CITROEN 2 CV4 1975 Specifications

CONTENTS
Notices
Important Points
Driving
Maintenance
Minor Repairs
Miscellaneous Information
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NOTICES
Positions are described as
Right-Hand (RH) or LeftHand (LH), as seen by a
person standing behind
the car and looking
forward towards the
bonnet (hood).
Descriptions of the various
items fitted to the car
cover standard fittings and
optional extras. The
inclusion of a description
does not therefore imply
that the item described is
fitted to all models for any
particular model.
2 CV4 - 2 CV6
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CONTENTS
Notices
Important Points
Driving
Maintenance
Minor Repairs
Miscellaneous Information
2 CV4 - 2 CV6
Service-station Reminder
ALPHABETICAL INDEX
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IMPORTANT POINTS
During the first 1,200 mi (2,000 km): Keep a little below the speed limits indicated
by the red marks on the speedometer.
At 600 mi (1,000 km): by any Citroën Dealer.
Before setting out on a long journey, check: The engine oil level; the level of the
brake fluid and top up if necessary.
Every 3,000 mi (5,000 km): Engine sump - drain and refill
Every 12,000 mi (20,000 km): Gearbox - change the oil
On "2 CV6", pay attention to the red warning lamp, (engine oil pressure). If it lights
up while driving, stop immediately.
Always keep in your vehicle: complete set of spare bulbs; set of fuses (10 & 15
amps).
Check inflation pressures regularly.
Changing a wheel: Tools and spare
wheel in boot (trunk).
From the very beginning make
yourself acquainted with the
handling operations specified in the
Tyre (tire) changing section.
Model Michelin Front
Rear
Spare
2 CV4 125-15X
1.4 bar 1.8 bar 2 bar
20 psi 26 psi 29 psi
2 CV6 125-15X
1.4 bar 1.8 bar 2 bar
20 psi 26 psi 29 psi
In order to ensure a longer life for your vehicle, and, for your safety,
"Citroën" advises you to adhere to these most important points,
systematically.
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DRIVING
This first section contains all
you need to know about
driving your car and taking
advantage of the comfort it
offers: the panel instruments
are all described here, so that
you can find out the meaning
of their signals with a
minimum of effort, should the
need arise.
We also advise you to read
here before taking the car on
the road for the first time.
DRIVING
Opening and locking:
Doors, Boot, Bonnet
Driving Position:
Controls and accessories (LH)
Controls and accessories (RH)
Dashboard instruments
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Seats, rear-view mirrors, seat belts
Starting:
Anti-theft, ignition, starter
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Gears, clutch, brakes
Signals and visibility:
Lights, signals, windscreen wipers/
washer
Air conditioning:
Ventilation, heating, de-misting
Comfort:
Folding canvas hood
Accessories
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DRIVING
DRIVING POSITION
Dashboard Instruments
With the exception of the warning lamps for engine oil pressure (2) and hazard warning device (6),
the illumination of the following dashboard instruments is controlled by the exterior lighting switch.
These instruments do not function when the ignition is off, with the exception of the hazard warning
device (6).
1 - Speedometer: The red marks indicate maximum speed permitted in each gear.
2 - Engine oil pressure warning lamp (2 CV6 only): This lights up when the ignition is switched on
and goes out as soon as the engine is running. If it lights up when driving, stop the engine
immediately and top up the level of oil if necessary. If the lamp remains alight despite the oil level
being correct, stop again and contact a Citroën dealer.
3 - Fuel gauge: Tank capacity: 4 1/2 Imp. Gal. (20 litres)
4 - Total mileage indicator
5 - Charge indicator: At normal engine running speed, the needle should remain in the white sector.
If the needle should remain in either of the red sectors, consult a Citroën dealer. It is possible that,
when driving with the headlamps on, the needle may stay in the white cross-hatched zone - indication
that the battery is insufficiently charged. In normal circumstances, when driving, the generator should
charge the battery and within two hours the needle should return to the white zone. If this does not
occur, consult a Citroën dealer.
6 - Hazard warning lamp: Flashes throughout the operation. If it does not function, check the
direction indicators.
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DRIVING
DRIVING POSITION
Controls and Accessories (RHD)
1 - Control for direction indicators
2 - Left ventilation aperature
3 - Demister-defroster outlet for windscreen
4 - Switch for hazard warning lamps
5 - Switch for electric windscreen wipers
6 - Control for lighting and horn
7 - Control for ventilation shutter
8 - Control for heating
9 - Ashtray
10 - Right ventilation aperature
11 - Control for headlamp height adjustment
12 - Combined anti-theft-ignition-starter switch
13 - Control for windscreen washer
14 - Emergency and parking brake
15 - Choke control
16 - Control for air distribution between windscreen and floor
17 - Gear-change lever
18 - Glove compartment
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DRIVING
DRIVING POSITION
Controls and Accessories (LHD)
1 - Control for direction indicators
2 - Left ventilation aperature
3 - Demister-defroster outlet for windscreen
4 - Switch for hazard warning lamps
5 - Switch for electric windscreen wipers
6 - Control for lighting and horn
7 - Control for ventilation shutter
8 - Control for heating
9 - Ashtray
10 - Right ventilation aperature
11 - Control for headlamp height adjustment
12 - Combined anti-theft-ignition-starter switch
13 - Control for windscreen washer
14 - Emergency and parking brake
15 - Choke control
16 - Control for air distribution between windscreen and floor
17 - Gear-change lever
18 - Glove compartment
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DRIVING
OPENING and LOCKING
Doors, Boot (trunk), Bonnet (hood)
KEYS (Fig. 1)
The larger key (1) operates the "Anti-theft-ignition-starter" device.
The smaller key (2) locks the front side doors and the boot lid.
Fig. 1
We recommend that note be taken of the key numbers in the space
provided in the "Maintenance Guide" which came with the car
when originally delivered or in a suitable spot for your convenience.
Keys
1 - Anti-theft-ignition-starter
2 - Front side doors, boot lid
SIDE DOORS
From the outside:
To open: Turn the handle downwards.
To lock: With the key (for front doors only)
From the inside:
To open: Front doors: raise the lever situated at the front of the
doors. Rear doors: (Fig. 2): press the lever (1)
To lock: Lower the catch (2) (rear side doors only)
To unlock: Raise the catch (2) (rear side doors only)
Fig. 2
Rear side doors
(inner door handle)
1 - Opening
2 - Locking
3 - Access for hand
BOOT (TRUNK) LID (Fig. 3 & 4)
Fig. 3
Boot Lid
1 - Lock
2 - Handle (opening)
To open: Insert the side door key into lock (1). Unlock and turn the
handle (2), the lid will open slightly. Completely raise the lid and
keep it open by engaging the end ot its stay (3) in the support (4).
To shut: Withdraw the stay from its support, secure it on the lid
and lower the lid slowly while holding it.
To lock: Use the side door key. With the lid locked, the handle
should turn loosely.
To remove: The boot lid can be removed completely by raising it
to its maximum extent and by sliding it in its hinges towards the left
or right.
Never drive the car with the boot lid open, supported by its stay.
Fig. 4
Rear Boot Lid
3 - Stay
4 - Support
BONNET (Fig. 5)
Lift the lever situated under the centre part of the front bumpers (1)
to disengage the safety catch (2).
Raise the bonnet and insert the end-peg of the stay (3) into the
rubber ring of the bonnet, pressing in if necessary.
Before closing the bonnet, do not forget to replace the stay in the
notch of its support (4).
FUEL FILLER
It is situated above the RH rear wing of the car.
Opening: Press the cap and turn anti-clockwise.
Closing: Press the cap and turn clockwise until it clicks.
Fig. 5
Opening the bonnet
1 - Location of the release
lever
2 - Safety catch
3 - Stay
4 - Support
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MAINTENANCE
This section deals with the small
points which are essential to
ensure the good condition of your
car: checking levels, keeping and
eye on the tyres, washing the
bodywork ...
Other maintenance operations,
such as greasing, oil changes,
adjustments - which the Citroën
network will competently carry out
for you, through is special Service
Stations - form the subject of the
"Maintenance Guide", which was
supplied with the vehicle when
originally delivered.
MAINTENANCE
Levels:
Oil, Brake Fluid - Checks and Topping
Up
Mechanical and Electrical
Bodywork
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Interior
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MAINTENANCE
Levels
Checks and Topping up
1 Engine oil dipstick
The engine oil level, which must lie between the ends of the cut-out
on the dipstick, must be checked from time to time between oil
changes and, in particular, before any long journey.
The check should be carried out with the car as level as possible,
after the engine has been stopped for at least 10 minutes.
To top up, add oil without the level going above the top end of the
dipstick cut-out. The length of the cut-out is equivalent to 7/8 imp.
pints (0,5 litre).
Fig. 32
Engine Oil Dipstick
1 - Maximum
2 - Minimum
3 - Oil level reading
2 Engine oil filler pipe
In Summer, as in Winter, use "TOTAL Altigrade GT Spéciale
Autoroute 20 W 40" or "GTS 20 W 50" oil. If "TOTAL" oils are
not available, use equivalent grades of other reputable makes.
In very cold countries (temperatures often lower than -10C (14F),
use "TOTAL Altigrade GT Spéciale Autoroute 10 W 30" or "GTS
10 W 30" oil, or equivalent grades of other reputable makes.
Never use additives
Do not forget to tightly seal the oil filler cap.
3 Brake fluid reservoir
The level, visible through the transparent reservoir, must never go
below the "Danger" mark. If the level drops suddenly, consult a
Citroën dealer without delay. We recommend the "70 R 3" fluid,
distributed by TOTAL. If this product is not available, use fluids
with specification "S" or "V" : NF R 12640 or SAE J 1703 a.
4 Battery
Fig. 32a
RHD Levels
3 - Brake fluid level
5 - Windscreen washer bottle
Check the level of the electrolyte frequently, especially in Summer.
The level should be 3/8 to 3/4 in. (1 to 2 cm.) above the plates in
each of the six cells. Top up with distilled water. Never add acid.
Never bring a naked flame near a battery during checking.
5 Windscreen washer
Top up with clean water, to which may be added a product such as
"Clearalex", "Screen Clear" or "Stop-Clair" at any time, or a
solution such as "Stop-Gel" in Winter.
Fig. 32b
Levels
1 - Engine oil dipstick
2 - Engine oil filler tube
3 - Brake fluid reservoir
4 - Battery
5 - Windscreen washer bottle
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Maintenance
Mechanical and Electrical
Periodic Maintenance Operations
These are indicated in the "Maintenance Guide", which
accompanied the car when first delivered. We would recommend
you to adhere to the frequencies indicated and would remind you
that we recommend "TOTAL" lubricants.
All mixtures and experiments are forbidden, and, in particular, the
use of oil additives of any kind, as these may lead to serious trouble.
Never grease or lubricate the rubber mounted link situated under the
bonnet, above the gear change lever. Never grease or lubricate the
gear change lever.
TYRES: "MICHELIN" (Do not use tyres other than those we
recommend.)
Series fitted: 125-15 X
Authorized series: 135-15 X, 125-15 X (M+S), 135-15 X (M+S),
135-15 ZX
Pressures: 20 psi (1,4 bar) at front, 26 psi (1,8 bar) at rear, 29 psi
(2 bars) on spare wheel.
These pressures apply to laden or empty vehicles, on an ordinary
road or on a motorway, whatever the speed. On authorized series
135-15 ZX, the pressures should be modified in certain cases: on
Fig. 33
Tyre change-around
pebble road surfaces, 23 psi (1,6 bar) in front; in sandy area, 15 psi
(1 bar) at front and rear.
Do not forget to correct the pressure of the spare wheel as soon as
possible after fitting.
Tyre pressures must be checked at least once a month and before
any long journeys since safety depends on correct pressures; these
also have appreciable influence on the life of the tyres. The check
should be carried out when the tyres are cold, before they have been
heated by running: the pressure may in fact be increased by up to 7
psi (0,5 bar) on a loaded vehicle running at high speed.
Keep a check on wheel balancing, especially after a puncture.
Changing the wheels around, which evens out the wear on the five
tyres, should be frequent enough to prevent any appreciable
difference of wear between the two tyres on one axle.
Follow the plan opposite which shows the use of the spare wheel.
Then rest the pressures.Changing a wheel is described here.
Tire Wear Indicators
These are located at regular intervals across the tread and show up
according to localised wear of the engraving when the rubber
reaches a certain degree of wear (see Fig. 34). The tyre concerned
should then be replaced as soon as possible.
Snow Tyres
Fig. 34
Tyre wear indicators
1 - Position of
indicators
125-15 X (M+S) and 135-15 X (M+S) tyres can be fitted with
studs. In which case, it is necessary to increase the pressures by 3
psi (0,2 bar). In some countries there are legal requirements on the
use of studded tyres; local Citroën dealers will supply you with
information on this point.
Battery Maintenance
Check the terminals and the leads for cleanliness. If they are
Fig. 35
Air filter
1 - Cover
sulphated, unscrew them, clean them, and soak the felt insulating
washers in castor oil or in neutral vaseline oil. If the vehicle is not
in use, recharge the battery every month.
In Winter, a correct charge protects against frost. The battery
charged normally (a density of 1.25 to 1.27) resists to -50C (-58F),
whilst a discharged battery (density 1.07 to 1.09) may burst at -5C
(23F).
Do not disconnect the leads from the terminals when the engine
is running.
Never recharge the battery without first having disconnecting
the leads from the two terminals.
Air Filter Maintenance (Fig. 35)
Cleaning instructions are to be found on the filter cover (1).
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MAINTENANCE
Maintenance
Bodywork
The bodywork should be looked after regularly, especially in
Winter. This maintenance should not only concentrate on the
paintwork and the metal embellishers but should take in the
underside of the car as well: advice in this connection can be
obtained from any Citroën dealer.
Never wipe the car when dry since this will scratch the finish.
Petrol, trichlorethylene and alcohol harm paint and transparent
plastic such as the sidelamp covers. Do not use strong detergent
solutions either.
Cleaning the Bodywork
Frequent washing is necessary to keep the paintwork in good
condition but it is nevertheless essential that certain precautions be
observed; here are some reminders:
Never wash the car in full sunlight nor during frost. If the car has
been exposed to the sun or if the bonnet is still warm after a
journey, wait until the surfaces have cooled down.
The body should first be rinsed with copious amounts of water
applied either with a soft sponge, exerting no pressure and rinsing
the sponge often, or with a low pressure jet. If a car shampoo is
used, risne afterwards with plenty of water.
Wipe the car dry with a clean chamois leather which is rinsed and
wrung out frequently, ensure that no spots of water are left on the
paintwork.
When setting off, apply the brakes a few times to dry out any water
on the brake linings.
Cleaning the Windows
The windows may be cleaned with alcohol or with special
commercial products. Silicone based products are not recommended.
Pivot the windscreen wiper blades to the front and clean them with
a little soapy water without putting pressure on the rubber edges.
Metal Decorative Components
Wash in suds or water to which a little detergent such as Teepol has
been added (2.5 to 3.0 cu. in. per gallon or 10 ro 15 ccm per litre),
preceded and followed by a thorough rinsing with clean water.
The embellishers in particular should be washed very often since, in
time, mud might damage the surface so that repolishing may
become necessary.
AFter drying with a chamois leather, it is recommended that a
product like "ABEL PROTEGE CHROME", or other proprietary
chrome-polishes, be applied as a protection for the polished metal
finish.
Spots of Tar on the Bodywork
These should be removed as soon as possible.
Do not scrape off and do not use petrol or a spot remover for cloth,
but a special tar remover, such as "ABEL", or other proprietary tar
removers.
Polishing the Paintwork
Polishing is not recommended for metallic paintwork, because of
the risk of rings appearing.
On the other hand, for non-metallic paintwork, it is recommended
to carry out polishing at the end of Winter. For this, the body must
be perfectly clean and dry.
Use products that are only slightly abrasive, I.E. liquid polishes (e.
g. "ABELISSME") and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
Slight Damage to the Paintwork
Fig. 36
Paint
reference
disc.
Scratches and slight damage to the paintwork can be rectified at
little cost without necessitating extensive respraying, by using
aerosol cans which contain air-drying retouching paint. These
sprays, which are sold commercially, exist in all Citroën shades.
They are simple to use and instructions for use are given on the
packing.
The paint references for the car, can be found on a small disc (see
Fig. 36) situated under the bonnet and fixed to the upper part of the
scuttle, on the right hand side.
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Maintenance
Interior
Cleaning the Upholstery
(A sample of cloth can be found stapled under the driver's
seat)
Only use mild non-caustic soaps, toilet type.
According to model:
Cloth upholstery:
This should be brushed or, preferably suction cleaned. If the
upholstery is generally very dirty, use commercial "dry foam", after
carefully removing all traces of dust.
Plastic Trim (and folding canvas hood):
This can be cleaned with a product like "SPIC" or with a little soapy
water, followed by a good rinse and wipe with a dry cloth. We do
not advise the use of products intended to make these parts shine.
Isolated Spots on Upholstery
Spots on cloth or plastic trim upholstery can be cleaned off with
water containing soap or a detergent like Teepol.
If this treatment is unsuccessful, try 90° alcohol (commercial
methylated spirit) or lead-free petrol.
Use pads well wrung-out and rub lightly.
Solvents like acetone or trichlorethylene are not recommended.
Cpmplex spot removers containing absorbent earths are also
obtainable: these have the advantage, when used properly, of not
leaving rings (e.g. "K2R").
Seat Belts
These should be cleaned with soapy water, or with water with a
little detergent of the "Teepol" type added, taking care not to touch
the metal parts. Remove the deepest stains with 90° alcohol
(commerically methylated spirits), or with lead-free petrol.
Do not dye the webbing as this may weaken them.
Dashboard Instruments
Use either soapy water, or diluted detergent, to the exclusion of all
other products.
Steering Wheel
Use soapy water or water with a detergent of the "Teepol" type
added. In no circumstances, use solvents such as alcohol, lead-free
petrol, or trichlorethylene.
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MINOR REPAIRS
You should consult this
section should any difficulties,
such as a puncture or a
sparking plug which needs
changing, arise.
If, however, it concerns a
malfunction indicated by one
of the instruments, you should
go here.
MINOR REPAIRS
Replacing a Wheel
Adjusting the Headlamps
Replacing a Bulb
Replacing a Fuse
Replacing the Battery
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Replacing a Sparking Plug
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MINOR REPAIRS
Replacing a Wheel
TOOL KIT
The spare wheel and jack, the starting handle, and the wooden block
are positioned in the boot (trunk).
REMOVAL (Fig. 37 and 38)
Engage fully the handbrake
Fig. 37 Fig. 38
37 - Replacing a front wheel
1 - Lifting arm
2 - Support
3 - Screw
38 - Replacing a rear wheel
Position the wooden block under the wheel directly diagonally
opposite the one which is to be changed. If the road is on a slope,
wedge the wheel on the downward side.
Unlock but do not slacken the three wheel nuts with the wheel brace.
Place the base of the jack well under the car and turned slightly
towards the wheel to be changed, so as to avoid contact with the
bodywork in the final stage of jacking.
Engage lifting arm (1) fully into socket (2) (these sockets are
situated under the front and rear doors).
Turn the operating screw (3) clockwiase by hand until the jack is in
firm contact.
Then use the handle to raise the car.
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MINOR REPAIRS
Headlamp Adjustment
To avoid dazzling oncoming drivers the headlamps should have a
range of between 30 to 50 metres (33 to 55 yards).
Adjustment from inside the car (Fig. 39):
To lower the beams: turn the knob (1) anti-clockwise.
To raise the beams: turn clockwise.
Fig. 39
Headlamp adjustments
from inside the car (LHD)
1 - Adjusting knob
Fig. 39a
Headlamp adjustments
from inside the car (RHD)
Adjustment from outside the car:
The range and direction of each headlamp can be modified by
operating the hexaganol nut which secures the headlamp to its ball
joint support.
As these adjustments from outside the car can only be carried out
in a workshop containing the necessary checking equipment, have
them done, or checked, by a specialist in these matters.
1 - Adjusting knob
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MINOR REPAIRS
Replacing a Bulb
DIP/MAIN BEAM HEADLAMPS (Fig. 40 and 41)
They are fitted with bulbs: 12 V - 45/40 W.
To take the headlamp out: remove the screw (1), then tilt the unit
forward.
Fig. 40
Headlamps
1 - Retaining screw
To replace a bulb:
Disconnect the black plastic connector (2) carrying the feed leads.
Swing the springs (3 and 4), which hold the bulb flange (5) in place,
through 90°.
Change the faulty bulb and fit the new one by turning the flange
until the locating lug falls into its slot.
Do not forget to clip over springs (3 and 4) and to reconnect the
connector (2).
To refit the headlamp unit (Fig. 42)
Position the lugs (1 and 2) opposite the white plastic buttons (3 and
4).
Pivot the unit and refit it into the headlmap housing. Fit and tighten
the screw (1 - Fig. 40).
We recommend that you have your headlamp beam checked by a
specialist every time a bulb is changed.
Fig. 41
Headlamps
1 - Connector
3-4 - Holding springs
5 - Bulb flange
Fig. 42
Headlamps
1-2 - Locating lugs
3-4 - White plastic buttons
Fig. 43
Front side lamps
1 - Socket
SIDE AND TAIL LAMPS
Front bulbs (Fig. 43): 12 V - 4 W - BA 9S T 8/4
These bulbs are placed directly in the reflectors of the lamp units (1).
Pull the socket, turning it slightly.
Tail lamps (Fig. 44): 12 V - 5 W - R 19/5
The bulbs (1) combined in the covers, include the brake and
direction indicator lamps.
To remove the covers, unscrew the two screws.
Direction indicators: 12 V - 21 W - P 25/1
FRONT: Remove the cover, unscrew the two screws.
REAR: See "Tail Lamps" (Fig. 44 - Mark 2).
Brake lamps: 12 V - 21 W - P 25/1
See "Tail Lamps" (Fig. 44 - Mark 3).
Fig. 44
Rear lamps
1 - Tail and number plate lamp
2 - Direction indicators
3 - Brake lamp
Rear number plate lamps:
These bulbs are also used for the "Tail Lamps".
Interior lamp: 12 V - 7 W - BA 15 S
Press the cover lightly on both sides and pull it downwards.
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MINOR REPAIRS
Replacing a Fuse, The Battery
REPLACING A FUSE
Before fitting a new fuse, it is necessary to discover the cause of the
incident, and have it rectified.
Fig. 45
Fuse boxes
The 8 fuses protecting the circuit (5 fuses of 16 amps and 3 of 10
amps) are found inside two boxes situated under the bonnet on the
scuttle.
Pull off the fuse box cover, and replace the fuse with one of the
same amperage.
UPPER FUSE BOX (Item A)
Green marking (10 A)
Yellow marking (16 A)
LH side and tail lamps
(and rear number plate lamps)
Brake lamps
Interior lamp
Hazard warning device
Red marking (10 A)
Blue marking (16 A)
Fuel gauge
Direction indicators
Windscreen wipers
RH side and tail lamps
Alternator field feed
(and rear number plate lamps)
Charging rate indicator
Engine oil pressure warning lamp
(on "2 CV 6")
LOWER FUSE BOX (Item B)
Green marking (16 A)
Blue marking (16 A)
RH dipped beam
LH main beam
Red marking (16 A)
Yellow marking (16 A)
LH dipped beam
RH main beam
REPLACING THE BATTERY (Fig. 46)
Battery reference: 12 V - 125/25 Ah. CEI (or 150/30 Ah. CEI)
Fig. 46
Battery
1 - Terminals
2 - Tie-rods
Disconnect the battery terminals, always beginning with the
negative one.
Unscrew the two tie-rods of the support frame then disengage the
battery by sliding it towards the front of the vehicle.
Check that the terminals are in the correct position before fitting the
new battery.
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MINOR REPAIRS
Replacing a sparking plug
FACTORY FITTED:
AC 42 F
BOSCH W 225 T1
EYQUEM 755
MARCHAL 35
CHAMPION L 85
MARELLI CW 7 N BT
Electrode gap: .026" to .030" (0.65 to 0.75 mm) (Fig. 47).
Removal:
Fig. 47
After starting to undo the sparking plug with a plug spanner
(wrench), push a rubber tube over the insulator to ease removal.
Finish undoing the plug then take it out.
Electrode gap
Fitting:
Cap the insulator of the replacement plug with the rubber tube.
Screw in the plug with its tube until finger tight.
Finish tightening with the plug spanner (wrench).
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MINOR REPAIRS
Starting using the starting handle
STARTING USING THE STARTING HANDLE (Fig. 48)
The handle is placed in the boot (trunk).
Fig. 48
Starting using the starting
handle
1 - Orifice
To use it, open the bonnet and introduce the handle into the orifice
(1) of the front grill until it engages in the fan pulley.
Do not forget to keep the handbrake on and to position the gear
change lever in neutral).
When the vehicle is fitted with an auxiliary centrifugal clutch, the
engine cannot be started by towing or running downhill, whatever
gear is engaged. It is impossible to do so, as the clutch, which is
disengaged from the transmission when the engine is at a standstill,
will not re-engage. Should this procedure be attempted, it could
lead to serious mechanical trouble.
TOWING THE CAR
From the front:
Attach a cable to the rings specially provided at the end of the front
sidemembers. Use both rings when towing, Never fasten a cable or
rope to the bumper.
From the rear:
Attach a cable to the rings provided for this purpose on the rear
sidemembers, taking all the precautions necessary to protect the
body closing panels.
DOOR LOCKS FROZEN UP
Maintenance:
At the beginning of the cold season, insert into the door-locks a
small amount of glycerin or anti-freeze, using an oiler or a dropper.
In case of emergency:
Heat the key slightly with a match flame or lighter before inserting
it.
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MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION
Your attention is particularly drawn
to the sections entitled "Runningin" and "Servicing and Guarantee".
If you are travelling abroad, the
translations into 4 languages of the
servicing dats will be of use to you
at service-stations.
These sections will also enable
you, if you so desire, to learn more
about your car by referring to the
section entitled "General Technical
Specifications".
MISCELLANEOUS
Running-in, servicing, guarantee
Driving and running cost
Towing a trailer
Vehicle identification
Replacement parts
2 CV4 - 2 CV6
Travelling abroad
General Technical Specifications
07516
JULY 1975
AZ-KB AZ-KA
2 CV4 2 CV6
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MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION
Running-in, servicing, guarantee, running costs, towing a trailer,
vehicle identification, replacement parts
RUNNING-IN
During the first 1,200 miles (2,000 kilometres), avoid over-revving,
and do not let the needle reach the coloured marks of the
corresponding speed ranges, before changing gear. Also avoid
during this period:
-harsh acceleration,
-fierce braking (the brake linings must be run in),
-long journeys at constant speed,
-labouring the engine at too low a speed.
SERVICING AND GUARANTEE
At the time of delivery, you will be given a "Maintenance Guide",
with a "Guarantee Card" and a 600 miles (1,000 km) "Servicing
Certificate".
On completion of the first 600 miles (1,000 km), any Citroën dealer,
whether he supplied the vehicle or not, will service the car, free-ofcharge, on presentation of this "Maintenance Guide".
It is particularly important that the oil filter cartridge, which has to
comply to the standard regulations, should be of the type
recommended by Citroën.
Only the cost of the materials used will be charged for.
The dealer will keep the Servicing Certificate and sign the
Guarantee Card.
This card must be signed for you to benefit from the guarantee.
INFLUENCE OF DRIVING TECHNIQUES ON RUNNING
COSTS
The manner in which a car is driven affects its running costs,
particularly as far as fuel, oil, and tyre expenses are concerned.
Running costs increase notably with:
-speed,
-frequent and prolonged use of low gears,
-accelerating and braking too often or too fiercely,
unnecessary use of the accelerator pedal,
-leaving the choke out,
-taking bends at high speeds,
-tyre inflated to incorrect pressures.
Oil consumption, which varies a great deal with the use of the car,
is also influenced when running in the engine, and you are advised
to pay particular attention to this point as well as to the oil change
section in the Maintenance Guide.
TOWING A TRAILER
If you intend to tow a caravan or trailer, consult your Citroën dealer
first, who will give you all the necessary advice, especially in so far
as the legal requirements are concerned.
The maximum towing weights are, in France:
- Trailer without brake: 270 kg (595 lbs)
- Trailer with overrun brake: 400 kg (881 lbs)
IDENTIFICATION
Positions
Manufacturer's plate:
Under the bonnet on the scuttle panel, RH
side.
Fig. 49
On the front part (RH side) or the inner
platform.
Engine plate: On the engine housing, RH side.
Stamped identification:
Manufacturer's plate
Information
Fig. 50
Engine plate
Type of vehicle
Series
Number in series of the type
On manufacturer's plate:
Gross Vehicle Weight: (PTC) (in kg)
Gross Train Weight: (with trailer)
(PTR) (in kg)
Type of vehicle
Stamped on body: Series
Number in series of the type
Make
Engine plate: Engine type
Production number
In France, the type of car and the number in the series of the type
are also indicated on the registration card (grey card) for the French
market.
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TRAVELLING ABROAD
For English, click HERE
MERKBLATT FUR PFLEGE - UND WARTUNGS-DIENST
MICHELIN 125-15 X
Druck = 1,4 vorn, 1,8 hinten, 2 Ersatzrad
Super
Kraftstoff:
Fassungsvermögen = 20 L
ÖI TOTAL Altigrade GT 20 W 40
oder GTS 20 W 50
In sehr kalten Ländern: ÖI TOTAL
Motoröl:
Altigrade GT oder GTS 10 W 30
Fassungsvermögen des Motors:
"2 CV 4" = 2,2 L. "2 CV 6" = 2,3 L
"TOTAL 70 R 3"
Bremsflüssigkeit:
Fassungsvermögen: 0,5 L
Wasser, dem man:
- zu jeder Jahreszeit ein Produkt wie z.B.
"Stop-Clair"
Scheibenwascher:
-im Winter ein Produkt wie z.B. "StopGel"
zusetzen kann
12 V 125/25 Ah.
Batterie:
Destilliertes Wasser (keine Saüre) zufüllen
AC 42 F - Bosch W 255 T1 - Champion L
85 - Eyquem 755 - Marchal 35 - Marelli
Zünkerzen:
CW 7 N BT
Elektrodenabstand = 0,65-0,75 mm
Reifen:
MÉMENTO POUR LA STATION-SERVICE
MICHELIN 125-15 X
Pression = 1,4 bar à l'avant, 1,8 bar à
Pneumatiques: l'arrière
2 bars à la roue de secours
Autre montes: voir ici.
Capacité du réservoir = 20 litres
(Super)
Huile TOTAL GT 20 W 40 ou GTS
20 W 50
Dans pays très froids: TOTAL GT 10
W 30 ou GTS 10 W 30
Huile moteur: Capacité carter moteur:
Sur "2 CV 4" = 2,2 litres
Sur "2 CV 6" = 2,3 litres (après
échange cartouche filtre à huile: 2,4
litres)
Huile TOTAL Extrême pression SAE
Huile hoite de vitesses: 80
Capacité: 0,9 litre
Graissage général: TOTAL Multis
"TOTAL 70 R 3"
Freinage hydraulique:
Capacité: 0,5 litres
Carburant:
Glühbirnen: Siehe Tabelle.
Eau à laquelle il peut être ajouté:
-en toute saison: un produit genre
Lave-glace: "Stop-Clair"
-en hiver: un produit genre "StopGel"
12 V 125/25 Ah.
Batterie
Eau distillée (ne pas ajouter d'acide)
AC 42 F - Bosch W 255 T1 Champion L 85 - Eyquem 755 Bougies: Marchal 35 - Marelli CW 7 N BT
Écartement des électrodes: = 0,65 à
0,75 mm
Lampes: Voir tableau.
PROMEMORIA PER LA STAZIONE DI SERVIZIO
MEMENTO PARA LA ESTACION SERVICIO
MICHELIN 125-15 X
Pneumatici: Pressioni = 1,4 anteriori, 1,8 posteriori, 2
scorta
Super
Carburante:
Capacità = 20 L
TOTAL Altigrade GT 20 W 40 o GTS 20
W 50
Olio motore:
Capacità: "2 CV 4" = 2,2 L. "2 CV 6" =
2,3 L
"TOTAL 70 R 3"
Liquido per freni:
Capacità: 0,5 litri
Acqua alla quale è possibile aggiungere:
-in ogni stagione: un prodotto tipo "StopLava cristallo:
Clair"
-in inverno: un prodotto tipo "Stop-Gel"
12 V 125/25 Ah.
Batteria:
Acqua distillata (non aggiungere acido)
MICHELIN 125-15 X
Neumaticos: Presión = 1,4 delantero, 1,8 trasero, 2
auxilio
Super
Combustible:
Capacidad = 20 L
TOTAL Altigrade GT 20 W 40 o GTS 20
W 50
Aceite motor:
Capacidad: "2 CV 4" = 2,2 L. "2 CV 6" =
2,3 L
"TOTAL 70 R 3"
Liquido de frenos:
Capacidad: 0,5 litros
Agua en la cual se puede agregar:
-en todos tiempos: un producto del tipo
Lava parabrisa: "Stop-Clair"
-en invierno: un producto del tipo "StopGel"
12 V 125/25 Ah.
Bateria:
Agua distilada (nunca agregar ácido)
AC 42 F - Bosch W 255 T1 - Champion L
85 - Eyquem 755 - Marchal 35 - Marelli
Candele:
CW 7 N BT
Distanza degli elettrodi = 0,65-0,75 mm
Lampade: Ved. tabella.
AC 42 F - Bosch W 255 T1 - Champion
L 85 - Eyquem 755 - Marchal 35 Bujias: Marelli CW 7 N BT
Apertura de los eléctrodos = 0,65-0,75
mm
Làmparas: Ver tablero.
Do not forget to ask your insurance company for an International Green Card. This will avoid extra expenses
when entering countries where insurance is compulsory and can avoid serious complications in the event of an
accident in another country.
However, it is only valid in those countries which are covered by the Insurance policy (look for the
geographical limits in the "General Conditions" section of your policy).
In certain countries, a large sum may be required as a deposit in case of an accident causing personal bodily
injury. There are insurance policies which cover this risk.
If you are going to a country where the opposite rule of the road applies, first consult your Citroën dealer about
dipped headlamps.
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REMINDER FOR SERVICE-STATION
For German, French, Italian, or Spanish, click HERE.
REMINDER FOR SERVICE-STATION
MICHELIN 125-15 X
Pressure = 1.4 bar (20 psi) at the
front
Tyres:
1.8 bar (26 psi) at the rear
2 bars (29 psi) on spare wheel
Other fittings: See HERE.
Super (Premium 4-stars, 97-99
Fuel: octane)
Capacity: 20 litres (4.5 imp. pints)
TOTAL "GT 20 W 40" or "GTS 20
W 50" oil
Engine oil: In very cold countries: TOTAL
"GT 10 W 30" or "GTS 10 W 30"
oil
On "2 CV 4" = 2.2 Litres (3.9 imp.
pints)
Sump capacity:
On "2 CV 6" = 2.3 Litres (4 imp.
pints)
TOTAL extreme pressure "SAE
Gearbox oil: 80" oil (capacity 0.9 litre (1 1/2
Imp. pints)
General lubricant: "TOTAL Multis"
TOTAL FLUID "70 R3" - If this
product is not available, use
Hydraulic brake system: NFR12640 "S" or "V" or SAE J
1703a (capacity 0.5 Litres - 7/8
imp. pint)
Water, to which may be added:
- in any season: a product like
"Stop-Clair", "Clearalex", "ScreenWindscreen washer:
Clear". etc.
-in Winter: a product like "StopGel"
12 V - 125/25 Ah. CEI (or 150/30
Battery: Ah. CEI)
Distilled water (do not add acid)
AC 42 F - Bosch W 255 T1 Champion L 85 - Eyquem 755 Sparking Plugs:
Marchal 35 - Marelli CW 7 N BT
Electrode gap = 0.65-0.75 mm
Bulbs: See table.
PRE-START CHECKLIST
Levels
Petrol
Engine oil
Brake fluid
Battery
Windscreen washer
Operation
Engine Oil warning Lamp (2 CV 6)
Horn
Exterior lighting
Direction indicators
Brake lamps
Diverse
Correct setting of rear-view mirrors
Tyre pressure
Front grill muff
Seat belts
Adjustment of seats
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Engine Specifications
Engine on "2 CV 4"
Engine on "2 CV 6"
French official symbol: Citroën type AZ KB
Cylinders: flat twin opposed
Bore: 68.5 mm
Stroke: 59 mm
Cubic capacity: 435 cc
Compression ratio: 8.5 : 1
Effective HP (DIN): 24 HP at 6,750 rpm
Maximum torque (DIN): 2.95 mkg (21.3 ft.lbs.) at 4,000 rpm
French official symbol: Citroën type AZ KA
Cylinders: flat twin opposed
Bore: 74 mm
Stroke: 70 mm
Cubic capacity: 602 cc
Compression ratio: 8.5 : 1
Effective HP (DIN): 26 HP at 5,500 rpm
Maximum torque (DIN): 3.8 mkg (27.5 ft.lbs.) at 3,500 rpm
Valve gear:
Exhaust valve stem clearance, when cold: 0,15 to 0,20 mm
Inlet valve stem clearance, when cold: 0,15 to 0,20 mm
Valve gear:
Exhaust valve stem clearance, when cold: 0,15 to 0,20 mm
Inlet valve stem clearance, when cold: 0,15 to 0,20 mm
Fuel system:
Fuel: Premium
Fuel tank capacity: 20 litres (4.4 imp. gal.)
Carburettor: Solex
Fuel system:
Fuel: Premium
Fuel tank capacity: 20 litres (4.4 imp. gal.)
Carburettor: Solex
Lubrication:
After draining: 2,2 litres (3.9 imp. pints)
Lubrication:
After draining: 2,3 litres (4.0 imp. pints)
Ignition:
Static advance setting: 12° engine
Sparking plugs: Series fitted: Marchal 35 - AC 42 F - Eyquem
755 - Bosch W 225 T1 - Champion L 85 - Marelli CW 7 N BT
Electrode gap: 0,65 to 0,75 mm (0.026" to 0.030")
Ignition:
Static advance setting: 8° engine
Sparking plugs: Series fitted: Marchal 35 - AC 42 F - Eyquem
755 - Bosch W 225 T1 - Champion L 85 - Marelli CW 7 N BT
Electrode gap: 0,65 to 0,75 mm (0.026" to 0.030")
Gear Ratio
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Voltage: 12 V
On:
Alternator: Maximum power: 390 W; Minimum charging speed:
780 rpm
Battery: Capacity: 125/25 Ah. CEI or 150/30 Ah. CEI
"2 CV 4"
"2 CV 6"
1st gear
0.0348
29:1
0.0465
21.5:1
2nd gear
0.0681
15:1
0.0912
10.96:1
3rd gear
0.1136
8.1:1
0.1357
7.37:1
4th gear
0.1644
6:1
0.1842
5.43:1
Reverse
0.0348
29:1
0.0465
21.5:1
Crownwheel and
pinion
8/33
8/33
Bulb table
12 V 45/40 W type
"European Dip"
Dip/Main beam headlamps
12 V 4 W - BA 9 S type T
8/4
Front sidelamps
12 V 5 W type R 19/5
Rear sidelamps and number plate
lighting
12 V 21 W type P 25/1
Front and rear direction
indicators - brake lamps
12 V 7 W type BA 15 S
Interior lamp
12 V 2 W - BA 9 S type T
8/2
Speedometer lighting
Fig. 52
Exterior lighting and signals
1 - Dip/main beam headlmaps and front sidelamps
2 - Front direction indicators
3 - Rear direction indicators
4 - Brake lamps
5 - Rear number plate lighting and tail lamps
Replacement parts
Every genuine CITROËN replacement part is sold only through
the company's network of dealers.
It is in the interest of the user, for his own safety and for the
guarantee, to refuse any other part.
In effect, the fitting of parts or units of different origin could
involve him in legal liability if such fitting caused a vehicle to
fail to conform to legal requirements of the country concerned,
particularly as regards SAFETY, ANTI-POLLUTION,
IGNITION INTERFERENCE SUPPRESSION, and NOISE
LEVEL.
Furthermore, such fitting would remove from the user any
possibility of recourse against the manufacturer.
In particular, items concerned are:
- components of braking systems,
- components of lighting and signalling systems,
- engine components,
- exhaust components,
- steering components,
- structural items,
- suspension components.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
General
SALOON OR "COMMERCIAL" VERSION
Front Wheel Drive
Number of seats: 4
Fiscal rating: 2 CV on "2 CV 4", 3 CV on "2 CV 6"
Top speed: 64 mph (102 km/h) approx. on "2 CV 4", 68 mph (110
km/h) approx. on "2 CV 6"
Maximum slope for starting with Gross Train Weight: 8:1 (12%)
"2 CV 4"
SPEED AT 1,000 RPM
mph
km/h
"2 CV 6"
mph
km/h
1st gear
2.34
3.75
3.13
5.02
2nd gear
4.61
7.35
6.15
9.85
3rd gear
7.65
12.26
9.15
14.65
4th gear
11.00
17.75
12.43
19.89
Reverse
2.34
3.75
3.13
5.02
Saloon (Sedan) "Commercial" version
WEIGHTS
Unladen weight,
running order
-at front
-at rear
Max. authorized laden
weight
-at front
-at rear
Max. towing weight
-without overrun brake
-with continuous brake
lbs
kg
lbs
kg
1234
560
1267
575
723
328
753
343
509
232
509
232
1973
895
1973
895
992
450
992
450
1102
500
1102
500
595
270
595
270
881
400
881
400
DIMENSIONS
Fig. 51
Overall dimensions
(in mm).
Overall length: 12 ft 6 ins (3,83 m)
Overall width: 4 ft 10 ins (1,48 m)
Turning circle: 35 ft 1 in (10.70 m) approx.
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REMINDER FOR SERVICE-STATION
For German, French, Italian, or Spanish, click HERE.
REMINDER FOR SERVICE-STATION
MICHELIN 125-15 X
Pressure = 1.4 bar (20 psi) at the
front
Tyres:
1.8 bar (26 psi) at the rear
2 bars (29 psi) on spare wheel
Other fittings: See HERE.
Super (Premium 4-stars, 97-99
Fuel: octane)
Capacity: 20 litres (4.5 imp. pints)
TOTAL "GT 20 W 40" or "GTS 20
W 50" oil
Engine oil: In very cold countries: TOTAL
"GT 10 W 30" or "GTS 10 W 30"
oil
On "2 CV 4" = 2.2 Litres (3.9 imp.
pints)
Sump capacity:
On "2 CV 6" = 2.3 Litres (4 imp.
pints)
TOTAL extreme pressure "SAE
Gearbox oil: 80" oil (capacity 0.9 litre (1 1/2
Imp. pints)
General lubricant: "TOTAL Multis"
TOTAL FLUID "70 R3" - If this
product is not available, use
Hydraulic brake system: NFR12640 "S" or "V" or SAE J
1703a (capacity 0.5 Litres - 7/8
imp. pint)
Water, to which may be added:
- in any season: a product like
"Stop-Clair", "Clearalex", "ScreenWindscreen washer:
Clear". etc.
-in Winter: a product like "StopGel"
12 V - 125/25 Ah. CEI (or 150/30
Battery: Ah. CEI)
Distilled water (do not add acid)
AC 42 F - Bosch W 255 T1 Champion L 85 - Eyquem 755 Sparking Plugs:
Marchal 35 - Marelli CW 7 N BT
Electrode gap = 0.65-0.75 mm
Bulbs: See table.
PRE-START CHECKLIST
Levels
Petrol
Engine oil
Brake fluid
Battery
Windscreen washer
Operation
Engine Oil warning Lamp (2 CV 6)
Horn
Exterior lighting
Direction indicators
Brake lamps
Diverse
Correct setting of rear-view mirrors
Tyre pressure
Front grill muff
Seat belts
Adjustment of seats
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DRIVING
DRIVING POSITION
Seats, Rear-view Mirrors, Seat
Belts
FRONT BENCH SEAT (Fig. 8)
Fig. 8
Front bench adjustment
1 - Handle
Fore-and-aft adjustment: Raise the handle situated to the driver's
right hand side (1) and slide the bench seat towards the front or
rear. (Sliding travel: 7 notches)
To remove the seat: Withdraw the securing pin situated on the
floor to the right of the central seat frame (central part), raise the
handle (1), then slide the seat backwards out of its runners.
Make sure the securing pin is re-positioned when replacing the
seat.
SEPARATE FRONT SEATS (Fig. 9) (on certain models)
Fig. 9
Separate front seats
adjustment
1 - Handle
Fore-and-aft adjustment: Raise the handle (1) which is situated to
the driver's right hand side or the passenger's left hand side and
slide the seat towards the front or rear. (Sliding travel: 7 notches)
To remove the seat: Withdraw the securing pin situated on the
floor, next to the RH seat frame. Raise the handle (1) then slide the
seat backwards out of the runners.
Make sure the securing pin is re-positioned when replacing the
seat.
REAR BENCH SEAT (Fig. 10)
To remove the seat: Release the rear peg (1) by turning the lever
towards the centre line of the vehicle. Tilt the seat forward to
disengage its lower securing pegs from the floor.
Fig. 10
Removal of rear bench seat
1 - Release lever
Make sure the securing pegs are re-positioned when replacing the
seat.
REAR-VIEW MIRROR
These vehicles are equipped with an interior rear-view mirror and
an exterior one on the driver's side. On "Commercial" versions
(French market vehicles) an additional exterior rear-view mirror
has been fitted on the passenger's side of the car.
SEAT BELTS (Fig. 11) (French market)
To fasten: Engage the end of the levered buckle into the flexible
buckle of the same colour.
To unfasten: Release the lever (1).
Fig. 11
Seat belt
1 - unfastening
2 - Adjusting buckle
Adjustment: The belt buckle must be level with the hip, at the
side, and the strap should cross the chest. Alter the length of the
short part (towards the centre of the vehicle), by sliding the strap
into the adjustment buckle, the belt should be adjusted so that it is
not too tight on the body.
These belts are not designed for children under siz years of age, and
any one belt must be used by one person only.
The belts must not be twisted whilst in use, nor must they be
rubbed against edges, since this may result in wear or breakage.
When a seat belt is not in use, hook the lever end, inserting it into
the buckle situated under the upper anchorage point - to release it,
move the opening lever.
If the belts have undergone any strain due to impact, replace them
and have the anchorages checked.
For markets outside France, consult your Citroën dealer who will
advise you on the legal requirements and fittings.
DRIVING POSITION
Adjust the fore-and-aft position of the bench-seat or of the front
driver's seat to suit the controls.
Adjust the rear-view mirrors to suit the driving position adopted.
Then fasten the seat belt and adjust its length as necessary.
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DRIVING
STARTING
Anti-theft, Ignition, Starter
ANTI-THEFT-IGNITION-STARTER SWITCH (Fig. 12)
The device is situated below the dashboard, on the left-hand side of
the steering column.
Fig. 12
Antri-theft-ignition-starter
device
1 - Anti-theft position
2 - Ignition position
3 - Starter position
The successive positions of the key when turned clockwise are as
follows:
1 - Anti-theft (steering locked)
2 - Garage (steering free)
3 - Ignition
4 - Starter
When turning from the "Anti-theft" position to the "Garage"
position, it may be necessary to rock the steering wheel slightly
while turning the key.
As there is a safety device which prevents operating the starter
twice in succession, it is necessary (if the engine stops or does not
start first time), to switch off the ignition, then switch it on again in
order to be able to operate the starter a second time.
To withdraw the key, pull it slightly when approaching the required
position ("Anti-theft" or "Garage").
Never withdraw the key before the car has come to a complete
stop.
CHOKE CONTROL (Fig. 13 - Mark 3)
The choke must not be used unless the engine is cold (3).
Click here for instructions on using the starting handle.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
Fig. 13
LHD Starting the engine
1 - Engine oil pressure
warning lamp
(2 CV6)
2 - Anti-theft-ignition-start
3 - Choke control
A quick check at the "Pre-start check list" can avoid an oversight.
STARTING THE ENGINE (Do not run the engine in an
enclosed space)
After a long stop or when the temperature is very cold, first ?free?
the engine using the starting handle without switching on the
ignition or using the choke.
Make sure that the gear lever is in neutral and that the handbrake is
fully on.
Turn the ignition key as far as possible: the ignition is on. On "2
CV6" model the oil pressure warning lamp lights up (Fig. 13, mark
1).
If the engine is cold:
Do not touch the accelerator pedal. Pull the choke control out fully.
Operate the starter until the engine starts to run. Release the
controls a few seconds after the engine starts (the choke control will
automatically return to its mid-way position). Let the engine warm
up for a few minutes in neutral without racing it.
If the engine is hot:
Do not touch the choke control. Depress the accelerator pedal fully
and do not release it. Switch on the ignition, operate the starter until
the engine starts to run then leave your foot off the accelerator pedal
progressively.
In mountainous areas after a short stop:
Fig. 13a
RHD Starting the engine
1 - Engine oil pressure warning
lamp
(2 CV6)
2 - Anti-theft-ignition-start
3 - Choke control
Operate the starter without depressing the accelerator. If the engine
starts to run and dies, accelerate progressively to avoid stalling. If
the engine does not start at idling speed, pull the choke out to its
mid-way position.
BEFORE ENGAGING FIRST GEAR
If necessary, reduce the engine speed by progressively pushing in the
choke control. After a few minutes driving, the choke being no longer
necessary, push it fully home. On "2 CV6" models, the engine oil
pressure warning lamp (Fig. 13, mark 1) must go out.
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DRIVING
Driving
Gears, clutch, brakes
GEAR SELECTION (Fig. 14)
The gear positions are indicated on a diagram appearing on the
glass of the speedometer, below the total mileage indicator.
To engage reverse gear, wait until the car has stopped.
Do not forget to place the lever in neutral when parking.
Change gear as soon as the speedometer needle reaches the
approriate red marks so as to avoid over-accelerating the engine.
CLUTCH (According to model)
Foot operated of the conventional type.
Foot operated, of the conventional type, with an auxiliary
centrifugal device, the purpose of which is: either to disengage
the clutch as soon as the engine speed falls below a certain limit,
or to progressively re-engage the clutch as the engine speed is
increased.
Fig. 14
Gear lever
PM = Neutral
AR = Reverse gear
When the car is fitted with this automatice device, you can: stop
the car without depressing the cluch pedal, even when it is in
gear, and move off again by simply accelerating, provided either
1st or 2nd gear is engaged; drive in slow-moving traffic without
having to change gear, provided either 1st or 2nd gear is
engaged; move off on a hill without having to use the clutch
pedal, provided that the slope is less than 1 in 10 (10%) and that
the behicle is not fully-laden.
Fig. 15
Handbrake (3
pos.)
1 - Handle
2 - Safety button
3 - Locking lug
4 - Lock notch
5 - Release notch
At a speed of over about 1,000 rpm, the clutch behaves in the
same way as a conventional clutch. The clutch pedal must be
used to change gear.
When running downhill, slowing down abruptly may cause
the clutch to disengage. Re-engage the clutch immediately
with a light touch on the accelerator before the car gathers
speed in free-wheeling.
EMERGENCY AND PARKING BRAKE (Handbrake Fig.
15 and 16)
To apply the handbrake, pull the handle (1).
To release it, pull the handle lightly, press the button (2) and
push the handle fully forward, keeping the button pressed.
LOCKING DEVICE (Fig. 15 and 16)
Fig. 16
Handbrake
(locked)
To lock the handbrake on, pull the button (2) and turn it one
quarter of a turn to the left or right until the lug (3) engages in
the lock notch provided (4).
To release it, pull the button (2) and turn it until the lug (3) falls
into the release notch (5).
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DRIVING
Signals and Visibility
Lights, signals, windscreen wipers, windscreen
washers
CONTROL FOR DIRECTION INDICATORS (Fig. 17)
Right hand and left hand indicators: move the lever in the
direction in which you are going to turn the steering wheel.
To cancel the signal, return the lever to its mid-way position.
An audible warning device is heard while the indicators are
flashing. If it does not work, check the indicators.
Fig. 17
Signalling control
1 - RH direction indicator
2 - LH direction indicator
ELECTRIC WINDSCREEN WIPERS (Fig. 18)
To operate: Push the button (1).
To stop: Push the button and the wipers will park automatically at
the end of their travel.
WINDSCREEN WASHERS (Fig. 18)
To operate: Press the button (2). The height of the jet depends on
the pressure exerted.
Fig. 18
1 - Electric windscreen wipers
2 - Windscreen washer
LIGHTING AND HORN SWITCH (Fig. 19)
Fig. 19
1 - Switch for hazard warning
lamps
2 - Switch for headlamps, side
and tail lamps and horn
Lights out: The lights are out when the side of the knob marked
"O" is facing the driver.
Side and tail lights: Turn the knob one notch ("V").
Main beam: Turn the knob to the second notch ("R").
Dipped: In "Side and tail" or "Main beam" position, push the lever
away from the steering wheel.
Horn: Depress the end of the knob (2).
SWITCH FOR HAZARD WARNING LAMPS (Fig. 19)
To operate: Press the switch (1) - the four winkers function.
To stop: Press the switch again.
This warning device operates even when the ignition is switched off.
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DRIVING
Air Conditioning
Ventilation, heating, demisting
FRONT VENTILATOR (Fig. 20)
Turn the knob (1) clockwise or anti-clockwise according to the
required output.
Fig. 20
Ventilation shutter
1 - Control knob
FRONT DOOR WINDOWS (Fig. 21)
To partly open them: Press the catch situated on the lower part of
the window frame. The windows will remain partially open during
the journey.
To open them fully: Push the mobile part of the window right up
in order to engage the retaining head in the opening of the upper
exterior lock (1).
To close them: Remove the retaining head from the lock while
operating the control (2) to bring it to the released position (3) then
close the window.
Fig. 21
Front door windows
1 - Lock
2 - Lock control
3 - Released position
DUCTS FOR WINDSCREEN AND FLOOR (Warm air only)
(Fig. 22)
To operate: Push the button right in (1), then push the lever (2) to
the left (on 2 CV4) or to the right (on 2 CV6).
Fig. 22
Air ventilation controls
1 - Air distribution: windscreen/
floor
2 - Warm air flow
To stop: Move the lever (2) in opposite direction.
AIR DISTRIBUTION BETWEEN UPPER AND LOWER
AREAS (Warm air only) (Fig. 22)
Button (1): PULL - Air is directed towards windscreen. PUSH Air is distributed towards floor. MIDDLE POSITION - Air is
distributed between windscreen and floor.
FRONT GRILL MUFF (Fig. 23)
Below 10C (50F) fit the front grill muff. Engage the lug of the muff
(1) into the corresponding slot in the surround, then with an upward
movement, proceed in the same way for the other lug (3 and 2).
Above 15C (59F) the front grill muff must of necessity be removed.
Fig. 23
Fitting the front grill muff
1 - 3 - Lugs of muff
2 - Front grill slot
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DRIVING
Comfort
Folding canvas hood
The canvas hood can be fixed in two positions when open: mid-way
or right back above the rear window.
Half-open
Fig. 24
Opening the front of the
hood
1 - Locking lever
2 - Retaining hook
Open the hood from the inside of the vehicle but never when in
motion.
Pivot the locking levers (Fig. 24, Mark 1) to release the retaining
hooks. (2)
Raise the front of the hood so as to disengage it completely (Fig.
25).
Pivot the frame (Fig. 25, Mark 1) while pushing the cross-bar (2)
and tip over the frame towards the centre pillar.
Secure the frame (Fig. 26) by means of the strap (1) and press-stud
(2).
Fig. 26
Opening the front of the hood
1 - Strap
Fig. 25
2 - Press-stud
Opening the front of the hood
1 - Frame
2 - Cross-bar
Fully open
Fig. 27
Opening the hood completely
1 - Pivoting frame
2 - Retaining pins
3 - Tipping over the frame
Open out from the outside once the front of the hood has been
opened:
Remove from the tube of the frame (1), the pins (Fig. 27, Mark 2)
attached to the canvas hood, and tip over the frame towards the
front (3).
Secure it by means of the hooks (Fig. 24, Mark 2).
Free the hood securing plate (Fig. 28, Mark 1) from the lugs (2).
Roll up the hood as far as the rear window and fasten it down by
means of the straps (Fig. 29, Mark 1) and press-studs (2).
Fig. 28
Fig. 29
Opening the hood completely
1 - Securing plate
2 - Lugs
3 - Securing strap
Opening the hood completely
1 - Securing strap
2 - Press-stud
3 - Securing plate
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DRIVING
Comfort
Accessories
ASHTRAY (Fig. 30)
To open: Pull on the movable moulding (1).
To empty: Press on the leaf-spring and withdraw the ashtray.
To replace and close: Reverse the sequence.
Fig. 30
Ashtray
1 - Opening direction
INTERIOR LAMP (Fig. 31)
It is located at the top of the Left hand centre pillar and fitted with a
built-in switch.
REAR HAMMOCK FOR PARCELS
Fig. 31
It is secured between the rear seat and rear window.
It can be removed with the rear seat so as to enable the maximum
capacity of the boot to be used.
1 - Interior lamp
MOVABLE REAR FLOOR (on certain models)
The 2 CV4 and 2CV6 saloons can be converted into commercial
version.
In this case, consult your dealer who will advise you on legal
requirements.
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2 CV 4 2 CV 6 OWNER'S MANUAL
Alphabetical Index
A
K
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Accumulator
Air conditioning
Air filter cleaning
Anti-theft device
Ashtray
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L
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B
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Battery (levels)
Battery (maintenance)
Battery (replacement)
Body (maintenance)
Bonnet
Boot
Brakes
Bulbs, changing
Bulbs (table)
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Maintenance (air filter)
Mileage recorder
Minor repairs
Muff, front grill
Opening roof
P
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Capacities
Changing the battery
Changing a bulb
Levels, check and top-up
Lighting, exterior, control, lamps
Locks
M
C
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Keys
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R
Parking brake
Pre-start checks
Polishing
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Changing a fuse
Changing a sparking plug
Changing a wheel
Charge indicator
Chassis number
Chassis number stamping
Choke
Clutch
Controls and accessories (LH) (RH)
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S
D
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Dashboard
Defrosting
Demisting
Dimensions, main
Direction indicators
Doors, opening
Driving position
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E
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Engine, data
Engine, number plate
Engine, oil level
Engine, oil, warning lamp
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Fuel, filling up
Fuel gauge
Fuse boxes
Fuses
Seat belts
Seats
Seats, backrest adjustment
Service at 600 miles
Signalling
Sparking plugs and gaps
Speedometer
Spots on upholstery
Starting engine
Starting engine with handle
Steering wheel (cleaning)
Stopping the engine
T
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F
Rear floor
Rear hammock for parcels
Rear-view mirrors
Reverse gear
Replacement parts, orders
Running-costs
Running-in
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Tar, removal
Technical data
Temperature, interior
Touching-up paintwork
Towing the car
Towing a trailer
Transmission
Travelling abroad
Tyre pressures
G
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Tyres
Tyres (wear indicators)
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Upholstery, cleaning
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Ventilation
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Gearbox
Gear changing
Gear lever
Glass (plastic)
Guarantee
U
V
H
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Hazard warning device
Headlamps, adjustment
Headlamps, controls
Heating
Horns
Hydraulic fluid
W
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I
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Identification of car
Ignition
Interior lamp
Instruments
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Warning lamp
Washing the car
Water, battery, windscreen washers
Weights
Wheel, changing (brace)
Wheels, changing round
Windscreen washer, control
Windscreen washer, filling
Windscreen wipers
Window, cleaning
Winkers (Direction indicators)
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