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Citroen C3: Temporary puncture repair kit / Repair procedure

Citroen C3. Repair procedure Do not remove any foreign bodies (e.g. nail, screw) which have penetrated into the tyre.

  • Park the vehicle without obstructing traffic and apply the parking brake.
  • Follow the safety instructions (hazard warning lamps, warning triangle, high visibility vest, etc.) according to the legislation in force in the country of driving.
  • Switch off the ignition.
  • Uncoil the pipe stowed under the compressor.

Citroen C3. Repair procedure

  • Connect the pipe from the compressor to the bottle of sealant.

Citroen C3. Repair procedure

  • Turn the bottle of sealant over and secure it in the notch provided on the compressor.
  • Remove the valve cap from the tyre to be repaired, and place it in a clean area.

Citroen C3. Repair procedure

  • Connect the hose from the bottle of sealant to the valve of the tyre to be repaired and tighten firmly.
  • Check that the compressor switch is in position "O".
  • Fully uncoil the electric cable stowed under the compressor.
  • Connect the compressor's electric plug to the vehicle's 12 V socket.
  • Citroen C3. Repair procedure Affix the speed limit sticker.

Citroen C3. Repair procedure The speed limit sticker must be secured to the interior of the vehicle in the area close to the driver, to remind the driver that a wheel is in temporary use.

Citroen C3. Repair procedure The tyre inflation pressures are given on this label.

Citroen C3. Repair procedure

  • Switch on the ignition.

Citroen C3. Repair procedure

Switch on the compressor by moving the switch to position "I" until the tyre pressure reaches 2 bar. The sealant product is injected under pressure into the tyre; do not disconnect the pipe from the valve during this operation (risk of blowback).

If after approximately 7 minutes, the pressure of 2 bar is not reached, this indicates that the tyre is not repairable; contact a CITROËN dealer or a qualified workshop for assistance.

  • Move the switch to position "O".
  • Disconnect the compressor's electric plug from the vehicle's 12 V socket.
  • Refit the cap on the valve.
  • Remove the kit.
  • Remove and store the bottle of sealant.

Citroen C3. Repair procedure The sealant product is harmful if swallowed and causes irritation to the eyes.

Keep this product out of the reach of children. The use-by date of the fluid is marked on the bottle.

After use, do not discard the bottle in standard waste, take it to a CITROËN dealer or an authorised waste disposal site.

Do not forget to obtain a new bottle of sealant, available from a CITROËN dealer or a qualified workshop.

Citroen C3. Repair procedure

  • Drive immediately for approximately 3 miles (5 kilometres) at reduced speed (between 12 and 37 mph (20 and 60 km/h)) to plug the puncture.
  • Stop to check the repair and the tyre pressure using the kit.

Citroen C3. Repair procedure With a tyre repaired using this type of kit, do not exceed a speed of 50 mph (80 km/h) and do not drive more than 125 miles (200 km).

Contact a CITROËN dealer or a qualified workshop to have the tyre changed.

    Temporary puncture repair kit

    Scan the QR Code on page 3 to view explanatory videos. Made up of a compressor and a sealant cartridge, it allows you to carry out a temporary repair of the tyre so that you can drive to the nearest garage...

    Checking / adjusting tyre pressures

    The compressor can be used, without injecting sealant, to check and, if necessary, adjust the tyre pressures. Remove the valve cap from the tyre and keep it in a clean place...

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