RENAULT MEGANE ESTATE 2016 X95 / 3.G Owners Manual
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Connect the positive cable A to the
support 1 on the (+) terminal, then to
the (+) terminal 2 of the battery sup-
plying the current.
Connect the negative cable B to the (–)
terminal 3 of the battery supplying the
current and then to the (–) terminal 4 of
the discharged battery.
Start the engine, and as soon as it starts
running, disconnect cables A and B in
reverse order ( 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 ).
Starting the vehicle using the
battery from another vehicle
If you have to use the battery from an-
other vehicle to start, obtain suitable
jump leads (with a large cross section)
from an approved dealer or, if you al-
ready have jump leads, ensure that
they are in perfect condition.
The two batteries must have an iden-
tical nominal voltage of 12 volts. The
battery supplying the current should
have a capacity (amp-hours, Ah) which
is at least the same as that of the dis-
Ensure that there is no risk of contact
between the two vehicles (risk of short
circuiting when the positive terminals
are connected) and that the discharged
battery is properly connected. Switch
off your vehicle ignition.
Start the engine of the vehicle supply-
ing the current and run it at an interme-
diate engine speed.
BATTERY: troubleshooting (2/2)
Check that there is no con-
tact between leads A and B
and that the positive lead A
is not touching any metal
parts on the vehicle supplying the
Risk of injury and/or damage to the
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Operating faultsIf the battery is too weak to ensure cor-
rect operation, you may start (insert the
RENAULT card in the card reader) and
lock/unlock the vehicle (refer to the in-
formation on “Locking/unlocking the
doors” in Section 1).
RENAULT CARD: battery
Replacing the batteryWhen the message “Keycard battery
low” appears on the instrument panel,
replace the RENAULT card battery,
press button 1 pulling on emergency
key 2, then unclip the cover 3 using
Remove the battery by pressing on one
side (movement A) and by lifting the
other (movement B) then replace it, en-
suring the polarity and model, shown
on cover 3 are respected.
Do not throw away your
used batteries; give them to
an organisation responsible
for collecting and recycling
When refitting, proceed in the reverse
order, then press one of the buttons on
the card four times, close to the vehicle:
the next time the vehicle is started, the
message will disappear.
Note: it is not advisable to touch the
electronic circuit or contacts on the
RENAULT card when replacing the bat-
The batteries are available from approved Dealers, and their service lif\
mately two years. Check that there is no dye on the battery: risk of an \
Check that the cover is clipped shut.
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FITTING A RADIO
If your vehicle is not fitted with an audio
system, one can be fitted and locations
have been provided for:
– the radio 1;
– tweeter speakers 2;
– bass speakers 3.
To install any equipment, please con-
sult an approved dealer.
Radio location 1Unclip the blanking cover. The aerial, +
and – supply and speaker wire connec-
tions are located behind it.
– In all cases, it is very important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions care-
– The specifications of the brackets and wires (available from our networ\
k) vary depending on the equipment level of your vehicle and the type of radio.
Consult an approved Dealer to find out the correct part number.
– No work may be carried out on the vehicle’s electrical or radio circuits, except by approved dealers: an incorrectly connected system may result in damag\
being caused to the electrical equipment and/or the components connected\
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Electrical and electronic accessories
Before installing this type of accessory (particularly for transmitters\
/receivers: frequency bandwidth, power level, po-
sition of the aerial, etc.), make sure it is compatible with your vehic\
le. You can get advice from an authorised dealer.
Connect accessories with a maximum power of 120 Watts only. Fire hazard. When several accessory sockets are
used at the same time, the total power of the connected accessories must\
not exceed 180 watts.
No work may be carried out on the vehicle’s electrical or radio circuits, except by authorised dealers: an incorre\
ctly connecte d
system may result in damage being caused to the electrical equipment and\
/or the components connected to it.
If the vehicle is fitted with any aftermarket electrical equipment, make\
sure that the installation is correctly protected by a fuse.
Establish the rating and position of this fuse.
Using the diagnostic socket
The use of electronic accessories on the diagnostic socket may cause ser\
ious disturbance to the vehicle’s electronic systems.
For your safety we recommend that you use only electronic accessories ap\
proved by the manufacturer, consult an Approved
Dealer. Serious accident risk.
Use of transmitting/receiving devices (telephones, CB equipment etc.).\
Telephones and CB equipment with integrated aerials may cause interferenc\
e to the electronic systems originally fitted to the
vehicle: it is advisable only to use equipment with an external aerial. \
Furthermore, we remind you of the need to conform
to the legislation in force concerning the use of such equipment.
Fitting aftermarket accessories
If you wish to install accessories on the vehicle: please contact an aut\
horised dealer. Also, to ensure the correct operation o f
your vehicle, and to avoid any risk to your safety, we recommend that you use only accessories specifically designed for y\
vehicle, which are the only accessories for which the manufacturer will \
provide a warranty.
If you are using an anti-theft device, only attach it to the brake pedal\
Obstructions to the driver
On the driver’s side, only use mats suitable for the vehicle, attached with the pre-fi\
tted components, and check the fitting re gu-
larly. Do not lay one mat on top of another. There is a risk of wedging the pedals.
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WINDSCREEN WIPER BLADES
Replacing windscreen wiper
With the ignition on and engine
switched off, lower the windscreen
wiper stalk completely: they stop
slightly away from the bonnet.
Lift wiper arm 3, pull tab 2 (move-
ment A) and push the blade upwards.
Slide the blade along the arm until it
clips on. Make sure that the blade is
correctly locked in position. Return the
windscreen wiper stalk to the park po-
Check the condition of the wiper
blades. You are responsible for their
– clean the blades, windscreen and rear screen regularly with soapy
– do not use them when the wind- screen or rear screen are dry;
– free them from the windscreen or rear screen when they have not
been used for a long time.
Rear screen wiper blade 4
– Lift wiper arm 6;
– pivot blade 4 until some resistance is
met (movement C);
– depending on the vehicle, press tab 5, then remove the blade by pull-
ing it (movement B).
To refit the wiper blade, proceed in re-
verse order to removal. Make sure that
the blade is correctly locked in position.
– In frosty weather, make
sure that the wiper blades
are not stuck by ice (to
avoid the risk of the motor
– Check the condition of the wiper
Replace the wiper blades as soon
as they begin to lose efficiency
(approximately once a year).
Whilst changing the blade, take care
not to drop the arm onto the window
after it has been removed as this
may break the window.
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TOWING: breakdown (1/2)
Before towing, unlock the steering
column: with the clutch depressed,
engage first gear (lever in position N
or R for vehicles with automatic trans-
missions), insert the RENAULT card in
the card reader then press the engine
start button for two seconds.
Reposition the lever to neutral (position
N for vehicles fitted with an automatic
The steering column unlocks, the ve-
hicle’s accessory functions are pow-
ered, and you can use the vehicle lights
(brake lights, hazard warning lights,
etc.). At night, the vehicle must be lit.
Once you have finished towing, press
the engine start button twice (risk of
running down the battery). The speed specified by current legis-
lation for towing must always be ob-
served. If your vehicle is the towing
vehicle, do not exceed the maximum
towing weight for your vehicle (refer to
the information on “Weights” in Section
Towing a vehicle with an
With the engine switched off, the trans-
mission is no longer lubricated. It is
preferable to tow this type of vehicle on
a trailer or tow it with the front wheels
off the ground.
Under exceptional circumstances,
you may tow the vehicle with all four
wheels on the ground, only going for-
ward, with the gear lever in the N posi-
tion, and for a distance not exceeding
50 miles (80 km).
Do not remove the
RENAULT card from the
reader when the vehicle is
If the lever is stuck in P , even though
you are depressing the brake pedal, the
lever can be released manually.
To do this, insert a rigid rod in the hole 2,
press the rod and unlocking button 1 lo-
cated on the lever simultaneously.
Contact an authorised dealer as soon
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TOWING: breakdown (2/2)
Only use the front 3 and rear 6 towing
(never use the drive shafts or any other
part of the vehicle). These towing points
may only be used for towing: never use
them for lifting the vehicle directly or in-
directly.Access to towing points
Unclip cover 5 or 7 by sliding a flat tool
(or the key integrated in the RENAULT
card) under the cover.
Tighten the tow eye 4 fully: as much
as possible by hand at first, then finish
tightening it using the wheelbrace or,
depending on the vehicle, the lever.
Use only towing hitch 4 and the wheel-
brace or the lever located under the
luggage compartment carpet in the tool
kit (please refer to the information on
the “Tool kit” in Section 5).
When the engine is
stopped, steering and brak-
ing assistance are not op-
erational.Do not leave the tools unse-
cured inside the vehicle as
they may come loose under
– Use a rigid towing bar.
If a rope or cable is used
(where the law allows this),
the vehicle being towed
must be able to brake.
– A vehicle must not be towed if it is not fit to be driven.
– Avoid accelerating or braking suddenly when towing, as this
may result in damage being
caused to the vehicle.
– When towing a vehicle, it is ad- visable not to exceed 30 mph
– Do not push the vehicle if the steering column is locked.
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OPERATING FAULTS (1/6)
The following advice will enable you to carry out quick, temporary repai\
rs. For safety reasons you should always contact
an approved Dealer as soon as possible.
Using the RENAULT cardPOSSIBLE CAUSESWHAT TO DO
The RENAULT card does not lock or
unlock the doors. Card battery is flat.
Replace the battery. You can still lock/
unlock and start your vehicle (refer to the in-
formation on “Locking, unlocking the open-
ing elements” in Section 1 and “Starting,
stopping the engine” in Section 2).
Use of appliances operating on the
same frequency as the card (mobile
phone, etc.). Stop using the equipment or use the in-
tegrated key (refer to the information on
“Locking, unlocking the opening elements”
in Section 1).
Vehicle located in a high electromag-
netic radiation zone.
Vehicle battery flat. Use the key integrated in the card (refer to
the information on “Locking, unlocking the
opening elements” in Section 1).
The vehicle is started. With the engine running, the card’s locking/
unlocking device is blocked. Turn off the ig-
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OPERATING FAULTS (2/6)
The starter is activatedPOSSIBLE CAUSESWHAT TO DO
The instrument panel indicator lights
are weak or fail to light up and the
starter does not turn. Battery terminals not tight, bat-
tery terminals disconnected or
oxidised.Retighten or reconnect the terminals, or clean them
if they are oxidised.
Discharged battery or not opera-
tional. Connect another battery to the faulty battery. Refer to
information on “Battery: troubleshooting” in Section
5 or replace the battery if necessary.
Do not push the vehicle if the steering column is
Faulty circuit. Consult an approved dealer.
The engine will not start. Starting conditions are not ful-
filled.Please refer to the information on “Starting, stopping
the engine” in Section 2.
The RENAULT “hands-free” card
does not work. Insert the card in the card reader in order to start
Please refer to the information on “Starting, stopping
the engine” in Section 2.
The engine cannot be switched off. Card not detected. Insert the card in card reader.
Electronic fault. Press the starter button quickly five times. The
engine can be restarted by pressing on the clutch
pedal if the Stop and Start function is activated.
The steering column remains locked. Steering wheel locked. Move the steering wheel while pressing the engine
start button (please refer to Section 2 “Starting, stop-
ping the engine”).
Faulty circuit. Consult an approved dealer.
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OPERATING FAULTS (3/6)
On the roadPOSSIBLE CAUSESWHAT TO DO
Vibrations. Tyres not inflated to correct pres-
sures, incorrectly balanced or dam-
aged. Check the tyre pressures: if this is not the
problem, have them checked by an ap-
White smoke from the exhaust. In the diesel version, this is necessar-
ily a fault. Smoke may be caused by
particle filter regeneration. Please refer to the information on “Special
features of diesel versions” in Section 2.
Smoke under the bonnet. Short-circuit or cooling system leak. Stop, switch off the ignition, stand away
from the vehicle and contact an approved
The oil pressure warning light comes
on: while cornering or braking The level is too low. Top up the engine oil level (refer to the in-
formation on “Engine oil level: topping up,
filling” in Section 4).
is slow to go out or remains lit
under acceleration Loss of oil pressure.
Stop the vehicle and contact an approved