2013 KIA Optima — Owner's Manual – Page #196

Posted on 22 May, 2015
Model: 2013 KIA Optima
Pages: 382


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Features of your vehicle
WINDSHIELD DEFROSTING AND DEFOGGING
For maximum defrosting, set the tem-
perature control to the extreme
right/hot position and the fan speed
control to the highest speed.
If warm air to the floor is desired while
defrosting or defogging, set the mode
to the floor-defrost position.
Before driving, clear all snow and ice
from the windshield, rear window, out-
side rear view mirrors, and all side win-
dows.
Clear all snow and ice from the hood
and air inlet in the cowl grill to improve
heater and defroster efficiency and to
reduce the probability of fogging up
the inside of the windshield.
Manual climate control system
To defog inside windshield
1. Select any fan speed except “0” posi-
tion.
2. Select desired temperature.
3. Select the or position.
4. The outside (fresh) air will be selected
automatically.
If the outside (fresh) air position is not
selected automatically, press the corre-
sponding button manually.
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WARNING - Windshield
heating
Do not use the or position
during cooling operation in
extremely humid weather. The dif-
ference between the temperature of
the outside air and the windshield
could cause the outer surface of
the windshield to fog up, causing
loss of visibility. In this case, set
the mode selection knob or button
to the position and fan speed
control knob or button to a lower
speed.

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