Climate Controls Ford 2006-Mustang

In an effort to reduce environmental impact and comply with increasingly stringent regulations regarding greenhouse gas emissions, Ford Motor Company has introduced significant changes to the 2006 Ford Mustang by incorporating an advanced climate control system. Through this innovation, Ford is committed to providing a driving experience that combines exceptional performance with a heightened concern for the environment. In this article, we will explore the important features of the Climate Controls in the 2006 Ford Mustang and its positive impact on climate change.


1. Temperature selection: Controls the temperature of the airflow in the vehicle.
2. Mode selections: Controls the location of the airflow in the vehicle. See the following for a brief description of each selection.


Climate Controls Ford 2006 Mustang

Distributes recirculated air through the instrument panel vents to cool the vehicle. This re-cooling of the interior air is more economical and efficient. Recirculated air may also help reduce undesirable odors from entering the vehicle.

  • Distributes air through the instrument panel vents.
  • Distributes air through the instrument panel vents and the floor

O (OFF): Outside air is shut out and the climate system is turned off.

  • Distributes air through the floor vents.
  • Distributes air through the windshield defroster vents and floor.
  • Distributes air through the windshield defroster vents. Can be used to clear the windshield of fog and thin ice.
  1. Rear defroster (R ): Press to activate/deactivate the rear window defroster. Refer to Rear window defroster later in this section for more information.
  2. Recirculation control : Press to activate/deactivate air recirculation in cabin. Recirculated air may reduce the amount of time to cool down the interior of the vehicle and may also help reduce undesired exterior odors from reaching the interior of the vehicle. Recirculation engages automatically with selection of MAX A/C or can be engaged manually in any other mode selection except (defrost). Recirculation may turn off automatically in all airflow selections except MAX A/C.
  3. A/C: Press to activate/deactivate air conditioning. Use with recirculated air to improve cooling performance. Engages automatically in MAX A/C, (defrost) and (floor/defrost).
  4. Fan speed adjustment: Controls the volume of air circulated in the vehicle.

Operating tips

  • To reduce fog build up on the windshield during humid weather, place the air flow selector in the (defrost) position.
  • To reduce humidity build up inside the vehicle, do not drive with the airflow selector in the O (OFF) position or with recirculated air engaged.
  • Do not put objects under the front seats that will interfere with the airflow to the back seats.
  • Remove any snow, ice or leaves from the air intake area at the base of the windshield.
  • To improve the A/C cool down, drive with the windows slightly open for 2-3 minutes after start up or until the vehicle has been “aired out.”

For maximum cooling performance in MAX A/C mode:

  1. Move temperature control to the coolest setting.
  2. Set the fan to the highest speed initially, then adjust to maintain comfort.

For maximum cooling performance in panel or panel/floor modes:

  1. Move temperature control to the coolest setting.
  2. Select A/C and recirculated air ( ) to provide colder airflow.
  3. Set the fan to the highest speed initially, then adjust to maintain comfort.

To aid in side window defogging/demisting in cold weather:

  1. Select .
  2. Select A/C.
  3. Adjust the temperature control to maintain comfort.
  4. Set the fan speed to the highest setting.
  5. Direct the outer instrument panel vents towards the side windows.
  6. To increase airflow to the outer instrument panel vents, close the vents located in the middle of the instrument panel.

⚠ Do not place objects on top of the instrument panel as these objects may become projectiles in a collision or sudden stop.


Ensure that the ignition is in the 3 (ON) position. Press the control to clear the rear window of thin ice and fog. The LED will illuminate. The rear window defroster turns off automatically after 10 minutes, or when the ignition is turned to the 1 (OFF/LOCK) position. To manually turn off the defroster before 10 minutes have passed, push the control again.

Do not use razor blades or other sharp objects to clean the inside of the rear window or to remove decals from the inside of the rear window. This may cause damage to the heated grid lines and will not be covered by your warranty.


Your vehicle is equipped with a cabin air filter, which is located just in front of the windshield under the cowl grille on the passenger side of the vehicle.

The particulate air filtration system is designed to reduce the concentration of airborne particles such as dust, spores and pollen in the air being supplied to the interior of the vehicle. The particulate filtration system gives the following benefits to customers:

  • Improves the customer’s driving comfort by reducing particle concentration
  • Improves the interior compartment cleanliness
  • Protects the climate control components from particle deposits

For more information regarding the interval at which you should replace the cabin air filter, refer to your scheduled maintenance information. For additional cabin air filter information, or to replace the filter, see an authorized dealer.