BYD S6A Owner`s manual

BYD AUTO S6, S6A, S6K Owner's Manual
BYD S6, S6A, S6K
Owner’s Manual
BYD AUTO S6, S6A, S6K Owner's Manual
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BYD AUTO S6, S6A, S6K Owner's Manual
Foreword
Thank you for choosing a BYD AUTO. To help you use and maintain your BYD AUTO, please read the Instruction Manual carefully.
If you have any doubts about the instructions, please contact the BYD auto sales service station for help. For more detailed car
information, please visit http://www.bydauto.com.cn/service/manual/index.php
As BYD AUTO adopts the EFI (electronic fuel injection) engine and as its electric wiring structure is complicated, do not install
additional electric appliances yourself, such as anti-theft systems, multi-media systems, and xenon headlights. Please use
original spare parts from BYD. Otherwise, any faults caused will not be covered by BYD's warranty (guarantee of repair,
replacement and return). To prevent loss caused by vehicle accidents, it is suggested that vehicle insurances including the
"self-ignition loss insurance" and the "theft & robbery insurance", etc be purchased. In addition, please do not leave valuables
in your car so as protect your car better and protect your valuables from being stolen.
The manual aims to help you use the car correctly, but does not include all instructions about its configuration. For the
configuration, please consult the contract related to the product (if any), or consult the dealer selling the product to you.
Figures in the manual are for reference only. If any figure in the manual is inconsistent with the actual object, the actual
product will prevail.
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part status alteration in this manual without prior notice.
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Please follow the instructions where "Tips" and "Warning" are indicated in this manual to avoid the possibility of injuries or
damage.
The notice types and their details of use are as follows:
Tips
Precautions to be followed to make
maintenance easier
WARNING
Precautions to avoid vehicle
damage or personal injury
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provide accurate contact details, and contact a BYD Sales service station for your information updates. Please obtain the
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Table of Contents
Vehicle Performance Parameters of BYD AUTO ....................................................................................................................... 1
Chapter 1 Operation of Instruments and Controls ..................................................................................................................1-1
Chapter 2 Driving Guidelines .................................................................................................................................................2-1
Chapter 3 Starting and Driving ...............................................................................................................................................3-1
Chapter 4 Emergency Treatment ...........................................................................................................................................4-1
Chapter 5 Vehicle Exterior Maintenance ................................................................................................................................5-1
Chapter 6 Maintenance Instructions .......................................................................................................................................6-1
Chapter 7 Self-maintenance...................................................................................................................................................7-1
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Vehicle Performance Parameters of BYD AUTO
Product Model
S6
Basic Type
Front transverse engine, front-wheel drive
L×W×H
Wheelbase
Tread
mm
4810×1855×1725 (1680, excluding the luggage rack) (no load)
mm
2720
Front
mm
(Front/rear) 1580/1555
Front wheel chamber
-0º40´±45´
Front wheel toe-in
Wheel
Alignment
S6K
Load-type vehicle body structure, 5 doors/1 lid/2 carriages
Drive Mode
Dimensions
S6A
0±2mm
10º40´±45´′
Kingpin inclination angle
Kingpin caster angle
2º35´±45´
Rear wheel chamber
-0º45´±45´
Rear wheel toe-in
3±2 mm
Curb Weight
kg
kg
1620
1665
1695
Gross Weight
kg
kg
1995
2040
2070
1050/945
1055/985
1085/985
180
185
185
Front/Rear Axle Load (Gross Weight) kg
Maximum Design Speed
km/h
Tyre Size (Spare)
Tyre Pressure
Approach Angle
225/65R17
kPa
210
°(degree)
23.5
1
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Departure Angle
°(degree)
22
Front Overhang
mm
1010
Rear Overhang
mm
1080
Minimum Ground Clearance
mm
≥190
m
≤11.8
Minimum Turning Radius
Passenger Capacity
Boot Capacity
persons
L
Maximum Grade
%
Brake Pedal Free Travel
mm
Engine Model
5
˄ 1084L/ lay down the second row seats 2398L ˅±5 L
≥30
1-5
BYD483QB
In-line four
cylinders/16valves, MPI
fuel injection, dual
overhead camshaft
DOHC
Engine Type
BYD488QA
BYD488QA
In-line four cylinders/16
valves, MPI fuel injection,
single overhead camshaft
SOHC
In-line four cylinders,
forced circulation water
cooling, dual overhead
camshaft, four strokes
Displacement
ml
1991
2362
2362
Max. Torque
Nm/rpm
172/4750
229/4000
229/4000
Max. Output Power
kw/rpm
95/5800
118/5800
118/5800
Fuel Consumption
K/100km
9.2
9.8
9.8
Tyre Balancing Requirement
2
The imbalance amount measured after counterbalance is clamped on each
side of the wheel assembly should be less than 10g
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Chapter 1
Section 1
Operation of Instruments and Controls
Anti-theft System
Keys ............................................................................................. 1-4
Wireless Remote Control Function ............................................... 1-6
Intelligent Key Access and Starting Function ............................... 1-8
Steering Lock Function ............................................................... 1-10
The Battery in the Tntelligent Key Runs out of Power ................ 1-10
Anti-theft System ........................................................................ 1-12
Power Windows ......................................................................... 1-13
Power Door Lock ........................................................................ 1-13
Back Door .................................................................................. 1-15
Sunroof....................................................................................... 1-15
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BYD Passenger Car Identification
Identification Number of Engine
and Transmission
Your car has several identification
numbers located at different positions.
1. Engine model and engine number
are printed on the engine block.
2. The transmission number is located
on the label on the top of the
transmission.
Do not confuse the transmission
number with the engine number.
Engine
model
Manual
transmission
number
Engine
model
Auto transmission
number
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Emission system identification
The pollutant emission system of the
car has two identifications:
1. Front three-way catalyst
Emission system
identification
Tips
Front three-way
catalyst
identification
The other emission system
identification is on the rear three-way
catalyst, in the bottom of the car, as
shown below
When the engine is started or
just flames out, do not touch it
because it is still hot.
For S6 models in the sale, the
emission identification depends on the
power assembly:
Vehicle Identification Number
The vehicle identification number is
marked on the upper left of the
instrument panel and the floor beam
of the front passenger seat
respectively as shown below. The
vehicle identification number is used
for owner registration.
Vehicle identification number
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engine coolant replacement signage
are attached to the inside of the
engine room.
Vehicle nameplate
The figure below is the fuel grade
nameplate, which is attached to the
inside of the filler cap.
As shown in the figure below, the
manufacture nameplate in the bottom
of the right side wall B pillar is also
marked with the vehicle identification
number.
Coolant signage
Cooling fan signage
Airbag warning label is attached to the
right sun visor.
Fuel tank
code
Warning & Tips
The cooling fan warning label and
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is attached below the lock ring of the
Keys
back door.
Airbag warning label
Child protection
device
The label of front passenger’s airbag
is on the right of the instrument panel.
Tyre pressure signage is below the
left pillar “B”.
Intelligent Keys and Mechanical
Keys
1. Intelligent Key - used to
Label of front
passenger’s airbag
The signage of child protection device
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Tyre
pressure
signage
lock/unlock all doors and available
in two types: electronic intelligent
key and card-type intelligent key.
The electronic intelligent key can
be used to lock/unlock doors,
open the back door, and search for
the car nearby.
2. Mechanical Key - used to
lock/unlock the driver door as well
as the back door.
WARNING
Pay attention to the following items
when using intelligent keys:
 People with a pacemaker, a
cardiac defibrillator or other
electronic medical device should
keep away from the aerials of the
intelligent access and intelligent
key starting system, as the
electromagnetic waves may affect
the normal use of such devices.
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intelligent key.
 Do not place the key in areas of
high-temperature for prolonged
periods of time, e.g. on the
dashboard exposed to direct sunlight.
 Do not immerse the intelligent key
into any liquid.
 It is suggested not to place the
intelligent key near any device which
may produce electromagnetic
waves, such as a mobile phone.
Use of the mechanical key
 Do not attach any object which
may block electromagnetic waves
(such as a metal sealing part) to
the key.
 Do not hit other objects with the
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Key Number Plate
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Wireless Remote Control Function
If the electronic key cannot function
well at a short distance, or when the
indicator light on the key is dim or off:
1) Check whether there is radio
equipment (radio station, or radio
transmitter, etc) nearby which may
interfere with the normal operation
of the key.
2) The battery may run out of power.
Inspect and replace the battery
inside the electronic intelligent key.
The key ID number is shown on the
number plate. It is suggested that you
remember the ID number and keep
the number plate in a safe place.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Locking button
Unlocking button
Back door unlocking button
Mechanical key
Indicator Light
The wireless remote control function
is used for locking/unlocking all doors
and other additional functions within a
short distance. The indicator light will
flash once for each switch operated.
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3) If the electronic intelligent key still
does not work normally, please
contact the BYD service shops as
soon as possible.
If the electronic intelligent key is lost,
please contact the BYD service shops
as soon as possible to prevent the car
from being stolen or other accidents.
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Locking: all doors will be locked
simultaneously by pressing down the
locking switch. At this moment, the
exterior ear-view mirrors (if any) will
be folded, and the steering signal
lights will flash once. Check whether
all doors are securely locked.
Locking Operation
Locking
Unlocking Operation
Unlocking
If any door is not closed, the locking
switch will not be able to lock the
doors. In this case, the doors will be
unlocked first before locked, the
external rear-view mirrors will not be
folded and the steering signal lights
will not flash. Meanwhile, the alarm
will be sounded.
If the power gear is at the position of
ACC or ON, the remote intelligent key
will not work.
When the electronic intelligent key is
used for unlocking, even if the doors are
not open, the interior lights will be turned
on and remain on for 15 seconds before
going out.
When using the electronic intelligent
key to unlock doors, please open a
door manually within 30 seconds.
Otherwise all doors will be locked
automatically in the anti-theft case.
Unlocking: all doors will be unlocked
by pressing down the unlocking
button. At this moment, the steering
signal lights will flash twice in the
non-anti-theft case and flash twice
times in the anti-theft case.
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Intelligent Key System
Intelligent Key Access and Starting
Function
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Active Region
car is near to the intelligent key of
your car, it may take longer to unlock
After an intelligent key is registered, the
the doors, which is normal.
access and starting engine function is
Access Function - Door locking and
available in the active region.
unlocking.
Locking
With the intelligent key, the doors can
be locked or unlocked and the engine
can be started.
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1. Access function active region within the range of about 1m away
from the micro switch of the front
door handle.
2. Starting engine function active
region - in carriage.
When the intelligent key of another
By pressing down the micro switch of
the external door handle, all doors will
be locked and the steering signal
lights will flash once.
In the following cases, the doors will
not be locked by pressing down the
micro-switch.
1) The doors are not closed well.
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Tips
2) The start button is at gear position
ACC or ON.
Unlocking
In the following cases, functions of
intelligent access and engine
starting may not work normally.
After you are in the access function
active region, footlights of the
external rear-view mirror (if any) will
be on for 15s. In this case, all doors
and the back door can be unlocked
by pressing down the micro switch of
the door handle.
 There are devices giving off a
If the doors are not unlocked by
pressing down the micro switch,
please press the switch again.
strong electromagnetic wave
nearby, e.g. TV tower, power
station, and radio station.
 The intelligent key is carried
together with communication
devices, like an interphone and
mobile phone.
 The intelligent key is near high
voltage devices or
noise-generating devices.
 The intelligent key is carried
together with intelligent keys of
other cars.
 The intelligent key may not work
normally in certain positions (e.g.
on the dashboard, in the glove
box, or on the floor) even if in the
active region.
Steering Lock Function
 The intelligent key is touched or
covered by metal objects.
 The door handle is operated
quickly.
When the doors are unlocked, open a
door within 30 seconds. Otherwise all
doors will lock automatically.
 The intelligent key is close to the
Starting function - used to switch the
power mode and start the engine.
 The battery is in a state of low
door handle when starting the
engine.
power.
When the wireless remote control, the
micro switch or the mechanical key is
used for locking, the steering wheel
will be locked.
After the power is switched to ACC or
ON by pressing down the start button,
the steering lock will be released
automatically. If the indicator light on
the start button turns green and
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flashes, it means that the steering lock
function is abnormal; please contact
the BYD service shops for inspection.
Tips
You can replace the battery yourself.
The battery type is CR2025.
1. Pull out the mechanical key in the
arrow direction.
After battery replacement, check
whether the card-type intelligent key
works normally. If it still does not work,
please contact the BYD service
shops.
Replace Remote Intelligent Key
Battery
When the intelligent key battery
runs out of power, the steering lock
function can be realized only by
front left locking with the
mechanical key.
The Battery in the Intelligent Key
Runs out of Power
If the indicator light of the remote
intelligent key does not flash and the
engine cannot be started through the
starting function, the battery may have
run out of power and should be
replaced as soon as possible.
Replace Card-type Intelligent Key
Battery
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3.Insert the new battery into the
intelligent key, and then put the
mechanical key back into the
card-type intelligent key.
If the intelligent key battery runs out of
power, please entrust the BYD service
shops to have it replaced.
2.Take out the battery.
Tips
 Make sure that the battery poles
are installed properly.
 Do not replace the battery with
wet hands.
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Start the engine with the intelligent
after the buzzer beeps, the buzzer
key whose battery has run out of
will beep once again, indicating that
power
you can start the engine.
4. Start the engine within 5 s.
1. Unlock with the mechanical key.
2. When the start button is pressed,
the intelligent key system alarm
light is turned on and the buzzer
inside the car beeps once.
3. Place the electronic intelligent key near
the starting switch within 30 seconds
The key will communicate with the car
even when you are not driving the car.
Do not leave the key inside the car or
within a range of 2 m from the car.
If an intelligent key receives strong
electromagnetic waves for long period,
the battery will run low quickly.
Intelligent keys must be kept at least
2m away from the following devices:
1
Unlock turn the key clockwise
Lock turn the key anticlockwise
Power saving
Start
Stop
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
TV sets
PCs
Mobile phone chargers
Lamp holders
Fluorescent reading lights
If the car is not used for a long time,
the storage battery may run out of
power, so its cathode terminals should
be disconnected to prevent power
consumption. Please use any one of
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the following methods to apply the
intelligent access and starting function,
after the storage battery is mounted
again.
1) When the intelligent key is
available, press the micro switch
on the door handle.
2) Make wireless remote control
operation.
3) Insert the mechanical key into the
lock hole in the driver door and turn
the key.
If the intelligent access and starting
function is abnormal, please take
all intelligent keys to the BYD auto
sales service stations for
inspection.
Anti-theft System
Anti-theft setting system
1.When the engine is stopped and all
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doors are locked (anti-theft setting
remote control function.
isn’t available for center control), the
anti-theft indicator light will remain on.
2) The power supply is turned on
The anti-theft system will be set
when the intelligent key starting
automatically after 10 seconds. The
function is not used.
anti-theft indicator light will start
Disable Anti-theft System
flashing after the system is set.
2. Make sure the indicator light is
flashing before you leave the car.
You can use the following means to
disable anti-theft alarm:
If anyone in the car unlocks the door,
the anti-theft system alarm will be
activated. So do not leave anybody in
the car when the system is set.
1) Unlock doors with the remote
control function.
2) Unlock doors with the micro switch.
3) Press the start button and detect
the key.
Alarm triggering
Finding Car Operation
After the system is set, it will give out
an alarm in the following cases:
1) Any door or the front cabin lid is
opened without using the intelligent
key access function or the wireless
When the car is in the anti-theft state,
the alarm will make a long sound and
the steering signal lights will flash for
15 s by holding the locking button.
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window will be opened completely. If it
has to be stopped midway, just press
the button slightly.
Power Windows
Central-controlled door lock
Allow auto operation
When the window lock button is
pressed down, only the driver-side
window will ascend or descend, while
the passenger-side windows will not.
Locking
Unlocking
Window lock button
When the start button is at the gear of
ON, the glass of each door can be
controlled to ascend or descend with
the switch of each door. There are
four window control switches at the
driver side door to control ascending
and descending of glass for four doors
respectively.
Automatic operation of driver-side
window - Press down the button
(AUTO) at the driver-side completely
and then release it; the driver-side
When the start button is switched to
OFF, the power windows can continue
to work for 10 minutes at the most.
The delay function can be cancelled
immediately by opening either front
door.
Tips
 Please be aware of safety as the
power windows are not provided
with the anti-clamping function.
 When there is a child in the car,
please press down the window
locking button.
The driver-side door and the front
passenger-side door are equipped with
power door lock switches, either of
which can lock or unlock all car doors.
Locking - press down the front end
of switch
Unlocking - press down the rear
end of switch
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Car door self-locking/unlocking
When the vehicle speed is over 20
km/h, all doors will be locked
automatically.
Pressing the start button, the power
will shift from Gear ON to Gear OFF
and all doors will be unlocked
automatically.
Internal lock knob locking and
unlocking
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When you push the lock knob forward
As shown in the figure, pull the lock
in the left front door, all car doors will
latch to the position of "LOCK"
be locked. However, if you pull the
lock knob backward, only the left front
door can be unlocked.
When the child protection lock is
locked, the rear doors cannot be
The lock knob in each passenger-side
opened with the internal handle. As
door can only lock or unlock the
long as there is a child in the car, we
respective door.
suggest that you use the function.
Rear door child protection lock
Tips
Child
protection lock
Locking: push the lock knob forward.
Unlocking: pull the lock knob backward.
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 As the front door lock is provided
with the anti-mislocking function,
the car doors will not be locked
when the front door is closed
directly, if the internal lock knob
is set to the locking position.
 Normally, if the front door has to
be locked externally, all doors
should be closed and the key
taken outside the car and then
locked with the mechanical key,
the micro switch or the wireless
remote control function.
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3. Back door closing
 Even if the internal lock knob is
at the locking position, the left
front door can be opened with
the internal handle. Therefore,
do not pull the internal handle of
left front door whilst driving.
Back Door
1. Unlock using the wireless remote
control function or by turning the
mechanical key clockwise.
2. The back door can be opened by
pulling up its external handle.
Tilting upwards: the sunroof is opened
upwards by pressing down the switch.
Tilting downwards: pull down the
switch until it is closed completely.
Horizontal opening and closing
Pull down the back door and then
press it down.
Sunroof
Sunroof tilting
Tilt operation
Opening: push the button backward to
open the sunroof.
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Closing: push the button forward to
close the sunroof.
Tips
If the sunroof is operated after rain,
snow or car washing, water may
enter the car. Therefore, please
wipe the sunroof with a dry cloth
before operation.
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Chapter 1
Section 2
Operation of Instruments and Controls
Driver and Passenger Safety
Safety Precautions ..................................................................... 1-18
Seats .......................................................................................... 1-19
Child Seat Protection Device...................................................... 1-20
Seat Belts ................................................................................... 1-26
SRS(optional) ............................................................................. 1-28
Danger of CO Intoxication .......................................................... 1-36
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Safety Precautions
Steering Wheel Adjustment
WARNING
 Do not adjust the steering wheel
while driving. Otherwise, it may
cause incorrect operation of the
car, and result in an accident.
 After adjustment, shake the
steering wheel upward and
downward to make sure it is
locked firmly.
Appropriate arrangement of
children
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Driving after drinking alcohol is
flat tyre or mechanical failure. To
prohibited
reduce such possibilities, please
inspect the car carefully and complete
Even the smallest amount of
the various inspection items specified
consumed alcohol will reduce your
in the regular maintenance form.
reaction ability to the road traffic
Pre-driving inspection
conditions. The more alcohol you
have drunk, the slower you will
become. Therefore, driving after
To ensure that you and your
drinking alcohol is prohibited.
passengers receive the maximum
protection from the safety equipment
Control your speed
of the car, please inspect the following
items every time before driving:
Speeding is the major cause of car
1. All adults and children not
accidents and casualties. Generally
applicable to the children protection
speaking, the greater the speed, the
device wear the seat belts correctly.
greater the danger will be. Please
2. All infants are arranged properly in
drive at a safe speed according to the
the children protection device on
road traffic conditions.
the back seat.
WARNING
Do not leave a child alone in the car
at any time.
Keep the car at the state of safe
driving
It is extremely dangerous to have a
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3. The driver sits straight and leans
back as far as possible, and keeps
a proper distance from the steering
wheel and the dashboard.
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the maximum protection in the event
of a collision. If they lean laterally on
the seats, the lumbar seat belt may
5. The headrest should be adjusted to
slide over the hip and exert pressure
the proper height.
directly on the abdomen. In the
6. After all passengers get into the car,
event of a front collision, over-tilting
make sure all doors are locked.
of seats may increase the danger of
personal casualties.
A monitor light
of car door
 The car must not be started until all
and back door opening on the
passengers are well seated. It is
dashboard is used to indicate that a
prohibited to sit on the folded
door or the back door is not
backrest or luggage. During
properly closed.
emergency braking or in the event
7. All luggage should be positioned
of a collision,people who do not sit
and secured properly.
or wear the seat belts correctly may
be seriously injured.
Seats
 It is prohibited for passengers to
stand-up or move between seats.
Otherwise, during emergency
WARNING
4. The seat backrest should stay
upright.
 When the driver and passengers sit
straight and lean against the
backrest, the seat belts can provide
braking or a collision,they may be
driver seat, as seat moving may
make the driver lose control of the
car.
 When adjusting seats, take care
to avoid collision between the
seat and passengers or luggage.
 After seat adjustment,make sure
the seat is locked in position.
 Do not place any objects under
seats or tie rope to the rail
unlocking lever, which can affect
the locking mechanism of the
seats, cause sudden movement
of seats, and cause the driver to
lose control of the car.
 During seat adjustment, do not
put your hands under the seat or
near the moving parts; otherwise,
your hands or fingers may be
injured.
seriously injured.
 When driving, do not adjust the
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Child Seat Protection Device
BYD strongly recommends the child
seat protection device.
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1. Baby (infant) seat
3. Youth seat (auxiliary)
Tips
 The studies have shown that it is
safer to install the child
protection device in the rear
seats than in the front
passenger’s seat.
 Please select the appropriate
child protection device according
to the age and body of your
child.
 For installation details, please
refer to the manual coming with
the child protection device.
Type of Child Protection Device
The protection devices are classified
into the following three types
according to the ages and bodies of
the children:
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2. Child seat (convertible)
When the child seat protection
device isn’t in use
Please fix the child protection device
on the seat properly. Do not place the
device on the passenger’s seats or in
the luggage compartment.
Select appropriate child protection
device
Please select appropriate protection
device for your child. If the body of
your child is too big to use the
protection device, let your child sit in
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the back seat and use the seat belt.
(rear seat ALR/ELR seat belt)
Install the child protection device
Please follow the installation
instructions of the manufacturer.
Fasten the child protection device to
the outer back seat with the seat belt
or the fastening strap under the child
protection device. While installing the
child protection device, fix the top
drawstring
ISOFIX rigid anchor (ISOFIX child
protection device): The outer rear seat
is provided with dedicated fixing lever
(the label showing the anchoring
position is attached to the seat).
Seat belt equipped with child
protection device locking mechanism
Fixing anchor support (for top
drawstring): The outer rear seat is
provided with fixing anchor support.
Install the child protection device
with seat belt (for child protection
device locking)
1. Rearward child seat - baby (infant)
seat / child seat (convertible): Install
the child seat in the rear seat and
keep it facing to the rear of the car.
Insert the seat belt through the child
seat and insert the belt tip into the
buckle; make sure that the seat belt
isn’t twisted.
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buckle; make sure that the seat belt
Tighten the child seat in the rear seat,
isn’t twisted.
and let the shoulder safety belt fully
retract, until the child seat is fixed
firmly. When the shoulder safety belt
is fully taut, pull the seat belt to make
sure that it can’t be pulled out.
Forward child seat (convertible)
Install the child seat in the rear seat
and keep it facing to the forward of the
car.
Pull out the shoulder safety belt
completely, and then let it retract
slightly to enter the locking mode, in
which the seat belt only can be
retracted.
Youth seat (auxiliary)
Install the child seat in the rear seat
and keep it facing to the forward of the
car.
Insert the seat belt through the child
seat and insert the belt tip into the
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Let the child sit in the child seat.
Follow the manufacturer’s instruction
to fix the child seat with the seat belt,
and insert the belt tip into the buckle.
Make sure that the seat belt isn’t
twisted.
Check if the shoulder safety belt
crosses the child’s shoulder properly,
and keep the waist belt as low as
possible.
Remove the child protection device
fixed with seat belt
Press the buckle release button to
retract the seat belt completely.
Install child protection device with
ISOFIX rigid anchor (ISOFIX child
protection device)
Check the position of the dedicated
fixing lever and install the child
protection device onto the seat. Install
the fixing lever in the gap between the
seat cushion and backrest.
If the child protection device is
equipped with top drawstring, fix the
drawstring onto the anchoring device.
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Child protection device with top
drawstring
Fix the child protection device with
seat belt or ISOFIX rigid anchor, and
remove the headrest.
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Open the cover of the anchor support,
buckle the hook to the anchor support,
and tighten the top drawstring. Make
sure that the top drawstring is buckled
firmly.
1. Hook
2. Top drawstring
3. Anchor support
Reinstall the headrest.
Install the child protection device
onto the front passenger’s seat
To install the child protection device
onto the front passenger's seat with
locking buckle, please follow the
manufacturer's instruction.
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firmly. If the device isn’t fixed, it
may cause serious injury or even
death to the child in case of
emergency braking or accident.
Warning
 Do not fully stretch the shoulder
safety belt to avoid the seat belt
entering into locking mode.
 In locking mode, the seat belt
can be retracted only, which may
cause injury or discomfort.
 Do not let the child play with the
seat belt, or else it may cause
serious injury or even death to
the child.
 While installing the child
protection device, please follow
the instructions in the manual
and fix the protection device
for installation, move the seat
backward as much as possible, or
else it may cause serious injury or
even death when the airbag explodes
(inflated).
Install youth seat (auxiliary)
1. If the driver’s seat obstructs the
proper installation of the child
protection device, please install the
device onto the right rear seat.
2. Install the forward child seat or
youth (auxiliary) seat onto the front
passenger’s seat only when inevitable;
Install child protection device
Never install the rearward child
protection device in the front
passenger’s seat, or else it may cause
serious injury or even death when the
airbag explodes.
1. The instrument panel at front
passenger's side has a warning label,
which reminds you never install the
rearward child protection device in the
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front passenger’s seat.
2. While installing youth (auxiliary)
seat, make sure that the seat belt
crosses the center of the child’s
shoulder. The seat belt should be
away from the child's neck and
shouldn’t slip from the shoulder, or
else it may cause serious injury or
even death to the child in case of
emergency braking or accident.
3. Make sure that the seat belt and the
belt tip are fixed, and the seat belt isn't
twisted.
4. Pull and push the child seat to
different directions to make sure that it
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is installed firmly.
5. Please follow the instructions of the
The length of the seat belt can be
manufacturer of the child protection
automatically adjusted according to
device.
the passenger size and the seat
position.
Fix the child seat to the anchoring
device properly
Keep the seat belt as low as possible
at the hip - do not lock it around the
When using lower anchoring device,
waist. Move the shoulder belt up
make sure there is no foreign matter
through the lock plate to adjust the
around the anchoring device and the
belt to the proper position.
seat belt isn’t jammed behind the child
seat. Make sure that the child seat is
If the seat belt fails to retract smoothly
fixed firmly, or else it may cause
and automatically, please pull it out to
serious injury or even death to the
check whether it is knotted or
child in case of emergency braking or
distorted. If so, please contact the
accident.
BYD auto sales service stations for
inspection.
Seat Belts
Seat belts with the pre-tensioning
The driver and passengers should
device (If any)
adjust the shoulder height of the
three-point seat belts to the
appropriate position according to their
The driver and front seat belts are
own body size.
provided with a pre-tensioning device,
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it is activated in the case of a serious
front collision.
Tips
When the sensor detects a serious
 The seat belts equipped on the
front collision, the retractor will retract
car are designed according to the
the front seat belts rapidly to protect
adult frame. Children should be
the passenger’s safety effectively.
prudent in using the seat belts.
Even if there is not a passenger in the
front seat, the pre-tensioning device
of the seat belts will be activated as
well.
In the event of a collision, the front
seat belt pre-tensioning device and
the SRS air bag may not be activated
at the same time.
In the event of a collision, when the
seat belt pre-tensioning device is
activated, noise may be made and a
small amount of innocuous gas may
be released. The gas does not
indicate a fire and is generally
harmless to humans.
 Position the child seat on the
back seat and seat the child in the
child seat. Meanwhile, the seat
belt should be fastened well for
protection. It is prohibited for
children to sit in the front seat.
 Do not seat a child on their knees
or arms. Otherwise, the child may
be seriously injured or even killed.
 Do not let children stand or kneel
on the front or back seat. During
emergency braking or a collision,
unprotected children may be
seriously injured.
 Whilst driving, passengers in the
car must fasten the seat belts
correctly. Otherwise, during
emergency braking or a collision,
they are more prone to be
severely injured.
 One seat belt must be applied to
one passenger only. It is
prohibited for one seat belt to be
shared by two or more
passengers - even by children.
 Do not over-tilt the backrest. The
seat belt provides the best
protection when the backrest is in
the upright position.
 Do not damage the seat belts, or
inhibit or trap them in the seats or
car doors.
 Check the seat belt regularly to
see whether it is cut, worn or
loose. Damaged parts must be
replaced with new ones. Do not
disassemble or modify the
system.
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 Keep the seat belts clean and dry.
Do not place any decorative
articles on the seat belts.
 After a serious collision, the seat
belt system (including bolts) must
be replaced. Even if the damage
is not obvious, the whole system
still has to be replaced.
 After the latch is inserted, make
sure it is locked up to the buckle
firmly and the seat belt is not
twisted.
 Do not leave objects, such as
coins, and paper clips, etc. in the
buckle, as they may affect the
proper connection of the latch and
the buckle.
 If the seat belts fail to function
well, please contact the BYD auto
sales service station immediately.
The seat belts cannot provide any
protection for passengers until
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they are repaired. Sit upright and
as far back in the seat as
possible, and keep a proper
distance from the steering wheel
and the dashboard, this will
enable the seat belts and SRS to
exert their maximum protection.
 Make sure the shoulder safety
belt is at the middle of your
shoulder. Keep the belt away from
the neck, but also prevent it from
falling off the shoulder. Otherwise,
in the case of accidents, the belt’s
protection performance will be
reduced.
 For safety, the shoulder safety
belt shall not be lower than the
upper arm.
SRS (optional)
SRS provides additional protection of
the passenger head and chest in the
event of a frontal collision of a certain
magnitude to reduce the possibility of
severe injury and even death to
passengers inside the car.
SRS cannot take the place of seat
belts. It is only a part of the whole
passive safety protection system of
the car. Note that SRS only provides
the optimum protection performance
when working together with the
fastened seat belts. For the safety of
yourself and your family, please pay
special attention to the "Tips" in this
section.
SRS airbag triggering conditions
The SRS air bag triggering conditions
are designed as follows: in the event
of a frontal collision of a certain
magnitude, the front SRS air bag will
be triggered; in the event of special
collisions, the SRS air bag may be
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triggered.
In the event of minor frontal collision,
side collision, rear collision or roll-over,
generally the SRS airbag won’t be
triggered. In such accidents, the seat
belts, if properly fastened, can protect
the driver and passengers.
The decisive factor of triggering the
airbag system: compare and judge
the deceleration curve generated in
collision and obtained by the
electronic control unit (ECU) with the
set value comprehensively. If the
deceleration and other signals
generated and measured in case of
collision is lower than the reference
value preset in the ECU, the airbag
will not be triggered, even though the
car may have already severely
deformed in the accident.
BYD Auto has fully taken into account
the various misuse and road
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conditions in setting ECU of the airbag
system. Please use the car correctly
by following the instruction manual.
Otherwise, the expected effect of SRS
cannot be guaranteed.
Tips
 A loud noise occurs when the air
bag is deployed. Generally, no
injury will be caused (however, it is
not excluded that tinnitus or
temporary threshold shift may be
caused, but it will be recovered
quickly). Gas released at SRS air
bag deployment may have some
odour and affect the appetite, but
will not lead to poisoning of
passengers. After the SRS air bag
has been deployed, a small
amount of smoke will be released.
This is a normal phenomenon.
bag may suffer some minor
bruising.
 When the SRS air bag is
deployed, white powder may be
produced, which may be of
discomfort to some people (e.g.
pregnant women, allergic
patients or respiratory disease
sufferers). Please open the
doors or windows for ventilation,
or leave the car if it is safe to do
so, and clear off any residue
from the body as soon as
possible.
Driver’s and front passenger’s
airbags
 Passengers who come into
contact with a deploying SRS air
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If your car is equipped with front
airbag supplemental restraint system
(SRS AIRBAG), the driver’s airbag
and front passenger's airbag will
explode in case of moderate to severe
frontal collision, to protect the heads
and chests of the driver and the front
passenger and reduce the injury.
How the frontal airbag works
In case of moderate to severe frontal
collision, the sensor will detect that
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the car is decelerating sharply and
send signal to the control device to
explode the frontal airbag
immediately.
In case of frontal collision, the seat
belt will secure your lower body and
torso, while the airbag acts as a
cushion to help stabilize and protect
your head and chest.
Since the two airbags use the same
sensor, the airbags will explode at the
same time. However, only one airbag
explodes sometimes.
This may be that the severity of the
collision is at the critical value of
airbag explosion. In this case, the seat
belt will provide the primary protection,
while the auxiliary protection provided
by the airbag is very little.
The frontal airbag inflates and deflates
immediately, so that it won’t block the
driver’s sight or affect the operation of
steering wheel and other control
devices.
The airbags explode rapidly to provide
additional protection for the driver and
passengers in an accident.
A loud noise occurs when the air bag is
deployed. Generally, no injury will be
caused (however, it is not excluded that
tinnitus or temporary threshold shift may
be caused, but it will be recovered
quickly). After the collision, you may see
smoke-like substance, which is actually
the powder from the airbag surface.
Although the powder is non-toxic, the
passengers with respiratory tract
disorders may still feel discomfort
temporarily. If this happens, leave the
car as soon as possible if the traffic
safety allows.
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airbags for front seats, the airbags will
explode in moderate to severe frontal
collision, to protect the upper body of
the driver and the front passenger and
reduce the injury.
Curtain airbag (optional)
Side airbags for front seats (optional)
Tips
 The front seats and backrests
should be protected from water.
Otherwise, normal operation of
the SRS air bag may be affected.
 For cars equipped with side
airbags, please do not attach hard
objects on or near the doors. Do
not place any objects between the
side airbag and the passenger.
 Do not exert excessive force on
the side of seats equipped with a
side airbag.
If your car is equipped with side
If your car is equipped with curtain
airbags, the airbags will explode in
moderate to severe side collision, to
protect the heads of the driver and the
passengers and reduce the injury.
In cars equipped with the side
airbag
 Improper front seat covering or
covering substitute may reduce
the SRS air bag performance or
cause injury to passengers in the
event of a collision.
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Notices for front airbag maintenance
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3) The steering wheel decorating
board surface or the front
passenger airbag cover (the
shaded section shown in the figure)
has been scratched, cracked or
been damaged in other ways.
4) The SRS air bag should be
replaced.
Notice for side airbag maintenance
In the following cases, please
contact the BYD auto sales service
stations immediately.
1) SRS air bag has been deployed.
2) In the event of a collision with the
front of the car (the shaded section
in the figure), the SRS air bag will
not be deployed.
In the following cases, please contact
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the BYD auto sales service stations
immediately.
1) Both the side airbags and the
curtain airbags have been
deployed.
2) In the event of a collision with the
car doors (the shaded section in
the figure), the SRS air bag will not
be deployed.
3) The surface of seats equipped with
side airbags (the shadowed section
in the figure) has been scratched,
cracked or been damaged in other
ways.
4) The decoration (pad) sections (the
shaded section shown in the figure)
of Pillar A with curtain airbag, the
top longitudinal beam and Pillar C
have been scratched, cracked or
been damaged in other ways.
Air bag disabled
According to applicable regulations,
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airbags for the driver and the front
Tips
passenger can only be disabled in the
·If the air bag system has to be
cases below:
disabled on special occasions,
please have it done at a BYD
1) When it is impossible to keep a 25
auto sales service station.
cm distance between the center of
Otherwise, it may cause serious
the steering wheel and the chest of
injuries or death!
the driver even though the driver
·To restore the protection function
seat is adjusted properly.
of the air bag, you should enable
2) When special equipment needs to
the closed air bag as quickly as
be installed for the disabled within
possible!
the range of the steering wheel.
3) When adjustment of the front seat
Cases for possible deployment of
is required for specific reasons, the
SRS air bag
seat cannot be kept within the
scope set by the manufacturer.
In instances where the car hits a
The airbag system must be disabled
bump on the side of the road, a
by a BYD auto sales service station.
traffic island or stones on the road
After an airbag is disabled, the BYD
side, etc.
sales shops will attach a label to the
corresponding position and make a
record in the Guarantee Manual.
The car hits a pothole.
Come into contact with the
ground when going downhill
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Cases for SRS air bag will
not necessarily deploy
The car crashes into a wall but
not head-on
The car rolls laterally
The car crashes into a concrete
column, a tree or other long and
thin objects
Other vehicles hit the rear of
the car
The car bumps into a truck
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The car sides are hit by other
vehicles (side airbags not
installed)
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steering wheel, which allows
Tips
maximum protection when SRS
is triggered. That is to say, it is
 SRS is developed specially for
necessary to adjust the front
specified car models. Any change
seats and the headrest according
to the suspension, tyre size,
to
the size of each occupant; in
bumper, chassis and original
addition,
the driver’s arms must
equipment will cause adverse
only be slightly bent.
influences on SRS. Any
component of SRS is prohibited
to be used on other car models.
Otherwise, SRS may be
ineffective and personal injury
may be caused.
 BYD S6 SRS has taken into full
consideration various misuses
and road conditions. However,
avoid serious impact to the
bottom of the car and do not drive
erratically in poor road conditions
in order to prevent accidents.
 It is very important for the driver
to maintain a distance of at least
25 cm between the chest and the
 Do not attach any object on or
cover the surface of the steering
wheel trim cover or the surface of
the front passenger airbag; and
do not make any other decorative
treatment at such places. These
two places must only be cleaned
with a dry or slightly damp cloth,
and should not be knocked
violently.
 There should not be other
persons, animals or objects
between the driver/front
passenger and the SRS airbag
deployment range.
 Any accessories, such as the
phone holder, cup holder and
ashtray, must not be installed on
the SRS airbag decorating board
or within the airbag deployment
range. Otherwise, when the SRS
airbag is triggered, there may be
increased risk of personal injury.
 Do not sit on the seat edge or bend
over the dashboard whilst driving,
as the front SRS airbag may be
deployed at very high speed and at
great pressure. Directly touching
SRS airbags or being close to
them, can cause serious injury or
death to passengers.
 Children, the elderly and infirm as
well as pregnant women are
prohibited to sit on the front seat.
It is suggested that pregnant
women consult doctors and
follow the advice of doctors.
When the seat belts are used, the
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lumbar belt should be fastened
properly. Otherwise, serious
personal injury may be caused
when the SRS airbag is deployed
(inflated).
 Do not make any modification to
any component of the SRS
airbag, including corresponding
labels.
 Any maintenance to the SRS air
bag (including disassembly of
SRS components due to
maintenance of other sections)
must only be carried out by a
BYD auto sales service station.
 SRS must be replaced in a BYD
auto sales service station within
15 years as of the date of delivery
(manufacture date indicated in
the quality certificate and
nameplate). If certain SRS
components have been replaced
before that date, this must be
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recorded in the Guarantee
Manual.

 Please hand over all material
supplied with the car to the next
owner when transferring the car.
 When the car or SRS
components are to be discarded,
please follow relevant safety
regulations and scrapping
procedures.
 SRS is supplied with a strong
anti-interference capability for
surrounding electromagnetic
interference. However, please do
not use the car in
electromagnetic environments
not permitted by the state to
prevent accidents.
 After SRS deploys, direct contact
with the SRS airbag module
components should be avoided
(otherwise, scalding or discomfort
may be caused to the body).
If the SRS airbag fails to be
triggered, it does not mean that
something is wrong with SRS.
Abnormal repair or use of
damaged components will affect
normal operation of SRS.
 The SRS airbag can only provide
protection in one accident. Once
the SRS airbag is triggered or
damaged, the system must be
replaced.
 For any damage caused by
operation inconsistent with the
above instructions, BYD will not
bear any direct or indirect loss.
Danger of CO Intoxication
The engine exhaust contains carbon
monoxide. If your car is maintained
correctly, the carbon monoxide will
not enter the car during driving.
The exhaust system should be
checked for any leakage in the
following cases:
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open, the engine should only be run
enough to drive the car out.
a. Abnormal exhaust noise
b. The car has suffered from an
accident that may have damaged
the bottom of car.
WARNING
●CO intoxication. Inhalation of CO
may lead to loss of consciousness or
even death. Please keep away from
any enclosed environment and activity
that may cause CO intoxication.
●When the back door is opened,
exhaust gases can enter the car with
air and cause a dangerous
environment. If the engine has to be
started when the back door is open,
please open all windows and adjust
the internal air environment control
system as follows:
a. Select "External Circulation"
mode.
b. Select
mode.
c. The fan speed is set at "High
Rotation Speed".
●High-concentrations of CO will
accumulate quickly in an enclosed
area, e.g. a garage. Do not start the
engine while the garage door is
closed. Even if the garage door is
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Chapter 1
Section 3
Operation of Instruments and Controls
Lights, Wiper and Defroster
Headlights .................................................................................. 1-40
Fog Light (optional) .................................................................... 1-41
Front and Rear Windscreen Wiper ............................................. 1-41
Rear Window Defroster .............................................................. 1-42
External Rear-view Mirror Defroster (if equipped) ...................... 1-43
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Headlights
Turn the dimmer knob at the top end
of the left combination switch and turn
on the following lights:
OFF Position - Turn off all headlights.
Width-indicator position Turn on the width-indicators (including
the front position light, the rear
position light, the number plate light,
the dashboard background light, the
width-indicating light indicator and
certain background lights, etc).
Headlight position - Turn on the
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dipped beam headlights and
width-indicators.
AUTO position - Turn on the dipped
beam headlights and width-indicators.
These lights will be turned on or off
automatically according to the solar
intensity sensed by the light intensity
sensor.
The solar intensity sensor is on the
top of the dashboard. Do not cover
the sensor or allow any liquid to come
into contact with it.
Main/dipped beam light - Push the
indicator stalk until a click is heard. At
this point, the main beam indicator
light is on. If it is to be switched back
to dipped beam light, simply pull the
indicator stalk back.
Tips
To prevent the battery from
discharging, when the engine is not
running, do not keep lights on for a
long time.
Main beam light flashing - Pull the
indicator stalk back lightly and then
release it.
The main beam light will also flash by
putting the dimming knob at the gear
"OFF".
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Turn on front and rear fog lights - after
the front fog lights are turned on, turn
the switch to the position
Fog Light (optional)
Front and Rear Windscreen Wiper
and
then release it. The dashboard
indicator light will then be on.
Turn on rear fog lights - turn the switch
from the position () downward to the
position
Front and Rear Fog
Light Switches
If the headlights are turned on, the fog
lights can be turned on with the fog
light switch.
Turn on front fog lights - turn the
switch upward to the position
, and
then the dashboard indicator light
will be on.
, and then release it.
When you turn the dimming knob to
the position OFF to turn off the
headlights, the front & rear fog lights
will be turned off.
When you turn the light control switch
or
to the position
again, the front fog lights will be
turned on. If you want to turn off the
front fog lights completely, please turn
the fog light switch downward to the
position ().
The control handle is used to control
the front and rear windscreen wipers
and washers. The front windscreen
wiper has five speeds;
MIST: Mist mode
OFF: stop
INT: intermittent
LO: low-speed wiping
HI: high-speed wiping
In the INT gear, with the intermittent
time adjusting knob, as the wiping
speed band gets narrower, the
intermittent time of wiping is 1 s, 3 s, 5
s and 7 s respectively.
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Rear windscreen wiper and washer
Tips
 The wiper blades should be
inspected periodically, and dirt on
the blades should be cleared away.
Front windscreen washer
When the wiper handle is pulled back
and the acting time is short (within 0.5
s), the washer will just spray water
and there will be no wiping action;
when the acting time is long, the
washer will keep spraying water and
wiping will occur at a low speed;
moreover, it will wipe water
automatically three times and then
return to the original position after the
handle is released.
Shifting the switch knob to the "ON"
position; the rear windscreen wiper
will start; shifting it to the "OFF"
position; the wiper will stop.
Turning the switch knob to the
position; the rear windscreen wiper
and washer will start simultaneously.
Turn the switch knob downward to
position
and release it. The wiper
will wipe twice more after detergent is
sprayed.
 Dry wiping is prohibited. If the
wiper is started immediately after
it rains, the wiper blades will not
only fail to clean the windscreen,
but also cause an unclear view at
that moment and affect driving
safety, this is because the
rainwater may be mixed with
solids, sand, and dust.
 Please use the glass cleanser.
Water or other types of cleanser
may lead to damage of the
washer motor.
Rear Window Defroster
The rear window defroster can clear
away mist, frost and thin ice on the
rear window.
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The defroster can be started or
stopped by pressing the defrosting
button. When the light inside the
button is on, it means that the
defroster is operating. After the power
supply is cut off, the defroster will stop
as well. After the car is started again,
the defroster will start as well.
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External Rear-view Mirror Defroster
(if equipped)
When the defroster switch of the rear
window is pressed down, the heating
panel in the external rear-view mirror
will make the mirror clear quickly.
Tips
Please ensure the rear window is clean
to guarantee a good view before driving.
Tips
 To prevent the storage battery
feeding, make sure the defroster
is turned off if the rear window is
clear.
 The rear window should be wiped
laterally. Otherwise, the heating
wires and the aerial wire of the
defroster inside the rear window
may be damaged by accident.
 Do not adjust the external
rear-view mirror whilst driving.
Otherwise, it may cause
incorrect operation of the car,
and result in an accident.
 Prolonged use of the
electric-heating defrosting
function for the rear-view mirror
may lead to premature aging of
the mirrors, therefore, please
turn off the electric-heating
defrosting switch when not in
use.
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Chapter 1
Section 4
Operation of Instruments and Controllers
Instruments and Indicator Lights
Speedometer.............................................................................. 1-48
Outdoor Temperature Display .................................................... 1-48
Mileage Information Display ....................................................... 1-48
Gear Display (optional)............................................................... 1-48
Tachometer ................................................................................ 1-48
Coolant Thermometer ................................................................ 1-48
Fuel Gauge ................................................................................ 1-49
Driving Information Display ........................................................ 1-49
Menu Adjustment Display........................................................... 1-50
Indication Information Display .................................................... 1-53
Fault Information Display............................................................ 1-53
Indicator for Unfastened Front Passenger Seat Belt .................. 1-54
Low Engine Oil Pressure Indicator Light .................................... 1-55
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Charging Indicator ..................................................................... 1-55
Engine Fault Indicator Light ....................................................... 1-55
Parking Brake System Indicator Light ........................................ 1-56
SRS Indicator Light .................................................................... 1-56
ABS Indicator ............................................................................. 1-56
Car Doors and Back Door Opening Monitor Light...................... 1-57
Steering Signal and Danger Alarm Indicator Light ..................... 1-57
Width-indicating Light Indicator .................................................. 1-57
Low Fuel Indicator Light ............................................................. 1-57
Safety System Indicator Light .................................................... 1-57
Main Beam Indicator Light ......................................................... 1-58
Front Fog Light Indicator ............................................................ 1-58
Rear Fog Light Indicator ............................................................ 1-58
Main Indicator Light for Cruise Control (optional)....................... 1-58
Cruise Control Indicator Light (optional) .................................... 1-58
SVS Indicator Light .................................................................... 1-58
Smart Key, Key Position Indicator ............................................. 1-58
Emergency Light ........................................................................ 1-58
Sunroof not Closed Alarm Function (optional) ........................... 1-58
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Outdoors
Total mileage
Clock
setting
1. Speedometer
2. Outdoor
temperature
display
3. Mileage
information display
4. Gear Display
5. Tachometer
6. Coolant
thermometer
7. Travel reset button
8. Fuel Gauge
9. Driving information
display
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Speedometer
The speedometer displays the car
speed in km/h.
Outdoor Temperature Display
Pressing gear ON on the start button;
the instrument will display the present
outdoor temperature at °C accurately.
Mileage Information Display
Mileage information display content
includes the total mileage, mileage 1
and mileage 2.
Total mileage: the total accumulated
mileage of your car.
Mileage 1/Mileage 2: the mileage
calculated after the last reset. Mileage 1
and mileage 2 are independent of
each other, so there will be two kinds
of travel records.
By pressing the travel reset button for
a short time repeatedly, information of
the total mileage, Mileage 1 and
Mileage 2 can be displayed in turn.
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When the power is at gear ON, the
selection at the last power-off is
displayed.
Resetting operation: first select
Mileage 1 or Mileage 2 to be reset,
and then press & hold the travel reset
button until the displayed value is "0.0
km".
Gear Display (optional)
Displays the current gear.
Tachometer
The tachometer indicates the rotation
speed in rpm (revolutions per minute).
It is used to select the correct moment
for gear shifting during driving.
Driving at high engine speeds will lead
to excessive wear of the engine and
higher fuel consumption.
WARNING
Do not allow the needle to enter the
red area, which indicates danger to
the engine and may result in severe
damage.
Coolant Thermometer
By shifting the start button on the gear
ON, the thermometer displays the
temperature of the engine cooling fluid.
During normal operation, the needle
should ascend from the bottom mark
to the middle.
Under adverse driving conditions, e.g.
hot seasons, long uphill driving or
high-speed driving, the engine may
overheat.
If the needle of the coolant
thermometer moves to the red area,
the cooling fluid temperature icon
will turn red, and the right-hand
information display will show"
Over-high temperature of cooling
fluid" at the same time, which means
that the engine temperature is too
high. Please park your car on a safe
section of road immediately to allow
the engine to cool down and contact
the BYD auto sales service station.
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the fuel indication band will switch off.
Fuel Gauge
It is used to indicate the approximate
amount of fuel remaining in the fuel
tank.
The displayed value will be more
accurate when the car is driven on a
smooth road. The indicated actual
amount of fuel remaining will deviate
slightly when the car is driven round
bends or on rough roads.
Pressing down the start button and
putting the power at the gear ON; the
corresponding liquid crystal band in
the instrument will illuminate to
indicate the present approximate fuel
amount remaining in the fuel tank.
After the power is turned to gear OFF,
In the following cases, fuel in the fuel
tank may move around and the
indicated fuel amount on the fuel
gauge may vary and the indicator light
for low fuel may come on earlier.
1)
2)
Emergency braking,
accelerating or turning;
When driving on a slope or
bend.
If the remaining fuel is consumed to a
certain amount, the first point on the
scale of the fuel indicator will flash,
and the indicator light for low fuel will
come on as well. Meanwhile, the right
liquid crystal display shows "Please
add fuel" to remind the user to refill
with fuel as soon as possible.
WARNING
 Avoid driving with a low fuel
level. When all fuel is used up,
the engine will stall and the
catalytic converter will be
damaged.
Driving Information Display
The driving information includes the
fuel consumption, the average fuel
consumption, the transient fuel
consumption, cruising range,the
average car speed and the driving
time.
Fuel consumption: used to indicate the
amount of fuel consumed from the last
reset to the present; the value is not
entirely the same as the actual one.
Average fuel consumption: used to
indicate the average fuel consumption
per 100 km from the last reset to the
present. The information will be
displayed until the car has been
driven a certain distance. It is
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indicated in L/100 km.
Transient fuel consumption: when the
start button is at gear ON, the
transient fuel consumption is indicated
in litres per hour (L/h) in the case of
idle speed, and indicated in litre per
100 km (L/100 km) after the car speed
reaches a certain value. The
information is closely related to the
action of accelerating and braking.
Cruising range: used to indicate the
remaining travelling distance
calculated from the amount of
remaining fuel in the fuel tank. The
value is not entirely the same as the
actual one. When the fuel level is low
and the driving mileage is below a
certain value, the cruising range is
displayed as "- - km".
Average car speed: used to indicate
the average car speed from the last
reset to the present. It is indicated in
km/h.
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Driving time: used to indicate the time
of idle speed and driving accumulated
from the last reset to the present.
Enter
Driving information operation: press
button
on the steering wheel to
switch the displayed driving
information. Select any interface of
fuel consumption/average fuel
consumption/average car
speed/driving time and hold
button Enter , and then the value in
the selected interface will reset to
zero.
Select
1.
Enter
used to ascertain the
selected menu option.
used to scroll up the menu bar.
2.
3.
used to scroll down the menu
bar.
Menu Adjustment Display
It is used to display the car status
information and set the car functions
and instrument display effects, etc.
By operating the buttons on the
steering wheel, the driving information
display on the right LCD is switched to
the menu adjustment interface.
The menu structure is shown as
follows:
 Maintenance
 Maintenance interval
 Maintenance mileage
 Check
 Language
 Individual setting
 Subject element
 Car speed alarm
 Reset
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or - - set currently or if the
function is disabled,
three short dashes
will be displayed
The menu functions are shown as
follows:
ON/OFF
Initiate or disable the
function for
maintenance interval
+30 days
30 days as the
increment to extend
the maintenance
interval
1. Maintenance: set the maintenance
functions and status
When the maintenance function is
initiated, if maintenance is due or
overdue, by pressing down the button,
the car will be at the power gear ON
and the right LCD will display the
corresponding indication information.
1.1 Maintenance interval: set the
maintenance interval status
Display item
Function
Maintenance
interval
Menu name
XX days
Maintenance interval
-30 days
30 days as the
increment to shorten
the maintenance
interval
reset
Reset the
maintenance interval
return
Exit from the menu of
maintenance interval
and return to the
previous menu
1.2 Maintenance mileage: set the
maintenance mileage state
Display item
Function
Maintenance
mileage
Menu name
X km
or - - -
Maintenance mileage
set currently or if the
function is disabled,
three short dashes will
be displayed
ON/OFF
Initiate or disable the
function of
maintenance mileage
+500 km
500 km as the
increment to increase
the maintenance
mileage
-500 km
500 km as the
increment to reduce
the maintenance
mileage
reset
Reset the maintenance
mileage
return
Exit from the menu for
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maintenance mileage
and return to the
previous menu
1.3 Check: check the current
remained maintenance interval
and maintenance mileage.
2. Language: set the display
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alarm
X km/h
or - - -
Alarm speed set
currently or if the
function is disabled,
three short dashes will
be displayed
ON/OFF
Initiate or disable the
function of car speed
alarm
+10 km/h
10 km/h as the
increment to increase
the alarm speed
-10 km/h
10 km/h as the
increment to reduce
the alarm speed
return
Exit from the menu for
car speed alarm and
return to the previous
menu
language type
3. Individual setting: set the
individualised functions
3.1 Subject element: set the subject
colour for the left and right LCD
3.2 Car speed alarm: set the value
for the car speed alarm
If the car speed reaches the set alarm
value, the alarm information will be
displayed in the right LCD of the
dashboard.
Display item
Function
Car speed
Menu name
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4. Restore factory settings: after the
function is selected, the current set
values will be deleted and reset to
the factory default value.
Indication Information Display
It is displayed in the right LCD and
used to remind the user of the car
state change.
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not completely
released, this
information will be
displayed with a
buzzer warning.
Display
description or
buzzer tone
Description
Key is not
detected
If key is not detected,
this information will
be displayed after
pressing starting
switch.
This information
prompts key battery
Low key battery
is running low.
Please change
battery.
Parking brake is
not released.
When the vehicle
speed exceeds 5
km/h and the
parking braking is
When remaining fuel
is low, this
Please refill fuel information will be
displayed with
buzzer warning.
The information is
XX days to the displayed to indicate
maintenance
when the
date
maintenance
interval is due soon.
maintenance
date
when both the
maintenance
interval and the
maintenance
mileage are due.
It is time for
maintenance
The information is
displayed to indicate
when the
maintenance
interval or the
maintenance
mileage is due.
Please ensure
the main menu
is initiated for
safe driving
When the vehicle
speed exceeds 5
km/h and the menu
interface is
accessed, the
information will be
displayed.
XX km to the
maintenance
mileage
The information is
displayed to indicate
when the
maintenance
mileage is due
soon.
Fault Information Display
XX days XXX
km to the
The information is
displayed to indicate
It is displayed in the right LCD and
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used to indicate the user to faults with
the car. In this case, you have to
contact the BYD auto sales service
station for repair.
Display
description or
buzzer tone
Description
Cooling fluid
temperature
is over high
This information will
be displayed when the
cooling fluid
temperature is above
high. Stop the car
immediately and
contact BYD auto
sales service station.
Low engine
oil pressure
The engine oil is not
sufficient. Stop driving
and contact the BYD
auto sales service
station immediately.
Check
charging
This information
indicates that there is
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system
fault with the charging
SRS system
system. Stop the car
immediately and
contact the BYD auto
sales service station.
Check brake
system
This information
indicates that the
brake fluid level is low
or there is a fault with
the braking system.
Stop the car
immediately and
contact the BYD auto
sales service station.
Check the
ABS system
This information will be
displayed when there
is fault with the ABS or
braking system.
Contact the BYD auto
sales service station
for inspection
immediately.
Check the
The information will be
Please
inspect the
vehicle
network
displayed when faults
are found with the
SRS. Contact the
BYD auto sales
service station for
inspection
immediately.
This information will
be displayed when the
vehicle network is
abnormal. Stop the
car immediately and
contact the BYD auto
sales service station.
Indicator for Unfastened Front
Passenger Seat Belt
The driver seat belt prompt system
works via the indicator light and the
buzzer and is used to remind the
driver and the passenger to fasten the
seat belts.
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Pressing the start button when the
power is at gear ON; the indicator light
will flash and buzzer beep to remind
the driver to fasten the seat belt.
When driving, the indicator light will
flash repeatedly and the buzzer sound.
If the seat belts remain unfastened for
some time, the indicator light stays on
constantly.
If both the driver and the passenger
have fastened the seat belts, the
indicator light will turn off and the
buzzer will stop beeping.
Low Engine Oil Pressure
Indicator Light
The indicator light will come on to
indicate that the engine oil pressure is
low.
If the light flashes or is on constantly
whilst driving, the car should be driven
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away from the road and parked in a
safe place, and the engine should be
stopped immediately. Ask for help
from the BYD auto sales service
station.
When the engine runs at idle speed,
the indicator light may flash at
intervals or come on temporarily after
emergency braking. When the engine
is accelerated gradually, the indicator
light may go out, which is normal.
WARNING
When the indicator light for low
engine oil pressure comes on, park
the car safely and stop the engine
immediately. Otherwise, the engine
will be damaged.
Charging Indicator
If the light comes on during engine
operation, it means that something is
wrong with the charging system.
When the start button is at gear ON,
the indicator light will come on.
Normally, after the engine is started,
the indicator light will go out.
NOTE
When the charging indicator is on
and the right LCD displays "Please
check the charging system", stop
the car and the engine as soon as
possible and contact the BYD
service shops.
Engine Fault Indicator Light
Pressing the start button to put the
power at gear ON; the indicator light
will come on for several seconds and
then go out. If the indicator light
comes on in other cases, it means
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that something is wrong with the
engine's EFI (electrical fuel injection)
system. Please contact the BYD
service shops for inspection/as soon
as possible.
Parking Brake System
Indicator Light
When the start button is at gear ON,
the indicator light will come on in the
following cases:
1) When the brake fluid level is under
the minimum.
2) The car is stopped and the parking
brake handle is pulled up.
WARNING
When the parking brake system
indicator light comes on, please
inspect the car immediately, as it is
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that something is wrong with SRS.
quite dangerous to keep driving.
Please contact the BYD service shops
for inspection as soon as possible:
Contact the BYD service shops to
inspect the car in the following cases:
1) When the start button is at gear ON;
the indicator light will not come on
even if the parking brake is engaged.
2) When the start button is at gear ON;
the indicator light will not go out
even if the parking brake is
released.
SRS Indicator Light
The indicator light is used to monitor
the air bag system.
When the start button is at gear ON,
the indicator light will come on for
about 5 s and then go out, which
means that SRS is working normally.
If any of the following occurs, it means
 When the start button is at gear ON,
the indicator light is not on or is on
constantly.
 This light comes on or flashes
whilst driving.
ABS Indicator
When the start button is at gear ON,
the indicator light will come on for
several seconds and then go out.
If the indicator light is not on when the
start button is at gear ON, or is on at
any other moment, it means that
something is wrong with the ABS.
Please contact the BYD auto sales
service station as soon as possible.
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If the indicator light comes on, the car
relevant circuit.
will still have normal braking ability but
not the ABS function.
When the danger alarm button is
pressed, both the dashboard light and
The instantaneous flashing of the
the steering signal light will come on.
indicator light during operation does
All external steering signal lights will
not indicate any fault.
flash as well.
Car Doors and Back Door
Opening Monitor Light
Width-indicating Light Indicator
When the headlight switch is at
If the back door or any of car doors is
not closed properly, the corresponding
lights on the monitor light will come on.
Steering Signal and Danger
Alarm Indicator Light
When you indicate, the left or right
steering signal light will flash. If the
light doesn't flash or flashes rapidly, it
generally means that something is
wrong with the steering signal or the
position
or
, the indicator
light will come on. If you have turned
the power to gear ACC/OFF and the
headlights have not been turned off,
the indicator light will stay on
constantly.
After the headlight switch is put to
, the background light
position
intensity of the combination
instrument and the dashboard can be
adjusted by turning the travel reset
button on the instrument.
When the background light is adjusted,
the right LCD will show the levels of
background light adjustment.
Low Fuel Indicator Light
The indicator light is on the fuel gauge.
If the indicator light is on, it means that
there is not much fuel remaining in the
tank and reminds the user to refill with
fuel as soon as possible. On a slope
or bend, the low fuel indicator light
may come on earlier due to fuel
moving around in the tank.
Safety System Indicator Light
When the safety system is set, the
indicator light will come on constantly
for several seconds and then start
flashing, which means that the car has
entered the anti-theft state.
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Main Beam Indicator Light
When the main beam headlights are
used, the light will come on.
Front Fog Light Indicator
When the front fog lights are turned on,
the indicator light will come on.
Rear Fog Light Indicator
When the rear fog lights are turned on,
the indicator light will come on.
Main Indicator Light for
Cruise Control (optional)
The indicator light will come on when
the car enters cruise control, which
means the car runs at a set speed.
Cruise Control Indicator Light
(optional)
The indicator will come on when you
press down the master cruise control
button.
SVS Indicator Light
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Pressing the start button and putting
the power at gear ON; the light will
come on for several seconds and then
go out. If the indicator light is turned
on or flashes at other times, it means
that something is wrong with the AT
transmission box or the engine control
system. In this case, the car should be
driven to the BYD auto sales service
station for inspection.
Smart Key, Key Position
Indicator
Pressing the start button, if there is
not a key; the indicator light will come
on for several seconds and the buzzer
will beep; if the indicator light flashes,
it means that the power of the smart
key is low. If the indicator light is not
on, please supply power for starting.
If the key is taken into the car several
seconds after the indicator light is on,
power can be supplied for starting
when the indicator light is off.
Emergency Light
Once the warning light is on, the right
LCD will display the fault information
or prompt information. The light is on
to remind the user.
Sunroof not Closed Alarm Function
(optional)
When the power is at gear OFF and
the sunroof is not closed, the
instrument buzzer will beep if the
driver opens the driver-side door.
Meanwhile, the right LCD will show
"Sunroof Unclosed" to remind the user
that the sunroof is open presently.
When the sunroof is open and the
power gear is shifted from ON to OFF,
the buzzer will also beep and the LCD
will show the prompt information as
well.
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Chapter 1
Section 5
Operation of Instruments and Controls
Comfort and Convenience Devices
Indoor Air Environment Control System ..................................... 1-60
CD Multimedia System (if equipped) .......................................... 1-65
Cigar Lighter............................................................................... 1-66
Ashtray ....................................................................................... 1-66
Accessory Power Socket (optional)............................................ 1-66
Coat Hook .................................................................................. 1-67
Interior Rear-view Mirror............................................................. 1-67
Carpet and Mat .......................................................................... 1-68
Cruise Control (optional) ............................................................ 1-70
Auxiliary Parking System (optional) ............................................ 1-71
Parking Imaging System (optional) ............................................ 1-74
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Indoor Air Environment Control System
Air conditioner panel (standard)
Outdoor temperature
Thursday
Automatic
OFF
Temperature+
Temperature+
Temperature-
TemperatureMode
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Independent
control
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1. Automatic Control
2. Turn Off Air Conditioner
3, 4. Driver Temperature
Adjustment Button
5. Internal & External Circulation
Mode
6. Cooling Button
7, 9, 11. Electronic Clock
Adjustment Button
8, 12. Blower Capacity
Adjustment Button
10. Supply Mode Button
15, 16. Passenger-side
Temperature Adjustment
Button
17.
18. Front Defrosting
Button
Rear Defrosting
Note: Strong Cooling Button: When this button is pressed down, the indicator is lit and the temperature turns to the lowest (LO)
automatically, the circulation mode turns to “Internal” and the capacity turns to highest. This feature will decrease the interior
temperature as soon as possible.
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Air conditioner panel (deluxe)
Automatic
OFF
Temperature+
Temperature+
Temperature-
Temperature-
Map
Phone
A/C
Settings Quality
Audio
Destination
1. Automatic Control, 2. Turn off Air Conditioner, 3, 4. Driver Temperature Adjustment Button, 5. Internal & External Circulation
Mode Button, 6. Map Navigation Button, 7. Destination Setting Button, 8. Phone Button, 9. Air Conditioner Control Button, 10.
Settings Button, 11. Image Quality Adjustment Button, 12. Audio System Button, 13. Reversing Radar Switch, 14, 15
Passenger –side Temperature Adjustment Button16. Rear Defrosting Button, 17. Front Defrosting Button
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Multifunction Display
Driver's side
Outdoor
Passenger's side
1. Driver-side Interior Temperature Display, 2. Reversing Radar Display, 3. Date Display, 4. Exterior Temperature Display, 5.
Time Display, 6. Passenger-side Interior Temperature Display
Tips
If turning to ON position or started in
extreme temperature, the multifunction
display may be abnormal (e.g. LCD
can’t be lit). When the temperature
resumes normal, the display will work
normally.
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Automatic operation
After the automatic operation button is
pressed, the air conditioning will be
turned on and the system is set to fully
automatic mode. The cooling or heating
air ratio and air volume will be adjusted
automatically to raise or reduce the
current indoor temperature to the set
temperature.
When the temperature is set to the
low limit (L0W) or the high limit (HI),
the air conditioning system will just
run in the cooling mode or heating
mode.
Internal & external circulation
button
After the button is pressed, the
indicator light on the button will come
on and air from inside the car will be
sent into the car again via the system
(internal circulation mode). When the
button is pressed again, the indicator
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light will go off and air will enter from
main air flow will blow to the front
outside the car (fresh air mode, i.e.
windscreen for fast defrosting.
external circulation mode).
Whichever mode has been selected,
the mode specified using the button
Independent temperature control
will be the top priority. The air
When the independent control button
conditioning will be turned on and
(the indicator light is on) is pressed,
operated automatically. The system
the driver-side and the
will select the fresh air mode. For fast
passenger-side temperature can be
defrosting, the fan must be set to the
adjusted respectively.
highest speed manually. Also, the air
flow to the windscreen can be
When the independent control button
increased by closing the side air outlet
is pressed again (the indicator light is
of the dashboard.
off), the temperature of the driver side
and the passenger side will be the
When the button is pressed again, the
same if the driver-side temperature
system will be reset to the original
button is adjusted.
setting.
Mode Button
Air direction can be selected by
pressing the button.
Front defrost button
When the button is pressed, the
indicator light will come on and the
Tips
To disconnect the compressor
 In auto mode, the AUTO key
lamp is lit, and the compressor is
turned on by default. At this
moment, tap the A/C key on the
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musty odor. It is normal because
the water vapor in the air
condenses into water droplets
attaching to the surface of the
evaporator core when the air
conditioner is working, and the
water absorbs part of the body
sweat, smoke, and dust in the
car.
 The water absorbing odor and
dust will be discharged through
the drain pipe, but it can’t be
drained completely. After a long
time, the evaporator surface will
be moldy due to a lot of dust and
impurities attached.
Odor processing method:
 Clean the air conditioner
evaporator with degreasing
solvents.
Tips
Odor prevention method:
Air conditioner odor:
 Before stopping the car, turn off
 After the air conditioner is turned
the cooling air and turn on the
on for 10-20S, there may be
multifunction display twice (the
key turns to grey, and the AUTO
key lamp is off) to disconnect the
compressor.
 In semi-auto mode, the
compressor
actuates/disconnects
intermittently. At this moment,
tap the A/C key on the
multifunction display (the key
turns to grey) to disconnect the
compressor.
 In manual mode, tap the A/C key
on the multifunction display to
light the key lamp, and the
compressor actuates. Then, tap
the A/C key to turn it to grey and
disconnect the compressor.
natural wind to maintain
relatively dry;
 Check and replace the filter
regularly;
 Keep the interior clean and
fresh.
CD Multimedia System (if
equipped)
Tips
 Before the engine is started,
please do not use the audio
system for a long time to
prevent the storage battery
from running out of power.
 The internal and external edges
of new laser CDs may be
rough, therefore remove any
burrs before they are used.
Otherwise, the plastic on the
rough edges may cause
interrupted playback and
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cause the CD pickup to
become damaged.
 Do not insert any foreign
materials into the CD player.
 Please use standard-size
genuine discs. Some pirated
discs may jam in the CD pickup
and damage the CD pickup.
 USB device prompt:
compatibility.
 In the event of smoke or odour for
example, please cut the power
supply immediately and
contact the BYD auto sales
service station. Do not handle
it by yourself.
Cigar Lighter
1) It is suggested the data cable
provided with the car be used to
connect the flash memory stick.
2) The USB port is only for the flash
memory sticks with capacities
lower than 8 GB rather than the
mobile hard disk.
3) The USB port only supports
music files that adopt the FAT
system and MP3 format.
4) The USB port may not support a
USB storage device with low
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WARNING
If the cigarette lighter can not be
ejected by itself after being
pressed, please contact the BYD
auto sales service station for
inspection as soon as possible.
Ashtray
WARNING
 Close the ashtray completely
after use, so as to reduce the
possibility of accidents while
driving or injury during
emergency braking.
 The ashtray can only be used to
extinguish cigarettes and cigars
etc. To prevent damage to your
car through fire, please do not
place paper or other
combustibles in the ashtray.
Accessory Power Socket (optional)
WARNING
The accessory power socket can
only provide 12 V DC power to
accessories whose rating power is
no more than 120 W. The cigarette
lighter must not be inserted into the
socket. Large-power accessories
are prohibited to be used.
Coat Hook
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sharp objects). Otherwise, when
the curtain air bag (if equipped) is
deployed, these objects may be
thrown out due to the strong
impulsive force, which may prevent
the air bag from being deployed.
Interior Rear-view Mirror
Interior Rear-view Mirror (standard)
Please pull down the coat hook when
using it.
1. Power button, 2. Power indicator
Interior Rear-view Mirror (deluxe)
1. Power button, 2. Power indicator,
3. Compass display
1. Adjust the position of the interior
rear-view mirror to enable watching
the rear vision of the car through the
rear windshield.
2. The automatic electronic anti-glare
feature is available for all models.
(1) Enable the electronic anti-glare
feature—The power indicator is lit;
Tips
Please hang the coat or cap directly
on the hook. Do not hang other
objects on it (e.g. clothes rack or
The interior rear-view mirror may have
two conditions:
Daytime: the mirror shows clear rear
vision.
Night: When headlights irradiate from
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the rear side, enable the anti-glare
feature, and the mirror reflectance
decreases; when there is no
headlights irradiation from the rear
side, disable the anti-glare feature,
and the mirror reflectance resumes
normal.
(2) Enable the electronic anti-glare
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3. Compass display precautions of
(3) The direction indicated by the car
electronic compass interior
front in the figure is the actual running
rear-view mirror
direction;
(4) Altitude shows the altitude at
which the car is located; it is normal if
N
the accuracy error is less than 50m.
Warning
feature—The power indicator is off. It
is recommended to disable this
feature when backing the car in the
evening.
W
E
Do not adjust the interior rear-view
mirror while driving, or else it may
make the driver unable to control the
car, leading to the accident and
causing casualties.
S
Altitude
m
(1) The electronic compass shows
when the car is started and hides
when the engine flames out;
(2) If the reversing radar is turned on,
the electronic compass does not show
during backing;
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Carpet and Mat
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Carpet and mat: the mat fixing clamp
(1). Install the mat fixing clamp:
is standard equipment. The carpet or
mat provided by BYD is equipped with
Mat
a fixing clamp, and is designed so that
installation
holes
it can be clamped by the fixing clamp
and nylon catches are sewn or welded
Clamp leg
on its back, which can prevent
disruptions to the operation on the
pedal due to forward slipping of the
mat. For the S6, only the left front
(driver) mat is equipped with the fixing
clamp.
As shown in figure, press the clamp
down a certain angle. The mat can be
installed after ensuring that the clamp
is installed well.
(2). Tear off the three non-woven
fabric strips on the nylon catches on
the back of the left front mat, and
attach the nylon catches and the
carpet together firmly.
Mat back
a. Left front (driver) mat installation
methods are as follows:
Buckle
Pressing direction
Installation
methods shown
by the section
plane
b. Right front (passenger) mat
installation methods are as follows:
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Tear off the three non-woven fabric
strips on the nylon catches on the
back of the right front mat, and attach
the nylon catches and the carpet
together firmly.
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rear mat, and attach the buckle and
a preset speed higher than 40 km/h
the carpet together firmly.
without having to depress the
accelerator pedal. The function can
be initiated for driving on straight and
smooth motorways.
Mat back
Initiation of cruise control
Mat back
Buckle
Buckle
Master cruise
control button
Deceleration/s
et button
Acceleration/res
et button
Cancel button
Tips
●Make sure the mat is placed on
c. Rear mat installation methods are
as follows:
Tear off the six non-woven fabric
strips on the buckle on the back of the
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the floor correctly and is fixed with
the fixing clamp to avoid sliding or
rolling.
Cruise Control (optional)
a. Press the master cruise control
button (ON/OFF) on the right of the
steering wheel and the indicator
light for cruise control on the
dashboard comes on.
With cruise control, you can maintain
b. Increase the car speed to above 40
km/h.
c. Press the deceleration/set (-/SET)
button to initiate the cruise control.
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acceleration/reset (+/RES) button
repeatedly. The speed will increase
by 1.6 km/h for each press.
d.The cruise control cannot maintain
the set speed when the car is going
up or down a slope.
Changing a set speed
The preset cruise speed can be raised
with any of the following methods:
a. The car can be accelerated
continuously by holding the
acceleration/reset (+/RES) button.
When the expected cruise speed is
reached, simply release the button.
b. Depress the accelerator pedal.
Press the deceleration/set (-/SET)
button after the expected cruise
speed is reached.
c. If you want to raise the speed
slightly, you can press the
The preset cruise speed can be reduced
with any of the following methods.
a. The car can be decelerated by
holding the deceleration/set (-/SET)
button. When the expected cruise
speed is reached, simply release
the button.
b. Depress the brake pedal lightly.
When the car is decelerated to the
expected speed (over 40 km/h),
press the deceleration/set (-/SET)
button. The car will maintain the
expected speed.
c. If you want to reduce the speed
slightly, you can press the
deceleration/set (-/SET) button
repeatedly. The speed will decrease
by 1.6 km/h for each press.
Canceling cruise control
Cruise control can be cancelled with
any of the following methods:
a. Depress the brake pedal.
b. Press the cancel (CANCEL) button
on the steering wheel.
c. Press the master cruise control
button (ON/OFF).
d. Exit from gear D.
Auxiliary Parking System (optional)
WARNING
 When the speed is over 10 km/h,
the auxiliary parking system will
stop working.
 Do not add any other object
within the working range of the
sensor.
 Do not wash the sensor with
water or steam. Otherwise, the
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sensor may be damaged.
During parking, the auxiliary parking
system will remind the driver of the
distance between the car and the
barrier through the multi-functional
display, touch screen and buzzer. A
sensor is used in this system to detect
the barrier.
Auxiliary parking switch (optional)
On the air conditioning panel
Outdoor
temperature
Automati
c OFF
Temperature+
Temperature-
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user that the system is working.
Auxiliary parking system
Display
When the sensor detects a barrier, the
icon will be displayed on the
multi-functional display/air conditioning
panel and touch screen according to the
shape of the barrier and the distance
between the car and the barrier.
◆ Multi-functional display/air
conditioning panel
Please check the surrounding
conditions to ensure safety.
When the car reverses
The top right of the screen will display
Thursday
Temperature+
TemperatureIndepende
Mode
nt control
Auxiliary parking switch
After the switch is pressed, the
multi-functional display will illuminate
the car-shaped icon
to inform the
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◆ Touch screen
When the car moves forward, the touch
screen will show the full-screen display.
Distance display and buzzer
When the sensor detects a barrier, the
direction of the barrier and the
approximate distance between the car
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and the barrier will be displayed and
the buzzer will beep.
Illustration of the rear central sensor
operation
Approximate
distance
Display
illustration
Alarm
sound
Fast
0.5m or
shorter
Long
beep
Sensor detecting range
Slow
1.2m to 0.8 m
0.8m to0. 50
m
Fast
0.5m or
shorter
Long
beep
Angle sensor operation illustration
Approximate
distance
0.6m to 0.5m
Display
illustration
Alarm
sound
Approximately Approximately
600 mm
600 mm
When the car moves forward, the front
sensor will work; when the car
reverses, all sensors will work.
Approximately 500 mm Approximately 1200
mm
Some car conditions and the
surrounding environment may affect
the performance of the sensors to
detect barriers accurately. Details are
shown as follows:
 There is dirt, accumulated water or
mist on the sensor;
 There is snow on the sensor or the
sensor is frozen;
 The sensor is covered with any
manner;
 The car inclines laterally or is
over-loaded;
 The car is driven on very bumpy
roads, slopes, gravel roads or
grass;
 The sensor is re-painted;
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 It is quite noisy around the car due
to the noise produced by vehicle
horns, motorbike engines,
pneumatic braking sounds of large
vehicles, or other noises that may
produce ultrasonic waves.
 There is another vehicle equipped
with an auxiliary parking system
nearby;
 The car is equipped with towing
rings;
 The bumper or the sensor suffers a
strong impact;
 The car is approaching a high or
twisty road edge;
 In the heat of the sun or severe
cold weather;
 Non-original suspension is
installed.
Except the above cases, the sensor
may fail to judge the actual distance to
some barriers correctly due to their
shape and materials. Please pay
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particular attention to the following
inspection.
Parking Imaging System (optional)
barriers.
 Electric cables, fences and ropes,
etc;
 Cotton covers, snow, and other
materials that absorb radio waves;
 Objects with sharp edges or
corners;
 Low barriers;
 High barriers whose upper section
stretches out toward your car;
 Objects under the bumper;
 Objects close to the car;
 People around the car (dependent
on their clothing).
If the multi-functional display or the
touch screen shows a picture or the
buzzer beeps, it may be that a sensor
has detected a barrier or the sensor
has experienced external interference.
If the phenomenon continues, you can
contact the BYD service shops for
The parking imaging system helps the
driver park the car by displaying the
pictures of surrounding objects in
real-time.
The parking imaging system is an
additional means for parking and is
divided into reversing camera mode
and right front camera mode.
Reversing camera mode
When the start button is at gear "ON",
move the shift lever to gear "R" to
initiate reversing camera mode.
The reversing camera is installed on
the back door.
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Right front camera mode
When the start button is at gear ON,
Display on the touch screen
on the
press button
steering wheel to initiate right front
camera mode. If the external
environment is dark, the right front
picture footlight will be lit to provide
light for the camera, so that the
surrounding objects can be seen
clearly. To turn off the camera system,
press button
steering wheel.
Reversing
picture
Please check the
surrounding conditions:
ensure safety!
The two lines in the picture are the
reversing safety lines.
Red: within 0-0.5 m
Yellow: within 0.5-2 m
Green: over 2 m
Display on the touch screen
on the
The right front camera is installed at
the right external rear-view mirror.
Right front Please check the surrounding
conditions to ensure safety!
picture
The displayed area varies with the car
directions and the road conditions.
Limitation of the parking imaging
system
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Objects close to the two side corners of
the bumper bar or under the bumper
can not be seen in the reversing picture.
As shown in the following figure:
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As shown in the following figure:
 Never park by only looking at the
screen. The distance displayed
Object is straight ahead of the vehicle.
on the screen is different from the
actual distance between the
vehicle and the obstacle.
Objects close to the side corners of
the bumper
 If the rear door is not completely
closed, do not use this system.
Object is at the rear to the right of the
vehicle.
Objects under the bumper
Tips
Objects right in front of the car or to
the rear right of the car cannot be
seen in the right front picture.
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 Do not overly rely on the parking
imaging system. Pay attention to
your surroundings before parking.
 The position and installation
angle of a camera may alter
during a rear-end collision or in
the event of colliding with an
obstacle. Please contact a BYD
service station to check the
position and installation angle of
the camera.
 Do not remove, disassemble or
modify the camera as there are
dust prevention and waterproof
structures on it.
 Exposing the system to sudden
temperature changes, such as
pouring hot water on the vehicle
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in very cold weather, may affect
proper function.
 If water, snow or mud covers the
camera, wash with water and
wipe the lens with a piece of soft
cloth. For difficult to clean foreign
matters, such as oil and rubber,
use mild cleaner and water to
wash and wipe it with a piece of
soft cloth.
 Prevent organic solvents, waxes,
glass cleaners or glass coatings
from adhering to the camera.
Remove immediately if attached
to the camera.
It is difficult to display an image even
if the system functions normally
under the following circumstances:
1) When the camera is in a dark
area (such as at night)
2) When the camera is exposed to
very high or very low temperatures
3) There is water or mist on the lens
(for example, when it is raining)
4) The lens is dirty with snow, mud,
etc. There are scratches or dirt on
the lens
5) A strong light hits the camera
 Since flashing screens on the
display may appear due to blinking
lights, which may affect your vision,
please switch off the parking assist
system with rear view camera in
the event of blinking lights, such as
indicator lights.
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Chapter 2
Driving Guidelines
Run-in Period ............................................................................... 2-2
Fuel .............................................................................................. 2-2
Engine Exhaust Warning .............................................................. 2-3
Brake System ............................................................................... 2-4
Carrying Luggage ......................................................................... 2-6
Cover Curtain (if equipped) .......................................................... 2-7
Driving Guidelines 2-1
Run-in Period
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Refill fuel
protecting relevant components.
Drive the car stably and do not drive
at high speed.
Only use #93 or above unleaded
petrol.
BYD S6 does not have a complicated
run-in procedure. During the first
3,000 kilometres, please follow the
tips below to save fuel and extend the
service life of the vehicle:
1. When starting and driving, avoid
sudden acceleration.
2. Do not let the engine run
overspeed.
3. Avoid emergency braking during
the first 300 kilometres.
4. Do not drive the car for a long time
at the same speed, high or low.
Fuel
Appropriately selected fuel can benefit
engine performance, and is the key to
controlling exhaust emissions and
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Fuel filler cap opening button
Tips
 Do not use leaded petrol, which
may cause failure of the
three-way catalytic converter and
abnormality of the emission
pollution control device. It will also
increase maintenance expense.
 Engine damage or noncompliance
of emissions as a result of
improper fuel is not covered by
BYD S6 warranty.
Tips
 Please refill fuel at an authorised
filling station.
 Please observe the rules of the
filling station.
 When the fuel tank cap is
loosened, do not remove it
immediately. In hot weather, if the
fuel filler cap is removed suddenly,
pressurised fuel may spray out of
the filler and cause injury.
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10 minutes at high idle speed or
over 20 minutes at low idle speed.
3)Do not let the engine run
overspeed.
Engine Exhaust Warning
4)Do not push or pull the car for
starting.
WARNING
●Large amounts of un-combusted
mixture gas entering the three-way
catalytic converter may cause
overheating of the converter and
even fire. To prevent dangers,
please follow the instructions
below:
5)Do not press the start button
when driving.
6)Always keep the engine at an
optimum condition. If the electrical
system, electronic ignition system
or fuel system has a fault, the
three-way catalytic converter will
overheat.
inspected periodically according to
the maintenance instructions.
 Avoid inhaling exhaust gases
from the engine.
 Make sure the exhaust system
has no leakage or loose
connections. Please check the
exhaust system regularly. If the
car has a collision with any
objects or when you hear
abnormal exhaust noise, please
check the exhaust system
immediately.
7)If the engine has trouble in
1)Do not drive the car when the
fuel level is extremely low;
insufficient fuel may cause misfire
in the engine and overload in the
three-way catalytic converter.
2)Do not let the engine run for over
starting or stalls frequently, please
check it immediately.
8)To ensure that the three-way
catalytic converter and the exhaust
emission control device function
properly, BYD S6 should be
WARNING
 Do not run the engine for a long
period in a garage or
unventilated site, as exhaust
gases may accumulate and
cause serious danger.
Driving Guidelines 2-3
 Do not stop the car with the
engine running for a long time. If
you have to do so, park the car
in a well-ventilated area and
adjust the air conditioning
system to external circulation
mode to allow fresh air to enter
the car.
 The back door should be closed
when driving. An open or partly
closed back door may lead
exhaust gases into the vehicle.
 To ensure normal operation of
the ventilation system, keep the
intake grille in front of the
windscreen free from snow,
leaves or other objects.
 If you smell exhaust gas inside
the car, open the window
immediately, find out from where
the exhaust gas has entered.
 anyone and inflammables away
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from the exhaust pipe.
 Do not make the engine run at
idle speed or park the vehicle on
ground surfaces covered with
inflammable grass, leaves,
paper or rags (especially
wheat-straw in summer). Please
avoid driving on such roads.
Brake System
The brake system is a cross hydraulic
system with independent dual circuits.
WARNING
 If the engine stalls, do not
depress the brake pedal
repeatedly, as the vacuum
pressure will be consumed
gradually at each depression.
 Even if the vacuum is consumed
completely, the brake can still
function effectively. But you must
apply much greater depressing
force on the brake pedal and the
brake distance becomes longer.
 Never creep the vehicle when
the engine has stalled.
Brake Pad Warning Plate
When it is necessary to replace the
brake pad due to wear, the brake pad
warning plate will sound. If you hear
the sound continuously during driving,
allow the nearest BYD service station
inspect and replace the brake pad. Do
not continue to drive the vehicle when
hearing the alarm.
It is a normal phenomenon for friction
between brake pad and brake disc to
occur and sometimes make a sound
during braking.
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may occur, but they are normal
phenomena:
Free travel of the brake pedal is
(1-5)mm, and the brake clearance is
≤0.15 mm.
ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)
The ABS helps prevent the wheels
from locking when the brakes are
applied suddenly and firmly or applied
on a slippery surface, helping to
ensure excellent driving stability and
steering performance of the vehicle.
.It is easy to activate the ABS in wet
weather conditions such as rain or
snow, when depressing the brake
pedal on roads with a low friction
coefficient. You just need to depress
the brake pedal firmly to activate ABS,
so do not depress the brake pedal
repeatedly in emergency braking.
1. Hear the ABS operating sound, or
feel the pulse of brake pedal and the
vibration of steering wheel.
2. When the vehicle starts or stops,
you may hear some operating sounds
of the ABS solenoid valve and
hydraulic pump for a few seconds
from the engine cabin.
3. At the end of the ABS operation,
the brake pedal may move forward.
WARNING
●Though the ABS is helpful to keep
the vehicle stable, it is also very
important to observe all
precautions, maintain proper
driving speed and safe
vehicle-to-vehicle distance. There
is a limitation of ABS's effects on
vehicle stability and steering wheel
controlling capability, even if the
ABS functions normally.
●If the anti-skid performance of
tyres is beyond their capability or
wheelspin occurs when driving at
high speed, it is hard for ABS to
continue to control the vehicle.
The size and pressure of all tyres
should be as specified for the
original car: the ABS uses wheel
speed sensors to measure the
speed of each wheel to obtain the
speed of a vehicle. If you use a
non-specified tyre, it may result in
incorrect wheel rotation speed, and
even abnormal ABS function.
●ABS is not designed to shorten
the braking distance. Under the
following conditions, vehicles with
When ABS is operating, the following
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ABS may need longer braking
distance, compared with vehicles
without ABS:
 Driving on an uneven, gravel or
snowy road.
1)Driving when using tyre chains.
2)Driving on a pitted or rough road.
Carrying Luggage
There are many storage features on
the vehicle that aid in carrying
luggage safely. If luggage is
overloaded or improper loaded, it may
affect the driving stability,
manoeuvrability and normal operation
of the vehicle, and reduce vehicle
safety. Therefore, make sure to read
the following instructions before
loading luggage.
Roof Rack (if equipped)
Driving Guidelines 2-6
WARNING
 The vehicle manoeuvrability and
stability may be affected by
overloading or improper loading,
which may result in collisions
involving injuries or death.
 When loading luggage, the total
weight of the vehicle body,
passengers and luggage should
not exceed the maximum
allowable gross weight.
 Put objects that might come into
contact with persons in place or
secure them.
 When loading luggage in the
passenger zone:
1) Do not place any objects on
the package tray shelf as this can
restrict your view and may result
in passenger injury in the event of
emergency braking.
2) For the sake of safety, do not
stack dolls in the vehicle.
3) Make sure that objects on the
rear floor, under the front seats
cannot roll around, to avoid
influencing pedal operation or seat
adjustment.
4) Do not stack luggage over the
front seatbacks.
5) Make sure to close the
package tray before driving, or
else the passenger knees would
be injured in emergency braking.
 When loading luggage in the
luggage compartment:
1) Place the luggage on the
luggage compartment floor evenly.
Make sure to place heavy luggage
on the bottom and as far forward
as possible.
2) Secure the luggage with a
strap or chain and make sure they
cannot move whilst driving. Do not
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stack the luggage over the front
for a long distance, stop and
seatbacks.
check whether the luggage is still
3) If the loading objects are too
in the original location halfway.
big to allow you to close the back
5) The cargo weight on the roof
door, exhaust gases will fill the
rack should not exceed 75 kg.
passenger zone. To avoid carbon
monoxide poisoning, please see
Cover Curtain (if equipped)
the instructions for carbon
monoxide hazards in this manual.
Cover curtain installation
 When loading luggage on the
roof rack:
1) The length and width of objects
should not exceed the vehicle
length and width.
2) Ensure that luggage on the
roof rack is securely attached
before driving.
3) After loading on the roof rack,
the vehicle's centre of gravity will be
a. Move the seat to its rearward
higher, avoid driving at high speed,
position and lock it, adjust the
urgent acceleration, sharp cornering
seatback
and headrest in place.
and emergency braking.
b. Squeeze the two connectors of the
4) When driving on a rough road
cover curtain centrally, then install it
on the two holes on the rear side
panel.
c. Pull the rear curtain to its two
connectors, then lock it.
d. Lock the 4 pins of the front curtain
onto the headrest lever.
Cover curtain removal
a. Remove the two connectors from
the rear curtain
b. Remove the 4 pins from the front
curtain
c. Remove the left and right
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connectors
WARNING
 Do not place any objects on the
cover curtain, otherwise it may
result in passenger injury in the
event of emergency braking.
 Make sure to secure the cover
curtain in place so as to avoid
passenger injury in case of
accident.
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Chapter 3
Starting and Driving
Safety Check before Driving......................................................... 3-2
Before Starting Engine ................................................................. 3-3
How to Start Engine ..................................................................... 3-3
Manual Transmission ................................................................... 3-4
Driving Tips under Certain Conditions .......................................... 3-5
Driving Tips in Winter ................................................................... 3-7
Parking Notice .............................................................................. 3-8
Towing Trailer .............................................................................. 3-9
Auto Fire Prevention Tips ........................................................... 3-10
Starting and Driving 3-1
Safety Check Before Driving
It is recommended to perform a safety
check or have them checked by a
BYD service station before driving.
Check Engine Before Starting
Vehicle Exterior Conditions
Tyres: check the tyre pressure using a
tyre gauge, inspect carefully if there
are notches, breakage and foreign
materials on the wheel tread, and if
the tyres are abnormally or
excessively worn. If yes, please check
the wheel alignment and related items
in a BYD service station as soon as
possible.
Wheel alignment parameters
Wheel
alignment
Front
wheel
chamber
-0º40´±45´
Front
0±2mm
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loose or missing.
wheel
(0°±0.08°)
toe-in
Leakage: after the car has stopped,
Kingpin
check for fuel, engine oil, coolant or
10º40´±45
inclination
other fluid leakage under the car.
´
angle
(Water drops produced by the AC
Kingpin
system are normal.)
caster
2º35´±45´
Lighting: make sure headlights,
angle
parking lights, width-indicator lights,
Rear
steering lights and other lights work
wheel
-0º45´±45´
normally. Check illumination intensity
chamber
of headlights.
Rear
3±2mm
Vehicle Interior Conditions
0.12°±0.08°
wheel
toe-in
Spare tyre, jack and wheel nut wrench:
Tyre (including spare tyre)
pressure
S6
Front wheel Rear wheel
standard
tyre
210kPa
210kPa
pressure
Wheel Nuts: make sure no nuts are
check tyre pressure and make sure
the jack and wrench are in place.
Seat belt: check whether the buckle
fastens the seat belt firmly. Make sure
the seat belt has no wear or
scratching.
Meters and Controllers: confirm that
meter indicators, lights and defrost
system function normally.
Brake: make sure the pedal has
enough free play.
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height, steering wheel angle.
c. Adjust inner and outer rear-view
mirrors.
Engine Cabin Interior Conditions
Coolant level: check that the coolant
level is correct.
d. Close all doors.
e. Fasten seat belts.
How to Start Engine
Engine oil level: stop the car on level
ground, then check the oil level with
the oil gauge dipstick. (Refer to
description in section 7.)
Battery and cables: check if the
connectors are loose or corroded and
if there are cracks on the battery
housing.
Before starting
MT:
a. Check parking brake.
b. Turn off all electrical devices.
c. Move the shift lever to the neutral
position.
AT:
Fuel Pipe: check if there is fuel
leakage or poor connection in the fuel
pipe.
Before Starting Engine
a. Check the environment around the
car before getting in.
b. Adjust seat position, seat cushion
height, seatback angle, headrest
a. Check parking brake.
b. Turn off all electrical devices.
c. Move the shift lever to the "P"
position. When starting the engine
after parking, you may also select the
"N" position. If the shift lever is in
other positions, the starter cannot
operate.
Starting
Make sure that the procedures in
"Before starting" have been carried
out before engine starting.
Normal Starting
The electrically controlled multiport
fuel injection system will adjust the
optimal air fuel ratio for engine starting
automatically. Please perform the
following procedures to start the
engine:
1. Depress the brake pedal and press
the start button to start the engine.
Release this button after the engine
has started.
2. Restart the engine following the
normal starting procedure if it stalls.
3. If the engine cannot start up, please
see "If the Car Cannot Start Up" in
Chapter 4.
Starting and Driving 3-3
WARNING
 During engine starting, do not
press the start button longer than
5 seconds, and the starting
interval should not be less than
15 seconds. Otherwise it may
cause engine and circuit
overheating.
 Do not let the engine run
overspeed.
 Check the engine immediately if
it has difficulty in starting or stalls
frequently.
Tips
To shift the six-speed transmission
to R position, lift the upper limit
mechanism of the gear shifting
mechanism, and then push the shift
lever to R position.
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After starting
make sure braking does not result in
Warm-up: warm up the engine before
deviation of the vehicle.
driving. Extend the warm-up time in
Other Abnormalities: check if there is
very cold weather.
any leakage, poor connection, or
abnormal noise.
Exhaust system: if exhaust leakage is
Manual Transmission
found, go to maintenance immediately.
To ensure smooth operation, the
In Driving
manual transmissions in all forward
Meters: check that the meters indicate
gears are equipped with a
properly.
synchronizer. The five-speed manual
transmission has a locking device, to
avoid direct shift from fifth gear to
WARNING
reverse gear. For shifting, step on the
clutch pedal to the bottom; if shifting
Make sure that there is a sufficient
isn’t needed, do not step on the clutch
amount of fuel in the fuel tank, this
pedal,
otherwise it will accelerate the
means the indicator needle for the
wear of the clutch.
fuel gauge must indicate at the
Shift the control mechanism to the R
position above the 1 scale unit, this
position and perform the reversing
prevents burning out of the fuel
function
only after the car is stopped
pump due to lack of fuel.
completely. It will damage the
transmission if the gear is shifted to
Brake: under safe traffic conditions,
reverse before the vehicle is
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completely static. After stepping on
put your hand on the shift control
the clutch pedal, and before shifting to
mechanism, to avoid abnormal wear
the reverse gear, wait for a few
of the transmission parts.
seconds, or shift to a forward gear
and stay awhile. This will make the
Driving Tips Under Certain
gear stop turning, thus avoiding
Conditions
mutual "grinding".
Due to decrease in tyre adhesion and
While decelerating, additional braking
poor visibility in some weather
force can be obtained from the engine
conditions such as rain, fog, or snow,
through downshifting. This additional
you should master different driving
braking force helps maintain a safe
techniques, while performing general
speed and prevent brake overheating
maintenance for your vehicle. Take
when going downhill. Before
extra care when you have to drive in
downshifting, ensure that the speed
bad weather conditions.
display of the engine does not enter
the red zone of the tachometer in low
Do not use the cruise control function
gear position. See the table of
in these conditions, and drive at
maximum allowable speed.
slower speeds than in dry weather.
The vehicle needs more time to
respond to your operational inputs, so
Warning
please apply even and smooth force
When the car is running and the
to each control unit.
clutch pedal isn’t depressed, do not
Sharp steering movements or sudden
braking may cause the vehicle to veer
out of control in wet weather
conditions, especially in snow. Make
sure to drive with greater caution
during the first few kilometres before
becoming accustomed to the new
driving conditions. Over the summer
period, you may forget some driving
tips for driving on snow covered roads
and therefore need to master these
tips through practice.
After long dry period, you shall be
careful when driving in rainy days. In
the first rainy days after long dry
period, oil on the road will float on the
top of water, making the road slippery.
Visibility - during all weather
conditions, it is very important for a
driver to see their surroundings and to
be seen by other drivers clearly. In
poor weather, you should turn on
headlights and fog lights even in
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daytime for better visibility.
Check the windscreen wipers and
washers periodically. Make sure that
there is sufficient fluid in the
windscreen washer fluid tank. In
addition, you may use defroster and
air conditioner to prevent
condensation from generating mist on
the vehicle's inner windows.
Tyre adhesion - check tyre wear
periodically, and make sure the tyre
pressures are suitable. The above two
conditions are important to prevent the
vehicle from sliding (when driving on wet
roads and tyre adhesion is lost).
Whilst driving you must check the
ever-changing road conditions. Damp
leaves may be as slippery as snow,
"Clean" roads may be covered with
thin ice. When the external
temperature is near freezing point,
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driving is very dangerous as the road
may be covered by water and ice
alternately. As a result, grip may
change suddenly.
When downshift, take special care. If
the adhesive force is low, the driving
wheels may be locked up for an instant,
which may also cause skidding.
WARNING
 It is prohibited to shut down the
engine when driving down a slope.
The power steering and vacuum
booster will be disabled when the
engine is off. Similarly, exhaust
emission control devices only
function when the engine is
running.
 When overtaking or being
overtaken, take special care as
water splashed up by large
vehicles may inhibit your view
and the air shock waves caused
by large vehicles may lead to
losing control of the car.
 Do not drive on a road covered
with deep water, which may
cause damage or failure of
engine and electrical systems.
 Before driving, make sure that
the parking brake is released
fully and the parking brake
indicator goes out.
 Do not leave the car when the
engine is running.
 Do not rest your feet on the
brake pedal when driving, which
may lead to brake discs
overheating, wear and excess
fuel consumption.
 When driving down a long steep
hill, you should decrease your
speed and switch to a low gear.
 Take special care when speeding
up, shifting to higher/lower gear,
or braking on slippery road
surfaces. Hard acceleration or
engine braking may result in
skidding or spinning of the car.
 Do not stretch any part of your
body, head or hand, out of the
window when driving to avoid
severe accidents and severe
personal injury. Observe
particular caution with children in
the car.
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cooling system according to ambient
temperature.
Improper cooling fluid may damage
engine cooling system.
Do not apply parking brake if it may
be frozen.
Check Battery and Cable Status
When parking, move the shift lever to
the "N" position and place chocks
around the rear wheels to prevent the
car moving. Do not apply the parking
brake as it may be frozen by water or
snow, resulting in difficulty to release
the parking brake.
Prevent snow from staying under
mudguard.
The battery may become weak in cold
weather. Therefore, it should store
enough power to start the engine in
winter.
Make sure viscosity of the engine oil
is suitable for driving in winter.
Driving Tips in Winter
Avoid Door Lock Freezing.
Make sure the coolant can provide
anti-freezing protection.
Spray some deicing agent or glycerin
in door lock hole to prevent the lock
from freezing.
Only use coolant authorised by your
BYD service station. Choose and add
suitable type of cooling fluid into
They are available at BYD service
stations.
Snow or ice under mudguard may
make steering difficult and clog the
radiator electric fan. When driving in
winter, you must stop regularly to
check whether there is ice or snow
under mudguard.
Use washer fluid with antifreeze.
It is recommended to keep certain
Starting and Driving 3-7
emergency tools in the car
according to your region.
Tyre chains, window scraper, a bag of
sand or salt, signal flash device, small
spade, connecting cable and so on.
Parking Notice
a. Confirm that the roof (if equipped)
and car windows are closed.
b. Turn the headlights off.
c. Put all handbags and precious
items in the luggage compartment
or carry them on your person.
d. Use your mechanical key or smart
key to lock all doors and check that
the back door is locked firmly.
Check the indicators on the
combination meter to confirm that
the anti-theft system is working.
e. Do not park on flammable objects
such as dry leaves, tall grass, since
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the three-way catalytic converter is
trailer. If you attempt to install a tow
extremely hot and may set these
bar on the vehicle, the chassis may be
objects on fire.
damaged severely.
f. When parking, steer the front
wheels against the curb when the
vehicle is facing the slope top. If the
vehicle is equipped with a manual
transmission, leave it in first gear.
g. When parking, steer the front
wheels towards the curb when the
vehicle is facing the slope bottom. If
the vehicle is equipped with a
manual transmission, leave it in
reverse gear.
h. Check that the parking handle has
been released completely before
driving. Otherwise it may cause the
rear brake to overheat and become
damaged.
Towing Trailer
Your vehicle is not designed to tow a
Auto Fire Prevention Tips
To prevent vehicle fire timely and
effectively, please be familiar with and
observe the following precautions:
a. It is prohibited to step on the
accelerator pedal continuously to
run the engine at high speed
b. Do not leave inflammable and
explosive materials in the
vehicle.
When a vehicle is subjected to
prolonged exposure to direct sunlight
during the summer, the inner
temperature may exceed 60-70 °C. It
is possible that fire may occur, even
explosion if there is inflammable and
explosive material in the vehicle, such
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e Do not modify the vehicle circuits
as cigarette-lighter, cleaner, perfume,
and do not attach additional
etc.
c. Ensure that any cigarette butts
electrical devices.
have been extinguished completely
after smoking
Attaching electric devices (such as
high-power audio system and lights)
Smoking is not only harmful to your
on the vehicle may cause excessive
health, but can also to be the root of
circuit load, and cause wire harness
fire. It is possible to cause a fire if the
overheating and fire. Irregular
butt is not extinguished completely.
modification of electric devices and
d. Contact a BYD service station
circuits may cause contact resistance,
and have your vehicle inspected
overheating and fire. Never use fuses
regularly.
beyond the rated power specification
Check the engine for oil leakage
of electric devices or use other metal
regularly and clean any oil dirt and
wires instead of fuses.
f. Choose a proper parking site
stains from it regularly.
Perform regular checks on the circuits
and cables. Check if the connection,
insulation and fixing positions
between connectors and wire harness
are normal. Take appropriate action if
there are any problems.
Make sure to check for flammable
objects such as dry grass, deadwood
sticks, and wheat straws under the
vehicle before parking, especially in
summer. Since the three-way catalytic
converter is very hot after driving a long
distance, it may cause a fire if there are
flammable objects under the vehicle;
You should try to avoid driving on roads
covered with leaves, wheat straws and
grass, or immediately stop and check if
there are any flammable objects
attached under the vehicle when you
passed these kind of roads. When
parking, avoid having your vehicle
exposed to direct sunlight.
g. Keep a lightweight extinguisher
to hand and know how to use it.
For the sake of safety, keep an
extinguisher in the vehicle and check
and replace it regularly; meanwhile,
you should be familiar with the use of
extinguisher. Preparation aids in
eliminating danger, so that you can
take effective action in the event of an
accident.
In the event of a vehicle fire, remain
calm and take effective action to
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put the fire out, reducing loss as
much as possible:
a. Pay attention to the fire
premonitions, such as abnormal
noise, foreign odours. If you detect
any premonition, stop the engine
and your vehicle immediately and
take positive remedial action.
b. Call fire reporting line at once while
contacting BYD service shops and
insurance agency.
Tips
To prevent property loss in the event
of an accident, it is recommended to
purchase "spontaneous combustion
insurance".
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Chapter 4
Emergency Treatment
If the Car Cannot Start Up ............................................................ 4-2
If Engine Stalls during Driving ...................................................... 4-4
If the Car Overheats ..................................................................... 4-4
If the Vehicle has to be Towed ..................................................... 4-6
Emergency Treatment 4-1
If the Car Cannot Start Up
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tightened and cleaned properly.
2. If the battery terminals are normal,
(a) Simple Check
Before performing the following
inspections, check if you can start the
engine normally according to the
instructions and procedures in
Chapter 3 "How to Start Engine", and
if there is sufficient fuel. Meanwhile,
please check if the spare key can start
the engine. If the engine can be
started successfully, it is proved that
the original key may be damaged.
You need to let your BYD service
station inspect your keys. If all keys
do not function, the key or smart key
system may be malfunctioning, please
contact your BYD service station.
If Engine Cannot Rotate or Rotate
Slowly
1. Check whether battery terminals are
Emergency Treatment 4-2
open the rear interior light. If the
light cannot be turned on or is dim,
it shows that the battery is weak.
Start the engine by jump starting.
Refer to the instructions "(3) Jump
Starting".
If the interior light is on but the
engine cannot start, please contact
your BYD service station.
The starter can drive the engine
rotating at normal speed, but the
engine cannot run independently:
1. Restart Engine
2. If the engine cannot start up, there
may be a fuel spill as a result of
repeated starting. Please see "(b)
Start Engine with Fuel Spill" for
more details.
3. If the engine still fails to start,
please contact your BYD service
station for adjustment or repair.
(b) Start Engine with Fuel Spill
If the engine fails to start, maybe there is
fuel spill as a result of repeated starting.
In this case, depress the throttle pedal
firmly while starting the vehicle, and
hold the throttle pedal for about 5
seconds. Then release the pedal and
move your foot away, and restart the
engine after that.
If the engine still cannot start when
performing above starting procedure
for 5 seconds, please wait for a few
minutes and try again.
If the engine still cannot be started,
please contact your BYD service
station for adjustment or repair.
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start. Otherwise when the engine
starts,
there may be damage to the
Ensure the interval between two
vehicle or a collision. It may also
engine starts is longer than 1 minute.
cause the three-way catalytic
You may start the engine
converter to overheat, which may
continuously 3 times at most.
lead to fire.
Otherwise, the starter and circuit
system may be overheated.
 If the battery power is run out,
Tips
the current clock time and preset
frequency in the audio system
will be cancelled.
(c) Jump Start
To prevent the vehicle and electrical
attachments and persons from damage
and injury due to battery explosion,
sulphuric acid solution corrosion and
combustion of electrical installations, it
is strongly recommended to contact a
BYD service station for help.
Tips
 The engine cannot be started by
pushing or towing the BYD vehicle
with an automatic transmission.
 Do not push or pull the vehicle to
 The battery is dangerous, please
refer to Chapter 7 to learn about
the hazard of the battery.
 The battery contains corrosive
sulphuric acid. While making a
jump start, wear goggles and
protect your skin, clothes, and
the car from being sulphuric acid
spillage.
 The charging battery must be 12
V. Before conducting a jump
start, please make sure the
charging battery is applicable.
Procedures of Jump Start
1. If the charging battery is installed on
another car, please make sure there
is no contact between the two cars.
Shut down all electrical devices.
2. If the engine of the vehicle charged
with batteries is not started, then
start and run the engine for a few
minutes. Step lightly on the throttle
pedal to keep the engine running at
2,000 rpm during a jump-start.
3. Connect wires in order of a, b, c, d:
a. Connect the clamp of anode
(red) jump starting cable to
anode terminal ("+") of the
depleted battery.
b. Connect the other clamp of
anode (red) jump starting cable
to anode terminal ("+") of the
charging battery.
Emergency Treatment 4-3
c. Connect the clamp of cathode
(black) jump starting cable to
cathode terminal ("-") of the
charging battery.
d. Connect the another clamp of
cathode (black) starting cable to
a grounded metal fixing point on
the car with depleted battery.
Tips
When connecting, keep your body
away from the battery and do not
allow the connecting cable to get
close to the engine components,
otherwise, it may result in personal
injury.
4. Start the engine in the normal way,
and then step lightly on the
throttle pedal to keep the engine
running for several minutes at a
speed of 2,000 rpm.
5. Disconnect the starting cable
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carefully in the reversed order of
Please take actions as per the
connection: disconnect the cathode
procedures below:
starting cable first, and then
disconnect the anode starting
a. Drive away from the heavy traffic
cable.
road, park in a safe place, and turn
on the hazard warning lights, then
If unsure about the cause of battery
move the shift handle to the neutral
capacity loss, please contact a BYD
position and apply the parking
service station to have the vehicle
brake. Turn off the air conditioning
checked.
if it is operating. Then, place the
warning triangle in the direction of
If Engine Stalls during Driving
approaching vehicles according to
traffic regulations.
a. Slow down and drive the vehicle to a
b. If there is coolant spouting out of
safe place.
the radiator or expansion tank,
b. Turn on the hazard warning light
please switch off the engine. Open
switch.
the bonnet after the steam clears. If
c. Try to start the engine again.
no coolant is spouting, just keep the
engine running and make sure the
If the Car Overheats
cooling fan is working; if not, please
If the engine coolant thermometer
turn off the power switch.
indicates overheating, or there is
power loss, loud knocking, or bang,
the engine may be overheated.
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please check the coolant expansion
tank.
If it is dry, please add coolant
To avoid personal injury, please
to
the
tank until the level is between
keep the engine bonnet closed until
the maximum and minimum limit
there is no coolant coming out. The
scale lines while the engine is
spouting of coolant means high
running.
pressure.
Tips
When the car is stopped, do not use
the air conditioner for long time,
because the air conditioner will lead to
high engine speed and cause
accident or engine overheating, which
may result in fire.
f. When the coolant temperature
c. Check if there is any coolant
leakage under the radiator, hose
and the bottom of vehicle.
WARNING
When the engine is running, please
keep your hands and clothes away
from the working fan & driving belt
of the engine.
d. If there is coolant leakage, please
shut down the engine at once and
contact a BYD service station for
help.
e. In case of no obvious leakage,
drops to normal, recheck the
coolant level in the tank again and
add additional coolant if necessary.
Obvious coolant level drop means
leakage in the cooling system,
please contact a BYD service
station for examination.
WARNING
When the engine and radiator are
under high temperature, do not
remove the radiator cap as
spouting high-temperature steam
and liquid under pressure may
cause serious personal injury.
If the Vehicle has to be Towed
Contact a BYD service station if the
vehicle has to be towed. Never tow
with rope or chain by other vehicles as
it is very dangerous.
There are three usual towing
methods.
a. Platform Lift Type - the vehicle will
be loaded on a tow truck, which is
the best towing method.
b. Wheel Lift Type - the tow truck
inserts two supporting arms under
the bottom of the tyre (front or rear)
to lift the wheels. The other two
wheels are still on the ground.
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c. In an emergency where a tow truck is
not available, the vehicle may be
towed using a towing hook. Remove
the decorative cover on the front
bumper. Take out the hook from the
tool box and screw it into the fixing
seat securely, then tow the vehicle
with special towing cable.
WARNING
● If your vehicle cannot be towed
by a platform truck, please adopt
the wheel lift method for towing. If
the vehicle is at fault or damaged
and only the front wheels can be on
the ground, please observe the
following instructions:
 Manual transmission:
a. Release the parking brake.
b. Shift the transmission to the
neutral position.
c. Make sure the starting button is
at the ACC position so as to keep
the steering wheel unlocked.
During emergency towing, the driver
should sit inside steering the vehicle
and operating the brake.
Improper towing preparation may
damage the transmission, please
observe the procedures above. If
gear shifting is impossible or the
engine (automatic transmission)
cannot be started, please adopt the
towing method with front wheels lift.
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●When
adopting above method,
the towing distance should not
exceed 10 km, and the speed
should be less than 30 km/h.
Automatic transmission:
●If
a. Release the parking brake.
b. Start the engine.
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c. Move the shift lever to the D
position, then N position.
d. Shut down the engine.
e. Make sure the start button is at
the ACC position so as to keep
the steering wheel unlocked.
towing the vehicle with all wheels
on the ground, it is necessary to use
special designed towing cable and
specified towing hook. For the vehicle
preparations, please see the
procedures above. Make sure the
start button is not at the OFF position
so as to keep the steering wheel
unlocked. Confirm that all the
electrical accessories are all switched
off to avoid battery discharging.
the steering wheel is locked, the
steering system may be damaged.
Before towing, make sure the start
button is at the ACC position and
the steering wheel moves smoothly.
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hook is not recommended, it is
recommended to contact a BYD
service station for help.
Only use the specified towing hook
and do not tow the rear part of the
vehicle with all the wheels on the
ground, otherwise the vehicle may
be damaged.
●If
●Lifting
the vehicle from the
bumper may result in serious
damage. The bumper is not
designed for supporting the vehicle
weight.
●Take
special care when towing the
car. Please avoid sudden startup and
unstable driving operation, which
may exert great stress on the
emergency towing hook, and towing
cable/chain. The hook, towing
cable/chain may crack, in which case
there may be serious personal injury
or damage to the car.
●Towing
the vehicle with all wheels
on the ground and using the towing
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Chapter 5
Vehicle Exterior Maintenance
Tips on Maintenance of Paint Surface.......................................... 5-2
Washing and Waxing ................................................................... 5-3
Inside Cleaning ............................................................................ 5-5
Auto Air Freshener ....................................................................... 5-7
Corrosion Prevention ................................................................... 5-7
Vehicle Exterior Maintenance 5-1
Tips on Maintenance of Paint
Surface
Pay attention to the following points in
use and maintenance of the vehicle:
a. Clean any dust from the car before,
during and after using the car, which
can reduce dust absorption by static.
b. Wash the car after it has rained.
Marks left by rain on the car body
will shrink in size after it stops
raining, which means acid materials
in the rain will concentrate. Clean
any marks as soon as possible to
avoid harm to the paint surface
caused by marks.
c. Wash the car after the engine cools
down. Do not wash the car in strong
sunlight or in high temperatures,
otherwise the detergent will form
marks on the paint surface after
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quick drying. If you wash the car by
e. Marks of strongly corrosive
yourself, only use special-purpose
substances, such as tar, bird
detergent. Do not use strongly
droppings and insect remains, must
alkaline washing powder, soap
be cleaned off immediately. Please
water and detergent, which may
use special purpose detergent. Do
wash away grease in the paint and
not use a knife or petrol to remove
speed up aging. When washing the
the mark, otherwise the paint
car at a car wash, prevent the staff
surface may be damaged.
from using de-waxing detergent, or
f. Do not touch the paint with greasy
the paint may be damaged. When
hands, wipe the paint with a greasy
the car is used along seacoast or in
cloth,
or put any tools with grease
a region with heavy pollution, you
on them or finishing cloths dipped
must wash the car daily.
in organic solvent on the car body,
d. Only use a damp, clean and soft
otherwise there may be a harmful
sponge or finishing cloth to wipe the
chemical reaction.
car, and make sure there are no
g. If there is no obvious scratching, do
metal and sand particles in it. Do not
not paint it again so as to avoid
use a dry cloth, sponge or towel in
colour non-matching and poor
order to avoid scratching. When
combination.
wiping, move the cloth gently along
the running water, and do not move it
h. Please park the vehicle in a garage
in a circular motion or perpendicular
or a well ventilated place if it will not
to the running water.
be driven for a long period. Cover
the body with a special body cover
in winter. For temporary parking,
please stop the vehicle in a cool
and shaded place.
i. Prevent strong impacts, knocks or
scratching to the paint film. If the
paint has a scratch, is sinking or
peeling off, please repair
immediately, please contact a BYD
service station for repair.
j. Use carbon detergent to clean
glossy metal parts, and apply wax
regularly for protection.
k. Use quality detergent for cleaning
of trim, and do not use excessive
force when waxing to prevent the
base layer from becoming exposed
when the paint is penetrated.
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service station to recover the body
paint gloss.
Washing and Waxing
Cleaning
In the cases below, the paint may peel
off and corrosion can occur in the
vehicle body and parts. Please clean
the vehicle immediately.
a. Driving along the seacoast.
b. Driving on the road covered with
anti-freezer.
c. Stuck with coal tar, resin, bird
manure, and insect remains.
d. Driving in an area with heavy
smoke, coal ash, dust, iron scurf, or
chemical substances.
e. The car is obviously covered with
dust and slurry.
l. Please wax the vehicle regularly
(once per season), contact a BYD
Manual cleaning method
Tips
●Clean
the vehicle in a shaded
place when the body does not feel
hot.
●Please protect your hands while
cleaning the underside of the floor
or chassis.
a. Use hose pipe to wash away loose
dirt, slush and saline-alkali at the
bottom of the vehicle and in the
recessed areas of the wheels.
b. Use special detergent to wash the
vehicle, following the manufacturer's
instructions when mixing the
detergent with water. Dip a soft cloth
into the detergent to wipe the vehicle
gently, and use soap water and clean
water to remove the dirt.
c. Flush with running water thoroughly,
otherwise when soap water dries it
will leave marks. Use clean water to
flush each part of the vehicle after
washing in the summer.
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d. To avoid leaving water marks, please
wipe dry with a clean soft towel. Do
not wipe or press too hard, or the
paint surface may be damaged.
Decorative parts on wheels: the
decorative parts can easily be
damaged by organic substances. If
any organic substance spills onto the
decorative parts, please wash away
with clean water and check if the parts
are damaged.
Tips
Do not install plastic decorative
pieces which have been seriously
damaged on wheels, or they may
drop off the wheel while driving and
thus lead to an accident.
Wheels: Wash only with neutral soap
water or neutral detergent.
Bumper: due to the relative soft
frontage, please take special care
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when cleaning the bumper. Do not
scrub with abrasive detergents in
order to prevent scratching the
bumper.
Asphalt from the road: wash it using
turpentine or detergent marked as
non-harmful to painted surfaces.
WARNING
Do not use organic substances
(petrol, kerosene, volatile oil, or
strong solvents) which may be toxic
or cause damage.
Auto Car Washing
You can wash your car at an automatic
car wash station. Note however that
some types of brushes, unfiltered water,
and the wash process adopted by the
machine may damage the painted
surface. Damage to the painted surface
will reduce its duration and gloss,
particularly for dark coloured cars.
Usually the staff from car wash will tell
you which washing process is suitable
for your car.
Waxing
Polishing and waxing is
recommended to maintain the original
beauty of the vehicle. Apply the wax
once a month or if the vehicle surface
does not resist water well.
a. Before waxing, please wash and
dry the vehicle body even if you
use the mixture of detergent and
wax.
b. Please use quality polish and car
wax. When the polishing coat has
been weathered seriously, please
use the cleaning polish which is
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separated from the car wax.
Follow the instructions and
precautions from the manufacturer.
The chrome plated surface also
needs polishing and waxing.
c. Wax the vehicle again when water
does not bead and remains on the
surface in large patches.
WARNING
When the car is placed in a
workshop with high temperatures
for repainting, please remove the
plastic bumper from the car, or the
heat may damage the bumper.
Inside Cleaning
Tips
Do not allow the water to flow onto
the floor while cleaning the vehicle;
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otherwise water may enter the
audio devices or other electric
appliances on or under the carpet
(mat), which may result in
malfunction of the devices and
corrosion of the vehicle body.
Carpet
Please use quality foam detergent to
clean the carpet.
First use the dust collector to absorb the
dust. Several kinds of foam detergents
are applicable: some are contained in
aerosol cans, and some are powders or
liquids, which must be mixed with water
to generate foam. Use a sponge or
brush dipped in foam to wash the carpet
by moving in a circular motion.
manufacturer.
Seat Belts
The seat belt can be washed with
neutral soap water or warm water.
Please use a sponge or soft cloth to
clean it. Check if the seat belt has
excessive wear, tears or cuts.
Tips
●The seat belt must not be cleaned
with colouring agent or bleacher, or
its strength will be weakened.
●Do
not use the seat belt until it is
dry.
Windows
The windows may be cleaned with
any household window cleaner.
Do not use water in order to keep the
carpet dry. Please read and follow the
instructions from the detergent
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Tips
The heating wire of rear window
defroster and lead of the aerial is
fixed to the interior of the rear
window glass. Strong wiping or
wiping up and down, may cause
ruptures. Therefore, when wiping
the rear window, you should wipe it
lightly and wipe from left to right.
Instrument panel, console panel
and switches
Tips
Do not use organic substances
(kerosene, alcohol, petrol etc.) or
alkaline or acidic solutions. These
chemicals may corrupt the interior
device surfaces.
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● Before using detergent or polish,
first please make sure they do not
include the substances mentioned
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above.
If you use a new type of liquid
car freshener, do not spill the liquid
onto the vehicle’s interior surfaces.
It may contain the ingredients
mentioned above.
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Tips
● Don't wash leather with organic
substances at all, like volatile oil,
alcohol, petrol, or acid or alkaline
solution, etc, as they will cause
leather to fade.
A lylon brush or synthetic fibre
cloth etc will scratch and damage
the good texture on the leather
surface.
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Leather Trim inside the Car
For leather trimming, you can use
neutral detergent intended for woolen
fabrics to clean them.
Remove dirt using a piece of soft cloth
dampened with 5% solution of neutral
detergent for wool. Then, thoroughly
wipe off all traces of detergent with a
piece of clean damp cloth. Allow the
leather to dry in a ventilated shaded
area.
Dirty decorative leather pieces
will cause mildew. Especially, keep
the decorative pieces clean and
protected from oil stains.
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● Exposure to prolonged periods
of sunlight will cause the leather
surface to harden or shrink.
Therefore, the car should be parked
in a cool and shaded place,
especially in the summer.
During hot summer periods, as the
temperature inside the car rises
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easily, objects made from plastics or
wax-included materials, may stick to
leather in the high-temperature
environment.
It is recommended to have your
vehicle cleaned by a BYD service
station.
Auto Air Freshener
Since the chemical compositions in
some liquid air fresheners may result
in broken or faded interior devices,
please use a solid air freshener or
deodorant.
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Generally speaking, there are two
reasons for vehicle corrosion:
a. The moisture accumulates in the
hole of body. The mud which
accumulates in the clearance and
holes of the vehicle bottom easily
accumulates moisture and causes
the parts to corrode more easily.
b. Scaling off protective layer and
paint of body surface and vehicle
bottom.
Performing simple periodic
maintenance is helpful to avoid
vehicle corrosion.
If a liquid air freshener is used, make
sure it is securely fixed to avoid
spillage whilst driving.
Immediately repair flaking paint or
scratch.
Corrosion Prevention
Check and wash the door as well as
drain hole under the body.
Check the humidity of floor covering.
The carpet and floor cushion will keep
the humidity for a long time, especially
in winter.
Wash the bottom of the body using a
high pressure spray gun. It is
particularly important for vehicles that
drive on salted roads in winter. It is
also a good method to use in areas
where the climate is wet and often has
a sea breeze.
Check and repair the anti-dust layer of
the bottom of the vehicle regularly.
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Chapter 6
Maintenance Instructions
Maintenance................................................................................. 6-2
Does Your Car need Repairing........................................................ 6-3
Maintenance Program .................................................................. 6-4
Maintenance Instructions 6-1
Maintenance
Scheduled maintenance is very
important
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program of BYD service station, in
"Maintenance & Repair Manual"
order to provide better and more
and turn to BYD service station
professional
maintenance service for
regularly for car maintenance.
your car.
Stated maintenance record
BYD Auto Company strongly
recommends that users protect BYD
S6 cars by following the maintenance
program below, because scheduled
maintenance serves the following
purposes:
a. Saves fuel
b. Extends its operating life
c. Enjoy your driving
d. Drive safely and stably
e. Conform to regulations on
maintenance
f. Conform to governmental
regulations
Tips
Please refer to BYD S6
Maintenance Instructions 6-2
Please fill all stated maintenance
items into the schedule at BYD
service station and keep all receipts
safe.To make sure your vehicle runs
optimally, follow the maintenance
schedule.
Where can you get maintenance
service?
It is recommended to keep your
vehicle maintained at your local BYD
service station. BYD technicians are
all well-trained professionals. They
will get the latest service information,
such as proceedings about technique,
maintenance and internal training
BYD service stations have spent a
large amount of money on special
tools and maintenance equipment for
BYD cars, which helps to provide
better complete maintenance tasks as
well as reduce expenses, and provide
quicker and better service for you.
BYD service stations can perform all
the maintenance programs for your
car – reliably and economically.
Which maintenance items can be
completed by driver himself?
Some simple maintenance tasks can
be performed by a driver with some
mechanical knowledge and basic
auto-repairing tools. For instruction
details, see Chapter 7. Naturally, you
can get all maintenance items at your
BYD service station.
Notes: special tools and professional
skills are required for part of
maintenance operation. These items
must be maintained by qualified
technicians from a BYD service
station. They can keep a record of
maintenance for your car, which will
be very helpful when you need
maintenance service.
Does Your Car need Repairing?
Pay attention to changes in vehicle
performance and sound, as well as
visual signs for necessary repair.
Some important conditions are shown
as below:
a. Engine hunting or instable, obvious
decrease in power, abnormal
engine noise;
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b. The car is leaking underneath (air
conditioning water drops are
normal);
c. Abnormal exhaust sound;
d. Flat tyre; excessive noise made by
tyres while cornering; uneven tyre
wear;
e. The vehicle leans to one side while
braking or driving in a straight line
on level ground;
f. Abnormal noises related to
movement of suspension system;
g. Loss of brake effectiveness or
spongy feeling when braking;
h. Engine coolant temperature stays
higher than normal continually;
i. Engine malfunction light comes on
(after vehicle starting).
If you notice any of these; please
contact a BYD service station at once.
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Maintenance Program
Maintenance
Intervals
Reading on odometer or months, subject to what comes first
×1,000 km
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Engine and transmission
1. Check for cracks, chips, wear on the
multi-wedge belt and adjust its tension
2. Replace the timing belt
of engine (timing chain)
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condition
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Check every 20,000 km; replace every 80,000 km; shorten the cycle according to
condition
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engine
Check every 20,000 km; replace every 100,000 km; shorten the cycle according to
condition
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spark plug
(general
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Replace every 30,000 km
Iridium spark
Replace every 80,000 km
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engine
3. Check if any damage on the ignition
cable
4. Check and replace the
spark plug
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plug (general
using
conditions)
Rigorous
using
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Shorten cycle according to condition
5. Check the crankcase ventilation
system (PVC valve and ventilation hose)
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damaged and confirm if the pipe joint is
locked tightly
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over flow pot
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9. Replace the air filter
element
10. Replace engine oil
Replace every 2 years or 40,000 km.
General
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Clean every 2000 km; replace every 15,000 km
Rigorous
using
conditions
Shorten cycle according to condition
General
using
conditions
R: Replace every 5,000 km or 6 months
Rigorous
R: every 3,000 km
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using
conditions
11. Replace the engine oil
filter
General
using
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R: Replace every 5,000 km or 6 months
Rigorous
using
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R: every 3,000 km
12. Check battery
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gas leak
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19. Injection nozzle
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converter
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23. Fuel tank cover, fuel pipe and joint
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25. Check and replace the
gear oil in the manual
transmission
26. Check and replace the
gear oil in the automatic
transmission
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R: Shorten the cycle as required
General
using
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Check and supplement it every 1 year or 20,000 km
Rigorous
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Replace it every 40,000 km
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27. Check and tighten the chassis set
screws
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alignment
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play
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pedal travel
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Every year
Remarks: a. Symbol meaning in the schedule
I = Check, adjust or replace if necessary; R = Replace.
b. Depending on the dirt level of the petrol engine, early replacement may be required.
"Serious condition" refers to:
(1) The vehicle is driving in dusty area, or the vehicle is in salty surroundings.
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(2) Frequent driving on bumpy roads, slopes, water-accumulated roads or mountain paths.
(3) Driving in cold areas.
(4) Frequently keeping engine idling for a long time or the vehicle frequently drives on short trips.
(5) Use the brakes frequently and often operate sudden brakes.
(6) Use it as a taxi.
(7) At 32 or above, the driving time in heavy traffic area is 50% of the gross time or more.
(8) At 30 °C or above, the driving time at 120 km/h or above is 50% of the gross time or more.
(9) Frequent driving under overloaded conditions.
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Chapter 7
Self-maintenance
Precautions on Self-maintenance ................................................ 7-2
Open Engine Bonnet .................................................................... 7-3
Engine Oil..................................................................................... 7-4
Cooling System ............................................................................ 7-4
Windscreen Washer ..................................................................... 7-5
Wiper Blade.................................................................................. 7-6
Transmission Fluid ....................................................................... 7-7
Brake Fluid and Clutch Fluid ........................................................ 7-7
Power Steering Fluid .................................................................... 7-7
Three-Way Catalytic Converter .................................................... 7-8
Air Filter Element .......................................................................... 7-8
Fuel Filter ..................................................................................... 7-9
Engine Bonnet Lock ..................................................................... 7-9
Battery .......................................................................................... 7-9
Air Conditioning System ............................................................. 7-11
Driving Belt ................................................................................. 7-11
Tyre ............................................................................................ 7-11
Lamps ........................................................................................ 7-14
Lamp Mist................................................................................... 7-14
Vehicle Storage .......................................................................... 7-15
Self-maintenance 7-1
Precautions on Self-maintenance
In case of self maintenance, you
must follow the correct procedures
in this section.
This Chapter only explains
maintenance operations which can
easily be carried out by yourself.
However, some items must still be
performed at a BYD service station.
During operation, you must pay special
attention to avoiding accidental injuries.
You are required to follow the special
preventive measures below.
Tips
When the engine is running, you
must keep your body, clothes and
tools away from the running fans
and drive belt of the engine, and
remove items such as rings,
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watches and neckties.
Immediately after driving, some
components in the engine
compartment will be very hot, so
observe caution and do not touch
them.
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If the engine is hot, do not remove
the radiator cap to prevent burning
yourself.
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Do not leave inflammable, such
as paper or rags, in the engine
compartment.
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Be sure that the power is off if you
work near the electric cooling fan or
radiator grille. With the power on, the
electric cooling fan will automatically
start to run if the engine coolant
temperature is high or the air
conditioning is turned on.
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Do not smoke for fear of causing
a fire around the fuel tank or the
battery.
●
Be sure to handle the battery with
special care, as it contains corrosive
sulphuric acid.
●
Do not go under your vehicle with
only the body jack supporting it.
Always use automotive jack stands or
other solid supports if you have to
work under your vehicle.
●
Use goggles whenever you work
on or under your vehicle to prevent
injury.
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●Since
the brake fluid is harmful to
eyes and paint surface, be careful
when refilling. If the brake fluid
comes into contact with your skin,
rinse with soap water. If the brake
fluid comes into contact with your
eyes, wash your eyes at once, and
seek medical advice immediately.
Window cleaner, steering fluid
and brake fluid are flammable, keep
them away from sparks and naked
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flames.
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compartment.
The battery and ignition coils bear
high current or high voltage. Protect
their terminals to avoid shorting.
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If the coolant or brake fluid
overflows, rinse with water to avoid
damaging the components or paint
finish.
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Note: do not scratch the glass by
the wiper bracket.
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WARNING
Before driving, be sure that the
bonnet is closed and securely
locked. Otherwise, the bonnet may
open unexpectedly while driving
and an accident may occur.
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Open Engine Bonnet
Do not drop anything into the
spark plug hole.
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You can only use the specified
spark plug. Using another spark plug
may damage the engine or generate
electromagnetic interference.
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Latch
Do not refill too much power
steering fluid, or it may overflow
when starting the vehicle.
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Do not drive with the air filter
removed, otherwise it may cause
excessive engine wear due to dust
being drawn into the cylinders and
causing backfire in the engine
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Engine oil
Engine oil is a kind of Consumable,
which is very important to ensure the
engine runs normally. Therefore,
check the engine oil level regularly.
The consumption of engine oil is
determined by driving, weather and
road conditions. For a new engine,
the oil consumption may be more.
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Recommended engine oil
Engine oil is a major contributor to
your engine's performance and
service life. Therefore, always use
high-quality and detergent engine oil.
For your vehicle, it is recommended to
use the same grade engine oil or
above.
API grade: SG or above
SAE:Choose the appropriate oil type
for local climate”
Make sure to park the car on level
ground, switch off the engine and wait
for 3 minutes, then check the engine
oil level.
If the oil level is near or lower than the
low oil scale line, you must go to a
BYD service station to add the
appropriate amount of engine oil.
Prolonged and repeated contact
with used engine oil may cause skin
irritation. If your skin comes into
contact with this kind of engine oil,
wash it with soap and clean water.
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Cooling System
WARNING
Do not splash engine oil on parts
of the car.
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Check the oil level on the oil
dipstick once again after engine oil
refilling. Avoid overfilling, or the
engine could be damaged.
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Engine oil, engine components
and exhaust system may be very
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hot and lead to burns. Be careful
and wear protective clothes when
operating in the engine
compartment.
MAX
MIN
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Windscreen Washer
Check the level in the windscreen
washer reservoir at least once a
month during normal using. In poor
weather conditions, if you use the
washer frequently, check the level in
Inspect the cooling system for leaks. If
the windscreen washer reservoir
the reservoir is completely empty, you
when adding fuel.
should also check the coolant level in
The windscreen washer reservoir is
the radiator.
located in the engine compartment
behind the right headlight.
Never add any rust inhibitor or other
additives to the cooling system, since
Check the reservoir's level by
the additives may not be compatible
removing the cap and looking at the
with the coolant or engine
level gauge attached to the cap.
components.
Fill the reservoir with a good-quality
windscreen washer fluid. This can
WARNING
increase the cleaning capability, and
prevent freezing in cold weather.
To avoid burning, do not remove
If the coolant level in the coolant
reservoir is at or below the (MIN)
scale, fill coolant to the (MAX) scale.
Note that coolant of different brands
and types cannot be mixed.
the radiator cap when the engine is
hot.
When you refill the reservoir, clean
the edges of the windscreen wiper
blades with windscreen washer fluid
on a clean cloth. This will help to keep
the blade edges in good condition.
WARNING
Do not fill the windscreen washer
reservoir with engine antifreeze or a
vinegar/water solution. Antifreeze can
damage the vehicle's paint, while a
vinegar/water solution can damage
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the windscreen washer motor.
It is recommended to only use the
windscreen washer fluid which is
available from BYD service stations.
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Wiper Blade
The blade strips made of synthetic
rubber, are wearing parts. The using
environment of the car and the habits
might cause damage to the blade, so
in order to ensure the life of the blade
and the driving safety, please note the
following.
1. Do not scrape the ice from the
windshield surface with the blade;
use a special ice scraper instead;
2. Do not scrape dirty, oily or waxed
windshield surface;
3. Keep the windshield surface clean,
and do not scrape the dust, sand,
insects and foreign matter on the
windshield surface;
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4. During washing and body paint
maintenance, it is not necessary to
wax the windshield. The wax layer
will reflect light in poor lighting,
which will affect the sight and traffic
safety. Rinse with purified water
after washing the blade, and use
specialized glass-wax cleaning
agent to remove the wax layer on
the windshield;
5. Do not rinse the blade with water
gun directly when washing the car
to prevent damage to the blade due
to high water pressure.
Lift the wiper arm before cleaning the
windshield; the specific methods of
operation are as follows:
1. Turn off the car power;
2. Grasp the upper end of the wiper
arm with the thumb and other
fingers, and lift the wiper arm and
blade assembly carefully.
Tips
 Regularly clean the windshield and
wiper blade (once every one or two
weeks).
 It is also recommended to wipe
periodically even if it does not rain
(once every one or two days).
 The windshield must remain fully
wet when scraping the windshield
with the blade (if it doesn’t rain,
spray the windshield with washing
liquid first).
 Use special windshield cleaner to
clean the windshield.
 If soil or insect's body adheres to
the windshield, wipe with a rag
timely.
 If the windshield has pits knocked
by gravel, service or replace timely.
 Replace the wiper blade regularly
(every six months).
Transmission Fluid
Checking, changing and refilling
transmission fluid requires
professional skill and knowledge, so
please contact a BYD service station
to perform these operations.
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Brake System
Upper
mark
Brake Fluid and Clutch Fluid
Check the fluid level in the fluid
reservoir monthly. The two types of
fluid are in the same reservoir.
Replace the brake fluid according to
recommended driving time and mileage
in the periodical maintenance schedule.
Make sure to use BYD original brake
fluid DOT4. The other types of brake
fluid are not compatible with your
vehicle's braking system. The brake
system and clutch system should use
the same type of brake fluid.
Lower
mark
The fluid level should be between the
lower (MIN) and upper (MAX) marks
on the side of fluid reservoir. If the
level is at or below the (MIN) mark,
check the braking system. Check the
braking system for leakage and brake
discs for abrasion.
engine has cooled down. Look over
the side of reservoir, the fluid level
should be between the upper level
and lower level. If it is below the lower
level, refill the power steering fluid so
the fluid level is up to the upper level.
Drop in power steering fluid level
means that the power steering system
may be leaking. Check the fluid level
frequently and check this system as
soon as possible.
Tips
 Make sure to only use BYD
specified power steering fluid.
Use of other types of power
steering fluid will damage the
power steering system.
Power Steering Fluid
Check the fluid level in the power
steering fluid reservoir monthly; this
task should be performed after the
 Refill the fluid slowly and
carefully and do overflow. Clean
up any spilled fluid immediately
as it may damage the
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components in the engine
compartment.
 Please contact BYD service
station if you have any doubt
about checking fluid level or filling
fluid in gearbox.
 Do not turn the steering wheel to
the left or right end for a long
period. Otherwise, it may
damage the power steering
pump.
Three-way Catalytic Converter
The three-way catalytic converter
contains precious metals which are
catalysts and accelerate the chemical
reaction to purify exhaust gases,
however, the metal hasn't been
affected. Three-way catalytic
converter has a positive effect on the
HC, CO and NOx. To replace it, BYD
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original parts must be used.
To cause the chemical reaction, the
three-way catalytic converter must
WARNING
work at high temperatures, it may
combust surrounding inflammables.
When the engine is running, stay
Therefore, park your vehicle at a
away and keep inflammable
location far away from combustible
material away from the exhaust
objects such as dry grass and leaves.
pipe. The hot gas from the exhaust
In the event of failure, the three-way
pipe may cause injury or fire.
catalytic converter will cause air
pollution, and engine efficiency will be
Air Filter Element
reduced. Please protect it according
to the following rules.
Clean and replace the air filter
element according to recommended
a. Keep using unleaded petrol. Even if
driving time and mileage in the
it contains a little lead, it will also
periodical maintenance schedule.
pollute the catalytic metal and
cause failure.
The air filter element is installed in the
b. Keep the engine running normally.
air filter case on the driver side of
engine compartment.
c. If your vehicle misfires, backfires,
stalls or develops another
abnormal symptom, check and
repair it immediately.
Clean
Intake compression air into air filter
element through the opposite
direction. If you can't obtain the
compression air, please let a BYD
service station deal with it.
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If you have ever used one or more
barrels of impure fuel, you should
replace the fuel filter earlier. If you find
the filter is clogged by dirt, you should
invite a BYD service station to check
or replace the fuel filter.
should contact a BYD service station
to handle it.
WARNING
Make sure that the engine bonnet
lock is locked before driving.
Engine Bonnet Lock
Fuel Filter
Battery
Pivot
Replace the fuel filter according to
recommended driving time and
mileage in the periodical maintenance
schedule.
If you find the fuel is polluted, the fuel
filter will clog quickly, so it is
recommended to replace the fuel filter
every 10,000 km or every 6 months.
Please go to a BYD service station to
replace the fuel filter. If the fuel
pipeline is not attached properly, fuel
may spill out and lead to danger due
to pipeline internal pressure.
Check the battery once per month.
You should check the colour of the
viewport window as well as for any
terminal corrosion.
Latch assembly
Use mild detergent to clean the
engine bonnet lock, then wipe on
multipurpose lubricating oil. You
Check the extent of battery terminal
corrosion (white or yellow powder). To
remove it, you should apply sodium
bicarbonate to the surface of the
terminals, the terminal will produce air
bubbles and gradually turn brown.
When the bubbles disappear, clean
using clean water, and dry with cloth
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or paper. Finally apply grease to the
surface of the terminals to avoid
further corrosion.
WARNING
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Precautions on Battery
The battery may produce
inflammable and explosive hydrogen.
When using tools, prevent the battery
from generating sparks. Do not
smoke or ignite anything near the
battery.
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Prevent electrolyte from touching
eye, skin or clothing.
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● Keep children away from the
battery.
If electrolyte comes into contact
with the skin, immediately wash the
affected area thoroughly with
sodium bicarbonate. If you feel
burning or pain, seek medical
advice immediately.
WARNING
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When electrolyte is splashed on
your clothes, it may penetrate and
touch the skin. Please take off the
clothes with electrolyte immediately,
if necessary, treat it as per the
previous method.
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Charging the battery without
disconnecting the cables on it may
seriously damage ECUs on the car.
Remove the battery cables before
connecting the battery to charger.
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If the battery power is run out,
the current clock time and preset
frequency in the audio system will
be cancelled. You need to reset
them.
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Do not drink electrolyte by
mistake.
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When working near the battery,
you must wear goggles. If
electrolyte enters the eyes, seek
medical advice immediately.
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To connect the battery with other
chargers, disconnect the anode and
cathode to prevent the electrical
system from damage
Tips
 Do not use the electrical devices
for a prolonged period of time
when the engine stops, such as
the audio system, navigation
system (if equipped), AC blower,
light system and so on. It may
make the battery discharge, and
then it cannot start the engine,
and even lead to permanent
damage to the battery.
 Before leaving the car, make sure
the doors are closed and all
electric appliances are turned off.
Air Conditioning System
The air conditioning system is a closed
system, and any maintenance must be
performed by a BYD service station. To
keep it working effectively, you can
perform the following operations.
Regularly check the engine radiator
and A/C condenser. Remove leaves,
insects and dust attached to their
surfaces. These foreign substances
will block the airflow and reduce the
cooling effect. Clean them with a low
pressure spray gun or soft brush.
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Tips
 The condenser plates and
radiator fins can bend easily.
Only use a low pressure spray
gun or soft brush to wash.
 Please run the air conditioner at
least once a week and ten
minutes each time during cold
seasons, when driving the
vehicle at a constant speed and
normal engine temperature, to
circulate the lubricant in the
coolant.
 If the cooling effect is not as
good as before, please contact
a BYD service station to
maintain it.
Driving Belt
Check the driving belt status, and
check every belt's edge for cracking
or abrasion.
Mitsubishi 4G69 engine's automatic
tension regulator can adjust the
tension of the driving belt. The needle
on the regulator should be in
appropriate range. Examine it
according to recommended driving
time and mileage in the periodical
maintenance schedule.
Tyre
To drive your vehicle safely, it should
be equipped with tyres of proper type
and size, and keep adequate tread
and correct tyre pressure.
Tyre Inflation
Keeping the tyres properly inflated
gives the best possible
manoeuvrability, ride comfort and
tread service life. Insufficient inflation
of tyres causes uneven wear, affects
manoeuvrability and fuel economy
and is more likely to cause the tyres to
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fail due to overheating. If over-inflated,
the ride may be more harsh, and it
would be easier to cause damage
from road hazards, as well as cause
uneven wear.
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excessively.
Tips
●Maintain
the correct tyre pressure
in case of the following conditions:
9)Difficulty in operation
10)Excessive wear of centre of tyre
tread
Tread wear marks
For the recommended tyre pressures,
please refer to the placard on the
driver's door frame for correct
pressures when the tyres are cold.
1)Low tyre pressure (insufficient air
Inspection
3)Abnormal wear
filling)
2)Excessive wear
4)Hard steering
Every time you check the tyre pressure,
examine the tyres for damage, foreign
objects and abrasion as well.
a. Replace the tyre if you find damage
and bulges on the tyre tread or sides.
b. There are cuts, splits or cracks on
the tyre sides. Replace the tyre if its
fabric or cord is exposed.
c. Replace if the tread is worn
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5)Air leakage due to overheating of
tyres
6)Deteriorated sealability at the
edge of tyre.
7)Deformation of wheel and/or
detachment of tyre and wheel
8)High Tyre Pressure (excessive air
filling)
The tyres have wear marks moulded
into the tread. When the tread wears
down, you will see a wide band
across the tread. This means that
there is less than 1.6 mm of tread left
on the tyre. As for this kind of tyre, it
may give very little adhesive force on
wet roads. Replace the tyre if you see
three or more tread wear marks.
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Tyre Rotation
Maintenance
In addition to properly inflating,
correct wheel alignment could also
decrease the tyre wear. If you find a
tyre is worn unevenly, contact a BYD
service station to check the wheel
alignment.
The tyre has been balanced at the
factory. If you feel a constant vibration
while driving, please contact a BYD
service station to check the tyres. If
any tyre ever has been repaired or
replaced, make sure to re-balance the
tyre.
Non-directional
wheels and tyres
rotation.
The figure above shows how to
change the vehicle's tyre position.
WARNING
Front
Directional wheels and tyres
Do not mix radial, bias-belted or
bias-ply tyres.
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Do not use tyre sizes other than
those recommended by
manufacturers.
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Do not use tyres on BYD S6 if
you do not know how they were
used previously.
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Front
Chains
To extend the tyre service life and
make it wear more evenly, change the
position of tyres every 10,000 km. You
should move the tyres to the positions
shown above when performing each
Snow chains are only used for
emergencies or in special areas.
Install the snow chains on the front
wheels. Please pay special attention
when driving your vehicle with snow
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chains on slippery roads, such as
those covered with ice or snow. Since
some snow chains may damage the
tyres, wheels, suspensions and
vehicle body, choose chains with
small teeth in order to allow sufficient
gaps between tyre and other parts in
the wheel well. Look through and read
parts assembly graph and other
instructions of chain manufacturer
carefully. Before purchase and
installation, please consult a BYD
service station. After installation is
completed, drive on icy and snowy
roads below 30 km/h. To reduce the
abrasion of tyres and chains as far as
possible, please avoid driving with the
tyre installed chains on roads which
are not covered with ice and snow.
Tips
The driving speed should not be
higher than 30 km/h or the speed
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specified by chain manufacturer.
● Drive carefully with tyre chains
installed and avoid protrusion,
holes and sharp turns on the road,
which may jolt the car.
● When tyre chain is installed,
avoid sharp turn or braking with
wheels locked, which may pose
adverse effect to car operability.
● When tyre chains are installed,
slow the car down before turning to
prevent losing control of the car.
Lamps
The headlights have been aligned
before delivery. If the vehicle is
heavily loaded frequently, the
headlights may need to be aligned
again. Please go to a BYD service
station to complete this task.
Hold the bulb steel socket to replace.
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Do not touch the glass portion of the
bulb with bare skin or hard objects.
Lamp Mist
After heavy rain or cleaning, the
combination lights, tail lights or turn
signals of exterior rear-view mirrors
may have mist. This is similar with the
phenomenon that one side of the
window condensates during rain, and
does not mean that your car has a
fault.
The lamps have relatively closed and
small space and the temperature is
high after lit (mask and mirror may be
deformed easily), and thus need heat
dissipation. In order to meet the
dissipation requirements after lit, the
lamps have vents in the lamp shell to
generate convection heat with the
surrounding environment. The greater
the temperature difference, the more
active the convection is. In the
convection process, the moisture in
the air will inevitably be brought inside
the lamp. Due to the solar radiation,
convection, and bulb heating, the
lamp is not a space of constant
temperature, so that moisture in the
air condenses into mist or water
droplets easily on the lamp surface
with low temperature. This heat
convection is a natural phenomenon.
Tips
 If the inside of the headlamps
and the inside of turn signals in
the exterior rear-view mirrors
have mist, the air humidity may
be high or the temperature
difference between the car and
its surroundings is great. In this
case, please turn on the
headlights or turn signals when
driving, and the mist will
disappear after a short period of
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time.
 If water accumulates in the
lamps, please drive the car to a
BYD service station for repairs.
WARNING
When the headlight halogen bulbs
are on, they become very hot.
Grease, sweat or scratches on the
glass will result in bulb breakage
due to overheating.
c. Clean and dry the vehicle body
thoroughly.
d. Clear the interior and make sure
that the carpet and floor mat is
completely dry.
e. Release the parking handle. Apply
reverse gear (manual transmission)
or parking gear (automatic
transmission).
f. To park your vehicle for a long time,
support it with jack stands to clear it
from the ground.
g. Open a window (if it is parked
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To park the vehicle for a long period
(over one month), prepare as follows.
These preparations may prevent the
vehicle from deteriorating and make it
easy to start it again. If possible, park
it indoors.
a. Please refill fuel.
b. Replace the engine oil and filter.
indoors).
h. Disconnect the battery cathode
cable.
i. Raise the front wiper arm with a
towel or cloth to prevent it touching
the windscreen.
j. To prevent sticking, spray silicone
ketene lubricant on the weather
sealing positions of all doors, and
apply wax to the connecting
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positions of door sealing strips.
k. Cover the body with a ventilated
cotton cover, as a plastic cloth will
damage the body paint because it
may accumulate moisture.
l. If possible, start and run the engine
for a moment once per month.
If your vehicle is parked for more than
a year, please go to a BYD service
station to perform overall
maintenance.
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