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Citroen C3: Access / Back-up procedures

Lost keys, remote control, electronic key

Visit a CITROËN dealer with the vehicle's registration certificate, a personal identification document and, if possible, the label bearing the key code.

The CITROËN dealer will be able to retrieve the key code and the transponder code required to order a new key.

Complete unlocking/locking of the vehicle with the key

Use this procedure in the following situations:

  • Remote control battery discharged.
  • Remote control malfunction.
  • Vehicle battery discharged.
  • Vehicle in an area subject to strong electromagnetic interference.

In the first case, change the remote control battery.

In the second case, reinitialise the remote control.

Refer to the corresponding sections.

  • Insert the key in the door lock.
  • Turn the key towards the front/rear to unlock/ lock the vehicle.
  • Turn the key rearwards again within 5 seconds to deadlock the vehicle.

Citroen C3. Back-up procedures If the vehicle is fitted with an alarm, it will not be activated when locking with the key.

If the alarm is activated, the siren sounds when the door is opened; switch on the ignition to stop it.

Deadlocking

Deadlocking renders the interior door controls inoperative. It also deactivates the central locking button. The horn remains operational. Never leave anyone inside the vehicle when it is deadlocked...

Central locking not functioning

Use these procedures in the following cases: Central locking malfunction. Battery disconnected or discharged. In the event of a malfunction of the central locking system, the battery must be disconnected to ensure that the vehicle is locked fully...

Other information:

Citroen C3 2016-2021 Owners Manual: General safety recommendations


Do not remove the labels attached in different places on your vehicle. They include safety warnings as well as identification information for the vehicle. For all work on your vehicle, use a qualified workshop that has the technical information, skills and equipment required, all of which a CITROËN dealer is able to provide...

Citroen C3 2016-2021 Owners Manual: Advice


An incorrectly installed child seat compromises the child's safety in the event of an accident. Ensure that there is no seat belt or seat belt buckle under the child seat, as this could destabilise it. Remember to fasten the seat belts or the harness of child seats, keeping the slack relative to the child's body to a minimum, even for short journeys...

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