Citroen DS3 2019
The Citron DS3 is a small car that the company made between 2010 and 2019. It was part of Citron’s DS line, which was designed to be a high-end name. The DS3 was known for its stylish looks, choices to make it your own, and sporty handling. When it came out in 2010, the DS3 gave the small car market a new and distinctive look. It had an aggressive front grille, unique LED daytime running lights, and a roof that looked like it was flying. The DS3 came with a variety of personalization choices, like different roof colours, body decals, and interior trims. This gave owners a chance to make their cars unique. When it came to performance, the DS3 came with a range of engines to meet the needs of different drivers. These included petrol engines with different amounts of power, which gave a good mix between speed and gas mileage. Some models also had engines that worked better because they were boosted. The body of the DS3 was modern and stylish, and it was made of high-quality materials. It had room for five people, although the back seats were not very big. The DS3 had a number of technology and comfort features, such as infotainment systems with touchscreens, Bluetooth connectivity, climate control, and premium music systems that could be added.
Indicator and warning lamps
Visual indicators informing the driver that a system is in operation (operation or deactivation indicator lamps) or of the occurrence of a fault (warning lamp).
When the ignition is switched on
Certain warning lamps come on for a few seconds when the vehicle’s ignition is switched on. When the engine is started, these same warning lamps should switch off. If they remain on, before moving off, refer to the information on the warning lamp concerned. The passenger airbag system operation lamp stays on for about a minute after switching on the ignition, even after the engine has started.
The switching on of certain warning lamps may be accompanied by an audible signal and a message on the multifunction screen. The warning lamps may come on continuously (fixed) or flash. Certain warning lamps may come on in two different modes. Only by relating the type of lighting to the operating status of the vehicle can it be ascertained whether the situation is normal or whether a fault has occurred.
Operation indicator lamps
If one of the following indicator lamps comes on, this confirms that the corresponding system has come into operation.
Deactivation indicator lamps
If one of the following indicator lamps comes on, this confirms that the corresponding system has been switched off intentionally. This is accompanied by an audible signal and a message on the multifunction screen.
When the engine is running or the vehicle is being driven, the switching on of one of the following warning lamps indicates a fault that requires action on the part of the driver. Any fault resulting in the switching on of a warning lamp must be investigated further by reading the associated message on the multifunction screen. If you encounter any problems, do not hesitate to contact a CITROËN dealer.
Coolant temperature indicator
With the engine running, when the needle is:
- in zone A, the temperature is correct,
- in zone B, the temperature is too high; the central STOP warning lamp and the maximum temperature warning lamp 1 light up in red, accompanied by an audible signal and a message on the multifunction screen.
You must stop as soon as it is safe to do so.
Wait a few minutes before switching off the engine. Consult a CITROËN dealer.
After driving for a few minutes, the temperature and pressure in the cooling system increase. To top up the level:
- wait for the engine to cool down,
- unscrew the cap by two turns to allow the pressure to drop,
- when the pressure has dropped, remove the cap,
- top up the level to the “MAX” mark.
The system informs the driver when the next service is due, in accordance with the manufacturer’s servicing schedule. The point at which the service is due is calculated from the last indicator zero resets. It is determined by two parameters:
- the distance traveled,
- the time elapsed since the last service.
More than 600 miles (1 000 km) remain before the next service is due
For 5 seconds after the ignition is switched on, the spanner symbolizing the service operations comes on. The distance recorder display line indicates the distance remaining before the next service is due.
Example: 4 800 km remain before the next service is due.
For 5 seconds after the ignition is switched on, the display indicates:
5 seconds after the ignition is switched on, the spanner is switched off; the distance recorder resumes its normal operation. The display then indicates the total and trip distances.
Less than 600 miles (1 000 km) remain before the next service is due
Example: 400 miles (900 km) remain before the next service is due.
For 5 seconds after the ignition is switched on, the display indicates:
5 seconds after the ignition is switched on, the distance recorder resumes its normal operation. The spanner remains on to indicate that a service must be carried out soon.
For 5 seconds after the ignition is switched on, the spanner flashes to indicate that the service must be carried out as soon as possible.
Example: the service is overdue by 300 km. For 5 seconds after the ignition is switched on, the display indicates:
5 seconds after the ignition is switched on, the distance recorder resumes its normal operation. The spanner remains lit.
The distance remaining may be weighted by the time factor, depending on the driver’s driving habits. Therefore, the spanner may also come on if you have exceeded the two-year service interval.
Service indicator zero reset
After each service, the service indicator must be reset to zero.
The procedure for resetting to zero is as follows:
- switch off the ignition,
- Press and hold the trip distance recorder zero reset button,
- switch on the ignition; the distance recorder display begins a countdown,
- when the display indicates “=0” , release the button; the spanner disappears.
Following this operation, if you wish to disconnect the battery, lock the vehicle and wait at least five minutes for zero resets to be taken into account.
- Retrieving the service information
- You can access the service information at any time.
Press the trip distance recorder zero reset button.
- The service information is displayed for a few seconds, then disappears.
Engine oil level indicator
A system that informs the driver whether the engine oil level is correct or not. This information is indicated for a few seconds when the ignition is switched on, after the service information. The level read will only be correct if the vehicle is on level ground and the engine has been off for more than 15 minutes.
Lack of oil
This is indicated by the flashing of “OIL”, linked with the service warning lamp, accompanied by an audible signal and a message on the multifunction screen. If the lack of oil is confirmed by a check using the dipstick, it is essential that the level is topped up to prevent damage to the engine.
Oil level indicator fault
This is indicated by the flashing of “OIL–“. Consult a CITROËN dealer.
Refer to the “Checks” section to locate the dipstick and the oil filler cap on your engine.
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