Peugeot 301 (2017 year). Instruction - part 5


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Peugeot 301 (2017 year). Instruction - part 5





Ease of use and comfort

Storage box


  Raise the boot floor to access the storage 


This has areas for the storage of a box of spare 
bulbs, a first aid kit, two warning triangles...

It also houses the vehicle tools, the temporary 
puncture repair kit...


Removable carpet protection.


When fitting the mat for the first time, on the 
driver's side use only the fixings provided in the 
wallet attached.
The other mats are simply placed on the 


To remove the mat on the driver's side:

  Move the seat as far back as possible.


  Unclip the fixings.


  Remove the mat.


To refit the mat on the driver's side:

  Position the mat correctly.

To avoid any risk of jamming the pedals:
-  Only use mats which are suited to the 

fixings already present in the vehicle; 
these fixings must be used.

-  Do not fit one mat on top of another.
The use of mats not approved by 

PEUGEOT may interfere with access to 
the pedals and hinder the operation of the 
cruise control / speed limiter.


  Refit the fixings by pressing.


  Check that the mat is secured correctly.


Lighting and visibility

Lighting control

In some climate conditions (low 
temperature, humidity), the presence 
of mist on the internal surface of the 
headlamp and rear lamp glass is normal; 
this disappears a few minutes after the 
lights are switched on.

Selection ring for main lighting 


Lighting off (ignition off) / Daytime 
running lights (engine running).

Turn the ring to align the desired symbol with 
the marking.

Side lights only.

Dipped or main beam headlights.

Dipping the headlights

Pull the lever to switch the lighting 
between dipped and main beam 


Illumination of the corresponding indicator 
light in the instrument panel confirms that the 
lighting selected is on.

Fog light selection ring

The fog lights operate with the dipped and main 
beam headlights.

Rear fog light only


  To switch it on, turn the ring forwards.


  To switch it off, turn the ring backwards.

In the lighting off and side lights modes, the 
driver can switch on the main beam headlights 
temporarily ("headlight flash") by keeping the 
lever pulled.



Lighting and visibility

Front fog lights and rear fog light

Press the ring by rotating it:

  A 1


 time forward to switch the front fog 

lights on.


  A 2


 time forward to switch the rear fog 

light on.




 time backward to switch the rear fog 

light off.




 time backward to switch the front fog 

lights off.

The fog lights and side lights remain on if the 
dipped beams are switched off manually.

  Turn the ring towards the rear to switch 

off the fog lights, the side lights will then 
switch off.

In good or rainy weather, both day and 
night, using the front fog lights and the 
rear fog light is prohibited. In these 
situations, the power of their beams may 
dazzle other drivers. They should only be 
used in fog or falling snow.
In these weather conditions, it is your 
responsibility to switch on the fog lights 
and dipped headlights manually as the 
sunshine sensor may detect sufficient 
Do not forget to turn of the front fog lights 
and the rear fog light as soon as they are 
no longer necessary.

Switching off the lights when the 

ignition is switched off

On switching off the ignition, all of the 
lights turn off immediately, except for 
dipped beam if automatic guide-me-home 
lighting is activated.

Switching on the lighting when 

switching off the ignition

To reactivate the lighting control, rotate 
the ring to the "0" position - lights off, then 
to the desired position.
When the driver's door is opened, a 
temporary audible signal warns you that 
the vehicle's lighting is on.
The lighting, with the exception of the 
side lights, switch off automatically after 
a maximum duration of thirty minutes to 
prevent discharging of the battery.


Lighting and visibility

Daytime lights

(Depending on the country of sale.)
When starting the vehicle, the daytime running 
lights come on automatically, if the lighting 
control is in the "0" position.

The daytime running lights go off 
if the side lights and dipped beam 
headlights are switched on.

This function cannot be deactivated.

Switching on


  With the ignition off, "flash" the headlamps 

using the lighting stalk.


  A further "headlamp flash" switches the 

function off.

Manual follow-me lighting goes off 
automatically at the end of a given period of 

Manual guide-me-home 


The temporary illumination of the dipped beam 
headlamps after the vehicle's ignition has been 
switched off makes the driver's exit easier 
when the light is poor.



Lighting and visibility

Headlight beam height adjustment

To avoid causing a nuisance to other road 
users, the height of the headlight beams should 
be adjusted according to the load in the vehicle.
Depending on the version, this adjustment can 
be carried out using the control located:
-  Under the bonnet.
-  To the left of the steering wheel



  Raise the bonnet to access the control 

(one per headlight).


  Turn the control to adjust the height of the 

headlight beam.

To the left of the steering wheel

1 or 2 people in the front seats.

5 people.

5 people + maximum authorised load in 

the boot.


Driver on his own + maximum authorised 
load in the boot.

The higher number positions can be used, but 
may limit the area illuminated by the headlights.

The initial setting is position "0".

Travelling abroad

The design of the dipped beam headlights 
allows, without modification, driving in a 
country that drives on the other side of the 
road to the country in which your vehicle 
was sold.


Lighting and visibility

Front windscreen wipers

Fast wiping (heavy rain).

Normal wiping (moderate rain).

Intermittent wiping (proportional to 
the speed of the vehicle).

Raise or lower the control to the desired 
position to change the wiping speed.

Single wipe (press down and 

Front windscreen wash

Pull the wiper control lever towards you. The 
windscreen washer and then the wiper operate 
for a fixed time.

The screenwash jets are not adjustable. 
Do not try to move them (risk of damage).

Special position of the 

windscreen wipers

This position permits release of the windscreen 
wiper blades.
It is used for cleaning or replacement of the 
wiper blades. It can also be useful, in winter, to 
release the wiper blades from the windscreen.


  In the minute following ignition switch-off, 

any operation of the wiper control stalk will 
position the wiper blades vertically.


  To park the wiper blades again, switch on 

the ignition and operate the wiper stalk.

To maintain the effectiveness of the wiper 
blades, it is advisable to:
-  handle them with care,
-  clean them regularly using soapy 


-  avoid using them to retain cardboard 

on the windscreen,

-  replace them at the first signs of wear.

Wiper control stalk



Lighting and visibility

Courtesy lights

Courtesy lights
Map reading lights

Front and rear courtesy lights

In permanent lighting mode, the 

lighting time varies according to the 


-  When the ignition is off, approximately 

ten minutes.

-  In energy saving mode,  

approximately thirty seconds.

-  When the engine is running, no limit.

Front map reading lights


  With the ignition on, press the 

corresponding switch.

In this position, the courtesy light 
comes on gradually:

-  When unlocking the vehicle.

-  When the key is removed from the ignition 


-  When opening a door.

-  When actuating the locking button on 

the remote control in order to locate your 


It switches off gradually:
-  When locking the vehicle.
-  When the ignition is switched on.
-  30 seconds after the last door is closed.

Permanently off.

Permanent lighting.



General safety recommendations

Labels are attached in different places of 
your vehicle. They include safety warnings 
as well as identification information of your 
vehicle. Do not remove them: they are an 
integral part of your vehicle.

For any work on your vehicle, use a 
qualified workshop that has the technical 
information, skills and equipment required, 
all of which a PEUGEOT dealer is able to 

We draw your attention to the following 


-  The fitting of electrical equipment or 

accessories not listed by PEUGEOT 
may cause excessive current 
consumption and faults and failures 
with the electrical system of your 
vehicle. Contact a PEUGEOT dealer 
for information on the range of 
recommended accessories.

-  As a safety measure, access to 

the diagnostic socket, used for the 
vehicle's electronic systems, is 
reserved strictly for PEUGEOT dealers 
or qualified workshops equipped 
with the special tools required (risk 
of malfunctions of the vehicle's 
electronic systems that could cause 
breakdowns or serious accidents). 
The manufacturer cannot be held 
responsible if this advice is not 

-  Any modification or adaptation not 

intended or authorised by PEUGEOT 
or carried out without meeting the 
technical requirements defined 
by the manufacturer will result in 
the suspension of the legal and 
contractual warranties.

Installation of accessory radio 

communication transmitters

Before installing a radio communication 
transmitter, you must contact a PEUGEOT 
dealer for the specification of transmitters 
which can be fitted (frequency, maximum 
power, aerial position, specific installation 
requirements), in line with the Vehicle 
Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 

Depending on country regulations, some 
safety equipment may be compulsory: 
high visibility safety vests, warning 
triangles, breathalysers, spare bulbs, 
spare fuses, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, 
mud flaps at the rear of the vehicle, etc.




Direction indicators


  Left: lower the lighting lever passing the 

point of resistance.


  Right: raise the lighting lever passing the 

point of resistance.

Three flashes


  Press briefly upwards or downwards, 

without going beyond the point of 
resistance; the direction indicators will 
flash 3 times.

Hazard warning lamps Audible warning

Audible warning system to alert other road 
users to an imminent danger.

Visual warning with all of the direction 
indicators flashing to alert other road users to a 
vehicle breakdown, towing or accident.


  Press this button, all of the direction 

indicators flash.

They can operate with the ignition off.

Automatic operation of 

hazard warning lights

When braking in an emergency, depending 
on the deceleration, the hazard warning lights 
come on automatically.
They switch off automatically the first time you 

  You can also switch them off by pressing 

the button.


  Press the central part of the steering 




Emergency or assistance call


*  In accordance with the general conditions 

of use for the service available from 
dealers and subject to technological and 
technical limitations.

**  As per the geographic coverage of 

Connect Assistance" and the official 
national language chosen by the owner of 
the vehicle.


The list of countries covered and 

PEUGEOT CONNECT services is available 
from dealers or on the website for your 

In an emergency, press this 
button for more than 2 seconds.

The flashing green LED and the voice message 
confirm that the call has been made to the call 
centre "PEUGEOT Connect SOS"*.

Pressing this button again 
immediately cancels the request.

The green LED goes off.

The green LED remains on (without flashing) 
when communication is established.
It goes off at the end of the call.

"PEUGEOT Connect SOS" immediately 
locates your vehicle, contacts you in your own 
language** and - if necessary - requests that 
relevant emergency services be dispatched. In 
countries where the service is not available, or 
when the locating service has been expressly 
declined, the call is sent directly to the 
emergency services (112) without the vehicle 

If you benefit from the PEUGEOT Connect 
Packs offer with the SOS and assistance 
pack included, there are additional 
services available to you in your personal 
space, via the Internet website for your 




Operation of the system

PEUGEOT Connect 


The red indicator light is on 
continuously: there is a system 

The red indicator light flashes: replace the 
back-up battery.

In both cases, the emergency and assistance 
calls service may not work.
Contact a qualified repairer as soon as 

A fault with the system does not prevent 
the vehicle being driven.

Press this button for more than  
2 seconds to request assistance 
if the vehicle breaks down.

A voice message confirms that the call has 
been made**.

Pressing this button again 
immediately cancels the request.

The cancellation is confirmed by a voice 

**  According to the geographic coverage of 

Connect Assistance" and the official 
national language chosen by the owner of 
the vehicle.


The list of countries covered and 

PEUGEOT CONNECT services is available 
from dealers or at


You can deactivate geo-location by 
simultaneously pressing the "PEUGEOT 
Connect SOS" and "PEUGEOT Connect 
Assistance" buttons, followed by pressing 
"PEUGEOT Connect Assistance" to confirm.

To reactivate geo-location, simultaneously 
press the "PEUGEOT Connect SOS" and 
"PEUGEOT Connect Assistance" buttons again, 
followed by pressing "PEUGEOT Connect 
Assistance" to confirm.

If you purchased your vehicle outside the 
Brand network, we invite you to check 
the configuration of these services and, 
if desired, have a dealer change it to suit 
your wishes. In a multi-lingual country, 
configuration is possible in the official 
national language of your choice.

For technical reasons and in particular 
to improve the quality of "PEUGEOT 
CONNECT services" services to 
customers, the manufacturer reserves the 
right to carry out updates to the vehicle's 
on-board communication system.



Tyre under-inflation detection

System which automatically checks the 
pressures of the tyres while driving.
The system monitors the pressures in the four 
tyres, once the vehicle is moving.
It compares the information given by the four 
wheel speed sensors with 

reference values, 

which must be reinitialised every time the 

tyre pressures are adjusted or a wheel 


The system triggers an alert as soon as it 
detects a drop in the inflation pressure of one 
or more tyres.

Under-inflation alert

The under-inflation detection system does 
not replace the need for vigilance on the 
part of the driver.
This system does not avoid the need to 
check the tyre pressures (including the 
spare wheel) every month as well as 
before a long journey.
Driving with under-inflated tyres worsens 
road-holding, lengthens braking distances, 
causes premature wear of the tyres, 
particularly in adverse conditions (heavy 
loads, high speeds, long journeys).

Driving with under-inflated tyres 
increases fuel consumption.

The inflation pressures defined for your 
vehicle can be found on the tyre pressure 
For more information on the 

Identification markings, refer to the 

corresponding section.

Checking tyre pressures

This check should be done when the tyres 
are "cold" (vehicle stopped for 1 hour or 
after a journey of less than 6 miles (10 km) 
at moderate speeds).
Otherwise, add 0.3 bar to the pressures 
shown on the label.

This warning is indicated by 
continuous illumination of the light, 
an audible signal and a message 
displayed on the screen.


  Reduce speed immediately, avoid 

excessive steering movements and sudden 


  Stop as soon as it is safe to do so.

The loss of pressure detected does not 
always cause visible bulging of the tyre. 
Do not rely on a simple visual check.


  If you have a compressor (such as the 

one in the temporary puncture repair kit), 
check the pressures of the four tyres when 
cold. If it is not possible to make this check 
immediately, drive carefully at reduced 


  In the event of a puncture, use the 

temporary puncture repair kit or the spare 
wheel (depending on equipment).

The warning remains active until the 
system is reinitialised.





Without audio system

With audio system

It is necessary to reinitialise the system every 
time one or more tyre pressures are adjusted, 
and after changing one or more wheels.

Before reinitialising the system, ensure 
that the pressures of the four tyres are 
correct for the use of the vehicle and in 
line with the recommendations on the tyre 
pressure label.
The under-inflation alert can only 
be relied on if the system has been 
reinitialised with all four tyres inflated to 
the correct pressures.
The under-inflation detection system 
does not give a warning if a pressure is 
incorrect at the time of reinitialisation.


  Open the glove box.


  Hold this button down.

Reinitialisation is confirmed by a low-pitched 
audible signal.
A high-pitched audible signal indicates that the 
reinitialisation has not been done.

The new pressure parameters saved are 
considered by the system as values of 


  Press the 

MENU button for access to the 

main menu.


  Press the "7" or "8" button to select the 


Personalisation-configuration" menu 

and confirm by pressing the central button.


  Press the "7" or "8" button to select the 


Define vehicle parameters" menu and 

confirm by pressing the central button.


  Press the "7" or "8" button to select 

the "

Driving assistance" category and 

confirm by pressing the central button.





With the touch screen


  Press the "7" or "8" button to select "


pressures", then "Reinitialisation", then 

confirm by pressing the central button.

A message confirms the reset operation.



In the 

Driving / Vehicle 

menu, select "



Press "

Yes" to Confirm the request, 

a sound signal and a message 
confirm the reset operation.

The under-inflation alert can only be relied 
on if the reinitialisation of the system has 
been done with the pressures in the four 
tyres correctly adjusted.

Snow chains

The system does not have to be 
reinitialised after fitting or removing snow 

The flashing and then fixed illumination of the 
under-inflation warning light accompanied 
by illumination of the Service warning light 
indicates a fault with the system.

A message appears, accompanied by an 
audible signal.

In this case, under-inflation monitoring of the 
tyres is no longer provided.
Have the system checked by a PEUGEOT 
dealer or a qualified workshop.

After carrying out any work on the system, 
the pressure of the four tyres must be 
checked and the system reinitialised.




Electronic stability programme (ESC)

Electronic Stability Programming including the 
following systems:
-  anti-lock braking system (ABS) and 

electronic brake force distribution (EBFD),

-  emergency braking assistance (EBA),
-  wheel anti-slip regulation (ASR) or traction 


-  dynamic stability control (DSC).


Anti-lock braking system (ABS) 

and electronic brake force 

distribution (EBFD)

These systems improve the stability and 
manoeuvrability of your vehicle when braking 
and contribute towards improved control in 
corners, in particular on poor or slippery road 
The ABS prevents wheel lock in the event of 
emergency braking.
The electronic brake force distribution system 
manages the braking pressure wheel by wheel.

Emergency braking assistance

In an emergency, this system enables you to 
reach the optimum braking pressure more 
quickly and therefore reduce the stopping 
It is triggered in relation to the speed at which 
the brake pedal is pressed. The effect of this is 
a reduction in the resistance of the pedal and 
an increase in braking efficiency.

Anti-slip regulation (ASR)

This system optimises traction in order to 
avoid wheel slip by acting on the brakes of 
the driving wheels and on the engine. It also 
improves the directional stability of the vehicle 
on acceleration.

Dynamic stability control (DSC)

If there is a difference between the path 
followed by the vehicle and that required by the 
driver, this system monitors each wheel and 
automatically acts on the brake of one or more 
wheels and on the engine to return the vehicle 
to the required path, within the limits of the laws 
of physics.

Anti-lock braking system 

(ABS) and electronic brake 

force distribution (EBFD)

The fixed illumination of this warning 
lamp signals that there is a fault with 
the ABS.

The vehicle retains conventional braking. Drive 
carefully at moderate speed.
Contact a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified 
workshop as soon as possible.

Illumination of this warning lamp, 
coupled with the 


warning lamps, accompanied by 
the display of a message and an 
audible signal, signals that there is a 
fault with the electronic brake force 
distribution (EBFD).

You must stop as soon as it is safe to do so.

Call on a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified 



Anti-slip regulation (ASR) / Dynamic stability control (DSC)


These systems are activated automatically 
every time the vehicle is started.
They come into operation in the event of a 
problem of grip or trajectory.


In exceptional conditions (starting a vehicle 
which is bogged down, stuck in snow, on soft 
ground...), it may be advisable to deactivate the 
ASR system, so that the wheels can turn freely 
and regain grip.
Reactivate the system when grip conditions 


  Press this button, located on 

the lower left of the dashboard 
(driver's side), until the 
corresponding symbol appears 
in the instrument panel screen.

The button indicator light comes on.
The ASR system no longer acts on the 
operation of the engine.

This is indicated by this warning light 
flashing in the instrument panel.

Normal operation of the ABS may make 
itself felt by slight vibrations of the brake 

In emergency braking, press very 

firmly and maintain this pressure.

When changing wheels (tyres and rims), 
ensure that these are approved for your 








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