Fig. 54 - Starting using the
1 - Starting handle entry
Fig. 55 - Towing from the front,
with the vehicle raised
1 - Stout padding
2 - Wooden cross beam
3 - Cable
4 - Hooking bracket
using the starting handle
|The strating handle is placed in the
To use it, open the bonnet and introduce the handle into orifice
(1) of the front grille until it engages in the fan pulley. Turn it
clockwise by half turns, upwards.
Do not forget to keep the handbrake on and to position the gear
change lever in neutral.
|From the front:
Attach a cable to the rings specially provided at the end of the
front sidemembers. Use both rings when towing. Never fasten a cable
or rope to a bumper.
By raising the vehicle:
Attach a cable (3) to the L.H. and R.H. suspension arms (4).
From the rear:
- Insert crosswise a length of wood (2)
under the platform sidemembers.
- Insert a stout padding (1) along the
bumper so as to protect it.
- Raise the vehicle gradually without
Attach a cable to the rings specially provided, taking all
necessary precautions to protect the body closing panels.
- If your vehicle has to be towed by
with all its wheels on the ground, ensure, that the
ignition/anti-theft key is in the lock (see page 10a) and turned
clockwise to "ignition on" (1). It is advisable to
disconnect the lead from the "-" terminal of the
ignition coil if the engine is not running. Ensure that the gear
lever is at neutral
Never have the key in the steering locked position while the
car is being towed; inadvertent withdrawal of the key would
cause the steering lock to operate, with serious consequences.
- Side/Tail lamps, headlamps, horn and
stoplamps are usable wether the ignition is switched on or off.
Direction indicators (on 2 CV 6 Club only), screen wipe/wash,
heating and demisting only operate when the ignition is switched
Remember that if the engine is not running, the use of
electrical items will eventually discharge the battery.
At the beginning of the cold season, insert a small ammount of
glycerin or anti-freeze into the door locks, using an oiler or a
In case of emergency:
Heat the key slightly with a match flame or a lighter before