Renault Clio (2017 year). Instruction - part 14


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Renault Clio (2017 year). Instruction - part 14




Operating faults

If the battery is too weak to ensure cor-

rect operation, you can still start (insert 

the RENAULT card in the card reader) 

and lock/unlock the vehicle (refer to the 

information on "Locking/unlocking the 

doors" in Section 1).


Replacing the battery

When the message “KEYCARD 

BATTERY LOW” appears on the instru-

ment panel, replace the RENAULT card 

battery, press button 1 pulling on emer-

gency key 2, then unclip the cover 3 

using tab 4.

Remove the battery by pressing on one 

side (movement A) and by lifting the 

other (movement B) then replace it, en-

suring the polarity and model, shown 

on cover 3 are respected.

Do not throw away your 

used batteries; give them to 

an organisation responsible 

for collecting and recycling 




When refitting, proceed in the reverse 

order, then press one of the buttons on 

the card four times, close to the vehicle: 

the next time the vehicle is started, the 

message will disappear.

Note:  it is not advisable to touch the 

electronic circuit or contacts on the 

RENAULT card when replacing the bat-





The batteries are available from approved Dealers, and their service life approxi-

mately two years. Check that there is no dye on the battery: risk of an incorrect 

electrical contact.


Check that the cover is clipped shut.


BATTERY: breakdown recovery 


To avoid all risk of sparks:

–  Ensure that any electrical consumers 

(courtesy lights, etc.) are switched 

off before disconnecting or recon-

necting the battery.

–  When charging, stop the charger 

before connecting or disconnecting 

the battery.

–  Do not place metal objects on the 

battery to avoid creating a short cir-

cuit between the terminals.

–  Always wait at least one minute after 

the engine has been switched off 

before disconnecting a battery.

–  Make sure that you reconnect the 

battery terminals after refitting.

Connecting a battery charger

The battery charger must be com-

patible with a battery with nominal 

voltage of 12 volts.
Do not disconnect the battery when the 

engine is running. Follow the instruc-

tions given by the manufacturer of 

the battery charger you are using.

Special procedures may be 

required to charge some 

batteries. Contact your ap-

proved dealer.

Avoid all risk of sparks which may 

cause an immediate explosion, and 

charge the battery in a well-venti-

lated area. Risk of serious injury.

Handle the battery with care 

as it contains sulphuric acid, 

which must not come into 

contact with eyes or skin. If 

it does, wash the affected area with 

plenty of cold water. If necessary, 

consult a doctor.
Ensure that naked flames, red hot 

objects and sparks do not come into 

contact with the battery as there is a 

risk of explosion.
The engine may be hot when car-

rying out operations in close prox-

imity. In addition, the engine cooling 

fan can come on at any moment.
Risk of injury.

Before performing any 

action in the engine com-

partment, the ignition must 

be switched off by pressing 

the engine stop button (please see 

the information on “Starting, stop-

ping the engine” in Section 2).


BATTERY: breakdown recovery 


Depending on the vehicle, unclip the 

battery cover.
Connect the positive cable A to the 

support on the (+) terminal 1, then to the  

(+) terminal 4 of the battery supplying 

the current.
Connect the negative cable B to the (–) 

terminal 3 of the battery supplying the 

current and then to the (–) terminal 2 of 

the discharged battery.
Start the engine, and as soon as it starts 

running, disconnect cables A and B in 

reverse order ( 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 ).

Starting the vehicle using the 

battery from another vehicle

If you have to use the battery from an-

other vehicle to start, obtain suitable 

jump leads (with a large cross section) 

from an approved dealer or, if you al-

ready have jump leads, ensure that 

they are in perfect condition.
The two batteries must have an iden-

tical nominal voltage of 12 volts. The 

battery supplying the current should 

have a capacity (amp-hours, Ah) which 

is at least the same as that of the dis-

charged battery.
Ensure that there is no risk of contact 

between the two vehicles (risk of short 

circuiting when the positive terminals 

are connected) and that the discharged 

battery is properly connected. Switch 

off your vehicle ignition.
Start the engine of the vehicle supply-

ing the current and run it at an interme-

diate engine speed.

Check that there is no con-

tact between leads A and B 

and that the positive lead A 

is not touching any metal 

parts on the vehicle supplying the 

Risk of injury and/or damage to the 











Radio location 1

Unclip the blanking cover. The aerial, + 

and – supply and speaker wire connec-

tions are located behind it.

Door speakers 2

To install any equipment, please con-

sult an authorised dealer.




–  In all cases, it is very important to 

follow the manufacturer’s instruc-

tions carefully.

–  The specifications of the brack-

ets and wires (available from our 

network) vary depending on the 

equipment level of your vehicle 

and the type of radio.

  Consult an approved Dealer to 

find out the correct part number.

–  No work may be carried out on 

the vehicle’s electrical or radio 

circuits, except by approved 

dealers: an incorrectly connected 

system may result in damage 

being caused to the electrical 

equipment and/or the compo-

nents connected to it.



Electrical and electronic accessories

Before installing this type of accessory (particularly for transmitters/receivers: frequency bandwidth, power level, po-

sition of the aerial, etc.), make sure it is compatible with your vehicle. You can get advice from an authorised dealer.

Connect accessories with a maximum power of 120 Watts only. Fire hazard. When several accessory sockets are 

used at the same time, the total power of the connected accessories must not exceed 180 watts.

No work may be carried out on the vehicle’s electrical or radio circuits, except by authorised dealers: an incorrectly connected 

system may result in damage being caused to the electrical equipment and/or the components connected to it.

If the vehicle is fitted with any aftermarket electrical equipment, make sure that the installation is correctly protected by a fuse. 

Establish the rating and position of this fuse.

Using the diagnostic socket

The use of electronic accessories on the diagnostic socket may cause serious disturbance to the vehicle’s electronic systems. 

For your safety we recommend that you use only electronic accessories approved by the manufacturer, consult an Approved 

Dealer. Serious accident risk.

Use of transmitting/receiving devices (telephones, CB equipment etc.).

Telephones and CB equipment with integrated aerials may cause interference to the electronic systems originally fitted to the 

vehicle: it is advisable only to use equipment with an external aerial. Furthermore, we remind you of the need to conform 

to the legislation in force concerning the use of such equipment.

Fitting aftermarket accessories

If you wish to install accessories on the vehicle: please contact an authorised dealer. Also, to ensure the correct operation of 

your vehicle, and to avoid any risk to your safety, we recommend that you use only accessories specifically designed for your 

vehicle, which are the only accessories for which the manufacturer will provide a warranty.

If you are using an anti-theft device, only attach it to the brake pedal.

Obstructions to the driver

On the driver’s side, only use mats suitable for the vehicle, attached with the pre-fitted components, and check the fitting regu-

larly. Do not lay one mat on top of another. There is a risk of wedging the pedals.


Lower tab 3, by pressing on either 

side A.
Then push the blade forwards B, to re-

lease hook 4.

To refit

To refit the wiper blade, proceed in re-

verse order to removal. Make sure that 

the blade is correctly locked in position.

Replacing windscreen wiper 

blades 1

–  With the ignition off, lift wiper arm 2;
– turn blade 1.










Check the condition of the wiper 

blades. You are responsible for their 

service life:
–  clean the blades, windscreen and 

rear screen regularly with soapy 


–  do not use them when the wind-

screen or rear screen are dry;

–  free them from the windscreen or 

rear screen when they have not 

been used for a long time.

Before changing the wiper 

blade, make sure the stalk 

is in the off position (deac-


Risk of injury.


To refit

To refit the wiper blade, proceed in re-

verse order to removal. Make sure that 

the blade is correctly locked in position.

Rear screen wiper blade 5

–  With the ignition off, lift wiper arm 6;
–  release the blade 5 by pulling it.





– In frosty weather, make 

sure that the wiper blades 

are not stuck by ice (to 

avoid the risk of the motor 



Check the condition of the wiper 


Replace the wiper blades as soon 

as they begin to lose efficiency 

(approximately once a year).

Whilst changing the blade, take care 

not to drop the arm onto the window 

after it has been removed as this 

may break the window.


TOWING: breakdown recovery 


Before towing, unlock the steering 

column: with the clutch depressed, 

engage first gear (lever in position N 

or R for vehicles with automatic gear-

boxes), insert the RENAULT card in the 

card reader, then press the engine start 

button for two seconds.
Reposition the lever to neutral (posi-

tion N for vehicles fitted with an auto-

matic gearbox).
The column is unlocked, the acces-

sory functions are supplied: the vehi-

cle lights can be used (indicators, brake 

lights etc.). At night the vehicle must 

have its lights on.
Once you have finished towing, press 

the engine start button twice (risk of 

running down the battery).

The speed specified by current legis-

lation for towing must always be ob-

served. If your vehicle is the towing 

vehicle, do not exceed the maximum 

towing weight for your vehicle (refer to 

the information on “Weights” in Section 


Towing a vehicle with an 

automatic gearbox

With the engine switched off, the trans-

mission is no longer lubricated. It is 

preferable to tow this type of vehicle on 

a trailer or tow it with the front wheels 

off the ground.
Under exceptional circumstances, you 

may tow the vehicle with all four wheels 

on the ground, only going forward, with 

the gear lever in the neutral N position, 

and for a distance not exceeding 

30 miles (50 km).

Do not remove the 

RENAULT card from the 

reader when the vehicle is 

being towed.



If the lever is stuck in P, even though 

you are depressing the brake pedal, the 

lever can be released manually. To do 

this, release the base of the lever, then 

use a tool (rigid rod) in the slot 1 and si-

multaneously press button 2 to unlock 

the lever.
Contact an authorised dealer as soon 

as possible.


TOWING: breakdown recovery 


Only use the front 2 and rear 5 towing 


(never use the drive shafts or any other 

part of the vehicle).
These towing points may only be used 

for towing: never use them for lifting the 

vehicle directly or indirectly.

Access to towing points

Unclip cover 4 or 6 by sliding a flat tool 

(or the key integrated in the RENAULT 

card) under the cover.
Tighten towing hitch 3 fully: as much 

as possible by hand at first, then finish 

tightening it using the wheelbrace or, 

depending on the vehicle, the lever.
Only use the towing eye 3 and the 

wheelbrace located under the lug-

gage compartment carpet in the tool kit 

(please refer to the information under 

“Tools” in Section 5).

When the engine is 

stopped, steering and brak-

ing assistance are not op-


Do not leave the tools unse-

cured inside the vehicle as 

they may come loose under 





– Use a rigid towing bar. 

If a rope or cable is used 

(where the law allows this), 

the vehicle being towed 

must be able to brake.

–  A vehicle must not be towed if it is 

not fit to be driven.

– Avoid accelerating or braking 

suddenly when towing, as this 

may result in damage being 

caused to the vehicle.

–  When towing a vehicle, it is ad-

visable not to exceed 30 mph 

(50 km/h).

–  Do not push the vehicle if the 

steering column is locked.







The following advice will enable you to carry out quick, temporary repairs. For safety reasons you should always contact 

an approved Dealer as soon as possible.

Using the RENAULT card



The RENAULT card does not lock or 

unlock the doors.

Card battery is flat.

Replace the battery. You can still lock/

unlock and start your vehicle (refer to the in-

formation on “Locking, unlocking the open-

ing elements” in Section 1 and “Starting, 

stopping the engine” in Section 2).

Use of appliances operating on the 

same frequency as the card (mobile 

phone, etc.).

Stop using the equipment or use the in-

tegrated key (refer to the information on 

“Locking, unlocking the opening elements” 

in Section 1).

Vehicle located in a high electromag-

netic radiation zone.
Vehicle battery flat.

Use the key integrated in the card (refer to 

the information on “Locking, unlocking the 

opening elements” in Section 1).

The vehicle is started.

With the engine running, the card’s locking/

unlocking device is blocked. Turn off the ig-





The starter is activated



The instrument panel indicator lights are 

weak or fail to light up and the starter 

does not turn.

Battery terminals not tight, 

battery terminals discon-

nected or oxidised.

Retighten or reconnect the terminals, or clean them if 

they are oxidised.

Discharged battery or not 


Connect another battery to the faulty battery. Refer to 

information on “Battery: troubleshooting” in Section 5 

or replace the battery if necessary.

Do not push the vehicle if the steering column is 


Faulty circuit.

Consult an approved dealer.

The engine will not start.

Starting conditions are not 


Please refer to the information on “Starting, stopping 

the engine” in Section 2.

The RENAULT “hands-free” 

card does not work.

Insert the card in the card reader in order to start the 


Please refer to the information on “Starting, stopping 

the engine” in Section 2.

The engine cannot be switched off.

Card not detected.

Insert the card in card reader.

Electronic fault.

Press the starter button quickly five times.

The steering column remains locked.

Steering wheel locked.

Move the steering wheel while pressing the engine 

start button (please refer to Section 2 “Starting, stop-

ping the engine”).

Faulty circuit.

Consult an approved dealer.




On the road




Tyres not inflated to correct pres-

sures, incorrectly balanced or dam-


Check the tyre pressures: if this is not the 

problem, have them checked by an ap-

proved Dealer.

White smoke from the exhaust.

In the diesel version, this is necessar-

ily a fault. Smoke may be caused by 

particle filter regeneration.

Please refer to the information on “Special 

features of diesel versions” in Section 2.

Smoke under the bonnet.

Short-circuit or cooling system leak.

Stop, switch off the ignition, stand away 

from the vehicle and contact an approved 


The oil pressure warning light comes 


while cornering or braking

The level is too low.

Top up the engine oil level (refer to the in-

formation on “Engine oil level: topping up, 

filling” in Section 4).

is slow to go out or remains lit 

under acceleration

Loss of oil pressure.

Stop the vehicle and contact an approved 





On the road



Steering becomes heavy.

Assistance overheating.

Consult an approved dealer.

The engine is overheating. The cool-

ant temperature indicator is in the 

warning zone and warning light 


 comes on.

Engine cooling fan not working.

Stop the vehicle, switch off the engine and 

contact an approved dealer.

Coolant leaks.

Check the coolant reservoir: it should con-

tain fluid. If there is no coolant, consult an 

approved dealer as soon as possible.

Coolant boiling in the coolant reser-


Mechanical fault: damaged cylinder 

head gasket.

Stop the engine.

Contact an approved dealer.

Radiator: If there is a significant lack of coolant, remember that it must never be topped up using cold coolant while 

the engine is very warm. After any procedure 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 our Technical Department may be used for this purpose.




Electrical equipment



The wipers do not work.

Wiper blades stuck.

Free the blades before using the wipers.

Faulty electrical circuit.

Consult an approved dealer.

Fuse damaged.

Replace the fuse, refer to the information 

on “Fuses”.

The wiper does not stop.

Faulty electrical controls.

Consult an approved dealer.

Direction indicators flashing more 


Blown bulb.

See information on “Headlights: changing 

bulbs” or “Rear and side lights: changing 


The direction indicators do not work.

Faulty electrical circuit or control.

Consult an approved dealer.

Fuse damaged.

Replace the fuse, refer to the information 

on “Fuses”.

The lights do not come on or go off.

Faulty electrical circuit or control.

Consult an approved dealer.

Fuse damaged.

Replace the fuse, refer to the information 

on “Fuses”.




Electrical equipment



Traces of condensation in the lights.

Traces of condensation may be a nat-

ural phenomenon caused by varia-

tions in temperature.
In this case, the traces will disappear 

slowly once the lights are switched 


The front seat belt reminder light 

comes on when the seat belts are 


An object is stuck between the floor 

and the seat and is disrupting the op-

eration of the sensor.

Remove all objects from underneath the 

front seats.


Section 6: Technical specifications

Vehicle identification plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  


Engine identification plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  


Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  


Engine specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  


Towing weights  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  


Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  


Replacement parts and repairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  


Service sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  


Anticorrosion check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6.15








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