Citroen C3 Manuals

Citroen C3: Starting / Switching off the engine with the key / Switching off the engine

  • Immobilise the vehicle.
  • With the engine at idle, turn the key to position 1.
  • Remove the key from the ignition switch.
  • To lock the steering column, turn the steering wheel until it locks.

Citroen C3. Switching off the engine To facilitate unlocking of the steering column, it is recommended that the wheels be returned to the straight ahead position before switching off the engine.

Citroen C3. Switching off the engine Never switch off the ignition before the complete immobilisation of the vehicle. With the engine off, the braking and steering assistance systems are also cut off - risk of loss of control of the vehicle!

Citroen C3. Switching off the engine Check that the parking brake is correctly applied, particularly on sloping ground. When leaving the vehicle, keep the key in your possession and lock the vehicle.

Energy economy mode

After the engine has stopped (position 1. Stop), for a maximum combined duration of about thirty minutes, you can still use functions such as the audio and telematics system, courtesy lamps, windscreen wipers, dipped beam headlamps, etc.

Citroen C3. Switching off the engine For more information on Energy economy mode, refer to the corresponding section.

Citroen C3. Switching off the engine Key left in

When opening the driver's door, an alert message is displayed, accompanied by an audible signal, to remind you that the key is still in the ignition switch at position 1 (Stop). If the key has been left in the ignition switch at position 2 (Ignition on), the ignition will be switched off automatically after one hour. To switch the ignition back on, turn the key to position 1 (Stop), then back to position 2 (Ignition on).

    Starting the engine

    With the parking brake applied: With a manual gearbox, place the gear lever in neutral then fully depress the clutch pedal. With an automatic gearbox, place the gear selector in mode N or P then fully depress the brake pedal...

    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...

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    Citroen C3 2016-2021 Owners Manual: Connected navigation


    Depending on version Depending on the equipment level of the vehicle Network connection provided by the vehicle OR Network connection provided by the user Connected navigation connection As a safety measure and because it requires sustained attention by the driver, using a smartphone when driving is prohibited...

    Citroen C3 2016-2021 Owners Manual: Parking brake


    Release Pull the parking brake lever up slightly, press the release button, then lower the lever fully. When driving the vehicle, if this warning lamp and the STOP warning lamp come on, accompanied by an audible signal and the display of a message, this means that the parking brake is still applied or has not been fully released...

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