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’03 Corolla U (L/O 0201)

SECTION 1 8

OPERATION OF INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS

Air conditioning system

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Air flow selector settings

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Operating tips

 

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Side vents

 

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Checking and replacing the air conditioning filter

 

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Controls

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1. “A/C” button (on some models) 2. Air intake selector 3. Temperature selector 4. Fan speed
1.
“A/C” button (on some models)
2.
Air intake selector
3.
Temperature selector
4.
Fan speed selector
5.
Air flow selector

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Fan speed selector

Turn the

knob to adjust the fan speed—to

the

right

to

increase,

to

the

left

to

de-

crease.

 

Temperature selector

Turn the knob to adjust the temperature—

to

the right

to warm,

to

the

left

to cool.

Air flow selector Turn the knob to select the vents used for air flow. 1. Panel—Air
Air flow selector
Turn the
knob to select
the vents
used for
air flow.
1. Panel—Air
flows
mainly
from
the
instrument panel vents.
  • 2. Bi level—Air flows from both the floor vents and the instrument panel vents.

  • 3. Floor—Air flows mainly from the floor vents.

  • 4. Floor/Windshield—Air flows mainly

from the

floor

vents

and windshield

vents. Turning the air

flow

selector

to

the

floor/windshield position turns

on

the

defogging function with the purpose of clearing the front view.

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This position allows

the

air

intake to

select FRESH automatically. This is to clean up the front view more quickly.

If

you

want

to

return

the

setting to

RECIRCULATE mode, press the air in-

take selector button once again.

Press the “A/C” button for dehumidified heating or cooling. This setting clears the front view more quickly.

If

you turn

the air

flow selector to the

another position, the air intake mode

returns to FRESH mode automatically.

5. Windshield—Air flows mainly from the windshield vents.

Turning

the

air

flow

selector

to

the

windshield position turns on the defog-

ging function with the purpose of clear-

ing

the front

view.

 

This position allows

the

air

intake to

select FRESH automatically. This is to

clean up the front view more quickly.

If

you

want

to

return

the

setting to

RECIRCULATE mode, press the air in-

take selector button once again.

Press the “A/C” button for dehumidified heating or cooling. This setting clears the front view more quickly.

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If

you turn

the air

flow selector

to

the

another position,

the

air

intake

mode

returns to FRESH mode automatically.

For details about air flow selector settings, see the illustration after “A/C” button.

’03 Corolla U (L/O 0201) If you turn the air flow selector to the another position,

Air intake selector

Press the button to select the air source.

1. Recirculate (indicator light is on)—Re- circulates the air inside the vehicle.

2. Fresh

(indicator

light

is

off)—Draws

outside air into the system.

To prevent

fogging

up

of

the windshield,

the air intake mode may change automati-

cally to FRESH depending on the condi- tion of the air conditioning system.

“A/C” button

To

turn on

the

air

conditioning, press the

“A/C”

button.

The

“A/C”

button indicator

will

come on.

To turn

the

air

conditioning

off, press

the button again.

If the “A/C” button indicator flashes, there is a problem in the air conditioning system

and

the

air

conditioning automatically

shuts off.

If

this happens,

take your

ve-

hicle to a Toyota dealer for service.

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Air flow selector settings

: On some models
: On some models

Operating tips

To

cool

off

your

Toyota

after

it

has

been parked

in

the hot

sun,

drive with

the windows

open

for

a

few minutes.

This vents

the hot

air, allowing

the air

conditioning

to

cool

the

interior

more

quickly.

 

Make

sure

the air

intake grilles

in front

 

of

the windshield are not blocked

(by

leaves or snow, for example).

 

On

humid days,

do

not

blow

cold air

on the windshield. The windshield could

fog up because of

the difference in air

temperature on the inside and outside of the windshield.

Keep

the

area

under

the

front

seats

 

clear

to allow

air

to

circulate through-

out the vehicle.

 

On

cold

days,

set

the

fan

speed

to

high

for

a

minute

to

help

clear

the

intake ducts of

snow or

moisture. This

can

reduce the

amount of

fogging on

the windows.

 

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When driving on dusty roads, close all Heating Air conditioning windows. If dust thrown up
When
driving on
dusty
roads, close all
Heating
Air conditioning
windows. If dust thrown up by the ve-
For best results,
set controls to:
For best
results, set controls to:
hicle is
still drawn into the vehicle after
closing the windows, it is recommended
that
the
air
intake
selector
be
set
to
FRESH and the fan speed selector to
any setting except “OFF”.
Fan speed—Any setting except “OFF”
Temperature—Towards red zone
Air intake—FRESH (outside air)
Air flow—FLOOR
Air conditioning—OFF
Fan speed—Any setting except “OFF”
Temperature—Towards blue zone
Air intake—FRESH (outside air)
Air flow—PANEL
Air conditioning—ON
If following another
vehicle on
a dusty
road, or driving in windy and dusty
For
quick
heating,
select
recirculated
For
quick
cooling,
select
recirculated
conditions, it is recommended that the
air intake selector be temporarily set to
RECIRCULATE, which will close off the
outside passage and prevent outside
air
for
a
few
minutes.
To
keep the
air
for
a few minutes.
windows from fogging, select fresh af-
Ventilation
ter
the
vehicle
interior
has
been
For best
results, set controls to:
warmed.
air
and dust
from entering the vehicle
interior.
Press the “A/C” button on for dehumidi-
fied heating.
Choose floor/windshield air flow to heat
the vehicle interior while defrosting or
defogging the windshield.
Fan speed—Any setting except “OFF”
Temperature—Towards blue zone
Air intake—FRESH (outside air)
Air flow—PANEL
Air conditioning—OFF

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Defogging

The inside of the windshield For best results, set controls

to:

Fan speed—Any setting except “OFF” Temperature—Towards red zone to heat; blue zone to cool Air intake—FRESH (outside air) Air flow—WINDSHIELD

Turning the air flow selector to the wind- shield or floor/windshield position turns on the defogging function with the purpose of clearing the front view.

When turning the air flow selector to wind- shield or floor/windshield position, the air intake selects FRESH automatically. This is to clean up the front view more quickly.

If

you want

to

return the

setting

to

RE-

CIRCULATE mode, press the air intake

selector button once again.

 

Press

the

“A/C”

button

for dehumidified

heating or cooling. This setting clears the front view more quickly.

On

humid days,

do

not

blow

cold

air

To

heat

the

vehicle

interior

while de-

on the windshield—the

difference

be-

frosting

the

windshield,

choose

tween the outside and inside tempera-

floor/windshield air flow.

tures could make the fogging worse.

Defrosting

The outside of the windshield

For best

results, set controls to:

Fan speed—Any setting except “OFF”

Temperature—Towards red zone Air intake—FRESH (outside air) Air flow—WINDSHIELD

Turning the air flow selector to the wind- shield or floor/windshield position turns on the defrosting function with the purpose of clearing the front view.

When turning the air flow selector to wind- shield or floor/windshield position, the air intake selects FRESH automatically. This is to clean up the front view more quickly.

If

you want

to

return the

setting

to

RE-

CIRCULATE mode, press the air intake

selector button once again.

If

you

turn

the

air

flow

selector

to

the

Press

the

“A/C”

button

for dehumidified

another position,

the

air

intake mode re-

heating. This setting clears the front view

turns to FRESH mode automatically.

 

more quickly.

 
 

If

you

turn

the

air

flow

selector

to

the

another position,

the

air

intake mode re-

turns to FRESH mode automatically.

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Side vents

’03 Corolla U (L/O 0201) Side vents If air flow control is not satisfactory, check the

If air flow control is not satisfactory, check

the

side

vents.

The

side

vents

may

be

opened or closed as shown.

Checking and replacing the air conditioning filter

’03 Corolla U (L/O 0201) Side vents If air flow control is not satisfactory, check the

The air conditioning filter is behind the glove box.

The air conditioning filter may clog af- ter long use. The filter may need to be

replaced if the air

flow of the air condi-

tioning and heater experiences extreme reductions in operating efficiency, or if the windows begin to fog up easily in FRESH mode.

To keep the air conditioning efficiency, re- place the filter following the interval below;

U.S.A.—Every 22500 miles Canada—Every 16000 km

:

If

you drive your

vehicle on dusty

roads

mostly,

replace

the

filter

every

10000

miles.

 

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1. Open the glove box. Remove the screw with a Phillips−head screw- driver and slide off
1. Open
the
glove
box.
Remove
the
screw
with
a
Phillips−head
screw-
driver
and
slide
off
the
damper
as
shown.

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2. Push each side of the glove box to
2. Push
each
side of
the glove box
to

disconnect the claws.

3. Remove the filter cover the illustration. as shown in
3. Remove the filter cover
the illustration.
as
shown in
4. Pull the filter out of the filter outlet.
4.
Pull
the
filter
out of
the filter outlet.

Inspect the filter on the surface.

If

it

is dirty,

it should be replaced.

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When inserting the filter in the filter
When
inserting
the
filter
in
the
filter

outlet, keep the arrow pointing up.

INFORMATION

The air filter should be installed prop- erly in position. The use of air condi- tioning with the air filter removed may cause deteriorated dustproof per- formance and then affect air condi- tioning performance.

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