Contemporary automobiles have an increasing number of functionnalities and although they provide us a lot of comfort, a lot of them are not always user friendly. Regardless whether you have rented a car, been lent one, or just bought a Citroen Ds4, according to its functionnalities, it can be complicated to figure out how to start a Citroen Ds4? Even if this required act of running a car may seem like common sense to many of you, depending on the options and the year of production of your car, it will be more or less basic to do so. On this webpage we will explain the several ways to start a Citroen Ds4 with the key, then, in a second step, how to switch on a Citroen Ds4 with a card, and to conclude, without using the key.


How to start a Citroen Ds4 with key?

So we start our article which is designed to teach you how to start a Citroen Ds4, which is equipped with a classic key start. Find down below the various guidelines to be accomplished to turn on the engine of your Citroen Ds4:

  • Distinguish the location of the neiman (hole in which the key is introduced), it is in most instances on the right side of your steering wheel, on the dashboard. If your steering wheel is blocked, do not hesitate to have a look at our article on the steering wheel blocked on Citroen Ds4 that is blocked to learn how to unblock it.
  • Put the key into this one.
  • Examine that you are in neutral for a manual car and in the “N” or “P” position for an automatic transmission.
  • Turn the ignition on by turning it clockwise a quarter turn until you feel you’ve passed the first notch.
  • Verify on your dashboard that the orange lights go out, if you don’t know what they indicate don’t hesitate to have a look at our article on orange lights on Citroen Ds4 to learn the reason for this.
  • You just have to go one more notch clockwise and hold it in the stop until your Citroen Ds4 starts (do not let your starter run more than 10 seconds or you risk harming it, if the car does not start, let it rest a few tens of seconds before a new test)
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  • That’s it. You managed to start your Citroen Ds4,

How to start a Citroen Ds4 with the key card?

After finding out about how to turn on the engine of a Citroen Ds4 with key or will demonstrate you how to do it for a Citroen Ds4 equipped with a key card and not a key. The process is pretty much alike, so don’t hesitate to get back to the previous section to have details on each of the steps to do. Discover down below the steps to follow to start your Citroen Ds4 with a card:

  • Depending on the year and the series, you may or may not need to insert the card in a dedicated slot, verify on your dashboard if your Citroen Ds4 is equipped with this slot or not.
  • If it has one, insert the card in this hole, or you can keep the card on you or anywhere in the cabin.
  • Find the “start” button, which is usually located at steering wheel height close to the classic neiman location, otherwise it is usually located on the centre console.
  • Examine that you’re in neutral or neutral on an automatic transmission.
  • Push the “start” button once to turn on the ignition of your Citroen Ds4
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  • Push a second time after a few seconds or extinction of the orange lights on your dashboard to start your Citroen Ds4


How do I start a Citroen Ds4 without a key?

And to conclude, we will see, how to start a Citroen Ds4 without a key? Let’s imagine that you have lost your keys and your car is open, this may seem obvious. However, you should know that if your Citroen Ds4 is more modern than the mid 90’s it will be difficult to turn on it without a key because of all the security devices present on it. Naturally, this should only be done on YOUR car. Here is the process to stick to:

  • Remove the cover that protects your steering wheel and find among the 3 electric switches the one that concerns your engine/battery/starter (to help you, please bring your user manual).
  • Strip, connect them together and separate the battery and ignition wires (be careful not to electrocute yourself during the process). You now have electricity as if you had the contact
  • Finally, strip the starter wire and connect it quickly with the battery wire (do not make lengthened contact and only 1 or 2 seconds should be enough to start your Citroen Ds4).

There, you’ve found out all the ways to start a Citroen Ds4.

If you need more tutorials on the Citroen Ds4, go to our Citroen Ds4 category.