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Citroen C3: Access / Locking the vehicle

Normal locking

Citroen C3. Locking the vehicle

  • 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.

It is not possible to lock the vehicle if one of the keys is left inside the vehicle.

Citroen C3. Locking the vehicle The illumination of the direction indicators for a few seconds signals:

  • The locking of the vehicle for versions without alarm.
  • activation of the alarm for other versions.

Citroen C3. Locking the vehicle For safety and theft protection reasons, never leave the electronic key in the vehicle, even when you are close to it. It is recommended that you keep it on your person.

Citroen C3. Locking the vehicle Accumulations (water, dust, grime, salt, etc.) on the inner surface of the door handle may affect detection.

If cleaning the inner surface of the door handle using a cloth does not restore detection, contact a CITROËN dealer or a qualified workshop.

A sudden splash of water (stream of water, high pressure jet washer, etc.) may be identified by the system as the desire to open the vehicle.

    Keyless Entry and Starting

    This system allows the unlocking, locking and starting of the vehicle, while carrying the electronic key on your person in the recognition zone A. Unlocking the vehicle With the electronic key on your person in recognition zone A, pass your hand behind the door handle of one of the front doors, or press the tailgate opening control...

    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...

    Other information:

    Citroen C3 2016-2021 Owners Manual: Locating the vehicle. Advice


    Locating the vehicle This function helps you to spot your vehicle from a distance, with the vehicle locked: The sidelamps and dipped beam headlamps come on for 30 seconds. Press this button. Pressing again before the end of the timed period switches off the lamps immediately...

    Citroen C3 2016-2021 Owners Manual: 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...

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