Renault Kangoo VAN Z.E. (2012 year). Instruction - part 8

 

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Renault Kangoo VAN Z.E. (2012 year). Instruction - part 8

 

 

3.5

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The air flow is directed to the 

windscreen demisting vents, 

the side windows and the passenger 

footwells.

This is the recommended position for 

the best temperature in cold weather.

ó

The air flow is directed mainly 

towards the footwells.

G

The air flow is directed to all air 

vents and the footwells.

This is the recommended position for 

the best temperature in hot weather.

J

The air flow is directed mainly 

to the dashboard vents.

Rapid demisting

Turn the controls to the positions 

W

:

–  air from the outside;

– maximum temperature;

– demisting.
Using the climate control increases the 

speed of demisting.

Adjusting the air temperature

Turn control 2 to obtain the desired 

temperature. The further the pointer is 

away from the heating stop position, 

the higher the temperature will be.
If the outdoor temperature is too high, 

the heating decreases automatically. 

This limits energy consumption and 

maintains the range of the vehicle.

HEATING, AIR-CONDITIONING 

(2/3)

When the air conditioning system is 

used for long periods, it may begin to 

feel cold. To increase the temperature, 

turn control 2 to the right.

Distribution of air in the 

passenger compartment

Turn control 4 to position the pointer op-

posite the marked positions.

W

The air flow is directed to the 

windscreen demisting vents 

and the side windows. This position 

prevents the formation of condensa-

tion.

2

4

3.6

Adjusting the ventilation 

speed

Normal use
Turn control 3 to one of the four posi-

tions to start the ventilation system and 

adjust the power.
Select position 1 for minimum ventila-

tion and position 4 for maximum ven-

tilation.

Position 0
In this position:
–  the air conditioning or heating stops 

automatically even if button 6 is acti-

vated and the warning light remains 

lit;

–  the ventilation speed of air in the 

passenger compartment is zero;

–  there is, however, a slight flow of air 

when the vehicle is moving.

This position should not normally be 

used.

HEATING, AIR-CONDITIONING 

(3/3)

Air recirculation (isolation of 

the passenger compartment)

Turn control 1 towards the air recircula-

tion symbol 

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.

In these conditions air is taken from the 

passenger compartment and is recircu-

lated, with no air being taken from out-

side the vehicle.

Air recirculation operates as 

follows:

– isolating the passenger compart-

ment from the outside air (driving in 

polluted areas, unpleasant odours, 

etc.);

–  bringing the passenger compartment 

to the desired temperature as quickly 

as possible.

Prolonged use of this position can 

lead to condensation forming on the 

side windows and windscreen and 

problems due to the use of non-re-

newed air in the passenger com-

partment.
We therefore advise you to return to 

normal mode (external air) as soon 

as the air recirculation function is no 

longer required, by turning control 1 

again.

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3.7

AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING: programming 

(1/2)

Adjusting the programming

This function enables the electric net-

work (and the not the traction battery) 

to be used under certain conditions, in 

order to obtain a comfortable tempera-

ture prior to using the vehicle.
It triggers the heating in cold weather 

and the fan in warm weather.

1

Operating conditions
–  the ignition must be switched off;
–  the battery charging must be finished 

for the function to be triggered;

–  the vehicle has to be plugged into 

the mains;

and

– control 1 must be position 



.

2

In cold weather (< 0°C), you are rec-

ommended to position control 2 in 

air recirculation position. This en-

ables greater efficiency and lower 

energy consumption in the passen-

ger compartment ambient tempera-

ture.

3.8

AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING: programming 

(2/2)

Activating the function
–  With the ignition on, control 1 on 



;

–  turn off the ignition. The “COMFORT” 

message and the programmed time 

are displayed on the instrument 

panel for a few seconds;

–  charge your vehicle;
The function triggers on the hour pre-

ceding the hour programmed in order to 

reach a comfortable temperature.

Automatically switching off the 

function
– about 30 minutes after the pro-

grammed time;

– if the charging socket is discon-

nected;

– if control 1 is not in position 



.

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3

A

B

Setting the start time for the 

function
–  To programme the start time, use 

buttons A and B to navigate through 

the menu until message COMFORT 

PROG appears.

–  hold down button B on stalk 3 - the 

hours flash;

– press button A to adjust them;

–  hold down button B on stalk 3 - the 

minutes flash;

– press button A to adjust them;
– confirm by pressing button B on 

stalk 3.

The message “COMFORT PROG” and 

the programmed time are displayed on 

the instrument panel.

3.9

Conditions of use

–  The engine must be running;
– switch 4 must be engaged;
–  the ventilation control 2 should not 

be at position 0;

–  the temperature control 1 should not 

be at the ”Stop heating” position 3.

–  The fuel level should not be at mini-

mum.

ADDITIONAL HEATING 

(1/2)

Depending on the vehicle, the addi-

tional heating is designed to heat the 

passenger compartment. Powered 

by a dedicated fuel tank (please see 

“Additional heating tank” in Section 1), 

this increases the comfort level without 

reducing vehicle range.
Switching on this additional heating de-

activates other heating methods and 

the air-conditioning.

2

When the fuel reaches the minimum 

level, a warning light will come on 

on the instrument panel. After a few 

minutes of operation, a message on 

the instrument panel will tell you that 

the additional heating is switched 

off.

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3.10

ADDITIONAL HEATING 

(2/2)

Operating fault
If the additional heating does not switch 

on:
–  start the vehicle;
–  switch on the heating by pressing 

switch 4;

–  wait for 5 minutes;
–  turn off the heater;
–  switch off your vehicle ignition;
–  restart the operation 4 or 5 times.
If the additional heating still fails to op-

erate, please contact an authorised 

dealer.

Operating principle

With the engine running, press switch 4.
The operation cuts out:
–  when the ignition is switched off;
–  after a few minutes, when the mini-

mum fuel level has been reached;

With the engine running, 

when you open the driv-

er’s door, a message will 

appear on the instrument 

panel along with a beep to tell you 

to switch off the additional heating.

Warnings concerning the 

use of additional heating
– Do not operate the ad-

ditional heating in an en-

closed location; exhaust fumes 

are poisonous.

–  Do not park the vehicle or oper-

ate the additional heating in lo-

cations where flammable mate-

rial or substances such as grass 

or leaves can come into contact 

with a hot exhaust system.

– Do not operate the additional 

heating when filling the fuel tank.

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3.11

AIR CONDITIONING: information and advice on use.

Do not open the refriger-

ant fluid circuit. The fluid 

may damage eyes or skin.

Operating faults

As a general rule, contact your ap-

proved Dealer in the event of an oper-

ating fault.
–  Reduction in de-icing, demisting 

or air conditioning performance. 

This may be caused by the passen-

ger compartment filter cartridge be-

coming clogged.

–  No cold air is being produced. 

Check that the controls are set cor-

rectly and that the fuses are sound. 

Otherwise, switch off the system.

Presence of water under the 

vehicle. 

After prolonged use of the air condi-

tioning system, it is normal for water 

to be present under the vehicle. This is 

caused by condensation.

Range

It is normal to notice an increase in 

energy usage when the air conditioning 

is operating.
Switch off the system when it is not re-

quired.
Advice for reducing consumption 

and helping to preserve the environ-

ment
Drive with the air vents on and the win-

dows closed.
If the vehicle has been parked in the 

sun, open the doors for a few moments 

to let the hot air escape before starting 

the engine.

Maintenance

Refer to the Maintenance Document 

for your vehicle for the inspection fre-

quency.

3.12

INTERIOR LIGHTING 

(1/2)

1

Luggage compartment light A

(depending on vehicle)
Tilt the switch 2 for permanent lighting.

A

2

Unlocking and opening the doors or 

luggage compartment switches on 

the timed courtesy lights.

Courtesy lights

Pressing switch 1 gives:
– permanent lighting;
–  intermittent lighting, which comes on 

when a door is opened. It goes out 

when the doors concerned are prop-

erly closed;

–  immediate switching off.

B

Luggage compartment light B

(depending on vehicle)

3.13

Special features

Depending on the vehicle, remote un-

locking of the doors triggers timed light-

ing of the passenger compartment. If 

one of the front or rear doors is opened, 

the period for which the light is switched 

on will start again.
Then the courtesy light and the luggage 

compartment light dim and go out.
The lighting timer will cut out for vari-

ous reasons:
–  if a door has been open for 15 min-

utes;

–  if all the doors have been closed for 

15 seconds or 5 minutes, depending 

on the vehicle;

–  when the ignition is switched on.

INTERIOR LIGHTING 

(2/2)

C

Sliding side door light C

(depending on vehicle)
Pressing switch 3 gives:
– permanent lighting;
–  light when the sliding side door is 

opened. It goes out when the door in 

question is correctly closed;

–  immediate switching off.

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3.14

Front sun visor

Lower sun visor 1.
The clip can be used to hold motorway 

passes, etc..

SUN VISOR/MIRRORS

1

Courtesy mirror 2

(passenger side)
If the sun visor is fitted with a courtesy 

mirror, it has a cover.

When driving, ensure the 

courtesy mirror cover is 

closed. Risk of injury.

2

3.15

Electric windows

With the ignition on:
– press the switch for the window 

concerned to lower it to the desired 

height;

–  lift the switch for the window con-

cerned to raise it to the desired 

height.

From the driver’s seat
Operate the switches as follows:
–  1 for the driver’s side;
–  2 for the front passenger side.

ELECTRIC WINDOWS 

(1/2)

From the front passenger seat
Operate switch 3.

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2

3

Driver’s responsibility
Never leave your vehicle 

with the remote control unit 

inside and never leave a 

child (or a pet) unsupervised, even 

for a short while.
The reason for this is that the child 

may endanger himself or others 

by starting the vehicle, activating 

equipment such as the electric win-

dows, or locking the doors. If any 

part of the body becomes trapped, 

reverse the direction of the window 

immediately by pressing the rele-

vant switch. Risk of serious injury.

3.16

One-touch electric window

(depending on vehicle)
The one-touch mode works in addition 

to the operation of the electric windows 

described previously.
It is fitted to the driver’s window and 

is used for lowering only.
Briefly press
 switch 1: the window will 

open completely.
Pressing the switch again while the 

window is moving will stop its move-

ment.

ELECTRIC WINDOWS 

(2/2)

/HALF-OPENING WINDOW

4

Half-opening window

To half-open the window, turn handle 4 

in the direction of the arrow, then lock it 

by pushing the handle. When closing it, 

check that it is properly locked.

1

Avoid resting any objects against 

a half-open window: there is a risk 

that the electric window could be 

damaged.

3.17

Removable ashtray 1

This is a removable ashtray which can 

be placed in the cup holders.
Lift the cover to open.
To empty it, pull the assembly. The ash-

tray will come out of its housing.

ASHTRAYS, CIGARETTE LIGHTER, ACCESSORIES SOCKETS

1

3

Accessories sockets

You may use the cigarette lighter 

recess 2 or one of sockets 3 (depend-

ing on the vehicle). They are designed 

for connecting accessories with a maxi-

mum power rating of 120 Watts (volt-

age: 12V) which have been approved 

by our Technical Department.
Depending on the 12V battery charge, 

the accessories socket may stop work-

ing.

Cigarette lighter 2

With the ignition on, press it in. 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.

2

3.18

Dashboard storage 

compartment 2

Centre console storage 

compartment 3

To open, lift cover 4. It will store a 

1.5 litre bottle.

Glovebox

To open the glovebox, lift catch 1.

PASSENGER COMPARTMENT STORAGE, FITTINGS 

(1/3)

1

2

4

3

When turning corners, 

accelerating or braking, 

ensure that the recepta-

cle being held by the cup 

holder is not dislodged.
There is a risk of burning if hot liquid 

escapes.

3.19

Sliding side door storage 

compartments 7

Front door storage 

compartments 5

Bottle holders 6

PASSENGER COMPARTMENT STORAGE, FITTINGS 

(2/3)

No object should be placed 

on the floor (in front of the 

driver). Such objects may 

slide under the pedals 

during sudden braking manoeuvres 

and obstruct their use.

Clip 8

This can be used for storing motorway 

tickets, cards, etc.

Sunglasses holder 9

There is a dedicated storage compart-

ment in the centre.

Ensure that no hard, heavy 

or pointed objects are 

placed in the “open” stor-

age compartments in such 

a way that they may fall onto pas-

sengers during sudden turning or 

braking.

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3.20

PASSENGER COMPARTMENT STORAGE, FITTINGS 

(3/3)

10

Clothes hook 10

Depending on the vehicle, a hook may 

be located on the partition behind the 

front passenger seat.
For safety reasons, this hook may only 

be used to hang clothes.
NB: the maximum permitted load is  

4 kg.

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