owner’s manual
cordoba
auto emoción
Foreword
This owner's manual and the corresponding supplements should be read carefully to familiarise yourself
quickly with your vehicle.
Also, the regular care and maintenance and correct handling of the vehicle will contribute to the conservation
of its value.
For safety reasons, note the information concerning accessories, modifications and parts exchange.
If selling the vehicle, give all of the onboard documentation to the new owner because as this belongs with
the vehicle.
Contents
Contents
The structure of this manual
Content
......
............................
5
6
Radio-frequency remote control key* . . . . . . . . . .
65
Handbrake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Electric windows* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
68
Ignition lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Opening roof* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
71
Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Lights and visibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Stopping the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
74
Switches in the central console . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
77
Visibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
77
.........................
7
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
77
Introduction to the subject . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7
Interior lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
78
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8
Windscreen washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
80
Wiper blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
81
Rear-view mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
83
Safety First
Air Bag system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Safety for children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Front seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Head restraints* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Controls and equipment
. . . . . . . . . . 37
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Seats and luggage compartment
. . . . . . . . . 87
Front seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
87
Head restraints* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
89
Adjustable steering column* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
90
Pedal area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
91
Cruise control system* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Tips and Maintenance
. . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Filling the tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Petrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Diesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Intelligent technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Anti-lock brake system and traction control ABS . 131
Electronic stabilisation programme (ESP)* . . . . . 132
Power steering* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Luggage compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
91
Your vehicle and the environment . . . . . . . . . 135
93
The first 1,500 km – and afterwards . . . . . . . . . . 135
Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
37
Rear seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
39
Roof rack* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
94
Cleaning the exhaust fumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
41
Ashtrays*, cigarette lighter* and electrical sockets
95
Environment-friendly and economical driving . . . 137
47
Stowage box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
96
Trailer towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Digital display in the instrument panel . . . . . . . .
Warning lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controls on the steering wheel* . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
54
Opening and closing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
56
Climate control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Driving abroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
99
Care and maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Air conditioning* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Care of the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Heating and ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
58
Climatronic* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Checking and refilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Central locking* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
58
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Engine bonnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Tailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
62
Manual gearbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Anti-theft alarm system* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
63
Automatic gearbox* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Cooling system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
3
4
Contents
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Weights and measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Fixing points for tow bar* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Windscreen washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Vehicle identification data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Servicing and replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Vehicle identification data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Accessories, modifications and replacement of parts 171
Engine data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
If and when . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Petrol engine 1.2 47 kW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
First aid kit, warning triangle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Petrol engine 1.4 16V 55 kW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
On board tools, spare wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Petrol engine 1.4 16V 55 kW. Automatic gearbox . 216
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Petrol engine 1.4 16V 74 kW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Changing wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Petrol engine 2.0 85 kW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Diesel engine 1.4 TDI 51 kW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Changing bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Diesel engine 1.4 TDI 55 kW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Installing a radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Diesel engine 1.4 TDI 59 kW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
Mobile telephones and radio telephones . . . . . . 200
Diesel engine 1.9 SDI 47 kW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
Emergency starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Diesel engine 1.9 TDI 74 kW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
Tow start/towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Diesel engine 1.9 TDI 96 kW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
Lifting the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
Measurements and capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
Technical data
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
General notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
General considerations on technical data . . . . . . 207
General index
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
The structure of this manual
The structure of this manual
Before reading this manual it must be understood
This manual describes the scope of vehicle equipment at the time of
publication. Some of the equipment described here will not be available
until a later date, or is available only in certain markets.
Because this is a general manual for the CORDOBA, some of the equipment
and functions that are described in this manual are not included in all types
or variants of the model; they may vary or be modified depending on the
technical requirements and on the market; this is in no way deceptive
advertising.
Illustrations are intended as a general guide, and may vary from the
equipment fitted in your vehicle in some details.
The direction indications (left, right, front, rear) appearing in this manual
refer to the normal forward working direction of the vehicle except when
otherwise indicated.
The equipment marked with an asterisk* comes in series only in
determined model versions, are supplied as optional only for some
versions, or are only offered in different countries.
® All registered marks are indicated with ®. Even if the copyright symbol
does not appear this does not mean that the mark is not copyrighted.
The section is continued on the following page.
K
Indicates the end of a section.
WARNING
Texts with this symbol contain safety information. They warn you of serious
dangers, possibly involving accident or injury.
Caution
Texts with this symbol draw your attention to a possible risk of damage to
your vehicle.
For the sake of the environment
Texts with this symbol refer to points relevant to the protection of the
environment.
Note
Texts with this symbol contain additional information of a more general
nature. K
5
6
Content
Content
This manual is structured to give you the information you need as quickly
and clearly as possible. The contents of this Manual are grouped into
relatively short sections making up chapters (e.g.“Air conditioning”). The
entire manual is divided into five large parts which are:
1. Safety First
Information on the vehicle equipment relating to passive safety such as seat
belts, airbags, seats, etc.
2. Controls and equipment
Information about the distribution of controls in the driver position of the
vehicle, about the seat adjustment possibilities, how to create a suitable
climate in the passenger compartment, etc.
3. Tips and Maintenance
Advice relating to driving, care and maintenance of your vehicle and certain
problems which you may solve yourself.
4. Technical Data
Figures, data, dimensions and measurements (for example fuel
consumption) of your vehicle.
5. Alphabetic index
At the end of this manual there is a detailed alphabetical index, this will
help you to rapidly find the information you require. K
Introduction to the subject
Safety First
Introduction to the subject
You will find important information, tips and notes on passive
safety in your new CORDOBA in this chapter.
We have detailed everything you need to know about, for example,
seat belts, Air Bags, child seats, safety for children and head
restraints.
Please pay particular attention to the notes and warnings in this
chapter– in your own interest and in the interest of all passengers.
Please drive carefully. K
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
7
8
Seat belts
Seat belts
Frontal collisions and the laws of physics
Why have seat belts?
It has been proven that seat belts give good protection in
accidents. In most countries, therefore, the wearing of seat belts is
required by law.
WARNING
• The belts should be put on before every journey – even in town traffic.
This also applies to rear seats. Pregnant women too should always wear a
seat belt. This is the only way to guarantee protection for the unborn child!
For more information on this point ⇒ page 14.
B1H-118
Fig. 1
CON-004
Fig. 2
• The routing of the belt is of major importance to the protective effect of
the belt. How the belt should be worn is described on the next pages. K
1000 kg
This illustration shows a car driving towards a wall ⇒ fig. 1. The
vehicle occupants are not belted in.
Seat belts
The physical principle of a frontal crash is easy to explain.
9
The danger of not using the seat belt
As soon as the vehicle is moving, so-called “kinetic energy” is
created by the movement of the vehicle, in the vehicle itself as well
as in the vehicle occupants.
The extent of the “kinetic energy” effect depends largely on the
speed of the vehicle and on the weight of the vehicle and the
vehicle occupants.
The higher the speed and the greater the weight of the vehicle, the
more energy must be dispersed should an accident occur.
The speed of the vehicle is, however, the more important factor. If,
for example, the speed increases from 25 km/h to 50 km/h, the
kinetic energy increases fourfold!
As the vehicle occupants in our example are wearing no seat belts,
their entire kinetic energy can only be dispersed through the crash
into the wall, should a crash occur. The consequences would be
severe or possibly even fatal injuries.
B1H-120
Fig. 3
B1H-160
Fig. 4
If you are driving at a speed of only 30 km/h to 50 km/h, forces
which can easily exceed 1000 kg are exerted on the body should
an accident occur.
The forces exerted on the body will increase further at higher
speeds, e.g. At twice the speed the forces increase fourfold!
Vehicle occupants not wearing their seat belts are thus not
“linked” to their vehicle.
In a frontal crash, these people will continue to move forward at
the same speed as the vehicle was travelling before the vehicle
crashed! K
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
10
Seat belts
In case of a frontal collision accident, the occupants who are not
belted up are thrown forwards and collide with parts of the vehicle
interior, e.g. the steering wheel, instrument panel or windscreen.
Seat belts which are worn properly contribute to the correct seating
position of the vehicle’s occupants. The seat belts help reduce
kinetic energy considerably.
Vehicle occupants who are not belted in may even be thrown out of
the vehicle. This could even lead to serious injuries.
They also prevent uncontrollable movements which can also be the
cause of severe injuries.
The wide spread opinion that you can protect your body with your
hands in the event of a light accident is not correct. Even at low
speeds of collision, forces which cannot be deflected act on the
body.
Vehicle occupants who wear their seat belts correctly benefit
greatly from the fact that kinetic energy is absorbed by the belt.
The vehicle front structure and other passive safety measures, such
as the Air Bag System, also guarantee a reduction in kinetic
energy. The energy created is thus kept to a low level and the risk
of injury reduced.
It is also important that occupants sitting in the rear seats are
belted in as they can also be thrown out of the vehicle in the event
of an accident. Somebody sitting in the rear and not using a seat
belt is endangering not only himself but also the occupants of the
front seats. K
Our examples describe frontal crashes. These physical principles
also apply, of course, to other types of accidents and to vehicles
with the Air Bag System.
This is why you must put on your seat belt before every journey,
even if you are only going “just around the corner”. Please also
ensure that your passengers are correctly belted in.
Protecting seat belts
You have seen how seat belts function in the case of an accident
on previous pages.
Accident statistics have proven that the risk of injury is reduced
and the chance of survival in a serious accident is increased if the
seat belt is worn properly.
For this reason, the wearing of seat belts is a legal requirement in
most countries.
The correct method of wearing the seat belt, and how the Air Bag
System functions, is described on the following pages. K
B1H-123
Fig. 5
Seat belts
Safety notes on using seat belts
WARNING (continued)
• Two people (including children) must never be secured with one belt. It is
particularly dangerous to belt your child in when it is sitting on your lap.
• The belt strap should not be worn over hard or breakable articles
(glasses, ball pens, etc...), as it may cause injuries.
• Bulky and loose clothing (e.g. an overcoat on top of a jacket), hinder
correct fitting and working of the seat belt.
• The belts give maximum protection only in the correct seating position ⇒
page 87.
• You must always keep your feet in the foot well during a journey – never
on the dashboard or on the seats.
• The belts must be kept clean as dirt may affect the proper functioning of
the retractors (see "Care of the vehicle" chapter).
B31-151C
Fig. 6
• The slot for the belt tongue must not be blocked with paper or anything
similar, as the tongue can otherwise not engage properly.
• Check your seat belts regularly. If you find any damage on the belt, belt
WARNING
• The belts should be put on before each journey – even in town traffic!
This also applies to the rear seats.
connections, retractor or the locking pieces, the belt must be replaced by a
Technical Service Centre.
• The seat belts may not be removed from the vehicle or modified in any
• The maximum level of protection by the seat belts can only be attained if
way. Do not attempt to remove the seat belts yourself.
the belts are worn properly.
• Belts which are stressed and thus stretched in an accident must be
• Please ensure that the belts are put on exactly as described in this
replaced by a Technical Service Centre. At the same time, have the belt
anchorages checked.
chapter.
Putting the seat belt on underneath your arm, for example, would
considerably increase the risk of injury in the case of an accident!
• The belt must not be twisted or caught, nor should it be allowed to rub on
any sharp edges.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Note
In some export countries seat belt functions could differ from the 3 point or
lap belts described on the next pages. K
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
11
12
Seat belts
The mechanism will also lock the belt when accelerating, driving down
steep gradients or cornering.
How are seat belts put on properly?
WARNING
Seat belts can only give their maximum protection in an accident if the
backrest is in an upright position and the belt is fitted closely to the body.
• Pull belt by the tongue slowly and smoothly across the chest and hips.
• Push the tongue into the locking part of the seal until it engages audibly
(pull to test!).
B1H-127
WARNING
Fig. 7
Putting 3 point belt on
You must adjust the front seat to your height before fastening the seat belt.
See the "Front seats" chapter.
For the centre rear seat, it must be taken into account that the back of the
seat must be perfectly locked in position for correct functioning of the
seatbelt ⇒ page 94.
The inertia reel belt gives complete freedom of movement when pulled
slowly. Sudden braking, however, will cause the belt to lock.
The tongue must be pressed into locking part designated for that seat and
seat belt. The protective effect of the belt will otherwise be negatively
affected and the risk of injury increases! K
Seat belts
Seat belt position
13
WARNING
The shoulder part of the belt must run roughly across the centre of the
shoulder, on no account against the neck and must also be firmly in
contact with the body.
The lap part of the belt must fit tightly across the pelvis– not across the
stomach. If necessary, pull the belt tight.
• Please ensure that the seat belt is fitted properly. A seat belt which is
worn incorrectly could also cause injury in an accident.
• A seat belt which is worn too loosely could cause injury as your kinetic
energy will throw your body further forward in an accident and it will be
caught abruptly by the seat belt. K
B31-167C
B31-119C
Safety First
Fig. 8
Adjusting the seat belt height
Fig. 9
Controls and equipment
TO8-052
Tips and Maintenance
Fig. 10
Technical Data
14
Seat belts
WARNING
Pregnant women should always wear a seat belt too. The lap part of the
belt should be as low as possible across the pelvis so that no pressure is
exerted on the abdomen. K
Seat belt release
B1H-131
Fig. 11
With the aid of the belt height adjustment the routing of the
shoulder belt for the front seats can be set to fit the body properly.
• To adjust, push the upper relay fitting in the direction shown,
hold in this position and move up or down so that the shoulder
part of belt runs roughly across the centre of the shoulder ⇒ fig. 10
– on no account against the neck.
• After adjusting, pull the belt with a jerk to ensure that the relay
fitting is properly engaged.
B1H-132
Fig. 12
Note
The seat height adjustment* can also be used to adjust belt routing on
front seats.
Taking three point belt off
To release the belt, press the red button in the lock. The tongue will
then spring out.
Pass the tongue towards the door by hand so that the retractor can
roll the belt up properly. A plastic knob in the belt holds the tongue
in a convenient position. K
Seat belts
15
Lap belt*
B1H-134
B1H-133
Fig. 13
Fig. 15
The centre place on the rear seat is fitted with a lap belt.
The belt lock is used in the same way as on the three point inertia
reel belts.
For safety reasons a lap belt not being used should always be
connected to the buckle.
WARNING
• The lap part of the belt must fit tightly across the pelvis– not across the
stomach. If necessary, loosen the belt.
• Pregnant women should always wear seat belts too. The lap part of the
belt should be as low as possible across the pelvis so that no pressure is
exerted on the abdomen.
B1H-135
Safety First
Fig. 14
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
16
Seat belts
To lengthen belt hold the tongue at right angles to belt and pull
belt through to the required length ⇒ fig. 14.
WARNING
The belt is easier to adjust if tongue and cap are pressed together.
• Any repair work on the tensioner system, such as the removal or
To shorten belt it is only necessary to pull the free end of belt.
installation of system components required for other repair works, should
be performed only by a Technical Service Centre.
The surplus belt length is taken up by moving the plastic slide. K
Belt tensioner*
Safety for the belted-in driver and front passenger is increased by
the belt tensioners fitted to the inertia reels of the front 3 point
seatbelts to supplement the Air Bag.
In the event of serious front collisions, the system is activated by
sensors which trigger a pyrotechnical charge on both belt
automatic retractors.
This makes the devices roll up and tighten the tensioners.
• The protective function of the belt tensioner is capable of operating only
once. If the belt tensioners have been activated at any time, the system
must be renewed.
• If you sell the vehicle, please pass on this Manual to the new owner.
Note
• Smoke is released when the tensioners are activated. This smoke does
not indicate a fire in the vehicle.
• It is extremely important to observe all safety regulations when the
vehicle or any of the system components are scrapped. Technical Service
Centres are familiar with these regulations and can provide the necessary
details. K
Air Bag system
17
Air Bag system1)
Description of front airbags
50
3
2
4
rpm x 1000
90 130
1/1 1/2
0
90
5
70
60
6
50
100
km/h
120
140
160
180
20
220
240
0
8
200
30
10
0
80
40
7
1
260
o
IBN-044
Fig. 17
AIRBAG
Supplementing the three-point seat belts, the Air Bag system
offers additional protection for the driver’s and passenger’s head
and chest in a serious frontal collision.
B6L-0001
Fig. 16
In serious lateral collisions the side Air Bags reduce the risk of
injury to the body parts exposed to the danger for the front seat
occupants.
The Air Bag system is not a replacement for the seat belt but a
complementary element of the passive safety concept of the
vehicle. Please note that the best possible protection to be offered
by the Air Bag system can only be effective when the seat belts are
fastened.
Therefore, the seat belts should always be used, not only for
reasons of statutory regulations, but also for safety.
Also bear in mind the instructions from the "Seat belts" chapter.
1)
This equipment will vary according to the country.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
18
Air Bag system
The driver’s front Air Bag is located in the central cushioned part of
the steering wheel.
The passenger’s front Air Bag1) is located in the dash panel above
the glove compartment.
Both are marked with "AIR BAG".
The side Air Bags1) are located on the backside of the front seats ⇒
fig. 18 and are marked with "AIR BAG" on the upper part of the
back.
Head Air Bags* are fitted on the right and left sides, beneath the
roof lining. These are identified with the inscription "AIR BAG". The
labels are located on the upper linings of struts A, B, and C.
The head Air Bags completely cover the window area on both sides
of the vehicle.
WARNING
The seat belts and Air Bag system only offer maximum protection when
seated correctly. K
Components of the system
The system basically consists of:
• an electronic control and monitoring unit (control unit)
• two front Air Bags
Description of side and head airbags
• two head Air Bags
• two side Air Bags
• a warning lamp in the instrument panel.
Air Bag functions are controlled electronically:
• Each time that the ignition is turned on, the Air Bag warning light will light
for about 3 seconds.
• If at least one of the Air Bag devices is deactivated, the warning light will
flash for approx. 12 seconds.
There is a defect in the system if
• When switching on the ignition the warning lamp does not light.
B1H-209
• Following the connection of the ignition, the warning light will not go off
until after approx. 3 seconds.
Fig. 18
• After the ignition is switched on the warning lamp goes out and comes
back on.
1)
This equipment will vary according to the country.
Air Bag system
• The warning lamp lights or flashes while driving.
19
Description of front airbags1)
WARNING
When a defect is present the system needs to be checked immediately by a
Technical Service Centre. Failure to do so will jeopardise proper functioning
of the Air Bag in the case of an accident. K
When are the Air Bags activated?
The Air Bag system is designed so that the driver’s side Air Bag
and Passenger’s side Air Bag are triggered in case of a serious
frontal collision.
B1H-194
In case of a serious lateral collision, the corresponding lateral Air
Bag1) and head Air Bag1) on the side of the impact will be triggered.
Fig. 19
In certain accidents the frontal1), lateral1) and head1) Air Bags may
be triggered.
When the system is triggered, the bags are inflated by gas opening
in front of the driver and passenger.
The Air Bag system will not be triggered in case of light frontal and
lateral collisions, rear collisions and overturning. In these cases,
the vehicles occupants are protected in the conventional way by
the seat belts.
The Air Bag inflation is considerably rapid and takes fractions of a
second, to offer the best protection in the case of an accident.
Information about the operation and possible faults of the system
may be found on the previous page.
It is not possible to define globally when exactly the Air Bag system
will be triggered given that the circumstances of each impact may
vary enormously.
During inflation, the Air Bag emits a fine dust. This is quite normal
and there is no fire risk. K
WARNING
• It is important to maintain a distance of at least 25 cm from the steering
wheel or instrument panel so that the front seat occupants have the best
1)
Safety First
Controls and equipment
This equipment may change from one country to another.
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
20
Air Bag system
WARNING (continued)
Function of side airbags1)
possible effective protection if the system is triggered. The front seats must
always be correctly adjusted to the body height.
• If you are not wearing a seat belt or lean forward whilst driving or are
sitting in the wrong position, you are open to a higher risk of injury in an
accident when the Air Bag System inflates.
• Children must never be allowed to sit unsecured on the front seat whilst
the vehicle is in motion. If the Air Bag System is triggered during an
accident, children could be seriously injured or killed. For further important
points please refer to the chapter on “Safety for children”.
• No persons, animals or objects should be located between the frontseat occupants and the effective range of the Air Bags.
• The protective function of the Air Bag will only be triggered for one
accident. If the Air Bag has been triggered, the system must be replaced.
B1H-210
Fig. 20
• The steering wheel padded plate and the padded surface of the Air Bag
module on the passenger side of dash panel must not have stickers
attached, nor should they be covered or re-worked in any other way. These
parts should only be cleaned with a dry cloth or a cloth moistened with
water. No other items such as, for example, telephone or cup holders
should be attached to the Air Bag module.
When the system is triggered, the bags inflate using gas.
The Air Bag inflates in a split second to be able to offer additional
protection during an accident.
• The components of the Air Bag system must not be modified in any way.
⇒ page 18 you will find notes on the function and possible
Any work involving the Air Bag or the removal or installation of the Air Bag
system components for other repairs (such as repairs to the steering wheel)
should be carried out only by the authorised technical services.
defects in the system.
WARNING
Note
It is extremely important to observe all safety regulations when the vehicle
or any components of the Air Bag system are scrapped. Technical Service
Centres are familiar with these regulations and can provide the necessary
details. K
• Any repairs to the side Air Bag, such as the removal or assembly of any
system component in connection with any other repair work (e.g. removing
the front seat), should only be performed by a Technical Service Centre. The 1)
This equipment will vary according to the country.
Air Bag system
WARNING (continued)
21
WARNING (continued)
correct functioning of the Air Bag system could otherwise be adversely
affected.
• If the seatbelt is not worn or an incorrect seating position is adapted (for
voyage, they are automatically exposed to a higher risk of injury in the
event of an accident especially if they are seated in the passenger seat.
They may be seriously injured or even killed as a result. K
example leaning to one side) during a voyage, there is a higher risk of
injury due to the deployment of the Air Bag in the case of an accident.
• To guarantee a maximum of protection from the lateral Air Bag, a correct
Function of head airbags*
seating position should be adapted and the seatbelt should always be
worn.
When the system is triggered, the bags inflate using gas.
• There should be no person, animal or object between the front
passengers and the action zone of the Air Bag. Also, no accessory or any
other object should be installed in the deployment area of the lateral Air
Bag that may impede its operation or even cause injury to the occupants of
the vehicle.
• Only light articles of clothing should be hung on the coat hooks. No
heavy or sharp-edged items should be left in the pockets.
• No excessive pressure should be applied to the sides of the backrest, nor
should they be subjected to undue pushing or shoving etc. as the system
could be damaged as a result. The side Air Bags would not be triggered
should this happen!
• Do not fit seat covers on the driver’s or passenger seat. Otherwise, the
functioning of the side Air Bag could be limited since it could not come out
of the seat back. For further notes refer to the chapter “Accessories,
modifications and replacement of parts”.
• Any damage to the original seat covers or to the seam in the module area
of the side Air Bag must be repaired as soon as possible by a Technical
Service Centre.
• The protective function of the Air Bag will only be triggered for one
accident. If the Air Bag has been triggered, the system must be replaced.
In this way, the entire window area is protected as well as the door
frame areas (up to mid-door range), thus protecting passengers in
the front and rear seats.
The inflated Air Bag will lose pressure relatively slowly through its
tissue due to the pressure caused by the lateral movement of the
occupant. In this way the risk of damage to the upper body due to
a crash is greatly reduced.
When the lateral Air Bag is deployed*, the head Air Bag is
automatically deployed on the side of the impact.
Information about the operation and possible faults of the system
may be found ⇒ page 18 .
WARNING
• No modifications should be made to any components of the Air Bag
system.
• Any repairs to the head Air Bag, including assembly and removal of any
parts of the system (for example, the roof lining), should only be performed
by qualified personnel, so as to avoid damaging system functionality.
• If children are leaning to one side or adapt an incorrect position during a
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
22
Air Bag system
WARNING (continued)
• Only hang lightweight articles of clothing from the hooks inside the
Air Bags must not be deactivated unless there are specific reasons
to do so, such as:
• Keep the area between passengers and the Air Bag deployment zone free
• in the exceptional case where it may become necessary to use a
child seat in the passenger seat, where the child is facing
backwards.
of other people, animals, or objects. In order for the Air Bag to inflate
correctly (and for safety reasons), no persons, animals or objects should be
located within the deployment range of the Air Bags.
• if it is not possible to keep a minimum distance of 25 cm
between the center of the steering wheel and the breastbone even
though the driver’s seat is in the correct position.
vehicle. Do not place any heavy or sharp-edged objects inside the pockets.
Additionally, avoid using hangers when hanging clothes.
• Only use rolldown blinds in the rear windows if they do not block the Air
Bag deployment area and jeopardise its functioning. Disregarding this
caution could result in serious injury.
• The Air Bag protection module will only be effective for one accident.
Once the system has been deployed it must be replaced.
K
• if handicapped people need special equipment in the steering
wheel area.
• if special seats are fitted (i.e. orthopedic seats without side Air
Bags).
See the Technical Services for information about which Air Bags
may be deactivated in your vehicle.
If you yourself disconnect the passenger Air Bag using the key lock
AIR BAG OFF” warning light will constantly
switch1) ⇒ page 23, an “A
remind you that the Air Bag is deactivated.
Deactivate Air Bags
Always activate the Air Bags when possible, to protect the
occupants of the vehicle in case of a collision.
12
16
Deactivation of the passenger Air Bag for the installation of a child
seat
VOLT
In the exceptional case where it may become necessary to use a child seat
in the passenger seat, where the child is facing backwards, it is essential to
deactivate the passenger Air Bag.
We still recommend the installation of the child seat uniquely on the rear
passenger seat, and to avoid the need to deactivate the passenger Air Bag. CON-011
Fig. 21
1)
This equipment will vary according to the country.
Air Bag system
If use of the child seat has ceased, the passenger Air Bag must be
reconnected.
23
Key lock switch1) for deactivation of passenger
Air Bags
Before the use of child seats, please read carefully the section on "Safety
for children" .
WARNING
If in an exceptional case where you may wish to install a child seat in the
passenger seat, where the child is facing backwards, it is essential to
deactivate the passenger Air Bag. To not do so will put the child at risk of
serious or even fatal injury. For any doubt about the deactivation of the
passenger Air Bag, consult the Technical Service. K
B6L-0013
12
Fig. 22
16
VOLT
CON-011
1)
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Fig. 23
This equipment may change from one country to another.
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
24
Air Bag system
By using the key lock switch in the glove box it is possible to
deactivate and activate the frontal and lateral passenger Air Bags.
This measure is necessary in the exceptional cases where a child
seat must be installed in the passenger seat.
In general, child seats should only be fitted in the rear seats of
the vehicle.
Reactivate the Air Bags as soon as possible, the prompt
reactivation of the Air Bags will offer necessary protection.
WARNING
The driver of the vehicle has the responsibility of ensuring the correct
position of the switch.
Activation
• Turn the ignition to the off position
ON” position using the ignition key.
• Turn the key lock switch to the “O
AIR BAG OFF” warning
• Ensure that when the ignition is switched on, the “A
light does not come on.
WARNING
The key lock switch should only be used with the ignition in the off
position. If not, faults may be introduced into the system preventing the
triggering of the Air Bag or even an unwanted deployment.
“AIR BAG OFF” warning light (Air Bag deactivated)
This warning light will light when the ignition is turned on as long as the
passenger Air Bags are deactivated.
The warning light will flash in case of any anomaly in the Air Bag. In this
case a Technical Service must be visited.
Deactivation
• Turn the ignition to the off position
OFF” position using the ignition key.
• Turn the key lock switch to the “O
AIR
• Ensure that when the ignition is switched to the “ON” position, the “A
BAG OFF” warning light always comes on.
WARNING
If the “AIR BAG OFF” warning light flashes:
• There is no guarantee that the passenger Air Bags will be triggered in the
event of an accident. Warn all passengers.
• Do not place any child seats in the passenger seat, in the event of an
accident the Air Bag may be triggered causing serious injury. K
Safety for children
Safety for children
WARNING
• All vehicle occupants, and particularly children, must be belted in during
Safety notes on using child seats
It is clearly demonstrated by accident statistics that generally
children are safer on the back seat than on the passenger’s seat.
Therefore, children under 12 years of age must normally travel on
the rear seats1). Depending on age, height and weight, they have
to use a suitable child restraint system or a seat belt. For safety
reasons, the child seat must be fit in the center of the rear seat or
behind the passenger’s seat.
The physical principles apparent in an accident, which are detailed
⇒ pages 8 to 10, naturally also apply to children.
As opposed to adults, the muscle and bone structures of children
are not yet fully formed. As such, children are subject to a higher
risk of injury.
the journey.
• You should never allow your child to stand or kneel whilst the vehicle is
in motion. Should an accident occur , your children will be thrown out of
the vehicle and could be seriously injured.
• If children lean whilst the vehicle is in motion or adopt an incorrect sitting
position, they are subjected to an increased risk of injury. This applies in
particular to children seated on the passenger seat when the Air Bag
system is triggered during an accident. This could cause serious or fatal
injuries.
• A suitable child restraint system can protect your child!
• Do not leave your child unattended in the child seat
• Children under 1.50 m (approx. under 12 years of age) must not use
normal seat belts without the child restraint system. This could cause injury
to the stomach and neck. K
In order to reduce this risk of injury, children may only be
transported in special child restraint systems!
1)
Different norms may apply to different countries.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
25
26
Safety for children
Ways to secure a child seat
Number of seats
Approximate age group
Group 0
Group 0 +
Group I
Group II/III
U
Front passenger
Back sides
Central rear
< 10 kg
(0-9 months)
U (only in exceptional cases). (Slide the front
passenger seat as far back as possible and always
disconnect the Air Bag)
U
U
< 13 kg
(0-24 months)
U (only in exceptional cases). (Slide the front
passenger seat as far back as possible and always
disconnect the Air Bag)
U
U
9-18 kg
(9-48 months)
U (only in exceptional cases). (Slide the front
passenger seat as far back as possible and always
disconnect the Air Bag)
U/L
U
15-36 kg
(4-12 years)
X
UF
UF
Adequate for the universal retention systems officially
authorized with this age group. (Universal retention systems
are those fixed by the adult safety belt).
UF Adequate for the universal retention systems oriented
frontwards officialy authorized for use in this age group.
L
Adequate for retention systems with ISOFIX anchoring.
X
Seat space not adequate for children of this age group.
Safety for children
Group 0/0+
Note
Child restraint systems tested according to the ECE-R 44.03 regulation are
clearly marked with the ECE-R 44.03 test mark (capital E in a circle and a
number indicating the country of testing, i.e. Spain is number 9). Only use
officially approved child restraint systems suitable for children.
Only use officially approved child restraint systems suitable for children.
The ECE-R1) 44.03 regulation applies to child restraint systems. This
regulation divides child restraint systems into four groups.
Group 0:
0-10 kg
Group 0+:
0-13 kg
Group I:
9-18 kg
Group II:
15-25 kg
Group III:
22-36 kg
K
IBN-110
Fig. 24
For babies weighing up to 10/13 kg it is advisable to use infant
seats which can be reclined to the horizontal position ⇒ fig. 24.
WARNING
If, in exceptional cases, you must transport a child in the passenger seat
(positioning the child seat so that the child’s back is opposite to the
direction of travel), you must have the passenger Air Bag deactivated by a
Technical Service Centre. Failure to do so could result in serious injuries or
loss of life. Go to a Technical Service Centre to have the system
disconnected.
1)
As soon as the child seat is no longer needed as described in the
above paragraph, the passenger-side Air Bag should be made
operational again by a Technical Service Centre. K
European Union norm
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
27
28
Safety for children
As soon as the child seat is no longer needed as described in the
above paragraph, the passenger-side Air Bag should be made
operational again by a Technical Service Centre. K
Group I
Group II
B1S-002P
Fig. 25
For babies and small children weighing between 9-18 kg. Best
suited are child seats with safety board ⇒ fig. 25 or child seats in
which the child faces backwards.
WARNING
If, in exceptional cases, you must transport a child in the passenger seat
(positioning the child seat so that the child’s back is opposite to the
direction of travel), you must have the passenger Air Bag deactivated by a
Technical Service Centre. Failure to do so could result in serious injuries or
loss of life. Go to a Technical Service Centre to have the system
disconnected.
B1S-003P
Fig. 26
For children weighing between 15-25 kg. Best suited are child
seats combined with 3-point safety belts.
WARNING
The shoulder part of the belt must run roughly across the centre of the
shoulder, on no account against the neck, and must be firmly in contact
with the body.
The lap part of the belt must fit tightly across the pelvis– not across the
stomach. If necessary, pull the belt tight. K
Safety for children
Group III
Warning notes
B1S-004P
B1S-005P
Fig. 27
For children weighing between 22-36 kg. and less than 1.50 m (5’)
tall. Best suited are seat cushions combined with the 3-point seat
belt.
Fig. 28
WARNING
Never, under any circumstances, should you transport children or infants in
the vehicle, by carrying them in arms or seated on somebody’s lap.
WARNING
The shoulder part of the belt must run roughly across the centre of the
shoulder, on no account against the neck, and must be firmly in contact
with the body. The lap part of the belt must fit tightly across the child’s
hips– not across the stomach. If necessary, pull the belt tight.
When using the belt, the section “Seat belts” should also be
noted. K
Children more than 1.50 m/5’ tall can use the seat belts fitted
without seat cushions. K
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
29
30
Safety for children
Notes
• Child retention systems designed for all ages are available for
your vehicle from the SEAT Original Accessories Program under the
name "Peke"1). These systems mentioned above have been
especially designed and approved conforming to the ECE-R 44.03
regulation.
As soon as the child seat is no longer needed as described in the
above paragraph, the passenger-side Air Bag should be made
operational again by a Technical Service Centre. K
Attaching child seats with the ISOFIX system
• For the installation and use, attention must be paid to statutory
regulations and the instructions of the restraint system
manufacturer.
WARNING
• Particular care is required if child restraint systems are used which are
bolted together with the seat belts fitted in the vehicle. The bolts must be
screwed into the hole for the complete length and tightened to 40 Nm.
• Furthermore, the seat belts must be checked for correct routing. The belt
must not be able to be damaged by sharply edged fittings.
• Only one child per child restraint system is allowed.
If, in exceptional cases, you must transport a child in the passenger seat
(positioning the child seat so that the child’s back is opposite to the
direction of travel), you must have the passenger Air Bag deactivated by a
Technical Service Centre. Failure to do so could result in serious injuries or
loss of life. Go to a Technical Service Centre to have the system
disconnected.
1)
Not available in all countries.
B1J-095D
Fig. 29
There are four attachment rings (see arrows) on the body work
between the chassis and the cushions of the rear seat.
You can use these rings to attach a maximum of two child seats
with the ISOFIX system. When you fit the child seat you must be
able to hear a "click" on both sides (sound of anchoring). Then,
pull the seat to check whether it has been fitted properly (pull
test!).
Safety for children
WARNING
For safety reasons, carefully read the instructions of child seats with the
ISOFIX system and the "Safety for children" chapter. K
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
31
32
Front seats
Front seats
WARNING (continued)
possible effective protection if the system is triggered. In addition, the front
seats and the head restraints must be adjusted to the body height.
Proper sitting position for driver
No items must be kept in the footwell, as these could block the pedals in
case of sudden braking.
Consequently, it would be impossible to brake, change gear or accelerate.
Feet should remain in the footwell when the vehicle is moving, never
resting on the instrument panel or seats.
For seat adjustments ⇒ pages 87 to 90. Please also note the basic
positions for the driver’s and passenger’s seats on this page.
Driver’s seat
We recommend that you position the driver’s seat as follows:
– Set the driver’s seat forwards/backwards in such a way that the pedals
can be fully depressed with a slightly angled leg.
B1S-016P
Fig. 30
– Set the backrest in such a way that it is fully against your back and that
you can reach the upper point of the steering wheel with your arms at a
slight angle.
The correct adjustment of the seats is important for:
Front passenger seat
– reaching the controls safely and quickly.
We recommend that you position the front passenger seat as follows:
– relaxed low-fatigue body position.
– Backrest in an upright position.
– maximum protection from the seat belts and the Air Bag
System.
– Place the feet in the footwell in a comfortable position.
WARNING
• It is important to maintain a distance of at least 25 cm from the steering
wheel or instrument panel so that the front seat occupants have the best
– At the same time push the seat back as far as possible. K
Head restraints
Head restraints*
33
Central rear head rest*
Proper sitting position for driver
A
B
IBN-111
B1S-017P
Fig. 31
Head rests are height adjustable and must be adjusted to the
occupant’s height. Correctly adjusted head rests together with the
seat belt offer effective protection. The angle of the front head rests
may also be adjusted.
Vertical adjustment
Fig. 32
The rear central head rest offers two positions:
A
Elevated position or in use. In this position the head rest
functions like a conventional head rest, protecting, together
with the seat belt, the occupant of the rear central seat.
B
Resting position. This position facilitates visibility for the driver.
To place head rests in the elevated position A , pull on sides with
both hands in the direction of the arrow. To place head rest in
resting position B , just push head rest down.
• Take sides of head rest with both hands and move it up or down.
• The best protection is obtained when upper edge of the head rest is at
least at eye level or higher. K
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
34
Head restraints
WARNING
Whenever a passenger is sitting on the rear central seat the head rest must
be in position A .
Note
It is advisable to note the indications on the vertical adjustment of the head
rests listed on this page. K
36
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
50
3
4
rpm x 1000
90 130
5
9
1/1 1/2
10
2
12 13 14
2
15
16 17
2
0
70
60
6
11
80
90
100
km/h
120
140
160
180
7
8
28
Fig. 33
27 26
25
24
23
22
21
20
19 18
B6L-0002
Instrument panel
Controls and equipment
Instrument panel
Table
Overview of the instrument panel
1
Door handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2
Air vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3
Passenger Air Bag* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
17
17
Glove compartment/Shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
96
18
Switches for:
heating and ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
air conditioning* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Climatronic* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
99
104
110
Ashtray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
95
58
101/106/112
Light switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
16
19
74
Lighter/plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
96
Handbrake lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
118
4
Knurled wheel for instrument lighting* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
75
20
5
Knurled wheel for light range adjustment* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
75
21
Automatic*/manual gear lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
113
77
22
Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
91
7
Instrument panel and warning lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39/47
23
Steering column adjustment lever* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
90
8
Driver Air Bag* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
24
Object compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
97
25
Bonnet release lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
155
84
6
Indicator/dipped beam lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
17
Horn
9
Ignition and steering lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
118
26
Controls for electric outside mirrors* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10
Wiper/washer/rear window washer* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
80
27
Central locking button* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
60
Multifunction indicator lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
42
28
Electric windows controls* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
68 11
Hazard warning light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
76
12
Switch for heated window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
75
13
Air Bag disconnection warning lamp1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
23
14
Cupholder* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
98
1)
15
Safety First
Radio housing*2)/Radionavigation system*
Controls and equipment
This equipment will vary according to the country.
2)
An additional instructions manual is included for vehicles with a factory-fitted radio. If
the radio is subsequently fitted, follow indications in the "Accessories, modifications
and replacement of parts" chapter.
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
37
38
Instrument panel
• Some of the aforementioned equipment is fitted only on some
model versions or is optional.
• Controls on right hand drive models may slightly vary. The
symbols for the controls, however, are the same as for left hand
drive versions. K
Instrument panel
Instruments
Instrument overview
1
3
2
50
1/1 1/2
90 130
3
2
rpm x 1000
90
120
80 100
km/h
140
60
50
160
40
180
30
70
4
5
1
4
0
20
0
1 4 :3 1
5
6
200
10
PRND432
0 220
0.0
0
km
6
The arrangement of the instruments depends on the model and
the engine fitted.
7
B6L-0003
5
Fig. 34
Digital clock* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Outside temperature* indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
1
Revolutions counter* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
2
Coolant temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
6
Selector lever position display* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
3
Fuel gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
7
Mileage clock with service interval indicator* . 45-46 K
4
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Multifunction* indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
39
40
Instrument panel
The gauge starts to work when the ignition is switched on.
Revolutions counter*
When the ignition is switched on the warning lamp
few seconds as a functional check.
Caution
On no account must the revolutions counter needle move into the red zone
of the scale.
a
c
flashes for a
Cold
Avoid high engine speeds and do not work engine too hard yet.
For the sake of the environment
b
Changing up in good time helps to save fuel and keep the noise down.
Change down a gear at the latest when the engine turn over is no
longer smooth.
Avoid high engine revolutions during the running-in period. K
Coolant temperature
Normal
When the vehicle is driven normally the needle should settle down in the
central zone.
When engine is working hard and the ambient temperature is high, the
needle may move a long way up.
This is not serious as long as the warning lamp c does not flash.
c
Warning lamp
If the lamp flashes and a tone is heard at the same time when driving, first
check the coolant temperature being displayed.
If the needle is in the normal zone, top the coolant up at the next
opportunity.
b
a
50
90 130
If the reading is in the right hand area, the temperature of the coolant level
is too high. Stop, switch engine off and try to find cause of trouble ⇒
"Cooling system" chapter.
1/1 1/
WARNING
Note warnings in "Cooling system" chapter.
5
c
IBN-102
6
PRND432
Fig. 35
Instrument panel
Speedometer
Caution
Additional lights in front of the cooling air intake interfere with the flow of
cooling air. At high ambient temperatures and full throttle there is a danger
that the engine will then overheat. K
The speedometer is fitted with a digital mileage clock and a trip
mileage clock, as well as a service interval indicator*.
During the running in period you must note the instructions in the
chapter "The first 1,500 km and afterwards". K
Fuel gauge
Digital display in the instrument panel
Digital clock*
0 130
1/1 1/2
The digital clock is set by turning a knob that is on the bottom right
next to the speedometer.
0
70
d
IBN-103
60
• The hours are set by turning the button anti-clockwise until it
stops. By turning the knob once, you move forward one hour. By
turning and holding the knob, the hours move forward
continuously.
8
Fig. 36
The gauge starts to work when the ignition is switched on. The
warning lamp will light up for a few seconds as a functional check
when the ignition is switched on.
The tank holds about 45 litres.
When the needle moves to the red reserve zone, warning light d
PR
4 same
3 2 time that an acoustic warning signal is
lights
upNatDthe
produced; this means that approximately 7 litres of fuel remain. K
Safety First
Controls and equipment
• The minutes are set by turning the button clockwise until it stops.
By turning the knob once, you move forward one minute. By
turning and holding the knob, the minutes move forward
continuously.
The knob can be used to set the clock to the exact second.
• Turn the knob to the right until the time is set to exactly one
minute before the required time.
• Turn the button to the right just as the seconds indicator of an
accurately set clock shows one full minute.
Turning the button to the left sets the clock to the required arrow. K
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
41
42
Instrument panel
Outside temperature indicator*
The multifunction indicator includes:
The outside temperature is displayed when the ignition is on.
• Time
For temperatures ranging –7 °C and +6 °C, there is -apart from the
temperature clock- an ice cristal icon slights up and if speed is
above 10 km/h an acoustic warning will sound.
• Driving time
The snowflake symbol is to warn the driver to take extra care when
there is a risk of ice forming on the road.
• Autonomy
When the vehicle is stationary or travelling at very low speeds, the
temperature displayed may be slightly higher than the actual
outside temperature as a result of radiant heat from the engine. K
90
70
60
80
100
km/h
160
180
200
220
240
0
• Exterior temperature
When turning the ignition on the previously selected function
before turning the ignition off will be activated, unless outside
temperature is in the frost area, which would then activate the frost
function.
140
30
10
• Instant consumption
120
40
20
• Average fuel consumption
With the ignition switched on, repeatedly press the upper or lower
part of the function selector and each of the functions will be
displayed consecutively.
0
50
• Distance driven
The function selector and the "reset" button are located in the
windshield wiper lever.
Multifunction indicator*
2
• Average speed
260
If the battery is disconnected, all stored values will be deleted.
Memory
The system is fitted with two memories which function automatically.
B6L-0004
A partial route memory (Multifunction indicator 1) collects the following
data from ignition switch on to switch off:
Fig. 37
Driving time, distance driven and fuel consumed.
If driving is resumed within two hours from switching off the ignition, the
calculation will include all values accumulated while driving. If driving is
Instrument panel
interrupted for more than two hours, the memory will be deleted
automatically.
A total route memory (Multifunction indicator 2) collects two driving data of
any number of partial routes up to a total of 100 driving hours, 10,000
kilometers driven and a consumption of 1,000 liters of fuel. These data are
valuable for the calculation of average values for fuel consumption and
speed applicable to all driven partial routes.
If any of the aforementioned values are exceeded, the memory will be
deleted and the calculation will start over. As opposed to partial route
memory, this memory is not deleted even if driving is not resumed within
two hours. K
Memory consultation
43
– Partial route memory – Multifunction indicator 1
– Total route memory – Multifunction indicator 2
You can visualize the following data:
• Driving time
• Average speed
• Distance driven
• Average fuel consumption
Delete selected memory
The memory values are reset by pressing the "reset" key for at least two
seconds.
On screen indications
The last selected value will be displayed when ignition is switched on.
Time
7
1
0
2 3.0
°C
The time is displayed even if the ignition is switched off. The clock
is set with the right knob located under the revolution counter ⇒
"digital clock".
8
Driving time
Multifunction indicator 1 – Time elapsed since switching on the
ignition or since deleting memory ⇒ "partial route memory".
Multifunction indicator 2 – Total driving time of all partial routes ⇒
"memory of partial routes".
IBN-002
Fig. 38
To check data you must select the memory
function by pressing the "Reset" key for less than 2 sec.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
The maximum time displayed in either selector positions is of 99
hours and 59 minutes. If this value is exceeded, the indication
starts at zero.
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
44
Instrument panel
Ø km/h - Average speed
The same applies here as to "average fuel consumption".
km - Distance driven
The same applies to "distance driven" as to "driving time" ⇒ page
43. The maximum distance displayed is of 9,999 km.
km - Autonomy
This value indicates the remaining mileage you can drive the
vehicle with the same driving style.
The base to calculate the remaining fuel is the average fuel
consumption for the last 50 km.
When the remaining fuel function is reset (i.e. after disconnecting
battery) the real value for remaining fuel is displayed after driving
approx. 50 km.
Ø l/100 km - Average fuel consumption
Indicates average fuel consumption, not instantaneous fuel
consumption.
After switching ignition on or after deleting the corresponding
memory, average fuel consumption is displayed after approx. 300
m. Up to that point, the screen displays dashes instead of the
value. The value is updated every 30 m while driving.
Multifunction indicator 1 – Indicates the average fuel consumption
of a partial trip.
Multifunction indicator 2 – Indicates the average fuel consumption
of all partial trips ⇒ "memory of total trip".
Note
The quantity of fuel used is not indicated.
l/100 km - Instant consumption
It indicates the current l/100 km consumption.
The consumption is calculated in 1 second intervals. When the
vehicle is stopped, the consumption is indicated in l/h.
°C - Exterior temperature
The correct exterior temperature is displayed after five minutes.
With a stationary vehicle or at very low speeds the displayed
temperature may be slightly higher than the real exterior
temperature due to engine heat.
WARNING
If you use the outside temperature as an indicator for ice, keep in mind that
ice can be formed at a temperature above 0°C. K
Selector lever position display*
The selector lever position for automatic gearboxes is shown in the
display ⇒ "Automatic gearbox" chapter. K
Instrument panel
The maintenance service will switch off three minutes after the
engine is switched on. You can also change to the trip mileage by
pressing the reset button (for more than 0.5 seconds)1).
Mileage display or Service Interval Display
60
160
50
The Technical Service Centre that carries out the maintenance
service will reset the maintenance interval indicator once the
service is done.
180
40
200
It is recommended that repair and maintenance work be carried
out exclusively by a Technical Service Centre.
30
220
20
The service interval indicator can also be reset with the trip
mileage button. Proceed as follows:
240
10
0
RND432
14956 260
OI L
IBN-121
1 – "Ignition OFF"
2 – Keep pressing the "reset" button of the trip mileage clock.
Fig. 39
3 – "Ignition ON" while pressing the "reset" button. The current
event will be statically displayed.
Mileage clock / Trip mileage
4 – After at least 10 seconds release the reset button.
The upper counter registers the total distance driven and the lower
one the short trips.
a) With an event:
– If the button is not released the indication "----" will be
displayed and the event is reset.
The last figure of the lower counter indicates 100 m.
The trip mileage can be put back to zero by pressing the reset knob
next to the speedometer (partial mileage clock).
b) With several events:
– The first event is reset and the following event is indicated
statically according to the priorities.
Service Interval Indicator*
– Repeat the procedure (from point 1 on) for the next event.
If a service is due the lower indicator (trip mileage indicator) will
display the following maintenance messages:
OIL – engine oil change
INSP – maintenance service
1)
Safety First
45
Controls and equipment
With "Ignition OFF" the maintenance indication remains visible on the display.
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
46
Instrument panel
Caution
We do not recommend that you reset the service interval indicator on your
own. This could result in an incorrect setting and could cause possible
vehicle anomalies.
Note
• The desired service message must be reset in each case. If not, the time
frame for another service could be incorrect. You can change from one
message to another by pressing the reset button.
• Do not reset the indicator between two service intervals. Otherwise, the
indication could be erroneous.
• The values are saved even if the battery of the vehicle is disconnected.
• If the combined instrument is replaced after repair work, the service
interval indicator must be reset by a Technical Service Centre. K
Instrument panel
47
Warning lamps
Overview of the warning lamps
5
1
2
3
2
3
4
rpm x 1000
50
4
0
8
7
90 130
1/1 1/2
5
0
EPC
70
100
120
140
km/h
160
180
50
!
40
7
200
30
220
20
16P R N15
D432
10
14
0
Controls and equipment
240
13
The layout of the warning lamps depends on the model version
and engine fitted. The symbols shown here are also on the actual
warning lamps.
Safety First
80
90
60
6
17 8
10 11 12
9
5
1
1
6
260
km
Item
B6L-0005
Symbol
Fig. 40
Meaning of warning and control lamps
Further
information
1
Alternator
⇒ page 48
2
Parking light/dipped beam
⇒ page 48
3
Power steering*
⇒ page 48
4
Accelerator pedal faults (EPC)*
⇒ page 49
4
Glowplugs
⇒ page 49
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
48
Instrument panel
Item
Symbol
Alternator
Meaning of warning and control lamps
Further
information
5
Indicators
⇒ page 49
6
Coolant temperature/level*
⇒ page 49
7
Main beam
⇒ page 50
If the warning lamp lights during the journey, stop, switch off
engine and check ribbed belt.
8
Fuel level*
⇒ page 50
If it is loose or broken, do not drive on – the coolant pump is no
longer being driven. The belt must be checked/ renewed.
9
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)*
⇒ page 50
10
Brakes/Hand brake
The warning lamp comes on when the ignition is switched on and
must go out when the engine is started.
The alternator is driven by a long-life ribbed belt.
11
Air Bag
system1)
If the warning lamp comes on even though the ribbed belt is not
broken or loose, you can generally wait to have this checked at the
next scheduled service.
⇒ page
50-51
As the battery will continue to discharge, all electrical consumers
which are not absolutely necessary should be switched off. K
⇒ page 51
12
Seat belt warning lamp*
⇒ page 51
13
Engine diagnosis*
⇒ page 51
14
Traction Control System (TCS)*/
⇒ page 51
14
Electronic stabilisation program (ESP)*
⇒ page 52
15
Electronic immobiliser*
⇒ page 52
16
Engine oil pressure/level
⇒ page 52
17
Trailer indicators*
⇒ page 53
Parking light/dipped beam
Dipped beam, parking or side light pilot light (green). Works with
the ignition off. K
Power steering*
The warning lamp will light up for a few seconds as a functional
check when the ignition is switched on.
K
The warning lamp comes on when the hydraulic oil level is not
sufficient or in case of a failure in the electrical system.
An acoustic signal warns the driver (1 bip).
Contact a Technical Service Centre.
1)
This equipment will vary according to the country.
Instrument panel
49
Indicators
Note
When towing the car with the engine shut down or in case of a breakdown
in the servo-steering mechanism, the power steering remains out of order.
Nonetheless, the vehicle continues to be steerable even though the effort to
handle the steering wheel is bigger. K
The pilot light flashes at the same time as the indicator. If a turn
signal fails, the warning lamp flashes twice as fast. (Not when
towing a trailer).
For more information ⇒ "Flashers and high beam lever" chapter. K
Accelerator pedal faults (EPC)*
Coolant temperature/level*
If there is a fault in the accelerator pedal working, a warning lamp
will go on. Have the fault repaired at a Technical Service Centre. K
The warning lamp* lights up for a few seconds as a functional
check when ignition is switched on.
Glowplugs
If the lamp does not go out afterwards or lights up or flashes when
driving, either the coolant temperature is too high or the coolant
level too low. An acoustic signal will sound 3 times as an
additional warning:
(Diesel engines only)
When the engine is cold the warning lamp comes on when key is
turned to Drive position (ignition on).
If the warning lamp does not come on, there is a defect in the glow
plug system – call in expert assistance.
Stop, switch engine off and check level. Add coolant if necessary.
WARNING
When the lamp goes out, start the engine immediately ⇒ "Starting
the engine" chapter.
• Never open the bonnet of your car if you see steam or coolant coming
from the engine compartment – Risk of scalding! Wait until no more steam
or coolant can be seen.
When the engine is warm the glow plug lamp does not come on –
the engine can be started straight away.
• Do not touch the fan. The fan can switch on suddenly – even when the
engine is switched off.
• Please note the following points to avoid scalding with hot coolant:
Note
– Exercise caution when opening the coolant expansion tank! When the
If a fault occurs in the diesel engine management system, it will indicated
by a flashing warning lamp. In this case, have the engine checked
immediately by a Technical Service Centre. K
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
50
Instrument panel
WARNING (continued)
engine is hot the cooling system is under pressure – Danger of scalding!
Therefore let engine cool down before unscrewing the cap!
– To protect your face, hands and arms you should cover the cap of the
radiator with a large, thick cloth to protect against steam or hot fluid.
• Ensure that the coolant liquid does not drop on the hot exhaust or any
other hot engine components. The antifreeze contained in the coolant
could ignite. K
Main beam
• The warning lamp does not go out again after a few seconds.
• The warning lamp lights up when the vehicle is moving.
The vehicle can still be braked in the normal way (except that the
ABS control function is out of action). Take the vehicle to the
Authorised Technical Service as soon as possible. For more
information ⇒ pages 131 to 134.
If a fault occurs in the ABS, the ESP warning lamp will also light
up*.
WARNING
The warning lamp comes on when main beam is on or when the
headlight flasher is used. K
• Before opening the bonnet, read and observe the warnings in the chapter
“Engine compartment”.
Fuel level*
• If the brake warning lamp lights up together with the ABS warning lamp,
stop the vehicle immediately and check the brake fluid level ⇒ “Brake
fluid.” If the fluid level has dropped below the “MIN” mark you must not
drive on. Risk of accident. Obtain technical assistance. K
The warning lamp comes on when there are about 7 litres left in
the tank. The warning lamp will light up for a few seconds as a
functional check when the ignition is switched on. K
Brakes
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)*
The warning lamp comes on when the brake fluid level is too low.
A warning lamp system monitors the ABS.
The ignition must be switched on.
The warning lamp should light up for a few seconds when the
ignition is switched on. It goes out again after the system has run
through an automatic test sequence.
In vehicles with the Anti-locking Brake System (ABS), the warning
lamp will light up for a few seconds after switching the ignition on
or starting the engine. If the ABS system fails, the brake system
warning lamp may light up together with the ABS warning lamp.
There is a fault in the ABS if:
• The ABS warning lamp does not light up when the ignition is
switched on.
Instrument panel
WARNING
51
Seat belt warning lamp*
The level of brake fluid in the reservoir is too low if the warning lamp does
not go off or if it lights up while driving. Proceed immediately to the nearest
Technical Service Centre and have the brake system examined.
Meanwhile you will have to press harder on the brake pedal and braking
distances will be greater.
If the brake system warning lamp lights up together with the ABS warning
lamp, the rear wheels could lock prematurely upon braking. Proceed
immediately to a Technical Service Centre while exercising extreme
caution. K
The warning lamp lights up (only for certain countries) for about 6
seconds after ignition as a reminder to fasten your safety belt.
If the seat belt is not fastened, in some countries an acoustic
signal will sound after switching on the ignition which will stop
after approximately 6 seconds or when the seat belt is fastened.
Note
Please refer to chapter “Seat belts”.
K
Engine diagnosis*
Hand brake
The pilot light will come on when the hand brake is set and the
ignition is switched on. It should go out when the hand brake is
taken off. K
This pilot light comes on when the ignition is switched on as a test
and switches off after a few seconds.
In case of a failure in the engine’s electrical system, the warning
lamp will light up again. If this occurs, go to the nearest Technical
Service Centre. K
Air Bag system*
When the ignition is turned on, the warning light will remain lit for
a few seconds.
If the warning light flashes for about 12 seconds following
engagement of the ignition, this means that at least one Air Bag
has been disconnected in a Technical Service ⇒ “Deactivation of
the Air Bag”.
Therefore if the warning light does not flash or it lights or flashes
while the vehicle is in use, it means that there is problem with the
Air Bag. Proceed immediately to a Technical Service to solve the
problem. K
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Traction Control System (TCS)*
The traction control system prevents the drive wheels from
spinning when the car is accelerating.
The warning lamp lights up when the ignition is switched on and
should turn off after a few seconds.
When the TCS is operating while driving, the warning lamp flashes.
If the system is deactivated or if there is any fault in the same, the
warning lamp will remain lit.
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
52
Instrument panel
It will also come on if a fault should occur in the ABS because the
TCS operates in conjunction with the ABS. For more information
⇒ “Brakes”. K
Electronic stabilisation program (ESP)*
This program includes the ABS, EDL and TCS.
The warning light provides information on the electronic
stabilisation programme and has the following functions:
• It lights up when the ignition is switched on and should go out
again after a few seconds.
• It flashes when the ESP is activated when driving.
• It will light up continuously if there is a malfunction in the ESP.
• It will light up continuously if the ESP is switched off.
• It will also come on if a fault should occur in the ABS because the
ESP operates in conjunction with the ABS.
If the ESP warning lamp lights up and stays on immediately after
the engine is started, this may mean that the control system has
temporarily switched off the ESP. In this case the ESP can be
reactivated by switching the ignition off and then on again. If the
warning lamp goes out, this means the system is fully functional.
Electronic differential lock (EDL) fault
EDL operates along with the ABS in vehicles equipped with an Electronic
Stabilisation Program (ESP*).
A malfunction in the EDL is indicated by the ABS warning lamp. Take the
vehicle to the Technical Service as soon as possible. For more information
on the EDL ⇒ page 133. K
Electronic immobiliser*
When switching the ignition on, the data from the vehicle key is
automatically processed. This procedure is confirmed by the
warning lamp lighting up briefly.
If a non-authorised key is used, the warning lamp will flash
permanently. The ignition will not work ⇒ "Keys with remote
control" chapter. K
Engine oil pressure/level*
The warning lamp lights up for a few seconds as a functional check
when ignition is switched on.
If the warning lamp is red or yellow or flashes it indicates that the
engine oil pressure or level is too low. This warning lamp will also
light up if there is a defect in the oil level indicator.
If lights up or flashes red (insufficient oil pressure)
If the warning lamp lights up or flashes red while driving an acoustic signal
will sound three times at engine speeds above 1500 rpm. Stop and switch
engine off: check oil level and add oil, if necessary ⇒ "Engine oil" chapter.
If the warning lamp flashes even though the oil level is in order, do not
continue driving. Do not even run the engine at idling speed. Call in expert
assistance.
If while driving the engine speed decreases below idling speed the oil
pressure warning lamp may light up. Increase engine speed by accelerating
or changing down gear.
Instrument panel
Lights up yellow (oil level* too low)
The yellow warning lamp indicates that the oil level is too low. Stop engine
and add oil ⇒ "Engine oil" chapter.
From the moment of the defect to the check-up of the engine the oil level
needs to be checked regularly, preferably when filling the tank.K
When opening the bonnet the oil level warning is reset. However, if you do
not refill oil the warning will reappear after about 100 km.
Trailer indicators*
Flashes yellow (defective oil level* indicator)
The warning lamp* flashes when turn signals are switched on
when towing a trailer.
If the oil level indicator is defective an acoustic signal will sound and the
warning lamp will flash several times.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
If a turn signal fails on the trailer or vehicle, the warning lamp does
not flash. K
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
53
54
Instrument panel
Controls on the steering wheel*
Audio control from controls on the steering wheel
C
A
G
F
D
B
H
E
B5P-0126
Fig. 41
B5P-0127
Fig. 42
Instrument panel
Short press
55
Extended press
Button
Radio
CD mp3
CDC
Radio
Volume increase
A
C
Radio
station
up
D
Radio
station
down
CD Audio
CD mp3
Volume decrease (continuous)
Next song
Radio
station
up
Quick search
Previous song
Radio
station
down
Fast reverse
E
Cyclical source change
No specific function
F
Silence
No specific function
G
Next
preset
Without
function
Next
folder
Next
CD
No specific function
H
Previous
preset
Without
function
Previous
folder
Previous
CD
No specific function
Controls and equipment
CDC
Volume increase (continuous)
Volume decrease
B
Safety First
CD Audio
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
K
56
Opening and closing
Opening and closing
Keys
WARNING (continued)
children are to remain in the vehicle. They might start the engine or some
other electrical component, e.g. electric windows. Risk of accident!
Key set
• Wait until the vehicle has stopped before taking the key out. Otherwise
the steering may block.
A
B
Replacement keys
For reasons of security, replacement keys are only available from SEAT
Official Service Centres.
Key tag
B11-002D
Fig. 43
The key tag contains the key number as well as the secret code for the
immobiliser, which are needed to obtain replacement keys. With this
number you can order a duplicate of your key from a SEAT Official Service
Center.
Note
Two keys
A
come with the car. They fit all key locks.
In addition, plastic key chain
B
with the key number is included.
WARNING
• Always take the key from the ignition whenever you leave
the vehicle – even if only for a moment. This is particularly important if
You should keep this plastic key chain in a particularly safe place since only
with this number can copies of the key be made.
For this reason you should give the buyer this key tag if you sell the
vehicle. K
Opening and closing
The vehicles with remote control* are supplied with two keys. A
conventional key ⇒ page 56 and a key with remote control ⇒
"Radio-frequency remote control key" chapter.
Keys with remote control*
Note
In some model versions and in some countries the key with a remote control
function can be folded. Its functioning, as far as the remote control, is
identical to the keys with remote control ⇒ "Radio-frequency remote control
key" chapter.
Foldable key*
LEO-005
To unfold the key sword, press button
A
To fold the key sword, press button
completely folded. K
and guide it with your hand until it is
A
. It will unfold with a spring.
Fig. 44
Electronic immobiliser
The immobiliser prevents unauthorised persons from using your
vehicle.
A
A micro-chip is located in the head of the key which automatically
deactivates the immobiliser when the key is inserted in the ignition
lock.
The system is automatically activated when the ignition is switched
off.
Note
LEO-006
Fig. 45
The engine can thus only be started with a correctly coded Genuine SEAT
key.
Trouble free operation of your vehicle can only be guaranteed when using
genuine keys. K
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
57
58
Opening and closing
Doors
Locking and unlocking the vehicle
From the inside of the vehicle , all the doors may be locked by
pushing the security buttons down (in vehicles without central
locking).
From the outside of the vehicle , it may be locked or unlocked
using the driver door key.
Upon opening, the latch will rise up (for vehicles with central locking).
For vehicles equipped with electric windows and central locking, if
the key is maintained in the opening position all of the electric side
windows will open.
WARNING
When the doors are locked, any intrusion is impeded, for example while
stopped at a red light. K
Upon closing , the latch will descend (for vehicles with central
locking).
Central locking*
In some vehicle models equipped with electric windows and
central locking, if the key is maintained in the locking position on
the driver side, any side windows left open as well as the electric
sunroof will close.
Description of the central locking system
For vehicles without central locking, the passenger door and the
rear doors may be locked from the outside without using a key. Just
press the button down and close the door.
The central locking system is fitted with a locking security system
(double lock): When the vehicle is locked with the key or the
remote control from the outside, all of the doors are locked
impeding any attempt to force them.
The latch on the driver’s door may not be pushed down while the
door is open (only in vehicles without central locking). This avoids
accidentally leaving the keys in the ignition.
When the key is used in the driver’s door, all doors and the boot
are unlocked at the same time by the central locking system.
This system may be activated from the outside either by using the
key or the radio-frequency remote control*.
Locking locations of the vehicle
WARNING
Outside:
• Exercise extreme caution when closing the windows and the sunroof from
the outside of the vehicle.
Driver’s door or by using the radio-frequency remote control*.
• Closing from the outside without taking care or observing all the vehicle
may cause bruising for other people especially children.
By using the central locking switch located on the handle of the driver’s
door ⇒ page 59. K
• When locking a vehicle, never leave children unaccompanied inside, as it
will make it more difficult to provide assistance if required.
Inside:
Opening and closing
Opening
Note
To open your vehicle turn the key in the lock of the driver’s door to
the opening position or use the radio-frequency remote control. All
of the doors will be unlocked
When the vehicle is opened using the radio-frequency remote
control, the locking security system as well as the anti theft alarm*
are immediately deactivated. The indicator on the driver’s door will
stop flashing. This warning light is fitted to vehicles equipped with
the locking security system or the anti theft alarm*.
When the vehicle is opened using the key, the locking security
system (double locking) is immediately deactivated. The anti theft
alarm will only be deactivated when the key is put in the ignition;
15 seconds are given to do this.
When the vehicle is opened, the interior lighting will come on for
30 seconds as if a door is open and the indicators will flash twice.
If, for any reason, the central locking ceases to function then, in
general, the drivers door and boot may be opened conventionally
using the key but neither the locking security system nor the anti
theft alarm can be activated.
If the key is maintained1) in the opening position in the driver’s
door the electric windows will open, in vehicles equipped with
them.
If for any reason the central locking ceases to function, neither the rear
doors nor the passenger door may be opened.
The lock mechanism of the driver’s door, the boot and the ignition locking
mechanism all possess a rotation mechanism (which will turn freely
without the key)*. When the locking mechanism is operated with any object
other than the key, the rotation mechanism is activated. The manipulated
cylinder will rotate without opening the vehicle or turning the ignition on.
If the rotation mechanism is activated when the key is inserted then remove
the key fully and then reinsert it to open the vehicle. There will be no
damage to the locks. K
Locking
• To lock your vehicle, turn the key once (the double lock is
activated) to the locking position in the driver’s door lock. All of the
doors and the boot will lock. The locking security system (double
lock) and the anti theft alarm* will be immediately activated and
the indicator light on the driver’s door will begin to flash to
indicate this. This warning light is fitted to vehicles equipped with
the locking security system or the anti theft alarm*.
When the vehicle is locked, all of the interior lights that may be on
are turned off and the indicator lights flash once.
The activation of the locking security system (double lock) is
indicated by the flashing of the indicator light located on the top
of the driver’s door panel at the level of the window. Also, for
vehicles equipped with the anti theft alarm*, the indicator light will
indicate when the alarm is on.
1)
This function may vary according to the model and country.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
59
60
Opening and closing
WARNING
• If the vehicle is closed from the outside by turning the key once to the
locking position (double lock), no person –especially children- should
remain inside the vehicle due to the fact that the doors cannot be opened
from the inside using the door handle or the central locking switch ⇒
central locking switch instructions. If the vehicle is equipped with electric
windows, these cannot be opened from the inside either ⇒ instructions for
the electric windows.
door will be locked. If properly closed afterwards, this door will join
the locking system of the vehicle.
In the case where the vehicle is opened using the radio-frequency
remote control and neither the locks or the doors are used, after 30
seconds the vehicle will automatically be relocked so that it is not
accidentally left open. K
Central locking button*
• Children should never be left alone inside the vehicle due to the fact that
if the doors are accidentally locked, it will be difficult to provide assistance
if needed.
• If the key is turned two consecutive times to the locking
position in less than one second then only the simple locking
mechanism is activate for all doors and the boot. The locking
security system (double lock) is not activated.
B
L
If the locking security system (double lock) is not activated then
the vehicle may be unlocked from the inside . To do this, simply
pull the door handle of the door to be opened.
• For vehicles1) fitted with electric windows or an electric sunroof,
when the key is maintained in the locking position the electric
windows will close fully followed by the electric sunroof if it is
open.
• If the driver’s door is incorrectly closed or open (door “ajar”),
the vehicle cannot be locked. In order to lock the doors of the
vehicle, the driver’s door should be completely closed. If any other
door of the vehicle is incorrectly shut then all doors except this
1)
This function may vary according to the model and country.
R
A
IBN-004
Fig. 46
The central locking button makes it possible to lock/unlock the
whole vehicle from the inside. The button is located in the door
release lever on the driver’s door ⇒ fig. 46.
Opening and closing
Locking
WARNING
By pressing the inferior hand side of the switch A all doors and the
boot lid/tailgate are locked. It is now no longer possible to open
the doors or boot lid/tailgate. Unwanted access from outside (e.g.
at traffic lights) is also prevented in this way ⇒ fig. 46.
• If the central locking button in the door release lever on the driver’s door
is operated, all other doors and the tailgate are locked automatically.
However when the doors are locked outside help in an emergency is
hindered, and so children should never be left alone in the vehicle.
If the driver’s door is open it will not be locked. This is to prevent
you from locking yourself out.
• Locking the doors and tailgate prevents intruders from getting in the
The locking security system (double lock) and the anti theft alarm*
are not activated if the push button is used.
• For vehicles equipped with Air Bags and only in the event of a collision
Automatic Locking*
The doors will lock automatically when the vehicle exceeds speeds
of 15 km/h.
Note
If the vehicle is locked with the central locking button or the automatic
locking function, it is possible to unlock the doors individually. You will have
to pull the door release lever twice.
Unlocking
vehicle, e.g. at traffic lights.
where an Air Bag is detonated, the central locking will unlock all doors
automatically to facilitate the evacuation of the vehicle. The vehicle’s
interior light and the warning lights will remain lit until the key is removed
from the ignition and reinserted again.
• Once the vehicle has been locked with the radio wave remote control or
with a regular key the central locking knob becomes inactive. It no longer
works. For this reason, do not leave anyone in the vehicle, in particular
children, since it is not possible to open from the inside or from the
outside. Furthermore, the vehicle cannot be unlocked by sticking the hand
in the window and pulling the knob from the inside or the central lock
command. Therefore, no intruder can unlock the vehicle.
• Take great care when closing the windows and the electric roof* from the
When the upper part B of the central locking switch is pressed, all
of the doors unlock, including when the automatic locking function
is activated (speeds over 15 km/h) ⇒ fig. 46.
outside!
• If you close from the outside carelessly or without visibility you may
cause serious injury especially to children.
Automatic Unlocking*
The doors of the vehicle will be opened automatically when the key
is removed from the ignition depending on how the vehicle was
previously opened (selective unlocking).
The button will also function when the ignition is switched off.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Note
Some functional aspects of the vehicle can be programmed according to
the client’s driving style. For further information, consult the Technical
Service. K
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
61
62
Opening and closing
may once again be opened from the inside. The security button must be in
the up1) position and the vehicle unlocked. K
Child safety
A
Tailgate
Opening and closing
B
B6L-0012
Fig. 47
The rear doors also have child-proof catches.
Child lock
Using the vehicle key, turn the child lock slot in the direction of the arrow ⇒
fig. 47, A . This way, the inside door handle of the affected door is
deactivated and the door can only be opened from the outside. The security
button must be in the up1) position and the vehicle unlocked.
Removing the child lock
Using the vehicle key, turn the child lock slot in the direction of the arrow ⇒
fig. 47, B . This will reactivate the door handle of the affected door and it
1)
Only vehicles without central locking
IB9-016
Fig. 48
Opening and closing
If the key slot is horizontal it means the tailgate is permanently
locked and may only be opened with the main key.
WARNING
c
a
• After closing the tailgate always pull it upwards to make sure it is
properly closed. Otherwise it may spring open while the vehicle is in
motion, even if it has been locked.
• The tailgate must always be properly closed when the vehicle is in
b
motion to prevent exhaust fumes from getting inside.
Danger of intoxication! K
IB9-015
Fig. 49
• The tailgate locks and unlocks automatically through central
locking with key slot a in a vertical position. The tailgate can also
be locked and unlocked with the key.
• Once the tailgate (boot lid) is locked with the key slot in a
horizontal position b , it will remain locked and can only be
unlocked with the main key.
To unlock the tailgate turn key fully c in the direction of the arrow.
The key cannot be removed from the lock in this position.
Note
If the alarm* is activated when opening the tailgate as indicated in the
previous paragraph, the alarm will be set off.
To open the tailgate when the key slot is vertical ⇒ fig. 48, pull the
handle and lift the tailgate.
To close pull the tailgate down using one of the handles on the
interior embellishment and slam it gently.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Anti-theft alarm system*
Description of anti-theft alarm system*
With the anti-theft alarm, break-in attempts and theft of the vehicle
are rendered more difficult. The system triggers acoustic and
optical warning signals if someone tries to gain unauthorised
access to the vehicle.
The alarm system is automatically turned on when the driver’s door
is locked. To lock the door either turn the key once in the lock
towards the locking position or press button 2 on the radiofrequency remote control*. The system is activated immediately
and the indicator light located on the driver’s door will flash along
with the indicators indicating that the alarm and the locking
security system (double lock) have been turned on.
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
63
64
Opening and closing
Note
When you lock the car the indicator pilot lights will only come on if the
alarm has been properly activated (all security areas have been properly
locked).
If a door or the boot are left open when the alarm is connected, they will not
be incorporated into the car’s protection system. If after you lock the doors
or boot, they will be automatically incorporated into the security areas and
the indicator signals will show.
The alarm will be triggered if, with the vehicle locked, one of
• the doors,
• the bonnet, or
• the boot
is opened or
parts of the car is interfered with again after the alarm signal has stopped
(for instance if the tailgate is opened after one of the doors has been
opened).
• The alarm can also be activated and deactivated via the radio wave
remote control*. Further information can be found under the heading
“Radio-frequency remote control key”.
• In vehicles fitted with an additional alarm system*, if the vehicle is
accessed with the key on the driver’s door, you have 15 seconds to insert
the key in the ignition lock and switch on ignition. If not the alarm is set off
for 30 seconds and it will be impossible to start engine.
The alarm can only be disconnected by pressing the "open" key on the
remote control.
In vehicles without a remote control key you will have to wait for 30 seconds
until the alarm stops. Lock the door and repeat the previously described
process.
• the ignition is switched on.
When the alarm is triggered the horn sounds and a flashing signal
is activated for about 30 seconds.
If the vehicle is accessed through any door other than the driver’s door or
the tailgate the alarm will be set off for 30 seconds. K
To deactivate the anti theft alarm, the key must be turned to the
open position in the driver’s door and the ignition must be turned
on within 15 seconds, or the “open” button on the remote control
may also be used.
Volumetric sensor*
– two flickers: open and deactivate the alarm
– one flicker: lock and activate alarm
Note
• The warning lamp goes out after approx. 28 days. This prevents the
battery becoming discharged when the vehicle is not used for a long period.
The alarm system remains activated.
• The alarm signal will be triggered a second time if one of the protected
This is a surveillance function or a control incorporated in the antitheft alarm system which detects through ultrasound unauthorized
access to the vehicle interior (i.e. through a window).
The system has 3 sensors, 2 transmitters and one receiver.
Activate
The volumetric sensor is switched on automatically when the antitheft alarm is activated whether by locking manually with the key
or by remote control.
Opening and closing
Deactivate
The volumetric sensor is deactivated when:
– Unlocking the vehicle manually with the key in the door lock1) or
by radio wave remote control.
– When the lock button on the remote control is pressed twice,
only the volumetric sensor is deactivated. The alarm system
remains activated.
WARNING
65
• If the volumetric sensor has caused the alarm to set off three times the
alarm system will no longer go off.
• Other sensors (door opening, luggage compartment, etc.) will continue to
set off the alarm. K
Radio-frequency remote control key*
Locking and unlocking the vehicle
The alarm system will be deactivated if the sensor is deactivated according
to point 2.
Note
• If, after deactivating the volumetric sensor, the door is locked with the
remote control or manually with the key in the door lock within less than 30
seconds the volumetric sensor is deactivated even though all other antitheft alarm functions remain activated.
• After this time-span the deactivation of the volumetric sensor is canceled.
• In case of relocking while the alarm was activated without the volumetric
sensor function, this relocking will cause a connection of all the alarm
functions, except for the volumetric sensor. If it was not disconnected
voluntarily it will be reactivated during the following alarm connection.
CON-005
Fig. 50
• If the volumetric sensor caused the alarm to set off this will be indicated
by flickering of the pilot light in the driver’s door when unlocking the
vehicle. This flickering is different than the flickering of the activated alarm.
1)
The time interval between opening the door until the key is introduced into the
contact should not go over 15 seconds, otherwise the alarm goes on.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
66
Opening and closing
Opening and closing the vehicle
2
To unlock the vehicle, point the key from within the effective range
at the vehicle and briefly press the “open” button (arrow 1 ). The
indicators will flicker. To lock the vehicle, briefly press the ”close”
button (arrow 2 ). The indicators flicker once.
1
By pressing the locking button (arrow 2 ) twice both the locking
security mechanism (double) and the volumetric alarm are
deactivated but the perimetric alarm remains active and this is
indicated by the indicator light on the driver’s door.
Selective opening*
LEO-009
Fig. 51
The following functions can be operated using the radio wave
remote control without using the key manually.
To open only the driver's door (all other doors will remain locked),
press the "open" button (arrow 1 ) once.
To unlock all doors, press the "open" button (arrow
– Switching on the inside light ⇒ "Interior lights" chapter.
The radio wave transmitter with its battery is located in the handle
of the key. The radio wave receiver is located inside the vehicle.
The effective range (red area) of the remote control is shown in the
illustration. The maximum range depends on various conditions.
The range will reduce as the batteries lose power.
Note
) twice.
Note
– Locking and unlocking the central locking system.
– Turning the anti theft alarm* and the locking security system
(double lock) on and off.
1
While pressing the "open" or "close" buttons, a LED will flash on the key. If
this LED does not appear, it may mean that the key’s battery is depleted. In
this case, have the battery tested or changed at a Technical Service Centre.
When the dead-lock mechanism and the anti-theft alarm* are activated,
proceed as follows:
If the vehicle is unlocked by using the open button on the radio-frequency
remote control*, all of the doors and the boot1) will be relocked
automatically if they are not opened within 30 seconds. However, the
locking security system and the anti theft alarm will remain deactivated
during these 30 seconds. This function prevents the vehicle being
accidentally left open following the unintentional use of the remote control
within range of the vehicle. K
The remote control becomes inoperative when the key is in the ignition lock
or when the ignition is on.
1)
The alarm and dead-lock mechanism will remain in the same position as before
opening.
Opening and closing
Synchronization
If the vehicle fails to open when the radio transmitter button is
pressed, it could be that the key code does not match the vehicle
control unit code. This can happen when the transmitter button is
frequently pressed outside the effective range of the system. It is
recommended that this operation be done by a Technical Service
Centre.
To synchronize the key again the following procedure must be
followed:
– Both vehicle keys, the key with the radio transmitter
conventional key B , must be used.
A
and the
– The synchronization process must be completed within 30
seconds.
– Use key
B
to switch on ignition and key
A
to program.
– Make sure that the vehicle is open before you proceed to the
programming.
B
to lock the driver’s door manually.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
A
while
– Take the key out of the ignition.
Uncoded keys can be obtained at SEAT Official Service Centers. These keys,
however, must be synchronized by a SEAT Official Service Center as the code
for the immobiliser also has to be programmed in the head of the key. K
Authorization for use
The radio wave remote control fulfills all norms. Its use has been
approved by the corresponding German office (Federal Approvals
Office For Telecommunications of The Federal Republic of
Germany).
All components have been marked according to current
stipulations.
This authorization is the basis for approval in other countries. K
in the ignition and switch on.
– Place key
– Use key
A
– Now unlock and lock manually the driver’s door with key
pressing button 1 open ⇒ fig. 51.
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
67
68
Opening and closing
With the ignition off, the window risers may be activate for some
10 minutes. When a front door is opened, they shall cease to
function.
Electric windows*
Opening or closing the windows electrically
With the security 3 switch the rear window riser keys may be
blocked. Upon pressing anew the rear door keys they become
operational again.
3
1
5
In the front passenger door and the rear doors* there are other
corresponding additional controls corresponding to their
respective windows.
2
These controls only have open and closing function of their
respective window.
4
With the security 3 control of the driver side door the rear window
risers may be deactivated.
IBN-006
1
Driver door
2
Front passenger door
3
Security remote control*
4
Right rear door*
5
Left rear door*
– Security control not pressed:
The rear window riser controls function
Fig. 52
Each window riser switch is found in the driver door armrest, as
well as the front passenger and rear door handle plates*.
The electric window risers may be activated with the ignition on.
– Security control pressed:
The rear window riser controls are out of service.
Electric windows with an automatic closing function* are equipped
with a power limiter.
The windows will automatically stop closing if any obstacle is
encountered. This anti-imprisonment function will not be activated,
however, when the windows are closed from the driver's side lock
with the ignition key.
WARNING
• Always remove the ignition key when leaving the vehicle – even if only for
a short time. Never leave children alone in the vehicle.
Opening and closing
69
If the switch is pressed again, the window will stop immediately.
WARNING (continued)
The electric windows are only deactivated when the driver’s or passenger
doors are opened.
To open the window, the switch must be operated until the desired
position has been reached.
• Watch out when closing the windows! Careless or uncontrolled closing of
the windows can cause injuries, particularly in the case of children.
• It is advisable that the driver warns the vehicle occupants of the danger
involved in the careless handling of the electric windows.
• No one should remain in the vehicle when locked from the outside, as
the windows cannot be opened in the event of an emergency.
• Take great care when closing the windows and opening the roof* from
the outside.
• Careless closing from the outside or without visibility can cause serious
injury, especially to children. K
Function of electric windows with ignition on
Opening
Press down fully on the front edge of the respective button (driver’s
door) and the window will open completely (automatic lowering)1).
Note
From the front passenger side door controland the rear door controls, only
the window risers may be raised or lowered. It is not equipped for
centralized locking or opening.
The roll-back function*
– If the window in the driver or passenger‘s door is hindered
whilst closing through stiffness or by an obstacle (roll-back
function), the window will open again immediately.
– After the window has opened, you must lift and hold the
appropriate switch for the affected window again within 5 seconds.
If the window is still hindered whilst closing through stiffness or by
an obstacle, the window will stop closing.
– After the window has stopped, you must lift and hold the switch
again within 5 seconds in order to close the window.
The window will now close without power limitation.
If the switch is pressed again, the window will stop immediately.
Automatic window closing* (driver's side)
Press down fully on the front edge of the respective button (driver’s
door) and the window will close completely (automatic raising)1).
1)
Note
If you wait for longer than 5 seconds between the individual steps, the
window will open again on switch operation.
This function can only be operated by the controls in the driver’s door.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
70
Opening and closing
Closing the windows without automatic closing function*
Closing
Lift the switch by the front edge until the window is completely
closed.
Lift the front edge of the respective button.
Please note that the window closes without power limitation.
WARNING
• Take great care when closing the windows! Closing the windows in a
careless or uncontrolled manner may cause bruises, especially in children.
Note
If the window in the driver or passenger door is hindered whilst closing
through stiffness or by an obstacle (roll-back function), the window will
open again immediately.
In this case you can only close the window again after the ignition has been
switched on. K
• The driver must warn the other occupants of the risk which careless
operation of electric windows entails. K
Function of the electric windows with ignition switched off
After the ignition has been switched off, the windows can still be
operated for about ten minutes as long as the driver or passenger
doors are not opened.
The windows on vehicles with central locking can also be closed or
opened from the outside (in cars with a sliding/electric roof you
can only close them). For this purpose, the key must be in the lock
of the driver’s door and held in the locking or open position.
Opening
Press the front edge of the respective button.
Notes
The automatic opening/closing function*on the driver and
passenger door windows will not function after the vehicle battery
has been disconnected/reconnected.
To reinstall this function after reconnecting the battery, please note
the following points.
• Lock vehicle from the outside via the driver’s door. When doing
this please ensure that all doors and windows are closed
completely.
• Lock the vehicle again via the driver’s door. Hold the key in the
locking position for at least one second.
The automatic closing function* on the driver’s and passenger side
has been reactivated.
Opening and closing
71
Opening roof*
WARNING
• Be very careful when closing the windows and roof from the outside!
• Be very careful when closing the windows! Closing from the outside
Opening and closing the opening roof
without visibility or in a careless manner can cause serious injury,
especially with children.
• Children should never remain alone inside the vehicle when it is locked
from the outside, as outside help will be hindered in the event of an
emergency. K
C
B
D
A
AR0-012
Fig. 53
With the ignition on, the opening sunroof opens and closes
through the rotary control.
After switching ignition off, and while the driver and front
passenger doors are not opened, the sunroof may still be opened
or closed during the first 10 minutes.
WARNING
• Take care when closing the roof! Closing the roof carelessly or in an
uncontrolled manner may produce bruises. That is why when leaving the
vehicle remove the ignition key.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
72
Opening and closing
To close
To raise
A
To close it turn the control to position
A
.
The opening sunroof has an anti-imprisonment function. If upon
closing the roof, closes with difficulty or encounters an obstacle, it
will open immediately.
D
Turn control clockwise until the desired position. With the control in
position D the roof is raised completely.
The roof closes without the anti-imprisonment function. K
To close the roof press the rotary control in the front part, staying in
position A , until the roof closes completely.
Comfort locking*
The roof closes without the anti-imprisonment function.
The opening sunroof may not only be closed with the control, but
also with the centralized* locking, if the vehicle is equipped with it,
when it is locked from the driver or front passenger side door:
Note
After disconnecting and re-connecting the vehicle battery the roof may not
close completely. For this, keep pressing the front part of the rotary control
for some 10 seconds.
To open
Maintain the key in the locking position until the roof fully closes. K
Emergency activation
B
Turn the control clockwise until the desired position. With the
control in position C the roof opens until the comfort position.
To open the roof fully keep turning the control until position B
without releasing it. In this position however, noise due to the wind
may be produced.
Note
The parasol opens automatically to protect from excess sunlight when the
crystal roof is raised. If desired, it may be closed manually when the roof is
closed.
B6X-100D
Fig. 54
Opening and closing
B6X-101D
Fig. 55
In case of failure, the roof may also closed manually:
• Remove the plastic cover by prizing with a screwdriver in the rear
part.
• Remove the crank from the cover, introduce it into the opening
fully (overcoming the spring resistance).
• Turn the crank clockwise until the roof closes.
• Fit the crank into it’s seating and replace the cover. K
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
73
Lights and visibility
Lights and visibility
The headlights only work when the ignition is on. When switching
ignition on and after ignition is switched off the side lights are
automatically switched on.
Switches
Switching lights on and off
Dipping and flashing the headlights ⇒ "Flashers and high beam
lever" chapter.
Note
If lights are not switched off and the ignition key is removed, a buzzer* will
sound when the driver’s door is open.
Front fog lights*
o
74
Place the light switch in the side lights or dipped/main beam
position and pull to first stop.
1
2
Rear fog light*
3
• Vehicles without fog lights
IBN-007
Lighting switch
0
Fig. 56
1
– Switched off1)
– Side lights
Turn lighting switch to dipped/main beam position and pull switch
out to top.
• Vehicles with fog lights
With lighting switch in dipped/main beam position, pull switch out
to 2nd detent.
– Dipped or main beam
Note
• A warning lamp in the instrument panel lights up when the rear fog light
is switched on.
1)
Vehicles for some countries: when the ignition is switched on, the dipped beam is
also switched on.
• Due to the amount of dazzle it causes, the rear fog light should only be
switched on when the visibility is very poor (e.g. in some E.U. countries,
below 50 metres).
Lights and visibility
The electrical system of the factory fitted tow bar* is wired up so that when
towing a trailer fitted with rear fog lights, the rear fog lights on the towing
vehicle are automatically switched off. K
the same time the correct headlight beam setting provides the
best possible visibility for the driver.
Instrument and switch lighting /
Headlight range control
To lower the beams, turn knurled disc from the basic position (0)
downwards. K
The headlights can only be regulated with the dipped headlights
switched on.
Heated rear window
o
12
16
VOLT
1
2
Fig. 57
CON-012
2
When the lights are on, the level of the instrument lighting can be
set to any intensity by turning the knurled wheel next to the light
switch.
Headlight range control*
3
With the electrical range control the headlight settings can be
matched exactly to the load condition of vehicle. This prevents
oncoming traffic from being dazzled more than is unavoidable. At
Safety First
4
3
IBN-007
Instrument lighting
5
4
Controls and equipment
Fig. 58
Only works if the engine is running. A lamp in the switch lights up
when connected.
The heating device of the rear window disconnects automatically
after 20 minutes. If the key is pressed again after 20 minutes have
passed, the heated rear windscreen will remain on until the
ignition is switched off.
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
75
76
Lights and visibility
– You reach the tail end of a traffic jam.
Note
An automatic provisional disconnection of the function may take place to
avoid a possible deterioration to the battery. Once the normal functioning
conditions are established the function is resumed.
When the hazard warning lamps are switched on, all turn signal
lights flash simultaneously. The warning lamps for the indicators
and a warning lamp in the switch will also flash.
Observe legal requirements when employing such safety
measures. K
For the sake of the environment
As soon as window is clear, switch element off. The reduced current
consumption helps to reduce fuel consumption ⇒ page 140. K
Seat heating* for left seat
For further information on its functions ⇒ "Heated seats" chapter. K
Hazard warning lamps
5
Seat heating* for right seat
For further information on its functions ⇒ "Heated seats" chapter. K
12
16
VOLT
5
4
Switches in driver’s door
Electric windows
To use the electric windows switches ⇒ "Electric windows" chapter.
Central locking button
To use this switch ⇒ "Central locking" chapter.
CON-012
Wing mirror adjustment
Fig. 59
The system also works when the ignition is switched off.
Switch on the hazard warning lamps if, for example:
– Your vehicle stops because of a technical defect,
– You have an emergency
⇒ "Rear-view mirrors" the chapter. K
Lights and visibility
Switches in the central console
Visibility
Traction Control System (TCS)*. Electronic stabilisation
program (ESP)*
Sun visors
77
The sun visors can be pulled out of the side mountings and swung
towards to the doors.
The make-up mirrors* are fitted with a sliding cover. K
Lights
Flashers and high beam lever
3
4
rpm x 1000
5
6
2
CON-013
Fig. 60
7
1
1
0
8
The TCS or ESP connect automatically when the engine is switched
on. If necessary, they may be switched off briefly by pressing the
corresponding switch.
If it is connected a pilot light will light.
2
o
For further information ⇒ pages 131 to 134.
B6L-0006
Note
The location of the switches can vary depending on the model version or
country. K
The turn signals only work when the ignition is switched on.
• Right turn signals – lever up
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Fig. 61
Tips and Maintenance
1
Technical Data
78
Lights and visibility
• Left turn signals – lever down
2
Note
When turn signals are working, the warning lamp flashes as well ⇒
"Warning lamps" chapter.
The use of the signals and lighting described here is subject to local
regulations. K
The turn signals switch off automatically when the steering wheel
returns to its normal position.
To signal a lane change
For rapid manoeuvres such as lane changes, lift 1 or press down
2 the lever only to the point of pressure and hold it in position.
If the lever is used with a slight pulsation the indicator will blink
three times.
Interior lights
Front interior light
Headlight flasher
Pull the lever towards the steering wheel
warning lamp will light up.
3
– the main beam
High beam light
To engage the high beam lights, push the lever forward with the
low beam lights connected 4 . The corresponding warning lamp
will light up when the high beam light is on.
Parking lights*
The parking lights only work when ignition is switched off.
Right parking lights – lever up
Left parking lights – lever down
B45-144C
1
Fig. 62
2
If the ignition key has been removed, a buzzer* will sound when
the driver’s door is open.
Switch positions
A
:
0
– Off
Right
– Door contact switch
Left
– Light on continuously
Lights and visibility
Interior lights with delayed switch off* remain on for about 30
seconds after doors are closed. K
Glove compartment light*
The passenger’s glove compartment light only lights up when the
lights are switched on and the glove compartment lid is open. K
Front reading light*
Switch on interior light
The interior light is switched on for approx. 30 seconds when the
vehicle is unlocked, a door is opened or the ignition key is
removed. Hence, the interior light switch must be in the door
contact position.
It is switched off immediately as soon as the vehicle is locked or
the ignition switched on.
With the door open, the interior light will remain switched on for a
maximum of ten minutes. This avoids unnecessary battery
discharge.
B45-144C
Fig. 63
The reading light is turned on or off by pressing the appropriate
switch B . K
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Note
In vehicles without centralised locking, the interior light can only be
switched on by opening the driver's door or by manually pressing the
switch. K
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
79
80
Lights and visibility
The heated windscreen washer jets* are switched on when the
ignition is switched on and the amount of heat is regulated
automatically according to the outside temperature.
Windscreen washers
Front windscreen wipers
Note
2
0
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
80
90
100
km/h
• Fill container ⇒ "Windscreen washer" chapter.
120
140
160
180
A
200
220
240
0
3
• Replace wiper blades ⇒ "Wiper blades" chapter.
2
Windscreen
260
• Windscreen wipers off
1
Lever at position
0
0
• Intermittent wipe
4
Lever at position
.
Use lever A to change the intervals of the intermittent wipe. Four
levels are available.
5
B6L-0007
1
.
Fig. 64
Lever to the right – brief intervals
Lever to the left – long intervals
WARNING
The windscreen wipers must be in very good condition to ensure clear
visibility ⇒ "Wiper blades" chapter.
The intervals of each level are determined by the speed of the
vehicle.
• Wiper slow
Lever at position
2
.
3
.
• Wiper fast
Wipers and washers only work when ignition is switched on.
When it is freezing, check that the wiper blades are not frozen to
the glass before switching the wipers on for the first time.
Lever at position
• Flick wipe
Lever at position
4
.
Lights and visibility
• Automatic wash/wipe facility
Headlight washer system*
To turn on wipers and washer, pull lever towards steering wheel to
position 5 .
When the main or dipped beam is on, the lenses are washed every
time the windscreen is washed.
When the lever is released, no more water is sprayed, but the
wipers continue to work for around 4 seconds.
At regular intervals, such as when filling the tank, the dirt on the
lenses (insects) should be removed.
The windscreen will be wiped again after approximately five
seconds once the wipe/wash system has been operated. K
81
Note
• Do not use sharp objects or abrasive solvents when cleaning lamps as
these could cause damage.
Rain sensor*
If the vehicle is fitted with a rain sensor and the intermittent wipe
is activated this sensor is in charge of adjusting automatically the
duration of the intervals to the amount of rain.
Position A of the lever for the windscreen wipers is used to
individually adjust the sensitivity of the rain sensor ⇒ fig. 64.
After switching off the ignition, the rain sensor needs to be
switched on again. To do that the intermittent wipe needs to be
switched off and switched on again. K
• To save water, if the windscreen washer is activated repeatedly, the
headlight washers will be activated every three cycles. K
Wiper blades
Observations
WARNING
• The wiper blades must be in good condition for clear visibility.
• In order to prevent streaks on the windscreen you should clean the wiper
blades regularly with a window cleaning product. If the windows are
particularly dirty, e.g. insect remains, a sponge or cloth should be used to
clean the blades.
• For safety reasons, wiper blades should be renewed once or twice a year.
Blades can be purchased at Technical Service Centres.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
82
Lights and visibility
Caution
Changing wiper blades
When it is freezing, check that the wiper blades are not frozen to the glass
before switching the wipers on for the first time.
If the wiper blades drag, it may be caused by one of the following:
• If the vehicle has been washed in an automatic car wash,
residual wax maybe left on the windscreen. This wax residue can
only be removed with a special cleaner. For more details, contact a
Technical Service Centre.
The blades will not drag if you use a wax dissolving windscreen
cleaner. Grease solvents will not work.
• Damaged wiper blades can also drag. In this case the blades
should be renewed.
B1H-052
• The blades are set at an incorrect angle.
Have the angle of installation checked and corrected at a Technical
Service Centre. K
Fig. 65
Taking the wiper blade off
• Hinge the wiper arm up and position the blade perpendicular to
the wiper arm.
• Press the retaining spring in the direction of arrow A .
• Detach the wiper blade in the direction of arrow B and then
remove from the arm in the opposite direction.
Securing the wiper blade
The retaining spring must engage audibly in the wiper arm.
When fitting wiper blades with moulded wind deflectors one
should ensure that the deflector is pointing downwards. K
Lights and visibility
Rear-view mirrors
83
Automatic* anti-dazzle interior mirror
Adjusting mirrors
B
The rear view mirrors should always be adjusted properly before
moving off so that good vision to the rear is obtained. K
Anti-dazzle interior mirror
The lever on the lower edge of the mirror should be pointing to the
rear when the basic setting is made.
To set the anti-dazzle position, pull lever forwards.
A
Exterior mirrors controlled mechanically from inside are adjusted
with the knob in the door trim panel. K
B5P-0177
Fig. 66
The automatic anti-dazzle function can be switched on and off as
desired.
Switching off anti-dazzle function
Press button
A
– the indicator lamp
B
will go out.
B
will light up.
Switching on anti-dazzle function
Press button
A
– the indicator lamp
Anti-dazzle function
The anti-dazzle function is activated every time the ignition is
switched on. The green indicator lamp lights up in the mirror
housing.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
84
Lights and visibility
When the anti-dazzle function is activated the interior mirror will
darken automatically according to the amount of light it receives
(for example from the headlights of a vehicle behind). The antidazzle function is cancelled if reverse gear is engaged.
Electrically adjustable mirrors* are set by pressing the edge of the
knob A in the driver’s door trim.
The surface of the mirror may be angled upwards, downwards, to
the left or the right, as required.
With swivel knob
Note
A
select the driver or passenger wing mirrors.
– Defog mirrors1)
• The automatic anti-dazzle function will only work properly if the sun
blind* for the rear window is retracted and there are no other objects
preventing light from reaching the interior mirror.
R
– Driver’s mirror
L
– Passenger’s mirror
• If you have to stick any type of sticker on the windscreen, do not do so in
front of the sensors. Doing so could prevent the anti-dazzle function from
working well or even from working at all. K
When adjusting the left rear-view mirror, the right one should move
at the same time.
Electrically adjustable mirrors*
If you wish to adjust the right rear-view mirror separately, you only
need to activate the right mirror.
If at any time, the electrical adjustment fails, the mirrors can be
adjusted manually by pressing on their respective surfaces.
Note for vehicles with convex or spherical outside mirrors*
Convex (curved outwards) mirrors enlarge the field of vision but
make objects look smaller. These mirrors are only of limited use in
correctly calculating the distance of the vehicle behind you.
Spherical exterior mirrors have a mirror surface with a different
curvature. These wide angle mirrors increase the field of vision
even more than convex mirrors. Their usefulness is also limited
when estimating the distance of vehicles approaching from
behind. K
L
R
A
IBN-009
Fig. 67
1)
Take into account that this function is activated with the ignition connected, and as
such, it is advisable to maintain the control in the L or R position.
Lights and visibility
Mirror heating*
85
Electric folding wing mirrors*
Electrically operated outside mirrors are heated in the defogging
position. The ignition must be switched on for this function.
Once the mirrors are defogged place the switch in the L or R
position to avoid unnecessary battery discharge. K
Fold in exterior mirrors
L
The exterior mirrors of the vehicle can be folded in.
R
To do this, pull mirror housing towards the vehicle.
A
Note
IBN-104
• Before putting the vehicle through an automatic washing plant, the
mirrors should be folded in to prevent them from becoming damaged. K
Folding exterior mirrors back
It is mandatory to drive with the rear-view mirrors placed in use
position. K
Fig. 68
Use control A to select the passenger or driver’s wing mirror, or
the fold-away function, as well as mirror adjustment ⇒ fig. 68.
– Mirror demisting1)
R
– Driver’s wing mirror
L
– Passenger’s wing mirror
– Folding away of wing mirrors
The fold-away position is recommended, for example, when
parking or driving in cramped conditions.
1)
Take into account that this function is activated with the ignition connected, and as
such, it is advisable to maintain the control in the L or R position.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
86
Lights and visibility
To fold in the exterior mirrors, simply turn swivel knob
to position
from the L or R position.
A
directly
To unfold the wing mirrors (use position), do the opposite, from
to L or R.
Note
• If due to external causes (for example contact during manoeuvres) the
angle of the mirror in relation to the bodywork changes, the mirror should
be adjusted using rotary control A until it reaches the position of use .
• Turn rotary control A again, until it reaches the folding position. The
mirror is now operating properly.
• Special care must be taken when using rotary control
the mirrors.
A
not to damage
Caution
Under no circumstances should the mirror be returned to its position of use
by hand. K
Seats and luggage compartment
Seats and luggage compartment
Front seats
Driver’s seat
We recommend that you position the diver’s seat as follows:
The importance of correct seat adjustment
WARNING
For safety reasons the driver‘s seat must only be moved backwards or
forwards when vehicle is stationary.
– Set the driver’s seat forwards/backwards in such a way that the
pedals can be fully depressed with a slightly angled leg.
– Set the backrest in such a way that it is fully against your back
and that you can reach the upper point of the steering wheel with
your arms at a slight angle.
WARNING
The correct adjustment of the seats is important for:
– reaching the controls safely and quickly
– relaxed low-fatigue body position
Under no circumstances should any items be kept in the footwell, as they
could block the pedals in case of a sudden braking manoeuvre.
You would no longer be able to brake, change gear or accelerate! K
– maximum protection from the seat belts and the Air Bag System.
Front passenger seat
WARNING
• For this reason the front seats should not be pushed too close to the
steering wheel or the instrument panel.
• Your feet should remain in the footwell while the vehicle is in motion –
never resting on the instrument panel or seats. K
We recommend that you position the front passenger seat as
follows:
– Backrest in an upright position.
– Place the feet in the footwell in a comfortable position.
– It is recommended that the seat be pushed back as far as
possible. K
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
87
88
Seats and luggage compartment
Seat adjustments
2
Height adjustment*
By “pumping” the lateral lever the seat can be lifted or lowered.
Lifting: lift or "pump" the lever upwards from the base position.
3
Lowering: press or "pump" the lever downwards from the base
position.
WARNING
• For safety reasons, the height of the driver’s seat should only be adjusted
when the vehicle is at a standstill.
• Be careful when adjusting the seat height! Careless and uncontrolled
2
1
IBN-045A
adjustment can cause injuries.
Fig. 69
3
Adjusting backrest inclination
Take the weight off the backrest and turn the control wheel.
1
To move seat backwards and forwards
Lift lever and move seat. Then release lever and move seat further
so that the catch engages.
The driver‘s seat should be adjusted so that the pedals can be fully
depressed with the legs slightly angled.
WARNING
For safety reasons the driver‘s seat must only be moved backwards or
forwards when vehicle is stationary.
WARNING
The backrests should not be tilted far back when the car is being driven, as
the efficiency of the seatbelts would be reduced. K
Seats and luggage compartment
Heated seats*
89
Note
An automatic provisional disconnection of the function may take place to
avoid a possible deterioration of the battery. Once the normal functioning
conditions are established the function is resumed. K
1
2
O
O
Head restraints*
Correct adjustment of head restraints
IBN-048
Seat heating* for left seat
Fig. 70
1
The cushion and backrest of the front seats can be heated
electrically when the ignition is on.
The heating is connected and regulated with the knurled wheel.
To switch heating off, turn knurled wheel to the basic position (0).
Seat heating* for right seat
2
B1S-017P
Fig. 71
The cushion and backrest of the front seats can be heated
electrically when the ignition is on.
The heating is connected and regulated with the knurled wheel.
To switch heating off, turn knurled wheel to the basic position (0).
Safety First
Controls and equipment
The head restraints are height adjustable and should be set to
suit the size of the occupant. Correctly adjusted head restraints
together with the seat belts offer effective protection. The front
head restraints can also be adjusted to a different angle.
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
90
Seats and luggage compartment
Adjusting height
• Grip sides of head restraint with both hands and pull up or push
down.
To remove the rear head restraint first pull the backrest forwards a
little.
To install again, push the restraint rods into the guides until they
are heard to engage. You do not need to press the key. K
WARNING
The best protection is obtained when the upper edge of restraint is at least
at eye level or higher. K
Adjustable steering column*
Adjusting the steering wheel position
Removing and installing
A
IBN-010
B45-016C
Fig. 73
Fig. 72
To remove, pull restraints up to the stop, press button (arrow) and
at the same time take restraints out.
The steering wheel column can be adjusted without height and
depth stepping. To do this, press lever A located in the housing
downwards and move the column to the desired position. Then
press the lever firmly up again.
Seats and luggage compartment
WARNING
91
WARNING
stationary.
Under no circumstances should any items be kept in the footwell, as they
could block the pedals in case of a sudden braking manoeuvre.
• For safety reasons, the lever must always be firmly pressed up, so that
You would no longer be able to brake, change gear or accelerate! K
• The steering column may only be adjusted whilst the vehicle is
the position of the steering column does not suddenly change while the
vehicle is in motion. K
Luggage compartment
Pedal area
Stowing luggage
Pedals
The movement of the pedals must not be restricted!
For this reason, do not locate any items in the footwell which could
roll or slide underneath the pedals.
Around the pedal area there should not be any foot mats or other
additional floor covering materials:
• In the case of defects in the brake system, a greater pedal travel
may be necessary.
• It should always be possible to depress the clutch and
accelerator pedals fully.
• All pedals must be able to return, unhindered, to their rest
positions.
For these reasons, the only foot mats which may be used are those
which leave the pedal area completely free and which are
prevented from slipping.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
In the interests of good handling ensure that the load (persons and
luggage) is distributed evenly. Heavy items should always be
carried as near to the rear axle as possible or better still, between
the axles.
Stale air escapes through ventilation openings in the side trim* of
the luggage compartment. For this reason, it is best to keep these
openings uncovered.
WARNING
• Do not leave heavy objects, pointed ones, etc... loose in the boot (for
example towing hook) since in an accident, it may affect the security of the
occupants, as well as create damage to the vehicle interior.
• The permissible payloads and GVW must not be exceeded ⇒ chapter
"Technical Data".
• It should be noted that when transporting heavy items the handling will
change due to the displacement of the centre of gravity. Driving style and
speed must, therefore, be altered to suit.
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
92
Seats and luggage compartment
WARNING (continued)
• The load must be stowed in such a way that no items can fly forward if
the brakes are applied suddenly – use the lashing eyes* if necessary.
• When vehicle is in motion, no persons should be in the luggage or load
area. This includes children. Every passenger must be properly belted in
On the saloon, four eyelets are provided in the luggage
compartment for securing items of luggage. There are two eyelets
in the front sides of the luggage compartment, one left and one
right. The other two eyelets are near the loading edge ⇒ fig. 74.
The lashing eyes comply with the Standard DIN 75410. K
⇒"Seat belts" chapter.
• Never drive with the boot lid/tailgate open or not properly closed.
Exhaust gas could then be drawn into the vehicle interior. K
Parcel shelf
The shelf behind the rear seat backrest can be used to place items
of clothing on.
To ensure correct ventilation, the groove between the shelf and the
rear window should not be obstructed.
Lashing eyes*
WARNING
Heavy or hard objects should never be placed on the parcel shelf, as they
could endanger passengers in the event of sudden braking.
What is more, the electrical wires of the heated rear window could be
damaged by contact with sharpedged objects.
Note
LEO-020
Under the boot floor trim, beside the spare wheel, there is a removable
holder tray. K
Fig. 74
Seats and luggage compartment
Rear seat
You may tip the rear seats forwards to increase the boot space: if it
is a split seat each half can be tipped separately.
Increasing boot space*
Before knocking down the rear seat you must remove the
headrests*. For this it is necessary to slide the support a little
forward ⇒ chapter "Head restraints".
The front seats must be placed so that the back seats do not
collide with them, to avoid damage.
To knock down the seat
• Raise a little the cushion holding it from the front part, raise and
turn so that the outer part of the cushion goes to the front seat
backrest.
• Pull the release lever on the backrest in the direction of the arrow
(or both levers at the same time if the seat is not split) and lower
the backrest. K
Safety First
B1J-007DA
Fig. 75
B1J-004D
Fig. 76
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
93
94
Seats and luggage compartment
Roof rack*
Raising the seat
Description
When a load is to be carried on the roof the following needs to be
noted:
• As the rain channels are molded into the roof for streamlining
reasons, the normal type of roof rack cannot be used. To avoid
risks we advise that only the cross bars provided by the factory are
used.
B1J-008D
Fig. 77
• First lift up the backrest.
• Placeing the headrest.
• Lift the cushion and then push it backwards until it fits into
place. When you do, pull the middle seat belt out, otherwise it will
be trapped between the seat and the backrest and you will not be
able to use it.
Also make sure the side belts are not trapped by the backrest.
WARNING
The rear seat backrest must be properly engaged so that articles in the
luggage area do not slide forward if the brakes are applied suddenly. K
• These cross bars are the base for a complete roof load carrying
system. For safety reasons when carrying luggage, bicycles, surf
boards, skis and boats, the appropriate special adapters are
required.
• If other luggage rack systems are used, or are not mounted
according to the instructions, any damage noted over the vehicle
can not be claimed in the guarantee.
WARNING
• Installation instructions for the roof rack system must be followed.
• Check screwed joints and fixings after a short drive and, if necessary,
tighten and check again at corresponding intervals.
• The roof rack system must be fitted exactly according to the
enclosed instructions.
• Distribute the load evenly. Each cross bar may carry a maximum
load of 40 kg, loaded evenly over the full length. The permissible
roof load (including the carrier system) of 75 kg and the
Seats and luggage compartment
permissible gross vehicle weight must not be exceeded ⇒
"Technical data" chapter.
WARNING
Ashtrays*, cigarette lighter* and electrical
sockets
Front ashtray
• When carrying heavy objects or large objects on the roof, bear in mind
that the driving conditions may vary due to displacement of the center of
gravity of the vehicle or the increase of the surface exposed to the wind.
A
Driving style and speed must be adapted to this new situation.
• In vehicles with a sliding/lifting roof, make sure it does not hit
the roof load when opening. K
IBN-046A
Fig. 78
Opening
Press the lower part of the ashtray cover (arrow
automatically by spring action.
A
) and this opens
Emptying
Take the ashtray by the right side and remove upwards
Replacing
Introduce it with pressure on the support.
Closing
Move the ashtray cover towards the gear drive until it sets. K
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
95
96
Seats and luggage compartment
Cigarette lighter
Stowage box
The cigarette lighter is switched on by pushing in the element.
When the heating element glows, the lighter springs out
automatically – pull it out immediately and use it.
Stowage compartment on the front passenger side
WARNING
Excercise caution when using the cigarette lighter. It can cause burns.
The cigarette lighter and the socket also work when the ignition is switched
off and the key removed.
For this reason, children should never be left alone inside the vehicle. K
Electric socket
IBN-011
The 12-Volt socket of the lighter can be used for other electrical
accessories with a capacity of up to 120 Watts. When the engine is
not running this will however discharge the battery. For more
information ⇒ "Accessories" chapter. K
Fig. 79
WARNING
For safety reasons the glove compartment lid should always be closed
while driving.
Lift the handle to open the glove compartment on the passenger
side. K
Seats and luggage compartment
Object drawer under right seat*
o
Object compartment driver’s side
IBN-012
B6Y-0048K
Fig. 80
To open compartment pull outwards. K
Fig. 81
To open drawer press the button and with your hand pull outwards.
To close press inwards until it engages. K
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
97
98
Seats and luggage compartment
Drink can holder*
Rear drink holder*
IBN-047A
Fig. 82
B6L-0017
Fig. 83
Located in the central console.
Open
Press the edge of the drink can holder and it will spring open.
Close
Press the drink can holder until it is fully closed.
WARNING
For security reasons, the drink can holder should always remain closed
while the car is in motion to avoid risks in the case of sudden braking or
accident. K
On the rear part of the centre console, behind the hand brake,
there is a drinks holder* installed. K
Climate control
99
Climate control
Heating and ventilation
Controls
Observations
A
C
B
WARNING
1
• In order to guarantee the necessary optimum visibility for safe driving all
2
0
3
4
windows should be free of ice, snow and mist.
This is the reason why you should read carefully through the instructions
on the proper handling of the heating and ventilation systems as well as
the window defrosting and demisting.
• Maximum heating performance and quick defrosting of windows can only
be attained once the engine has warmed up. K
D
Rotary switch
A
IBN-100
Fig. 84
– Temperature selection
Right – increases heat output
Left – decreases heat output
In vehicles fitted with an additional heating system*, turn to the
red point to activate the system.
Rotary control
B
– Ventilator
The air flow can be regulated in four stages. When driving at low
speed it is advisable to have the blower running at low speed.
On vehicles with a dust and pollen filter, dust, pollen, soot, etc.,
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
100
Climate control
will be held back by the filter regardless of the position of the
blower switch B .
In position 0 the blower fan is off. But it is not advisable to
maintain this position for too long as the windows will mist up.
On vehicles with a fresh air filter it is only necessary to use position
0 of rotary control B in the case of bad smell contamination. The
filter holds back dust, pollen, soot, etc.
Rotary switch
C
– Air distribution
Symbol of switch…
Air output distribution through the vents:
1, 2
5
1, 2, 5
3, 4
Button
D
– Air recirculation
Press this button to activate the function. The orange color symbol
lights up when the function is activated.
With this function the air flow from the outside is closed. If the fan
is set at a certain speed, the air is drawn from the interior of the
vehicle instead of the outside, thus allowing for the air to
recirculate. This way you can momentarily avoid bad smells, smoke
or dust from entering. Another use of this function is to heat or cool
the vehicle’s air faster by recirculating it.
WARNING
Try not to leave the air recirculation on too long as otherwise no air would
enter from the outside and windows would moisten up.
Press the button to deactivate this function. K
Climate control
101
Handling instructions
1
1
1
2
2
50
3
2
4
rpm x 1000
90 130
0
70
60
6
50
40
30
7
1
0
1/1 1/2
5
20
10
8
0
80
90
100
km/h
120
140
160
180
200
220
240
260
3
3
4
o
4
1
0
5
5
2
3
4
5
5
5
Vents
B6L-0009
Fig. 85
Defrost windscreens, front and side windows
Depending on the position of air distribution control
flow from one vent or another.
C
, the air will
The air temperature will depend on the position of rotary knob
A
.
Furthermore, vents 3 and 4 can be closed or opened individually
and the air flow can be oriented as necessary.
Closed vent: control in vertical position.
Open vent: control in horizontal position.
The air flow can be oriented as you wish by swiveling the vent with
the control.
Safety First
5
Controls and equipment
• Rotary knob
• Rotary knob
to the right to the stop (red point).
A
B
to speed 4.
• Rotary knob C on
• Vents 3 closed.
• Vents 4 open and oriented towards the side windows.
Remember that the engine coolant fluid must have optimal
temperature to achieve correct functioning of the heating system
(except in vehicles fitted with additional heating*).
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
102
Climate control
Demist windscreens, front and side windows
If windshields fog up when air humidity is high (i.e. if it is raining),
the following is recommended:
• Rotary knob
• Rotary knob
A
B
to heating (hot), if necessary.
to speed 2 or 3.
• Rotary knob C on
• Vents 3 closed.
• Vents 4 closed and oriented towards side windows.
Once defogged and as a preventative measure you can place
control C to the
position. This way you will achieve more
comfort and avoid fogging of windshields again.
• If the windshield is fogged up, rotary regulator
• Close vents 3 .
• With vents
• Rotary knob
• Rotary knob
A
to the right to the stop (red point).
B
to speed 3.
• Rotary knob
• Vents 3 and
C
on
on
you can adjust the hot air flow and direction.
4
Ventilation (fresh air)
With the following setting fresh air flows from vents
without heating:
• Rotary knob
• Rotary knob
B
to desired speed.
A
to the left stop (blue point).
• Rotary regulator C to
• If the windshield fogs up, rotary regulator
C
3
and
4
to
and .
• Open vents
If necessary regulator C can be turned to other positions. K
3
Rapid heating of the cabin
C
4
General notes
Comfortable heating of the cabin
• To ensure proper functioning of the heating and ventilation
system, any object must be removed from the air inlet on the grid
below the windscreen.
Once the windshield is defogged and the desired temperature is
reached, the following should be applied:
• Only controls
position.
• Rotary knob B to the desired speed.
• Rotary regulator A to the desired heating position.
• When driving at low speed select a slow ventilation speed and
place control C at
to avoid fogging up of the windshields.
• Turn rotary regulator
⇒ fig. 84.
and
• Since heating efficiency depends on the coolant fluid
temperature, full heating power occurs when the engine has
reached its operating temperature.
4
open.
C
to the area between the air distribution at
A
and
C
can be adjusted to any intermediate
Climate control
• Stale air exits outside through the boot area. For this reason, do
not obstruct air flow from the cabin to the rear part by placing
clothing on the rear shelf.
• The pollen filter cartridges must be regularly replaced as
indicated in the Inspection and Maintenance Plan to avoid a
decrease in heating power. K
Air conditioning*
Observations
The air conditioning system is a combination of hot and cold air
increasing comfort and safety at any time of the year.
The air conditioning only functions if the engine is switched on,
the outside temperature is above approx. 5°C and the speed
switch of fan B is set at a speed.
Air conditioning not only decreases the temperature but also the
humidity of the vehicle’s interior. If the humidity of the outside air
is very high, the vehicle occupants will enjoy increased comfort,
even if the outside temperature is the same as the inside
temperature. The air conditioning system of this model allows you
to select a certain temperature (between 18°C and 26°C) with the
rotary knob A for the temperature selection. With the information
received by the different temperature sensors located in strategic
areas of the vehicle, the temperature of your choice is regulated. K
WARNING
• To ensure the optimum visibility necessary for safe driving, all windows
must be kept clean and free of ice, mist, snow, etc.
This is the reason why you should read carefully through the instructions
on proper handling of the heating and ventilation systems as well as the
window demisting and defrosting.
• Maximum heating performance and quick defrosting of windows can only
be attained once the engine has warmed up.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
103
104
Climate control
Rotary knob
Controls
A
C
B
1
2
– Select fan speed
Rotary regulator
3
0
B
The air flow can be set at four different speeds. In the 0 position,
the fan is switched off. If this position is used for a long time, the
windows may fog up. Hence, it is not advisable to keep this
position on for a long time.
C
– Air distribution
4
Symbol of switch…
Air output distribution through the vents:
1, 2
AC
5
D
E
IBN-101
1, 2, 5
Fig. 86
3, 4
Rotary knob
A
– Temperature selection
Fully to the right (red point) – more heat, no temperature
regulation.
To the left – less heat, if the E button is engaged, the system
delivers full air conditioning power, without temperature
regulation.
Between the two positions the system can regulate different
temperatures, depending on your selection.
In vehicles fitted with an additional heating system*, turn to the
red point to activate the system.
If the temperature selected is lower than the temperature outside,
the E button must be pressed to reach the temperature.
Button
D
– Air recirculation On/Off
To activate this function press the button. When function is
activated the orange warning lamp will light up.
With this function air inlets from the outside are closed. If a fan
speed has been selected, the air is drawn in from the cabin instead
of from the outside allowing for air recirculation. This way the entry
of bad odors, smoke and dust can be avoided. You can also heat or
cool the cabin air faster by having the air recirculate.
Climate control
Button
WARNING
E
– Air conditioner on/off
You should not use this function for a prolonged period of time as windows
could mist up.
The air conditioning system is connected by pressing button E
only if the engine is switched on and rotary knob B has a selected
speed.
In the same way, prolonged combined use of the air recirculation function
with air conditioning will cause the air inside the vehicle to become very
stale and dry.
AC is displayed in orange when the function is activated. To switch
off press the button again.
The function must be activated for the system to regulate the
temperature correctly only if the outside temperature is higher than
the temperature selected with rotary control A . K
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
105
Climate control
Handling instructions
1
1
1
2
2
50
3
4
rpm x 1000
90 130
70
60
50
40
30
7
1
0
0
5
6
2
1/1 1/2
20
10
8
0
80
90
100
km/h
120
140
160
180
200
220
240
260
3
3
4
4
o
106
1
2
3
0
4
AC
5
5
5
5
5
Vents
B6L-0010
Fig. 87
• Rotary knob B to speed 4.
• Rotary regulatory C to
The air will flow from one vent or another, depending on the
position of distribution control C .
The air temperature depends on the position of rotary knob
5
A
.
Furthermore, vents 3 and 4 can be opened or closed individually
and the air flow can be guided according to your needs.
• Close vents 3 .
• Vents 4 open and facing side windows.
Vents closed: control in vertical position.
Remember that the temperature of the engine coolant must be
optimal to achieve correct functioning of the heating system
(except for vehicles fitted with additional heating*).
Vents open: control in horizontal position.
Demisting the windscreen and side windows
The air flow can be adjusted by swiveling vent with the control.
When the windows steam up due to high air humidity, e.g. when it
is raining, the following settings are recommended.
Defrost windshields and front windows
• Rotary regulator
A
to the right up to the top (red point).
• Rotary regulator
A
, if necessary, clockwise into heating range.
Climate control
Maximum cooling
• Rotary control B on speed 2 or 3 as required.
• Rotary regulator C to
• Vents
• Vents
3
4
If the vehicle is exposed to the sun for a long period of time, it is
advisable to leave the doors open for a short time before driving.
Then do the following:
closed.
open and facing side windows.
Furthermore, you can activate the AC function for faster defogging.
Once defogged and as a preventive measure you may place control
C in position
. This way increased comfort is achieved and
renewed fogging of the windshields is avoided.
• Close all windows and open roof*.
• Rotary control
B
to speed 4.
to the left stop (blue point).
• Rotary control
A
• Rotary control
C
Fast heating of the cabin
• Open vents
and
• Rotary control
• Rotary control
to
4
.
to the right to the stop (red point).
• Connect air recirculation mode by pressing button
B
to speed 3.
• Connect air conditioning by pressing button
• Rotary control C to
3 and 4 open.
Once the windshields have been defogged and the desired
temperature is reached, the following settings are advisable:
B
A
E
D
.
.
WARNING
Heating cabin comfortably
You should not use the air recirculation mode for an extended period of
time as no fresh air is drawn from the outside and the windshield could fog
up.
You should not smoke while the air recirculation is activated.
to the desired speed.
to the desired heating power.
Ventilation (fresh air)
• Turn rotary regulator C to the area between the air distribution in
the "feet area" and "defrost" ⇒ fig. 86.
• If the windshields are fogged up, rotary regulator
• Close vents 3 .
• You can adjust the hot air flow with vents
Safety First
3
A
• Vents
• Rotary control
• Rotary control
107
4
.
Controls and equipment
C
to
With the following settings, fresh air is drawn without heating
through vents 3 and 4 :
to the left stop (blue point).
• Rotary control
• Rotary control
A
B
to the desired speed.
• Rotary control
C
to
• Open vents
and
3
Tips and Maintenance
4
.
Technical Data
108
Climate control
• Disconnect air recirculation mode and AC (Buttons
• Rotary control C can be set as you wish. K
D
and
E
).
Using air conditioner economically
In cooling mode the air conditioner compressor places demands
on the engine and therefore influences the fuel consumption. To
keep the period it is switched on as short as possible, the
following points should be noted.
• If the inside temperature is very high after the car has been
parked in the sun, it is recommended that doors and windows are
opened briefly to enable the hot air to escape.
• The hot air conditioner should not be switched on during a
journey if the windows or sliding/tilting roof* are open.
• The fresh air option should be selected if the desired inside
temperature can be achieved without having to turn on the cooling
system. K
General notes
• High humidity and outside temperatures may cause
condensation and the evaporator to drip. This water is channeled
outside which can lead to the formation of puddles beneath your
vehicle. This is normal and does not indicate any leak.
• For the ventilation to function correctly ice, snow or leaves in
front of the air inlets, on the grid below the windshields (passenger
side, outside) must be removed.
• Only switches
position.
A
and
C
can by adjusted to any intermediate
• When driving at low speed it is advisable to set a low fan speed
to avoid fogging of the
and to set switch C to position
windshields.
• Since the efficiency of the heating system depends on the
temperature of the coolant, maximum efficiency is achieved when
the temperature reaches service temperature.
• Stale air is channeled outside through the boot area. For this
reason, do not obstruct the air passage from the passenger cabin
to the rear part by placing clothing on the rear shelf.
• It is advisable to switch on the air conditioning at least once a
month to lubricate the joints of the system and prevent leaks in
the air conditioning system. If you notice diminished cooling
power, go to a Technical Service Centre to have the system
checked.
For correct functioning of the system do not cover the grid located
next to the E button.
• The pollen*/odor filter should be changed regularly in
accordance with the Inspection and Maintenance Plan to avoid a
decreased performance of the system. K
Climate control
Operating faults
Climatronic*
• Should the air conditioner not work at any time, it may be due to
one of the following:
Observations
– Outside temperature below +5°C
– Blown fuse.
WARNING
Check the fuse and replace it, if necessary. If the problem is not
due to a defective fuse, switch the air conditioning system off and
have it checked at a Technical Service Centre.
• For road safety it is important that all windows are free of ice, snow and
mist. Only then can clear vision be guaranteed.
Cooling system compressor may appear to be temporarily
disconnected due to temperature excess of engine coolant.
You should therefore familiarise yourself with the correct operation of the
heating and ventilation system as well as removing dampness and frost
from the windows.
• If cooling output drops off, switch the air conditioner off and have
the system checked by a SEAT official service point. K
• The highest possible level of heating and quick defrosting of the
windows can only be achieved when the engine has achieved its operating
temperature.
Climatronic is a combined heating and air conditioning system
which allows for an exact temperature regulation inside the
vehicle. At the same time, it also allows for decreased humidity,
thus contributing to increased comfort and safety.
Temperature regulation is completely automatic. The system keeps
the selected temperature. If necessary, this automatic regulation
can be adjusted manually. K
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
109
110
Climate control
Controls
A
B
AUTO
ECON
IBN-014a
Rotary control
A
– Speed dialling of the fan
If you turn the control to the right, the fan’s speed will increase.
If you turn the control to the left, the fan’s speed will reduce.
The display will show the fan’s actual speed in segments.
If the AUTO function is activated whilst using this control, you
would pass to the manual mode.
Rotary control
B
– Temperature selection
If you turn the control to the right, the temperature selected will
increase.
If you turn the control to the left, the temperature selected will
decrease.
Fig. 88
The display will show the temperature selected for the vehicle’s
interior.
The inner temperature may be regulated between 18°C (64°F) and
29°C (84°F).
AUTO button (AUTOMATIC – Normal operation)
If you push the AUTO button, the system will switch to the
automatic mode, activating the mode in order to attain the
selected temperature.
If you push this button the display will show the word "AUTO".
In the AUTO mode, the temperature, the flow and the distribution
are automatically regulated, so that the passenger compartment
may achieve the desired temperature as soon as possible.
If during the automatic mode you activate any other control that
does not select the temperature or recirculate the air, the
automatic mode will be de activated.
Climate control
Recirculation key
Key
By pressing the
key, the system directs the air towards the
grid of the windshield and the side windows ( 1 , 2 ).
When pressing this key, the system understands that the
windshield is fogged up/frozen and, therefore, it becomes a
priority to execute said operation. It will deactivate the air
recirculation mode, should it be activated, it will increase fan
speed and deactivate ECON mode, should it be activated.
is displayed.
Maximum efficiency is reached by having vents
facing the side windows.
3
closed and
4
By pressing this key, the air recirculation mode is activated.
With this function the entry of air from outside is closed. If a fan
speed has been selected, the air is drawn from the interior instead
of from outside, thus allowing for the air to recirculate. This way,
the entry of bad odors, smoke and dust can be momentarily
avoided.
It is not advisable to use recirculation for an extended period of
time since the air in the cabin is not replaced and would, therefore,
become very stale and dry.
The recirculation symbol is displayed if this mode is activated.
ECON key
Air distribution selection key
By pressing this key the air conditioning compressor is
disconnected.
By pressing the keys illustrated in the figure, you can manually
select the origin of the air inlet into the cabin.
The word "ECON" is displayed.
If the AUTO mode is activated and any of these keys are pressed
the system will switch to MANUAL mode. Arrows indicating the air
outlet areas are displayed.
When the compressor is deactivated, the fuel consumption
decreases.
When this function is activated, the Climatronic manages the
interior temperature regulation without the air conditioner.
Symbol of switch…
If the selected temperature is lower than the outside temperature,
the selected temperature will not be reached.
Air output distribution through the vents:
1, 2
Depending on the exterior climate conditions (low outside
temperature and low humidity), it is not necessary to switch on the
air conditioner since you can activate the ECON mode.
5
3, 4
In vehicles fitted with additional heating*, this function is
deactivated.
Safety First
111
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
112
Climate control
Air outlet for the rear seats is located under the front seats and is
together with air outlets 5 (feet exit). K
passenger compartment situated in the vent below the windscreen
(on the passenger’s side, at the exterior).
Vents
• If the outside temperature is low, the compressor will be
automatically disconnected. With the AUTO key it will also not be
able to be connected.
Depending on the selected key, the air will flow through different
vents.
Furthermore, vents 3 and 4 can be closed or opened individually
and air flow can be guided as needed.
Closed vent: control in vertical position.
Open vent: control in horizontal position.
You can guide the air outlet as needed by swiveling the vent with
the control. K
General information
• High humidity and outside temperatures may cause
condensation and the evaporator to drip. This water is channeled
outside which can lead to the formation of puddles beneath your
vehicle. This is normal and does not indicate any leak.
• If you want the ventilation to work correctly, you should remove
the ice, the snow or the leaves which block the air inlet to the
• Stale air is channeled outside through the boot area. For this
reason, do not obstruct the air passage from the passenger cabin
to the rear part by placing clothing on the rear shelf.
• It is advisable to switch on the air conditioning at least once a
month to lubricate the joints of the system and prevent leaks in
the air conditioning system. If you notice diminished cooling
power, go to a Technical Service Centre to have the system
checked.
• If you want the system to work correctly, don’t obstruct the vent
between the AUTO button and the
key.
• If you drive with open windows, push the ECON key and stop the
fan in order to save fuel.
• When the engine needs an extreme effort, the compressor will be
disconnected temporarily.
• The filter cartridge of pollen*/smells will have to be removed
regularly as established in the Inspection and Maintenance Plan.
Thus you will avoid a decrease in the system’s performance. K
Driving
113
Driving
Manual gearbox
Note
For safety reasons, do not rest your hand on the gear lever while driving. K
Driving a car with a manual gearbox
1
5
3
Automatic gearbox*
R
Driving programmes
2
4
TO8-028
Fig. 89
Reverse gear may only be engaged when the vehicle is stationary.
When engine is running, depress clutch fully and wait a few
seconds before moving gear lever, to prevent grating noises.
B8L-009
When reverse gear is engaged with ignition on, the reversing lights
come on.
Some model versions may have 6 gears*. Its layout is indicated on
the selector lever.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Fig. 90
The gearbox management is fitted with several driving
programmes. According to the driving style or to the momentary
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
114
Driving
economy”,, low-consumption, or a more “s
sporty”
situation, an “e
programme will be selected.
The programme is selected automatically depending on the
movement of the accelerator pedal.
If the accelerator pedal is moved slowly, or at a normal rate, the
gearbox will shift into a higher gear earlier, and down into a lower
gear later to reduce fuel consumption.
A more “ssporty” programme is selected when the accelerator pedal
moves fast. The pedal does not have to be depressed to the point
of kick-down ⇒ page 116. In this mode, the gearbox will shift up
later to make full use of the engine power reserves.
The downward shift occurs at a higher rate of revolutions than in
the economy programmes.
The gear box is self adapting, and continuously selects the most
suitable gear programme. At the same time, the driver can also
make the gear box switch to a more “sporty” programme by
pressing the accelerator quickly. Depending on road speed, this
makes the gearbox shift down early into a lower gear for quicker
acceleration (for instance to overtake another vehicle), without
having to press the accelerator all the way down to the kick-down
position. After the gear box has shifted back up it returns to the
original programme, depending on your style of driving.
The gear box adapts the gear shifts for uphill and downhill
gradients. This prevents the gearbox from shifting up and down
unnecessarily on uphill gradients. On downhill gradients, the
gearbox shifts down into a lower gear when the driver presses the
brake pedal. This makes use of the braking effect of the engine
without having to change down manually
Note
Depending on road resistance, for example when trailer towing or on uphill
stretches, a programme is automatically selected which provides more
power by shifting into a lower gear. This prevents frequent gear changes. K
Selector lever lock
P” and “N
N” with the ignition switched on the selector
In positions “P
lever is locked. To move the selector lever out of these positions
the brake pedal must be depressed and the selector lever button
pushed-in. This prevents a gear being engaged inadvertently and
the vehicle unintentionally moving off.
A delay circuit prevents the selector lever from locking when it is
N” position (for instance from “R
R” to “D
D”).
moved quickly past the “N
This enables for example the vehicle to be “rocked” out of a
“bogged down” position. The shift lock only locks the selector
N” position for more than about 1 second
lever if it is left in the “N
without the brake pedal being depressed.
At speeds above 5 km/h the selector lever lock is automatically
N”. K
switched-off in position “N
Driving
115
R – Reverse gear
Selector lever positions
The reverse gear should only be engaged when the vehicle is
stationary and with the engine idling. Before engaging the position
R” from the positions “P
P” or “N
N” the brake pedal must be
“R
depressed and the lock button in the selector lever handle must
also be pressed.
6
4
3
7
R”
The reversing lights come on when the selector lever is in the “R
position with the ignition switched on.
2
N – Neutral (idling position)
To move the lever out of neutral when stationary or at speeds
below 5 km/h and with ignition switched on depress the brake
pedal and press the lock button in the selector lever handle.
PRND321
IBN-017A
Fig. 91
In the combi-instrument there is a display that shows the selector
lever position currently selected.
WARNING
D – Normal driving position
The four gears are shifted up and down automatically depending
upon engine load and vehicle speed.
Under certain driving conditions it is advantageous to engage one
of the following described selector lever positions.
3 – Position for “hilly” regions
Never shift selector lever to position “R” or “P” whilst the vehicle is in
motion. The gears could be damaged – risk of accident!
P – Parking lock
P"
Use this position to park the vehicle. To engage and disengage "P
press the button on the selector lever and press the brake pedal
while the engine is running.
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears are shifted up and down automatically
depending upon engine load, road speed and selected programme
E or S). The 4th gear is not engaged. This increases the engine
(E
braking effect when the accelerator pedal is released.
This selector position is recommended in situations where the
gearbox alternates frequently between 3rd and 4th gears in the
D” position.
“D
If the engine is not switched on, disengage by pressing the button
on the selector lever.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
116
Driving
2 – Position for steep hills
This selector lever position is suitable for long climbs and descents.
Notes on driving
Starting
The 1st and 2nd gears are shifted up and down automatically
depending upon engine load and speed. The 3rd and 4th gears are
not engaged.
N” or “P
P”
The engine can only be started when selector lever is at “N
⇒ “Starting the engine”.
1 – Position for very steep hills or manoeuvres
Selecting a driving range
This position is recommended for extremely steep hills.
When the vehicle is stationary and the engine is running always
depress the foot brake when selecting a gear.
The vehicle only drives in 1st gear. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th gear are
locked.
1”.
The cruise control* cannot be used in position “1
Note
When changing down manually the selector lever can be moved into gears
3, 2, and 1, but the gearbox will not change down until it is no longer
possible to over-rev the engine. K
Kick-down device
The kick-down device gives maximum acceleration. When the
accelerator pedal is pressed right down past the full throttle
position, depending on road speed and engine speed, the box
changes down into a lower gear. The shift into the next higher gear
then takes place as soon as the maximum specified engine speed
is reached.
WARNING
Please note that the driving wheels could go into a spin if the kick-down
device is applied on roads with black ice. Risk of skidding! K
When the vehicle is stationary do not depress the accelerator
when selecting a gear.
If the lever is moved accidentally into “N” when driving, release
accelerator and let the engine speed drop to idling before
selecting a forward gear again.
WARNING
When the engine is running it is necessary to hold the vehicle with the foot
brake in all gears. Because with an automatic gearbox the transfer of
power in not fully interrupted even at idling speed – and the vehicle tends
to “creep”.
When the vehicle is stationary, the engine running, and a gear is engaged,
on no account should the throttle be opened (for instance inadvertently by
hand from the engine compartment). Otherwise, the vehicle may move
immediately – even if the hand brake has been fully applied.
Before working on the vehicle with the engine running, apply the
handbrake and put the selector lever in “P”.
Driving
Moving off
R, D, 3, 2, 1). Wait until the gearbox has
Select driving range (R
shifted and the power flow is made to the driving wheels (light
selection jerk perceptible). Then one can accelerate.
Stopping
When the vehicle is stopped for a short period, for example at
traffic lights, it is only necessary to apply the brakes. It is not
N”. The engine should
necessary to move selector lever to “N
however only be running at idling speed.
Parking
When the battery is flat, the engine can be started from the battery
of another vehicle by using jumper cables ⇒ “Starting help”
chapter.
Towing
If a vehicle must be towed instructions in the "Tow start/towing"
chapter must be followed strictly.
Emergency program
In case of an electronic failure of the gearbox, emergency programs
are activated depending on the type of failure.
• The gear box continues to shift automatically, but strong jerking
is noticeable. Consult a Technical Service Centre.
WARNING
• The gear box no longer shifts automatically.
To prevent the vehicle from rolling away inadvertently, you should always
apply the handbrake firmly when the vehicle has come to the complete
stop. Also place the gear selector lever in position “P”.
On a gradient the handbrake should be applied firmly first and
then the parking lock engaged. This will ensure that the locking
mechanism is not too heavily loaded and makes the lock easier to
disengage.
In this case, you can shift manually. Only the 3rd gear is available
D", "3
3" and "2
2" of the selector lever.
in the positions "D
1" and "R
R" of the selector lever, the 1st gear and
In the positions "1
reverse gear, respectively, are available as customary.
It may happen that the gear oil is overheated when the torque
converter has to work harder, especially if 2nd gear is missing.
In such cases, go to a Technical Service Centre as soon as possible.
K
Emergency starting
On vehicles with automatic gearbox the engine cannot be started
by towing or pushing the vehicle ⇒ "Tow start/towing" chapter.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
117
118
Driving
Handbrake
WARNING
• To prevent the vehicle from rolling away inadvertently, you should always
Using the handbrake
apply the handbrake firmly after the vehicle has come to a complete stop.
You should also put the car into gear (manual gearbox) or the gear selector
lever in position “P” (automatic gearbox).
• Please note that the handbrake must be released completely after
application. If the handbrake is only partly released it could lead to
overheating of the brakes and thus negatively affect the function of the
brake system. This could also lead to premature rear brake lining wear. K
Ignition lock
TO8-029
Fig. 92
To apply the handbrake pull lever up firmly. On hills the 1st gear or
with automatic gearbox the parking lock should also be engaged.
The handbrake should always be applied so firmly that it is not
possible to drive inadvertently with the handbrake on.
When handbrake is applied with the ignition on, the brake warning
lamp comes on.
To release handbrake, pull lever up slightly, press locking knob
(arrow) in and push lever right down.
Electronic engine block
When you switch the ignition on, the vehicle and the key
automatically compare data, which is shown by a pilot light in the
dashboard ⇒ "Warning lamps" chapter.
If the wrong (i.e. false) key is used, the car will not start and the
immobiliser pilot light will come on. K
Driving
For all vehicles:
Position of the ignition key
• Position
1
To lock the steering wheel withdraw the key and turn the wheel
until you hear the pin engage.
WARNING
1
On vehicles with manual gearbox, never remove the key from the steering
lock while the vehicle is moving. Otherwise the steering wheel may lock
unexpectedly.
2
3
• Position
B8D-005
Fig. 93
• Position
Petrol engines
1
Ignition and engine switched off
Steering can be locked
2
Ignition on
3
Starting engine
2
If the key is difficult to turn in the lock, move the steering wheel
until the key turns freely.
3
Before the starter can be operated a second time the key must be
turned back to position 1 . This prevents the starter motor from
engaging while the engine is running, as this could damage the
starter. K
Diesel engines
1
Fuel supply cut off and engine switched off
Steering can be locked
2
Glow plugs/normal running position
To avoid unnecessary strain on the battery, do not use any other
major electrical equipment while the glow plugs are pre-heating.
3
Safety First
Starting engine
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
119
120
Driving
Starting the engine
General notes
WARNING
When running the engine in confined spaces there is a danger of
poisoning.
• Before starting, move gear lever to neutral (with automatic
gearbox, selector lever in “P” or “N” position) and apply handbrake
firmly.
• On vehicles with a manual gearbox depress the clutch pedal
when operating starter so that starter only has to turn engine.
• As soon as engine starts, release the ignition key so that starter
can disengage.
• After starting a cold engine it may sound noisy for a moment or
two because the oil pressure has to build up in the hydraulic
tappets first. This is normal and no cause for alarm.
For the sake of the environment
Do not warm the engine up by running it when the vehicle is stationary.
Begin driving the vehicle as soon as possible.
Caution
• Do not over-rev or use full throttle until the engine has reached the normal
operating temperature.
• On vehicles with a catalytic converter the engine must not be started by
towing the vehicle in excess of 50 m. Otherwise unburned fuel can pass into
the converter and lead to damage.
• Before trying to start the engine by towing, an attempt should be made, if
possible, to use the battery of another vehicle ⇒ "Emergency starting"
chapter. K
Petrol engines
The engine is equipped with a fuel injection system that
automatically supplies the correct air/fuel mixture.
When engine is cold or at operating temperature do not accelerate
before or during the starting procedure.
If the engine does not start at once, stop using the starter after 10
seconds. Wait about half a minute and then try again.
If the engine still does not start, the electric fuel pump fuse may
have blown ⇒ "Fuses" chapter".
When the engine is very hot it may be necessary to accelerate
slightly after the engine has started. K
Driving
Diesel engines
Starting a warm engine
Glow plug system
The glow plug lamp does not come on – the engine can be started
straight away. K
After switching to the driving position (ignition on), the required
glow plug warm-up time is indicated by a lamp which is controlled
by the coolant temperature ⇒ "Warning lamps" chapter.
Starting a cold engine
Ambient temperature above +5 °C:
The engine can be started without preglow. Do not depress throttle
during the starting procedure.
121
Starting after running out of fuel
If the tank on vehicles with a diesel engine was empty, starting
after filling with diesel fuel can take longer than normal – up to
one minute. This is because the fuel system must first be freed of
air before starting. K
Ambient temperature below +5 °C:
• Turn the key in the ignition lock to position 2 the glow plug
warning lamp comes on. It goes out when the ignition
temperature is reached.
While the glow plugs are working do not switch on any heavy
current consumers because this would place an unnecessary load
on the battery.
If despite this the engine does not start, the fuse may have blown
⇒ "Fuses" chapter".
• When the warning lamp goes out, start the engine immediately.
Do not depress the accelerator while starting.
If the engine only fires irregularly, continue to operate the starter a
few seconds longer (30 seconds at maximum) until the engine
runs under its own power.
If the engine does not start, switch the glow plugs on again and try
starting it again as described.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Stopping the engine
Valid for all engines
Caution
When the engine has been subjected to a heavy engine load for a long time, the engine must not be switched off abruptly. Let it idle for about
2 minutes to avoid overheating.
WARNING
After the engine has been stopped the fan can continue running for a while
(up to about 10 minutes) with the ignition switched off. It can also start to
run again suddenly after a short time if
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
122
Driving
WARNING (continued)
Cruise control system*
– the coolant temperature increases due to heat build-up
– when the engine is hot and the engine compartment is heated
additionally by strong sunlight.
Special care must therefore be taken when working in the engine
compartment. K
Valid for all versions with catalytic converter*
Caution
Do not switch off the ignition while the vehicle is in motion with a gear
engaged; otherwise unburned fuel may go into the converter, where it
would burn and cause overheating, which would damage the converter. K
Description
To relieve the foot on the accelerator pedal this system can hold
any speed above around 30 km/h constant, so far as this is
permitted by engine output.
WARNING
The cruise control system should not be used in dense traffic and poor road
conditions (slippery surfaces, aquaplaning, gravel).
Caution
When the system is switched on do not move into neutral without depressing the clutch pedal, otherwise the engine will race and can, under
certain circumstances, become damaged.
Note
On vehicles with an automatic gearbox, the Cruise Control System is only
active when the gear selector is in position D, 3 or 2. If any other position
P, N, R or 1) is selected while driving, the last speed to be stored is deleted
(P
and the system is switched off. K
Driving
Switching on
Storing speed
3
B
A
4
rpm x 1000
3
5
6
2
B
7
1
0
A
5
6
7
1
0
8
o
o
8
rpm x 1000
2
B6L-0011
The system is operated with the switch
on the turn signal/main beam lever.
A
and the press button
The system is switched on by moving switch
B6L-0011
Fig. 94
A
to ON. K
B
Fig. 95
When the speed to be maintained has been reached the press
button B (SET–) must be pressed briefly. The foot can then be
taken off the accelerator pedal.
The speed can also be increased in the normal way with the
accelerator pedal. When the pedal is then released the previously
programmed speed is resumed.
This however, is not the case when the stored speed is exceeded
by more than 10 km/h for a period of more than 5 minutes. The
speed must then be stored again.
WARNING
The programmed speed must only be resumed when it is not too high for
the existing traffic conditions! K
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
123
Driving
Accelerating/storing
Altering stored speed
3
B
A
rpm x 1000
To increase the speed memorized without pressing the accelerator
press the control B up to the RES+ position.
5
6
2
If you briefly press this control until the RES+ position, the speed
increases gradually. If pressed and not released, the speed
increases automatically. The speed reached upon releasing the
control is memorized. K
7
1
0
8
Switching system off temporarily
3
rpm x 1000
5
o
B
B6L-0011
A
Fig. 96
6
2
7
1
0
8
Reducing/setting
The stored speed can be reduced by pressing button
B
(SET–).
By pressing button B (SET–) briefly, the stored speed is reduced
by a preset amount. If you press and hold the button, the speed
will decrease through automatic deceleration. The speed reached
when releasing the button will be stored.
If the button is released at a speed of less than approx. 30 km/h,
the memory is deleted. The speed must then, if necessary, be reset
using button B (SET–) after the vehicle has accelerated to a
speed higher than approx. 30 km/h.
o
124
B6L-0011
Fig. 97
Vehicles with manual gearbox:
The system is temporarily switched off when the brake or clutch
pedals are used or when the switch A is moved to OFF (not
engaged).
The speed stored at this time will remain in the memory.
Driving
To resume the previously stored speed push switch
left after the brake or clutch pedals are released.
A
fully to the
Storing speed
If no speed was saved before the system was temporarily switched
off or if the stored speed was deleted, a new speed can be stored
in the following manner:
WARNING
The programmed speed must only be resumed when it is not too high for
existing traffic conditions.
• Slide the control A to the left, fully.
• Accelerate until reaching the desired speed.
• Briefly press the key B (SET–). The speed reached at this
moment is memorized. K
Vehicles with automatic gear box:
The system is temporarily switched off when the brake or clutch
pedals are used or when the switch A is moved to OFF (not
engaged).
Switching the system off completely
The speed stored at this time will remain in the memory.
To resume the previously stored speed push switch
left after the brake or clutch pedals are released.
125
A
fully to the
3
B
A
rpm x 1000
5
6
2
7
1
0
8
WARNING
The programmed speed must only be resumed if it complies with the speed
regulations of that moment.
o
Furthermore, the system will be switched off temporarily if the
selector lever is moved to positions N or 1.
B6L-0011
The speed stored in the memory at this time will be deleted.
Fig. 98
Vehicles with a manual gear box:
The system is completely switched off when switch A is moved
OFF engaged) or when the vehicle is stopped
entirely to the right (O
and the ignition is switched off.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
126
Driving
Vehicles with automatic gear box:
The system is completely switched off by selecting one of the
following positions by moving the selector lever:
• to positions P, N, R or 1.
or
by switching the ignition off when the vehicle is stationary. K
Refuelling
Tips and Maintenance
Refuelling
Filling the tank
To close, screw the cap to the right until you hear a "click". Turn the
key without releasing the cap clockwise 180°. Remove the key and
close the cover.
General notes
The tank holds about 45 liters.
For the sake of the environment
As soon as the automatic nozzle, correctly operated, disconnects for the
first time, the tank is full. Do not continue filling since the expansion space
would be occupied. If it heats up the fuel could overflow.
After filling the tank, screw cap and close tank flap until it engages.
The cap is tied to an anti-loss cord.
Note
Any fuel spillage should be wiped off the paint finish immediately, as the
paint could otherwise be damaged, especially if it is RME (“biodiesel”) fuel.
CON-009
Fig. 99
The filler neck is located in the rear right-side panel.
The fuel tank cap turns freely to prevent it’s opening without a key.
Open the cover, hold the cap with one hand and next introduce the
key in the lock and turn it 180° to the left. At this moment the cap
should unscrew in a counter-clockwise direction.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Caution
On vehicles with a catalytic converter, never drive until the fuel tank is
completely empty. The irregular fuel supply can cause misfiring. This allows
unburnt fuel into the exhaust system, which can cause overheating and
damage to the catalyst. K
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
127
128
Refuelling
Petrol
In the chapter “Technical Data” and on the inside of the tank flap
you will find information on the correct octane rating for your
engine. K
Petrol additives
The quality of the fuel has a decisive influence upon the running
behavior, performance and service life of the engine. The additives
which are mixed into the petrol are of particular significance. It is
therefore advisable only to use good quality petrol containing
additives. K
General notes
• Unleaded petrol must comply with DIN EN1) 228 and leaded
petrol with
DIN 51 600.
• If, in an emergency, the octane rating of the available petrol is
lower than that required by the engine, only drive with medium
engine speeds and low engine loading. High engine loading with
full throttle or high revs can cause engine damage. Fill tank with
petrol of the correct octane rating as soon as possible.
• Fuel with a higher octane rating than that required by the engine
can be used without limitation. There are, however, no advantages
regarding output and consumption.
For the sake of the environment
Even one tankful of leaded petrol will detract from the efficiency of the
catalytic converter.
Note
See chapter “Filling the tank”. K
Diesel
Diesel
Diesel fuel must correspond to DIN EN1) 590.
CZ2) no lower than 49. K
RME fuel (“diester”)
According to norm DIN 51 6063).
Vehicles with diesel engines can also run on RME fuel (Rapeseed
Methyl Ester).
Ask your Technical Service Centre or automobile club where
biodiesel is available.
See chapter "Filling the tank". K
1)
European norm
2)
Cetan-Zahl (Cetane Number). Measure of diesel fuel ignitability.
3)
DIN preliminary Norm
Refuelling
Properties of RME
Driving in winter
• RME is chemically produced from vegetable oil (predominantly
rapeseed oil) in a process whereby the oil is mixed with methanol
and converted, via a catalyst, into RME.
When using summer Diesel trouble may be experienced at
temperatures below
0 °C because the fuel thickens due to wax separation.
• RME is almost totally sulfur free. The combustion of RME thus
emits practically no sulfur dioxide (SO2).
For this reason winter Diesel which is more resistant to cold is sold
during the winter in some countries, and this works correctly down
to between –15 °C and –22 °C approximately, depending on the
brand of fuel used.
• Exhaust gas contains less
– carbon monoxide
– hydrocarbons
– particles (i.e. soot)
than with conventional diesel fuel.
The biodiesel available in countries with different climactic
conditions usually has different temperature characteristics.
Technical Service Centres or service stations in each country can
inform you of the specific characteristics of the respective diesel. K
All emission values are lower than legal requirements.
• RME fuel is biodegradable.
• Performance may be slightly lower.
• Fuel consumption may be slightly higher.
• RME can be used in temperatures down to approximately –10 °C.
• Diesel fuel must be added at ambient temperatures of less than
–10 °C to prevent deterioration to the biodiesel. The mixing ratio
of diesel to biodiesel must be approximately 50:50.
If the RME ratio exceeds 50%, too much smoke may be formed.
• During the summer months, RME may be mixed with diesel at
any ratio. K
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Filter preheating
The vehicle is fitted with a filter preheater. This will ensure that the
fuel system will remain operational down to about –25 °C,
provided that winter Diesel which is cold resistant down to –15 °C
is used.
If, at temperatures below –25 °C the fuel is waxed to such an
extent that the engine will not start it is sufficient to place the
vehicle in a warm enclosure for a while.
Fuel additives (anti-waxing agent), petrol and similar fluids must
not be mixed with Diesel fuel. K
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
129
130
Intelligent technology
Intelligent technology
Brakes
General notes
• Brake lining wear depends to a large extent on the operating
conditions and style of driving. On vehicles which are used mainly
in town traffic and stop/ start conditions or are driven hard it may
be necessary to have the thickness of the brake linings checked by
a Technical Service Centre in between the intervals given in the
Inspection and Service Schedule.
• Change down in good time when driving downhill, in order to
make use of the engine braking effect. This relieves strain on the
brake system. When the brakes are applied do not keep them on
continuously, apply and release alternately. K
What can have a negative effect on the brakes?
Wet or gritted road surface
WARNING
• Under certain conditions e.g. after driving through water, heavy rain falls
or after the vehicle has been washed, the brakes could set in later than
normal due to damp, or in winter – frozen, brake discs and linings – the
brakes must first be dried through careful braking.
WARNING (continued)
• Full braking power might also set in later than normal even when driving
on gritted roads if you have not braked for some time – the layer of salt on
the brake disks and brake linings must first be worn down whilst braking.
Overheating of the brakes
WARNING
• Never let the brakes “rub” by pressing the pedal too lightly when you do
not really need to brake. This causes the brakes to overheat, leads to
longer braking distances and to a higher level of wear.
• Before starting on a long stretch of road in a very hilly area, please reduce
your speed, change to a lower gear (manual gearbox) or choose a lower
position (automatic gearbox). In this way you will use the braking power of
the engine and relieve pressure on the brakes.
• If a front spoiler, full size wheel trims etc., is retrofitted, it is necessary to
ensure that the flow of air to the front brakes is not restricted – otherwise
the brakes can overheat. K
Intelligent technology
Servobrake
WARNING
The servo is operated by a vacuum which is only generated when the
engine is running. For this reason the vehicle should not be allowed to roll
with the engine switched off.
When the brake servo is not working because, for example, the vehicle is
being towed or a defect has occurred on the brake servo itself, the brake
pedal must be pressed considerably harder to compensate for the absence
of servo assistance. K
131
This is a deliberate warning to the driver that one or more of the
wheels is tending to lock and the ABS control function has
intervened. In this situation it is important to keep the brake pedal
fully depressed so the ABS can regulate the brake application. Do
not pump the brake pedal.
If you brake hard on a slippery road surface, the best possible
control is retained as the wheels do not lock.
However, ABS will not necessarily guarantee shorter braking
distances in all conditions. The braking distance could even be
longer if you brake on gravel or on fresh snow covering a slippery
surface.
WARNING
Anti-lock brake system and traction control
ABS
• The anti-lock brake system cannot defy the laws of physics. Slippery and
wet roads are dangerous even with ABS! If you notice that the ABS is
working (to counteract locked wheels under braking), you should reduce
speed immediately to suit the road and traffic conditions. Do not let the
extra safety features tempt you into taking any risks when driving.
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
• The effectiveness of ABS is also determined by the tyres fitted.
The anti-lock brake system prevents the wheels locking during
braking.
• If the running gear or brakes are modified, the effectiveness of the ABS
could be severely limited. K
The anti-lock brake system (ABS) is an important part of the
vehicle’s active safety system.
The traction control system (TCS)*
How the ABS works
If one of the wheels is turning too slowly in relation to the road
speed, and is close to locking, the system will reduce the braking
pressure for this wheel. The driver is made aware of this control
process by a pulsating of the brake pedal and audible noise.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
This system includes ABS and TCS .
The traction control system prevents the drive wheels from
spinning when the car is accelerating.
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
132
Intelligent technology
Description and operation of the traction control system during
acceleration (TCS)
TCS reduces engine power to help prevent the drive wheels of frontwheel drive vehicles losing traction during acceleration. The system
works in the entire speed range in conjunction with ABS. If a
malfunction should occur in the ABS, the TCS will also be out of
action.
TCS helps the vehicle to start moving, accelerate and climb a
gradient in slippery conditions where this may otherwise be
difficult or even impossible.
The TCS is switched on automatically when the engine is started. If
necessary, it may be turned on or off by briefly pushing the button
on the centre console.
When the TCS is off, the warning lamp is lit.
The TCS should normally be left switched on at all times. Only in
exceptional circumstances, when slipping of the wheels is
required, should it be disconnected, for example:
– With compact temporary spare wheel.
– When using the snow chains
– When driving in deep snow or on loose surfaces
– When the vehicle is bogged-down, to free it by rocking it.
The TCS should be switched on again afterwards as soon as
possible.
WARNING (continued)
• Always adapt your driving style to suit the condition of the roads and the
traffic situation. Do not let the extra safety afforded by TCS tempt you into
taking any risks when driving, this can cause accidents.
Note
• In order to ensure that TCS function correctly, all four wheels must be
fitted with the same tyres. Any differences in the rolling radius of the tyres
can cause the system to reduce engine power when this is not desired.
• Modifications to the vehicle (e.g. to the engine, the brake system, running
gear or any components affecting the wheels and tyres) could affect the
efficiency of the ABS and TCS. K
Electronic stabilisation programme (ESP)*
General notes
The electronic stabilisation program increases the vehicle’s
stability on the road.
The electronic stabilisation program helps to reduce the danger of
skidding. It includes the ABS , EDL and TCS systems.
How ESP works
WARNING
• It must be remembered that TCS cannot defy the laws of physics. This
should be kept in mind, particularly on slippery and wet roads and when
towing a trailer.
ESP reduces the danger of skidding by braking the wheels
individually.
The system uses the steering wheel angle and road speed to
calculate the changes of direction desired by the driver, and
Intelligent technology
constantly compares them with the actual behaviour of the vehicle.
If the desired course is not being maintained (for instance, if the
car is starting to skid), then the ESP compensates automatically by
braking the appropriate wheel.
The forces acting on the braked wheel bring the vehicle back to a
stable condition. If the vehicle tends to oversteer, the system will
act on the front wheel on the outside of the turn.
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
The anti-lock brake system prevents the wheels locking during
braking ⇒ chapter “Anti-lock brake system and traction control
ABS”. K
Electronic differential lock (EDL)
The electronic differential lock helps prevent the loss of traction
caused if one of the driven wheels starts spinning.
WARNING
• It must be remembered that TCS cannot defy the laws of physics. This
should be kept in mind, particularly on slippery and wet roads and when
towing a trailer.
EDL helps the vehicle to start moving, accelerate and climb a
gradient in slippery conditions where this may otherwise be
difficult or even impossible.
• Always adapt your driving style to suit the condition of the roads and the
traffic situation. Do not let the extra safety afforded by ESP tempt you into
taking any risks when driving, this can cause accidents.
It uses the ABS sensors to monitor the speed of the driven wheels.
In case of an EDL fault the warning light for ABS lights up ⇒
chapter “Warning lamps”.
Note
• In order to ensure that ESP functions correctly, all four wheels must be
fitted with the same tyres. Any differences in the rolling radius of the tyres
can cause the system to reduce engine power when this is not desired.
• Modifications to the vehicle (e.g. to the engine, the brake system, running
gear or any components affecting the wheels and tyres) could affect the
efficiency of the ABS, EDL, ESP and TCS. K
At speeds of up to approximately 80 km/h, it is able to balance out
differences in the speed of the driven wheels of approximately 100
rpm caused by a slippery road surface on one side of the vehicle. It
does this by braking the wheel which has lost traction and
distributing more driving force to the other driven wheel via the
differential.
To prevent the disc brake of the braked wheel from overheating,
the EDL cuts out automatically if subjected to excessive loads. The
vehicle will continue to function normally without EDL. For this
reason, the driver is not informed that the EDL has been switched
off.
The EDL will switch on again automatically when the brake has
cooled down.
Safety First
133
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
134
Intelligent technology
WARNING
• When accelerating on a slippery surface, for example on ice and snow,
press the accelerator carefully. Despite EDL, the driven wheels may start to
spin. This could impair the vehicle’s stability.
• Always adapt your driving style to suit the condition of the roads and the
traffic situation. Do not let the extra safety afforded by EDL tempt you into
taking any risks when driving, this can cause accidents.
Note
• Modifications to the vehicle (e.g. to the engine, the brake system, running
gear or any components affecting the wheels and tyres) could affect the
efficiency of the EDL. K
The traction control system (TCS)
The traction control system prevents the drive wheels from
spinning when the car is accelerating ⇒ chapter “Anti-lock brake
system and traction control ABS”. K
Power steering*
Do not keep the steering wheel fully turned more than 15 seconds
when the engine is switched on, as the hydraulic oil will be heated
to a high temperature by the servo pump.
This could damage the power steering system.
Furthermore, each time you turn the steering wheel as far as it will
go with the engine off, you will hear a series of noises made by the
excessive effort of the servo pump. Another consequence is the
decrease of the idling speed for a short period of time.
Note
Some functional aspects of the vehicle can be programmed according to
the client’s driving style. For further information, consult the Technical
Service. K
Your vehicle and the environment
Your vehicle and the environment
The first 1,500 km – and afterwards
WARNING (continued)
effect can be compensated for by more pressure on the brake pedal. This
also applies when new linings have been fitted. K
Running-in
During the first few operating hours the engine internal friction is
higher than later on when all the moving parts have bedded down.
How well this running-in process is done depends to a
considerable extent on the way the vehicle is driven during the first
1,500 km. K
Up to 1,000 kilometres
From 1,000 – 1,500 km
The speed can be gradually increased to the road or engine
maximum. K
the following general rules apply:
During and after the running-in period the following
applies:
• Do not use full throttle
• Do not drive faster than 3/4 of top speed
• Do not overrev the engine when cold – either in neutral or in the
gears.
• Avoid high engine speeds
• Trailer towing should if possible be avoided.
All speeds and revs given are only valid when engine is properly
warm.
For the sake of the environment
WARNING
• New tyres must also be “run in” because they do not have maximum
adhesion at the start. This must be taken into account by driving carefully
during the first 100 km.
• New brake linings must also be run in and do not have the optimum
friction properties during the first 200 km. The slightly reduced braking
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Do not drive with the engine speed unnecessarily high – changing up
early helps to save fuel, reduces noise and protects the environment ⇒
"Environment friendly and economical driving" chapter.
• Do not let engine labour – change down when engine no longer
runs smoothly. K
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
135
136
Your vehicle and the environment
After the running-in period
• On vehicles with a rev counter* the maximum permissible engine
speed is shown by the beginning of the red zone on the rev
counter scale. The needle of the counter must not move into this
zone.
Extremely high engine revs will be automatically governed. K
burning and, in this way being released into the atmosphere.
Furthermore, the catalyst could deteriorate due to overheating.
Reduce speed immediately. Have this problem fixed at the nearest
Technical Service Centre.
• Do not overload the engine with oil ⇒ "Engine oil" chapter.
• Do not towstart the vehicle for more than 50 m ⇒ "Tow
start/towing" chapter.
WARNING
Cleaning the exhaust fumes
• Due to possible high temperatures of the catalyst, do not park in
Description
• Do not use additional protection for the body or anticorrosive products for
places where the catalyst is easily exposed to inflammable material.
The perfect functioning of the cleaning system for exhaust fumes
is of great importance for the environment-friendly functioning of
your vehicle.
Therefore, keep in mind the following points:
sumps and exhaust pipes, catalytic converters or heat shields. The
above mentioned material could ignite while driving.
Note
• Versions with a catalytic converter must only use unleaded fuel
⇒ "Filling the tank" chapter.
Even when the cleaning system for exhaust fumes is in perfect working
order, under certain circumstances, the fumes may smell like sulfur.
• In vehicles with a catalytic converter never drive until the fuel
tank is completely empty. Irregular fuel supply can cause misfiring,
thus allowing unburned fuel into the exhaust system which can
cause overheating and damage to the catalyst.
This depends on the percentage of sulfur in the fuel.
• If you experience starting difficulties, loss of power or engine
problems while driving, the cause could be a failure in the ignition.
In this case, fuel may be entering the exhaust system without
Often it is sufficient to change brands or buy super unleaded. K
Your vehicle and the environment
Environment-friendly and economical
driving
Suggestion 2. Changing gears saves energy
l/100km
General notes
1.
Three factors determine the fuel consumption, the burden on the
environment and the wear on the engine, brakes and tyres:
2.
3.
• The personal driving style.
4.
• The individual conditions of the use of the car.
• Technical prerequisites.
The fuel consumption can be reduced by 10 to 15 percent by
adopting a thoughtful and economic driving style. This chapter will
help you lower pollution and save money by following 10
suggestions. K
Suggestion 1. Thoughtful driving style
The highest fuel consumption takes place during acceleration. If
you drive in a thoughtful manner you will have to brake less and,
therefore, accelerate less. You can also let the vehicle roll, i.e.
when you can foresee that the following traffic light will be red. K
5.
km/h
30
50
70
90
B45-354P
Fig. 100
Another way to save fuel is to change up as quickly as possible. If
you drive with high engine revs the car will use up more energy.
The fig. 100 shows the relation between the consumption (l/100
km) and speed (km/h) in first, second, third, fourth and fifth gear.
The following rules may be helpful. Never drive more than a few
meters in first gear. When you reach 2,000 revolutions, you should
change up.
If you drive a vehicle with an automatic gearbox, press the
accelerator pedal gently. Do not press it to the kick-down position.
This way, a consumption oriented program is automatically
selected. It changes up as soon as possible and takes longer to
change down. K
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
137
138
Your vehicle and the environment
Suggestion 3. Avoid driving at maximum speed
Suggestion 4. Decrease idling
It is worth switching off1) the engine in traffic jams, at railroad
crossings and at traffic lights with a long red light. The savings in
fuel after 30-40 seconds with the engine switched off is higher
than the fuel used to switch the engine on again. K
l/100km
Suggestion 5. Periodic revisions
Your fuel savings are guaranteed even before going on a trip with
periodic revisions by your Technical Service Centre. Proper engine
maintenance is not only a safety and maintenance issue but also a
fuel consumption issue.
km/h
max
B45-355P
Fig. 101
Try not to drive at maximum speed. The increase of fuel
consumption, exhaust pollution and noise is disproportionate at
high speeds.
The illustration shows the relation between consumption (l/100
km) and speed (km/h) ⇒ fig. 101.
Poor fine tuning of the engine may increase fuel consumption by
up to 10%.
Check the oil level every time you fill up. The oil consumption
depends largely on the engine load. Depending on the driving
style, the oil consumption can be up to 1.0 l/1000 km.
Another suggestion: You can also lower oil consumption by using
synthetic oils. K
If only about 3 quarters of top speed is utilized, the fuel
consumption will be reduced by about half.
WARNING
Driving at high speeds decreases road safety. K
1)
Statutory regulations must be respected.
Your vehicle and the environment
Suggestion 6. Avoid short drives
Suggestion 7. Check the tyre pressure
Make sure that the tyres have always adequate pressure. Even half
a bar less increases the level of fuel consumption by 5 percent. If
the pressure is not correct, the tyres wear out faster due to an
excessive deformation and overheating which, in turn, will
decrease the driving performance.
l/100km
Always check the tyre pressure when the tyre is cold.
In addition, do not drive year round with winter tyres. They make
more noise and increase fuel consumption by 10 percent. Change
to summer tyres on time. K
–10°C
+20°C
km
5
15
25
30
Suggestion 8. Avoid unnecessary weight
B45-356P
Fig. 102
The engine and the catalytic converter must reach its optimum
functioning temperature in order to effectively reduce consumption
and toxic gas emissions.
The fuel consumption of a cold engine of a normal vehicle right
after the start is about 30-40 liters per 100 km. After about one
kilometer the consumption decreases to 20 liters. After about four
kilometers the engine has warmed up and the consumption is
normal. For this reason, it is important to avoid short drives and
heating the vehicle’s engine when the vehicle is not moving. Drive
on quickly!
Apart from driving habits and periodic revisions of your vehicle,
there are other ways to reduce fuel consumption:
Avoid unnecessary weight
Every kilogram increases fuel consumption. For this reason, it is
worth checking your boot to avoid unnecessary weight.
Frequently, the roof rack will stay on the roof even though it is no
longer needed. Due to greater air resistance, an unloaded roof
rack at a speed of 100-120 km/h increases the consumption by
approx. 12%. K
The ambient temperature also counts. The illustration shows the
difference in consumption (l/100km) for the same distance (km) at
+20°C and –10°C. Your vehicle’s consumption is higher in the
summer than in the winter ⇒ fig. 102. K
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
139
140
Your vehicle and the environment
Suggestion 9. Save electricity
The alternator generates electricity while driving. The more
electricity is used, the higher the fuel consumption.
The heated rear window, extra lights, the heater fan and air
conditioning* use a large amount of energy. The heated rear
window creates a consumption of approx. one liter for every 10
hours.
For this reason, disconnect electrical consumers as soon as they
are no longer needed. The alternator generates electricity when the
engine is running. K
Suggestion 10. Written check-up
If you wish to reduce fuel consumption keep a trip book. It is not
much work and is worth while since it allows you to detect possible
consumption variations (positive or negative) on time and
intervene, if necessary. If you detect an increase in consumption
you should examine the driving conditions since the last filling. K
Trailer towing
What do you need to bear in mind when towing a trailer?
The vehicle is designed mainly to carry people and luggage.
However it may also be used to tow a trailer, as long as you fit it
with the technically appropriate equipment and you do not
exceed the maximum authorised weights ⇒ “Technical Data”
chapter.
Towing a trailer not only demands more from the car, but from the
driver too.
You should therefore strictly adhere to the service and running-in
instructions on the following pages.
Technical requirements
• If the trailer to be towed has a 7-pin plug, an adapter cable can
be used which may be obtained in any Technical Service Centre.
Installation of a towing bracket at a later stage should be carried
out according to the instructions of the towing bracket
manufacturer.
WARNING
If a trailer is fitted at a later stage, you should use the body reinforcement
set designed by SEAT.
Otherwise you may seriously damage the body work.
Danger of accident!
To install the tow joint, we recommend that you visit a Technical Service
Centre. K
Your vehicle and the environment
Fixing points for tow bar*
A
B
A
4 attachment points
B
72 mm
C
420 (empty vehicle) /
350 mm (vehicle with max. load)
D
958 mm
E
413 mm
F
166 mm K
141
Driving tips
• The towing device is a safety element and you should therefore
only use a device specifically designed for your vehicle and which
is duly approved.
C
Operations instructions
F
E
• The removable ball coupling of the towing bracket* may be
stored in the tool box located inside the spare wheel recess.
• Additional mirrors are required if the traffic behind the trailer is
not visible with the exterior mirrors fitted as standard. Both exterior
mirrors must be attached to brackets in such a way that a sufficient
field of vision to the rear is guaranteed at all times.
A
• The permitted trailer weight must not be exceeded under any
circumstances ⇒ chapter “Technical Data”.
D
• In vehicles equipped with air conditioning, the factory
installation provides reinforced cooling system to account for the
fitting of a towing device.
CON-006
Safety First
Fig. 103
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
142
Your vehicle and the environment
• In vehicles without air conditioning, the cooling system should
be reinforced if a towing device is fitted at a later stage.
Failure to do so will submit the engine to greater stress (steep
slopes, high temperatures, heavy towing loads, etc.) and result in
overheating of the engine. For more information, contact a
Technical Service Centre.
Driving instructions
To obtain the best possible handling of vehicle and trailer, the
following should be noted:
• Try to avoid driving with an unladen vehicle and a loaded trailer.
If this cannot be avoided, only drive slowly to allow for the
unfavourable weight distribution.
• When using a trailer on mountain routes you must bear in mind
that the tow loads given in the “Technical data” chapter are only
applicable for slopes of 10% to 12%. If you do not use the full tow
load you may drive up steeper slopes.
• As driving stability of vehicle and trailer decreases when the
speed increases do not drive at the maximum permissible top
speed in unfavourable road, weather or wind conditions –
particularly when going downhill.
• The given trailer weights are only applicable for altitudes up
to 1000 m above sea level. As the engine output drops due to
the decreasing air density, the climbing ability must also be
reduced by 10% for each further 1000 m.
In any case the speed must be reduced as soon as the trailer
shows the slightest sign of snaking. On no account try to stop the
snaking by accelerating.
• Where possible make full use of the maximum permissible
drawbar weight on the ball of the towing bracket but do not exceed
it ⇒ chapter “Technical Data”.
• While observing the permissible trailer and drawbar weight,
distribute the load in the trailer so that heavy objects are as near
as possible to the axle. The objects must also be secured so that
they cannot slip about.
• The tyre pressures on the towing vehicle must be adjusted for full
load conditions, and also check the pressures on the trailer.
• Headlight settings should be checked, with the trailer attached,
before beginning the journey and adjusted as necessary.
On vehicles with headlight beam control it is only necessary to turn
the knurled disc on the dash board in the appropriate direction.
• For safety reasons one should not drive faster than 80 km/h
(50 mph). This also applies in countries where higher speeds are
permitted.
• Always brake in good time. If the trailer has an overrun brake,
apply the brakes gently at first then firmly. This will avoid the
jerking caused by the trailer wheels locking.
Change down before going down a steep hill so that the engine
can act as a brake.
• When a long climb in a low gear with extremely high engine revs
must be negotiated at exceptionally high ambient temperatures
the coolant temperature gauge must be observed. When the gauge
needle moves to the right end of the scale, the road speed must be
reduced immediately.
• The cooling effect of the radiator fan cannot be increased by
changing down, because the speed of the fan is not dependent on Your vehicle and the environment
the engine speed. One should therefore not change down even
when towing a trailer as long as the engine can cope without the
vehicle speed dropping too much. K
143
Driving abroad
Observations
If the vehicle is to be taken abroad, the following must also be
borne in mind:
General notes
• During the running in period you should avoid towing a trailer if
possible.
• It is advisable to have the vehicle serviced between the
Inspection intervals if it is used frequently for towing a trailer.
• The trailer and drawbar load figures on the data plate of the
towing bracket are for test certification only. The correct figures for
the vehicle, which may be lower than the above figures, are given
in the vehicle documents and in this manual.
• If the vehicle has a petrol engine and catalytic converter, one
must ensure that unleaded petrol will be available during the
journey ⇒ "Filling the tank" chapter. The automobile clubs offer
information about the unleaded filling station network.
• In some countries it is possible that a vehicle model is sold under
conditions where some spare parts are not available or that the
Technical Services may only carry out limited repairs.
• When using the towing device the car’s empty weight is reduced,
and as a result its effective load is decreased.
SEAT importers and distributors will gladly provide information
about the technical preparation of your vehicle in addition to
necessary maintenance and repair possibilities. K
• Observe all statutory requirements regarding the use of a
trailer. K
Cover headlights
When the vehicle is used in a country which drives on the opposite
side of the road to the home country, the asymmetric dipped
headlights will dazzle oncoming traffic.
To prevent this, the areas of the headlight lenses shown in the
illustration must be covered with an opaque adhesive strip.
When using a sharp object (i.e. a razor blade) to cut the tape, do
not do this directly on the headlights as you may scratch them.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
144
Your vehicle and the environment
WARNING
mm
When you drive on the opposite side of the road to your own country and
with the corresponding coverage of the headlights, bear in mind that
visibility is reduced and you will have to adapt your driving style and speed
accordingly for safety reasons. K
50
75
Cover for bi-focal headlights for driving on the left
20
225
mm
IBN-114
Fig. 105
50
65
On the right headlamp if you change from driving on the right to
the left hand side ⇒ fig. 104.
On the left headlamp if you change from driving on the right to the
left hand side ⇒ fig. 105. K
30
175
IBN-113
Fig. 104
Your vehicle and the environment
Cover for bi-focal headlights for driving on the right
mm
55
145
On the left headlamp if you change from driving on the left to the
right hand side ⇒ fig. 107. K
Cover for conventional headlights for driving on the left
70
85
20
30
mm
60
55
20
220
IBN-115
Fig. 106
85
mm
55
IBN-117
Fig. 108
IBN-118
Fig. 109
70
85
20
30
mm
60
55
30
175
IBN-116
Fig. 107
On the right headlamp if you change from driving on the left to the
right hand side ⇒ fig. 106.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
250
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
146
Your vehicle and the environment
On the right headlamp if you change from driving on the right to
the left hand side ⇒ fig. 108.
On the left headlamp if you change from driving on the right to the
left hand side ⇒ fig. 109. K
mm
55
70
Cover for conventional headlights for driving on the right
mm
20
55
80
70
IBN-120
Fig. 111
On the right headlamp if you change from driving on the left to the
right hand side ⇒ fig. 110.
On the left headlamp if you change from driving on the left to the
right hand side ⇒ fig. 111. K
10
170
IBN-119
Fig. 110
Your vehicle and the environment
Cover for GDL headlights for driving on the left
mm
38
147
On the left headlamp if you change from driving on the right to the
left hand side ⇒ fig. 113. K
Cover for GDL headlights for driving on the right
38
mm
33
36
33
91
IBN-127
Fig. 112
34
41
120
mm
40
IBN-125
Fig. 114
IBN-126
Fig. 115
36
mm
35
33
26
20
127
IBN-128
Fig. 113
30
On the right headlamp if you change from driving on the right to
the left hand side ⇒ fig. 112.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
96
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
148
Your vehicle and the environment
On the right headlamp if you change from driving on the left to the
right hand side ⇒ fig. 114.
On the left headlamp if you change from driving on the left to the
right hand side ⇒ fig. 115. K
Care and maintenance
Care and maintenance
Care of the vehicle
The best protection against environmental influences is frequent
washing and use of the right waxing product.
Regular and expert care helps to maintain the value of the
vehicle.
How often this treatment is required depends, amongst other
things on how much the vehicle is used, how it is parked (garage,
in open under trees etc.), the seasons, weather conditions and
environmental influences.
WARNING
• If misused, car care materials can be harmful to health.
• Car care materials must always be stored in a safe place where they are
out of reach of children.
For the sake of the environment
When buying car care materials one should select products which do not
damage the environment. Empty containers which these materials were in
do not belong with household waste. K
In certain circumstances weekly washing can be necessary, in
other conditions monthly washing with appropriate waxing may be
fully adequate.
After the period when salt is put on the roads the underside of the
vehicle should always be washed thoroughly.
Automatic car washes
Washing
WARNING
Dampness and ice in the brake system can have a negative effect on the
braking power.
Safety First
The longer bird droppings, insects, tree resin, road and industrial
grime, tar spots, soot, road salt and other aggressive materials
remain on the vehicle paint the more lasting their destructive
effect will be. High temperatures e.g. from strong sunlight
intensifies the corrosive effect.
Controls and equipment
The vehicle paint is sufficiently durable for the vehicle to be
washed in an automatic car wash without problem. Naturally, the
effect on the paint depends largely on the design of the car wash,
the filtering of the wash water, the type of wash and care material,
etc.
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
149
150
Care and maintenance
Note
• Before going through the car wash, apart from the usual precautions
(closing windows and sliding roof).
You do not need to remove the Original roof aerial.
• If there are special fittings on the vehicle – e.g. spoilers, roof rack, twoway radio aerial – it is best to speak to the car wash operator. K
Note
• The vehicle should not be washed in strong sunshine.
• If the vehicle is rinsed with a hose, do not direct the jet of water
at the lock cylinders and the door/boot lid/tailgate shut lines –
they can freeze up in the winter. K
Washing vehicle with high pressure cleaner
Washing the vehicle by hand
For the sake of the environment
In the interests of environmental protection the vehicle should only be
washed in specially provided wash bays. In some districts, washing cars
elsewhere may even be forbidden.
First soften the dirt with plenty of water and rinse off as well as
possible. Then clean the car with a soft sponge, glove or brush
starting on the roof and going from top to bottom using only slight
pressure especially when cleaning the headlight area. Paint
shampoo, preferably with a neutral pH, should only be used for
very persistent dirt. Rinse the sponge or glove out thoroughly at
short intervals.
Wheels and sill panels should be cleaned last, using a different
sponge if possible.
After cleaning the vehicle, rinse thoroughly with water and leather
it off.
• The operating instructions for the high pressure cleaner must be
followed closely – particularly with regard to pressure and working
distance.
• Do not use a concentrated jet.
• The water temperature must not be above 60°C.
WARNING
Tyres must never be cleaned with a concentrated jet! Even at a relatively
large working distance and a very short spraying time, damage can
occur. K
Conservation
Regular application of protection products protects the vehicle
paintwork to a large extent against the environmental influences
listed under “Washing” on the previous page and even against
light mechanical damage.
At the latest when water on the clean paint does not form small
drops and roll off, the vehicle should be protected by applying a
coat of good hard wax. Even when a wax solution is used regularly Care and maintenance
in the washing water it is advisable to protect the paint with a coat
of hard wax at least twice a year. K
Polishing
Should only be done if paint has lost its shine and gloss cannot be
brought back with wax. If the polish used does not contain
preservative compounds, the paint must be waxed afterwards.
Windows
Remove snow and ice from windows and mirrors with a plastic
scraper only. To avoid scratches due to dirt on the glass, the
scraper should only be pushed in one direction and not moved to
and fro.
Traces of rubber, oil, wax1), grease or silicone can be removed with
a window cleaning solution or a silicone remover.
The windows should also be cleaned on the inside at regular
intervals.
Note
Matt painted and plastic parts should not be treated with polish or hard
wax. K
Do not dry the windows with the leather used for the paintwork
because traces of paint cleaner will cause streaks to appear on the
glass, which will hinder vision.
To avoid damaging the heating element wires in the rear window
do not put stickers over the wires on the inside. K
Paint damage
Small marks in the paint such as scratches or stone damage
should be touched up immediately with paint before the metal
starts to rust.
However, should rust be found at any time it must be removed
thoroughly and then the area treated first with an anti-corrosion
primer and then the correct paint applied.
The number of the original vehicle paint is given on the data
sticker which is inside the boot in the spare wheel housing. K
Door, boot and window seals
The weatherstrips will remain flexible and last longer if they are
rubbed lightly with a rubber protective compound from time to
time. This will also stop the weatherstrips from freezing on in
winter. K
Door lock cylinder
You should only use an appropriate spray, which has lubricating
and anti-corrosive qualities, to de-ice the lock cylinder. K
1)
This wax residue can only be removed with a special cleaner. Your Technical Service
Centre will provide you with more detailed information.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
151
152
Care and maintenance
Plastic parts and leatherette
Exterior plastic parts are cleaned with normal washing and interior
parts with a damp cloth. If this is not sufficient, these parts and
leatherette may only be cleaned with special plastic cleaners that
are free from alcohol and other solvents.
Furthermore we recommend that, with normal usage, the leather is
treated at half yearly intervals with a special leather care agent.
Apply one coat and clean off with a soft cloth once it has taken
effect. K
Cleaning seat belts
Note
The use of liquid air conditioners directly over the air vents of the vehicle
may damage the plastic parts if the liquid is accidentally spilled over
them. K
Keep belts clean. They may not retract properly if very dirty.
Dirty belts can be cleaned by washing with a mild soap solution
without taking the belts out of the vehicle.
Caution
Upholstery cloth and textile trim
Upholstery cloth and textile trim on door panels, parcel shelves,
luggage compartment covers, headlining etc. must be cleaned with
special cleaners or dry foam and a soft brush. K
Natural leather*
Leather should, depending on usage, be treated from time to time
in accordance with the following instructions. It must be noted that
on no account may solvents, floor wax, shoe polish, spot
removers and similar products be used for this purpose.
To clean leather a cotton or woollen cloth lightly moistened with
water should be used for the dirty surfaces.
Dirtier areas may be cleaned with a mild soap solution (2 dessert
spoonfuls of neutral soap to 1 litre of water). Make sure that the
leather is not made too wet and that no water seeps through the
seams. After cleaning, wipe dry with a soft cloth.
Inertia reel belts should be completely dry before they are allowed to roll up.
WARNING
• The seat belts must not be removed for cleaning.
• Do not have the belts cleaned chemically because the cleaning
compounds damage the webbing material. Ensure that the belts do not
come into contact with corrosive fluids.
• You should check the condition of your seat belts regularly. If you find
any damage to the belt webbing, belt connections, the belt retractor or the
locking parts, the belt in question must be replaced by a Technical Service
Centre. K
Care and maintenance
Steel wheels
The wheels and the wheel trims should be cleaned thoroughly at
regular intervals when the vehicle is being washed. This will
prevent brake dust, dirt and road salt from accumulating on the
wheel. Persistent ingrained brake dust can be removed with an
industrial grime remover. Paint damage should be repaired before
rust can form. K
153
Cleaning and anti-corrosion treatment of engine
compartment
WARNING
• Before working in the engine compartment, read the notes in the
"Engine compartment" chapter.
• For safety reasons pull out ignition key before reaching into the water
box. Otherwise if the windscreen wipers are switched on unintentionally
the movement of the wiper link could cause injury.
Alloy wheels*
In order to maintain the smart appearance of alloy wheels for a
long period, regular care is necessary. In particular, salt and brake
pad dust must be washed off thoroughly at least every two weeks
otherwise the surface of the alloy will be damaged. After being
washed, the wheels should be treated with an acid-free cleaner for
alloy wheels. About every three months it is necessary to give
wheels a good rubbing with hard wax. Paint polish or other
abrasive solutions must not be used. If the protective paint coat
has been damaged, e.g. by stone impact, the damaged spots
should be dealt with as soon as possible.
WARNING
Please note when cleaning the wheels that dampness, ice and grit can
have a negative effect on the braking power. K
The leaves, blossoms etc. which drop into the water box
(underneath the engine bonnet in front of the windscreen) should
be cleaned out occasionally. This will prevent the water drain holes
from becoming blocked and – on vehicles without a dust and
pollen filter – foreign bodies entering the vehicle interior via the
heating and ventilation system.
The engine compartment and the outside surface of the power unit
are given anti-corrosion treatment at the factory.
In the winter when the vehicle is being driven frequently on salted
roads, good anti-corrosion treatment is very important. For this
reason the entire engine compartment and the plenum chamber
should be thoroughly cleaned before and after the salting period
and then preserved so that the salt cannot have a damaging effect.
The ignition must be switched off before washing the engine.
Do not point the water jet directly at the headlights to avoid
damage.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
154
Care and maintenance
If the engine compartment is cleaned at any time with grease
removing solutions1) or if one has the engine washed, the anticorrosion compound is nearly always removed as well. It is
therefore essential to ask for durable preservation of all surfaces,
seams, joints and components in the engine compartment to be
carried out. This applies also when corrosion protected parts are
renewed.
For the sake of the environment
Because when washing the engine petrol, grease and oil deposits are
washed off, the dirty water must be cleaned by an oil separator. For this
reason engine washing should only be carried out in a workshop or filling
station. K
WARNING
Never use additional under floor protection or anti-corrosion agents for
the exhaust silencer, exhaust pipe, catalysts or heat shields. These
substances could ignite whilst the vehicle is in motion.
Note for vehicles with a catalytic converter
Due to the high temperatures which occur in the afterburning
process, additional heat shields are fitted over the catalytic
converter. Underbody sealant must not be applied to these
shields, the catalytic converter or the exhaust pipes. Removal of
the heat shields is also not permissible. K
Cavity preservation
Undercoating
The underside of the vehicle is coated with a special compound to
protect it from corrosion and damage.
However, as this protective layer becomes damaged when the
vehicle is in use, the protective coating under the body and on the
running gear should be examined at defined intervals – preferably
before and after the winter season – and any damage made good.
All cavities on the vehicle which could be susceptible to corrosion
are given permanent protection at the factory.
This coating does not need checking or any subsequent treatment.
Should a small amount of wax run out of the cavities at high
ambient temperatures it can be removed with a plastic scraper and
some white spirit.
For the sake of the environment
If the wax which has run out is removed with clean petrol, heed the
environmental protection regulations. K
1)
Only the correct cleaning solutions should be used – on no account petrol or Diesel.
Checking and refilling
155
Checking and refilling
Engine bonnet
Note
Before opening the bonnet ensure that the wiper arms are not lifted off the
windshield. Otherwise paint could be damaged. K
Opening the bonnet
Closing the bonnet
A
IBN-019
Fig. 116
To unlock, pull lever A in the lateral driver’s side panel, under the
instrument panel. The bonnet springs up lightly from the power of
the spring.
IBN-020
Fig. 117
• To open, lift slightly and unlock by applying pressure on the flat
surface (arrow) of the catch.
To close the bonnet, lift it slightly and unhitch the support rod,
pressing it into its clip. Let hood fall into the lock from a height of
about 30 cm.
• Lift bonnet to the stop.
• Remove rod from bonnet and place on the base.
Do not press down if it does not close properly. Open again and
allow to fall as before.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
156
Checking and refilling
WARNING
• For safety reasons the bonnet must always be properly closed when the
vehicle is moving. Always check therefore after closing the bonnet that the
lock is engaged. This is the case when the bonnet is flush with the
adjacent body panels.
• If you should notice that the lock is not engaged, stop the vehicle
immediately and close the bonnet.
• Given the type of lock, tall people may be injured. K
WARNING (continued)
• Avoid causing short circuits in the electrical system – particularly at the
battery.
• If tests have to be carried out with the engine running, take into account
that there is an additional danger present from rotating parts – e.g. ribbed
belts, generator, radiator fan etc. – and from the high voltage ignition
system.
• If work on the fuel or electrical system is necessary:
– Disconnect the battery from the vehicle electrics
– Do not smoke
Engine compartment
– Never work near naked flames
– Always keep a fire extinguisher in the vicinity.
• Attention must be paid to the warnings given in this Manual and to the
WARNING
generally applicable safety regulations.
Particular care should be taken when working in the engine compartment!
• Switch off engine, remove ignition key.
• Pull handbrake on firmly.
• Move gear lever into neutral or, in automatic gearboxes, in “P” position.
• Allow engine to cool off.
• As long as the engine is at operating temperature:
– Do not put your hand into the radiator fan, it could switch on suddenly.
– Do not open the radiator cap because the cooling system is under
pressure.
• Never spill any liquids over the hot engine. These liquids could ignite.
Caution
When topping up fluids do not confuse them with each other under any
circumstances, otherwise serious functional defects may occur.
For the sake of the environment
The ground underneath the vehicle should be checked regularly. If spots
caused by oil or other fluids can be seen, the vehicle should be taken to a
Technical Service Centre for checking. K
Checking and refilling
Petrol engine
1
2
Diesel engine
3
4
5
1
6
IBN-021
2
3
4
5
6
IBN-022
Fig. 118
Fig. 119
1
Coolant surge tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
162
1
Coolant surge tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
160
2
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
160
3
Oil filler hole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
160
3
Oil filler hole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
160
4
Brake fluid reservoir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
163
4
Brake fluid reservoir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
163
5
Vehicle’s battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
165
5
Vehicle’s battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
165
6
Windscreen washer container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
169
6
Windscreen washer container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
169
The components layout may change in relation to the engine.
Note
Note
Remember the previous page warnings. K
Safety First
The components layout may change in relation to the engine.
Controls and equipment
Remember the previous page warnings. K
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
162
157
158
Checking and refilling
Engine oil
Oil properties
Specifications
The engine comes with a special, high quality, multi grade oil that
can be used in all seasons of the year except for those regions
affected by extreme cold.
As the use of high quality oil is essential for the correct operation
of the engine and its long useful life, when topping up or
replacement is necessary use only those oils that conform to the
requirements of the VW standards.
If it is not possible to find oil conforming to the VW standards then
oil conforming to the ACEA or API standards with an appropriate
viscosity at atmospheric temperature should be used instead. The
use of this type of oil may have some repercussions on the
performance of the engine for example, long starting time,
increased consumption and a higher emission level.
If a top up is required then different oils may be mixed as long as
they all conform to the VW standards.
The specifications (VW standards) set out in the following page
should appear on the container of the service oil; the container will
display together the different standards for petrol and diesel
engines, the oil can be used for both types of engines. K
B1H-149
Fig. 120
Viscosity
The viscosity class is selected according to the diagram above. If
atmospheric temperature falls outside of the described limits for
only a short period then an oil change is not necessary.
Checking and refilling
Petrol engine
Mono-grade oil
Denomination
Specification
Comments
Mono-grade oils cannot be used throughout the whole year due to
their limited range of viscosity2).
A – synthetic oil
VW 502 00 /
VW 500 00
Dated after
1-97
These oils are only useful in a climate that is constantly very cold or
very warm.
B – mineral oil
VW 501 01
Dated after
1-97
A/B – multi-grade oil
ACEA A2 ó A3 or
even API SH/SJ
Dated after
1-97
Engine oil additives
No type of additive should be mixed with the engine oil. The
deterioration caused by these additives is not covered by the
guarantee.
Note
Diesel engine
Denomination
Specification
Comments
A – synthetic oil
VW 505 011)
Dated after
1-97
B – mineral oil
VW 505 00
Dated after
1-97
A/B – multi-grade oil
ACEA A2 ó A3 or
even API CD/CF
Dated after
1-97
Before a long trip, we recommend finding an engine oil that conforms to the
corresponding VW specifications and keeping it in the vehicle. In this way
the required oil will be available if needed. K
1)
Diesel engines that have fuel injection based on a fuel injector pump should use only
oil specification VW 505 01. Avoid the use of any other oil type than VW 505 01 for this
engine. Warning! Possible engine damage!
2)
Viscosity: Oil density
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
159
160
Checking and refilling
Checking oil level
c
b
a
a
Oil must be topped up. Afterwards it suffices when the oil level
is somewhere in area b .
b
Oil can be topped up. It can then happen that the oil level is in
area c .
c
Oil must not be topped up.
When the engine is working hard such as in sustained high-speed
motorway cruising in summer, when towing a trailer or when
climbing mountain passes, the oil level should be kept at area c
– not above. K
Topping up engine oil
B
A
TO8-038A
Fig. 121
Every engine uses a certain amount of oil. The oil consumption can
be up to 1.0 litres per 1000 km. The engine oil level must therefore
be checked at regular intervals, preferably when filling the tank
and before a long journey.
The location of the dipstick
illustrations on page 157.
A
Unscrew the cap from oil filler opening B and pour oil in 0.5 litres
at a time. Then check level with the dipstick.
On no account should the oil level be above area c . Otherwise oil
can be drawn into the engine via the crankcase breather and
escape into the atmosphere via the exhaust system. On vehicles
fitted with a catalytic converter, the oil could burn inside the
converter causing it to become damaged.
can be determined from the
The vehicle must be on a level surface when checking the oil level.
After stopping engine wait a few minutes for the oil to drain back to
the sump.
Then pull the dipstick out, wipe it with a clean cloth and insert
again.
Then pull dipstick out again and check the oil level:
WARNING
When topping up the oil, do not spill it onto hot engine components –
danger of fire.
Carefully close the filler cap and push the oil dipstick in as far as
possible, this will prevent oil spill when the engine is running. K
Checking and refilling
Changing engine oil
Cooling system
The engine oil must be changed at the intervals given in the
Inspection and Maintenance Plan. We therefore recommend that
the oil change be done by a Technical Service Centre.
Coolant specifications
WARNING
If you want to change the engine oil yourself, you must note the following
points:
• Allow the engine to cool down first to avoid the danger of being scalded
by hot engine oil.
• Use an appropriate container to drain off the oil. It should be big enough
to hold the quantity of oil in your engine.
• Wear protective glasses for your eyes.
• When removing the oil drain plug with your fingers, keep your arm
horizontal so that the oil being drained cannot run down your arm.
• If your hands come into contact with engine oil you must wash them
thoroughly afterwards.
• Old oil must be stored out of reach of children until it is disposed of in
the correct manner.
For the sake of the environment
On no account should oil be poured down drains or into the earth. Because
of the disposal problems, the necessary special tools and specialist
knowledge required the engine oil and filter changing should preferably be
done by a Technical Service Center.
The cooling system is filled at the factory with a permanent coolant
which is not changed. The coolant consists of water and a 40%
concentration of our coolant additive G12+ (glycol-based antifreeze with anti-corrosion additives). This mixture not only gives
the necessary frost protection down to –25 °C but also protects the
alloy parts in the cooling system against corrosion. In addition it
prevents scaling and significantly raises the boiling point of the
coolant.
The concentration of the coolant therefore must not be reduced in
the summer or in warm countries, by topping up with plain water.
The coolant additive proportion must be at least 40%.
If greater protection against frost is required, the proportion of
G12+ additive can be increased, but only up to 60% (frost
protection to approx. –40 °C), otherwise the anti-freeze protection
is reduced and furthermore the cooling effect is impaired.
Vehicles for export to cold countries (e.g. Sweden, Norway, Finland)
usually have frost protection down to –35 °C (50% G12+)
approximately.
Other additives can be very detrimental to the anti-corrosion effect
in particular.
The subsequent corrosion damage can lead to coolant loss
resulting in major engine damage.
Caution
No additives should be mixed with the engine oil. K
Safety First
Controls and equipment
161
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
162
Checking and refilling
Caution
• Only our G12+ (purple colour) should be used as an antifreeze additive.
Observe the notice on the container. The cooling liquid may be purchased in
Technical Services.
• The antifreeze additive G12+ can be mixed with other additives (G11 and
G12).
The level can only be checked properly when the engine is not
running.
The coolant level must be between the max and min marks on the
expansion tank when engine is cold and can be slightly above the
max mark when it is warm. K
• The additive G12 (red colour) should never be mixed with G11. K
Coolant losses
Checking coolant level
Coolant loss normally indicates leaks in the system. In this case
the cooling system should be checked by a Technical Service
Center without delay. It is not sufficient merely to add coolant.
In a sealed system losses can only occur if the boiling point of the
coolant is exceeded as a result of overheating, and coolant is
forced out of the system. K
Topping up coolant
Switch engine off and let it cool down. Then cover expansion tank
cap with a cloth and turn cap carefully anti-clockwise and remove.
WARNING
B6Y-0039K
Fig. 122
Do not remove expansion tank cap when engine is hot – danger of
scalding:
System is under pressure.
WARNING
Never open the bonnet if you can see steam or coolant leaving the engine
compartment – Risk of scalding! Wait until no more steam or coolant can
be seen.
No other coolant may be used if G12+ is not available. In this
case only water can be used and the correct mixture concentration
must be restored with the specified coolant additive (see previous
page) as soon as possible.
Checking and refilling
If a lot of coolant has been lost, only add cold coolant after the
engine has cooled down. This will prevent engine damage.
Do not fill above the max mark.
The excess coolant will be forced out through the pressure relief
valve in the cap when engine becomes hot.
Screw cap on again tightly.
WARNING
After the engine has been stopped the fan can continue running for a
while – even with the engine switched off – (up to about 10 minutes). It
can also start to run again suddenly after a short time if
– the coolant temperature increases due to heat build up
– when the engine is hot and the engine compartment is heated
additionally by strong sunlight.
WARNING
The coolant additive and the coolant are a danger to health.
Special care must therefore be taken when working in the engine
compartment. K
The additive must therefore only be stored in the original container well out
of reach of children. If the coolant has to be drained at any time it must be
caught and also stored in a safe place.
Brake fluid
For the sake of the environment
Drained coolant should not normally be reused, it must be disposed of,
bearing in mind environmental protection regulations. K
The brake fluid reservoir is on the left hand side of the engine
compartment.
On vehicles with ABS* the reservoir is in the same place but its
design is different.
Radiator fan
The radiator fan is driven electrically and controlled by a
thermoswitch from the coolant temperature (also from the engine
compartment temperature on some models).
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Note
On vehicles with right-hand drive the reservoir is on the other side of the
engine compartment. K
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
163
164
Checking and refilling
Checking fluid level
Renewing the brake fluid
Brake fluid absorbs moisture. In the course of time it takes in water
from the atmosphere. Too high a content of water in the brake fluid
system can cause corrosion damage. Furthermore the boiling point
of the brake fluid is reduced considerably. For this reason the
brake fluid must be renewed every two years.
WARNING
When the brake fluid becomes too old, vapour bubbles can form in the
brake system when the brakes are used vigorously. The efficiency of the
brakes and thus the vehicle safety are seriously reduced.
B6Y-0040K
Fig. 123
MAX” and “M
MIN”
The fluid level must always be between the “M
marks to ensure perfect operation.
The level of fluid tends to sink slightly when the vehicle is used
due to the automatic adjustment of brake linings. This is quite
normal.
If the level sinks noticeably in a short time or drops below the
MIN” mark, however, the system may be leaking. A low fluid level
“M
in the reservoir is indicated by the brake warning lamp lighting up
⇒ “Warning lamps” chapter. Go to a Technical Service Centre
immediately and have the brake system checked. K
Only our genuine brake fluid should be used (specification
according to US FM VSS 116 DOT 4 Standard). The fluid must be
new.
WARNING
Brake fluid is poisonous! It must therefore only be stored in the closed
original container out of reach of children.
Caution
Remember also that brake fluid will attack the paintwork.
Checking and refilling
For the sake of the environment
Because of the disposal problems, the special tools necessary and the
specialist knowledge required, brake fluid should preferably be changed at
a Technical Service Centre.
It is advisable to have the fluid change done during an Inspection
Service. K
Battery
Warnings on handling the battery
Wear eye protection
165
WARNING
• Wear eye protection. Do not allow particles containing acid or lead to
come into contact with the eyes, skin or clothes.
• Battery acid is highly caustic. Always wear protective gloves and glasses.
Do not tip battery – acid can spill out of the vents.
Should acid come into contact with the eyes, rinse for several minutes
using clean running water. Seek medical assistance immediately. Should
acid come into contact with skin or clothes, neutralise immediately using
an alkaline soap solution and rinse throughly. Should acid inadvertently be
drunk, seek medical attention immediately.
• Keep well clear of naked flame and sparks. Do not smoke. Avoid
generating sparks when handling cables and electrical components.
Avoid short circuits. Never short battery terminals – danger of injury from
high energy sparks.
• When battery is being charged, a highly explosive mixture of gasses is
produced.
• Keep acid and battery out of the reach of children.
Battery acid is very corrosive and caustic. Wear
protective gloves and eye protection!
• Disconnect positive terminal of battery before doing any work on the
electrical system. When changing bulbs it is sufficient to switch the lamps
off.
Fires, sparks, naked lights and smoking are
prohibited!
• When disconnecting the battery from the vehicle electrical system first
disconnect the negative cable and then the positive cable.
A highly explosive mixture of gases is given off when
the battery is under charge.
The battery must not be disconnected with the engine running, as this will
damage the electrical system (electronic components).
• When reconnecting the battery, first connect the positive cable, then the
negative. On no acount may the cable be interchanged. Risk of cables
burning!
Keep children away from acid and batteries!
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
166
Checking and refilling
Caution
Do not disconnect the vehicle battery when the ignition is on or when the
engine is running, as the electrical system (electronic components) could
otherwise be damaged.
In order to protect the casing from UV radiation, do not expose vehicle
battery to direct sunlight. K
Please refer to the warning notes in the chapter "Engine
compartment" before starting any type of work on the engine or
the engine compartment.
The acid/electrolyte level should be checked regularly in the
following cases:
– high mileage
– in countries with a warm climate
Location
– old battery
The battery is in the engine compartment.
The battery is otherwise service-free.
To start with the help of another battery ⇒ "Emergency starting"
chapter. K
The acid level should always be around the max. mark on the
longside of the battery. It should never be filled above the max.
mark nor be allowed to drop below the min. mark.
Checking acid level
We recommend that the electrolyte level be checked and corrected
by a Technical Service Centre.
Battery with a magic eye*
A round viewing window is located on the upper side of the battery
⇒ arrow, fig. 124. This magic eye will change its color according to
the charge condition or the acid level of the battery.
DANGER/POISON
Air bubbles can distort the true color. You should, therefore, tap
carefully on the magic eye.
If the display in the viewing window has no color or is light yellow,
the acid level in the battery is too low. Distilled water must be
added. We recommend that the battery be replaced if it is older
than 5 years.
Betriebsanleitung beachten!
See owners manual!
6EO 915 105
12V 330A 61Ah DIN
ETN 561 019 054
540A EN/SAE
B6E-030D
Fig. 124
We recommend that the electrolyte level be checked and corrected
by a Technical Service Centre.
Checking and refilling
The green and black colour displays are only of use to the Technical
Service Centre as they facilitate battery diagnosis.
Charging the battery
WARNING (continued)
• Never charge a frozen battery. Risk of explosion! A frozen battery must be
thawed out before charging.
Before charging, switch off the engine and all electrical consumers.
When charging with a low current (e.g. with a small charger) the
battery cables need not normally be taken off. The instructions
from the battery charger manufacturer must, however, be noted.
We recommend that batteries should no longer be used after
thawing, as the battery housing could have split inside because of
ice formation, and the acid may leak out.
In order to connect the positive cable, the cover of the fuse holder
on the battery must first be moved to the side ⇒ page 168.
• When charging the battery do not remove caps.
Before quick charging, that is charging with a high current, both
battery cables must be disconnected.
• The main cables of the charger should not be connected until the
clips of the charger have been properly secured to the battery
terminals:
red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .= positive
black, brown or blue . . . .= negative
WARNING
• Keep children away from the battery, the battery acid and the charger.
• Only charge the battery in a well ventilated room. Do not smoke and
• After charging the battery, first switch off the charger and
disconnect the main cables. Then disconnect the clips of the
charger from the battery. K
allow no naked flames or electric sparks near the battery, as a highly
explosive gas is produced whilst the battery is being charged.
• Protect your eyes and face. Do not bend over the battery.
• Should acid come into contact with the eyes or skin, rinse for several
minutes using clear water. You should then seek medical assistance
immediately.
• Fast charging a battery is very dangerous. For this reason, it should only
be done at a Technical Service Centre, as special equipment and skills are
required.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
167
168
Checking and refilling
If you disconnect the battery and connect again...
The battery is located in the engine compartment under a cover.
To start engine with the battery of another vehicle ⇒ "Tow
start/towing" chapter. K
Accessing battery
A
1
B6Y-0052K
Fig. 125
To disconnect the battery of the vehicle you must note the
following:
For example
– all data in the memory of the multifunction indicator are deleted,
– the numbers of the digital clock disappear,
– the automatic function of the electric windows is deactivated,
– the radio memory is deleted.
After connecting the battery to the onboard electrics, reset the
digital clock and the radio data.
In addition, the automatic opening and closing function of the
electric windows must be reactivated.
B6Y-055S
Fig. 126
Checking and refilling
Windscreen washer
B
Location
2
B6Y-056S
First you must remove cover
1
Fig. 127
as follows:
• Gently pull the lateral flanges of the battery cover ⇒ arrow, fig.
126. Lift the cover to about 45° and remove it by pulling in the
direction of arrow A .
Remove cover
2
Fig. 128
as follows:
• Gently pull lateral flange of the battery cover ⇒ arrow, fig. 127.
Lift the cover by pulling in the direction of arrow B .
• To replace cover proceed in reverse order.
Constant removal and fitting of the battery is not recommended.
This can result in damage to the battery and the fuse box. If this
happens proceed to a Technical Service. K
Safety First
B6Y-0042K
Controls and equipment
The fluid container is located in the engine compartment on the
right. The container holds about 2 liters. In vehicles with a
headlight washer system*, it holds about 4.5 liters. K
Filling the container
You need to add a window cleaning solution with a wax remover to
the water. There are several appropriate products, containing
isopropilic alcohol or methylated spirits with wax dissolving
properties (with anti-freeze additive in winter) on the market,
because plain water is not usually sufficient to clean the glass and Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
169
170
Checking and refilling
headlight lenses quickly and thoroughly. The mixing ratios on the
window cleaner packaging must be adhered to.
Adjusting washer jets
Even when heated windscreen washer jets* are fitted, a window
cleaning solution containing anti-freeze should be added to the
water in the winter.
Caution
To avoid a possible error by the fluid level sensor, the proportion of alcohol
and water should be 35% alcohol and 65% water approximately.
We recommend you contact a Technical Service Centre for further advice.
Under no circumstances should you add coolant anti-freeze or other
additives. K
IBN-025
Fig. 129
The jet for the rear window washer is in the wiper shaft. The water
jet should hit the glass in the centre of the wiped area.
The jets for the windscreen washer and headlight washers* can
only be adjusted with a special tool. When adjustment is
necessary, contact your Technical Service Centre. K
Servicing and replacing
Servicing and replacing
Accessories, modifications and replacement
of parts
• Additionally connected electric consumers e.g. refrigerators,
horns, fans etc. which are not directly linked to the control of the
vehicle must carry the CE symbol2).
Accessories and parts
WARNING
Your vehicle is built in accordance with the most modern
principles of safety technology and offers therefore a high degree
of active and passive safety. To ensure that this remains so the
vehicle as supplied by the factory may not be modified without
careful thought. The following points must be noted if the vehicle
is to be subsequently fitted with accessories, technically modified
or have parts renewed later on:
• Before buying accessories or carrying out technical
modifications, the advice of the Technical Service should be
considered.
• Approved accessories and original SEAT spare parts may be
obtained through the Technical Services who will also, naturally,
carry out the corresponding assembly in the required conditions.
• Appliances which have been retro–fitted and have a direct
influence on the driver’s control of the vehicle e.g. cruise control
system or electronically controlled shock absorber systems must
have the e1) symbol and be authorised for that vehicle.
• We inform you that expressly approved SEAT3) accessories and Genuine
SEAT parts are available for your vehicle. The reliability, safety and
suitability of those parts and accessories have been especially adapted for
your vehicle.
• Despite continuous market observation we cannot assess or accept
responsibility for other products, even in cases where an officially
recognised permit has been issued.
• Accessories such as telephone retainers or drinks holders must never be
attached to the Air Bag covers or within their area of effectiveness. They
could cause injury if the Air Bag is activated during an accident!
• If technical modifications are to be made, our guidelines must be
observed. This is to ensure that no damage occurs to the vehicle,
the traffic and operating safety is retained and that the
modifications are permissible. K
1)
Safety First
Controls and equipment
e – European Community authorisation symbol.
2)
CE – Manufacturer conformity declaration in the European Community.
3)
Not available in all countries.
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
171
172
Servicing and replacing
Spark plugs
The spark plugs are renewed during the SEAT Inspection Service.
If the spark plugs have to be renewed between the Inspection
Services, the following should be noted:
• The spark plugs and ignition system have been matched to the
engine and as such contribute to reducing the levels of exhaust
pollutants. To avoid faulty operation, engine damage and even the
withdrawal of permission to circulate due to excessive emissions
values or non-suppressed spark plugs, only use the Genuine spark
plugs for the respective engine in question. It is particularly
important to examine the number of electrodes, the heat value and
if necessary, the anti-parasitic.
• For technical reasons, plugs may be modified at short notice. K
Dust and pollen filter*
The dust and pollen filter is located in the heating system. The
filter should be changed according to the time intervals given in
the Inspection and Maintenance Plan. If the passage of air is
highly restricted, the filter should be changed before.
You should have the filter replaced by a Technical Service Centre. K
If and when
173
If and when
First aid kit, warning triangle
In some countries a luminous hazard warning triangle must be
carried in the vehicle to be used in an emergency, as well as a first
aid kit and spare bulbs.
On board tools, spare wheel
Vehicle tools
The first aid kit can be stored in the spare wheel recess. The
warning triangle can be placed at the rear of the boot using rubber
bands.
Note
The first aid kit and warning triangle are not delivered with the vehicle as
standard fittings.
• The first aid kit and warning triangle must fulfil legal requirements.
• You should bear in mind the use-by dates of the contents of the first aid
kit. K
IBN-106
Fig. 130
The vehicle tools and the jack are located in a box in the spare tire
recess. Here you can also store the removable swivel joint of the
towing device.
WARNING
• The factory supplied jack is designed only for your vehicle model. Do not
try and lift heavy vehicles nor any other type of load.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
174
If and when
WARNING (continued)
• Set the hand brake before lifting the vehicle. Never start the engine when
vehicle is lifted. Danger of accident.
• When work must be done under the vehicle, if necessary, use suitable
support. K
Vehicle tools / Jack
5
IBN-107
Fig. 132
3
Vehicles may also have:
1
2
1
(Hexagon socket) screwdriver with control lever for the wheel
bolts. The screwdriver is a combined one.
2
Jack
4
Before the jack is placed back into the compartment, the claw must
be fully wound back. The crank is then tensioned against the side
of the jack.
IBN-129
Fig. 131
3
Wire hook*
4
Wheel bolt spanner
5
Dragging ring*
Note
Never use the hexagon socket of the screwdriver to loosen or tighten wheel
bolts.
If and when
The spare tire is located under the boot floor covering. It is secured
on the bottom with a plastic wheel ⇒ fig. 132.
• To keep the spare tire always in perfect condition, it is advisable
to regularly check the tire pressure (preferably together with the
other tires, see inside the tank flap). K
Wheels
WARNING
Damage to wheels and tyres is not always easy to see. Unusual vibrations
or a pulling to one side could indicate tyre damage. If you suspect damage
to a tyre, immediately reduce your speed. Visually check all tyres for
damage (bulges, tears etc.). If no external damage can be seen, drive
carefully to the nearest Technical Service Centre and have the vehicle
checked over.
• Keep grease, oil and fuel off the tyres.
• Replace missing dust caps as soon as possible.
General notes
• New tyres do not give maximum grip straight away and should
therefore be run in at moderate speeds and a careful style of
driving for about the first 100 km. This will help to make the tyres
last longer.
• The tread depth of new tyres can vary due to construction and
design features, and depending on version and manufactures.
• Check tyres for damage from time to time (cuts, splits, cracks and
lumps) and remove any foreign bodies embedded in the treads.
• To avoid damage to tyres and wheels drive over curbs and similar
obstacles very slowly and as nearly at right angles as possible.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
• Mark wheels before taking them off so that they rotate in the
same direction when put back on again.
• When taken off, the tyres should be stored in a cool, dry and
preferably dark place.
Tyres which are not on wheels should be stored in a vertical
position.
Note for tyres where the direction of rotation is stipulated
It is imperative that the designated direction of rotation for tyre treads
(which can be determined from the arrow on the side of the tyre) be kept to.
The best tyre performance i.e. in aquaplaning, road adhesion, noise and
wear is then guaranteed. K
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
175
176
If and when
• Always check the pressures when the tyres are cold. When warm,
the pressure is higher but do not reduce. If the load changes a
great deal the pressure must be altered to suit.
Tyre life
On vehicles with wheel hub caps, valve extensions are fitted. It is
not necessary to remove the valve extension piece in order to test
and correct the inflation pressure.
Pressures which are too high or too low shorten tyre life – quite
apart from the detrimental influence on vehicle handling.
WARNING
B1H-085
Fig. 133
Tyre life depends to a considerable extent on the following
factors:
Inflation pressure
At continuous high speeds a tyre in which the pressure is too low flexes
more and heats up excessively. This can cause tread separation and tyre
blow out.
For the sake of the environment
A pressure which is too low increases the fuel consumption and this
burdens the environment unnecessarily.
The inflation pressures are to be found inside the fuel lid.
Mode of driving
The inflation pressure is very important particularly at high speeds.
Therefore, the pressures should be checked at least once a
month and before every long journey.
Fast cornering, hard acceleration and violent braking also increase
tyre wear.
At this opportunity do not forget the spare wheel:
• The spare wheel with normal tyre should always be inflated to
the highest pressure required on the vehicle.
Balancing wheels
The wheels on new vehicles are balanced. However when the
vehicle is running various influences can cause the wheels to
become unbalanced and this causes steering vibration.
If and when
As imbalance also increases steering, suspension and tyre wear
the wheels should be balanced again. Furthermore a wheel should
always be rebalanced when the tyre has been repaired or when a
new tyre has been fitted.
177
Note
When tread depth is down to 1.6 mm measured in the tread groove next to
the wear indicator bar – the official permissible minimum tread depth has
been reached (in export countries this figure may differ). K
Incorrect wheel alignment
Incorrect wheel alignment not only causes excessive, usually
uneven, tyre wear but can also impair the vehicle’s safe handling.
In case of abnormal tyre wear, contact a Technical Service Centre.
Wear indicators
At the bottom of the tread of the original tyres there are 1.6 mm
high “wear indicators” running across the tread ⇒ fig. 133. There
are 6-8 of these indicators – according to make – evenly spaced
around the tyre circumference. Marks on the walls of the tyre (for
example the letters “TWI” or triangles) show the locations of the
wear indicators.
WARNING
• The tyres must be renewed when they are worn down to the wear
indicators.
• Worn tyres are detrimental to roadholding particularly at high speeds on
wet roads. Furthermore, the vehicle tends to aquaplane sooner.
Renewing wheels/tyres
Wheels and tyres are important design features. The wheels and
tyres approved by us should be used. They are specially matched
to the model concerned and contribute largely to the excellent
roadholding and safe driving characteristics.
To maintain the vehicle’s proper operation, SEAT highly
recommends the use of pneumatics/tyres of the same
characteristics to that originally supplied with.
The Technical Services hold up to date information regarding the
standard tyres fitted by the manufacturer. Also: Many Technical
Services possess a large range of tyres and rims.
• Fitting and repairing tyres requires expert knowledge and special
tools. This work may only be carried out by specialist personnel.
For the sake of the environment
Because of the problems in disposing of old tyres and the specialised tools
and knowledge required, tyres should preferably be changed at a Technical
Service Centre.
• For safety reasons the tyres should be renewed in pairs and not
singly. The tyres with the deepest tread should always be on the
front wheels.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
178
If and when
• You should only combine radial tyres of the same construction,
size (rolling circumference) and, as far as possible, the same tread
profile on all four wheels.
• If the spare wheel has got a different use than the wheels the car
is using actually (for example, winter tyres or wide tyres), in case of
a breakdown it will only be possible to be used for a short time and
driving with special care. It will have to be replaced by the normal
wheel as soon as possible.
• Never fit used tyres whose previous history is not known.
• Knowing the tyre lettering and its meaning makes the selection
of the correct tyres easier. Radial ply tyres have the following
lettering on the sidewall:
WARNING
Tyres which are more than 6 years old should only be used in an
emergency and then with a particularly careful style of driving.
If you wish to fit your car with non-standard wheels or tyres please
note:
WARNING
• For technical reasons it is not normally possible to use wheels from other
vehicles – in certain circumstances not even wheels from the same vehicle
model!
• Using types of wheel and/or tyres which have not been approved by us
e.g. 195 / 65 R 15 91 T
for your vehicle model can be detrimental to the safety of the vehicle. It can
also affect the vehicle under the Construction and Use regulations.
195 =
Tyre width in mm
• Wheels and wheel bolts are matched to each other.
65
=
Height/width ratio in %
R
=
Radial construction code letter = Radial
15
=
Wheel diameter in inches
91
Therefore, whenever wheels are changed to a different version (e.g. alloy
wheels or wheels with winter tyres), the corresponding wheel bolts with the
corresponding length and taper, must also be used. The security of the
wheels and the functioning of the brake system depend on this!
=
Carrying capability code
T
=
Speed code letter
The manufacturing date is also to be seen on the tyre wall
(possibly only on inner side of wheel):
DOT ... 185 means that the tyre was manufactured the 18th week of
2005.
• If wheel trim discs are subsequently installed it is essential to ensure that
the air flow remains adequate to cool the brakes.
If and when
Technical Service Centres have all the necessary information about
the possible conversion of wheels, tyres and wheel trims. K
179
With certain types of tread wear it can be an advantage to change
the wheels diagonally. For more details, contact a Technical Service
Centre. K
Wheel bolts
The wheel bolts must be clean and easy to turn – do not grease or
oil under any circumstances!
This applies not only to changing a defective wheel but also when
replacing summer tyres with winter tyres and vice-versa. K
Changing the wheels round
Winter tyres
WARNING
In winter conditions, winter tires will significantly improve handling of the
vehicle.
Because of their make up (width, rubber mixture, tread formation etc.),
summer tyres provide less traction on ice and snow.
When fitting winter tyres note the following:
• For better driving performance, fit winter tyres on all four wheels.
• Winter tyres are no longer fully effective when the tread has worn
down to a depth of 4 mm.
The following speed limits are valid for winter tyres:
Code letter Q max. 160 km/h
Code letter T max. 190 km/h
Code letter H max. 210 km/h
CON-007
Fig. 134
WARNING
If the front tyres are worn more than the rear it is advisable to
change the wheels round as shown. All tyres will then have
approximately the same length of service life.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
The highest permissible speed for your winter tyres must not be exceeded.
This could damage the wheel and lead to a serious accident.
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
180
If and when
For this reason, in some countries, vehicles which can exceed this
speed must have an appropriate sticker in the driver’s field of
view. These are available from Technical Service Centres.
When driving over roads which are free of snow you must remove
the chains. On such roads they are detrimental to vehicle handling,
damage the tyres and wear out quickly.
Please note regulations to this effect in your country.
In some countries the maximum permissible speed with snow
chains is 50 km/h. K
• All-weather tyres can also be used instead of winter tyres.
• If you have a flat tyre the remarks on using the spare wheel on
page 174 should be noted.
• Do not leave winter tyres fitted for an unnecessary long period
because when the roads are free of snow and ice the handling with
summer tyres is better.
Changing wheels
Preparation work
For the sake of the environment
For environmental reasons summer tyres should be fitted again as soon as
possible because normally they are quieter in running, tyre wear is reduced
and the fuel consumption is lower. K
– In case of a flat tyre or puncture, park the vehicle as far as
possible away from the traffic flow. If necessary, switch hazard
warning lights on and place the warning triangle in position – note
any statutory requirements.
Snow chains
– All vehicle occupants should leave the vehicle and move to a
safe area (e.g. behind safety barrier).
Snow chains can only be fitted on the front wheels.
The use of snow chains is permitted on 155/80 R 13, 165/70 R 14
and 185/60 R 14 tires.
Only use thin chains which do not stand clear more than 15 mm
(including tensioner).
When using snow chains wheel rim plates and rim rings must be
taken off. In this case, to protect the wheel, the bolts must then be
fitted with caps which are available from Technical Service Centres.
– Apply handbrake firmly, engage a gear or place the gear selector
in position “P” and chock the opposite wheel with a stone or
similar.
– When towing a trailer, the trailer must first be disengaged from
the towing vehicle before the wheel is changed.
– Take tools and spare wheel out of luggage compartment.
Caution
Carry out wheel change on as flat a surface as possible. K
If and when
– Remove central cover with the wheel spanner and the wire
hook*. Put the wire hook in one of the recesses of the wheel trim.
Pass wheel spanner through hook and lever trim off ⇒ fig. 135.
Wheel trims
– Remove central cover1) with the wheel spanner and the wire
hook*. Place the wire hook in the two holes of the SEAT symbol.
Pass wheel spanner through the hook and remove cover ⇒ fig.
136. K
TO8-042
Fig. 135
B11-065D
Fig. 136
1)
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Notes: the type of central cover may vary according to the model or version.
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
181
182
If and when
Loosening the wheel bolts
Raising the vehicle
17 cm
B45-082C
Fig. 137
21 cm
CON-008A
Fig. 138
B11-068D
Fig. 139
– Push the wheel spanner as far as possible onto the wheel bolt
as shown and turn the spanner anti-clockwise ⇒ fig. 137. When
doing this, grip the spanner as far as possible towards the lever
end.
If the bolts cannot be loosened, one can in an emergency, carefully
push the spanner down with a foot on the end of the lever. One
should ensure that one has a firm stance and a good grip on the
vehicle.
Loosen wheel bolts about one turn. K
If and when
• Depressions under vehicle for jack:
WARNING
If the jack is not fitted at the points marked or described, damage could be
caused to the vehicle. There is also a risk of injury!
– The jack should be placed at some 17 cm in front and
approximately 21 cm away at the rear from the corresponding
wheel track ⇒ fig. 138.
• Place the jack under the vehicle:
– Wind jack arm up by turning the crank in the spindle until the
jack just goes under the vehicle.
– The claw of the jack must fit round the vertical rib on the side
member so that the jack cannot slip when vehicle is lifted
⇒ fig. 139.
– Align jack and at same time wind claw up further until it contacts
the vertical rib on side member.
• Lift vehicle until the wheel is just clear of the ground. K
Removing and fitting the wheel
The fig. 139 shows the jack fitted on the rear left hand side.
WARNING
If the ground under the jack is too soft, the vehicle could slip off the jack.
Ensure, therefore, that the jack is on a solid surface. If necessary, use a
large, stable underlay to place under the jack.
If the ground under the jack is slippery, place a non-slip rubber mat
underneath.
Note
B45-085C
• In vehicles fitted with a plastic cover*, remove the cover to access the
attachment points of the vehicle. For this proceed as follows:
Fig. 140
Pull on the cover and remove from its housing.
Once the cover is removed, it will remain suspended by a rubber to avoid its
loss.
Safety First
Controls and equipment
after loosening), using box spanner in
• Remove wheel bolts (a
screwdriver handle ⇒ fig. 140, place them on a clean surface (hub
cap, cloth, paper) next to the jack and remove wheel.
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
183
184
If and when
– Fit spare wheel, and slightly tighten all bolts using the box
spanner in the screwdriver handle.
The wheel bolts must be clean and easy to turn – do not grease or
oil under any circumstances!
– Lower vehicle and fully tighten bolts in diagonal sequence using
wheel spanner.
WARNING
If the vehicle is to be subsequently fitted with wheels or tires differing from
those fitted by the factory, it is essential to always note the corresponding
indications on chapter "Accessories, changes, and replacement of parts". K
– Fit the hub caps again.
Notes for tyres where the direction of rotation is stipulated
When fitting the hub cap, you must first press on the hub cap at
the valve cut-out and then press on around the full circumference.
It is imperative that the designated direction of rotation for the tyre
treads (which can be determined from the arrow on the side of the
tyre) be kept to. The best tyre performance i.e. in aquaplaning,
road adhesion, noise and wear are then guaranteed.
– Place the defective wheel in the spare wheel bracket and secure
using the plastic nut.
Note
• Having previously loosened them with the key, use the interior hexagon of
the screwdriver hander to unscrew the bolts easily. The blade should be
removed when doing this.
Never use the box spanner in the handle of the screwdriver to loosen or
tighten wheel bolts.
• The following points should be noted after changing a wheel:
– Check the inflation pressure of the replacement wheel as soon as
possible.
– Have the tightening torque of the wheel bolts checked with a torque
wrench as quickly as possible. The torque for steel and alloy wheels and for
the spare wheel is 120 Nm.
If the wheel bolts are seen to be corroded or too tight when changing the
wheel, they must be replaced before checking the torque.
Until this has been done, you should only drive at low speeds.
• The defective wheel should be repaired as soon as possible.
If a spare wheel has to be fitted against the stipulated direction of
rotation, this measure should only be a temporary one. The best
possible tyre performance concerning aquaplaning, noise level and
wear are no longer fully guaranteed.
We recommend that you take this into account, especially in wet
weather, and adjust your speed to the driving conditions.
In order to use the principle of the direction of rotation fully again,
the faulty tyre must be replaced as soon as possible.
If necessary, mount the tyre fitted against the direction of rotation
in the stipulated direction. K
If and when
185
the vehicle and stow it at a location well known to the owner,
preferably with the on board tools.
Anti-theft* wheel bolts
Code
The code for the wheel bolt is engraved in the front of the adapter.
1
Make a note of the code and keep it in a safe place. Only with this
code can a replacement adapter be obtained at a SEAT Official
Service Center.
2
Note
When fitting anti-theft wheel bolts it is indispensable to ensure a torque of
120 Nm. If the bolts are too tight, damage to the bolts and adaptor can
occur. K
B45-329C
Fig. 141
Fuses
1
Anti-theft wheel bolt
2
Adapter for the wheel bolts
(The adapter is stored with the on board tools.)
Loosen or tighten wheel bolts
• First, place adapter
wheel 1 bolt.
2
The individual current circuits are protected by fuses.
We recommend you always carry spare fuses with you, which may
be purchased from any Technical Service Centre.
as far as possible onto the anti-theft
WARNING
• Place the wheel spanner (from the on board tools) as far as
possible over adapter 2 and loosen or tighten the wheel bolt.
• After the wheel has been changed the adapter needs to be
removed from the wheel bolt.
Never, under any circumstances “repair” the fuses or replace them with
more powerful ones, as damage in another part of the electrical system
could occur. This could even lead to a fire.
We recommend that you carry the adapter for the wheel bolts in
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
186
If and when
Note
• If the fuse burns out again shortly after being changed, immediately take
your vehicle to a Technical Service Centre to have the electrical system
checked.
• Some of the components listed are only found on certain models or are
optional extras. K
The fuses are located on the left hand side of the dash panel
behind a cover.
On right-hand drive versions, the fuses are on the right hand side
of the dash panel behind a cover.
• Switch off the ignition and the component concerned.
• Take the cover off.
To do this, place the flat blade of the screwdriver in the recess on
the cover (arrow) and lever off.
Changing a fuse
• With the aid of the list of fuses (see next pages or the cover of
the fuse box) determine which fuse belongs to the component that
has failed.
• Remove the appropriate fuse.
• Replace blown fuse – can be recognised by the burnt metal strip
– with a fuse of same amperage.
• Replace the cover. K
IBN-028
Fig. 142
If and when
Layout of fuses
Nº
Component
19
Reverse light
15
Amperes
20
Windshield washer pump
10
Component
1
Free
---
21
Main beam, right
10
2
ABS/ESP
10
22
Main beam, left
10
3
Free
---
23
License plate light/pilot light for side light
5
4
Brake light, clutch
5
24
Windshield wiper
10
5
Engine control unit (petrol)
5
25
Sprayers (petrol)
10
5
26
Brake light switch/ESP
10
5
27
Instrument panel/Diagnosis
5
28
Control: glove compartment light, boot light,
interior light sun roof
10
29
Climatronic
5
30
Free
---
31
Electronic window, left
25
32
Control central locking
15
33
Self-fed alarm horn
15
34
Current supply
15
35
Open roof
20
36
Engine electro-fan heating/Ventilation
25
37
Pump/headlight washers
20
38
Fog lights, rear fog lights
15
39
Control petrol engine unit
15
40
Control diesel engine unit
20
41
Fuel level indicator
15
42
Transformer ignition
15
43
Dipped beam, right
15
44
Electric window, rear left
25
7
Dipped beam, right
Dipped beam, left
8
Mirror heating control
5
9
Lambda probe
10
10
"S" signal1). Radio control
5
11
Free
---
12
Height adjustment headlights
5
13
Level sensor/oil pressure
5
14
Additional engine heating/Oil pump
10
15
Automatic gearbox control
10
16
Heated seats
15
17
Engine control unit
5
18
Instrument panel/Heating and ventilation, Navigation,
Height adjustment headlights, Electric mirror
1)
10
The "S" signal is a system which incorporates steering wheel lock and ignition. Once
the ignition is switched off and without removing the key from the ignition this function
allows you to switch on some of the electrical equipment such as the car radio, the
courtesy light, etc. This function is deactivated once the key is removed from the
ignition.
Safety First
Amperes
Nº
6
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
187
Technical Data
188
If and when
Nº
Component
45
Electric window, front right
25
46
Control windshield wipers
20
47
Metal fuses1)
Amperes
Control heated rear windshield
Nº
Component
20
1
Alternator/Ignition
Amperes
175
Distribution input potential passenger cabin
110
48
Control turn signals
15
2
49
Lighter
15
3
Pump power steering
50
50
Current rain sensor/central locking
20
4
SLP (petrol)/Preheating spark plugs (diesel)
50
51
Radio/CD/GPS
20
5
Electro-fan heater/climate fan
40
52
Horn
20
6
ABS control
40
53
Dipped beam, left
15
54
Electric window, rear right
25
K
Non-metallic fuses
Fuse box in the engine compartment on the battery
B1J-092D
Nº
Component
7
ABS control
25
8
Electro fan heater/climate fan
30
9
Free
--
10
Wiring control
5
11
Climate fan
5
12
Free
--
13
Control Jatco automatic gearbox
5
14
Free
--
15
Free
--
16
Free
--
Fig. 143
1)
Amperes
These fuses should only be changed by a Technical Service Centre.
K
If and when
Do not touch the glass part of the bulb with bare fingers since the
finger prints left on the glass or the sweat could evaporate when
the bulb becomes hot and cause a drastic decrease in life span
and/or properties. You can avoid this problem by wearing gloves
when changing a bulb.
Fuse colour code
Colour
Amperes
Beige
5 Amp
Brown
7.5 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Blue
15 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
White
25 Amp
Green
30 Amp
189
A bulb must be replaced by a bulb with the same properties. The
designation is marked on the base of the bulb or on the glass.
We recommend you always carry a box of spare bulbs in the
vehicle. At the very least, carry the following bulbs since they are
essential for driving safety:
K
Rear light bulbs in vehicle body
Brake light/Side light .............................12N/P21/5W
Turn signal light ..........................................12V/P21W
Automatic fuse
All electric windows are protected together via an automatic fuse
which breaks the circuit when overloaded (e.g. windows frozen)
and completes the circuit again after a few seconds. K
Rear light in tailgate
Small side light............................................12V/W5W
Fog light......................................................12V/P21W
Reverse light ...............................................12V/P21W
One reflector lights
Main/dipped beam ..........................12V 60/55W (H4)
Turn signal light ........................................12V/PY21W
Side light .....................................................12V/W5W
Changing bulbs
General notes
Double reflector lights
Before replacing a bulb you must first switch off the corresponding
consumer.
Dipped beam ........................................12V/55W (H7)
Main beam ............................................12V/55W (H3)
Turn signal light ........................................12V/PY21W
Side light .....................................................12V/W5W
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
190
If and when
Xenon1) lights
Main beam bulbs
Dipped beam ....................................12V/35W (D1S)2)
Main beam ............................................12V/55W (H7)
Turn signal ................................................12V/PY21W
Side light .....................................................12V/W5W
Fog light*
Fog light ................................................12V/55W (H3)
WARNING
Halogen bulbs (H3, H7, H4...) are pressurized and can explode while being
changed.
A
For this reason, you must wear gloves and protective glasses when
changing a halogen bulb.
B
IBN-030
Fig. 144
IBN-029
Fig. 145
Note
As a result of the special engine construction and the subsequent space
requirements and depending on the vehicle version, access to the bulbs
may be very difficult.
Changing bulbs should be carried out by a Technical Service Center.
Nonetheless, procedures on changing bulbs, except for xenon* bulbs, is
described as follows. K
C
D
1)
Replacing this type of the light must be carried out by a Technical Service Centre since
complex vehicle parts must be disassembled and the incorporated automatic
regulatory system must be reset.
2)
The glowing capacity of Xenon bulbs is 2.5 times higher than regular ones and their
life span is 5 times higher than halogen bulbs. It is not necessary to replace these
bulbs during the vehicle’s life, unless there is an anomaly.
If and when
WARNING
When doing work in the engine compartment you must take great care –
danger of injury!
For your safety, carefully read the corresponding warnings in the "Engine
bonnet" and "Engine compartment" chapters.
The illustration shows the left headlight from the rear ⇒ fig. 144
and fig. 145.
A
Dipped beam bulb
B
Main beam bulb
C
Side light bulb
D
Turn signal bulb K
A
B
IBN-032
Fig. 147
– Open bonnet.
– Move retaining rods ⇒ fig. 146
the arrows and remove cover.
Dipped beam bulb
2
outwards in the direction of
– Pull out connector of the bulb cable ⇒ fig. 147
A
.
– Release retaining spring and separate.
– Remove bulb and place the new bulb in the same position as
the former bulb. Ensure good fit.
2
– Press retaining spring over the bulb plate and engage.
– Connect plug.
– Place plastic cover and place retaining rods
2
.
– Have headlight alignment checked. K
IBN-031
Safety First
Fig. 146
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
191
192
If and when
– Open bonnet.
Main beam bulb
– Move retaining rods ⇒ fig. 148
the arrows and remove cover.
2
outwards in the direction of
– Pull out plug of the bulb cable ⇒ fig. 149
B
.
– Release retaining spring from bulb holder and separate.
2
– Remove bulb and place the new bulb in the same position as
the former bulb. Ensure good fit.
– Press retaining spring over the bulb plate and engage.
– Connect connecting cable.
– Place plastic cover and place retaining rods
2
.
– Have headlight alignment checked. K
IBN-031
Fig. 148
Side light bulbs
1
A
B
IBN-032
Fig. 149
IBN-033
Fig. 150
If and when
193
Turn signal bulb
C
1
D
IBN-029
Fig. 151
– Open bonnet.
– Remove retaining rod ⇒ fig. 150
and remove cover.
1
IBN-033
Fig. 152
IBN-029
Fig. 153
in the direction of the arrow
– Pull on cables to free bulb carrier from its housing ⇒ fig. 151
C
.
– Pull on lamp and replace.
C
– To install proceed in reverse.
– Place plastic cover and secure retaining rod. K
D
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
194
If and when
– Open bonnet.
– Move retaining rod ⇒ fig. 152
and remove cover.
1
in the direction of the arrow
– Turn bulb carrier to the left and remove from housing ⇒ fig. 153
D.
– Turn the bulb to the left and substitute it.
– To install proceed in reverse.
– Place plastic cover and secure retaining rod. K
Fog lights
IBN-036
Fig. 155
To replace the fog light bulb do the following:
– Remove grid by unscrewing screw
on the screw side and remove cover.
A
. Carefully pull on the grid
– Unscrew the two light holding screws
unplug connector.
F
F
and, once unscrewed,
– Turn the light cover one quarter of a turn to the left.
– Unplug lamp cable.
– Unhook retaining spring from light and separate.
A
IBN-035
Fig. 154
– Remove bulb, insert a new one in the same position and ensure
good fit.
– Press retaining spring on the light housing and engage it.
– Plug in lamp cable.
– To install cover and light follow the same steps in reverse
order. K
If and when
Side indicators
195
Rear tailgate lights
A
1
2
B11-080D
Fig. 156
CON-001
Fig. 157
CON-002
Fig. 158
– Press the indicator to the left or to the right and remove the bulb.
– Pull out bulb holder.
– Pull out the defective glass bulb and insert new one.
– Slide bulb holder into the indicator guides until the holder
engages.
B
– First place the indicator with retaining lugs (arrow 1 ) in body
opening and then engage the light in the direction of the arrow
(arrow 2 ). K
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
196
If and when
Crossing lights 1
Rear body work lights
Anti-fog lamps
Reverse lights
– Open the rear boot.
– Remove the plastic cover ⇒ fig. 157 A , introducing the finger in
the crack and pulling in the direction of the arrow.
– Next, press the tongues ⇒ fig. 158
extract it.
B
of the lamp tray and
A
– Turn the big lamp 1/4 of a turn to the left. In case of a small
lamp, pull it.
– Remove the lamp and replace it.
CON-003
– Place the large lamp, pressing inwards and turning it 1/4 of a
turn to the right. Place the small one in it’s seating and press.
– To place the lamp tray position it carefully in it’s seating and
press until you hear a "click".
– Next place the cover pressing over it.
Note
Make sure that during the mounting all the joints and rubber are well
positioned. K
Fig. 159
Crossing lights 2
Brake lights
Blinkers
– Open the rear boot.
– Separate the boot covering.
– Press the tongue ⇒ fig. 159
it.
A
to free the lamp tray and remove
– Turn the large lamp 1/4 of a turn to the left. In case of a small
lamp pull it.
– Extract the lamp and replace it.
– Place the large lamp, pressing inwards and turning it 1/4 of a
turn to the right. Place the small one in it’s seating and press.
If and when
– To place the lamptray position it with the part where the small
lamp is placed. Next press until you hear the "click".
Interior lights and front reading lights (three parts)
Note
Make sure that during the mounting all the joints and rubber are well
positioned. K
Number plate light
• Remove transparent lens by levering lens off with the flat part of
a screwdriver.
• Remove the defective bulb from the lampholder, grasping it by
the central part and pressing toward one side, and fit a new one.
• Place bulb in the corresponding gap. Handle rubber joint
carefully and press until you hear a click. K
B45-145C
Fig. 160
– Remove the lens. To do this insert a fine
screwdriver into the gap between the housing and lens (arrow ⇒
fig. 160) and lever the lens off carefully, to avoid damage.
– To replace defective reading lamps, pull them outwards. To
remove the central lamp, hold it and press it toward one side.
– For the installation, proceed in reverse order by pressing slightly
on the external area of the pilot.
– First attach lens to switch trim with both retaining lugs. Then
push up at front until both locking plugs engage. K
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
197
198
If and when
Additional brake light*
Boot lamp*
Given the difficulty involved in the replacement of this light it
should be done by the Technical Service. K
Glove compartment light*
– Insert the screwdriver at the top between the light and the glove
compartment and carefully lever the light out. Then take the light
out at an angle.
– Change the bulb.
– Insert the light with the switch side at the bottom first and then
at the top until it engages. K
CON-010
Fig. 161
The boot lamp is found in the upper part, on the reverse side of the
object tray.
– Release the boot lamp introducing a screwdriver by the flat part,
in the crack of the left side, as indicated in the figure.
– Change the bulb.
– Refit the light from the switch side. Press upwards until it
engages. K
If and when
Installing a radio
If a radio is installed or if the factory-provided radio is replaced,
including speakers, the following must be noted:
• Connectors* fitted in the vehicle are for Original SEAT Radios1).
• Radios with other connections must be connected with an
adapter cable which can also be obtained from Technical Service
Centres.
WARNING
Never cut a cable and never leave it without insulation. If necessary use an
adaptor.
Otherwise the cables could be overloaded and cause a short circuit –
danger of fire.
To access the original speakers, the entire door panel must be
removed. Since this operation requires special tools and expertise,
we recommend that this be undertaken by a Technical Service
Centre.
• For this reason, it is advisable to have the radio and speakers
fitted by a Technical Service Centre.
• The radios from the SEAT Original Accessories program1)
correspond to factory models and guarantee a trouble-free
installation. These radios are fitted with advanced technology and
are easy-to-use.
• It is also advisable to use speakers, assembly kits, antennas and
anti-parasite kits from the Original Accessories program1). These
parts have been created for each type of vehicle. K
Roof antenna*
The vehicle may be fitted with an extendable anti-theft roof
antenna* which can be folded backwards, i.e. at a car wash.
Caution
Furthermore, important electronic components could deteriorate or be
damaged. In case of a disturbance in the speed signal, for example, it could
cause failure in the engine control, automatic gearbox, ABS, etc.
Even if the speed signal is connected to a radio fitted with an automatic
volume adjustment by a different manufacturer, a failure of the previously
mentioned kind could occur.
1)
To fold
Unscrew rod, bend backwards to the horizontal position and screw
in.
To use
Proceed in reverse. K
Not for all countries
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
199
200
If and when
Mobile telephones and radio telephones
Mobile phones and radio – telephones should be installed by a
specialised workshop.
SEAT has authorised the use of mobile telephones and two-way
radios for your vehicle with correctly installed external aerial and
maximum broadcast power of 10 Watts.
Caution
When using mobile telephones or two-way, faults in the vehicle electrics
could occur under the following conditions:
If you wish to use mobile phones or radio telephones with a
transmission power of over 10 W, you must necessarily check with
your Technical Service Centre. They will inform you about the
technical possibilities for additional mobile and radio phone
equipment.
WARNING
Please concentrate on your driving first of all. Never install telephone
retainers on the Air Bag cover or within its range of effectiveness. This
would increase the risk of injury should the Air Bag be activated during an
accident. K
– no external aerial
– external aerial incorrectly installed
– broadcast power higher than 10 Watts.
Mobile telephones or two-way radios must not, therefore, be operated
inside the vehicle without a separate external aerial or with an aerial which
has been incorrectly installed.
WARNING
Mobile telephones and two-way radios operated inside the vehicle without
a separate external aerial or with an incorrectly installed external aerial can
be harmful to health due to the extremely high electromagnetic fields
generated.
Furthermore, optimal range is only achieved with an external aerial.
Note
Please take the time to review the instruction manuals provided with mobile
telephones and two-way radios!
Emergency starting
Jump leads
If the engine will not start because the battery is flat, jump leads
can be connected to the battery of another vehicle to start the
engine. The following points should be noted:
• Both batteries must be of the 12 Volt variety and the capacity
(Ah) of the booster battery must be approximately the same as that
of the flat battery.
• The jumper cables must be heavy enough to carry the load. Note
cable manufacturer’s data.
• Only use jumper cables with insulated clips.
If and when
How to jump start
WARNING
A flat battery can freeze at temperatures of less than 0°C. A flat battery
must first be thawed out before attaching the jump leads, as it could
otherwise explode.
X
4.
• There must be no contact between the vehicles, otherwise
current can flow as soon as the plus terminals are connected.
1.
A
• The flat battery must be properly connected to the electrical
system.
• The engine of the boosting vehicle must be running.
• Ensure that the insulated clips have enough contact to metal.
This is particularly applicable to clips which are attached to the
engine block.
2.
B
3.
B1H-236C
Fig. 162
Colors of jumper cables:
Positive cable: generally red.
A
Flat battery
Negative cable: generally black, brown or blue. K
B
Boosting battery
The battery is in the engine compartment on the left looking
forward.
The emergency starting cable must be attached in the following
order:
+) terminal on
Before the starting cable can be connected to the (+
the battery of the vehicle, the cover of the fuse holder must first be
opened ⇒ page 168.
1. One end of (+
+) cable (usually red) to the (+
+) terminal of the flat
battery A .
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
201
202
If and when
2. Other end of the red cable to the (+
+) terminal of boosting battery
B.
Tow start/towing
3. One end of (–
–) cable (usually black) to the (–
–) terminal of
boosting battery B .
General notes
4. Other end of black cable X to a solid metal part bolted to the
block or to cylinder block itself.
Do not connect the cable to the flat battery minus terminal. The
sparks could ignite the explosive gas flowing out of the battery.
WARNING
• The non-insulated parts of the cable clips must not touch one another on
any account. Furthermore the jumper cable attached to the battery positive
terminal must not come into contact with electrically conductive vehicle
parts – danger of short circuit!
• Route the jumper cables so that they cannot come into contact with
rotating parts in the engine compartment.
• Do not stand with your face over the battery – danger of acid burns!
• Keep sources of ignition (naked flames, burning cigarettes etc.) well away
from the battery – danger of explosion!
• Start the engine as described in the “Starting engine” section.
• If the engine does not start at once, stop using starter after 10
seconds, wait about half a minute and then try again.
• With engine running, disconnect cables in reverse sequence to
the connection. K
• Check whether there are any local traffic regulations concerning
the towing of vehicles.
• The tow-rope should be slightly elastic to reduce the risk of
damage to both vehicles. It is advisable to use synthetic fibre
ropes, or ropes of similar elastic material. It is however safer to use
a towing bar!
Avoid excessive towing effort and do not jerk. During towing
operations on other than surfaced roads there is always the danger
that the attachment points will be overloaded and damaged.
• Before trying to tow start, an attempt should be made to start
using the battery of another vehicle – see previous page.
• When using a tow-rope the driver of the towing vehicle must
engage the clutch very gently when moving off and changing gear.
• The driver of the vehicle being towed must ensure that the towrope is always taut.
• The emergency lights must be switched on in both vehicles –
unless local regulations differ.
• Turn ignition on so that the steering wheel is free and the turn
signals, horn, and, if necessary, the windscreen wiper and washer
can be used.
• As the brake servo only works when the engine is running,
considerably more pressure is required on the brake pedal when
the engine is not running.
• More force than usual will be required to turn the steering wheel
as the power assisted steering does not work when engine is not
running.
If and when
• When there is no lubricant in the manual or automatic gearbox,
the vehicle may only be towed with driving wheels lifted.
A tow-rope or a towing bar must only be applied at the following
points. K
Rear towing eye
The towing eye is located on the right under the rear bumper. K
Tow starting
It is not recommended to tow start a vehicle. We recommend the
use of another vehicle’s battery. See the "Emergency starting"
chapter.
Front towing eye
There are various reasons why a vehicle should not be tow started:
• When towing there is a danger of colliding with the towed
vehicle.
• In vehicles with a petrol engine, fuel may accumulate in the
catalysts1) and cause damage.
The following points must be noted by the driver of the manual
gear vehicle being tow started:
• Before moving off, engage 2nd or 3rd gear, depress and hold
clutch.
A
IBN-124
Fig. 163
• Switch ignition on.
• Once both vehicles are moving, release the clutch.
If the car has to be towed, first you will have to remove the right
cover of the inferior part of the front bumper, taking out the A
bolt.
Afterwards, you will have to screw in the towing eye located in the
vehicle’s toolbox turning the eye to the left with the wheel wrench
until it is completely screwed in.
• As soon as engine starts, depress clutch and move gear lever
into neutral to avoid running into the towing vehicle.
• For technical reasons tow starting a vehicle with an automatic
gear box is not possible. K
To remove the towing eye, turn it to the right with the wheel
spanner. Place it in its housing, inside the vehicle’s tool box. K
1)
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Does not apply to vehicles with Diesel engine.
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
203
204
If and when
Towing
Lifting the vehicle
When towing vehicles with an automatic gearbox, the following
points must be noted in addition to the details on the previous page:
Trolley jack
N”.
• Selector lever at “N
• Do not have the vehicle towed faster than 30 mph (50 km/h).
To prevent damage to the underside of the vehicle it is essential to
use a suitable rubber pad.
• Do not tow further than 30 miles (50 kilometres).
If the vehicle has to be towed long distances it must be lifted at the
front.
Reason: When the engine is not running, the gearbox oil pump is
not working and the gearbox is not adequately lubricated for high
speeds or long distances.
• With a breakdown vehicle the vehicle may only be suspended at
the front.
Reason: If given a rear suspended tow, the drive shafts turn
backwards. The planetary gears in the automatic gearbox then turn
at such high speeds that the gearbox will be severely damaged in
a short time. K
Caution
On no account should the vehicle be lifted under the engine, gearbox, rear
axle or front axle as this can cause serious damage.
WARNING
• With the vehicle lifted never start the engine – danger of accident!
• If the work has to be done underneath the vehicle, the vehicle must be
supported on suitable stands. K
Vehicle hoist
Before driving over the vehicle lift, ensure that there is adequate
clearance between lift superstructure and low parts on underside
of vehicle.
Note
In vehicles fitted with a plastic heelrest and cover we recommend that you
use additional rubber disks with a thickness of 25 or 30 mm to avoid
damage to the heelrest. K
If and when
Lifting points for workshop hoist and trolley jack
The vehicle may only be lifted at the points shown in the
illustration ⇒ fig. 164, fig. 165.
Front
On the vertical reinforcement of the lower sill.
Rear
On the vertical reinforcement of the lower sill.
Vehicle jack
Lifting with the vehicle jack is described on page 182. K
Safety First
B45-104C
Fig. 164
B45-105C
Fig. 165
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical Data
205
General notes
Technical data
Fuel Consumption
General notes
The consumption and emission levels were calculated using the
93/116/CE measuring standards and take into account the true
free-standing weight of the vehicle (weight category). To measure
the fuel consumption the vehicle is tested in two different cycles
on a rolling bench under the following conditions:
General considerations on technical data
Important
• Town driving is measured from a cold start of the engine. Then,
driving conditions similar to those of in-town driving are simulated.
Unless otherwise indicated, all technical details provided below
apply to vehicles with standard fittings.
• Intercity driving the car is accelerated and braked in all gears,
just as in normal driving. The driving speed varies between 0 and
120 km/h.
These values may be different for special vehicles or vehicles
destined for other countries.
• Total consumption is based on a balanced average of 37% of
town driving and 63% of intercity driving.
Please bear in mind that the data in the car’s official documents
takes precedence. K
• CO2 emission levels are obtained from the exhaust fumes of the
vehicles tested in town and intercity driving on a rolling belt. These
fumes are then analysed and the CO2 emission levels are obtained,
among other values.
Engine data
The engine fitted in your vehicle is indicated in the data sheet
included in the Inspection and Maintenance Plan and in the car’s
official documents. K
Performance
These values were calculated without extra equipment reducing
performance, such as air conditioning, mud flaps, extra wide tyres,
etc. K
Safety First
Controls and equipment
Note
• The consumption and emission levels given in the following tables are
correct for unloaded vehicles with basic fittings. If there are extra
fittings, the empty weight will increase and, as a result, the weight
category, which may slightly increase the consumption and CO2 levels.
Consult a Technical Service Centre to find out the exact specifications of
your vehicle.
• Driving style, road and traffic conditions, weather conditions and the
condition of the vehicle will, in practice, produce consumption levels
different to those indicated. K
Tips and Maintenance
Technical data
207
208
General notes
Weights
Note
These weights are valid for European Union vehicles. Vehicles for other
countries may have other weights. At all times it should be taken into
account that the data given with the official vehicle document prevails.
WARNING
• The maximum authorized load and the load on the axle must never be
exceeded. See the tables on the following pages.
Tow loads
Support loads
The maximum authorised load on the ball bar of the ball joint of
the towing system is 50 kg.
The minimum support load must be 4% of the real tow load.
However it need not be more than 25 kg. You should use the full
authorised load available to you.
Note
• It must be remembered that when transporting heavy objects, the centre
of gravity is displaced. For this reason, speed and driving should be
adjusted accordingly.
These weights are valid for European Union vehicles. Vehicles for other
countries may take other weights. At all times it should be taken into
account that the data given with the official vehicle documents prevails.
• When loading luggage always ensure that no loose objects will fly
towards the front of the vehicle in the event of sharp braking. If necessary
use the lashing rings* provided. K
• For safety reasons, do not drive above 80 km/h, not even in those
countries where travelling at a greater speed is permitted.
Tyre pressure
The pressure values given here are for cold tyres – do not reduce
the high pressure of warm tyres.
WARNING
Tyre pressure is of great importance, particularly at high speeds, and
should be checked at least once a month. K
• Due to special versions of certain models and optional extras such as air
conditioning, sliding/tilting roof, tow bar and other added features, the free
standing weight increases, meaning that the load size is correspondingly reduced. K
Weights and measurements
Weights and measurements
WARNING
Danger of accident!
Fixing points for tow bar*
A
To install the tow joint, we recommend that you visit a Technical Service
Centre.
B
A
4 fixing points
B
72 mm
C
420 mm (empty vehicle) /
350 mm (fully loaded vehicle)
D
958 mm
E
413 mm
F
166 mm
C
Note
F
A
For more details refer to the "Trailer towing" chapter. K
E
D
CON-006
Safety First
Fig. 166
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical data
209
210
Vehicle identification data
Vehicle identification data
Data-carrying adhesive
Vehicle identification data
1
2
3
B1H-116C
Fig. 168
3
IBN-050
Fig. 167
The sticker is stuck on the inside rim of the spare
wheel or on the floor of the boot.
It carries the following information:
1
Type plate.
2
Vehicle identification number.
3
Engine number. K
1
Production control bar code.
2
Vehicle identification number.
3
Vehicle model number.
4
Model/engine power.
5
Engine and gear change acronyms.
6
Paint code/inside finish numbers.
7
Optional extras code numbers.
The vehicle data from numbers 2 to
maintenance and inspection plan. K
7
are also included in the
Vehicle identification data
Data-carrying adhesive
A
B
VSSZZZ 1MZWB000 149
12Typ H
kg
kg
kg
kg
D
E
F
G
I
TO0-003
A
Brand
B
Countersign for the official approval number
C
Chassis number
D
M.A.W.1)
E
M.A.W.1) of vehicle (loaded vehicle)
F
M.A.W.1) on front axle
G
M.A.W.1) on rear axle
H
Type
I
Emissions coefficient K
1) Maximum
Safety First
C
01
1100
4565096
SEAT S.A.
Fig. 169
Authorized Weight
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical data
211
212
Engine data
Engine data
Petrol engine 1.2 47 kW
Engine data
Output kW (HP)
Maximum engine torque
after 1/min
in Nm after 1/min
47 (64)/5400
112/3000
Number of cylinders/Cylinder capacity in cm3
3/1198
Compression
10.4
Fuel
Super 95 ROZa)/Normal 91b) ROZa)
a)
b)
Research-O
Oktan-Z
Zahl = Measurement of the anti-explosive power of petrol.
Slight power loss ⇒ Please refer to the chapter “Petrol”.
Performance
Maximum speed
in km/h
168
Acceleration 0-80 km/h
in seconds
10.3
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
in seconds
15.7
Fuel consumption (l/100 km) / CO2 (g/km)
Town driving
7.6/182
7.7/185
Intercity driving
5.1/122
5.1/122
Total
5.9/142
6.0/144
Engine data
213
Weights
Maximum authorised weight
in kg
1580
Weight in driving order (with driver)
in kg
1141/1231
Authorised load on front axle
in kg
810
Authorised load on rear axle
in kg
830
Authorised load on roofc)
in kg
75
Tow without brake on slopes of up to 12%
in kg
500
Tow with brake on slopes of up to 12%
in kg
800
c)
Maximum roof weight including rack (see the “Roof rack” chapter).
Tow weights
Engine oil capacity
Engine oil capacity
Safety First
K
3.3 l.
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical data
214
Engine data
Petrol engine 1.4 16V 55 kW
Engine data
Output kW (HP)
after 1/min
Maximum engine torque
Number of cylinders/Cylinder capacity in
in Nm after 1/min
cm3
55 (75)/5000
126/3800
4/1390
Compression
10.5
Fuel
Super 95 ROZa)/Normal 91b) ROZa)
a)
b)
Research-O
Oktan-Z
Zahl = Measurement of the anti-explosive power of petrol.
Slight power loss ⇒ Please refer to the chapter “Petrol”.
Performance
Maximum speed
in km/h
176
Acceleration 0-80 km/h
in seconds
9.1
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
in seconds
13.6
Fuel consumption (l/100 km) / CO2 (g/km)
Town driving
8.6/206
8.7/209
Intercity driving
5.3/127
5.4/130
Total
6.5/156
6.6/158
Engine data
215
Weights
Maximum authorised weight
in kg
1594
Weight in driving order (with driver)
in kg
1150/1251
Authorised load on front axle
in kg
815
Authorised load on rear axle
in kg
840
Authorised load on roofc)
in kg
75
Tow without brake on slopes of up to 12%
in kg
500
Tow with brake on slopes of up to 12%
in kg
800
c)
Maximum roof weight including rack (see the “Roof rack” chapter).
Tow weights
Engine oil capacity
Engine oil capacity
Safety First
K
3.5 l.
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical data
216
Engine data
Petrol engine 1.4 16V 55 kW. Automatic gearbox
Engine data
Output kW (HP)
after 1/min
Maximum engine torque
Number of cylinders/Cylinder capacity in
in Nm after 1/min
cm3
55 (75)/5000
126/3800
4/1390
Compression
10.5
Fuel
Super 95 ROZa)/Normal 91b) ROZa)
a)
b)
Research-O
Oktan-Z
Zahl = Measurement of the anti-explosive power of petrol.
Slight power loss ⇒ Please refer to the chapter “Petrol”.
Performance
Maximum speed
in km/h
172
Acceleration 0-80 km/h
in seconds
10.3
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
in seconds
15.9
Fuel consumption (l/100 km) / CO2 (g/km)
Town driving
10.3/247
Intercity driving
5.9/142
Total
7.5/180
Engine data
217
Weights
Maximum authorised weight
in kg
1623
Weight in driving order (with driver)
in kg
1182/1271
Authorised load on front axle
in kg
847
Authorised load on rear axle
in kg
830
Authorised load on roofc)
in kg
75
Tow without brake on slopes of up to 12%
in kg
500
Tow with brake on slopes of up to 12%
in kg
800
c)
Maximum roof weight including rack (see the “Roof rack” chapter).
Tow weights
Engine oil capacity
Engine oil capacity
Safety First
K
3.5 l.
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical data
218
Engine data
Petrol engine 1.4 16V 74 kW
Engine data
Output kW (HP)
after 1/min
Maximum engine torque
Number of cylinders/Cylinder capacity in
in Nm after 1/min
cm3
74 (101)/6000
126/4400
4/1390
Compression
10.5
Fuel
Super 98 ROZa)/ Super 95b) ROZa)
a)
b)
Research-O
Oktan-Z
Zahl = Measurement of the anti-explosive power of petrol.
Slight power loss ⇒ Please refer to the chapter “Petrol”.
Performance
Maximum speed
in km/h
193
Acceleration 0-80 km/h
in seconds
7.5
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
in seconds
11.5
Fuel consumption (l/100 km) / CO2 (g/km)
Town driving
8.9/214
9.0/216
Intercity driving
5.3/127
5.4/130
Total
6.6/158
6.7/161
Engine data
219
Weights
Maximum authorised weight
in kg
1585
Weight in driving order (with driver)
in kg
1141/1242
Authorised load on front axle
in kg
812
Authorised load on rear axle
in kg
835
Authorised load on roofc)
in kg
75
Tow without brake on slopes of up to 12%
in kg
500
Tow with brake on slopes of up to 12%
in kg
1000
c)
Maximum roof weight including rack (see the “Roof rack” chapter).
Tow weights
Engine oil capacity
Engine oil capacity
Safety First
K
3.5 l.
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical data
220
Engine data
Petrol engine 2.0 85 kW
Engine data
Output kW (HP)
after 1/min
Maximum engine torque
Number of cylinders/Cylinder capacity in
in Nm after 1/min
cm3
85 (115)/5400
170/2400
4/1984
Compression
10.5 ± 0.5
Fuel
Super 95 ROZa)/Normal 91b) ROZa)
a)
b)
Research-O
Oktan-Z
Zahl = Measurement of the anti-explosive power of petrol.
Slight power loss ⇒ Please refer to the chapter “Petrol”.
Performance
Maximum speed
in km/h
200
Acceleration 0-80 km/h
in seconds
7.1
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
in seconds
10.4
Fuel consumption (l/100 km) / CO2 (g/km)
Town driving
10.9/262
11.0/264
Intercity driving
5.9/142
6.0/144
Total
7.7/185
7.8/187
Engine data
221
Weights
Maximum authorised weight
in kg
1653
Weight in driving order (with driver)
in kg
1197/1305
Authorised load on front axle
in kg
865
Authorised load on rear axle
in kg
847
Authorised load on roofc)
in kg
75
Tow without brake on slopes of up to 12%
in kg
600
Tow with brake on slopes of up to 12%
in kg
1000
c)
Maximum roof weight including rack (see the “Roof rack” chapter).
Tow weights
Engine oil capacity
Engine oil capacity
Safety First
K
4.5 l.
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical data
222
Engine data
Diesel engine 1.4 TDI 51 kW
Engine data
Output kW (HP)
after 1/min
Maximum engine torque
Number of cylinders/Cylinder capacity in
in Nm after 1/min
cm3
51 (70)/4000
195/2200
3/1422
Compression
19.5 ± 0.5
Fuel
Min 49 Cza)
a)
Cetan-Z
Zahl (Cetane Index) = Measurement of fuel combustion power.
Performance
Maximum speed
in km/h
167
Acceleration 0-80 km/h
in seconds
9.8
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
in seconds
15.2
Fuel consumption (l/100 km) / CO2 (g/km)
Town driving
5.9/159
6.0/162
Intercity driving
4.1/111
4.2/113
Total
4.7/127
4.8/130
Engine data
223
Weights
Maximum authorised weight
in kg
1662
Weight in driving order (with driver)
in kg
1219/1318
Authorised load on front axle
in kg
887
Authorised load on rear axle
in kg
840
Authorised load on roofb)
in kg
75
Tow without brake on slopes of up to 12%
in kg
600
Tow with brake on slopes of up to 12%
in kg
1200
b)
Maximum roof weight including rack (see the “Roof rack” chapter).
Tow weights
Engine oil capacity
Engine oil capacity
Safety First
K
3.8 l.
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical data
224
Engine data
Diesel engine 1.4 TDI 55 kW
Engine data
Output kW (HP)
after 1/min
Maximum engine torque
Number of cylinders/Cylinder capacity in
in Nm after 1/min
cm3
55 (75)/4000
195/2200
3/1422
Compression
19.5 ± 0.5
Fuel
Min 49 Cza) or RME
a)
Cetan-Z
Zahl (Cetane Index) = Measurement of fuel combustion power.
Performance
Maximum speed
in km/h
174
Acceleration 0-80 km/h
in seconds
9.1
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
in seconds
14.2
Fuel consumption (l/100 km) / CO2 (g/km)
Town driving
5.6/151
5.7/154
Intercity driving
4.0/108
4.1/111
Total
4.5/122
4.6/124
Engine data
225
Weights
Maximum authorised weight
in kg
1659
Weight in driving order (with driver)
in kg
1239/1342
Authorised load on front axle
in kg
935
Authorised load on rear axle
in kg
825
Authorised load on roofb)
in kg
75
Tow without brake on slopes of up to 12%
in kg
600
Tow with brake on slopes of up to 12%
in kg
1200
b)
Maximum roof weight including rack (see the “Roof rack” chapter).
Tow weights
Engine oil capacity
Engine oil capacity
Safety First
K
3.8 l.
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical data
226
Engine data
Diesel engine 1.4 TDI 59 kW
Engine data
Output kW (HP)
after 1/min
Maximum engine torque
Number of cylinders/Cylinder capacity in
in Nm after 1/min
cm3
59 (80)/4000
195/2200
3/1422
Compression
19.5 ± 0.5
Fuel
Min 49 Cza)
a)
Cetan-Z
Zahl (Cetane Index) = Measurement of fuel combustion power.
Performance
Maximum speed
in km/h
177
Acceleration 0-80 km/h
in seconds
8.9
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
in seconds
13.2
Fuel consumption (l/100 km) / CO2 (g/km)
Town driving
5.7/154
5.8/157
Intercity driving
4.1/111
4.2/113
Total
4.6/124
4.7/127
Engine data
227
Weights
Maximum authorised weight
in kg
1662
Weight in driving order (with driver)
in kg
1219/1318
Authorised load on front axle
in kg
887
Authorised load on rear axle
in kg
840
Authorised load on roofb)
in kg
75
Tow without brake on slopes of up to 12%
in kg
600
Tow with brake on slopes of up to 12%
in kg
1200
b)
Maximum roof weight including rack (see the “Roof rack” chapter).
Tow weights
Engine oil capacity
Engine oil capacity
Safety First
K
3.8 l.
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical data
228
Engine data
Diesel engine 1.9 SDI 47 kW
Engine data
Output kW (HP)
after 1/min
Maximum engine torque
Number of cylinders/Cylinder capacity in
in Nm after 1/min
cm3
47 (64)/4000
125/1600-2800
4/1896
Compression
19.5
Fuel
Min 49 Cza) or RME
a)
Cetan-Z
Zahl (Cetane Index) = Measurement of fuel combustion power.
Performance
Maximum speed
in km/h
165
Acceleration 0-80 km/h
in seconds
11.7
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
in seconds
17.9
Fuel consumption (l/100 km) / CO2 (g/km)
Town driving
6.3/170
6.4/173
Intercity driving
4.0/108
4.1/111
Total
4.8/130
4.9/132
Engine data
229
Weights
Maximum authorised weight
in kg
1647
Weight in driving order (with driver)
in kg
1227/1317
Authorised load on front axle
in kg
882
Authorised load on rear axle
in kg
825
Authorised load on roofb)
in kg
75
Tow without brake on slopes of up to 12%
in kg
600
Tow with brake on slopes of up to 12%
in kg
1000
b)
Maximum roof weight including rack (see the “Roof rack” chapter).
Tow weights
Engine oil capacity
Engine oil capacity
Safety First
K
4.3 l.
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical data
230
Engine data
Diesel engine 1.9 TDI 74 kW
Engine data
Output kW (HP)
after 1/min
Maximum engine torque
Number of cylinders/Cylinder capacity in
in Nm after 1/min
cm3
74 (101)/4000
240/1800-2400
4/1896
Compression
19
Fuel
Min 49 Cz1) or RME
a)
Cetan-Z
Zahl (Cetane Index) = Measurement of fuel combustion power.
Performance
Maximum speed
in km/h
192
Acceleration 0-80 km/h
in seconds
7.6
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
in seconds
11.1
Fuel consumption (l/100 km) / CO2 (g/km)
Town driving
6.4/173
6.5/176
Intercity driving
4.0/108
4.1/111
Total
4.9/132
5.0/135
Engine data
231
Weights
Maximum authorised weight
in kg
1683
Weight in driving order (with driver)
in kg
1263/1375
Authorised load on front axle
in kg
882
Authorised load on rear axle
in kg
825
Authorised load on roofb)
in kg
75
Tow without brake on slopes of up to 12%
in kg
600
Tow with brake on slopes of up to 12%
in kg
1200
b)
Maximum roof weight including rack (see the “Roof rack” chapter).
Tow weights
Engine oil capacity
Engine oil capacity
Safety First
K
4.3 l.
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical data
232
Engine data
Diesel engine 1.9 TDI 96 kW
Engine data
Output kW (HP)
after 1/min
Maximum engine torque
Number of cylinders/Cylinder capacity in
in Nm after 1/min
cm3
96 (131)/4000
310/1900
4/1896
Compression
19
Fuel
Min 49 Cza) or RME
a)
Cetan-Z
Zahl (Cetane Index) = Measurement of fuel combustion power.
Performance
Maximum speed
in km/h
210
Acceleration 0-80 km/h
in seconds
6.6
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
in seconds
9.5
Fuel consumption (l/100 km) / CO2 (g/km)
Town driving
6.9/186
7.1/192
Intercity driving
4.4/119
4.5/122
Total
5.3/143
5.4/146
Engine data
233
Weights
Maximum authorised weight
in kg
1733
Weight in driving order (with driver)
in kg
1313/1402
Authorised load on front axle
in kg
955
Authorised load on rear axle
in kg
830
Authorised load on roofb)
in kg
75
Tow without brake on slopes of up to 12%
in kg
600
Tow with brake on slopes of up to 12%
in kg
1200
b)
Maximum roof weight including rack (see the “Roof rack” chapter).
Tow weights
Engine oil capacity
Engine oil capacity
Safety First
K
4.3 l.
Controls and equipment
Tips and Maintenance
Technical data
234
Technical data
Technical data
Measurements and capacities
Measurements
Length/Width
4280 mm, 1698 mm
Height at free standing weight
1447 mm
Front and rear overhang
831 mm / 839 mm
Wheel base
2460 mm
Turning ratio
10.54 m
Wheel gaugea)
a)
Front
Rear
1435 mm
1424 mm
1419 mm
1408 mm
This data may vary depending on the type of alloy.
Capacities
Fuel tank
45 l. Reserve 7 l.
Windscreen/Headlight washer tank
2 l./4.5 l.
Tyre pressures
Summer tyres:
Tyre pressure is shown on the adhesive on the inside of the fuel cap.
Winter tyres:
The pressure of these tyres is identical to summer tyres. Just add 0.2 bars.
K
General index
General index
Attaching child seats with the ISOFIX system
30
Changing wiper blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Checking acid level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Audio control from controls on the steering
wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Accelerator pedal faults (EPC)*
. . . . . . . . . . . 49
Authorization for use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Checking coolant level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Accessing battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Automatic fuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Checking fluid level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Accessories and parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Automatic gearbox* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Checking oil level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Accessories, modifications and replacement
of parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Automatic* anti-dazzle interior mirror . . . . . . 83
Child safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
B
Cigarette lighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Additional brake light* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Adjustable steering column* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Cleaning and anti-corrosion treatment of
engine compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Adjusting mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Belt tensioner* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Cleaning seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Adjusting the seat belt height . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Cleaning the exhaust fumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Adjusting the steering wheel position . . . . . . 90
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 130
Climate control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
C
Climatronic* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
After the running-in period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Air Bag system* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 51
Care and maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Air conditioning* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Care of the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Alloy wheels* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Cavity preservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Altering stored speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Central locking button* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Alternator
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Central locking* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Anti-dazzle interior mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Central rear head rest* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Anti-lock brake system (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . .50, 131
Changing a fuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Anti-theft alarm system* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Changing bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Anti-theft* wheel bolts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Changing engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Ashtrays*, cigarette lighter* and electrical
sockets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Changing the wheels round . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
A
Adjusting washer jets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Changing wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Checking and refilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Closing the bonnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Comfort locking* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Controls on the steering wheel* . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Coolant losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Coolant specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Coolant temperature
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Coolant temperature/level* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Cooling system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Correct adjustment of head restraints . . . . . . 89
Cover headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Cruise control system* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
235
236
General index
D
Data-carrying adhesive . . . . . . . . . . .
210, 211
Deactivate Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Description of anti-theft alarm system* . . . . . 63
Description of front airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Description of side and head airbags . . . . . . 18
Description of the central locking system . . . 58
Digital clock* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Digital display in the instrument panel . . . . . 41
Dipped beam bulb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Door lock cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Door, boot and window seals . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Drink can holder* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Driver’s seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Electric windows* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Front ashtray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Electrically adjustable mirrors* . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Front interior light
Electronic differential lock (EDL) . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Front passenger seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Electronic engine block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Front reading light* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Electronic immobiliser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52, 57
Front seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic stabilisation program
(ESP)* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52, 77, 132
Front towing eye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Emergency activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Frontal collisions and the laws of physics . . .
Emergency starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Fuel Consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Engine bonnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Fuel gauge
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Engine compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Fuel level*
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Engine data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207, 212
Function of electric windows with ignition on
Engine diagnosis* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Function of head airbags* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Function of side airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Engine oil pressure/level* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Function of the electric windows with ignition
switched off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Environment-friendly and economical driving 137
ESP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Driving a car with a manual gearbox . . . . . . . 113
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Front windscreen wipers
32, 87
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
8
69
Fuse box in the engine compartment on the
battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Driving abroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
F
Fuse colour code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Driving in winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Filling the container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Driving programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Filling the tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Driving tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Filter preheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
G
Dust and pollen filter* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
First aid kit, warning triangle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Glove compartment light* . . . . . . . . . . . . 79, 198
E
Fixing points for tow bar* . . . . . . . . . .
Glowplugs
EDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Electric folding wing mirrors* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Electric socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
141, 209
Flashers and high beam lever . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Fog lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Fold in exterior mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
From 1,000 – 1,500 km . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
H
Hand brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard warning lamps
51, 118
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
General index
Head restraints* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 89
Headlight range control
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Mobile telephones and radio telephones . . . 200
K
Headlight washer system* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Key lock switch for deactivation of passenger
Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Heated rear window
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Multifunction indicator* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
N
Natural leather* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Heated seats* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Keys with remote control* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Heating and ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Kick-down device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Notes for tyres where the direction of rotation
is stipulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
L
Number plate light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
How are seat belts put on properly? . . . . . . . . 12
How to jump start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
I
Lap belt* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Lashing eyes* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
If and when . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Layout of fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
If you disconnect the battery and connect
again... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Lifting points for workshop hoist and trolley
jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Ignition lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Lifting the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Increasing boot space* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Lights and visibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Locking and unlocking the vehicle . . . . . . 58, 65
Installing a radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Loosening the wheel bolts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Instrument and switch lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Luggage compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Instrument overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
O
Object compartment driver’s side . . . . . . . . . 97
Object drawer under right seat* . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Oil properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
On board tools, spare wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Opening and closing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
56, 62
Opening and closing the opening roof . . . . . 71
Opening or closing the windows electrically . 68
Opening roof* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Opening the bonnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Instrument panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
M
Intelligent technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Main beam
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Overview of the instrument panel . . . . . . . . . 37
Interior lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Main beam bulb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Overview of the warning lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Interior lights and front reading lights
(three parts) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Manual gearbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Outside temperature indicator* . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Measurements and capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
Isofix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Memory consultation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
J
Mileage display or Service Interval Display . . 45
Jump leads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Mirror heating* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
P
Paint damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Parking light/dipped beam
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Pedal area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
237
238
General index
Plastic parts and leatherette . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
RME fuel (“diester”) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Starting after running out of fuel . . . . . . . . . . 121
Polishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Roof antenna* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Position of the ignition key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Roof rack* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Steel wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Power steering* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48, 134
Running-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Stopping the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Preparation work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Storing speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Proper sitting position for driver . . . . . . . . . . 32
S
Properties of RME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Safety for children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Protecting seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Safety notes on using child seats . . . . . . . . . 25
Stowage compartment on the front passenger
side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Stowage box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Safety notes on using seat belts . . . . . . . . . . 11
Stowing luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
R
Seat adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Radiator fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Seat belt position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Switch on interior light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Radio-frequency remote control key* . . . . . . . 65
Seat belt release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Switches in driver’s door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Rain sensor* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Seat belt warning lamp*
Switches in the central console . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Raising the seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Raising the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Seat heating* for left seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Switching on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Rear body work lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Seat heating* for right seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Switching system off temporarily . . . . . . . . . . 124
Rear drink holder* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Seats and luggage compartment
. . . . . . . . . 87
Switching the system off completely . . . . . . . 125
Rear seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Selector lever lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Rear tailgate lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Selector lever position display* . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Rear towing eye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Selector lever positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
T
Rear-view mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Servicing and replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
TCS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Refuelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Servobrake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Tailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Removing and fitting the wheel . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Side indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
Removing and installing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Side light bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
The danger of not using the seat belt . . . . . .
Renewing the brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Snow chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
The first 1,500 km – and afterwards . . . . . . . 135
Renewing wheels/tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Spark plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
The importance of correct seat adjustment . . 87
Revolutions counter* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Topping up coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
8
Switching lights on and off
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
9
General index
Topping up engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Tow loads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
V
Tow start/towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Valid for all versions with catalytic
converter* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Traction Control System (TCS)* . 51, 77, 131, 134
Vehicle hoist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Trailer indicators*
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Vehicle identification data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Trailer towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Vehicle tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Trolley jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Turn signal bulb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Visibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Tyre life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Volumetric sensor* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Tyre pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
W
U
Warning lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Undercoating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Warnings on handling the battery . . . . . . . . . 165
Up to 1,000 kilometres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Upholstery cloth and textile trim . . . . . . . . . . 152
Washing the vehicle by hand . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Using air conditioner economically . . . . . . . . 108
Washing vehicle with high pressure cleaner . 150
Using the handbrake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Ways to secure a child seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
What can have a negative effect on the
brakes? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
What do you need to bear in mind when
towing a trailer? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Wheel bolts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Wheel trims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
When are the Air Bags activated? . . . . . . . . . 19
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Windscreen washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80, 169
Winter tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Wiper blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Y
Your vehicle and the environment . . . . . . . . . 135
239
SEAT S.A. is permanently concerned about continuous development of its types and models. For this reason we ask you to understand,
that at any given time, changes regarding shape, equipment and technique may take place on the car delivered. For this reason no
right at all may derive based on the data, drawings and descriptions in this current handbook.
All texts, illustrations and standards in this handbook are based on the status of information at the time of printing. Except for error
or omission, the information included in the current handbook is valid as of the date of closing print.
Re-printing, copying or translating, whether total or partial is not allowed unless SEAT allows it in written form.
SEAT reserves all rights in accordance with the "Copyright" Act.
All rights on changes are reserved.
❀ This paper has been manufactured using bleached non-chlorine cellulose.
© SEAT S.A. - Reprint: 15.04.05
Inglés 6L5012003BJ (02.05) (GT9)
auto emoción
Download PDF