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2023 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.  
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.  
If any buttons are pressed while using the climate  
control system in auto, the function of the button  
that was pressed will take priority.  
The auto button indicator will go off, but functions  
unrelated to the button that were pressed will be  
controlled automatically.  
To prevent cold air from blowing in from outside, the  
fan may not start immediately when the AUTO  
button is pressed.  
Dashboard  
vents  
Dashboard  
and floor  
vents  
Floor vents  
Floor and  
defroster  
vents  
Fan Control Dial  
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.  
Driver’s Side  
Temperature  
Control Dial  
Passenger’s Side  
Temperature  
Control Dial  
SYNC Button  
When you set the temperature to the lower or upper  
AUTO Button  
limit, Lo or Hi is displayed.  
A/C (Air Conditioning) Button  
(ON/OFF) Button  
(Recirculation) Button  
Use the system when the power system is on.  
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  
(ON/OFF) button to cancel.  
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Switching between the recirculation and fresh air modes  
Press the (recirculation) button and switch the mode depending on  
Pressing the  
button switches the climate control  
environmental conditions.  
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.  
system between on and off. When turned on, the  
system returns to your last selection.  
While ECON mode is active, the climate control  
system may have reduced cooling performance.  
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Defrosting the Windshield and Windows  
For your safety, make sure you have a clear view  
through all the windows before driving.  
Pressing the  
(windshield defroster) button  
turns the air conditioning system on and  
automatically switches the system to fresh air  
mode.  
Do not set the temperature near the upper or lower  
limit.  
When cold air hits the windshield, the outside of the  
windshield may fog up.  
Press the  
button again to turn off, the  
system returns to the previous settings.  
To 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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Synchronization Mode  
When the system is in dual mode, the driver’s side  
temperature and the passenger’s side temperature  
can be set separately.  
When you press the  
button, the system changes  
to synchronization mode.  
Driver’s Side  
Temperature  
Control Dial  
Passenger’s  
Side  
Temperature  
Control Dial  
SYNC Button  
You can set the temperature synchronously for the driver’s side and the passenger’s  
side in synchronization mode.  
1. Press the SYNC button.  
u The system switches to synchronization mode.  
2. Adjust the temperature using the driver’s side temperature control dial.  
Press the SYNC button or adjust the interior temperature using the passenger’s side  
temperature control dial to return to dual mode.  
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