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DS 3 2016-2024 Owners Manual

DS 3. Central locking


  • Press this button to lock/unlock the vehicle (doors and boot) from inside the vehicle.

The indicator lamp comes on to confirm the central locking of the vehicle.

DS 3. Central locking Central locking does not take place if any of the doors are open.

DS 3. Central locking To unfold the exterior handles, press the button once when the vehicle is locked or twice when it is unlocked.

DS 3. Central locking When locking/deadlocking from the outside

When the vehicle is locked or deadlocked from the outside, the indicator lamp flashes and the button is deactivated.

  • After normal locking, pull one of the interior door controls to unlock the vehicle.
  • After deadlocking, you must use the remote control, the "Keyless Entry and Starting" system or the built-in key to unlock the vehicle.

Automatic (anti-intrusion security)

The doors and boot lock automatically while driving (speed above 6 mph (10 km/h)). To deactivate/reactivate this function (activated by default):

  • Press the button until a confirmation message appears.

DS 3. Central locking Transporting long or voluminous objects

Press the central locking control to drive with the boot open and the doors locked. Otherwise, every time the speed of the vehicle exceeds 6 mph (10 km/h), the sound of the locks rebounding will be heard and an alert will be displayed.


DS 3. Central locking Remote control

The remote control is a sensitive, highfrequency device; avoid handling it in your pocket, due to the risk of unintentionally unlocking the vehicle.

Avoid pressing the remote control buttons while out of range of the vehicle, due to the risk of rendering the remote control inoperative. It would then be necessary to reset it.

DS 3. Central locking Anti-theft protection

Do not modify the electronic vehicle immobiliser, as this might result in malfunctions.

DS 3. Central locking Locking the vehicle

Driving with the doors locked could make it more difficult for the emergency services to enter the passenger compartment in an emergency.

As a safety precaution, take the electronic key with you when leaving the vehicle, even for a short time.

DS 3. Central locking Purchasing a second-hand vehicle

Have the key codes memorised by a dealer, to ensure that the keys in your possession are the only ones able to start the vehicle.

    Locking the vehicle

    Normal locking With the doors and boot closed, the vehicle locks: either automatically when leaving recognition zone B, if the automatic functions are activated; or by a light press on a door handle; The locking is confirmed by the illumination of the direction indicators and the daytime running lamps as well as an audible signal for the locking on moving away from the vehicle...

    Back-up procedures

    Lost keys, remote control, electronic key Go to a dealer with the vehicle’s registration certificate and your personal identification documents. The dealer will be able to retrieve the key code and the transponder code, enabling a new key to be ordered...

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    DS 3 2016-2024 Owners Manual: Charging the traction battery (Electric)

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    Remote control function

    DS 3. Remote control function

    The remote control can be used for the following remote functions, depending on version:

    Unlocking/Locking/Deadlocking the vehicle. Unlocking/Locking the boot. Folding/Unfolding the door mirrors. Folding/Unfolding the exterior door handles. Activating/Deactivating the alarm. Locating the vehicle. Closing the windows. Activating the vehicle’s electronic immobiliser.

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