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Renault Twingo (2018 year). Instruction - part 11

 

 

4.16

Using a roller type car wash

Return the windscreen wiper stalk to 

the Park position (refer to the informa-

tion on the “Windscreen washer, wiper” 

in Section 1). Check the mounting of 

external accessories, additional lights 

and mirrors, and ensure that the wiper 

blades are secured with adhesive tape.
Remove the radio aerial mast if your 

vehicle is fitted with this equipment. 
Remember to remove the tape and refit 

the antenna after washing.

Vehicles with a matte paint 

finish

This type of paint requires certain pre-

cautions.

You should do the following
Wash the vehicle by hand using plenty 

of water, using a soft cloth or a gentle 

sponge.

Do not do the following
Use wax-based products (polishing).

Rub too hard.

Wash the vehicle in a roller-type car 

wash.

Attach stickers to the paintwork (risk of 

leaving marks).

Wash the vehicle 

using a high-pressure 

cleaning device.

BODYWORK MAINTENANCE 

(3/3)

Cleaning the headlights

As the headlights are made of plastic 

“glass”, use a soft cloth or cotton wool 

to clean them. If this does not clean 

them properly, moisten the cloth with 

soapy water, then wipe clean with a soft 

damp cloth or cotton wool.

Finally, carefully dry off with a soft dry 

cloth.
Do not use cleaning products con-

taining alcohol or utensils (e.g.: a 

scraper).

4.17

Glass instrument panel

(e.g. instrument panel, clock, exterior 

temperature display, radio display, etc.)
Use a soft cloth (or cotton wool).

If this does not clean them properly, 

use a soft cloth (or cotton wool) slightly 

moistened with soapy water and then 

wipe clean with another soft damp cloth 

or cotton wool.

Finally, carefully dry off with a soft dry 

cloth.
Do not use products containing alco-

hol and/or spray fluids on the area.

Seat belts

These must be kept clean.

Use products selected by our Technical 

Department (Approved outlets) or 

warm, soapy water and a sponge and 

wipe with a dry cloth.

Detergents or dyes must not be used 

under any circumstances.

INTERIOR TRIM MAINTENANCE 

(1/2)

Textiles (seats, door trim, etc)

Vacuum-clean the textiles regularly.

Liquid stain
Use soapy water.
Dab lightly (never rub) with a soft cloth, 

rinse and remove the excess.

Solid or pasty stain
Carefully remove the excess solid or 

pasty material immediately  with a 

spatula (working from the edges to the 

centre to avoid spreading the stain).

Clean as for a liquid stain.

Special instructions for sweets or 

chewing gum
Put an ice cube on the stain to solidify 

it, then proceed as for a solid stain.

A well-maintained vehicle will last 

longer. It is therefore recommended to 

maintain the interior of the vehicle regu-

larly.
A stain should always be dealt with 

swiftly.
Whatever type of stain is on the trim, 

use cold (or warm) soapy water with 

natural soap.
Detergents (washing-up liquid, pow-

dered products, alcohol-based prod-

ucts) should not be used.
Use a soft cloth.
Rinse and soak up the excess.

For further recommendations for 

maintaining the interior, and/or for 

any unsatisfactory results, please 

see an authorised dealer.

4.18

You should not:

Position objects such as deodorants, 

scents etc. near air vents as this could 

damage your dashboard trim.

Use high-pressure 

cleaning equipment or 

sprays inside the pas-

senger compartment: 

without careful use, this equipment 

could impair the correct functioning 

of the electrical or electronic compo-

nents in the vehicle, or have other 

detrimental effects.

INTERIOR TRIM MAINTENANCE 

(2/2)

Removal/replacing removable 

equipment originally fitted in 

the vehicle

If you need to remove equipment in 

order to clean the passenger com-

partment (for example, mats), always 

ensure that they are correctly refitted 

and are the right way around (the driv-

er’s mat should be fitted on the driver’s 

side, etc.) and fit them with the compo-

nents supplied with the equipment (for 

example, the driver mat should always 

be fixed using the pre-fitted mounting 

components).
With the vehicle stationary, always 

ensure that nothing will impede driving 

(anything obstructing the pedals, heel 

wedged by the mat etc.).

5.1

Section 5: Practical advice

Puncture  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

5.2

Tyre inflation kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

5.3

Tyres (tyre and wheel safety, use in winter)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

5.7

Headlights (changing bulbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5.10

Rear lights and side lights (replacing bulbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5.12

Interior lighting (changing bulbs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5.15

Fitting a radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5.16

Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5.17

Radio frequency remote control: batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5.20

Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5.22

Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5.25

Wipers (replacing blades) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5.26

Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5.28

Tow eye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5.29

Operating faults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5.30

5.2

In case of puncture

Depending on the vehicle, a tyre infla-

tion kit (see the following pages) or self-

repairing tyres may be available.

PUNCTURE

If the vehicle is parked on 

the hard shoulder, you must 

warn other road users of 

your vehicle’s presence 

with a warning triangle or with other 

devices as per the legislation apply-

ing to the country you are in.

Vehicles fitted with self-

repairing tyres

These can be identified by a specific 

marking on the tyre sidewall A (for fur-

ther information, please contact an 

Approved Dealer).
Vehicles fitted with self-repairing tyres 

can still be driven in the event of a 

puncture as the tyre is able to seal the 

punctured area.

However, in some cases (e.g. 6 mm di-

ameter hole, puncture on the tyre side-

wall) the tyre cannot repair itself, be 

repaired or reinflated. In this case it 

should be inspected by a specialist as 

soon as possible.

A

5.3

TYRE INFLATION KIT 

(1/4)

The kit is only approved for 

inflating the tyres of the ve-

hicle originally equipped 

with the kit.

It must never be used to inflate 

the tyres of another vehicle, or any 

other inflatable object (rubber ring, 

rubber boat, etc.).
Avoid spillage on skin when hand-

ling the repair product bottle. If drop-

lets do leak out, rinse them off with 

plenty of water.
Keep the repair kit away from chil-

dren.
Do not dispose of the empty bottle 

in the countryside. Return it to your 

approved dealer or to a recycling or-

ganisation.
The bottle has a limited service 

life which is indicated on its label. 

Check the expiry date.
Contact an approved dealer to re-

place the inflation tube and repair 

product bottle.

A

B

The kit repairs tyres when 

tread A has been dam-

aged by objects smaller 

than 4 mm. It cannot repair 

all types of puncture, such as cuts 

larger than 4 mm, or cuts in tyre 

sidewall B.
Ensure also that the wheel rim is in 

good condition.
Do not pull out the foreign body 

causing the puncture if it is still in 

the tyre.

Do not attempt to use the 

inflation kit if the tyre has 

been damaged as a result 

of driving with a puncture.

You should therefore carefully check 

the condition of the tyre sidewalls 

before any operation.
Driving with underinflated, flat or 

punctured tyres can be dangerous 

and may make the tyre impossible 

to repair.
This repair is temporary
A tyre which has been punctured 

should always be inspected (and re-

paired, where possible) as soon as 

possible by a specialist.
When taking a tyre which has been 

repaired using this kit to be replaced, 

you must inform the specialist.
When driving, vibration may be felt 

due to the presence of the repair 

product injected into the tyre.

5.4

TYRE INFLATION KIT 

(2/4)

In the event of a puncture, use the kit 

situated under the passenger footwell 1 

by unscrewing the two screws 2.

With the engine running and the 

parking brake applied,
–  Connect the compressor hose 4 to 

the container inlet 9;

–  remove the cap from the container 

inflation adapter 3;

–  unscrew the valve cap on the rele-

vant wheel and screw on the contai-

ner’s inflation adapter 3;

– disconnect any accessories pre-

viously connected to the vehicle’s 

accessories sockets;

–  the end piece 7 must be plugged in 

to the vehicle accessories socket;

5 6

3

Before using this kit, park 

the vehicle at a sufficient 

distance from traffic, switch 

on the hazard warning 

lights, apply the handbrake, ask all 

passengers to leave the vehicle and 

keep them away from traffic.

9

If the vehicle is parked on 

the hard shoulder, you must 

warn other road users of 

your vehicle’s presence 

with a warning triangle or with other 

devices as per the legislation apply-

ing to the country you are in.

– press switch 5 to inflate the tyre to 

the recommended pressure (please 

refer to the information on “Tyre in-

flation pressure” in Section 4);

–  after a maximum of 15 minutes, stop 

inflating and read the pressure (on 

pressure gauge 6).

Note: While the container empties 

(approx. 30 secs), the pressure 

gauge 6 briefly shows pressure up to 

6 bar, then the pressure drops.

– Adjust the pressure: to increase 

it, continue inflation with the kit; to 

reduce it, press button 8.

7

4

8

1

2

5.5

TYRE INFLATION KIT 

(3/4)

If a minimum pressure of 1.8 bar is 

not reached after 15 minutes, repair 

is not possible; do not drive the ve-

hicle but contact an approved dealer.

Once the tyre is correctly inflated, 

remove the kit: slowly unscrew the con-

tainer inflation adapter 3 to avoid any 

product release and store the container 

in plastic packaging to prevent release 

of the product.
– Affix the driving recommendation 

label (located under the container) to 

the dashboard where the driver can 

see it.

–  Put the kit away.
–  At the end of this initial inflation op-

eration, air will still escape from the 

tyre. You must drive a short distance 

in order to seal the hole.

–  Start immediately and drive at be-

tween 12 and 40 mph (20 and 

60 km/h) in order to distribute the 

product evenly in the tyre and, after 

driving for 2 miles (3 km), stop and 

check the pressure.

Nothing should be placed 

around the driver’s feet 

as such objects may slide 

under the pedals during 

sudden braking manoeuvres and 

obstruct their use.

3

–  If the pressure is greater than 1.3 bar 

but less than the recommended 

pressure (refer to the label affixed to 

the edge of the driver’s door), read-

just it. Otherwise, please contact an 

authorised dealer: the tyre cannot be 

repaired.

5.6

Precautions when using the 

kit

The kit should not be operated for more 

than 15 consecutive minutes.
The container must be replaced after 

the first use even if liquid remains 

inside.

TYRE INFLATION KIT 

(4/4)

Following repair with the kit, 

do not travel further than 

120 miles (200 km). In addi-

tion, reduce your speed and 

under no circumstances exceed 

48 mph (80 km/h). The sticker, 

which you must affix in a prominent 

position on the dashboard, reminds 

you of this.

Depending on the country or local 

legislation, a tyre repaired with the 

inflation kit may need to be replaced.

Please be aware that a 

poorly tightened or miss-

ing valve cap can make the 

tyres less airtight and lead 

to pressure loss.
Always use valve caps identical to 

those fitted originally and tighten 

them fully.

5.7

Tyre and wheel safety

The tyres are the only contact between 

the vehicle and the road, so it is essen-

tial to keep them in good condition. You 

must make sure that your tyres conform 

to local road traffic regulations.

When the tyre tread has been worn 

to the level of the warning strips, they 

become visible 2: it is then neces-

sary to replace your tyres because the 

tread rubber is now only 1.6 mm deep 

at most, resulting in poor road hold-

ing on wet roads.
An overloaded vehicle, long journeys 

by motorway, particularly in very hot 

weather, or continual driving on poorly 

surfaced minor roads will lead to more 

rapid tyre wear and affect safety.

TYRES 

(1/3)

Incidents which occur when 

driving, such as striking the 

kerb, may damage the tyres 

and wheel rims, and could 

also lead to misalignment of the 

front or rear axle geometry. In this 

case, have the condition of these 

checked by an approved dealer.

1

2

Maintaining the tyres

The tyres must be in good condition 

and the tread form must have sufficient 

depth; tyres approved by our Technical 

Department have wear warning strips 

1 which are indicators moulded into 

the tread at several points.

5.8

Tyre pressures

Adhere to the tyre pressures. The tyre 

pressures should be checked at least 

once a month and additionally before 

any long journey (refer to the label af-

fixed to the edge of the driver’s door).
The pressures should be checked cold: 

ignore higher pressures which may be 

reached in hot weather or following a 

high speed journey.

Vehicle fitted with a tyre pressure 

loss warning system

If under-inflated (puncture, low pressure 

etc.), the warning light 

 on the in-

strument panel comes on. See “Tyre 

pressure loss warning” in Section 2.

Fitting new tyres

For safety reasons, this op-

eration must be carried out 

by a specialist. Fitting differ-

ent tyres may change your 

vehicle as follows:
–  it may mean that your vehicle no 

longer conforms to current regu-

lations;

–  it may change the way it handles 

when cornering;

–  it may cause the steering to be 

heavy;

–  it may affect the use of snow 

chains.

If the pressures cannot be checked 

when the tyres are cold, increase the 

pressures from 0.2 to 0.3 bar (or 3 PSI).
Never deflate a hot tyre.

Changing wheels around

TYRES 

(2/3)

Please be aware that a 

poorly tightened or miss-

ing valve cap can make the 

tyres less airtight and lead 

to pressure loss.
Always use valve caps identical to 

those fitted originally and tighten 

them fully.

Incorrect tyre pressures 

lead to abnormal tyre wear 

and unusually hot running. 

These are factors which 

may seriously affect safety and lead 

to:

–  poor road holding,

–  risk of bursting or tread separa-

tion.

The pressure depends on the load 

and the speed of use. Adjust the 

pressure according to the condi-

tions of use (refer to the label affixed 

to the edge of the driver’s door).

The front and rear wheels 

have different dimensions. 

For safety reasons, it is not 

permitted to switch the front 

wheels (tyres and/or rims) with the 

rear wheels.

5.9

For your safety, please re-

spect the speed limit.

When they need to be re-

placed, only tyres of the 

same make, size, type and profile 

should be used on a single axle.

They must: either have a load ca-

pacity and a speed capacity at 

least equal to the original tyres, 

or correspond to those recom-

mended by your authorised 

dealer.

Failure to heed these instructions 

could endanger your safety and 

affect your vehicle’s roadworthi-

ness.

Risk of loss of control of the ve-

hicle.

Use in winter

Chains

For safety reasons, only fit chains 

on the rear axle.

Chains cannot be fitted to tyres which 

are larger than those originally fitted to 

the vehicle.
Snow or winter tyres

We would recommend that these be 

fitted to all four wheels to ensure that 

your vehicle retains maximum adhe-

sion.

Warning: These tyres sometimes have 

a specific direction of rotation and a 

maximum speed index which may be 

lower than the maximum speed of your 

vehicle.
Studded tyres

This type of equipment may only be 

used for a limited period and as laid 

down by local legislation. It is neces-

sary to observe the speed specified by 

current legislation.

These tyres must, at a minimum, be 

fitted to the two front wheels.

TYRES 

(3/3)

Chains may only be fitted 

to tyres of the same size 

as those originally fitted to 

your vehicle.

In all cases, we would recommend 

that you contact an approved dealer 

who will be able to advise you on 

the choice of equipment which is 

most suitable for your vehicle.

16” wheels cannot be 

fitted with chains.
If you wish to fit snow 

chains, you must use spe-

cial equipment.
Consult an approved Dealer.

17” wheels cannot be 

fitted with chains.
To obtain equivalent special 

equipment, consult an ap-

proved dealer.

5.10

For your safety, do not 

remove the bonnet holding 

straps.
Risk of the bonnet falling 

on the road surface.

Dipped/Main beam headlight

To change the bulb:
– disconnect wiring 1;

– remove cover A;

–  unclip the spring 3 and remove the 

bulb.

Bulb type: H4.
It is essential to use anti-U.V. 55W 

bulbs so as not to damage the plastic 

on the headlights.
Do not touch the bulb glass. Hold it 

by its base.
When the bulb has been changed, 

make sure you refit the cover correctly.

FRONT HEADLIGHTS: changing bulbs 

(1/2)

Direction indicator lights

Turn the bulb holder 2 a quarter of a 

turn and take out the bulb.
Bulb type: PY21W.
Once the bulb has been replaced, 

check that it is properly secured.

A

3

2

The bulbs are under pres-

sure and can break when 

replaced.
Risk of injury.

1

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 

 warning 

light in the engine compartment re-

minds you of this.
Risk of injury.

5.11

Daytime running lights 4

Please see an authorised dealer.

Front fog lights 5

–  Access the bulb holder via the un-

derneath of the vehicle;

–  unclip the flap;
–  unscrew the bulb holder.
Bulb type: H16.

Any operation on (or modi-

fication to) the electrical 

system must be performed 

by an approved dealer 

since an incorrect connection might 

damage the electrical equipment 

(harness, components and in partic-

ular the alternator). In addition, your 

Dealer has all the parts required for 

fitting these units.

FRONT HEADLIGHTS: changing bulbs 

(2/2)

4

5

To comply with local legislation, or 

as a precaution, you can obtain an 

emergency kit containing a set of 

spare bulbs and fuses from an ap-

proved dealer.

Additional lights

If you wish to fit fog lights to your ve-

hicle, please see an authorised dealer.

5.12

Side lights/brake and 

direction indicator lights

–  From the boot, open the cover 1;
– unscrew 2;
–  from outside, pull the light unit to-

wards you, pulling from the side A

REAR AND SIDE LIGHTS: changing bulbs 

(1/3)

–  remove the bulb holder by releasing 

the four clips 3;

–  change the bulb;
–  refit the bulb holder and push the 

light unit as far as it will go, until it 

locks into place;

–  check that the light is properly locked 

in position;

–  tighten the screw 2 and close the 

cover 1.

3

3

1

2

A

The bulbs are under pres-

sure and can break when 

replaced.
Risk of injury.

5.13

REAR AND SIDE LIGHTS: changing bulbs 

(2/3)

Number plate lights

– Unclip light 9 by pressing tab 10;
–  remove the light cover to gain access 

to the bulb.

Bulb type: W5W.

10

9

High-level brake light 8

Consult an approved dealer.

8

4

4

4  Side light and brake light

Bulb type: P21/5W.

5  Direction indicator lights

Bulb type: PY21W.

6  Reversing light

Bulb type: P21W.

7  Fog light

Bulb type: P21W.

Note: Depending on the vehicle, the re-

versing and fog lights are inverted.

5

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