Renault Kadjar (2018 year). Instruction - part 17


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Renault Kadjar (2018 year). Instruction - part 17




Operating faults

If the battery is too weak to ensure cor-

rect operation, you can still start and 

lock/unlock the vehicle (please refer to 

the information on “Locking/unlocking 

the opening elements” in Section 1).


Replacing the battery

When the message “Keycard battery 

low” appears on the instrument panel, 

replace the battery in the RENAULT 



slide the rear casing 1 downwards 

while pressing on zone A;

–  remove the battery cover 2;


remove the battery by pressing on 

one side and lifting the other;


replace it according to the direc-

tion and template shown inside the 


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 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 ap-

proved Dealers, and their service 

life approximately two years. Check 

that there is no dye on the battery: 

risk of an incorrect electrical con-






Replacing the battery

Open the case at slot 1 using a flat-

blade screwdriver or similar, and re-

place the battery 2, observing the po-

larity shown on the back of the cover.

Note:  It is not advisable to touch the 

electronic circuit in the key cover when 

replacing the battery.

Do not throw away your 

used batteries; give them to 

an organisation responsible 

for collecting and recycling 



When refitting, ensure that the cover 

is correctly clipped on and the screw 


The batteries are available from ap-

proved Dealers, and their service 

life approximately two years.
Check that there is no dye on the 

battery: risk of an incorrect electri-

cal contact.










In accordance with local legislation 

or as a precautionary measure:
obtain an emergency kit containing 

a set of spare bulbs and fuses from 

an approved Dealer.


Fuses in passenger compartment C 

on the right-hand side of the vehicle
Unclip the cover C using a screwdriver 

or similar.

If any electrical component does not 

work, check the condition of the fuses.

Fuses in passenger compartment 

A or B on the left-hand side of the 

Unclip the cover A using a screwdriver 

or similar.
Open the glovebox and unclip the 

flap B.





Clip 1
Remove the fuse using tweezers 1, lo-

cated on the fuse plate.

To remove the fuse from the tweezers, 

slide the fuse to the side.

It is not advisable to use the free fuse 


Do not touch the wiring harnesses 

or the connectors.

Use the fuse allocation label in the stor-

age compartment AB or C to identify 

the fuses.
Certain fuses should only be replaced 

by a qualified professional. These fuses 

are not listed on the label.
Only change the fuses represented on 

the label.

Check the fuse in question 

and  replace it, if neces-

sary, by a fuse of the same 


If a fuse is fitted where the rating is 

too high, it may cause the electrical 

circuit to overheat (risk of fire) in the 

event of an item of equipment using 

an excessive amount of current.




Allocation of fuses 

(the presence of certain fuses depends on the vehicle equipment level)







Steering column controls


Brake light


Heated seats

Audio amplifier


Heated rear screen


Door locking/unlocking

Electric door mirror




Accessories sockets


Interior lighting, courtesy mirror, rain and 

light sensor, electric rear view mirrors, air 

conditioning, ECO mode

Passenger compartment central unit, speed 

limiter/cruise control, diagnostics socket, electric 

windows, 4-wheel drive transmission (4WD)


Radio, multifunction screen, multimedia sockets


BATTERY: troubleshooting 


To avoid all risk of sparks:

–  Ensure that any consumers (cour-

tesy lights, etc.) are switched off 

before disconnecting or reconnect-

ing the battery;

– when charging, stop the charger 

before connecting or disconnecting 

the battery;

–  to avoid creating a short circuit be-

tween the terminals, do not place 

metal objects on the battery;

–  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.

Before performing any 

action in the engine com-

partment, the ignition must 

be switched off (please see 

the information on “Starting, stop-

ping the engine” in Section 2).

Please note when work-

ing close to the engine that 

it may be hot. The engine 

cooling fan may also start 

at any moment. The 


light in the engine compartment re-

minds you of this.
Risk of 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.
Keep naked flames, red hot objects 

and sparks away from the battery 

components as there is a risk of 



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 a moderate 


BATTERY: troubleshooting 





Lift the cover and then the red terminal 

cap 1 (+).
Connect the positive cable A to the ter-

minal 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 

Start the engine, and as soon as it starts 

running, disconnect cables A and B in 

reverse order ( 2 - 3 - 4 - 1).





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 vehicle.





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.


WINDSCREEN WIPER BLADES: replacement (1/2)

Windscreen wiper blades 1

With the ignition on and the engine 

switched off, lower the windscreen 

wiper stalk fully: the blades stop slightly 

away from the bonnet.
Lift the wiper arm 3, press the tab 2 and 

push the blade to release it.




Slide the blade along the arm until 

it clips on. Check that it is correctly 

locked in place. Lower the windscreen 

wiper arm carefully.
With the ignition on, return the wind-

screen wiper stalk to the stop position.
NB: Before restarting your vehicle, 

lower the windscreen wiper blades 

onto the windscreen to avoid any risk 

of damaging the bonnet or the wipers.

– In frosty weather, make 

sure that the wiper blades 

are not stuck by ice (to 

avoid the risk of the motor 

overheating or damaging the 



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.

Do not activate the wipers on a dry 

screen. This will lead to premature 

wear or damage to the blades.


WINDSCREEN WIPER BLADES: replacement (2/2)

Keep monitoring the condition of the 

wiper blades. How long they last de-

pends on you:
–  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.






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 4

Stalk in stop position (deactivated):

–  Lift the wiper arm 6;

–  pivot wiper blade 4 until some resist-

ance is met (movement B);

– depending on the vehicle, press 

tab 5, then remove the wiper blade 

by pulling it (movement A).

Before changing the rear 

wiper blade, make sure the 

stalk is in the stop position 


Risk of injury.


TOWING: breakdown recovery 


Before towing, put the gearbox in neu-

tral, unlock the steering column and re-

lease the parking brake.

For vehicles fitted with an automa-

tic gearbox, if it is not possible to put 

the gear lever into position N, please 

consult an authorised dealer.

Steering column unlocking
Insert the key into the ignition or, de-

pending on the vehicle, having the 

RENAULT card on you, press the 

engine start button for approximately 

2 seconds.

Reposition the lever to neutral (posi-

tion N for vehicles fitted with an auto-

matic gearbox).

The steering column unlocks, the ac-

cessory functions are powered: you 

can use the vehicle’s lights (direction 

indicators, brake lights, etc.). At night 

the vehicle must have its lights on.

Depending on the vehicle, 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

Transport the vehicle on a trailer or tow 

it with the front wheels off the ground.
In exceptional circumstances, you 

may tow it with all four wheels on the 

ground, only in a forward gear, with 

the gear in neutral position N over a 

maximum distance of 50 miles (80 km) 

and not exceeding a speed of 16 mph 

(25 km/h).



Do not remove the key from 

the ignition when the vehi-

cle 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, insert a tool (with a hard rod to it) 

into the slot 1 and press the button 2 at 

the same time to unlock the lever.
Contact an authorised dealer as soon 

as possible.


TOWING: breakdown recovery 


Only use the front 5 and rear 8 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 7 by inserting a flat-

blade screwdriver or similar under the 

Tighten the tow eye 6 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 6 and the 

wheelbrace  3 included 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.

–  In any case, it is advisable not to 

exceed 16 mph (25 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 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 remote control



The remote control does not lock or 

unlock the doors.

The remote control battery is flat.

Use the emergency key.

Use of appliances operating on the same 

frequency as the remote control (mobile 

phone, etc.).

Stop using the devices or use the key.

Vehicle located in a high electromagnetic 

radiation zone.

Discharged battery.

Replace the battery. You can still lock/

unlock and start your vehicle (refer to the 

information on “Locking/unlocking the 

doors” in Section 1 and “Starting/Stopping 

the engine” in Section 2).

The vehicle is started.

With the engine running, the key’s locking/

unlocking device is blocked. Turn off the 







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 card does 

not work.

Please refer to the information on “Starting, stopping 

the engine” in Section 2.

The engine cannot be switched off.

Card not detected.

Please refer to the information on “Starting, stopping 

the engine” in Section 2.

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 or, depending on the vehicle, while turning 

the key (refer to the information on “Starting, stopping 

the engine” in Section 2).

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.

Refer to the information on “Special fea-

tures 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 









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