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Ford Focus Owners Manual: Auxiliary heater

Parking heater

WARNINGS:

The parking heater must not be operated at filling stations, near sources of combustible vapours or dust or in enclosed spaces.

The parking heater should be switched on for approximately 10 minutes at least once a month all year round. This prevents the water pump and heater motor from seizing.

Note: The parking heater will only operate if there is at least 7.5 litres (1.6 gallons) of fuel in the fuel tank and the ambient temperature is below 15°C (59°F). The heater will not operate if the battery is low.

Note: The heating depends on the outside air temperature.

Note: When the parking heater is activated, exhaust fumes may come from under the sides of the vehicle. This is normal.

Note: On vehicles with manual climate control the heating of the vehicle interior is dependent on the temperature, air distribution and blower control settings.

The parking heater operates independently of the vehicle heater by heating the engine’s coolant circuit. It is fed from the vehicle fuel tank. You can also use it while the vehicle is in motion to help the vehicle heater warm up the interior more quickly.

Used properly, the parking heater provides the following benefits:

• It preheats the interior of the vehicle.

• It keeps the windows clear of ice in the event of frost and prevents condensation.

• It avoids cold starts and allows the engine to reach operating temperature sooner.

To prevent the battery from discharging:

• Once the parking heater has performed one heating cycle, the next programmed heating cycle will only be carried out if you have started the vehicle’s engine in between.

• After a heating cycle, drive the vehicle for at least the period of the heating cycle.

Programming the parking heater

Note: The programmed time is the time at which you wish the vehicle to be warm and ready to drive, not the time at which the heater switches on.

Note: You must programme the times at least 70 minutes in advance of the time you wish to set.

Note: You must set the time and date correctly.

To programme the heating times:



1. Use the rotary control to enter the main menu.

2. Highlight Park Heater and press the SET/RESET button.


• The functions Program 1 and Program 2 allow you to programme up to two heating cycles for each day of the week. These times will remain stored and the heater will warm up the vehicle at these times on these days every week.

• The function One-Time allows you to programme one heating cycle for one specific day.

• The function Active now automatically switches on the heater.


Programming the functions Program 1 and Program 2

1. Use the rotary control to enter the main menu.

2. Highlight Program 1 and press the SET/RESET button.

3. Highlight the day on which the heater should warm up the vehicle.

4. Press the SET/RESET button to confirm the selection. A cross appears in the box next to the day to show that this day is selected.

5. Continue in the same way to select all the days on which the heater should warm up the vehicle.

6. To set the time at which the vehicle should be warmed up, highlight the time at the top of the display and press the SET/RESET button. The hours start to flash.

7. Use the rotary control to adjust the hours to the desired setting.

8. Press the SET/RESET button to confirm the setting. The minutes start to flash.

9. Use the rotary control to adjust the minutes to the desired setting.

10. Press the SET/RESET button to confirm the setting.

11. Press the SET/RESET button to exit the menu.


You can use the function Program 2 to set a second cycle, for example different times on different days or twice on the same day. The programming procedure is the same as for the function Program 1.

Programming the function One-Time

1. Highlight One-Time and press the SET/RESET button. The hours start to flash.

2. Use the rotary control to adjust the hours to the desired setting.

3. Press the SET/RESET button to confirm the setting. The minutes start to flash.

4. Use the rotary control to adjust the minutes to the desired setting.

5. Press the SET/RESET button to confirm the setting.

6. Press the SET/RESET button to exit the menu.

Active now

1. Highlight Active now and press the SET/RESET button. A cross appears in the box next to the function to show that the heater is activated.

To deactivate the heater, highlight Active now and press the SET/RESET button again.

Diesel auxiliary heater (depending on country)

The diesel auxiliary heater (PTC electrical heater) aids in warming the engine and the vehicle interior on vehicles with a diesel engine. It is switched on or off automatically depending on the outside air temperature, the coolant temperature and the alternator load.

Fuel operated heater (depending on country)

The fuel operated heater aids in warming the engine and the vehicle interior on vehicles with a petrol or diesel engine. It is switched on or off automatically depending on the outside air temperature and the coolant temperature, unless you have deactivated it. When the fuel operated heater is operating, a message appears in the information display. See Information displays.

To deactivate the fuel operated heater:

1. Use the rotary control to enter the main menu.

2. Highlight Setup and press the SET/RESET button.

3. Highlight Aux. Heater and press the SET/RESET button. A cross appears in the box when the heater is activated.

4. Press the SET/RESET button to exit the menu.

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