windshield defroster vents. Once the  
windshield is clear, select fresh air  
mode to avoid fogging the windows.  
4. Select  
/
to help  
clear the rear window.  
5. To increase airflow to the  
windshield, close the corner vents.  
When you switch to  
, from  
or , the A/C stays on.  
This helps prevent the windows from For your safety, make sure you have  
rapidly fogging up when the air is  
suddenly routed away from the  
windshield. If you want to turn the  
A/C off, press and release the A/C  
button twice. The indicator in the  
button comes on and then goes off.  
a clear view through all the windows  
before driving.  
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