Toyota Tundra Owners Manual: Automatic air conditioning system

Air outlets and fan speed are automatically adjusted according to the temperature setting.

Air conditioning controls

■ Adjusting the temperature setting To adjust the temperature setting, turn the temperature control dial clockwise (warm) or counterclockwise (cool).

Using the air conditioning system

If is not pressed, the system will blow ambient temperature air or heated air.

The air conditioning system switches between individual and simultaneous mode each time is pressed.

■ Fan speed setting To adjust the fan speed, press "" on to increase the fan speed and "" to decrease the fan speed.

Press to turn the fan off.

■ Change the airflow mode To change the airflow, press .

Air outlets are adjusted each time the button is pressed.

■ Other functions

  • Switching between outside air and recirculated air modes

  • Defogging the windshield

  • Defogging the back window (CrewMax models)

  • Defogging the outside rear view mirrors (if equipped)

  • Windshield wiper de-icer (if equipped)

Using by automatic mode

1. Press .

2. Adjust the temperature setting.

3. To stop the operation, press .

■ Automatic mode indicator If the fan speed setting or air flow modes are operated, the automatic mode indicator goes off. However, automatic mode for functions other than that operated are maintained.

■ Adjusting the temperature for driver and passenger seats separately ("SYNC" mode) The air conditioning system switches between individual and simultaneous mode each time is pressed.

Simultaneous mode (the indicator on is on): The driver's side temperature control dial can be used to adjust the temperature for driver's and front passenger's side. At this time, operate the front passenger's side temperature control dial to enter individual mode.

Individual mode (the indicator on is off): The temperature for the driver's and front passenger's side can be adjusted separately.

Other functions

■ Switching between outside air and recirculated air modes Press .

The mode switches between outside air mode (introduces air from outside the vehicle) (indicator off) and recirculated air mode (recycles air inside the vehicle) (indicator on) each time the button is pressed.

■ Defogging the windshield Defoggers are used to defog the windshield and front side windows.

Press .

Set the outside/recirculated air mode button to outside air mode if the recirculated air mode is used. (It may switch automatically.) To defog the windshield and the side windows early, turn the air flow and temperature up.

To return to the previous mode, press again when the windshield is defogged.

■ Defogging the back window (CrewMax models) Defogger is used to defog the back window.

Press .

The defogger will automatically turn off after approximately 15 minutes.

■ Defogging the outside rear view mirrors (if equipped) Defogger is used to defog to remove raindrops, dew and frost from the outside rear view mirrors.

Press or .

The defogger will automatically turn off after approximately 15 minutes.

CrewMax models: Turning the back window defogger on will turn the outside rear view mirror defoggers on.

■ Windshield wiper de-icer (if equipped) This feature is used to prevent ice from building up on the windshield and wiper blades.

Press or .

The defogger will automatically turn off after approximately 15 minutes.

Double Cab models: Turning the outside rear view mirror defoggers on will turn the windshield wiper de-icer on.

CrewMax models: Turning the back window defogger on will turn the windshield wiper de-icer on.

Air outlets

■ Location of air outlets Air outlets and air volume changes according to the selected airflow mode.

Using the air conditioning system

■ Adjusting the position of and opening and closing the air outlets

Front

Direct air flow to the left or right, up or down.

Using the air conditioning system

  1. Open the vent
  2. Close the vent

Using the air conditioning system

Rear (CrewMax models)

  1. Direct air flow to the left or right, up or down.
  2. Turn the knob to open or close the vent.

Using the air conditioning system

■Using automatic mode Fan speed is adjusted automatically according to the temperature setting and the ambient conditions.

Therefore, the fan may stop for a while until warm or cool air is ready to flow immediately after is pressed.

■Fogging up of the windows

  • The windows will easily fog up when the humidity in the vehicle is high.

    Turning on will dehumidify the air from the outlets and defog the windshield effectively.

  • If you turn off, the windows may fog up more easily.
  • The windows may fog up if the recirculated air mode is used.

■Outside/recirculated air mode

  • When driving on dusty roads such as tunnels or in heavy traffic, set the outside/ recirculated air mode button to the recirculated air mode. This is effective in preventing outside air from entering the vehicle interior. During cooling operation, setting the recirculated air mode will also cool the vehicle interior effectively.
  • Outside/recirculated air mode may automatically switch depending on the temperature setting or the inside temperature.

■When the outside temperature exceeds 75ºF (24ºC) and the air conditioning system is on

  • In order to reduce the air conditioning power consumption, the air conditioning system may switch to recirculated air mode automatically. This may also reduce fuel consumption.
  • Recirculated air mode is selected as a default mode when the engine switch is in the "ON" position.
  • It is possible to switch to outside air mode at any time by pressing .

■When the outside temperature falls to nearly 32ºF (0ºC) The dehumidification function may not operate even when is selected.

■Ventilation and air conditioning odors

  • To let fresh air in, set the air conditioning system to the outside air mode.

  • During use, various odors from inside and outside the vehicle may enter into and accumulate in the air conditioning system. This may then cause odor to be emitted from the vents.

  • To reduce potential odors from occurring:

    • It is recommended that the air conditioning system be set to outside air mode prior to turning the vehicle off.

    • The start timing of the blower may be delayed for a short period of time immediately after the air conditioning system is started in automatic mode.

WARNING

■To prevent the windshield from fogging up

  • Do not use during cool air operation in extremely humid weather.

    The difference between the temperature of the outside air and that of the windshield can cause the outer surface of the windshield to fog up, blocking your vision.

  • Do not place anything on the instrument panel which may cover the air outlets.

    Otherwise, air flow may be obstructed, preventing the windshield defoggers to defog.

Using the air conditioning system

To prevent burns (vehicles with rear view mirror defoggers and windshield wiper de-icer)

  • Do not touch the rear view mirror surfaces when the outside rear view mirror defoggers are on.
  • Do not touch the glass at lower part of the windshield or to the side of the front pillars, when the windshield wiper de-icer is on.

 

NOTICE

■To prevent battery discharge Do not leave the air conditioning system on longer than necessary when the engine is stopped.

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