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Operation

Sun protection

sun blind

Fig. 102 

Sun visor on the driver side.

Options for adjusting driver and front pas-
senger sun visors

Lower the sun visor towards the wind-

screen.

The sun visor can be pulled out of its

mounting and turned towards the door

››› 

Fig. 102 

1

.

Swing the sun visor towards the door, longi-

tudinally backwards.

There is a vanity mirror on the sun visor, with a
cover 

2

.

WARNING

Folded sun blinds can reduce visibility.

Always store sun blinds and visors in their

housing when not in use.

Seats and headrests

Adjusting seats

Manual adjustment of the front
seats

Fig. 103 

Front seats: manual seat settings.

Forwards/backwards: pull the lever and
move the seat. The seat must engage
when the lever is released!
Raise/lower: pull the lever up or push
down (several times if necessary) from its
home position.
Tilting the backrest: turn the hand wheel.

WARNING

Incorrect seat adjustment may lead to ac-
cidents and severe injuries.

1

2

3

124

Seats and headrests

Only adjust the seats when the vehicle is

stationary, as the seats could move unex-
pectedly while the vehicle is in motion and
you could lose control of the vehicle. Fur-
thermore, an incorrect position is adopted
when adjusting the seat.

Adjust the height, position and inclination

of the front seats only when their move-
ment area is empty.

Make sure there are no objects in that

area.

Make sure that the movement and lock-

ing areas of the seats are clean.

Headrest

Introduction

The possibilities for the adjustment and disas-
sembly of the headrests are described below.
Always make sure that the seats are correctly
adjusted 

››› 

page 13

.

All seats are equipped with a headrest. The
central rear headrest is only intended for the
central seat of the rear bench. Therefore, do
not install it on any other seat.

Correct adjustment of headrest

Adjust the headrest so that its upper edge is
at the same level as the top of your head and
under no circumstances below eye level.

Keep the back of your head always as close
to the headrest as possible.

Adjusting the headrest for short people

Lower the headrest completely, even if your
head is below its upper edge. In the lowest
position, there may be a small distance be-
tween the headrest and the backrest.

Adjusting the headrest for tall people

Push the headrest up as far as it will go.

WARNING

If travelling with the headrests removed or
improperly adjusted, the risk of severe or
fatal injuries in the event of accidents and
sudden braking or manoeuvres increases.

Always travel with the headrest correctly

installed and adjusted.

To decrease the risk of cervical injuries in

the event of an accident, adjust the head-
rest correctly based on your height, always
making sure that its upper edge is at the
same height as the top of the head, but
never below eye level. Keep the back of
your head always as close to the headrest
as possible and centred.

Never adjust the headrest while the vehi-

cle is in motion.

Under no circumstances should the rear

passengers travel while the headrests are
in the non-use position.

CAUTION

When assembling and disassembling the
headrests, do not let them meet the top lin-
ing of the vehicle, the back rest of the front
seat or other parts of the vehicles. If not,
this could damage the vehicle.

Adjusting the headrests

Fig. 104 

Front seat: headrest adjustment.

Fig. 105 

Rear headrest: headrest adjustment.

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125

Operation

Adjusting the height of the headrests

Move the headrest up or down in the direc-

tion of the corresponding arrow. Regarding
the rear headrest, to both raise and lower,
press the button 

››› 

Fig. 104 

1

; for the rear

headrests it is only necessary to press the
button 

››› 

Fig. 105 

1

 to lower them 

››› 

 in

Introduction on page 125

.

The headrest must lock correctly in one po-

sition.

Removing and fitting the headrests

Fig. 106 

Front headrest: removal.

Fig. 107 

Rear headrest: removal.

Removing the front head restraints

Lower the head restraint if necessary.

To unlock it, look for the rabbet on the bot-

tom of the backrest and press in the direction
of the arrow 

››› 

Fig. 106 

1

.

Remove the head restraint in the direction

of the arro

2

.

Fitting the front head restraints

Place the head restraint in the correct posi-

tion on the guides of the corresponding back-
rest and insert it.

Press the head restraint downwards until

the bars lock.

Adjust the head restraint according to the

instructions on the correct position of the
seat.

Removing the rear headrests

To remove the headrest, the corresponding
backrest must be partially folded forward.

Unlock the backrest 

››› 

page 127

.

Move the headrest upwards until it arrives

to the top.

Press button 

››› 

Fig. 107 

1

, while simulta-

neously pressing on the security hole 

2

 with

a flat screwdriver a maximum of 5 mm wide,
and remove the headrest.

Move the backrest until it engages properly

››› 

 in Folding down and raising the rear

seat backrest on page 127

.

Fitting the rear headrests

To mount the external headrests, the corre-
sponding backrest must be partially folded
forward.

Unlock the backrest 

››› 

page 127

.

Insert the headrest bars into the guides until

they perceptibly engage. It should not be
possible to remove the headrest from the
backrest.

Move the backrest until it engages properly

››› 

 in Folding down and raising the rear

seat backrest on page 127

.

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Seats and headrests

WARNING

Remove the rear headrests only when it is
necessary to fit a child seat. After removing
a child seat, refit the headrest immediately.

Seat functions

Folding down and raising the rear
seat backrest

Fig. 108 

Rear seat: folding the backrest.

On split rear seats, the backrest can be low-
ered in two sections.

Folding the backrest forwards

Completely lower the rear headrests

››› 

page 125

.

Press the unlock button 

››› 

Fig. 108 

1

 for-

wards and at the same time fold the backrest

down. The rear seat backrest is not engaged
when the red marking of the button 

2

 is visi-

ble.

Converting the table to a seat

Raise and lock in the back rest. The red

marking on the tab 

2

 should no longer be

visible when the backrest is properly secured.

WARNING

Serious injuries can be caused if the rear
seat backrest is lowered or lifted without
due care and attention.

Never lower or lift the rear seat backrest

while driving.

Do no trap or damage the seat belt when

raising the rear seat backrest.

When lowering or lifting the rear seat

backrest, keep your hands, fingers, feet
and other body parts out of its path.

For the rear seat belts to offer the neces-

sary protection all the parts of the rear
backrest must be properly engaged. This is
particularly important in the case of the
centre rear seat. If someone is seated in a
seat whose backrest is not properly engag-
ed they will fly forward, along with the
backrest, during an accident or a sudden
driving or braking manoeuvre.

A red signal on the button 

2

 warns that

the backrest is not engaged. Always check
that the red marking is not visible when the
backrest is in the upright position.

When the rear seat backrest is lowered or

is not properly engaged nobody else can
travel in the corresponding seats (not even
a child).

CAUTION

Serious damage can be caused to the vehi-
cle and other objects if the rear seat back-
rest is lowered or lifted without due care
and attention.

Before lowering the rear seat backrest,

always adjust the front seats so that nei-
ther the headrests nor the cushions of the
rear backrest can hit them.

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Operation

Transport and practical
equipment

Storing objects

Positioning the luggage and cargo

It is possible to carry objects and luggage in
the vehicle, in a trailer 

››› 

page 256

 and on

the roof 

››› 

page 132

. When doing so, please

consider all legal provisions.

Placing luggage inside the vehicle safely

Distribute the load in the vehicle as evenly

as possible.

Always place equipment and heavy ob-

jects in the boot 

››› 

.

Position heavy items in the boot as far for-

ward as possible.

Take into account the maximum authorised

weight per axle, as well as the maximum au-
thorised weight of the vehicle 

››› 

page 316

.

Secure the objects to the fastening rings of

the boot using appropriate chains or belts

››› 

page 131

.

Also place small objects safely.

Adapt tyre pressure to the load. Take into

account the pressure adhesive of the tyres

››› 

page 291

.

In vehicles equipped with tyre control sys-

tem, adjust to the new load status if necessa-
ry 

››› 

page 295

.

WARNING

Loose or unsecured objects can cause seri-
ous injury in case of sudden manoeuvring
or braking or in case of an accident. Partic-
ularly if the airbag hits them when deploy-
ing and they are thrown across the inside of
the vehicle. Please observe the following
rules to minimise the risk of injury:

Place all objects inside the vehicle safe-

ly.

Secure all objects, little and large.

Place the objects in the cabin in such a

way that they can never reach the airbag
deployment areas while the vehicle is in
motion.

Keep the storage compartments closed

at all times while the vehicle is in motion.

Place the objects in such a way that they

never force any occupant of the vehicle to
sit in an incorrect position.

When transporting objects that take up a

seat, never let anyone use that seat.

Never leave hard, sharp or heavy objects

loose in open storage compartment of the
vehicle, on the cover behind the rear seat
or on the dashboard.

Remove all hard, sharp or heavy objects

from the fabrics and bags inside the cabin
and store them safely.

WARNING

The transport of heavy object changes ve-
hicle handling and increases braking dis-
tance. Heavy objects that are not properly
placed or secured may cause loss of con-
trol of the vehicle and thus severe injuries.

Never put too much load in the vehicle.

Both the carrying capacity as well as the
distribution of the load in the vehicle have
effects on the driving behaviour and brak-
ing ability.

When transporting heavy objects, the

driving behaviour of the vehicle varies due
to the displacement of the centre of gravi-
ty.

Always distribute the load in the vehicle

as evenly and horizontally as possible.

Always place heavy objects in the boot

before the rear axle and as far away from it
as possible.

Objects in the luggage compartment

that are unsecured could move suddenly
and modify the handling of the vehicle.

Adapt your speed and driving style at all

times to suit visibility, weather, road and
traffic conditions.

Accelerate with particular care and cau-

tion.

Avoid sudden braking and manoeuvres.

Brake earlier than usual.

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Transport and practical equipment

WARNING

Never leave your vehicle unattended, es-

pecially when the rear lid is open. Children
could climb into the luggage compartment,
closing the door behind them; they will be
trapped and run the risk of death.

Close and lock all the doors and the rear

lid when you leave the vehicle. Before you
lock the vehicle, make sure that there are
no adults or children in the vehicle.

CAUTION

Electrical wires or, depending on the fea-
tures, the antenna embedded into the rear
windows could be damaged, even irrepara-
bly, if they are in contact with objects.

Note

Straps for securing the load to the fasten-
ing rings are commercially available from
accessory shops.

Luggage compartment

Luggage compartment shelf

Fig. 109 

In the luggage compartment: remov-

ing and fitting the shelf.

Fig. 110 

In the luggage compartment: remov-

ing and fitting the shelf.

Removing

Detach the cord loops 

››› 

Fig. 109 

B

 from

their hooks 

A

.

Remove the rear shelf from the side sup-

ports 

››› 

Fig. 110

 by pulling it upwards and

then take it out.

Storing the rear shelf

Depending on the equipment, once the lug-
gage compartment shelf has been removed,
it can be stored under the boot's variable
floor 

››› 

page 130

.

Remove the side cover sliding it upwards

and place the shelf in the bottom.

Replace the side cover.

To remove it proceed in reverse order.

Fitting

Insert the cover horizontally so that the “re-

cess” fits onto the axis of the supports

››› 

Fig. 110

 and press down until it engages.

Hook the loops 

››› 

Fig. 109 

B

 to the rear lid.

WARNING

Animals, loose or unsecured or objects car-
ried on the rear shelf can cause serious in-
jury in case of sudden manoeuvring or
braking or in case of an accident.

Do not leave hard, sharp or heavy ob-

jects or in bags on the rear shelf.

Never transport animals on the rear shelf.

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129

Operation

CAUTION

Before closing the rear lid, ensure that

the rear shelf is correctly fitted.

An overloaded luggage compartment

could mean that the rear shelf is not cor-
rectly seated and it may be bent or dam-
aged.

If the luggage compartment is overloa-

ded, remove the tray.

Note

Ensure that, when placing items of clothing
on the luggage compartment cover, rear
visibility is not reduced.

Variable luggage compartment
floor

Fig. 111 

Variable luggage compartment floor:

 raised position; 

 lowered position.

Fig. 112 

Variable luggage compartment floor:

inclined position.

Variable floor in high position

To move from the low position to the high

position, lift the floor using the handle

››› 

Fig. 111

 

1

, and pull it back until the front of

the floor has fully passed the supports 

2

.

Move the floor forward over the supports as

far as the rear seat backrest and then lower
the floor with the handle 

1

.

Variable floor in low position

To move from the high position to the low

position, lift the floor using the handle

››› 

Fig. 111

 

1

, and pull it back until the front of

the floor has fully passed the supports 

2

.

Now let the front part fall to the floor and

slide the floor forwards as far as the rear seat
backrest; lower the floor at the same time
with the handle 

1

.

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Transport and practical equipment

Variable floor in the tilted position

When the variable floor is tilted you can ac-
cess the spare wheel or anti-puncture kit
area.

Lift the variable floor in the high position us-

ing handle 

››› 

Fig. 111

 

1

, pull it up and push it

towards the backrest of the rear seats until it
folds along the hinge line and the movable
part of the floor is resting on itself.

Rest the floor on its housings 

››› 

Fig. 112

 (ar-

rows).

WARNING

Always secure objects, even when the

luggage compartment floor is properly lif-
ted.

Only objects that do not protrude more

than 2/3 the height of the floor may be car-
ried between the rear seat and the raised
luggage compartment floor.

Only objects that do not weigh than ap-

proximately 7.5 kg may be carried between
the rear seat and the raised luggage com-
partment floor.

CAUTION

The maximum weight that can be loaded

on the luggage compartment variable floor
in the top position is 100 kg.

Do not let the luggage compartment

floor fall when closing it. Always carefully

guide it downwards in a controlled manner.
Otherwise, the lining and the floor of the
luggage compartment could be damaged.

Fastening rings

Fig. 113 

Location of fastening rings in luggage

compartment.

There are fastening rings 

››› 

Fig. 113

 on the

front and rear of the boot to secure loose ob-
jects and luggage with fastening belts and
cords.

WARNING

If unsuitable or damaged belts or retaining
straps are used, they could break in the
event of braking or an accident. Objects
could then be launched across the passen-
ger compartment and cause serious or fa-
tal injuries.

Always use belts or straps that are suita-

ble and in good condition.

Tighten the belts and straps in a cross

layout over the load placed on the boot
floor and secure them to the fastening rings
safely.

Never exceed the maximum tensile load

of the fastening rings when securing ob-
jects.

Make sure that, particularly for flat ob-

jects, the upper edge of the load is higher
than the fastening rings.

Depending on the features, take into ac-

count the instruction panels on the boot on
how to place the load.

Never secure a child seat to the fastening

rings.

Note

The maximum tensile load that the fas-

tening rings can support is approx. 3.5 kN.

Belts, straps and securing systems for the

appropriate load can be obtained from
specialised dealerships. SEAT recom-
mends visiting a SEAT dealership for this.

131

Operation

Roof carrier

Introduction

The vehicle roof has been designed to opti-
mise aerodynamics. For this reason, cross
bars or conventional roof carrier systems
cannot be secured to the roof water drains.

As the roof water drains are integrated in the
roof to reduce air resistance, only SEAT-ap-
proved cross bars and roof carrier systems
can be used.

Cases in which cross bars and the roof
carrier system should be disassembled.

When they are not used.

When the vehicle is washed in a car wash.

When the vehicle height exceeds the maxi-

mum height, for example, in some garages.

WARNING

Always secure the load properly using

belts or retaining straps that are suitable
and in a good condition.

Bulky, heavy, long or flat loads have a

negative effect on aerodynamics, the cen-
tre of gravity and driving performance.

Avoid sudden braking and manoeuvres.

Adapt your speed and driving style at all

times to suit visibility, weather, road and
traffic conditions.

CAUTION

Remove the cross bars and the roof carri-

er system before entering a car wash.

Vehicle height is increased by the instal-

lation of cross bars or a roof carrier system
and the load secured on them. For this pur-
pose, check that your vehicle's height does
not surpass the headspace limit, for exam-
ple, for underpasses or for entering garage
doors.

Any cross bars, roof carrier systems or

loads secured to them must not interfere
with the roof aerial or block the path of the
rear lid.

On opening the rear lid make sure that it

does not knock into the roof load.

For the sake of the environment

When cross bars and a roof carrier system
are installed, the increased air resistance
means that the vehicle uses more fuel.

Securing the crossbars and the
roof carrier system

Fig. 114 

Attachment points for the roof railings

for the roof carrier system.

The crossbars are the basis of a series of
special roof carrier systems. For safety rea-
sons, special fixtures must be used to safely
transport luggage, bicycles, skis, surf boards
or boats on the roof. Suitable accessories
can be acquired at SEAT dealerships.

Always secure the crossbars and the roof
carrier system properly. Always take the as-
sembly instructions that come with the cross-
bars and the roof carrier system in question
into account.

The crossbars are assembled on the roof rail-
ings. The distance between cross bars

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Transport and practical equipment

››› 

Fig. 114 

A

 should be 75 cm and the dis-

tance between the cross bars and the brack-
ets of the roof railings 

B

 should be 5 cm.

WARNING

Incorrect attachment and use of the cross-
bars and the roof carrier system may cause
the whole system to detach from the roof
and cause an accident and injuries.

Always take the manufacturer assembly

instructions into account.

Check threaded joints and attachments

travelling and if necessary tighten them af-
ter you have travelled a short distance.
When making long trips, check the threa-
ded joints whenever you stop for a rest.

Do not modify or repair the crossbars or

roof carrier system.

Note

Always read the assembly instructions that
come with the crossbars and the roof carri-
er system carefully and keep them in the
vehicle.

Loading the roof carrier system

The load can only be secured if the crossbars
and the roof carrier system are properly in-
stalled 

››› 

.

Maximum authorised cargo on the roof

The maximum authorised cargo permitted for
transporting on the roof is 

75 kg

. This figure

comes from the combined weight of the roof
carrier, the cross bars and the load itself on
the roof 

››› 

.

Always check the weight of the roof carrier
system, the cross bars and the weight of the
load to be transported and weigh them if
necessary. Never exceed the maximum au-
thorised roof load.

If you are using cross bars and a roof carrier
with a lower weight rating, you will not be
able to carry the maximum authorised roof
load. In this case, do not exceed the maxi-
mum weight limit for the roof carrier which is
listed in the fitting instructions.

Distributing a load

Distribute loads uniformly and secure them
correctly 

››› 

.

Check attachments

Once the cross bars and roof carrier system
have been installed, check the bolted con-
nections and attachments after a short jour-
ney and subsequently with a certain frequen-
cy.

WARNING

Never exceed the maximum authorised

load on the roof and on the axles or the ve-
hicle's maximum authorised weight.

Never exceed the load capacity of the

cross bars and the roof carrier system,
even if the maximum authorised roof load
has not been reached.

Secure heavy items as far forward as

possible and distribute the vehicle load
uniformly.

WARNING

If the load is loose or not secured, it could
fall from the roof carrier system or cause
accidents and injuries.

Always use belts or retaining straps that

are suitable and in a good condition.

Storage compartment

Introduction

Use the storage compartments only for small
or light items.

WARNING

Objects inside the vehicle that are not se-
cured could be thrown across the cabin in

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133

Operation

the event of sudden braking or manoeu-
vring. This may cause severe injuries as
well as loss of control of the vehicle.

Do not carry animals or sharp, hard or

heavy items in open storage compartments
of the vehicle, on the dashboard or on the
cover behind the rear seats, or inside
pieces of clothing or bags inside the vehi-
cle.

Keep the storage compartments closed

at all times while the vehicle is in motion.

WARNING

Objects in the driver's footwell could diffi-
cult the use of the pedals. This may cause
loss of control of the vehicle and increases
the risk of severe injuries.

Make sure that nothing prevents you from

using the pedals at any time.

Always secure the mat in the footwell.

Never place other mats or other type of

covers on the factory-fitted mat.

Ensure that no objects can fall into the

driver's footwell while the vehicle is in mo-
tion.

When the vehicle is stationary, remove

the objects in the footwell.

WARNING

If you leave lighters inside the vehicle, they
might be damaged or lit inadvertently. This

could lead to severe burns and damage to
the vehicle.

Before moving a seat, make sure there

are no lighters in the moving part area of
the vehicle.

Before closing a storage compartment,

make sure there are no lighters in the clos-
ing area.

Never leave a lighter inside a storage

compartment or any other surface of the
vehicle as it could ignite due to the high
temperatures on such surfaces, particular-
ly during the summer.

CAUTION

Do not store heat- or cold-sensitive ob-

jects, food or medicines in the cabin. Heat
and cold could damage them or render
them useless.

Objects made from transparent materi-

als left inside the vehicle, such as glasses,
magnifying glasses or transparent suction
pads stuck to the windows can concentrate
sunlight and damage the vehicle.

Glove compartment

Fig. 115 

On the front passenger side: glove

compartment.

This compartment can hold documents in A4
format, a water bottle of 1.5 L, etc.

Opening and closing the glove compart-
ment

Opening

: Pull the handle 

››› 

Fig. 115

 and open

the glove compartment.

Closing

: Press the glove compartment up-

wards.

WARNING

If the glove compartment is left open, the
risk of causing severe injuries in the event
of an accident, sudden braking or manoeu-
vring increases.

Always keep the glove compartment

closed while the vehicle is in motion.

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Transport and practical equipment

Object holder under front seats

Fig. 116 

Storage compartment under the right

front passenger seat.

Opening

: Press the tab on the drawer handle

and take the drawer out.

Closing

: Push the drawer under the seat until

it engages.

Depending on the equipment, under the driv-
er's seat there may be a magazine holder
(about the size of the instruction manual) in-
stead of the storage compartment.

WARNING

If the drawer is left open, it could prevent
use of the pedals. This may cause serious
accidents and injuries.

Always keep the drawer closed while the

vehicle is in motion. Otherwise, the drawer
and any objects in it could fall into the driv-
er's footwell and obstruct the pedals.

CAUTION

The drawer can contain 1.5 kg at most.

Other object holders

You will find more object holders, compart-
ments and supports in other parts of the vehi-
cle:

In the centre console.

Inside the central armrest.

Other storage compartments are found in

the rear seat, to the left and the right of the
seats.

There is a storage pocket on the rear of the

front seats.

CAUTION

Do not place overly large objects in the
pockets on the front seat backrests (e.g.
bottles) or objects with sharp edges. Risk
of damage to the pockets and the uphols-
tery.

Drink holder

Introduction

Bottle holder

The storage compartments of the driver and
passenger doors contain a bottle holder.

WARNING

Incorrect use of the bottle holders may
cause injuries.

Never put hot drinks in the drink holders.

In the event of sudden braking or an acci-
dent while driving, hot beverages in the
bottle holders might spill and cause burns.

Ensure that no bottles or other objects

are dropped in the driver footwell while
driving, as they could get under the pedals
and obstruct their working.

Never place glasses, food or other heavy

objects drink holders. These heavy objects
may be thrown across the cabin in the
event of an accident and cause serious in-
juries.

WARNING

Closed bottles may explode inside the ve-
hicle due to cold or heat.

Never leave closed bottles in the vehicle

if the temperature inside is very high or very
low.

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135

Operation

CAUTION

Do not leave open cans in the drink holders
when the vehicle is in motion. If the drink is
spilled (e.g. due to sudden braking) it may
damage the vehicle and its electrical sys-
tem.

Note

The inside elements of the drink holders
can be extracted for cleaning.

Front drink holders

Fig. 117 

Front drink holders in the centre con-

sole.

In the central console, next to the hand brake,
there are two drinks holders 

››› 

Fig. 117

.

Power sockets

Vehicle power sockets

Fig. 118 

Front power socket.

Remove the plug from the socket located in

the centre console 

››› 

Fig. 118

.

Insert the plug of the electrical appliance

into the power socket.

Electrical equipment can be connected to
the 12 volt power socket.

The appliances connected to each power
socket must not exceed a power rating of 120
Watt.

WARNING

The power socket works only when the igni-
tion is on. Improper use may cause serious
injury or even fire. Children should there-
fore not be left in the vehicle unattended if
the button is also left behind. Otherwise

there is a possibility that they may be in-
jured.

CAUTION

Always use the correct type of plugs to
avoid damaging the sockets.

Note

The use of electrical appliances with the

engine switched off will cause a battery
discharge.

Should the connected appliance over-

heat, immediately switch it off and discon-
nect it from the socket.

Before switching the ignition on or off, un-

plug the appliances from the USB ports to
protect them from any damage caused by
fluctuations in voltage.

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Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Heating, ventilation and
cooling

Introduction

Depending on the vehicle’s equipment, sever-
al systems may have been fitted:

The 

heating and ventilation

 heats and

ventilates the passenger compartment. It
cannot cool.

The 

manual air conditioning

 and the 

Cli-

matronic

 cool and dehumidify the air. They

operate most effectively with the windows
and the sunroof closed.

To switch a specific function on, press the ap-
propriate button. Press the button again to
switch off the function.

The LED on each control lights up to indicate
that the respective function of a control has
been switched on.

Dust and pollen filter

The dust and pollen filter with its activated
charcoal cartridge serves as a barrier
against impurities in the air taken into the ve-
hicle interior.

The dust and pollen filter must be changed
regularly so that air conditioner performance
is not adversely affected.

If the filter loses efficiency prematurely due to
use in areas with very high levels of air pollu-
tion, the filter must be changed more fre-
quently than stated in the Service Schedule.

WARNING

Reduced visibility through the windows in-
creases the risk of serious accidents.

Always ensure that all windows are free

of ice and snow, and that they are not fog-
ged, so as to maintain good visibility of ev-
erything outside.

Only drive when you have good visibility.

Always ensure that you use the air condi-

tioning, heater or rear window heating to
maintain good visibility to the outside.

Never leave the air recirculation on for a

long period of time. If the cooling system is
switched off and air recirculation mode
switched on, the windows can mist over
very quickly, considerably limiting visibility.

Switch air recirculation mode off when it

is not required.

WARNING

Stuffy or used air will increase fatigue and
reduce driver concentration possibly re-
sulting in a serious accident.

Never leave the fresh air fan turned off or

use the air recirculation for long periods of
time; the air in the vehicle interior will not
be refreshed.

CAUTION

To replace the pollen filter, always visit a

service centre.

Switch the climate control or air condi-

tioner off if you think it may be broken. This
will avoid additional damage. Have the cli-
mate control or air conditioning checked
by a specialised workshop.

Repairs to the climate control or air con-

ditioning require specialist knowledge and
special tools. SEAT recommends visiting a
SEAT Official Service.

Note

When the cooling system is turned off, air

coming from the outside will not be dried.
To prevent fogging of the windows, SEAT
recommends leaving the cooling system
(compressor) turned on. To do this, press
the 



 button. The button lamp should

light up.

The maximum heat output required to de-

frost windows as quickly as possible is only
available when the engine has reached its
normal running temperature.

Keep the air intake slots in front of the

windscreen free of snow, ice and leaves to

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Operation

ensure heating and cooling are not im-
paired, and to prevent the windows from
misting over.

The air from the vents flows through the

vehicle interior and is extracted by slots in
the luggage compartment designed for this
purpose. Therefore, you should avoid ob-
structing these slots with any kind of ob-
ject.

Do not smoke while air recirculation

mode is on, as smoke drawn into the air
conditioning system leaves residue on the
evaporator, producing a permanent un-
pleasant odour.

It is advisable to turn on the air condition-

ing at least once a month, to lubricate the
system gaskets and prevent leaks. If a de-
crease in the cooling capacity is detected,

a Technical Service should be consulted to
check the system.

When the engine is under extreme strain,

switch off the compressor for a moment.

Climatronic control

Fig. 119 

In the centre console: Climatronic con-

trols.

Automatic mode 



Automatic adjustment of temperature, fan,
and air distribution. Automatic mode is disa-
bled when the ventilation is modified manual-
ly.

Cooling mode 



Press the button to switch on or off the cool-
ing system.

Temperature 

1

/

2

The temperature of the right and left sides
can be adjusted separately using the adjust-
ers. The selected temperature is shown on
the display of the climate control panel.

Synchronisation

: press button 



 so that

settings on the driver's side apply to the pas-
senger side. Use the temperature regulator

for the passenger side to set a different tem-
perature.

Blower 

The power of the fan is automatically adjus-
ted.

Press the buttons to manually adjust the fan.

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Air conditioning

Air distribution 

 / 

 / 

The airflow adjusts automatically for comfort.
It can also be manually distributed to the de-
sired zone by pressing the corresponding
button:

The airflow is directed towards the chest
The airflow is directed towards the foot-
well.
The airflow is directed at the windscreen.

Defrost/demist function 

The air drawn in from outside the vehicle is di-
rected at the windscreen and air recirculation

is automatically switched off. To defrost the
windscreen more quickly, the air is dehumidi-
fied at temperatures over approximately
+3°C (+38°F) and the fan runs at maximum
output.

Heated rear window 

This only works when the engine is running
and switches off automatically after a maxi-
mum of 10 minutes.

It should be switched off as soon as the glass
is demisted. By saving electrical power you
can also save fuel.

To avoid possible damage to the battery, an
automatic temporary disconnection of this
function is possible, coming back on when
normal operating conditions are re-establish-
ed.

Air recirculation 

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Seat heating 

 

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Switching off

Press button 



 or manually set the fan to 

.

Manual air conditioning controls / Heating and fresh air system

Fig. 120 

In the centre console: 

 controls for the manual air conditioning; 

 heating and fresh air system controls.

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