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RENAULT recommends ELF

For all
engines

ELF EXCELLIUM LDX 5W-40


ELF ULTIMATE 5W-40

ACEA A3 / B3 / B4

Premium performance and engine care

For all
engines

ELF EVOLUTION SXR 5W-30


ELF ELITE PREMIER PLUS 5W-30

ACEA A5 / B5
ACEA A1 / B1

Fuel savings, engine care and protecting the environment

For all
engines

ELF COMPETITION ST 10W-40


ELF PREMIER PLUS 10W-40

ACEA A3 / B3
ACEA A3 / B3

Other types of lubricants approved by RENAULT, for petrol or diesel engines

Manual and
Quickshift 5 gearbox
Hydraulic actuation
on Quickshift 5

TRANSELF TRJ 75W-80


RENAULTMATIC D3 Syn

RENAULT recommends ELF approved lubricants.


For top-ups or oil drain, we recommend you to use only original lubricants.
For further information, please contact your RENAULT dealer or go to www.lubricants.elf.com

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Brief overview
Tyre pressures ......................................................................................................... 0.04
Adjusting the seats and driving position ............................................... 1.09 1.13
Child restraints .......................................................................................... 1.21 1.31
Warning lights ............................................................................................ 1.36 1.38
Horn and signals .................................................................................................... 1.43
De-icing/demisting ...................................................................................... 1.45 - 3.04
Running in, driving ................................................................................... 2.02 2.18
Heating/air conditioning ........................................................................... 3.04 3.11
Opening the bonnet ............................................................................................... 4.02
Levels (engine oil, windscreen washer, etc.) ......................................... 4.03 4.09
Emergency spare wheel ............................................................................ 5.02 5.04
Practical advice (replacing the bulbs, fuses, repairs,
operating faults) ..................................................................................... 5.02 5.32
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S
Sections

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...............................................................................................................

Getting to know your vehicle


Driving

Your comfort

.................................................................................................

Maintenance

..................................................................................................

Practical advice

...........................................................................................

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....................................................................................

Technical specifications
Alphabetical index

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Tyre pressures when cold (in bar)


Normal use
Front
Rear

2.1
2.0

Full load (1)


Front
Rear

2.3
2.0

Emergency spare wheel

2.3

Wheel sizes

Tyre dimensions

Tyre safety and use of chains


Refer to the information on tyres in section 5 for advice on
tyre maintenance and, depending on the version, the use of
chains.
(1) Special note concerning vehicles used at full load
(maximum permissible all-up weight) and towing a
trailer
The maximum speed must be limited to 60 mph
(100 km/h) and the tyre pressure increased by 0.2 bar.
Refer to the information on weights in section 6 for
more details.

4.5 B 13
5.5 J 14
155/70 R 13
145/80 R 13
155/65 R 14

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Section 1: Getting to know your vehicle


Keys ...................................................................................................................................................................
Radio frequency remote control ......................................................................................................................
Opening the doors ............................................................................................................................................
Locking the doors .............................................................................................................................................
Automatic locking of doors when driving (RAID) ........................................................................................
Engine immobiliser system ................................................................................................................... 1.07 Front headrests .................................................................................................................................................
Rear headrests ...................................................................................................................................................
Front seats .........................................................................................................................................................
Seat belts ................................................................................................................................................ 1.12 Methods of restraint in addition to front seat belts ......................................................................... 1.14
Seat belts (information) ....................................................................................................................................
Child safety ........................................................................................................................................... 1.21
Driving position ..................................................................................................................................... 1.32 Trip computer and warning system ..................................................................................................... 1.34 Instrument panel .................................................................................................................................. 1.36
Rear-view mirrors .............................................................................................................................................
External lighting and signals ................................................................................................................ 1.40 Electrical headlight beam adjustment .............................................................................................................
Audible and visible signals .............................................................................................................................
Windscreen and rear screen wash/wipe .............................................................................................. 1.44 Fuel tank ...........................................................................................................................................................

1.02
1.03
1.04
1.05
1.06
1.08
1.09
1.10
1.11
1.13
1.19
1.20
1.31
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1.35
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1.41
1.42
1.43
1.45
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KEYS

1
2

1 Coded key for ignition, doors,


luggage compartment and fuel
filler flap.

2 Remote control locking unit,


coded key for ignition, doors,
luggage compartment and fuel
filler flap.

If a remote control has been lost or


if you need another set of keys or a
remote control unit, contact your
Renault Dealer as only he can help.
If a remote control is replaced, it
will be necessary to take the
vehicle to your Renault Dealer
because both the vehicle and the
plip remote control are needed to
initialize the system.
Make sure the batteries are always
in good condition: they have a
service life of approximately two
years.
Refer to section 5 of the driver's
handbook for information on how to
change the batteries.

If there is a child (or animal) in the vehicle, never leave it


unattended with the key in the ignition. With the key in the ignition
he or she could start the engine or operate electrical equipment
such as the electric windows and there is a risk that the child may
be injured (by trapping his or her neck, arm, hand, etc.). Risk of serious
injury.

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RADIO FREQUENCY REMOTE CONTROL


Locking/unlocking the doors

The remote control 1 locks and


unlocks the doors.

Press the remote control for


approximately one second to lock or
unlock the doors. (Indicator light 2
will come on.)
The hazard warning lights flash
twice to indicate that the doors have
been locked.
The hazard warning lights flash
once to indicate that the doors have
been unlocked.
Note: If an opening element (a door
or a luggage compartment lid) is
open or not properly closed, the
hazard warning lights will not flash.

The range within which the remote


control will operate
This varies according to the
environment: therefore take care
when handling the remote control
that you do not inadvertently lock
or unlock the doors.
Note: On certain vehicles, if a door
is not opened within approximately
30 seconds of unlocking using the
remote control, the doors will
automatically lock again.

Interference
Interference may be caused to the
operation of the remote control by
factors in the immediate vicinity
(external installations or the use of
equipment operating on the same
frequency as the remote control).

It is supplied with power by a


battery which has to be replaced
when battery light 2 no longer
comes on. (Refer to the information
on radio frequency remote control
batteries.)

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OPENING THE DOORS

3
1
2

Opening the doors from the


outside

Opening the doors from inside


the car

Use the key to unlock one of the


front door locks 1.
Place your hand behind handle 2.
Lift the handle and then pull the
door towards you.

Move handle 3.
Pull handle 4 to close the door.

Lights on warning buzzer


A warning buzzer will sound on
opening a front door if the lights
have been left switched on after
switching off the ignition (to
prevent discharge of the battery).

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LOCKING THE DOORS

1
2

Manual locking

Electric central locking

Use the key if outside or press down


knob 1 when the door is closed if
inside.

This enables both doors and


the luggage compartment to
be
locked
or
unlocked
simultaneously.
Press switch 2 to lock or unlock the
doors and luggage compartment.
Note: switch 2 is deactivated if the
vehicle has been locked with the
remote control. The switch becomes
operational again after opening a
door.

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AUTOMATIC DOOR LOCKING WHEN DRIVING


First and foremost, you must decide
whether you wish to activate this
function.
To activate it
With the ignition on, press central
door locking button 1 for about five
seconds, until a beep is heard.
To deactivate it
With the ignition on, press central
door locking button 1 for about five
seconds, until a beep is heard.

Operating principle

Operating faults

When the vehicle moves off, the


system automatically locks the
doors as soon as a speed of 4 mph
(6 km/h) is attained.
The door is unlocked
- if a door is opened,
- by pressing door unlocking button 1.

If you note that the system is not


operating correctly (automatic
locking does not take place), first
check that all the doors have been
properly closed. If they are closed
correctly, consult your Renault
Dealer.
Also make sure that locking has not
been deactivated inadvertently. If
this occurs, switch the ignition off
and on again and reactivate it as
described above.

If you decide to keep the


doors locked when you
are driving, remember
that it may be more
difficult for those assisting you
to gain access to your vehicle in
the event of an emergency.

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ENGINE IMMOBILISER
This prevents the vehicle being
driven by anyone not in possession
of the vehicle's coded ignition key.
If the coded ignition key is faulty,
use the second key (supplied with
the vehicle). If you do not have
access to this, it is essential to call a
Renault Dealer because only Dealers
in the Renault network are qualified
to repair the engine immobiliser.

Operating principle
The vehicle is automatically
protected a few seconds after
taking the key out of the ignition.
When the ignition is switched on,
indicator light 1 comes on for a few
seconds and then goes out.
The vehicle has recognised the code
and the engine can be started.
If the vehicle does not recognise the
ignition key code, indicator light 1
will flash continuously and the
engine cannot be started.

Indicator light to indicate the


engine immobiliser is operating
When the ignition is switched on,
indicator light 1 comes on for
approximately three seconds and
then goes out. You can then start
the engine.
Vehicle protection indicator light
A few seconds after the ignition
has been switched off, indicator
light 1 will flash continuously.
The vehicle will not be protected
until the key has been taken out of
the ignition.
Indicator light to indicate that
the system is not operating
correctly
When the ignition has been
switched on, if indicator light 1
continues to flash or remains lit
continuously, it indicates that the
system is not operating correctly.

Any work or modification


to the engine immobiliser
(computer, wiring, etc.)
may be dangerous. It must
be carried out by trained Renault
network personnel.

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ENGINE IMMOBILISER (continued)


Special circumstances
Starting in very cold weather
(temperature below 20C)
Switch on the ignition for several
seconds before starting the engine
to make the engine easier to start.

If your remote control is faulty,


use the second remote control
locking device (given to you
when the vehicle was delivered).
If you do not have access to this, it
is essential to call a Renault
Dealer (because only Dealers in
the Renault network are qualified
to repair the engine immobiliser).

Make sure that the


batteries are always in
good condition - they last
for approximately two
years.
Refer to section 5 of the driver's
handbook for information on
how to change the batteries.
In the event of the vehicle being
equipped
with
an
engine
immobiliser with a remote control.
If a remote control is replaced, it
will be necessary to take the
vehicle to your Renault Dealer
because both the vehicle and the
two remote control units are
needed to initialize the system.

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FRONT HEAD RESTRAINT

A
1

To raise or lower the head restraint


Pull the head restraint towards you
(i.e. towards the front of the vehicle)
and slide it up or down at the same
time.

To refit the head restraint


Insert the rods into the sleeves with
the notches to the front.
Lower the head restraint until it
clips into position.

To remove the head restraint


Tilt the seatback towards the rear of
the vehicle.
Raise the head restraint until it is at
the highest possible setting. Lift up
tab 1 and then pull the head
restraint upwards until it is
released.

To adjust the angle of the head


restraint
On certain vehicles the angle of the
head restraint can be adjusted. To
do this, move the front section A of
the head restraint forwards or
backwards until it feels comfortable.

The head restraint is


important for safety. Ensure
that it is in place and in the
correct
position.
The
distance between your head and
the head restraint should be as
small as possible. The top of the
head should be in line with the top
of the head restraint.

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REAR HEAD RESTRAINT


Storage position 2
When the head restraint is fully
lowered, it is in the storage
position; do not use this position
when someone is sitting in the rear
seats.

To adjust the height


Simply slide it up.
To remove
Press the tab at the back of the head
restraint guides.
To refit the head restraint
Insert the rods into the sleeves, with
the notches to the front, and lower
the head restraint to the desired
height.

The head restraint is


important for safety. Ensure
that it is in place and in the
correct
position.
The
distance between your head and
the head restraint should be as
small as possible. The top of the
head should be in line with the top
of the head restraint.

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FRONT SEATS

3
4

So that the effectiveness of


the seat belts is not
reduced, we would advise
you not to recline the
seatbacks excessively.
Make sure the seatback is locked in
place correctly.
No objects should be placed on the
floor (area in front of driver) as
such objects may slide under the
pedal during braking manoeuvres,
thus obstructing its use.

1
To move forwards or backwards
Lift lever 1 to unlock the seat.
Release the lever in the required
position and ensure the seat is
locked in place.
To raise or lower the drivers seat:
Move lever 2.

Access to the rear seats


Lift door handle 4 and slide the seat
forward.
To return the seat to its original
(memorised) position on the
driver's side, slide the seat
backwards until it locks.

To tilt the seatback:


Move lever 3 and tilt the seatback
until it is in the required position.
For safety reasons, only
adjust the seats when the
vehicle is stationary.

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SEAT BELTS
Always wear your seat belt when
travelling in your car. You must also
comply with the local legislation in
the particular country you are in.
Before driving off:
- First ensure that your driving
position is correct.
- Then adjust your seat belt to
provide maximum protection.

Adjusting your driving position


Sit with your back firmly against
the seatback.
This is essential to ensure that
your lumbar vertebrae are in the
correct position.

Adjust the distance between the


seat and the pedals.
Your seat should be as far back as
possible for you to be able to fully
depress the clutch pedal. The
seatback should be adjusted so
that your arms are slightly bent
when you hold the steering
wheel.
Adjust the position of your head
restraint.
For maximum safety your head
should be as near as possible to
the head restraint.

Incorrectly adjusted seat


belts may cause injuries
in the event of an
accident.
Even pregnant women should
wear a seat belt. In this case,
ensure that the lap belt is not
exerting too much pressure on
the abdomen but do not allow
any slack.

2
3

4
5

Adjusting the seat belts


Sit with your back firmly against the
seatback.
Shoulder strap 1 should be as close
to the base of the neck as possible
but not on it.
Lap strap 2 should be held firmly
over the thighs and against the
pelvis.
The belt should be worn so that it is
as close to the body as possible, i.e.
avoid wearing heavy clothing,
having bulky objects under the belts
or
reclining
the
seatback
excessively, etc.

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SEAT BELTS (continued)


To fasten
Unwind the belt slowly and
smoothly and ensure that buckle 3
locks into catch 5. (Check that it is
locked by pulling on buckle 3.) If
the belt jams, allow it to return
slightly before attempting to
unwind it again.
If your belt becomes completely
jammed:
- Pull the belt slowly but firmly so
that just over an inch (3 cm)
unwinds.
- Then allow the belt to rewind
automatically.
- Unwind it again.
- If the problem persists, consult
your Renault Dealer.

To release
Press button 4 on catch 5. The belt
will rewind itself.
Hold the buckle to help the
operation.

Adjusting the front seat belt


shoulder strap height
Press button 6 to select the position
you require so that the shoulder
strap 1 is worn as shown above.
When the belt has been adjusted,
make sure it is locked in position
correctly.

Rear seat belts


The belts are locked, unlocked and
adjusted in the same way as the
front belts.

Make sure that the rear


seat is locked in position
properly so that the seat
belts
will
operate
efficiently.
Refer
to
the
information on the rear seat in
section 3.

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METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT SEAT BELTS


These are:
Front seat belt pretensioners.

Have the entire restraint


system checked following
an accident.

Force limiter.

No work whatsoever may be


performed on the pretensioner
system (computer, wiring, etc.).

Driver and passenger airbags.

These systems are provided to act


independently or together when the
vehicle is subjected to a frontal
impact.
There are three possibilities,
depending on the force of the
impact:
- protection is provided by the belt
only;
- the pretensioner is triggered to
rectify belt position and take up
play in the belt;
- if the airbag and force limiter are
triggered, they provide additional
protection in the event of the most
severe impact.
Side airbags are provided to
activate in the event of a severe
side impact.

Front seat belt pretensioners


This system is only operational
when the ignition is switched on.
If the vehicle is subject to a
severe frontal impact, piston 1
immediately retracts the seat belt
buckle pulling the seat belt tight
against the body and thereby
improving its efficiency.

To avoid incorrect triggering of


the system which may cause
injury, only qualified RENAULT
Network personnel may work on
the pretensioner system.
Testing of the electric trigger
system may only be carried out
by a specially trained technician
using special equipment.
When scrapping your vehicle,
contact your RENAULT Dealer
for disposal of the gas generator.

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METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT SEAT BELTS (continued)


Force limiter
Above a certain severity of impact,
this mechanism is used to limit the
force of the belt against the body so
that it is at an acceptable level.

Driver and passenger airbags

Warning relating to the


service life of airbags
and pretensioners
Pyrotechnic systems for
airbags and pretensioners have a
limited service life: refer to the
servicing booklet for your
vehicle for the replacement
frequency.

An airbag may be provided for both


the driver and the front passenger.
Airbag inscriptions on the steering
wheel and dashboard together with
a label on the lower part of the
windscreen indicate that the
vehicle is equipped with airbags.

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METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT SEAT BELTS (continued)


Driver and passenger airbags
(continued)
Each airbag system consists of:
- an airbag and gas generator fitted
on the steering wheel for the
driver and in the dashboard for the
front passenger;
- a computer for both systems,
which includes the impact sensor
and a monitor controlling the
electrical trigger system for the gas
generator;
- one single indicator light 1 on the
instrument panel.
The airbag system uses the
principles of pyrotechnics. This
explains why, when the airbag
inflates, it will generate heat,
produce smoke (this does not mean
that a fire is about to start) and make
a noise upon detonation. In a
situation where an airbag is
triggered,
it
must
inflate
immediately and this may cause
some minor, superficial grazing to
the skin.

1
Operation
The system is only operational after
the ignition has been switched on
(ignition key in position M ignition
on).
If a severe frontal impact occurs, the
airbag(s) inflate(s) in approximately
30 milliseconds, cushioning the
impact of the driver's head against
the steering wheel and the front
passenger's head against the
dashboard. The airbag then deflates
immediately so that the passengers
are not impeded in any way when
they get out of the vehicle.

Operating faults
Warning light 1 lights up on the
instrument panel when the ignition
is turned on and then goes out after
a few seconds.
If it does not light up when the
ignition is turned on or if it flashes,
there is a fault in the system.
Consult your RENAULT Dealer as
soon as possible. Your protection
will be reduced until this problem
is rectified.

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METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT SEAT BELTS (continued)


All the warnings below are given so that, if the airbag is activated, it is not obstructed in any way and also to prevent the
risk of serious injuries caused by items which may be dislodged when the airbag inflates.

The airbag is designed to complement the action of the seat belt. Both the airbags and seat belts are integral parts
of the same protection system. It is therefore essential to wear the seat belt at all times. If seat belts are not worn,
it exposes the occupants to the risk of serious injury in the event of an accident. It may also increase the risk of
minor superficial injuries occurring when the airbag is deployed, although such minor injuries are always
possible with airbags.
The airbag does not offer protection against minor and moderately serious frontal impacts, side or rear impacts or if the
vehicle turns over.
Airbags for driver and passenger
No work or modification whatsoever may be performed on the entire driver and passenger airbag system (computer,
wiring, etc.) except by qualified Renault network personnel.
To ensure that the system is in good working order and to avoid incorrect triggering of the system which may cause
injury, only qualified Renault Network personnel may work on the airbag system.
As a safety precaution, have the airbag system checked if your vehicle has been involved in an accident, is stolen or
broken into.
When selling or lending the vehicle, inform the user of these points and hand over this handbook with the vehicle.
When scrapping your vehicle, contact your Renault Dealer for disposal of the gas generator(s).

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METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT SEAT BELTS (continued)


Warnings concerning the drivers airbag
Do not modify either the steering wheel or the steering wheel boss.
Do not cover the steering wheel boss.
Do not affix any objects (pin, logo, clock, telephone holder, etc.) to the
steering wheel boss.
The steering wheel must not be removed (except by qualified personnel
within the Renault network).
Do not sit too close to the steering wheel. If you sit with your arms slightly
bent (see Adjusting your driving position in section 1), it will ensure that
there is sufficient space for the airbag to inflate properly and to be fully
effective.

All the warnings below are given so


that, if the airbag is activated, it is
not obstructed in any way and also
to prevent the risk of serious
injuries caused by items which may
be dislodged when the airbag
inflates.

Warnings concerning the passenger airbag: location 1


Do not attach or affix with adhesive any objects (pin, logo, clock, telephone
support, etc.) on the dashboard near where the airbag is located.
Do not place anything between the dashboard and the passenger (animal,
umbrella, walking stick, parcels, etc.).
The passenger must not put his or her feet on the dashboard or seat as there
is a risk that serious injuries may be sustained. As a general rule, keep all
parts of the body (knees, hands, head, etc.) well away from the dashboard.
IT IS FORBIDDEN TO FIT A REAR-FACING CHILD SEAT ON THE FRONT
PASSENGER SEAT WHILE THE RESTRAINING METHODS ADDITIONAL
TO THE PASSENGER SEAT BELT ARE NOT DEACTIVATED.
(Refer to the information on Deactivation of passenger airbags in Section 1).

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METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT SEAT BELTS (continued)


This system will only operate if a
severe side impact occurs.

Airbags

Warnings concerning the


side airbag
Fitting seat covers: Seats
equipped with an air
bag require special covers
specifically designed for your
vehicle. Consult your Renault
Dealer to find out if these covers
may be purchased from Renault
outlets. The use of any covers
other than those designed for
your vehicle (and including
those designed for another
vehicle) may affect the operation
of these airbags and reduce your
protection.
Do not place any accessories,
objects or even an animal
between the seatback and the
door. This may prevent the airbag
from operating correctly or cause
injury if the airbag is deployed.

This airbag may be fitted to the front


seats and is activated at the sides of
the seats (door side) to protect the
occupants in the event of a severe
side impact.
The markings 1 on the windscreen
will remind you of the presence of
this equipment.

No work or modification
whatsoever may be performed on
the seat except by qualified
Renault network personnel.

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SEAT BELTS
The following information applies to both the vehicle's front and rear seat belts.

No modification may be made to the component parts of the restraint system (belts and seats and their
mountings) fitted originally.
For special applications (e.g. fitting child seats) consult your Renault Dealer.
Do not use any devices which give any play in the belts (clothes pegs, clips, for example).
Never wear the shoulder strap under your arm or behind your back.
Never use the same belt for more than one person and never hold a baby or child on your knees with your seat belt
around them.
The belt should never be twisted.
Following a serious accident the seat belts in use at the time must be replaced. Likewise, have your seat belts replaced
as soon as they show any signs of wear.
When refitting the rear bench seat, take care that the seat belts are correctly positioned so that they can be used
properly.
If necessary, re-adjust the position and tension of the belt.

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CHILD SAFETY
Isofix 3-point child
mounting system

seat

This is a new procedure for


installing a child seat. This system
equips the front passenger seat and
the rear seats of the vehicle.
It consists of the following
components:
Two anchoring rings 1 located
between the seat and the
seatback;
an additional anchoring ring
(third mounting point);
A special RENAULT child seat
fitted with two latches 3 which
hook onto the two rings and an
adjustable belt which is attached
to the third mounting point ring;
The seat is fitted with fitting
guides 2, which make it easier to
fit the seat onto the anchoring
rings. These guides have to be
fitted onto the anchoring rings (as
shown
in
the
illustration
opposite).

1
2
3

Make sure that there is


nothing obstructing the
seat mounting mechanism
at the anchorage points
(gravel, rags, toys, etc.).
Always remember to fasten the
seat belts on child seats for all
journeys.

When this system is used


on the front passenger seat
it should always be in a rear
facing position and the
passenger
airbag
must
be
deactivated.
Refer to the information on
deactivating the front passenger
airbag.

Only child seats sold by RENAULT


are approved for fitting on this
vehicle's anchoring rings.
They are fitted with two latches
and an adjustable belt which
attaches them to the anchoring
rings fitted on RENAULT vehicles.
They can also be fitted in other
vehicles using a three-point type
seat belt.
To purchase these seats, please
contact your Renault Dealer.

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CHILD SAFETY (continued)


Fitting a child seat (continued)
Hook the belt fitted to the child
seatback onto the third anchoring
point ring (marks 6, 7 or 8);
Check that the seat is locked
correctly by moving it from left to
right and then forwards and
backwards.

1
2
3

Fitting a child seat


Before fitting and using the seat,
read the instructions provided
carefully;
Attach the fitting guides 2 to the
rings 1 fitted to the rear seats and
front passenger seat of the
vehicle;
Slide the seat latches 3 into the
guides 2 and push the seat hard to
lock it onto the rings;

Note: Lashing ring 7 located on the


rear roof panel is used for attaching
the belt.
If an adult is sitting in a rear seat, the
ring, in the event of a severe impact,
can cause injuries if kept in the
deployed position. For your own
safety, we recommend that you
return it to its storage position when
it is not being used.
The engraved figure on the housing
cover reminds you of this
precaution.

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CHILD SAFETY (continued)


4

A front-facing Isofix seat fitted


on the rear seat (continued)

7
5

Mounting ring for a front-facing


seat
Use belt 4 supplied with the seat:
- attach hook 5 onto ring 7 (third
anchoring point) located on the
roof panel rear cross member;
- tighten the belt.

1
4
5

A rear-facing Isofix seat fitted


on the front passenger seat

A front-facing Isofix seat fitted


on the rear seat

The front passenger seat must be


adjusted so that the back of the child
seat is touching the dashboard.
Use belt 4 supplied with the seat:
- to access the ring, remove cover 6
(third anchoring point);
- attach belt catch 5 to ring 6;
- tighten the belt.

When a front-facing child seat is


installed, the front seat must not be
moved back beyond the halfway
point on the seat runners and the
seatback must not be reclined too
far.
Each of the rear seats is fitted with
two rings for mounting the base of
the seat.

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CHILD SAFETY (continued)


A rear-facing Isofix seat fitted
on the rear seat (continued)
Use belt 4 supplied with the seat:
- attach hook 5 onto ring 8 (third
anchoring point) located under
the front passenger seat;
- tighten the belt.

4
5
8

A rear-facing Isofix seat fitted


on the rear seat
When a rear-facing child seat is
installed, the front seat must not be
moved forward beyond the halfway
point on the seat runners.
The front seat back must be close to
or touching the shell of the child
seat.

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CHILD SAFETY
In all countries there are regulations
governing the use of restraints for
children and babies.
In Europe, children under 12 years
of age or a height of less than 1.50
m(1) (approx. 5 ft) must travel in an
approved seat that is suitable for the
height and weight of the child.
The driver is responsible for
ensuring that this equipment is
used correctly.
Child restraints for which type
approval was obtained after January
1992 offer a level of safety much
greater than for restraints with type
approval before that date.
It is therefore advisable to select a
child restraint that complies with
European regulation ECE 44.
Restraints that comply with this
legislation must be marked with an
orange label bearing the letter E
followed by a number (which
stands for the country where it is
type approved) and the year in
which the type approval was
granted.

(1) You must always comply with the


laws of the country in which you are
travelling. They may be different to
the guidelines in this handbook.

Remember that a collision at


30 mph (50 km/h) is the same as
falling a distance of 10 metres.
Expressed
in
other
terms,
transporting a child without a
restraint is the equivalent of
allowing him or her to play on a
third-floor balcony which does not
have any railings.

Under no circumstances
should babies or children
be allowed to travel sitting
on the knees of another
passenger in the vehicle.
If a head-on collision occurs at
30 mph (50 km/h) a child weighing
30 kg (66 lbs) will be transformed
into a missile equivalent to one
tonne: you will find it impossible
to hold the child, even if you
yourself are wearing a belt.
It is particularly dangerous to put
the belt round your child when he
or she is sitting on your knee.
Never use the belt for more than
one person at the same time.

The tables on the following pages


inform you of the types of child seat
that can be fitted in each of the
vehicle seat positions in accordance
with the European directive.
Before installing a child seat in the
front seat (if fitting is permitted)
If the passenger seat is fitted with
one, carry out the following
adjustments:
- pull back the seat as far as
possible,
- straighten the seatback as much as
possible,
- raise the seat squab as far as
possible,
- pull the headrest up to its
maximum position,
- Set the seat belt height control to
the low position.
Refer to the Child safety equipment
booklet available from the Renault
network to select the seat suited to
your child and recommended for
your vehicle.

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CHILD SAFETY (continued)


Age of child
(weight of child)

All versions except utility

Utility version

Front passenger seat


(2) (4)

Rear lateral
seats

Passenger rear
seat

Birth to approximately 9 months


(weight below 13 kg)

U-I

From 9 months to 3 years approximately


(weight from 9 to 18 kg)

U - I (3)

From 3 years to 12 years approximately (1)


(weight from 15 to 36 kg)

U (3)

X : seat not suitable for fitting a child seat for this age range.
U : seat suitable for fitting a belt-fitted child seat classed as universal for this age range, check that it can be fitted.
I : seat equipped with anchoring points for mounting a seat for this age range using Isofix locks, only RENAULT seats are
approved.
(1) A child taller than 1.50 m or weighing more than 36 kg can be strapped directly in the seat in the same way as an adult.
(2) Only a rear-facing child seat may be installed in this seat.
(3) Place the back of the child seat against the vehicle seatback, adjust the headrest height or remove it if necessary.

(4) DANGER RISK OF DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY: BEFORE INSTALLING A REAR-FACING CHILD SEAT
IN THIS SEAT, CHECK THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG HAS BEEN DEACTIVATED .
Refer to the information on deactivating the front passenger airbag in Section 1 of the basic manual.

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CHILD SAFETY (continued)


The right choice
The safety of your children is also
your responsibility.
To ensure that your child has the
maximum possible protection, we
recommend that you use seats
obtained from a RENAULT Dealer.
Restraint systems for all the
categories are available. These
systems have been developed in
consultation
with
the
manufacturers and have been tested
in RENAULT vehicles.
Consult your RENAULT Dealer and
ask him to help you install it.

Categories 0 and 0+

Category 1

A child's neck is very susceptible to


injury up to the age of two. In a
front-facing seat there is a risk that
the child will sustain neck injuries
in the event of a frontal impact.
RENAULT therefore recommends a
rear-facing seat with a harness that
gives all-round protection (figure 1).

Between the ages of 2 and 4, a


childs pelvis is not fully developed.
Restraints using three-point belts
are not adequate and there is a risk
that the child will sustain
abdominal injuries in the event of a
frontal collision. It is therefore
advisable to use rear-facing seats
(figure 1), bucket type seats (figure
2) or seats with harnesses.

To avoid any risk to your safety, we recommend that you use


RENAULT approved accessories because they are suitable for your
car and are the only accessories for which RENAULT will provide a
warranty.

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CHILD SAFETY (continued)

Category 2 (15 to 25 kg) and


category 3 (22 to 36 kg)

A
booster
seat
with
a
height-adjustable seatback and a
belt guide are recommended as this
will allow the belt to be worn as
close to the base of the neck as
possible but not on it.
Place the headrest in the top
position to allow you to press the
seat back of the child seat firmly
against the vehicle seat back.
If a booster seat without a seatback
is used, the vehicle's headrest will
have to be adjusted to suit the
child's stature; the upper edge of the
headrest must be at the same height
as the top of the child's head and
should never be lower than in line
with the child's eyes.

It is preferable to use seats which


can be combined with a three-point
seat belt to restrain the pelvis of a
child aged up to 12 or of a height of
1.44 m. This is a booster seat (figure
3) with belt guides to ensure that the
belt will be worn flat over the thighs
of the child.

The standard classifies the child


restraints in five categories:
Category 0 : from 0 to 10 kg
(0 to 22 lbs)
Category 0+: from 0 to 13 kg
(0 to 28 lbs)
Category 1 : from 9 to 18 kg
(20 to 40 lbs)
Category 2 : from 15 to 25 kg
(33 to 55 lbs)
Category 3 : from 22 to 36 kg
(48 to 80 lbs)

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CHILD SAFETY (continued)


4

DANGER
As front passenger airbag triggering and the position of a rear-facing
child seat are incompatible, it is not permitted to install such a seat
in this position unless the vehicle is fitted with an airbag
deactivation device. Refer to the information on deactivating the front
passenger airbag. The child may suffer very serious injuries if the airbag
inflates.
The label 5 (on the dashboard) and marking 6 (on the sun visor) remind you
of these instructions.

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CHILD SAFETY (continued)


Activating the front passenger
airbag

FF

G
BA S
AS

AIR
P

6
7

Deactivating the front passenger


airbag
You must deactivate the front
passenger airbags before fitting a
rear-facing child seat to the front
passenger seat.
To deactivate them: switch off the
ignition, insert the ignition key in
the lock 6, turn the lock to the OFF
position and remove the key while
holding it in the OFF position. The
airbag is now deactivated.

With the ignition switched on,


check that warning light 7, AIRBAG
OFF, lights up on the warning light
bar.
This warning light stays on to
confirm that you can fit a child seat
as the passenger airbag has been
deactivated.

You should reactivate the airbags as


soon as you remove the child seat
from the front passenger seat. This
will ensure the protection of the
front passenger in the event of an
impact.
To reactivate them: insert the
ignition key in the lock 6. The key
then positions itself automatically
to the ON position.
Switch the ignition back on, and
then check that warning light 7,
AIRBAG OFF goes out. The airbag
is now activated.
Operational faults
It is FORBIDDEN to fit a rear-facing
child seat to the front passenger seat
if the airbag activation/deactivation
system is faulty.
We do not recommend fitting any
other kind of passenger seat device.
Consult your RENAULT Dealer as
soon as possible.

The passenger airbag must be activated or deactivated with the


ignition off.
If it is handled when the ignition is on, warning light
comes
on and the passenger airbag is deactivated.
Switch the ignition off then on again to reset the airbag in accordance with
the lock.
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CHILD SAFETY (continued)


CHILD SAFETY
No modifications may be made to the component parts of the restraint system (belts and seats and their
mountings) fitted originally.
Follow carefully the instructions for fitting provided by the manufacturer of the restraint system.
Always avoid dressing the child in bulky garments and do not place any objects between the child and the restraint
system.
The seat belt in the vehicle must be taut so that the child's seat is held in position securely. Check the tension
regularly.
Never wear the belt under the arm or behind the back.
The harness or belt should be taut and fitted to suit the child's stature.
Never allow your child to stand up or kneel on the seats while the vehicle is moving.
Check that the child is in the correct position for the entire journey, particularly when he or she is asleep.
Use the seat belts to hold the seat in position, even if it is not occupied. Otherwise, if an accident were to occur, it may
become dislodged and pose a risk to other vehicle occupants.
Following a serious accident have the seat belts and restraint systems in use at the time checked.
Never leave a child unsupervised in a vehicle, even if he/she is in a restraint device.
Activate the rear door locks (if your vehicle is equipped with these).
Make sure the child does not get out of the vehicle at the side where there is traffic.
Set your children a good example - always wear your seat belt.

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DRIVER'S LAYOUT
1

34

31 30 29

28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21

10

11

20 19 18 17 16 15 14

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DRIVER'S LAYOUT (continued)


The equipment fitted, described below, depends on the version, option and country.
1 Left-hand side air vent.

12 Location for right-hand speaker.

22 Air distribution control.

2 Location for left-hand speaker.

13 Right-hand side vent.

23 Heating control switch.

3 Rear screen demister control


switch.

14 Glove box or passenger storage


compartment.

24 Bonnet release.
25 Trip computer and warning
system control button.

4 Front and rear fog lights switch.


15 Ventilation fan speed control.
5 Windscreen demister.

26 Ignition switch.
16 Cigarette lighter.

6 Instrument panel.

27 Steering column stalk for


windscreen and rear screen
wash/wipe.

17 Ashtray.
7 Radio remote control.
8 Centre air vents.

18 Radio location
compartment.

9 Display module.

19 Small change tray.

10 Hazard warning lights switch.


11 Glovebox or location
passenger airbag.

20 Handbrake.

for
21 Gear lever.

or

storage

28 Location for driver's airbag.


29 Control for electric headlight
beam adjustment.
30 Glove box and access to fuses.
31 Combined lighting/direction
indicator/horn switch.
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ON-BOARD COMPUTER

1
2

1 Display
The display lighting is dimmed
when the vehicle lights are
switched on.
2 Display selection key
By pressing button 2 on the end of
the windscreen wiper stalk, the
following information is displayed
in sequence:
a) Time.
b) Total mileage.
c) Trip mileage.

Resetting the clock


For safety reasons, adjust
the hours and minutes on
the clock display with
the ignition on and the vehicle
stationary.

a) Ignition on

- Time display
Adjust the hours by pressing
button H.
Adjust the minutes by pressing
button M.

b) Pressing button 2

- Total mileage recorder


Displays the distance covered (in
miles) since the vehicle was first
driven.

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ON-BOARD COMPUTER (continued)


c) Pressing button 2

VEHICLE MOVING

- Trip mileage recorder


Distance travelled since the
recorder was reset to zero.
The trip mileage recorder is reset
by pressing and holding button 2
for more than two seconds.
The figures will flash then the
display will read 0.0 miles.

If the electrical supply is


cut (battery disconnected,
feed wire broken, etc.), the
time and the trip mileage
reading will be lost.
The clock must be reset.
We advise that these settings are
not made when driving.

- Speed display (in mph)


Overspeed buzzer
Depending on the vehicle, a
buzzer sounds for approximately
10 seconds every 40 seconds, as
long as the vehicle is travelling in
excess of 75 mph (120 km/h).
- Fuel level bar graph
A series of vertical bars indicates
the level of fuel remaining.
Low fuel level warning
When there are between 5 and
8 litres of fuel remaining in the
tank, an orange light comes on.
Fill up with fuel as soon as soon as
possible.
To ensure that the bar graph
registers correctly when the fuel
tank is refilled, switch the ignition
off.

Advice for use


Do not touch the display with
your fingers.
Do not press the display.
If the display is dirty, use only a
disposable pad of cotton wool
slightly moistened with soapy
water and then wipe clean again
with a piece of damp cotton
wool. Finally, wipe dry carefully
with a soft, dry cloth without
applying any pressure.
Do not use solvents for cleaning.

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INSTRUMENT PANEL
The presence and operation of the warning lights, described below,
depend on the vehicle equipment and country.
A

If these lights are lit, you must stop


as soon as traffic conditions allow.

+
Side light indicator light

Warning light strip A


Advice for use
Do not touch the display with
your fingers.
Do not press the display.
If the display is dirty, use only
a disposable pad of cotton
wool slightly moistened with
soapy water and then wipe
clean again with a piece of
damp cotton wool. Finally,
wipe dry carefully with a soft,
dry cloth without applying any
pressure.
Do not use solvents for
cleaning.

Headlight
main
indicator light

Headlight dipped
indicator light

Rear
screen
indicator light

demisting

beam

beam

Rear fog indicator light

Driver's seat belt reminder


warning light
If the driver's seat belt is not
fastened the light remains on
when the vehicle is started, and
when the vehicle reaches a speed of
approximately 6 mph (10 km/h), it
flashes and a beep sounds for about
90 seconds.

Front fog indicator light

Right-hand and left-hand


direction indicator lights

Engine immobiliser system


indicator light
This light has several
functions. Refer to Section 1: Engine
Immobiliser.

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INSTRUMENT PANEL (continued)


The presence and operation of the warning and indicator lights described below depend on the vehicle
equipment and country.
Front passenger airbag
deactivation warning light.

Warning
light
for
monitoring exhaust gas
For vehicles equipped with
this option, the light lights up when
the ignition is switched on and then
goes out.
- If it lights up continuously,
contact your RENAULT Dealer as
soon as possible.
- If it flashes, reduce the engine
speed until the light stops
flashing. Consult your RENAULT
Dealer as soon as possible.
Refer to the information on special
operating conditions in Section 2.

Battery charge warning


light
This should go out as soon
as the engine starts. If it lights up
while you are driving, it indicates
that the circuit is overcharging or
discharged. Stop and have the
circuit checked.

Electronic fault warning


light
This light flashes when the
ignition is switched on (without
engine running). It is then
continuously lit for a few seconds
and then goes out again.
If this warning light comes on when
you are driving, it may indicate a
fault in the injection computer or
automatic transmission.

Not used

Anti-lock brake warning


light
This light comes on when
the ignition is switched on and goes
out within 3 seconds. If it lights up
when you are driving, it indicates a
fault in the anti-lock braking
system. Braking will then occur
normally but without the anti-lock
system.
Consult your RENAULT Dealer as
soon as possible.

Airbag warning light


This lights up when the
ignition is switched on and
goes out after a few seconds.
If it does not come on when the
ignition is turned on or if it flashes,
there is a fault in the system.
Consult your RENAULT Dealer as
soon as possible.

Coolant temperature warning


light
- If this light flashes, it
indicates a fault in the injection
system Stop as soon as traffic
conditions allow and call a
RENAULT Dealer.
- If it shows a steady light, stop and
let the engine idle for a minute or
two. The temperature should
drop and the warning light should
go out. If it does not, stop the
engine and check the coolant
level (having let the engine cool
down). Check the belts. Call for
the assistance of a RENAULT
Dealer if necessary.
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INSTRUMENT PANEL (continued)


The presence and operation of the warning lights, described below, depend on the vehicle equipment and
country.
Handbrake on and brake
circuit fault warning light
If it comes on under
braking, it indicates that the fluid
level in the circuit is low; it may be
dangerous to continue driving. Call
for the assistance of a RENAULT
Dealer.

Oil pressure warning light


It should go out as soon as
the engine starts; if it comes
on when you are driving, stop at
once, switch off the ignition and
check the oil level. If this is normal,
call for the assistance of a
RENAULT Dealer.

Variable power assisted


steering warning light
It goes out as soon as
the engine starts. If it comes on
when you are driving, this indicates
a fault in the system. Consult your
RENAULT Dealer as soon as
possible.

If these warning lights light


up, you must stop as soon as
traffic conditions allow.

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REAR-VIEW MIRRORS
A
B
2
3

Interior rear-view mirror


This is adjustable. When driving at
night, to avoid being dazzled by the
headlights of the vehicle behind,
lower small lever 1 located behind
the rear-view mirror.

Door mirrors
adjustment

with

manual

Door mirror with electrical


adjustment

To adjust the mirror, move lever 2.

With the ignition on, turn knob 3:


- Position A to adjust the left-hand
door mirror.
- Position C to adjust the right-hand
door mirror;
B is the neutral central position.

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EXTERNAL LIGHTING AND SIGNALS


Headlight main beams
With stalk 1 in the dipped
headlight position, pull the stalk
towards you.
When the main beam headlights are
on, an indicator light on the
instrument panel comes on.
To return to the dipped headlight
position, pull the stalk towards you.

Switching off the


lights

Side lights

Headlight dipped beams

Turn the end of stalk 1 to


align with the symbol.
The indicator light for the side/tail
lights will light up on the display.

Turn the end of stalk 1 until


the symbol can be seen.
The dipped headlights indicator
light on the display will come on.

Turn the end of stalk 1


back to its original
position.

Lights on warning buzzer


A warning buzzer will sound to
warn you when a door is opened
and the lights are still switched on
after the ignition has been turned off
(to prevent discharge of the battery).

Before driving at night, check that the electrical equipment is operating correctly and adjust the headlight
beams (if your vehicle is not carrying its normal load). In general, check that the lights are not obscured (by
dirt, mud, snow or objects which could cover them).

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EXTERNAL LIGHTING AND SIGNALS (continued)


The indicator light will still be lit on
the display.
Turn the switch in the opposite
direction 1.

Front fog lights

Rear fog lights

Move switch 1 to the first


notch.
Operation of the front fog lights
depends on the external lighting
selected, and an indicator light on
the instrument panel will come on.

Move switch 1 to the


second notch.
Operation of the rear fog light
depends on the external lighting
selected and a warning light on the
display will come on.
Do not forget to switch off the rear
fog light when it is no longer needed
to avoid inconveniencing other road
users.
A warning buzzer will sound when
a door is opened and the fog lights
are still switched on after the
ignition has been turned off.

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ELECTRICAL ADJUSTMENT OF THE HEADLIGHTS


Vehicle load conditions

Position
to select

All versions except utility

Control A adjusts the headlight


beam height according to the load.
Turn control A downwards to lower
the headlights and turn the control
upwards to raise the headlight
beams.

- Basic setting: luggage compartment empty and only the


driver on board or with one front passenger.

- Luggage compartment empty, 3 passengers.

- Luggage compartment full, 3 passengers.

- Luggage compartment full, driver only.

Utility version
- Basic setting:
Vehicle luggage compartment empty, with driver only.

- Vehicle loaded to maximum, with driver.

The intermediate positions can be used, depending on the


vehicle load.

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HORN AND SIGNALS


2

1
1

Horn

Hazard warning lights

Direction indicators

Press the end of stalk 1 towards


steering column A.

Press switch 2.
This switch lights all four direction
indicators and the side-mounted
repeaters simultaneously.
It is to be used to warn other road
users if you
are obliged to stop for any reason
beyond your control in a
forbidden location,
are obliged to drive under
particular conditions.

Move stalk 1 parallel to the steering


wheel and in the direction you are
going to turn.
When driving on the motorway, the
steering wheel is not often turned
enough to return the stalk
automatically to position 0. There is
an intermediate position in which
the stalk may be held when
changing lanes.
It will return automatically to 0
when released.

Headlight flasher
Pull stalk 1 towards you at right
angles to the steering wheel B to
flash the headlights, even if the
lights are not in use.

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WINDSCREEN WASH/WIPE
In freezing conditions, make sure
that the wiper blades are not stuck
to the windscreen (risk of
overheating the motor).
Keep an eye on the condition of the
blades. Change them as soon as they
become
less
efficient
(approximately once a year).
If you turn the engine off before
stopping the wipers (position A),
the blades may stop anywhere on
the windscreen.
Regularly clean your windscreen.

1
A
B
C
D

Windscreen wiper

Windscreen washer

With the ignition on, move


stalk 1:

With the ignition on,


pull stalk E towards you, regardless
of its position.

A Off.
B Intermittent wiping
The wipers will pause for
several
seconds
between
sweeps.
C Normal wiping speed
D Fast wiping speed

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REAR SCREEN WASH/WIPE - DE-ICING/DEMISTING

In freezing conditions, make sure


that the wiper blades are not stuck
to the windscreen (risk of
overheating the motor).
Keep an eye on the condition of the
blade.
Change them as soon as they
become
less
efficient
(approximately once a year).
Regularly clean your rear screen.

Rear screen wash/wipe

Heated rear screen

Move stalk 1 perpendicular


to the steering wheel, towards the
dashboard.
A Press to first notch.
- The rear screen wiper will
operate.

With the engine running,


press switch 2. (An indicator light
on the instrument panel will come
on.)
This will demist and de-ice the rear
screen.
Do not leave the heated screen
switched on longer than necessary.

B Press fully.
- The washer will be activated
and the wipers will wipe the
screen.
Release the pressure on the stalk to
stop the washer.

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FUEL TANK
Filling with fuel

Usable capacity of fuel tank:


Approx. 40 litres (8.8 gallons).
There is a cap holder 1 on the fuel
filler flap for holding the cap when
filling the tank.

Only use unleaded petrol.


Using leaded petrol will damage the
anti-pollution system and may lead
to a loss of warranty.
To ensure the fuel tank is not filled
with leaded petrol, the fuel tank
filler neck contains a restrictor
fitted with a valve which only
allows the nozzle for unleaded
petrol to be used (at the pump).
- Insert the nozzle as far as it will go
and so as to open the valve.
- Keep the nozzle in this position
throughout the entire filling
operation.

Filling with fuel (continued)


A maximum of two filling
operations may be made after the
fuel feed has switched off
automatically for the first time. The
fuel tank is designed to allow room
for expansion and this must be
retained.
Use fuel of the correct grade.

Fuel filler cap: This is of


a special type. If you
have to change it, make
sure the new cap is of the
same
type.
Consult
your
RENAULT Dealer.
Never handle the cap near a
source of heat or a flame.
System for cutting off fuel
supply in the event of a severe
impact
Refer to the information in
section 5 on the system for
cutting off the fuel supply in the
event of a severe impact.

To ensure the fuel bar graph


display correctly registers the
amount of fuel, switch the
ignition off when refilling the
tank.
The display may be inaccurate if
this recommendation is not
followed.
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Section 2: Driving
(Advice on use relating to fuel economy and the environment)

Running in / Ignition switch ...........................................................................................................................


Starting / Stopping the engine ........................................................................................................................
Special notes on the petrol version ................................................................................................................
Advice on anti-pollution and fuel economy ..................................................................................... 2.05
Environment ......................................................................................................................................................
Gear lever ..........................................................................................................................................................
Handbrake / Power assisted steering ..............................................................................................................
Quickshift 5 gearbox ............................................................................................................................ 2.11
Anti-lock braking system .................................................................................................................................
Emergency brake assistance .............................................................................................................................

2.02
2.03
2.04
2.07
2.08
2.09
2.10
2.16
2.17
2.18
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RUNNING IN

IGNITION SWITCH
Ignition on position M
The ignition is on: the engine may
be started.

For the first 625 miles (1000 km) do


not exceed 62 mph (100 km/h) in
the highest gear.
On completion of 625 miles
(1000 km) you may use your car
normally. However, it is only after
1800 miles (3000 km) have been
covered that you may reasonably
expect full performance.

Start position D
If the engine fails to start at the first
attempt, the key must be turned
back before the starter can be
activated again. Release the key as
soon as the engine starts.

Service intervals: refer to the


vehicle's servicing booklet.

Stop position (St) and steering


lock applied
To lock: remove the key and turn the
steering wheel slightly until the
latch engages in the steering
column.
To unlock: turn the key and the
steering wheel slightly.
Auxiliaries position A
The ignition is switched off. Any
auxiliaries fitted will still have a
current supply (example: radio).

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STARTING/STOPPING THE ENGINE


Starting the engine

Stopping the engine

If the vehicle is equipped with a


Quickshift 5 gearbox
Refer to the Quickshift 5 gearbox
information in Section 2.

With the engine idling, turn the key


back to the stop position.

Special feature on cars equipped


with an engine immobiliser
system
In
very
cold
conditions
(temperatures below 20C): so
that it is easier to start the engine,
switch on the ignition for several
seconds before starting the
engine.
Make
sure
the
engine
immobiliser is not activated. (See
Section 1 on the engine
immobiliser).
Petrol injection
Engine hot or cold
- Turn the key to the Start
position without depressing the
accelerator.
- Release the key as soon as the
engine starts.

If there is a child (or animal) in the vehicle, never leave it


unattended with the key in the ignition. With the key in the
ignition he or she could start up the engine or operate electrical
equipment such as the electric windows and there is a risk that the
child may be injured (by trapping his or her neck, arm, hand, etc.). Risk of
serious injury.
Never switch off the ignition before the vehicle has stopped completely.
Once the vehicle has stopped, the power steering, brake servo and the
passive safety devices such as airbags and pretensioners will no longer
operate.
When the key has been removed, the steering will lock.
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SPECIAL NOTES ON THE PETROL VERSION


The following operating conditions:
Driving for a long time with the
low fuel level warning light lit
Using leaded petrol
Using additives for lubrication or
fuel which is not approved by
RENAULT
Or operating faults such as:
Faulty ignition, running out of
fuel or spark plug disconnected
occurring as engine misfiring and
snatches when driving
Loss of power
may cause the catalytic converter to
overheat and thus reduce its
efficiency or even destroy it and
cause heat damage to the vehicle.

If you note any of the above faults,


have the necessary repairs carried
out as soon as possible by your
RENAULT Dealer.
These faults may be avoided by
taking your vehicle regularly to
your RENAULT Dealer at the
intervals
specified
in
your
Warranty and Servicing booklet.

Starting problems
To avoid damaging the catalytic
converter, do not keep trying to
start the engine (using the ignition
key, or by pushing or pulling the
vehicle) without having identified
and corrected the starting fault.
If the fault cannot be identified, do
not persist in attempting to start the
engine and call a RENAULT Dealer.

Monitoring exhaust gas


The exhaust gas monitor will detect
any malfunctioning of the vehicle's
exhaust gas depollution system.
If this system malfunctions, toxic
substances may be released into the
atmosphere or mechanical damage
may occur.
This warning light on the
instrument
panel
will
indicate if there are any
problems with the system:
This lights up when the ignition is
switched on and goes out after
3 seconds.
- If it is lit continuously, consult
your RENAULT Dealer as soon as
possible.
- If it flashes, reduce the engine
speed until the light stops
flashing. Consult your RENAULT
Dealer as soon as possible.

Do not park the vehicle or run the engine in locations where combustible substances or materials such as grass
or leaves can come into contact with a hot exhaust system.

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ADVICE ON ANTI-POLLUTION AND HOW TO ECONOMISE ON FUEL, DRIVING


RENAULT is actively participating
in the reduction of pollutant
exhaust gas emissions and in saving
energy.
By virtue of its design, moderate
fuel consumption and initial
settings your RENAULT conforms
to current anti-pollution standards.
Technical design, however, cannot
achieve all. The fuel consumption
of your car and the level of pollutant
exhaust gas emissions are very
much within your control. Make
sure that your vehicle is maintained
correctly, use it carefully and pay
attention to your driving style.

Maintenance

Engine adjustments

It should be noted that failure to


respect anti-pollution standards
may lead to legal action being taken
against the vehicle owner. In
addition, the replacement of parts of
the engine, fuel supply system and
exhaust by parts other than those
originally recommended by the
manufacturer may alter your
vehicle such that it no longer
complies
with
anti-pollution
standards.
Have your vehicle checked and
adjusted by your RENAULT Dealer
in accordance with the instructions
in the vehicles servicing booklet.
Your RENAULT Dealer has all the
equipment necessary for ensuring
your vehicle is maintained to its
original standard.
Always remember that the emission
of pollutant fumes is directly linked
to fuel consumption.

Ignition: This does not require


adjustment.
Spark
plugs:
Optimum
conditions of use, performance
and output demand that the
specifications laid down by our
design office be rigorously
adhered to.
If the spark plugs have to be
changed, use the make, type and
gap specified for your vehicle's
engine. Consult your RENAULT
Dealer for this information.
Idling speed: This does not
require adjustment.
Air filter: a blocked element
reduces output. and must be
changed.

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ADVICE ON ANTIPOLLUTION AND HOW TO ECONOMISE ON FUEL, DRIVING (continued)

Tyres

Driving

Inflation pressures which are too


low
may
increase
fuel
consumption.
The use of non-recommended
tyres may also increase fuel
consumption.

Drive carefully for the first few


miles until the engine reaches its
normal operating temperature,
rather than let it warm up while
the car is stationary.
Speed is expensive.
Snappy driving uses a lot of
fuel: drive with a light right
foot.

Take your foot off the accelerator


pedal to slow down rather than
use the brakes needlessly and
judge the road well in advance.
Avoid fierce acceleration.
Do not overrev the engine in the
intermediate gears. Use the
highest gear possible without
labouring the engine. (On
versions with an automatic
gearbox, it is preferable to keep
the gear lever in position D.)
Do not try to maintain the same
speed up a hill; accelerate no
more than you would on the level.
Keep your foot in the same
position on the accelerator pedal.
Double
declutching
and
accelerating before switching off
are superfluous actions in
modern cars.

Bad weather, flooded roads


Do not drive through
floods if the depth of
water is above the lower
edge of the wheel rims.

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ADVICE ON ANTI-POLLUTION AND HOW TO ECONOMISE ON FUEL, DRIVING (continued)

General hints
Electricity is fuel; switch off all
the electrical units which are not
really needed.
However, (with safety always in
mind), keep your lights on when
the visibility is bad (see and be
seen).
Try to use the air vents. Driving
with the windows open will
increase fuel consumption by 4%
when travelling at a speed of 62
mph (100 km/h).

Air conditioning increases fuel


consumption
and
this
is
particularly noticeable for city
driving. Switch off the system
when it is not needed.
Never fill the fuel tank right to the
brim as this is wasteful.
Do not leave an empty roof rack in
position.
It is better to fit a trailer for bulky
objects.
When towing a caravan, fit a wind
deflector and adjust it carefully.
Avoid using the car for
door-to-door calls (short journeys
with long waits in between)
because the engine never reaches
its normal operating temperature.
Try to group your calls.

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ENVIRONMENT
Your vehicle has been designed
with the aim of caring for the
environment.
The majority of versions are
equipped with a depollution
system including a catalytic
converter, a lambda sensor and
an active carbon filter. (The
active carbon filter prevents
vapour from the petrol tank being
released into the open air.)
These vehicles operate with
unleaded fuel only.
87% of your vehicle consists of
parts that can be recycled and
already
contains
recycled
materials.
95% of the plastic components in
your vehicle are marked with a
symbol
which
allows
the
principal component material to
be identified. These markings
mean that parts removed can be
sorted
more
easily,
thus
optimising the recycling of each
of them.

In addition to this, your vehicle


meets the requirements laid down
in European legislation relating to
environmental protection.
Make your contribution towards
protection of the environment too!
Do not dispose of parts replaced in
the course of routine vehicle
maintenance (battery, oil filter, air
filter, etc.) and oil containers (empty
or full of used oil, etc.) with
household waste.
Dispose of it through specialist
organisations. In all cases, comply
with local legislation.

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GEAR LEVER
The reversing lights will light up as
soon as reverse gear is selected
(ignition on).

To select reverse gear


(vehicle stationary)
Move the lever to neutral, then lift
up ring 1 against the gear lever knob
to enable selection of reverse gear.

Quickshift 5 gearbox vehicles


Refer to the Quickshift 5 gearbox
information in Section 2.

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HANDBRAKE

POWER STEERING
To apply
Pull upwards, make sure that the
vehicle cannot move

To release:
Pull the lever up slightly, press
button 1 and then lower the lever to
the floor.
The red warning light on the
instrument panel will light up if
you are driving with an incorrectly
released handbrake.

Make sure that the


handbrake is properly
released when driving,
otherwise
overheating
may occur.

Depending on the slope


and/or vehicle load, it
may be necessary to
apply the brake by an
additional two notches and to
engage a gear (1st or reverse) for
manual vehicles, or position P
for automatic vehicles.

The variable power assisted


steering system is equipped with an
electronic management system
which adjusts the power steering to
vehicle speed.
Assistance is therefore greater
during parking manoeuvres (for
added comfort) whilst the force
required to manoeuvre the vehicle
progressively rises as speed
increases (for enhanced safety at
high speeds).

Never switch off the


ignition when travelling
downhill, and avoid
doing so when driving in
general (power steering and
brake servo will not function).

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QUICKSHIFT 5 GEARBOX

1
H
M

2
16254

Selector lever
1 Mode change button. This allows
you to change from manual to
automatic and back again when
the engine is running. The button
can be used at any time apart from
when driving in N or R
2 Reverse gear reminder light
Note:
The
selector
lever
automatically returns to the middle
position after use.

Display
The gear in use (1, 2,..., 5, N, R) or
the automatic mode (A) is indicated
on the right-hand side of the central
dashboard display.
Note: in automatic mode, (A) is
displayed. If you want to know
what gear you are in, press button 1.
To return to automatic mode, press
button 1 again.

Driving
Switch on the ignition.
The central display in the
dashboard lights up.
If neutral (N) is displayed you may
start the engine without depressing
the accelerator.
If a gear other than neutral (N) is
engaged, its symbol on the display
will flash. In this case, you can only
start up by pressing the brake pedal
whilst holding the key in the start
position.
The vehicle will then change to
neutral (N) automatically and the
engine will start.
Note: do not attempt to start the
engine by pushing the vehicle if the
battery is flat (the display lighting
stays off when the ignition is
switched on).

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QUICKSHIFT 5 GEARBOX (continued)


Pulling away
Moving forwards (starting in neutral)
The numerical gear display shows N.
With your foot on the brake
pedal, push the selector lever
toward the front and then release
it again.
Automatic mode is engaged.
The letter A appears on the
display and first gear is engaged.
(The gear display will only
appear in semi-automatic mode).
Release the brake pedal:
- it is possible to carry out parking
manoeuvres when the engine is
idling,
- accelerate gently to move off.
Note: if driving on slippery surfaces
(snow, mud, etc.) you can pull away
in second gear.
To do this push the selection lever
twice.
The figure 2 appears on the
dashboard display. The system is
then running in semi-automatic
mode.
Use the automatic mode switch to
return to automatic mode.

Reverse
Foot on the brake pedal.
Push the selection lever towards
the right and to the back and then
release it as marked on the knob.
Reverse gear is engaged and the
letter R appears on the dashboard
display. The reversing warning
reminder lights up.
Release the brake pedal:
- it is possible to carry out parking
manoeuvres when the engine is
idling,
- accelerate gently to reverse.
Note: automatic mode is not
available in reverse but it is not
switched off when you select
reverse, (for example for a parking
manoeuvre).

Speed selection grille


+ To move up through the gears
To move down through the gears
N Neutral
R Reverse
Only stable position of the lever

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QUICKSHIFT 5 GEARBOX (continued)


Semi-automatic mode (manual)
When in automatic mode, moving
the selector lever up or down
through the gears or pushing the
automatic mode switch will switch
the system into semi-automatic
mode. If you push the switch, you
do not need to shift up or down
through the gears.
You can initiate gear changes using
the selector lever.
To move up through the gears
simply push the selector lever
forwards. You do not need to release
the accelerator.
To move down through the gears
simply push the selector lever
backwards. You do not need to
release the accelerator.

The system will not tolerate a series


of up or down changes that cause
the engine to underrev or overrev.
By pushing the lever forwards twice
you can move up two gears at a time
(except at low speeds).
By pushing the lever backwards
twice you can move down two gears
at a time (except at high speeds).
When decelerating with the foot off
the
pedal,
the
gears
will
automatically drop to the low speed
limit to avoid stalling. First gear
automatically passes below a
certain speed limit. You can stop the
vehicle at red lights or junctions etc.
by pressing the brake pedal; there is
no need to change to neutral (N).

The vehicle will start:


- slowly, if you release the brake
without accelerating (e.g. when
in a traffic jam)
- quickly, if you release the brake
and accelerate.

Note: neutral can only be selected


when driving or at a standstill with
your foot on the brake. Push the
gear lever to the right to engage
neutral.
You can change from one mode to
another with the engine running at
any time and from any gear position
except neutral (N) or reverse (R).

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QUICKSHIFT 5 GEARBOX (continued)


Automatic mode
Automatic mode is selected by
default every time the ignition is
switched on.
You can change it at any time when
driving by pressing the mode
change button. The letter A appears
on the display.
The vehicle is controlled using the
accelerator and the brake. Gears will
change automatically at the correct
moment to a speed suitable for the
engine because automatic mode
takes into consideration the weight
of the car, the road surface and the
chosen driving style.

Note:
Automatic mode takes account of:
- the position and speed of
depression of the accelerator
pedal to assess driving style and
select the optimum gear,
- action on the brake pedal to alert
the engine brake by anticipating
the down-change.
When stopping, e.g. at a red light, A
is displayed to signal that 1st gear is
engaged. Therefore, you can keep
the car stationary with the brake
without changing into neutral.
The vehicle will move off again:
- slowly, if you release just the
brake without accelerating (e.g.
when in a traffic jam)
- quickly, if you release the brake
and accelerate.

The level of oil in the


automatic gearbox system
reservoir
is
variable
depending on use. Adding
oil is strictly forbidden (except by
qualified
RENAULT
network
personnel).

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QUICKSHIFT 5 GEARBOX (continued)


Accelerating and overtaking

Parking

You have two options:


1) slowly depress the accelerator
pedal to speed up gradually;
2) fully depress the accelerator
pedal, or even take your foot off
the accelerator and press it again
as far as it will go.

It is possible to park in gear (for


example, on a slope). To do this,
switch the ignition on and select a
gear with your foot on the brake.
Check that R, A or whichever gear is
engaged, except N , is displayed on
the instrument panel and then
remove the key from the ignition.
To disengage the gear, repeat this
operation by switching on the
ignition without starting the engine
and shift the selector lever to
neutral with your foot on the brake.
Check that N is displayed on the
instrument panel.

The speed of depressing the pedal


will activate the kickdown
switch
to
obtain
maximum
performance.

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QUICKSHIFT 5 GEARBOX (continued)


Operating faults

Buzzer
If you keep the vehicle on a slope
for too long without applying the
brakes or handbrake, there is a
risk that the clutch will overheat.
In this event, an intermittent
beep will remind you that you
should put your foot on the brake
or apply the handbrake.
Never leave the vehicle with the
engine running when in gear.
For safety reasons you will hear
an intermittent beep when you
open the door if you have not
shifted into neutral or you have
not switched off the ignition or
pressed the brake pedal.

If your vehicle will not start: you


can start the engine when the
vehicle is moving if the battery is
not discharged (display lit up).
Proceed as before:
- switch on the ignition,
- select neutral,
- push or pull the car or run it
down a slope until you reach the
speed at which the beep sounds.
This will indicate that moving
the selector lever forwards will
engage the gear most suited to
starting the engine.
Note: never attempt this in reverse.

When driving, if this


warning light comes on, it
indicates a fault in the
system.
In most cases, you may still drive
the vehicle, although it will not
achieve maximum performance.
However, you should consult a
RENAULT Dealer as soon as
possible.

Towing a vehicle
sequential gearbox.

with

If the gearbox is stuck in a gear:


- switch on the ignition,
- select neutral with your foot on
the brake,
- check that the gearbox is in
neutral (by pushing the vehicle,
for example).
If you cannot find neutral, you must
tow the vehicle with the front
wheels raised.
Towing should always take place
with the ignition switched off.

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ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) (depending on version or option)


When braking sharply, the two
essential aims are to reduce the
stopping distance and keep your
vehicle under control. However,
there is a risk that road holding and
directional control may be lost and
the wheels may lock when braking,
depending on the nature of the
ground, weather conditions and
your reactions. The anti-lock
braking system (ABS) has been
designed to combat this danger.
The safety enhancement is that the
brake control system prevents the
wheels from locking, even if the
brakes are applied too sharply, and
allows the vehicle to be steered and
thus its direction to be controlled.
Under these circumstances it is
quite possible for the driver to steer
the vehicle and to avoid an obstacle
whilst at the same time applying the
brake. Also, this system allows you
to optimise stopping distances
when the adhesion of one or more
wheels becomes hazardous (wet
roads, slippery or varying road
surfaces).

Although this system allows you to


make maximum use of stopping
distances, even with the ABS you
still have to take account of the
actual condition of the road surface.
It is still essential to follow the rules
of good driving practice (such as
driving at a safe distance to the
vehicle in front). The fact that the
vehicles safety has been increased
should not encourage you to take
risks.
When the system has been
activated, you will feel a certain
degree of pulsation at the brake
pedal. These tangible signs will
warn you that the adhesion between
the tyres and the ground has
reached its limit and enable you to
adapt your driving style to suit the
road conditions.

Operating faults
Two possible situations may occur:
1 - The

warning light is

lit on the instrument panel.


The braking system operates in
the same way as for a vehicle
vehicle not equipped with an
ABS
system.
Consult
a
RENAULT Dealer as soon as
possible.
2 - The

and

warning

lights are lit on the instrument


panel.
This indicates that both the
braking system and the ABS
system are faulty. Your vehicle
brakes may still partially
operate.
However,
it
is
dangerous to brake suddenly
and it is essential to stop
immediately, as soon as traffic
conditions allow. Contact your
RENAULT Dealer as a matter or
urgency.

The braking modulation provided by the anti-lock braking system is independent of the effort applied to the brake
pedal. In an emergency, apply continuous pressure to the brake pedal - there is no need to pump it repeatedly.

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EMERGENCY BRAKE ASSIST


This system is complementary to
ABS and helps reduce vehicle
stopping distances.

Operating principle
The system detects an emergency
braking situation. In this case, the
braking assistance immediately
develops maximum power and may
trigger ABS regulation.
ABS braking is maintained as long
as the brake pedal is not released.

This
function
is
an
additional aid in case of
critical driving conditions
and allows the vehicle
behaviour to adapt to suit the
driver.
However, the function does not
take the place of the driver. It does
not increase the vehicle's limits
and should not encourage you to
drive more quickly.
Thus,
it
can
under
no
circumstances
replace
the
vigilance or responsibility of the
driver when manoeuvring the
vehicle (the driver must always be
ready for sudden incidents which
may occur when driving).

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Section 3: Your comfort

Air vents ................................................................................................................................................. 3.02 Heating - Ventilation ........................................................................................................................... 3.04


Air conditioning .................................................................................................................................. 3.08
Interior lights/Sun visor ...................................................................................................................................
Window risers ...................................................................................................................................................
Electric sunroof .................................................................................................................................................
Manual sunroof .................................................................................................................................................
Glove box - Storage compartments ...................................................................................................... 3.16 Ashtray/Cigarette lighter/Windscreen .............................................................................................................
Rear bench seat .................................................................................................................................... 3.19
Luggage compartment/Rear parcel shelf ........................................................................................... 3.22
Transporting items in the luggage compartment ...........................................................................................
Rigid luggage compartment cover ...................................................................................................................
Luggage compartment liner/Partition .............................................................................................................

3.03
3.07
3.11
3.12
3.13
3.14
3.15
3.17
3.18
3.21
3.24
3.25
3.26
3.27
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AIR VENTS (air outlets)


1

1 - Left-hand front window demister


2 - Left-hand air vent

5 - Heating/ventilation control unit

6 - Right-hand side air vent


7 - Right-hand front window demister

3 - Windscreen demisting vents

8 - Footwell heater outlets for front


and rear passengers

4 - Centre air vents


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AIR VENTS (continued)


4

3
1
2

Side air vents

Centre air vents

Air flow
Move tumblewheel 2 (beyond the
point where a certain resistance is
felt).

Air flow
Move tumblewheel 4 (beyond the
point where a certain resistance is
felt).

: maximum flow

Up: Fully open.

: closed

Down: Closed.

Direction
Right/left: Move tab 1.
Up/down: Guide the air vent up or
down.

Direction
Right/left: Move tabs 3.
Up/down: Guide the air vent up or
down.

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HEATING - VENTILATION
Distribution of air in
passenger compartment

the

Move control B.
Position
All the air flow is directed to the
dashboard vents.
Position

Controls

Adjusting the air temperature

A Air temperature adjustment.

Turn button A.
Turning the knob to the right
increases the temperature.

B Distribution of air.
C Adjustment of amount of air
delivered.

The air flow is distributed between


the dashboard vents and the
footwells.
Close the dashboard vents to direct
all the air to the footwells.
Position
The air flow is distributed between
all the air vents, the front side
window demisting air vents, the
windscreen demisting vents and the
footwells.

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HEATING - VENTILATION (continued)

Position

Adjusting the amount of


air supplied to the
passenger compartment

Close the dashboard vents for more


effective demisting.
All the air is directed to the
windscreen and front side window
demisting vents.
For maximum efficiency, set control
C to 4.

Normal use (ventilation)


Move control C from 0 to 4.
Passenger compartment ventilation
is by blown air. The ventilation
fan determines how much air enters
but vehicle speed has a slight effect
on this.

For maximum heating efficiency at


the following air distribution
settings:

Demisting/de-icing

Heating/demisting
Set control C to position 4.
Outside air is used for normal
operation of the ventilation system.
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HEATING - VENTILATION WITH TEMPORARY ISOLATION OF PASSENGER COMPARTMENT

Adjusting the quantity of


air
Temporary isolation of the
passenger compartment
Move control C from 0 to 4.
Outside air is used for normal
operation of the ventilation system.

C
By selecting position 0 and the air
recirculation positions you can
isolate yourself from the outside air
(when driving in polluted areas,
etc.).

Prolonged use of these settings


(recycled air) may mist up or ice
up the windows slightly or cause
odours due to the air not being
renewed.

Position 0
In this position the air inlet is
closed, isolating the passenger
compartment from the external
atmosphere.
To exit from this mode,
move control C to position 0
or higher (outside air).
Note: There is no position which
can be used between the two 0
positions.

It is therefore advisable to return to


normal operation (outside air) by
adjusting control C to position 0 or
higher.
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HEATING - VENTILATION WITH TEMPORARY ISOLATION OF PASSENGER COMPARTMENT (continued)


14781-1

Recirculation positions from 0 to 4


In these positions air is taken from
the passenger compartments and is
recirculated without the addition of
outside air. (There is a choice of four
speed selections for the recycled
air.)

C
To exit from this mode, move
control C to position 0 or
above (outside air).

1 This position corresponds to a


gentle flow of air.
4 This position delivers air at
maximum speed.

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AIR CONDITIONING
Adjusting the amount of
air supplied to the
passenger compartment

Controls

Adjusting the air temperature

A Air temperature adjustment.

Move control A.

B Distribution of air.

To the right: Maximum possible


temperature.

Ventilation
Move control D from 0 to 4.
Passenger compartment ventilation
is by blown air. The ventilation
fan determines how much air enters
but vehicle speed has a slight effect
on this.
The further the control is positioned
to the right, the greater the quantity
of air blown into the passenger
compartment.
If you want to shut off the flow of air
completely and stop the system,
move control D to 0.

C Air conditioning on/off switch.


D Adjustment of amount of air
delivered.

To the left: Minimum possible


temperature.

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AIR CONDITIONING (continued)


Position
The air flow is distributed between
all the air vents, the front side
window demisting air vents, the
windscreen demisting vents and the
footwells.
Position

Distribution of air in
passenger compartment

the

Move control B.

Position

Position

The air flow is directed to the


dashboard air vents and the
footwells.
Close the dashboard vents to direct
all the air to the footwells.

All the air flow is directed to the


dashboard vents.

Close the dashboard vents for more


effective demisting.
All the air is directed to the
windscreen and front side window
demisting vents.
For maximum efficiency, move
control D to 4.

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AIR CONDITIONING (continued)


Note: The air conditioning may be
used in all conditions but does not
operate
when
the
external
temperature is low.
Button C not activated (indicator
light off).
The air conditioning is not
operating.
Heating and ventilation are
therefore identical to that of a
vehicle without air conditioning.

Air conditioning controls


Control C starts or stops the
air conditioning system.
The system cannot be switched on
if control D is set to 0.
Use the air conditioning system
occasionally in winter to keep the
system in good working order.
Do not worry about water under the
vehicle: it is just condensation.

Using the air conditioning system:


lowers the internal passenger
compartment
temperature,
especially in hot weather, when
driving in traffic or when the
vehicle has been parked in the
sun;
reduces the humidity of the air
blown inside the passenger
compartment (prevents misting).
Fuel consumption increases when
the air conditioning system is being
used. (Switch it off when it is not
required.)

Button C activated (indicator


light on)
The air conditioning is activated.
Air is taken from outside the
vehicle,
providing
a
continuous supply of fresh
air.

If no cool air is produced


Check that the controls are set
correctly and that the fuses are
sound. If both these points are
correct, switch off the system
(indicator light no longer lit) and
consult a Renault Dealer.
In very hot weather or when the
vehicle has been parked in the sun,
open the doors for a few moments to
let the hot air escape before starting
off.

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AIR CONDITIONING (continued)


Prolonged use of this position
(recirculated air) may mist or ice
up the windows slightly or cause
odours due to the air not being
renewed.
It is therefore advisable to return to
normal operation (outside air) by
pressing button D when you have
passed through the polluted area.

Temporary isolation of
the passenger
compartment
Normal operation of the heating and
ventilation system is obtained using
external air.
Air recirculation allows the external
atmosphere to be isolated (driving
in polluted areas).
Move control D from 0 to 4 to select
isolation mode.

Air recirculation allows the desired


temperature to be achieved as
quickly as possible.
This starts or stops air recirculation.
In this position the air is taken from
inside the passenger compartment
and
is
recirculated
without
admitting external air.

When
the
air
conditioning system is
operating, all windows
must be closed for
maximum efficiency.
If there is an operating fault,
consult your Renault Dealer.
Do not open the refrigeration
circuit: this may cause injury to
the eyes or skin.

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INTERIOR LIGHTS

SUN VISOR

2
1

Light 1
When switch 1 is pressed:
- continuous lighting is obtained,
- intermittent lighting is obtained,
controlled by opening one of the
doors,
- timed lighting when the doors are
locked,
- the light does not come on at all,
- the lights go out immediately
when the doors are locked.

Automatic operation of the


interior lights (for certain vehicles)
If the doors are unlocked using
the remote control, the interior
lighting is switched on for
approximately 30 seconds.
If the doors are locked using the
remote control, the lighting is
switched off immediately.
If the door is open (or not
properly closed), the lighting is
switched on for a period of
approximately 30 minutes.
If all the doors are closed, the
interior lights start to dim when
the ignition is switched on.

Sun visors
Lower sun visors 2.

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WINDOW RISERS

2
3

Touch control electric window


driver's side
This function is additional to the
driver's electric window window
riser described previously.
The ignition supplies an electrical
pulse to button 1 strong enough to
lower the driver's window.

Driver's responsibility
If there is a child (or
animal) in the vehicle,
never leave it unattended
with the key in the ignition. With
the card in the reader, it would be
possible to operate the electric
windows and there is a risk that the
child may be seriously injured (by
trapping his or her neck, arm,
hand, etc.).
If something gets trapped, reverse
the direction of travel as soon as
possible by pressing on the
relevant switch.

Electric windows
Driver's side: Switch 2.
Passenger side: Switch 3.
Ignition on:
To open the window, press switch 2
or 3.
To close the window, lift switch 2
or 3.

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ELECTRIC SUNROOF, GLASS

2
1

Sliding sunroof

Sunroof blind

With the ignition on:


To operate the sunroof
- Opening: Press switch 1 on the
opposite side to the symbol and
keep the switch pressed in until
the sunroof is open as required.
- Closing: Press switch 1 on the
same side as the symbol until it
is completely closed.

Pull tab 2 in the direction of the


arrow to operate the blind.
Hook it into 3 to secure it in the
closed position.
Each
blind
can
operate
independently of the other.

Ensure the sunroof is properly


closed before leaving your
vehicle.
Clean the seal every three
months using products selected
by Renault's Technical Department.
Do not open the sunroof
immediately after the vehicle has
been in the rain or after your car
has been washed.

Driver's responsibility
If there is a child (or
animal) in the vehicle,
never leave it unattended
with the key in the ignition. With
the card in the reader, it would be
possible to operate the electric
windows and there is a risk that the
child may be seriously injured (by
trapping his or her neck, arm,
hand, etc.).
If something gets trapped, reverse
the direction of travel immediately
by pressing switch 1.

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MANUAL SUNROOF, FABRIC

2
3

Sliding sunroof

Locking the sunroof in position

Opening
Lower handle 3 and rotate it
through half a turn to release hook 2.
Use recess 1 as a handle to slide
back the sunroof.

When the sunroof is open in the


required position, pivot handle 3
to replace it in its recess.

Closing
Insert hook 2 in the location
provided in the sunroof and then
replace the handle in the recess
provided.

Ensure the sunroof is properly


closed before leaving your
vehicle.
Clean the seal every three
months
using
products
selected
by
Renault's
Technical Department.

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GLOVE BOX - STORAGE COMPARTMENTS


1

2
6
3

Passenger storage compartment 1


(or location for passenger airbag)

Passenger storage compartment 4

Driver's glove box

(vehicle with passenger airbag and


air conditioning)

Pull handle 5 to open.

Driver's storage compartment 6

Passenger side glove box


To open, lift handle 2.
Inside the cover are two cup holders
and a clip to hold a pen.

Passenger storage compartment 3

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STORAGE COMPARTMENTS (continued)

Door pockets 1

Rear seat pocket 2

Front seat pocket 3

No objects should be
placed on the floor (area
in front of driver) as such
objects may slide under
the pedal during braking
manoeuvres, thus obstructing its
use.

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CIGARETTE LIGHTER

WINDSCREEN

Ashtray

Cigarette lighter

Lift cover 1 to open.


To empty, pull ashtray towards you
and it will be released from its
housing.

With the ignition on, press in


cigarette lighter 2.
It will spring back with a click when
it is ready. Pull it out to use. After
use, replace it without pushing it all
the way in.

Windscreen
layers

with

reflective

This windscreen reflects the sun


and, in particular, limits the
infrared rays entering the passenger
compartment.
There are two zones 3: this will
allow passes to be affixed to
the windscreen (e.g. motorway
permits, car park season tickets,
etc.).

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REAR SEAT (operation)


The two sections of the seatback can
be
adjusted
independently,
depending on the load to be carried.
Access to the luggage compartment
from the rear seats
Lower one of the two levers 1 and
fold down the corresponding
seatback onto the seat.

Rear seatback positions

Adjusting the rear bench seat

There are four possible positions:


Normal
Inclined
Horizontal
Folded onto seat squab

Three longitudinal positions can be


obtained.
To move the seat forwards or
backwards from inside the
vehicle
Move lever 2 upwards to release
the hook.
Push or pull the seat to obtain the
desired position, release the lever
and ensure the seat is correctly
locked in place.

To tilt the seatback


Lower lever 1, tilt the section of the
seatback in question to the required
angle. Release the lever and ensure
that it is locked in place correctly.

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REAR BENCH SEAT (operation) (continued)

2
3

To move the seat forwards or


backwards from the luggage
compartment
Press lever 1 to release the seat
then push or pull it to obtain the
required position.
Ensure it is correctly locked in
place.

Horizontal position

The seat belts are not


fixed to the floor. For
safety
reasons,
when
moving the rear bench
seat, ensure the rear securing
track 3 is not obstructed (no grit,
rags or child's toys blocking the
mechanism).
The seat hook 2 must be
correctly
locked
onto
the
securing track 3.

Proceed as follows:
Lift the luggage compartment
cover shelf (as described in the
section below on Fixing the
luggage compartment cover in
position).
Push the rear bench seat
backwards and tilt the two half
seatbacks down.
Remove the front and rear head
restraints.
Move the front seats as far forward
as possible and tilt the seatbacks
down until they are in the
horizontal position.
Make sure the parcel shelf and rear
seatbacks are in the correct position.
Refer to the information in section 3
on Fixing the luggage compartment
cover in position.

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REAR BENCH SEAT (operation) (continued)

2
3

4
5

6
1

Folding bench seat


When transporting bulky objects,
the rear bench seat may be folded
down against the front seats.
To fold down the seatbacks:
- Remove the rear head restraint.
- Lower lever 1 and then fold
down each seatback section
onto the seat cushion.
To fold down the rear bench seat
(This is only possible when the
rear bench seat is in the forward
position.)

- Lower lever 3 and move the bench


seat fully forwards.
- Keep lever 3 held down to release
hook 5 from securing track 6, and
then lift the bench seat using
handle 4 to fold it down against
the front seats.
- Lock the bench seat in position by
hooking tensioner 2 to one of the
front head restraint rods.

Note: If the front seats are too far


back, push them forward to
enable the rear bench seat to be
folded down more easily.

To refit the seat


Proceed in reverse order.
- Let the seat tilt under
its own weight and do
not force the seat on its
shaft. Do not let it drop
onto the floor.
- When refitting the rear bench
seat, ensure the rear securing
track is not obstructed (no grit,
rag or child's toys, etc.
blocking the mechanism.).
- The seat hook 5 must be
correctly locked in position.
- Ensure the seat belts are
correctly repositioned.

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LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT
To open
Press button 1 and lift the tailgate.

To close
Lower the tailgate.

For versions with


central door locking

electric

The tailgate is locked and unlocked


at the same time as the doors.

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LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT (continued)


1
A

A
4

Rear parcel shelf A


To hold this in a raised position,
unclip retaining cord 2 from
stud 3 and then attach it to stud 1.

Ensure the cord


positioned in tab 4.

is

correctly

For certain versions


To remove the rear parcel shelf
(bulky loads):
- Unhook the two retaining cords.
- When the shelf has been released,
pull it downwards.
To replace it:
- insert the two hinge tabs in their
housing 5 and push to the back.

Do not place any objects,


especially heavy or hard
objects, on the parcel
shelf. These may pose a
risk to the vehicle occupants if
the driver has to brake suddenly
or if the vehicle is involved in an
accident.

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LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT (continued)

Rear parcel shelf (continued)

With the rear seat as far


back as possible
When the seatback is
tilted further back than
position 3 on the side guides for
the luggage compartment cover A:
- either in the inclined position 1.
- or horizontal position 2, when
the tailgate is opened, the rear
parcel shelf must be lifted and
hooked in position against the
tailgate window.
This
prevents
the
luggage
compartment cover coming into
contact with the seat or a
passenger's head when the tailgate
is shut. The illustration above will
remind you to take care.

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TRANSPORTING ITEMS IN THE LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT


Always place the items carried in
the luggage compartment so that the
largest surface is against:

- The back of the rear bench seat, for


normal loading.

- The folded down


maximum loading.

seat,

for
Always
position
the
heaviest items directly on
the floor. Use the lashing
points on the luggage
compartment floor, if these are
fitted to the vehicle. The luggage
should be loaded in such a way
that no item will be thrown
forward and strike the occupants if
the driver has to brake suddenly.
Fasten the rear seat belts, even if
the seats are not occupied.

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RIGID LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT COVER

Rigid
cover

luggage

compartment

The luggage cover is made up of two


rigid sections.
It can be used in one of three ways:
The luggage compartment cover
is in the unfolded position 1.

The luggage compartment cover


is in the semi-folded position 2.

The luggage compartment cover


is removed.

Do not place any objects,


especially heavy or solid
objects on the parcel
shelf. These may pose a
risk to the vehicle occupants if
the driver has to brake suddenly
or if the vehicle is involved in an
accident.

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LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT LINER

Luggage compartment liner 1

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Section 4: Maintenance

Bonnet ................................................................................................................................................................
Engine oil level .................................................................................................................................... 4.03
Engine oil change .............................................................................................................................................
Levels: Brake fluid, windscreen washer reservoir .........................................................................................
Coolant ..................................................................................................................................................
Battery ................................................................................................................................................................
Air filter .............................................................................................................................................................
Bodywork maintenance ......................................................................................................................... 4.09 Interior trim maintenance ................................................................................................................................

4.02
4.05
4.05
4.06
4.07
4.08
4.08
4.10
4.11
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BONNET
3

4
1
2
5

Opening the bonnet

Bonnet security lock

Closing the bonnet

To open the bonnet, pull handle 1.

To unlock, lift catch 2.


Lift the bonnet, release stay 4 from
its holder 5 and, for your own safety,
it is very important to fix it into
retainer 3.

To close the bonnet, refit stay 4 in its


holder 5, grip the bonnet in the
middle and lower it down to 8
inches (20 cm) above the closed
position. Then release it. It will lock
automatically under its own weight.
Before closing the bonnet, check to
make sure that nothing has been left
in the engine compartment.

Easy semi-automatic
clutch
Make sure that the gear
lever is in neutral when
work is being carried out
under the bonnet.

Take care when working


in the engine compartment
as the engine cooling fan
may cut in at any
moment without warning.

Check that the bonnet is


correctly locked.

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ENGINE OIL LEVEL


It is normal for an engine to use oil
for lubrication and cooling of
moving parts and it is sometimes
necessary to top up the level
between oil changes.
However, if after the running in
period, more than 0.5 litre is used
every 625 miles (1000 km), consult
your Renault Dealer.

A
B

Oil change frequency: Check the oil


level from time to time and
certainly before any long journey,
to avoid the risk of damaging your
engine.

Reading the oil level


The car must be parked on level
ground and the engine should have
been switched off for some time
beforehand to obtain an accurate
reading.

Reading the oil level using the


dipstick
- Take out the dipstick.
- Wipe the dipstick using a clean,
lint-free cloth.
- Push in the dipstick as far as it
will go.
- Take out the dipstick again.
- Read the level. It should never
fall below the minimum mark B
or exceed the maximum mark A.

Consult your Renault Dealer at once


if you notice an abnormal or
repeated drop in any of the fluid
levels.

Take care when working


in the engine compartment
as the engine cooling fan
may cut in at any
moment without warning.

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ENGINE OIL LEVEL (continued)

2
2

Filling: Take care when


topping up the oil that no
oil drips onto engine
components: risk of fire.
Do not forget to refit the cap
securely as there is a risk of fire if
oil splashes onto hot engine
components.

1.2 16V

1.2

Topping up/filling with oil


The vehicle must be parked on level
ground and the engine should be
cold (for instance, before the engine
is started up for the first time in the
day).

- Unscrew filler cap 1.


- Top up the level. (For information,
the
capacity
between
the
minimum and maximum reading
on dipstick 2 is between 1.5 and 2
litres depending on the engine.)
- Wait for approx. 2 minutes to
allow the oil to flow into the
engine.
- Check the level using dipstick 2
(as explained previously).
Do not exceed the max. level and
do not forget to refit cap 1.

Engine oil change: If you


change the oil when the
engine is hot, be careful to
avoid sustaining burns
when the oil flows out.

Never run the engine in an


enclosed space as exhaust
fumes are poisonous.

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ENGINE OIL LEVEL (continued) / OIL CHANGE


Oil change
Frequency of changing: Refer to the
Servicing booklet for your
vehicle.
Average oil change capacity (for
information): 4.0 litres.
Oil filter included.

Filling: Take care when


topping up the oil that no
oil drips onto engine
components: there is a risk
of fire. Do not forget to refit the cap
securely as there is a risk of fire if
oil splashes onto hot engine
components.

Oil filter
The oil filter should be replaced
periodically. (Consult your vehicle's
Servicing booklet.)
Engine oil grade
To find out which grade of oil to use,
see the servicing booklet for your
vehicle.

Engine oil change: If you


change the oil when the
engine is hot, be careful to
avoid scalding yourself as
the oil flows out.

Take care when working


under the bonnet as the
engine cooling fan may cut
in at any moment.

Never run the engine in an


enclosed space as exhaust
fumes are poisonous.

Consult your RENAULT Dealer at


once if you notice an abnormal or
repeated drop in any of the fluid
levels.

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LEVELS
Filling
After any operation on the
hydraulic circuit, a specialist must
replace the brake fluid.
Only use fluids approved by
Renaults Technical Department
and which have been taken from a
sealed container.

Fluid change frequency: Refer to


the servicing booklet for your
vehicle.

Brake fluid level

Screen washer reservoir

This should be checked frequently,


especially if you notice even the
slightest loss in braking efficiency.

Topping up: Via cap 2.


Liquid: Water + special windscreen
washer fluid (anti-freeze product in
winter).
Jets: tilt each small sphere with a
pin to alter the angle of the spray.

Level 1
The level falls naturally as the brake
pads wear, but it should never be
allowed to fall below the
MINIMUM warning mark.

Consult your Renault Dealer at


once if you notice an abnormal
drop in any of the fluid levels.

Take care when working


in
the
engine
compartment as the
engine cooling fan may
cut in at any moment without
warning.
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LEVELS (continued)
Engine coolant level

Frequency of oil change

Checking intervals:
Check your engine coolant level
regularly. (Damage is likely to be
caused to the engine if there is
insufficient coolant.)
If the level needs to be topped up,
only use products approved by
Renault's Technical Department
which ensure:
- Antifreeze protection.
- Anti-corrosion protection of the
cooling system.

Refer to the servicing booklet for


your vehicle.

Level
The level when cold should be
between the MIN and MAX marks
on expansion bottle 1.
Top this level up when cold before it
reaches the MIN mark.
Average capacity (for information):
5.0 litres
When the engine is hot,
do not touch the cooling
system.
Danger of burns.

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BATTERY

FILTERS
The filter components (air filter, oil
filter...) should be replaced during
the maintenance operations carried
out on your vehicle.
Frequency for replacing filter
components: see the Servicing
booklet for your vehicle.

The battery does not require any


maintenance.
Never open cover 1.
Handle the battery with
care
as
it
contains
sulphuric acid which must
not come into contact with
the eyes or skin. If it should, wash
the affected area with plenty of
cold water.
Keep all flames, red-hot objects and
sparks away from the battery as
there is a risk of explosion.

Consult your Renault Dealer at


once if you notice an abnormal
drop in any of the fluid levels.

Take care when working


under the bonnet as the
engine cooling fan may
cut in at any moment.

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BODYWORK MAINTENANCE
Protection against the action of
corrosive agents
Although your vehicle has been
treated
with
very
effective
anti-corrosion
products,
it
nevertheless remains subject to the
action of:
Corrosives in the atmosphere
- Atmospheric pollution (built-up
and industrial areas).
- Saline atmosphere (near the sea,
particularly in hot weather).
- Seasonal and humid climatic
conditions, especially road salt
in winter.
Abrasives
Airborne dust and sand, mud,
road grit thrown up by other
vehicles.

What you should not do


Wash the vehicle in bright
sunlight or freezing temperatures.
Scrape off mud or dirt without
pre-wetting.
Allow
external
dirt
to
accumulate.
Allow rust to form following
minor impacts.
Use solvents not approved by
Renault's Technical Department
to remove spots as this could
damage the paintwork.
Drive frequently in snow or
muddy
conditions
without
periodically washing the car,
particularly under the wheel
arches and body.

Degrease or clean mechanical


components
(e.g.
engine
compartment), underneath the
bodywork, parts with hinges (e.g.
inside the fuel tank flap) and
painted plastic external fittings
(e.g. bumpers) using pressure
cleaning apparatus or by spraying
on products not approved by
Renault's Technical Department.
If adequate precautions are not
taken, this could give rise to
corrosion or incorrect operation.

Minor impacts
A minimum amount of protection is
necessary to guard your vehicle
against such risks so as not to lose
the benefit of these developments.

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BODYWORK MAINTENANCE (continued)


What you should do
Wash your vehicle frequently,
preferably
using
our
recommended cleaning products
and use a high-pressure jet to
rinse off the underside of the
vehicle and the wheel arches in
particular to get rid of:
- Spots of tree resin and industrial
grime.
- Bird droppings that contain
chemical
products
which
rapidly discolour paintwork
and may even cause the paint to
peel off: the vehicle must be
washed immediately to remove
these marks since it is
impossible to remove them by
polishing.
- Salt deposited in the wheel
arches and underneath the body
after driving in areas where the
roads are chemically treated.
- Mud in the wheel arches and
under the body which forms
damp patches.

Keep well away from the vehicle


in front when driving on freshly
laid surfaces to prevent paint
damage.
Repair, or have repaired quickly
patches where the paint has been
damaged to prevent corrosion
spreading.
If your vehicle is protected by the
Renault anti-corrosion warranty,
remember to visit the body shop
periodically.
Consult
the
anti-corrosion booklet.
Respect local regulations about
washing vehicles (e.g. do not
wash your vehicle on a public
highway).

Check the fixing of external


accessories, additional driving
lights, door mirrors, etc. and
attach the windscreen wiper arms
and radio aerial with adhesive
tape before entering a revolving
brush type car wash.
If your vehicle has a car phone,
remove the aerial.
If mechanical components have
to be cleaned, their protection
must be reapplied by spraying on
products approved by Renault's
Technical Department.

We have selected special


products to care for your vehicle
and you can obtain these from
Renault accessory outlets.

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INTERIOR TRIM MAINTENANCE


Whatever type of stain is on the
trim, use soapy water (if necessary,
with warm water) based on:
natural soap,
washing up liquid (with one part
of washing up liquid to 200 parts
of water).
Rinse off with a soft, damp cloth.
Special instructions
Glass instrument panel (e.g.
instrument display, clock, radio
display).
Use a soft cloth (or cotton wool).
If this does not clean them
properly, use a soft cloth or cotton
wool slightly moistened with
soapy water and then wipe clean
with a soft damp cloth.
Finally, carefully dry off with a
soft dry cloth.

Seat belts
These must be kept clean.
Use
products
selected
by
Renault's Technical Department
(or Renault accessory outlets) or
warm soapy water using a sponge
and dry off with a dry cloth.
Do not use cleaning agents or
dyes.

Cleaning products containing


alcohol may not be used under
any circumstances.

We have selected special


products to care for your vehicle
and you can obtain these from
Renault accessory outlets.

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Section 5: Practical advice

Emergency spare wheel ....................................................................................................................................


Wheel - hubcap .................................................................................................................................................
Changing a wheel .............................................................................................................................................
Tyres ...................................................................................................................................................... 5.05
Wiper blades .....................................................................................................................................................
Front lights: replacing the bulbs .....................................................................................................................
Front fog lights ..................................................................................................................................................
Rear lights: replacing the bulbs .......................................................................................................... 5.11
Indicator repeaters: replacing the bulbs .........................................................................................................
Interior lights: replacing the bulbs ..................................................................................................................
Luggage compartment light: replacing the bulbs ...........................................................................................
Battery (breakdown) .............................................................................................................................. 5.17 Remote control door locking (batteries) .........................................................................................................
Fuses ....................................................................................................................................................... 5.20 Towing (breakdown) .........................................................................................................................................
Towing (a trailer) ..............................................................................................................................................
Installing a radio ...............................................................................................................................................
Accessories ........................................................................................................................................................
System for cutting off the fuel supply in the event of a severe impact ......................................................
Operating faults .................................................................................................................................... 5.27

5.02
5.03
5.04
5.07
5.08
5.09
5.10
5.13
5.14
5.15
5.16
5.18
5.19
5.21
5.22
5.23
5.24
5.25
5.26
5.32
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EMERGENCY SPARE WHEEL


1
3

Emergency spare wheel

Jack

Wheel spanner

This is located in the luggage


compartment.
To gain access to the emergency
spare wheel:
Open the tailgate.
Lift luggage compartment carpet 1
using the circular cut-out.
Unscrew nut 2.
Lift the emergency spare wheel
from its recess.

Jack 3
The jack is situated under the
emergency spare wheel. (When
replacing it in its location, fold the
jack completely after use).

Spanner 4
This is located next to the jack.
Use the spanner to slacken off the
wheel bolts slightly. Fit it so you
press downwards and not
upwards.

The jack is designed for wheel


changing purposes only.
Under no circumstances
should it be used for carrying
out repairs or to gain access under the
vehicle.

If the emergency spare


wheel has been stored for
several years, have it
checked by your Dealer
to ensure that it is safe to use.

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WHEEL - HUBCAP

4
3

5
2

Wheel with exposed wheel bolts


Remove the bolts using wheel bolt
guide 1 (stored near the jack).
Wheel bolt guide 1 is used to finish
unscrewing or to start tightening the
wheel mounting bolts.
To finish tightening the bolts,
always use the wheel bolt spanner.

Hubcap with concealed wheel


bolts
Remove the hubcap using hubcap
spanner 2 (stored near the jack),
inserting it into one of the slots
around the edge.
To refit the hubcap, clip it back into
position, ensuring it is aligned with
valve 3.

Central wheel hub 4


Masked wheel bolts
Unclip the hubcap using the hubcap
tool A (stored with the tools).
To refit it, align the valve symbol
(engraved on the hubcap) with the
valve 5 and clip it back in position.

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CHANGING A WHEEL
1

1
2

Park your vehicle on firm, flat


ground.
If necessary, switch on the hazard
warning lights.
Apply the handbrake and engage a
gear (first or reverse, or P for
automatic transmission).
If necessary, remove the hubcap.
Use the spanner to slacken off the
wheel bolts. Fit it so that you press
downwards and not upwards.

Offer up the jack horizontally. Jack


head 2 must be slid underneath
central cut-out section 1 under the
body so that both wheels can be
lifted from one side.
Never use the oblong holes close to
the wheel arches for lifting the
vehicle.

Crank up the jack by hand at first to


align the base plate (which should
be inclined further inwards than the
jack head). Place a plank of wood
under the base plate if on soft
ground.
Turn a few times to lift the wheel off
the ground.
Remove the bolts.
Take off the wheel.
Position the emergency spare wheel
on the hub and turn it so that the
holes in the wheel and the hub
coincide.
Tighten the bolts and lower the jack.
With the wheels on the ground,
tighten the bolts as far as possible
and check the tightness as soon as
possible
(tightening
torque
105 Nm).

If you have a puncture,


replace the wheel as soon
as possible.
A tyre which has been
punctured should always be
inspected (and repaired if
possible) by a specialist.

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TYRES
Tyre safety - road wheels
The tyres are the only contact
between the vehicle and the road, so
it is essential to keep them in good
condition.
You must make sure that your tyres
conform to local road regulations.

Maintaining the tyres

When they need to be


replaced, only tyres of
the
same
make,
dimension, type and
profile should be used.
Tyres fitted to the vehicle should
either be identical to those fitted
originally or conform to those
recommended by your Renault
Dealer.

The tyres must be in good condition


and the tread form must have
sufficient depth; tyres approved by
Renault's Technical Department
have wear warning strips 1 which
are risers moulded into the tread at
several points.

When the tread has worn down to


the level of these risers, they may be
seen 2. The tyre concerned must
then be changed as only about
1.6 mm of tread rubber remains;
this is insufficient for maintaining a
good grip on wet roads.
Incidents which occur when
driving, such as striking the kerb,
may damage the tyres and could
lead to misalignment of the front
axle geometry.
An overloaded car, long journeys by
motorway, particularly in very hot
weather, or continual driving on
poorly surfaced minor roads will
lead to more rapid tyre wear and
affect safety.

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TYRES (continued)
Tyre pressures
Tyre pressures must be adhered to.
(Remember to check the emergency
spare wheel at the same time.)
Inflation pressures must be checked
at least once a month and always
before a long journey (refer to
the section on Tyre pressures.)

Inflation pressures should be


checked when the tyres are cold;
ignore higher pressures which may
be reached in hot weather or
following a fast journey.
If tyre pressures cannot be checked
when the tyres are cold, take into
account an increase of 0.2 to 0.3 bar.
Never deflate a hot tyre.

Incorrect tyre pressures


lead to abnormal tyre
wear and unusually hot
running, factors which
may seriously affect safety and
lead to:
- poor roadholding,
- the risk of blow-outs or of
throwing a tread at high speed.
Inflation pressures depend on
the load and the driving speed.
Adjust the pressures according
to the conditions of use (refer to
the section on tyre pressures).

Note: A label (depending on


country or version) stuck on the
edge or frame of the driver's door
gives the recommended tyre
pressures.

Fitting new tyres


For safety reasons, this
operation must only be
carried
out
by
a
specialist.
Fitting different tyres may
change your vehicle as follows:
- It may mean that your vehicle
no longer conforms to current
regulations.
- It may change the way it
handles when cornering.
- It may cause the steering to be
heavy.
- It may cause tyre noise.
- It may affect the use of chains.

Changing wheels around


This practice is not recommended.

Emergency spare wheel


Refer to the information on the
emergency spare wheel and
instructions on how to change a
wheel in section 5.

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TYRES (continued)
Use in winter
Chains
For safety reasons, fitting chains
to the rear axle is absolutely
forbidden.
Snow or winter tyres
We would recommend that these
be fitted to all four wheels to
ensure that your vehicle retains
maximum road holding.

Studded tyres
This type of equipment may only
be used for a limited period and
as laid down by local legislation.
It is necessary to keep to the speed
specified by current legislation.
As a minimum, these tyres should
be fitted to the two wheels of the
front axle.

Note: We would point out that


these tyres may sometimes have:
- A specific direction of travel;
- a maximum speed which may
be lower than the maximum
speed of your vehicle.

In all cases, we would recommend


that you consult your Renault
Dealer who will be able to advise
you on the choice of equipment
which is most suitable for your
vehicle.

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WINDSCREEN WIPER BLADES


Refitting a windscreen wiper
blade

C
2
A

1
B
6

Unclip tab 5 and then proceed in


reverse order to removal. Finally,
clip in tab 5.
Make sure the blade is correctly
locked in position.

7
3

Replacing windscreen wiper


blades 1

Replacing rear screen wiper


blade 6

Lift the wiper arm.


Press tab 2 (movement A) and
slide the windscreen wiper blade
towards you until it reaches the
stop. Release the two tabs 3
(movement B) and continue to
slide the blade until hook 4 of the
wiper arm is released.
Move the blade into a horizontal
position and then push it to
release.

Lift wiper arm 7.


Pivot the blade until resistance is
felt.
Pull the blade to release it
(movement C).
To refit
Proceed in reverse order to
removal and make sure that the
blade is correctly latched into
position.

In frosty weather, make sure


the wiper blades are not stuck
by ice (risk of motor
overheating).
Keep an eye on the condition
of the blades. Change the
wiper blades as soon as
they become less efficient
(approximately once a year).

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FRONT LIGHTS: changing the bulbs

3
2
1
4
5

Headlight

Front side lights

Front direction indicator

Remove plastic surround 1 by


pressing the upper tab in the
direction of the arrow.
Remove connector 2.
Unclip spring 3 and remove the
bulb.

Remove plastic cover 1 as described


above.
Remove bulb holder 4 to reach the
bulb.

Turn bulb holder 5 through 90 and


remove the bulb.
Type of bulb:
Orange bulb PY 21 W.

Type of bulb: W 5 W.

Do not touch the glass of the


halogen bulb. Hold it by its base.
After the bulbs have been replaced,
ensure that cover 1 has been refitted
correctly.
Type of halogen bulb: H4 60/55 W.

Take care when working


in
the
engine
compartment as the
engine cooling fan may
cut in at any moment without
warning.

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FRONT FOG LIGHTS: changing the bulbs


Additional lights
If you wish to fit fog lights or long
range headlights to your vehicle,
consult a RENAULT Dealer.

Please contact your RENAULT


Dealer for information on replacing
bulbs.

Any operation on (or


modification
to)
the
electrical system must be
performed by a RENAULT
Dealer since incorrect connections
might damage the electrical
installations (harness, units and, in
particular, the alternator). In
addition, your Dealer has available
all the parts necessary for fitting
these units.

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REAR LIGHTS: changing the bulbs

A
2
B
C

Working
from
the
luggage
compartment, remove the two
mounting wheels 1 and lift out the
light towards the outside.

Release the connector by lifting tab 2.


Separate the bulb holder and the rear
lamp unit by pulling it in the
direction shown by the arrows.

Bulb types:
A Side lights and stop lights
Pear-shaped bulb, bayonet type
with two filaments P21/5 W.
B Direction indicator lights
Pear-shaped bulb, bayonet type
P 21 W.
C Reversing light (right-hand side)
Fog light (left-hand side).
Pear-shaped bulb, bayonet type
P 21 W.

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REAR LIGHTS: changing the bulbs (continued)

1
2

Number plate light


Release bulb holder 1 (using a tool
such as a flat-blade screwdriver).

Unclip lens 2 from the bulb holder


to gain access to the bulb.
Type of bulb: W 5 W.

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REAR LIGHTS: changing the bulbs (continued)

Third centre brake light


Remove the two blanking plates
under the brake lights on the inside
of the luggage compartment door
(using a flat screwdriver), then
unclip the two metal tabs to release
the light .

Remove the bulb holder by pressing


tab 2.
Type of bulb: W 16 W.

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SIDE MOUNTED INDICATORS: changing the bulbs

Unclip side mounted indicator 1


(using a tool such as a flat
screwdriver).

Turn bulb holder 2 a quarter of a


turn and take out the bulb.
Type of bulb: W 5 W.

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INTERIOR LIGHTS: changing the bulbs

1
2

Courtesy light
Irrespective of the version (with or
without remote control door
locking), unclip lens 1 using a tool
such as a flat-blade screwdriver.

Release bulb 2.
Type of bulb: double-ended tubular
bulb 5 or 7 W.

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LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT LIGHT: changing the bulb

1
3

Unclip light 1 by pressing the tabs


on each side (using a tool such as a
flat screwdriver).
Disconnect the light.

Press tab 2 to release the lens and


gain access to bulb 3.
Type of bulb: Double-ended tubular
bulb 7 W.

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BATTERY: breakdown
To avoid all risk of sparks:

Connecting a battery charger

- Ensure
that
all
electrical
equipment is switched off before
disconnecting or reconnecting the
battery.
- When charging, switch off the
charger before connecting or
disconnecting the battery, starting
with the negative terminal.
- Do not place metal objects on the
battery to avoid creating a short
circuit between the terminals.

Both battery leads must be


disconnected (engine switched off).
Do not disconnect the battery when
the engine is running. Follow the
instructions for use given by the
manufacturer of the battery charger
you are using.
Only
a
well-charged
and
well-maintained battery will have a
long and useful life and enable you
to start the vehicles engine
normally.
The battery must be kept clean and
dry.
Have the battery's charge status
checked regularly:
Especially if you use your vehicle
for short journeys or for frequent
driving in town.
When the external temperature
drops (in winter), the charge
decreases. In winter, only use
those
electrical
components
which are really necessary.

Specific procedures may


be required to charge
some batteries. Consult
your Dealer.
Avoid all risk of sparks which
may cause an immediate
explosion and charge the battery
in a well-ventilated area.
Risk of serious injury.

Finally, remember that the battery


charge decreases naturally due to
a number of permanently
connected accessories on the car,
for example the clock and after
sales accessories.
When a large number of accessories
are fitted to the vehicle, have them
connected to + after ignition. In this
case, it is advisable to have your
vehicle fitted with a battery which
has an increased nominal capacity.
Consult your RENAULT Dealer.
If your vehicle is to be left stationary
for a relatively long time,
disconnect the battery or have it
recharged regularly, in particular
during
cold
weather.
The
equipment with a memory, radio
and trip computer will then have to
be reprogrammed. The battery must
be stored in a cool dry place,
protected from frost.

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BATTERY: breakdown (continued)


Starting the vehicle using the
battery from another vehicle
Proceed as follows when starting
your vehicle from another vehicle's
battery:
Obtain suitable jump leads (with a
large cross section) from a Renault
Dealer or, if you already have jump
leads, ensure that they are in perfect
condition.
The two batteries must have an
identical nominal voltage: 12 volts.
The battery supplying the current
should have a capacity (amp-hours,
Ah) which is at least the same as
that of the discharged battery.
An iced-up battery must be thawed
out before current is supplied to it.
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
supplying the current and run it at
an average speed.

A
4

Check that there is no contact


between cables A and B and that
cable A (+) is not touching any
metal parts on the vehicle
supplying the current.
If the vehicle is equipped with an
engine immobiliser operated by a
remote control, lock and then
unlock the doors using the remote
control.
Start the engine as you would
normally. As soon as it starts,
disconnect cables A and B in
reverse order (4-3-2-1).

Secure the positive cable (+) A to


the (+) terminal 1 of the discharged
battery, then to the (+) terminal 2 of
the battery supplying the current.
Secure the negative cable () B to
the () terminal 3 of the battery
supplying the current and then to
the () terminal 4 of the discharged
battery.

Take care when moving


the battery as it contains
sulphuric acid which
must not come into
contact with the eyes or skin. If it
should, wash the affected area
with plenty of cold water.
Keep all flames, red-hot objects
and sparks away from the battery
as there is a risk of explosion.
Take care when working in the
engine compartment as the
engine cooling fan may cut in at
any moment without warning.

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REMOTE CONTROL DOOR LOCKING (batteries)

1
2

Replacing the batteries


Slide the cover on the remote
control 1.

Replace battery 2 according to the


direction marked on the cover.
Only use:
CR 2016 3 V type batteries available
from your Renault Dealer.
These batteries should last about
two years. There is a delay of
1 second between locking and
unlocking actions.

Note: When replacing the battery it


is advisable not to touch the
electronic circuit in the key cover.
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FUSES

3
3

1
2
CORRECT INCORRECT

Fuse box 2
If electrical equipment does not
work, check the condition of the
fuses.
Release cover A on the glove box
using recess 1 and lift it off.
To identify the fuses, refer to the
diagram on the back of the glove box
(shown on the page opposite).

Check the fuse in question


and replace it if necessary
with a fuse of the same
rating.
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.

Use tweezers 3 to remove the fuse.


To remove the fuse from the
tweezers, slide the fuse in the
direction of the arrow.
It is not advisable to use the free
fuse locations.

A wise precaution:
Obtain a box of spare bulbs and
fuses from your RENAULT
Dealer.

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FUSES (continued)
Allocation of fuses (depending on the vehicle equipment level)
Symbol

Allocation

Symbol

Allocation

Engine cooling fan.

Left-hand dipped beam headlight.

Rear screen wipe/wash.

Right-hand dipped beam headlight.

Pretensioners/Airbag/Engine immobiliser.

Left-hand side light.

Radio.
Right-hand side light.
Heated rear screen.
Injection.

Direction indicators/Hazard light/UCH/


Rear fog light/Starting the engine.

Heater fan.

Horn/Engine immobiliser.

Brake lights/Flasher unit.

Interior lights.

Windscreen wiper.
Variable power steering.
Not used.
Front and rear fog lights.
ABS
Electric door locking/Electric door mirror.

Cigarette lighter/Reversing light.


Left-hand main beam headlight.

Quickshift 5 gearbox.

Right-hand main beam headlight.

Electric windows.
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TOWING: breakdown

1
The steering wheel must be
unlocked and the ignition key must
be in position M (ignition on) to
provide stop lights and direction
indicators on the towed car. The
towed vehicle's lights must be
switched on at night.
You must observe the towing
regulations which apply in the
country in which you are driving:
do not exceed the towing weight for
your vehicle. Consult your Renault
Dealer.

Renault specifies the use


of 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.
Do not accelerate or brake
suddenly when towing, as this
may result in damage being
caused to the vehicle.
When towing a vehicle, do not
exceed 15 mph (25 km/h).

Only use the front 1 and rear 2


towing points. (Never use the drive
shafts.) These towing points may
only be used for traction: never use
them for lifting the vehicle directly
or indirectly.

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TOWING: trailer

A = 561 mm (approx. 22 inches).

Permissible nose weight when


towing a trailer, max. towing
weight, braked and unbraked:
Refer to the information on
weights in section 6.
Refer to the manufacturer's
instructions for information on
how to fit and operate the towing
attachment.
Note:
Please
keep
these
instructions with the rest of the
vehicle documentation.

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FITTING A RADIO

2
3

Radio location 1

Front speakers

Door speakers

A car radio is fitted in place of the


storage compartment in the lower
part of the dashboard.
Unclip the storage compartment
and remove the aerial connections,
+ and feed wires, and left and right
speaker leads attached to the back of
the storage compartment.

Unclip grille 2 using a tool (such as


a flat screwdriver) at the arrow to
access the speaker wires.

Unclip grille 3 using a tool (such as


a flat screwdriver) at the arrow to
access the speaker wires.

In all cases, follow the manufacturer's fitting instructions carefully.


The specifications of the supports and wires (available from Renault parts stores) vary depending on the equipment
level of your vehicle and the type of radio.
Consult your Renault Dealer to find out the correct reference number.
No work may be carried out on the electric circuit of the vehicle, except by Renault network engineers: if the system
is connected incorrectly, it may result in damage being caused to the electrical installation and/or the units
connected to it.
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ACCESSORIES
Using mobile phones and
CB equipment.
Mobile phones and CB
equipment with integrated
aerials may cause interference to
the original electronic systems
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-Sales
accessories
To ensure the correct
operation of your car, and
to avoid any risk to your safety, we
recommend
that
you
use
RENAULT approved accessories
because they are suitable for your
car and are the only accessories for
which RENAULT will provide a
warranty.
Electrical or electronic accessories
Any work on the electrical
systems on the car must be
carried out by Renault network
engineers: if the system is
connected incorrectly, it may
result in damage being caused to
the electrical installation and/or
the units connected to it.
If the car is fitted with any
After-Sales electrical equipment,
make sure that the unit is
correctly protected by a fuse.
Find out on the rating and
position of this fuse.

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SYSTEM FOR CUTTING OFF FUEL SUPPLY IN THE EVENT OF A SEVERE IMPACT
Your vehicle is equipped with a
system for cutting off the fuel
supply in the event of a severe
impact.
This system has been developed to
disable and thus isolate the fuel
supply system if a severe impact
occurs.

Enabling the system

Following an impact, the


system can be enabled
but only after it has been
inspected by a qualified
person from the Renault network
who must ensure that:
the vehicle can be driven;
there is no smell of fuel;
and that the fuel system is not
leaking.

If the conditions for restarting the


fuel supply system are met (see
box), press button 1 to enable the
system.

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OPERATING FAULTS
Your vehicle should not be affected by faults likely to keep it off the road for long if you have followed the Renault
Servicing Programme regularly.
The following hints will enable you to get going again quickly, albeit temporarily. For reasons of safety you should
always consult a Renault Dealer as soon as you can.

When starter is activated

CAUSES

REMEDIAL ACTION

There is no response, the warning


lights fail to come on and the starter
does not turn.

Battery
lead
disconnected
terminals oxidised.

or

Check battery terminals: scrape clean


if oxidised and re-tighten.

Battery discharged.

Connect another battery to the faulty


battery.

Battery unserviceable.

Change battery.

Battery terminals not tight.


Terminals oxidised.

Check battery terminals: scrape clean


if oxidised and re-tighten.

Battery discharged.

Connect another battery to the faulty


battery.

The engine is difficult to start in


damp weather or after washing.

Poor ignition, ignition system damp.

Dry spark plug leads and ignition coil.

The engine is difficult to start when


hot.

Faulty carburation (bubbles


vaporised fuel in circuit).

Let the engine cool down.

Warning light bulbs go dim and


starter turns very slowly.

Poor compression.

of

Consult a Renault Dealer.


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OPERATING FAULTS (continued)


When starter is activated

CAUSES

REMEDIAL ACTION

The engine fires once or twice then


dies. It is difficult to start when cold.

Engine immobiliser active.

See engine immobiliser section.

Starting procedure incorrect.


Or
Poor fuel supply or ignition fault.

See starting engine section.


If the vehicle will not start, do not
keep trying to start it.
Consult a Renault Dealer.

System for cutting off fuel supply


activated if vehicle has been subjected
to severe impact.

Consult a Renault Dealer. (See


information on the fuel cut-off system
in section 5.)

Vibrations

Incorrect tyre pressures, wheels


incorrectly balanced or damaged.

Check tyre pressures. If this is not the


problem, have them checked by a
Renault Dealer.

Coolant boiling in expansion bottle.

Mechanical defect: cylinder head


gasket blown, faulty coolant pump.

Stop the engine.


Consult a Renault Dealer.

Engine cooling fan not working.

Check appropriate fuse, otherwise


consult a Renault Dealer.

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OPERATING FAULTS (continued)


On the open road

CAUSES

REMEDIAL ACTION

Abnormal white smoke from the


exhaust.

Mechanical defect: cylinder head


gasket blown.

Stop the engine.


Consult a Renault Dealer.

Smoke under the bonnet.

Short circuit.

Stop, turn the ignition off, disconnect


the battery.

Coolant circuit fault.

Consult a Renault Dealer.

Oil level too low.


Oil pressure too low.
Loss of oil pressure.

Top up the oil.


Consult the nearest Renault Dealer.
Stop: call for assistance from Renault
Dealer.

Clogged air filter.

Change element.

Fuel supply problem.

Check fuel level.

Faulty spark plugs, incorrectly set.

Consult a Renault Dealer.

Poor compression
ignition, air leak).

Consult a Renault Dealer.

The oil pressure warning light


comes on:
- when cornering or braking.
- on idling.
- is slow to go out or remains lit on
acceleration.

Engine loses power.

Idling unsteady or engine stalls.

(spark

plugs,

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OPERATING FAULTS (continued)


On the open road

CAUSES

REMEDIAL ACTION

The engine overheats. The coolant


temperature warning light comes on
(or the gauge needle moves into the
red range).

Coolant pump: belt stretched or broken.


Faulty engine cooling fan.

Stop the vehicle and switch off the


engine. Consult a Renault Dealer.

Coolant leaks.

Check the condition of hoses and


clips.
Check the expansion bottle: it should
contain coolant. If it does not, top it
up (having let it cool down). Take care
not to scald yourself. This action is
only temporary: consult your Renault
Dealer as soon as possible.

Radiator: Never fill a hot radiator with cold coolant if a considerable quantity has been lost. After any operation
on the vehicle which has involved even partial draining of the cooling system, it must be refilled with a new
mixture prepared in the correct proportions. Reminder: only products approved by Renault's Technical
Department may be used for this purpose.

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OPERATING FAULTS (continued)


Electrical equipment

CAUSES

REMEDIAL ACTION

Wipers not operating.

Wiper blades stuck.

Free blades before use.

Fuse blown (intermittent, park).

Replace fuse.

Motor faulty.

Consult a Renault Dealer.

- Bulb blown.

Replace the bulb.

- Bulb blown.

Replace bulb.

Indicators flash more rapidly.

Direction
indicators
not flashing.

On one side:

- Feed
wire
disconnected
connector out of position.

On both sides:

or

Reconnect wire.

- Faulty earth connection.

Find earth wire and make another


good clean wire-to-earth connection.

- Fuse blown.

Replace fuse.

- Flasher unit defective.

Replace: consult a Renault Dealer.


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OPERATING FAULTS (continued)


Electrical equipment
Headlights
not working.

One:

Both:

Traces of condensation in the lights.

CAUSES

REMEDIAL ACTION

- Bulb blown.

Replace bulb.

- Wire disconnected or connector out


of position.

Check and
connector.

- Faulty earth connection.

See above.

If circuit is fused.

Check fuse and change if necessary.

reconnect

This is not a defect. The presence of


traces of condensation in lights is a
natural phenomenon linked to the
variations in temperature.
These traces will disappear rapidly
once the lights are switched on.

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Section 6: Technical specifications

Vehicle identification plates ................................................................................................................. 6.02 Engine specifications ........................................................................................................................................


Dimensions ........................................................................................................................................................
Weights ..............................................................................................................................................................
Towing weights .................................................................................................................................................
Replacement parts ............................................................................................................................................

6.03
6.04
6.05
6.06
6.07
6.08
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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION PLATES

6
7
8
9
10

A
A

1
2
3
4
5

11
12
13

The information on vehicle


identification plate A (right-hand
side) must be quoted when writing
or ordering parts.

A - Vehicle identification plate


1 Vehicle type and chassis number
2 Maximum permissible all-up
weight
3 Maximum permissible total train
weight (+ vehicle loaded and
towing a trailer)
4 Maximum permissible front axle
loading

5 Maximum permissible rear axle


loading
6 Technical
specifications
of
vehicle
7 Vehicle paint reference
8 Equipment level
9 Vehicle type
10 Trim code
11 Additional equipment specification
12 Fabrication number
13 Interior trim code

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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION PLATES (continued)

B
1
2

B
1.2 16V

1.2

The information on the vehicle


identification plate and the engine
plate B must be quoted when
writing or ordering parts.
B - Engine plate or engine label
1 Engine type
2 Engine suffix
3 Engine number

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ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
Engine type
(see engine plate)

D7F - D4F

Bore stroke (mm)

6976,8

Cubic capacity (cc)

1 149

Type of fuel
Fuel grade

Unleaded fuel
95 or 98*

Spark plugs

Only use the type specified


for your vehicle's engine.
Their type is shown on a label
in the engine compartment,
otherwise consult your RENAULT Dealer.
Fitting spark plugs which are not to specification
may damage the engine.

* If not available, unleaded fuel with an octane rating of 91 can be used.


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DIMENSIONS (in metres)

0,120 (1)

0,600

2,347

0,486

1,416

3,433

1,630

Turning circle
Between walls: 10.30
Between kerbs: 9.95
Special points for utility version
Length of cargo space: 1.020
1,423 (2)

(1) Laden
(2) Unladen

1,374

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WEIGHTS (in kg) - Basic vehicle without options, likely to change in the course of the model year:
Consult your RENAULT Dealer.

Vehicle type
(see vehicle identification plate)

C066
C068
C06G
C06J

Kerb weight
excluding
driver

Total
Front
Rear

Max. permissible
axle weight

Front
Rear

Max. permissible all-up weight

C06G
C068
Quickshift 5

820
515
305

825
520
305
690
595

1 230

C068
GPL

C06C
C06D
C06F
C06K
C06L

865
520
345

845
535
310

690
620
1 235

Max. permissible towing weight unbraked

1 275

395

Maximum permissible towing weight braked (1)


Driver only

600

Other cases

450

Total train weight


(= Max. permissible weight all-up weight
+ trailer)

Max. permissible load on roof rack

850
540
310
700
595

1 255

1 260

450

395

1 700

Permissible nose weight

C06C
C06D
C06K
Quickshift 5

25
60 (including the carrying equipment)

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WEIGHTS (continued)
(1) Towing weight (towing a caravan, boat, etc.)
- It is important to comply with the towing weights, governed by local legislation in each country and, in particular laid
down in the Road Traffic Regulations. Consult your RENAULT Dealer about any attachments. Under no circumstances
may the total train weight (= max. permissible all-up weight and weight towed) be exceeded.
- If your vehicle is already used at full load (max. permissible all-up weight), the maximum speed must be limited to
60 mph (100 km/h) and the tyre pressure increased by 0.2 bar.
- The engine output and climbing capability are reduced with altitude. We recommend that the maximum load be reduced
by 10% at an altitude of 1000 metres and by an additional 10% for each 1000 metres thereafter.

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WEIGHTS (in kg) - Basic vehicle without options, likely to change in the course of the model year:
Consult your RENAULT Dealer.

Vehicle type
(see vehicle identification plate)

S066
S068
S06G
S06J

S06G
S068
Quickshift 5

S068
GPL

S06C
S06D
S06F
SC06K
S06L

S06C
S06D
S06K
Quickshift 5

Kerb weight
excluding
driver

Total
Front
Rear

805
515
290

810
520
290

850
520
330

830
535
295

835
540
295

Max. permissible
axle weight

Front
Rear

690
595

690
595

690
620

700
595

700
595

1 230

1 235

1 275

1 255

1 260

Max. permissible all-up weight


Max. permissible towing weight unbraked

395

Max. permissible towing weight braked (1)


driver only

600

other situations

450

Total train weight


(= Max. permissible weight all-up weight
+ trailer)

1 700

Permissible nose weight


Max. permissible load on roof rack

25
60 (including the carrying equipment)

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WEIGHTS (continued)
(1) Towing weight (towing a caravan, boat, etc.)
- It is important to comply with the towing weights, governed by local legislation in each country and, in particular laid
down in the Road Traffic Regulations. Consult your RENAULT Dealer about any attachments. Under no circumstances
may the total train weight (= max. permissible all-up weight and weight towed) be exceeded.
- If your vehicle is already used at full load (max. permissible all-up weight), the maximum speed must be limited to
60 mph (100 km/h) and the tyre pressure increased by 0.2 bar.
- The engine output and climbing capability are reduced with altitude. We recommend that the maximum load be reduced
by 10% at an altitude of 1000 metres and by an additional 10% for each 1000 metres thereafter.

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REPLACEMENT PARTS AND REPAIRS


Original RENAULT parts are based on strict specifications and are regularly tested. Therefore, they are of at least the same
level of quality as the part originally fitted.
If you always fit genuine RENAULT parts to your vehicle, you will ensure that it performs well. Furthermore, repairs
carried out within the RENAULT Network using original replacement parts are guaranteed according to the conditions set
out on the reverse of the repair order.

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ALPHABETICAL INDEX
A ABS ............................................................................
Accessories ................................................................
Air conditioning .......................................... 3.08
Air filter ....................................................................
Air vents ........................................................ 3.02 Airbag ........................................................... 1.15
Anti-corrosion protection ........................................
Anti-lock braking system .........................................
Anti-pollution (advice) ................................ 2.05
Ashtrays ....................................................................

2.17
5.25
3.11
4.08
3.03
1.19
4.11
2.17
2.07
3.18

B Battery (breakdown) ...................................... 5.17 Battery .......................................................................


Bodywork maintenance ................................ 4.09 Bonnet .......................................................................
Brake fluid ................................................................
Bulbs (replacement) ..................................... 5.09
Bulbs ............................................................. 5.09
Buzzer (lights on) ............................... 1.04 - 1.40 -

5.18
4.09
4.10
4.02
4.07
5.16
5.16
1.41

C Capacities of mechanical components ........ 4.04 Catalytic converter ...................................................


Changing a wheel .....................................................
Changing bulbs ............................................ 5.09
Changing gear ...........................................................
Child restraints ............................................ 1.21
Child safety .................................................. 1.21
Cigarette lighter ........................................................
Clock ..........................................................................
Controls ........................................................ 1.34
Coolant ......................................................................
Courtesy light ................................................ 3.12 -

4.07
2.04
5.04
5.16
2.09
1.31
1.31
3.18
1.34
1.38
4.08
5.15

D Dashboard ...................................................... 1.32 - 1.33


Deactivating passenger airbags ..................... 1.29 - 1.30

D Demisting:
rear window ..........................................................
windscreen ............................................................
Dimensions ...............................................................
Dipstick .....................................................................
Direction indicators ..................................................
Display ........................................................... 1.34 Door locking .................................................. 1.02 Driver's layout ................................................ 1.32 Driving .......................................................... 2.02

1.45
3.04
6.05
4.03
1.43
1.35
1.03
1.33
2.18

E Electric headlight beam adjustment .......................


Electric sunroof ........................................................
Emergency brake assist ............................................
Emergency spare wheel ...........................................
Engine (technical specifications) ............................
Engine immobiliser ....................................... 1.07 Engine oil ..................................................... 4.03
Engine oil change .....................................................
Engine oil level ............................................ 4.03
Engine specifications ...............................................
External lighting and signals ...................... 1.40

1.42
3.14
2.18
5.02
6.04
1.08
4.06
4.05
4.05
6.04
1.43

F Faults ............................................................ 5.27


Fog lights ..................................................................
Front seat adjustment ..............................................
Front seats .................................................................
Front/rear headrests ...................................... 1.09 Fuel (grade, filling) ..................................................
Fuel cut-off system ...................................................
Fuel economy .............................................. 2.05
Fuel filler cap ...........................................................
Fuel grade .................................................................
Fuel level ..................................................................

5.32
5.10
1.11
1.11
1.10
1.46
5.26
2.07
1.46
1.46
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ALPHABETICAL INDEX
G Fuel tank ................................................................... 1.46
Fuel tank capacity .................................................... 1.46
Fuses ............................................................... 5.20 - 5.21
G Gear lever .......................................... 2.09 - 2.11 2.16
Glove box - storage compartments ............... 3.16 - 3.17
Ground clearance ..................................................... 6.05
H Handbrake .................................................................
Hazard warning lights ..............................................
Headlights .................................................................
Heating ......................................................... 3.04
Heating and ventilation ............................... 3.08
Hubcaps .....................................................................

2.10
1.43
5.09
3.07
3.11
5.03

I Idling .........................................................................
Ignition switch ..........................................................
Indicators:
direction indicators ..............................................
instrument panel ..................................... 1.34
Instrument panel ......................................... 1.36
Interior lighting ........................................................
Interior lighting: changing the bulbs ......................

2.05
2.02
1.43
1.38
1.38
3.12
5.15

L Lights:
brake lights ................................................ 5.11 dipped beam headlights ........................... 1.40 direction indicators ................................... 1.43 hazard warning lights ..........................................
fog lights .................................................... 1.41 main beam headlights ............................... 1.40 reversing lights .....................................................
side lights ........................................ 1.35 - 5.09 Locking the doors .....................................................
Luggage compartment ................................. 3.22
Luggage compartment lighting: changing
the bulb .................................................................
Luggage compartment liner .....................................

5.13
5.09
5.09
1.43
5.11
5.09
5.11
5.11
1.05
3.24
5.16
3.27

M Maintenance - interior trim ..................................... 4.11


Maintenance - mechanical .......................... 4.02 4.08
Manual sunroof ........................................................ 3.15

O Oil filter .................................................................... 4.05


Operating faults ........................................... 5.27 5.32

J Jack ............................................................................ 5.02


K Keys ........................................................................... 1.02
L Levels:
battery ....................................................................
brake fluid, windscreen washer reservoir ..........
coolant ...................................................................
Lifting the vehicle (changing a wheel) ...................

4.08
4.06
4.07
5.04

P Paintwork (maintenance) .............................. 4.11 Paintwork (part number) .........................................


Practical advice ............................................ 5.02
Puncture ....................................................................

4.12
6.02
5.32
5.04

Q Quickshift 5 gearbox ................................... 2.11 2.16

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ALPHABETICAL INDEX
R Radio (installation) .................................................
Radio (pre-fitting) ....................................................
Radio installation ....................................................
Rear bench seat .......................................... 3.19
Rear parcel shelf .......................................... 3.23 Rear screen (demisting) ..........................................
Rear-view mirrors ....................................................
Remote control door locking (batteries) ................
Remote control for door locking ...........................
Replacement parts ...................................................
Restraint methods in addition to front
seat belts ................................................. 1.14
Reverse gear (selecting) ............................... 2.09 Rigid luggage compartment cover .........................
Running in ...............................................................

5.25
5.25
5.25
3.21
3.24
1.45
1.39
5.19
1.03
6.08

S Seat belts ............................................ 1.12 - 1.13 Side mounted indicators (changing the bulbs) ....
Signalling and lights .................................... 1.40 Signals, horn and lights .........................................
Special notes on the petrol version ......................
Starting the engine ....................................... 2.02 Storage compartments ................................. 3.16 Sun blind .................................................................

1.20
5.14
1.41
1.43
2.04
2.03
3.17
3.12

1.19
2.12
3.26
2.02

T Technical specifications ............................. 6.02 6.07


Towing (breakdown) .................................... 5.22 - 5.23

T Towing .....................................................................
Towing weights .......................................................
Transporting objects
in the luggage compartment ..............................
Trip computer and warning system ........... 1.34 Turning circle ..........................................................
Tyre pressures .........................................................
Tyres ............................................................ 5.05

3.25
1.35
6.05
0.04
5.07

V Variable power assisted steering ............................


Vehicle identification ................................... 6.02 Vehicle identification plates ....................... 6.02 Ventilation, air conditioning ..................... 3.04

2.10
6.03
6.03
3.11

W Warning lights ............................................ 1.36


Washing ........................................................ 4.11 Weights ....................................................................
Wheel spanner ........................................................
Wheels (safety) ........................................................
Window winder ......................................................
Windows ..................................................................
Windscreen ..............................................................
Windscreen wash/wipe ............................... 1.44 Windscreen washer ...................................... 1.44 Winter use ...............................................................
Wiper blades ............................................................

1.38
4.12
6.06
5.02
5.05
3.13
3.13
3.18
1.45
1.45
5.07
5.08

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