Passenger’s Side Temperature Knob: Turn this knob
clockwise or counterclockwise to manually raise or lower
the temperature on the passenger’s side of the vehicle.
The display will show the temperature setting decreasing
or increasing and an arrow pointing toward the
passenger. The passenger’s temperature setting can be
set to match and link to the driver’s temperature setting
by pressing and holding the AUTO button for three
seconds. When adjusting the driver’s side temperature
setting, the passenger’s side temperature setting will
follow and both arrows will appear on the display. The
passenger’s side temperature setting also resets and
relinks to the driver’s side temperature setting if the
vehicle has been off for more than three hours.
Outside Air Temperature Display
A new outside temperature reading will be displayed if
the vehicle has been off for more than three hours. If the
vehicle has been off for less than three hours, the old
temperature reading may be displayed because
underhood heat is affecting the true outside temperature.
Underhood heat can also affect the outside temperature
while the engine is running. It may also take several
minutes of driving before the display updates to
the actual outside temperature.
AUTO (Automatic): When automatic operation is
active, the system will control the inside temperature,
the air delivery mode, and the fan speed.
Use the steps below to place the entire system in
1. Press the AUTO button.
When AUTO is selected, the air conditioning
operation and air outlet mode will be automatically
controlled. The air conditioning compressor will
run continuously when the outside temperature is
over approximately 40°F (4°C). The air inlet
will normally be set to outside air. If it’s hot outside,
the air inlet will automatically switch to recirculate
inside air to help quickly cool down your vehicle.
2. Set the driver’s and passenger’s temperature.
To ﬁnd your comfort setting, start with a 72°F (22°C)
temperature setting and allow about 20 minutes
for the system to adjust. Turn the driver’s or
passenger’s side temperature knob to adjust the
temperature setting as necessary. If you choose the
temperature setting of 60°F (15°C), the system
will remain at the maximum cooling setting. If you
choose the temperature setting of 90°F (32°C),
the system will remain at the maximum heat setting.
Choosing either maximum setting may not cause
the vehicle to heat or cool any faster.
2005 - Saab 97X Owner Manual