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the driver'shandbook

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RENAULTrecommends

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

ENGINE

MANUAL GEARBOX

AUTOMATIC GEARBOX

POWER STEERING

BRAKE FLUID

ELF ELITE Premier Plus 5W30Fuel economy and protecting the environment.

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

ELF ULTIMATE 5W40

ELF ELITE Premier Plus 10W40

ELF ELITE Prestige 15W40

TRANSELF TRJ 75W80

RENAULTMATIC D3 SYN

RENAULTMATIC D2

FRELUB 650

Universal use

Standard use

Flexible driving

All types

All types

All types

All types

ACEA : A3/B3/B4

ACEA : A3/B3

ACEA : A2/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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Welcome to your new RENAULT

This driver’s handbook contains the information necessary:• to enable you to get to know your Renault, to use it to the best advantage and to benefit from all the latest technicaldevelopments which are incorporated in it;

• to ensure that it is always running well by following the simple - but strict - advice concerning regular maintenance;

• to enable you to deal quickly with minor incidents not requiring specialist attention.

The few minutes you spend reading this handbook will be amply rewarded by the information which it provides and thetechnical innovations it will bring to your attention. If certain points are still unclear, the technicians in our Network willbe only too pleased to provide you with any additional information you require.

The following symbols will help you when reading this handbook:

To emphasise a risk or danger or draw your attention to safety information.

The description of the models given in this handbook is based on the technical specifications at the time of writing. Thishandbook covers all items of equipment (both standard and optional) available for these models but whether or notthese are fitted to the vehicle depends on the version, options selected and the country where the vehicle is sold.

Also, this handbook may contain information about items of equipment to be introduced later in the year.

Enjoy driving your new Renault.

Copying or translation, in part or in full, is forbidden unless prior written permission has been obtained from Renault, 92100 Billancourt 2000.

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Brief overview

• Opening and closing the hood ........................................................... p. 3.02 3.14

• Tyre inflation pressures ..................................................................................... p. 0.04

• Adjusting the seats and driving positions ......................................... p. 1.09 1.13

• Child safety ............................................................................................ p. 1.21 1.27

• Instrument panel lights ........................................................................ p. 1.32 1.44

• Horn and lights ..................................................................................... p. 1.47 1.50

• Demisting/de-icing ............................................................................................. p. 1.51

• Running in, driving .............................................................................. p. 2.02 2.21

• Heating/air conditioning ...................................................................... p. 3.15 3.23

• Opening the bonnet ............................................................................... p. 4.02 - 4.03

• Levels (engine oil, windscreen washer, etc.) ..................................... p. 4.04 4.12

• Emergency spare wheel ........................................................................ p. 5.02 5.05

• Practical advice (changing bulbs, fuses, repairs,operating incidents) .............................................................................. p. 5.02 5.35

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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 ....................................................................................

Opening and closing the hood: pages 3.02 to 3.14

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Tyre inflation pressures when cold (in bar)

Versions 1.4 l 16V 1.6 l 16V2.0 l 2.0 l IDE

Type(see vehicle identification plate)

EA10 - EAODEA1H - EAOW

EA11 - EA1YEAO4 - EAOB

EAOJ

EAOPEAO3

Normal use• Front 2.1 2.2 2.2• Rear 2.0 2.0 2.1

Fully laden (1)• Front 2.3 2.4 2.4• Rear 2.2 2.2 2.3

Emergency spare wheel 2.3 2.4 2.4

Tyredimensions

175/65 R 14 T - 185/55 R 15 H -185/60 R 15 H195/50 R 16 V

Wheel sizes 5.5 J 14 - 6.0 J 15 - 6.5 J 16

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 useof chains.

(1) Special note concerning vehicles used at full load (maximum permissible all-up weight and weight towed) and towinga trailerThe maximum speed must be limited to 60 mph (100 km/h) and the tyre inflation 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 - Plip remote control unit .......................................................................................................... 1.02 1.04Doors ..................................................................................................................................................... 1.02 1.06Engine immobiliser system ................................................................................................................... 1.07 - 1.08Head restraints - Seats ......................................................................................................................... 1.09 1.11Seat belts/Methods of restraint in addition to the front seat belts ................................................. 1.12 1.20Child safety ........................................................................................................................................... 1.21 1.27Driver’s layout ...................................................................................................................................... 1.28 1.31Instruments ........................................................................................................................................... 1.32 1.42Driving module (on-board computer) ................................................................................................ 1.40 1.42Clock and external temperature ........................................................................................................... 1.43 - 1.44Rear-view mirrors - Steering wheel ..................................................................................................... 1.45 - 1.46Audible and visible signals ............................................................................................................................. 1.47Lighting and external signals .............................................................................................................. 1.48 1.50Headlight beam adjustment ............................................................................................................................. 1.50De-icing - demisting ......................................................................................................................................... 1.51Windscreen wipers - Windscreen washers ..................................................................................................... 1.52Fuel tank (filling with fuel) .................................................................................................................. 1.53 - 1.54

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KEYS / REMOTE CONTROL DOOR LOCKS

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

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 theelectrical equipment such as thewindows and there is a risk that thechild may be seriously injured (bytrapping his or her neck, 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 plip remote control forapproximately one second to lock orunlock the doors. (Light 2 willilluminate.)

- The hazard lights and siderepeaters flash twice to indicatelocking.

Note: If an opening (door or bootlid) is incorrectly closed orremains open or if a rear light hasremained in the “continuouslighting” position (see “interiorlights” paragraph in section 3), thehazard 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.

• If a key is replaced, it will benecessary to take the vehicle toyour Renault Dealer becauseboth the vehicle and all the keysare needed to initialise thesystem.

• 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 arealways 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 theoutsideUse the key to unlock one of thefront door locks 2. (Make sure thatthe key is inserted as far as it will gointo the lock.) Place your handbehind handle 1 and pull it towardsyou.

Opening the doors from insidethe carMove handle 3.

“Lights on” warning buzzer

A warning buzzer will sound whena door is opened if you have left thelights switched on after switchingoff the ignition (to preventdischarge of the battery).

Electric central lockingThis enables all the doors, theluggage compartment and fuel flapto be locked or unlockedsimultaneously.Press the red spot on switch 1 tolock the doors.The door cannot be locked if it isopen.Unlock by pressing on the sideopposite the red spot on switch 1.

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.

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AUTOMATIC LOCKING OF DOORS, ETC. WHEN DRIVING

You 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 of 4mph (6 km/h) is attained.

Unlocking occurs automatically:- if a front door is opened.- by pressing the door unlocking

button 1.

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

Any work ormodification to theengine immobiliser(computer, wiring, etc.)

may be dangerous. It must becarried 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,tell-tale light 1 illuminates steadilyfor 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, tell-talelight 1 flashes continuously and theengine cannot be started.

Tell-tale light relating to theengine immobiliser• Vehicle protection tell-tale light

A few seconds after the ignitionhas been switched off, tell-talelight 1 will flash continuously.

The vehicle will not be protecteduntil the key has been taken out ofthe ignition.

• Tell-tale light to indicate theengine immobiliser is operatingWhen the ignition has beenswitched on, tell-tale 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 tell-tale light 1continues to flash or remainsilluminated steadily, thisindicates that the system is notoperating correctly.

If tell-tale light 2 flashes during ajourney 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 raise or lower the head restraintPull the head restraint towards youand slide it up or down at the sametime.

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 is in placeand in the correct

position. The distance betweenyour head and the head restraintshould be as small as possible.The top of the head should be inline with the top of the headrestraint.

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FRONT SEATS

To move forwards or backwards:Lift lever 2 to unlock the seat.Release the lever in the requiredposition and ensure that the seatis locked in place.

To raise or lower the driver'sseat:Move lever 1.

To incline the seatback:Move lever 4 and tilt the seatbackuntil it is in the required position.

To adjust the lumbar support of thedriver’s seatTurn tumblewheel 3.

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

So that the effectiveness ofthe seat belts is notreduced, we would adviseyou not to recline the

seatbacks excessively.

Make sure the seatback is locked inplace correctly.

No objects should be placed on thefloor (area in front of driver) assuch objects may slide under thepedal during braking manoeuvres,thus obstructing its use.

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FRONT SEATS (continued)

Access to the rear seatsLift handle 5 and tilt the seatbackforwards.

To return the seat to its initialposition, move the seatback into anupright position until it locks inplace.

Adjust the seat and make sure it isproperly locked in position.

Heated seatsWith the ignition on, press switch 6.An indicator light will illuminateon the instrument panel.

If the tell-tale light is illuminated,the system is not necessarilyactivated. The system has athermostat and only operateswhen the passenger compartmenttemperature is less than 12°C (witha tolerance of plus or minus 4°C).

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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 driving

position is correct.- Then adjust your seat belt to

provide 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)

To fastenUnwind the belt slowly andsmoothly and ensure the buckle 3locks into the catch 5 (check it islocked by pulling on the buckle 3).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 so

that just over an inch (3 cm)unwinds.

- Then allow the belt to rewindautomatically.

- Unwind it again.- If the problem persists, consult

your Renault Dealer.

To releasePress button 4 on the catch 5 and theseat belt will be returned by theinertia reel.

Hold the buckle to help theoperation.

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SEAT BELTSThe following information applies to both the vehicle’s 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 SEAT BELTSThese are:

Front seat belt pretensioners

Force limiter

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 belt

only;- the pretensioner is triggered to

rectify belt position and play;- if the air bag and force limiter are

triggered, they provide additionalprotection in the event of the mostsevere impact.

Side air bagsare provided to activate in theevent of a severe side impact.

Front seat belt pretensionersThis system is only operationalwhen the ignition is switched on.

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

• Have the entire restraintsystem checked followingan accident.

• No work whatsoever may beperformed on the pretensionersystem (computer, wiring, etc.).

• To avoid incorrect triggering ofthe system which may causeinjury, only qualified RenaultNetwork personnel may work onthe pretensioner system.

• Testing of the electric triggersystem may only be carriedout by a specially trainedtechnician using specialequipment.

• When scrapping your vehicle,contact your Renault Dealer fordisposal of the gas generator.

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

Force limiterAbove a certain severity ofimpact, this mechanism is usedto limit the force of the beltagainst the body so that it is at anacceptable level.

Warning relating to theservice life of air bagsand pretensioners

The pyrotechnic systemsin air bags and pretensionershave a limited service life. Theymust be replaces after 10 yearsand after operation. This mustonly be carried out by a Renaultdealer.

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

Air bagsfor driver and front passengerAn air bag may be provided for boththe driver and the front passenger.

“Air bag” inscriptions on thesteering wheel and dashboardtogether with a label on thepassenger's side sun visor indicatethat the vehicle is equipped with airbags.

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

Air bag for driver and frontpassenger (continued)Each air bag system consists of:- An air bag and gas generator fitted

on the steering wheel for thedriver and in the dashboard for thefront passenger.

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

- One single tell-tale light 1 on theinstrument panel.

OperationThe system is only operational afterthe ignition has been turned on(ignition key in position M “ignitionon”).

If a severe frontal impact occurs, theair bag(s) inflate(s) in approximately30 millisecond(s), cushioning theimpact of the driver’s head againstthe steering wheel and the frontpassenger’s 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 faultTell-tale light 1 illuminates on theinstrument panel when the ignitionis turned on and then extinguishesafter a few seconds. If it does notilluminate when the ignition isturned on or if it flashes, there is afault 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 SEAT BELTS (continued)All the warnings below are given so that, if the air bag is activated, it is not obstructed in any way and also to prevent therisk of serious injuries caused by items which may be dislodged when the air bag inflates.

The air bag is designed to complement the action of the seat belt. Both the air bags and seat belts are integralparts of the same protection system. It is therefore essential to wear the seat belt at all times. If the seat belt is 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 arealways 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 air bag system for the driver and passenger

(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 SEAT BELTS (continued)

All the warnings below are given sothat, if the air bag is activated, it isnot obstructed in any way and alsoto prevent the risk of seriousinjuries caused by items which maybe dislodged when the air baginflates.

Warnings concerning the driver’s 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 SEAT BELTS (continued)

Side air bagsThis air bag may be fitted to thefront seats and is activated at thesides of the seats (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 specialcovers specifically designed for your vehicle. Consult your RenaultDealer to see if appropriate covers are available 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 and animals between the seatbackand the door. This may prevent the air bag from operating correctly orcause injury if the air bag is deployed.

• No work or modification whatsoever may be carried out 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 at 30mph (50 km/h) a child weighing 30kg (66 lbs) will be transformed intoa missile equivalent to one tonne:you will find it impossible to holdthe child, even if you yourself arewearing 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 to55 lbs)Category 3: from 22 to 36 kg (48 to80 lbs)

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The right choiceThe safety of your children is alsoyour responsibility.

To give your children maximumprotection, we recommend that youuse seats obtained from a RenaultDealer.

If your vehicle is equipped with anIsofix system, it is preferable to usean Isofix seat. (Refer to theinformation in section 1 on theIsofix system of child seats.)

Restraint systems for all categoriesare available. These systems havebeen developed in consultationwith the manufacturers and havebeen tested in Renault vehicles.

Take the advice of your RenaultDealer and ask him to help you toinstall it.

Category O and O+A child’s 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, achild’s pelvis is not fully developed.Restraints using three-point beltsare not adequate and there is arisk that 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.

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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 thebelt will be worn flat over thechild’s 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 vehicle’s headrestraint will have to be adjusted tosuit the child’s stature; the upperedge of the head restraint must be atthe same height as the top of thechild’s head and should never belower than in line with the child’seyes.

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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

• No modifications may be made to the component parts of the restraint system (belts and seats and theirmountings) 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 child’s 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 child’s 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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Integrated seat mountingsystem for children - IsofixThis is a new procedure forinstalling a child seat. It can be usedon the two rear side seat positions.

It consists of the followingcomponents:• Two anchoring rings per seat

located between the seat and 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 fitted“conventionally” in other vehicles(without catches) using athree-point seat belt.

• Make sure that thereis nothing obstructing theseat mounting mechanismat the anchorage points

(gravel, rags, toys, etc.).

• Always remember to fasten theseat belt on child seats for alljourneys.

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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 side seat of the vehicle. (Ifthe seat is fitted with installationguides 1, slide each guide aroundthe anchoring ring 2).

• Latch the hooks onto the ringsand make sure the seat is lockedin place 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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DRIVER’S LAYOUT, LEFT-HAND DRIVE

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DRIVER’S 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 control

6 • Stalk for windscreen and rearscreen wash/wipe

• Computer informationreadout control

7 Centre air vents

8 Clock, radio, temperature,navigation system, tyrepressure monitoring systemdisplay or storagecompartment, depending onvehicle

9 Warning lights for:• Driver's seat belt not fastened• Door(s) and boot lid open

10 Switches for:• Hazard warning lights• Electric 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 screende-icing

16 Air conditioning controls

17 Gear lever

18 Handbrake

19 Bonnet release

20 Ashtray and cigarette lighter

21 Radio location

22 Ignition switch

23 Horn

24 Steering wheel height adjuster

25 Fuse box

26 Bonnet release

27 Controls for:• Electric headlight beam

adjustment• Storage and retainer for small

cards• Instrument panel lighting

dimmer• Rear electric window winder

locking• Heated seatsor storage compartment

28 Side vent and control foropening/closing

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

1 Demister outlet for left-handside window

2 Storage compartment orposition of passenger air bag

3 Centre air vents

4 Clock, radio, temperature,navigation system, tyre pressuremonitoring system displayor storage compartment,depending on vehicle

5 Warning lights for:• Driver's seat belt not fastened• door(s) open

6 Switches for:• Hazard warning lights• Central door locking.

7 Stalk for:• Direction indicators• External lighting• Front fog lights• Rear fog lights

8 Control instruments

9 Driver's air bag location

10 Radio satellite

11 • Windscreen wash/wipe stalk• Computer information

readout control

12 Demister outlet for sidewindow

13 Side vent and control foropening/closing

14 Controls for:• Electric headlight beam

adjustment• Storage and retainer for small

cards• Instrument panel lighting

dimmer• Rear electric window winder

locking• Heated seatsor storage compartment

15 Control for bonnet release

16 Fuse box

17 Ignition switch

18 Horn

19 Steering wheel height adjuster

20 Controls for rear screende-icing

21 Air conditioning controls

22 Gear lever

23 Handbrake

24 Bonnet release

25 Ashtray and cigarette lighter

26 Radio location

27 Glove box

28 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 Not used

Not used

Air bag warning lightThis comes on whenthe ignition is switched

on and goes out after a fewseconds.If it does not light up when theignition is switched on or if itflashes, it indicates a fault inthe system. Consult yourRenault Dealer as soon aspossible.

Rear fog light tell-tale

Front fog light tell-tale

Rear screen demistingtell-tale

2 Rev counter (scale ×100)• Up to 3000 rpm, engine

speed not to be exceeded inthe intermediate gears foreconomical driving.

• Red shaded area, enginespeed prohibited

3 Fuel gauge

4 Coolant temperature indicatorIn normal use, the needleshould be below zone 4a.Under severe conditions, theneedle may enter this area butthis is not serious unless the

warning lightcomes on.

5 Speedometer (km or miles perhour).

6 Not used

Low headlight wash/wipe fluid levelwarning light

Top up as soon as possible.

Not used

Headlight main beamwarning light

Headlight dipped beamwarning 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• Engine oil level indicator

The vehicle must be parkedon level ground and theengine should have beenswitched off for some timebeforehand to obtain anaccurate reading.For approximately 30 secondsafter the ignition has beenswitched on:- if the level is correct, the

display will show “oil OK”

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

The squares which appearon the display indicate thelevel. The number ofsquares displayed isreduced as the oil leveldrops and they are replacedby a dash.

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

- When the level is at aminimum, the dashes andthe word “ oil” flash, “ OK” isno longer displayed and theSERV warning willilluminate.

It is vital to top up the oil assoon as possible.

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

8 Multifunction keyPress repeatedly on the key toselect information on thedisplay, or to reset the on-boardcomputer trip mileagecounter(s).

STOP lightIt goes out as soon asthe engine starts.

This lights up together withone of the warning lights:

Engine immobilisersystem indicator lightThis light has several

functions.Refer to the informationon the 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:

Tell-tale 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.

Tell-tale light forright-hand directionindicators

9 Warning light forserious injectionincident/

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 temperaturewarning lightIf 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 Electronic faultwarning lightIf it illuminates whenyou are driving, there isan electrical or

electronic fault. Consult yourRenault Dealer as soon aspossible.

Oil pressure warninglightIt should extinguish as

soon as the engine starts; if itilluminates when you aredriving, stop at once, switch offthe ignition and check the oillevel. If this is normal, call forthe assistance of a RenaultDealer.

Battery chargingwarning lightIt should extinguish as

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

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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 and country.

9 Not used.

Handbrake “on” andbrake circuit faultwarning light

This lights up when thehandbrake is applied and thengoes out again.If it lights up under braking atthe same time as STOP warninglight comes on, it indicates thatthe fluid level is low in one ofthe circuits. Press the button.

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

11 Warning light formonitoring exhaust gasFor vehicles equipped

with this option, the lightcomes on when the ignitionis switched on and goes outwithin 3 seconds.

• If it remains lit, consult yourRenault Dealer as soon aspossible.

• 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-lock brakewarning lightThis lights up when

the ignition is switched on andgoes out within 3 seconds. If itlights up when you are driving,it indicates an incident in theanti-lock braking system.Braking will then occurnormally, without the anti-locksystem.Consult your Renault Dealer assoon as possible.

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1 Display

2 Start key and reset button on thetrip mileage countersFor example, to reset the tripmileage, the display must be set to“trip mileage”.

Automatic resettingThe trip mileage recorders will breset automatically when themaximum capacity of any of thememories is exceeded.

3 Display selection keyKeep pressing key 3 briefly toshow the following informationin sequence:a) total mileage recorder,b) trip mileage recorder,c) fuel consumed,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 operating

temperature (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 ofdisplay selection bypressing button 3:

Interpreting the display

a) Total mileage recorder.

b) Trip mileage recorder.

c) Fuel consumed (in litres) since the last reset.

d) Average consumption (in mpg or l/100 km) since the last time the resetbutton was pressed.The value is displayed after driving 400 metres and takes into considerationthe distance travelled and the fuel used since the last time the reset buttonwas pressed.

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ON-BOARD COMPUTER (continued)

Examples of thedisplay by pressingbutton 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 the remaining fuel (in miles or km)This range takes into consideration the average fuel consumption since thelast time the reset button was pressed.The value is displayed after driving 400 metres.

g) Distance travelled (in miles or km) since the last time the reset button waspressed.

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

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ClockThe time and/or externaltemperature and/or other functionsare displayed when the ignition isswitched on.

Setting the clockPress the key:H for hoursM for minutes

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If the electrical supply is cut(battery disconnected, feed wirebroken, etc.), the clock must bereset.

We advise that these settings arenot made when driving.

External temperatureindicatorThis information mustnever be used as a detector

for ice. In effect, ice formation isrelated to exposure, localhygrometry and temperature. Theexternal temperature alone is notsufficient to detect ice.

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

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

rear view mirror- Position E to adjust the right-hand

rear 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 driver’s 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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Interior rear view mirrorThis is adjustable. When driving atnight, to avoid being blinded by theheadlights of the vehicle behind,lower the small lever 1 locatedbehind the rear view mirror.

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

AdjustmentLift lever 2 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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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.

When driving on a motorway, thesteering wheel is not usually turnedsufficiently to return the stalkto 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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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 tell-tale 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 tell-tale light isilluminated on the instrumentpanel.

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

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

“Lights on” warning buzzerA warning buzzer will sound whenthe driver’s door is opened and thelights are 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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Front fog lightsMove the central ring 4 ofstalk 1 to align with mark 5 oppositethe symbol.

Operation of the front fog lightsdepends on the external lightingselected and a tell-tale 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 tell-tale 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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ELECTRICAL ADJUSTMENT OF HEADLIGHT BEAM HEIGHT

Button A allows the height of thebeams to be adjusted in relation tothe load.

Turn button A downwards to lowerthe headlights and upwards to raisethem.

Adjustment positions of button A

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DEMISTING/DE-ICING

De-icing rear screenWith the engine running,press button 1. (The tell-tale 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 automatically

after operating for 15 minutes.- By pressing key 1 again (the

tell-tale light extinguishes).

Demisting the windscreenMove control 2:Set it at position

Close the dashboard air outlets forgreater efficiency.

This directs the entire flow of airto the demisting outlets forthe windscreen and front sidewindows.

Never remove ice with a scraper.

Switch on the rear screen de-icerand wipe with a soft damp clothwhen the ice has melted.

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WINDSCREEN WASH/WIPE

Windscreen wiperWith the ignition on, turnhandle 1

• A Off

• B Intermittent wipingThe wipers will pause for severalseconds between sweeps. Thesweep interval may be varied byturning the central ring on thestalk switch 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 the lower speed whenthe car 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: Ifstalk switch 1 is operated, itoverrides and cancels automaticoperation.

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.

Press briefly to engage one sweep ofthe wiper, press hold to engage threesweeps.

• Car lights offThe windscreen washer will beactivated.

• Car lights onThe headlight washers will beactivated at the same time.

In frosty weather, make sure thewiper blades are not stuck by ice(risk of motor 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 stoprandomly on the windscreen.

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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 gradeUse the fuel which corresponds tothe grade defined by the standardsof the country you are in.

Refer to “Engine specifications”.

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

injector, protective covers...) isstrictly forbidden due to thesafety risks it may entail (exceptfor qualified staff from theRenault network).

Filling with fuelOnly 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 go

so as to open the valve.- Start to fill the tank with fuel and

keep the nozzle in this positionthroughout the entire fillingoperation.

No more than two fillingoperations may be made after thefuel feed has switched offautomatically for the first timebecause there must be sufficientspace in the fuel tank to allow forexpansion.

Persistent fuel odourYour vehicle has a pressurised fuelsupply circuit. If a persistent fuelodour occurs you should:•stop the vehicle if traffic

conditions allow and switch offthe ignition;

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

•do not operate on or restart thevehicle before it has beeninspected by qualified staff fromthe Renault network.

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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 .................................................................................................................. 2.04Gear lever/Handbrake/Power assisted steering .............................................................................................. 2.05Advice on anti-pollution and how to economise on fuel ................................................................ 2.06 2.08Environment ...................................................................................................................................................... 2.09Tyre pressure monitoring system ...................................................................................................... 2.10 2.16Anti-lock braking system: ABS ............................................................................................................ 2.16 - 2.17Emergency brake assistance ............................................................................................................................. 2.18Using the automatic gearbox .............................................................................................................. 2.19 2.21

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RUNNING IN IGNITION SWITCHFor the first 625 miles (1000 km) donot exceed 70 mph (130 km/h) inthe 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.

“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: theengine may be started.

“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 automatictransmissionRefer to the information onautomatic transmissions in section 2.

Special feature on vehicles equippedwith an engine immobiliser systemIn very cold conditions (temperaturesbelow –20°C): so that it is easier tostart the engine, switch on theignition for several seconds beforestarting the engine.

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

Petrol injectionTurn the key to the “start” positionwithout accelerating.

Release the key as soon as theengine starts.

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 operateelectrical equipment such as thewindows and there is a risk that thechild may be seriously injured (bytrapping his or her neck, arm,hand, etc.).Never switch off the ignition beforethe vehicle has stopped completely.Once the engine has stopped, thepower steering, brake servo andpassive safety devices such as airbags and pretensioners will nolonger operate. When the key hasbeen removed, the steering willlock.

Stopping the engineWith the engine at idling, turn the keyback to the “stop” position.

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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 the

low 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;

• The fitting of non-recognisedsecurity systems which have beenintegrated into the fuel injectionsystem for immobilisationpurposes;

• Bump starting the vehicle, asunburnt petrol in the system mayaffect the catalyst if the car doesnot start quickly. However, jumpstarting with jump leads acrossthe battery is permissible.

If you note any of the aboveincidents, have the necessaryrepairs carried out as soon aspossible by your Renault Dealer.

These incidents may be avoided bytaking your vehicle regularly toyour Renault Dealer at the intervalsspecified in your servicing booklet.

Starting problemsTo avoid damaging the catalyticconverter, do not keep trying tostart the engine (using the ignitionkey, or by pushing or pulling thevehicle) without having identifiedand corrected the starting fault.

If the fault cannot be identified, donot persist in attempting to start theengine. Call a Renault Dealer.

Do not park the vehicle orrun the engine in locationswhere combustible substancesor materials such as grass or

leaves can come into contact with ahot exhaust system.

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GEAR LEVER HANDBRAKE POWER STEERING

To select reverse(vehicle stationary)Move the lever to neutral, thenposition the lever in reverse.

Ring 1 has to be lifted up to the gearlever knob to select reverse gear.

The reversing lights will illuminateas soon as reverse gear is selected(ignition on).

To release:Pull the lever up slightly, pressbutton 2 and then lower the lever tothe floor.

The red warning light on theinstrument panel will illuminate ifyou are driving with an incorrectlyreleased handbrake.

To apply:Pull the lever up.

The lever should travel about 10notches to hold the car. Your vehicleis fitted with self-adjusting rearbrake shoes and the handbrakeshould only be adjusted during abrake overhaul.

When the vehicle isstationary, make surethat the handbrake isproperly applied so that

the vehicle does not moveunintentionally.

Make sure the handbrake isproperly released when driving,otherwise overheating mayoccur.

When power assisted steering isfitted, never leave the steeringwheel on full lock when the vehicleis parked as this may damage thepump.

Never switch off theignition when travellingdownhill, and avoiddoing so when driving in

general (power steering andbrake servo will not function).

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ADVICE ON ANTI-POLLUTION AND HOW TO ECONOMISE ON FUEL, DRIVINGRENAULT is actively participatingin the reduction of pollutantexhaust gas emissions and in savingenergy.

By virtue of its design, moderatefuel consumption and initialsettings your Renault conforms tocurrent anti-pollution standards.Technical design, however, cannotachieve all. The fuel consumptionof your car and the level of pollutantexhaust gas emissions are verymuch within your control. Makesure that your vehicle is maintainedcorrectly, use it carefully and watchyour driving style.

MaintenanceIt should be noted that failure torespect anti-pollution standardsmay lead to legal action being takenagainst the vehicle owner. Inaddition, the replacement of parts ofthe engine, fuel supply system andexhaust by parts other than thoseoriginally recommended by themanufacturer may alter yourvehicle such that it no longercomplies with anti-pollutionstandards.

Have your vehicle checked andadjusted by your Renault Dealer inaccordance with the instructions inthe vehicle’s servicing booklet.

Your Renault Dealer has all theequipment necessary for ensuringyour vehicle is maintained in itsoriginal standard.

Always remember that the emissionof pollutant fumes is directly linkedto fuel consumption.

Engine adjustments• Ignition: This does not require

adjustment.

• Spark plugs: Optimumconditions of use, performanceand output demand that thespecifications laid down by ourdesign office be rigorouslyadhered to.

If the spark plugs have to bechanged, use the make, type andgap specified for your vehicle’sengine. Consult your RenaultDealer for this information.

• Idling speed: This does notrequire adjustment.

• Air filter: A choked elementhinders output and must bechanged.

• Injection pump setting: It must beset to the recommended values.

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ADVICE ON ANTI-POLLUTION AND HOW TO ECONOMISE ON FUEL (continued)

Monitoring exhaust gasThe exhaust gas monitoring systemwill detect any malfunctioning ofthe vehicle’s exhaust gasdepollution system.

If this system malfunctions, toxicsubstances may be released into theatmosphere or mechanical damagemay occur.

This warning light on theinstrument panel willindicate if there are any

problems with the system.

It illuminates when the ignition isswitched on and extinguisheswithin 3 seconds.- If it illuminates continuously,

consult your Renault Dealer assoon as possible.

- If it flashes, reduce the enginespeed until the light stopsflashing. Consult your RenaultDealer as soon as possible.

Driving• Drive carefully for the first few

miles until the engine reaches itsnormal operating temperature.

• Speed is expensive.

• “Snappy” driving uses a lot offuel: drive with a “light rightfoot”.

• Take your foot off the acceleratorpedal to slow down rather thanuse the brakes wastefully andjudge the road well in advance.

• Avoid fierce acceleration.

• Do not overrev the engine in theintermediate gears.

Always use the highest ratiopossible without labouring theengine.

On versions with an automatictransmission, it is preferable tokeep your the gear lever in D.

• Do not try to maintain the samespeed up a hill; accelerate nomore than you would on the level.Keep your foot in the sameposition on the accelerator pedal.

• Double declutching andaccelerating before switching offare superfluous actions inmodern cars.

• Bad weather, flooded roadsDo not drive throughfloods if the depth ofwater is above the loweredge of the wheel rims.

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ADVICE ON ANTI-POLLUTION AND HOW TO ECONOMISE ON FUEL (continued)

General hints• Electricity is “fuel”; switch off all

the electrical units which are notreally needed.

However, (with safety always inmind), keep your lights on whenthe visibility is bad (see and beseen).

• Try to use the air vents. Drivingwith the windows open willincrease the use of fuel by 4%.

• For vehicles with airconditioning, the extra fuelconsumed in urban cycle can beas high as 2 litres per 100 km:switch the system off when it isnot needed.

• Never fill the fuel tank right to thebrim as this is wasteful.

• Do not leave an empty roof rack inposition.

• It is better to fit a trailer for bulkyobjects.

• When towing a caravan, fit a winddeflector and adjust it carefully.

• Avoid using the car fordoor-to-door calls (short journeyswith long waits in between)because the engine never reachesits normal operating temperature.Try to group your calls.

Tyres• Inflation pressures which are

too low may increase fuelconsumption.

• The use of non-recommendedtyres may also increase fuelconsumption.

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ENVIRONMENTYour vehicle has been designedwith the aim of caring for theenvironment.

• The majority of versions areequipped with a depollutionsystem including a catalyticconverter, a lambda sensor andan active carbon filter. (Theactive carbon filter preventsvapour from the petrol tank beingreleased into the open air.)

• These vehicles operate withunleaded fuel only.

• The majority of components inyour vehicle can be recycled andyour vehicle already containsrecycled materials.

• 95% of the plastic components inyour vehicle are marked with asymbol which allows theprinciple component material tobe identified. These markingsmean that parts removed can besorted more easily, thusoptimising the recycling of eachof them.

In addition to this, your vehiclemeets the requirements laid downin European legislation relating toenvironmental protection.

Make your contribution towardsprotection of the environment too!Do not dispose of parts replaced inthe course of routine vehiclemaintenance (battery, oil filter, airfilter, etc.) and oil containers (emptyor full of used oil, etc.) withhousehold waste.

Dispose of it through specialistorganisations. In all cases, complywith local legislation.

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TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMThis system continuously monitorsthe tyre pressures.

Tyre pressures should be adjustedwhen the tyres are cold.

If tyre pressures cannot be checkedwhen the tyres are cold, assume anincrease of 0.2 to 0.3 bar.

Never deflate a hot tyre.

This function is anadditional driving aid.However, the functiondoes not take the place of

the driver. It cannot, therefore,under any circumstances replacethe vigilance or theresponsibility of the driver.Check the tyre pressures,including the emergency sparewheel, once a month.

Operating principleEach wheel (except the emergencyspare wheel) has a sensor,implanted in the inflation valvewhich periodically measures thetyre pressure.

The driver is constantly informed ofthe correct tyre pressures andpossible variations on display Aand the instrument panel.

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TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (continued)

Non-interchangeability ofwheels

Each of the sensorsintegrated in the valve 1is devoted to a singlewheel: under no

circumstances should you swapthe wheels.There is a risk of falseinformation leading to seriousconsequences.

To mark the correct position of thewheel, see the colour of the ring 2(after cleaning, if necessary) on eachvalve:- C : yellow ring- D : black ring- E : red ring- F : green ring

Fitting tyres(replacing tyres or fitting wintertyres)As there are special precautions tobe taken when replacing tyres, weadvise you to consult your RenaultDealer.

Reading the tyre pressures onthe instrument panel(if fitted)Once the car's tyre pressures havebeen checked, warning messages onthe instrument panel are updatedonce you exceed 15 mph (25 km/h).

Commercially available pressuregauges will show variances in theirmeasurement of pressure (known astolerance).

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TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (continued)

Spare wheelThe emergency spare wheel doesnot have a sensor and is thus notdetected by the system.

When it is fitted in the place ofanother wheel, the system detects afault.

Replacing wheels / rims...This system requires specialequipment (wheels, hubcaps...).

Consult your Renault Dealer to findout which accessories arecompatible with the system andwhich are available from Renaultaccessory outlets: use of any otheraccessory may impair the operationof the system.

Tyre repair aerosolsAs a result of the special wheels,only products approved byRenault's Technical Departmentmay be used.

DisplayThe display A and the warninglights on the instrument panelinform you of possible faults (flattyre, punctured tyre, system out ofservice...):

On the display A through thefollowing warning lights:

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On the instrument panel throughthe following warning lights:

, and

The following pages show thebreakdown of the illumination ofvarious warning lights.

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TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (continued)

Examples of illumination of warning lights on the instrument panel and display

flashing + lit up + faulty wheel(s) flashing

Meaning: the flashing wheel is slightly flat or over-inflated, check the tyre pressures.

flashing + lit up + faulty wheel(s) flashing

Meaning: the flashing wheel is very flat, stop as soon as possible and check the tyre pressures.

flashing + lit up + lit up + faulty wheel(s) flashing

Meaning: puncture, replace the wheel concerned or call your Renault Dealer.

lit up + faulty wheel(s) not lit up

Meaning: system fault (if, for example, the emergency spare wheel is fitted or winter tyres are fitted...).

lit up

Meaning: driving speed is not suited to the tyre pressures. Slow down or inflate the tyres to the full load pressure (seethe “tyre pressures” table.

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TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (continued)Examples of information which may appear on the display A.

Display A Message interpretation

The tyre pressure is correct.

The flashing wheel is slightly flat or over-inflated, check the tyre pressures.

The flashing wheel is flat or over-inflated, slow down and check the tyre pressures as soon aspossible.

Driving speed is not suited to the tyre pressure. Slow down or inflate the tyres to the full loadpressure (see the “ tyre pressures” table).

System fault (if, for example, the emergency spare wheel is fitted or winter tyres are fitted...).

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TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (continued)Examples of information which may appear on the display A.

Display A Message interpretation

The flashing wheel is very flat, stop as soon as possible to check the tyre pressures or call yourRenault Dealer.

Puncture: replace the wheel concerned or call your Renault Dealer.

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ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS)When braking sharply, the twoessential aims are to reduce thestopping distance and keep yourvehicle under control. However,there is a risk that road holding anddirectional control may be lost andthe wheels may lock when braking,depending on the nature of theground, weather conditions andyour reactions. The anti-lockbraking system (ABS) has beendesigned to combat this danger.

The safety enhancement is that thebrake control system prevents thewheels from locking, even if thebrakes are applied too sharply, andallows the vehicle to be steered andthus its direction to be controlled.Under these circumstances it isquite possible for the driver to steerthe vehicle and to avoid an obstaclewhilst at the same time applying thebrakes.

Also, this system allows you tooptimise stopping distances whenthe adhesion of one or more wheelsbecomes hazardous (wet roads,slippery or varying road surfaces).

Although this system allows you tomake maximum use of stoppingdistances, even with the ABS youstill have to take account of theactual condition of the road surface.It is still essential to follow the rulesof good driving practice (such asdriving at a safe distance to thevehicle in front). The fact that thevehicle’s safety has been increasedshould not encourage you to takerisks.

When the system has beenactivated, you will feel a certaindegree of pulsation at the brakepedal. These tangible signs willwarn you that the adhesion betweenthe tyres and the ground hasreached its limit and enable you toadapt your driving style to suit theroad conditions.

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ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) (continued)

If the ABS system is faulty, twopossible situations may occur:

1 - The orange warning

light illuminated on theinstrument panel.The braking system thenoperates in the same way as avehicle not equipped with anABS system. Contact yourRenault Dealer as a matter ofurgency.

2 - The orange

warning light andthe red brake circuit

incident warning light

illuminated on the instrumentpanel.

This indicates that both thebraking system and the ABSsystem are faulty. Your vehiclebrakes may still partiallyoperate. However, it isdangerous to brake suddenlyand it is essential to stopimmediately, as soon as trafficconditions allow. Contact yourRenault Dealer as a matter ofurgency.

The braking modulation providedby the anti-lock braking system isindependent of the effort applied tothe brake pedal. In an emergency,apply continuous pressure to thebrake pedal - there is no need topump it repeatedly.

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EMERGENCY BRAKING ASSISTANCEThis is a system in addition to ABSwhich helps reduce the vehiclestopping distances.

Operating principleUsing a sensor measuring the speedof depressing the brake pedal, thesystem allows an emergencybraking situation to be detected. Inthis case, braking assistanceinstantly reaches its maximumpower and allows ABS regulation tobe reached as quickly as possible.

ABS braking is maintained as longas the brake pedal is not released.

Illumination of hazard warninglightsThese may illuminate in the eventof rapid deceleration.

This function is anadditional aid in the eventof critical drivingconditions to allow the

behaviour of the vehicle to beadapted to the driving conditions.

However, the function does nottake the place of the driver. It doesnot increase the vehicle'slimitations and should notencourage you to drive morequickly.

It can thus, under no circumstancesreplace the vigilance orresponsibility of the driver whenmanoeuvring the vehicle (thedriver must always be aware ofsudden incidents which may occurwhen driving).

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PROACTIVE AUTOMATIC GEARBOX

Selector lever 1The position of selector lever 1 isindicated on the display F on theinstrument panel.

P: ParkR: ReverseN: NeutralD: Drive in automatic

(Gears authorised: 1, 2, 3 and 4)2: 2nd gear hold (gears authorised:

1, 2)1: 1st gear hold

Position D3 or 3rd gear hold(Gears authorised: 1, 2, 3)With the selector lever in positionD, press button B. A tell-tale light Iwill illuminate on the instrumentpanel. Press button B again todeselect this position. (The tell-talelight will extinguish.)

Note: When the tell-tale light isilluminated, the system willprevent 4th gear being selected.

For safety reasons, certain positionsmay not be selected until themechanism is unlocked: pressbutton A.

Only engage D or R when thevehicle is stationary, with your footon the brake and the acceleratorpedal released.

DrivingWith the gear lever in position P orN, switch on the ignition.

With your foot on the brake pedal,move the lever from position P or N.

For safety reasons, to move out of Pposition it is essential to apply thefootbrake before pressing theunlocking button A.

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PROACTIVE AUTOMATIC GEARBOX (continued)

Moving off forwardsSelect position D. In the majority oftraffic conditions, you will not haveto touch your gear selector leveragain: gear changing will take placeautomatically at the right time andat the most suitable engine speedbecause the automatic system takesinto account the vehicle load androad contour and adjusts itself tothe particular driving style you havechosen.

Accelerating and overtakingFully depress the accelerator pedal(or even take your foot off theaccelerator and press it again as faras it will go).

The speed of depressing the pedalwill activate the “kickdown”switch to obtain maximumperformance.

Special circumstances• Snow position: If you are starting

off on ground where you arelikely to skid (snow, mud, etc.),press switch C. Tell-tale light Gon the instrument panel willilluminate.

When you have started moving,deselect this position by pressingswitch C again. The tell-tale lightwill extinguish.

• In hilly or mountainous country:If you cannot remain in 4th gearbecause of the road surface andthe number of bends, we wouldadvise you to move the selector tothe D3 position (by pressingbutton B when the selector leveris in D position) or even 2 (2ndgear hold), which will preventgear changing to speeds higherthan the one selected. Likewise, ifposition 1 is selected, the vehiclewill remain in 1st gear and goodengine braking is retained.

If you are travelling downhill for along way, we would advise you toplace the lever in D3 or 2 hold(even 1 hold) to obtain the mostefficient engine braking and torelieve the brakes.

• In cold weather, start the engineand wait a few seconds beforemoving the selector lever fromposition P or N and engaging it inD or R to prevent the enginestalling.

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PROACTIVE AUTOMATIC GEARBOX (continued)

How to drive as economically aspossibleLeave the selector in position D(drive) on the open road. Press theaccelerator pedal lightly to ensuregear changes at comparatively lowengine speeds.

Do not use positions D3, 2, 1 or thewinter position for normal drivingconditions.

Stopping the vehicleWhen the vehicle is stationary,keeping your foot on the brakepedal, move the lever to position P(park): the gearbox is in neutral andthe drive wheels are mechanicallylocked by the transmission.

Apply the handbrake.

Operating incidents• If the lever becomes jammed in P

position, even though you arepressing down the brake pedal,the lever can be releasedmanually.

To do this, unclip cover J.

Press on both the raised part Kand the unlocking button A at thesame time to move the lever fromposition P.

• If this tell-tale lightilluminates when driving,it indicates a fault.

Consult your Renault Dealer assoon as possible.

• If a vehicle with an automaticgearbox breaks down, see theinformation on towing in section5 for further instructions.

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Section 3: Your comfort

Manually operated hood ................................................................................................................ 3.02 3.08Opening .......................................................................................................... 3.03 3.05Closing ............................................................................................................ 3.06 3.08

Electrically operated hood ............................................................................................................. 3.09 3.14Opening ......................................................................................................... 3.10 - 3.11Closing ........................................................................................................... 3.12 - 3.13

Air vents ................................................................................................................................................. 3.15 - 3.16Heating and ventilation ....................................................................................................................... 3.15 3.23Window risers ........................................................................................................................................ 3.24 - 3.25Interior lighting ................................................................................................................................................. 3.26Ashtrays - Cigarette lighter .............................................................................................................................. 3.27Sun visor/Windscreen ...................................................................................................................................... 3.27Glove box - Storage compartments ................................................................................................................. 3.28Roadbox ................................................................................................................................................ 3.29 3.33Luggage compartment ...................................................................................................................................... 3.34Ski flap .............................................................................................................................................................. 3.35

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MANUALLY OPERATED HOOD: CONDITIONS OF USE / OPENINGConditions of useThe hood has been designed so thatit can be operated as quickly andeasily as possible.

Its multi-layer constructionprovides insulation and protectionfrom the wind and rain duringnormal usage.

Please see the information onbodywork and trim maintenance insection 4 for information on how tocare for the hood.• If your vehicle is to be parked for

a long period, it is advisable toprotect the hood with a cover toprevent the fabric becomingstained or discoloured (owing tolong exposure to the sun).

• Do not leave the hood open forlonger than a week at a time inorder to prevent any differencesin colour occurring where thehood has been folded and to avoidmarking the rear screen.

• If it is frosty (or icy), free the top ofthe hood but never the rearscreen: switch on the rear screendemister until the frost hasmelted, then wipe with a softdamp cloth.

As a safety measure:• The vehicle must be

stationary when thehood is opened andclosed.

• You must not drive with thehood compartment coveropen.

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MANUALLY OPERATED HOOD: OPENINGBefore opening the hood• Ensure that it is clean, as dust

particles may damage the outsideof the hood and the rear screen.

• Ensure that the hood iscompletely dry, otherwise thecompression to which it issubjected when folded couldcause marks and even spots ofmould in the long term.

• Make sure there is nothing in thecompartment where the hood isto be stored.

Opening operations A to Fdescribed below must beperformed in the order given toprevent damage being caused tothe bodywork.

A - Switch on the ignitionApply the handbrake 2.

B - Lower handle 3 and then turn ita quarter of a turn. Lift thehood by up to 14 inches (35centimetres) using handle 3.

Move handle 3 down.

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MANUALLY OPERATED HOOD: OPENING (continued)

C - Lift the rear section of the hooduntil it reaches the stop.

If this is not possible, raise thefront section of the hood slightlyand then lift the rear sectionagain.

The hood cover 4 will unlockautomatically. (If this doesnot operate, refer to thesection below on “Operatingincidents”.)

D - Lower the rear section of thehood.

E - Fold back the front section ofthe hood.

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MANUALLY OPERATED HOOD: OPENING (continued)

F - Lower hood compartment cover4 and close it firmly. Make surethat it is locked in position.

Note: If the handbrake has beenreleased and the hood cover is notproperly locked, a bleep will sound.Press down on the hood cover toclose it correctly.

Operating incidentsWhen unlatching the hoodcompartment cover, make sure theignition is switched on and thehandbrake applied.

If the hood compartment cover stillfails to open, it may be openedmanually by moving pull handle 5to the side (located in the luggagecompartment cavity).

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MANUALLY OPERATED HOOD: CLOSING

Closing operations A to Hdescribed below must beperformed in the order given toprevent damage being caused tothe bodywork.

A - Switch on the ignition.Apply the handbrake 2.Press switch 1: the hood cover 4will unlock automatically. (Ifthis does not operate, refer tothe section below on“Operating incidents”.)

B - Raise the hood, lifting it by oneof the handles 3.

C - Raise the hood until it isapproximately 14 inches (35centimetres) from thewindscreen.

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MANUALLY OPERATED HOOD: CLOSING (continued)

D - Raise the rear section of thehood.

E - Close the hood compartmentcover. Make sure it is properlylocked.

F - Lower the rear section of thehood.

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MANUALLY OPERATED HOOD: CLOSING (continued)

G - From inside the vehicle, turnhandle 5 until it reaches thestop and pull the handle untilthe hood closes.

Turn it a quarter of a turn tolatch the hood in the closedposition.

H - Fold down the handle so that itis positioned flat against thehood (to return it to its initialposition). Make sure the hood isproperly latched in the closedposition.

Operating incidentsWhen unlatching the hoodcompartment cover, make sure theignition is switched on and thehandbrake applied.

If the hood compartment cover stillfails to open, it may be openedmanually by moving pull handle 6to the side (located in the luggagecompartment cavity).

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ELECTRICALLY OPERATED HOOD: CONDITIONS OF USEConditions of useThe hood has been designed so thatit can be operated as quickly andeasily as possible.

Its multi-layer constructionprovides insulation and protectionfrom the wind and rain duringnormal usage.

Please see the information onbodywork and trim maintenance insection 4 for information on how tocare for the hood.

• If your vehicle is to be parked fora long period, it is advisable toprotect the hood with a cover toprevent the fabric becomingstained or discoloured (owing tolong exposure to the sun).

• Do not leave the hood open forlonger than a week at a time inorder to prevent any differencesin colour occurring where thehood has been folded and to avoidmarking the rear screen.

• If it is frosty (or icy), free the top ofthe hood but never the rearscreen: switch on the rear screendemister until the frost hasmelted, then wipe with a softdamp cloth.

As a safety measure:• The vehicle must be

stationary when thehood is opened andclosed.

• You must not drive with thehood compartment coveropen.

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ELECTRICALLY OPERATED HOOD: OPENINGBefore opening the hood• Ensure that it is clean, as dust

particles may damage the outsideof the hood and the rear screen.

• Ensure that the hood iscompletely dry, otherwise thecompression to which it issubjected when folded couldcause marks and even spots ofmould in the longer term.

• Make sure there is nothing in thecompartment where the hood isto be stored.

Opening operations A to Ddescribed below must beperformed in the order given toprevent damage being caused tothe bodywork.

A - Switch on the ignitionApply the handbrake 2.

B - Lower handle 3 then turn itthrough one-quarter turn tounlock the hood.

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ELECTRICALLY OPERATED HOOD: OPENING (continued)

C - Lift the front of the hood (usinghandle 3). Stop as soon as youhear a bleep.

Fold down handle 3.

D - Press the rear part of switch 4until the hood openscompletely (hood folded downand hood compartment coverlocked).

Note: If the handbrake has beenreleased and the hoodcompartment cover is notproperly locked, a bleep willsound.

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ELECTRICALLY OPERATED HOOD: CLOSING

Closing operations A to Edescribed below must beperformed in the order given toprevent damage being caused tothe bodywork.

A - Switch on the ignition.Apply the handbrake 2.

B - Press the front part of switch 1until the hood stops movingcompletely: the hoodcompartment cover will belocked and the front edge of thehood will stop approximately14 inches (35 centimetres) fromthe windscreen.

C - Turn the handle 3 as far as thestop.

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ELECTRICALLY OPERATED HOOD: CLOSING (continued)

D - Pull the handle until the hoodcloses.

Move the handle a quarter of aturn to latch the hood in theclosed position.

E - Fold down the handle so that itis positioned flat against thehood (to return it to its initialposition).

Make sure the hood is properlylatched in the closed position.

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ELECTRICALLY OPERATED HOOD: OPERATING INCIDENTS

If the ignition is switched off or ifthere is a long pause during thisoperation, proceed as follows:- Switch off the ignition.- Slowly move the hood

compartment cover into thecompletely open or completelyclosed position.

- Switch on the ignition again andcarry out the opening or closingoperations normally.

Should an incident occur whileopening or closing the hood, a bleepwill sound. In this case, stopoperating switch 1.

If this occurs, you will only be ableto close the hood manually usingcontrols 2 and 3.

Visit your Renault Dealer as soonas possible.

• Manual release of the hood coverFirst move the pull handle 2(located in the luggagecompartment cavity) downwardsand then move it to the side.

• Closing the hood manuallyTurn screw 3 for the hydraulicassembly (located in the luggagecompartment) as far as possible.

Then close the hood, followingthe instructions given for amanually operated hood.

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AIR VENTS (air outlets)

1 - Left-hand front window demister

2 - Left-hand side air vent

3 - Windscreen demisting vents

4 - Central air vents

5 - Heating/ventilation control unit

6 - Right-hand side air vent

7 - Right-hand front window demister

8 - Footwell heater outlets for frontand rear passengers

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AIR VENTS

Front central air vents andpassenger side air ventsAir flow:

Move tumblewheel 1 (beyond thepoint where a certain resistance isfelt).

: Maximum air flow

: Closed.

Air distribution:Right/left: Move tabs 2.

Up/down: Guide the air vent up ordown.

Side air vents on driver’s side

Air flow:

Move tumblewheel 4 (beyond thepoint where a certain resistance isfelt).

: Maximum air flow

: Closed

Air distribution:Up/down: Move tab 3.

Right/left: Press on the left or rightsection of the air vent.

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HEATING - VENTILATION WITH TEMPORARY ISOLATION OF THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT

ControlsA Air temperature adjustment

B Distribution of air

C Adjustment of amount of airdelivered in passenger compartment

Adjusting the air temperatureTurn button A.

Turning the knob to the rightincreases the temperature.

Distribution of air in thepassenger compartmentMove control B.

• Position

All the air flow is directed to thedashboard vents only.

This selection is not appropriate ifall the air vents are closed.

• Position

The air flow is distributed betweenthe dashboard vents and thefootwells.

• Position

The air flow is distributed betweenall the vents, the front side windowdemisting vents, the windscreendemisting vents and the footwells.

• Position

Close the dashboard vents for moreeffective demisting.

All the air is directed to thewindscreen and front side windowdemisting vents.

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HEATING - VENTILATION WITH TEMPORARY ISOLATION OF THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT (continued)

Adjusting the amount of airsupplied to the passengercompartment

Normal useMove control C from(position 1) to 4.

Ventilation in the passengercompartment is by “blown air”.The ventilation fan determinesthe amount of inlet air. Thevehicle speed has a slight effecton this.

This principle improves thestability of the passengercompartment air temperature.

The further the control ispositioned to the right, thegreater the quantity of air blowninto the passenger compartment.

Position OIn this position:- The ventilation speed of air

supplied to the passengercompartment is zero;

- there is, however, a slight flowof air when the vehicle ismoving.

To alter this setting, move control

C to the setting or higher.

Temporary isolation of thepassenger compartmentMove control C from(position 1) to 4.

Air recycling allows the desiredtemperature to be achieved asquickly as possible.

This switches the air recyclingsystem on or off.

Normal operation of the heatingand ventilation system isobtained using external air.

The air recycling position allowsyou to isolate yourself from theexternal atmosphere (when drivingin polluted areas, etc.).

Prolonged use of this position(recycled air) may mist up thewindows slightly or cause odoursdue to the air not being renewed.

It is advisable therefore to return tonormal operation (external air) byadjusting control C when you havepassed through the polluted area.

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AIR CONDITIONING

ControlsA Heat setting adjustment

B Distribution of air in thepassenger compartment

C Switching on the air conditioning

D Air conditioning operationtell-tale light

E Adjusting the amount of airsupplied to the passengercompartment

Adjustments for heat settingMove control A.

To the right: Maximum possibletemperature

To the left: Minimum possibletemperature

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AIR CONDITIONING (continued)

Distribution of air in thepassenger compartmentMove control B.

• Position

All the air flow is directed to thedashboard vents.The selection is not appropriate ifall the air vents are closed.

• Position

The air flow is distributed betweenthe dashboard vents and thefootwells.

• Position

The flow of air is distributedbetween all the vents, the front sidewindow demisting vents, thewindscreen demisting vents and thefootwells.

• Position

Close the dashboard vents for moreeffective demisting.

All the air is directed to thewindscreen and front side windowdemisting vents.

In this position, if the airconditioning is switched on at thesame time demisting may be moreeffective.

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AIR CONDITIONING (continued)

Air conditioning controlsControl C operates or stopsthe air conditioning system.

The system will not operate ifcontrol E is set at 0.

The use of the air conditioningsystem:

• lowers the internal passengercompartment temperature,especially in hot weather, whendriving in traffic or when thevehicle has been parked in thesun;

• reduces the humidity of the airblown inside the passengercompartment (prevents misting).

Note: The air conditioning may beused in all conditions but does notoperate when the externaltemperature is low.

• Button C not activated (tell-talelight D extinguished)The air conditioning is notoperational.

Heating and ventilation aretherefore identical to that of avehicle without air conditioning.

• Button C activated (tell-tale lightD illuminated)The air conditioning is activated.

The air is taken from outside thevehicle and is constantlyrenewed.

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AIR CONDITIONING (continued)

In very hot weather or when thevehicle has been parked in the sun,open the doors for a few moments tolet the hot air escape before startingoff.

Air recycling allows the desiredtemperature setting to be achievedmore quickly. Switch off recyclingmode as soon as the desiredtemperature is reached.

When the air conditioning system isoperating, all windows must beclosed for maximum efficiency.

If there is an operating fault, consultyour Renault Dealer.

If no cool air is producedCheck that the controls are setcorrectly and that the fuses are ingood condition. If both these pointsare correct, switch off the system(tell-tale light D extinguished) andconsult a Renault Dealer.

Do not open therefrigerant circuit: thismay cause injury to theeyes or skin.

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AIR CONDITIONING (continued)

Adjusting the amount of airsupplied to the passengercompartment

Normal useMove control E from(position 1) to 4.

Ventilation in the passengercompartment is by “blown air”.The ventilation fan determinesthe amount of inlet air. Thevehicle speed has a slight effecton this.

This principle improves thestability of the passengercompartment air temperature.

The further the control ispositioned to the right, thegreater the quantity of air blowninto the passenger compartment.

Position OIn this position:- The ventilation speed of air

supplied to the passengercompartment is zero;

- there is, however, a slight flowof air when the vehicle ismoving.

To alter this setting, move control

E to the setting or higher.

Temporary isolation of thepassenger compartmentMove control E from(position 1) to 4.

Air recycling allows the desiredtemperature to be achieved asquickly as possible.

This switches the air recyclingsystem on or off.

Normal operation of the heatingand ventilation system isobtained using external air.

The air recycling position allowsyou to isolate yourself from theexternal atmosphere (when drivingin polluted areas, etc.).

Prolonged use of this position(recycled air) may mist up thewindows slightly or cause odoursdue to the air not being renewed.

It is advisable therefore to return tonormal operation (external air) byadjusting control C when you havepassed through the polluted area.

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WINDOW RISERS

Front electric windowsDriver’s side window

With the ignition on or off and untilthe driver’s door is opened: Pressswitch 1 to open the window or liftswitch 1 to close it.

Automatic operation(This is in addition to the driver’swindow riser described above.)

With the engine running, pressswitch 1 briefly to raise or lower thewindow completely.Pressing switch 1 during thisoperation will stop the windowmoving.

Passenger side windowWith the ignition on, press switch 2to open the window or lift switch 2to close it.

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WINDOW RISERS (continued)

Rear electric windowsWith the ignition on, press switch 3or 4.

Child safetySwitch 5 overrides the operation of the rear windows.

If there is a child (or animal) in the car, never leave it unattendedwith the key in the ignition. With the key in the ignition it would bepossible to operate the electric windows and there is a risk that the childmay be seriously injured (by trapping his or her neck, arm, hand, etc.).

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INTERIOR LIGHTS

Courtesy light APressing switch 1 gives:- continuous lighting,- lighting switched on when one of

the front doors is opened. Thelight only goes out when the doorsare closed correctly,

- lighting permanently off.

Map reading light 3To turn on or off, operate switch 2.

Adjust map reading light 3 as youwish. Vehicles with automatic operation

of interior lighting•If the doors are unlocked using the

plip remote control, the interiorlighting is switched on forapproximately 15 seconds.

•If the doors are locked using theplip remote control, the lighting isswitched off immediately.

•If the door is open (or not properlyclosed), the lighting is switchedon for a period of approximately15 minutes.

•If all the doors are closed, theinterior lights start to dim whenthe ignition is switched on.

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ASHTRAY - CIGAR LIGHTER / SUN VISOR / WINDSCREEN

Ashtray in front consoleTo open, pull cover 2.

To empty the ashtray, pull out thecover completely towards you andthe ashtray will be released from itshousing.

Front cigar lighterWith the ignition on, press in thecigar lighter 1.

It will spring back with a click whenit is ready. Pull it out to use. Afteruse, replace it without pushing it allthe way in.

Front sun visorLower the sun visor 3.

Non-illuminated vanity mirrorThe vanity mirrors are concealed bycovers 4.

Illuminated vanity mirrorsAn illuminated vanity mirror 5fitted in the sun visor will beilluminated automatically when thecover 4 is raised.

Windscreen with reflectivelayersThis windscreen reflects the sunand, in particular, limits theinfrared rays entering the passengercompartment.

An area around the interior rearview mirror is suitable for affixingpasses to the windscreen (e.g.motorway permits, car park seasontickets, etc.).

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GLOVE BOX - STORAGE COMPARTMENTS

Passenger side glove boxTo open, unlock (using ignition key)and then press lock 1. Inside thecompartment there are two glassholders and a spectacle holder.

Storage compartment forpassenger 2 or location ofpassenger air bagRefer to the information on thepassenger air bag in section 1.

Door storage compartments 3 Front seat pocket 4

No objects should beplaced on the floor (areain front of driver) as suchobjects may slide under

the pedal during brakingmanoeuvres, thus obstructing itsuse.

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ROADBOX: FITTING

With the vehicle hood folded downand the hood compartment coveropen• Remove bolts 1.

• Remove bolts 3 from the seat base.• Lift up seat base 2 and remove it

from the vehicle.

• Unclip rear seat belts 5 bypressing buttons 6.

• Thread the seat belts through thebelt guide 4 to release the seatback.

• Take the seatback out of thevehicle.

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ROADBOX: FITTING (continued)

• Secure the seat belts by insertingthe buckles 7 into the catches 8.

• Fit carpet 10 on the floor and theninstall roadbox 9 in the vehicle.

• Tighten bolts 1 and then bolts 11.

• Connect wiring harness 12.

• Close the hood compartmentcover and make sure it is properlylocked.

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ROADBOX: FITTING (continued)

Lid 13 locks or unlocks at the sametime as the vehicle doors.

To open or close lid 13, slide it usinghandle 14.

A light illuminates when the lid isopen.

If lid 13 is not closed (or notproperly closed) when the doorsare locked using the plip remotecontrol, a bleep is sounded.

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ROADBOX: REMOVING

With the vehicle hood folded downand the hood compartment coveropen• Disconnect the wiring harness 2.

• Remove bolts 1.

• Open lid 3.

• Remove bolts 4.

• Take out the roadbox 5.

• Remove carpet 6 from the floor.

• Release the rear seat belts 7 bypressing buttons 8.

• Install seatback A:Position each seatback lug in itshousing 9.

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ROADBOX: REMOVING (continued)

• Route each of the rear seat belts 7though the corresponding beltguide 10.

• Secure the belts by fastening eachof the buckles 11 in theircorresponding catches 12.

• Tighten bolts 1 as far as they willgo.

• Ensure the seatback is held inposition securely.

• Position seat base B and tightenthe two bolts 13 as far as they willgo.

• Ensure the seat is locked inposition securely.

• When refitting the seatback, make sure the top part is latched in properly. If seat covers are used, make surethat they do not prevent the latch for the seatback from locking into position.

• When moving the bench seat, make sure the seat belt catches 14 are in position correctly before folding theseat base.

When refitting the rear bench seat, ensure that the seat belts are correctly positioned.

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LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT

When closed, the luggagecompartment is locked at the sametime as the doors.

To unlock:With the ignition on, use theelectric control.

With the ignition off, use the plipremote control or turn the ignitionkey in lock 1.

To open:Press lock 1 and pull towards you.

To close:Close the luggage compartment lidfirmly but without using excessiveforce.

Fittings in the luggagecompartmentAn elastic fastening 2 is providedfor holding items such as a warningtriangle.

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SKI FLAP

Move the two screws 1 in theluggage compartment a quarter of aturn.

Lower flap 2.

Lift cover 3.

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Section 4: Maintenance

Bonnet ..................................................................................................................................................... 4.02 - 4.03Engine oil level/Oil change ................................................................................................................ 4.04 4.07Levels: Power-assisted steering pump ............................................................................................................ 4.08

Coolant .................................................................................................................................................. 4.09Brake fluid ............................................................................................................................................ 4.10Windscreen/headlight washer reservoirs ........................................................................................... 4.11

Air filter ............................................................................................................................................................. 4.12Hood maintenance ............................................................................................................................................ 4.13Bodywork maintenance ......................................................................................................................... 4.14 - 4.15Interior trim maintenance ................................................................................................................................ 4.16

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BONNET

To open the bonnet, pull handle 1. Bonnet security lockTo unlock, lift catch 2.

Take care when workingin the engine compartmentas the engine cooling fanmay cut in at any moment

without warning.

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BONNET (continued)

Lift the bonnet, release stay 4 fromits holder 3 and, for your own safety,it is very important to fix it intoretainer 5 in the bonnet.

To close the bonnet, refit stay 4 in itsholder 3, grip the bonnet in themiddle and lower it down to 8inches (20 cm) above the closedposition, then release. It will lockautomatically under its own weight.

Ensure it is correctlylocked.

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

injector, protective covers...) isstrictly forbidden due to the safetyrisks it may entail (except forqualified staff from the Renaultnetwork).

Before closing the bonnet, check tomake sure that nothing has beenleft in the engine compartment.

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ENGINE OIL LEVEL / ENGINE OIL CHANGEIt is normal for an engine to use oilfor lubrication and cooling ofmoving parts and it is sometimesnecessary to top up the levelbetween oil changes.

However, if more than 0.5 litre isused every 625 miles (1000 km)after the running in period, consultyour Renault Dealer.

Oil change frequency: Check the oillevel from time to time andcertainly before any long journey,to avoid the risk of damaging yourengine.

Reading the oil levelThe car must be parked on levelground and the engine should havebeen switched off for some timebeforehand to obtain an accuratereading.

The oil level can be read:- on the instrument panel;- using the dipstick.

Reading the level on the instrumentpanelFor approximately 30 seconds afterthe ignition has been switched on:- if the level is correct, the display

will show “oil OK”: displaymessage 1

Special note: for more accuratelevel information press the tripmileage reset button or theinformation scroll button on theon-board computer during these30 seconds.

The squares which appear on thedisplay indicate the level. Thenumber of squares displayed isreduced as the oil level drops andthey are replaced by a dash: displaymessage 2.

To move to on-board computerreading, press the button again).- When the minimum oil level is

reached, the dashes and the word“Oil” flash and the word “OK”disappears (display message 3)

and the warning light

lights up on the instrument panel.

Top up the level as soon aspossible.

Message 1Levelsatisfactory

Message 2Leveldisplayfunction

Message 3Minimumlevel(flashing)

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ENGINE OIL LEVEL / ENGINE OIL CHANGE (continued)

Reading the level using the dipstick- Take out the dipstick.- Wipe the dipstick using a clean,

lint-free cloth.- Push in the dipstick as far as it will

go. (For vehicles equipped with acap-type dipstick C, screw in thecap as far as it will go.)

- Take out the dipstick again.- Read the oil level again. It should

never fall below the minimum oillevel A or exceed the maximumoil level B. Take care when working

under the bonnet as theengine cooling fan may cutin at any moment.

Consult your Renault Dealer atonce if you notice an abnormal orrepeated drop in any of the fluidlevels.

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ENGINE OIL LEVEL / ENGINE OIL CHANGE (continued)

1.4 l 16V - 1.6 l 16V 2.0 l IDE

Topping up/fillingThe car must be parked on levelground and the engine should becold (for instance, before the engineis started up for the first time in theday).

- Unscrew the fuel filler cap 1.- Top up the level. (For information,

the capacity between the“minimum” and “maximum”reading on the dipstick 2 isbetween 1.5 and 2 litresdepending on the engine).

- Wait for 2 minutes to allow the oilto flow into the engine.

- Use the dipstick 2 to check the oillevel (as explained above).

Do not exceed the “max.” level anddo not forget to refit the cap 1.

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ENGINE OIL LEVEL / ENGINE OIL CHANGE (continued)

Oil changeFrequency of changing: Refer to the“Warranty and Servicing” bookletfor your vehicle.

Change the oil more often if thevehicle is subject to severe use.

Average capacities of oil change(for information)1.4 l 16V engines: 4.0 litres1.6 l 16V engines: 4.0 litres2.0 l IDE engine: 5.4 litresOil filter included.

The oil filter should be replacedperiodically: consult the “Warrantyand Servicing” booklet for yourvehicle.

Engine oil gradeTo find out which grade of oil to use,see the Servicing booklet for yourvehicle.

Consult your Renault Dealer atonce if you notice an abnormalor repeated drop in any of thefluid levels.

Filling: Take care whentopping up the oil that nooil drips onto enginecomponents: risk of fire. Do

not forget to refit the cap securelyas there is a risk of fire if oilsplashes onto hot enginecomponents.

Take care when workingunder the bonnet as theengine cooling fan may cutin at any moment.

Engine oil change: If youchange the oil when theengine is hot, be careful notto scald yourself when theoil flows out.

Never run the engine in anenclosed space as exhaustfumes are poisonous.

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LEVELS

Power assisted steering pumpThe appearance and position of thereservoir depends on the versionand equipment level of the vehicle.

Frequency of changingRefer to the servicing booklet foryour vehicle.

LevelThe correct level when cold shouldbe:- visible between the Min. and Max.

marks on the reservoir 1.- between A and B on the reservoir

gauge 2.

For topping up or refilling with oil,use products approved by Renault’sTechnical Department.

Take care when workingin the engine compartmentas the engine cooling fanmay cut in at any moment

without warning.

Consult your Renault Dealer atonce if you notice an abnormal orrepeated drop in any of the fluidlevels.

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LEVELS (continued)

CoolantThe level when cold should bebetween the MIN and MAX markson the expansion bottle 1.

Top up this level when cold before itbefore it reaches the MIN mark.

When the engine is hot,do not touch the coolingsystem.Danger of burns.

Checking intervalsCheck the coolant level regularly.(Very severe damage is likely to becaused to the engine if it runs out ofcoolant.)

If topping up is required, only useproducts approved by Renault’sTechnical Department. This coolantwill provide:- antifreeze protection;- anti-corrosion protection of the

cooling system.

Consult your Renault Dealer atonce if you notice an abnormalor repeated drop in any of thefluid levels.

Intervals between changesRefer to the servicing booklet foryour vehicle.

Average capacities(for information)1.4 litre 16V engine: 6.0 litres1.6 litre 16V engine: 6.0 litres2.0 litre IDE engine: 7.0 litres

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LEVELS (continued)

Brake fluid levelThis should be checked frequently,especially if you notice even theslightest loss in braking efficiency.

Level 1It is normal for the level to drop asthe brake pads become worn but itshould never fall below the “MIN”line.

Topping upAfter any operation on thehydraulic circuit, a specialist mustreplace the brake fluid.

Only use Renault-approved fluidstaken from a sealed container.

Intervals between fluid changesRefer to the servicing booklet foryour vehicle.

Take care when workingin the engine compartmentas the engine cooling fanmay cut in at any moment

without warning.

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LEVELS (continued)

Screen washer reservoirTopping upVia cap 1.

LiquidWater + special windscreen washerfluid (anti-freeze product in winter)approved by Renault’s TechnicalDepartment.

JetsTilt each small sphere with a pin toalter the spray angle.

Headlight washer reservoirTopping upVia cap 2.

LiquidWater + special windscreen washerfluid (anti-freeze product in winter)approved by Renault’s TechnicalDepartment.

JetsTilt each small sphere with a pin toalter the spray angle. Take care when working

in the engine compartmentas the engine cooling fanmay cut in at any moment

without warning.

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FILTERS BATTERYThe filter components (air filter,particle filter, diesel filter...) shouldbe replaced during the maintenanceoperations carried out on yourvehicle.

Frequency for replacing filtercomponents: see the Servicingbooklet for your vehicle.

Take care when workingunder the bonnet as theengine cooling fan maycut in at any moment.

Consult your Renault Dealer atonce if you notice an abnormalor repeated drop in any of thefluid levels.

The battery does not need to beserviced: never open cover 1.

Handle the battery withcare as it containssulphuric acid which mustnot come into contact with

the eyes or skin. If it should, washthe affected area with plenty ofcold water.

Keep all flames, red-hot objects andsparks away from the battery asthere is a risk of explosion.

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HOOD MAINTENANCEPlastic hoodThe plastic hood must be cleanedfrequently.• To remove marks and stains, use a

soft brush and soapy water onlyor the special product forhoods available from RenaultDealerships. (Solvents, chlorinateddetergents and the like must notbe used as they will damage thehood.)

• Under no circumstances ishigh-pressure equipment to beused to clean the hood.

Fabric hoodThere is no need to wash the hoodwhenever the car is washed. If it ismerely dusty, simply clean it with asoft brush. Always brush along theweft of the fabric (from front to rear).• To remove marks and stains,

clean the hood with a soft brushfollowing the weft of the fabric.Thoroughly moisten the hoodwith water and remove marks andstains using a soft brush andsoapy water or the specialproduct available from RenaultDealerships.

Then rinse with plenty of cleanwater (still brushing in thedirection of the weft).

• Under no circumstances ishigh-pressure equipment to beused to clean the hood.

Rear screenUse the special product for the rearwindow which is available fromRenault Dealerships.

• It is not advisable to drive the vehicle through an automatic car wash as the rotating brushes may damage theappearance of the hood fabric and the rear screen.

• Remember to comply with local legislation when washing a car (e.g. in some countries it is illegal to wash your caron the public highway).

• Bird droppings must be removed immediately: the acids they contain may damage the hood.• Only fold down the hood when it is perfectly dry, otherwise stubborn marks, or even eventually spots of mould,

may be caused as a result of compression.

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BODYWORK MAINTENANCEProtection against the action ofcorrosive agentsAlthough your car has been treatedwith very effective anti-corrosionproducts, it nevertheless remainssubject to the action of:

• Corrosives in the atmosphere- Atmospheric pollution (built-up

and industrial areas).- Saline atmosphere (near the sea,

particularly in hot weather).- Seasonal and humid climatic

conditions, especially road saltin winter.

• AbrasivesWind-carried dust and sand,mud, road grit thrown up by othervehicles.

• Minor impacts

A minimum amount of protection isnecessary to guard your car againstsuch risks so as not to lose thebenefit of these developments.

What you should not do• Wash the vehicle in bright

sunlight or freezing temperatures.

• Scrape off mud or dirt withoutpre-wetting.

• Allow external dirt toaccumulate.

• Allow rust to form followingminor impacts.

• Use solvents not approved by ourTechnical Department to removespots as this could damage thepaintwork.

• Drive frequently in snow ormuddy conditions withoutperiodically washing the car,particularly under the wheelarches and body.

• Degrease or clean mechanicalcomponents (e.g. enginecompartment), underneath thebodywork, parts with hinges (e.g.inside the fuel tank flap) andpainted plastic external fittings(e.g. bumpers) using high-pressure cleaning apparatus or byspraying on products notapproved by Renault’s TechnicalDepartment as this could give riseto corrosion or incorrectoperation.

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BODYWORK MAINTENANCE (continued)

What you should do• Wash your car frequently,

preferably using ourrecommended cleaning productsand use a high-pressure jet torinse off the underside of the carand the wheel arches in particularto get rid of:- Spots of tree resin and industrial

grime.- Bird droppings which contain

chemical products whichrapidly discolour paintworkand may even cause the paint topeel off: the vehicle must bewashed immediately to removethese marks since it isimpossible to remove them bypolishing.

- Salt deposited in the wheelarches and underneath the bodyafter driving in areas where theroads are chemically treated.

- Mud in the wheel arches andunder the body which formsdamp patches.

• Keep well away from the vehiclein front when driving on freshlylaid surfaces to prevent paintdamage.

• Repair, or have repaired quicklypatches where the paint has beendamaged to prevent corrosionspreading.

• If your vehicle is protected by theRenault anti-corrosion warranty,remember to visit the body shopperiodically. Consult theanti-corrosion booklet.

• Respect local regulations aboutwashing vehicles (e.g. do notwash your vehicle on a publichighway).

• Check the fixing of externalaccessories, additional drivinglights, exterior rear view mirrors,etc. and attach the windscreenwiper arms and radio aerial withadhesive tape before entering arevolving brush type car wash.

If your vehicle has a car phone,remove the aerial.

• If mechanical components haveto be cleaned, their protectionmust be reapplied by spraying onproducts approved by Renault’sTechnical Department.

We have selected specialproducts to care for your vehicleand you can obtain these fromRenault accessory outlets.

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INTERIOR TRIM MAINTENANCEWhatever type of stain is on thetrim, use soapy water (if necessary,with warm water) based on:• natural soap,• washing up liquid (with one part

washing up liquid to 200 parts ofwater).

Rinse off with a soft, damp cloth.

Special instructions• Glass instrument panel (e.g.

instrument display, clock,exterior temperature display,radio display).

Use a soft cloth (or cotton wool).

If this does not clean the glass, usea soft cloth which has beenslightly moistened with soapywater and then wipe clean with asoft, damp cloth.

Finally, carefully dry off with asoft, dry cloth.

Cleaning products containingalcohol are not to be used.

• Seat beltsThese must be kept clean.

Use products selected by ourTechnical Department or warmsoapy water using a sponge anddry off with a dry cloth.

Do not use cleaning agents or dyes.

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Section 5: Practical advice

Emergency spare wheel .................................................................................................................................... 5.02Tools (jack, wheelbrace, etc.) ........................................................................................................................... 5.03Wheel embellishers - Rims .............................................................................................................................. 5.04Changing a wheel ............................................................................................................................................. 5.05Tyres (tyre safety, wheels, winter precautions) ................................................................................. 5.06 5.08Headlights (changing the bulbs) ......................................................................................................... 5.09 5.11Rear lights (changing the bulbs) ........................................................................................................... 5.12 - 5.13Side mounted indicators (changing the bulbs) .............................................................................................. 5.13Interior lights (changing the bulbs) ...................................................................................................... 5.14 - 5.15Fuses ....................................................................................................................................................... 5.16 - 5.17Battery ................................................................................................................................................... 5.18 5.20Radio frequency remote control: batteries ...................................................................................................... 5.21Fitting a radio/accessories) ................................................................................................................. 5.22 5.24Wipers (replacing the blades) .......................................................................................................................... 5.25Towing .................................................................................................................................................. 5.26 5.28System for cutting off fuel supply in the event of a severe impact ............................................................ 5.29Operating incidents ............................................................................................................................. 5.30 5.35

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EMERGENCY SPARE WHEEL

The emergency spare wheel 2The emergency wheel is located inthe luggage compartment.

To gain access to the emergencyspare wheel:• Open the luggage compartment

lid.• Lift the carpet completely 1.

• Unscrew the centre nut 3.

• Take out the emergency sparewheel 2.

If a packet of four bolts 4 is suppliedwith the emergency spare wheel,you should use these whenchanging the wheel.

If the spare wheel hasbeen stored for severalyears, have it checked byyour Dealer to ensure

that it is safe to use.

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TOOLS

The tools are under the emergencyspare wheel

Wheelbrace 1

Embellisher key 3It is used to unclip the wheelembellishers.

Towing ring 4Refer to the information on towingin section 5.

Jack 2When refitting the jack, fold itcompletely and replace it in itslocation.

The jack is designed forwheel changing purposesonly and must notbe used in any

circumstances to assist repairunderneath the car.

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EMBELLISHERS - WHEELS

Wheel embellisher with maskedwheel bolts(example: embellisher 1)Remove it using a wheelembellisher key A (located next tothe jack) or the end of thewheelbrace by inserting the hookinto one of the slots around theedge.

To refit, reclip the embellisherensuring valve 2 is correctlylocated.

Centre embellisher 3Masked wheel boltsRemove it using a wheelembellisher key A (stored with thetools).

To refit it, align the valve symbol(engraved on the embellisher) withthe valve 4 and the notch in theembellisher and clip it back inposition.

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CHANGING A WHEEL

Park your vehicle on firm,flat ground (if necessary,placing a plank under thebase of the jack).

Switch on the hazard warninglights.Apply the handbrake and engage agear (first or reverse or P on anautomatic gearbox).Ask all the passengers to get out ofthe vehicle and keep them awayfrom moving traffic.

• If necessary, remove the wheelembellisher.

• Use the wheelbrace 1 to slackeroff the wheel bolts slightly. Fit itso that you press downwards andnot upwards.

• Offer up the jack horizontally, thejack head must be slid underneaththe jacking point 2 under the body,nearest the wheel concerned.

• Screw up the jack by hand at firstto align the base plate (whichshould be inclined furtherinwards than the jack head). Use apiece of wood under the baseplate if on soft ground.

• Insert the end of the wheelbrace 4into the jack 3 and turn a fewtimes to lift the wheel off theground.

• Remove the bolts.

• Take off the wheel.

• Position the emergency sparewheel on the central hub and turnit to locate the mounting holes inthe wheel and the hub.

• Tighten the bolts and lower thejack.

• Tighten the bolts fully when thewheel is on the ground.

If you have a puncture,replace the wheel as soonas possible.A tyre which has been

punctured should always beinspected (and repaired, ifpossible) by a specialist.

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TYRESTyre safety - road wheelsThe tyres are the only contactbetween the vehicle and the road, soit is essential to keep them in goodcondition.

You must make sure that your tyresconform to local road regulations.

When they need to bereplaced, only tyres ofthe same make,dimension, type and

profile should be used.

When fitting tyres to the car,they should either be identical tothose fitted originally orconform to those recommendedby your Renault Dealer.

Maintaining the tyresThe tyres must be in good conditionand the tread form must havesufficient depth; tyres approved byour Technical Department havewear warning strips 1 which arerisers moulded into the tread atseveral points.

When the tread has worn down tothe level of these risers, they may beseen 2. The tyre concerned mustthen be changed as only about1.6 mm of tread rubber remains; thisis insufficient for maintaining agood grip on wet roads.

Incidents which occur whendriving, such as striking the kerb,may damage the tyres and couldlead to misalignment of the frontaxle geometry.

An overloaded car, long journeys bymotorway, particularly in very hotweather, or continual driving onpoorly surfaced minor roads willlead to more rapid tyre wear andaffect safety.

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TYRES (safety)

Tyre inflation pressuresTyre inflation pressures must beadhered to. (Remember to check theemergency spare wheel at the sametime.) Inflation pressures must bechecked at least once a month andalways before a long journey. (Referto the section on “Tyre inflationpressures”.)

Incorrect tyre pressureslead to abnormal tyrewear and unusually hotrunning, factors which

may seriously affect safety andlead to:- poor roadholding- possibility of blow-outs or of

throwing a tread at high speed.

Inflation pressures depend onthe load and the driving speed.Adjust the pressures accordingto the conditions of use. (Refer tothe section on tyre inflationpressures.)

Inflation pressures should bechecked when the tyres are cold;ignore higher pressures which maybe reached in hot weather orfollowing a fast journey. If tyreinflation pressures cannot bechecked when the tyres are cold,take into account an increase of 0.2to 0.3 bar.

Never deflate a hot tyre.

Note: A label (depending oncountry or version) stuck on theedge or frame of the driver’s doorgives the recommended tyreinflation pressures.

Replacing tyres

For safety reasons, thisoperation must only becarried out by aspecialist.

Fitting different tyres maychange your vehicle as follows:- It may mean that your vehicle

no longer conforms to currentregulations.

- It may change the way ithandles when cornering.

- It may cause the steering to beheavy.

- It may cause tyre noise.- It may affect the use of chains.

Changing wheels aroundThis practice is not recommended.

Emergency spare wheelRefer to the information on theemergency spare wheel andinstructions on how to change awheel in section 5.

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TYRES (continued)

Use in winter• Chains

For safety reasons, fitting chainsto the rear axle is absolutelyforbidden.

If tyres are fitted which are largerthan those fitted to the vehicleoriginally, it will be impossible tofit chains.

Chains can only be fittedin conjunction with tyresof an identical size tothose fitted to your

vehicle originally.

Special point for 16-valveversionThis vehicle is equipped withfour wheels which cannot befitted with chains.If you wish to use chains, youmust use special equipment.Consult your Renault Dealer.

• “Snow” or winter tyresWe would recommend that thesebe fitted to all four wheels toensure that your vehicle retainsmaximum road holding.

Note: We would point out thatthese tyres may sometimes have:- A specific direction of travel.- A maximum speed which may

be lower than the maximumspeed of your vehicle.

• Studded tyresThis type of equipment may onlybe used for a limited period andas laid down by local legislation.

It is necessary to keep to the speedspecified by current legislation.

As a minimum, these tyres may befitted to the two front axle wheels.

In all cases, we would recommendthat you consult your RenaultDealer who will be able to adviseyou on the choice of equipmentwhich is most suitable for yourvehicle.

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SINGLE HEADLIGHTS (Changing the bulbs)

Main beam/dipped beamheadlightsRemove the connector from thebulb 1.

Take off the plastic cover A.

Release spring 4 and take out thebulb.

Type of halogen bulb: H4 anti U.V.(see box).

Never touch the glass of a halogenbulb. Hold it by the base.

Once the bulb has been replaced,refit the cover A.

Front side lightTurn bulb holder 2 a quarter turn toreach the bulb.

Bulb type: W 5 W.

Direction indicatorTurn bulb holder 3 a quarter turnand remove the bulb.

Bulb type: orange pear shapedbulb, bayonet fitting, 21 W.

Cleaning the headlightsAs the headlights have plasticlenses, use a soft cloth or cottonwool.

If this is not sufficient, use a softcloth (or cotton wool) dampenedwith soapy water then rinse using asoft cloth or cotton wool.

Carefully dry off using a soft, drycloth.

Alcohol based cleaning productsmust not be used under anycircumstances.

As the headlights haveplastic lenses, anti-UVH4 type bulbs approvedby Renault’s Technical

Department must be used.(The headlight may be damagedif any other type of H4 bulb isused.)We recommend you obtain anemergency kit including a box ofspare bulbs.

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DUAL HEADLIGHTS (Changing the bulbs)

Main beam/dipped beamheadlightsRemove plastic cover A or B byturning it a quarter of a turn.

Remove the bulb connector.

Release spring 1 or 2 and take outthe bulb.

Type of halogen bulb: 6 H14 H7

anti U.V. (see box).

Never touch the glass of a halogenbulb. Hold it by the base.

Once the bulb has been replaced,make sure the bulb holder and theplastic cover are refitted in thecorrect position.

Front side lightTurn the bulb holder 5 a quarter of aturn to reach the bulb.

Type of bulb: W 5 W.

Direction indicatorTurn the bulb holder 3 a quarter of aturn and remove the bulb.

Type of bulb: orange pear-shapedbulb, bayonet fitting, 21 W.

Cleaning the headlightsAs the headlights have plasticlenses, use a soft cloth or cottonwool.

If this is not sufficient, use a softcloth (or cotton wool) dampenedwith soapy water then rinse using asoft cloth or cotton wool.

Carefully dry off using a soft, drycloth.

Alcohol based cleaning productsmust not be used under anycircumstances.

As the headlights haveplastic lenses, anti-UVH1 and H7 type bulbsapproved by Renault’s

Technical Department must beused.(The headlight may be damagedif any other type of H1 and H7bulb is used.)We recommend you obtain anemergency kit including a box ofspare bulbs.

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HEADLIGHTS (Adjusting and changing the bulbs)

Front fog lights 1Changing a bulb and adjusting thebeam:Consult your Renault Dealer.

Additional headlightsIf you wish to fit fog lights or longrange headlights to your car, consulta Renault Dealer.

Any operation on (ormodification to) theelectrical system must beperformed by a Renault

Dealer since incorrectconnections might damage theelectrical installations (harness,units and, in particular, thealternator). In addition, yourDealer has available all the partsnecessary for fitting these units.

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REAR LIGHTS (Changing the bulbs)

Remove screw 1 and cover 2. Unclip bulb holder 3 by pressingthe two tabs.

4 Tail and stop lightsPear-shaped bulb, bayonet typewith two filaments P21/5 W.

5 Direction indicator lightPear-shaped bulb, bayonet typeP21 W.

6 Reversing lightPear-shaped bulb, bayonet typeP21 W.

7 Rear fog lightPear-shaped bulb, bayonet typeP21 W.

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REAR LIGHTS - SIDE MOUNTED INDICATORS (Changing the bulbs)

Third stop lightUndo the four screws 2 to removethe cover 1.Remove the bulb holder 4 bypressing tabs 3.

Type of bulbs: W 5 W.

Number plate lightUnclip the light 6 by pressing tab 5.

Remove the light cover to gainaccess to the bulb.

Type of bulb: Double-ended tubularbulb 5 W.

Side mounted indicatorsUnclip the side mounted indicator 7(using a tool such as a flatscrewdriver).

Turn the bulb holder a quarter of aturn and remove the bulb.

Type of bulb: W 5 W.

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INTERIOR LIGHTS (Changing the bulbs)

Interior light 1Unclip cover (using a tool such as aflat screwdriver)

Release bulb 3.

Type of bulb: double-ended tubularbulb 7 W.

Map reading light 2Unclip light 2 (using a tool such as aflat screwdriver).

Turn bulb holder 4 a quarter of aturn to gain access to the bulb.

Type of bulb: W 5 W.

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INTERIOR LIGHTS (Changing the bulbs)

Glove box lights 1Unclip the light 1 using a tool suchas a flat screwdriver.

Disconnect the light.

Type of bulb: Double-ended tubularbulb 5 W.

Luggage compartment light 2Press tab 3 to release the bulb holderand gain access to the bulb 4.

Type of bulb: Double-ended tubularbulb 7 W.

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FUSES

Fuse box 1If an incident occurs in an electricalcomponent, check first of all thatthe fuses are sound. Also make surethat the faulty component iscorrectly connected. If a shortcircuit occurs, unscrew one of thewing nuts on the battery posts toisolate the battery.

Open the cover 2 (under the steeringwheel).

To identify the fuses, refer to label 4(shown on the page opposite).

It is advisable not to use the freefuse locations.

Check the fuse inquestion and replace it,if necessary, with a fusewhich must be of the

same rating as the original fuse

If a fuse is fitted where the ratingis too high, it may cause theelectrical circuit to overheat (riskof fire) in the event of an item ofequipment using an excessiveamount of current.

CORRECT INCORRECT

Use tweezers 3 to remove the fuse.

To remove the fuse from thetweezers, slide the fuse to the side.

A wise precaution:Obtain a box of spare bulbs andfuses from your Renault Dealer.

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FUSES (continued)Allocation of fuses (depending on the equipment level)

Symbol Allocation

Rear window de-icing

Horn

Anti-lock braking (ABS)

Left-hand side lights/“lights on” buzzer/instrument panel/number plate light

Right-hand side lights

Rear fog light

Right-hand main beamheadlight

Left-hand main beamheadlight

Right-hand dipped beamheadlight/headlight beam adjustment

Left-hand dipped beamheadlight

Stop lights/instrumentpanel/windscreen de-icing/ABS/childproof rear windowrisers

Symbol Allocation

Radio/cigarlighter/instrumentillumination/clock

Not used

Heating/air conditioningfan

Engine cooling fan

Headlight washer

Remotecontrol/alarm/engineimmobiliser

Injection/engineimmobiliser

Flasher unit

Symbol Allocation

Not used.

Electric windows

Windscreen wiper

Heated seats

De-icing rear view mirrors

Electric doorlocking/interiorlights/luggagecompartment lighting

Front fog lights

Circuit breaker (clock,radio, etc.)

Reversing lights/roadbox/hood computer

Air conditioning

Dual headlights

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BATTERY (breakdown)

In the event of an incidentIsolate the battery by unscrewingone of the terminals.

To avoid all risk of sparks- Ensure the “accessories” are

disconnected before disconnectingor reconnecting the battery.

- When charging, stop the chargerbefore connecting or disconnectingthe battery.

- Do not place metal objects on thebattery to avoid creating a shortcircuit between the terminals.

Take care when movingthe battery as it containssulphuric acid whichmust not come into

contact with the eyes or skin. If itshould, wash the affected areawith plenty of cold water.Keep all flames, red-hot objectsand sparks away from the batteryas there is a risk of explosion.Take care when working in theengine compartment as thecooling fan may cut in at anytime without warning if theengine is hot.

Connecting a battery chargerBoth battery leads must bedisconnected (with the engineswitched off).

Do not disconnect the battery whenthe engine is running.

Follow the instructions for usegiven by the manufacturer of thebattery charger you are using.

Only a well-charged andwell-maintained battery will have along and useful life and enable youto start the vehicle’s enginenormally.

The battery must be kept clean anddry.

Have the battery's charge statuschecked regularly:• especially if you use your vehicle

for short journeys or for frequentdriving in the town;

• When the external temperaturedrops (in winter), the chargedecreases. In winter, only usethose electrical componentswhich are really necessary.

• Finally, you should understandthat the charge decreasesnaturally as a result of certainpermanent consumers such as theclock, after sales accessories...

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BATTERY (breakdown) (continued)

When a large number of accessoriesare fitted to the vehicle, have themconnected to + after ignition feed.In this case, it is advisable to haveyour vehicle fitted with a batterywhich has an increased nominalcapacity. Consult your RenaultDealer.

If your vehicle is to be left stationaryfor a relatively long time,disconnect the battery or have itrecharged regularly, in particularduring cold weather. Theequipment with a memory, radioand trip computer will then have tobe reprogrammed. The battery mustbe stored in a cool dry place,protected from frost.

Specific procedures may berequired to charge somebatteries. Consult yourDealer.

Avoid all risk of sparks which maycause an immediate explosion andcharge the battery in awell-ventilated area. Risk ofserious injury.

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BATTERY: breakdown (continued)

Starting the vehicle using thebattery from another vehicleProceed as follows when startingyour vehicle from another vehicle’sbattery:Obtain suitable jump leads (with alarge cross section) from a RenaultDealer or, if you already have jumpleads, ensure that they are in perfectcondition.

The two batteries must have anidentical nominal voltage: 12 volts.The battery supplying the currentshould have a capacity (amp-hours,Ah) which is at least the same asthat of the discharged battery.

An iced-up battery must be thawedout before current is supplied to it.

Ensure that there is no risk ofcontact between the two vehicles(risk of short circuiting when thepositive terminals are connected)and that the discharged battery isproperly connected.

Switch off your vehicle ignition.

Start the engine of the vehiclesupplying the current and run it atan average speed.

Secure the positive cable (+) A tothe (+) terminal 1 of the dischargedbattery, then to (+) terminal 2 of thebattery supplying the current.

Secure the negative cable (–) B tothe (–) terminal 3 of the batterysupplying the current and then tothe (–) terminal 4 of the dischargedbattery.

Check that there is no contactbetween cables A and B and thatcable A (+) is not touching anymetal parts on the vehiclesupplying the current.

Start the engine as you wouldnormally. As soon as it starts,disconnect cables A and B inreverse order (4-3-2-1).

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RADIO FREQUENCY REMOTE CONTROL DOOR LOCKING: BATTERIES

Replacing batteriesRemove screw 1, open the unit(using a coin, for example) andreplace the battery 2 according tothe direction marked on the cover.

Note: When replacing the battery, itis advisable not to touch theelectronic circuit in the key cover.

The batteries can be obtainedfrom your Renault Dealer.

These batteries should last abouttwo years. There is a delay of1 second between locking andunlocking actions.

Synchronising the remotecontrolAfter changing the batteries, it maybe necessary to synchronise theremote control.

From inside the vehicle:• Press the plip remote control for

approximately 10 seconds untilthe battery tell-tale light 3extinguishes.

• Release the plip and then press ittwice in succession.

If this procedure is not successful,contact your Renault Dealer.

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FITTING A RADIO

Fitting a radioUnclip cover 1. Connections: aerial,+ and – feed, left and right speakerwires are at the rear. (These areconnected to locations in thedashboard, the doors and to rearlocations.)

Tweeter speakersUnclip grille 2 using a tool such as ascrewdriver to gain access to thespeaker wires.

• In all cases, follow themanufacturer’s fitting instructionscarefully.

• The specifications of thesupports and wires (available asa Renault parts accessory) varydepending on equipment level ofyour vehicle and the type ofradio.To find out their reference,consult your Renault Dealer.

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FITTING A RADIO (continued)

Door speakersUnclip grille 1 at the pointsindicated by the arrows using a toolsuch as a flat screwdriver.

Remove the four screws and thentake off the protective card to reachthe speaker wires.

Rear speakersWe would advise you to consultyour Renault Dealer about theinstallation of speakers for the rearseats.

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ACCESSORIES

Using mobile phones andCB equipmentMobile phones and CBequipment with integrated

aerials may cause interference tothe original electronic systemsfitted to the vehicle: it is advisableonly to use equipment with anexternal aerial.Also, for your own safety, wewould advise you always to takeaccount of traffic conditions andnot to use this type of equipmentwhen you are driving.

After-sales installation ofelectric or electronicaccessories• Any work on the electric

circuit of the vehicle must becarried out by Renault networkengineers: if the system isconnected incorrectly, it mayresult in damage being caused tothe electrical installation and/orthe units connected to it.

• If the vehicle is retrofitted withany electrical equipment, makesure that the unit is correctlyprotected by a fuse. Ask forinformation on the rating andposition of this fuse.

After-sales installation ofnon-electrical accessories (roofbars, towing attachments, etc.)Accessories approved by Renaultare based on a strict specificationand are regularly tested. We wouldrecommend that you use approvedaccessories (particularly wherethese affect safety) because they areparticularly reliable andappropriate for your vehicle.

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SCREEN WIPERS

Replacing windscreen wiperblades 1• Lift the windscreen wiper arm 3.

• Move the blade into a horizontalposition.

• Press tab 2 and slide the wiperblade downwards until hook 4 onthe wiper arm is released.

• Remove blade in direction ofarrow (A) and fit new blade indirection of arrow (B).

To refitTo refit the wiper blade, proceed inreverse order to removal. Make surethe blade is correctly locked inposition.

• In frosty weather, makesure the wiper bladesare not stuck by ice(risk of motor

overheating).

• Change the wiper blades assoon as they become lessefficient (approximately once ayear).

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TOWING (breakdown)

The steering wheel must beunlocked and the ignition key mustbe in position “M” (ignition “on”) toprovide stop lights and directionindicators on the towed car. Thetowed vehicle lights must beswitched on at night.

You must observe the towingregulations which apply in thecountry in which you are driving:do not exceed the towing weight foryour vehicle. Consult your RenaultDealer.

Only use the front 1 and rear 3towing points (never use the driveshafts). These towing points mayonly be used for traction: never usethem for lifting the vehicle directlyor indirectly.

Front 1 and rear 3 towing pointsScrew in the towing ring 2 (storedin the tools unit) as far as it will go.

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TOWING (breakdown, continued)

Towing a vehicle withautomatic transmission: specialpointsEngine switched off: thetransmission is no longerlubricated. It is preferable to towthis type of vehicle on a trailer ortow it with the front wheels off theground.

Exceptional circumstancesYou may tow the vehicle with allfour wheels on the ground using thetowing point under the followingconditions: Maximum speed25 mph (40 km/h) for a maximumdistance of 30 miles (50 km). The selector lever must be in

neutral (position N).

If the lever becomes jammed in Pposition, even though you arepressing down the brake pedal, thelever can be released manually. Todo this, unclip cover B. Press onboth the raised part C and theunlocking button A at the same timeto move the lever from position P.

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TOWING (trailer)

Permissible nose weight whentowing a trailer, max. towingweight, braked and unbraked:Refer to the information on“WEIGHTS” in section 6:Refer to the manufacturer’sinstructions for information onhow to fit and operate the towingattachment.

It is advisable to keep theseinstructions with your othervehicle documentation.

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SYSTEM FOR CUTTING OFF THE FUEL SUPPLY IN THE EVENT OF A SEVERE IMPACTYour vehicle may be equipped witha system for cutting off the fuelsupply in the event of a severeimpact.

This system is planned to disableand thus isolate the fuel supplysystem if a severe impact occurs.

Following an impact, the systemcan be enabled but only after ithas been inspected by a qualifiedperson from the Renault networkwho must ensure that:• the vehicle can be driven;• there is no smell of fuel;• and that the fuel system is not

leaking.

Enabling the systemIf the conditions for restarting thefuel supply system are met (seebox), it is only necessary to pressbutton 1 to enable the system.

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OPERATING INCIDENTSYour car should not be affected by incidents likely to keep it off the road for long if you have followed the RenaultServicing Programme regularly.

The following hints will enable you to get going again quickly, albeit temporarily. For reasons of safety you shouldalways consult a Renault Dealer as soon as you can.

When starter is activated CAUSES REMEDIAL ACTION

• There is no response, the warninglights fail to illuminate and the starterdoes not turn.

Battery lead disconnected orterminals oxidised.

Check battery terminals: scrape cleanif oxidised and re-tighten.

Battery discharged. Connect another battery to the faultybattery.

Battery unserviceable. Change battery.

• Warning light bulbs go dim andstarter turns very slowly.

Battery terminals not tight.Terminals oxidised.

Check battery terminals: scrape cleanif oxidised and re-tighten.

Battery discharged. Connect another battery to the faultybattery.

• The engine is difficult to start indamp weather or after washing.

Poor ignition, ignition system damp. Dry spark plug leads and ignition coil.

• The engine is difficult to start whenhot.

Faulty carburation (bubbles ofvaporised fuel in circuit).

Let the engine cool down.

Poor compression. Consult a Renault Dealer.

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OPERATING INCIDENTS (continued)When starter is activated CAUSES REMEDIAL ACTION

• The engine fires once or twice thendies. It is difficult to start when cold.

Engine immobiliser active. See “engine immobiliser” section.

Starting procedure incorrect See “starting engine” section.orPoor fuel supply or ignition fault. If the vehicle will not start, do not

keep trying to start it.Consult a Renault Dealer.

System for cutting off fuel supplyactivated if vehicle has been subjectedto severe impact.

Consult a Renault Dealer (seeinformation on fuel cut-off system insection 5).

• Vibrations Incorrect tyre pressures, incorrectlybalanced or damaged.

Check tyre inflation pressures. If thisis not the problem, have them checkedby a Renault Dealer.

• Coolant boiling in expansion bottle. Mechanical defect: cylinder headgasket blown, faulty water pump.

Stop the engine.Consult a Renault Dealer.

Engine cooling fan not working. Check appropriate fuse, otherwiseconsult a Renault Dealer.

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OPERATING INCIDENTS (continued)On the open road CAUSES REMEDIAL ACTION

• Abnormal white smoke from theexhaust.

Mechanical defect: cylinder headgasket blown.

Stop the engine.Consult a Renault Dealer.

• Smoke under the bonnet. Short circuit. Stop, turn the ignition off, disconnectthe battery.

Coolant circuit fault. Consult a Renault Dealer.

• The oil pressure warning lightilluminates:- when cornering or braking. Oil level too low. Top up the oil.- on idling Oil pressure too low. Consult the nearest Renault Dealer.- is slow to extinguish or remainsilluminated on acceleration.

Loss of oil pressure. Stop: call for assistance from RenaultDealer.

• Engine loses power. Clogged air filter. Change element.

Fuel supply faulty. Check fuel level.

Faulty spark plugs, incorrectly set. Consult a Renault Dealer.

• Idling unsteady or engine stalls. Lack of compression (spark plugs,ignition, air leak).

Consult a Renault Dealer.

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OPERATING INCIDENTS (continued)On the open road CAUSES REMEDIAL ACTION

• Steering becomes hard to turn. Belt broken. Have the belt replaced.

Lack of oil in pump. Top up the oil (see maintenancesection).If the problem persists, consult aRenault Dealer.

• The engine overheats. The coolanttemperature warning light illuminates(or the gauge needle moves into thered zone).

Water pump: belt stretched or broken.Faulty engine cooling fan.

Stop the vehicle and switch off theengine. Consult a Renault Dealer.

Coolant leaks. Check the condition of hoses andclips.Check the expansion bottle: it shouldcontain coolant. If it does not, top itup (having let it cool down). Take carenot to scald yourself. This action isonly temporary: consult your RenaultDealer as soon as possible.

RadiatorNever fill a hot radiator with cold coolant if a considerable quantity has been lost. After any operation on thevehicle which has involved even partial draining of the cooling system, it must be refilled with a new mixtureprepared in the correct proportions. Reminder: only products approved by our Technical Department may beused for this purpose.

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OPERATING INCIDENTS (continued)Electrical equipment CAUSES REMEDIAL ACTION

• Wipers not operating. Wiper blades stuck. Free blades before use.

Fuse blown (intermittent, park). Replace fuse.

Motor faulty. Consult a Renault Dealer.

• Direction indicators flash morequickly.

- Bulb blown. Replace the bulb.

• Directionindicatorsnot flashing.

On one side: - Bulb blown. Replace bulb.

- Feed wire disconnected or connectorout of position.

Reconnect wire.

- Faulty earth connection. Find earth wire and remake a goodclean wire-to-earth connection.

On both sides: - Fuse blown. Replace fuse.

- Flasher unit defective. Replace: consult a Renault Dealer.

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OPERATING INCIDENTS (continued)Electrical equipment CAUSES REMEDIAL ACTION

Headlightsnot working.

One: - Bulb blown. Replace bulb.

- Wire disconnected or connector outof position.

Check and reconnect wire orconnector.

- Faulty earth connection. See above.

Both: - If the circuit is fused: Check fuse and change if necessary.

• Traces of condensation in the lights. This is not a defect. The presence oftraces of condensation in lights is anatural phenomenon linked to thevariations in temperature.These traces will disappear rapidlyonce the lights are switched on.

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Section 6: Technical specifications

Identification plates ............................................................................................................................... 6.02 - 6.03Dimensions ........................................................................................................................................................ 6.04Engine specifications ........................................................................................................................................ 6.05Towing weights ................................................................................................................................................. 6.06Weights .............................................................................................................................................................. 6.06Replacement parts ............................................................................................................................................ 6.07

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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION PLATES

Quote the information on theidentification plate (right-handside) when writing or orderingparts.

Vehicle identification plate A1 Vehicle type and chassis number2 Maximum permissible all-up

weight3 Maximum permissible total train

weight (vehicle loaded andtowing)

4 Maximum permissible front axleloading

5 Maximum permissible rear axleloading

6 Technical specifications ofvehicle

7 Vehicle paint reference8 Equipment level9 Vehicle type

10 Trim code11 Additional equipment

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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION PLATES (continued)

Quote the information on thevehicle identification plate andengine plate when writing orordering parts.

Engine plate or engine label B1 Engine type2 Engine suffix3 Engine number

1.4 l 16V - 1.6 l 16V 2.0 l IDE

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DIMENSIONS (in metres)

Turning circle• Between walls: 11.30• Between kerbs: 10.80

* Unladen

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ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

Versions 1.4 l 16V 1.6 l 16V 2.0 l IDE

Type of vehicle(see vehicle identification plate)

EA1O - EAODEA1H - EAOW

EA11 - EAO4EAOB - EAOJEAIJ - EA1Y

EAOPEAO3

Engine type(see engine plate) K4J K4M F5R

Bore x stroke (mm) 79.5×70 79.5×80.5 82.7×93

Cubic capacity (cc) 1 390 1 598 1 998

Fuel gradeOctane rating

Unleaded fuel95 or 98*

Idling speed (rpm) Not adjustable

Spark plugs Only use the type specified foryour vehicle’s engine.The type should be

shown on a label in the engine compartment,otherwise consult your Renault Dealer.

Fitting spark plugs which are not tospecification may damage the engine.

* If not available, unleaded fuel with an octane rating of 91 can be used.

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WEIGHT (in kg)Basic vehicle without options, likely to change in the course of the model year. Consult your Renault Dealer.

Versions 1.4 l 16V 1.6 l 16V 2.0 l IDE

Type of vehicle(see vehicle identification plate)

EA0D - EA1HEA0W

EAO4 - EAOBEA1J - EA11

EA1Y - EAO4EAOB - EA1J

EAO3 - EAOP

Automatic

Kerb weightexcluding driver

TotalFrontRear

1 115 1 125 1 155 1 200655 670 705 745450 455 450 455

Max. permissibleaxle weight

FrontRear

880 880 890860 860 860

Max. permissible all-up weight 1 550 1 560 1 590 1 610

Max. permissible towing weight unbraked 595 600 615 635

Max. permissible towing weight braked (*)driver only 1 250 1 200 1 250 1 200

other cases 1 000 1 000 1 000 1 000

Total train weight(= max. permissible all-up weightand towing)

2 500 2 500 2 550 2 550

Permissible nose weight 75

Max. permissible load on roof rack –

* Towing weight (towing a caravan, boat, etc.).- It is important to comply with the towing weights, governed by local legislation in each country and, in particular laid down in the Road

Traffic Regulations. Consult your Renault Dealer about any attachments. Under no circumstances may the total train weight (= max.permissible all-up weight and weight towed) be exceeded.

- If your vehicle is already used at full load (max. permissible all-up weight), the maximum speed must be limited to 60 mph (100 km/h)and the tyre inflation pressure increased by 0.2 bar.

- The engine output and climbing capability are reduced with altitude. We recommend that the maximum load be reduced by 10% at analtitude of 1000 metres and by an additional 10% for each 1000 metres thereafter.

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Replacement parts and repairsOriginal Renault parts are based on a strict specification and are regularly tested. Therefore, they are of at least the samelevel of quality as the originally fitted part.

If you always fit Renault genuine parts to your vehicle, you will ensure that it performs well. Repairs carried out by theRenault network using original parts are guaranteed for one year.

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ALPHABETICAL INDEXA ABS: anti-lock braking system .................... 2.16 - 2.17

Accessories .............................................................. 5.24Additional driving lights ........................................ 5.11Adjusting beam height ........................................... 1.50Adjusting the front seats ........................................ 1.10Adjusting your driving position ............................ 1.12Air bag ....................................................... 1.15 1.20Air conditioning ........................................ 3.19 3.23Air vents ....................................................... 3.15 - 3.16Anti-lock braking system: ABS ................... 2.16 - 2.17Anti-pollution (advice) ............................. 2.06 2.08Ashtrays ................................................................... 3.27Attachments (towing) ............................................. 5.28Audible and visual warnings ................................. 1.47Automatic door locking when driving .................. 1.06Automatic gearbox (use) ........................... 2.19 2.21Automatic transmission selector lever .... 2.19 2.21

B Battery ............................................. 4.12 - 5.18 5.20Bonnet ........................................................... 4.02 - 4.03Brake fluid ............................................................... 4.10Brief overview ......................................................... 0.02Bulbs (replacement) .................................. 5.09 5.15Bulbs .......................................................... 5.09 5.15Buzzer (lights on) ......................................... 1.05 - 1.48

C Catalytic converter (features of petrol versions) .. 2.04Catalytic converter (special points) ....................... 2.04Changing a wheel ..................................... 5.02 5.05Changing gear ........................................................... 2.05Child booster cushion/seats ..................... 1.21 1.27Child restraint system .............................. 1.21 1.27Child safety .......................... 1.02 - 1.21 1.27 - 3.25Cigarette lighter ....................................................... 3.27Clock ............................................................. 1.43 - 1.44Closing the electric hood ............................ 3.10 - 3.11Closing the hood manually ...................... 3.03 3.05

C Controls ...................................................... 1.28 1.31Coolant ...................................................................... 4.09Courtesy lights ................................... 3.11 - 3.12 - 5.14

D Dashboard ................................................... 1.28 1.31De-icing the windscreen ......................................... 1.51Demisting: Rear screen ............................................ 1.51

Windscreen ............................................ 1.51Dimensions ............................................................... 6.04Dipstick .......................................................... 4.04 - 4.05Direction indicators ..... 1.47 - 5.09 - 5.10 - 5.12 - 5.13Door locking ............................................... 1.02 1.06Doors ........................................................... 1.02 1.06Driver's layout ............................................ 1.28 1.31Driving ........................................................ 2.02 2.21Driving module (computer) ...................... 1.40 1.42

E Electric door locking ................................. 1.02 1.06Electric hood .............................................. 3.09 3.14Electric hood opening ................................... 3.12 - 3.13Emergency brake assistance .................................... 2.18Emergency spare wheel ........................................... 5.02Engine (technical specifications) ............................ 6.05Engine immobiliser ....................................... 1.07 - 1.08Engine oil ................................................... 4.04 4.07Engine specifications ............................................... 6.05Environment ............................................................. 2.09Exterior temperature ................................................ 1.43External lighting and signals .................... 1.47 1.50

F Filters ........................................................................ 4.12Fitting a radio ................................................ 5.22 - 5.23Fog lights (headlight) ............................................... 5.11Front seat belt pretensioners ................................... 1.15Front seats (adjusting) ............................................. 1.10

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ALPHABETICAL INDEXF Fuel (economy advice) ............................. 2.06 2.08

Fuel (filling) ................................................. 1.53 - 1.54Fuel (grade) .................................................. 1.53 - 1.54Fuel cut-off ............................................................. 5.29Fuel economy ........................................... 2.06 2.08Fuel filler flap ........................................................ 1.53Fuel level .................................................. 1.32 1.42Fuel tank cap .......................................................... 1.53Fuel tank capacity .................................................. 1.53Fuses ............................................................. 5.16 - 5.17

G Gear lever ................................................................ 2.05Glove box ................................................................ 3.28Ground clearance ................................................... 6.04

H Handbrake ............................................................... 2.05Hazard warning lights ............................................ 1.47Head restraint ......................................................... 1.09Headlight washers ....................................... 1.52 - 4.11Headlights (adjusting) ............................................ 1.50Headlights .................................................. 5.09 5.11Heated seats ............................................................ 1.11Heating ...................................................... 3.15 3.23Hood (conditions of use) ............................ 3.02 - 3.09Hood (maintenance) ............................................... 4.15Hood (operating faults) ............................... 3.05 - 3.14Hubcaps ................................................................... 5.04

I Ignition switch ........................................................ 2.02Incidents (operating faults) ...................... 5.30 5.35Indicators: Instrument panel ................... 1.32 1.42

Turn signals ......................................... 1.47Instrument panel ...................................... 1.32 1.42Interior trim (maintenance) ................................... 4.16Isofix - mounting system for child seats ..... 1.26 1.27

J Jack .......................................................................... 5.03

K Keys ........................................................... 1.02 1.04

L Levels ........................................................ 4.04 4.11Lifting the vehicle (changing a wheel) ... 5.02 5.05Lighting: Exterior ............. 1.47 1.50 - 5.09 5.13

Instrument panel (adjustment) .............. 1.48Interior ........................... 3.26 - 5.14 5.15

Lights: Adjusting .................................................... 1.50Dipped beam headlights ...... 1.48 - 5.09 - 5.10Direction indicators ............... 1.47 - 5.09 - 5.10

5.12 - 5.13Fog lights .............................. 1.49 - 5.11 - 5.12Hazard warning lights ............................... 1.47Main beam headlights ......... 1.48 - 5.09 - 5.10Reversing .................................................... 5.12Side/tail lights ........... 1.48 - 5.09 - 5.10 - 5.12Stop lights ....................................... 5.12 - 5.13

Luggage compartment ............................................ 3.33

M Maintenance: Bodywork ............................. 4.14 - 4.15Hoods .............................................. 4.13Interior trim .................................... 4.16

Mechanical ................................................ 4.04 4.12Manual hood ............................................. 3.02 3.08Manufacturer's plate ............................................... 6.02Map reading lights ................................................. 3.26Mechanical component capacity ............ 4.07 4.09

O Oil change ................................................. 4.04 4.07On-board computer ....................................... 1.40 - 1.42Operating faults ........................................ 5.30 5.35

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ALPHABETICAL INDEXP Paintwork (maintenance) .............................. 4.14 - 4.15

Paintwork (reference) ............................................... 6.02Power steering .......................................................... 2.05Power steering pump ............................................... 4.08Practical advice ............................................ 5.02 5.35Puncture ....................................................... 5.02 5.05

R Radio (pre-fitting) .......................................... 5.22 - 5.23Radio frequency remote control ................. 1.02 1.04Radio installation .......................................... 5.22 - 5.24Radio remote control (batteries) .............................. 5.21Rear screen (demisting) ........................................... 1.51Rear-view mirrors .......................................... 1.45 - 1.46Replacement parts .................................................... 6.07Replacing a bulb .......................................... 5.09 5.15Reverse gear .............................................................. 2.05Roadbox ........................................................ 3.29 3.32Running in ................................................................ 2.02

S Seat belts ...................................................... 1.12 1.20Side-mounted repeaters ........................................... 5.13Ski flap ...................................................................... 3.34Speakers (location) ........................................ 5.22 - 5.23Starting the engine ................................................... 2.03Steering wheel (adjusting) ....................................... 1.46Storage compartments .............................................. 3.28Sun visor ................................................................... 3.14System for cutting off fuel in the event

of a severe impact ................................................ 5.29

T Tanks and reservoirs:Brake fluid reservoir ............................................ 4.10Coolant capacity ................................................... 4.09Fuel (capacity) ........................................... 1.53 - 1.54Headlight washer bottle ....................................... 4.11Windscreen washer bottle ................................... 4.11

Technical specifications .............................. 6.02 6.07Time ................................................................ 1.43 - 1.44Tool kit (wheelbrace/jack ...) ................................... 5.03Towing (attachments) ............................................... 5.28Towing (breakdown) ...................................... 5.26 - 5.27Towing a caravan ..................................................... 6.06Towing hitches ......................................................... 5.26Towing weights ......................................................... 6.06Turning circle ........................................................... 6.04Tyre pressures ................................................ 0.04 - 5.07Tyres ............................................................. 5.06 5.08

V Vanity mirror ............................................................ 3.14Vehicle identification .................................... 6.02 - 6.03Vehicle identification plates ......................... 6.02 - 6.03Ventilation .................................................... 3.15 3.23

W Warning and indicator lights ..................... 1.32 1.42Washing ......................................................... 4.13 - 4.15Weights ..................................................................... 6.06Wheelbrace ............................................................... 5.03Wheels (safety) ............................................ 5.06 5.08Window winder ............................................ 3.24 - 3.25Windows ........................................................ 3.24 - 3.25Windscreen ............................................................... 3.14Windscreen washer ....................................... 1.52 - 4.11Windscreen wipers (blades) .................................... 5.25Windscreen wipers .................................................. 1.52Wiper blades ............................................................. 5.25

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