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12V BATTERY (1/2)
The secondary battery is a 12 V battery:
A
1
2
3
this supplies the energy required to op-
erate vehicle equipment (lights, wind-
screen wipers, audio system, etc) and
certain safety systems, such as ABS.
For your safety and the
proper operation of the
vehicle’s electrical equip-
6
5
4
ment
(lights, windscreen
Label A
wipers, etc.), any work on the se-
condary 12V battery (removal, dis-
Observe the indications on the battery:
connection, etc.) must be carried
- 1 naked flames and smoking are for-
out by a specialist.
bidden;
Risk of serious burns or electric
- 2 eye protection required;
shocks.
- 3 keep away from children;
Respect categorically the replace-
- 4 explosive materials;
ment intervals (without exceeding
- 5 please consult the driver’s hand-
them) as stated in the maintenance
book;
document.
- 6 corrosive materials.
The battery is a specific type.
Please ensure it is replaced with the
same type.
Contact an Authorised Dealer.
4.4
12 VOLT BATTERY (2/2)
Recharging the 12 volt
battery
It is difficult to access the 12 volt bat-
tery. It is therefore recommended that
you attach the vehicle plug to a power
8
source: energy is supplied to both the
12 volt battery and the traction battery
at the same time.
Please refer to the information on
7
“Electric vehicle: charging” in Section 1.
Do not forget to switch off the ignition
when replacing the traction battery.
Immobilising the vehicle for an
extended period of time
Before immobilisation, you should
Connecting a charger to the
make sure that:
Only connect accessories
accessories socket
– the ignition is switched off;
with a maximum power of
- the side lights and hazard warning
Only use a charger that is compatible
65 watts. When several ac-
lights are switched off;
with a nominal voltage of 14.4 volts
cessory sockets are used
- the traction battery is fully charged.
and a current limited to 5 amps.
at the same time, the total power of
With the ignition switched on, plug
the connected accessories must not
After lengthy immobilisation, it is normal
the power supply into the accessories
exceed 65 watts.
to find the traction battery charge
socket 7 located in the storage com-
Fire hazard.
level down. In this case, recharge it
(see
“Electric vehicle: charging” in
partment 8. Please consult an authori-
Section 1).
sed dealer.
Do not use booster cables
to start the vehicle.
Risk of serious injury.
4.5
BODYWORK MAINTENANCE (1/2)
A well-maintained vehicle will last
You should
Respect local regulations about wash-
longer. It is therefore recommended to
ing vehicles (e.g. do not wash your ve-
Wash your car frequently, with the
maintain the exterior of the vehicle reg-
hicle on a public highway).
engine off, with cleaning products rec-
ularly.
ommended by the manufacturer (never
Observe the vehicle stopping distances
Some parts may look different over time
use abrasive products). Rinse thor-
when driving on gravelled surfaces to
(e.g.: bleaching, etc.)
oughly beforehand with a jet:
prevent paint damage.
Your vehicle has been treated with very
-
spots of tree resin and industrial
effective anti-corrosion products. It is
Repair, or have repaired quickly, areas
grime;
nevertheless subject to various outside
where the paint has been damaged, to
-
mud in the wheel arches and under-
influences.
prevent corrosion spreading.
neath the body which forms damp
Remember to visit the body shop pe-
patches;
Corrosive agents in the atmosphere
riodically in order to maintain your
-
bird droppings, which cause a
- atmospheric pollution (built-up and
anti-corrosion warranty. Refer to the
chemical reaction with the paint that
industrial areas);
Maintenance Document.
rapidly discolours paintwork and
- saline atmospheres (near the sea,
particularly in hot weather);
may even cause the paint to peel
If it is necessary to clean mechani-
- seasonal and damp weather condi-
off;
cal components, hinges, etc., spray
tions (e.g. road salt in winter, water
wash the vehicle immediately to
them with products approved by our
from road cleaners, etc.).
remove these marks since it is im-
Technical Department to protect them
possible to remove them by polish-
after they have been cleaned.
Minor impacts
ing;
-
salt, particularly in the wheel arches
Abrasive action
and underneath the body after driv-
Dust and sand in the air, mud, road grit
ing in areas where the roads have
thrown up by other vehicles, etc.
been gritted.
You should take a number of minor pre-
Remove any plant matter (resin, leaves,
cautions in order to safeguard your ve-
etc.) from the vehicle regularly.
hicle against such risks.
We have selected special products
to care for your vehicle and you can
obtain these from the manufactur-
er’s accessory outlets.
4.6
BODYWORK MAINTENANCE (2/2)
Cleaning the roof
What you should not do
Use a soft cloth or cotton wool.
Wash the vehicle in bright sunlight or
Soak it lightly with a protective agent
freezing temperatures.
Degrease or clean using
recommended by our Technical
high-pressure cleaning
Do not scrape off mud or dirt without
Department.
equipment or by spray-
pre-wetting.
Spread the protective agent carefully
ing on products not ap-
in circular movements using a soft or a
Allow dirt to accumulate on the exterior.
proved by our Technical
cotton cloth.
Department:
Allow rust to form following minor im-
-
mechanical components
(e.g.:
pacts.
engine compartment);
Do not use solvents not approved by
-
underbody;
our Technical Department to remove
parts with hinges (e.g.: inside the
stains as this could damage the paint-
doors);
work.
-
painted plastic external fittings (e.g.:
bumpers).
Do not drive in snow or muddy condi-
Doing this could give rise to corrosion
tions without washing the vehicle, par-
or operational faults.
ticularly under the wheel arches and
body.
4.7
INTERIOR TRIM MAINTENANCE (1/2)
A well-maintained vehicle will last
Instrument panel glass and
Seat belts
longer. It is therefore recommended to
door deflector
These must be kept clean.
maintain the interior of the vehicle regu-
(e.g.: instrument panel, clock, etc.)
Use products selected by our Technical
larly.
Use a soft cloth (or cotton wool).
Department
(Approved outlets) or
A stain should always be dealt with
warm, soapy water and a sponge and
If this does not clean them properly,
swiftly.
wipe with a dry cloth.
use a soft cloth (or cotton wool) slightly
Whatever type of stain is on the trim,
moistened with soapy water and then
Detergents or dyes must not be used
use cold (or warm) soapy water with
wipe clean with another soft damp cloth
under any circumstances.
natural soap.
or cotton wool.
Finally, carefully dry off with a soft dry
Detergents (washing-up liquid, pow-
cloth.
dered products, alcohol-based prod-
ucts) should not be used.
Do not use products containing alco-
hol and/or spray fluids on the area.
Use a soft cloth.
Rinse and wipe up excess water.
For further recommendations for
maintaining the interior, and/or for
any unsatisfactory results, please
see an authorised dealer.
4.8
INTERIOR TRIM MAINTENANCE (2/2)
Removal/replacing removable
You should not:
equipment originally fitted in
Position objects such as deodorants,
the vehicle
scents etc. near air vents as this could
damage your dashboard trim.
If you have to remove detachable
equipment to clean the passenger
compartment, make sure you reinstall
it properly and attach them using the
original parts.
Use high-pressure
With the vehicle stationary, ensure that
cleaning equipment or
nothing will impede driving (anything
sprays inside the pas-
obstructing the pedals, etc.).
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.
Washing with a water jet is permit-
ted if you do not wash higher than
the driver’s seat.
4.9
Section 5: Practical advice
Tyres (tyre and wheel safety, use in winter)
5.2
Headlights (changing bulbs)
5.6
Rear lights (changing bulbs)
5.8
Fuses
5.10
Accessories
5.12
Wipers (replacing blades)
5.13
Towing, breakdown
5.14
Operating faults
5.17
5.1
TYRES (1/4)
The tyres are the only contact between
Maintaining the tyres
the vehicle and the road, so it is essen-
The tyres must be in good condition
tial to keep them in good condition.
and the tread form must have sufficient
You must make sure that your tyres
depth; tyres approved by our Technical
1
conform to local road traffic regulations.
Department have wear warning strips 1
that are indicators moulded into the
tread at several points.
When the tread has worn down to the
wear warning strips, these strips will
become visible: it is then necessary
to replace your tyres because the tread
rubber is now only 1.6 mm deep at
most, resulting in poor road holding
on wet roads.
An overloaded vehicle, long journeys --
particularly in very hot weather - or fre-
quent driving on poorly surfaced minor
roads will lead to more rapid tyre wear
and affect safety.
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.
The front and rear wheels have different dimensions. For safety reasons,
it is not permitted to switch the front wheels with the rear wheels.
5.2
TYRES (2/4)
Tyre pressures
If tyre pressures cannot be checked
Snow or Winter tyres
Respect the tyre pressures, checking
when the tyres are cold, the normal
We would recommend that these be
them at least once a month and before
pressures must be increased by 0.2 to
fitted to all four wheels to ensure that
any long journeys.
0.3 bar (or 3 PSI).
your vehicle retains maximum adhe-
Pressures should be checked when the
Never deflate a hot tyre.
sion.
tyres are cold; ignore higher pressures
Warning: These tyres sometimes have
which may be reached in hot weather
Use in winter
a specific direction of rotation and a
or following a fast journey.
maximum speed index which may be
The use of snow or winter tyres signifi-
lower than the maximum speed of your
cantly reduces the vehicle range.
vehicle.
You must use tyres made by the same
manufacturer, with the same dimen-
sions, type and structure.
Chains
Incorrect tyre pressures
lead to abnormal tyre wear
and unusually hot running.
For safety reasons, the use
These are factors which
of chains is strictly forbid-
may seriously affect safety and lead
den.
to:
- poor road holding,
Please be aware that a
- risk of bursting or tread separa-
poorly tightened or miss-
tion.
ing valve cap can make the
The pressure depends on the load
tyres less airtight and lead
and the speed of use. Adjust the
to pressure loss.
pressure based on the user condi-
Always use valve caps identical to
In all cases, we would recommend
tions.
those fitted originally and tighten
that you contact an approved dealer
them fully.
who will be able to advise you on
the choice of equipment which is
most suitable for your vehicle.
5.3
TYRES (3/4)
A B C
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.
Fitting new tyres
They must: either have a load ca-
pacity and a speed capacity at
Due to the special design of this vehi-
least equal to the original tyres,
cle, please bear in mind the tyre speci-
or correspond to those recom-
fications as indicated:
mended by your authorised
A = Dimension, type and structure.
dealer.
B = Brand
Failure to heed these instructions
C = Commercial name
could endanger your safety and
affect your vehicle’s roadworthi-
ness.
The front and rear wheels
Risk of loss of control of the ve-
have different dimensions.
hicle.
For safety reasons, it is not
permitted to switch the front
wheels with the rear wheels.
5.4
TYRES (4/4)
Type of tyres
Type of “snow” tyres
Pressure (bar)
125/80 R13 65M
125/80 R13 65T TS800
Front wheels
2,3
Conti.eContact
ContiWinterContact
145/80 R13 75M
145/80 R13 75T TS800
Rear wheels
2,0
Conti.eContact
ContiWinterContact
For safety reasons, the use
of tyres other than those
recommended by the man-
ufacturer is prohibited.
Failure to respect this recommen-
When they need to be re-
dation may adversely affect stability,
placed, only tyres of the
behaviour, braking or the play be-
same make, size, type and
tween the bodywork and the tyres...
profile should be used.
Some of these effects may lead to
Tyres fitted to the vehicle should
the loss of control of the vehicle
either be identical to those fitted
under certain driving conditions,
originally or conform to those
and lead to an accident and serious
recommended by your author-
injury.
ised dealer.
5.5
FRONT HEADLIGHTS: changing bulbs (1/2)
1
3
5
4
2
3
Front lights
- Turn bulb a quarter of a turn 4;
Type of bulbs
- Unclip upper bar 2 of the bonnet
- and/or undo the bulb 5, then turn the
4 Side light
before introducing your hand in 1;
bulb holder a quarter turn.
Bulb type: W5W.
- unscrew 3 the front lights using
5 Dipped beam/main beam head-
standard tools;
lights
- pull the headlight towards you as far
Bulb type: H4.
as it will go.
Note: the headlight cannot be pulled
out completely. Avoid pulling too hard,
as this could damage the connections.
The bulbs are under pres-
sure and can break when
replaced.
Risk of injury.
5.6
FRONT HEADLIGHTS: replacing bulbs (2/2)
Cleaning the headlights
Use a soft cloth. If this does not clean
it properly, moisten the cloth with soapy
water then rinse off.
Finally, carefully dry off with a soft dry
cloth.
Cleaning products containing alco-
6
hol must not be used under any cir-
cumstances.
Direction indicator lights 6
Please contact an authorised dealer.
Any operation on (or modi-
fication to) the electrical
system must be performed
by an authorised dealer
since incorrect connections could
damage the electrical equipment
To comply with local legislation, or
(wiring, components). In addition,
as a precaution, you can obtain an
your dealer has available all the
emergency kit containing a set of
parts necessary for fitting electrical
spare bulbs and fuses from an ap-
components.
proved dealer.
5.7
REAR LIGHTS: changing bulbs (1/2)
Refitting
To refit, proceed in the reverse order,
taking care not to damage the wiring.
2
1
3
Reversing/side and brake
Side light and brake light 2
lights
Bulb type: P21/5W.
From inside the vehicle:
Reversing indicator light 3
- unclip covers 1 using a flat-blade
screwdriver or similar;
Bulb type: PY21W.
- unscrew using a Torx tool.
From outside the vehicle:
- release the light unit by pulling it
backwards;
- unscrew bulb holder 2 or 3 and re-
place the bulb.
Note: ensure that the cable is in place
before inserting the light unit.
The bulbs are under pres-
sure and can break when
replaced.
Risk of injury.
5.8
REAR LIGHTS: changing bulbs (2/2)
4
5
6
Number plate lights 5
Direction indicators 6
- Unclip light 5 by pressing tab 4;
Please see an authorised dealer.
- remove the light cover to gain access
to the bulb.
Bulb type: W5W.
The bulbs are under pres-
sure and can break when
replaced.
Risk of injury.
5.9
FUSES (1/2)
1
A
Fuse box
Tweezers 1
If any electrical component does not
Remove the fuse. Use the tweezers if
work, check the condition of the fuses.
the vehicle is equipped with them 1.
Apply the handbrake and unclip flap A.
To remove the fuse from the tweezers,
Check the fuse in question
slide the fuse to the side.
and replace it, if neces-
It is not advisable to use the free fuse
sary, by a fuse of the same
locations.
rating.
To repair fuses, use the fuse location
If a fuse is fitted where the rating is
marking on the back of the flap A.
too high, it may cause the electrical
circuit to overheat (risk of fire) in the
event of an item of equipment using
In accordance with local legislation
an excessive amount of current.
or as a precautionary measure:
Obtain an emergency kit containing
a set of spare bulbs and fuses from
an approved Dealer.
5.10
FUSES (2/2)
Allocation of fuses (the presence of fuses DEPENDS ON THE EQUIPMENT LEVEL OF THE VEHICLE)
Symbol
Allocation
Symbol
Allocation
Traction battery
a
Instrument panel
Inverter
U
Brake lights
L
Left-hand dipped beam headlight
STOP
Charger
Y
Side light, left rear light
Á
Light stalk
Q
Front left headlight
K
Æ
Accessories socket
Å
Airbag
ELEC
Windscreen de-icing
ô
Passenger compartment ECU
d
Power and supply connection
î
Diagnostics/Radio socket
T
Right-hand dipped beam headlight
Horn
Ì
Horn
V
Side light, right rear light
H
Screen washer/wiper
P
Front right headlight
Braking system
5.11
ACCESSORIES
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.
Only connect accessories with a maximum power of 65 watts. Fire hazard. When several accessory sockets are used
at the same time, the total power of the connected accessories must not exceed 65 watts.
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 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 transmission/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 after-market 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
Only use mats suitable for the vehicle, attached with the pre-fitted components, and check the fitting regularly. Do not lay one
mat on top of another. There is a risk of wedging the pedals.
5.12
WIPER BLADE
Check the condition of the wiper
blades. How long they last depends
on you:
- clean the blades and the wind-
1
screen regularly with soapy
water;
- do not use them when the wind-
screen is dry;
- free them from the windscreen
when they have not been used
for a long time.
2
Replacement
- In freezing weather, make
With the ignition on and the engine
sure that the wiper blades
stopped:
are not stuck by ice
(to
avoid the risk of the wiper
- lift windscreen wiper arm 2 as far as
motor overheating).
it will go;
- Keep an eye on the condition of
- pivot blade 1 until it is removed from
the blade.
its hinge.
Replace the wiper blades as soon
Refitting
as they begin to lose efficiency:
approximately once a year.
To refit the wiper blade, clip the blade
onto its hinge. Make sure that the blade
When changing the blade, when it
is correctly locked in position.
has been removed, do not let the
wiper arm fall against the window:
risk of breaking the window.
5.13
TOWING, BREAKDOWN (1/3)
Choice of breakdown service
In the event of an energy fault
In the event of a fully discharged trac-
tion battery, any type of towing is per-
mitted: towing on a flatbed truck or
towing on the road using the tow eye
(please see following pages).
All other cases
Only towing on a flatbed truck is per-
mitted.
Towing on a flatbed truck
Before repairs, insert the key in the igni-
tion to unlock the steering column. Turn
Breakdown recovery must be per-
the key to position M.
formed on a flat surface under all cir-
cumstances except where the vehicle
The regulations in force for breakdown
is immobilised following a full discharge
recovery must always be observed.
of the traction battery. In the event of a
total energy loss, please see the follow-
ing pages.
5.14
TOWING, BREAKDOWN (2/3)
1
In the event of an energy
Before towing, insert the key in the
switch to unlock the steering column.
fault: towing
Turn key to position M.
In the event of a fully discharged trac-
The column is unlocked, the acces-
tion battery:
sory functions are supplied: the vehi-
- warning light
flashes on the in-
cle lights can be used (hazard warn-
strument panel;
ing lights, brake lights etc.). The towed
- battery warning light 1 on the instru-
vehicle’s lights must be switched on at
ment panel is empty.
night.
It is possible to recover on a flatbed
The speed specified by current legis-
truck or tow the vehicle using the tow
lation for towing must always be ob-
eye, following the instructions below.
served.
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