New F3 Owner’s Manual
New F3 Owner’s Manual
BYD AUTO INDUSTRY COMPANY LIMITED
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Preface
Thank you for choosing BYD New F3. For better use and maintenance of your BYD New F3.AUTO, please do read this Manual
carefully.
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damage caused by re-moulding, retrofitting or parts change of BYD New F3.
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your national laws and regulations as well as your local policies and obtain a license plates as soon as possible, thus to avoid any
possible legal risk that could arise thereof.
Please strictly follow “Safety tips” and “Notice” in this Manual to avoid possible injury or damage.
Designation and usage of prompt type are described below:
NOTICE
Precautions to be followed
maintenance easier
Safety sign
to
make
FRIENDLY TIPS
Precautions to avoid the vehicle damage or
personal injury
The safety sign shown in the figure above indicates “Do NOT do
so” or “Do NOT behave this way”.
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Contents
Whole-The Vehicle Parameters and the Vehicle Identification of BYD New F3 ....................................................................... V
Chapter 1 Operation of Instruments and Controllers ............................................................................................................... 1-1
Section 1 Instrument Panel Exterior ................................................................................................................................ 1-1
Section 2 Keys and Doors ............................................................................................................................................... 1-7
Section 3 Seats, Seat Belts, Steering Wheels, the Child Seat and Rearview Mirrors ...................................................... 1-33
Section 4 Lighting, Wipers, Defrosters and Travel Speed Projector ................................................................................ 1-65
Section 5 Instrument and Maintenance Indicators ........................................................................................................... 1-75
Section 6 Parking Brake Assembly .................................................................................................................................. 1-89
Section 7 Auto Audio System .......................................................................................................................................... 1-91
Section 8 Air Conditioning System .................................................................................................................................. 1-101
Section 9 Other Devices .................................................................................................................................................. 1-111
Chapter 2 Driving Tips ............................................................................................................................................................. 2-1
Chapter 3 Starting and Driving ............................................................................................................................................... 3-1
Chapter 4 Emergency Handling ............................................................................................................................................... 4-1
Chapter 5 Anti-Corrosion and Automobile Exterior Maintenance ............................................................................................. 5-1
Chapter 6 Maintenance Knowledge ......................................................................................................................................... 6-1
Chapter 7 Self-Maintenance .................................................................................................................................................... 7-1
Section 1 Preface ............................................................................................................................................................ 7-1
Section 2 Engine and Chassis......................................................................................................................................... 7-7
Section 3 Electrical Appliance Parts ................................................................................................................................ 7-17
Chapter 8 Specification of Parts............................................................................................................................................... 8-1
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Complete Vehicle Parameter of BYD New F3 (The actual fuel consumption is subject to the vehicle
conditions, road conditions and driving habits etc.)
Product Model and Name
Length mm
(millimeter)
width mm
Dimension
(millimeter)
Height mm
(millimeter)
Wheelbase
front mm
(millimeter)
Tread
rear mm
(millimeter)
front kg
(kilogram)
Axle load
rear kg
(kilogram)
Curb weight (kg)
Gross weight (kg)
Tire size
Approach angle (degree)
Departure angle (degree)
The front overhang (mm)
Rear overhang (mm)
QCJ7153
A
QCJ7153
A3
QCJ7153
A5
QCJ7153
A6
QCJ7153
A7
BYD7153
A
QCJ7183
A3
QCJ7183
A4
4568
1716
1480
2615
1486
1466
830
830
885
725
755
695
1180
1555
1210
1585
195/60 R15 88H
17.6°
18.6°
943
1010
1205
1580
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Passenger capacity
Maximum speed (km/h)
Engine model
5
170
1.488
Euro IV
Euro III
1.497
Euro IV
175
BYD483QA
In-line 4-cylinder engine,
water cooled, double
overhead camshaft
1.839
Euro III
Euro IV
79
80
90
5800
5800
6000
144
145
160
4800
4800
3700~4200
BYD473QB
Pattern
Displacement (L)
Emission level
Maximum output power
(rated power)
kw (kilowatts)
Speed corresponding to
engine rated power r/min
Maximum torque (Nm/rpm)
speed at maximum torqu
r/min
Maximum gradeability %
Fuel consumption (urban
conditions)
Fuel consumption
(suburban conditions)
Combined fuel
consumption
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BYD473QE
In-line transverse position, SOHC
≥30
≥35
8.5
7.9
8.2
7.9
7.9
10.4
5.3
5.1
5.5
5.1
5.1
6.9
6.5
6.2
6.5
6.2
6.2
7.9
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The Vehicle Identification of BYD New F3
he vehicle Identification number
The vehicle Identification numbers are
marked inside the engine compartment
and on the top left of the instrument panel
as shown in the figure. This is the vehicle
identification number of BYD New F3. It is
used for registration of the car owner. The
vehicle identification number is also
marked on the manufacturer nameplate.
1.
The indication sign of the engine
coolant
2.
The warning sign
conditioning system
3.
The warning sign of the cooling fan
of
the
air
The indication sign of oil standard is
attached inside oil filler lid as shown in the
above figure.
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The indication sign of the child protection
device is attached inside the rear door
below the child protection lock.
The indication sign of the tire air pressure
is attached to the downside of the front left
door lock as shown in the above figure.
Engine Number (BYD473Q series engine)
Engine Number
Engine Number is marked on the engine
cylinder as shown in the figure.
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Chapter 1
Section 1
Operation of Instruments and Controllers
Instrument Panel Exterior
Instrument Panel Exterior .......................................................... 1-2
Combined Meter Exterior ........................................................... 1-4
The Indication Sign on the Combined Meter .............................. 1-5
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Instrument Panel Exterior
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
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Left/right assembly on the
instrument panel
Combined meter assembly
Reversing radar switch and codriver safety-belt the indication
Central
Lighting and switch assembly in
the front cabinet
Window regulator switch
Glove box
Auxiliary instrument panel
Parking
brake
mechanism
assembly
Gear shift handle (manual
transmission)
Multi-media system
Air-conditioner panel
2#Switch block
Central control switch
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Switch Button Inside Car
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Left combined switch (light)
Right combined switch (wiping, washing)
Reversing radar switch
Emergency warning light switch
Air-conditioner controller
Storage compartment
Multi-media system
Startup button
Headlight adjustment switch
Anti-theft warning light
Electric exterior rearview mirror switch
Rear foglight switch
Instrument Panel Exterior 1-3
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Combined Meter Exterior
1. Tachometer
4. Odometer
Instrument Panel Exterior 1-4
2. Speedometer
5. Fuel gauge
3. Water thermometer
6.Information display
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The Indication Sign on the Combined Meter
Braking system warning light*
Door-open warning light*
Indicator light of the driver seat belt*
SRS Warning light*
Battery discharge indicator*
Clearance lamp indicator
Low engine oil pressure indicator*
High beam indicator
Engine fault indicator*
Turn signal light indicator
Smart key system warning light*
Front fog light indicator
ABS system warning light*
Rear fog light indicator
SVS Warning light*
Major warning indicator*
Low fuel warning lamp
High coolant temperature warning lamp
Maintenance reminder is marked with “*”. Refer to Chapter 1-5 “Maintenance Reminder and warning buzzer”.
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Chapter 1
Section 2
Operation of Instruments and Controllers
Keys and Doors
Key............................................................................................. 1-8
The Smart Entry and Starting System ........................................ 1-15
The Front Door .......................................................................... 1-20
Electric Door Windows ............................................................... 1-22
The Trunk Cover ........................................................................ 1-24
Engine Hood .............................................................................. 1-25
Anti-Theft System ...................................................................... 1-26
The Fuel Tank Cap..................................................................... 1-27
Starting the Engine..................................................................... 1-28
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Key
2. The mechanical key (inside the
electronic smart key and the card
smart key) — It is used to lock or
unlock the driver’s door and the
trunk.
●
Key includes the smart Key and the
mechanical Key
1. The smart key—the smart key, which
includes the electronic smart key and
the card smart key, is used for
unlocking and locking of all side
doors. Remote control button on the
electronic smart key can be used to
lock and unlock doors, send out
emergency alert and locate car in a
remote way.
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●
FRIENDLY TIPS
People
who
wear
cardiac
pacemaker or defibrillator should
keep away from the antenna of
the smart entry and starting
system, as electromagnetic wave
could affect normal use of these
appliances. Refer to “Antenna
position” in the chapter for
antenna position.
Besides those who wear cardiac
pacemaker or defibrillator, users
of other electronic medical
appliances should also consult
with manufacture about electro
the mechanical effect on these
appliances.
Electromagnetic
waves can cause unpredictable
consequences to the use of such
medical devices.
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●
●
●
●
●
NOTICE
Please observe the following
notes in use of the smart key.
Do not attach objects which
might cut off electromagnetic
wave to the smart key (for
example metal sealing element).
Do not knock at other objects
with the smart key.
Do not leave the smart key in
high temperature for long time,
for example, on the instrument
panel or the engine hood under
direct sunshine.
Do not dip the smart key into
water or wash it in ultra-sonic
wave washer.
Do not put the smart key together
with an appliance which emits
electromagnetic
wave,
for
example, mobile phone.
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How to use the mechanical key in the
electronic smart key
How to use the mechanical key in the
card smart key
To use the mechanical key in the
electronic smart key, please pull down
release switch and take out the
mechanical key as shown in the figure.
After using it, please put it back.
To use the mechanical key in the card
smart key, please pull out the
mechanical key in the direction as
indicated in above figure. After using it,
please insert it back.
The key number plate
The key number is indicated on the key
number plate, which should be stored in
safe place, such as travel bag, instead
of leaving it in the car.
If the key is lost or a spare key is needed,
please contact BYD authorized service
station to prepare a key with the key
number.
It is recommended to remember the key
number and store it in a safe place.
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Wireless Remote Control
perform some other functions. It applies
to the electronic smart key only.
To operate a switch, please push it in a
slow and steady way.
The electronic smart key is an electronic
component.
Please
observe
the
following description in order not to
damage it.
●
Do not leave it in a high
temperature place, for example, on
the instrument panel.
●
Do not disassemble it.
●
Do not knock at other objects with it
or drop it on land.
2. Unlocking switch
●
Do not dip it into water.
3.
It is allowed to register the spare key for
a car. For detailed description, please
contact BYD authorized service station.
The electronic smart key
1. Locking switch
Switch
4. The mechanical key
5. Indicator light
Wireless remote system is designed to
lock or unlock all side doors at a
distance about 1m from the car and
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In the case that the electronic key fails to
operate within normal distance or the
indicator light on the key dims or turns off.
● Check whether there is a radio
station or radio transmitter of airport
in vicinity which has interfered the
normal operation of the electronic
smart key.
●
Battery power might have run off.
Check the battery in the electronic
smart key. For battery replacement,
please refer to “replacement of the
electronic smart key battery”.
If the electronic smart key is lost, please
contact BYD authorized service station
as soon as possible to avoid car theft or
accident.
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Locking operation
vehicle doors are locked at the same
time, the turn signal light does not blink
and alarm rings once.
Unlock: Press unlocking switch to
unlock all car doors at the same time.
The turn signal light blinks twice.
If power position is at ACC or ON,
unlocking switch or locking switch
cannot unlock or lock car doors.
Unlocking operation
While locking or unlocking car doors,
please press the switch on key in a slow
and steady way.
Lock: Press locking switch to lock all car
doors at the same time. At this time, the
turn signal light blinks once.
Check whether all car doors are locked.
When unlocking all car doors with the
electronic smart keys at the same time,
even if car door is not unlocked, lamp
inside the vehicle will remain on for 15
seconds and then will be turned off.
After unlocking with the electronic smart
key, please open a car door within 30
seconds. Otherwise, all car doors will be
locked again.
If you press and holding locking or
unlocking switch, locking or unlocking
function will not recover. You have to
release switch and press it again.
Car locating operation
If you press locking switch when a car is
under anti-theft condition, the car will
give a long ring and the turn signal light
will blink for 15 seconds. When you
cannot find your car, please use the
function to locate your car.
If you press locking switch again when a
car is under location condition, a new
round of car location will start.
If one car door is not locked, all the
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Switch
Press and hold for about 2 seconds to
give off intermittent alarm and blink the
turn signal light. Alarm may last 30
seconds. If you want to stop it,
please press unlocking switch once or
hold it for a while. (Do not press the
switch during drive.)
Replace the card smart key battery in
accordance with the following steps.
2. Take out the battery.
1. Pull out the mechanical key in the
direction of arrow.
Replace the card smart key battery
Replacement of the card smart key
battery is simple and you can do it by
yourself. Please replace it with CR2025
lithium battery or equivalent.
FRIENDLY TIPS
Please pay specific attention to
avoid replaced the card smart key
battery or component being
swallowed by the children.
NOTICE
Only same or similar type of
battery, recommended by the
BYD authorized service station,
can be used.
● Please observe local laws when
disposing used battery.
●
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3. Insert a new battery into the smart key
and then insert the mechanical key into
the card smart key.
NOTICE
● Please install a battery with its
anode terminal and cathode
terminal in correct position.
● Do not replace battery with wet
hands. Water might cause rust.
● As the card smart key is not
water-tight, please do not splash
water into key.
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After replacing battery, please check
whether the card smart key works
normally. If the card smart key does not
work well, please contact BYD
authorized service station.
Frequency range: 314.9-315.1MHZ
interference before use it again.
● When using micropower radio
equipment, please be aware of
interference of various radio
businesses - or - radiated
interference - of - industrial,
scientific or medical appliances.
● It shall not be used at or near
airport.
Emission power ≤5500 μV/m (field
strength)
Replace the electronic smart Key
battery
Spray emission limit: ≤610μV/m
The electronic smart key is subject to
damage during battery replacement. It is
recommended to replace battery in BYD
authorized service station. If you replace
battery by yourself, ensure to use
CR1632 lithium battery or equivalent
and a flat head screwdriver.
Specification of the card smart key
Occupied band width: ≤300KHz
NOTICE
● Do
not
change
emission
frequency or increase emission
power
(including
adding
emission frequency amplifier).
Do not connect to external
antenna or use other emission
antenna.
● Do not interfere with legal radio
communication services. Once it
occurs, please stop using it and
take measures to eliminate
NOTICE
● Do not touch electric circuit.
Otherwise, static electricity
might cause damage to the
electronic smart key.
● Do
not
leave
out
any
component when replacing the
electronic smart key battery.
● Only same or similar type of
battery, recommended by the
BYD authorized service station,
can be used.
● Please observe local laws when
disposing used battery.
Replace the electronic smart key battery
in accordance with the following steps.
FRIENDLY TIPS
Please pay specific attention to
avoid replaced the electronic smart
key battery or component being
swallowed by the children.
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1.
2.
Pull down the release switch and
take out the mechanical key.
Open the electronic smart key cover
with a flat head screw driver or
similar tools.
3.
Remove the electronic smart key
battery which has run out of power
with a flat head screw driver or a
similar tool. Insert the tool into guide
slot and inflict force in the direction
as shown in the figure above to get
out the battery.
NOTICE
Do not refit the battery cover to avoid
fault.
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4.
Put the new battery inside the box
with its cathode (+) upward.
Close the electronic smart key cover
tightly.
After closing the battery cover, insert the
mechanical key into the electronic smart
key.
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●
●
●
●
NOTICE
Please install a battery with its
anode terminal and cathode
terminal in correct position.
Do not replace battery with wet
hands. Water might cause rust.
Do not touch or move any part
inside the smart key. Otherwise, it
might affect the normal operation.
Do not bend electrode when
inserting the electronic smart key
battery. There should be no dust
or greasy dirt in the battery box.
Close the electronic smart key
cover tightly.
Check whether the electronic smart key
is operating normally after replacing its
battery. If the electronic smart key still
cannot operate properly, you can
contact with BYD Auto authorized
service shop.
Specification of the electronic smart key
Frequency range: 314.9-315.1MHZ
Emission power ≤5500μV/m (field
strength)
Spray emission limit: ≤610μV/m
Occupied band width: ≤300KHz
NOTICE
● Do
not
change
emission
frequency or increase emission
power (including adding emission
frequency amplifier). Do not
connect to external antenna or
use other emission antenna.
● Do not interfere with legal radio
communication services. Once it
occurs, please stop using it and
take measures to eliminate
interference before use it again.
● When using micropower radio
equipment, please be aware of
interference of various radio
businesses
or
radiated
interference
of
industrial,
scientific or medical appliances.
● It shall not be used at or near
airport.
The Smart Entry and Starting System
The smart entry and starting system
mainly exerts the following functions.
● Wireless remote control function
(refer to “Wireless Remote Control”
in this section for details)
● Access function and startup function
(refer to “Access Function and
Startup Function” in this section)
● Steering locking function (refer to
“Steering Locking Function” in this
section)
● Button startup function (refer to
“Engine Startup Method” in this
section)
FRIENDLY TIPS
● Those who are implanted with
cardiac pacemaker or cardiac
defibrillator shall keep away
from antenna of intelligent
access and keyless startup
system, as electromagnetic
wave may affect normal use of
these appliances. Refer to
“Antenna position” in the
chapter for antenna position.
● Besides those who wear cardiac
pacemaker or defibrillator, users
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engine” in this section for details.
of other electronic medical
appliances should also consult
with manufacture about electro
the mechanical effect on these
appliances.
Electromagnetic
wave might cause unpredicted
consequence on use of these
medical appliances.
Steering Locking Function
When you use wireless remote control
and micro switch to lock car door, the
steering wheel will be locked.
Startup function
Access
Function
Function
and
Startup
The smart key (the electronic smart
key or the card smart key) might
unlock or lock car door and start up
the engine.
Access function
Access function—Lock or unlock car
door. Refer to “The Front Door” in this
section for details.
Startup function—The smart key inside
the car can switch power mode and start
the engine. Refer to “How to start the
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When the key is inside the car, press
“start/stop” switch to unlock steering lock.
If the green indicator on “start/stop”
switch blinks, it indicates that the
steering function is locked. To unlock it,
please slightly sway the steering wheel
while pressing “start/stop”. If the green
indicator still blinks, it indicates that
there is a fault in steering function.
Please contact BYD authorized service
station for car examination. Refer to
“start the engine” in this section for
details.
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Activation zone
When a registered the smart key enters
activation zone, access function and
startup function will be activated.
1.
Antenna position
1.
Antenna located outside car.
2.
Antenna located inside car.
2.
Activation zone of access function
— within 0.7 m from micro switch of
the front outside car door handle. If
the smart key is too close to car
door handle or car window, it might
not activate access function.
Activation zone of startup function
— within the car.
If the smart key is on the instrument
panel or in the trunk, glove box or on the
floor, it might not activate startup
function.
In the following cases, the smart entry
and starting system might not work
normally.
● When there is a facility which emits
strong electromagnetic wave, such
as a television tower, power station
or broadcast station.
● When the smart key is carried
together with some communication
devices, such as two-way radio
communication device or mobile
phone.
● When the smart key is contacted or
covered by metal objects.
● When the car
operated rapidly.
door
handle
is
● When the smart key approaches the
car door handle.
● When other people use wireless
remote control function in a nearby
car.
● When battery runs out of power.
Please refer to “Replace the card
smart key battery” and “Replace the
electronic smart key battery” in this
section when replacing battery.
● When the smart key is nearby high
pressure equipment or equipment
generating noise.
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● When the smart key is carried
together with the smart entry and
starting system key of other cars or
other devices emitting radio wave.
● Even if within activation zone, the
smart key might not work normally
due to position of the smart key or
shape of car body.
If you cannot enter the car due to the
intelligent access and keyless startup
system which do not work normally,
use wireless remote control function
to unlock and lock all car doors.
When the smart key of another car
approaches the smart key of this car, the
time spent on unlocking car door might
be longer than usual, which is not a
malfunction.
If the smart key battery runs out of
power
If the indicator of the electronic smart
key does not blink and startup function
fails to start the engine, the reason might
be that the battery has run out of power.
Please replace battery as soon as
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possible. (Please refer to “Replace the
electronic smart key battery” in the
chapter.)
Now, you can use the card smart key to
start the engine.
If the card smart key or electronic key
also runs out of power, please start the
engine in the following steps.
1.
Step on braking pedal or press
“start/stop” switch and the key
position indicator of the smart key
system on the instrument panel will
be turned on.
2.
Draw the electronic smart key or the
card smart key up to “start/stop”
switch within 30 seconds after the
buzzer beeps.
3.
In 5 seconds after the smart key
approached, press the “start/stop”
switch to start the engine.
If you cannot enter your car or cannot
start the engine with the smart key, it
is possible that the battery has run
out. Be sure to replace the battery as
soon as possible. (Please refer to
“Replace the card smart key battery”
and “Replace the electronic smart
key battery” in this section)
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Save Battery Power
●
Even if the car is not driven, the key and
the car communicate with each other.
Therefore, stop leaving the key near the
car (within 2 m).
● Personal computer
Television
Emission power ≤5500 μV/m (field
strength)
Spray emission limit: ≤610μV/m
● Wireless phone charger
Occupied band width: ≤300KHz
● Electrolier
If the car has been not in use for a long
time, the storage battery might run out of
power. Please disconnect cathode
terminal of the storage battery to prevent
running out of power.
In order to activate the smart entry
and starting system again, please use
any of the following operation
method:
1.1. Press the micro switch of external car
door handle while carrying a smart key.
1.2. Perform wireless remote control
operation.
If the smart key receives strong
electromagnetic wave for a long time,
battery power might run out rapidly. The
smart key must be kept at a minimum
distance of 1 m from the following
appliances.
● Fluorescent lamp
FRIENDLY TIPS
Alteration and refitting without
consent by authorized organization
might cause some equipment out of
normal work.
If the smart entry and starting system
fails to operate normally due to fault,
please contact BYD service station.
Be sure to take all the smart keys
with you. They might be necessary
for system repair.
Specification of the smart entry and
starting system Key
Frequency range: 314.9-315.1MHZ
Internal and external specification of
the smart entry and starting system
transmitter
Applicable frequency: 50-190 kHz
Emission magnetic field strength:
72dBuA/m (10 meters away, quasi-peak
value)
Spray emission limit:: 27dBuA/m
(10meters away,quasi-peak value)
NOTICE
● Do
not
change
emission
frequency or increase emission
power (including adding emission
frequency amplifier). Do not
connect to external antenna or
use other emission antenna.
● Do not interfere with legal radio
communication services. Once it
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occurs, please stop using it and
take measures to eliminate
interference before use it again.
● When using micropower radio
equipment, please be aware of
interference of various radio
businesses
or
radiated
interference
of
industrial,
scientific or medical appliances.
● It shall not be used at or near
airport.
Lock: revolve the key counterclockwise
at left the front door;
Revolve the key clockwise at right the
front door.
key; only the electronic smart key is
shown in the figure) into an activation
zone, you can lock or unlock all car
doors without using the key.
Unlock: revolve the key clockwise at left
the front door;
Revolve the key counterclockwise at
right the front door.
The Front Door
Locking operation
Press the micro switch button of
external car door handle in a slow
and steady way. All car doors are
locked at the same time. At this time,
the turn signal light blinks once.
Lock and unlock with a mechanical key
Insert the Key into Keyhole and
Revolve it.
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Lock and unlock
When you carry a registered the smart
entry and starting system key (the
electronic smart key or the card smart
Pressing micro switch button in the
following cases will not perform the
locking function.
● When a door is not closed well.
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When you press the locking button
while opening or closing car door.
●
When the engine is not turned off.
●
When the power position is at
“ACC” or “ON”.
seconds after using unlocking function.
Otherwise, all car doors will be locked
again.
When the internal wedging block button
is at locking position, you can also open
the driver side door from inside.
When locking a car door with the smart
entry and starting system, please check
whether the car door is unlocked before
pulling at car door handle.
FRIENDLY TIPS
Do not pull the internal button of the
driver side door during driving.
Otherwise opened door might cause
accident and severe injury.
Unlocking operation
Press the micro switch button of
external car door handle in a slow
and steady way. All car doors are
unlocked at the same time. At this
time, the turn signal light blinks
twice.
Use internal wedging block to lock and
block
Please open the car door within 30
Lock: push the lock button forward.
Turn Lock Button.
Use the central control lock switch to
lock and unlock
Unlock: pull the lock button backward.
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Press the Switch.
Electric Door Windows
Unlock: press down the rear side of the
switch.
switch downward to the end/press the
switch upward.
Open: Press the switch downward
slightly, but not to the end, and then
release the button.
Lock: press down the front side of the
switch.
Close: Pull the switch upward slightly
and hold it until it is closed. If you want
to stop it, just press the switch
downward.
All car doors are unlocked and locked at
the same time.
Automatic locking and unlocking of
car door
When the car speed exceeds 20 km/h,
all car doors will be locked automatically.
When you press “start/stop” switch to
turn the power position from ON to OFF,
all car doors will be opened
automatically.
The switch on each door car can
operate door window.
Power position must be at “ON” position.
Operation of the driver side door
window
Use the switch on the driver side
door.
The normal operation: Press the
switch downward slightly/press the
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Automatic drop of the driver side
door window (AUTO) operation: Press
the switch downward to the full and then
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release it until the window is opened to
the full. If you want the window to be
opened halfway, please pull the switch
upward slightly and then release it.
Operation of passenger door window
Switch of any passenger door or the
driver door can be used to control
passenger door window.
The normal operation: Press the switch
to raise or drop the door window.
Open: Press the switch downward.
Close: Pull the switch upward.
If you press the locking switch of the
driver side door window, passenger side
door window cannot move but the driver
side door window can be operated.
FRIENDLY TIPS
● The electric door window does
not
provide
anti-clamping
function. Please pay attention to
your safety when operating.
● When a child is in the car, please
use door window locking switch
to prevent him (her) from
tampering with electric door
window switch.
● When you leave the car, be sure
to take the smart key with you.
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The Trunk Cover
FRIENDLY TIPS
During driving, please keep the
trunk cover closed tightly. This
not only prevents luggage from
getting out but also prevents
waste gas from getting into the
car.
Electric switch of the trunk cover (if
installed)
For notes on loading luggage, refer to
“notes on luggage loading” in section 2.
In the case of whole-the vehicle locking,
press the trunk micro switch in a slow
and steady way to unlock all car doors at
the same time. At this time, the turn
signal light blinks twice.
In the case of whole-the vehicle
unlocking, press the trunk micro switch
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In the case of whole-the vehicle
unlocking, press the trunk cover to open
the trunk.
After performing locking with central
control, pressing the trunk cover will not
open the trunk.
When using the electronic smart key or
micro switch to lock the car when four
doors or the trunk is not closed, the car
alarm will ring once and the turn signal
light does not blink.
To open the trunk cover from outside,
please insert the main key and rotate it
clockwise.
To close the trunk cover, please pull and
press it downward. After closing the
trunk cover, please try to pull it upward
to check whether it has been closed
tightly.
in a slow and steady way to lock all car
doors at the same time. At this time, the
turn signal light blinks once.
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Internal Wedging Block of the Trunk
To open the trunk cover from the driver’s
seat, please pull internal wedging block
of the trunk upward.
Engine Hood
Open the Engine Hood
2. Pull up the auxiliary handle of the
engine hood lock and lift the engine
hood in the front of the car.
1. Pull internal wedging block of the
engine hood upward to pop up the
engine hood slightly.
FRIENDLY TIPS
Before driving, please confirm that
the engine hood has been closed and
locked tightly. Otherwise, the engine
hood might be opened suddenly
during driving to cause accident.
3. Insert the engine jackstay into the slot
to keep the engine hood open.
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Before closing the engine hood, please
check whether any tool or rag is lost
inside the engine hood before moving
the engine hood jackstay back to its
former position. Then, lower the engine
hood and check whether it is locked in
place. If necessary, please press the
front edge slightly to lock it.
FRIENDLY TIPS
After inserting the engine hood
jackstay into the slot, please check
whether the engine hood jackstay is
supporting the engine hood firmly in
order to prevent the engine hood
from dropping to prevent the engine
hood from falling down and causing
injury.
Anti-Theft System
In order to prevent car theft, when any
car door is opened when the car is
under anti-theft condition, the system
will give out alert.
The alarm rings and the steering lamp
blink.
Setting System
1. Turn off the engine.
2. Get off all passengers.
3. Lock all car doors.
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When all car doors are locked, the
anti-theft indicator will remain on. 10
seconds later, the anti-theft system will
be set automatically. When the system
is set, the anti-theft indicator will begin to
blink.
4. After confirming that the indicator
blinks, you may leave the car.
As unlocking the car door from inside
the car activates the system, nobody
should stay inside the car when setting
the system.
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Activating System
The Fuel Tank Cap
In the following cases, the system
will give out alert.
●
●
In fuel injection, the engine should be
kept turned off.
When unlock a car door without
using the access function of the
smart key.
When powering up the car without
using the startup function of the
smart key.
Cancelling System
Stop alert in the following way:
●
Unlock car door with
remote control.
●
Unlock car door with micro switch.
wireless
1. Pull up the internal wedging block of
the fuel filler lid to open the fuel filler lid.
It indicates that the fuel filler lid is on the
left side of the car.
FRIENDLY TIPS
● Do not smoke in fuel injection.
Sparks or flames will lead to
fires.
● For opening the fuel tank, the
cap should not be taken off
suddenly. In hot weather, if the
fuel tank cap is taken off
suddenly, pressurized fuel may
spurt out from the filling port
and cause human damage.
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2. To remove the fuel tank cap, rotate
the cap counterclockwise slowly and
take it out after a while. After removing
the cap, please hang it on cap
supporter.
When the fuel tank cap is taken out, a
slight noise can be heard. It’s normal.
When mounting the cap, rotate the
cover clockwise until a click is heard.
FRIENDLY TIPS
● In order to prevent fuel spilling in
an unexpected accident, please
make sure to tighten the fuel tank
cap.
● When replacing the fuel tank cap,
please use an original The fuel tank
cap of BYD New F3 car. It can
adjust the pressure of the fuel tank.
Starting the Engine
2.
Adjust seat position, seat back
angle, seat cushion height, head
protection device height and
steering wheel angle and height.
3.
Adjust
internal
rearview mirror.
4.
Lock all car doors.
5.
Fasten seat belt.
Please check surrounding of the car
before getting into the car.
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external
Engine Starting Methods
(b) Starting the Engine
(a) Before Starting
Starting function of button
1.
Perform parking brake to the full.
2.
Turn off all unnecessary car light
and accessories.
When the smart key is inside the car,
press “start/stop” switch to start the
engine.
3.
Automatic transmission: Place the
shift at position P or N.
Manual transmission: place the shift
at neutral position.
Before Starting the Engine
1.
and
NOTICE
● Starting procedure should not
exceed 20 seconds to avoid
overheating of starter and
wiring system.
● Do not operate the engine
refrigerator in a high speed.
● If it is hard to start the engine or
the
engine
shuts
down
frequently, please check the
engine immediately.
4.
Press the braking pedal or the
clutch pedal to the full until the car
moves.
Before starting the engine, be sure to
follow the description in “(a) Before
starting”.
Normal starting procedure
Only when the smart key is inside the
car (held by someone) can engine be
started.
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When pressing the brake or the clutch
pedal with force, the indicator on
“start/stop” switch will become green.
Press “start/stop” switch to start the
engine.
Press “start/stop” switch in a slow but
forceful way.
If the engine shuts off
Restart the engine in accordance with
correct starting procedure.
NOTICE
Do not touch the “start/stop” switch
with oil stained hands.
FRIENDLY TIPS
● If operating “start/stop” switch fails,
please stop using “start/stop” switch
and contact BYD authorized service
station immediately.
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If the engine fails to start
In the following cases, the engine will
not start.
● When pressing “start/stop” switch, if
the key position indicator lamp of the
smart key system is turned on,
buzzer in the car rings and “key isn’t
detected” is shown on information
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display on the right side of combined
meter, it indicates that the intelligent
key is not in the car.
“Replace the card smart key battery”
and “Replace the electronic smart
key battery” in this section.)
● Even if the smart key is inside the
car (for example on the floor, in the
cup shelf, in the trunk or in the glove
box), the engine cannot be started.
● The engine is started repeatedly in a
short period.
Pressing “start/stop” switch does not
perform startup function normally,
possibly due to the following
reasons.
If startup fails, the orange indicator
on “start/stop” switch will blink.
● If the smart key does not work, and
the key position indicator of the
smart key system on the combined
meter and the prompt message “key
battery voltage is low” is shown on
information display on the right side
of combined meter, the key battery
might have run out of power.
Draw the smart key up to “start/stop”
switch to start the engine. (Please
refer to “the smart entry and starting
system” for details.)
Please replace the smart key battery
as soon as possible. (Please refer to
Start the engine 10 seconds later.
● If the green indicator on “start/stop”
switch blinks, it indicates that the
steering function fails.
Please contact BYD service station
for examination of the car and all
keys.
Intelligent access and keyless startup
system cannot work normally in some
conditions other than above stated ones
due to application environment. (Please
refer to “the smart entry and starting
system” for details.)
Use the smart entry and starting
system to drive and park
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Main Points on the Smart Entry and
Starting System
1.1
You can start the engine with your own
when using the smart entry and starting
system.
It indicates that the driver doesn’t carry
the smart key into the car. Key position
indicator lamp of the smart key system
on the instrument panel remains on for
up to 8 seconds while “key isn’t
detected” is shown on information
display is shown on information display
Do not operate “start/stop” switch until
you confirm that the smart key is inside
the car.
Due to this, the driver might not become
aware that someone else has taken the
key away from the car. In this situation,
the engine turned off cannot be started
again. Or the driver is not aware that
power position is not at OFF when he
left the car.
The driver should confirm whether he is
carrying the smart key when driving,
getting on car or getting off car.
1.2
NOTICE
Do not touch “start/stop” switch
while driving.
If it is necessary to turn off the engine in
emergency during driving, please hold
“start/stop” switch for more than 3
seconds.
When pressing “start/stop”
switch to power up, instrument
warning buzzer beeps once
and “key isn’t detected” is
shown on information display
on the right side of instrument.
Key position indicator lamp of the
smart key system
System Function Prompter
In the case of the following warning,
please follow corresponding description:
When pressing “start/stop”
switch to power off, instrument
set warning buzzer beeps once
and warning light blinks while
“key battery voltage is low” is
shown on the Information
Display on the Right Side of
instrument.
It indicates low level of the smart key
battery. Please replace the smart key
battery earlier to ensure normal work of
the smart entry and starting system.
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1.3
When pressing “start/stop”
switch to power up, the green
indicator lamp of “start/stop”
switch blinks.
It indicates that the steering lock is stuck.
To unlock it, please slightly sway the
steering
wheel
while
pressing
“start/stop”.
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Chapter 1
Section 3
Operation of Instruments and Controllers
Seats, Seat Belts, Steering Wheels, the Child Seat and
Rearview Mirrors
Seat ........................................................................................... 1-34
The Front Seat ........................................................................... 1-34
Seat Belt .................................................................................... 1-35
The Children Seat ...................................................................... 1-40
Airbag Restraint System ............................................................ 1-48
Steering Wheel ......................................................................... 1-58
Power-Driven External Rearview Mirror ................................... 1-59
Internal Rearview Mirror ........................................................... 1-60
Sunroof ...................................................................................... 1-61
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Seat
During driving, all passengers in the car
should make the seatbacks be in an
upright position. They should sit upright
against the seatbacks and fasten the
seat belts properly.
FRIENDLY TIPS
● Do not move the car before
passengers sit in place. Do not sit
on the upper side of folded seat
back, among luggage or on stuff.
Otherwise, passengers who are not
sitting in place or wearing seat belt
might be injured severely In the
case of emergency braking or
bumping.
● Passengers should not stand up or
move
between
seats
during
driving. Otherwise, they might be
injured severely In the case of
emergency braking or bumping.
The Front Seat
Notes on Seat adjustment
Please adjust the driver seat to put
pedal, steering wheel and the
instrument panel controller under control
of the driver.
FRIENDLY TIPS
● Do not make adjustment during
driving, as seat movement might
cause the car out of control of the
driver.
● When adjusting the seat, be sure
not to damage any passenger or
luggage.
● After adjusting the seat, please try
to slide it back and forth to confirm
the seat is locked in place.
● After adjusting seat back, please
lean your back backward to
confirm that the seat back is locked
in place.
● Do not place anything under the
seat. Otherwise, it might affect seat
locking mechanism or accidentally
push the seat position lever
upward and cause a sudden move
so that the driver might lose
control of the car.
● When adjusting the seat, do not put
your hand under the seat or near
any parts in operation to avoid
injury of your hand or finger.
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Adjusting the Front Seat
1. Front and back adjustment rod
Hold the middle part of the rod and
pull it upward. Then, slide the seat to
desired position by using body
pressure and release the lever.
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Hand wheel
adjustment
2.
of
cushion
Rotate the cushion adjustment hand
wheel to adjust the seat to a desired
height.
(Notes:
adjustment
mechanism is not available for
practical type, standard type and
co-driver seat)
Holding the button A to raise the
headrest and remove it.
Resetting Headrest
Insert the headrest connecting rod into
the bush and keep the groove forward.
Hold the button A to lower the headrest
to an appropriate height and release it.
Tilt the rod forward and pull it upward,
then tilt it backward to a desired
angle and release the lever.
4. Headrest height adjustment button
Slide the headrest upward to
appropriate height and release it.
an
Lowering Headrest
Hold the button A to lower the headrest
to an appropriate height and release it.
Removing Headrest
Seat Belt
Notes on Seat Belt:
It is strongly recommended that the
driver and passengers should wear seat
belt at any time. Otherwise, it might
increase the risk of injury/ severe injury
in an accident.
3. Adjustment rod of seat back angle
Raising Headrest
belt at the waist might slide down the
hip and inflict pressure on the
bosom. In the case of an accident of
the front bumping, excessive tilting
of a seat might increase injury risk.
FRIENDLY TIPS
In order to reduce the risk that the
seat belt comes off in a bumping
accident, please avoid excessive
tilting of seat back. When the driver
and passengers sit straight with their
back against seat back, seat belt will
provide the maximum protection in
an accident of the front or back
bumping. If someone leans against
the seat in an oblique way, the seat
As seat belt is designed for adults, only
those who have reached a certain age
can wear seat belt properly.
The children must sit on back seat and
wear seat belt properly for protection. In
accordance with accident statistics, it is
safer for the children to seat in a back
seat under proper protection than in a
front seat.
If a child has to sit in a front seat, he
(she) must wear seat belt properly. If
seat belt is not used properly, the air bag
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system which rapidly in an accident
might cause injury or even death to a
child.
Whether in a front seat or a back seat,
do not have a child stand or kneel on it.
Emergency braking or bumping might
cause severe injury or death to an
unprotected the child. Do not have a
child sit on an adult’s thigh to avoid any
risk.
FRIENDLY TIPS
Passengers must seat in place and
wear seat belt properly during
driving.
Otherwise,
emergency
braking or bumping might cause
severe injury or death to them.
Please follow the description below
when using seat belt:
 One seat belt can only be used by
one people at a time. It is prohibited
for two or more people (including the
children) to share one seat belt.
FRIENDLY TIPS
● After inserting the seat belt into the
buckle, please check whether the
seat belt is locked by the buckle
firmly and whether the seat belt is
twisted.
● Do not insert coin, paper clip or
other objects into the buckle to
ensure correct connection between
the seat belt and the buckle.
● If seat belt does not work normally,
please contact BYD sales service
station immediately. Before the
seat belt is repaired, do not use the
corresponding seat, as it cannot
protect the passenger who uses it.
 Avoid excessive tilting of seat back.
When the seat back is in a
straight-up position, seat belt exerts
the maximum protection role. (Refer
to description of seat adjustment.)
 Do not damage seat belt or its
hardware. Do not stick or clamp seat
belt between seats or in a door car.
 Examine seat belt regularly. Examine
whether there is scratch, wearing or
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loose parts. Replace damaged parts
if necessary. Do not remove or refit
the system.
 Keep the seat belt clean and dry. If
cleaning is necessary, please use
neutral soap water or slightly warm
water. Never use bleacher, dye fluid
or grinding detergent, which might
severely undermine seat belt.
(Please refer to “inside cleaning” in
the instruction.)
 In the case of a severe crash
accident, please replace seat belt set
(including bolt). Even if the damage
condition is not obvious, it is
necessary to replace the whole set.
FRIENDLY TIPS
Seat belt is designed for adults and
does not fit the children’s body size.
It is recommended that a child should
sit in the back row.
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3. Point-type Seat Belt
bumping, the retractor will lock the seat
belt. If you move your body forward very
quickly, the seat belt will also be locked.
Slow and steady body movement will
extend seat belt free movement.
If the seat belt cannot be pulled out from
the retractor, please fasten the seat belt
once and then release it. In this way, you
can pull out seat belt from the retractor
smoothly.
Adjust the seat as desired and sit
straight up in the seat with your back
against seat back. When fastening
seat belt, pull out seat belt from the
retractor and insert it into the buckle.
After inserting it into the buckle, a click
will be heard.
The length of seat belt can be adjusted
automatically in accordance with
passenger’s body size and seat
position.
When the seat belt on the shoulder a
passenger in a back seat extends to the
full, retract it slightly to lock the seat belt
at the position. To release the seat belt
again, please retract it to the full and
then pull it out again.
FRIENDLY TIPS
● A waist seat belt fastened at a
higher a position or a loosened
seat belt might slide down your
waist to cause severe injury In the
case of bumping or other accident.
Please keep the waist seat belt
down as low as your hip.
● For safety sake, do not put the
shoulder seat belt under your arm.
Seat belt with height adjustment
device
Adjust the seat belt to a position suitable
for body size with the height adjustment
device.
Raise: Slide the height adjustment
device upward.
Lower: Press the adjustment button of
the height adjustment device and slide
the height adjustment device downward.
After completing adjustment, check
whether the height adjustment device is
locked in place.
In the case of emergency braking or
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protection function of the seat belt In
the case of unexpected accident and
cause severe injury In the case of a
bumping accident.
2. Point-type Seat Belt
Adjusting the positions of the waist
and shoulder seat belts.
To release seat belt, please release
button on the seat belt and the seat
belt will be retracted automatically.
Please keep the waist seat belt as low
as your hip. Do not fasten it in the
position of your waist. Then pull the
shoulder part upward through the latch
board and adjust the seat belt to a
proper position.
If the seat belt cannot be retracted
properly, please pull it out and examine
whether there is a knot or a twist. Make
sure that there is no twist when
retracting the seat belt.
FRIENDLY TIPS
Please make sure that the shoulder
seat belt cross the middle of your
shoulder. Seat belt should be away
from your neck to an extent that it will
not come off from your shoulder.
Otherwise,
it
will
undermine
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Please keep it down as low as your hip.
Sit straight in your seat with your
back against seat back. To buckle the
seat belt, please insert it into the
buckle.
After inserting it into the buckle, a click
will be heard.
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If the seat belt is not long enough,
please pull the belt head while
maintaining a right angle between the
belt head and the seat belt.
Retract the extra part of the seat belt
and adjust the seat belt position.
When retracting the seat belt, please
pull at the unfixed end of the seat belt.
Please keep the waist seat belt in a
position as low as your hip instead of
your waist, and then adjust the seat belt
to a proper position.
FRIENDLY TIPS
A waist seat belt fastened at a higher
a position or a loosened seat belt
might slide down your waist to cause
severe injury In the case of bumping
or other accident. Please keep the
waist seat belt down as low as your
hip.
FRIENDLY TIPS
● After inserting the seat belt into the
buckle, please check whether the
seat belt is locked by the buckle
firmly and whether the seat belt is
twisted.
● Do not insert coin, paper clip or
other objects into the buckle to
ensure correct connection between
the seat belt and the buckle.
● If seat belt does not work normally,
please contact BYD authorized
service station immediately. Before
repairing the seat belt, do not use
the corresponding seat. It cannot
provide
protection
for
the
passenger who uses it and might
cause injury.
To release the seat belt, please press
the releasing button on the buckle.
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The Children Seat
1. Baby Seat (infant seat)
3. Youth Seat (auxiliary seat)
2. The Child Seat (convertible seat)
Select a Suitable Child Protection
Device
It is strongly recommended to use the
children protection device.
FRIENDLY TIPS
● According to a research, it is safer
to install a child protection device
on a back seat than on a front seat.
● Please select a child protection
device in accordance with age and
body size of your child.
● For related installation details,
please refer to the instruction
attached to the child protection
device.
The manual provides
installation instruction.
a
common
Type of the Child Protection Device
The child protection device falls into the
following 3 types in accordance with age
and body size of the children.
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Please select a suitable child protection
device. If your child cannot use a child
protection device due to large body size,
please use seat belt on the back seat.
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Notes on the child protection device
● Please use seat belt or the child
protection device in accordance with
age and body size of a child to
provide effective restriction and
protection in order to protect the
children In the case of emergent
accident or emergent braking.
Embracing a child cannot substitute
a child protection device. In the case
of accident, a child might be bumped
onto shield glass or squeezed
between you and car body.
● Never install a back seat the child
protection device on the front seat.
Otherwise,
impacting
strength
caused by rapidly inflating air bag
might cause severe damage or
death to a child.
● Install a child protection device on a
front seat only when there is no other
choice. As air bag in the front of the
front seat might inflate in quite a
rapid speed and generates quite a
great impact, please move the seat
backward as much as possible to
avoid risk of the child injury or death.
● For a car equipped with a side airbag
or a curtain type air bag, even if you
have place a child in the child
protection device, do not let his (her)
head or any body part rest on the car
door, the seat, front/rear pole or side
roof beam (inflation range of side air
bag or curtain type air bag).
Otherwise, the strong impact of
inflating side air bag or curtain type
air bag might cause severe damage
or even death to a child.
● Be sure to follow installation
instruction provided by the child
protection device the manufacturer
to install the child protection device
correctly. Otherwise, it might cause
severe damage or even death to a
child In the case of emergency
braking or accident.
Seat belt equipped with the child
protection device
(ALR/ELR seat belt on back row seat)
Installing the Child Protection Device
Please
follow
the
installation
instruction provided by the child
protection device the manufacturer.
Use the seat belt or the fastening belt
under the child protection device to
fix the child protection device to the
outside seat of the back row. Please
fix the top belt when installing the
child protection device.
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ISOFIX rigid fixing anchor (ISOFIX the
child protection device)
A dedicated fixing lever is provided on
the outside seat in the back row. (The
tag indicating anchoring position is
attached to the seat.)
The child protection device using
Seat belt (the child protection device
locking seat belt)
1. The child seat facing behind — baby
seat (infant seat)/the child seat
(convertible seat)
Pass the seat belt through the child seat
and insert the belt head into the buckle.
Ensure that the seat belt is not twisted.
2. The child seat
(convertible seat)
Fixing anchor support (used for top belt)
Put the child seat on the back row seat
and face it to the back.
Fixed anchor support is provided on
outside seat of the back row.
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forward
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Ensure that the seat belt is not twisted.
Install the child seat on the seat and
make it face forward.
Pull out the shoulder seat belt to the full
and then retract it slightly to enter ALR
locking mode.
Pass the seat belt through the child seat
and insert the belt head into the buckle.
It is not allowed to retract seat belt in
locking mode.
Place the child seat on the back row
seat closely and retract the shoulder
seat belt to the full until the child seat
belt is fixed in place.
Retract shoulder seat belt to the full and
then confirm that it cannot be pulled out
by trying to pull it.
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The child should use the child seat. Fix
the child seat with seat belt and insert
the belt head into the buckle in
accordance with installation instruction
provided by the manufacturer. Ensure
that the seat belt is not twisted.
Check and confirm that the shoulder
seat belt crosses a child’s shoulder
properly and lower the waist seat belt as
much as possible.
Install the child protection device
with ISOFIX rigid fixing anchor
(ISOFIX the child protection device)
Youth Seat (auxiliary seat)
Install the child seat on the seat and
make it face forward.
Check the position of dedicated fixing
lever and install the child protection
device to the seat.
Install fixing lever between cushion and
seat back.
Remove the child protection device fixed
with seat belt and press buckle releasing
button to retract the seat belt to the full.
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If the child protection device is equipped
with top belt, please fix top belt to
anchoring device.
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The child protection device with top
belt
3. Fixing anchor support
When installing the child protection
device in the front row seats
To install the child protection device on
the front row chair on the front row seat
with locking buckle, please follow
installation instruction provided by the
child protection device the manufacturer.
Fix the child protection device with seat
belt or ISOFIX rigid fixing anchor and
remove the headrest.
Reinstall the headrest
Open the fixing anchor support cover,
fasten the hook to fixing anchor support
and fix the top belt firmly.
Be sure to fasten top belt.
1. Hook
2. Top belt
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Notes on the child protection device
● Never stretch the shoulder seat belt
to the full to prevent seat belt from
entering into ALR locking model.
●
In ALR mode, seat belt can
only be retracted, which will
injure or discomfort a child.
●
The children should never
tamper with seat belt, otherwise
it might cause severe injury or
even death to them.
● When installing the child protection
device
Please follow the instruction in the
child protection device installation
manual to fix the child protection
device firmly. If the child protection
device is not fixed properly, emergent
braking or accident might cause
severe injury or death to a child.
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When Installing Youth Seat (auxiliary)
1 If the driver’s seat impedes proper
installation of the child protection device,
please install the child protection device
on the right side seat in the back row.
When installing the child protection
device
1.
When installing youth (auxiliary)
seat, please make sure that
shoulder seat belt crosses the
middle of a child’s shoulder. seat
belt should be kept away from a
child’s neck but should not come off
easily. Otherwise, it might cause
severe damage or even death to a
child In the case of emergency
braking or accident.
2.
Ensure that seat belt and belt head
are locked and seat belt is not
twisted.
3.
Push and pull the child seat in
different directions to ensure that it
is secured.
Never install a back seat the child
protection device on the front seat.
2 Do not install the child seat or youth
(auxiliary) seat facing forward on the
front row seat unless there is no other
choice. When installing, move the seat
backward as far as possible. Otherwise,
inflating air bag might cause severe
injury or even death.
Otherwise, impacting strength caused
by rapidly inflating airbag might cause
severe damage or death to a child.
The warning tag on the instrument panel
on the passenger side reminds you not
to install backward-facing the child
protection device on the front row seat.
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4.
Please follow the installation
instruction provided by the child
protection device the manufacturer.
2. Please fix the child seat to anchoring
device correctly
When using a lower anchoring device,
please ensure there is no foreign object
around the anchoring device and the seat
belt is not stuck behind the child seat.
Ensure that the child protection device is
fixed firmly. Otherwise, emergency
braking or accident might cause severe
injury or even death to a child.
The airbag restraint system, which is a
component of the whole passive safety
protection system of a car, cannot
substitute the seat belt. Please note that
only when working together with the
seat belt, the airbag restraint system can
provide the maximum protection.
Therefore, for the safety of you and your
family, please pay attention to “notes”
and “friend tips” in this section.
air bag system will be triggered. In the
case of a special collision accident, the
air bag system might also be triggered.
FRIENDLY TIPS
Always wear seat belt while
driving!
Please maintain correct sitting
position so that the seat belt and
safety and the airbag restraint
system may provide the maximum
protection!
For a child, the back row seat is a
safety position!
Never try to remove or install safety
bag components by yourself!
A crucial factor to trigger the airbag
restraint
system
is
as
follows:
Deceleration curve generated by collision
and obtained by ECU and set value are
compared and judged in an all-around
way. If the car deceleration signal
generated and detected by collision is
lower than reference value preset in ECU,
the safety air bag will not be triggered,
although the car might have been
deformed severely in an accident.
●
●
Airbag Restraint System
(if installed)
Airbag restraint system, which
belongs to Supplemental Restraint
System (SRS), is a supplementary
device to seat belt. The airbag
restraint system provides additional
protection for the head and the chest
of the drivers and passengers to
reduce injury or death in an accident
of head-on collision.
●
●
Triggering condition of airbag restraint
Triggering condition of airbag restraint is
as follows: In the case of a severe
accident of head-on collision, the safety
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In the case of slight head-on collision,
side-on collision, rear-end collision or
turnover, the air bag system will not be
triggered usually. In these cases, the
drivers and passengers are protected by
seat belt.
ECU of BYD airbag restraint system is
set in full consideration of misuse and
road condition in China which is often
experienced. However, considering that
collision accidents are caused by various
factors, please strictly comply with the
instruction to use the car in a correct way
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and avoid misuse. Otherwise, the
expected effect of the airbag restraint
system may not be achieved.
5. The driver’s air bag module (if
installed)
The driver’s air bag and the front row
passenger air bag (if installed)
6. Side-on collision sensor (if installed)
Safety air bag system components
7. The front row seat side air bag
module (if installed)
8. Curtain type air bag module (if
installed)
9. The front row passenger air bag
module (if installed)
10. Seat
installed)
New F3 car air bag safety system mainly
includes the following components as
shown in the above figure.
1. Front-end collision sensor
2. SRS ECU
belt
warning
sensor
(if
If your car is equipped with the front side
supplemental restraint system (SRS
AIRBAG), including the driver’s safety
air bag and the front row passenger air
bag, air bag will be inflated to help
protect the head and the chest of you
and the front row passenger to reduce
injury. In the case of a medium or severe
head-on collision during driving.
3. SRS warning light
4. Clock spring
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How the front side air bag works
As both air bags use the same sensor,
they are usually inflated at the same
time. However, only one air bag is
inflated sometimes.
The reason might be that collision
extension is an edge value or a critical
value which causes air bag inflation. At
this time, the seat belt will provide main
protection function while the air bag only
provides very limited auxiliary protection.
At this time, the seat belt will provide
main protection function while the air
bag only provides very limited auxiliary
protection.
In the case of a medium or severe
head-on collision accident, the sensor
will detect dramatic deceleration of the
car and send signal to the control device
to inflate the front air bag immediately.
In the case of head-on collision, the seat
belt may help fix the lower part of your
body and your main body to keep you
where you are. That is, the air bag
provides an air cushion to stable and
protect your head and chest.
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The front air bag will be discharged
immediately after being inflated. In this
way, it will not affect the driver’s vision or
ability to control the steering wheel or
other control devices.
The air bag can be inflated within
fractions of a second to provide
additional protection for the driver and
the passengers in an accident.
The air bag gives out a big sound when
being inflated but does not cause injury
usually (tinnitus or temporary deafness
might be caused, which, however, will
recover soon). After collision, you might
see fog-like objects, which are actually
powder on the surface of the air bag.
Although the powder is non-toxic,
passengers contracted with respiratory
diseases might feel a temporary
discomfort. In this case, please leave
the car as soon as possible if it is
allowed by traffic safety.
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Notes on Repair of the Front Air Bag
The Front Row Seat Side Air Bag (if
installed)
reduce injury In the case of medium or
severe side collision.
Curtain Type Air Bag (if installed)
In the following cases, please contact BYD
authorized service station immediately.
●
All air bag modules of SRS airbag
restraint system are inflated.
●
An accident which occurs at the
front side of the car (as shown in
the shade of the figure) is not
enough to inflate SRS air bag.
●
The cross section of steering wheel
liner or the cover of the front row
passenger air bag (as shown in the
shade in the figure) is scratched,
cracked or damaged.
If your car is equipped with curtain type
air bag, the air bag will be inflated to
protect the upper body of the driver and
the front seat passenger to reduce injury
In the case of medium or severe side
collision.
If your car is equipped with the front row
seat side air bag, the air bag will be
inflated to protect the upper body of the
driver and the front seat passenger to
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Notes on Repair of Side Air Bag
●
The surface of the seat which is
equipped with side air bag (as
shown in the shade in the figure) is
scratched, cracked or damaged.
●
Decoration (lining) part of pole A,
roof longitudinal beam and pole C
which are equipped with curtain
type air bag (as shown in the shade
in the figure) is scratched, cracked
or damaged.
Safety air bag warning light (if
installed)
In the following cases, please contact
BYD
authorized
service
station
immediately.
●
SRS side air bag and air curtain
have been inflated.
●
An accident which occurs at car
door (as shown in the shade of the
figure) is not enough to inflate SRS
air bag.
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The air bag system is controlled by
ECU and has self-diagnosis function,
which indicates system status
through warning light on the
instrument panel.
●
When “start/stop” switch is in
IGNITION ON mode, the air bag
lamp will be lighted for about 5
seconds and then turned off for
about 5 seconds to indicate
normal system.
●
If the air bag has been turned off
by BYD authorized service
station, the warning light will
react as above but will not have
protection function.
The warning light system is used to
monitor air bag ECU, bumping sensor,
charging
device,
warning
light,
connecting line and power. (Refer to
Chapter 1-5 “Maintenance Reminder
and warning buzzer”.)
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NOTICE
The following cases indicate that
fault exists in the airbag restraint
system:
● When “start/stop” switch is in
IGNITION ON mode, the warning
light is not lighted.
● When “start/stop” switch is in
IGNITION ON mode, the warning
light will not turn off or will be
lighted again after being turned off
after 5 seconds.
● When “start/stop” switch is in OFF
mode, the warning light will be
lighted.
● The warning light will be lighted or
blink while the car travels.
FRIENDLY TIPS
If fault occurs, please contact BYD
authorized
service
station
for
examination of the air bag system.
Otherwise, the airbag restraint
system might not work normally In
the case of an accident!
Indicator lamp for unfastening of codriver seat belt (if installed)
When air bag might not be triggered
Collision with concrete column, tree
or other long and thin objects
If your New F3 car is equipped with seat
belt warning sensor, you will see an
indicator lamp for unfastening of
co-driver seat belt on the No.1 switch
set on the central control panel of the
instrument panel (as shown in the black
shade in the above figure). It is used
together with seat belt. When a
passenger who sits on the co-driver seat
does not wear seat belt, the lamp will be
lighted and give out alarm sound to
remind him. After the passenger buckles
up the seat belt, the lamp will turned off.
If no passenger sits on the co-driver seat,
the lamp will remain turned off.
Non-head-on collision with wall
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Rear end collision
Rollover
Bump into the lower part of rear
end of large truck
In the above stated cases, air bag might
not be triggered. The figure above is an
example.
In the following cases, the front air bag
might not be triggered. If your car is
equipped with the front row seat side air
bag and curtain type air bag module, the
front air bag might not be triggered.
However, the front row seat side air bag
and curtain type air bag might be
triggered.
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In the above stated cases, air bag might
be triggered. The figure above is an
example.
NOTES
● As air bag is designed to match a
specified car type, any modification
to suspension, tire size, bumper,
chassis and OEM equipment will
cause unfavorable effect on safety
air bag. Do not use any part of the
airbag restraint system on other
types of cars. Otherwise, it might
cause invalidation
of airbag
restraint system and injury.
● Please wear seat belt and maintain
correct sitting position while the
car is traveling. If you do not wear a
seat belt or maintain an incorrect
sitting position while the car is
driving, an accident which triggers
airbag restraint system might
increase your injury risk.
● It is important for a driver to keep
his chest away from the steering
wheel for at least 25 cm, which will
provide
the
most
effective
protection for the driver when the
system is triggered. That is, the
front seat and the head rest should
be adjusted in accordance with
body size of a driver. The driver
should slightly bend his arms to an
●
●
●
●
extent reaching almost straight
condition.
Do not paste or place and objects
or decoration on the surface of the
steering wheel cover and the
surface near the safety air bag on
the right side of the instrument
panel. The two places can only be
cleaned with dry or slightly wet
cloth. Do not strike the two places
with force.
The children are prohibited to sit
on the front row seat without any
protection. Otherwise, air bag
triggered in an accident might
cause severe injury.
There should be no other persons,
animals or objects between the
driver/the front seat passenger and
the safety air bag. It is very
dangerous for a child who is
embraced by an adult sitting in the
front row.
For example, telephone support,
cup, ash tray and any other fixture
are prohibited to be installed on the
cover of the safety air bag or within
its function scope. Otherwise, the
air bag triggered in an accident
might increase injury risk.
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● It is prohibited to alter any
component of the airbag restraint
system, including corresponding
labels.
● Only BYD authorized service
station can operate on the safety
air bag, including removing it for
repair or other parts (for example,
removal of the steering wheel).
● Please replace the airbag restraint
system within 15 years since
manufacture date of the car (as
shown on automobile certificate
and
maintenance
manual).
Replacement must be conducted
by BYD authorized service station.
If you have replaced a part of the
air bag system before the date,
please make records on the service
manual.
● The safety air bag can provide
accident protection function once
only. Once the air bag is triggered
or damaged, the system must be
replaced.
● When selling the car, please hand
over all related document to the
new owner. If the safety bag is
turned off, please hand over related
document to the new owner.
● When disposing any part of the car
or the airbag restraint system,
please observe related safety
procedure and disposal procedure.
BYD authorized service station is
familiar with these regulations.
Maintenance manual gives a
detailed description of disposal
procedure.
● The
airbag
restraint
system
provides
strong
interference
resisting and disturbance resisting
capability against surrounding
electromagnetic interference and
electromagnetic
disturbance.
However, in order to avoid an
accident, please use the car in
accordance
with
national
regulation
on
electromagnetic
environment.
● BYD New F3 airbag restraint
system has fully considered
various
misuses
and
road
conditions
which
are
often
experienced in China. However, in
order to prevent an accident.
Please avoid strong impact on
chassis or drive in bad road
condition.
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Turn off Safety Air Bag
The driver/the front seat passenger
safety air bag can only be turned off in
the following cases.
●
Although the driver seat position is
adjusted properly, the distance
between the steering wheel center
and the driver’s chest is less than
25 cm.
●
It is necessary to install special
equipment for the disabled within
the working scope of the steering
wheel.
●
The position of the front row
passenger seat is adjusted due to
some reason, which is not within
the position scope set in factory.
To turn off the airbag restraint system,
please contact BYD authorized service
station. After turning off a safety air bag,
BYD authorized service station will
attach label and make records on
maintenance manual accordingly.
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If it is necessary to turn off safety bag
in a special case, please make sure to
contact BYD authorized service
station. Otherwise, there might be a
risk of severe injury or death!
In order to resume protection
function of the air bag, please turn on
the air bag which has been turned
off!
Others
●
●
Please read the manual carefully. If
you want to sell your car or dispose
it, please tell the new owner or the
disposing company that your car is
equipped with airbag restraint
system and advise them to read the
manual carefully.
After the airbag restraint system
comes into effect, do not directly
touch the safety air bag module
component (otherwise you might be
scalded or discomforted). Please
contact BYD authorized service
station for treatment. Once the
airbag restraint system comes into
effect, please replace it with a new
air bag system.
●
The airbag restraint system only
comes into effect In the case of
severe head-on collision.
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If turning on/off of indicator lamp of
SRS is ignored, once the air bag does
not work normally, it might cause
severe injury or death.
If SRS indicator lamp reminds you of
a potential risk, please contact BYD
authorized service station for car
examination immediately.
Maintenance of Air Bag
Your airbag restraint system actually
requires no maintenance. There is no
parts requiring your maintenance. In the
following cases, please have your car
examined and repaired.
1. If the air bag has experienced inflation.
If the air bag has experienced inflation,
the air bag and its controller as well as
related parts have to be replaced. Never
try to remove or replace any air bag by
yourself. Please leave the work to BYD
authorized service station.
2. If SRS indicator lamp reminds you of
device problem. Please contact BYD
authorized service station for car
examination immediately. If you ignore
the reminding from the indicator lamp,
the air bag might not be inflated when
necessary.
Only trained personnel can deal with it.
It is prohibited to remove any air bag
component off the car. For repair or
trouble-shooting of the airbag restraint
system, please contact BYD authorized
service station.
Supplementary Safety Notes
1. Never try to remove the air bag. Only
the air bag in the normal operation can
provide the best protection.
2. Never tamper with air bag component
or wiring. Tampering might trigger the air
bag accidentally and cause severe injury.
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Steering Wheel
Control switch of steering wheel
audio (if installed)
Increase/decrease
frequency
in
DVD/USB mode to fast forward/fast
reverse; Press MODE key shortly to
switch mode in the sequence of
FM→AM→DVD (if MODE interface is
filled by USB, content in USB device
will be played, If it is empty,
multimedia file in audio device will be
played).
Press MODE key for 3 seconds to
enter audio OFF status. Press MODE
to turn on the audio.
To change the angle of the steering
wheel, please hold the steering wheel
and press steering column adjustment
handle, tilt the steering wheel to a
desired angle and then recover the
handle to its original position.
FRIENDLY TIPS
● Do not turn steering wheel while the
car is travelling. Otherwise, the
driver might operate the car
incorrectly and cause an accident.
● After adjusting the steering wheel,
please try to move it upward and
downward to check whether it has
been locked firmly.
Press (hold) “+”/“-”
volume/reduce
to
increase
Press (hold) “+”/“-” to increase
volume/reduce
volume
(consecutively); Repeat pressing
“∧”/“∨” key rapidly more than once
to search for previous/next strong
signal radio station automatically;
Press
“^”/“v”
key
to
enter
next/previous strong signal radio
station automatically in radio mode;
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Power-Driven
Mirror
External
Rearview
anti-theft condition, the foot lamp will
turn off.
Power-driven
external
mirror controller
rearview
2. In the anti-theft condition, when the
key enters detection scope, the foot
lamp will remain on for 15 seconds; In
the anti-theft condition, when the key
does not enter detection scope, the
lamp will remain off.
Folding of external rearview mirror (if
installed)
The driver can use mirror direction
conversion button on the power-driven
external rearview mirror to adjust the
powered-driven external rearview mirror
to a position where you can see the car
side.
Foot lamp of external rearview mirror (if
installed)
1. When the car turns from anti-theft
condition to non-anti-theft condition, the
foot lamp of external rearview lamp will
remain on for 15 seconds; When the car
turns from non-anti-theft condition to
When the car goes through a narrow
space, the driver might operate the
folding button on power-driven external
rearview mirror switch to fold the
external rearview mirror in order to pass
the space successfully. Press the folding
switch again after passing the space to
resume the rearview mirror to normal
condition.
FRIENDLY TIPS
Do not adjust rearview mirror while
the car is travelling. Otherwise, the
driver might operate the car
incorrectly and cause an accident.
Use the switch to adjust external
rearview mirror.
1. Selection switch — to select the
external rearview mirror to be adjusted.
Press the switch to L (left) or R (right).
2. Control switch — to adjust the
external rearview mirror
Press the switch in the desired direction.
3. Folding button (if installed) — Press
the button to fold the external rearview
mirror. Press it again to unfold the
external rearview mirror.
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When the whole car is powered up,
please adjust the mirror.
reflection of headlight from following the
vehicles.
NOTES
If the rearview mirror is frozen, do not
operate the controller or wipe the
surface of the external rearview
mirror. Please use spray type ice
scraper to remove ice of the surface.
Driving in day—the lever remains at
position 1
Internal Rearview Mirror
In this position, reflection from the
rearview
mirror
provides
good
sharpness.
Driving at night—the lever remains at
position 2.
Please remember, in order to reduce
glare, please reduce sharpness of the
rearview mirror to some extent.
Starting condition of internal rearview
mirror with direction the indication
function (if installed):
Ignition switch is at “ACC” or “ON”
position.
Adjust the rearview mirror to a
position where you can see the rear
part of the car.
When driving the car at night, please
pull the lever towards you to reduce
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Sunroof
Schematic
operation
diagram
of
tilting
When operating the sunroof, please
use the switch beside the front in-car
lamp.
Tilting operation
Tilting upward: Press “UP” side of the
switch.
Lowering: Press the switch on the
opposite side of “UP”.
The key must be at “ON” position.
Sunroof guard may be opened or closed
manually.
Please stop power-driven sunroof at any
desired position. Press the button to
move the car roof. Release the button to
stop moving.
Sliding operation
Power-driven Sunroof (if installed)
Schematic
operation
diagram
of
sliding
Open: Press “SLIDE” side of the switch.
Sunroof guard and car roof will be
opened together.
Close: Press the switch on the opposite
side of “SLIDE”.
As a precaution against closing, the car
roof will stop at a half-closing position
before totally closed. Therefore, you
have to release the switch and press it
again to close the car roof totally.
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Schematic diagram of sliding operation
shown in Figure 1.
The operation is reverse to former
operation.
: Press the switch to open the
sunroof and move it towards the end of
the car.
Please stop power-driven sunroof at any
desired position. Press the button to
move the sunroof. Release the button to
stop moving.
: Press the button to close the
sunroof.
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The operation is reverse to former
action.
Schematic
operation
diagram
of
tilting
When operating the sunroof, please
use the sunroof switch beside the
front in-car lamp.
As a precaution against closing, the
sunroof will stop at a half-closing
position before totally closed. Therefore,
you have to release the switch and
press it again to close the sunroof totally.
Tilting operation
Power position must be at “ON” position.
Sunroof guard may be opened or closed
manually.
: Press the button to tilt the sunroof.
An angle is formed at the rear side of the
sunroof.
Sliding operation
Press the switch bearing the following
mark to move the sunroof accordingly as
: Press the button to close the
sunroof tilted at rear end.
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FRIENDLY TIPS
While the car is travelling, all
passengers should keep their
heads, hands other parts of their
bodies away from opened car
roof.
Otherwise,
emergent
braking or unexpected accident
might cause severe injury.
Before closing the sunroof,
please make sure it will not
clamp passengers’ neck, head or
hand to avoid severe injury.
When the vehicle is not powered
off, please do not leave any
passenger alone in the car
(especially a child). Otherwise,
he/she might be stuck by
sunroof. Severe accident might
occur to a passenger (especially
a child) who is not cared.
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FRIENDLY TIPS
Do not turn on the sunroof where
there is large quantity of dust or
bad road condition to avoid
pollution of sunroof slide grease,
which might cause excessive
wearing of mechanism parts and
blocking of water outlet. Opening
sunroof on bumpy road will
shorten its life and damage it.
Regularly
examine
whether
sunroof works normally and
whether
water
outlet
is
unobstructed. Often wash the
car.
When the car is parked for a long
time, please pull the sun shading
board to closing status. If
condition allows, please park
your car in a garage to avoid
damage of internal decoration
due to high internal temperature
caused by long time sunshine.
When washing the car, please
close the sunroof totally. Do not
wash sunroof sealing strip with
high pressure gun to avoid
unnecessary damage caused by
sunroof leak due to excessively
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high pressure.
The sunroof sealing strip cannot
contact with oil, acid, alkali or
other corrosive objects to avoid
undermining
sealing
performance of sunroof caused
by its ageing.
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Chapter 1
Section 4
Operation of Instruments and Controllers
Lighting, Wipers, Defrosters and Travel Speed
Projector
Head Light and the Turn Signal Light ......................................... 1-66
High-Mount Stop Light ............................................................... 1-68
Emergency Light ........................................................................ 1-68
The Front Fog Light ................................................................... 1-68
In-Car Regulation of Rear Fog Light and Head Lamp ................ 1-69
Rear in-Car Lamp ...................................................................... 1-69
The Front in-Car Lamp............................................................... 1-70
Wiper and Cleaner of Windshield .............................................. 1-71
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Head Light and the Turn Signal
Light
(Without automatic light control)
Position 2—Headlight and all lamps
stated above.
Light reminding buzzer
If the clearance lamp switch is turned on
and power shift position is “OFF”, when
opening the driver door, the alarm will
remind you to turn off the light.
Head light
Turn on the following lamps: rotate
lever button of head lamp/ the turn
signal light.
Position1—the front position lamp, rear
position lamp, LOGO assembly behind
LED, number plate lamp, combined
meter backlight and combined meter
position indicator lamp (green) are all in
ON status.
NOTICE
In order to prevent unnecessary
discharge of the storage battery, do
not turn on light while the engine is
not running.
In order to prevent excessive
consumption of the storage battery,
when the power shift is at OFF and
the combined switch is at clearance
lamp, the clearance lamp on car door
will remain on for 10 seconds before
turning off. After opening the car
door, the clearance lamp will remain
on for 10 minutes before turning off.
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High
beam
and
low
beam
lights—Rotate light adjustment button
on the top of left combined switch to the
front lamp position. When using low
beam lights, please move the switch
handle to position 2. When using
distance light, Please turn switch handle
to position 1. At this time, distance light
and low beam lights are on. High beam
light indicator (blue) on the Combined
Meter remains in turn-on status.
High beam light blinks—Move the left
combined switch handle to position 3 to
turn on the distance light. Release the
left combined switch handle to turn off
the distance light.
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When the headlight distance light
indicator on combined instrument (blue)
blinks, it indicates that distance light
remain in work condition.
Rotating the knob to “OFF” will also blink
the headlight distance light.
changing lane, it is necessary to resume
the lever position.
Turn on the following light: Rotate
light regulating button.
To send a lane converting signal, move
the level upward or downward to a
pressure point (position 2) and maintain
it.
Position1—the front position lamp, rear
position lamp, LED rear LOGO
assembly, number plate lamp, combined
meter backlight and combined meter
position indicator lamp (green) are all in
ON status.
If the turn signal light on the Combined
Meter (green) blinks more frequently
than usual, it indicates that the front or
the rear the turn signal light has its bulb
burned.
Automatic light control system (if
installed)
Position 2—Headlight and all lamps
stated above
Position 3 (“AUTO”)—Headlight and/or
all lamps (position 2)
These lamps will be turned on or off
automatically in accordance with
surrounding brightness.
The turn signal lights
When it is necessary to turn on light
immediately, for example, when entering
a dark tunnel or a garage, please rotate
light adjustment button to former
position 2 to turn on the headlight.
To send direction signal, please
rotate the light handle forward or
backward to position 1.
Power position must be at “ON” position.
After the car turns, the lever will resume
its original position. However, before
Head lamp
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High-Mount Stop Light
When pressing the braking pedal, the
light and rear stop light will be turned on
at the same time. It indicates that the car
is in braking status to prevent accident.
Emergency Light
Please park the car far away from the
road.
When the emergency light is turned on,
the turn signal light does not work.
NOTICE
In order to prevent unnecessary
discharge of the storage battery, do
not turn on light while the engine is
not running.
Illumination intensity sensor is located
on the top of the instrument panel on the
driver side.
The Front Fog Light (if installed)
Do not place and objects on the above
stated area of the instrument panel or
paste any objects on the above stated
area of shield glass to obstruct the
sensor.
NOTICE
In order to prevent unnecessary
discharge of the storage battery, do
not turn on light while the engine is
not running.
is likely to cause traffic accident, please
turn on the emergency light to warn
other the drivers.
To turn on an emergency light, please
press the button.
All direction the indication lamps blink.
To turn them off, just press the button
again.
When you have to park your car where it
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To turn on the front fog light, please
rotate the light adjustment knob of
the left combined switch to the
position of a position lamp or a
headlight, then rotate the front fog
light switch knob (as shown in the
shade in the figure) to position ON.
The front fog light indicator on the
combined meter indicates that the front
fog light remain On.
In-Car Regulation of Rear Fog Light
and Head Lamp
When the front fog light is turned
on—when the clearance lamp or
headlight is turned on, the rear fog light
will be turned on.
Passengers and in-car load
When the front fog light is turned
off—when the headlight is turned on, the
rear fog light will be turned on.
When the rear fog light is turned on, the
rear fog light backlight will be turned on.
After the headlight is turned off, even if
the headlight is turned on again, the rear
fog light will not be turned on.
When all the other lamps are turned off,
the rear fog light will be turned off
automatically. To switch on the rear fog
light, please press the switch again in
above stated condition.
Knob
position
Occupancy
The trunk
load
The driver
No
0
The driver + the
front row
passenger
No
0
Full occupancy
No
1.5
Full occupancy
Maximum
load
3
The driver
Maximum
load
4
Rear in-Car Lamp
(if installed)
The adjustment knob of headlight beam
direction is used to adjust headlight and
beam direction in accordance with
passenger number and car load.
To turn on the rear fog light, please
press the button. The rear fog light will
be tuned on in the following cases:
By rotating the headlight adjustment
switch, you can select the adjustment
switch between 1 and 5.
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If it is necessary to turn on the rear
in-car lamp, please rotate the switch.
The rear in-car lamp switch has the
following positions:
The rear in-car lamp switch has the
following positions:
“
“—In any time, keep the lamp on.
“
“—Turn off the lamp.
“
“—In any time, keep the lamp on.
“
“—Turn off the lamp.
“ “—When any car door is opened, the
lamp will be turned on. After all car
doors are closed, the lamp will be turned
off gradually.
To turn on the front fog light, please
press the button. To turn off the front
in-car lamp, please press the switch
again.
The Front in-Car Lamp (a car type
with power driven sunroof, if
installed)
“ “—When any car door is opened, the
lamp will be turned on. After all car
doors are closed, the lamp will be turned
off gradually.
The Front in-Car Lamp (a car type
with power driven sunroof, if
installed)
Rear in-Car Lamp (if installed)
To turn on the front in-car lamp, please
press the transparent mask on the right
side of the front -in-car lamp as shown in
the figure above. To turn off the front
in-car lamp, please press the mask
again and the lamp will be turned off.
If it is necessary to turn on the rear
in-car lamp, please slide the switch.
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Wiper and Cleaner of Windshield
In low speed shift and high speed shift,
the wiper continuously works.
To have the wiper work in spot wiping
mode, please push the control lever
upward from OFF position and the wiper
will scrape in high speed until the control
lever is released. In this way, the
windshield can be cleaned soon.
At interval shift, the wiper works for a
cycle every 3 to 4 seconds. The shift
position is suitable for small rain.
The switch is used to control the front
windshield wiper and washer and is
divided into five shifts.
For details of adding cleanser, please
refer to Chapter 7-3 “Adding cleanser”.
To use cleanser in freezing weather,
please warm up and defrost the
windshield glass before applying it. This
will prevent the cleanser from being
frozen on windshield to obstruct vision.
【Add cleanser】
If the cleaner does not work, the reason
might be that the cleanser has run out.
Please check liquid level scale for
cleanser level. If the cleanser level is
“LOW”, please add cleanser.
NOTICE
Do not use pure water as cleanser in
cold area or in cold season.
Otherwise, the cleaner inside, cleaner
nozzle or cleaning tube inside might
freeze and the cleaner motor might
be damaged.
MIST: Spot wiping mode
OFF: Turned off
INT: Interval shift
LO: Low speed shift
HI: High speed shift
To select a shift, please push upward or
press downward the control lever.
To spray cleanser, please move the right
combined switch upward and then
release it. After spraying cleanser, the
wiper will work for twice.
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Remove the cover of cleanser container
and then check the liquid level scale for
liquid level. If the liquid level approaches
LOW, please add cleanser until it
reaches HI on the liquid level scale.
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NOTICE
When the front windshield glass is
dry, do not use wiper. Otherwise, it
would damage the glass.
In a cold season, if the wiper
blade is frozen or covered by
snow, please clear snow or ice.
Otherwise, the wiper motor might
be damaged due to excessive
resistance born by the wiper
blade.
If the front windshield is very
dirty, please clean it manually
before
using
the
wiper.
Otherwise, it will greatly shorten
service life of the wiper blade.
If the windshield glass cleanser is not
available, please use clean water.
However, please use anti-freezing
windshield glass cleanser in a cold area
or in a cold season. The product is
available in BYD authorized service
station and most automobile parts shop.
Refer to the manufacturer instruction for
mixture ratio of water.
NOTICE
Please adjust cleanser concentration
in accordance with temperature
outside the car. If the concentration is
not appropriate, sprayed cleanser
might freeze on the windshield glass
to obstruct your vision and cleaning
mixture in the container may also
freeze.
Do not use the engine coolant as
cleanser. Otherwise, painting might
be damaged.
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Use and maintenance of wiper blade
Notes on use of wiper blade
Please pay attention to the following
cases. Otherwise, it might damage
wiper blade sealing strip and cause
abnormal work of wiper. For example,
vibration, harsh noise and bad
performance of wiper.
● Do not use wiper blade to remove
ice on the windshield glass.
Otherwise, the wiper blade
sealing strip might be damaged
to cause bad performance.
● Do not use the wiper on dirty, oily
or waxed windshield glass.
● Keep the windshield glass clean
(there is no a large quantity of
dust, sand, insects or other hard
objects on the windshield glass).
Using the wiper on dirty
windshield glass might damage
the windshield glass and the
wiper blade sealing strip, which
causes bad performance.
● When the windshield glass
surface is dry and dusty, please
use the wiper together with
windshield cleaner which sprays
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water. Otherwise, the wiper blade
might be worn to cause bad
performance.
When washing the car and
maintaining car paint, do not wax
the windshield glass. The wax
layer will reflect light where it is
not bright enough to affect vision
and driving safety. After washing
the car, please use clean water to
rinse the wiper blade and use
dedicated glass wax cleanser to
remove the wax layer on the
windshield glass.
Do not use hydraulic gun to wash
the wiper blade for fear that
excessive water pressure might
damage the wiper blade.
How to clean windshield glass and
wiper blade
1. Turn off automobile power; Lift
the wiper beam before cleaning
the windshield glass ( ※ it is
prohibited to hold the wiper
blade with hand),For detailed
operation method, refer to the
following figure, (Note: Wiper
beams for different series of car
types have different structures,
Wiper beam of some car types
may not be lifted):
indicates that the wiper blade
has been installed in place.
3.
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2.
Use wet nanometer cloth to clean
wiper blade sealing strip; Please
hold the wiper blade frame or the
plastic crust when cleaning so as
not to cause wiper blade
deforming. Please remove the
wiper blade to wash it, After
cleaning, reinstall it onto the
wiper beam, A click sound
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Remove and clean dust, sand
and other objects accumulated
on the windshield glass.
When the wiper beam is lifted, do
not open the engine hood.
Otherwise, the engine hood and
the wiper beam might be
damaged.
When putting the wiper blade
back after car washing, do not hit
windshield glasses with the
wiper beam.
Do not bend the wiper blade. Do
not obstruct wiper blade while
the wiper is in operation.
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Chapter 1
Section 5
Operation of Instruments and Controllers
Instrument and Maintenance Indicators
Information Display on the Left Side .......................................... 1-76
Tachometer ................................................................................ 1-78
Information Display on the Right Side ........................................ 1-78
Maintenance Prompt Indicator and Warning Buzzers ................ 1-82
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Information Display on the Left Side
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Fuel Gauge
It is normal to keep fuel above 1/4
capacity of the fuel tank.
The indicator might blink frequently at
the time of braking, accelerating or
turning. It might be caused by swaying
oil in the fuel tank.
If the fuel level approaches “E” or the
low fuel level indicator lamp illuminates,
while the main warning lamp illuminates
and the right information display
indicates “Please add fuel”, be sure to
refill fuel as soon as possible.
Oil in the fuel tank might sway when the
car travels on a slope or turns. Indicating
cell on the fuel meter might blink
frequently or the reminding message
“please refuel” might occur earlier.
When the power is at ON position, the
fuel meter shows left oil quantity.
Almost full — All the eight cells are
lighted.
Almost empty — Only the lowest cell is
lighted.
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Thermometer
coolant
of
the
engine
When the power is at ON position,
thermometer indicates temperature
of the engine coolant. Working
temperature of the engine varies with
weather and the engine load.
When the main warning light is lighted
and “coolant at a very high temperature”
is shown on the information display, it
indicates that the engine coolant is at a
very high temperature. If the car is too
hot, please stop the car and decrease
the engine temperature.
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In the following work conditions, the
engine might be overheated:
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The car goes up a slope in a hot
day.
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The engine idles and the air
conditioner runs while the car
moves and stops frequently.
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The car has a trailer.
It is displayed only when automatic
gearbox is equipped. It indicates
corresponding shift position when
the gear lever is at a position.
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NOTICE
Do not remove thermostat in the
engine
cooling
system.
Otherwise,
it
might
cause
abnormal work of the engine.
The car with an overheated the
engine should not continue
travelling.
Odometer and double
distance odometer
The display shows the following
information.
1. Odometer—Indicates total mileage
the car has travelled.
short
2. Double short distance odometer —
Indicates mileage the car has travelled
since the two short-distance odometers
are cleared to zero.
You can use one short distance
odometer to measure fuel (TRIP A) and
use another one to measure mileage of
each trip (TRIP B).
3. Trip / Reset button (on the left, ODO
TRIP button) ——
Gear indicator (if available)
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Clear the two short distance odometers
to zero and change odometer display.
Tachometer
To change instrument display, please
press and release ODO TRIP key
immediately. Every time you press the
key, the instrument will show odometer
— short distance odometer (TRIP A) —
short distance odometer (TRIP B) —
Odometer (ODO) in sequence.
To reset a short distance odometer,
please press and hold TRIP key for
more than 2 seconds after it shows
reading of the short distance odometer
(TRIP A/TRIP B) until the instrument is
reset to zero.
Information Display on the Right Side
Information switching button (right side,
DISP key) — switch and set in-car
information.
The tachometer uses 1000 times of
rpm (rotation per minute) to indicate
rotation speed of the engine. Please
select proper shifting time while
driving the car in accordance with
tachometer to avoid load deceleration
and over-fast running of the engine.
Driving a car whose engine runs
over-fast might wear the engine
excessively and waste fuel.
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NOTICE
Do not let the pointer enters the red
zone, which might severely damage
the engine.
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Time Adjustment
Use the right side DISP key and the left
side ODO TRIP key together to set a
clock.
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1. Firstly, use DISP key to access the
time displaying interface in information
display. Then press ODO TRIP key on
the combined meter to access time
setting interface. When “hour” on the
screen blinks, press DISP key. Every
time you press it, the number will
increase by 1. Hold DISP key to
increase the number continuously. The
number is changed in a cycle from 00 to
23.
2. Press ODO TRIP key again, “hour”
stops blinking and “minute” begins to
blink. Then press DISP. Every time you
press it, the number increases by 1.
Hold DISP to increase number
continuously. The number is displayed
in a cycle from 00 to 59.
3. Press ODO TRIP key again, “minute”
stops blinking and the second digit and
the first digit of “year” begin to blink.
Then press DISP. Every time you press
it, the number increases by 1. Hold
DISP to increase number continuously.
The number is displayed in a cycle from
09 to 49.
4. Adjust time in the following sequence:
hour-minute-the second digit and the
first digit of year-month-date-hour.
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Gear indicator (DCT model)
5. After adjusting “date”, press and hold
ODO TRIP key for 2 seconds to finish
time setting and access time display. Or
press ODO TRIP key to skip to step 1.
6. Press and hold ODO TRIP for 2
seconds during operation to access
display interface automatically to finish
setting.
During adjustment, if operation is
stopped before adjustment is completed,
the current value will be taken as default
value 10 seconds later and the system
will access time displaying interface to
complete setting.
The gear indicator is functioning only
if equipped with DCT. When the gear
selector lever at a certain position,
display the corresponding gear
indicator.
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Traveling information display
Travelling information can be switched
through TRIP key. Refer to the following
table for displayed content and
switching sequence.
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Displayed content
Detailed description
Clock
The clock always appears When the power is at ON position.
Date
Default display date When the power is at ON position.
Instrument backlight position which is set when clearance lamp is turned on or turned
off last time.
Press and hold DISP key for 2 seconds to switch backlight position in cycle.
Backlight adjustment
Fuel consumption
The average fuel consumption
Instant fuel consumption
Driving range
Average speed
Driving period
Time setting
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Total fuel consumption since it is reset last time until now.
Press DISP key for 2 seconds to reset the information.
The average consumption per hundred kilometers since it is reset last time until now.
Press DISP key for 2 seconds to reset the information.
The message shows instant fuel consumption.
It displays the driving distance which the car can travel with currently left fuel.
Calculation result of the distance in combination with the average fuel consumption and
instant fuel consumption may be different from actually covered distance.
The average speed since it is reset last time until now.
Press DISP key for 2 seconds to reset the information.
Driving period since the engine is started or it is reset last time.
Press DISP key for 2 seconds to clear the information.
Clock and date are adjusted in an increasing cycle.
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Prompt Message Display
Content is displayed or buzzer beeps
No key is detected
Key battery voltage is low
Parking brake is not released
Please refuel
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Detailed description
If a key is not detected in detection zone, press the start switch and the message will be
shown.
The message indicates that key battery is low. Please replace battery.
When car speed exceeds 5km/h, the parking brake switch will not be disconnected
totally and alarm rings.
The message is shown when fuel is low and alarm rings.
Display of Fault Message
Content is displayed or buzzer beeps
Please examine car network system
Coolant at a very high temperature
Insufficient pressure of the engine oil
Please examine electricity charging
system
Please examine braking system
Please examine ABS system
Detailed description
The message is often seen when the vehicle network system is abnormal. Please park
your car and contact BYD authorized service station immediately.
The message is often seen when the coolant is at a very high temperature. Please park
your car and contact BYD authorized service station immediately.
When the engine oil is insufficient, please park your car immediately and contact BYD
authorized service station.
The message indicates that fault occurs in electricity system. Please park your car and
contact BYD authorized service station immediately.
The message indicates that braking fluid level is very low or fault occurs in braking
system. Please park your car and contact BYD authorized service station immediately.
The message will appear In the case of ABS failure or braking system failure. Please
contact BYD authorized service station for examination.
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Maintenance Prompt Indicator and Warning Buzzers
If the indicator is turned on, something is shown on
right side information display or buzzer beeps
Measures
(a)
Braking system warning light
Possible causes: low braking fluid, braking system failure, and unreleased
parking brake.
Be sure to stop your car immediately and contact with the BYD sales and
service shop.
(b)
Indicator light of the driver seat belt
A driver should wear seat belt.
(c)
(d)
(e)
Battery discharge indicator
Be sure to stop your car immediately and contact with the BYD sales and
service shop.
Low engine oil pressure indicator
Be sure to stop your car immediately and contact with the BYD sales and
service shop.
Engine fault indicator
Be sure to deliver your car to the BYD sales and service shop to have it
checked.
(f)
Low fuel warning lamp
Add fuel to the tank as soon as possible.
(g)
ABS system warning light
Be sure to deliver your car to the BYD sales and service shop to have it
checked. If the parking brake fault warning lamp also illuminates, be sure to
stop your car immediately and contact with the BYD sales and service shop.
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Door-open warning light
Check and confirm that all car doors are closed.
(h)
SRS failure warning light
Be sure to deliver your car to the BYD sales and service shop to have it
checked.
Major warning indicator
Please pay attention to prompt information on the right side information
display.
(i)
(j)
(k)
Smart key system warning light
High coolant temperature warning lamp
Stop your car immediately for inspection. Be sure to deliver your car to the
BYD sales and service shop to have it checked.
SVS Warning light
Be sure to deliver your car to the BYD sales and service shop to have it
checked.
(l)
(m)
(n)
Light reminding buzzer
Turn off the lamplight.
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1. Braking System Warning Light
When the power is at ON position, the
lamp will be lighted in the following
cases.
● When Braking Fluid is Low.
FRIENDLY TIPS
It is very dangerous to drive while
braking fluid is low.
Please contact BYD authorized
service station for car examination in
the following cases.
● When the power is at “ON” position,
the lamp will remain off even if
parking control mechanism is used.
● When
the
parking
control
mechanism is released, the lamp will
remain on even if power is at ON
position.
The warning light might become on for a
short while during operation. It does not
mean problems.
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FRIENDLY TIPS
In the case of the following cases,
please park your car in a safe place
and contact BYD authorized service
station.
● When the engine is running, the
lamp remains on even if the
parking control mechanism is
released.
In the case, the brake might not
work normally and causes longer
stopping distance. Please press
braking pedal with force to park
the car in emergency.
● While ABS warning light is on, the
braking system warning light is
still on.
In this case, braking does not
activate ABS system and the car
becomes very unsteady.
2. The Driver's Seat Belt Indicator
Lamp
The indicator reminds the driver to
fasten his safety seat belt.
Once power is switched to ON position,
if the driver does not fasten his seat belt,
the indicator will turn on. The indicator
will remain on until the driver fastens his
seat belt.
3. Charging System Failure Warning
Lamp
This lamp is used to indicate that the
storage battery is in discharging status.
If the lamp is turned on while the car is
travelling, it indicates that something is
wrong with electricity charging system.
The engine can be started until the
storage battery is thoroughly discharged.
Turn off the air conditioner, fan and radio
and drive your car to the nearest BYD
authorized service station for repair.
4. Low Oil Pressure Warning Lamp
This lamp is used to warn that the
engine oil pressure is very low.
While the car is travelling, if the lamp
blinks or remains on, please pull off your
car at a safe place and turn off the
engine immediately. Contact BYD
authorized service station for help.
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When the engine is idling, this lamp can
occasionally flicker and illuminate or
illuminate for a short time after
emergency brake. if the lamp is turned
off while the engine is gradually
accelerated, it indicates OK.
When the engine oil level is very low, the
lamp will also turn on. The lamp is not
used to indicate low engine oil level. The
engine oil level must be measured with
oil dip rod.
NOTICE
Do not drive a car while the warning
light is on, even if it is a short
distance. Otherwise, the engine
might be damaged.
5. Engine fault indicator
The indicator will be turned on while the
engine electronic ejection system fails.
If the indicator turns on, please contact
BYD authorized service station for
examination/repair immediately.
6. Low fuel warning lamp
The lamp will be turned on when fuel in
the fuel tank almost runs out. Please fill
the fuel tank as soon as possible.
When the car travels up a slope or turns,
the low fuel level warning light might be
turned on earlier due to swaying fuel in
the fuel tank.
In the following cases, fault occurs in
parts monitored by indicator system.
Please contact BYD authorized
service station for examination.
● When the power is switched to ON
position, the lamp remains off or
remains on.
● While the car is travelling, the lamp
will be turned on.
7. "ABS" fault warning lamp
When the power is switched to ON
position, the lamp will be turned on. If
ABS system works normally, the lamp
will be turned off a few seconds later. If
the system fails later, the lamp will be
turned on again.
When ABS warning light is turned on
(braking system warning light is turned
off), ABS system does not work but
braking system will work normally.
When ABS warning light is turned on
(braking system warning light is turned
off), emergent braking or braking on
slippery road will lock the wheel
because ABS system doesn’t work.
The warning light might become on for a
short while during operation. It does not
mean problems.
FRIENDLY TIPS
If ABS warning light remains on
while braking system warning light
is on, please park your car at a safe
place and contact BYD authorized
service station immediately.
In this case, braking does not
activate ABS system and the car
becomes very unsteady.
8. Door status indicator lamp
The car remains on until all car doors
are closed.
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10. SRS fault warning lamp
12. Smart Key system warning light
When the power is switched to ON
position, the lamp will be turned on.
About 5 seconds later, the lamp will be
turned off. It indicates that airbag
restraint system works normally.
Push down the starting button, if no key
is available at the moment, this indicator
lamp will be illuminated for several
seconds and buzz together with the
buzzer. As a result, the LCD will display
""No key is detected.""
The warning light system is used to
monitor safety air bag ECU, bumping
sensor, charging device, warning light,
connecting line and power.
Any of the following cases indicates that
fault occurs in parts monitored by
warning light system. Please contact
BYD
authorized
service
station
immediately for examination.
● When the power is switched to ON
position, the lamp remains off or
remains on.
● While the car is travelling, the lamp
is turned on or blinks.
indication that the engine coolant
temperature is too high. In this case, be
sure to immediately stop your car for
inspection, and ask the BYD Auto
authorized sales and service shop to
check/repair it as soon as possible.
14. SVS warning lamp
If pushing down the starting button when
the key is available, this indicator lamp
will not be illuminated. In this case, you
can power on your car to start.
Push down the starting button and turn
the power switch to the ON position, and
this lamp will be illuminated for several
seconds and then go out.
If you bring the key into your car within
several seconds after this indicator lamp
has been illuminated, this indicator lamp
will go out and the steering shaft will be
unlocked. In this case, you can power
on your car to start.
If this indicator lamp is illuminated or
flashing at other moment it is an
indication that there is a trouble in the
automatic transmission or the engine
management system.
If this indicator lamp is flashing after
pushing down the starting button, it is an
indication that your magnetic card is
short of electric quantity.
In this case, be sure to deliver your car
to the BYD Auto authorized sales and
service shop for inspection.
15. Lamp reminding buzzer
11. Major warning indicator
If the fault/prompt message presents on
the right-side LCD, this lamp will be
illuminated.
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13. High coolant
warning lamp
temperature-
When this lamp is illuminated, it is an
When you switch power to OFF position
and open the driver door while the
clearance lamp or headlight is on, the
buzzer will ring.
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Examination/maintenance reminding
lamp
1.
Parking control mechanism.
2.
Open one car door.
The door status indicator lamp will
be illuminated.
3.
Turn off the door.
The door status indicator lamp will
go out.
4.
Switch power to “On” position but
do not start the engine.
If a maintenance reminding lamp or
warning buzzers does not work as
stated above, please contact BYD
authorized
service
station
for
examination.
NOTES
If red warning light (such as
electricity discharging, braking, the
engine oil and temperature) is
turned on while the car is driving,
please park your car and examine
your car in compliance with
instruction in the manual or contact
BYD authorized service station.
Except the status indicator lamp, all
servicing prompt indicator lamps
will be illuminated. After several
seconds, ABS system fault indicator
lamp (if available), SRS fault
indicator lamp (if available), SVS
warning lamp, engine fault indicator
lamp and ESP fault warning lamp (if
available) will go out.
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Chapter 1
Section 6
Operation of Instruments and Controllers
Parking Brake Assembly
Parking Control Mechanism ..................................................... 1-90
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Parking control mechanism
The parking control mechanism on the
instrument panel remains on until the
parking control mechanism is released
to remind you that the parking control
mechanism has been set.
FRIENDLY TIPS
Before driving, please confirm that
the parking control mechanism is
fully released and the braking
system indicator is turned off.
Pull
up
the
parking
control
mechanism
tightly
to
avoid
unexpected sliding while parking.
Setting: Pull up the parking brake handle.
For a better holding power, please press
the braking pedal until your pull up the
parking control mechanism.
Release: Slightly pull up the parking
brake handle 1., press locking release
button (2) and then put it down (3).
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Chapter 1
Section 7
Operation of Instruments and Controllers
Auto Audio System
How to Use in-Car CD ........................................................... 1-92
How to Use Multi-media Player ............................................ 1-100
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How to Use in-Car CD
Function and Characteristics
1. Playable CD
2. Integrated AM/FM radio
3. Anti-vibration mechanism
4. 25W x 4 maximum output power
Major Technical Parameters
Item
Working voltage
Maximum
power
output
Parameter
Unit
DC: 11~16
V
25W×4
W
10
A
87.5~108.0
MHZ
522~1620
KHZ
Maximum working
current
FM
range
frequency
AM
range
frequency
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In-Car CD Panel Function Description
New F3 CD panel button description
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New F3 CD panel button supplementary description
Schematic diagram of in-car CD display
New F3 CD initial sketch of display
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In-Car CD Panel Usage Description
“Power switch/volume” knob: Rotate
the knob to adjust volume or switch
on/off CD. At the time of volume
adjustment,
the
display
shows
corresponding volume.
“Tuning/sound effect” button knob:
Rotate the knob to tune manually. Rotate
counterclockwise to reduce frequency
and rotate clockwise to increase
frequency; Press the button in a cycle of
“bass (BAS) - treble (TRE) - balance
(BAL) - fader (FAD) - automatic noise
control (ANC)”. Rotate the knob to adjust
between different modes. When the
mode changes, the corresponding mode
name will be shown on the display.
“
” key: In RADIO mode:
press it to automatically search for a
strong signal station +/-, start play or
stop searching.
Press and hold it to search for high/low
frequency radio station quickly.
Release the button to stop. In CD and
USB mode, press it to go to
next/previous track. Press and hold it to
fast forward or fast reverse single track
time and to fast forward or fast reverse a
track in USB mode.
automatically search and store a radio
station.
“ ∧ ∨” button: file folder operation
button: increase/reduce file folder. The
key is available in USB mode only in
order to switch between different U disk
file folders quickly.
“PAUS” key:
“1-6” number key: In RADIO mode,
press it to select a radio station to store
the current channel in a corresponding
number key.
“FM1”, “FM2” and “AM” keys: Press
the keys in any mode to switch to FM1,
FM2 or AM radio functions respectively.
The display shows FM1, FM2 and AM
respectively.
“CD”, “USB” and “AUX” keys: Press
these keys to enter CD, USB and AUX
modes respectively. The display shows
CD, USB and AUX respectively.
“SEEK” key: Press and hold it to
Press it to preview all stored radio
stations in the current mode. The display
shows SCAN.
CD mode: disk play/pause. The display
shows PAUS.
“RPT” key:
In CD mode: Press it to repeat playing a
track.
In USB mode: Press it to repeat the
current file. Press and hold it to play the
current file folder in a cycle.
The display shows “RPT”.
“INT” key: In CD and USB modes,
press it to preview play. The display
shows “INT”.
“RDM” key: In CD and USB modes,
press it to perform random play. The
display shows “RDM”.
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“
” key: Press the key to enter the
mute status. The display shows “MUTE
ON”.
“
” key: disc ejection key: eject the
disc. At ACC or above position, in
POWER OFF, press and hold for 2
seconds to eject the disk. The display
shows “CD EJE”.
CD into disk mouth.
3. Mobile phone might affect speaker
in
operation.
As
a
normal
phenomenon, it will not affect use.
Audio/video remote control (if installed)
NOTICE
To protect correct operation of audio
system:
1. Do not splash drink onto audio
system.
2. Do not insert anything other than
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Volume control switch
Press “+” to increase volume. Press and
hold it to continuously increase volume.
Press “-” to reduce volume. Press and
hold it to continuously reduce volume.
Channel control switch
Audio System Operation Prompt
NOTICE
CD mode: indicates that the machine
is in CD play status.
Radio mode: indicates that the
machine is in radio status.
CD disk ejection key: Disk ejection
key is located on the host machine.
Only one disk can be inserted. Disk
ejection key is used to eject the disk.
3. “Mode” switch
Radio
Select preset radio stations:
Press and release “∨” or “∧” switch
quickly. Repeat once or more times to
select the next preset radio station.
Use the switch on steering disc to adjust
audio system (if installed).
These dedicated switch, control and
function are described as below.
1. Volume control switch
2. “∨” and “∧” switch
Search for radio station
Press and hold “∨” or “∧” switch to
search for a radio station nearest to
current frequency and stop there.
Repeat once or more times to search for
the next radio station. If you press “∨”
or “∧” in search mode, search mode will
be cancelled.
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Mode switch
Every time you press “mode” switch, the
system will change audio mode.
WARNING
As a laser related product, CD head
generates radiation. Please correctly
operate CD player.
If you want to turn on audio system,
press “mode” switch.
If you want to turn off audio system,
press and hold “mode” switch.
Protect Your CD Player
●
Only 12 cm CD is applicable for CD
player.
●
Excessively high temperature will
cause abnormal work of CD. In
summer,
please
turn
on
air-conditioner when playing CD.
●
Bumpy road might cause sound
vibration of CD player.
●
Wet air might lead to the fact that
CD does not sound although it
seems to play normally.
Discs with special shapes
●
Please use the CD shown in above
figure only. The following CD might
not be played. In order to achieve
optimum sound quality, please use
high quality CD bearing audio
system mark.
Transparent and translucent discs
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NOTES
As shown in the above four pictures,
please do not use disc in special
shape, transparent or translucent
disc, bad quality disc or labeled disc.
These discs might damage CD player
or might be ejected by CD player.
●
●
To clean CD, use soft cloth wetted by
clean water to wipe CD surface carefully.
Then, use other dry soft cloth to wipe it
again. Do not use alcohol or other
detergent.
●
If disc is dirty, damaged or has other
fault, it might cause sound vibration
or segment repeat when playing it.
When you do not use CD, please
take it out from CD player. Store
CD in a CD box and keep it away
from greasy dirt, heat source and
direct sunshine.
Discs of poor quality
Discs with labels
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Deal with CD with care, especially
when inserting CD into CD player.
Hold CD at it edge. Avoid leaving
finger print on it, especially on its
data storage side.
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MP3 and WMA file
●
MP3 (MPEG Audio LAYER 3) is a
standard
audio
compression
format. A file in MP3 compression
format is 1/10 of its original size or
even smaller.
●
WMA (Windows Media TM Audio)
is an audio compression format
provided by Microsoft. Audio data
in the format is smaller than that in
MP3 format.
●
The audio system sets a limit on
MP3 and WMA file standard and
medium/format
recorded
in
compliance with the standard.
MP3 file compatibility
●
●
Compatibility standard
MP3
(MPEG-1,
MPEG-2.5)
MPEG-2,
Compatible sampling frequency
MPEG-1: 32, 44.1, 48 (kHz)
MPEG-2: 16, 22.05 (kHz)
MPEG-2.5: 11 (kHz)
●
Compatibility 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 sound track: double
track and single track
NOTES
To have your USB device read more
quickly, please store in USB device
songs in MP3 and WMA format only.
MP3 file compatibility
●
Compatibility standard
WMA Ver.2,7,8
●
Compatible sampling frequency
44.1, 48 (kHz)
●
Compatibility bit rate
64,80,96,128,160,192 (kbps)
●
Compatible
track
mode:
compatible with double track play
only.
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In-Car CD Trouble-shooting Guide
Fault
1
2
No power or no sound
Inserted CD has no sound
Fault cause analysis
Solution
1. Ignition switch is not turned on
2. Electric wire is not connected
correctly.
1. Please turn key to ACC or ON
2. Examine whether connection line is
correct
1. CD is placed upside down
2. CD gets dirty or severely scratched
1. Place CD in proper direction
2. Clean CD or replace new CD
3
Sound vibration caused by vibration
1. Installation is unsteady
2. CD gets dirty or scratched
1. Use installation part to install the
machine
2. Clean or replace CD
4
Preset radio station disappears and is
not remembered
Battery cable is not connected properly
Battery cable is connected to a usually
charged terminal
5
Much noise from FM stereo and single
track radio
Radio station is very distant and signal
is very weak
Select other radio station with stronger
signal
How to Use Multi-media Player
Refer to “User’s manual for New F3 multi-media system”
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Chapter 1
Section 8
Operation of Instruments and Controllers
Air Conditioning System
Manual Controller of Air Conditioning System ........................... 1-102
Setting of Air Outlet Mode Selection Knob ................................ 1-103
Operating Essentials ............................................................... 1-104
Left/Right Air Duct on the Instrument Panel .............................. 1-106
Examine and Change Air Filter ................................................. 1-106
Rear Window Defrosting ......................................................... 1-108
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Manual Controller of Air Conditioning System
1. Air supply mode selection knob
2. Fan rotation control knob
3. Temperature control knob
4. Air supply mode selection button
5. “A/C” button
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Setting of Air Outlet Mode Selection
Knob
Fan rotation control knob
Rotate the knob to adjust fan speed —
Rotate clockwise to increase wind
speed. Rotate counterclockwise to
reduce wind speed.
Rotate the knob to 0 to turn off fan.
Temperature control knob
Or adjust in detail in accordance with the
following air supply scheme.
1. Turn the knob to and air flow will
come to your upper body.
3. Turn the knob to and air flow will
mainly come to your feet.
Rotate the knob to adjust temperature
— Rotate clockwise increase air supply
temperature. Rotate counterclockwise to
reduce air supply temperature.
If “A/C” button is not pressed, system air
supply will be room temperature wind or
hot wind.
Air supply selection knob
Turn the air supply selection knob to a
proper position.
2. Turn the knob to and air flow will
come to your upper body and feet.
4. Turn the knob to and air flow will
come to your feet and windshield glass
defroster will work.
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Air Supply Mode Selection Button
glass and drive for a few minutes.
Lift the glass after hot air is
discharged. In this way, hot air can
be discharged. Air conditioner will
cool the car soon.
1. Internal cycle—Recycle air in the
car.
2. External cycle—Introduce external
air into the system.
5. Turn the knob to and air flow will
come to windshield glass and side
window.
When pressing internal/external cycle
button, the indicator (green) is turned on
and air supply mode is internal cycle;
Press it again, the indicator is turned off
and air supply mode is external cycle.
●
Make sure that air inlet grid in the
front of the windshield glass is not
blocked (for example, by leaves or
snow).
●
In a damp day, do not blow cold air
onto windshield glass. Due to
temperature difference inside and
outside
windshield
glass,
windshield glass might get foggy.
●
Please keep downside of the front
seat ventilated to fully cycle air in
the car.
●
In a cold day, please keep rotation
speed of the air blower at high
rotation speed for one minute to
clear snow or dampness in air inlet.
In this way, car window fog will be
reduced.
●
When driving the car following other
the vehicles on a dusty road or
“A/C” button
Air supply mode is of external circulation
mode.
Press “A/C” button to turn on air
conditioner to clean windshield glass
and side window quickly.
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To turn on air conditioner system
requires that firstly turn the fan rotation
speed control knob to non-“0”,Then
press “A/C” button. At this time, indicator
on the button (green) is turned on. Press
“A/C” button again or rotate fan rotation
speed control knob to 0, the indicator is
turned off and air conditioner system is
turned off.
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●
In order to cool a car parked under
hot sunshine, please lower car door
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driving in wind or dust, please set
the air supply mode as internal
cycle to shut off external air inlet
and prevent external air and dust
from entering the car.
Heating
For the optimistic effect, please set the
air conditioner to:
Air blower rotation speed—non-0
shift
Temperature—set a high temperature
(red zone)
Air supply—external cycle (external
air)
Air flow—
Air conditioner—turn off
●
●
To increase temperature rapidly,
please use internal cycle for a few
minutes. To avoid fog on car
window, please select external
cycle air supply after temperature in
car rises.
For heating, please press “A/C”
button to decrease dampness in air
flow.
●
To defrost the windshield glass,
please select “
” air supply mode
to increase in-car temperature.
Air Conditioner
For the optimistic effect, please set the
air conditioner to:
Air blower rotation speed—non-0 shift
Temperature—set a low temperature
(blue zone)
Air supply—external cycle (external
air)
Air flow—
Air conditioner—turn on
●
To decrease temperature rapidly,
please rotate the temperature knob
to the coldest level and keep the air
supply mode in internal cycle for a
few minutes.
Ventilation
For the optimistic effect, please set the
air conditioner to:
Air blower rotation speed—Air speed
Temperature—set a low temperature
(blue zone)
Air supply—external cycle (external air)
Air flow—
Air conditioner—turn off
Defogging
—Internal side of windshield glass
For the optimistic effect, please set the
air conditioner to:
Air blower rotation speed—non-0 shift
Temperature—set a high temperature
(red zone) for heating
Set a low temperature (blue zone) for
cooling
Air supply—external cycle (external
air)
Air flow—
To keep a clear the front view requires to
rotate the air supply knob to “” or “” to
turn on defogging function.
Please press “A/C” button for cooling or
heating. This will clear the front view
more quickly.
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●
In a damp day, do not blow cold air
onto windshield glass. Due to
temperature difference inside and
outside windshield glass, windshield
glass might get more foggy.
●
To defrost the windshield glass,
please select “” air supply mode to
increase in-car temperature.
Examine and Change Air Filter
Left/Right Air Duct on the Instrument
Panel
Defrosting
—External side of windshield glass
For the optimistic effect, please set the
air conditioner to:
Air blower rotation speed—non-0 shift
Temperature—set a high temperature
(red zone)
Air supply—external cycle (external
air)
The information label for air filter is
attached inside illustrated glove box
to indicate that a filter has been
installed. (This part and filter label
picture to be deleted)
Air flow—
To keep a clear the front view requires to
rotate the air supply knob to “” or “” to
turn on defrosting function.
If air flow control is not enough, please
check left/right air duct, which might
have been opened or closed as shown
in the figure.
For heating, please press “A/C” button
to decrease dampness in air flow. This
will clear the front view more quickly.
Air filter may prevent dust from entering
the car through air conditioner air duct.
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The air filter is located behind the
glove box.
3. Remove the filter box off the filter
as shown in the figure.
The air filter which has been used for a
long time might be blocked. If air flow
of air conditioner drops dramatically,
or glass tends to generate fog in
external air supply mode, the air filter
needs to be changed.
To maintain air conditioner efficiency,
please examine and replace air filter in
accordance with maintenance plan.
2. Pull both sides of the glove box
upward in an oblique direction to
release bottom clip and remove the
glove box.
4. Take out filter net from filter box.
5. Examine filter net surface.
If it becomes dirty, please replace it.
When installing the filter and the filter
box, please keep the arrow upward.
1. Open the glove box and remove
one side of damper from below the
instrument panel.
TIPS
The air filter should be installed in
place correctly. If you turn on the air
conditioner with air filter removed, it
will reduce dustproof function and air
conditioner performance.
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2. Insert the latch into the damper hole.
Reinstalling Glove Box
1. Press the glove box towards inside and
prepare the hook as shown in the figure.
3. Align the clip on both sides of the
glove box bottom with installation axle,
fix the clip to the installation axle
downward in an oblique way with force
and lock the buckle to close the glove
box.
Rear Window Defrosting
To defrost the rear window, please
press the button.
Power position must be at “ON” position.
The thin heater strip in the rear window
will clear glass surface quickly. While the
defroster works, the indicator will be
turned on.
Press the button again to turn off rear
window defroster.
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After the rear window surface becomes
clear, be sure to turn off the defroster.
Keeping the defrost function on for a
long time will run out the storage battery,
especially while the car moves and
stops frequently. The defroster is not
designed to dry rain drip or melt snow.
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NOTICE
When cleaning the inside of rear
window, take care not to scrape
or damage the heater strip or the
connector.
To prevent the storage battery
from discharging, please turn off
the defroster while the engine is
turned off.
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Chapter 1
Section 9
Operation of Instruments and Controllers
Other Devices
Cigarette Lighter .................................................................... 1-112
Glove Compartment ................................................................. 1-112
Central Storage Cabinet........................................................... 1-112
Parking Auxiliary System ........................................................ 1-113
Reversing Image System ......................................................... 1-117
Other Devices 1-111
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Cigarette Lighter
Notes: It is recommended not to use
cigarette lighter as external electric
appliance in order to avoid cigarette
lighter or unexpected accident. If
service stations, sales terminals or
users use a non-BYD cigarette lighter,
BYD Company would not assume any
liability for any loss or damage
caused thereof for any reason.
Central Storage Cabinet
Glove Compartment
Cigarette Lighter
Central Storage Cabinet
To use a cigarette lighter, please
press it down. After the cigarette
lighter is lighted, it will pop up
automatically for use.
Power position must be at “ACC” or
“ON” position.
Do not press down and hold the
cigarette lighter.
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To open the central storage cabinet,
please pull the locking buckle
upward while lifting the central
storage cabinet cover.
To open the glove box, please pull
the handle.
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Cup Shelf
Parking Auxiliary System
(if installed)
FRIENDLY TIPS
Please observe the following items,
otherwise the car might not drive
safely and cause accident.
● Do not place any other articles
within working range of the
sensor.
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In order to reduce injury risk In the
case of unexpected accident or
emergent braking, please keep the
central storage box closed while
driving.
The cup shelf is used to hold a cup or
drink can firmly.
NOTICE
Do wash the sensor with water or
steam. Otherwise, fault might
occur to the sensor.
When parking the car, the parking
auxiliary system will remind the driver of
the distance between the car and an
obstacle through indicator lamp, icons
on a touch screen and buzzer alarm.
The system uses the sensor to detect an
obstacle.
The parking auxiliary system is a
method to help parking. When reversing
the car, please look out for obstacles
behind and surrounding the car.
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Sensor Type
1. Clearance angle sensor works
2. Rear central sensor works
Indicator display on switch set
When the starting button is at ON
position and the shift lever is at R
position, the system will work.
Turn on: press the switch.
1. Clearance angle sensor
The indicator on switch set display
is turned on and the buzzer beeps once.
2. Rear central sensor
Turn off: press the switch again.
Parking auxiliary switch
Display
The parking auxiliary switch is located
on No.1 switch set, which is located at
the uppermost part of the central
console.
When the sensor detects an obstacle,
corresponding indicator will be shown
on No.1 switch set and corresponding
icon will be displayed on the touch
screen (if installed) in accordance with
obstacle position and the distance
between the obstacle and the car.
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Icon display on touch screen (if
installed)
When using the reverse gear, the screen
will show car reversing video. In the
case of an obstacle, the top right corner
will display the warning sign of reversing
radar.
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Example of a working rear central
sensor
Rough
distance
(mm)
Distance display and the buzzer
When the sensor detects an obstacle,
obstacle position and the distance
between the obstacle and the obstacle
will be displayed and the buzzer beeps
while corresponding indicator blinks in
the same frequency.
Display
example
Alarm
sound
About
500 or
less
Long
ringing
sound
Working sensor
About
Slow
speed
about 800 to
500
Fast
speed
About
500 or less
Long
ringing
sound
When the car reverses, all sensors
work.
Example of a working clearance
angle sensor
Rough
distance
(mm)
about
600 to
500
Display example
Alarm
sound
Fast
speed
The figure shows detection range of
sensors. As the detection range stated
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above is limited, please reverse the car
slowly while looking out for the
surrounding.
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FRIENDLY TIPS
The parking auxiliary system is
used to help the driver park and
shall
not
substitute
your
personal
judgment.
Please
operate your car while looking
out for the surrounding.
Do not place any fixture or other
articles within the sensor range.
Otherwise, it might affect normal
work of the system.
In some cases, the system does
not work normally and cannot
detect some objects which the
car is approaching. Therefore,
please
look
out
for
the
surrounding of the car instead of
relying on the system only.
Specific possible cases are exemplified
as below:
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The bumper or the sensor
experiences strong impact;
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There is dirt, water or fog on the
sensor;
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The car is approaching a high or
curved curb;
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There is snow on the sensor or the
sensor is frozen;
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The car is under scorching
sunshine or in a very cold day;
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The sensor is covered in any way;
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A non-OEM suspension is installed
which is lower than OEM suspension.
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The car is obviously skew or is
overloaded;
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The car travels on very bumpy road,
slope, gravel road or grassland;
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The sensor is sprayed again;
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There is noise which generates
ultrasonic wave, such as car honk,
motorcycle the engine sound, air
brake sound of heavy-duty the
vehicle or it is very noisy near the car;
Sensor Detection Information
Car
conditions
and
surrounding
conditions
might
affect
sensor
performance to detect an obstacle
accurately.
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There is another car equipped with
parking auxiliary system nearby;
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The car is equipped with a tow lug;
Except the cases stated above, the
sensor might not determine the actual
distance from some objects which has a
special shape;
Shape and material of an obstacle might
affect sensor detection. Please notes
the following obstacles;
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Electric wire, rail guard, rope;
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Cotton, snow or other materials
which absorb radio wave;
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Objects with a sharp angle;
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A low obstacle;
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A high obstacle whose upper part
extends to your car;
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An object below the buffer;
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An object near the car;
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The reversing image system helps the
driver to reverse the car by displaying
object image behind the car and serves
as an aiding method to reverse the car.
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Persons near the car (depending on
their clothes)
If the parking auxiliary switch indicator is
turned on, the DVD touch screen icon is
displayed o the buzzer beeps, it might
be that the sensor has detected an
obstacle or that the surrounding
generates interference to the sensor.
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If the phenomenon continues existing,
please contact BYD authorized service
station for examination.
When parking the car, the parking
auxiliary system will remind the driver of
the distance between the car and an
obstacle through indicator lamp and the
beeping buzzer. The system uses the
sensor to detect an obstacle.
Reversing Image System
(if installed)
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FRIENDLY TIPS
Please use the system together
with parking auxiliary system and
internal/external rearview mirror.
Do not rely on it too much. If the
surrounding space is narrow,
please ask someone outside to
help you to avoid bumping into
an obstacle if necessary.
Never park your car by watching
the screen only. The image on the
screen might be different from
actual situation. The distance
between an object and a plane
shown on the screen might be
different from the actual distance.
If you park the car by watching the
screen only, the car might bump
into
other
the
vehicles,
pedestrians or obstacles. Please
look out of the surrounding
before parking with the help of the
parking image system.
If the rear the trunk is not closed
totally, do not use the system.
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If the car is bumped from behind
or bumps into an obstacle,
position and installation angle of
the camera will be changed.
Please contact BYD authorized
service station for position and
installation angle of the camera.
As the camera has a dustproof
and waterproof structure, do not
disassemble
or
refit
it.
Otherwise, it might not be
operated.
If the temperature changes
quickly, for example, when you
spread hot water on the car in a
cold day, the system might not
work normally.
If the camera lens is stained by
water, snow or soil, please wash
it with water and wipe it with soft
cloth. For substance which is not
easy to wipe off, such as oil dirt
or rubber, please wash it with
soft detergent and water and
wipe it with soft cloth.
Do not splash organic solvent,
car wax, car window detergent or
glass film on the camera lens. If
you have done so, please remove
it immediately.
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Please
identify
surrounding
objects with your eyes, as the
displayed image might be fuzzy.
Especially
when
external
temperature is very low, moving
image might be distorted and
even invisible. When parking
your car, please look out for the
surrounding
by
using
the
rearview mirror.
When turning on the turn signal
light or the emergency warning
light, please do not use the
parking image system. If there
are blinking light nearby, please
turn off the parking image
system. Blinking light might
cause blinking image on the
display and you may not be able
to look out for the surrounding or
park the car.
NOTICE
In the following cases, even if the
system works normally, you may not
see an image on the screen.
● In darkness (such as at night)
● The temperature near the camera
is very high or very low.
● Water drip sticks to the camera
or humidity is very high (for
example in a rainy day).
● Foreign substance (snow or soil)
sticks to the camera.
● The camera lens is scraped or
stained.
● The camera lens is exposed to
intense direct light.
If the camera catches an intense light
source, a light spot will be displayed on
the screen, which will interfere with
surrounding image and generates
unclear image.
Reversing Image System
When the starting button is set at ON,
please adjust the gear lever to R
position to start parking video mode.
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The reversing camera is installed on the
backdoor.
View range of the camera is limited.
The reversing image doesn’t show
objects near both sides of the bumper or
below the bumper. Please refer to the
following figure:
Objects near both sides of the bumper.
Objects below the bumper.
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Reversing Operation
Example of touch screen display
Please start reversing image system
when reversing the car.
When shifting to the reverse position,
the rear view images will be displayed
on the touch screen of the multimedia
host in order.
to observe in real-time the places where
cannot be observed actually to help
back your car.
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FRIENDLY TIPS
Reversing safety line is only
used only to provide distance
reference when the car is
empty.
The two lines shown in the figure are
reversing safety line.
Red: about 0-0.5 m
Yellow: about 0.5-2 m
Green: Above 2 m
The displayed zone varies with car
direction and road condition.
The system only plays an auxiliary role,
which cannot be relied on only.
The reversing camera is installed on the
backdoor.
Please be aware of this before using the
parking image system. Please confirm
enough space before reversing the car.
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Chapter 2
Driving Instruction for BYD New F3
Driving Tips
Running-in Period ................................................................... 2-2
Fuel ......................................................................................... 2-2
Fuel Cut-off System .................................................................. 2-2
Three-way Catalytic Converter ................................................. 2-3
Engine Exhaust Warning ......................................................... 2-4
Engine Oil Consumption ......................................................... 2-4
Gear Shifting ............................................................................. 2-5
Brake System .......................................................................... 2-13
Brake Lining Warning Piece ...................................................... 2-17
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Running-in Period
maintain related components.
Drive steadily and avoid high-speed
driving.
Use of improper fuel might cause
damage to the engine or exceed
exhaust standard. It is not within the
guarantee scope of BYD New F3 car.
The vehicle doesn’t need complicated
running-in. However, within the first
2000 km, please follow the simple
instructions below to save fuel and
lengthen service life of the car.
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Do not press the accelerator to the
full while starting and driving.
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Avoid running the engine over-fast.
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Do not use emergent braking within
the first 300 km.
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Do not drive slow or fast at the
same speed.
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Do not pull a tow within the first
2000 km.
Fuel
Please select proper fuel to fully exert
the engine performance. It will also
essential to control exhaust and
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Fuel type
NOTICE
The in-car exhaust system can only
use lead-free gasoline of No.93 or
above.
If the engine knocks
Please use lead-free gasoline of
No.93 or above.
If you feel severe knock when using the
recommended fuel or you hear regular
knock sound when driving at a steady
speed, please contact BYD service station.
To avoid any mishandling in the gas
station, a small fuel tank mouth is
prepared. Only the nozzle dedicated for
lead-free oil pump matches it. Larger
nozzles of leaded oil pump do not match
it.
However, you will also hear short and
weak knock sound when accelerating or
going up a slope. Don’t worry as it is a
normal phenomenon.
NOTICE
Do not use leaded gasoline. Use of
leaded gasoline will invalidate the
three-way catalytic converter and
cause abnormal work of exhaust
pollution control device. Additionally,
it also increases maintenance fee.
Rated capacity of the fuel tank
50L
Fuel Cut-off System
If the engine stops running in an
accident, the engine control system will
stop providing fuel to the engine to
reduce fuel leaking risk to the minimum.
When you want to restart the engine
after the fuel pump stops work, please
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rotate the ignition switch to ACC or
LOCK before restarting the engine.
It is used to reduce pollution substance
in exhaust.
FRIENDLY TIPS
Before restarting the engine, please
examine the ground under the car. If
leaked fluid is found on the ground, it
indicates that the fuel system is
damaged and requires repair. In this
case, do not restart the engine.
NOTICE
● When the engine is under
operation,
persons
and
inflammable material should be
away from exhaust pipe. The
exhaust pipe gives off gas in very
high temperature.
● Do not drive the car, idle the car or
park the car on grass, tree leaves,
paper or rag (especially wheat
straw in summer) which is easy to
be burned.
Three-way Catalytic Converter
Three-way catalytic converter is an
exhaust pollution purifying device
which is installed in the exhaust
system.
NOTICE
Large quantity of unburnt gas
mixture which enters the three-way
catalytic converter will overheat the
three-way catalytic converter and
cause fire. To prevent the risk, please
take the following precautions.
● Please use lead free gasoline
only.
● Do not drive the car when fuel
level is very low; Car operation
with less fuel might affect the
engine and add excessive load to
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the three-way catalytic converter.
Do not run the engine at a high
idling speed more than 10
minutes or at a low idling speed
for more than 20 minutes.
Avoid
running
the
engine
over-fast.
Do not start the engine by
pushing or pulling the car.
Do not turn off ignition switch
while the car is travelling.
Please maintain good operation
status of the engine. If electric
system,
electronic
ignition
system or fuel system of the
engine does not work normally, it
will cause abnormally high
temperature on the three-way
catalytic converter.
If the engine is hard to start or
often stops running, please
examine the car immediately.
To ensure normal work of the
three-way catalytic converter and
the whole pollution control
device, please conduct regular
car examination in accordance
with
BYD
New
F3
car
maintenance schedule. (Refer to
Chapter 6)
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Engine Exhaust Warning
FRIENDLY TIPS
● Do
not
inhale
waste
gas
exhausted from the engine.
● Please
confirm
that
the
exhausting system has no leaking
hole or loosened connector.
Please
examine
exhausting
system frequently. If your car
bumps
into
something
or
exhausting
sound
changes,
please
examine
the
car
immediately.
● Do not run the engine in a garage
or at a closed place unless the car
comes into or go out of a garage.
Exhaust which can not be
dissipated might cause severe
risk.
● Do not park your car for a long
time while the engine runs. If you
have to do so, please park your
car at an open place and adjust
heating or cooling system to
exchange air with outside.
● Please close the trunk cover while
driving. The trunk cover which
remains open or is not closed
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tightly might draw exhaust into
the car.
● To ensure normal work of car
ventilation system, please ensure
that there is no snow, tree leaves
or other obstacles in the air inlet
grid in the front of the windshield
glass.
● If you smell waste gas in the car,
please open the window and
examine incoming position of
waste gas to take measures.
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Engine oil is used to lubricate piston,
piston ring and cylinder. When the
piston moves up and down in the
cylinder, a thick layer of oil film will
be left on the cylinder wall. When
the car decelerates, high negative
pressure will inhale the engine oil
into the combustion chamber. The
engine oil and some of oil film left
on the cylinder wall will be burnt by
high temperature gas during
burning.
Engine Oil Consumption
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The engine oil is also used to
lubricate intake valve lever. Some
engine oil and intake air will be
drawn into the combustion chamber
and burnt together with fuel. High
temperature waste gas also
consumes the engine oil used to
lubricate exhaust valve lever.
Engine oil function
Engine oil is used to lubricate and cool
the engine inside and plays a major role
in keeping the engine in normal working
condition.
Engine Oil Consumption
The engine in normal working
condition consumes some engine oil.
In normal condition, the engine
consumes the engine oil due to the
following causes.
Engine oil consumption is related to
viscosity and quality of the engine oil
and car condition.
Driving at a high speed or accelerating
and decelerating frequently will increase
consumption of the engine oil.
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Piston, piston ring and cylinder wall of a
new the engine consumes more the
engine oil as they have not experienced
run-in period.
Engine Oil Consumption
When determining the engine oil
consumption, please note that it
might be difficult to determine an
actual oil level due to diluted the
engine oil.
For example, if the car travels 1000km
in repeated short-distance trip and
consumes normal quantity of the engine
oil, oil dipstick shows no drop. As the
engine oil is diluted by fuel and steam,
oil level does not drop.
While the car is traveling in high speed,
for example on a highway, the diluted
the engine oil will be vaporized.
Therefore, you will find excessive
consumption of the engine oil after
driving at a high speed.
It is an important point in car
maintenance to keep the engine oil level
at the optimistic position so as not to
weaken the engine oil function.
Therefore, regular examination of the
engine oil level is very important. It is
recommended to check the engine oil
level every time you refuel the car.
NOTICE
If the engine oil level is not checked
regularly, insufficient the engine oil
might cause severe engine fault.
For details of the engine oil level check,
please refer to “engine oil level check” in
Chapter 7-2.
Gear Shifting
NOTICE
Do not shift to the reverse gear until
the car is totally stopped. Shifting to
the reverse gear before the car is
totally stopped would damage the
transmission.
Manual transmission
To run the car in a steady way, manual
transmissions in all forward gears are
synchronous. Manual transmission is
equipped with locking device to avoid
direct gear shifting from the fifth gear to
the reverse gear. When shifting gear,
please press the clutch to the full. When
not shifting gear, do not put your foot on
the clutch pedal. Otherwise, it will speed
up clutch wearing.
Wait for a few seconds after pressing
the clutch pedal and before shifting to
the reverse gear. Or wait for a moment
after shifting to a forward gear. This will
stop gear running and avoid mutual
“grinding”.
When decelerating, the decreasing gear
will receive extra braking force from the
engine. The additional braking power
helps keep a safe speed. When
travelling down a slope, it will prevent
brake overheating.
Importance of the engine oil level
check
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FRIENDLY TIPS
When travelling on a slippery road,
dramatic acceleration or dramatic
deceleration might cause the car out
of control. Consequent collision
accident might cause harm on you.
When driving on slippery road,
please take extra care.
If you cannot exit the position even after
completing the operation stated above,
please refer to “gear shifting lock release”.
Driving gear (D) — Please use the gear
while driving normally. The transmission
selects a suitable gear automatically in
accordance with car speed and
acceleration. While the engine is in cold
status, you might feel that the
transmission raises gear rapidly, which
helps temperature rising of the engine.
CTV transmission
Position of gear shifting lever
Gear shifting lever has five gear
positions. When starting the engine,
gear shifting lever must be placed at
parking position (P) or neutral position.
When you stop the car at S, D, N or R
position, please press the braking pedal
with force and move your foot away from
the accelerator.
Parking position (P) — Transmission is
locked with a mechanical method at this
position. Please use this gear position
when turning off or turning on the engine.
In order to exit the gear position, please
press and hold the braking pedal and
move your foot away from the
accelerator.
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Neutral gear (N) — If you want to restart
the engine which has been turned off or
to idle the engine for temporary parking,
please use the neutral gear. No matter
what the reason is, as long as you get
off the car, please shift to the parking
gear.
In order not to damage the transmission,
do not use the parking gear until the car
stops totally.
Reverse gear (R) — Refer to instruction
on parking gear for operation method of
switching from parking gear to reverse
gear. Do not switch to reverse gear from
neutral gear until the car is totally
stopped.
While using D gear, in order to accelerate,
please press the accelerating pedal.
Then, the transmission will raise gear.
The transmission will raise gear by one
gear or two gears in accordance with the
speed at which you press the
accelerating pedal.
Sports mode (S) — when using the
sports mode, push the gear lever
upward to increase gear or push the
gear lever downward to decrease gear.
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Gear shifting lock release
Adaptive updating of transmission clutch
If you cannot exist the parking gear of
gear shifting lever with a regular method
(pressing the braking pedal), please use
the device.
In the following cases, you must conduct
clutch self-adaption updating.
1. Turn off the engine and pull the hand
brake up.
2. Replace with a new TCU
1. TCU program is refreshed
each position of N and D for at least
6 seconds.
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Complete 4 times of N position
switching to R position. Pause on
each position of N and R for at least
6 seconds.
DCT transmission
3. Replacing with a new transmission
2. Press P position release button to
switch the gear shifting lever from
parking position to neutral position.
Clutch self-adaption program:
3. Press the braking pedal and restart
the engine.
If you have to use gear shifting lock
release, it indicates that something is
wrong with the car. Please contact BYD
authorized service station for car
examination.
1.
Car standstill
2.
Engine running
3.
Throttle valve openness of 0%
(not pressing accelerator pedal)
4.
Steady the engine idle
5.
Steady the engine torque
6.
Pressing brake
7.
Perform the following gear shifting:
Starting the engine on a slope
In order to protect CVT the transmission
box, when starting the engine on a slope,
please use manual brake. Otherwise,
the car might slide down and cause
damage to the transmission box.
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Complete 4 times of N position
switching to D position. Pause on
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The gear indicator is located on the
lower left side of the tachometer. This
display shows you the mode and
position of the shift lever of the
automatic transmission.
pedal. In this case, you can move the
lever out of Park.
Note: To shift into Park, to avoid damage
to transmission, come to a complete
stop before shifting into Park.
P: Park position
R: Reverse position
N: Neutral position
D: Drive (mode of fuel economy)
S: Sport mode
M: Manual mode.
Position of gear shifting lever
The shift lever has Park (P), Reverse
(R), Neutral (N), Drive (D), Sport (S) and
Manual (M) and other positions
P: Park—This position mechanically
locks the transmission and the shift lever.
Please use this gear position when
turning off or turning on the engine.To
shift out of Park, you must power on the
starting switch and press on the brake
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Reverse gear (R) — Refer to instruction
on parking gear for operation method of
switching from parking gear to reverse
gear.
Neutral gear (N) — If you want to restart
the engine which has been turned off or
to idle the engine for temporary parking,
please use the neutral gear. No matter
what the reason is, as long as you get
off the car, please shift to the parking
gear.
D: Drive—Use this position for your
normal
driving.the
transmission
automatically selects a suitable gear
based on your speed and acceleration.
This position allows your car to be in the
mode of fuel economy to achieve its
optimum fuel economy.
S: Sport—This position allows your
vehicle dynamic performance to be
better than that in the mode of fuel
economy.
M: Manual—Use this position to push
the shift lever into upshifting(+) or
downshifting(-), thereby you can control
the gear positions of the transmission
manually.
Upshifting (+)—For your normal driving
with the shift lever in M position, push
the shift lever into this position. Subject
to the judgement of the transmission
control unit (TCU) based on the current
vehicle
speed
conditions,
the
transmission upshifts to a higher gear
until the transmission is in the highest
gear (6th gear) position.
Downshifting (+)—For your normal
driving with the shift lever in M position,
push the shift lever into this position.
Subject to the judgement of the
transmission control unit (TCU) based
on the current vehicle speed conditions,
the transmission downshifts to a lower
gear until the transmission is in the
lowest gear (1st gear) position.
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Selection of sport mode (S)
WARNING
1. If your car is still allowed to move
after shutting off the engine and
shifting into N, the transmission can
be badly damaged due to lack of
effective lubricating.
2. If the engine operating and shifting
into R\D\S already, be sure to press
on the brake pedal and hold it there
to stop your car. Because even if the
engine is idling, the power train can
still transfer power so that your car
can drive forward slowly.
3. When driving, if needed to change
gears, to avoid accident, doesn’t
press on the accelerator pedal.
4. During driving, don't shift the shift
lever into R or P in order to avoid
accident.
5. Don't let your car go down hills
with the shift lever in N or P even if
the engine stops running.
6. To prevent your car from moving
accidentally, after parking your car on
level ground, be sure to pull up the
parking brake lever and shift the shift
lever into P.
With the shift lever in D position, push
the shift lever to the left side directly
instead of performing operation of
upshifting/downshifting. In this case, you
can select the sport mode. The gear
display on the combination instrument
panel shows you D1, D2, D3, D4, D5 or
D6.
Selection of manual mode (M)
operation of upshifting/downshifting is
defaulted as the switch signal of
entering the manual mode so that the
transmission
will
not
operate
accordingly.
Starting out your car
When start the engine, you must shift
the shift lever into P or N.
With the shift lever in D position, push
the shift lever to the left side firstly, and
then, push the shift lever forward or
backward. In this case, you can select
the manual mode. The gear display on
the combination instrument panel shows
you the current gear position of M1, M2,
M3, M4, M5 or M6.
Parking
Explanation:
NOTES
1 The shift lever is in the same position
under sport mode and manual mode.
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2 If it is necessary to shift from M to S
again, you must shift the shift lever into
D and then into S.
3 Under the sport mode, the first
If you need to park your car, you must
release the accelerator pedal and press
on the brake pedal. After a complete
stop, you must pull up the parking brake
lever, and finally shift the shift lever into
P.
When parking your car on a slope,
make sure to press on the brake
pedal and hold it there and pull up
the parking brake lever. Don't use
the method for pressing on the
accelerator pedal with the shift
lever in D position to stop your car
from going down hills, which can
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cause overheating or bad wear to
the transmission clutch.
lower gear in order to make full use of
engine braking.
When parking, before shifting the
shift lever into P, make sure to pull
up the parking brake lever.
Because when parking your car on
a slope, releasing the brake pedal
can cause your car to go down
slightly.
Before
shifting
the
transmission into P, pulling up the
parking brake lever can avoid
applying a pressure to the parking
device inside the transmission
when your car moving. As a result,
when you want to drive your car
away, you can shift the shift lever
out of P more easily.
FRIENDLY TIPS
Prolonged frequent starting, or
prolonged slow driving or prolonged
stop-and-go driving with traffic can
cause overheating to the DCT
transmission clutch.
If the DCT transmission clutch is
overheated, the instrument panel will
show a warning signal. In this case,
to protect the clutch from being
damaged, the transmission control
module will disengage the clutch so
that your car cannot drive. If this
occurs, be sure to press on the brake
pedal and hold it there to park for
several minutes. Let the transmission
cool down for a period of time before
driving again.
Starting on hills
To protect the DCT transmission, be
sure to apply the parking brake to assist
in starting your car on steep hills.
Special environment
If you encounter downhills, corners, or
mountain roads, it is recommended to
use the manual mode and shift into a
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Parking control mechanism
Pull up the parking control mechanism
tightly to avoid unexpected sliding while
parking. To avoid accidental slide of the
car, it is recommended to use position 1
when parking the car on a horizontal
road. It is recommended to use position
1 when parking the car on the upward
slope. It is recommended to use reverse
position when parking the car on a
downward slope.
Before driving, please confirm that the
parking control mechanism is fully
released and the braking control
mechanism indicator is turned off.
To avoid unexpected car sliding, please
pull the parking control mechanism
tightly after parking the car. Additionally,
it is recommended to use non-neutral
position, preferentially position 1 (on
horizontal road or upward slope) or
reverse (on downward slope).
Pull up the parking control mechanism
and set the transmission at a non-neutral
gear, preferentially position 1.
Please park your car on flat and solid
ground. Then pull up the parking control
mechanism tightly and shift the
transmission to a non-neutral position,
preferentially position 1.
Maintenance:
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Replace lubricant and oil filter in CVT
transmission every 60,000 km.
Notes
on
maintenance
CVT
transmission
Maintenance period
Please replace transmission oil and oil
filter every 60,000 km. Therefore, oil
release plug and box top refuel plug
screw are equipped on the transmission.
For lubricant specification, please use
ESSO EZL 799A.
Lubricant in other specifications might
cause damage to the transmission,
which is not within guarantee scope.
Notes on traction
Traction
requirement
Traction
gear
Traction
with the
Transmission configuration
Manual
Automatic
trans-mission trans-mission
Neutral gear Not allowed
Allowed
Allowed
front wheel
raised
Traction
with rear
wheel
raised
Traction
with four
wheels on
ground
Transport
with
dedicated
the vehicle
Otherwise, it would damage the driving
belt.
Allowed
Not allowed
Selection of transmission oil
1. Specification of gear oil used for
manual transmission:
Allowed
Not allowed
75W—90 North China in winter
80W—90 North China in summer
Allowed
Allowed
Note: A car equipped with CVT
transmission cannot be towed directly.
Only when the engine runs, can cone
pulley generate oil pressure and driving
belt can run. Therefore, the car can only
be towed with the front wheel raised
(suspension tow).
To tow a CVT car for a short distance in
emergency, the gear should remain in N
position and the engine must be started.
Only when the engine starts, can oil
pump of the transmission provide oil
pressure to operate the driving belt.
80W—90 or 85W—140 South China in
the whole year
API class, GL-4 level or above
Quantity: (DABS15-41 series): 2.1 L
(BYD5T-14 series): 1.6 L
2. Specification for CVT transmission oil
ESSO EZL799A
Quantity:
When
replacing
the
transmission box oil, please inject 4.1 L
firstly and perform oil level check.
Check the fluid level of the CVT
transmission as follows:
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As the transmission is not filled with oil,
when installing the transmission onto
the car or replacing the transmission box,
please use 4.1±0.05 L ESSO EZL799A
oil. After fueling for the first time, please
check oil level with the following method.
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Start the engine and run for at least
10 seconds at idling speed (note: it
is normal to hear air flow circulation
in the system when starting the
engine.)
Switch to different position with gear
shifting lever (parking position reverse position - neutral position forward position) and pause for 5
seconds before switching to the next
position.
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Shift gear to D position (forward
gear).
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Release braking pedal.
-
Decelerate to minimum 60 km/h
(engine speed not higher than 2500
rpm).
-
Release accelerator until the car
stops (any noise caused by air flow
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circulation when the
started disappears).
engine
is
-
Raise
oil
temperature.
Drive
carefully for at least 5 minutes or
wait until the transmission speed
reaches 60.
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Park the car on a horizontal ground
or on a slope.
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Press the braking pedal.
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Wait for 2 seconds.
-
Shift gear to R position (neutral
position)
-
Wait for 10 seconds.
-
Shift gear to P position (parking
position)
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Idle operation of the engine.
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Remove oil level screw plug.
-
Make sure that there is 0.2L oil at
least discharged after pulling out the
fluid level plug. (Otherwise, it
indicates that initial oil quantity is not
enough).
-
Wait for a few minutes until oil
begins to drop from oil level screw
plug mouth.
-
Put back oil level screw plug.
-
Turn off the engine.
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BYE authorized service station will
perform running-in.
ABS braking device
ABS helps prevent wheel skid In the
case of emergent braking to help your
control steering.
There are two independent circuits for
hydraulic system of the brake. Each
circuit acts by crossing the car in
diagonal direction (the front left wheel
brake connected with rear right wheel
brake). In the case that one circuit fails,
the other two wheels can be braked.
Note: Avoid overflow while refueling
transmission oil. In the case of overflow,
please remove overflowed oil.
Braking System
Design of braking system
Disc-and-drum brake
The car is equipped with disc-and-drum
brake. For this type of braking system,
brake shoe should be run in regularly or
after replacing brake shoe or braking
drum.
When the front wheel skids, you cannot
control steering. That is, even if you
operate the steering wheel, the car still
travels forward straightly. ABS helps
prevent skid and pulse braking is much
faster than human reaction. Therefore, it
helps maintain steering control.
ABS balances distribution of front/rear
wheel braking power in accordance with
car load.
Do not press the braking pedal in a
pulse way. Otherwise, ABS will lose
control. When operating the steering
wheel to avoid danger, please inflict a
powerful and steady pressure on the
braking pedal to help ABS function. As it
is often said, “press steadily, and turn
accurately”.
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When ABS starts, you will feel that
braking pedal vibrates and might hear
noise. This is a normal phenomenon, as
ABS is performing fast braking in a
pulse way.
Fast/slow function of ABS depends on
driving force (adhesive force) of the tire.
On dry and paved road, please step the
braking pedal with force to activate ABS.
However, if you want to park your car on
snowy or icy road, you can feel ABS
function immediately.
Important safety tips ABS (anti-lock
brake system) cannot shorten the time
and distance required for braking your car.
The device is designed to help you control
steering while braking only. You should
always keep safe distance from other the
vehicles.
ABS cannot prevent skid caused by
sudden change of direction, for example
when you turn the car sharply or change
a lane suddenly. Whatever the road
condition or weather condition is, you
should always carefully drive your car at
a safe speed.
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ABS cannot prevent reduction of
steadiness either. When you brake your
car suddenly, please turn your car
appropriately. Large turn or sharp turn
during driving might leave the car turn to
vehicle flow on the opposite side or get
out of the road.
ABS indicator
Compared with a car without ABS, a car
with ABS might require more braking
distance while driving on soft or bumpy
road (such as gravel road or snowy
road). In such a case, please decrease
car speed and keep quite a distance
from other the vehicles.
ABS has self-examination function. In
the case of any fault, the ABS indicator
on the instrument panel will be turned on
(please refer to combined meter). It
means that ABS function of braking
system doesn’t work. At this time, the
brake only provides ordinary braking
function as that of an ordinary car
without ABS. Please contact BYD
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authorized
service
examination.
station
for
If the ABS indicator and braking system
indicator are turned on at the same time
while the hand brake is released to the
full, it indicates that front/rear wheel
braking distribution system does not
work.
Press the braking pedal slightly to feel
whether it is normal. If it is normal,
please check braking fluid level next
time you pull off at a oil station (refer to
the section about braking fluid check). If
the fluid level is low, please contact BYD
authorized service station to check
leakage of braking system and wearing
of brake block.
However, if the braking pedal doesn’t
feel normal, please take measures
immediately. As the braking system is of
two-circuit design, even if part of the
system fails, you can still brake the other
two wheels. At this time, you must press
the braking pedal more deeply to
decelerate the car and braking distance
become longer.
Shift to a low position to decelerate the
car and pull the car off the road safely.
As a long parking distance is required, it
is dangerous to drive the car. Please
have the car towed away and repaired
as soon as possible.
driving before you are accustomed to
changed driving condition, especially in
a snowy day. A driver might forget about
driving skill on snowy road after the few
summer months and has to practice to
recollect the skills.
If you have to drive for a short distance
in the situation, you must drive the car
very carefully.
Take great care when driving in a rainy
day after a long dry season. The first
rain after continuous dryness might
cause oil to float on the road, which
therefore becomes slippery.
Drive in Bad Weather
Due to reduced driving force (adhesion
force) and visibility in a rainy, foggy or
snowy day, different environment
requires different driving skills. You
should maintain your car. If you have to
drive in bad weather, please take extra
care. In these cases, do not use cruise
control (limited to a type).
Driving skill —Traveling speed should
be slower than in dry weather. Even if in
a seemingly damp condition, your car
requires a long time to react and inflict
steady and balanced pressure on all
control devices. Sharp turn or sharp
brake in damp weather might cause the
car out of control. Please take care of
Visibility — In all weather conditions, it is
very important to see surrounding and
be seen by other the drivers. It is difficult
to do so in bad weather. Therefore,
please turn on the headlight even if in
daytime.
Please examine windshield wiper and
washer regularly. Make sure that
windshield washer container is stored
with sufficient cleanser. If the wiper
doesn’t work thoroughly or leave a stripe
on the windshield, please change the
wiper. Additionally, defroster and air
conditioner are used to avoid fog in the
car.
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Engine Fault Indicator
Driving force (adhesive force) - Always
check whether tire wear conditions are
modest and tire pressures are proper.
These items are very important to
prevent your car from aquaplaning
(loss of adhesive force on a slippery
surface). In winter, four wheels should
be equipped with snow tire (with
anti-skid tread) to achieve optimistic
operation performance.
Please carefully observe constantly
changing road conditions. Damp tree
leaves might be as slippery as snow and
ice. “Clean” road might be dotted with
thin ice. When external temperature
approaches zero degree centigrade,
driving condition is very dangerous as
road might be covered with interwoven
water and ice. Therefore, adhesion force
of a car might change suddenly without
any sign.
When overtaking other the vehicles or
being overtaken by others, make sure
you will take great care. Water mist
caused by heavy-duty the vehicles
might baffle your vision and air billow
might cause your car out of control.
When you decrease shift, please take
great care. If adhesion force is weak,
driving wheel might be locked for a
moment, which might also cause skid.
Note: Please do not drive on road where
there is deep water. Car driving in water
might cause failure or damage of the
engine and electric devices.
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The indicator will remain on for a few
seconds after you turn the ignition
switch to ON (II). If it is turned on at any
time, it indicates that fault might occur to
discharging control system of the engine.
Even if you do not feel abnormal
condition of the car, the fault might
reduce oil saving performance and
discharge more exhaust. The engine
which continues running in the condition
might result in severe damage.
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If the indicator is turned on, please pull
your car off the road safely and turn off
the engine. Restart the engine and
check the indicator. If the indicator
remains on, please contact BYD
authorized
service
station
for
examination. Before the fault is
determined in BYD authorized service
station, please take care while driving
and avoid wide open of accelerator and
high-speed travel.
In the case that the indicator turns on
frequently, even if it is turned off after
handling in accordance with above
stated procedure, please contact BYD
authorized service station for car
examination.
FRIENDLY TIPS
If you keep on driving while the fault
indicator is on, it would damage
discharging system and the engine
itself. This kind of repair is not
included in warranty range.
Brake Lining Warning Piece
Notes on Luggage Loading
When the car is loaded with luggage or
goods, please observe the following
instructions.
The Brake lining piece on disc brake
will send out alarm when the piece is
worn and requires replacement.
If you hear sharp sound or friction sound,
please contact a nearby BYD authorized
service station for examination and
piece replacement.
Do not continue driving the car while the
alarm rings.
●
Place your luggage and goods in
the trunk. Please confirm that all
goods are fixed in place.
●
Please keep balance of the car.
Please place weight in the front to
keep balance.
●
In order to save fuel, do not load
unnecessary weight.
Suspension and Chassis
FRIENDLY TIPS
Do not use lifting tool, spacer or
spring to refit suspension/ chassis.
This will cause damage to control
performance and cause the car out of
control.
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Chapter 3
Starting and Driving
Before Starting the Engine ....................................................... 3-2
Engine Starting Method .......................................................... 3-2
Safety Examination before Driving ......................................... 3-3
After Starting the Engine ........................................................ 3-4
Driving Trips in Winter ............................................................ 3-5
Trailer Towing ........................................................................... 3-6
How to Save Fuel and Lengthen Service Life of the Car ......... 3-7
Starting and Driving 3-1
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Before Starting the Engine
1.
Check parking control mechanism.
(b)
1.
Before coming inside the car,
please check surrounding of the
car.
2.
Turn off all unnecessary car light
and accessories.
Before starting the engine, please
confirm the steps in “(a) before starting”
have been performed.
3.
2.
Please adjust seat position, seat
height, seat back angle, head
protection device height and
steering wheel angle.
Set the gear shifting lever at neutral
position.
3.
Adjust
internal
rearview mirror.
4.
Lock all car doors.
and
external
4.
Press the clutch pedal to the end
and hold until the car moves.
5.
Release anti-theft system.
The engine starting
Normal starting procedures
The multi-point fuel injection system in
the engine controls proper mixture of air
and fuel used for starting. Perform the
following procedure to start the engine in
cold or warm condition.
CVT:
5.
1.
Perform parking brake to the full.
2.
Turn off all unnecessary car light
and accessories.
3.
Set the gear shifting lever at P. If it is
necessary to restart the engine while
the car is moving, please set the
gear shifting lever at N. If the gear
shifting lever stays at any driving
position, starting safety device will
prevent the engine operation.
Fasten seat belt.
Once you set anti-theft system by
pressing LOCK on wireless remote
control, you must press UNLOCK before
starting the engine. Otherwise, you
cannot start the engine.
Engine Starting Methods
(a) Before starting
Manual transmission:
Starting and Driving 3-2
4.
Press the braking pedal to the end
and hold until the car moves.
Start the engine in accordance with
instruction in the section of the smart
key system access function and starting
function.
The engine may be warmed through
driving instead of through idle driving.
Operate the engine in a steady way to
warm up the car until the engine coolant
temperature rises to a normal scope.
If the engine stalls
Start the engine
procedure.
again
in
correct
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If the engine cannot start
Checking before Starting the Engine
Refer to Chapter 4 “if the car fails to
start”.
Exterior
Seat belt: Examine whether the belt
buckle is locked well. Confirm that the
seat belt is not abraded or scraped.
Tires: Use a gauge to measure the air
pressure and also examine the tires for
cuts, damage or excessive wear.
Instruments and controllers: Confirm
that maintenance indicator, instrument
illumination and defroster work well.
Wheel nuts: Make sure that no nut is
loosened or lost.
Brake: Confirm that the pedal has
enough free space.
Leakage: Park your car for a period of
time, and check the vehicle bottom for
fuel, oil, water or other fluid leakage.
(Water drip generated by air conditioner
is normal.)
Engine compartment interior
●
●
●
NOTICE
Starting operation of the engine
shall not exceed 30 seconds
each time. Otherwise, it might
cause overheating of the starter
or the circuit system.
Avoid running the engine at
overspeed.
If it is difficult to start the engine
or the engine often stalls, please
examine the engine immediately.
Safety Examination before Driving
Before starting by driving, please
conduct a safety examination on the car.
Examination for a few minutes
contributes to safety driving and helps
you enjoy driving.
FRIENDLY TIPS
If the examination is performed in a
closed garage, make sure that the
garage is well ventilated. Exhaust
from the engine is toxic.
Lighting: Confirm that headlight,
parking lamp, clearance lamp, the turn
signal light and other lamps all work well.
Examine light intensity of the headlight.
Interior
The vehicle exterior Spare tires, jack
and wheel wrench: Examine tire
pressure and confirm that lifting jack and
wheel wrench are available.
Spare fuses: Confirm that various fuses
are prepared. Please prepare fuses with
various rated electric charge in the fuse
box.
Coolant level: Confirm that the coolant
fluid level is proper. (Refer to description
in chapter 7-2.)
Battery and cable: All units in the
storage battery should be filled with
proper level of steam water. Check
whether the connector is corroded or
loosened and whether there is crack on
the box. Check whether the cable and
connection are good.
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Wires: Check whether the cable it is
damaged, loosened or comes off.
Fuel pipe: Examine whether there is oil
leak and loosened connection in the fuel
pipe.
FRIENDLY TIPS
Do not pile the car with various the
children toys. It is convenient for the
children to play but leaves safety
risk, especially In the case of
emergent braking or collision. These
toys might not only affect driving
safety but also cause damage to the
children.
After Starting the Engine
Exhaust system: Hear whether there is
air leakage. If there is any air leakage,
please repair it immediately. (Refer to
“engine exhaust warning” in Chapter II.)
Engine oil level: Turn off the engine and
stop the car on the flat ground. Measure
the fuel level with oil dip rod. (Refer to
description in chapter 7-2.)
Starting and Driving 3-4
In driving
Instruments:
Confirm
that
maintenance
indicator
and
speedometer work normally.
Examination of other abnormalities:
Check whether there is loosened part or
leakage. Hear whether there is
abnormal noise.
If everything is normal, please relax and
enjoy your driving.
under
Please slow down car speed while
driving on bumpy road. Otherwise,
it might severely damage tires
and/or wheels.
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The brake might be wetted when
washing the car or driving the car in
deep water. Before checking
whether they are wetted, please
check whether surrounding is safe
firstly and press the braking pedal
gently then. If you do not feel
normal braking force, the brake
might have been wetted. To dry it,
please take care to press the
braking pedal gently while using
parking control mechanism.
the
the
Brake: In a safe place, please confirm
that the brake deviate to neither side
while working.
Driving
Tips
Conditions
●
Different
●
Please drive slowly in dead wind. It
is convenient to control the car.
●
Please drive slowly maintain correct
angle on pedestrian road. Avoid
driving on high or sharp objects or
other road obstacles. Otherwise,
the tire might be burst or severely
damaged.
FRIENDLY TIPS
● Before driving, please confirm
that
the
parking
control
mechanism is fully released and
the braking system indicator is
turned off.
● Do not leave the car while the
engine is running.
● Do not place your feet on the
braking pedal while driving. This
might
cause
dangerous
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overheating, abrading and fuel
wasting.
While driving down a long steep
slope, please reduce speed and
change to a low speed position.
Please note that if you press the
brake too frequently, overheating
brake might not work normally.
While accelerating, changing to a
higher or lower gear or braking on
slippery road, please take care.
Dramatic acceleration or braking
might cause car slid or revolution.
While the brake is wet, do not
continue driving. If the brake is
wet, the car needs a longer
braking distance. While using the
brake, the car might be thrown to
one side. Likely, the parking
control mechanism cannot brake
the car firmly.
While the car is travelling, do not
place your head or hand out of the
window to avoid traffic accident
and death risk, especially when a
child stays in the car.
NOTICE
While the car is travelling on wet
road, please avoid driving on road
with much accumulated water. If a
large quantity of water enters the
engine chamber, it would damage the
engine and/ or electric parts.
Driving Trips in Winter
Confirm that coolant works well as
anti-freezing protection.
Please use coolant specified by BYD
authorized service station only. Please
select proper coolant type to inject into
cooling system in accordance with
environment temperature.
Use of improper coolant might damage
cooling system of the engine.
NOTICE
Do not use excessive quantity of
water, as excessive quantity of water
might damage cooling system of the
engine in winter.
Examine the storage battery and
cable condition.
Cold weather will reduce the storage
battery. Therefore, the storage battery
should keep sufficient capacity in winter.
Chapter 7-3 describes the method to
examine the storage battery with eyes.
BYD authorized service station will help
you to check charging level of the
storage battery.
Confirm that the engine oil viscosity
suits for driving in winter.
For recommended the engine oil viscosity,
please refer to chapter 7-2. In winter, as a
quantity of the engine oil used in summer
remains in the engine, the engine might
not be started easily. If you are not sure
which type of the engine oil should be
used, please contact BYD authorized
service station for help.
Prevent car door lock from being
frozen by snow and ice.
Please inject some deicing agent or
glycerol to prevent freezing.
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Please
use
cleaning
mixture
containing anti-freezing agent.
Avoid accumulated ice and snow
under splash guard.
These products are available in BYD
authorized service station and all
automobile
parts
shop.
Please
determine mixture ratio of water and
anti-freezing agent in accordance with
the manufacturer’s instruction.
If there is accumulated ice and snow
under the splash guard, it might be
difficult to steer. While driving in a cold
winter, please often stop your car and
check whether there is accumulated ice
or snow under the splash guard.
NOTICE
Do not use the engine anti-freezing
agent or other substitutes as
cleanser, as it might damage car
paint.
Please
carry
some
necessary
emergency tools in accordance with
recommendation for different driving
conditions.
If the parking control mechanism
might be frozen, do not use it.
While
parking,
please
set
the
transmission lever at neutral position
and baffle the rear wheel. Do not use the
parking control mechanism. Otherwise,
surrounding of the parking control
mechanism might be frozen by
accumulated water or snow and, as a
result, it is difficult to release the parking
control mechanism.
Starting and Driving 3-6
It is better to prepare a tire chain, a car
window scraper, a bag of sand or salt, a
signal flashing device, a small spade
and connecting cable in the car.
Trailer Towing
BYD New F3 is mainly designed to carry
passengers. Towing a trailer can have
adverse effects on the manipulation,
performance,
braking,
durability,
economic driving (fuel consumption) and
other aspect. Safety and comfort of
driving totally depends on correct use of
equipment and careful driving habit. For
the safety of you and other people,
please do not overload the car or tow a
trailer. BYD is not liable for damage or
fault caused by towing a trailer for a
commercial purpose.
Weight limit
Before towing a car, please confirm
towing capability of the car. Please
contact local BYD authorized service
station and confirm that towing capability
of the car is within specified scope.
Towing capability is measured on
horizontal road. If the car is traveling in
mountainous area, its engine power and
towing capability will be reduced.
FRIENDLY TIPS
The weight of the trailer to be towed
should not exceed the maximum
rated weight of the tow hook.
Otherwise, this can cause accidents,
resulting in serious personal injuries.
Due to possible increase of braking
distance, be sure to increase the
distance between your car and the
trailer when towing a trailer. The
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distance between the car and a car in
the front of it should be at least the
sum of the car and its trailer at a
speed of 10 km/h. Please avoid
emergent braking to prevent car
folding and control loss caused by
skid.
Tires
●
Ensure that the tire has proper air
pressure. (Refer to description in
chapter 7-2).
●
Please keep the tire pressure at the
level specified by trailer the
manufacturer in accordance with
the trailer’s gross weight.
Running-in procedures
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BYD recommends that a car with
new transmission system (engine,
transmission,
differential
mechanism,
wheel
bearing,
transmission shaft) should not tow a
trailer within its initial 2000 km.
Maintenance
●
When the car tows a trailer, the car
has more load capacity. Therefore,
it
requires
more
frequent
maintenance.
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Accelerate slowly and steadily.
Avoid fast starting. Please use high
speed gear while driving.
●
Avoid long-time engine idling. If
you have to wait for someone in a
area which is not busy, please turn
off the engine.
●
Avoid
lugging
down
or
over-speeding the engine. Please
select a proper speed gear in
accordance with road condition.
●
Avoid frequent acceleration and
deceleration. Frequent stop and
move wastes fuel.
●
Avoid unnecessary parking or
braking. Keep a steady speed.
How to Save Fuel and Lengthen
Service Life of the Car
It is easy and convenient to save fuel. It
also helps lengthen service life of the car.
Refer to the following tips to save fuel
fee and repair fee.
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Maintain proper tire pressure.
Insufficient tire pressure might cause
tire wearing and fuel wasting. (Refer
to description in chapter 7-2).
Do not place unnecessary load
on the vehicle. Overweight might
increase the engine load and
consume large quantity of fuel.
Avoid long-time warning up
idling. Once the engine operates
steadily, please drive steadily.
Preheating time in a cold day might
be longer.
Drive in accordance with traffic signal
lamps to reduce stopping times to the
minimum extent or drive on a highway
without traffic light. Keep a proper
distance from cars in the front of you to
avoid emergent braking. It will also
reduce brake wearing.
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Avoid areas with busy traffic or
congestion as far as possible.
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Do not place your foot on the
clutch pedal or the brake pedal.
Otherwise,
it
might
cause
premature wearing, overheating or
consumption of large quantity of
fuel.
●
Please maintain a proper speed
on a highway. The higher the
speed is, the more fuel the car
consumes. Slow the car speed to
save fuel.
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Please maintain correct position
of the front wheel. Please avoid
bumping into road kerb. Drive
slowly on bumpy road. If the front
wheel is not positioned accurately, it
will not only cause early wearing of
tire but also increase the engine
load. In another word, it will
increase oil consumption.
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The chassis should be kept clean
and free of mud. It will not only
reduce car weight but also prevent
corrosion.
Starting and Driving 3-8
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Adjust the car and keep it in the
optimistic working condition.
Dirty air filter, improper air valve gap,
dirty spark plug, dirty the engine oil
or lubricant, unadjusted brake might
affect the engine performance and
waste fuel. In order to maintain a
long service life of all parts and
reduce operation cost, please
provide regular maintenance. If the
car often travels in bad condition, it
requires
more
frequent
maintenance (refer to chapter 6).
FRIENDLY TIPS
When going down the slope, never
shut down the engine. If you turn off
the engine, power steering and
vacuum booster will not work.
Likewise, only when the engine is in
operation, exhaust pollution control
device can work normally.
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Chapter 4
Emergency Handling
The Car Can Not Start Up ......................................................... 4-2
The Engine Shut Down While Driving ....................................... 4-4
If the Car is Overheated ............................................................ 4-5
The Car Has Flat Tires .............................................................. 4-6
If the Car Gets Stuck ................................................................. 4-11
The Car Needs Towing ............................................................. 4-11
Emergency Handling 4-1
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The Car Can Not Start Up
1. Simple check
Before conduct checking, please start
the car as described in chapter 3 “how to
start the engine” and check whether fuel
is sufficient.
NOTICE
Do not start the car by pulling or
pushing it. Otherwise, when the
engine starts, it might damage the car
or causes collision. It might also
overheat the three-way catalytic
converter and cause fire.
If the engine can not run or run too
slowly,
If the starter motor of the engine runs
at the normal speed but can not start
the engine.
1. Check whether the connector of the
storage battery is tightened and
cleaned.
1. Switch power position to OFF or ACC,
then restart the engine.
2. If the connector of the storage battery
is OK, please turn on the rear in-car
lamp. If the in-car lamp isn’t turned on or
gives out weak light or the starter runs
out while starting, please try bridging
start. Please refer to “(c) bridging start”.
If the in-car lamp is turned on but the
engine fails to start, please make repair
or adjustment. Please contact BYD
authorized service station.
Emergency Handling 4-2
2. If the engine fails to start, the reason
might be oil overflow of the engine due
to repeated starting. For related details,
please refer to (b).starting an engine
with overflow oil.
3. If the engine still refuses to start,
please make repair or adjustment.
Please contact BYD authorized service
station.
2. Fuel Spill in the engine Starting
If the engine fails to start, the reason
might be flooding of the engine due
to repeated starting.
In this case please press the
accelerating pedal with full force while
switching the power position to START.
Release after keeping the power
position and accelerating pedal at the
position for 15 seconds. Then, restart
the engine while keeping your foot off
the accelerating pedal.
If the engine still fails to start after trying
for 15 seconds, please power off and
retry after a few minutes.
If the engine still fails to start, please
make repair or adjustment. Contact BYD
authorized service station for help.
NOTICE
Every time you try to start the engine,
do
not
exceed
30
seconds.
Otherwise,
it
might
cause
overheating of starter or circuit.
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(c) Jump Start
In order to avoid severe injury and
damage of car or electric accessories
caused by battery burst, sulfuric acid
corrosion, electric burning, please
strictly comply with the following
instruction.
If you do not know how to perform in
accordance with procedure, please
contact BYD authorized service station
for help.
FRIENDLY TIPS
● The storage battery contains
corrosive and toxic sulfuric acid
liquid. Therefore, please wear
safety goggle at the time of
bridging start to avoid spraying of
sulfuric liquid on skin, coat or the
vehicle.
● If you carelessly spray sulfuric
acid onto your body or into your
eyes, please take off your coat
immediately and wash the stained
part. Then go to see a doctor
immediately. If it is possible,
please wash the stained part with
sponge or clean cloth wetted with
clean water while going to
hospital.
● If there is open flame or spark
nearby, the gas emitted by the
storage battery might burst.
To jump start your car, be sure to
use standard jumper cables. No
smoking or lighting a match is
permitted.
opened the storage battery orifice. (It
helps reduce explosion risk, injury or
scorching.)
3. If a car equipped with the storage
battery for charging does not work,
please start it and operate for a few
minutes. During bridging start, please
press the accelerating pedal gently and
run the engine at 2000 rpm.
NOTICE
The storage battery must be of 12 V.
Before confirming that the storage
battery is OK, do not conduct
bridging start.
Procedures of Jump Start
1. If another car is equipped with the
storage battery, please make sure that
both car do not contact each other. Turn
off all unnecessary car light and
accessories.
2. If it is necessary, please remove all
orifice plugs of the storage battery for
charging and discharged the storage
battery and cover a piece of cloth on
4. Connect the cable in the sequence of
a, b, c.
4.1 Connect the positive (red) bridging
cable clip to the positive connector (+) of
discharged the storage battery.
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4.2. Connect the positive (red) bridging
cable clip to the positive connector (+) of
the storage battery to be charged.
accelerating pedal gently and keep the
engine running at 2000 rpm for a few
minutes.
6. In a totally opposite procedure,
carefully remove the cable: Firstly
remove negative cable and then remove
positive cable.
7. Take off the cloth covered on the
storage battery. The cloth might be
stained with sulfuric acid.
Connection to jump-start the engine.
4.3. Connect the negative (black)
bridging cable clip to the negative
connector (-) of discharged the storage
battery.
4.4. Connect the clip on the other end of
the negative (black) jump cable to the
unpainted fixed metal point of the car
with discharged the storage battery.
The connection point is shown in the
following figure.
While you jump-start an engine, do not
keep the connection cable near any
operating part of the engine.
FRIENDLY TIPS
While conducting connection, do not
keep your body near the storage
battery or carelessly contact the jump
cable or clip with any object other
than correct the storage battery
connector or point in order to avoid
severe injury.
5. Start the engine in a normal way. After
starting the engine, please press the
Emergency Handling 4-4
8. If you want to move, please recover
all the storage battery orifices.
If the reason of the storage battery
discharging is not clear (for example, the
lamp remains on), please contact BYD
authorized
service
station
for
examination.
The Engine Shut Down While Driving
The engine shut down while driving.
1. Please reduce car speed gradually
and keep a straight line while driving.
Please pull your car off the road to a
safe place.
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2. Turn on the emergency flash.
3. Switch power position to OFF or ACC,
then restart the engine.
If the engine fails to start, please refer to
“The car can not start up”.
FRIENDLY TIPS
If the engine doesn’t run, power
assisting device of the brake and the
steering gear does not work.
Therefore, it is more difficult to
change direction and brake than
usual.
If the Car is Overheated
If the engine coolant indicator shows
overheating or there is power loss or
great burst or bang is heard, it
indicates that the engine might be
overheated.
Please
handle
in
accordance with the following
procedure……
1. Pull the car off the road safely and
turn on the emergency light. Set the
transmission at neutral position and pull
up the parking control mechanism. If the
air conditioner is in operation, please
turn it off.
2. If the coolant or steam spurts out from
the heater or the expansion kettle,
please stop the engine. Open the engine
hood after the steam disappears. If no
coolant or steam spurts out, please keep
the engine in operation status and
confirm that the cooling fan is in working
status. If no, please turn off ignition
switch.
FRIENDLY TIPS
In order to avoid injury, please keep
the engine hood closed until steam
vanishes. Spurt of steam or coolant
indicates very high pressure.
3. Check whether there is obvious
coolant leakage at the heater, the hose
and the car bottom. However, if the air
conditioner in operation generates water
drop, it is a normal phenomenon.
FRIENDLY TIPS
While the engine is in operation,
please keep your hand and clothe
away from the fan and the engine
conveying belt for a certain distance.
4. If the coolant leaks, please turn off the
engine immediately. Notify BYD car
authorized service station for help.
5. If there is no obvious leakage, please
check the storage box of coolant. If it is
dry, please add coolant into the storage
box until reaching between two scale
lines while the engine is in operation.
FRIENDLY TIPS
While the engine and the heater are in
high temperature, do not take off the
heater cover. Otherwise, steam or
fluid in high temperature spurting out
due to pressure.
6. Check the coolant level in storage box
again after the engine coolant
temperature drops to normal level.
Increase it to appropriate scale if
necessary. Much drainage of coolant
indicates leakage in the system. Please
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contact BYD authorized service station
for examination as soon as possible.
The Car Has Flat Tires
1.
Please reduce car speed gradually
and keep a straight line while
driving. Pull the car off the road and
stop at a safe place away from busy
traffic. Do not stop at the central
divergence on a highway. Please
stop the car on a solid and flat
ground.
2.
Turn off the engine and turn on the
emergency flash.
3.
Pull up the parking control
mechanism
and
set
the
transmission at neutral position.
4.
All passengers on the car should
get off the car and go to a place
away from traffic.
5.
Please
read
the
instruction carefully.
Emergency Handling 4-6
following
FRIENDLY TIPS
When lifting the car with a jack,
please follow the instruction below to
reduce severe injury risk.
● Observe the regulation on lifting
a car with a jack.
● Do not place any part of your
body under the car lifted by the
jack. Otherwise, it might cause
injury.
● While the car is lifted by a lifting
jack, do not start or operate the
engine.
● Stop the car on flat and solid
ground, pull up the parking
control mechanism tightly and
set the transmission at neutral
position.
If necessary, be sure to put a
stopper under the tire in the
diagonal direction of the tire to
be replaced.
● Be sure to set the jack at a
proper lifting point. Improper
position of the lifting jack might
damage the car. If the car falls off
the jack, it might cause injury.
● When the car is supported by the
jack only, people should not get
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under it.
You cannot lift the car with a jack
unless you replace a tire.
If someone stays in the car, do
not lift the car.
While raising the car, do not
place anything on or under the
jack.
Lift the car to keep a height
enough to remove and replace a
tire.
NOTICE
Stop driving the car if a tire leaks.
Even if you drive for a short distance
on a leaking air, the tire might be
damaged to an extent that cannot be
repaired.
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Required tools and spare tire
How to use triangular the warning
sign:
FRIENDLY TIPS
While you repair the car on a public
road, make sure to place the triangular
the warning sign 100-200 m behind
your car to warn coming the vehicles
and avoid risk. After finishing repair,
please take back the triangular the
warning sign for future use.
3. Release the supporting back of the
triangular the warning sign as shown in
the following figure.
Notes: Face the red side of the
triangular the warning sign to coming the
vehicles and place it 100-200 m behind
the car.
Triangular the Warning Sign
1. Take out required tools and spare
tire
1. Tool bag
2. Spare tire
The triangular the warning sign is
used to warn coming cars and avoid
risk such as collision with the car
which is parked or repaired due to
very fast speed and late braking.
How to use:
3. Triangular the warning sign
In order to repair the car by yourself in
an emergency, you have to know how to
use the lifting jack and various tools as
well as their storage place.
1. Take the triangular the warning sign
out from its box.
2. Combine components into a closed
triangular.
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Baffle the wheel
Loosen the wheel nut
To remove the spare tire, use the
notch at the end of the wheel wrench
grip to unscrew the bolts and remove
them. Then, take out the spare tire
from the car.
2. While lifting the car with a jack,
please place a blocking piece under
the tire in the diagonal direction or
the leaking tire to prevent the car
from sliding.
3. Loosen all wheel nuts of the wheel.
While storing a spare tire, please place
the external wheel on its position
downward. Then, fix the tire in a
opposite way of above stated procedure
to prevent the tire flying forward in a
collision accident or emergent braking.
While baffling the wheel, please place
the blocking piece in the front of a front
wheel or behind a rear wheel.
Before lifting the car, please loosen the
wheel nut firstly.
Rotate the wheel nut counterclockwise
and loosen it. To obtain the maximum
torque, please set the spanner on the
nut and place the spanner handle on the
right side as shown in the figure. Hold
the end of the spanner handle and pull it
upward. Take care not to slide the
spanner off the nut.
Do not remove the nut.——Please
loosen it halfway.
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FRIENDLY TIPS
Do not apply lubricant or the engine
oil on the bolt or the nut. Otherwise,
the nut might be loosened and the
wheel might come off to cause severe
accident.
Lift the car (jack figure modified)
FRIENDLY TIPS
When the car is supported by the jack
only, people should not get under it.
Exchange tire
Locate the jack (jack figure modified)
5. Lift the car to a height that is enough
to install a spare tire after confirming
that no people are in the car.
Remember, installation of a spare tire
requires more distance from the ground
than removing a leaking tire.
4. Please place the jack at a proper
supporting point.
Make sure that the jack is set on flat and
solid ground.
When lifting the car, please insert the jack
handle into the jack (loose joint) and
rotate it clockwise. When the jack touches
the car and starts to rise, please check
whether the jack is located properly.
6. Remove the wheel nut and replace
the tire.
Remove the leaking tire immediately
and put it aside.
Roll the spare tire to the installation
place and align the bolt with wheel
orifice. Lift the wheel until the upmost
bolt enters the wheel orifice. Rotate the
wheel and push it backward until all the
other bolts enter the wheel orifice.
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Before installing the wheel, please clear
all corrosive substance off the
installation surface with a wire brush.
While installing a wheel, if the metal
sides on the installation surface do not
contact well, the wheel nut might be
loosened and the wheel might come off
while driving.
Reinstall wheel nut
Lower the car
7. Reinstall all wheel nuts
8. Lower the car to the ground and
tighten the wheel nut.
Reinstall wheel nut (wedge-shaped end),
tighten the wheel nut manually. Try to
push the wheel backward to see
whether it can be tightened further.
FRIENDLY TIPS
Do not apply lubricant or the engine
oil on the bolt or the nut. This will
tighten the nut excessively and
damage it. Otherwise, the nut might
be loosened and the wheel might
come off to cause severe accident. If
there is oil the engine or lubricant on
the bolt or the nut, please clear them.
Emergency Handling 4-10
To lower the car, please rotate the jack
counterclockwise.
Please use the wheel spanner only to
tighten the nut. Do not use other tools or
any lever tools except your hand, such
as a hammer, a hose or your foot.
Confirm that the spanner surrounds the
bolt tightly.
Tighten the bolt little by little in the
shown sequence. Repeat the procedure
until all nuts are tightened.
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FRIENDLY TIPS
When lowering the car, please
make sure that all parts of your
body and other people nearby
would not be damaged.
Please use a spanner with
103N·m (10.5kgf·m) torque force
to tighten the wheel nut
immediately after replacing the
wheel. Otherwise, the nut might
be loosened and the wheel might
come off to cause severe
accident.
FRIENDLY TIPS
In accordance with installation
technique requirement, single
side unbalance of wheel assembly
should be less than or equal to
5g·cm.
service station for inflation to reach a
proper air pressure value.
Remember to install the tire air valve
cover. Otherwise, dust and damp air
might enter the air valve to cause air
leakage. If you the air valve cover is lost,
please use a new one.
FRIENDLY TIPS
If there are people or objects near the
car, do not push the car. The car
might suddenly move forward or
backward after getting out of trouble
and cause injury or damage to other
people or objects.
10. Put away all tools, jack and
leaking tire.
The Car Needs Towing
After replacing the wheel, please using a
torque spanner to tighten the wheel nut
to a torque value specified in chapter 8,
have the leaking tire repaired by
technicians.
After replacing wheel
FRIENDLY TIPS
Before driving, please make sure that
all tools, jack and leaking tire are
stored in place firmly to reduce injury
risk In the case of collision or
emergent braking.
9. Examine air pressure of replaced tire.
If the Car Gets Stuck
Adjust tire pressure to the value
specified in chapter 8. If the air pressure
value is lower than specified value,
please drive your car slowly to a nearby
If the car gets stuck in snow, mud or
sand, please try to push the car
forward and backward to get out of it.
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While towing the car, please use proper
towing equipment to avoid damaging the
car.
Emergency Towing
Improper towing method would damage
the car. Although most towing personnel
are familiar with a correct towing method,
there is always mistake. In order to
avoid damage to the car, please take the
following precautions.
Maybe, a short distance can be towed at
a low vehicle speed only on a hard
surface by using such a towing method.
If you need a towing the vehicle, it is
recommended to contact BYD
authorized service station.
If you cannot contact a towing
company, please connect the towing
cable to an emergent towing hook
under the car and tow the car
temporarily. Take great care when
towing the car.
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Emergency Handling 4-12
Do not tow the car from behind
while its four wheels are on
ground. Otherwise, it might
cause severe damage to the
transmission.
The driver must sit in the car to drive the
car and control the brake.
Precautions for Towing:
Use safety chain system when towing
the car and observe national, provincial
and local laws. Wheel and car axle
which contact the ground should be in
good status. If they are damaged,
please use towing trolley.
●
NOTICE
Use specified towing hook only.
Otherwise, it might damage the
car.
At the same time, wheel, car axle,
transmission system, steering wheel
and brake must be in good status.
FRIENDLY TIPS
Please take great care while towing a
car. Avoid dramatic starting or
unsteady driving. Otherwise, it might
cause great stress on emergency
towing hook and towing cable/chain.
The towing hook and towing
cable/chain might be broken and
cause severe injury or car damage.
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NOTICE
Only
use
dedicated
towing
cable/chain. Tie the cable/chain on
the towing hook tightly.
Release the parking control mechanism
and set the transmission at neutral
position before towing. Switch the
ignition switch to ACC (turn off the
engine) or ON (turn on the engine).
FRIENDLY TIPS
If the engine doesn’t run, power
assisting device of the brake and the
steering gear does not work.
Therefore, it is more difficult to
change direction and brake than
usual.
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Chapter 5
Anti-Corrosion and Automobile Exterior
Maintenance
Anti-Corrosion of BYD New F3 Car .......................................... 5-2
Instruction on Lacquer Surface Maintenance .......................... 5-3
Car Washing and Waxing ......................................................... 5-4
Inside Cleaning ....................................................................... 5-6
Anti-Corrosion and Automobile Exterior Maintenance 5-1
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Anti-Corrosion of BYD New F3 Car
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When some parts of the car is wet
or damp for a long time, even if
other pars remain dry, it will also
cause corrosion.
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The items stated above represents that
it is important to keep the car clean,
especially car bottom, and recover
damaged paint layer and protection
layer as soon as possible.
High pressure or steam is very
effective to car chassis and wheel
cover washing. As it is difficult to
see mud and dirt at these places,
please take great care. If you only
dampen mud or debris instead of
removing them, it might cause
greater harm. Do not block the
lower edge and threshold board of
car doors and water outlets of the
car frame with dust. Otherwise
water accumulated at these places
will cause corrosion.
●
High temperature might cause
corrosion to car components which
are not dried due to lack of proper
ventilation.
●
After winter, please wash the car
chassis thoroughly.
To prevent corrosion of BYD New F3
car, please observe the following
rules:
For more tips, please refer to “car
washing and waxing”.
Proper car maintenance prevents the
car from corrosion for a long time.
Car corrosion is most often caused by:
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Alkaline substance, dust and damp
air are accumulated below the car
where it is hard to reach.
Paint layer or bottom layer is
damaged by slight collision or stone
or gravel.
If you live in a special area or drive
the car in a special environment, be
sure to take care.
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Alkaline substance or chemical
substance on the road might
accelerate corrosion. Air in coastal
area or industrial pollution area also
contains alkaline substance.
High humidity might accelerate
corrosion, especially when the
environment temperature is just
above zero.
Wash the car regularly. Regular
washing keeps the car clean. However,
in order to prevent corrosion, please
observe the following points.
●
If you drive the car on a road
containing alkaline substance or at
seaside, please wash the travelling
part of the car once a month at least
to reduce corrosion.
Anti-Corrosion and Automobile Exterior Maintenance 5-2
Examine paint and decoration parts. If
you find any fragment or flaw on the
paint layer, please make repair
immediately to prevent corrosion. If the
fragment or the flaw comes off the metal
surface, please contact BYD authorized
service station for repair.
Examine car inside. Moisture and dust
are accumulated under the floor mat and
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cause corrosion. Please examine the
mat and ensure that it is dry. When
transporting
chemical
substance,
detergent, chemical fertilizer and salt,
please take extra care and use proper
container. If the liquid splashes out or
leaks, please clean it immediately and
keep dryness.
Use a splash guard. For example,
when driving on saline alkali area or
gravel road, the splash guard can
protect the car. A splash guard with
larger size which approaches the
ground is preferred. The small splash
guard for the wheel cover of BYD New
F3 is an optional part. BYD authorized
service station will install splash guard
for your car.
Park the car at a well ventilated
garage or roofed place. Do not stop
the car in a damp and badly
ventilated garage. If you wash the car
in a garage or drive the car on watery or
snowy road, the garage will become
damp and cause corrosion. Even if the
garage is dry, bad ventilation will still
corrode damp car.
Instruction on
Maintenance
Lacquer
Surface
Pay attention to the following points in
car maintenance.
1. Please clear dust on the car before,
while and after you drive the car to
reduce absorption of dust by static
electricity on the car.
2. Wash after rain. Water stain will shrink
gradually after rain, which increases
acid substance concentration. If you do
not wash it off, it would damage paint
surface.
3. Be sure to let the engine cool down
before washing your car. Don't clean
your car in the hot sun or at a high
temperature in order to avoid any mark
resulting from the dried detergent. While
washing the car by yourself, please use
dedicated detergent and fresh neutral
water. Do not use washing powder, soap
water or detergent with strong alkali,
which might wash off oil in the paint
surface and accelerate paint surface
ageing. When washing in the garage, do
not use dewaxing detergent to avoid
damage to the paint surface. Especially
when driving in coastal area or severely
polluted area, please wash the car once
a day.
4. Use clean and soft cloth or sponge to
clean car and avoid mixture of metal
chip and sand. Do not use dry cloth, dry
tower or dry sponge to clean car to avoid
scratching. Wipe the car in the direction
of flowing water, do not draw circles or
wipe horizontally.
5. For some special and very corrosive
trace (such as asphalt, bird shit or
insect), please clean it immediately. In
this case, please use dedicated
detergent. Do not use blade to scratch it
or use gasoline to eliminate it, which
might damage the paint surface.
6. Do not touch the car paint surface
with oily hand or wipe the paint surface
with oily cloth. Do not place oily tool or
cloth stained with organic solvent on the
car to avoid chemical reaction.
7. If there is no obvious scratch on the
paint surface, do not paint the car for a
second time to avoid un-matching paint
color or bad bonding.
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8. If the car isn’t in use for a long time,
please park it in a garage or well
ventilated place. Cover it with dedicated
car cover in winter. Please select a
shady place to park your car.
Car Washing and Waxing
9. Avoid intense impact, bump and
scratch on paint film. If there is scar,
dent or coming off on the paint surface,
please make repair immediately. A
professional automobile beauty shop is
preferred.
In the following cases, paint layer might
come off and parts might be corroded,
please wash the car immediately.
10. To wash a plated metalware, please
use carbon detergent and regularly
wash it to protect it.
11. To wash decoration parts of the car,
please use quality detergent. While
waxing the car, do not use too much
force to avoid penetrating the painting
layer and expose the base.
Irregularly wax the paint surface and
regularly (once per quarter) to receive
maintenance
in
a
professional
automobile shop and recover gloss of
the paint surface in time.
How to wash a BYD New F3 car
Wash the car with a normal method.
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Drive in coastal area.
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Drive on road surface spread with
anti-freezing agent.
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The car is stained with coal tar,
resin, bird shit or dead insect.
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Drive in an area where there is
large amount of fume, coal ash,
dust, scrap iron or chemical
substance.
The car is stained by dust or mud.
How to wash BYD New F3 car
manually
Wash the car in a shady place after
the car body cools down.
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FRIENDLY TIPS
When washing the mat bottom or
chassis, take care not to hurt your
hand.
1. Use water to wash off loosened dirt
and all mud or alkaline under the car
and dent on the wheel.
2. Use neutral detergent to wash the car.
Follow
the
instruction
of
the
manufacturer for detergent mixture ratio.
Use the soft cloth with detergent. Do not
wipe with force. Use soap water and
clean water to remove dirt.
3. Wash it thoroughly. Dried soap water
might leave a trace. Please use clean
water to wash off the car thoroughly
after washing the car in a hot day.
4. In order to avoid water trace, please
use a clean soft towel to dry the car body.
Do not wipe or press with force.
Otherwise, it will scratch the paint
surface.
Plastic decoration part of the wheel:
Plastic wheel decoration part is subject
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to damage caused by organic substance.
If any organic substance sprays on the
decoration part, be sure to use water to
wash it off and check whether the
decoration part is damaged.
NOTICE
Do not use organic goods (gasoline,
kerosene, volatile oil or strong
solvent), which might cause toxicity
or damage.
FRIENDLY TIPS
Do
not
install
plastic
wheel
decoration part which is severely
damaged. Otherwise the decoration
part might comes off the wheel and
cause an accident while the car is
travelling.
Automatic Car Washing Station
Aluminum wheel: Only use neutral soap
water or neutral detergent.
Plastic bumper: Take care while
washing it. Do not use detergent
containing grinding material to clean as
the front side of the bumper is soft.
Asphalt from the road: Use turpentine or
detergent which does not damage paint
surface to perform cleaning.
You may wash your car in an automatic
car washing station. However, please
note that some brushes, unfiltered water
or machine-defined washing procedure
might damage the paint surface.
Scraped paint surface might reduce
endurance and gloss of paint surface,
especially for a dark color car. Staff of
the car washing station will recommend
a preferred washing procedure which is
safer to the car paint surface.
Waxing for BYD New F3 Car
In order to maintain surface gloss, it
is recommended to polish and wax
the car body.
1. Before waxing the car, please wash
the car and dry the car body, even if
combination of detergent and car wax is
used.
2. Use quality polishing agent and car
wax. If polishing condition of the car is
severely weathered, please use car
polishing agent which is separated from
car
wax.
Strictly
follow
the
manufacturer’s
description
and
precautions. Chromeplate surface and
paint surface should also be polished
and waxed.
3. On a large contact surface, if water
forms droplet and stays on the surface,
please wax the car again.
NOTICE
If the car is painted again and parked
in
a
high-temperature
painting/waxing workshop, please
remove the plastic bumper, which is
vulnerable to high temperature.
Please wax your car once a month or
when the car surface fails to resist water.
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Inside Cleaning
Seat Belt
FRIENDLY TIPS
Do not wash the car floor with clean
water or cause water to flow into the
floor while washing outside/inside of
the car, as water might enter audio
components or other electric comp
-onents on or under the carpet (mat)
and cause malfunction or cause
corrosion of the car.
Use neutral soap water or slightly
warm water to clean a seat belt.
Use sponge or soft cloth and check
whether the seat belt buckle is
excessively worn, damaged or cut
during cleaning.
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Carpet
Use quality foam-type detergent to
clean carpet.
Firstly, use a vacuum cleaner to absorb
all dust. Several types of foam detergent
are applicable. Some are packed in
spray can. Some are powder or liquid,
which generates foam when mixed with
water. Use sponge with foam or brush to
clean carpet. Clean it in a circular way.
Do not use water in order to keep the
carpet dry. Read carefully and follow
strictly instruction on detergent use.
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Do not use dye or bleacher to
clean seat belt buckle. Oth
-erwise, it might weaken the
strength of seat belt.
Do not use seat belt until they are
dried.
Air
conditioner
control
panel,
automobile audio, the instrument
panel, control panel and switch should
be cleaned with damp soft cloth.
Dip a clean soft cloth in water or slightly
warm water, and then wipe off dust
gently.
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Doors and windows
Doors and windows may be cleaned
with any family detergent.
NOTES
When cleaning the inside of rear
window, take care not to scrape or
damage the heater strip or the
connector.
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Do
not
use
organic
substance (solvent,
keros
-ene, alcohol, gasoline) or
acid/alkali solvent. Such kind
of chemical substance might
fade stain or strip the car
surface.
To use detergent or poli
-shing agent, please confirm
that it does not contain
substance stated above.
When using a new type of
liquid washing agent, do not
splash it onto internal sur
-face of the car. The liquid
might contain above stated
composition. Clean splashed
liquid quickly with the above
stated method.
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Leather ornament inside the car
Leather ornament may be cleaned
with neutral detergent applicable for
woolen fabric.
Use soft cloth with 5% neutral detergent
applicable for woolen fabric to wipe off
dust. Then, use a clean wet cloth to
clean all detergent left.
Use a clean soft cloth to dry it after
washing it or if any leather part gets wet.
Dry the leather in a well ventilated shady
place.
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If neutral detergent cannot wash
dirt off, you can use detergent
without organic solvent.
Never use volatile oil, alcohol,
gasoline, acid/alkali fluid or other
organic substance to clean
leather. They might fade the
leather.
Use of nylon brush or artificial
fiber cloth might damage pattern
on the leather surface.
Dirty leather decoration parts
might generate mould. Take care
to avoid oil stain and always
keep decoration parts clean.
Exposure to sunshine for a long
time might harden or shrunken
leather
surface.
Therefore,
please park your car at a shady
place, especially in summer.
As temperature inside the car
tends to rise in hot summer, do
not place articles made of
ethylene, plastic or wax on
decoration parts. These articles
might be adhered to the leather
in high temperature.
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Improper washing of leather
parts might cause fade or
generate speckle.
In the case of any doubt about car
washing, please contact local BYD
authorized service station.
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Chapter 6
Maintenance Knowledge
Maintenance ........................................................................... 6-2
Signs for Repair Arrangement ................................................. 6-3
Maintenance Schedule for BYD New F3 Sedan ....................... 6-4
Maintenance Knowledge 6-1
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Maintenance
Regular Maintenance is Important
BYD strongly recommends you to
maintain a BYD New F3 car in
accordance with maintenance schedule
in the following page to protect a new
car. Regular maintenance helps in the
following way.
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Fuel saving
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Extension of service life
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Joy of driving
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Safety driving
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Steadiness driving
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Warranty compliance
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Compliance with government rules
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Receive car maintenance in BYD
authorized
service
station
in
accordance with “BYD New F3 car
maintenance manual”.
Maintenance Knowledge 6-2
BYD New F3 is designed to be a car
with economic driving and economic
maintenance. Many maintenance items
are unnecessary any more. To ensure
that the car travels in the optimistic
efficiency, please maintain it in
accordance with maintenance schedule.
Where to maintain your car?
Local BYD authorized service station is
a preferable place for maintenance.
BYD technicians are well trained
professional personnel. They will
receive related technical proceedings,
maintenance essentials, internal training
plan for authorized service station and
updated service data.
BYD authorized service station has
invested large amount of fund to provide
tools and maintenance equipment
dedicated for BYD cars. It helps
complete work and reduce cost.
Maintenance department of BYD
authorized service station provides
reliable and economic maintenance
schedule for your car.
What a driver himself can do for
maintenance?
As long as a driver is aware of some
basic mechanical common knowledge
and basic automobile tools, many
maintenance items can be performed by
the driver himself. For a simple
description, please refer to Chapter 7.
Please note that some maintenance
work requires professional tools and
technique. Please leave these items to a
qualified technician. Even if you are an
experienced
technician,
it
is
recommended that you should leave
repair and maintenance work to BYD
authorized service station, which will
make maintenance record. The record is
useful for maintenance service.
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Pay attention to performance, sound
change and visual omen for repair of the
car. Some important situations are as
follows:
While driving on a flat ground in a
straight line, the car inclines to one
side.
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Abnormal
noise
related
suspension device movement.
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The engine stalls, is unsteady or
bangs.
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Driving force drops obviously.
Loss of braking effect; Sponge-like
feeling of braking pedal or clutch
pedal; pedal almost touches the
floor; the car inclines to one side
while braking.
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Abnormal the engine noise.
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Water leakage on car bottom (if air
conditioner in operation drips water,
it is normal.)
Temperature of the engine coolant
continues rising.
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Abnormal exhaust noise (This can
be an indication that there is
leakage of dangerous carbon
monoxide. It is necessary to drive
your car with its windows open and
immediately check its exhaust
system.)
to
In the following cases, please contact
BYD
authorized
service
station
immediately for adjustment or repair.
FRIENDLY TIPS
Do not continue driving a car which
has not been examined. Otherwise, it
might cause severe car damage and
personnel injury.
Air leakage of tire; excessive tire
noise while turning; uneven tire
wearing.
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Maintenance schedule for BYD New
F3 car
Maintenance schedule for BYD New
F3 car ensures steady, safe and
economic driving.
Requirement of maintenance schedule
BYD New F3 car should be maintained in accordance with normal
maintenance schedule (refer to maintenance schedule).
For maintenance interval, please
refer to the schedule depending on
travelled distance or time interval.
The earlier one governs.
Maintenance items which have
expired should be performed in the
same time interval.
Maintenance interval of each item is
recorded in the maintenance schedule.
Rubber hose (used for cooling and
heating system, braking system and
fuel system) should be examined by
a qualified technician in accordance
with BYD New F3 maintenance
schedule.
These are very important maintenance
items. A hose with degradation or
damage should be replaced immediately.
Please note that rubber hose degrades
as time goes on and causes expansion,
wearing or rupture.
Maintenance Knowledge 6-4
When driving a car in one or more of the following special conditions, some
maintenance schedule items require more frequent performance.
A. Road condition
B. Driving condition
1. Drive on bumpy, muddy or melted
snow road
1. Tow a trailer, use camp trailer or top
bracket
2. Drive on dusty road
2. Within 8 km, repeated short-distance
trip, surrounding temperature below
0 degree of centigrade.
3. Long-term idling and/or low speed
long-distance driving, such as police
car, taxi or delivery car.
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Maintenance Schedule
Maintenance Operations: I=to examine, repair, or replace if necessary; R=to replace, change, or lubricate; C=to clean.
Maintenance
interval
Milometer readings or months, whichever comes earlier
× 1,000 km (kilometers)
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Maintenance
Month number
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items
Basic parts of the engine
1 Check whether there is flaw, flying scrap or wearing
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2 Check the ignition cable for damage
3 Replace the engine Ordinary service condition
timing belt
Harsh service condition
4 Check whether control system of crank case works
normally
5 Check and replacing the spark plugs
6 Check whether cooling water pipe is damaged and
confirm whether connection part is locked
7 Examine the engine coolant level inside water
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8 Replace the engine coolant
9 Check whether air filter Ordinary service condition
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Harsh service condition
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10 Replace the air cleaner Ordinary service condition
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Maintenance interval
Milometer readings or months, whichever comes earlier
× 1,000 km
(kilometers)
Maintenance items
Month number
11 Check the oil level of the manual transmission
Ordinary service
condition
12
Replace
the
manual
transmission oil
Harsh service
condition
Ordinary service
condition
13 Check and replace the CVT
transmission oil
Harsh service
condition
Replace lubricant and oil filter inside CVT transmission.
Ordinary service
condition
14 Check and replace the DCT
transmission oil
Harsh service
condition
Ordinary service
condition
15 Replace engine oil
Harsh service
condition
Ordinary service
condition
16 Replace oil filter element
Harsh service
condition
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No need to replace. To be examined and refueled every year or every
20,000 km
To be replaced every 40,000 km
To be replaced every 60,000 km
After initial 55000km/, check oil every 60000km. If necessary, replace oil
R: Reduce cycle if necessary
To be replaced every 6 months or every 5,000 km
Every 3,000 km
To be replaced every 6 months or every 5,000 km
Every 3,000 km
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17 Check battery electrolyte
18 Check idle speed
19 Check ignition timing
20 Check the crankcase ventilation hose
21 Check valve clearance
22 Check exhaust pipe connection for leakage
23 Throttle body
24 Injection nozzle
25 Check oxygen sensor
26 Check three-way catalytic converters
Fuel and exhaust purification control system
27 Check fuel filter
28 Fuel tank cap, fuel pipes and connections
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interval
Maintenance
items
Milometer readings or months, whichever comes earlier
× 1,000 km
(kilometers)
Month number
29 Active carbon canister
Chassis and car body
30 Brake pedal and parking control mechanism
31 Brake lining and brake disc
32 Brake fluid
33 Brake system pipes and hoses
34 Power steering fluid
35 Steering wheel, tie rod
36 Drive shaft boots
37 Ball pins and boots
38 Front/rear suspension components
39 Tires and air pressure
40 Check front wheel alignment and rear wheel alignment
41 Check wheel bearings for play
42 Air-conditioning or heating system
43 Air conditioning filter
44 Coolant for air conditioner/cooling device
45 Check airbags system
46 Check the vehicle body for damage
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Notes:
Specification for “harsh service condition” only applies to a car used in a harsh service condition. Severe usage condition
includes the following items:
1.
Drive in dusty area or coastal area or the car is often exposed to salty air;
2.
Drive on bumpy, watery or mountainous road;
3.
Drive in a cold area;
4.
Drive in a cold season or the engine idles for a long time or the car often travels for a short-distance trip;
5.
Frequently use brake and slam the brake;
6.
Serve as towing the vehicle;
7.
Serve as taxi or commercial the vehicle;
8.
Driving time in crowded traffic exceeds 50% of total driving time at a temperature above 32 ℃;
9.
Driving time at a speed of 120 km/h or more exceeds 50% of total driving time at a temperature above 30 ℃;
10. Overload driving.
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Chapter 7
Section 1
Self-Maintenance
Preface
Appearance of the Engine Compartment .................................. 7-2
Fuse Layout ............................................................................ 7-3
Precautions for Self-Maintenance ............................................. 7-3
Positioning of the Jack ............................................................ 7-5
Preface 7-1
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Appearance of the Engine Compartment
Preface 7-2
1.
Assembly of distribution box
2.
Oil Dipstick for the engine oil level
3.
Overflowing kettle of the engine
cooling fluid
4.
Engine oil filler cap
5.
The storage battery
6.
Radiator
7.
Electric the cooling fan
8.
Condenser
9.
Windshield glass cleaner reservoir
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Fuse Layout
Precautions for Self-Maintenance
If you perform maintenance by
yourself, please follow the procedure
specified in this chapter.
Please note that incorrect or incomplete
maintenance will cause operation
problem.
For electric components protected by
various fuses, please refer to Chapter 8
“fuse and relay”.
This chapter only gives a description for
simple maintenance which you can
perform by yourself. As stated in
Chapter 6, some maintenance item
must be performed by a qualified
technician with dedicated tools.
Please take extra care when performing
in order to prevent injury accident.
Please follow these precautions which
require extra attention.
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FRIENDLY TIPS
While the engine is running,
please keep your hands, clothes
and tools away from fan and
transmission belt of the engine in
operation. (It is better to take off
your ring, watch or necktie.)
When a car has just completed
travelling, the temperature of its
engine compartment is very high,
including the engine, radiator,
exhaust pipe, power steering
fluid reservoir and spark plug
cover. Please take care and do
not touch it. The temperature of
the engine oil, liquid and spark
plug is also very high.
If the engine temperature is high,
do not remove radiator cap or
loosen discharging plug to avoid
scorching.
Do not leave paper, cloth or
anything inflammable in the
engine compartment.
Before working on electric the
cooling fan or radiator guard,
please confirm that the ignition
switch is turned off. When
turning on the ignition switch, if
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the
engine
cooling
fluid
temperature rises and/or the air
conditioner is turned on, the
electric the cooling fan of the
engine
will
start
running
automatically.
Do not smoke a cigarette near
the fuel tank or the storage
battery in order to avoid spark or
flame, which might cause fire.
When handling the battery, be
sure to be particularly careful
because the battery contains
sulfuric acid (electrolyte) which
is
highly
poisonous
and
corrosive.
When the car is jacked up only
by the body jack, no people is
permitted to stay under the car.
Be sure to support the car with a
motorcar jack or other firm strut.
Whether you work on or under a
car, be sure to wear a pair of
goggle to prevent yourself from
the dropping or falling objects
and splashing liquid.
Used the engine oil contains
potential pollutant, which might
cause skin inflammation or skin
cancer. Please take care not to
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contact these types of the engine
oil for a long time or frequently.
Please use soap and clean water
to clean used the engine oil
stained on your skin.
Do not put away the engine oil in
a place which is within the reach
of a child.
Use – a - safe - and
environment-friendly method to
handle used the engine oil and
filter. Do not dispose used the
engine oil and filter together with
household garbage, into sewer
or onto ground. For recycle or
disposal method, please consult
BYD authorized service station.
As braking fluid might damage
your eye and paint surface, please
take care when filling braking fluid.
If the fluid splashes into your eyes,
please wash your eyes with clean
water immediately. If your eyes still
feel uncomfortable, please go to
the hospital for examination.
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Please note that the storage
battery and ignition oil have
strong current or high voltage.
Please take care of short circuit
caused by an accident.
If cooling fluid flows over, please
wash it off with water in order not
to damage parts or paint surface.
Do not have dirty objects or other
objects fall into spark plug
orifice.
Do not lift the external electrode
of spark plug on the central
electrode side.
You can only use spark plug of
specified type. Other types of
spark plug might damage the
engine, lose performance or
generate radio interference.
Do not fill too much power
steering
fluid.
The
power
steering fluid level should be
between MIN and MAX.
If braking fluid flows over, please
wash it off with water in order not
to damage parts or paint surface.
Do not drive the car while the air
filter is removed. Otherwise, the
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engine
might
be
worn
excessively and backfire might
cause fire in the engine
compartment.
Please take care not to scrape
glass surface with the wiper.
When closing the engine hood,
check whether there is any tool,
cloth or other object left in the
engine compartment.
Front
Positioning of the Jack
Rear
To lift a car with jack, please place the
jack at a proper position.
FRIENDLY TIPS
While lifting it up, please observe the
following regulation to reduce injury
risk.
● Do not inhale waste gas
exhausted from the engine.
Waste gas contains carbon
monoxide, which is a colorless
and odorless gas. It might cause
consciousness loss and even
death.
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Do not place any part of your
body under the car lifted by the
jack. Otherwise, it might cause
injury.
While the car is lifted by a jack,
do not start or operate the
engine.
Please park the car on a flat
ground and confirm that the
parking control mechanism is
pulled up. If necessary, please
baffle the wheel on the opposite
side of the lifting point.
Be sure to place the jack at a
proper lifting point. Improper
position of the jack might
damage the car. If the car falls off
the jack, it might cause injury.
When the car is supported by
jack only, do not crawl under the
car. Please use car supporting
bracket.
Do not lift the car while someone
stays in the car.
While raising the car, do not
place anything on or under the
jack.
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NOTES
Be sure to place the jack properly.
Otherwise, it might damage the car.
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Chapter 7
Section 2
Self-Maintenance
Engine and Chassis
Check the Engine Oil Level....................................................... 7-8
Check the Fluid Level of the Transmission ............................... 7-10
Check the Engine Coolant Level ............................................... 7-11
Check Radiator and Condenser ................................................ 7-12
Check Tire Pressure ................................................................. 7-12
Check and Replace Tire............................................................ 7-13
Replace Tire.............................................................................. 7-14
Exchange Tire ........................................................................... 7-15
Notes on Aluminum Tire ............................................................ 7-16
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Check the Engine Oil Level
4. Pull out oil Dipstick and place a piece
of cloth at its end and check oil level.
NOTES
Do not dip the engine oil onto the
vehicle parts.
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If oil level is lower or slightly higher
than low oil level, please fill the
engine oil of the same type into the
engine.
While the engine is in working
temperature, please turn off the engine
and check oil level with oil dip rod.
1. In order to obtain a correct reading,
please park your car on flat ground.
Please wait for a few minutes after
turning off the engine until the engine oil
collects at the bottom of the engine.
2. Pull out oil Dipstick and place a piece
of cloth at its end and clean it.
3. Insert Oil Dipstick again. Please insert
it to the end. Otherwise, the indication is
not accurate.
Engine and Chassis 7-8
Remove the engine oil cap, fill small
quantity of the engine oil every time and
check oil dip rod. It is recommended that
you use funnel to fill the engine oil.
NOTES
Do not dip the engine oil onto the
vehicle parts.
Do not add too much fuel.
Otherwise, the engine might be
damaged.
After adding fuel, please check
oil level on oil Dipstick again.
Selection of the engine oil
Please use lubricant approved by BYD
authorized service station or the
equivalent in compliance with the
following class and viscosity.
Class of gasoline the engine oil:
The appropriate quantity of required the
engine oil is between low level and high
level for reference.
SAE 5W—30
above -30 ℃
SAE 15W—40 above -15 ℃
When oil level reaches normal scope,
please install filling cap and fasten it
manually.
API class, SG level or above.
Quantity: 3L
Recommended
viscosity (SAE):
the
engine
oil
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API classification mark
SL. The middle part of the label is SAE
viscosity class, such as SAE 10W-30.”
Energy-Conserving” shown at the lower
part indicates that the engine oil saves
oil.
Certificate mark of ILSAC (International
Lubricant Standardization and Approval
Committee) is attached in the front of
the container.
If the engine oil of SAE 10W-30 or
higher viscosity in very cold weather,
it is difficult to start the engine.
Therefore, it is recommended to use
SAE 5W-30 the engine oil.
ILSAC certificate mark
Engine oil identification mark
There is one or two API registration
marks on some oil containers for
reference of oil selection.
API classification mark might be
attached at any place of the container.
The upper part of the label shows the
engine oil quality specified by API
(American Petroleum Institute), such as
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Check the Fluid
Transmission
Level
of
the
Please replace transmission fuel in
accordance with driving time and
distance specified in the maintenance
table. Now, discharge all fuel in the
transmission and add new transmission
fuel again.
Manual transmission
How to check BYD5T-14 transmission
oil level
When the transmission is at 80 ℃
which is a normal operation temperature,
park your car on horizontal ground and
check transmission oil level. Remove
the bolt at the filling inlet of transmission
oil (filling orifice and oil level
examination orifice in the following
figure) and touch oil level in the bolt
orifice with your finger. At this time, oil
level should reach the edge of bolt
orifice. Otherwise, please add BYD
manufactured manual transmission fuel
(MTF) until it flows over the filling inlet.
Then, put the filling inlet bolt back and
tighten it.
If you are not aware how to check oil
level and add oil, please contact BYD
authorized service station.
Please note that gear oil should not
contain water. Otherwise, it might rust
transmission parts.
CVT transmission
1.
Gear oil level
If BYD manufactured MTF (manual
transmission fuel) is not available, API
approved gear oil is recommended as a
substitute. For a specific type, please
refer to maintenance manual or contact
BYD authorized service station.
Engine and Chassis 7-10
Notes on adding fuel
Application
scope:
A new
the
transmission box is installed on a new
car (empty oil cooler with size of 440 x
120 mm)
Before the transmission box is delivered,
some oil is added.
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Firstly, pull off oil filling screw plug
on the top of the transmission box
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Add 4.10 ± 0.05 L transmission fuel
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Put back oil filing screw plug again
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Application scope: All the other
examination and addition (oil level
examination, refuel……)
After fueling for the first time, check oil
level with the following method (if it is
necessary to refuel, such as repair and
oil
replacement).
For
oil
level
examination procedure, please follow
notes on adding fuel and the following
procedure:
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Shift gear to D position (forward
gear).
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Release braking pedal.
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Press the accelerator gently to
reach minimum 60 km/h (engine
speed not higher than 2500 rpm).
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Release accelerator until the car
stops (any noise caused by air flow
circulation when the engine is
started disappears).
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Wait for 10 seconds.
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Shift gear to P position (parking
position)
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Keep the engine operating at its
idling speed.
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Remove oil level screw plug.
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At least 0.2 L of oil runs out from the
tube after removing the screw plug.
(Otherwise, it indicates that initial oil
quantity is not enough).
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Wait for a few minutes until oil
begins to drop from oil level screw
plug mouth.
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Put back oil level screw plug.
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Turn off the engine.
Tightening torque is 18~24 Nm
2. Procedures for inspection of oil
level
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Start the engine and let it idle 10
seconds at least (Note: When the
engine starting, it is normal that you
can hear the sound from the
internal circulation of system.)
Shift the shift lever into various
gears (P-R-N-D), and stay 5
seconds at each gear before
shifting into next one.
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Increase oil temperature and drive
carefully (increase car speed for at
least three times during
0~60 km/h) for at least 5 minutes or
until the transmission box
oil temperature rises to about 60℃.
Park the car on a horizontal ground
or on a slope.
Check the Engine Coolant Level
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Press the braking pedal.
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Wait for 2 seconds.
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Shift in R (Reverse).
While the engine is cooled, check the
transparent coolant overflow kettle. If
the coolant level in the overflow
kettle is between “MAX” and “MIN”
mark lines, it meets requirement. If
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the fluid level is low, please add
coolant. (For coolant type, please
refer to the following “coolant type
selection”.)
Coolant level in the overflow kettle
varies with the engine temperature.
However, if the fluid level is at or below
“MIN”, please add coolant. Make the
liquid fluid to reach “MAX” line.
Selection of coolant type
Please use coolant specified by BYD
authorized service station only. Please
select proper coolant type to inject into
cooling system in accordance with
environment temperature.
Use of improper coolant might damage
cooling system of the engine.
If the coolant level drops within a short
time after adding coolant, the system
might leak. Please check radiator, hose,
radiator cap, discharging plug and pump
visually.
NOTES
Do not use excessive quantity of
water, as excessive quantity of water
might damage cooling system of the
engine in winter.
If no leakage is found, please contact
BYD authorized service station to test
cap pressure and check whether there is
leakage in the cooling system.
For detailed description, please contact
BYD authorized service station.
FRIENDLY TIPS
In order to prevent scorching injury,
do not try to remove the radiator cap
while the engine is hot.
Engine and Chassis 7-12
NOTES
In order to prevent damage of
radiator and condenser, do not
operate by yourself.
Check Tire Pressure
Keep proper tire pressure.
For recommended cold tire pressure
and tire size, please refer to Chapter 8.
Check tire pressure once every two
weeks or every month. Please
remember to check air pressure of spare
tire.
Check Radiator and Condenser
Improper tire pressure will consume oil,
reduce driving comfort, shorten service
life of tire and affect driving safety.
If any of the above stated parts is dirty or
its condition is unclear, please contact
BYD authorized service station.
If a tire requires frequent inflation,
please contact BYD authorized service
station for examination.
FRIENDLY TIPS
In order to prevent scorching injury,
do not touch radiator or condenser
while the engine is hot.
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FRIENDLY TIPS
Keep proper tire pressure. Otherwise,
it might cause the following cases
and severe injury.
Low tire pressure (insufficient
inflation)
● Excessive wearing
● Improper wearing
● Difficult to control
● Air
leakage
caused
by
overheating tire
● Weakened sealing performance
of tire edge
● Tire deformation and/ or tire
separation
High
tire
pressure
(excessive
inflation)
● Difficult to control
● Excessive wearing of tire pattern
center
● Hard part of road is likely to
cause tire damage
When examining tire pressure, please
observe the following instruction.
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Check Tire Pressure Only When
the Tire is Cold. If the car has
remained still for three hours or has
travelled for less than 1.5 km, you
can get correct cold tire pressure the
indication.
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Please Use Tire Pressure Gauge.
Judgment of tire pressure in
accordance with experience might
be incorrect. Additionally, even
difference of a few pounds might
affect comfort and control.
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Do Not Discharge the Tire or
Reduce Tire Pressure after
Driving. It is normal that tire
pressure is high after driving.
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Confirm that the Tire Air Valve
Cap is Installed. If air valve cap is
not installed, dust or dampness
might enter the air valve core and
cause leakage. If the air valve cap is
lost, please use a new one.
Check and Replace Tire
Check Tire
Check tire tread with tire wearing the
indication mark. If the indicator mark
is visible, please replace the tire.
BYD New F3 tire is has a tire tread
wearing the indication mark inside to
show when it is necessary to replace tire.
When tire tread depth is worn to 1.6 mm
or less, the wearing the indication mark
will appear. When wearing the indication
mark appears on two or more
neighboring pattern grooves, please
replace the tire. The thinner a tire tread
is, the higher the skid risk is.
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If the tire tread is worn to less than 4
mm, the snow tire function will be
lost.
It is also suitable for spare tire and
stored tire.
Replace Tire
In the case of tire damage such as
cutting, rupture, deep crackle or
expansion which exposes cord fabric,
it indicates inside damage of the tire.
Please replace the tire.
If a tire often leaks air or cannot be
repaired due to size and position of
cutting or other damage, please replace
the tire. If it cannot be determined,
please contact BYD authorized service
station.
If air leakage occurs, do not continue
driving. Even a short distance of travel
might cause un-repairable damage to
the tire.
Any tire of six years old or above
should be checked by a qualified
technician, even if there is no
obvious damage.
Even if a tire is not used or not
frequently used, ageing might cause
degradation.
Engine and Chassis 7-14
To replace a tire, please use another
one with same size and structure,
which has bearing capability equal to
or more than old one.
Any tire of different size or type might
severely affect setting of driving, riding,
speedometer/odometer, distance from
ground and distance between car body
and tire or tire chain.
FRIENDLY TIPS
Please
observe
the
following
instructions. Otherwise, it might
cause severe injury.
● Do not use radial tire, belt
oblique line tire or oblique
pattern cord fabric tire together.
Otherwise, it might cause typical
operation risk and cause the car
out of control.
● Do not use tire other than that is
recommended
by
the
manufacturer. Otherwise, it might
cause typical operation risk and
cause the car out of control.
Never Use an Old Tire on a BYD New
F3 Car.
It is dangerous to use a tire with unclear
history.
It is recommended to replace four
wheels at the same time or at least
the two the front wheels or the two
rear wheels.
For tire replacement procedure, please
refer to Chapter 4 “if tire leaks”.
After replacing a tire, please keep the
tire balanced.
Unbalanced tire might affect car
operation and service life of a tire.
Wheel in the normal operation might
also lose balance. Please conduct
irregular examination to keep the wheel
balanced.
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Exchange Tire
Selection of Tire Chain
Use tire chain with correct size.
In order to keep tire wearing to the
same extent and lengthen service life
of a tire, it is recommended to replace
tire every 10,000 km. However, the
most appropriate time for tire
replacement depends on a driver’s
daily driving habit and road
condition.
When replacing a tire, please check
whether there is unbalanced wearing or
damage.
Incorrect
tire pressure,
improper tire alignment, unbalanced
wheel or frequent braking might cause
abnormal wearing of a tire.
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Application rule of tire chain varies
with driving place or road type.
Therefore, please confirm local rules
before installing wheel chain.
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Installation of tire chain
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Install tire chain on the front wheel
very tightly. Do not use the tire chain
on rear wheel. Please tighten tire
chain again after driving for 0.5-1.0
km.
When installing tire chain on wheel,
please follow instruction provided by the
tire chain the manufacturer.
If wheel cover is in use, it might be
scraped by tire chain. Therefore, please
remove wheel cover before installing tire
chain.
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FRIENDLY TIPS
Travel speed should not exceed
50 km/h or the lower speed in
limit speed scope specified by
the tire chain the manufacturer.
Please drive carefully and look
out for protruding object, cavity
and sharp turn, which might
cause the car to jump.
When using tire chain, please
avoid sharp turn or wheel skid
braking. Otherwise, it might
inflict unfavorable effect on the
car.
While driving a car equipped with
tire chain, please take care.
Before turning, please decelerate
to avoid losing control of the car.
Otherwise, it might cause an
accident.
Exchange Tire
When replacing a tire
If a tire bends, cracks or is damaged
by severe corrosion, it must be
replaced.
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If you do not replace a damaged tire, the
tire might come off the wheel and the car
might get out of control.
Wheel selection
When replacing wheel, please use a
new wheel with same load capacity,
diameter, wheel width and offset as
the older one.
BYD authorized service station can
replace wheel correctly.
A wheel with different size or type might
inflict unfavorable effect on operation,
service life of wheel and bearing, cooling
of brake, speedometer/odometer setting,
braking
performance,
headlight
accuracy, bumper height, distance from
the ground, distance between tire or tire
chain and car body or chassis.
Do not replace with an old tire. The old
tire might have been disposed or have
run for a long way and fault might occur
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without any sign. Likewise, the aligned
bent wheel has damaged structure.
Therefore, do not use it. Do not use an
inner tube designed for a tubeless tire in
a leaking wheel.
FRIENDLY TIPS
As it might cause a typical operation
risk and the car out of control, please
do not use a tire other than that with
size recommended by the manuf
-acturer. Otherwise, it might cause
death or severe injury.
Notes on Aluminum Tire
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For a car equipped with aluminum
wheel, please check to make sure
the wheel nut is tightened within the
initial 1600 km.
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If a tire is exchanged, repaired or
replaced, please check to make sure
the wheel nut is tightened after
driving for 1600 km.
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While using tire chain, take care not
to damage the aluminum wheel.
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Please use BYD wheel bolt and
spanner designed for aluminum
wheel only.
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When adjusting wheel balance with
tire chain, please use BYD balance
block and plastic hammer or rubber
hammer only.
Just as with any other the vehicles,
please check to make sure the
aluminum wheel is not damaged. In
the case of damage, please replace
immediately.
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Chapter 7
Section 3
Self-Maintenance
Electrical Appliance Parts
Check the Battery Status .......................................................... 7-18
Check and Replace Fuse.......................................................... 7-19
Add Cleanser ............................................................................ 7-21
Replace Bulb ............................................................................ 7-21
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Check the Battery Status
Notes
FRIENDLY TIPS
Notes on the storage battery
The storage battery generates
inflammable and explosive hydrogen.
● While using a tool, do not
produce spark on the storage
battery.
● Do not smoke a cigarette or light
a match near the storage battery.
Electrolyte
contains
toxic
and
corrosive sulfuric acid.
● Do not contact your eyes skin or
clothe with electrolyte.
● Do not drink electrolyte by
accident.
● When working near the storage
battery, please wear safety
goggle.
● Please keep the children away
from the storage battery.
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If electrolyte enters eyes by
accident, please wash it with
clean water immediately and go
to hospital. If it is possible,
please wash the stained part with
sponge or clean cloth wetted
with clean water while going to
hospital.
If electrolyte splashes on skin,
please wash it off thoroughly. If
you feel ache or scorched,
please receive medical treatment
immediately.
If
electrolyte
splashes
on
clothes, it might penetrate
clothes to skin. Therefore, please
take
off
your
clothes
immediately. Please handle the
situation as stated above if
necessary.
If someone drinks electrolyte by
accident, he should drink large
quantity of clean water or milk.
He should also drink milk
containing magnesium oxide,
stirred raw egg or plant oil. Then
he
should
seek
medical
treatment immediately.
Check the storage battery outside
Check whether there is corrosion,
loosened connector, flaw or loosened
pressing tool.
1. If the storage battery has been
corroded, please use mixture of warm
water and baking soda to clean it. Apply
lubricant on connector outside to
prevent further corrosion.
2. If the connector is loosened, please
tighten clamp bolt. However, do not
tighten it excessively.
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c. Tighten the pressing tool to an extent
where the storage battery can be fixed.
Excessive tightening might damage the
storage battery box.
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Before
maintenance,
please
confirm that the engine and
accessory equipment are turned
off.
When examining the storage
battery,
please
remove
grounding cable off negative
connector (with “-” mark) and
reinstall it again at last.
Take care not to cause short
circuit when using a tool.
When washing the storage
battery, do not have the fluid
enter the storage battery.
Check the storage battery inside
Understand inside status of the storage
battery in accordance with description
on the crust of the storage battery and
the storage battery indicator.
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Charging the storage battery
without disconnecting cable
might
severely
damage
electronic control unit and
electric device of the car. Please
remove the storage battery cable
before connecting the storage
battery to charger.
If electric device of the car is
used for a long time while the
engine is off, the storage battery
might
discharge
excessive
electricity. Consequently, the car
might not be able to start and the
storage
battery
might
be
damaged permanently.
Do not use electric device for a
long time while the engine is off,
for example audio system, light
system.
When you leave the car, please
make sure that the car door is
locked and all electric devices
are turned off (such as light).
FRIENDLY TIPS
When electrolyte of the storage
battery is not enough, please replace
the storage battery instead of adding
electrolyte by yourself.
Check and Replace Fuse
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A type
C type
If headlight or other electric parts do
not work, please check fuse. If fuse is
burned, please replace it.
Fuse layout, Refer to Chapter 7-1 “Fuse
layout”.
Turn off ignition switch and parts that
do not work. Pull out the fuse in
question vertically for examination.
B type
Determine which fuse is out of order.
Circuit name of each fuse is marked on
fuse box cover. For control function of
each circuit, please refer to chapter 8 in
the manual.
Use a pulling tool to pull out the fuse of
type A. For position of pulling tool, refer
to 19 “piece puller” in figure “engine
compartment” in Chapter 8.
If it can not be determined whether fuse
has been burned, please replace the
fuse in question with a better fuse.
If fuse has been burned, please insert
new fuse into the socket.
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Please install the fuse with amperage
specified on fuse box cover.
If no spare fuse is available, In the case
of emergency, please pull out the fuse of
“29. In-car lamp” which is dispensable
during ordinary driving and replace with
it, if it has the same rated amperage.
If no fuse with the same amperage is
available, please use fuse with lower
amperage and try to reach the rated
amperage. If a fuse with amperage
lower than specified value is used, it
might be burned again, but this does not
mean any problem. Please replace with
correct fuse as soon as possible and
insert it into the socket.
It is recommended to purchase a set of
spare fuse and store it in the car for use
in emergency.
If newly replaced fuse is burned soon, it
indicates that electric system might have
a trouble. Please contact BYD authorized
service station for examination and
repair.
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After adding cleanser into overflow
kettle, please put funnel back to its
original position.
FRIENDLY TIPS
Never use fuse whose amperage is
higher than rated value or anything
else. Otherwise, it might cause
severe damage and cause fire.
NOTES
Do not use the engine anti-freezing
agent or other substitute. Otherwise,
it might damage paint layer of the car.
Add Cleanser
Replace Bulb
Before adding cleanser
Pull out the cleanser funnel and hang
it on support holder of the engine
hood.
If a cleaner does not work, it could be
because that the cleaner overflow
kettle might have become empty.
Please check cleaning mixture level
on level gauge. If cleanser level is
lower than “LOW”, please add
cleanser.
Clean water may serve as cleanser.
However, in a cold area, when
temperature is below 0 degree of
centigrade,
please
use
cleanser
containing anti-freezing agent. The
product is available in BYD authorized
service station and most automobile
parts shop. Refer to the manufacturer
instruction for mixture ratio of water.
The following diagram shows how to
remove a bulb. When replacing a bulb,
please confirm that ignition switch and
lamp switch are in OFF status. Use a
bulb with the same rated power as that
in the following table.
NOTES
Only the bulbs specified in the
following table can be used.
Top-mount stop light, tail stop light and
rear lamp are using LED. If the number
of burned LED goes against related
local regulation, please contact BYD
authorized service station for bulb
replacement.
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In order to prevent scald, do not
replace a bulb while it is hot.
As halogen lamp has pressurized
gas inside, please take great care.
If a bulb is scraped or falls down,
it might explode or crack. Please
hold plastic part or metal box of
the bulb. Do not touch glass part
of the bulb.
When the car travels in a rainy day or its
rear lamp cover is dampened after
washing the car, lamp shade of
headlight or other external lamps might
fog temporarily. Just as a windshield
glass fogs in a rainy day, the fogging
phenomenon is caused by temperature
difference between inside and outside of
lampshade, which is not a malfunction.
However, if there is large water drops
inside the lampshade or there is
accumulated inside the lamp, please
contact BYD authorized service station.
Voltage: 12V
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Bulb
W
Type
Over-cu
rrent (A)
Rear in-car
lamp
10
C10W
0.83
Headlight
(high beam)
55
H7
4.58
The trunk
lamp
5
W5W
0.41
Headlight (low
beam)
60
HB3
5
The front
position lamp
5
W5W
0.41
The front fog
light
55
H11
4.58
Rear position
lamp
0.4
LED
0.03
The front the
turn signal
light
PY21
W
Stop light
4
LED
0.33
21
1.75
Side the turn
signal light
5
W5W
0.41
Rear the turn
signal light
21
PY21
W
1.75
Head Light
Backup light
16
W16W
1.3
Rear fog light
21
W21W
1.75
Top-mount
stop light
16
W16W
1.3
Number plate
lamp
5
W5W
0.41
Door lamp
5
W5W
0.41
The front
in-car lamp
5
R5W
0.41
(Low beam — high beam)
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Higher Beam Headlight
1. Press the tongue reed and pull off the
Headlight connector as shown in the
figure.
If the connector is tight, please shake it.
3. Pull out ground wire and power line (if
they are fixed tightly, please shake
them). Then, press and pull out the jump
ring and take out the bulb.
1.
Press the tongue reed and pull off
the Headlight connector as shown
in the figure.
If the connector is tight, please shake it.
4. Replace the bulb.
2. Rotate dust cover clockwise and
remove it.
Installation procedure is reverse to
removal procedure.
After replacing a bulb, it is unnecessary
to modulate light again. If it is necessary
to modulate light again, please contact
BYD authorized service station.
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2.
Rotate the bulb counterclockwise
and remove it.
3.
Replace the bulb.
Installation procedure is reverse to
removal procedure.
After replacing a bulb, it is unnecessary
to modulate light again. If it is necessary
to modulate light again, please contact
BYD authorized service station.
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The Front the Turn Signal Light
The Front Fog Light
2.
Rotate
the
lamp
counterclockwise and remove it.
stand
1. Please press clips on both sides while
removing direction indicator connector
as shown in the figure.
1. Pull the clips on both sides wards and
pull down the fog lamp connector.
If the connector is tight, please shake it.
If the connector is tight, please shake it.
Press the bulb inward and rotate it
clockwise to remove it from lamp stand
and replace bulb.
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Side the Turn Signal Light
Rear Fog Light
The side the turn signal light is of
integrated type. If it is necessary to
replace bulb, please replace the side the
turn signal light as a whole.
2. Rotate the bulb counterclockwise and
remove it.
3. Replace the bulb.
Installation procedure is reverse to
removal procedure.
After replacing a bulb, it is unnecessary
to modulate light again. If it is necessary
to modulate light again, please contact
BYD authorized service station.
1. Use a straight screw the driver to lift
one side of the side the turn signal light.
Please wrap a layer of cotton cloth
around the straight screw the driver so
as not to scrape object surface.
1. Use a straight screw the driver to lift
the cover.
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Please wrap a layer of cotton cloth
around the straight screw the driver so
as not to scrape object surface.
Installation procedure is reverse to
removal procedure.
Assemble Rear Lamp
3. Rotate the lamp stand and pull it
outward to remove the lamp stand.
2. Press the tongue reed and pull down
the Headlight connector.
Rear the turn signal light and fog lamp
bulb are replaced in the same procedure
as backup light.
Installation procedure is reverse to
removal procedure.
4. Rotate the bulb and pull it outward to
remove the bulb.
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Top-mount Stop Light
Number Plate Lamp
2. Rotate the lamp stand counte
-rclockwise and pull out the lamp stand
backward.
1. Rotate the lamp stand of top-mount
stop light counterclockwise and pull it
out through the round hole on rear rack.
1. Press the tongue reed and pull off the
number plate connector as shown in the
figure.
If the connector is tight, please shake it.
2. Pull the bulb out of the bulb stand to
replace it. If it is inconvenient, please
pull off the connector too.
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3. Pull the bulb out of the bulb stand to
replace it.
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The Trunk Lamp
1. Pull the jack catch in the direction
shown in the figure to open the
lampshade.
2. Pull the bulb out of the bulb stand to
replace it as shown in the figure.
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Chapter 8
Specification of Parts
Maintenance Specification ........................................................ 8-2
Fuse and Relay......................................................................... 8-3
Specification of Parts 8-1
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Maintenance Specification
ESSO EZL799A
transmission fuel)
(CVT
automatic
Engine lubrication
Specifications of DCT transmission oil:
Class of gasoline the engine oil:
MTF 95+EP+FM/ Castrol G 052 171
SAE 5W—30
above -30 ℃
SAE 15W—40
above -15 ℃
Volume: 1.7L
API class, SG level or above.
Quantity: 3L
Cooling system
Total capacity: L
6.8L
Specification of gear oil used for manual
transmission:
Tire size
75W—90
≥-30℃
195/60 R15
80W—90
≥-15℃
Tire pressure, KPa (kg/cm )
2
API class, GL-4 level or above
Quantity: (DABS15-41 series): 2.1 L
(BYD5T-14 series): 1.6 L
Always use CVT automatic transmission
Specification of Parts 8-2
210(2.1)
Wheel bolt torque, N·m (kgf·m)
103(10.5)
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Fuse and Relay
Engine compartment
5. Spare fuse (20A)
Relay:
6. Spare fuse (25A)
1. A/C electromagnetic clutch
13. Void space
2. Headlight
14. Electronic fan (30A)
7. No.3 fan
15. ABS (25A)
8. IG2 relay
16. ABS(60A)
9. Claxon
16.ABS(40A)
10. No.3 fan
17. Spare fuse (30A)
11. ACC relay
18. Spare fuse (7.5A)
12. No.3 fan
19. Piece puller
37. Stop light
20. The front left higher beam (10A)
38. Main relay of electronic ejection
21. The front right higher beam (10A)
Fuse:
22. The front right low beam (10A)
3. Spare fuse (10A)
23. The front left low beam (10A)
4. Spare fuse (15A)
24. Start LOCK(15A) (483CVT)
Specification of Parts 8-3
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25. Void space
9. Clearance lamp (15A)
26. Headlight fuse (40A)
10. Stop light (15A)
27. BCM(25A)
11. Car door (25A)
28. Electronic injection (15A)-MT20U/2
or (30A)-M7.9.7.1
12. No.2 door window power supply (30A)
13. No.1 ignition switch power supply
(25A)
29. In-car lamp (15A)
14. The front fog light (15A)
30. Ignition switch No.2 power supply
(30A)
Instrument panel
31. Keyless(5A)
Fuse
32. Claxon (10A)
33. Warning lamp (10A)
34. TCU (15A) (483CVT)
34. Transmission motor power-supply
module TCU (30A)
35. Generator (5A)
1. ABS system (10A)
2. SRS system (15A)
3. Instrument (10A)
4. EFI constant current(15A)
5. Fuel pump (15A)
6. Luggage compartment lock (10A)
36. Main power supply (100A)
7. In-car diagnosis system (7.5A)
8. Windscreen wiper (20A)
Specification of Parts 8-4
15. Rear fog light (10A)
16. Starting power (7.5A)
17. Air conditioner (10A)
18. EFI System (15A)
19. Void space
20. Headlight control system (5A)
21. Cigarette lighter (15A)
22. Warm wind (40A)
23. Rear window defroster (30A)
24. No.2 door window power supply (30A)
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