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    RENAULTrecommends

    For all petrol engines,LPG and multi-valve only.

    ENGINE

    MANUAL GEARBOX

    AUTOMATIC GEARBOX

    POWER STEERING

    BRAKE FLUID

    ELITE PREMIER PLUS 5W30Fuel economy and protecting the environment.

    Other types of lubricant approved by RENAULTmay be used in petrol or diesel engines:

    ULTIMATE 5W40

    ELITE PREMIER PLUS 10W40

    ELITE PRESTIGE 10W40

    TRANSELF TRJ 75W80

    RENAULTMATIC D3 SYN

    RENAULTMATIC D2

    FRELUB 650

    Universal use(recommended for 1.9 dCi)

    Standard use

    Flexible driving

    All types

    All types

    All types

    All types

    ACEA : A3/B3/B4

    ACEA : A3/B3ACEA : B3/B4

    ACEA : A2/B2ACEA : B2

    API : GL5

    DEXRON III

    DEXRON II

    DOT 4

    ACEA : A1/B1(PerformanceA3/B3/B4)

    ELF recommends its lubricants as approved by RENAULT. For more information, go to www.elf-lub.com

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    0.02

    Brief overview

    Tyre pressures ........................................................................................................ 0.04

    Adjusting the seats and the driving position ....................................... 1.11 1.18 Child restraints ......................................................................................... 1.29 1.35 Instrument panel lights ........................................................................... 1.40 1.52 De-icing/demisting ................................................................................... 1.57 1.60 Horn and lights ..................................................................................................... 1.61

    Running in, driving ................................................................................. 2.02 2.26 Heating/air conditioning ......................................................................... 3.02 3.10 Opening the bonnet ................................................................................... 4.02 - 4.03

    Levels (engine oil, windscreen washer, etc.) ........................................ 4.04 4.11 Emergency spare wheel ........................................................................... 5.02 5.07 Practical advice (changing bulbs, fuses, repairs,

    operating incidents) ................................................................................... 5.02 5.45

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    C O N T E N T SSections

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    Getting to know your car .....................................................................

    Driving ...............................................................................................................

    Your comfort .................................................................................................

    Maintenance ..................................................................................................

    Practical advice ...........................................................................................

    Technical specifications ........................................................................

    Alphabetical index ....................................................................................

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    TYRE INFLATION PRESSURES WHEN COLD (in bar or kg/cm when cold)

    Versions 1.4 l 16V 1.6 l 16V 1.8 l 16V 1.9 l dTi1.9 l dCi 2.0 l 16V

    Types(see vehicle identification plate)

    B/L/KAODB/L/KA1HB/L/KAOWB/L/KA10

    B/L/KAOBB/L/KA1JB/L/KAO4B/L/KA11

    B/L/KA1RB/L/KA1AB/L/KA12

    B/L/K/SAO5B/L/KSONB/L/KSA1U

    LA1L

    Normal use Front 2.1 (1) 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 Rear 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0

    Full load (2) Front 2.3 (1) 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 Rear 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2

    Spare wheel 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4

    Wheel sizes 6 J 15 - 5.5 J 14 - 6.5 J 16

    Tyre sizes 175/65 R 14 T - 175/70 R 14 T - 185/55 R 15 H - 185/60 R 15 H - 195/50 R16 V

    Tyre safety and use of chainsRefer to the information on tyres in section 5 for advice on tyre maintenance and, depending on the version, the use ofchains.

    (1) Add 0.1 bar for estate model vehicles.

    (2) Special note concerning vehicles used at full load (maximum permissible all-up weight) and towing a trailer:The maximum speed must be limited to 60 mph (100 km/h) and the tyre pressure increased by 0.2 bar.Refer to the information on weights in section 6 for more details.

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    Section 1: Getting to know your car

    Keys - Remote control ......................................................................................................................... 1.02 1.04Doors ..................................................................................................................................................... 1.05 1.08Engine immobiliser system ................................................................................................................... 1.09 - 1.10Head restraints - Seats ......................................................................................................................... 1.11 1.15Steering wheel .................................................................................................................................................. 1.16Seat belts - Methods of restraint in addition to the side seat belts ................................................ 1.17 1.28Child safety ........................................................................................................................................... 1.29 1.35Drivers position ................................................................................................................................... 1.36 1.39Instruments ........................................................................................................................................... 1.40 1.52

    Driving module (on-board computer) ........................................................................................... 1.50 1.52Clock and external temperature ........................................................................................................... 1.53 - 1.54Rear-view mirrors .................................................................................................................................. 1.55 - 1.56Warning lights and horn .................................................................................................................................. 1.57Lighting and external signals ................................................................................................................ 1.58 - 1.59Headlight beam adjustment ............................................................................................................................. 1.60De-icing - Demisting ......................................................................................................................................... 1.61Windscreen wipers - Windscreen washer ........................................................................................... 1.62 - 1.63Fuel tank (filling with fuel) ................................................................................................................ 1.64 1.66

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    KEYS / REMOTE CONTROL

    1 Radio frequency remote controllocking unit, ignition key, key fordoors, luggage compartment andfuel filler flap.

    2 Ignition key, key for doors,luggage compartment and fuelfiller cap.

    If there is a child (oranimal) in the car, neverleave it unattended withthe key in the ignition.

    With the key in the ignition itwould be possible to operate therear electric window and there is arisk that the child may be seriouslyinjured (by trapping his or herneck, arm, hand, etc.).

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    RADIO FREQUENCY REMOTE CONTROL DOOR LOCKING

    The plip remote control 1 locks andunlocks the doors.

    It is supplied with power by abattery which must be replacedwhen the battery indicator light 2no longer illuminates. (Refer to theinformation on the plip remotecontrol batteries in section 5).

    Locking/unlocking the doorsPress the remote control forapproximately one second to lock orunlock the doors. (Light 2 will lightup.)- The side repeaters and hazardwarning lights flash twice toindicate that the doors have beenlocked.Note: If either a door or a luggagecompartment lid is open or notproperly closed, the hazardwarning lights will not flash.

    - The hazard lights and siderepeaters flash once to indicateunlocking.

    The range within which theremote control will operateThis varies according to theenvironment: therefore take carewhen handling the remote controlthat you do not inadvertently lockor unlock the doors.

    Note: On certain vehicles, if a dooris not opened within approximately30 seconds of unlocking the doorusing the remote control, the doorswill lock again automatically.

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    RADIO FREQUENCY REMOTE CONTROL (continued)InterferenceInterference may be caused to theoperation of the remote control byfactors in the immediate vicinity(external installations or the use ofequipment operating on the samefrequency as the remote control).

    If you lose your keys or needanother set of keys (or a remotecontrol), contact your RenaultDealer.

    It will be necessary to take thevehicle to your Renault Dealer ifyou need to replace a keybecause both the vehicle and allthe keys are needed to initialisethe system.

    No more than four keys(including the remote controls)can be used on one vehicle.

    If the plip remote control will notoperate: Make sure that the batteries are

    always in good condition - theylast for approximately two years.

    Check that the remote control iscorrectly synchronised.

    In both cases refer to theinformation on the remote controlbatteries in section 5.

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    OPENING THE DOORS

    Opening the doors from theoutsideFront: Use the key to unlock one ofthe front door locks 2. (Make surethat the key is inserted as far as itwill go into the lock.) Place yourhand behind handle 1 and pull ittowards you.

    Rear: Place your hand behindhandle 1 and pull it towards you.

    Opening the doors manuallyfrom inside the carMove handle 3.

    Lights on warning buzzerA warning buzzer will sound whena front door is opened if you haveleft the lights switched on afterswitching off the ignition (toprevent discharge of the battery).

    Childproof locksThese make it impossible for therear doors to be opened from theinside. Move lever 4 on each doorand check from the inside that bothdoors are securely locked.

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    LOCKING/UNLOCKING THE DOORS

    Manual lockingIf outside, use the key.

    Electric central lockingThis enables all four doors, theluggage compartment and fuelflap to be locked or unlockedsimultaneously.

    Press the red spot on switch 1 tolock the doors.

    The front door mechanism cannotbe locked if the front door is open.

    Operating incidentIn the event of an electrical failure,the doors can be locked manually.

    Front: Using the key.Rear: With the door open, turn thescrew 2 (using a tool such as a flatscrewdriver) and close the dooragain. The door will then be lockedfrom the outside.

    It will only be possible to open thedoor from the inside.

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    LOCKING/UNLOCKING THE DOORS (continued)

    Door status indicator light 3The switch indicator light 3 showsthe closure status of the doors:- when the doors are locked,indicator light 3 is on;

    - when a door is opened (or notproperly closed), indicator light 3is off.

    When you lock the doors byremote control, indicator light 3stays on for approximately oneminute before switching off.

    If one of the four doors is open,indicator light 5 switches on andthe four doors in picture 4 are openon display A.

    If you decide to keep thedoors locked when you aredriving, remember that itmay be more difficult for

    those assisting you to gain access toyour vehicle in the event of anemergency.

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    AUTOMATIC LOCKING OF DOORS, ETC. WHEN DRIVINGYou can decide if you wish toactivate the function.

    To activate itWith the ignition on, press thelocking side (red dot) of the doorcentral locking button 1 forapproximately 5 seconds until youhear a beep.

    To deactivate itWith the ignition on, press theunlocking side (opposite the reddot) of the door central lockingbutton 1 for approximately 5seconds until you hear a beep.

    If you decide to keep thedoors locked when youare driving, rememberthat it may be more

    difficult for those assisting youto gain access to your vehicle inthe event of an emergency.

    Operating principleWhen the vehicle moves off, thesystem automatically locks thedoors, etc. as soon as a speed of4 mph (6 km/h) is attained.

    Unlocking occurs automatically:- if a front door is opened.

    Note: If a rear door is opened, thiswill be locked again automaticallywhen the vehicle attains a speed ofapproximately 4 mph (6 km/h).

    - by pressing the door unlockingbutton 1.

    Operating incidentIf you note that the system is notoperating correctly (automaticlocking does not take place, theindicator light 2 does not illuminatewhen the doors, etc. are locked),first of all check that all the doors,etc. are properly closed. However, ifthey are closed correctly, consultyour Renault Dealer.

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    ENGINE IMMOBILISERThis prevents the vehicle beingdriven by anyone not in possessionof the vehicles coded ignition key.

    Anywork ormodificationto the engine immobiliser(computer, wiring, etc.)may be dangerous. Itmust

    be carried out by trained Renaultnetwork personnel.

    Operating principleThe vehicle is automaticallyprotected a few seconds after takingthe key out of the ignition.

    When the ignition is switched on,indicator light 1 illuminatessteadily for a few seconds and thenextinguishes.

    The vehicle has recognised the codeand the engine can be started.

    If the vehicle does not recognise thecode of the ignition key, indicatorlight 1 flashes continuously and theengine cannot be started.

    indicator light relating to theengine immobiliser Vehicle protection indicator light

    A few seconds after the ignitionhas been switched off, indicatorlight 1 will flash continuously.The vehicle will not be protecteduntil the key has been taken out ofthe ignition.

    Indicator light to indicate theengine immobiliser is operatingWhen the ignition has beenswitched on, indicator light 1illuminates steadily for a fewseconds and then extinguishes.You can then start the engine.

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    ENGINE IMMOBILISER (continued)

    Warning light to indicate that thesystem is not operating correctlyAfter the ignition has beenswitched on, if indicator light 1continues to flash or remainsilluminated steadily, thisindicates that the system is notoperating correctly.

    If indicator light 2 flashes duringa journey when the vehicle isslowing down or at idling speed,it indicates that the system is notoperating correctly.

    In all cases, it is essential to consulta Renault Dealer as only he isqualified to repair the engineimmobiliser.

    If your coded ignition key is faulty,use the second key (given to youwhen the vehicle is delivered). Ifyou do not have access to this, it isessential to call a Renault Dealerbecause it is only dealers in theRenault network who are qualifiedto repair the engine immobiliser.

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    HEAD RESTRAINTS

    To adjust the heightPull the head restraint forwards Aand slide it up or down at the sametime B.

    To remove the head restraintRaise the head restraint until it is atthe highest possible setting. Lift uptab 1 and then pull the headrestraint upwards until it isreleased.

    To adjust the angle of the headrestraintOn certain vehicles the angle of thehead restraint can be adjusted. Todo this, move the front section A ofthe head restraint forwards orbackwards until it feelscomfortable.

    To refit the head restraintInsert the rods into the sleeves withthe notches facing the front.

    Lower the head restraint until itlocks in position.

    The head restraint isimportant for safety:ensure that it ispositioned correctly.

    The distance between your headand the head restraint should beas small as possible, and the topof the head restraint should be asclose as possible to the top ofyour head.

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    REAR HEAD RESTRAINTS

    Side C and centre D headrestraintsTo adjust the height:Simply slide it up.

    To remove it:Press tab 1 on head restraint guides.

    To refit the head restraint:Insert the rods into the sleeves, withthe notches facing the front, andlower the head restraint to thedesired height.

    Stowing position of centre headrestraintPress the tabs 2 on the head restraintguides and lower the head restraintcompletely.

    When the head restraint has beenlowered as far as it can go, it iscalled the stowing position: thehead restraint must not be in thisposition if the seat is occupied by apassenger.

    The head restraint isimportant for safety. Ensurethat it is in place and in thecorrect position. The

    distance between your head andthe head restraint should be assmall as possible. The top of yourhead should be in line with the topof the head restraint.

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    FRONT SEATS

    To move forwards or backwards:Lift lever 1 to unlock the seat.Release the lever in the requiredposition and ensure that the seat islocked in place.

    To raise or lower the seatMove lever 2.

    To incline the seatback:Turn tumblewheel 4 and tilt theseatback to the desired position.

    To adjust the lumbar support of thedrivers seatTurn tumblewheel 3.

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    FRONT SEATS

    Central armrestYou can set the height to one ofthree different positions by raisingit slightly:

    Raised position AUsed to access the adjustmentstalk 4.

    The raised position A isused to attach the seatbelt (access to thecasing 5).

    We would advise you not torecline the seatbacksexcessively to ensure thatthe effectiveness of the seat

    belts is not reduced.

    Make sure the seatback is locked inplace correctly.

    Nothing should be placed on thefloor (area in front of driver) assuch objects may slide under thepedal during braking manoeuvres,thus obstructing its use.

    For safety reasons, onlyadjust the seats when thevehicle is stationary.

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    HEATED SEATS

    With the ignition on, press switch 1.A indicator light will illuminate onthe instrument panel.

    If the indicator light is illuminated,the system is not necessarilyactivated. The system has athermostat and only operates whenthe passenger compartmenttemperature is less than 12C (witha tolerance of plus or minus 4C).

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    STEERING WHEEL

    On certain vehicles, the position ofthe steering wheel is adjustable.

    AdjustmentLift lever 1 and put the steeringwheel in the required position;lower the lever to lock the steeringwheel in place.

    For safety reasons, onlyadjust the steering wheelwhen the vehicle isstationary.

    When power assisted steering isfitted, never leave the steeringwheel on full lock when thevehicle is parked as this maydamage the pump.

    Never switch off the ignition whentravelling downhill, and avoiddoing so when driving in general(power steering and brake servowill not function).

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    SEAT BELTSAlways wear your seat belt whentravelling in your car. You must alsocomply with the local legislation inthe particular country you are in.

    Before driving off:- First ensure that your drivingposition is correct.

    - Then adjust your seat belt toprovide maximum protection.

    Incorrectly adjusted seatbelts may cause injuriesin the event of anaccident.

    Even pregnant women shouldwear a seat belt. In this case,ensure that the pressure of thelap belt on the abdomen is notexcessive.

    Adjusting your driving position Sit with your back firmly against

    the seatback. This is essential toensure that your lumbar vertebraeare in the correct position.

    Adjust the distance between theseat and the pedals. Your seatshould be as far back as possiblefor you to be able to press in theclutch pedal fully. The seatbackshould be adjusted so that yourarms are slightly bent when youhold the steering wheel.

    Adjust the position of your headrestraint. For maximum safetyyour head should be as near aspossible to the head restraint.

    Adjust the height of the seat. Thisadjustment allows you to selectthe seat position which offers youthe best possible vision.

    Adjust the position of the steeringwheel.

    Adjusting the seat beltsSit with your back firmly against theseatback.

    The shoulder strap 1 should be asclose to the base of the neck aspossible but not on it.

    The lap strap 2 should be heldfirmly over the thighs and againstthe pelvis.

    The belt should be worn so that it isas close to the body as possible, i.e.avoid wearing heavy clothing orhaving bulky objects under thebelts.

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    SEAT BELTS (continued)

    Adjusting the front seat beltshoulder strap heightPress button 3 to select the positionyou require so that the shoulderstrap 1 is worn as described above.When the belt has been adjusted,make sure it is locked in positioncorrectly.

    To fastenUnwind the belt slowly andsmoothly and ensure the buckle 4locks into the catch 6 (check it islocked by pulling on the buckle 4).If the belt jams, allow it to returnslightly before attempting tounwind it again.

    To fasten (continued)If your belt becomes completelyjammed:- Pull the belt slowly but firmly sothat just over an inch (3 cm)unwinds.

    - Then allow the belt to rewindautomatically.

    - Unwind it again.- If the problem persists, consultyour Renault Dealer.

    To releasePress button 5 on the catch 6 and theseat belt will be returned by theinertia reel.

    Hold the buckle to help theoperation.

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    REAR SEAT BELTS EXCEPT FOR ESTATE VERSIONSRear side seat beltsThe belts are fastened, released andadjusted in the same way as thefront belts.

    Rear centre beltDepending on version, releasebuckle 1 from its housing A.Unwind belt 3 slowly until theblack buckle 2 locks into the blackcatch 5.For hatchback versions: it isessential to route the belt in theguide 4 as shown in the photosabove.

    Insert the last sliding buckle 1 intocatch 6.To fold back the rear seatback,release the black buckle 2 byunlocking the red catch 6.For hatchback versions: Release thebelt from guide 4. Replace buckle 1at position A.

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    REAR SEAT BELTS EXCEPT FOR ESTATE VERSIONS (continued)

    Special note for vehicles with splitfolding rear bench seatsIf you have to fold down the sectionbehind the front left-hand seat: Remove the head restraint. Lift the seat cushion against the

    front left-hand seat. Release catch 6 from its

    housing 7.

    Lower seatback 8 while holdingcatch 6 so that it remains visiblewhen the seatback is folded down(as shown above).

    Note: The label will remind you ofthese instructions.

    The belt is then fastened asdescribed on the previous page.

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    REAR CENTRE BELTS ON ESTATE VERSIONS

    Unwind the belt slowly from itshousing 1.

    Insert black buckle 2 until it locksinto black catch 3.

    Insert the last sliding buckle 4 untilit locks into red catch 5.

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    SEAT BELTSThe following information applies to both the vehicles front and rear seat belts:

    No modifications may be made to the component parts of the restraint system (belts and seats and theirmountings) fitted originally.

    For special applications (e.g. fitting child seats) consult your Renault Dealer.

    Do not use any devices which give any play in the belts (clothes pegs, clips, for example). A seat belt that is worn tooloosely may cause injuries in the event of an accident.

    Never wear the shoulder strap under your arm or behind your back.

    Do not use the same belt for more than one person and never hold a baby or child on your knees with your seat beltaround them.

    The belt should never be twisted.

    Following a serious accident the seat belts in use at the time must be replaced. Likewise, have your seat belts replacedas soon as they show any signs of wear.

    When refitting the rear bench seat, take care that the seat belts are correctly positioned so that they can be usedproperly.

    If necessary, re-adjust the position and tension of the belt.

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    METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT AND REAR SIDE SEAT BELTSThese are:

    O Seat belt pretensioners.

    O Force limiter.

    O Air bags for driver and frontpassenger.

    These systems are provided to actindependently or together when thevehicle is subjected to a frontalimpact.

    There are three possibilities,depending on the force of theimpact:- Protection is provided by the beltonly;

    - The pretensioner is triggered torectify belt position and take upplay in the belt;

    - Always wear your seat belt whentravelling in your car.

    O Side air bagsProvided to operate in the eventof a violent side impact.

    Seat belt pretensionersThis system is only operationalwhen the ignition is switched on.

    If the vehicle is subject to a severefrontal impact, piston 1immediately retracts the seat beltbuckle pulling the seat belt tightagainst the body and therebyimproving its efficiency.

    Following an accident,have all the restraintsystems checked.

    No operations whatsoever arepermitted on any part of thepretensioner system (computer,wiring).

    To avoid accidental triggering ofthe system which may causedamage, only qualifiedpersonnel of the RenaultNetwork may work on thepretensioner system.

    Electrical testing of the triggersystem may only be carried outby a specially trained technicianusing special equipment.

    When the vehicle is scrapped,contact your Renault Dealer fordisposal of the gas generator.

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    METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT AND REAR SIDE SEAT BELTS (continued)Force limiterAbove a certain severity of impact,this mechanism is used to limit theforce of the belt against the body sothat it is at an acceptable level.

    Warning relating to theservice life of air bagsand pretensioners

    The pyrotechnic systems in airbags and pretensioners have alimited service life. Thesesystems must be replaced eachtime they are activated but at thelatest after they have been inservice for ten years.The workmust be undertaken by a RenaultDealer.

    The seat belt pretensioners andthe air bag operate together. Ifone of the systems has passed thedatewhen it is due for renewal, itwill alter the overall safetyprotection provided.

    Airbags for driver and frontpassengerAn air bag may be provided for boththe driver and the front passenger.

    "Air bag" inscriptions on thesteering wheel and dashboardtogether with a label on the sunvisor on the passenger side indicatethat the vehicle is equipped with airbags.

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    METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT AND REAR SIDE SEAT BELTS (continued)

    Airbags for driver and frontpassenger (continued)Each air bag system consists of:- An air bag and gas generator fittedon the steering wheel for thedriver and in the dashboard for thefront passenger.

    - A computer for both systems,which includes the impactdetector and a monitor controllingthe electrical trigger system for thegas generator.

    - One single indicator light on theinstrument panel 1.

    OperationThe system is only operational afterthe ignition has been turned on(ignition key in positionM ignitionon).

    If a severe frontal impact occurs, theair bag(s) inflate(s) in approximately30 millisecond(s), cushioning theimpact of the drivers head againstthe steering wheel and the frontpassengers head against thedashboard. The air bag then deflatesimmediately so that the passengersare not impeded in any way whenthey get out of the vehicle.

    The air bag system uses theprinciples of pyrotechnics. Thisexplains why, when the air baginflates, it will generate heat,produce smoke (this does not meanthat a fire is about to start) and makea noise upon detonation. In asituation where an air bag isrequired, it must inflateimmediately and this may causesome minor, superficial grazing tothe skin.

    Operating incidentsTell-tale light 1 illuminates on theinstrument panel when the ignitionis turned on and then extinguishesafter a few seconds.

    If it does not illuminate when theignition is turned on or if it flashes,there is a fault in the system.

    Consult your Renault Dealer as soonas possible. Your protection will bereduced until this problem isrectified.

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    METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT AND REAR SIDE SEAT BELTS (continued)All the warnings given below are designed to ensure that the air bag can inflate correctly and to prevent serious injuriescaused by items which may be dislodged when the air bag inflates.

    The airbag is designed to complement the action of the seat belt. The air bags and seat belts are integral parts ofthe same protection system. It is therefore essential that the seat belt is worn at all times. If seat belts are notworn, it exposes the occupants to the risk of serious injury in the event of an accident. It may also increase therisk of minor superficial injuries occurring when the air bag is deployed, although such minor injuries are

    always possible with air bags.

    The air bag does not offer protection against minor and moderately serious frontal impacts, side or rear impacts or if thevehicle turns over.

    Air bags for driver and passenger No work or modification whatsoever may be performed on the entire driver and passenger air bag system (computer,

    wiring, etc.) except by qualified Renault network personnel.

    To ensure that the system is in good working order and to avoid incorrect triggering of the system which may causeinjury, only qualified Renault Network personnel may work on the air bag system.

    As a safety precaution, have the air bag system checked if your vehicle has been involved in an accident, is stolen orbroken into.

    When selling or lending the vehicle, inform the user of these points and hand over this handbook with the vehicle.

    When scrapping your vehicle, contact your Renault Dealer for disposal of the gas generator(s).

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    METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT AND REAR SIDE SEAT BELTS (continued)

    All the warnings given below aredesigned to ensure that the air bagcan inflate correctly and to preventserious injuries caused by itemswhich may be dislodged when theair bag inflates.

    Warnings concerning the drivers air bag Do not modify either the steering wheel or the steering wheel boss.

    Do not cover the steering wheel boss.

    Do not attach any objects (pin, logo, clock, telephone support, etc.) to thesteering wheel boss.

    The steering wheel must not be removed (except by qualified personnelwithin the Renault network).

    Do not sit too close to the steering wheel. If you sit with your arms slightlybent (see information on Adjusting your driving position in section 1), itwill ensure that there is sufficient space for the air bag to inflate properlyand to be fully effective.

    Warnings concerning the passenger air bag: location 1 Do not attach or affix with adhesive any objects (pin, logo, clock, telephone

    support, etc.) on the dashboard near where the air bag is located.

    Do not place anything between the dashboard and the passenger (animal,umbrella, walking stick, parcels, etc.).

    The passenger must not put his or her feet on the dashboard as there is arisk that serious injuries may be sustained. As a general rule, keep all partsof the body (knees, hands, heads, etc.) well away from the dashboard.

    A REAR-FACING CHILD/BABY SEAT MUST NOT BE FITTEDTO THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT

    IF THE VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH A PASSENGER AIR BAG.

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    METHODS OF RESTRAINT IN ADDITION TO THE FRONT AND REAR SIDE SEAT BELTS (continued)

    Side air bagsThis air bag may be fitted to thefront seats and is activated at thesides of the seat (door side) toprotect the occupants in the event ofa severe side impact.

    The markings 1 on the windscreenwill remind you of the presence ofthis equipment.

    This system will only operate if asevere side impact occurs.

    Warnings concerning the side air bag Fitting seat covers: Seats equipped with an air bag require special

    covers specifically designed for your vehicle. Consult your RenaultDealer to find out if these covers may be purchased from Renault

    outlets. The use of any covers other than those designed for your vehicle(and including those designed for another vehicle) may affect theoperation of these air bags and reduce your protection.

    Do not place any accessories, objects or even an animal between theseatback and the door. This may prevent the air bag from operatingcorrectly or cause injury if the air bag is deployed.

    No work or modification whatsoever may be performed on the seat exceptby qualified Renault network personnel.

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    CHILD SAFETYIn all countries there are regulationsgoverning the use of restraints forchildren and babies.

    In Europe, children under 12 yearsof age or a height of less than1.50 m(1) (4 ft 11 inches) must travelin an approved seat that is suitablefor the height and weight of thechild.

    The driver is responsible forensuring that this equipment isused correctly.

    Remember that a collision at30 mph (50 km/h) is the same asfalling a distance of 10 metres.Expressed in other terms,transporting a child without arestraint is the equivalent ofallowing him or her to play on athird-floor balcony which doesnot have any railings.

    (1) Always comply with the laws of thecountry in which you are travelling.They may be different to theguidelines in this handbook.

    Under no circumstancesshould babies or childrenbe allowed to travel sittingon the knees of another

    passenger in the vehicle.

    If a head-on collision occurs at30 mph (50 km/h) a child weighing30 kg (66 lbs) will be transformedinto a missile equivalent to onetonne: you will find it impossibleto hold the child, even if youyourself are wearing a belt.

    It is particularly dangerous to putthe belt round your child when heor she is sitting on your knee.Never use the same belt for morethan one person at the same time.

    Child restraints for which typeapproval was obtained after 1992provide a level of security greaterthan for restraints with typeapproval before that date.

    It is therefore advisable to select achild restraint that complies withEuropean regulation ECE 44.

    Restraints that comply with thislegislation must be marked with anorange label bearing the letter Efollowed by a number (whichstands for the country where it istype approved) and the year thetype approval was granted.

    The standard classifies therestraints in five categories:Category 0 : from 0 to 10 kg

    (0 to 22 lbs)Category 0+: from 0 to 13 kg

    (0 to 28 lbs)Category 1 : from 9 to 18 kg

    (20 to 40 lbs)Category 2 : from 15 to 25 kg

    (33 to 55 lbs)Category 3 : from 22 to 36 kg

    (48 to 80 lbs)

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    CHILD SAFETY (continued)The right choiceThe safety of your children is alsoyour responsibility.

    To ensure that your child has themaximum possible protection, werecommend that you use seatsobtained from a Renault Dealer.

    If your vehicle is fitted with anIsofix system you should use anIsofix seat (see section 1, paragraph"Isofix child seat attachmentsystem").

    Restraint systems for all thecategories are available. Thesesystems have been developed inconsultation with themanufacturers and have been testedin Renault vehicles.

    Consult your Renault Dealer andask him to help you install it.

    Category O and O+A childs neck is very susceptible toinjury up to the age of two. In afront-facing seat there is a risk that achild will sustain neck injuries inthe event of a frontal collision.Renault therefore recommends arear-facing seat with a harness thatgives all-round protection (figure 1).

    Category 1Between the ages of 2 and 4, achilds pelvis is not fully developed.Restraints using three-point beltsare not adequate and there is a riskthat the child will sustainabdominal injuries in the event of afrontal collision. It is thereforeadvisable to use rear-facing seats(figure 1), bucket type seats (figure2) or seats with harnesses.

    To avoid any risk to your safety, we recommend that you useRENAULT approved accessories because they are suitable for yourcar and are the only accessories for which RENAULT will provide awarranty.

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    CHILD SAFETY (continued)

    Category 2 (15 to 25 kg) (33 to55 lbs)The type of restraint most suitablefor the pelvis of a child agedbetween 4 and 7 is one that can becombined with a three-point seatbelt. This is a booster seat (figure 3)with belt guides to ensure that thebelt will be worn flat over the thighsof the child.

    A booster seat with aheight-adjustable seatback and abelt guide is recommended as thiswill allow the belt to be worn asclose to the base of the neck aspossible but not on it. A bucket-typeseat (figure 4) must be used forvehicles where the rear centre seatis equipped with a two-point belt.

    Category 3For children aged over 7, a boosterseat with belt guides isrecommended to ensure that thevehicle's three-point seat belt willbe worn flat over the childs thighs.

    A booster seat with aheight-adjustable seatback and abelt guide is recommended as thiswill allow the belt to be worn asclose to the base of the neck aspossible but not on it.

    If a booster seat without a seatbackis used (figure 3), the vehicles headrestraint will have to be adjusted tosuit the childs stature; the upperedge of the head restraint must be atthe same height as the top of thechilds head and should never belower than in line with the childseyes.

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    CHILD SAFETY (continued)

    DANGERA rear-facing child seat must not be fitted to the front passenger seatif the vehicle is fitted with a passenger air bag. The child may suffervery serious injuries if the air bag inflates.

    Label 5 (on the dashboard) and label 6 (on the passenger side sun visor)remind you of these instructions.

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    CHILD SAFETY (continued)

    CHILD SAFETY No modifications may be made to the component parts of the restraint system (belts and seats and their

    mountings) fitted originally.

    The fitting instructions provided by the manufacturer of the restraint system should be followed carefully.

    Avoid wearing bulky clothing and do not place any objects between the child and the restraint system.

    The seat belt on the vehicle must be taut so that the childs seat is held in position securely. Check the tensionregularly.

    Never wear the belt under the arm or behind the back.

    The harness or belt should be taut and fitted to suit the childs stature.

    Never allow your child to stand or kneel on the seat when the vehicle is moving.

    Check that the child is in the correct position for the entire journey, particularly when he or she is asleep.

    Use the seat belts to hold the seat in position, even if it is not occupied. Otherwise, if an accident occurs, it maybecome dislodged and pose a risk to other vehicle occupants.

    Following a serious accident, have an inspection made of the seat belts and restraint systems fitted at the time.

    Never leave a child unsupervised in a vehicle, even if he or she is in a child seat.

    Activate the rear door locks (if your vehicle is equipped with these).

    Make sure the child does not get out of the vehicle at the side where there is traffic.

    Set your children a good example - always wear your seat belt.

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    CHILD SAFETY (continued)Isofix - mounting system forchild seatsThis is a new procedure forinstalling a child seat. It can be usedon the rear side seat positions of thevehicle.

    It consists of the followingcomponents: Two anchoring rings per seat

    located between the seat theseatback;

    A special Renault child seat fittedwith two catches which hookonto the two rings.

    Only the specific Renault seat istype approved for this vehicle.Please contact your Renault Dealerto purchase this seat.

    This seat is used as a rear-facingseat for children up to the age ofapproximately 18 months and thenas a front-facing seat up to the ageof four. It is equipped with tworetractable catches which can besecured with the Isofixattachments provided for Renaultvehicles. It can also be fittedconventionally in other vehicles(without catches) using athree-point seat belt.

    Make sure that there isnothing obstructing theseat mounting mechanismat the anchorage points

    (gravel, cloths, toys, etc.).

    Always remember to fasten theseat belts on child seats for alljourneys.

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    CHILD SAFETY (continued)

    Fitting a child seat Before fitting and using the seat,

    read the instructions providedcarefully.

    Hold the seat in position so thatthe catches on the seat areopposite the two rings 2 fitted tothe rear centre seat of the vehicle.(If the seat is fitted withinstallation guides 1, slide eachguide around the anchoringring 2).

    Latch the hooks onto the ringsand make sure it is locked inplace properly by moving itforwards and backwards and fromright to left.

    Push on the base of the seat firmlyto bring it into contact with theseatback and make sure it issecurely in position.

    Isofix seat installed in therear-facing positionThe front seat must not be movedback beyond the half-way point onthe seat runners.

    Isofix seat installed in thefront-facing positionThe front seat must not be movedback beyond the half-way point onthe seat runners and the seatbackmust be in an upright position.

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    DRIVERS LAYOUT, LEFT-HAND DRIVE

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    DRIVERS LAYOUT, LEFT HAND DRIVE (continued)The equipment fitted, described below, depends on the version, option and country.

    1 Demister outlet for left-handside window

    2 Stalk for: Direction indicators External lighting Front fog lights Rear fog lights Horn

    3 Control instruments

    4 Driver's air bag location

    5 Radio satellite controls

    6 Switch for windscreen andrear screen wash/wipe

    On-board computerinformation readout control

    7 Central air vents

    8 Tyre pressure monitoringsystemWarning lights for: Driver's seat belt not fastened Door(s) and boot lid open

    9 Time, radio, temperature,navigation system displayor storage compartment,depending on the vehicle

    10 Switches for: hazard warning lights central door locking

    11 Storage compartment orposition of passenger air bag

    12 Demister outlet for sidewindow

    13 Side vent and control foropening/closing

    14 Glove box

    15 Controls for: rear screen de-icing windscreen de-icing

    16 Air conditioning controls

    17 Gear lever

    18 Handbrake

    19 Ashtray and cigarette lighter

    20 Location for radio

    21 Ignition switch

    22 Horn

    23 Steering wheel height adjuster

    24 Fuse box

    25 Control for bonnet release

    26 Controls for: electrical adjustment of

    headlamp beam height storage and retainer for small

    cards instrument panel lighting

    dimmer rear electric window locking heated seats Electronic Stability Program

    (ESP)or storage compartment

    27 Side vent and control foropening/closing

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    DRIVERS LAYOUT, RIGHT-HAND DRIVE

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    DRIVERS LAYOUT, RIGHT-HAND DRIVE (continued)The equipment fitted, described below, depends on the version, option and country.

    1 Demister outlet for sidewindow

    2 Storage compartment

    3 Centre air vents

    4 Tyre pressure monitorWarning lights for: driver's seat belt not fastened door(s) and boot lid open

    5 Time, radio, temperature,navigation system displayor storage compartment,depending on the vehicle

    6 Switches for: hazard warning lights central door locking

    7 Steering column stalk for: direction indicators exterior lights front fog lights rear fog lights

    8 Control instruments

    9 Position of driver's air bag

    10 Radio remote control

    11 Steering column stalk forwindscreen and rear screenwash/wipe

    On-board computerinformation readout control

    12 Demister outlet for sidewindow

    13 Side vent and control foropening/closing

    14 Controls for: electrical adjustment of

    headlamp beam height storage and retainer for small

    cards instrument panel lighting

    dimmer rear electric window locking heated seats Electronic Stability Program

    (ESP)

    15 Bonnet release

    16 Fuse box

    17 Ignition switch

    18 Horn

    19 Steering wheel height adjuster

    20 Controls for: Rear screen de-icing Windscreen de-icing

    21 Air conditioning controls

    22 Gear lever

    23 Handbrake

    24 Ashtray and cigar lighter

    25 Radio location

    26 Glove box

    27 Side vent and control foropening/closing

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    INSTRUMENT PANELThe presence and operation of the warning lights, described below, depend on the vehicle equipment andcountry.

    If these warning lights illuminate,you must stop as soon as traffic conditions allow.

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    INSTRUMENT PANEL (continued)The presence and operation of the warning lights described below depend on the vehicle equipment andcountry.

    1 Tyre pressure warninglightThis indicator light

    comes on for different reasons,depending on the severity ofthe fault. Refer to theparagraphs on monitoring thetyre pressures in section 2.

    LPG mode operatingindicator.Refer to the attached

    supplement.

    Air bag indicator lightThis comes on whenthe ignition is switched

    on and switches off after a fewseconds.If it does not come on when theignition is turned on or if itflashes, there is a fault in thesystem. Consult your RenaultDealer as soon as possible.

    Rear fog light indicatorlight

    Front fog lightsindicator light

    Rear screen de-icingindicator light

    2 Rev counter (scale 100) Up to 3000 (or 2500 on diesel

    versions), engine speed notto be exceeded in theintermediate gears foreconomical driving

    Red shaded area, enginespeed prohibited

    3 Fuel gauge

    4 Coolant temperature indicatorIn normal use, the needleshould be below the areamarked 4a. Under severeconditions, the needle mayenter this area but this is not

    serious unless the

    warning light comes on.

    5 Speedometer (km or miles perhour).

    6 Indicator light forelectronic stabilityprogram (ESP) and

    traction control system.

    Low headlightwash/wipe fluid levelwarning light

    Top up as soon as possible.

    Not used

    Headlight main beamindicator light

    Headlight dipped beamindicator light

    Windscreen demistingindicator light

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    INSTRUMENT PANELThe presence and operation of the warning lights, described below, depend on the vehicle equipment andcountry.

    If these warning lights illuminate,you must stop as soon as traffic conditions allow.

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    INSTRUMENT PANEL (continued)The presence and operation of the warning lights, described below, depend on the vehicle equipment andcountry.

    7 Multifunction display Oil level indicator

    The vehicle must be parkedon level ground and theengine should have beenswitched off for some timebeforehand to obtain anaccurate reading.When ignition has beenswitched on forapproximately 30 seconds:- if the level is correct, thedisplay will show oil OK.

    - if the level is at aminimum,the dashes and the wordoil flash, OK is nolonger displayed and theSERV warning light willswitch on.It is vital to top up as soonas possible.

    Special feature: to gain amore accurate reading of thelevel, press the trip mileagereset button or theinformation scroll button onthe on-board computerduring these 30 seconds (onthe stalk on the right-handside of the steering wheel).

    The squares which appear onthe display indicate the level.The number of squaresdisplayed is reduced as theoil level drops and they arereplaced by a dash.

    To move to on-board computerreading, press the button again.

    On-board computerCan be read approximately30 seconds after the ignitionis switched on.Refer to the information insection 1 on the on-boardcomputer.

    or

    Clock and distance recorder(trip and total) legibleapproximately 30 secondsafter the ignition is switchedon.For time and externaltemperature refer to theinformation in section 1.

    8 Multifunction keyKeep pressing the key to selectthe information on the displayand/or zero the trip mileagerecorder.

    9 STOP warning lightThis indicates that it isessential to stop.

    This light goes out as soon asthe engine starts. It lights uptogether with one of thewarning lights:

    Engine immobiliserwarning light.This light has several

    functions.Refer to the information onthe engine immobiliser insection 1.

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    INSTRUMENT PANELThe presence and operation of the warning lights, described below, depend on the vehicle equipment andcountry.

    If these warning lights illuminate,you must stop as soon as traffic conditions allow.

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    INSTRUMENT PANEL (continued)The presence and operation of the warning lights described below depend on the vehicle equipment andcountry.

    9 SERVICE warning lightThis light illuminateswhen the ignition is

    switched on and thenextinguishes within 3 seconds.If it illuminates when thevehicle is being driven, it isadvisable to stop at a RenaultDealer soon.It illuminates together with oneof the warning lights:

    indicator light forleft-hand directionindicator

    Low fuel-level warninglightIt extinguishes as soon

    as the engine starts.If it illuminates or remainsilluminated, fill up with fuel assoon as possible.

    indicator light forright-hand directionindicators

    9 Petrol versionsWarning light forserious injection incident/

    Coolant temperature warninglight

    Warning light for seriousinjection incidentIf it flashes when you aredriving, it indicates that theengine is overheating or thereis a fault in the injectionsystem. Stop at once, switchoff the ignition and call forthe assistance of a RenaultDealer.

    Coolant temperaturewarninglightIf this light illuminates(permanent illumination)when you are driving, stopthe vehicle. If the needle 4 onthe temperature gauge is inzone 4a, call a RenaultDealer. If this is not the case,continue driving and consulta Renault Dealer at theearliest opportunity.

    9 Diesel versionWarning light forserious injection incident/

    Coolant temperature warninglight

    If it illuminates when you aredriving, it may indicate one oftwo problems:

    Warning light for seriousinjection incidentIf the injection cuts out at thesame time as the warninglight illuminates, thisindicates that the engine isoverheating or there is a faultin the injection system. Stopat once, switch off theignition and call for theassistance of a RenaultDealer.

    Coolant temperaturewarninglightIf the injection has not cutout, stop the vehicle. If theneedle 4 on the temperaturegauge is in zone 4a, call aRenault Dealer. If this is notthe case, continue drivingand consult a Renault Dealerat the earliest opportunity.

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    INSTRUMENT PANELThe presence and operation of the warning lights, described below, depend on the vehicle equipment andcountry.

    If these warning lights illuminate,you must stop as soon as traffic conditions allow.

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    INSTRUMENT PANEL (continued)The presence and operation of the warning lights, described below, depend on the vehicle equipment andcountry.

    9 Heater plugs on (ondiesel version) andelectronic fault (onpetrol and dieselversions) warning light

    Heater plugs on (on dieselversion)When the ignition key is inposition M, this light shouldcome on; it indicates that theheater plugs are switched on.It goes out when preheatingis sufficient and the enginemay be started.

    Electronic fault warninglight (on petrol and dieselversions)If it comes on when you aredriving, there is an electricalor electronic fault. Consultyour Renault Dealer as soonas possible.

    9 Oil pressure warninglightIt should go out as soon

    as the engine starts; if it lightsup when you are driving, stopat once, switch off the ignitionand check the oil level. If this isnormal, call for the assistanceof a Renault Dealer.

    Battery charge warninglightIt should go out as soon

    as the engine starts.If it lights up when you aredriving, it indicates that thecircuit is overcharging ordischarged. Stop and have thecircuit checked.

    Not used

    9 Handbrake on andbrake circuit incidentwarning light

    This lights up when thehandbrake is applied and thengoes out again.If it lights up at the same timeas the STOP warning light, itindicates that the fluid level islow in the circuits. It may bedangerous to continue driving.Consult a Renault Dealer.

    10 Lights linked to the functionand/or failure of the automaticgearbox.Refer to the information on theproactive automatic gearbox insection 2.

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    INSTRUMENT PANELThe presence and operation of the warning lights, described below, depend on the vehicle equipment andcountry.

    If these warning lights illuminate,you must stop as soon as traffic conditions allow.

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    INSTRUMENT PANEL (continued)The presence and operation of the warning lights described below depend on the vehicle equipment andcountry.

    11 Warning light formonitoring exhaust gasFor vehicles equipped

    with this option, the lightilluminates when the ignitionis switched on andextinguishes within 3 seconds.

    If it illuminates continuously,consult your Renault Dealeras soon as possible.

    If it flashes, reduce theengine speed until the lightstops flashing. Consult yourRenault Dealer as soon aspossible.

    Refer to the information onanti-pollution, fuel economyand driving in section 2.

    11 Anti-lockbrakewarninglightThis illuminates when

    the ignition is switched on andextinguishes within 3 seconds.If it illuminates when you aredriving, it indicates an incidentin the anti-lock braking system.Braking will then occurnormally, without the anti-locksystem.Consult your Renault Dealer assoon as possible.

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    ON-BOARD COMPUTER

    1 Display

    2 Start key and reset trip mileageFor example, to reset the tripmileage the "Tripmileage" displayshould be selected.

    Automatic resetThe displays will be resetautomatically when themaximum capacity of thememories is exceeded.

    3 Display selection keyKeep pressing key 3 briefly toshow the following informationin sequence:a) total mileage recorder,b) trip mileage,c) fuel used,d) average consumption,e) current consumption,f) estimated range,g) distance covered,h) average speed.

    Display flashingConsult a Renault Dealer if thedisplay flashes.

    Interpreting certain valuesdisplayed after resettingThe values showing average fuelconsumption, range and averagespeed will become more stable andreliable the further you travel sincethe last time the reset key waspressed.

    For the first few miles after pressingthe reset button you will notice:

    that the range increases as youtravel. This is normal. Averagefuel consumption may decreasewhen:- The car stops accelerating.- The engine reaches its operatingtemperature (engine cold whenstart button pressed).

    - When you drive from a built uparea on to the open road.

    Therefore, if the average fuelconsumption decreases, the rangewill increase.

    You may also notice that theaverage fuel consumptionincreases when the vehicle isstationary and the engine idling.This is normal since the moduletakes account of fuel used duringidling.

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    ON-BOARD COMPUTER (continued)

    Examples of displays selectedby successive presses ofbutton 3

    Interpreting the display

    a) Total mileage recorder.

    b) Trip mileage recorder.

    c) Fuel used (in litres or gallons) since the last reset.

    d) Average consumption (in mpg or l/100 km) since the last reset.The value is displayed after covering 400 metres taking into account thedistance covered and the fuel used since the last reset.

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    ON-BOARD COMPUTER (continued)

    Examples of displays selectedby successive presses ofbutton 3

    Interpreting the display

    e) Current consumption (in mpg or litres/100 km)The value is displayed after reaching a speed of 15 mph (25 km/h).

    f) Estimated range with remaining fuel (in miles or km)This function uses the average consumption since the last general reset.The value is displayed after covering 400 metres.

    g) Distance covered (in miles or km) since the last reset.

    h) Average speed (in mph or km/h) since the last reset.The value is displayed after covering 400 metres.

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    CLOCK AND EXTERNAL TEMPERATURE

    Clock 1The time and/or externaltemperature and/or other functionsare displayed when the ignition isswitched on.

    Setting the clockPress:H for the hoursM for the minutes

    Clock 2When the ignition is switched onthe display 3 will show OIL OK for30 seconds followed by the totalmileage (or trip mileage) and theclock.

    Setting the clockPress the multifunction button 2 toselect total mileage recorder andclock.

    Keep the multifunction button 4pressed: the two dots in the middlewill flash for 3 seconds and then thehours will scroll through. Theminutes scroll through the sameway when the same button ispressed briefly.

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    CLOCK AND EXTERNAL TEMPERATURE (continued)

    If the electrical supply is cut(battery disconnected, feed wirebroken, etc.), the clock must bereset.We recommend that these settingsare not made when driving.

    External temperatureindicatorThis information mustnever be used as a detector

    for ice. Ice formation is actuallyrelated to exposure, localhygrometry and temperature. Theexternal temperature alone is notsufficient to detect ice.

    For vehicles fitted with theCarminat system, refer to thehandbook supplied for informationon the special features of thisequipment.

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    REAR VIEW MIRRORS

    External rear view mirrors withmanual adjustmentTo adjust the mirror, move lever 1.

    External rear view mirrors withelectrical adjustmentWith the ignition on, turn knob 2:- Position C to adjust the left-handrear view mirror

    - Position E to adjust the right-handrear view mirror

    D is the neutral central position.

    Versions with de-icing rear viewmirrorsThe rear view mirrors are de-icedwhen rear screen demisting isswitched on.

    The external wing mirroron the drivers side has twoclearly defined zones. ZoneB is what can normally be

    seen in a conventional rear viewmirror. For your safety, zone Aincreases the area you can see atthe rear and to the side of yourvehicle.The objects in zone A look muchfurther away then they really are.

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    REAR VIEW MIRRORS (continued)

    Interior rear view mirrorThis is adjustable. When driving atnight, to avoid being blinded by theheadlights of the vehicle behind,lower the small lever 3 locatedbehind the rear view mirror.

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    HORN AND WARNING LIGHTS

    HornPress buttons 1 or 2 on the steeringwheel boss A.

    Headlight flasherPull stalk 3 towards you at rightangles to flash the headlights, evenif the lights are not in use.

    Hazard warning lightsPress switch 4.This switch illuminates all fourdirection indicators simultaneously.

    It is to be used to warn other roadusers if you: are obliged to stop for any reason

    beyond your control in aforbidden location,

    are obliged to drive underparticular conditions.

    Direction indicatorsMove stalk 3 parallel to the steeringwheel and in the direction you aregoing to turn.

    Note: When driving on a motorway,the steering wheel is not usuallyturned sufficiently to return thestalk to 0 automatically. There is anintermediate position in which thestalk may be held when changinglanes.

    It will return automatically to 0when released.

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    EXTERNAL LIGHTING AND SIGNALS

    Side lightsTurn the end of stalk 1 toalign with mark 3 opposite thesymbol.

    The instrument panel willilluminate. The intensity may beadjusted by turning tumblewheel 2,if the vehicle is equipped with thisfacility.

    Headlight dipped beamsTurn the end of stalk 1 toalign mark 3 opposite the symbol.A indicator light will illuminate onthe instrument panel.

    Headlight main beamsWith stalk 1 in the dippedheadlight position, pull the stalktowards you.

    When the main beam headlights areilluminated, a indicator light isilluminated on the instrumentpanel.

    To return to the dipped headlightposition, pull the stalk towards youagain.

    Switching off the lightsTurn the end of stalk 1back to its original position.

    Lights on warning buzzerA warning buzzer will sound whena front door is opened and the lightsare left switched on after theignition has been switched off (toprevent discharge of the battery).

    Before driving at night,check that the electricalequipment is in goodcondition and adjust the

    headlight beams (if your vehicleis not carrying its normal load).

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    EXTERNAL LIGHTING AND SIGNALS (continued)

    Front fog lightsMove the central ring ofstalk 4 to align with mark 5 oppositethe symbol.

    Operation of the front fog lightsdepends on the external lightingselected and a indicator light willilluminate on the instrument panel.

    Rear fog lightMove the central ring 4of the stalk to align with mark 5opposite the symbol.

    Operation of the rear fog lightsdepends on the external lightingselected, and a indicator light willilluminate on the instrument panel.

    Do not forget to switch off the rearfog lights when they are no longerneeded to avoid inconveniencingother road users.

    When the external vehicle lights areextinguished, the rear fog light isextinguished or the equipmentreturns to the front lights position (ifthey are fitted).

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    ELECTRIC HEADLIGHT BEAM ADJUSTMENT

    The tumblewheel 1 allows theheight of the beams to be adjusted inrelation to the load.

    Turn the tumblewheel 1 down tolower the headlights and up to raisethem.

    Tumblewheel adjustment positions 1

    VersionsHatchback/Estate(except utility

    versions)

    Hatchback/Estate(utility versions) Saloon

    0 0 0

    0 0 0

    2 1

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    DEMISTING/DE-ICING

    De-icing the rear screenWith the engine running,press button 2. (The indicator lightilluminates on the instrumentpanel.)

    This function demists the rearscreen and the electric rear viewmirrors (if these are fitted to thevehicle).

    There are two ways of switching itoff:- It switches itself off automaticallyafter operating for 15 minutes.

    - By pressing button 2 again. (Theindicator light extinguishes.)

    Electric windscreende-icingWith the engine running, pressbutton 3. (indicator lightilluminates on the instrumentpanel.)

    There are two ways of switching itoff:- It switches itself off automaticallyafter operating for 6 minutes.

    - By pressing button 3 again. (Theindicator light extinguishes.)

    Demisting the windscreenMove control 1:

    Set it at position

    Close the dashboard air outlets forgreater efficiency.This directs the entire flow of air tothe demisting outlets for thewindscreen and front sidewindows.

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    WINDSCREEN WIPER/WASHER

    Windscreen wiperWith the ignition on, turnhandle 1

    A Off

    B Intermittent wipingThe wipers will pause forseveral seconds betweensweeps. The sweep intervalmay be varied by turning thecentral ring on the stalkswitch 1

    C Normal wiping speed

    D Fast wiping speed

    Vehicles with automaticselection of wiping speedIf a wiping speed is selected whendriving, the wiping speed isreduced to a lower speed when thevehicle stops: from fast wiping speed the speed

    will change to normal wipingspeed;

    from normal wiping speed thespeed will change to intermittentwiping.

    As soon as the vehicle moves off,wiping will return to the speedoriginally selected.

    When the vehicle is stationary,pressing stalk 1 overrides andcancels automatic operation.

    Note:If for any reason the wipers cannotmove (e.g. stuck to windscreen byice), the system will automaticallycut off the power supply to thewipers.

    Windscreen washer,headlight washersWith the ignition on, pull the stalk 1towards you.

    Pressing briefly triggers one sweepcycle of the wiper, while pressingfor longer triggers three cycles.

    Headlights offThe windscreen washer will beactivated.

    Headights onThe headlight washers will alsobe activated.

    In frosty weather, make sure thewiper blades are not stuck by ice(risk of motors overheating).

    Keep an eye on the condition of theblades. Change the wiper blades assoon as they become less efficient(approximately once a year).

    If you switch off the ignition beforeswitching off the windscreen wiper(position A) the blades will stop atrandom on the windscreen.

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    REAR SCREEN WASH/WIPE

    Rear screen wiper withtimerWith the ignition on, move the endof stalk 1 to align with mark 2opposite the symbol.

    Rear screen wash/wipeWith the ignition on, movethe end of stalk 1 to align with mark2 opposite the symbol.When the stalk is released it returnsto the rear wiper position.

    Special noteThe rear screen is wiped once ifreverse gear is selected when thewindscreen wipers are in operation.

    In frosty weather, make sure thewiper blades are not stuck by ice(risk of motors overheating).

    Change the wiper blades as soon asthey become less efficient(approximately every year).

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    FUEL TANK

    Useful capacity of fuel tank:Approx. 13.2 gallons (60 litres).There is a cap holder 1 on the fillerflap for holding the cap when fillingthe tank.

    Fuel filler cap: it is of aspecial type. If you have tochange it, make sure thenew cap is of the same type.

    Consult your Renault Dealer.Never handle the cap near a sourceof heat or a flame.

    System for cutting off fuel supplyin the event of a severe impactRefer to section 5 for informationon the system which cuts off thefuel supply in the event of a severeimpact.

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    FUEL TANK (continued)Fuel gradePetrol versionUse the fuel which corresponds tothe grade defined by the standardsof the country you are in.

    Refer to Engine specifications.

    Diesel versionUse diesel engine fuel (DERV) only.Make sure that no water enters thefuel tank accidentally during filling.The fuel filler cap and neck must beclean and dust-free. The diesel fuelmust be high quality.

    Special points relating to the 1.9litre dCi versionUse diesel engine fuel (DERV) only.Make sure that no water enters thefuel tank accidentally during filling.The fuel filler cap and neck must beclean and dust-free. The diesel fuelmust be of high quality.

    Rapeseed oil must notbe used under anycircumstances. Also, donot mix even small

    amounts of petrol with diesel.

    Running out of fuelVehicles are fitted with a cut-offdevice 1 under the bonnet:- Put some diesel in the tank (aminimum of 5 litres).

    - Close the cut-off device 1.- Start up the engine.- It is essential to open the cut-offdevice again 1 (boss B oppositemark A).

    - Close the bonnet.- Fill up with fuel as soon aspossible.

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    FUEL TANK (continued)Filling with fuelPetrol versionsOnly use unleaded fuel.Using leaded petrol will damage theanti-pollution system and may leadto a loss of warranty.

    To ensure that the fuel tank is notfilled with leaded petrol, the fueltank filler neck contains a restrictorfitted with a valve which onlyallows the nozzle for unleadedpetrol to be used (at the petrolpump).- Insert the nozzle as far as it will goso as to open the valve.

    - Start to fill the tank with fuel andkeep the nozzle in this positionthroughout the entire fillingoperation.

    Filling with fuel (continued)Petrol and diesel versionsA maximum of two fillingoperations may be made after thefuel feed has switched offautomatically for the first time. Thefuel tank is designed to allow roomfor expansion and this must beretained.

    Any operation on, ormodification to, the fuelsupply system (computers,wiring, fuel circuit,

    injector, protective covers...) isstrictly forbidden (except forqualified staff from the Renaultnetwork) due to the safety risks itmay entail.

    Persistent fuel odourYour vehicle has a pressurised fuelsupply circuit. If a persistent fuelodour appears you should:stop the vehicle if traffic conditionsallow and switch off the ignition;

    switch on the hazard warninglights and ask your passengers toleave the vehicle and stay clear ofthe traffic;

    not operate on or restart the vehiclebefore it has been inspected byqualified staff from the Renaultnetwork.

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    Section 2: Driving(Advice on use relating to fuel economy and the environment)

    Running in / Ignition switch ........................................................................................................................... 2.02Starting the engine / Stopping the engine ..................................................................................................... 2.03Special features of petrol versions .................................................................................................................. 2.04Special features of diesel versions .................................................................................................................. 2.05Gear lever/Handbrake/Power assisted steering .............................................................................................. 2.06Advice on anti-pollution and how to economise on fuel ................................................................ 2.07 2.09Environment ...................................................................................................................................................... 2.10Tyre pressure monitoring system ....................................................................................................... 2.11 2.14Anti-lock brake system: ABS ................................................................................................................ 2.15 - 2.16Emergency brake assistance ............................................................................................................................. 2.17Electronic Stability Program: E.S.P. ...................................................................................................... 2.18 - 2.19Traction control system ......................................................................................................................... 2.20 - 2.21Using the automatic gearbox .............................................................................................................. 2.22 2.24

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    RUNNING IN IGNITION SWITCHO Petrol versionFor the first 625 miles (1000 km) donot exceed 70 mph (130 km/h)in the highest gear or 3000 to3500 rpm.

    On completion of 625 miles(1000 km) you may use your carnormally. However, it is only after1500 miles (3000 km) have beencovered that you may reasonablyexpect full performance.

    Service intervals: Refer to yourservicing booklet for details aboutservice intervals.

    O Diesel versionFor the first 750 miles (1500 km),do not exceed 2500 rpm. Oncompletion of this mileage you maydrive faster, however, the car willonly provide top performanceafter approximately 4000 miles(6000 km).

    During the running in period, donot accelerate hard while the engineis still cold and do not let the enginerev in the lower gears.

    Service intervals: Refer to yourservicing booklet for details aboutservice intervals.

    Stop position (St) and anti-theftlock appliedTo lock: remove the key and turnsteering wheel slightly until thelatch engages in the steeringcolumn.

    To unlock: turn key and steeringwheel slightly.

    Auxiliaries position AThe ignition is switched off. Anyauxiliaries fitted will still have acurrent supply (example: radio).

    Ignition on position MThe ignition is switched on: Petrol version: The enginemay be

    started.

    Diesel version: Heater plugs areon.

    Start position DIf the engine fails to start at the firstattempt, the key must be turnedback before the starter can beactivated again. Release the key assoon as the engine starts.

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    STARTING/STOPPING THE ENGINEStarting the engineIn the case of an automatic gearboxRefer to the information onautomatic gearboxes in section 2.

    Special feature on vehiclesequipped with an engineimmobiliser systemIn very cold conditions(temperatures below 20C): so thatit is easier to start the engine, switchon the ignition for several secondsbefore starting the engine.

    Make sure the engine immobiliser isnot activated (see section 1 on theengine immobiliser).

    Petrol injectionEngine hot or coldTurn the key to the start positionwithout accelerating.

    Release the key as soon as theengine starts.

    Diesel injectionCold or warm engineTurn the ignition key to the onposition M and hold it in thisposition until the engine preheatingwarning light goes out.

    Turn the key to the starter positionDwithout accelerating.

    Release the key as soon as theengine starts.

    Hot engineTurn the key immediately to theStarter position. In the event thatthe engine does not start at the firstattempt, repeat the operation usingthe preheating.

    Let the engine run in neutralwithout overrevving for severalseconds.

    Stopping the engineWith the engine idling, turn the keyback to the Stop position.

    If there is a child (or animal) in the vehicle, never leave it unattended with the key in the ignition.With the key in the ignition he or she could start up the engine or operate electrical equipment such as theelectric windows and there is a risk that the childmay be injured (by trapping his or her neck, arm, hand, etc.).Risk of serious injury.

    Never switch off the ignition before the vehicle has stopped completely. Once the engine has stopped, the powersteering, brake servo and the passive safety devices such as airbags and pretensioners will no longer operate.When the key has been removed the steering will lock.

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    SPECIAL POINTS RELATING TO PETROL VERSIONSThe following operating conditionsmay cause the catalytic converter tooverheat and thus reduce itsefficiency or even destroy it andcause heat damage to the vehicle:

    Driving for a long time with thelow fuel level warning lightilluminated;

    Faulty ignition, running out offuel or spark plug disconnectedoccurring as engine misfiring andsnatches when driving;

    Using leaded petrol;

    Using lubrication additives orfuel which is not approved byRenault;

    Loss of power;

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