Citroen C3 2008 1.G Owner's Manual
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R E M O T E C O N T R O L
Note: The simultaneous use of other high frequency equipment (mobile telephones, domestic alarms, etc.) may momentarily hinder the operation of the remote control.
If there is a permanent fault, the remote control has to be reini-tialised. See "Changing remote control batteries".
A short press on control B unlocks your vehicle.
T h i s o p e r a t i o n i s c o n ﬁ r m e d b y t h e r a p i d ﬂ a s h i n g o f t h e d i r e c t i o n i n d i c a t o r s and the lighting of the interior lamp (if the function is activated). It can also deploy the exterior rear view mirrors.
Central locking – Deadlocking
A short press on button A locks your vehicle.
T h i s i s c o n ﬁ r m e d b y t h e l i g h t i n g f o r a r o u n d 2 s e c o n d s o f t h e d i r e c t i o n indicators and by the interior lamp going out. It may cause the exterior rear view mirrors to fold back.
If any of the doors, or the boot, is open or not properly closed, the central locking does not operate.
For vehicles equipped with deadlocking, two successive presses on co ntrol A will operate deadlocking. It is then impossible to open the doors, either from the inside or from the outside.
It is dangerous to operate the deadlocking when a p erson is in the vehicle as unlocking is impossible from the inside (without the remote control).
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R E M O T E C O N T R O L
Changing the remote control battery
First, retract the key-carrier if necessary.
Unclip the housing by lifting at the rear (see diagram).
Battery: CR 0523 of 3 V.
Re-initialisation of the remote control
After a change of battery, it may be necessary to re-initialise the remote control. To do that, switch on the ignition and immediately action button Aon your remote control to trigger the action desired. This may ta ke some ten seconds.Note: Make a careful note of the numbers for the keys and for the remot e control on the ASSISTANCE card. Keep this in a safe place.
Do not throw away the old batteries. They should be returned to a CITROËNDo not throw Do not throw dealer or deposited at a recognised collection point (a camera shop, for example).
Except when reinitialising, the remote control cannot function while the key is in the ignition, even when switched off.
Warning: by inadvertently actioning the remote control, wh en for example it is in your pocket, you can unlock the vehicle without your realising it.
However, if none of the doors is opened within thirty seconds following an unlocking, the doors will automatically relock.
Warning: there is a risk of damage if the replacement batte ry is not the correct one.
Only use batteries that are identical or equivalent to those approved by CITROËN.Only use batteries that ies tha
Locating of the vehicle
To locate the vehicle on a carpark, press button A, the interior lamps come on and the direction indica- t o r s ﬂ a s h f o r a f e w s e c o n d s . T h e vehicle remains locked.
Folding and ejecting the key
Button C is for folding and ejec-ting the key from its housing in the remote control.
If you do not press on button C, you could damage the key mecha-nism.
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K E Y S
It is dangerous to operate the deadlocking when a person is in the vehicle as unlocking is impossible from the inside (without the remote control).
The key number is on the label attached to the key.
Should you lose your key or remote control, a CITROËN dealer can supply replacements.
Should any keys be lost
Visit your CITROËN dealer with your car registration document
and proof of identity.
Yo u r C I T R O Ë N d e a l e r c a n r e c o v e r y o u r k e y c o d e a n d
transponder code to be able to replace your key
Electronic immobiliser key
The key operates all the vehicle’s locks as well as the ignition.Note: For safety reasons, a buz-zer will sound if you have switched off the ignition and opened the dri-ver’s door without having removed the ignition key.
The key can be used to deactivate the front passenger’s airbag. See "Airbags".
Central locking using the key
A brief action with the key locks the vehicle.
Deadlocking: Central locking using the key
A second action straightaway with the key deadlocks the vehicle. It is then impossible to open the doors from either inside or outside the vehicle.Note:With the vehicle stationary and the engine switched off, l ocking is s i g n a l l e d b y t h e ﬂ a s h i n g o f t h e i n t e r i o r l o c k i n g c o n t r o l w a r n i n g l a m p .If any of the doors, or the boot, is open or not properly closed, the central locking does not operate.
The ELECTRONIC IMMOBILISER device locks the engine supply system.
The system activates automatically as the key is removed from the igni tion.
All the vehicle’s keys contain an electronic immobiliser device.
After you switch on the ignition, a dialogue starts between the key and the electronic immobiliser device.
If the key is not recognised, you cannot start the vehicle .
If this occurs, leave your vehicle immobilised and contact a CITROËN dealer.
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A N T I - I N T R U S I O N A L A R M
Your vehicle may be equipped with an ANTI-INTRUSION ALARM. This provides:Exterior perimeter protection by means of detectors on the vehicle access points (doors, boot, bonnet) as well as on the electrical supply.Interior volumetric protection by means of ultrasonic sensors (detecting movement inside the passenger compartment). This can be deactivated using the control 1.
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Operating the alarm
First make sure all the doors are closed.
The alarm is armed by pressing button A on the remote control.
With the alarm armed, the protections are active after 5 seconds (perimeter) and 45 seconds (volumetric).
When the alarm is armed (on standby), any intrusion will trigger the siren for 30 seconds, accompanied by the direction indicators lighting up.
The alarm then goes back on standby, but the trigge-ring remains memorised and is signalled by the rapid ﬂ a s h i n g o f t h e w a r n i n g l a m p o n c o n t r o l 1 after you have deactivated the alarm with a press on the unlocking button B . T h e ﬂ a s h i n g s t o p s w h e n y o u s w i t c h o n t h e ignition.
The siren is also triggered if there is a cutting of the electrical supply. To stop it, restore the electrical supply then press on the unlocking button B.Note:If you want to lock your vehicle without arming the alarm, just lock with the key only.
If you lock your vehicle and a door, or the boot, is still open, the central locking does not operate but the alarm will arm itself after approx. 45 seconds.Note: The siren is automatically deactivated (for example for disconnecting the battery) as soon as the vehicle is unlocked using the remote control.
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S: Steering lock
To unlock the steering, gently move the steering wheel while turning the key, without exerting undue force.
When you remove the key, turn your steering wheel to lock the steering. The key can only be removed when in position S.
M: Drive position
The steering is unlocked (by turning the key in position M, if necessary move the steering wheel).
Depending on your vehicle ver-sion, the following warning lamps are tested: B r i e ﬂ y :
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Manual gearboxEnsure that the gear lever is in the neutral position.
Do not touch the accelerator.For Diesel engines: Turn the key to the drive position. Wait for the preheater warning lamp to go off, if this has come on.
Turn the key to action the starter (not for more than ten seconds), until the engine starts.
In ambient temperatures lower than 0°C, depress the clutch while actioning the starter to facilitate starting. Then release the clutch pedal slowly.
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I N S T R U M E N T P A N E LP E T R O L A N D S P O R T V E R S I O N S
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I N S T R U M E N T P A N E L
As soon as you open the driver's door, the instrument panel displays the total mileage and trip mileage.
When you switch on the ignition, it scrolls through the following infor-mation:Maintenance indicator.
The engine oil level indicator.
It also displays the trip mileage or trip computer information (depen-ding on the memory status since the vehicle was last stopped).
Trip mileage recorder reset
This can operate when the ignition is switched on.
Press B to show the trip mileage, then give a long press on B to reset the counter to zero.
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I N S T R U M E N T P A N E LD I E S E L V E R S I O N
A. Control:Lighting rheostatNight driving (Black panel)B. Fuel gaugeC. Rev counterDuring the running-in period, see "Running-in".
D. Red zone of rev counter telling you of the need to change to a higher gear.Sport version: The warning lamp lights up in orange, then in red.
E. Electronic Gearbox System displayF. Control:Trip mileage recorder resetG. Display:Cruise contol/speed limiterTrip mileage recorderTrip computer
H. Display of warning lampsI. Speed indicatorJ. Display:Maintenance indicator Engine oil level indicatorTotal mileage recorder