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2017 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Using Automatic Climate Control

Climate Control System  
Using Automatic Climate Control  
The automatic climate control system maintains the interior temperature you select.  
1Using Automatic Climate Control  
Models with air conditioning system  
If any button is pressed while in AUTO, the function  
of that button takes priority.  
The AUTO indicator goes off, but functions of other  
buttons pressed are still in auto mode.  
The system also selects the proper mix of heated or cooled air that raises or lowers  
the interior temperature to your preference as quickly as possible.  
Models without air conditioning system  
The system also selects the proper mix of heated or outside air that raises or lowers  
the interior temperature to your preference.  
To prevent cold air from blowing in from outside, the  
fan may operate at low speed for a while after the  
AUTO button has been pressed.  
Models with Auto Idle Stop  
During the Auto Idle Stop, the air conditioning  
system will be turned off.  
Dashboard vents, Dashboard and floor Floor vents  
Floor and  
demister  
vents  
and back of the  
vents, and back of  
centre console*  
the centre console*  
If the interior is very warm, you can cool it down  
more rapidly by partially opening the windows,  
turning the system on AUTO, and setting the  
temperature to low. Change the fresh air mode to  
recirculation mode until the temperature cools down.  
AUTO Button*1  
Passenger’s Side  
Temperature  
Control Dial*1  
Driver’s Side  
Temperature  
Control Dial*1  
When you set the temperature to the lower or upper  
limit, Lo or Hi is displayed.  
(Recirculation) Button*1  
(On/Off) Button  
/
(Fan Control) Buttons*1  
A/C (Air Conditioning) Button*, *1  
*1: Left-hand drive models shown. For the right-hand drive models, these buttons are located  
at the symmetrically opposite to the left-hand drive model.  
Use the system when the engine is running.  
1. Press the AUTO button.  
2. Adjust the interior temperature using the driver’s side or passenger’s side  
temperature control dial.  
3. Press the  
button to cancel.  
* Not available on all models  
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1Using Automatic Climate Control  
Switching between the recirculation and fresh air modes  
Press the  
conditions.  
button and switch the mode depending on environmental  
Pressing the  
button switches the climate  
control system between on and off. When turned on,  
the system returns to your last selection.  
Recirculation mode (indicator on): Recirculates air from the vehicle’s interior through  
the system.  
Fresh air mode (indicator off): Maintains outside ventilation. Keep the system in  
fresh air mode in normal situations.  
While in ECON mode, the system may allow greater  
temperature fluctuations.  
1Defrosting the Windscreen and Windows  
Defrosting the Windscreen and Windows  
For your safety, make sure you have a clear view  
through all the windows before driving.  
Models with air conditioning system  
Pressing the  
conditioning system on and automatically  
switches the system to fresh air mode.  
button turns the air  
Do not set the temperature near the lower limit.  
When cold air hits the windscreen, the outside of the  
windscreen may fog up.  
Pressing the  
button again to turn the  
previous settings.  
If the side windows fog up, adjust the vents so that  
the air hits the side windows.  
Models without air conditioning system  
Pressing the  
button automatically switches  
the system to fresh air mode.  
Pressing the  
button again to turn the  
previous settings.  
Continued  
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To rapidly defrost the windows  
1To rapidly defrost the windows  
1. Press the  
2. Press the  
button.  
button.  
After defrosting the windows, switch over to fresh air  
mode. If you keep the system in recirculation mode,  
the windows may fog up from humidity. This  
impedes visibility.  
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Synchronized Mode  
1Synchronized Mode  
When you press the  
to synchronized mode.  
button, the system changes  
When the system is in dual mode, the driver side  
temperature and the passenger side temperature can  
be set separately.  
Models with navigation system  
In AUTO mode, the system adjusts each temperature  
based on the information of the sunlight sensor and  
the sun position updated by the navigation system’s  
GPS.  
You can set the temperature synchronously for the driver side and the passenger  
side in synchronized mode.  
1. Press the SYNC button.  
u The system switches to synchronized mode.  
2. Adjust the temperature using driver’s side temperature control dial.  
Press the SYNC button or change the passenger side temperature setting to return  
to dual mode.  
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