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Ram 1500/2500/3500: Manual Climate Controls With Touchscreen - If Equipped

Hard-Keys

The hard-keys are located below the radio touchscreen.

Climate Controls
Climate Controls - Hard-Keys

Soft-Keys

Soft-keys are accessible on the radio touchscreen.

Climate Controls
Temperature Controls - Soft-Keys

Button Descriptions (Applies To Both Hard-Keys And Soft-Keys)

1. MAX A/C Button

Press and release to toggle between MAX A/C and the prior settings. The soft-key illuminates when MAX A/C is ON. In MAX A/C, the blower level and mode position can be adjusted to desired user settings. Pressing other settings will cause the MAX A/C operation to switch to the prior settings and the MAX A/C indicator will turn off.

2. A/C Button

Press and release to change the current setting, the indicator illuminates when A/C is ON. Performing this function again will cause the A/C operation to switch into manual mode and the A/C indicator will turn off.

3. Recirculation Button

Press and release to change the current setting; the indicator illuminates when ON.

4. Front Defrost Button

Press and release to change the current airflow setting to Defrost mode. The indicator illuminates when this feature is ON. Air comes from the windshield and side window demist outlets. When the defrost button is selected, the blower level will increase. Use Defrost mode with maximum temperature settings for best windshield and side window defrosting and defogging. Performing this function will cause the ATC to switch into manual mode. If the front defrost mode is turned off the climate system will return the previous setting.

5. Defrost Button

Press and release this button to turn on the rear window defroster (if equipped) and the heated outside mirrors (if equipped). An indicator will illuminate when the rear window defroster is on. The rear window defroster automatically turns off after 10 minutes.

CAUTION!

Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to the heating elements:

  • Use care when washing the inside of the rear window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after soaking with warm water.
  • Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive window cleaners on the interior surface of the window.
  • Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.

6. Modes

The airflow distribution mode can be adjusted so air comes from the instrument panel outlets, floor outlets, demister outlets and defrost outlets. The Mode settings are as follows:

  • Panel Mode

Air comes from the outlets in the instrument panel. Each of these outlets can be individually adjusted to direct the flow of air. The air vanes of the center outlets and outboard outlets can be moved up and down or side to side to regulate airflow direction.

There is a shut off wheel located below the air vanes to shut off or adjust the amount of airflow from these outlets.

  • Bi-Level Mode

Air comes from the instrument panel outlets and floor outlets. A slight amount of air is directed through the defrost and side window demister outlets.

NOTE: BI-LEVEL mode is designed under comfort conditions to provide cooler air out of the panel outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.

  • Floor Mode

Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight amount of air is directed through the defrost and side window demister outlets.

  • Mix Mode

Air comes from the floor, defrost and side window demister outlets. This mode works best in cold or snowy conditions.

NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in MIX and DEFROST modes even if the A/C button is not pressed. This dehumidifies the air to help dry the windshield.

To improve fuel economy, utilize these modes only when required.

7. Blower Control

Blower control is used to regulate the amount of air forced through the climate system. There are seven blower speeds available. Adjusting the blower will cause automatic mode to switch to manual operation. The speeds can be selected using either hard-keys or soft-keys as follows:

Hard-Key

The blower speed increases as you turn the control clockwise from the lowest blower setting. The blower speed decreases as you turn the knob counterclockwise.

Soft-Key

Use the small blower icon to reduce the blower setting and the large blower icon to increase the blower setting.

Blower can also be selected by pressing the blower bar area between the icons.

8. Climate Control OFF Button

Press and release this button to turn the Climate Control ON/OFF.

9. Temperature Control Down Button

Push the button for cooler temperature settings. On the touchscreen, slide the temperature bar towards the blue arrow soft-key for cooler temperature settings.

10. Temperature Control Up Button

Push the button for warmer temperature settings. On the touchscreen, slide the temperature bar towards the blue arrow soft-key for cooler temperature settings.

Recirculation Control

When outside air contains smoke, odors, or high humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired, you may wish to recirculate interior air by pressing the RECIRCULATION control button.

Recirculation mode should only be used temporarily. The recirculation LED will illuminate on the blower control knob when this button is selected. Push the button a second time to turn off the Recirculation mode LED and allow outside air into the vehicle.

NOTE: In cold weather, use of Recirculation mode may lead to excessive window fogging. The Recirculation mode is not allowed in Defrost mode to improve window clearing operation. Recirculation will be disabled automatically if these modes are selected.

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