RENAULT MEGANE HATCHBACK 2015 X95 / 3.G Owners Manual
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The bulbs are under pres-
sure and can break when
Risk of injury.
Luggage compartment light
Unclip the light at 5 using a flat-blade
screwdriver or similar. Disconnect the light.
6 to release lens 8 and
access bulb 7.
Bulb type: W5W.
INTERIOR LIGHTING: changing bulbs (2/2)
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If any electrical component does not
work, check the condition of the fuses.
Unclip cover A or B (depending on ve-
Remove the fuse using tweezers 1, lo-
cated at the back of flap A or B.
To remove the fuse from the tweezers,
slide the fuse to the side.
It is not advisable to use the free fuse
Check the fuse in question
and replace it, if neces-
sary, by a fuse of the same
If a fuse is fitted where the rating is
too high, it may cause the electrical
circuit to overheat (risk of fire) in the
event of an item of equipment using
an excessive amount of current.
In accordance with local legislation
or as a precautionary measure:
Obtain an emergency kit containing
a set of spare bulbs and fuses from
an approved Dealer.
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Some accessories are protected by
fuses located in the engine compart-
ment in fuse box C.
However, because of their reduced ac-
cessibility, we advise you to have your
fuses replaced by an approved Dealer.Allocation of fuses(the presence of certain fuses depends
on the vehicle equipment level)
1 Electronic parking brake;
2 Brake lights;
3 Automatic door locking;
4 Driver’s electric window;
5 Passenger compartment unit;
6 Direction indicator lights;
7 Navigation system;8 Interior rear-view mirror;
9 Rear screen wiper;
10 and 11
Rear electric windows;
12 ABS/ESC ;
13 Passenger electric window;
14 Windscreen washer;
15 Heated door mirrors;
17 Luggage compartment accessories
18 Rear seat accessories socket;
19 Cigarette lighter.
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BATTERY: troubleshooting (1/2)
To avoid all risk of sparks:
– Ensure that any electrical consumers (courtesy lights, etc.) are switched
off before disconnecting or recon-
necting the battery.
– When charging, stop the charger before connecting or disconnecting
– Do not place metal objects on the battery to avoid creating a short cir-
cuit between the terminals.
– Always wait at least one minute after the engine has been switched off
before disconnecting a battery.
– Make sure that you reconnect the battery terminals after refitting.
Connecting a battery charger
The battery charger must be com-
patible with a battery with nominal
voltage of 12 volts.
Do not disconnect the battery when the
engine is running. Follow the instruc-
tions given by the manufacturer of
the battery charger you are using.
Special procedures may be
required to charge some
batteries. Contact your ap-
Avoid all risk of sparks which may
cause an immediate explosion, and
charge the battery in a well-venti-
lated area. Risk of serious injury.
Handle the battery with care
as it contains sulphuric acid,
which must not come into
contact with eyes or skin. If
it does, wash the affected area with
plenty of cold water. If necessary,
consult a doctor.
Ensure that naked flames, red hot
objects and sparks do not come into
contact with the battery as there is a
risk of explosion.
The engine may be hot when car-
rying out operations in close prox-
imity. In addition, the engine cooling
fan can come on at any moment.
Risk of injury.
Before performing any
action in the engine com-
partment, the ignition must
be switched off by pressing
the engine stop button (please see
the information on “Starting, stop-
ping the engine” in Section 2).
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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
tab 4. 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 accessoriesBefore 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.
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.
Use of transmission/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 after-market accessoriesIf 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
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).
If the lever is stuck in P ,
even though you are de-
pressing 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 located on the
Do not remove the
RENAULT card from the
reader when the vehicle is