Citroen C3 Manuals

Citroen C3: Access / Deadlocking

Citroen C3. 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.

Citroen C3. Deadlocking

  • With the electronic key in recognition zone A, press your finger or thumb on the handle of one of the front doors (at the markings) to lock the vehicle.
  • Within five seconds, press the front door handle again to deadlock the vehicle.

Citroen C3. Deadlocking If one of the doors or the boot is still open or if the electronic key for the Keyless Entry and Starting system has been left inside the vehicle, central locking will be disabled. However, if the vehicle is fitted with an alarm, it will be activated after 45 seconds.

Citroen C3. DeadlockingIf the vehicle is unlocked but the doors or boot are not subsequently opened, the vehicle will automatically lock itself again after about 30 seconds. If the vehicle is fitted with an alarm, it will also be reactivated automatically.

Citroen C3. Deadlocking As a safety measure, never leave the vehicle, even for a short time, without taking the Keyless Entry and Starting system’s electronic key with you.

Be aware of the risk of theft of the vehicle if the key is present in one of the defined areas while the vehicle is unlocked.

Citroen C3. Deadlocking To preserve the battery charge in the electronic key and the vehicle's battery, the "hands-free" functions are set to hibernation mode after 21 days without use. To restore these functions, press one of the remote control buttons or start the engine with the electronic key in the reader.

For more information on starting with the Keyless Entry and Starting system, refer to the corresponding section.

Citroen C3. Deadlocking Electrical interference

The electronic key may not operate if close to certain electronic devices: telephone (switched on or on standby), laptop computer, strong magnetic fields, etc.

    Locking the vehicle

    Normal locking With the electronic key in the recognition zone, press with a finger or thumb on one of the front door handles (at the markings) to lock the vehicle...

    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...

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    Citroen C3 2016-2021 Owners Manual: Alarm


    (Depending on the country of sale.) System which protects and provides a deterrent against theft and break-ins. It provides the following type of monitoring: Perimeter monitoring The system checks the opening of the vehicle. The alarm is triggered if anyone tries to open a door, the boot, the bonnet, etc...

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