BYD L3 AUTO Owner`s manual

BYD L3 AUTO
Owner’s Manual
BYD AUTO CO.LTD
BYD L3 AUTO Owner’s Manual
BYD L3 AUTO Owner’s Manual
Preface
Thank you for choosing BYD L3AUTO. For better use and maintenance of your BYD L3, please do read this manual carefully.
BYD L3 adopts electrical fuel injection (EFI) engine with complicated wiring structure. Please do NOT add electrical
appliances, such as anti-theft systems, central controlled door locks, power window, audio equipment, etc. to BYD L3 without
permission; otherwise any failure caused by it will not be covered by the ―Warranty" of BYD.
Please follow strictly the instructions where ―Safety Friendly Tips‖ and ―Auto Damage‖ are indicated in this manual to avoid the
possibility of injuries or damages.
The notice types and their purposes are as follows
Safety Sign
WARNING
Precautions to avoid vehicle damage or personal injury
NOTICE
Precautions to be followed to make maintenance easier
The illustrations provided in this manual are for reference only.
The safety sign indicated by the
figure above means ―Do NOT do it‖
or ―Do NOT let it happen‖.
BYD Auto Co., Ltd. reserves the right for revising technical characteristics and contents of this manual without prior notice.
Your valuables comments and opinions will be warmly welcomed.
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Table of Content
Overall Unit Parameters of BYD L3 ..................................................................................................................................... Ⅳ
Vehicle Identification of BYD L3 .......................................................................................................................................... Ⅴ
1. Operation of Instruments and Controllers ...................................................................................................................... 1-1
1. Instrument Panel Appearance ................................................................................................................................... 1-1
2. Keys and car door ...................................................................................................................................................... 1-7
3. Seat, Seatbelt, Steering wheel, Rear-view Mirror .................................................................................................... 1-31
4. Lighting, Wiper, Defroster ........................................................................................................................................ 1-51
5. Instruments and Maintenance Indicators ................................................................................................................. 1-61
6. Parking Brake .......................................................................................................................................................... 1-73
7. Automobile Multimedia System ................................................................................................................................ 1-75
8. Air Conditioning System ........................................................................................................................................... 1-87
9. Other Equipment ...................................................................................................................................................... 1-97
2. Tips on Driving BYD L3 .................................................................................................................................................. 2-1
3. Starting and Driving........................................................................................................................................................ 3-1
4. Emergency Treatment.................................................................................................................................................... 4-1
5. Anti-corrosion and Auto Exterior Maintenance ............................................................................................................... 5-1
6. Maintenance Instructions ............................................................................................................................................... 6-1
7. Self-maintenance ........................................................................................................................................................... 7-1
1. Foreword .................................................................................................................................................................... 7-1
2. Engine and Chassis ................................................................................................................................................... 7-7
3. Electric Appliance .................................................................................................................................................... 7-18
8. Part Specifications ......................................................................................................................................................... 8-1
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Overall Unit Parameters of BYD L3
(* actual fuel consumption depends on factors such as car and road conditions, driver’s habit, etc. )
Product Model
1.5L MT
1.8L CVT
Length
mm
4568
Dimensions
Width
mm
1716
Height
mm
1480
Wheelbase
mm
2615
Front
mm
1486
Track
Rear
mm
1466
Curb Weight
kg
1205
1180
1205
Gross Weight
kg
1580
1555
1580
Tire Size
195/60 R15 88H
Approach Angel
°
17.6‖
Departure Angel
°
18.6‖
Front Overhang
mm
943
Rear Overhang
mm
1010
Seating Capacity
5
Maximum speed
km/h
170
175
Engine Model
4G15S
BYD473QB
BYD483QA
In-line 4-cylinder, 16-vavle,
In-line, transverse,
In-line 4-cylinder,
Type
water-cooled, natural air inflow
SOHC
water-cooled, DOHC
Displacement
L
1.488
1.488
1.839
Engine Rated Power
kw
78 (rated value)
79
90
Maximum Gradeability
%
≥30
≥30
≥35
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Vehicle Identification of
BYD L3
Vehicle Identification Number
Two vehicle identification number
labels are posted respectively in the
engine compartment and on the left
upper side of the instrument panel as
shown in the above figure. The
vehicle identification number, which is
used for user registration, is also
marked
on
the
manufactory
nameplate 2.
Figure above shows the fuel grade
indication sign, which is posted on the
inner side of the fuel lid.
1.
2.
3.
Indication sign of engine coolant
Warning sign of the air
conditioning system
Warning sign of cooling fan
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Engine Number
Figure above shows the indication
sign of the child protection device,
which is posted below the child
protection lock on the back of the rear
vehicle door.
VI Instrument Panel Appearance
Figure above shows the indication
sign of tire pressure, which is posted
below lock ring of the left front door.
The engine number is marked on the
engine cylinder body as the figure
above shows.
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Chapter 1
Section 1
Operation of Instruments and Controllers
Instrument Panel Appearance
Instrument Panel Appearance ........................................................... 1-2
Combination Instrument Appearance ................................................ 1-4
Indication Signs on the Combination Instrument ............................... 1-5
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Instrument Panel Appearance
1.Side vents
2.Combination Instrument
Assembly
3.Reverse radar switch and Front
passenger seat belt indicator
4.Central Air Outlet
5.Front Interior Light and Switch
Assemly (optional)
6.Power Window Switch
(optional)
7.Right Glove Box
8.Auxiliary instrument panel
9. Parking Brake Hand grip
Assembly
10.Gear Shift Handle (MT)
11.Audio system
12.A/C control panel
13. 2# Switch Group
14. Central door lock switch
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Interior Switch Buttons
1.Left Combination Switch
2.Right Combination Switch
3.Reverse radar switch
4.Emergency Warning Light Switch
5.A/C controler
6.Auxiliary box
7.Audio system
8.Starting button
9.Front Headlight Adjustment Switch
10.Burglar alarm indicator
11.Power Exterior Rear-view Mirror Switch
12.Rear Fog Light Switch
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Combination Instrument Appearance
1.Tachometer
4.Odometer
1-4 Instrument Panel Appearance
2.Speedometer
5.Fuel Gauge
3.Water Thermometer
6. Information Display
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Indication Signs on the Combination Instrument
Braking System Warning Light *
Door Open Warning Indicator*
Seat Belt Indicator*
SRS Warning Indicator*
Battery Discharging Indicator*
Width-indicating Light Indicator
Low Engine Oil Pressure Indicator *
High Beam Headlight Indicator
Engine Fault Indicator*
Turn Signal Light Indicator
Smart yey System Key Position
Indicator*
Front Fog Light Indicator
ABS System Indicator *
Rear Fog Light Indicator
Service Indicator*
Main Warning Light*
Items marked with ―*‖ are maintenance indicators. Refer to ―Maintenance indicators and warning buzzers‖ in Section 1-5 for
details.
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Chapter 1
Section 2
Operation of Instruments and Controllers
Keys and car door
Keys .................................................................................................. 1-8
Intelligent Access and Starting System ........................................... 1-15
Front Door ....................................................................................... 1-20
Power windows ............................................................................... 1-22
Luggage compartment Lid .............................................................. 1-24
Engine Hood ................................................................................... 1-24
Anti-theft System ............................................................................. 1-25
Fuel tank cap................................................................................... 1-26
Start Engine .................................................................................... 1-27
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Keys
Intelligent
Keys
and
Mechanical Keys
1. Intelligent Key – used to open/lock
all doors and available in two types:
electronic intelligent key and
card-type intelligent key. Electronic
intelligent key can be used to
open/lock doors, make emergency
alarm and search for car at distant
place.
2. Mechanical key (in electronic
intelligent
key
and
car-type
intelligent key) – is used to
open/lock doors and trunk.
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WARNING
●People with heart pacemaker
and defibrillator shall be kept
away from antenna of intelligent
access and starting system, as
electromagnetic wave may affect
normal use of these devices. For
information on position of the
antenna, please refer to “Antenna
Position” in this chapter.
●Drivers with heart pacemaker
and defibrillator and people using
other medical electronic devices
shall inquire manufacturer about
interference
posed
by
electromagnetic wave to these
device. Electromagnetic wave
may cause unexpected results to
these devices.
 Do not place the intelligent
key in high temperature, direct
sunlight or on engine hood for
long time.
 Do not clean the key in water
or ultrasonic washer.
 Do not put the intelligent key
near any device which may
produce electromagnetic wave,
such as a cell phone.
NOTICE
 Pay attention to the following
items when using intelligent keys:
 Do not attach any object
which may block electromagnetic
wave (such as metal container) to
the key.
 Do not knock the key forcibly
on other projects.
Using Mechanical Key in Electronic
Intelligent Key
To use mechanical key in electronic
intelligent key, pull down the switch to
release the key as shown in the figure.
Make sure to put back the mechanical
key after use.
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Key Number Plate
Using Mechanical Key in Card-type
Intelligent Key
To use mechanical key in card-type
intelligent key, pull out the key as
shown in the figure. Make sure to put
back the mechanical key after use.
Wireless Remote Control
The key number is indicated on the
number plate, which shall be kept
separately at a safe place.
If the key is lost or you need to make
a spare key, BYD service station can
reproduce a key according to the key
number.
It is recommended to take note of the
key number and keep it at a safe
place.
Electronic Intelligent Key
1. Lock UP Switch
2. Unlock Switch
3.
switch
4. Mechanical key
5. Indicator
Wireless remote control system is
designed to open/lock all side doors
at a distance of some 1m from the car
together
with
some
additional
functions. It is available only on
electronic intelligent key.
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When operating, please press the
switch slowly and firmly.
Electronic intelligent key includes
electronic components. Please follow
the following instructions to avoid any
damage to the key.

Do not place the key in high
temperature, such as on the
instrument panel.

Do not disassemble it.

Do not knock the key forcibly
and drop it to ground.

Do not submerge the key in
water.
You can register spare keys for the
car. For more detailed information,
please contact BYD service station.
If the electronic key cannot function
well in normal operation range, or
when the indicator on the key is dim
or off:

Check whether there is radio
station or transmitter nearby
which may interfere with the key.

Battery may have depleted.
Check the battery in the key. To
replace the battery, please see
―Replace Battery of Electronic
Intelligent Key‖.
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If you lose the electronic intelligent
key, please contact BYD service
station as soon as possible to prevent
the car from stealing.
Unlocking Operation
Locking Operation
Unlock
Lock
To lock/unlock all doors at the same
time, press down the switch on the
key slowly and firmly.
Lock: press down locking switch to
lock up all doors. The turn signal lights
will flash once.
Check whether all doors have been
locked up firmly.
If any door is still open, use lock-up
switch to unlock all door locks. When
unlocking, the turn signal lights will
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not flash but the warning buzzer
beeps once.
Finding Car Operation
warning sound with turn signal lights
flashing. The warning sound will last
for some 30 seconds, if you want to
stop warning earlier, press unlocking
switch once or long press the switch
again. (Do not press this switch in
driving.)
Unlock: press down unlocking switch
to unlock all doors. The turn signal
lights will flash twice.
If power supply is at ACC or ON, the
doors cannot be opened/locked by
the key.
When unlocking all doors with
electronic intelligent key, even if the
doors are not opened, the interior
lights will be turned on and remain on
for 15 seconds before going out.
When using electronic intelligent key
to unlock doors, please pull open a
door manually in 30 seconds.
Otherwise all doors will be locked up
automatically.
If you press and hold the
locking/unlocking switch, the key will
not function repeatedly. You must
release the switch first for repeated
operation.
Replace Card-type Intelligent Key
Battery
Finding car
When the car is under anti-theft state,
press down locking switch and the car
will give out a long sound with the
turning signal lights flashing for 15
seconds. When you can not find your
car, this function is useful to locate it.
Under searching state, press the
locking switch again to enter the
search state for the second time.
The replacement of card-type key
battery is simple and you can do it by
yourself. You shall use CR2025
lithium battery or equivalent for
replacement.
WARNING
Pay close attention to prevent the
battery from being swallowed by
children.
Switch
Long press
switch for 2 seconds,
the car will give out intermittent
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NOTICE


2. Take out battery.
Only use batteries
recommended by BYD service
station or their equivalent for
replacement.
Dispose depleted battery
according to local laws.
can work normally. If it still cannot
work, please contact BYD service
station.
Specification
Intelligent Key
Card-type
Frequency range: 314.9-315.1 MHz
Emission power: ≤5500 μV/m
Spurious emission threshold:
≤610μV/m
Bandwidth: ≤300 kHz
Replace the card-type intelligent
key battery in the following steps.
1. Pull out the mechanical key in the
arrow direction.
3. Inset the new battery into the
intelligent key, and then put back the

mechanical key.



Note
Make sure the poles of
battery are installed properly.
Do not operate battery with
wet hands, which may cause
rusting.
The card-type key is not
waterproof; do not let water
enter it.
After battery replacement, check
whether the card-type intelligent key
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of

Note
Without permission, do not
alter the emission frequency,
increase the emission power
(including but not limited to
adding emission frequency
amplifiers), equip external
antenna
or
use
other
emission antennas.
Use
of
the
electronic
intelligent key should not
produce
any
harmful
interference to any legal
wireless
communication
services; stop use of it
immediately
if
any
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
interference is found and do
not
use
it
until
the
interference
has
been
eliminated.
When using a micropower
radio
device,
it
must
withstandby interference of
radio services and radiation
interference from industrial,
scientific
and
medical
devices.

intelligent key near aircrafts
or airports.
WARNING
Pay close attention to prevent the
battery or components from being
swallowed by children.
NOTICE



Replace Electronic Intelligent Key
Battery
Replacement of the battery may
damage the key. It is recommended to
have BYD service station replace the
battery. If you have to replace it by
yourself, please use flat screwdriver
and CR1632 lithium battery or
equivalents.

Do not touch the circuit with
hands, otherwise the static
produced may damage the
key.
Do not leave out any
components when replacing
the key battery.
Only
use
batteries
recommended
by
BYD
service station or their
equivalent for replacement.
Dispose depleted battery
according to local laws.
1. Pull down release switch and take
out mechanical key.
2. Open electronic key cover with a
flat screwdriver or similar tools.
Replace the electronic intelligent key
battery in the following steps.
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

3. Remove the depleted electronic
intelligent key with a flat screwdriver
or similar tools. Insert the tool into
guide groove and apply force in the
direction as shown in the figure above
to remove the battery.
4. Put the battery with positive
terminal (+) on the top into the battery
box, then firmly install the key cover
and insert the mechanical key into the
electronic intelligent key.
NOTICE
NOTICE

Do not amend the battery cover to
avoid fault.


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Make sure the poles of battery
are installed properly.
Do not operate battery with
wet hands, which may cause
rusting.
Do not touch or move any
component or part inside the
electronic key, other its
normal function may be
affected.
Pay attention to not bending
the terminals when inserting
the battery. The battery box
shall be free of dust or oil
taint.
Reinstall the key cover firmly.
After battery replacement, check
whether the electronic intelligent key
can work normally. If it still cannot
work, please contact BYD service
station.
Specification
Intelligent Key
of
Electronic
Frequency range: 314.9-315.1 MHz
Emission power: ≤5500 μV/m
Spurious emission threshold:
≤610μV/m
Bandwidth: ≤300 kHz
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NOTE



Without permission, do not
alter the emission frequency,
increase the emission power
(including but not limited to
adding emission frequency
amplifiers), equip external
antenna or use other emission
antennas.
Use
of
the
electronic
intelligent key should not
produce
any
harmful
interference to any legal
wireless
communication
services; stop use of it
immediately
if
any
interference is found and do
not
use
it
until
the
interference
has
been
eliminated.
When using a micropower
radio
device,
it
must
withstandby interference of
radio services and radiation
interference from industrial,
scientific
and
medical
devices.
intelligent key near aircrafts or
airports.
Intelligent
System
Access
and
Starting
This system has the following
function:
● Wireless remote control function
(See ―Wireless Remote Control‖ in
this Chapter for details.)
● Access function and starting
function (see ―Access Function and
Starting Function‖ in this Chapter)
● Steering lock function (refer to
―Steering Lock Fuction‖ in this
Chapter.
● Button Starting fuction (for details,
please see ―How to Start Engine‖ in
this Chapter).
WARNING
● People with heart pacemaker and
defibrillator shall be kept away
from antenna of intelligent
access and starting system, as
electromagnetic wave may affect
normal use of these devices. For
information on position of the
antenna, please refer to “Antenna
Position” in this chapter.
● Drivers with heart pacemaker and
defibrillator and people using
other medical electronic devices
shall inquire manufacturer about
interference
posed
by
electromagnetic wave to these
device.
Electromagnetic wave may cause
unexpected results to these
devices.

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Access and Starting Function
Intelligent key (electronic or card-type)
can unlock/lock doors and start
engine.
Access Function – unlock/lock doors.
+ For detailed information, please see
―Front Door‖ in this Chapter.
Access Function
be released. To release it, press down
―Engine Start Stop‖ switch and shake
the steering wheel slightly. If the
green indicator still flashes, it means
the steering lock has fault and please
contact BYD service station for help.
For details, please see ―Start Engine‖
in this Chapter.
Starting function – when intelligent
key is in the car, it can switch power
supply mode and start engine. For
detailed information, please see
―Engine Starting‖ in this Chapter.
Steering Lock Function
When the doors are locked through
wireless
remote
control
or
microswitch, the steering wheel will
be locked.
Starting Function
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When the key is in the car, if you
press down ―Engine Start Stop‖ switch,
the steering lock will be released
automatically. If green indicator on the
―ENGINE START STOP‖ switch
flashes, it means steering lock cannot
Antenna Position
1
2
Antenna in carriage
Antenna out of carriage
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activated.
In the following cases, intelligent
access and engine starting function
may not work normally:
Active Region
After an intelligent key is registered,
the access and starting engine
function is available in the active
region.
1 Access function active region –
some 0.7m m from the handle
microswitch of the front outer door. If
the key is too close to door handle or
window, the access function may not
be activated.
2 Starting engine function active
region – in carriage.
If the key is on instrument panel or
floor, or in trunk or glove box, the
starting engine function may not be
● When there are facilities nearby
which give out strong electromagnetic
wave, such as broadcast tower,
power plant, radio station and
telecommunication signal tower.
● When you take the intelligent key
together
with
mobile
telecommunication devices, such as a
two-way radio device or cell phone.
● When the intelligent key is touched
or covered by metal objects.
● When you operate the door handle
quickly.
● When the intelligent key is close to
door handle.
● When somebody else operates
wireless remote control function on a
car nearby.
● When the battery is depleted. (To
replace battery, please see ―Replace
Card-type Intelligent Key Battery‖
and ‖Replace Electronic Intelligent
Key Battery‖ in this Chapter.)
● When the intelligent key is near high
voltage devices or noise-generating
devices.
● When you take the intelligent key
together with a key for intelligent
access and engine starting system of
another car or other radio devices.
● The intelligent key may not work
normally even in the active region due
to your location or profile of the car.
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If you cannot get in the car when the
intelligent access and keyless starting
system can not function normally, you
can use wireless remote control
function to unlock/lock all doors.
When the intelligent key of another
car is near to the intelligent key of
your car, it may take a longer time to
unlock the doors, which is normal.
Depleted Intelligent Key Battery
If the indicator for electronic intelligent
key does not flash and its starting
function cannot start the engine, the
battery may have depleted. You shall
replace the battery as soon as
possible. (Please see ―Replace
Battery of Electronic Intelligent Key‖ in
this chapter. )
In this case, you can start the engine
with card-type intelligent key.
If the card-type intelligent key is not
available or also has a depleted
battery, you can start the engine in the
following steps:
1. Step on brake pedal or press down
―ENGINE START STOP‖ switch, the
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key position indicator of the intelligent
key system on the combination
instrument will turn on with the buzzer
beeping once.
2. Put the electronic intelligent key
near ―ENGINE START STOP‖ switch
within 30 seconds after the buzzer
beeps, the buzzer will beeps once
again, indicating that you can start the
engine.
3. Start the engine with 5 seconds
after the buzzer beeps.
You can also conduct the procedure
above with a card-type intelligent key
which has a depleted battery to start
the engine.
If you cannot access the car or start
the engine with the card-type
intelligent key, the battery may have
depleted. Please replace the battery
as soon as possible. (Please see
―Replace Battery of Card-type
Intelligent Key‖ in this chapter. )
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Save Battery Power
The key will communicate with the car
even when you are not driving the it.
Do not leave the key near the car
(within 2m).
If the car is not used for a long time,
the on-vehicle battery may deplete. To
prevent battery over discharge,
please disconnect the negative
terminal of the battery.
To activate intelligent access and
starting system again, please make
any of the following actions:
a. When the intelligent key is available,
press the microswitch on the door
handle of the front outer door.
b. Make radio remote control
operation.
If an intelligent key receives strong
electromagnetic wave for long period,
the battery will run low quickly.
Intelligent key shall be kept at least
1m away from the following devices:
● TV set
● PC
● Cell phone charger
● Lamp holder
● Fluorescent lights
WARNING
Unauthorized amendment and
alteration may result in failure of
some devices.
Frequency range: 50-90 KHz
Emission power: 72dBuA/m (10M,
maximum value)
Spurious emission threshold:
27dBuA/m (10M, maximum value)
NOTE

If intelligent access and starting
system fails, please contact BYD
service station. You shall take all
intelligent keys with you, which are
required in repairing this system.
Specification of intelligent

access and starting system
Frequency range: 314.9-315.1 MHz
Emission power: ≤5500 μV/m
Spurious emission threshold:
≤610μV/m
Bandwidth: ≤300 kHz
Specification of intelligent
access and starting system’
transmitter

Without permission, do not
alter the emission frequency,
increase the emission power
(including but not limited to
adding emission frequency
amplifiers), equip external
antenna or use other emission
antennas.
Use
of
the
electronic
intelligent key should not
produce
any
harmful
interference to any legal
wireless
communication
services; stop use of it
immediately
if
any
interference is found and do
not
use
it
until
the
interference
has
been
eliminated.
When using a micropower
radio
device,
it
must
withstandby interference of
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
radio services and radiation
interference from industrial,
scientific
and
medical
devices.
Do not use the electronic
intelligent key near aircrafts or
airports.
Front Door
Unlocking/Locking
Mechanical Key
with
Insert the key into lock hole and rotate
it.
Lock up: turn the key clockwise.
Unlock: turn the key anticlockwise.
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Lock and Unlock
Locking Operation
When you enter active region with a
registered intelligent key (electronic or
card-type, the former is shown in the
figure) for the intelligent access and
starting system, you can lock / unlock
all doors without using the key.
Press down the microswitch button on
the outer door handle slowly and
firmly. All doors will be locked at the
same time. The turn signal lights will
flash once.
In the following cases the doors will
not be locked when pressing the
microswitch.
● When any door is not closed.
●Pressing the locking button while
opening/closing any door.
● When the engine is not shut down.
● When the power supply is at ACC or
ON.
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NOTICE
Don’t pull driver’ door inside handle
during driving, otherwise you will
open the door to cause accident and
huge injury.
Unlocking Operation
Press down the microswitch button
on the outer door handle slowly
and firmly. All doors will be
unlocked at the same time. The
turn signal lights will flash twice.
When the doors are unlocked, you
shall open a door in 30 seconds.
Otherwise all doors will be locked up
automatically.
When using intelligent access and
starting system, check whether the
doors are unlocked before pulling the
door handle.
Unlocking and locking with
inside lock knob
Move the lock knob.
To unlock: pull the knob
backward
To lock: push the knob forward
The driver’s door can be opened
from the inside even if the inside
lock knob is in the lock position.
Unlocking and locking with
central door lock switch
Push the switch
To unlock: push the front of the
switch.
To lock: push the rear of the
switch
All the doors lock or unlock
simultaneously.
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Unlocking and locking the
door automatically
Using the switch on the driver’s
door can control all of the doors.
When the speeds reach to
20km/h, all doors will be locked
automatically.
When you press down the
―ENGINE START STOP‖ button,
and the power switch turn from
―ON‖ to ―ACC‖ or ―LOCK‖, all
doors will be opened.
The ignition key must be in the
―ON‖ position.
Operating the driver’s window
Normal operation: lightly push
down the switch/ push down the
switch to the end/ pull up the
switch
Power Windows
To open: lightly push down the
switch, but not to the end,
release the switch if you need
stop the window.
To close: lightly pull up the
switch, don’t stop until the
window closed, just press down
the switch if you need stop the
window.
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Automatic operation
Push the switch completely
down and then release it. The
window will fully be opened or
closed. To stop the window
partway, lightly move the switch
in the opposite direction and
then release it.
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To open: lightly push down the
switch.
To close: lightly pull up the
switch.
If you push down the window
lock switch on the driver’s door,
the passengers’ windows can
not be operated, but the driver’s
windows can operate freely.
CAUTION
●
●
●
Power windows do not have
the jam protection function, so
please pay attention to your
operation.
Recommend
to
use
the
window lock switch when there
are children in the vehicle.
Make sure that the intellgent
key is taken out when you
leave the vehicle.
Operating the passengers’
windows
Use the switch on each
passenger’s door or the
switches on the driver’s door
that control each passenger’s
window.
The window moves as long as
you press and hold the switch.
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Luggage compartment lid
to make sure it is really closed.
CAUTION
opened.
Engine hood
Keep the luggage compartment
lid closed while driving. This not
only keeps the luggage from
being thrown out but also
prevents exhaust gases from
entering the vehicle.
Luggage component
control lever
inner
To
open
the
luggage
compartment lid from the
outside, insert the master key
and turn it clockwise.
To open the engine hood:
Pull the hood lock release lever
and the hood will spring up
slightly.
See
―Luggage
storage
precautions‖ in Section 2 for
precautions
when
loading
luggage.
To
close
the
luggage
compartment lid, lower it and
press it. Then, try to pull upward
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Pull the lever up, and the
luggage component lock will be
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CAUTION
CAUTION
Before driving, be sure that the
hood is closed and securely
locked. Otherwise, the hood may
open unexpectedly while driving
and an accident may occur.
After inserting the supporting rod
into the slot, make sure the rod
supports the hood securely,
preventing from falling down on
to your head or body.
Anti-theft System
Hold the hood open by inserting
the supporting rod into the slot
In front of the vehicle, pull up the
auxiliary catch lever and lift the
hood.
Before closing the hood, check
whether you left any tools or
rags inside. Return the
supporting rod to its clip. Then,
lower the hood and make sure
that it locks into place. If
necessary, press down gently on
the front edge to lock it.
To prevent the car from theft, under
anti-theft status, if any door is opened
the system will give out alarm sound.
While the alarm system gives out
sound, the turn signal lights will flash.
System Settings
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1. Shut down the engine.
2. All passengers shall get off.
3. Lock up all doors.
When all doors are locked, the
anti-theft indicator will remains on.
The anti-theft system will be set up
automatically after 10 seconds. The
anti-theft indicator will flash after the
system is set up.
The system will give out alarm sound
in the following cases:

Any door is unlocked when the
intelligent key access function is
not used.

The power supply is turned on
when the intelligent key starting
function is not used.

Disable Anti-theft System
You can use the following means to
disable anti-theft alarm:

Unlock doors with remote
control.

Unlock doors with microswitch.
4. Make sure the indicator is flashing
before you leave the car.
If anyone in the car unlocks the door,
the anti-theft system will be activated.
So do not leave anybody in the car.
Activate Anti-theft System
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Fuel tank cap
This indicates that the fuel filler
cap is on the left side of your
vehicle.
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CAUTION
1. To open the fuel filler door,
pull the lever up.
●
When refueling, turn off the
engine.
●
CAUTION
●
●
While refueling, do not smoke,
avoiding the sparks or the
flame that could lead to fire.
When opening the cap, do not
remove the cap quickly. Upon
hot weather, fuel under
pressure could cause injury by
spraying out of the filler neck if
the cap is suddenly removed.
Make sure the cap is
tightened securely to prevent
fuel spillage in the event of an
accident.
Use only a genuine BYD
AUTO fuel tank cap for
replacement. It is designed to
regulate fuel tank pressure.
Start Engine
2. To remove the fuel tank cap,
turn the cap slowly
anticlockwise, and then
pause slightly before
removing it. After removing
the cap, hang it on the cap
hanger.
Before Starting Engine
It is normal to hear a slight
swoosh when the cap is opened.
While installing, turn the cap
clockwise till you hear a click.
4.
5.
1.
2.
3.
Check the environment around
the car before getting in.
Adjust seat position, seatback
angle, seat cushion height, head
protection device height, steering
wheel angle and height.
Adjust interior and exterior
rear-view mirror.
Make sure all doors are closed.
Fasten seat belts.
How to Start Engine
(a) Before Staring Engine
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1. Apply parking brake firmly.
2. Shut down all unwanted lights and
electrical devices.
3. AT: Shift gear shift lever to P or N
gear.
MT: shift gear shift lever to Neutral
gear.
4. Step brake pedal or clutch pedal to
the bottom.
NOTE
Each starting attempt shall be
no more than 20 seconds, or it
will cause overheating of
engine or wires.
 Do not let cold engine run at
high speed.
 Check the engine immediately
if it has difficulty in starting or
stalls frequently.

Engine‖.
When Engine Cannot Start
Normal Starting Steps
The engine can be started only when
an intelligent key is in the car.
When stepping on brake pedal or
clutch pedal, indicator on the
―ENGINE START STOP‖ switch will
turn green. Press ―ENGINE START
STOP‖ switch slowly to start the
engine.
If Engine Stops Working
Restart the engine in the normal
starting procedure.
(b) Start Engine
NOTE
When there is grease on your
hands, do not touch “ENGINE
START STOP” switch.
Button Starting Function
When an intelligent key is in the car,
press ―ENGINE START STOP‖ switch
to start engine.
Before starting, you shall follow
instructions in ―(a) Before Staring
When “ENGINE START STOP”
switch fails in operation, stop
operating it immediately and
contact BYD service station.
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WARNING
The engine cannot start in the
following cases:

When press down ―ENGINE
START STOP‖ switch, if the key
position
indicator
of
the
intelligent key system is on with
the buzzer giving out warning
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
tone and ―Key is not detected‖ is
displayed
on
the
right
information screen, it means the
key is not in place.
Even the intelligent key is in the
car (for example, on floor, in cup
holder, trunk or glove box), the
engine cannot be started in
these cases.
When pressing down ―ENGINE
START STOP‖ switch, if the starting
function is not normal, the possible
causes are:

If the intelligent key does not
function, the key position
indicator of the intelligent key
system on the combination
instrument is on with ―Key
battery is low‖ displayed on the
right information screen, the key
battery may have depleted.
Hold the key near ―ENGINE
START STOP‖ switch, the
engine may start up. (For details,
please refer to ―Intelligent
Access and Starting System‖ in
this chapter.)
Please replace intelligent key


battery. (Please see ―Replace
Card-type
Intelligent
Key
Battery‖ and ‖Replace Electronic
Intelligent Key Battery‖ in this
Chapter.)
The engine is started repeatedly
in short period.
Wait for 10 seconds before
starting the engine again.
If starting fails, orange indicator
on the ―ENGINE START STOP‖
switch flashes.
If orange indicator on the
―ENGINE START STOP‖ switch
flashes, it means steering lock
function may have fault.
Please contact BYD service
station to check the car and all
keys.
In some cases, the intelligent access
and keyless starting system cannot
function normally due to environment
factors. For details, please refer to
―Intelligent Access and Starting
System‖ in this chapter.
Starting System
With the Intelligent Access and
Starting System, you can start the
engine only when an intelligent key is
available.
In some cases, the intelligent key may
have been brought away by some
passenger and thus the engine
cannot be started. In addition, the
driver may ignore that the power
supply switch is not at OFF when
leaving the car.
Before leaving and entering the car,
the driver shall make sure the
intelligent key is on the hand.
NOTE
Do not touch “ENGINE START
STOP” switch in driving.
Drive and Parking with Intelligent
Access and Starting System
Tips on Using Intelligent Access and
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For emergency stall in driving, please
press ―ENGINE START STOP‖ switch
for over 3 seconds.
Key Position Indicator of Intelligent
Key System
System Function Indicator
If any of the following warning, please
follow the instructions below:
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(A) When pressing down ―ENGINE
START STOP‖ switch to connect
the power, the instrument
warning buzzer gives out a tone
with ―Key is not detected‖
displayed
on
the
right
information display.
and
Starting
normally.
It means the driver does not take the
intelligent key when entering the car.
Key position indicator of intelligent
key system on the instrument panel
will be on for 8 seconds with ―Key is
not detected‖ displayed on the right
information screen. Make sure the
intelligent key is in the car before
operating ―ENGINE START STOP‖
switch.
It means steering lock is locked up; to
release it, pressing down ―ENGINE
START STOP‖ switch and shake the
steering wheel slightly at the same
time.
(B) When pressing down ―ENGINE
START STOP‖ switch to connect
the power, the instrument
warning buzzer gives out a tone
with the indicator flashing and
―Key battery is low‖ is displayed
on the right information screen.
It means the intelligent key battery is
low. Replace intelligent key battery in
time to ensure that Intelligent Access
System
function
When pressing down ―ENGINE
START STOP‖ switch to connect the
power, green ―ENGINE START
STOP‖ indicator flashes.
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Chapter 1
Section 3
Operation of Instruments and Controllers
Seat, Seatbelt, Steering wheel, Rear-view Mirror and
Sunroof
Seats ............................................................................................... 1-32
Front Seats...................................................................................... 1-32
Seat Belts ........................................................................................ 1-33
SRS ................................................................................................. 1-38
Steering Wheel................................................................................ 1-47
Outer Rearview Mirrors ................................................................... 1-48
Inner Rearview Mirror ...................................................................... 1-49
Power Sunroof (optional) ................................................................ 1-50
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Seats
Front Seats
In driving, all passengers shall lean on
seatbacks which has been adjusted to
vertical position, and use seat belts
correctly.
Notice on Seat Adjustment
Adjust the driver seat to include the
pedals, the steering wheel and the
instrument panel controller into the
easy-control range of the driver.
TIPS
● The car shall not start
until all passengers has been
seated well. Do not sit on
folded seatback, baggage or in
trunk as in emergency
braking or collisions,
passengers who have not
been seated straightly or
have not buckled the seat belts
may be seriously injured.
● In driving, do not let
passengers stand up or move
among seats; Otherwise, they
may be seriously injured in
emergency braking or
collisions.
TIPS
● Do not adjust the seat in
driving, as sudden movement of
the seat may cause the car out
of control.
● In seat adjustment, take care to
avoid collision between the seat
and passengers or baggage.
● After the seat adjustment,
shake it to make sure it is
locked up at its position.
● After seat adjustment, lean
backward to make sure the seat
back is locked up at its position.
● Do not place things under the
seat; this may affect the seat
lockup mechanism or push the
seat adjustment rod randomly,
which may cause movement of
the seat and result in losing
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control of the car.
● In seat adjustment, do not put
your hand under the seat or
near moving parts; otherwise
your hand or fingers may be
injured.
Adjustment of Front Seats
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1. Adjustment Rod for Seat
Longitudinal Position
Hold the rod in the middle and pull
it upwards. Move the seat frontward
and backward to the desired position
with pressure of your body and then
release the rod.
2. Hand Wheel for Seat Height
Adjustment
Rotate the hand wheel for seat height
adjustment to adjust the seat to
desired position. (Note: Economic
model and Standard model does not
have this mechanism.)
3. Adjustment Rod for Seat Back
Angle
Lean forward and pull the rod
upwards, then lean backward to the
desired angle and release the rod.
4. Adjustment Button for Headrest
Height
Press and hold the button to lower the
headrest to desired position, and then
release it.
Remove Headrest
Press and hold the button, lift up and
remove the headrest.
Reinstall Headrest
Insert the link rod of headrest into the
bush, keeping the groove facing
forward. Press and hold the button,
push down the headrest to desired
position, and then release the button.
Raise Headrest
Move the headrest to desired height
and then release it.
Lower Headrest
back slantwise, the belt may slide
along the hip and pose pressure to
abdominal part. In front-collision
accidents, over obliquity of the
seat may increase the risk of
human injuries.
Seat Belts
Notice on Seat Belt:
BYD strongly require that the driver
and passenger in the vehicle wear
seat belts at any time to reduce the
possibility of injuries in accidents.
Seat belts equipped on the vehicle
are designed for adults.
TIPS
To
reduce
the
dangerous
possibility that the passenger
slides down the buckle of seat belt
in collision, do not make the seat
back over slant. Seat belts can
provide the maximum protection in
front and rear collision accidents if
the driver and passengers sit
straight and lean on the seat backs.
If the passenger is lean on seat
Children shall be seated in rear seats
with seat belt
applied
properly.
Statistics
of
accidents shows that children seated
in rear seats are better protected than
children seated in front seats.
If a child has to be seated in the front
seat, the seat belt shall be properly
applied. In accidents, the quickly
deployed seat belt may cause severe
injury and even death to children if the
seat belt is not fastened correctly.
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In front seats or rear seats, children
shall be prevented from standing up
or kneeling down. In emergency
braking or crashes, unprotected
children may be seriously injured.
Similarly, do not seat children on your
legs as in this way they can not be
sufficiently protected.
TIPS
In driving, passengers shall be
seated on the seats and fasten
the
seat
belts
correctly.
Otherwise, in emergency braking
or crashes, passengers in the car
are more prone to be severely
injured.
Follow the instructions below when
using seat belt:
● One seat belt shall be applied to
one passenger only. It’s not allowed
that two or more passengers share
one seat belt—even for children.
● Do not over slant the seat back. The
seat belt provides the best protection
when the seat back is in the upright
position. (Refer to instructions on seat
adjustment)
● Pay attention to not damaging the
belt or other part of the seat belt.
Prevent them from being caught in the
seat or the door.
● Check the seat belt regularly to see
whether it is cut, worn or loosen.
Damaged parts shall be replaced with
new ones. Do not disassemble or
modify the system.
● Keep seat belt clean and dry. For
cleaning, use neutral soap water or
warm water. Bleaching agents, dyes
or grinding cleaning agents are not
suitable for seat belt cleaning - they
may severely reduce the protection
performance of the seat belt. (See
―Interior Cleaning‖ in the manual).
● After serious crashes, the seat belt
system (including bolts) should be
replaced, even if the damage is not
obvious.
TIPS
Seat belt is designed for adults,
so it is not suitable for child. It is
recommended that child be
seated in rear seats.
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TIPS
● After the tab is inserted, make
sure it is locked up to the buckle
firmly and the seat belt is not
twisted
● Do not leave small objects,
such as coins, paper clips, etc. in
the buckle, as they may affect the
proper connection of the tab and
the buckle.
●
If
seat
belt
functions
abnormally, immediately inform
BYD service station. Before
repaired, do not sit on the seat
with damaged seat belt as it
cannot protect passengers and
may cause injuries.
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3-point Seat Belt
In emergency braking or crashes, the
retractor will lock the seat belt. If the
body inclines forward fast, it will also
be locked. Slow and steady operation
can drag out the seat belt so that you
can feel free.
If you cannot pull the seat belt out
from the retractor, drag to tighten it
and then release it. Then, you can pull
it out from the retractor.
Adjust the seat according to your
demand, and sit upright leaning on
the seat back. To fasten seat belt, pull
it out of the retractor and insert the tab
into the buckle.
A clicking sound indicates
connection of the seat belt.
well
When shoulder safety belt for rear
seat is extended fully, retract it slightly
and it will be locked at that position
prevented from extension.
To
release the shoulder safety belt once
again, retract it completely and then
pull it out again.
TIPS
● Lap belt high above waist and
loose safety belt may cause
severe injury to the passenger in
collision and other accidents
when
the
passenger
slip
downward. Try to keep lap belt as
low as hip.
● For safety, shoulder safety belt
shall not be lower than the upper
arm.
Length of seat belt can be
automatically adjusted according to
the passenger figure and the seat
position.
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Seat Belt with Height Regulating
Device
Tighten
the belt
Too high
Adjust the position of lap belt and
should safety belt.
Keep the lap belt as low as hip – it is
not allowed to lock it around waist.
Move up the shoulder belt through
lock plate to adjust the belt to proper
position.
retracting.
TIPS
● Lap belt which is high above waist
or loose may cause severe injury to
the passenger in collision and other
accidents when the passenger slip
downward. Try to keep lap belt as
low as hip.
2-point Seat Belt
Keep it as low as hip
Draw out
Adjust the height regulating device to
fit your body.
Raise: move up the height regulating
device.
Lower: press down the regulating
button of height regulating device,
and slide the device downwards.
To release belt, press the button on
the buckle and the belt will retract
automatically.
Make sure the device is locked in
place after adjustment is finished.
If the seat belt cannot smoothly retract
automatically, pull it out to see
whether there is any knot or twist.
Make sure it is twisted when
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Sit upright in seat and lean on the
seat back. Fasten the seat belt and
insert the tab into the buckle.
TIPS
Make sure shoulder safety belt at
the middle of your shoulder. Keep
the belt away from neck, but also
prevent it from falling off the
shoulder. Otherwise the belt’s
protection performance will be
reduced in accidents, which may
cause
severe
injury
to
passengers.
A clicking sound indicates well
connection of the seat belt.
If the seat belt is not long enough,
keep the tab perpendicular to the seat
belt and pull the tab. Keep the safety
belt as low as the hip.
Too high
Adjust it to a
proper position
Retract the excessive length of the
seat belt and adjust its position.
To shorten the seat belt, pull the
unfixed end. Keep the lap belt as low
as hip – it is not allowed to lock it
around waist, and then adjust its
position.
TIPS
● After the tab is inserted, make
sure it is locked up to the buckle
firmly and the seat belt is not
twisted
● Do not leave small objects, such
as coins, paper clips, etc. in the
buckle, as they may affect the
proper connection of the tab and the
buckle.
● If seat belt functions abnormally,
immediately inform BYD service
station. Before repaired, do not sit
on the seat with damaged seat belt
as it cannot protect passengers and
may cause injuries.
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system has the best protection
performance only when working
together with fastened seat belts. For
the safety of yourself and your family,
please pay special attention to the
―Tips‖ and ―Notice‖ in this section.
TIPS
To release belt, press the release
button on the buckle.
SRS
As a supplemental restraint system
(SRS), airbag system is a supplement
to seat belts. It can provide extra
protection for heads and chests of the
driver and passenger and reduce
casualties in severe frontal crashes
The airbag system cannot take the
place of seat belts and is only a part
of the whole passive safety protection
system of the car. Note that the airbag
● Please keep the seat belt
fastened in driving.
● Please keep sitting in correct
posture so that the protection
effect of the seat belt and airbag
system can be taken into full play.
● Children shall be seated in rear
seats.
● Do not dismount parts of the
airbag without permission.
SRS Airbag Triggering Conditions
The airbag is designed to be triggered
under the following conditions: severe
frontal collision accidents and some
special collision accidents.
In case of minor front collision, side
collision, rear collision or roll-over,
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generally airbag system won’t be
triggered. In such accidents, the seat
belt, if fastened, can protect the driver
and passenger in the normal way.
The decisive factor for triggering the
airbag system is the result of
judgment through comprehensive
intelligent
comparison
of
the
deceleration curve, which is produced
in a collision and acquired by the
electronic control unit (ECU), with the
set value. If the signals, such as
deceleration, produced and detected
in the collision is lower than the set
reference value in the ECU, the
airbag won’t be triggered even though
the car may have been severely
deformed in the accident.
ECU setting of BYD airbag system
has taken various common misuse
and domestic road conditions into full
consideration. However, as causes
and conditions of crashes are widely
variable, for the sake of your safety,
please strictly abide by this manual to
use the car correctly and avoid
misuse; otherwise, the expected
protection effect of the airbag cannot
be ensured.
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SRS Components
SRS airbag consists of the following
components and their positions are
shown in the figure below:
1. Front Impact sensor
2. Airbag electronic control unit (ECU)
3. SRS warning light
4. Clock spring
5. Driver’s airbag module (Optional)
6. Side Impact sensor (Optional)
7. Front seat side airbag module
(Optional)
8. Curtain airbag module (Optional)
9. Front passenger airbag assembly
(Optional)
10. Safety belt warning sensor
(optional)
Driver and Front passenger airbags
Your vehicle has a supplemental
restraint system (SRS) with front
airbags to help protect the heads and
chests of the driver and a front seat
passenger during a moderate or
severe frontal collision.
If you ever have a moderate to severe
frontal collision, sensors will detect
the vehicle’s rapid deceleration.The
control unit will instantly inflate the
driver’s and front passenger’s airbags,
at the same time activate automatic
seat belts tensioner.
During a frontal crash, your seat belt
restrains your lower body and trunk,
and the front airbag helps protect your
head and chest as an air cushion. The
belt pretensions will tighten and lock
seat belts to maintain you fixed in the
position.
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Although both airbags use the same
sensor, so inflate at the same time,
but it is also possible for only one
airbag to deploy.
This can happen if the severity of a
collision is at the margin, or threshold,
that determines whether or not the
airbags will deploy. In such cases, the
seat belt will provide sufficient
protection, and the supplemental
protection offered by the airbag would
be minimal.
the ability to steer or operate other
controls.
The total time for inflation and
deflation is one-tenth of a second, so
fast that most occupants are not
aware that the airbags deployed until
they see them lying in their laps.
There will be loud noise with the
airbag deploying, generally it not
cause the hurt (but it is possible to
cause a drumming in the ears or
temporary audition loss, it will be as
soon recover).After a crash, you may
see what looks like smoke. This is
actually powder from the airbag’s
surface. Although the powder is not
harmful, people with respiratory
problems may experience some
temporary discomfort. If this occurs,
get out of the vehicle as soon as it is
safe.
Precautions for repairing driver
and front passenger Airbags
After inflating, the front airbags will
immediately deflate, so they won’t
interfere with the driver’s visibility, or
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Please contact a BYD authorized
service station in case of the following
problems:

The airbag has been inflated.

The front part of the vehicle
(shaded part in the figure) is affected
in an accident; but it’s not serious
enough to trigger the airbag.
The panel part of the steering wheel,
the instrument table or the lower part
of the instrument panel (shaded parts
in the figure) is scratched, cracked or
damaged in similar ways.
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Driver and front passenger side
airbags(Optional)
moderate or severe side impact.
Curtain airbag(Optional)
Your vehicle has curtain airbags to
help protect the head of the driver or a
front seat passenger during a
moderate or severe side impact.
Please contact a BYD authorized
service station in case of the following
problems:

The curtain airbag and side
airbag have been inflated.

The front part of the vehicle
(shaded part in the figure) is affected
in an accident; but it’s not serious
enough to trigger the airbag.
Your vehicle has side airbags to help
protect the upper body of the driver or
a front seat passenger during a

The panel part of the seat with
side airbag(shaded parts in the figure)
is scratched, cracked
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
or damaged in similar ways.
Airbag Warning Indicator
service
station,
the
warning
indicator still functions as described
in the above procedure, but it does
not provides protection any more.
This warning indicator is intended to
monitor airbag ECU, impact sensor,
air charging device, warning light,
connecting wire and power supply.
(For details, please refer to
―Maintenance of Indicators and
Warning Buzzer‖))
TIPS
If any trouble with airbag system,
please send the car to BYD
service station for check and
repair. Or in case of an accident,
the airbag system can not provide
protection as designed.
Indicator for Unfastened Front
Passenger Seat Belt (optional)
TIPS
Airbag system is monitored by ECU
and integrates self-diagnosis function.
Its status is indicated by warning
indicator on instrument panel.
● Airbag warning light will be on for 5
seconds after press down the
―ENGINE START STOP‖ to ON,
then it will goes out and remains for
over 5 seconds, which indicates
that the system is normal.
● If the airbag is disabled by BYD
If any of the following conditions,
airbag system may have trouble:
● The indicator is not on after
pressing down the “ENGINE
START STOP” to ON.
● 5s after the “ENGINE START
STOP” is on, the warning light
won’t go out or, after going out,
flashes and turns on again.
● The indicator is on after
pressing down the “ENGINE
START STOP” to ON.
● The indicator turns on or
flashes in driving.
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If BYD L3 comes with a seat belt
warning sensor, on the 1# switch
group of central control panel on the
console, you will see an indicator for
unfastened front passenger seat belt.
It works together with the seat belt,
when the front passenger seat is
occupied
with
the
seat
belt
unfastened, this indicator will turn on
with warning tone for reminding.
When the front seat belt is fastened,
this indicator turns off. This indicator
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shall be off when the front passenger
seat is not occupied.
Suffer from a rear-end collision.
The car rolls.
Conditions That Cannot Trigger
Airbag
Suffer from being hit on its side by
other cars.
Hit under a truck.
In case of the conditions described
in the figures above, SRS airbag
may not be deployed.
Conditions to Trigger Airbag
Knock into a wall laterally.
Suffer from being hit on its side by
other cars.
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Hit bulges on the side of the road,
safety strips or stones on the street.
Come into contact with the ground
on the way down.
Hit a deeper pit.
● In case of the conditions
described in the figures above,
SRS airbag may be deployed.
TIPS
● The airbag is designed to match
certain vehicle models, any
variation in suspension, tire size,
bumper, chassis and other
original
equipments
may
adversely affect the function of
the airbag. In addition, it is strictly
prohibited to apply any airbag
parts to other vehicle models;
otherwise it might lead to airbag
system failure, resulting in
personal injuries.
● In driving, please wear the seat
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belt properly and maintain a
correct sitting posture. In driving,
if you do not wear the seat belt
and lean forward or sit in an
incorrect
posture,
airbag
deployment may increase the risk
of injuries in accidents.
● It’s very important for the driver
to maintain a distance of at least
25cm between the chest and the
steering wheel, which allows
maximum protection when the
airbag system is triggered. That is
to say, it’s necessary to adjust the
front seats and the headrest
according to the figure of each
occupant; in addition, the driver’s
arms shall only bend slightly,
stretching nearly straight.
● Do not paste or cover the
surface of the steering wheel lid
or the surface near the airbag on
the right of the instrument panel
with any objects; and do not
make any other decorative
treatment at such places. There
two places shall be cleaned only
with dry or slightly wetted cloth,
and it is prohibited to knocked at
such places violently.
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● It is prohibited to let child sit in
the front seat without protection.
If a collision triggers the air bag,
the child passenger may get
seriously injured or even killed.
● Don’t leave any person, animal
or object between the driver/front
seat passenger and the air bag
deployment range. It is extremely
dangerous for an adult to hold a
child on the lap.
● Any accessories, such as
phone holder, cup holder and
ashtray, shall not be installed on
airbag decoration lid or within
airbag
deployment
range.
Otherwise in airbag deployment
there may be increased risk of
personal injury.
● Don’t make any modification to
any part of the airbag system,
including labels.
● All operation to the airbag,
including removal of airbag
required for repairing other parts
(such as detachment of the
steering wheel), can only be made
by BYD authorized service
stations.
● The airbag system must be
replaced in a BYD authorized
service station within 15 years as
of
the
date
of
delivery
(manufacture date indicated in
the quality certificate and Repair
Manual). If the airbag is replaced
before that date, it shall be
recorded in the Repair Manual.
protection in one accident. Once
the air bag is triggered or
damaged, the system must be
replaced.
● Please hand over all material
supplied with the car to the next
owner when transferring the car.
Please note that if the airbag is
disabled, the material shall be
handed over to the next owner as
well.
● When disposing the car or the
airbag system parts, please
comply with applicable safety
regulations
and
disposal
procedures. BYD service stations
have a good knowledge of these
regulations and the detailed
disposal procedure is also
available on Repair Manual.
● The air bag system has strong
resistance capacity against the
surrounding
electromagnetic
interference. However, to avoid
accidents, please do not use the
vehicle
beyond
the
electromagnetic
environment
specified by national laws.
● The airbag system of BYD L3
has taken various misuses and
road
conditions
into
full
consideration. However, avoid
serious impact at the bottom of
the car and do not drive toughly
in poor road conditions in order
to prevent accidents.
Disable Airbag
According to applicable regulations,
airbags for the driver and the front
passenger can only be disabled in the
cases below:
● When it is impossible to keep a
25cm distance between the center
of the steering wheel and the chest
of the driver even though the driver
seat is adjusted properly.
● When special equipment needs to
be installed for the disabled within
the range of the steering wheel.
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● When adjustment of the front seat is
required for specific reasons, the
seat cannot be kept within the
scope set by the manufacturer.
Disabling of the airbag system shall
be conducted by a BYD authorized
service station. After a certain airbag
is disabled, the BYD authorized
service station will paste a label on
the corresponding position and make
a record in Repair Manual.
TIPS
If the air bag system needs to be
disabled on special occasions,
please have it done in a BYD
authorized
service
station.
Otherwise, it may cause serious
injuries or death!
After disabling the airbag, please
recover the airbag protection
function in a BYD authorized
service station as soon as
possible,
notify the owner or the demolition
department that the car is
equipped with the airbag system,
and recommend them to read the
manual carefully.

If the airbag system is
working, please don’t touch any
part of the airbag module (you
may be burned), and ask a BYD
authorized service station for
detachment treatment. Once the
air bag system has functioned,
please install a new airbag system
after it is removed.
The airbag system only functions
in case of serious frontal
collisions. It doesn’t mean that the
airbag system has problems when
it doesn’t respond to the collision.
Incorrect maintenance or failure to
repair faulty parts may affect the
normal performance of the airbag
system.
CAUTION

Please read this manual
thoroughly. If you want to sell or
disconnect the vehicle, please
TIPS
Ignoring the SRS indicator can
result in serious injury or death if
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the airbag systems or tensioners
do not work properly.
Have your vehicle checked by a
BYD AUTO dealer as soon as
possible if the SRS indicator
alerts you to a possible problem.
Maintenance of Airbags
Your airbag systems including front
airbag and side airbag (optional) are
virtually maintenance free, and there
are no parts you can safely service.
However, you must have your vehicle
serviced if:
1. An airbag ever inflates. Any airbag
that has deployed must be replaced
along with the control unit, seat belt
tensioner and other related parts. Do
not try to remove or replace any
airbag by yourself. This must be done
by BYD AUTO dealer.
2. The SRS indicator alerts you to a
problem. Take your vehicle to an
authorized dealer as soon as possible.
If you ignore this indication, your
airbags may not operate properly.
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Steering Wheel
Only trained personnel can do it.
Prohibit removing airbag modules and
seat belts tensioner from the vehicle.
If the failure of engine flameout
occurred or air bags inflated or seat
belt tensioner worked, you shall go to
a BYD AUTO dealer for repairing or
troubleshooting.
1. Do not attempt to deactivate your
airbags. Together, airbags and seat
belts provide the best protection.
2. Do not tamper with airbag
components or wiring for any reason.
Tampering could cause the airbags
and seat belt to deploy, possibly
causing very serious injury.
To change angle of steering wheel,
hold the steering wheel and press
down the steering wheel adjusting
handle, then adjust the steel wheel to
desired angle and finally release the
handle.
TIPS
● Do not adjust steering wheel in
driving. It may cause wrong
operation of the car and result in
an accident.
● After adjustment, shake the
steering wheel to make sure it is
locked firmly.
Audio-control switch of
Steering wheel (optional)
Press and hold ―+‖ or ―-‖ , Volume
increase ―+‖or decrease ―-‖, under
the radio mode, press ―∧‖ to search
the next channel with strong signal
automatically; press ―∨‖ to search the
previous channel with strong signal
automatically. Mode (MODE) button is
designed to change the mode. When
using, press the button over and over,
the mode will switch to FM, AM or
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playing CD (if disc is loaded) or playing
MP3 music (if USB drive is connected to
the USB interface) or audio play (if a
player is connected to AUX interface.)
Long press MODE and you can turn off
the audio system, press again to turn on
the audio system.
Outer Rearview Mirrors
Outer Rear-view Mirror Controller
1. when the vehicle change the
antitheft status to non-antitheft status,
the outer rear-view mirror foot light will
turn on 15s, and turn off when the
vehicle changes non-antitheft status
to antitheft status.
2. If the vehicle is in antitheft status,
when the key into the detection range,
the outer rear-view mirror foot light will
turn on 15s, and turn off when can’t
detect the key.
Foldable outer
(Optional)
The driver can adjust the outer
rearview mirrors to an angle where
you can just see side view of the car
by the selection switch.
Outer rear-view
(Optional)
mirror
foot
light
rear-view
mirror
When the vehicle need to pass a
narrow channel, driver can control the
power outer rear-view mirror switch to
fold the mirror to through the channel,
and spread it to normal after through
by press the switch again.
TIPS
● Do not adjust rear-view mirror
in driving. It may cause wrong
operation of the car and result in
an accident.
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Adjust the rear-view mirror with
this switch.
1. Selection switch – it is used to
select which rear-view mirror shall be
adjusted.
Press the switch to select L (left)
or R (right).
2.Control switch – it is used to adjust
the rear-view mirror. Press switch as
per your demand. When ignition
switch is at ―ACC‖ or ―ON‖, you can
adjust the mirror.
3.Folder button– press down the
button,the rear-view mirror will fold
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automatically, and spread by press
down the button again.
Inner Rearview Mirror
TIPS
If the rear-view mirror is frozen,
do not manipulate the controller
or scrape the surface of the
rearview mirror. Use a spraying
deicer to remove the ice on the
surface of the rearview mirror.
reduced by some extent to weaken
glare at night.
Inner rearview mirror has direction
indication function (optional), which
will activated when:
Ignition switch is on ACC/ON position.
Adjust the inner rearview mirror to an
angle where you can just see the rear
of the vehicle in it.
In night driving, you can adjust the
adjusting rod toward yourself to
weaken the dazzle caused by
headlights of the following vehicle.
Daytime driving——the rod is in
position 1.
At this position, reflection in the
rearview mirror has good clarity.
Night driving——the rod is in position
2.
Note that the rearview clarity may be
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Power Sunroof (optional)
Sliding
Tilting
Use the switch beside the front
interior light to operate the sunroof.
The ignition switch shall be on ―ON‖.
The guard plate of sunroof can be
opened/closed manually.
Sliding
Open‖ press ―SLIDE‖ side of the
switch.
The sunroof guard plate will open
together with the roof.
Close: press the opposite side of
―SLIDE‖ of the switch.
As preventive measure, the roof will
stop at semi-close position before
closing completely. So you shall press
the switch for a second time after
releasing it to close the roof
completely.
Tilting
Tilt upwards: press ―UP‖ side of the
switch.
Tilt downwards: press the opposite
side of ―UP‖ of the switch.
You can stop the power sunroof at
any desired position. The roof will
move when you press down the
switch and stop when you release the
switch.
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TIPS
● In driving, any part of the body,
such as head, hand, shall be kept
away from sunroof when it is
open. Otherwise, severe injury
may be caused in emergency
braking or accident.
● Before closing the sunroof,
make sure that no part of the
body, such as head, neck and
hand, will be trapped, or it may
cause severe injury.
● When the intelligent key is left in
the car, do not let any passenger
(especially child) stay in alone.
Otherwise he/she may be trapped
by sunroof when operating it.
Unattended passenger (especially
child) is exposed to severe danger
under this condition.
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Chapter 1
Section 4
Operation of Instruments and Controllers
Lighting, Wiper, Defroster
Headlight and Turn Signal Lights .................................................... 1-52
High Mount Brake Light ................................................................... 1-55
Emergency Light ............................................................................. 1-55
Front Fog Light ................................................................................ 1-55
Rear Fog Light and Headlight Adjustment ...................................... 1-56
Rear Interior Light ........................................................................... 1-57
Front Interior Light(With sunroof control switch) .............................. 1-58
Front Windshield Wiper and Washer ............................................... 1-58
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Headlight and Turn Signal Lights
(When auto light control is not
available)
Position 2 – headlight and all above
mentioned lights.
Buzzer Light Indicator
If you open driver’s door when the
width-indicator lights are turned on,
the buzzer will give warning reminding
you to turn off the lights.
NOTE
To prevent the battery from over
discharge, when the engine is not
running, do not keep lights on for
long time.
Headlight
Turn on the following lights: rotate
headlight/ turn signal light knob.
Position 1 – width-indicator lights,
number plate light and combination
instrument background light, etc.
The
green
indicator
on
the
combination instrument indicates that
the width-indicator lights are turned
on.
High/Low Beam – rotate the light
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adjustment knob to headlight gear, to
use low beam, push the rod to
position 2; to use high beam, turn on
the headlight and push the rod
downwards (position 3) to the side
away from the steering wheel.
The blue indicator for high beam
headlight
on
the
combination
instrument
indicates
that
the
headlights are turned on.
Headlight High Beam Flashing
(position 1) – push the rod upwards
(position 1), when releasing the rod,
the high beam flashing will be turned
off.
The blue indicator on the combination
instrument indicates that the high
beam headlights are turned on.
Turning the knob to ―OFF‖ can also
make the high beam headlights flash.
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If the green turn signal indicator on
the combination instrument flashes at
a higher speed than normal, it means
front or rear turn signal bulb is burnt
out.
on.
Position 2 – headlight and all above
mentioned lights.
Position 3 (―Auto‖) – headlight and/or
all light (same with position 2)
These lights will turn on/off according
to
environment
brightness
automatically.
If you need to turn on lights when
entering dark places, such as tunnel,
garage, rotate the light adjustment
knob to position 2 to turn on headlight.
Turn Signal Lights
To give out turn signal, push the
light handle forward/backward to
position 1.
The ignition switch shall be on ―ON‖.
After the vehicle has finished turning,
the handle will reset to its original
position automatically; but in lane
changes, you must reset it manually.
To give out lane change signal, push
the handle upwards/downwards to
position 2 and hold there.
Headlight
Turn on the following lights: rotate
light adjustment knob.
Position 1 – width-indicator lights,
number plate light and combination
instrument background light, etc.
The
green
indicator
on
the
combination instrument indicates that
the width-indicator lights are turned
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Illumination intensity sensor is located
on the top of driver’s instrument
panel.
Do not leave any objects within this
area or stick any object on the
windshield around this area to avoid
shutting light from the sensor.
If you open driver’s door when ignition
switch is on ―ACC", ―LOCK‖ or
removed and when headlight switch is
turned on, the headlights will go out
automatically. To turn on the light
again, turn the ignition switch to ―ON‖
and turn on the headlight switch. If the
car will be parked for over one week,
make sure headlight switch is turned
off.
NOTE
To prevent the battery from over
discharge, when the engine is not
running, do not keep lights on for
long time.
make the high beam headlights flash.
High/low beam – to use high beam,
turn on the headlight and push the
handle outwards (position 1). To use
low beam, push the handle to yourself
(position 2).
The blue indicator for high beam
headlight
on
the
combination
instrument
indicates
that
the
headlights are turned on.
High Beam Headlight Flashing
(position 3) – push the handle
backwards fully. When release the
handle, the headlight will be turned
off.
Turning the knob to ―OFF‖ can also
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Turn Signal Lights
To give out turn signal, push the
headlight/turn signal light handle
upwards/downwards to position 1.
The ignition switch shall be on ―ON‖.
After the vehicle has finished turning,
the handle will reset to its original
position automatically; but in lane
changes, you must reset it manually.
To give out lane change signal, push
the handle upwards/downwards to
position 2 and hold there.
IF the green turn signal indicator on
the combination instrument flashes at
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a higher speed than normal, it means
front or rear turn signal bulb is burnt
out.
High Mount Brake Light
When you step on brake pedal, the
light will be turned on together with
the rear brake light, giving warning
that the car is in braking to prevent
accidents.
All turn signal lights will turn on and
flash. To turn the lights off, just press
this switch.
When you had to park the car at a
place where parking may cause an
accident, you shall turn on the
emergency lights to give warning to
other drivers.
Try to park the car far away from road.
When emergency lights are turned on,
switch for turn signal lights do no
function.
Front Fog Light (optional)
Emergency Light
NOTE
To prevent the battery from over
discharge, when the engine is not
running, do not leave the switch
at ON position on for long time.
To turn on the front fog lights, rotate
the
ring
knob
around
the
headlight/turn signal light switch
handle. When width-indicators lights
are turned on, the front fog lights will
also be turned on.
The front fog light indicator on the
combination instrument indicates that
the front fog light is turned on.
To turn on emergency light, press
down this switch.
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Rear Fog Light and Headlight
Adjustment
instrument panel will give out light.
When headlights are turned off, even
if you turn on the headlight switch
again, the rear fog lights won’t be
turned on.
When all other lights are turned off,
rear fog lights will go out automatically.
To turn on the rear go lights, press the
switch again under the condition
mentioned above.
To turn on rear fog lights, press down
this switch. Rear fog light will be
turned on in the following cases:
When front fog lights are turned on –
when headlight or width indicator
lights are turned on, the rear fog lights
will be turned on.
When front fog light switch is turned
off – when the headlights are turned
on, the rear fog lights will be turned
on.
When rear fog lights are turned on,
the rear fog light switch on the
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Headlight beam direction adjustment
knob can be used to adjust the beam
direction according to the actual load
state of the car.
5 positions are available on the
adjustment knob.
Passenger and Cargo
Load in the Car
Passengers
Trunk load
Driver
N/A
Driver +
front
passenger
N/A
Knob
Position
0
0
All seats are
occupied
All seats are
occupied
Driver
N/A
Max. trunk
load
Max. trunk
load
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Rear Interior Light
When front fog lights switch are
turned on – when headlight or
width-indicator lights are turned on,
the rear fog lights will be turned on.
When front fog light switch is turned
off – when the headlights are turned
on, the rear fog lights will be turned
on.
Slide the switch when you need to
turn on rear interior light.
The following positions are available
on the rear interior light switch:
- Always on
- Off
- Turn on the light when any door
is open. When all doors are closed,
this light will go out.
When rear fog lights are turned on,
the rear fog light switch indicator on
the instrument panel will go on.
When headlights are turned off, even
if you turn on the headlight switch
again, the rear fog lights won’t be
turned on.
When all other lights are turned off,
rear fog lights will go out automatically.
To turn on the rear fog lights, press
the switch again under the condition
mentioned above.
Lighting Access System
When the switch is at ―DOOR‖
position, the light will be turned on if
any door is opened. When all doors
are closed, the light will remain on for
some 30 seconds before going out.
But in the following cases the light will
go out immediately:
● When ignition switch is at ―ON‖ and
all doors are closed.
● Using wireless remote control to
close and lock all doors.
When all doors are unlocked with
wireless remote control, rear interior
light and ignition switch indicator light
will remain on for some 30 seconds
before going out.
To enable/disable this function,
please refer to section 1-2 ―Settings of
Optional Functions‖.
To turn on rear fog lights, press down
this switch. Rear fog light will go on in
the following cases:
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Front Interior Light
Front Windshield
Washer
Wiper
and
To wipe the windshield just for one
time, push the control handle towards
to the steering wheel once and
release it completely.
In freezing weather, before using
cleaner you shall warm up the
windshield with defroster, which can
prevent the cleanser from freezing on
windshield and affecting the front
view.
NOTE
To turn on front interior light, slide the
switch at
When the windshield is dry, do
not use wiper or the glass may be
scratched.
. To turn off front
interior light, slide the switch at
.
To turn on the windshield wiper,
push the control handle at the correct
gear.
Handle position
1
2
3
The ignition
position.
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key
Set speed
INT
Slow
High
must
at
―ON‖
[Add Cleanser]
If the cleaner does not function, the
cleanser tank may be empty. Please
check the cleanser level. If the
cleanser level is below ―LOW‖ mark,
you shall refill the cleanser.
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NOTE
Remove the fill cap of cleanser tank,
and check the cleanser level on the
fluid level gauge If the level is near
―LOW‖ mark, please add cleanser
until it reaches ―HI‖ mark on the fluid
level gauge.
The cleanser added shall be
windshield glass cleanser, if it is not
available you can use clean water as
substitute. But in cold region you shall
use windshield glass cleanser with
anti-freezing agent It is available in
BYD service stations and most auto
part stores. For mixing ratio of water
and anti-freezing agent, please refer
to manufacturer’s instructions.
Please adjust the concentration
of the cleanser according to the
external
temperature.
With
improper
concentration,
the
cleanser may freeze on the
windshield and affect the driver's
view, and the cleanser in the tank
may also freeze.
Do not use engine cooling fluid as
cleanser, which may cause
damage to the paint of the car.
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Chapter 1
Section 5
Operation of Instruments and Controllers
Instruments and Maintenance Indicators
Left Information Display .................................................................. 1-62
Tachometer ..................................................................................... 1-64
Maintenance of Indicator Lights & Warning Buzzer......................... 1-65
Right Information Display ................................................................ 1-67
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Left Information Display
 Fuel Gauge
In braking, accelerating and turning,
the indicator may flash quickly, which
is caused by shaking fuel in the tank.
When the fuel level is near to ―E‖ mark
with the information screen displaying
―Please refill fuel‖, you shall add fuel
as soon as possible.
On slope road or in turning, the
shaking fuel in the tank may cause
the fuel indicator flashing or ―Please
refill fuel‖ displayed on information
screen before the normal refilling
time.
When power supply is at ON, this
gauge indicates remaining fuel
amount in the fuel tank.
 Engine
Cooling
Temperature Gauge
Almost Full – all eight grids are
lighted.
Almost Empty – the last grid is
flashing.
Generally the fuel shall be more than
1/4 full.
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When power supply is at ON, this
gauge indicates the temperature of
engine cooling fluid. The engine
temperature varies with climate and
engine load.
If the main warning light is on with
―Cooling Fluid Overheated‖ displayed
on the right information screen, it
means the engine cooling fluid is
overheated. When the engine is
overheated, you shall stop the car to
cool down the engine.
The engine may get overheated in the
following cases:
Fluid
● Driving uphill in hot days;
● When the car is stopped frequently
in driving, the AC device is turned on
with the engine running in idle state
for a long time.
● When the care is used to tow a
trailer.
NOTE
◆ Do not remove the thermostat
in the engine cooling system,
otherwise the engine may run
abnormally.
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When the engine is
overheated, do not continue
driving.
 Odometer and Dual Short
Mileage Odometer
display the travel mileage after the
two short mileage odometers are
reset to zero respectively.
You can use one to calculate
remaining fuel amount (TRIP A) and
use another to record the mileage of
each trip (TRIPB).
3. Trip/Reset button (ODO TRIP
button on the left) – reset the dual
short mileage odometers and change
the display mode.
Gear instructions
Just shown for AT, show the
corresponding gear instructions when
the shift lever in a position
This screen displays the following
information.
1. Odometer – displays the total travel
mileage of the car.
2. Dual Short Mileage Odometer –
To change the display mode, press
down and then quickly release the
ODO TRIP button. Pressing the
button repeatedly, the odometer will
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display the following information in
cycle: Total Mileage (ODO) – Short
Mileage Odometer (TRIPA) – Short
Mileage Odometer (TRIP B) - Total
Mileage (ODO).
To reset a short mileage odometer,
switch the information displayed on
the screen to the reading of it firstly,
then press TRIP button for over 2
seconds and release the button after
it is reset to zero.
Tachometer
gear shift according to the
tachometer reading can prevent
engine from over speed running.
Driving at over high engine speed will
lead to excessive wear of the engine
and higher fuel consumption.
NOTE
Do not allow the pointer to enter
read area, which means the
engine may severely damaged.
Tachometer displays the engine
speed in rpm (round per minute) by
multiply the reading by 1000. Make
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Maintenance of Indicator Lights & Warning Buzzer
In driving, if any indicator light is on or
information is displayed on the right
screen or the buzzer gives out warning
tone
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)
(g)
(h)
(i)
Solution
Parking brake indicator
Possible cause: low braking fluid level, braking system failure, parking brake is not
released.
Stop driving and contact BYD service station immediately.
Indicator for unfastened seat belt.
Wear driver’s seat belt.
Indicator for charging system fault.
Stop driving and contact BYD service station immediately.
Warning indicator for low engine oil pressure.
Stop driving and contact BYD service station immediately.
Indicator for engine fault
Send the car to BYD service station for a check.
Smart key, key position indicator
Indicator for ABS fault
Send the car to BYD service station for a check. If the parking brake indicator is
also on, stop driving and contact BYD service station immediately.
Service Indicator
Send the car to BYD service station for a check.
Indicator for opened door.
Check and make sure all doors are closed.
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(j)
(k)
Indicator for airbag fault
Send the car to BYD service station for a check.
Main warning indicator
Pay attention to information displayed on the right screen.
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Right Information Display
Information switch button (DISP
button on the right) – used to switch
between and set up information.
the hour value on the screen begins
flashing. At this time, press DISP
button once to increase the hour
value by 1; press and hold the button
the value will be displayed from 00 to
23 in cycle.
⑤
Press ODO TRIP button again, the
hour value stop flashing and the
minute value begins flashing. At this
time press DISP button once to
increase the minute value by 1; press
and hold the button the value will be
displayed from 00 to 59 in cycle.
⑥
②
Time Adjustment
Clock setting is realized through
combination of DISP button on the
right and ODO TRIP button on the left
of the combination instrument.
Switch to clock interface through
DISP button, and press ODO TRIP
button on the combination instrument
to enter clock setting interface, and
①
○3 Press ODO TRIP button again, the
minute value stop flashing and the
single digit and tens digit of year value
begins flashing. At this time press
DISP button once to increase the
minute value by 1; press and hold the
button the value will be displayed from
09 to 49 in cycle.
When finishing adjustment of day
value, long press ODO TRIP button
for 2 seconds to exit clock setting and
the interface will shift to clock
interface automatically; press ODO
TRIP button again to go to step 1.
During operation, if you long press
ODO TRIP button for 2 seconds, the
interface will switch to clock interface
automatically.
During setting, if you stop operation
before adjustment is finished, the
clock setting will be regarded as
completed and the current time value
will be accepted after 10 seconds.
 Driving Information Display
Press TRIP button to switch
driving information, and available
items and display order are shown in
the table below:
The order of value adjustment is
hour value- minute value – tens digit
and single digit of year value – month
value- day value – hour value.
④
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 Prompt Information Display
Display
descriptio
n or
buzzer
tone
Key is not
detected
Low key
battery
Parking
braking is
not
released.
Please
refill fuel
Description
Display
item
Clock
If key is not detected,
this information will be
displayed after
pressing starting
switch.
This information
prompts key battery is
running low. Please
change battery.
When vehicle speed
is over 5km/h and the
parking braking is not
released, this
information will be
displayed with buzzer
warning.
When remaining fuel
is low, this information
will be displayed with
buzzer warning.
Date
Fuel
consump
tion
Average
fuel
consump
tion
Instant
fuel
consump
tion
 Fault Information Display
Description
When the power supply
is at ON, the clock will
always be displayed.
When the power supply
is at ON, the date will
be displayed by default.
The
total
fuel
consumption since the
last resetting, press
―DISP‖ button for 2
seconds to reset this
item.
The
average
fuel
consumption / 100 km
since the last resetting;
press ―DISP‖ button for
2 seconds to reset this
item.
Display
descriptio
n or
buzzer
tone
Oil
mileage
Average
speed
Instant
fuel
consumption amount.
Clock
setting
Driving
time
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Description
The expected travel
mileage
of
the
remaining fuel, which is
calculated
by
a
combination of average
fuel consumption and
instant
fuel
consumption.
The
actual mileage may be
different
from
this
value.
The average vehicle
speed since the last
resetting; press ―DISP‖
button for 2 seconds to
reset this item.
Clock
and
date
adjustment
is
in
increment
cycle
mode.
The time after engine
starting or the last
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Time
adjustme
nt
Check
charging
system
Check
brake
system
Check
ABS
system
resetting; press ―DISP‖
button for 2 seconds to
reset this item.
The clock and date
adjustment is
increasing circulation
regulation.
This
information
indicates that there is
fault with charging
system. Stop the car
immediately
and
contact BYD service
station.
This
information
indicates that brake
fluid level is low or
there is fault with
braking system. Stop
the car immediately
and
contact
BYD
service station.
This information will be
displayed when there is
fault with ABS or
braking
system.
Contact BYD service
station for a check
TIPS
immediately.
(a) Braking System Warning Light
When ignition switch is at ON, the
indicator will be on in the following
cases:
● When Braking Fluid Level is
low…
Tips
When braking fluid level is low,
continued driving is dangerous.
The car shall be checked by BYD
service station in the following
cases.
● When ignition switch is at ON, the
light is not on even when the
parking brake is applied.
● When the parking brake is released,
even if ignition switch is turned on,
the light is not on.
During operation if the light is on
temporally it does not mean that there
is fault.
If any of the following cases, park
the car in a safe place and contact
BYD service station immediately.
● When engine is running, even if
the parking brake is released,
the light remains on.
In this case the brake may be
abnormal, which means the
brake stopping distance is
longer. Step on the brake pedal
forcibly for emergency cut-off.
● Braking system warning light is
still on when ABS warning light
is on.
In this case, the anti-lock brake
system does not function and
the car will be extremely
unstable.
(b) Seat Belt Indicator
The light will remind the driver to
fasten seat belt.
When ignition switch is at ON or
START, if the driver’s seat belt is not
fastened, this indicator will be turned
on. The seat belt will remains on until
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the driver’s seat belt is fastened.
(c) Discharging Warning Indicator
This light remind you that the battery
in discharging state.
If this indicator is on during driving,
there may be fault in charging system.
The engine can start up normally until
the battery is depleted. Turn off all
electrical appliances, such as AC, fan
and radio, and drive the car to the
nearest BYD service station for repair.
(d) Low
Indicator
Engine
Oil
Warning
This indicator warns you that engine
oil pressure is low.
In driving, if this indicator flashes or
remains on, stop your car away from
the road and stop the engine
immediately. Contact BYD service
station for help.
When the engine is in idle running,
this indicator will flash occasionally or
turns on after emergency braking. In
this case, if the indicator goes out in
acceleration, it means this system is
normal.
On slope or in turning, the shaking
fuel in the tank may cause the
indicator to be turned on earlier.
(g) ABS Warning Indicator
When the engine oil level is low, this
light will also be turned on. This light
is not intended to indicate engine oil
level. Engine oil level shall be
checked by dipstick.
Note
Do not continue driving when the
warning light is on – even a short
distance may damage the engine.
(e) Engine Fault Indicator
This indicator will be turned on when
there is fault with engine EFI system.
When the light is turned on, please
contact BYD service station for
repair/check as soon as possible.
(F) Low Fuel Level Warning
Indicator
This indicator will turn on when the
fuel in the tank is running low. You
shall refill the tank as soon as
possible.
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When ignition switch is at ON, this
light will be turned on. If the anti-lock
brake system is normal, the light will
be turned off after several seconds.
Later if the system gets it trouble, this
light will turn on again.
When ABS warning light is turned on
and braking system warning indicator
is turned off, anti-lock braking system
is disabled but the braking system still
functions normally.
In this case the wheels may be locked
in braking in emergency braking and
on slippery road.
If any of the following cases, parts
monitored by the indicator system
may have problem, and please
contact BYD service station as soon
as possible.
● When ignition switch is at ON, this
light never turns on or is always on.
● This light is turned on in driving.
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During operation if the light is on
temporally it does not mean that there
is fault.
TIPS
When braking system warning
indicator is on, if ABS warning
indicator is still on, please park
the car at a safe place and contact
BYD service station immediately.
In this case, the anti-lock brake
system does not function and the
car will be extremely unstable.
(h) Door Open Warning Indicator
This light will remains on until all
doors are closed.
(i) SRS Warning Light
When ignition switch is at ON, this
light will be turned on. And it will be
turned off after some 5 seconds. It
means the airbag system functions
normally.
This warning indicator is intended to
monitor airbag ECU, impact sensor,
air charging device, warning light,
connecting wire and power supply.
If any of the following cases, it means
there is fault with parts monitored by
warning indicator system. Please
contact BYD service station for a
check as soon as possible.
● When ignition switch is at ON, this
light never turns on or is always on.
● This light is turned on or flashes in
driving.
(j) Buzzer key indicator
Open the driver door when ignition
switch on ACC or LOCK, the buzzer
will remind you to take off the key.
(k) Buzzer Light Indicator
When
width-indicator
lights
or
headlights are turned on, if you open
driver’s door, the buzzer will give out
warning tone.
Check Maintenance Indicators
1. Apply parking brake.
2. Open a door.
Door open indicator shall be
turned on.
3. Close the door.
Door open indicator shall be
turned off.
4. Turn ignition switch to ON, but do
not start the engine.
All maintenance indicators shall be
turned on except door open
indicator. ABS indicator shall be
turned off after several seconds.
SRS indicator shall be turned off
after some 6 seconds.
If any maintenance indicator or
buzzer does not function as per the
procedure above, please have the car
checked in BYD service station as
soon as possible.
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NOTE
In driving, if the red warning
indicator (such as indicator for
discharging, braking, engine oil,
water
temperature)
on
the
instrument panel is turned on,
you
shall
stop
the
car
immediately and check for fault
as per instructions in this manual.
If necessary, please call for help
for BUD service station.
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Section 6
Operation of Instruments and Controllers
Parking Brake
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Parking Brake
TIPS
Before driving, make sure that
parking handle is released fully
and the Parking Brake indicator
goes out.
When parking the car, apply the
parking handle firmly to avoid random
move of the car.
Setting: pull up parking handle. To get
better holding force, step on and hold
the brake pedal firstly until the parking
handle is pulled up.
Releasing: pull up parking handle (1)
slightly, press down lock-releasing
button (2) and then release (3).
To remind you that the parking handle
is applied, the Parking Brake indicator
on the instrument panel will remain on
until the parking handle is released.\
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Chapter 1
Section 7
Operations of Instruments and Controllers
Automobile Multimedia System
Instruction of CD player ................................................................... 1-76
Troubleshooting for multimedia player ............................................ 1-85
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Instruction of CD player
Function and feature
1. CD supported
2. Built in AM/FM radio
3. Anti-vibration structure
4. MAX. power output: 25 W*4
Specifications:
Item
Working
voltage
Max. power
output
Max. working
current
FM frequency
range
AM frequency
range
Para
meter
DC:
11~1
6
25
W*4
10
87.5~
108.0
522~
1620
Unit
V
W
A
MHZ
KHZ
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Instruction of CD panel
Power/Volume
adjustment knob:
adjust the volume through the knob,
press the knob to open/close the CD.
The screen show Volume when
adjusting.
Sound-effect/Seek knob: Rotate the
Knob, to search radio station manually,
the radio frequency increase by
clockwise rotation, and decrease by
counterclockwise rotation. Press the
sound-effect
adjustment
button
(AUDIO), you can select your desired
mode. Every time you press AUDIO
button, the mode will switch from BAS
to TRE, BAL, and FAD in order; after
one circle, short press ―AUDIO‖
button, the interface of screen will
return to the current mode. If the
mode is changed, corresponding
mode name will be displayed on the
screen one by one.
button:
Radio
MODE ,short press can search radio
station with a strong signal on certain
waveband automatically, start play
and stop searching. Long press can
scan up or down from the current
frequency radio, stop when releasing.
CD/USB MODE, short press to
last/next song, long press to rapidly
move or move back sing’s time when
CD MODE, and to rapidly move or
move back sings when USB MODE.
∧ ∨ Button: documents operate
button, to increase/decrease the
documents.
1,2,3,4,5,6 keys: The keys are used
for saving channels when short
pressing the key, and listening to
programs of the saved channels when
long pressing the key..
―FM1‖,‖FM2‖,‖AM‖ button: press this
button to switch the between
―FM1‖,‖FM2‖,‖AM‖. The screen shows
―FM1‖,‖FM2‖,‖AM‖ mode.
―CD‖, ―USB‖, ―AUX‖ button: press this
button to enter ―CD‖, ―USB‖, ―AUX‖
mode, The screen shows ―CD‖, ―USB‖,
―AUX‖ mode .
Seek button: long press for
scaning and save channels
automatically, short press for
preview the saved channels.
The screen display ―SCAN‖.
Pause button: disc play or pause
for CD mode, the screen display
―SCAN‖.
Repeat button: CD mode: short
press to repeat the songs. USB
mode: short press to repeat the
documents, long press to
recycle repeat the documents.
The screen display ―RPT‖.
Preview Button: CD/USB mode,
short press for previewing the
songs. The screen display ―INT‖.
RDM button: CD/USB mode,
short press for play songs
random. The screen display
―RDM‖.
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MUTE button: press this button,
all songs into mute mode. The
screen display ―MUTE‖.
DISC ejection: exit disc for
ignition switch on ACC or ON,
long press 2seconds for exit disc
when ignition switch on OFF.
The screen display ―EJE‖.
Operation instructions of audio
system
NOTICE
CD mode: at playing CD
status.
Radio mode: at radio status.
Disc ejection: the button on the
main machine, you can only
play one disc and press this
button to exit the disc.
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NOTICE
To use the audio system properly,
the following instructions should
be followed:
Take care not to sprinkle drinks
onto the audio system.
Do not insert any foreign objects
into the CD slot except CD discs.
It’s normal that noise may be
given out by the loudspeakers of
the working audio system if a
mobile communication device,
e.g. a mobile phone, is being used
in or near the vehicle.
Remote control audio system
You can control the audio system by
the switchs on steeling wheel.
Volume
Channel
Mode
The instruction of the
operations and functions:
1 volume control button
2 ―∨‖ ―∧‖switch
3 ―mode‖ switch
switchs’
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Volume control Button
CD player protection
Press down ‖+‖ side to increase the
volume,long press to increase volume
continually;
Press down ‖-‖ side to decrease the
volume,long press to decrease
volume continually;

The CD player is designed
specially for 12cm CD discs.

In extremely hot environment, do
not use the CD player. In summer
whether, please turn on the air
conditioner after CD disc playing.

When the vehicle is driving on a
uneven road, the CD player, if working,
may have the noise jump problem.

If there is moist in the CD player,
no song can be heard even when it is
working. You should take the CD disc
out of the player and not use the CD
player until it is dry.
“∨” “∧”switch
Radio: seclect the saved channels.
Fastly press down ―∨‖ ―∧‖switch to
select the next saved channel.
Repeat the operation to search the
next channel. Press down the ―∨‖
― ∧ ‖switch to cancel the searching
mode when it is searching.
Mode (MODE) button:
Press down the MODE Button,
system changes the radio mode;
If you need open the radio system,
press down MODE button;
If you need close the radio system,
long press down MODE button;
TIPS
The CD player adopts invisible
laser, which, if radiating out of the
CD player, may lead to irradiation
hazard. Please operate the CD
player correctly according to the
instruction.

Only standard CD discs as the
above figure shows can be played.

Possibly, following CD discs
cannot be played:
Anti-copy CD
CD-R
CD-RW
CD-ROM
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NOTICE
Please play legal discs. Do not
use special-shape, transparent,
translucent,
poor-quality
or
labeled discs as shown above;
otherwise, the CD player may be
damaged or the disc cannot be
played.
Discs with special shapes
Discs of poor quality
Right
Transparent and translucent discs
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Discs with labels
Wrong

CD discs should be loaded and
unloaded carefully. More care should
be taken for inserting a disc into the
CD player slot. Hold edge of the disc
and do not twist it. Do not leave your
fingerprints on the CD disc, especially
the data storage surface.
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
Filth, scratches, contortion, pin
holes or other damages on the disc
may lead to skip reading or track
repeat.

After listened to, the CD disc
should be taken out from the player
and put into a plastic box away from
moisture, heat resources and direct
solar irradiation.
CD disc cleaning: first wipe the CD
disc surface with a piece of soft and
velveteen-free wet cloth and then
wipe it dry with dry soft cloth. Do not
apply alcohol or other detergent.
MP3 and WMA files
MP3 File Compatibility
 MP3 ( MPEG
Audio
LAYER 3 ) is normal
audio
compressed
format.
MP3
compressed format can
make file small as 1/10
of the old, even smaller.
 WMA(Windows Media
TM
Audio ) is audio
compressed
format
invented by Microsoft.
This format can make the same
file become smaller than MP3
format.
 For file criterion of MP3
and
WMA
and
medium/format recorded
by this criterion, this
audio
system
has
definite use limit.
 Compatible Criterion
MP3(MPEG-1,MPEG-2,
MPEG-2.5)
 Compatible Sampling
Frequency
MPEG-1:32,44.1,48(kHz
[kilohertz])
MPEG-2 : 16 , 22.05 ( kHz
[kilohertz])
MPEG-2.5 : 11 ( kHz
[kilohertz])
 Compatible Bit Rate
MPEG-1:64,80,96,112,
128,160,192,224,256,320
(kbps)
MPEG-2:40,48,56,64,
80,96,112,128,160(kbps)
MPEG-2.5:32,40,48,56,
64(kbps)
 Compatible Track Mode:
Dual track and single track.
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WMA File Compatibility




Compatible Criterion
WMA Ver.2,7,8
Compatible Sampling Frequency
44.1,48(kHz [kilohertz])
Compatible Bit Rate
64,80,96,128,160,192 (kbps)
Compatible Track Mode: Only for
dual track.
NOTICE
To make sure your USB read
and write rapidly, please just
save MP3 and WMA files in your
USB device.
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Troubleshooting for multimedia player
Failure
Reason
The ignition switch is
not turned on.
2. The wire is not
connected properly.
3. The fuse breaks.
1. The disk is put in
reversely.
2. The disk is dirty or
scratched seriously.
1.
1
No poweror sound
2
No sound with disk put in
3
Unstable sound caused
by vibration
4
5
Can not store channels
and the preset broadcast
The noise sent by FM
stereophony and single
channel broadcast give
are too loud
1. Installation is infirm.
2. The disk is dirty or
scratched seriously.
Solution
Turn the vehicle key to ―ACC‖
or ―ON‖.
2. Check the wire connection.
3. Change a fuse with specified
specification.
1.
1. Put in the disk correctly.
2. Wipe the disk or change a
new one
1.
2.
Fix the machine with
installation parts.
Clean up the disk or change a
new one.
The battery line is
connected improperly.
Connect the cable to correct pole.
The broadcasting station
is far away or the signal is
excessively weak.
Choose other broadcasting station
with stronger signal.
Using of multimedia
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Chapter 1
Section 8
Operations of Instrument and Controller
Air Conditioning System
Manual Air Conditioning System controler ...................................... 1-88
Wind Mode Knob Settings ............................................................... 1-89
Operating tips .................................................................................. 1-90
Side Ventilation Opening ................................................................. 1-92
Checking and Replacing the Filter of Air Conditioner ...................... 1-92
Rear Windshield Defroster…….………………………………………1-95
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Manual Air Conditioning System - Control Panel
1. Wind mode knob
2. Speed regulating knob for blower
3. Temperature regulating knob
4. Internal & external recycle button
5. ―A/C‖ button
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Speed Regulating Knob for Blower
Turn this knob to regulate the rotating
speed of blower – five gears are
available ―0, 1, 2, 3 and 4‖.Turn this
knob clockwise to increase the wind
speed, counter-clockwise to reduce
the wind speed; the blower is shut
down until gear 0.
You can also adjust it by the
figure above.
1. Turn switch to
, the airflow
mainly flow to your top body.
Temperature Regulating Knob
Turn this knob to regulate the
temperature of air out – clockwise to
increase
the
temperature;
counter-clockwise to reduce the
temperature.
3. Turn switch to , the airflow
mainly flow to your feet.
If not press down the A/C button, the
wind will be inner or hot.
Wind Mode Knob Settings
2. Turn switch to , the airflow
mainly flow to your top body and
feet.
4. Turn switch to , the airflow
mainly flow to your feet, and
windshield defroster working.
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Press the A/C button to turn on
the air conditions, wash the
windshield and windows rapidly.
Internal & External Recycle Button
Button operations to select the source
of air flow.
1. Internal recycle- to recycle the air
in the car.
5. Turn switch to , the airflow
mainly flow to windshield and
windows.
Set air-inlet mode to external recycle.
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2. External recycle – to absorb the
air outside into the system.
When you press the internal and
external recycle button, the indicator
(green) is on and the air-inlet mode is
internal recycle; press the button
again, the indicator is off and the
air-inlet mode is external recycle.
“A/C” Button
To start the air-conditioning system,
first turn the speed-regulating knob of
blower (not gear 0), and then press
―A/C‖ button. Then, the indicator
(green) of button is on. To turn off the
air-conditioning system, press the
button again (then blowing natural
wind) or turn the speed-regulating
knob of blower to gear 0.
Operation tips
●To quickly cool the car exposed in
the hot sun, just drive for minutes
with windows opened.
●Confirm that the air suction grid in
the front of windscreen is not
blocked (such as leaves or
snow).
● In wet weather, do not let cooling
air blow to the windscreen. Due
to
temperature
difference
between the outside and inside
of windscreen, the windscreen
will fog over.
● You must keep it clean and open
under the front seat so as to
make the air fully recycled in the
car.
● In cold weather, you must set the
rotating speed of blower to a high
speed for one minute so as to
clear the snow or moisture in the
air inlet channel. By doing so,
you can reduce fogging on the
windows.
● When driving on the dirty road,
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you shall close all the windows.
After closing all the windows, if
dusts raised by car still enter,
you are suggested to press the
internal and external recycle
button, set it to internal recycle
and turn the speed-regulating
knob of blower to non-0 gear.
Heating
To get best effect, set the panel of air
conditioner to the following:
Rotating speed of blower – non 0
gear
Temperature – point at warm (red
area)
Air suction – external recycle
(outside air)
Air flow Air conditioner - OFF
● To fast warm up, enable internal
recycle for several minutes. To not
fog on the windows, enable external
recycle after the car gets warmed.
● Press ―A/C‖ button to eliminate
moisture and warm up.
●
When defrosting and defogging
for the windscreen, select
air
flow to get the car warmed up.
Cooling
To get best effect, set the panel of air
conditioner to the following:
Rotating speed of blower – non 0
gear
Temperature – point at cold (blue
area)
Air suction – external recycle
(outside air)
Air flow –
Air conditioner - ON
To fast cool the car, turn the external
and internal recycle mode selecting
knob to internal recycle for several
minutes.
Ventilation
To get best effect, set the panel of air
conditioner to the following:
Rotating speed of blower – non 0
gear
Temperature – point at cold (blue
area)
Air suction – external recycle
(outside air)
Air flow –
Air conditioner - OFF
Defogging
Inside of windscreen
To get best effect, set the panel of air
conditioner to the following:
Rotating speed of blower – non 0
gear
Temperature – point at warm (red
area) to warm up;
Point at cold (blue area) to cool
down.
Air suction – external recycle
(outside air)
Air flow ● In wet weather, do not blow the
cooling air to the windscreen –
indoor and outdoor temperature
difference may cause serious
fogging.
● To keep clear for front sight, rotate
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the switch to
the defroster.
and
to turn on
● When defrosting for the windscreen,
to get the car warmed up, you can
select
When cooling or heating, press down
the A/C button to clear the front
sight rapidly.
Check and Replace Air-conditioner
Filter
air flow.
Side Ventilation Opening
Defrosting
Outside of windscreen
To get best effect, set the panel of air
conditioner to the following:
Rotating speed of blower – non 0
gear
Temperature – point at warm (red
area)
Air suction – external recycle
(outside air)
Air flow - windscreen
Air conditioner - OFF
To keep clear for front sight, rotate
the switch to
the defroster.
and
to turn on
When cooling or heating, press down
the A/C button to clear the front
sight rapidly.
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If you are not satisfied with the airflow
control, check the side ventilation
opening which may be opened or
closed as shown in the figure.
Instruction label of filter of air
conditioner is sticked on the inner side
of glove box as shown in the figure,
indicating that a filter is equipped.
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Filter of air conditioner can prevent
dust from entering the car through air
inlet of air conditioner.
2. Press both sides of the right glove
box, unfasten the pothook and take
down the right glove box.
1. Open the right glove box pull off
the buckle by hands.
3. Take out the filter box from the
outlet of filter as shown in the figure.
To maintain the efficiency of air
conditioner, you must check and
replace its filter according to the
maintenance program.
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Reinstall the right glove box
1. Insert a bolt into the hole of damper
as shown in the figure.
4. Take out the filter from the filter
box.
5. Check the surface of filter.
If dirty, replace it.
When installing filter and filter box,
keep the arrow upward.
TIPS
Air filter must be installed into
place
properly.
Using
air
conditioner with the air filter
taken away will reduce the
dust-proof effect and also affect
the
performance
of
air
conditioner.
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2. Press down the buckle into the
fixing port.
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To remove fog or frost on the rear
windshield, please press this switch.
3. Close the right glove box.
Rear Windshield Defroster
The ignition switch shall be on ―ON‖.
The slim heating wire at the internal
side of the rear windshield will make
the glass clear quickly. The indicator
will be turned on, indicating that the
defroster is in working.
Press the switch again and the
defroster will be turned off.
After the rear windshield becomes
clear, make sure to turn off the
defroster. Leaving defroster operating
for a long time will cause discharge of
battery, especially when the car is
stopped frequently. Defroster is not
intended to remove rain and snow.
NOTICE
◆ When manual AC controller is
installed: to prevent battery
discharge, turn off the defroster
switch when stopping the
engine.
◆ When clean the internal side of
the rear window, pay attention
to not scratching or damaging
heating wire or its connector.
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Chapter 1
Section 9
Operations of Instrument and Controller
Other Equipment
Cigarette Lighter.............................................................................. 1-98
Right Glove Box .............................................................................. 1-98
Central Glove Box ........................................................................... 1-98
Parking Assistance System ............................................................. 1-99
Parking imaging System ............................................................... 1-103
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Cigarette Lighter
Right Glove Box
To use cigar lighter, just press it. After
cigar lighter lights it on, it will pop up
for use.
If the engine is not running, ignition
switch must be in the position of
―ACC‖.
Do not press the cigar lighter and
hold.
To open the right glove box, pull the
handle.
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Central Glove Box
To open the central glove box, uplift
its cover and pull upward the locking
buckle.
TIPS
To reduce the possibility of
unexpected accident or human
injury in emergency braking, you
must keep the central glove box
closed during driving.
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Cup Holder
Parking
System
Assistance
WARNING
Please follow the instructions
below; otherwise it may cause an
accident in driving:
● Please do not add any other
things within the working scope of
sensor.
NOTE
Please note in washing car:
Please do not wash the sensor
with water or steam, or it may
cause a sensor fault.
It is designed to place cup or drink
can safely.
In parking the car, parking assistance
system, which can probe barriers
through a sensor, can remind the
driver of the distance between the car
itself and other barriers through
buzzer. Please pay attention to the
area around when using this system.
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working status
ON:After pressing the switch
, the
car-shaped icon
will be lightened
and the buzzer sound once.
OFF: press the switch again.
Display
Parking Assistance Switch
when any barriers are detected by the
sensor, according to the shape of
barrier and distance between the car
and the barrier, indicator will light up
on 1# switch group, and icon will
display on touch screen (optional).
Parking Assistance Switch is on 1#
switch group, and 1# switch group
located on the top of central control
panel.
1. Rear corner sensor working
2. Rear central sensor working
Reversing Radar System
1. Rear Corner Sensor
2. Rear Central Sensor
When the power supply is at ―ON‖ and
the gear lever on R, the system enters
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Icon display
(optional)
on
touch
screen
During reversing, the screen will
display video of vehicle reverse, and
reverse reward warning icon will
appeared on the left and top of the
screen.
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Approximate
Distance
(mm)
display
example
Working Example of Corner Sensor
Buzze
r
Slow
about
1200-800
Fast
Distance Display and Buzzer
If any barriers are detected by the
sensor, indicator in corresponding
position will flash according to the
distance with the barrier while the
buzzer sounds to warn the user.
Working Example of Rear Central
Sensor
Approximate
Distance
display example
Buzzer
(mm)
about 600
-500
Fast
about 500
or less than
500
Long
tone
about
800-500
Long
tone
about 500
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Working Sensor
All probes work in driving backwards.
The probing range of sensor is
displayed in the figure above. Please
note that object extremely closed to
the car may not be detected by the
sensor and the probing range of
sensor may vary with the shape and
material of barrier.
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NOTE
●
Parking assistance system
used to help driving, can not
replace your judgment, just
control your vehicle base on
observe.
●
Do not stick accessories or
other things on the sensor
used for probing barriers.
Otherwise, it will interfere
with the accurate working of
system, which may cause
unexpected accidents.
●
Sometimes the system can
not working normally, when
your vehicle closed to some
barriers, it will not be
detected, so you must
observe your around area,
and don’t lie on the system.
Sensor-Detected Information
Accuracy of detection may be
affected by some car conditions and
surroundings. Possible causes are
listed below:
● The sensor is dirty, wet or misty;
● The sensor is snowy or frozen;
● The sensor is covered in any way;
● The car leans to one side obviously
or over loads;
● Driving on the rugged road, slope,
gravel road or grassland;
● The sensor is repainted;
● It is noisy around the car, due to the
sound of horn, electric motorcycle
engine, air brake of vehicles in large
size or other noises generated by
ultrasonic wave.
● There is another car equipped with
parking assistance system nearby;
● Towing ring is installed in the car;
● The bumper or sensor is hit hard;
● The car draws near to a higher or
zigzag curb;
● In very hot or cold weather;
● Install non-original suspension
which is lower than the original one;
Apart from conditions above, the
actual distance of some objects
cannot be judged by the sensor due
to their shapes.
Shape and material of the barrier may
prevent the sensor from detecting.
Pay more attention to barriers below:
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● Electric wire, rail fence, rope, etc.
●Cotton, snow and other materials
absorbing radio wave
●Objects with sharp edges and
corners;
●Low barrier;
●High barrier with its top part
extending towards your car;
● Objects under the bumper;
● Objects close to the car;
● Persons nearby the car (subject to
type of clothes)
If the buzzer sounds, any barriers
may be detected by the sensor or the
sensor may be interfered by the
external
environment.
If
this
phenomenon continues to exist, you
can contact BYD authorized service
station for repair.;
Parking imaging system
When the power supply is at ―ON‖ and
the gear lever on R, the system enters
Parking imaging mode
Reversing camera is installed behind
the back trunk door.
Operation of reverse
Sight range of the camera is limited.
You can turn on the Parking imaging
system only when needing to reverse.
Reversing video don’t display the
barriers close to the bumper corner
and under the bumper. Shown as
figure below:
When gear lever on R, the touch
screen will display the reversing video
for driver observing the blind area to
help drive.
Barriers close to the bumper corner.
NOTE
Reverse safety line just provide to
refer while vehicle unloading
Barriers under the bumper.
Reversing camera is installed behind
the back trunk door.
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Display example on touch screen
There are two lines in the figure is
reverse safety line.
Red: about 0-0.5mm
Yellow: about 0.5-2M
Green: about more than 2M
The displayed area is different as
variety vehicle directions and road
conditions.
The system just can help you parking
you vehicle but not depend on it
completely. You must pay attention
for this when using reversing video
system, and make sure the distance
is enough before reversing.
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Chapter 2
Tips on Driving BYD L3
Run-in Period .................................................................................... 2-2
Fuel ................................................................................................... 2-2
Fuel Cut-off System .......................................................................... 2-3
Three-Way Catalytic Converter ......................................................... 2-3
Engine Exhaust Warning ................................................................... 2-4
Consumption of Engine Oil ............................................................... 2-5
Gear Shift .......................................................................................... 2-6
Brake System .................................................................................. 2-11
Brake Wearing Piece Warning Plate ............................................... 2-15
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Run-in Period
Drive the car stably and do not drive
at high speed.
BYD L3 does not have complicated
run-in procedure. In the first 2,000
kilometers, please follow the tips
below to save fuel and extend the
service life of the car.
● Do not press the accelerator to the
bottom in starting and driving.
● Do not let the engine runs
overspeed.
● Avoid emergency braking in the first
300 kilometers.
● Do not drive the car for a long time
at the same speed, high or low.
● Do not tow a trailer in the first 2000
kilometers.
Fuel
Appropriate fuel can give full play to
engine performance, while reducing
exhaust emission and allowing simple
maintenance of parts.
Engine damage or incompliance of
emission as a result of improper fuel
are not covered by BYD warranty.
Fuel Type
Only use #93 or above unleaded
gasoline.
To prevent wrong operation in gas
station, BYD L3 is equipped with a
small fuel tank opening. The special
nozzle of unleaded gasoline pump
can match up with the small opening
while the larger standard nozzle of
leaded gasoline pump can not.
NOTE
Do not use leaded gasoline,
which may cause failure of
three-way catalytic converter and
abnormality of emission pollution
control device. It will also
increase maintenance expense.
NOTE
Emission system on BYD L3 is
only intended for #93 or above
unleaded gasoline.
Engine Knock
When
you
are
using
fuel
recommended by BYD dealer, in case
of serious engine knock, or if you hear
regular knock sound, please contact
BYD service station.
But occasionally you can hear slight
knock sound for short time when the
car is accelerating or on uphill road,
which is normal.
Rated Capacity of Fuel Tank
50L (liter)
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Fuel Cut-off System
Three-Way Catalytic Converter
In case of accident, when the engine
stops running, the engine control
system will cut off fuel supply to the
engine to reduce the danger of fuel
leakage to the minimum. When fuel
pump stops work, to restart the
engine, turn the ignition switch to ACC
or LOCK, then restart it.
NOTE
NOTE
Check the ground under the car
before restarting the engine. If
any liquid leakage on the ground,
the fuel system may have damage
and need repair. Do not restart
the engine in this case.
or other inflammable objects, and
it is especially prohibited to park
the car or leave the engine
running idle on such ground.
Three-way catalytic converter is an
emission pollution control device
integrated in emission system.
It is intended to reduce pollutant in
emission.
NOTE
● When the engine is running,
stay
away
and
keep
inflammable material from the
exhaust pipe. The hot gas from
the exhaust pipe may cause
injury or fire.
● Avoid driving on ground
covered with grass, leaves, paper
Large amount of uncombusted
mixture
gas
entering
the
three-way catalytic converter may
cause overheat of the converter
and even fire. To prevent such
danger,
please
follow
the
instructions below:
◆ Only use unleaded gasoline.
◆ Do not drive the car when the
fuel level is extremely low;
insufficient fuel may cause
misfire in the engine and
overload in three-way catalytic
converter.
◆ Do not let the engine run for
over 10 minutes at high idle
speed or over 20 minutes at
low idle speed.
◆ Do not let the engine runs
overspeed.
◆ Do not push or pull the car for
starting.
◆ Do not turn off ignition switch
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in driving.
Always keep the engine at
optimum conditions. If electrical
system,
electronic
ignition
system or fuel system has fault,
the
three-way
catalytic
converter will get overheated.
◆ Please the engine has trouble
in starting or stalls frequently,
please
check
the
car
immediately.
To ensure normal operation of
three-way catalytic converter and
the whole emission control
system, regular check according
to BYD L3 Auto Maintenance
Schedule is required. (See
chapter 6.)
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Engine Exhaust Warning
TIPS
● Avoid breathing in exhaust gas
from the engine.
● Make sure the exhaust system
has no leakage or loose
connection. 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.
● Do not run the engine in garage
or
closed
space
except
entering/exiting the garage.
High concentration of exhaust
gas is severely dangerous.
● Do not stop the car with the
engine running for a long time. If
you have to, park the car in
open space and adjust
heating/cooling air system to
take fresh air into the car.
● Lock up trunk lid in driving.
Open or loosened trunk lid or
rear door may cause exhaust
gas entering the car.
● To ensure normal operation of
ventilation system, keep the
intake
grid
before
the
windshield free from snow,
leaves or other stuff.
● If you smell exhaust gas within
the car, open the window
immediately, find out the place
from where the exhaust gas
entered, and make correction.
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Consumption of Engine Oil
Function of Engine Oil
Engine oil is used to lubricate and
cool the inside of the engine and play
a major role in maintenance to keep
the engine at normal running status.
Consumption of Engine Oil
The engine consumes some engine
oil in normal running status for the
following causes:
● Piston, piston ring and cylinders are
lubricated by engine oil. When a
piston moves downwards in a
cylinder, a film of engine oil will be
formed on the cylinder wall. In
deceleration, the resulting high
negative pressure will suck in
engine oil from the film to the
combustion
chamber.
The
sucked-in engine oil will combust
together with the oil film on the
cylinder
wall
during
the
high-temperature combustion in the
chamber.
● The intake valve stem is also
lubricated by engine oil. Some
engine oil is sucked in together with
the intake air to the combustion
chamber and participates in
combustion. High temperature
exhaust gas may also combust
engine oil used to lubricate the
exhaust valve stem.
Consumption speed of engine oil
depends on its viscosity and quality
and actual vehicle conditions.
undergone repeated short trips (such
as 1,000 km), the engine oil level on
dipstick may have not dropped even
when engine oil is consumed normally.
The fact that the engine oil has been
diluted by fuel and steam make the oil
level stay at the original position on
the dipstick.
During high-speed driving, such as a
trip on express way, the foreign
matter may be evaporated. As a result,
the engine oil level may drop sharply
after a high-speed trip.
High speed driving and frequent
acceleration/
deceleration
will
increase consumption of engine oil.
New engine may consume more
engine oil as the pistons, piston rings
and cylinder walls shall undergo
running-in.
Consumption of Engine Oil
Pay close attention that the engine oil
consumption may not be judged
correctly by engine oil level because
the engine oil may be diluted.
For example, after the car has
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Significance of Checking Engine
Oil Level
One of the key points in vehicle
maintenance is to keep the engine oil
at optimum level, which allows normal
function of the engine oil. In one word,
it is important to check the engine oil
level
regularly.
You
are
recommended to check the engine oil
level every time you refill gasoline.
NOTE
If the engine oil level is not
checked regularly, insufficient
engine oil may result in severe
engine faults.
For details on checking engine oil
level, please refers to ―Check Engine
Oil Level‖ in Section 7-2.
Gear Shift
Manual Transmission
For stable running, the manual
transmission is synchronized on all
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forward gears. A lock-up device is
available to prevent gear shift directly
from 5th gear to reverse gear. In gear
shift, you shall step the clutch pedal to
the bottom; do not stay your feet on
the clutch pedal when you are not
make gear shift, otherwise the clutch
wear may be speeded up.
WARNING
Shift to R gear only after the car
stops completely, otherwise the
transmission may be damaged.
After stepping on the clutch pedal,
you shall wait for a few seconds
before shift to reverse gear, or shift to
a forward gear and wait for a few
seconds. In this way, the gears will
stop rotating, avoiding milling on each
other.
In deceleration, downshift can provide
additional braking force from the
engine. Such additional braking force
helps to keep the car at safe speed,
especially on downhill road it can
prevent the brake from overheating.
NOTICE
On slippery road surface, high
acceleration and deceleration
may cause the car out of control.
Once a collision occurs, you may
suffer personal injury.
Take special care when driving
on slippery road.
CVT Transmission
Position of Gear Shift Lever
Gear shift lever has four positions.
When starting the engine the lever
shall be in P (Parking) gear or N
(Neutral) gear. When you park the
car at D, N or R gear, you shall step
on braking pedal forcibly with the feet
away from accelerator pedal.
P gear – at this position the
transmission
is
locked
up
mechanically. The lever shall be at
this gear when starting/shutting down
the engine. To get out of this gear,
step on the braking pedal with your
feet away from the accelerator pedal.
If the procedure above fails to get
gear shift lever out of P gear, please
refer to ―Release Gear Shift Locking‖.
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warm up the engine.
When using D gear, to speed up
acceleration,
please
step
the
accelerator pedal to the bottom to
upshift the gear. The transmission will
upshift by one grade or two grades
according to the speed you step on
the accelerator pedal.
To avoid damaging the transmission,
you shall shift to P gear only after the
car stops completely.
R gear – for gear shift from P gear to
R gear, please refer to description on
P gear. To shift from N gear to R gear,
you shall stop the car completely first.
N gear – to restart the engine after it
stalls, or to stop the car temporarily
with the engine running idle, you can
use N gear. You shall shift to P gear
whenever you leave the car.
D (driving) gear – it is used in driving.
The transmission will select proper
gears according to vehicle speed and
acceleration, When the engine is cold,
you can feel that the transmission
upshifts quickly, which is helpful to
S (sport) mode – when using sport
mode, push the gear shift lever
upwards to upshift, and downwards to
downshift.
Release Lock by Gear Shift
When you cannot get the lever out of
P gear by regular way (step down the
braking pedal), please use this
device.
1. Shut down the engine and pull up
the hand brake.
2. Press P gear releasing button, and
switch the gear shift lever from P gear
to N gear.
3. Step down braking pedal and
restart the engine.
If you need to release lock by gear
shift, it means the car has fault. You
shall have your car checked by BYD
service station.
Hill Start
To protect CVT transmission, when
starting the car on steep slope, you
shall make hill starting assisted by
parking lever. Or the car may slide
downwards, which may result in
damage to the transmission.
Self-adaptive Update of Transmission
Clutch
You shall make self-adaptive update
of transmission clutch in the following
cases:
1. TCU program is updated.
2. A new TCU is installed.
3. A new gearbox is replaced.
The self-adaptive procedure of the
clutch is as follows:
1 Stop the car completely.
2 Run the engine.
3 Set throttle valve opening to 0%
(do not step the accelerator
pedal).
4 Make the engine run at stable
idle speed.
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5 Make the engine run with stable
torque.
6 Press footbrake.
7 Make the following gear shift.
 Shift from N gear to D gear for 4
times, staying at each position of
N gear and D gear for at least 6
seconds.
 Shift from N gear to R gear for 4
times, staying at each position of
N gear and R gear for at least 6
seconds.
completely, you shall apply the
parking brake firmly. In addition, it is
recommended to shift the gear shift
lever out of N gear, specifically, to 1
gear on flat ground or uphill slope or R
gear on downhill slope.
Apply parking brake and shift the
transmission to non-N gear (1 gear is
recommended).
Park the car on flat and solid ground,
pull up parking brake firmly and shift
the transmission to non-N gear (1
gear is recommended).
Parking Brake
Maintenance Operation:
When parking the car, apply the
parking brake firmly to prevent
random move of the car. To prevent
the car from unwanted move, when
parking on flat ground and uphill slope,
it is recommended to shift the gear
lever to 1 position; when parking on
downhill slope, it is recommended to
shift the gear lever to R gear.
Before driving, make sure that parking
brake is released fully and the parking
brake indicator goes out.
To prevent the car from unwanted
move, after the car is stopped
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Replace lubricant and oil screen in
CVT transmission upon each 60,000
km mileage.
Note:precautions
on
transmission maintenance:
CVT
Maintenance Period
Replace transmission fluid and oil
screen for the transmission upon
each 60,000 km mileage. The
transmission comes with refilling cock
on the top of the gearbox and drain
plug.
Lubricant Specification
Only use ESSO EZL 799A.
Lubricant of other specification may
damage the transmission, and the
resulting faults are not covered by
BYD warranty.
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Precautions in Towing
Towing
Method
Transmission
Configuration
Stepless
MT
AT
Not
N gear
allowed
Towing
gear
Towing
with front
Allowed
Allowed
wheels off
ground
Towing
with rear
Not
Allowed
wheels off
allowed
ground
Towing
with four
Not
Allowed
wheels on
allowed
ground
Shipped on
special-pur
Allowed
Allowed
pose
vehicle
Note: vehicles with CVT transmission
can not be towed, because only when
its engine is running the cone pulley
can produce fluid pressure to drive
the transmission belt.
To tow a vehicle with CVT
transmission, its front wheels must be
lifted up off the ground.
In emergency towing for short trip, a
vehicle with CVT transmission shall
be at N gear with the engine running.
Only when the engine is running, the
transmission oil pump can provide oil
pressure to drive the transmission belt,
otherwise the belt may be damaged.
Transmission Oil Selection
1. Specification of Gear Oil for Manual
Transmission:
75W—90
above -40℃
80W—90
above -26℃
80W—90 or 85W—140
all around
the year
API Grade GL-4 or above
Amount: a total of 2.1L; when replace
gear oil, the refilling amount is 2.0L.
2. CVT Transmission Oil Specification
ESSO EZL799A
Amount: when replacing transmission
oil, refilling amount is 4.1L and
checking oil level is required.
Check CVT transmission oil level in
the following procedure:
Transmissions are delivered with
transmission oil not fully filled, as a
result,
when
installing
the
transmission on a vehicle or replacing
a transmission, it is required to refill
4.1±0.05 L of ESSO EZL799A oil.
After the first refilling, check the oil
level in the following procedure:
- start the engine and run idle for at
least 10 seconds (during engine
starting, the noise of air flow in
circulating in the system is
normal). )
- Shift gear shift lever to other gears
(P gear – R gear – D gear), waiting
for at least 5 seconds before shift
gear.
- Shift to ―D‖ (Driving) gear.
- Release foot brake pedal.
- Slow down the vehicle to a minimum
of 60km/h (engine speed shall not
be over 2500 rpm).
- Release the accelerator to let the car
slow down until stop (noise caused
by air flow circulation since engine
starting disappears).
- Warm up the oil by driving the car for
at least 5 minutes or until the
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transmission
oil
temperature
reaches 60℃.
- Park the car on flat ground or slope.
- Step on foot brake pedal.
- Wait for 2 seconds.
- Shift gear to ―N‖ (Neutral) gear.
- Wait for 10 seconds.
- Shift gear to ―P‖ (Parking) gear.
- Let the engine run idle.
- Pull off oil level plug screw.
- Make sure at least 0.2L oil flows out
after removing the oil level plug
screw. (If the oil outflow is less, it
means the original oil amount is
insufficient.)
- Wait for a few minutes until the oil
droplet falls off from the plug screw
opening.
- Reinstall the oil level plug screw.
- Shut down the engine.
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Oil filling
plug (3)
Drain
plug (1)
Oil level
plug (2)
Note: During refilling transmission oil,
prevent it from overflow. In Case of
overflow, clean up overflowing oil
immediately
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Brake System
Design of Brake System
brake shoe regularly, and especially,
after brake shoe and/or brake disc
(drum) is replaced.
Running-in shall be conducted by
BYD service station.
Anti-lock Brake System
Front
of car
The hydraulic system driving the
brake has two independent loops.
Each loop acts in the diagonal
direction across the car, linking the
left front wheel and right rear wheel,
ect. If one loop has fault, another two
wheels still have brake function.
Disc (Drum) Parking Brake
The car is equipped with disc (drum)
parking brake. This kind of brake
system requires running-in to the
ABS helps to prevent the wheels from
locking or skidding in hard braking,
allowing steering control in braking.
When the front wheels are skidding,
steering control is not available, which
means even if you rotate the steering
wheel, the car keeps running ahead
straightly.
ABS helps to prevent
wheel locking, and keeps the steering
control available as the quick-acting
pulse brake responds much faster
than the driver.
ABS also distributes braking forces on
all wheels according to the load status
of the car.
Do not step on the brake pedal
repeatedly in a short time, otherwise
ABS may fail. When steering the car
to avoid danger, you shall keep stable
and strong pressure on the brake
pedal so as to give full play to ABS.
Sometimes it is called ―Stepping
stably, steering accurately‖.
When ABS acts, you will feel a shake
on the brake pedal and sometimes
you will hear noise. This is normal
when ABS makes quick-acting pulse
braking.
The ABS response time depends on
tires’ driving force (adhesive force).
On dry and paved road, you shall step
on the brake pedal forcibly to enable
ABS. But if you want to stop the car
on snowy or freezing road, you can
feel that ABS acts quickly.
Important Safety Tips
ABS can not reduce the time and
distance required for braking. Its
function is to maintain steering control
in braking. You shall always keep safe
distance away from other vehicles.
ABS cannot prevent skidding caused
by sudden change of vehicle direction,
such as sharp turning or sudden lane
changing. Drive the car carefully at
safe speed regardless of the road and
weather conditions.
ABS cannot prevent reduction in
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vehicle stability. In hard braking, the
steering shall be moderate. Sharp
turn in driving may cause the car to
smash into the traffic flow in the
opposite direction or rush off the road.
On soft or rugged road (such as
sandy or snowy road), a vehicle with
ABS may need longer braking
distance than a vehicle without ABS.
Under this condition, you shall slow
down the car while keeping larger
distance from other vehicles.
ABS Indicator
Parking and braking
system indicator
ABS
indicator
ABS has self-detection function. If any
fault, ABS indicator (refer to
introduction
on
combination
instrument) on the instrument panel
will be turned on. This means ABS
function of the brake system has fault.
But the brake can still provide normal
braking force like an auto without ABS
function. Please contact BYD service
station to check you car.
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If ABS indicator and braking system
indicator are turned on at the same
time when hand brake is released
completely, it means the braking force
distribution system also fails.
Press brake pedal slightly to check if it
is normal; if normal, check the braking
fluid level when refilling fuel at the
next time (refer to section on checking
braking fluid). If the level is low, drive
your car to BYD service station to
check whether brake system has
leakage and check the brake wearing
piece.
If the brake pedal feels abnormal, you
shall take measures immediately. As
the brake system adopts dual loop
design, even if part of the system fails,
you can still control braking of the
other two wheels. But at this time you
shall step the brake pedal deeper to
brake the car, and the brake distance
will be longer.
Shift to lower gear to slow down the
car, and park the car at roadside. As
the braking distance is longer, driving
the car under this condition is
dangerous. You shall have the car
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towed away and repaired as soon as
possible.
If you have to drive the car for a short
trip, you must drive with extremely
car.
Drive in Poor Weather
Driving force (adhesive force) and
visibility will reduce in rainy, snowy
and fog days, and such environment
requires different driving skill. Make
good maintenance of the car in
normal time, and take special care
when driving in poor weather. Under
such conditions, do not use cruise
control function (optional on some
models).
Driving skill – driving speed shall be
slower than in dry weather. Even
when the road is a little damp, the car
need much longer response time to
apply stable and even pressure to all
control devices. In wet weather, sharp
turning or hard braking may cause the
car out of control. In the first a few
miles after the road condition changes,
you shall drive with special care,
especially in winter days. During
summer, a driver may forget driving
skills for driving on snowy road, and
exercise is needed to regain such
skills.
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 – under all weather
conditions, it is very important for a
driver to see around and to be seen
by other drivers clearly. In poor
weather, visibility will deteriorate and
you shall turn on headlights even in
daytime for better visibility.
You shall check the windshield wiper
and cleaner regularly. Keep sufficient
cleanser liquid in the cleanser tank of
windshield cleaner. If the wiper can
not wipe the windshield clean, you
shall replace the wiper blade. In
addition, you can use defroster and
AC device to prevent fogging on the
internal side of the windows.
Driving force (adhesive force) – you
shall check whether the wear and
pressure of the tires are appropriate
regularly, which is important to
prevent the auto shift (adhesive force
reduced on wet road). In winter all 4
wheels shall change to snow tires
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Engine Fault Indicator
(with deep anti-skidding tread) for
optimum operation performance.
In driving you shall check the
ever-changing road conditions. Damp
leaves my be as slippery as snow,
―Clean‖ road may be covered with thin
ice.
When
the
environment
temperature is near freezing point,
driving is very dangerous as the road
may be covered by water and ice
alternatively. As a result, the adhesive
force may change a lot 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.
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Engine Fault
indicator
In overtaking or being overtaken, take
special as the water fog splashed up
by large vehicle may block you view
and the air shock wave caused by
large vehicle may lead to losing
control of the car.
Note: do not drive on a road under
deep water, which may cause
damage or failure of engine and
electrical system.
This indicator will be on for several
seconds when turning the ignition
switch to ON (II). If it turned on at any
other time, it means some emission
control device in the engine system
has fault. Even if you cannot feel
obvious
change
in
vehicle
performance, the fault may cause
deteriorated fuel economy and
increase exhaust emission, and long
time driving under this condition may
result in severe damage.
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If this indicator is on, you shall park
the car at roadside and shut down the
engine. Restart the engine and check
the indicator again, if it is still on, you
shall have the car checked by BYD
service station as soon as possible.
Before the fault is identified and
repaired by BYD service station, you
shall drive with care and avoid full
accelerator and high speed.
If the indicator turns on frequently,
even if it goes out after you take
measures in the procedure above,
you shall have the car checked by
BYD service station.
Brake Wearing Piece Warning Plate
TIPS
The warning plate of brake wearing
piece gives alarm sound when the
wearing piece need replacement.
Driving when the fault indicator is
on may damage the emission
control system and the engine.
Such damage is not covered by
BYD warranty.
Notice
of
compartment
using
luggage
When shipping luggage or goods by
the car, follow the instructions below:
● It is recommended to load the
luggage or goods in the trunk.
Make sure all items are fastened in
place.
● Keep proper weight balance across
the car. It is recommended to place
heavy articles in the front part to
keep weight balance,
● Do not ship unnecessary items to
save fuel.
If you hear alarm sound or friction
noise in driving, you shall immediately
call BYD service station for check and
replacement of brake wearing piece.
Do not continue driving your car when
there is alarm sound.
Suspension and Chassis
TIPS
Do not amend the suspension/
chassis with lifting tools, partition
panels, springs, etc., which may
cause the car out of control.
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Chapter 3
Starting and Driving
Before Starting Engine ...................................................................... 3-2
How to Start Engine .......................................................................... 3-2
Safety Check Before Driving ............................................................. 3-3
After engine starting .......................................................................... 3-4
Driving Tips in Winter ........................................................................ 3-5
Tow Trailer ........................................................................................ 3-6
How to Save Fuel and Extend Auto Service Life ............................... 3-7
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Before Starting Engine
How to Start Engine
(b) Start Engine
1. Check the environment around the
car before getting in.
2. Adjust seat position, seatback
angle, seat height, head protection
device height, steering wheel
angle and height.
3. Adjust interior and exterior
rear-view mirror.
4. Lock up all doors.
5. Fasten seat belts.
(a) Before Staring Engine
Make sure procedure in ― (a) Before
Staring Engine‖ is performed before
starting engine.
Once you set the anti-theft function by
pressing ―LOCK‖ on the wireless
remote control, you must press
―UNLOCK‖ to cancel it before driving,
or you cannot start the car.
MT:
1. Check parking brake.
2. Shut down all unwanted lights and
electrical devices.
3. Shift gear shift lever to neutral
gear.
4. Step clutch pedal to the bottom
and maintain until the car moves.
5. Anti-theft function will be disabled.
CVT:
1. Apply parking brake firmly.
2. Shut down all unwanted lights and
electrical devices.
3. Shift gear shift lever to P gear. If
you need to restart engine in
driving, please shift gear shift lever
to N; when the lever is on any
other gears, starting protection
device will prohibit starter running.
4. Step brake pedal to the bottom
and maintain until the car moves.
Normal Starting
Multi-point fuel injection system in the
engine
automatically
controls
appropriate mixing of air / fuel for
starting. You can perform cold starting
or hot starting in the following
procedure:
Turn ignition switch to START to start
the engine.
The engine can warm up through
travel rather than running idle. Run
the engine stably for preheating until
the engine coolant temperature rises
up to normal range.
If Engine Stalls
Restart as
procedure.
per
normal
starting
When Engine Cannot Start
Refer to ―When Engine Cannot Start‖
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Check Engine Before Starting
in Chapter 4.
NOTE
◆ Each starting attempt shall be
no more than 5 seconds, or it
will cause overheating of
engine or wires.
◆ Do not let the engine run
overspeed.
◆ Check the engine immediately
if it has difficulty in starting or
stalls frequently.
Safety Check Before Driving
Before driving you had better conduct
a safety check of the car. Several
minutes’ check can ensure safety and
allow you to enjoy happy time in
driving.
TIPS
If you make safety check in a
closed garage, make sure the
garage has good ventilation. The
exhaust of engine is harmful.
Vehicle Exterior Conditions
Tires: check tire pressure with a
gauge, and check if there is cutting,
damage or excessive wear.
Wheel Nuts: make sure there is no
loose or missing nut.
Leakage: if the car has been in
parking for a while, you shall check if
there is fuel, engine oil, water or other
fluid leakage under the car. (Water
drops produced by AC system are
normal.)
Lighting: make sure headlights,
parking lights, width-indicator lights,
turn signal lights and other lights work
normally. Check illumination intensity
of headlights.
Vehicle Interior Conditions
Spare tire, jack and wheel nut
wrench: check tire pressure and
make sure jack and wrench is in
place.
Seat belt: check whether buckle can
fasten seat belt firmly. Make sure seat
belt has no wear or scratching.
Instruments and Controllers: take
special
care
to
make
sure
maintenance prompting indicator,
instrument lighting and defroster work
normally.
Brake: make sure the pedal has
enough action clearance.
Inside Engine Compartment
Spare Fuse: make sure all types of
fuses are available.. The fuse
specifications shall be in compliance
with the rated values.
Coolant Level: make sure the
coolant level is proper. (Refer to
section 7-2.)
Battery and Cables: all cells of the
battery shall be filled with distilled
water to proper level. Check whether
there is corroded or loose terminals,
and whether the battery box has
cracks. Check whether cables and
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connection are proper.
After Engine Starting
Cables: check whether there is
damaged, loose or disconnected
cable.
Exhaust System: listen to the noise
to check whether there is any leakage.
If any leakage, you shall have it
repaired immediately. (Refer to
―Engine Exhaust Warning‖ in Chapter
2.)
Fuel Pipe: check whether there is
leakage or bad connection in fuel
pipe.
TIPS
Do not leave children’s toys in the
car, which may pose potential
danger, especially in hard braking
and collision, in which case the
toys may cause personal injury.
Engine Oil Level: shut down the
engine and stop the car on flat ground,
then check oil level with a dipstick.
(Refer to description in section 7-2.))
In Driving
Instruments:
make
sure
maintenance prompting indicators
and speedometer work normally.
Brake: under safe traffic conditions,
make sure braking does not result in
deviation of the car.
Other Abnormalities: check whether
there is any leakage or bad
connection, and listen for abnormal
noise.
If no abnormality is found out, you can
enjoy your driving now.
3-4 Starting and Driving
Driving
Tips
Conditions
Under
Certain
● Driving slowly in head wind, which
is helpful for operating of the car.
● When driving the car to climb the
roadside curbstone, keep low
speed and proper direction . Avoid
driving on any objects with sharp
edges or on any road block.
Otherwise the tires may suffer
severe damage such as explosion.
● Slow down vehicle speed on rugged
roads. Otherwise tires and/or
wheels will suffer severe damage.
● Brake may be wet after washing the
car or driving on road under deep
water. To check whether the brake
is wet, make sure the environment
is safe and then step on the brake
pedal slightly. If you feel that the
braking force is abnormal, the
brake may be wet. To dry the brake,
slightly step on the braking pedal
while driving the car carefully with
parking brake applied.
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TIPS
● Before driving, make sure that
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 brake
pedal in driving, which may
cause dangerous overheating,
wear
and
higher
fuel
consumption.
● When on long downhill slope,
slow down the speed and shift
to low gear. Please note that the
brake will overheat and function
abnormally if you steps on the
brake pedal too many times.
● Take special care when
speeding up, shift to
higher/lower gear, or braking on
slippery road. Hard acceleration
or engine braking may result in
skidding or spinning of the car.
● Do not continue driving when
the brake is wet. Wet brake
requires longer braking
distance and may cause
deviation of the direction of the
car. Also, in this case parking
brake can not stop the car
firmly.
Do not stretch any part of your
body out of the window in
driving, which may cause
severe accidents and risk
severe personal injury. Take
special care when there are kids
on the car.
NOTE
When driving on damp road,
avoid deep water as when a large
amount of water enters engine
compartment, the engine and/or
electrical parts may be damaged.
Driving Tips in Winter
Make sure coolant is suitable for use
in winter.
Only use cooling fluid authorized by
BYD service station. Choose and add
suitable type of cooling fluid into
cooling
system
according
to
environment temperature.
Improper cooling fluid may damage
engine cooling system.
NOTE
Do not over use water, which may
damage engine cooling system in
winter.
Check Battery and Cable Status
Cold weather may reduce battery
performance, and you shall keep the
battery high enough for starting in the
winter. Visual check of the battery is
described in section 7-3. BYD service
station can check charging status of
the battery for you.
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Make sure viscosity of the engine
oil is suitable for driving in winter.
Please refer to section 7-2 for
information
on
recommended
viscosity of engine oil. If a large
volume of engine oil for summer use
is left in the engine in winter, it may
cause difficulty for engine starting. If
you are not sure about choosing
engine oil, please contact BYD
service station for help.
Avoid Door Lock Freezing
Spray some deicing agent or glycerin
in door lock hole to prevent the lock
from freezing.
Use Cleanser with Antifreeze
It is available in BYD service stations
and all auto part stores. Mixing ratio of
water and antifreeze shall follow
manufacturer's instruction.
NOTE
Don’t use engine antifreeze or
other substitutes as cleanser, as
they will damage the vehicle
paint.
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Do not apply parking brake if it may
be frozen up.
In parking, shift to gear shift lever to N
gear and place obstacles around rear
wheels to retain the car. Do not apply
parking brake as it may be frozen up
by water or snow, resulting in difficulty
to release the parking brake.
Prevent snow from staying under
mudguard.
Snow or ice under mudguard may
make steering difficult. When driving
in winter, you shall stop the check
regularly to check whether there is ice
or snow under mudguard.
You are recommended to keep
certain emergency tools on the car
according to your region.
Examples of such articles are tire
chains, window wiper, a bag of sand
or salt, flasher signaling device,
shovel and connection cables.
Tow Trailer
BYD L3 is designed for transportation
of passengers. Towing a trailer may
pose bad effect to operation,
performance, braking, endurance,
fuel economy of the car.
Safety
and comfort in driving depends on
proper use of devices and the driver’s
habitual care in driving.
For the sake of safety of yourself and
others, do not over load the car or tow
a trailer.Damage or failure cause by
towing a trailer for business purpose
is not covered by BYD warranty.
Weight Limit
Before towing a trailer, make sure it is
within the car’s capacity. You can
contact the local BYD service station
to check the trailer's capacity.
Towing capacity is measured on level
road. In region with high altitude,
please take note that the engine
power and its towing capacity will
reduce.
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TIPS
Towing trailer shall not exceed
the maximum rated load of the
two-hook, or it may cause an
accident and severe personal
injury.
As towing a trailer may require
longer braking distance, you shall
keep a larger interval with other
vehicles. For each 10 km/h, the
interval between you car and the
vehicle in front of you shall be no
less than the total length of your
car and the trailer. Avoid hard
braking to prevent the car from
skidding, which may get the car
out of control.
Tire
● Make sure the tire pressure is
proper. Refer to description in
section 7-2.
● Taking the total weight of a trailer
into consideration, keep its tires
with proper pressure as specified
by its manufacturer.
Running-in Procedure
● For a new auto or after it undergoes
replacement of driving system parts
(engine, transmission, differential
mechanism, wheel bearing, driving
shaft, etc.), do not tow any trailer in
the first 2000 km travel.
Maintenance
● When towing a trailer, the increased
load requires more frequent
maintenance of the car.
How to Save Fuel and Extend Auto
Service Life
In simple and easy way you can save
fuel. Fuel-saving is also helpful to
extend service life of the car. Here are
some tips on saving fuel and
maintenance expense:
● Maintain proper pressure in tires.
Insufficient tire pressure may cause
excessive tire wear and waste fuel.
Refer to description in section 7-2.
● Do not leave unnecessary articles
on the car. Weight of unwanted
articles will increase engine load
and consume more fuel.
● Avoid engine long time running idle
for warming up. Once the engine
running is stable, you shall speed
up the car stably. Take note that in
cold weather the engine warming
up may take longer time.
● Acceleration shall be slow and
stable. Avoid hard acceleration. Try
to shift to high speed gear as soon
as possible.
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● Avoid engine running idle for a long
time. If the car must be stopped for
long period, you had better shut
down the engine.
● Avoid engine lug-down or
overspeed. Select appropriate gear
according
to
road
surface
conditions.
● Avoid unnecessary alternative
acceleration
and
deceleration,
which will waste of fuel.
● Avoid unnecessary stopping or
braking. In driving, if you keep a
steady vehicle speed while taking
traffic
signaling
lights
into
consideration, you can stop your
car for fewer times; and if possible,
take a road without traffic lights.
Keep proper interval with the
vehicle in front of you to avoid hard
braking, which is also helpful to
reduce brake wear.
● Avoid driving in traffic peak hours or
traffic jam region.
● Do not rest your feet on clutch pedal
or brake pedal. It will cause
excessive wear, overheating and
higher fuel consumption.
3-8 Starting and Driving
● Keep proper speed on expressway.
The higher speed, the larger fuel
consumption. Slower speed can
save fuel.
● Keep Front Wheels in Proper
Alignment Do not impact on
curbstone, and slow down the
speed on rugged road. Bad
alignment of front wheels may
cause excessive wear of tires, and
also increase engine load and fuel
consumption.
● Keep the chassis clean and free of
mud and similar materials. It helps
to reduce vehicle weight and
prevent corrosion.
● Adjust and Keep Vehicle at Best
Performance Dirty air filter, spark plug,
engine oil and lubricant, improper
throttle clearance, badly adjusted
brake, etc. may have bad effect on
engine performance and increase fuel
consumption. To extend service life of
all parts and reduce operating
expense, regular maintenance is
required. When driving under poor
conditions, such as bad weather,
maintenance to the car shall be more
frequent (Refer to Chapter 6).
TIPS
It is prohibited to shut down the
engine when running down a
slope. The power steering and
vacuum booster will be disabled
when the engine is off. Similarly,
emission
pollutant
control
devices only function when the
engine is running.
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Chapter 4
Emergency Treatment
If the Car Cannot Start Up ................................................................. 4-2
If Engine Stalls in Driving .................................................................. 4-5
If the Car Is Overheated .................................................................... 4-5
If the Car Has Flat Tires .................................................................... 4-6
If the Car Gets Stuck ....................................................................... 4-11
Tow the Car..................................................................................... 4-12
Emergency Treatment 4-1
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If the Car Cannot Start Up
(a) Simple Check
Before conducting this check, make
sure the starting procedure in ―How to
Start Engine‖ in Chapter 3 is
performed properly and there is
sufficient fuel.
If Engine Cannot Rotate or Rotate
Slowly
1. Check whether battery terminals
are tightened and cleaned properly.
2. If battery terminals have no
problem, turn on rear interior light. If
the interior light can not be turned on
or is dim, or when the battery is
depleted in starting, you can try jump
starting.
See descriptions in ―(c)
Jump Starting‖.
If the interior light is on but the engine
cannot start, it shall be repaired or
adjusted. Please contact BYD service
station for help.
4-2 Emergency Treatment
NOTE
Do not push or pull the car for
starting. Otherwise when the
engine starts, there may be
damage to the car or collision. It
may
also
make
three-way
catalytic converter overheated,
which may lead to fire.
If the starter of the engine runs at
the normal speed but can not start
the engine
1. Turn the ignition switch to "ACC" or
"OFF" and try again to start the
engine.
2. If the engine can not start up,
maybe there is fuel spill as a result
of repeated starting. Please see
"(b) Start Engine with Fuel Spill"
for more details.
3. If the engine still can not be started,
please contact BYD service store
for adjustment or repair.
(b) Start Engine with Fuel Spill
If the engine can not start up,
maybe there is fuel spill as a result
of repeated starting.
In this case, please step on the
accelerator pedal in full force and
meanwhile rotate the ignition switch to
"START". Keep the ignition switch
and accelerator pedal in this status for
5 seconds, and then release them.
Make another attempt to start the
engine with your feet off the
accelerator pedal.
If the engine still can not start up after
15 seconds, please release the
ignition switch, and try starting once
again several minutes later.
If the engine still can not be started,
please contact BYD service store for
adjustment or repair.
NOTE
Each starting attempt shall be no
more than 30 seconds, or it will
cause overheating of engine or
wires
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(c) Jump Start
To avoid personal injury and damage
to the car and electronic components
caused
by
battery
explosion,
sulphuric acid burning, electrical
appliances fire, please strictly follow
the instructions below.
If you are not sure about these
procedures, please contact BYD
service station for help.
TIPS
● The battery contains toxic and
erosive sulphuric acid. While
making jump start, please wear
safety glasses and protect your
skin, clothes, and the car from
being spilled with sulphuric
acid leakage.
● If sulphuric acid comes in
contact with any part of your
body or your eyes accidentally,
please take off the clothes
immediately, wash the afflicted
part with clean water, and go to
see the doctor quickly. If
possible, continue to clean the
affected area with sponge or
cloth soaked in water on the
way to the hospital.
● If there is flame or sparkle
nearby, the gas generated by
battery may cause explosion.
Please use standard wire for
jump start and avoid smoking
or lighting a match.
NOTE
The charging battery shall be 12V.
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 two
cars. Shut down all unwanted
lights and electrical devices.
2. If necessary, remove all plugs for
opening of the charging battery
and depleted battery, and cover a
piece of cloth on the opening.
(This is helpful to reduce danger of
explosion, personal injury and
burning.)
3. Start and run the engine of the car
with charging battery for a few
minutes. Step lightly on the
accelerator pedal to keep the
engine running at 2000rpm.
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Jumper cable
Depleted battery
Charging
battery
Anode
terminal (―+‖)
Jumper cable Anode
terminal (―+‖)
4. Connect wires in order of a, b, c, d:
a. Connect the clamp of anode (red)
jump starting wire to anode
terminal (―+‖) of the depleted
battery.
b. Connect another clamp of anode
(red) starting wire to anode
terminal (―+‖) of the charging
battery.
4-4 Emergency Treatment
Depleted
battery
Cathode
terminal (―-‖)
Charging
battery
c. Connect the clamp of cathode
(black) starting wire to cathode
terminal (―-‖) of the charging
battery.
d. Connect the another clamp of
cathode (black) starting wire to a
solid, fixed, unpainted metal
fixation point on the car with
depleted battery.
Joint point is shown in the figure
below:
Connection for Jump Starting
For jump starting connection, please
do not leave the starting wire within
action range of any moving part.
TIPS
To avoid personal injury, while
connecting, please do not lean
against the battery or, by
accident, make the starting wire
or clamp touch any object except
the appointed battery terminal or
ground point.
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5. Start the engine in normal way, and
then step lightly on the accelerator
pedal to keep the engine running for
several minutes at the speed of
2000rpm.
6. Disconnect the starting wire
carefully in the reversed order of
connection: disconnect the cathode
starting wire first, and then disconnect
the anode starting wire.
7. Take away the cloth covering the
battery, which may be spilled with
sulphuric acid.
8. To relocate the battery, you shall
put all plugs of the battery back in
place.
If the battery power is discharged for
reasons unknown (such as a light
remaining on), please contact the
BYD service station for examination.
If Engine Stalls in Driving
If the Car Is Overheated
If Engine Stalls in Driving…
1. Please slow down the car slowly,
keep moving in a straight way and
run off the road to a safe place.
2. Turn on the emergency flashlight.
3. Turn ignition switch on ―ACC‖ or
―LOCK‖, try again to start the
engine.
If the engine can not start up, please
see "If the Car Cannot Start Up".
If the engine coolant thermometer
indicates overheated, or there is
power loss, loud knocking, or noisy
bang, that means the engine may be
overheated. Please handle it as per
the procedures below…
TIPS
When the engine is not running,
boosters of brake and steering
device do not work, which makes
steering and braking more
difficult than usual.
1 Drive the car off road, stop it and
turn on the emergency flashlight.
Set the transmission to N gear, and
apply the parking brake. Shut down
air conditioning if it is running.
2. If there is coolant or steam spouting
out of the radiator or expansion tank,
please shut down the engine. Open
engine hood after steam fades away.
If no coolant or steam is spouting,
just keep the engine running and
make sure the cooling fan is working;
if not, please turn off the ignition
switch.
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TIPS
TIPS
To avoid personal injury, please
keep the engine hood closed until
there is no steam coming out. The
spouting of steam or coolant
means high pressure.
Under high temperature, it is not
allowed to remove the radiator
cap since the spouting
high-temperature steam and
liquid under pressure may cause
serious personal injury.
3. Check whether there is obvious
coolant leakage under the radiator,
hose, and the car. Water drops
produced by AC system in use are
normal.
TIPS
When engine is running, please
keep your hands and clothes
away from the working fan &
driving belt of the engine.
4. If there is coolant leakage, please
shut down the engine at once and
contact BYD service station for help.
5. In case of no obvious leakage,
please check the coolant reservoir.
If it is dry, please add coolant to the
reservoir until the level is between
two scale marks while the engine is
running.
4-6 Emergency Treatment
6. When the coolant temperature falls
down to normal, check the coolant
level in the tank again and add
additional coolant if necessary. Large
drop of coolant level means leakage
in the system; please contact BYD
service
station
for
immediate
examination.
If the Car Has Flat Tires
1. Please slow down the car slowly,
keep moving in a straight way
and run off the road to a safe
place. Do not park your car on
the turnout track in the middle of
a highway. Park the car on firm
and flat ground.
2. Shut down the engine and turn
on the emergency flashlight.
3. Apply the parking brake and set
the transmission to N gear.
4. All people should get off the car
for a place away from traffic.
5. Read the following instructions
carefully:
TIPS
To reduce the possibility of
serious personal injury, please
obey the instructions below when
you lift the car by jack.
● Follow the manufacturer’s
instructions on using the jack.
● No part of your body is allowed
to stay under the car lifted by
jack, or there may be bodily
injury.
● When the car is lifted by jack,
do not start the engine or leave
it in running.
● Park the car on flat and solid
ground, pull up parking brake
firmly
and
shift
the
transmission to N gear. If
necessary, lay chock blocks
under the tire which is
diagonally opposite to the tire
to be replaced.
● Make sure the jack is placed on
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●
●
●
●
the right lifting point. Lifting up
the car by a jack not placed
properly may damage the car or
cause the car dropping down
from the jack, which may result
in personal injuries.
When the car is supported
completely by jack, no one is
allowed to stay under the car.
Lifting up the car only for tire
replacement purpose.
Do not lift up the car when
someone is in it.
Do not put any thing at the top
or bottom of the jack while
lifting.
Just lift the car to a height that
allows
tire
removal
and
replacement.
NOTE
Do not continue driving the car
with a flat tire. Even a short trip
may damage the tire permanently.
Take out tools required and the
spare tire.
1. Toolkit
2. Jack
3. Spare tire
In emergency conditions, you may
have to repair the car by yourself.
Please be familiar with the use
method and storage location of the
jack and various tools.
Rotate the terminal of the jack
manually
Remove: rotate the terminal in
direction 1 until the jack
become flexible.
Storage: rotate the terminal in
direction 2 until the jack is fixed
tightly to prevent it from being
thrown forward when there is
crash or emergency braking.
Tools Required and Spare Tire
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Block Wheels
Loosen and remove the bolts, then
take out the spare tire.
To store the tire, please put the
outside of the tire downward in place,
and then fasten the tire in the
opposite order to prevent it from being
thrown forward when there is crash or
emergency braking.
4-8 Emergency Treatment
2. While lifting, please lay the
chock block under the wheel in the
diagonal direction of the flat tire to
prevent the car sliding.
Put the chock block in front of a front
wheel or behind a rear wheel.
Unscrew Bolts on Wheel with a Flat
Tire
3. Unscrew all bolts on the wheel
with a flat tire.
Before lifting up the car, please
loosen bolts on the wheel by rotating
them anticlockwise.
For better torque, you can fit a
spanner onto the bolt with its handle
on the right as shown in the figure
above. Grip at the end of the spanner
handle and pull upwards. Please
avoid the spanner slipping out of the
bolt.
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Do not remove the bolts, just loosen
them by rotating one cycle and a half.
Lift Up Vehicle
TIPS
When the car is supported
completely by jack, no one is
allowed to stay under the car.
TIPS
Do not apply engine oil or
lubricant on the bolts, or they will
get loose, which may cause the
wheel detached and lead to
serious accident.
Replace Wheels
Jack Positioning
5. Make sure nobody is in the car,
and lift up the car to a height that
allows installation of spare tire.
4. Place the jack under the proper
lifting point.
Make sure that the jack is placed on
flat and solid ground.
Please notice that it needs larger
clearance to install the spare tire than
remove the flat tire.
To lift up the car, please insert the
jack handle into the jack (loose joint)
and rotate it clockwise. When the jack
touches the car and starts lifting,
please check again if the jack is at the
right position.
6. Remove wheel bolts and replace
the tire.
Take off the flat tire and put it aside.
Roll the spare tire to the installation
position, align the bolt to tire hole, and
then raise the tire until the top bolt fit
into the screw hole. Rotate the tire
push it until all bolts can fit into
corresponding screw holes.
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Reinstall Wheel Bolts
TIPS
Do not apply engine oil or
lubricant on the bolts, or they will
get loose, which may cause the
wheel detached and lead to
serious accident. 。 If there is
engine oil or lubricant on the
bolts or nuts, clean them
immediately.
Lower Down Vehicle
Before installation, please brush off all
corrosive materials on the installation
surface with a wire brush. During
installation, the metal area on the
installation surfaces must be in well
contact with each other, or the wheel
bolts may get loose, which may cause
the tire falling off in driving.
7. Reinstall
manually.
all
wheel
bolts
To reinstall bolts, please manually
tighten them with wedged end inward
first. Push the wheel backward and try
to further tighten the bolts manually.
8. Lower down the car to ground
and tighten the wheel bolts.
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To lay down the car, please rotate the
jack handle counterclockwise.
Please use a spanner for wheel bolt
to tighten the bolts. Do not use any
other tools or lever, like hammer, tube,
or your feet.
Make sure the spanner is fitted onto
the bolts firmly.
As per the order shown in the figure
above, tighten the bolts slightly one by
one, repeat the procedure until all the
bolts are fastened firmly.
TIPS
● Please make sure no part of
your body and no one nearby
will get injured while laying
down the car onto the ground.
● When the tire is replaced,
please use the spanner with a
torque of 103N·m (10.5 kgf·m) to
fasten the bolts. Otherwise the
bolts will get loose, which may
cause the tire falling off and
result in serious accident.
After Tire Replacement
9.
The
tire
replacement.
pressure
TIPS
after
Adjust the tire pressure to the value
specified in Chapter 8. If the current
pressure is lower than specified value,
please drive the car slowly to the
nearby service station for air
charging.
Do not forget to install the tire valve
cap, or dust and moisture will enter
the valve core to cause possible air
leakage. If the tire valve cap is
missing, please use a new one
immediately.
10. Put tools, jack and flat tire in
proper storage.
After tire replacement, please use a
torque spanner to tighten the wheel
bolts to the torque specified in
Chapter 8. The flat tire should be
repaired by a qualified technician.
Before driving, please make sure
all tools, jack, and flat tire are
fixed in their storage position so
as to reduce the possibility of
personal injury in case of a crash
or emergency braking.
If the Car Gets Stuck
If the car gets stuck in snow, mud, or
sand, please try to get it out by
pushing it forward or backward.
TIPS
If there are persons or objects
near the car, please do not try to
move the car by pushing it
forward and backward. If not,
once the car gets out and
suddenly moves forward or
backward, there may be personal
injury or damage to objects.
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Tow the Car
Emergency Towing
Use proper towing devices to tow the
car to avoid damage.
Tow from the front
Tow from the rear
Use platform truck
Improper towing may damage the car.
Most personnel handling towing know
the right method, but something may
go wrong accidentally. To avoid
damage to the car, please follow the
precautions below.
Precautions for Towing:
Towing should use safety chain
system and abide to applicable
national and local laws. The wheels
touching the ground and their axle
should be in good condition. If they
are damaged, you shall use platform
truck for towing.
For emergency towing, you can
contact BYD service station to handle
on your behalf.
If you can not find a towing company
under emergency situation, please tie
the towing cable or chain to the
emergency towing hook at the bottom
of the car for temporary towing. In this
case, you shall be extremely careful.
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NOTE
◆
Please use the specified
towing hook, or the car may be
damaged.
◆ Do not tow the car from the
rear side with all four wheels on
the ground, or it will seriously
damage the transmission.
The driver should sit inside steering
the car and controlling the brake.
Towing in this way may only move the
car slowly for a short distance on a
hard road. Meanwhile it requires that
the wheels, shafts, transmission,
drivetrain, steering wheel, and brake
be in good condition.
TIPS
NOTE
Please use the towing cable or
chain designed specifically for
car towing. Tie the cable or chain
to the towing hook firmly.
Before towing, please release the
parking
brake
and
set
the
transmission to N gear. The ignition
switch should be at "ACC" (engine
shut down) or "ON" (engine running).
TIPS
When the engine is not running,
boosters of brake and steering
device do not work, which makes
steering and braking more
difficult than usual.
Take special care when towing
the car. Please avoid sudden
startup and unstable driving
operation, which may exert great
stress on 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.
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Anti-corrosion
Maintenance
and
Chapter 5
Auto
Exterior
Anti-corrosion .................................................................................... 5-2
Tips on Maintenance of Paint Surface .............................................. 5-3
Washing and Waxing ........................................................................ 5-4
Inside Cleaning ................................................................................. 5-6
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Anti-corrosion
Proper maintenance can protect the
car against corrosion for a long time.
The common
corrosion are:
causes
for
car
● Saline-alkali, dust, and moisture
concentrates at unaccessible part
under the bottom of the car.
● The paint film or base coating is
scratched by slight crash or foreign
bodies such as sand.
If operating the car under special
circumstance
or
environment,
please take special care:
●
The dust on the road with
saline-alkali
or
chemical
substances will speed up corrosion;
the air along the seacoast or in
regions polluted by industries is
also saline.
● High moisture will speed up
corrosion, especially at a site with a
temperature just over 0°C.
● When certain parts of the car are
always under moisture or humidity,
even if the rest parts are kept dry,
corrosion will occur.
● High compartment temperature may
cause corrosion to the parts which
can not get dry quickly due to lack
of proper ventilation.
The above items show that it is very
import to keep the car, especially its
bottom, clean and repair the damaged
paint and protection coating as soon
as possible.
need to pay extra attention as
getting the slurry and crumbs wet
without removing them may cause
severer damage. Please avoid the
dust jamming the drain hole on the
lower edge of the door, sill plate,
and
frame,
otherwise
water
accumulated will lead to corrosion.
● Arrange a thorough cleaning for the
chassis when winter is over.
For more hints, refer to "Washing and
Waxing".
To prevent corrosion of BYD L3,
please follow the instructions
below:
Check the car's paint and
decorative pieces. When there is
any fragment or crack on the paint
film, please repair it at once to avoid
commencement of corrosion at this
location. If the fragments or cracks
peel off the metal surface, please
contact the BYD service station for
repair.
Wash the car regularly. Washing
your car regularly can keep it clean.
But for anti-corrosion purpose, please
abide by the following points:
● In winter if you drive the car on the
road with saline-alkali or live by the
sea, please wash the running part of
the car at least once per month to
reduce corrosion.
● High pressure water or steam is
effective for cleaning chassis and
wheel cover. Slurry and dirt in these
positions are difficult to remove; you
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Check inside of the carriage.
Moisture and dust will concentrate
beneath the floor mats and cause
corrosion, please check the underside
of the floor mats frequently and make
sure it is dry. When you transport
chemicals, detergent, fertilizer, salt
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and similar materials, please pay
particular attention and use proper
containers. In case of any spillage or
leakage, please clean and dry the
affected part immediately.
Use mudguard. When driving in
saline-alkali area or on the gravel
road, you can use mudguard to
protect the car. The mudguard with
bigger size and shorter clearance
from the ground has better
protection effect. Small mudguard
for wheel cover is optional for BYD
L3, installation of which is available
at BYD service station.
Park the car in a well ventilated
garage rather than in damp or
unventilated place.
Washing your car in the garage or
parking after a drive on a wet or
snowy road will get the garage damp
and thus cause corrosion. Even
though the garage is dry, the car will
also get damp and suffer corrosion if it
is poorly ventilated.
Tips on
Surface
Maintenance
of
Paint
Pay attention to the following points in
use and maintenance of the car:
(1) Clean the dust on the car before,
during and after using the car, which
can reduce dust absorption by static.
(2) Wash the car timely after rain. The
taint left by rain on the car body will
shrink in size after rain stops, which
means acid materials in the rain will
concentrate. Clean the taint as soon
as possible to avoid harm to the paint
surface caused by the taint.
(3) Wash the car after the engine
cools down. Do not wash the car in
strong sunlight or high temperature,
otherwise the detergent will form taint
on the paint surface after quick drying.
If you wash the car by yourself, only
use special-purpose detergent and
neutral running water. Do not use
strongly alkaline washing power, soap
water and detergent, which may wash
away grease in the paint and speed
up aging. When washing the car at a
carwash, prevent the staff from using
dewaxing detergent, or the paint may
be damaged. When the car is used
along seacoast or in a region with
heavy pollution, you shall wash the
car daily.
(4) Only use damp, clean and soft
sponge or finishing cloth to wipe the
car, and make sure metal and sand
particle does not exist in it. Do not
use dry cloth, sponge or towel to wipe
it to avoid scratching. When wiping,
move the cloth gently along the
running water, and do not move in
circle or perpendicular to the running
water.
(5) Taint of strongly corrosive stuff,
such as pitch, bird manure and insect
remains, shall be cleaned timely.
Please use special purpose detergent.
Do not use knife or gasoline to
remove the taint, otherwise the paint
surface may be damaged.
(6) Do not touch the paint with greasy
hands, wipe the paint with greasy
cloth, or put any tool with grease on it
or finishing cloth dipped in organic
solvent on the car body, otherwise
there may be harmful chemical
reaction.
(7) If there is no obvious scratch, do
not make repainting as the new paint
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color may vary with the original paint.
(8) In case that the car will not be
used for a long period, please park it
in a well-ventilated garage or similar
place, and use a special-purpose car
cover. For a short period parking,
please select a shade place.
(9) Prevent strong impact, knock or
scratch to the paint film. If the paint
has scratch, sinking or peeling off,
please make repair in time, and you
are recommended to go to a
professional auto beauty store.
(10) Use carbon detergent to clean
glossy metal parts, and apply waxing
regularly for protection.
(11) Use quality detergent for
cleaning of trimming, and do not use
excessive force when waxing to
prevent the base layer from exposing
when the paint is penetrated.
Apply waxing when it is required and
go to auto beauty store for
maintenance regularly (at least once
per quarter) to keep the paint surface
glossy.
Washing and Waxing
TIPS
Cleaning for BYD L3
Please protect your hands from
hurt while cleaning the underside
of the floor or chassis.
Clean the car in normal way.
In the cases below, the paint may
peel off and there will be corrosion in
the car body and parts. Please clean
the car immediately.
● Driving along the seacoast.
● Driving on the road covered with
anti-freezer.
● Stuck with coal tar, resin, bird
manure, and insect remains.
● Driving in an area with heavy smoke,
coal ash, dust, iron scurf, or
chemical substances.
● The car is obviously covered with
dust and slurry.
Manual Cleaning for BYD L3
Clean the car in shade place when
the body does not feel hot.
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1. Use water pipe to wash away the
loose dirt, slurry and saline-alkali
at the bottom of the car and in the
sunk places of wheels.
2. Use neutral detergent to wash the
car, following the manufacturer's
instructions when mixing the
detergent with water. Dip a soft
cloth into the detergent to wipe the
car gently, and use soap water
and clean water to remove the dirt.
3. Flushing with running water,
otherwise when the soap water
get dry, it will leave taints.
Especially, please use clean water
to flush each part of the car after
washing in the summer.
4. To avoid leaving water mark,
please wipe it dry with clean soft
towel. Do not wipe or press too
hard, or the paint surface may be
damaged.
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Decorative plastic pieces on
wheels: the decorative plastic pieces
may be damaged by organic
substances easily. If any organic
substance spills onto the decorative
pieces, please wash it away by clean
water and check whether the
decorative pieces are hurt.
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 accident.
Aluminum wheel: Wash it only with
neutral soap water or neutral
detergent.
Plastic bumper: be careful in washing
it. Do not use detergent containing
grinding medium to wipe it, because
its front side is soft.
Waxing for BYD L3
NOTE
Do not use such organic
substances
as
gasoline,
kerosene, naphtha, and strong
solvent as they may cause
poisoning or damage.
Auto Car Washing
You can wash your car at an
automatic carwash station. But please
take notice that some types of
brushes, unfiltered water, and the
wash process adopted by the
machine will hurt the painted surface.
Damage to the painted surface will
reduce its duration and gloss,
particularly for the car in dark color.
Usually the staff from carwash will tell
you which washing process is most
proper for your car.
To keep the glossy surface as
brand-new, we suggest you to
polish and wax the car regularly.
Waxing shall be done once per month
or when the car body shows poor
water-resistant performance.
1. Before waxing, please wash and
dry the car body even if you use the
mixture of detergent and wax.
2. Please use quality polish and car
wax. When the polishing coat has
been weathered seriously, please
use the cleaning polish which is
separated from the car wax. Follow
the instructions and precautions
from the manufacturer. The chrome
plated surface also needs polishing
and waxing.
3. On a large surface, if the water can
not form beads but stay on the
surface, you shall wax the car.
Asphalt from the road: wash it by
turpentine or detergent marked as
non-harmful to the painted surface.
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NOTE
When the car is placed in painting
& polishing workshop with high
temperature for repainting, please
remove the plastic bumper from
the car, or the heat may damage
the bumper.
Inside Cleaning
TIPS
Do not wash the floor with water
or allow the water to flow onto the
floor while cleaning the car inside
or outside; 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 car 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
packed in aerosol can, and some are
powder or liquid which shall be mixed
with water to generate foam. Use a
sponge or brush dipped with foam to
wash the carpet by moving in circle.
Do not use water to keep the carpet
dry. Please read and strictly follow the
instructions from the detergent
manufacturer.
Seat Belts
The seat belt can be washed with
neutral soap water or warm water.
Use sponge or soft cloth to clean it.
Check if the seat belt has excessive
wear or cut.
NOTE
◆
The seat belt can not be
cleaned with coloring agent or
bleacher, or its strength will be
weakened.
◆ Do not use the seat belt until it
is dry.
Doors and Windows
Doors and windows can be cleaned
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with any normal household detergent.
NOTE
When cleaning the internal side of
the rear window, pay attention to
not scratching or damaging
heating wire or its connector.
Please use damp and soft cloth to
clean the air conditioning control
panel, stereo system, instrument
panel, control panel, and switches.
Dip a clean and soft cloth into the
water or warm water, and then wipe
away the dust gently.
NOTE
◆ Do not use organic substances
(like solvent, kerosene, alcohol,
or gasoline) and acid-base
solutions, because these
chemicals will lead to color
change, taint, and peeling on the
surface.
◆ Before using detergent or
polish, first please make sure
they do not include the
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substances mentioned above .
◆ If you use new liquid detergent,
please do not spill the liquid onto
the inside surface of the car as
they may contain harmful
substance. If any spilling, please
clean up the spilled liquid at
once in the way described
previously.
Leather Trimming inside the Car
For leather trimming, you can use
neutral detergent intended for woolen
fabrics to clean them.
Use a soft cloth dipped with 5% of
neutral detergent intended for woolen
fabrics to erase the dust, and then
wipe off the residual detergent with a
clean wet cloth.
If any part of the leather gets wet after
cleaning, please wipe it dry with a
clean soft cloth and keep it in the
ventilated shade for drying.
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chapter 6
Maintenance Instructions
Maintenance...................................................................................... 6-2
How to judge the vehicle needs maintenance? ................................. 6-3
BYD L3 Maintenance Program.......................................................... 6-3
Maintenance Instructions 6-1
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Maintenance
Scheduled maintenance is very
important
BYD
Auto
Company
strongly
recommends that users protect their
new L3 BYD cars by following the
maintenance
program,
because
scheduled maintenance serves the
following purposes:
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Save fuel
Extend its operating life
Enjoy driving
Drive safely
Drive stably
Conform to regulations on
maintenance
Conform
to
governmental
regulations
NOTE
Please refer to BYD L3
Maintenance & Repair Manual and
turn to BYD service station
regularly for car maintenance.
BYD L3 car has been designed to be
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a economical driving and maintaining
car which dispenses with many
maintenance services required before.
To ensure your car runs with best
travel efficiency, you must follow the
maintenance program.
Where can you get maintenance
service?
It is best to get car maintenance from
local BYD service station.
Technicians
in
BYD
are
all
well-trained professionals. They will
get the latest service information,
such as proceedings about technique,
maintenance gist and internal training
program of special repair shop. They
have completed study in BYD Auto
Company before working, instead of
study while working. Is it the best
way?
BYD service station has spent a large
amount of money on special tools and
maintenance equipment for BYD cars,
which helps to better complete tasks
as well as reduce expenses.
The maintenance department of BYD
service station can perform all the
maintenance program for your car –
reliable and economical.
Which maintenance items can be
completed by driver himself?
Many maintenance items can be
easily completed by driver himself, as
long as he has some knowledge
about mechanical maintenance and
also has some basic auto tools For
easy operations, you can refer to
section 7.
Notes: special tools and professional
skills are required for part of
maintenance operation. These items
shall be maintained by qualified
technicians. Even though the driver is
a well-experienced technician, BYD
Auto Company still recommends you
contact BYD service station for repair
and maintenance. What's more, they
can keep a record of maintenance for
your car, which will be very helpful
when you need maintenance service.
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How to judge the vehicle need
maintenance?
Pay attention to changes of car
performance and sound, as well as
visualized signs for necessary repair.
Some important conditions are shown
as below:

The engine is misfiring, unstable
or sounds ―bang‖

Driving
force
is
reduced
obviously

Abnormal noises made by
engine

The car is leaking at its bottom
(yet air conditioning water drop
is normal))

Exhaust sound changes (it may
indicate
carbon
monoxide
leak)You must drive with
windows opened and check the
exhaust system immediately.)

Flat tire; excessive noise made
by tires during turning a corner;
uneven tire wear

The car leans to one side during
driving in a straight line on the
flat ground.
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Abnormal noises related to
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movement of suspension device
Braking is disabled; brake pedal
or clutch pedal feels like sponge;
brake pedal almost touches the
floor; when braking, the car turns
to one side.
Temperature of coolant still
continue to be too high
If any conditions above, drive your car
to BYD service station as soon as
possible, as your car may need
adjustment or repair.
TIPS
Do not keep on driving without
any inspection, or it may cause
serious car damage and human
injury.
BYD L3 Maintenance Program
BYD L3 maintenance program is
designed for ensuring stable driving,
reducing faults and driving safely and
economically.
You can refer to the schedule for
intervals of maintenance, which is
almost scheduled according to the
reading on odometer or time interval.
It is subject to what comes first.
For maintenance item out of the last
expiration date, it can also be
maintained at the same interval.
Maintenance interval for each item
are all recorded in the maintenance
program.
Rubber hose (used for cooling and
heating system, brake system and
fuel system) shall be checked by
qualified technicians according to the
BYD L3 maintenance program.
These are extremely important
maintenance
items.
If
any
deterioration or damage, the hose
shall be replaced immediately. Notes:
rubber hose will be deteriorated with
the passing years, thus it may cause
expansion, abrasion or breakage.
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Requirements for Maintenance Program
BYD L3 auto must be maintained according to the normal maintenance
program (you can refer to “Maintenance Program”).
If the car is operated under the following one or more special conditions, some maintenance item is required to be
performed more frequently.
A. Road Conditions
1.
Drive on rugged, muddy or
snowmelt road
2.
Drive on the dusty road
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B. Driving Conditions
When the car has towed a trailer;
used a camping trailer or top
clamping bracket
2.
When the car has run at a short
distance repeatedly below 0 ℃ ,
within 8km.
When the car has idled for a long time or
long run at a low speed such as police
car, taxi or delivery car.
1.
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Maintenance Program
Maintenance Operations:
Maintenance
Intervals
I = check, correct or replace when necessary; R = replace, change or lubricate; C = clean
Reading on odometer or months, subject to what comes first
3
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Months
Maintenance Items
Basic parts of engine
1. Check if any crack, flying chip, wear on the drive belt
and adjust its tensity
2. Check if any damage on the ignition cable
General using
conditions
3. Replace the timing belt of
engine
Rigorous using
conditions
4. Check if the oil and gas control system of crankcase is
normal
5. Check and replace the spark plug
6. Check if the cooling water pipe is damaged and
confirm if the pipe joint is locked tightly
7. Check the engine coolant level in the over flow pot
8. Replace the engine coolant
9. Check if the air filter
General using
element is blocked and
conditions
damaged
Rigorous using
conditions
10. Replace the air filter General use conditions
element
Rigorous using
conditions
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Maintenance
Interval
Reading on odometer or months, subject to what comes first
3
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13 18 23 28 33 38 43 48 53 58
×1,000km
Months
Maintenance Items
11. Check the gear oil level in manual transmission box
General using
12. Replace the gear oil in the
conditions
manual transmission box
Rigorous using
conditions
General
using
13. Check and replace the oil conditions
in automatic transmission box
Rigorous using
conditions
Replace the lubricating oil and oil filter in CVT
transmission
General using
conditions
14. Replace engine oil
Rigorous using
conditions
General using
conditions
15. Replace the engine oil
filter element
Rigorous using
conditions
16. Check the electrolyte of battery
17. Check the engine idle speed
18. Check the ignition timing
19. Check the air hose of crankcase
20. Check the valve gap
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Free from replacing, just check and supplement it every 1 year or
20,000km
Replace it every 40,000km
Replace it every 60,000km
Replace it every 6 months or every 5,000km
Every 3,000km
Replace it every 6 months or every 5,000km
Every 3,000km
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21. Check the joint of exhaust pipe for gas leak
22. Throttle Body
23. Injection nozzle
24. Check the oxygen sensor
25. Check the three-way catalytic converter
Fuel and Exhaust Purification Control System
26. Fuel filter
27. Fuel tank cover, fuel pipe and joint
Maintenance Interval
Maintenance Items
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28. Activated carbon canister
Chassis and Car Body
29. Brake pedal and parking brake
30. Brake pad and brake disc
31. Brake fluid
32. Pipeline and hose of brake system
33. Power steering fluid
34. Steering wheel, draw bar
35. Transmission shaft dust cover
36. Ball pin and dust cover
37. Front and rear suspension device
38. Tire and inflation pressure
39. Check the front and rear wheel alignment
40. Check if the wheel bearing has end play
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41. Cooling or heating system
42. Air filter of air conditioner
43. Refrigerant of air conditioner/cooling device
44. Check the SRS system
45. Check the car body for damage
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Notes:
“Rigorous Using Conditions” specifications only apply to the cars used in rigorous using conditions. It
includes as follows:
Drive in the dusty areas or often expose the car in air with salt or by the sea;
(1)
Drive on the rugged road, road full of water or mountain road;
(2)
Drive in the cold area;
(3)
The engine runs idle for a long time or often runs for a short distance in cold season;
(4)
Use the brake frequently and often slam the brake;
(5)
Use the car as a tractor-trailer;
(6)
Use the car as a taxi or an operating car;
(7)
Above 32℃, drive the car in the crowded urban area for more than 50% running time;
(8)
Above 30℃, drive the car at 120km/hour or a higher speed for more than 50% running time;
(9)
Overloaded running.
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Chapter 7
Section 1
Self-maintenance
Foreword
Engine Compartment Appearance .................................................... 7-2
Fuse Location.................................................................................... 7-3
Notes of Self-maintenance ................................................................ 7-3
Location of Jack ................................................................................ 7-5
Self-maintenance 7-1
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Engine Compartment Appearance
7-2 Self-maintenance
1.
Distribution box assembly
2.
Engine oil level dipstick
3.
Overflow tank of engine
coolant
4.
Fuel flap of engine oil
5.
Battery
6.
Radiator
7.
Electric cooling fan
8.
Condenser
9.
Windscreen
container
cleanser
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Fuse Location
Notes of Self-maintenance
In case of self maintenance, you must
follow the correct procedures in this
section.
You must pay attention to that
incorrect or incomplete maintenance
operations may cause operating
problems.
Please refer to section 8 ―Fuse and
Relay‖ for the name of electric
appliance protected by each fuse.
This section only makes explanations
on maintenance operations which can
be easily done by yourself. As said in
section 6, some items must still be
maintained by qualified technicians
with special tools.
During operation, you must pay
special
attention
to
avoiding
accidental injuries. You are required
to follow the special preventive
measures below.
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TIPS
● When the engine is running,
you must keep your hands,
clothes and tools away from
the running fans and drive belt
of engine.(It is best to take
down such things as finger
ring, watch and necktie.)● After
you
drive
the
car,
the
temperature of such things as
its engine, radiator, exhaust
pipe, hold-up vessel of power
steering fluid and spark plug
cover must be very high in the
engine compartment.
Thus, you must be careful and
do not touch them. The
temperature of engine oil, fluid
and spark plug must be very
high, too.
● If the engine is very hot, do not
take down the radiator cover or
screw off the drain plug to
avoid burning.
● Do not leave any flammable
material
in
the
engine
compartment such as paper or
cloth.
● If you work near electric
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cooling fan or radiator grill, you
must confirm that the ignition
switch has been turned off.
When turning on the ignition
switch, if the temperature of
engine coolant rises and/or
turning on the air conditioner,
the electric cooling fan of
engine will start running
automatically.
● Nearby the fuel tank or battery,
do not smoke, to avoid
generating spark and naked
flame, as it may cause fire.
● Handle the storage battery
with special care, as it contains
poisonous gas and corrosive
sulfuric acid.
● The car shall only be lifted by a
jack. Do not crawl under the
car; lift it with car lifting jack or
other firm braces.
● Now matter operating on the
top or bottom of the car, you
must use eyes protector, to
avoid dropping or falling
objects and splashing fluid.
● Used engine oil contains
potential pollutants, which may
cause skin diseases such as
skin inflammation and skin
cancer. Thus, you must pay
attention to avoiding long or
frequent touch of these engine
oils. You can wash the used
engine oil on your skin with
soap and fresh water.
● Do not put the used engine oil
in the place within the reach of
children.
● Dispose of the used engine oil
and filter by some safe and
satisfied means and do not
throw them together with the
household garbage, in the
sewer or on the ground. Refer
to BYD service station for
recycling
or
disposing
methods.
● Since brake fluid may damage
the eyes as well as the paint
finish, you must be very careful
in filling brake fluid; if it
splashes into the eyes, wash
with fresh water immediately; if
your
eyes
still
feel
uncomfortable, you must go to
see a doctor.
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NOTE
◆
Remember, storage battery
and ignition coil bears high
current or high voltage. Pay
attention to short circuit caused
by accidents.
◆ If the coolant overflows, you
must wash it with water, to
avoid
damaging
the
components or paint finish.
◆ Do not drop any dirt or any
other things into the spark plug
hole.
◆ Do not lever up the external
electrode of spark plug at the
side of central electrode.
◆ You can only use the specified
spark plug. Using other spark
plug may damage the engine or
generate radio interference.
◆ Do not fill too much power
steering fluid, or the power
steering gear may be damaged.
◆ If the brake fluid overflows,
you must wash it with water, to
avoid
damaging
the
components or paint finish.
◆ Do not drive with the air filter
taken down, otherwise it may
cause excessive wear of engine
and meanwhile backfire will
cause fire in the engine
compartment.
◆ Notes: do not scratch the
glass by the wiper bracket.
◆ In closing the engine cover,
check if any tools or cloths are
left in the engine compartment.
Location of Jack
Front
Back
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When lifting a car with jack, place it
in proper position as shown in the
figure.
TIPS
In lifting, you must follow the
regulations below to reduce the
possibility of human injuries:
● Avoid breathing the gas
exhausted by the engine. The
exhaust gas contains carbon
monoxide,
colorless
and
odorless.
It
may
cause
consciousness loss, and even
death.
● Do not place any part of your
body under the car lifted by a
jack. Otherwise, it may cause
human injuries.
● In lifting a car with a jack, do not
start or run the engine.
● Stop the car on the flat ground,
make sure the parking brake is
applied and block the wheels
opposite the lifting point, when
necessary.
● Make sure the jack is placed in
the correct lifting point. Lifting
the car in incorrect lifting point
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will damage the car or the car
may drop from the jack to cause
human injuries.
● When the car is only lifted by a
jack, do not crawl under the car;
a car supporting bracket is
required.
● Do not lift the car if any people
in it.
● In lifting the car, do not put any
thing on the top or bottom of the
jack.
NOTE
Make sure the jack is stored
properly, or it may damage the
car.
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Chapter 7
Section 2
Self-maintenance
Engine and Chassis
Check Engine Oil Level ..................................................................... 7-8
Check Fluid Level in Gearbox ......................................................... 7-10
Check Cooling Fluid Level in Engine ............................................... 7-12
Check Radiator and Condenser ...................................................... 7-13
Check Tire Pressure ....................................................................... 7-13
Check and Replace Tire .................................................................. 7-14
Tires Rotation .................................................................................. 7-16
Replace Tire .................................................................................... 7-17
Precautions on Aluminum Wheel .................................................... 7-17
Self-maintenance 7-7
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Check Engine Oil Level
Low level
4. Pull out the dipstick, place a piece
of fabric at its end and check the
engine oil level.
High level
NOTE
Do not drop engine oil on parts of
the car.
If the oil level is near the low oil line,
you shall add additional engine oil of
the same type in the engine.
Oil filling
Correct
Overfull
Shut down engine at operating
temperature, and check engine oil
level with dipstick.
1. To get accurate reading, you shall
pack the car on flat ground. Shut
down the engine and wait for a few
minutes so that engine oil is
collected at the bottom of the
engine.
2. Pull out the dipstick, place a piece
of fabric at its end and wipe it clean.
3. Insert the dipstick again. You shall
insert it to the bottommost position
for accurate reading.
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Remove the engine oil fill cap, add a
small amount of engine oil and then
check the dipstick. You are
recommended to use funnel when
adding engine oil.
After adding engine oil, the oil level
shall be located between the low oil
line and high oil line on the dipstick as
shown in the figure above.
When the oil level is proper, install the
fill cap and tighten it manually.
NOTE
◆ Do not splash engine oil on
parts of the car.
◆ Do not add too much oil, or
engine may be damaged.
◆ Check the oil level with
dipstick after you finish adding
engine oil.
Engine Oil Specification
Only use lubricating oil approved by
BYD-authorized service stations or
equivalents in compliance with the
following grade and viscosity.
Engine Oil Grade for Gasoline
Engine:
SAE 5W—30
above -30℃
SAE 15W—40
above
-15℃
API Grade: SG or above
Amount: 3.1L (liter)
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Recommended viscosity (SAE):
Engine Oil Identification Label
One or two API registration label is
available on some engine tank for
reference when choosing oil.
API classification label is somewhere
on the outside of the tank.
Predicted temperature range prior
to next oil change
API Classification Label
In extremely cold weather, SAE 10W 30 oil or oil with higher viscosity may
cause difficulty to start the engine, so
SAE
5W-30
engine
oil
is
recommended.
Engine oil quality is indicated on the
label top according to API (American
Petroleum Institute) standard, such as
SL. SAE viscosity is indicated at the
middle of the label, such as 10W-30.
―Energy-Conserving‖ symbol at the
bottom of the label indicates that it
can save engine oil.
Certification of ILSAC (International
Lubricant
Standardization
and
Approval Committee) is at the front
side of the oil tank.
ILSAC Certification Label
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Check Fluid Level in Gearbox
Manual Gearbox
Transmission
fluid
1. Check Fluid Level in BS15 Gearbox
Check the fluid level in gearbox when
transmission is at the normal
operating temperature of 80℃ with
the car parking on flat ground.
Remove the bolt of fluid filler opening
of the transmission, and touch the
fluid level within the bolt hole with a
finger carefully. The fluid level shall
reach the edge of the bolt hole. If not,
please add original MTF (manual
transmission fluid) from BYD until the
fluid overflow from the filler opening.
At last, install back and tighten the
bolt of the fluid filler opening.
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Oil filling plug
Position of oil filling plug
Clean
up
overflowing
fluid
immediately as it may damage parts
in the engine compartment.
If original MTF is not available, you
can use API certified gear oil as
substitute. For specific specifications,
please refer to Maintenance Manual
or contact BYD service station.
Level of gear fluid
Transmission fluid shall be replaced
by mileage or interval as specified in
Periodic Maintenance Table. The
existing transmission fluid shall be
drained completely before filling new
transmission fluid.
Please contact BYD service station if
you have any doubt about checking
fluid level or filling fluid in gearbox.
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Note: no water can be contained in the
gear fluid so as to avoid rusting the
components in the transmission.
bolt of the fluid filler opening.
Transmission fluid shall be replaced
by mileage or interval as specified in
Periodic Maintenance Table. The
existing transmission fluid shall be
drained completely before filling new
transmission fluid.
Please contact BYD service station if
you have any doubt about checking
fluid level or filling fluid in gearbox.
Drain plug
Position of drain plug
Note: no water can be contained in
the gear fluid so as to avoid rusting
the components in the transmission.
2. Check Fluid Level in BYD5T-14
Gearbox
Check the fluid level in gearbox when
transmission is at the normal
operating temperature of 80℃ with
the car parking on flat ground.
Remove the bolt of fluid filler opening
of the transmission, and touch the
fluid level within the bolt hole with a
finger carefully. The fluid level shall
reach the edge of the bolt hole. If not,
please add original MTF (manual
transmission fluid) from BYD until the
fluid overflow from the filler opening.
At last, install back and tighten the
CVT transmission
1. Oil filling instruction
If original MTF is not available, you
can use API certified gear oil as
substitute. For specific specifications,
please refer to Maintenance Manual
or contact BYD service station.
Range of application: new gearbox
install to a new vehicle (size of empty
oil tank is 440×120mm) gearbox was
filled with a number of oil before
shipment.
- Firstly, pull out the oil filling plug
which is at the top of gearbox.
- Fill in 4.10±0.05L transmission oil.
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- Reinstall the oil filling plug.
- Tighten torque: 18~24Nm
2.Oil level checking procedure
Range of application: all of the other
checking and filling (oil level checking,
filling again……)
The proper checking method for fuel
level is shown as follows, after filling
oil for the first time(If need to filling
again for maintenance or oil
replacement etc, check the oil level
refer to Oil filling instruction and the
procedures below )
- Start the engine and run it at an idle
speed for at least 10 seconds (notes:
it is normal to hear the sound caused
by air circulation in the system when
starting.)
- Switch to different gears by gear
shift lever (park - reverse - neutral driving) and stay for 5 seconds on
each gear before switching to the next
gear.
- Switch to ―D‖ (Drive)
- Loosen the brake pedal
- Reduce speed to min 60 km/h (do
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not exceed 2500rpm)
- Loosen the accelerator until you stop
the car (the noise made by air
circulation
when
starting
will
disappear).
- Heat the gasoline; be careful to drive
at least for 5 minutes or wait until the
temperature of transmission reaches
60℃.
- Stop the car on flat ground or slope.
- Step on brake pedal.
- Wait for 2 seconds.
- Switch the gear to ―R‖ (Neutral).
- Wait for 10 seconds.
- Switch the gear to ―P‖ (Park).
- Run the engine at an idle speed.
- Pull out the oil level screw plug.
- Make sure you pull out the oil level
screw plug and then at least 0.2 liter
oil will be drained from the oil pipe. (or
it indicates the initial oil is insufficient)
- Wait for a few minutes until the oil
begins to drop from the oil level screw
plug mouth.
- Put the lid on the oil level screw
plug again.
- stop the engine
Check Cooling Fluid Level in
Engine
Check the transparent overflow tank
of the cooling fluid when the engine is
cold. If the cooling fluid level is
located between ―FULL‖ and ―LOW‖
line on the tank, it is in compliance
with the requirement. If the fluid level
is low, additional cooling fluid shall be
added. (Refer to section ―Choose
Cooling Fluid‖ below for information
on usable type of cooling fluid.)
The cooling fluid level in the overflow
tank varies with the temperature of
the engine. But if the fluid level is
under ―LOW‖ line, more fluid shall be
added until fluid level reaches ―FULL‖
line.
After adding cooling fluid, if the fluid
level drops in short period, there may
be leakage in the system. You shall
conduct visual check to radiator, hose,
radiator cap, drain cock and pump.
If visual check can not find out
leakage, please contact BYD service
station to check cap pressure and
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whether there is leakage in cooling
system.
TIPS
To avoid scorching, do not
remove radiator cap when engine
is hot.
Choose Cooling Fluid
Only use cooling fluid authorized by
BYD service station. Choose and add
suitable type of cooling fluid into
cooling
system
according
to
environment temperature.
Improper cooling fluid may damage
engine cooling system.
NOTE
Do not over use water, which may
damage engine cooling system in
winter.
For more detailed information, please
contact BYD service station.
Check Radiator and Condenser
be checked.
If radiator or condenser becomes very
dirty or you can not determine their
status, please send the car to BYD
service station.
Improper tire pressure may increase
gas consumption, reduce driving
comfort, tire service life, and pose
danger to road safety.
TIPS
If the tire need air filling frequently,
please contact BYD service station for
a check.
To avoid scorching, do not touch
radiator or condenser when
engine is hot.
NOTE
Do not service radiator or
condenser by yourself to avoid
damage.
Check Tire Pressure
Maintain proper pressure in tires.
For information on recommended cold
tire pressure and tire dimension,
please refer to Chapter 8.
You shall check the tire pressure
every two weeks, or, at least, every
month. Spare tire pressure shall also
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TIPS
Maintain proper pressure in tires.
Improper pressure may cause the
following conditions, and even
severe injury.
Low tire pressure (insufficient air
filling)
● Excessive wear
● Abnormal wear
● Difficulty in operation
● Air leakage due to overheat of
tires
● Deteriorated sealability at the
edge of tire.
● Deformation of wheel and/or
detachment of tire and wheel
High Tire Pressure (excessive air
filling)
● Difficulty in operation
● Excessive wear of center of tire
tread
● Increased possibility that hard
road may do damage to tire
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Follow the instructions below when
checking tire pressure:
● Check tire pressure only when
the tire is cold. After driving over
1.5 km, the car shall be parked for
over 3 hours before checking tire
pressure. You can check pressure
directly after a driving no more than
1.5 km.
● Tire pressure gauge must be
used. Experiential judgment of tire
pressure may have severe error. In
addition, several pounds' difference
in tire pressure may reduce driving
operability and comfort.
● Do not release air in tire or
reduce tire pressure after driving.
It is normal that tire pressure is
higher after travel.
● Make sure valve cock is installed
on tire. It blocks dust, damp from
entering tire and prevent air
leakage. Install a new one if the
valve cock gets missing.
Check and Replace Tire
Tire wear indicator
Check Tire
Check tread wear according to tire
wear indicator If the wear indicator is
visible, the tire shall be replaced.
Tire wear indicator is embedded in the
tire of BYD L3 to indicate when to
replace it. When wear depth reaches
1.6mm or less, the wear indicator will
be exposed. If two or more wear
indicators in continuous tread grooves
are visible, the tire shall be replaced.
The thinner tread, the greater danger
of tire skid.
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When the tire tread is worn to less
than 4mm in depth, the snow tire
function is lost.
In case of cutting, rupture, crack
exposing cord fabric or abnormal tire
inflation, it means there is internal
damage in the tire and the tire shall be
replaced.
In case of frequent air leakage or
unrepairable cutting or other damage
due to the severity or position, the tire
shall be replaced. When you are not
sure about tire conditions, please
contact BYD service station.
If air leakage occurs on the road, stop
driving immediately. Even a small
travel after air leakage may cause
permanent damage to the tire.
After 6 years’ use, the tire, even if it
has no obvious damage, shall be
inspected by qualified technician.
The tire may deteriorate due to aging
even it has not been used heavily.
This rule also applies to spare tires
and tires in storage.
Replace Tires
Never replace the tire on BYD L3 with
a used tire.
Only use a tire with the same
dimension and structure, and the
same or higher load capacity to
replace the tire installed on the car.
Any difference in dimensions and
structure may have serious effect on
operability,
passenger
comfort,
calibration of speedometer and
odometer, ground clearance and
clearance between car body and tire
or tire chain.
TIPS
Please follow the instructions
below. Or it may result in severe
injury.
● Never use a combination of
radial ply tire, bias belted tire
and diagonal-ply tire on the
same car, or it may lose
operability in driving, leaving
the driver in great danger.
● Only use tires with dimensions
recommended
by
the
manufacturer. Or the car may
lose control in driving.
Tires from unknown origin may pose
great danger.
You are recommended to replace four
tires at one time, or at least, you shall
replace two front/rear tires at the
same time.
For steps of replacing tire, please
refer to ―When Tire Has Air Leakage‖
in Chapter 4.
Keep the wheels in balance after
replacing tires.
Unbalanced tire may pose adverse
effect on auto operability and tire
service life. The tire may lose balance
during normal use. As a result,
irregular check is required to keep the
tire in good balance.
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Tires Rotation
Choose Tire Chain
Use tire chain with proper dimension.
The rule to choose tire chain varies
with locations and road conditions.
Please refer to local rule before
choosing tire chain.
Install Tire Chain
When possible, tire chain shall be
installed on front wheels. Do not
install tire chain on rear wheels.
Tighten tire chain again after driving
for 0.5-1.0 km.
To equalize tire wear and extend its
service life, you are recommended to
rotate tire positions every 10, OOO
km. But the optimum time to rotate
tires depends on driving habit and
road conditions.
Before tire rotation, check for uneven
wear or damage. Improper tire
pressure and wheel alignment,
unbalanced wheel and frequent
braking may lead to abnormal tire
wear.
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Follow strictly the instruction from the
manufacturer when installing tire
chain.
If wheel housing is installed on the car,
remove it before installing tire chain,
otherwise it may be damaged by tire
chain.
TIPS
● When tire chain is installed, the
driving speed shall not exceed
50km/h or the speed limit
specified by the manufacturer,
whichever is lower.
● Drive carefully when tire chain
is
installed
and
avoid
protrusion, holes and sharp
turn on the road, which may
cause jolt of the car.
● When tire chain is installed,
avoid sharp turn or braking
with wheels locked, which may
pose adverse effect to car
operability.
● When tire chain is installed,
slow down the car before
turning to prevent losing
control of the car, which may
cause accident.
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Replace Wheels
When to Replace Wheels
When the wheel has damage such as
bending, crack or severe corrosion, it
shall be replaced.
If damaged wheel is not replaced
timely, the tire may detach from the
wheel or the car may lose control.
Choose Wheels
Only replace the wheel installed on
the car with a wheel with the same
load capacity, diameter, rim width and
offset.
BYD service station can replace
wheels correctly.
Wheels with different dimensions and
structure may have serious effect on
operability, service life of wheels and
bearings, cooling of brake, calibration
of speedometer and odometer, brake
performance, headlight alignment,
bumper height, ground clearance and
clearance between car body/chassis
and tire /tire chain.
with a used wheel, which may have
undergone treatment or long travel
mileage, getting the car into trouble
without prior warning. Do not use a
wheel which is repaired after bending,
as it may have structural damage. Do
not use inner tube intended for
tubeless tire on an air-leaking wheel.
TIPS
Do not use a wheel with
specifications other than that
recommended
by
the
manufacturer, or the car may lose
control in driving, which may
result in severe injury or death.
Precautions on Aluminum Wheel
● For a car with aluminum wheels, the
nuts on the wheels shall be check
after the first 1,600 km travel to
make sure they remains tight.
● After tires are rotated, repaired or
replaced, the nuts on the wheels
shall be check after the first 1,600
km travel to make sure they
remains tight.
● Do not damage the wheels when
using tire chain.
● Only use BYD nuts and wrench
intended for aluminum wheels.
● When adjusting wheel balance
using tire chain, only use BYD
counter balance, plastic hammer or
rubber hammer.
● As with all autos, aluminum wheels
on BYD L3 shall be checked
regularly, and replaced if any
damage.
Do not replace the wheel on BYD L3
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Chapter 7
Section 3
Self-maintenance
Electric Appliance
Check Battery Status ...................................................................... 7-20
Check and Replace Fuses .............................................................. 7-22
Add Cleanser .................................................................................. 7-23
Replace Bulb ................................................................................... 7-24
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Check Battery Status
Check Battery Appearance
Emergency Treatment
Precautions
TIPS
Precautions on Battery
Battery produces flammable and
explosive hydrogen.
● When using tools, prevent the
battery from generating spark.
● Do not smoke or use matches
near battery.
Electrolyte contains toxic and
corrosive sulphuric acid.
●
Prevent
electrolyte
from
touching eye, skin or clothing.
● Do not drink electrolyte by
mistake.
● Wear eye protector when
working near battery.
● Keep children away from
battery.
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● When electrolyte enters eyes,
immediately wash eyes with
running clean water and then go
to hospital. If possible, clean the
affected area with sponge or
cloth soaked in water on the
way to the hospital.
● When electrolyte touches skin,
immediately wash the affected
area thoroughly with clean
water. If you feel burning or
pain, go to hospital immediately.
● 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.
● If you drink battery electrolyte
by mistake, you shall drink a lot of
water or milk immediately. Milk
containing magnesia, uncooked
egg
and
plant
oils
are
recommended
to
be
eaten
immediately. You shall go the
hospital for emergency medical
treatment.
Terminal
Tightening
clamp
Grounding
cable
Check whether battery and its
terminal is corroded, loose, cracked
or has loose fixture.
a. If battery is corroded, clean it with
mixture liquid of soda and warm
water. Apply grease lubricant on
the outer surface of terminals to
prevent further corrosion.
b. If terminal is loose, tighten the nuts
of clamps; but do not tighten them
too much.
c. Tighten the fixture properly to allow
the battery fixed on proper place.
Tighten the fixture too much may
damage the battery box.
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NOTE
◆
Make sure engine and all
auxiliary devices are turned off
before maintenance of the
battery.
◆ Before check battery, remove
grounding wire on negative
terminal (with “-” mark) first;
after completion of service,
connect it at the last step.
◆ Do not cause short circuit
when using tools.
◆ When cleaning the battery,
prevent
any
liquid
from
entering it.
Check Internal Status of Battery
Check the internal status of the
battery according to instructions on
the outer shell and status indicators of
the battery.
TIPS
When electrolyte runs low in the
battery, replace it with a new one
and do not add electrolyte by
yourself.
NOTE
◆ Charging the battery without
disconnecting the wires on it
may seriously damage ECU and
other electrical devices on the
car. Remove the battery wires
first before connecting the
battery to charger.
◆ When engine is not running,
using electrical devices for a
long time may cause over
discharge of the battery, which
may lead to difficulty to start
the car or even permanent
damage to the battery.
◆ Do not use battery consuming
devices, such as audio system,
light system, for a long time
when the engine is not running.
◆ Before leaving the car, make
sure the doors are closed and
all electric appliances, such as
lights, are turned off.
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Check and Replace Fuses
Fine
Burned
Fine
A Type
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B Type
Burned
Fine
C Type
Burned
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If headlight or other electric devices
do not work, please check the fuses.
When necessary, replace the fuses.
For information on location of fuses,
see Section 7-1 ―Location of Fuses‖.
Turn off ignition switch and other
malfunctioning devices. Pull out the
fuses with potential malfunction
vertically and check them.
Find out which fuse has trouble.
Circuit name of each fuse is indicated
on cover of the fuse box. See Chapter
8 for control function of each circuit.
Pull out A type fuse with a puller. The
puller is at location 19 in figure
―Engine Compartment‖ in Chapter 8.
If you are not sure whether the fuse is
burnt out, replace it with a good one.
If the fuse is burnt out, insert a new
fuse into the fuse socket.
Only install a fuse with amperage
specified on the fuse box.
If there is no spare fuse in emergency
situation, you can pull out ―29. Indoor
Light‖ fuse, which is not essential in
driving, and substitute it for a fuse
with the same amperage.
If there is no fuse of the same
amperage, you should choose a fuse
with lower amperage; and do try to
get a fuse with the amperage as close
to the rated amperage as possible. If
you use a fuse with lower amperage,
it may be burned out again, but this
doesn’t mean the car has problem.
You shall install a proper fuse as soon
as possible, and put back the
substitute fuse in place.
It is recommended to keep a set of
spare fuses on the car for emergency
use.
If a new replaced fuse is burnt out
immediately, the electrical system
may have problem. Contact BYD
service station for a check as soon as
possible.
Add Cleanser
If the cleaner does not work, the
cleanser tank may have been empty.
Check the cleanser level on the
content gauge. If the level is below
―LOW‖ mark, you shall add cleanser.
TIPS
Never use a fuse with higher
amperage
than
the
rating
amperage or use any other
objects to replace the fuse,
otherwise it may cause serious
damage and may lead to fire.
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NOTE
TIPS
Don’t use engine antifreeze or
other substitutes, as they will
damage the vehicle paint.
● Do not replace bulb when it is
hot to avoid burning.
● The halogen bulb is filled with
pressurized gas, please be
particularly careful. If the bulb
is scratched or falls to ground,
it may explode or crack. Only
hold the bulb on its plastic or
metal part. Do not touch glass
part of the bulb with bare
hands.
Replace Bulb
The following figures shows the
method to take off the bulbs. Make
sure the ignition switch and light
switches are turned off when
replacing bulbs.
Before Adding Cleanser
Pull out cleanser funnel and hang it
on the brake of engine hood support.
Water can be used as cleanser. But in
cold region where the temperature is
below zero degree, you shall use
cleanser with ant freezing agent. It is
available in BYD service stations and
most auto part stores. For mixing ratio
of water and anti-freezing agent,
please refer to manufacturer’s
instructions.
Make sure put back the funnel in
place after filling full the cleanser tank.
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NOTE
Only use a bulb of the below
listed type.
Use bulbs with rated power shown in
the table below:
High mount brake light and rear brake
light consists of a number of LED.
When the number of burnt out LED
affects the car’s compliance with local
laws, please send the car to BYD
service station for replacing bulbs.
When traveling in rain or when the
light shade is wet after washing, the
inside of lamp shade of external light
such as headlight will temporarily fog.
As with fog on the windshield in rainy
days, the fog inside the light shade is
due to the temperature difference
between the inside and the outside of
light shade, and isn’t a trouble. But if
there is water droplet or water pool in
the lightshade, please contact BYD
service station.
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Voltage: 12V
Bulb
Headlight
(low beam)
Headlight
(high beam)
Front fog
light
Front turn
signal light
Side turn
signal light
Rear turn
signal light
Backup
light
Rear fog
light
High mount
brake light
Name plate
light
Door light
Front
interior light
Rear
W
55
Type
H7
60
HB3
55
H11
21
PY21
W
5
W5W
21
16
21
16
PY21
W
W16
W
W21
W
W16
W
5
W5W
5
W5W
5
R5W
10
C10
Over
curre
nt
4.58
5
interior light
Trunk light
Front
parking light
Rear
parking light
Parking
light
5
W
W5W
5
W5W
0.
4
LED
4
LED
Headlight
0.41
0.41
(Low Halogen beam)
0.03
0.33
4.58
1.75
0.41
1.75
1.3
1.75
1.3
1. Pull off the connector while
pressing down the buckle.
If the connector is too tight, shake it
first.
0.41
0.41
0.41
0.83
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High beam
2. Rotate the bulb anticlockwise to
remove it.
3. Pull off the ground wire and power
wire (If it is too tight, shake it first.),
and press down the buckle to remove
the bulb.
4. Replace the bulb.
The step of installation is opposite to
disassembly.
You need not to adjust the headlight
after replacing the bulb. In case that
you need to adjust the headlight,
please contact BYD service station.
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1. Pull off the connector while
pressing down the buckle.
If the connector is too tight, shake it
first.
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Front turn signal light
2. Rotate the bulb anticlockwise to
remove it.
3 .Replace the bulb.
The step of installation is opposite to
disassembly.
You need not to adjust the headlight
after replacing the bulb. In case that
you need to adjust the headlight,
please contact BYD service station.
2. Rotate the light seat anticlockwise
to remove it.
1. Pull off the connector while
pressing down the buckle as shown in
the figure.
If the connector is too tight, shake it
first.
3. Rotate the bulb clockwise and
press down it to remove the bulb, and
replace it.
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Front Fog Light
Side turn signal light
Side turn signal light is integrated, If
replacement is necessary, please
replace the whole side turn signal
light.
3.Rotate the bulb anticlockwise to
remove it.
4. Replace the bulb.
1. Pull the buckle to side and remove
the dog light connecter.
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The step of installation is opposite to
disassembly.
You need not to adjust the headlight
after replacing the bulb. In case that
you need to adjust the headlight,
please contact BYD service station.
1. Prize one side of side turn signal
light with straight screwdriver.
Covering with cotton around the
screwdriver to avoid scratch the
surface
while
using
straight
screwdriver.
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Rear fog light
1. Prize one side of side turn signal
light with straight screwdriver.
2. Pull off the connector
pressing down the buckle.
while
Covering with cotton around the
screwdriver to avoid scratch the
surface
while
using
straight
screwdriver.
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3. Rotate the light seat anticlockwise
manually and pull it outwards to
remove the light seat.
4. Rotate the bulb anticlockwise and
pull it outwards to remove the bulb.
The steps of installation is opposite to
disassembly.
Rear combination lamp
The steps of replacing rear turn signal
light and rear fog light is the same as
backup light.
High Mount brake light
1. Rotate the light seat anticlockwise
manually and pull it outwards from the
hole of rear shelf.
The steps of installation is opposite to
disassembly.
2.Pull off the bulb from light seat,
replace the bulb. If it is not convenient,
pull out the connector.
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Name plate light
Trunk light
2. Rotate the light seat anticlockwise
and pull it outwards to remove the
light seat.
1.Move the claw as shown in figure.
1. Pull off the Name plate light
connector while pressing down the
buckle as shown in figure.
If the connector is too tight, shake it
first.
3.Pull off the bulb from light seat,
replace the bulb.
2.Pull off the bulb from light seat,
replace the bulb.
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Chapter 8
Part Specifications
Maintenance Specifications .............................................................. 8-2
Fuse and Relay ................................................................................. 8-3
Part Specifications 8-1
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Maintenance Specifications
Lubrication of Engine
Engine Oil Grade for Gasoline
Engine:
SAE 5W—30
above -30℃
SAE 15W—40
above -15℃
API Grade SG or above
4G1 series engine
Amount: 3L (liter)
473 series engine
Amount: 3.4L (liter)
Specification of Gear Oil for Manual
Transmission
75W—90
above -40℃
80W—90
above -26℃
API Grade GL-4 or above
Amount: 2.1L (liter)
CVT shall always use MITSUBISHI
ATF SPⅢ(CVT fluid)
Amount: 7.7L (liter)
Cooling System
Amount: L (liter)
Tire dimension:
6.8L
195/60 R15
8-2 Part Specifications
Tire pressure, KPa (kilogram/cm2) 210
(2.1)
Wheel nut torque, N·m (kilogram
force·m)
103(10.5)
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Fuse and Relay
Engine Compartment
Relay:
1. A/C relay magnet clutch
2. Front headlight
7. No. 3 fan
8. Reserved
9. Electric horn
10. No. 2 fan
11. Reserved
12. No. 1 fan
37. Reserved
38. Electric fuel Injection main relay
Fuse:
3. Spare fuse (10A)
4. Spare fuse (15A)
5. Spare fuse (20A)
6. Spare fuse (25A)
23. Left low beam (10A)
24. Reserved
25. Reserved
26. Headlight fuse (40A)
27. Reserved
28. EFI (15A) -MT20U/2 or (30A)
-M7.9.7.1
29. Interior light (15A)
30. Ignition switch No. 2 power supply
(30A)
31. Reserved
32. Electric horn (10A)
33. Warning light (10A)
34. Reserved
35. Reserved
36. Main power supply (100A)
13. Reserved
14. Electronic fan (30A)
15. Reserved
16. ABS (60A)
17. Spare fuse (30A)
18. Spare fuse (7.5A)
19. Puller
20. Left high beam (10A)
21. Right high beam (10A)
22. Right low beam (10A)
Part Specifications 8-3
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Instrument Panel
Fuse:
1. Reserved
2. ECU (10A)
3. Instrument (10A)
4. Reserved
5. Reserved
6. Reserved
7. On-vehicle diagnosis system (7.5A)
8. Wiper (20A)
8-4 Part Specifications
9. Small light (15A)
10. Brake light (15A)
11. Door (25A)
12. No.2 door and window power
supply (30A)
13. No.1 ignition switch power supply
(25A)
14. Front fog light (15A)
15. Rear fog light (10A)
16. Starting power supply (7.5A)
17. Air conditioner (10A)
18. No.2 ignition switch (15A)
19. Defrosting compensation (10A)
20. Headlight control system (5A)
21. Lighter (15A)
22. Warm wind (40A)
23. Rear window defroster (30A)
24. No.1 door and window power
supply (30A)