Audi Q7 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q7: Climate control system


One of the following options may be available, depending on vehicle equipment:

  • A deluxe automatic climate control system with three zones where the temperature, air distribution, and air supply can be set separately on the left and right front sides, and the temperature can be set separately in the rear
  • A deluxe automatic climate control system with four zones to individually adjust the temperature, air distribution, and amount of ventilation at all of the seats

The climate control system warms, cools, dehumidifies, and filters the air in the vehicle interior.

It is the most effective when the windows and panoramic glass roof* are closed. If there is a build-up of heat inside the vehicle, ventilation can help to speed up the cooling process.

The deluxe climate control system automatically maintains a temperature once it has been set. In all heating mode functions except defrost, the blower only switches to a higher speed once the coolant has reached a certain temperature.

Active combination filter

When the fan is running, the filter will reduce particulate matter and the concentration of pollen, as well as odors in the interior.

For the sake of the environment

Energy can be saved by switching off the A/C mode.


  • To prevent interference with the heating or cooling output and to prevent the windows from fogging over, the air intake in front of the windshield must be free of ice, snow, and leaves.
  • Condensation from the cooling system can drip and form a puddle of water under the vehicle. This is normal and does not mean there is a leak.
  • The energy management system may temporarily switch off certain functions, such as the seat heating" or rear window defogger.

    These systems are available again as soon as the energy supply has been restored.


Fig. 88 Center console: lower display and switch panel
Fig. 88 Center console: lower display and switch panel

Settings are adjusted using both displays, the switch panel in the center console, and the control panel in the rear. For information on how to operate the touch displays, see > Touch displays.

You can adjust all climate control system settings in the front; only certain functions are available in the rear.

Lower display

The lower display has two sections with controls: You can regulate the blower and the air distribution automatically using AUTO in area (1). You can also apply individual settings here.

In area (2), you can switch individual climate control system functions on and off.

Switch panel in the center console

Both the and buttons to defog windows as quickly as possible are located in area (3).

Upper display

In the upper display, you can switch additional functions on and off, display them, and adjust settings.

  • Applies to: MMI: Select on the home screen: VEHICLE > Air conditioning, or
  • Press on the lower display.

Control panel in rear

You can operate certain climate control functions in the rear using the control panel.


A climate control function from the upper display can be assigned to each button to the left and right of in area (2).

  • Press and hold the symbol for the desired function on the upper display for at least three seconds.

    A menu that consists of two sections appears.

  • If you pull the symbol toward the left section, the button to the left of will be assigned.
  • If you pull the symbol toward the right section, the button to the right of will be assigned.



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