Kia Stinger: Windshield defrosting and defogging / Defogging logic

Kia Stinger CK 2018-2020 Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Windshield defrosting and defogging / Defogging logic

To reduce the possibility of fogging up the inside of the windshield, the air intake or air conditioning is controlled automatically according to certain conditions such as or position. To cancel automatic defogging logic or return to the automatic defogging logic, do the following.

Automatic climate control system

1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.

2. Press the defroster button ().

3. While pressing the air conditioning button (A/C), press the air intake control button at least 5 times within 3 seconds.

The recirculation indicator blinks 3 times with 0.5 second of interval. It indicates that the defogging logic is canceled or returned to the programmed status.

If the battery has been discharged or disconnected, it resets to the defog logic status.

Auto defogging system

Auto defogging reduces the probability of fogging up the inside of the windshield by automatically sensing the moisture of inside the windshield.

The auto defogging system operates when the heater or air conditioning is on.

The auto defogging system does not work if you push the Air intake control button, Air conditioning button, or Mode selection button with the Auto Defogging system in operation. To ensure a proper view, do not press the following buttons while the auto defogging system is in operation.

This indicator illuminates when the auto defogging system senses the moisture on the inside of the windshield and operates.

The Auto defogging system addresses excess moisture on the inside of the windshield in stages. For example, if auto defogging does not defog inside the windshield at step 1 Outside air position, it tries to defog again at step 2 Operating the air conditioning.

Step 1 : Outside air position
Step 2 : Operating the air conditioning
Step 3 : Blowing air flow toward the windshield
Step 4 : Increasing air flow toward the windshield

To cancel or reset the Auto Defogging System

Press the front windshield defroster button for 3 seconds when the ignition switch is in the ON position. When the ADS system is canceled, Indicator on the button will blink 3 times per 0.5 sec and the position “ADS OFF” will be displayed on the climate control information screen. When the ADS system is reset, Indicator on the button will blink 6 times per 0.25sec and the position “ADS OFF” will be disappeared on the climate control information screen. You can set or release the Auto Defogging System on the AVN Climate Information selection screen. If the battery is discharged or detached, the auto defogging system will be reset. Adjust the feature accordingly.

CAUTION

Do not remove the sensor cover located on the upper end of the passenger side windshield glass. Damage to the system parts could occur and may not be covered by your vehicle warranty.

Automatic climate control system
To defog inside windshield 1. Set the fan speed to the desired position. 2. Select desired temperature. 3. Press the defroster button (). 4. The outside (fresh) air position will be selected aut ...

Automatic ventilation
The system automatically selects the outside (fresh) air position when the climate control system operates over a certain period of time (approximately 30 minutes) in low temperature with the reci ...

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