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Renault Twingo (2018 year). Instruction - part 8

 

 

2.44

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 

(2/4)

Driving in manual mode

With the selector lever in position D

move the lever to the left. Shifting the 

lever repeatedly allows you to change 

gears manually:
–  To move down through the gears, 

push the lever backwards;

–  To move up through the gears, push 

the lever forwards.

The gear selected is displayed on the 

instrument panel.

Special cases

Under certain driving conditions (e.g. 

engine protection, electronic stability 

program (ESP) operational etc.: ESC)) 

the automatic system may change the 

gear automatically.
Likewise, to prevent incorrect manoeu-

vres, a gear change may be refused by 

the automatic system: in this case the 

gear display flashes for a few seconds 

as a warning.

Driving in automatic mode

Select position D. In most traffic con-

ditions, you will not have to touch the 

gear selector lever again: the gears will 

change automatically at the right time 

and at the most suitable engine speed 

because the automatic system takes 

into account the vehicle load and road 

contour and adjusts itself to the particu-

lar driving style you have chosen.

Economical driving

When driving, always leave the lever 

in position D, keeping the accelerator 

pedal lightly depressed to ensure auto-

matic gear changes at a lower engine 

speed.

Accelerating and overtaking

Depress the accelerator pedal firmly 

and fully (so that it goes beyond the 

kickdown point).
This will enable you to change down 

to the optimum gear within the 

engine range.

2.45

Special circumstances

–  If the road contours and bends 

do not allow you to stay in auto-

matic mode (e.g.: in the mountains), 

we recommend that you change to 

manual mode.

This will prevent the automatic gear-

box from changing gears repeatedly 

when climbing, and permit engine 

braking on long descents.

  In cold weather, to prevent the 

engine from stalling, wait a few mo-

ments before shifting the selector 

lever from position P or N and en-

gaging D or R.

In very cold weather, the system 

may prevent the gears from being 

shifted in manual mode until the 

gearbox reaches the right tempera-

ture.

Parking the vehicle

When the vehicle is stopped, move the 

lever to position P while keeping your 

foot on the brake pedal: the gearbox is 

in neutral and the drive wheels are me-

chanically locked by the driveshaft.
Apply the handbrake.

An impact to the under-

side of the vehicle while 

manoeuvring (e.g.: strik-

ing a post, raised kerb or 

other street furniture) may result in 

damage to the vehicle (e.g.: defor-

mation of an axle).
To avoid any risk of accident, have 

your vehicle checked by an ap-

proved Dealer.

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 

(3/4)

2.46

Breakdown of a vehicle with an 

automatic gearbox

Please refer to the information on 

“Towing” in Section 5.
When setting off, if the lever is locked 

in position P, even though you are de-

pressing the brake pedal and pressing 

the unlocking button 2, the lever can 

still be released manually. 

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 

(4/4)

Operating faults

When three horizontal bars on the dis-

play  3 come on accompanied by the 
warning light 

©

 or 

®

, this in-

dicates a gearbox fault. Contact an au-

thorised dealer as soon as possible.

To do this, unclip the base of the gear 

lever 5 starting on the side below the 

air conditioning controls. Then raise the 

button 6 and simultaneously press the 

unlock button 2 on the lever.

For safety reasons, do not 

switch off the ignition before 

the vehicle has come to a 

complete standstill.

5

2

3

6

6

3

Warning light 

®

 re-

quires you to stop immedi-

ately, for your own safety, 

as soon as traffic conditions 

allow.

3.1

Section 3: Your comfort

Air vents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

3.2

Manual air conditioning, heating system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

3.4

Automatic climate control  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

3.7

Air conditioning: information and advice on use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3.11

Electric windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3.13

Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3.15

Interior lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3.16

Passenger compartment storage/fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3.17

Ashtray, cigarette lighter, accessories socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3.22

Rear headrests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3.23

Rear bench seat  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3.24

Luggage compartment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3.25

Luggage cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3.26

Rear parcel shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3.26

Boot storage  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3.27

Transporting objects in the luggage compartment  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3.28

Roof bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3.29

Spoiler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3.29

Multimedia equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3.30

3.2

AIR VENTS, air outlets 

(1/2)

3

8

5 6

1

2

7

  1   Left-hand side window demister 

outlet.

  2  Left-hand air vent.

  3   Windscreen demisting vents.

  4  Centre air vents.

  5  Right-hand air vent.

  6   Right-hand side window demister 

outlet.

  7   Passenger footwell heater out-

lets.

  8 Control panel

7

4

3.3

Side air vents

Air flow
To open air vent 10, press on the air 

vent (point 11) until it is open as far as 

required.

Direction
To direct the air flow, swivel side air 

vent 10.

Centre air vents.

Direction
Move cursors 9 to the required position.

AIR VENTS, air outlets 

(2/2)

10

11

Do not add anything to the 

vehicle’s ventilation circuit 

(for example, to remove 

bad odours).

There is a risk of damage or of 

fire.

9

3.4

Switching air conditioning on 

or off

The air conditioning is switched on 

(warning light on) or off (warning light 

off) using button 2.
The system cannot be switched on if 

the control 3 is set to “0”.

The air conditioning system is used 

for:
  lowering the temperature inside the 

passenger compartment;

– eliminating condensation more 

quickly.

The controls

(depending on vehicle)
1  Distribution of air in the passenger 

compartment. 

2 Air conditioning. 
3  Adjusting the ventilation speed.
4  De-icing/demisting of the rear screen 

and, depending on the vehicle, the 

door mirrors.

5  Adjusting the air temperature.
6 Air recirculation.

MANUAL AIR CONDITIONING, HEATING SYSTEM 

(1/3)

5

3

1

4

2

6

7

Vehicles fitted with the   ECO 

mode  (switch  7): when activated, 

ECO mode can reduce the perform-

ance of the heating and/or air condi-

tioning. Please refer to the informa-

tion on “Driving advice, Eco-driving” 

in Section 2.

3.5

Air recirculation is for:
  isolating the vehicle from the exter-

nal atmosphere (driving in polluted 

areas, etc.).

  to bring the passenger compartment 

to the desired temperature as quickly 

as possible.

Switching the air 

recirculation on

Push the control 6 to the left. In these 

conditions, air is taken from the pas-

senger compartment and is recycled, 

with no air being taken from outside the 

vehicle.

MANUAL AIR CONDITIONING, HEATING SYSTEM 

(2/3)

Prolonged use of air recirculation can lead to condensation forming on the side 

windows and windscreen, and discomfort due to the use of non-renewed air in 

the passenger compartment.

We therefore advise you to return to normal mode (external air) as soon as the air 

recirculation function is no longer required, by pressing the button 6 again.

5

3

1

2

4

Distribution of air in the 

passenger compartment

Turn the control 1 to choose the distri-

bution option.

W

The air flow is directed to the 

windscreen and the front side 

window demisting vents.

i

The air flow is distributed be-

tween all the air vents, the 

front side window demisting vents, the 

windscreen demisting vents and the 

footwells.

ó

The air flow is directed mainly 

towards the footwells.

G

The air flow is directed towards 

the dashboard air vents and 

the front footwells.

J

All the air flow is directed to the 

dashboard vents.

6

3.6

Note: the air conditioning is not opera-

tional below 2°C.

If you want to shut off the flow of air, set 

the control 3 to “0”. The system is de-

activated: the ventilation speed is zero 

(vehicle stationary). You can, however, 

still feel a slight flow of air when the ve-

hicle is moving.

Adjusting the amount of air 

blown into the passenger 

compartment

Move control 3. The further the control 

is positioned to the right, the greater the 

amount of air blown into the passenger 

compartment.

Demisting
To activate demisting, position con-

trols  1 and 3 to position 

W

, and 

control 6 to position 

. If demisting 

remains incomplete, press button 2 to 

use the air conditioning.

4

5

MANUAL AIR CONDITIONING, HEATING SYSTEM 

(3/3)

5

3

1

4

Adjusting the air temperature

Turn the control 5 to obtain the desired 

temperature. The further towards the 

red the slide is, the higher the tempera-

ture will be.

When the air conditioning system is 

used for long periods, it may begin to 

feel cold. To increase the temperature, 

turn the control 5 to the right.

Rear screen de-icing/

demisting

With the engine running, press 

button 5. The integrated indicator light 

comes on.

This function permits rapid demisting/

de-icing of the rear screen and de-icing 

of the door mirrors (on equipped vehi-

cles).

To exit this function, press button 4 

again.

Demisting automatically stops.

2

6

Prolonged use of position “0” 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.

3.7

Varying the ventilation speed

In automatic mode, the system uses 

the most suitable amount of air to reach 

and maintain the desired comfort level.
You can still adjust the ventilation 

speed by turning control 6 to increase 

or reduce the ventilation speed.

Adjusting the air temperature

Turn control 2 to obtain the desired 

temperature. 
Turning the control to the right in-

creases the temperature.
Special note: the maximum and mini-

mum settings allow the system to pro-

duce a minimum or maximum tempera-

ture (18°C and 26°C).

The controls

1   Automatic mode.
2   Air temperature adjuster.
3   “Clear View” function.
4   Passenger compartment air distribu-

tion adjustment.

5   Air conditioning control.
6   Adjusting the ventilation fan speed.
7   Air recirculation.
8   De-icing/demisting of the rear screen 

and, depending on the vehicle, the 

door mirrors.

AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL 

(1/4)

2

3

5

7

8

6

Automatic mode

The automatic climate control system 

guarantees comfort in the passen-

ger compartment and good visibility 

(except in the event of extreme condi-

tions), while optimising consumption. 

The system controls the ventilation 

speed, air distribution, air recirculation, 

and starting and stopping the air condi-

tioning and air temperature.
AUTO: allows the selected comfort 

level to be best attained, depending on 

the exterior conditions. Press button 1.

1

4

3.8

Clear View function

Press button 3 – the integrated indica-

tor light comes on.
This function quickly demists and de-

ices the windscreen, the rear screen, 

the front side windows, and the door 

mirrors (depending on the vehicle). The 

air conditioning and rear screen de-ic-

ing functions must be activated.
Press button 8 to stop the heated rear 

screen operating, and the integrated in-

dicator goes out.
To exit this function, press button 3 

or 1.

AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL 

(2/4)

Ø

The air flow is distributed be-

tween all the air vents, the 

front side window demisting air vents 

and the windscreen demisting vents.

½

The air flow is mainly directed 

to the dashboard air vents.

¿

The air flow is directed mainly 

towards the footwells.

Adjusting the distribution 

of air in the passenger 

compartment

Press one of the buttons 4. The in-

tegrated warning light in the button 

comes on.
It is possible to combine two positions 

simultaneously – press both buttons 4.

8

3

Some buttons have an operating 

tell-tale which indicates the operat-

ing status.

1

4

3.9

Rear screen de-icing/

demisting

Press button 8 – the integrated indica-

tor light comes on. This function en-

ables rapid demisting or de-icing of the 

rear screen and de-icing of the door 

mirrors (on equipped vehicles).
To exit this function, press button 8 

again. Demisting automatically stops.

AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL 

(3/4)

8

Switching air conditioning on 

or off

In automatic mode, the system switches 

the air conditioning system on or off, 

depending on the climate conditions.
Press button 5 to switch off the air 

conditioning; the integrated indicator 

comes on.

5

Vehicles fitted with the   ECO 

mode  (switch  9): once activated, 

ECO mode can reduce the perform-

ance of the automatic air condition-

ing. Please refer to the information 

on “Eco-driving” in Section 2.

9

3.10

AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL 

(4/4)

7

6

Air recirculation (isolation of 

the passenger compartment) 

K

This function is managed automatically 

(operation is confirmed by a warning 

light on button 7), but you can also acti-

vate it manually.

NB:

–  during recirculation, air is taken from 

the passenger compartment and 

is recycled, with no air being taken 

from outside the vehicle;

–  air recirculation allows the external 

atmosphere to be cut off (when driv-

ing in polluted areas, etc.);

–  the recirculation of air makes it pos-

sible to reach the desired passenger 

compartment temperature quicker.

1

The demisting/de-icing will still take 

priority over the air recirculation.

Manual use
Press button 7 – the integrated indica-

tor light comes on.
Prolonged use of this position may lead 

to odours, caused by non-renewal of 

air, and the formation of condensation 

on the windows.
We therefore advise you to return to au-

tomatic mode as soon as air recircula-

tion is no longer needed, by pressing 

button 7.
To exit this function, press button 7 

again.

Stopping the system
Turn the control 6 to “OFF” to stop the 

system. To start it, turn the control 6 

again, then adjust the fan speed or 

press the button 1.

3.11

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.

AIR CONDITIONING: information and operating instructions (1/2)

Do not add anything to the 

vehicle’s ventilation circuit 

(for example, to remove 

bad odours).

There is a risk of damage or of 

fire.

Do not open the refriger-

ant fluid circuit. The fluid 

may damage eyes or skin.

Fuel consumption

You will normally notice an increase in 

fuel consumption (especially in town) 

when the air conditioning is operating.

For vehicles fitted with air conditioning 

with no automatic mode, switch off the 

system when it is not required.

Advice for reducing consumption 

and helping to preserve the 

environment

Drive with the air vents open and the 

windows 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.

Advice on use

In some situations (air conditioning off, 

air recirculation activated, ventilation 

speed at zero or low etc.), you may 

notice that condensation starts to form 

on the windows and windscreen.
If there is condensation, use the “Clear 

View” function to remove it, then use 

the air conditioning in automatic mode 

to stop it forming again.

Use the air conditioning system reg-

ularly, even in cold weather, running 

it at least once a month for approxi-

mately 5 minutes.

Vehicles equipped with  

mode ECO
Once activated, ECO mode may 

reduce air conditioning perform-

ance. Please refer to the informa-

tion on “Driving advice, Eco-driving” 

in Section 2.

3.12

AIR CONDITIONING: information and operating instructions (2/2)

The refrigerant circuit may contain 

fluorinated greenhouse gases.
Depending on the vehicle, you will find 

the following information on label A af-

fixed inside the engine compartment.
The presence and location of the infor-

mation on label A depends on the ve-

hicle.

Do not open the refriger-

ant circuit. The fluid may 

damage eyes or skin.

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).

Ñ

Type of refrigerant fluid   

Type of oil in the air condi-

tioning circuit

Inflammable product 

 

Consult the driver’s hand-

book

Maintenance

Quantity of refrigerant 

fluid present in the ve-

hicle.

x.xxx kg

G l o b a l   Wa r m i n g 

Potential (CO2 equi-

valent).

GWP xxxxx

Quantity in weight and 

in CO2 equivalent.

CO2 eq 

x.xx t

A

A

A

3.13

ELECTRIC WINDOWS 

(1/2)

Press the window switch down or lift it 

up to lower or raise the window to the 

desired height.
From the driver’s seat, use switch:

  1  for the driver’s side;

  2  for the front passenger side.
From the front passenger seat, move 

the switch 3.

1

2

3

One-touch mode
Depending on the vehicle, this mode 

works in addition to the operation of the 

electric windows described previously. 

It can be fitted to the driver’s window. 

Briefly press or pull the switch 1 as far 

as it will go: the window will wind down 

or up fully. Pressing the switch again 

stops the window moving.
Note: if the driver’s window detects re-

sistance when closing (e.g. tree branch, 

etc.), it stops and then lowers again by 

a few centimetres.

Avoid resting any objects against 

a half-open window: there is a risk 

that the electric window could be 

damaged.

These systems operate with the igni-

tion on or off, until one of the front doors 

is opened (limited to about 3 minutes).

Driver’s responsibility
Never leave your vehicle 

with the key or remote con-

trol in it, leaving a child, 

adult who is not self-sufficient or a 

pet inside, even for a short while. 

They may pose a risk to themselves 

or to others by starting the engine 

or activating equipment (such as 

the gear lever or electric windows). 

If any part of the body becomes 

trapped, reverse the direction of the 

window immediately by pressing the 

relevant switch.
Risk of serious injury.

Closing windows can cause 

serious injury.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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