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Citroen C3: Practical information / Energy economy mode

This system manages the duration of use of certain functions, in order to conserve a sufficient level of charge in the battery with the ignition off.

After switching off the engine, you can still use functions such as the audio and telematic system, the wipers and the dipped beam headlamps or courtesy lamps, for a combined duration of approximately 40 minutes.

Switching to this mode

A message appears in the instrument panel screen indicating that the vehicle has switched to economy mode and the active functions are put on standby.

Citroen C3. Energy economy mode If a telephone call is being made at this time, it will be maintained for around 10 minutes with the Bluetooth hands-free system of your audio system.

Exiting the mode

These functions are automatically reactivated the next time the vehicle is used.

To restore the use of these functions immediately, start the engine and let it run:

  • For less than 10 minutes, to use the equipment for approximately 5 minutes.
  • For more than 10 minutes, to use the equipment for approximately 30 minutes.

Let the engine run for the specified duration to ensure that the battery charge is sufficient. To recharge the battery, avoid repeatedly or continuously restarting the engine.

Citroen C3. Energy economy mode A flat battery prevents the engine from starting.

For more information on the 12 V battery, refer to the corresponding section.

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