Jeep Cherokee (KL): Manual Climate Controls With Touchscreen

Buttons On Your Uconnect Faceplate

The buttons on the faceplate are located below the Uconnect screen.

Uconnect Manual Climate Controls - Buttons On The Faceplate
Uconnect Manual Climate Controls - Buttons On The Faceplate

Buttons On Your Uconnect Touchscreen

The buttons on the touchscreen are accessible on the Uconnect system screen.

Uconnect 5.0 Manual Temperature Controls - Buttons On The Touchscreen
Uconnect 5.0 Manual Temperature Controls - Buttons On The Touchscreen

Uconnect 8.4 Manual Temperature Controls - Buttons On The Touchscreen
Uconnect 8.4 Manual Temperature Controls - Buttons On The Touchscreen

Button Descriptions (Applies To Both The Buttons On Your Faceplate And The Buttons On Your Touchscreen)

1. MAX A/C Button

Push and release to change the current setting, the indicator illuminates when MAX A/C is ON. Performing this function again will cause the MAX A/C operation to switch into manual mode and the MAX A/C indicator will turn off.

2. A/C Button

Push and release to change the current setting, the indicator illuminates when A/C is ON. Performing this function again will cause the A/C operation to switch into manual mode and the A/C indicator will turn off.

3. Recirculation Button

Push and release to change the current setting, the indicator illuminates when ON.

4. Front Defrost Button

Push and release to change the current airflow setting to Defrost mode. The indicator illuminates when this feature is ON. Air comes from the windshield and side window demist outlets. When the defrost button is selected, the blower level will increase. Use Defrost mode with maximum temperature settings for best windshield and side window defrosting and defogging.

5. Rear Defrost Button

Push and release this button to turn on the rear window defroster and the heated outside mirrors (if equipped).

An indicator will illuminate when the rear window defroster is on. The rear window defroster automatically turns off after 10 minutes. For each additional push of this button, five additional minutes will be added to the timer function.

CAUTION!

Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to the heating elements:

  • Use care when washing the inside of the rear window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after soaking with warm water.
  • Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive window cleaners on the interior surface of the window.
  • Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.

6. Blower Control

Blower control is used to regulate the amount of air forced through the climate system. There are seven blower speeds available. Adjusting the blower will cause automatic mode to switch to manual operation. The speeds can be selected using either the blower control knob on the faceplate or buttons on the touchscreen as follows:

Blower Control Knob On The Faceplate

The blower speed increases as you turn the blower control knob clockwise from the lowest blower setting.

The blower speed decreases as you turn the blower control knob counterclockwise.

Buttons On The Touchscreen

Use the small blower icon to reduce the blower setting and the large blower icon to increase the blower setting.

Blower can also be selected by pressing the blower bar area between the icons.

7. Modes

The airflow distribution mode can be adjusted so air comes from the instrument panel outlets, floor outlets, and demist outlets. The Mode settings are as follows:

Panel Mode

Air comes from the outlets in the instrument panel. Each of these outlets can be individually adjusted to direct the flow of air. The air vanes of the center outlets and outboard outlets can be moved up and down or side to side to regulate airflow direction. There is a shut off wheel located below the air vanes to shut off or adjust the amount of airflow from these outlets.

Bi-Level Mode

Air comes from the instrument panel outlets and floor outlets. A slight amount of air is directed through the defrost and side window demister outlets.

NOTE: BI-LEVEL mode is designed under comfort conditions to provide cooler air out of the panel outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.

Floor Mode

Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight amount of air is directed through the defrost and side window demister outlets.

Mix Mode

Air comes from the floor, defrost and side window demist outlets. This mode works best in cold or snowy conditions.

NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in MIX and DEFROST modes even if the A/C button is not pushed. This dehumidifies the air to help dry the windshield.

To improve fuel economy, use these modes only when necessary.

8. Climate Control OFF Button

Push and release this button to turn the Climate Control ON/OFF.

9. Temperature Control Down Button (Uconnect 8.4)

Provides temperature control. Push the button on the faceplate for cooler temperature settings or on the touchscreen, press and slide the button on the touchscreen temperature bar towards the blue arrow button on the touchscreen for cooler temperature settings.

10. Temperature Control Up Button (Uconnect 8.4)

Provides temperature control. Push the button on the faceplate for warmer temperature settings or on the touchscreen, press and slide the button on the touchscreen temperature bar towards the red arrow button on the touchscreen for warmer temperature settings.

11. Temperature Control (Uconnect 5.0)

Press the temperature button on the touchscreen to regulate the temperature of the air inside the passenger compartment. Moving the temperature bar into the red area, indicates warmer temperatures. Moving the temperature bar into the blue area indicates cooler temperatures.

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