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Citroen C3: Starting / Switching off the engine with Keyless Entry and Starting / Starting. Switching off

Starting

Citroen C3. Starting. Switching off

  • With a manual gearbox, place the gear lever in neutral and fully depress the clutch pedal.
  • With an automatic gearbox, select mode P or N and press the brake pedal.
  • Press the "START/STOP" button while maintaining pressure on the pedal until the engine starts.

For Diesel engines, when the temperature is below zero and/or the engine is cold, starting will only occur once the preheating warning lamp is off.

Citroen C3. Starting. Switching off If this warning lamp comes on after pressing the "START/STOP" button:

Keep the pedal fully depressed and do not press the "START/STOP" button again until the engine is running.

If one of the starting conditions is not met, a message is displayed.

In some circumstances, a message indicates that it is necessary to turn the steering wheel while pressing the "START/STOP" button to assist unlocking of the steering column.

Citroen C3. Starting. Switching off With petrol engines, after a cold start, preheating the catalytic converter can cause noticeable engine vibrations for anything up to 2 minutes while stationary with the engine running (accelerated idle speed).

Switching off

  • Immobilise the vehicle, with the engine at idle.
  • With a manual gearbox, ideally put the gear lever into neutral.
  • With an automatic gearbox, ideally select mode P or N.
  • Press the "START/STOP" button..

In some circumstances, it is necessary to turn the steering wheel to lock the steering column.

Citroen C3. Starting. Switching off If the vehicle is not immobilised, the engine will not switch off.

Citroen C3. Starting. Switching off With the engine off, the braking and steering assistance systems are also cut off - risk of loss of control of the vehicle!

Citroen C3. Starting. Switching off Never leave your vehicle with the electronic key still inside.

    Starting / Switching off the engine with Keyless Entry and Starting

    The electronic key must be present in the passenger compartment. If it is not detected, a message is displayed. Move the electronic key so that the engine can be started or switched off...

    Switching on the ignition without starting the engine

    With the electronic key in the passenger compartment, pressing the “START/STOP” button, without pressing any of the pedals, allows the ignition to be switched on without starting the engine...

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