Our vehicles benefit from more and more technologies, generally speaking this provides us an additional comfort of use. Having said that, technology has its advantages, but as well has some drawbacks, with it, we see bugs appearing! One of them is the Start and Stop feature, which is made to help you save fuel and preserve the planet. You may encounter problems and want to turn off the start stop technology on Citroen C3 Pluriel . But how do I do that? In this post we will help you understand how this system works, how to disable start and stop on xxx, and what are the recurring problems you may come across with this option.


How does the Start Stop on Citroen C3 Pluriel work?

Start Stop technology operation

Start Stop is a latest technology that began to be integrated into recent automobiles about ten years ago. This technology aims to limit the fuel consumption of your Citroen C3 Pluriel and to preserve the environment by limiting CO2 emissions. Its effectiveness is principally important in an urban environment. In fact, vehicles can be made to spend up to 35% of their time at a standstill during urban journeys. The guarantee of start and stop on your vehicle is to save you between 5% and 15% in fuel consumption. Nevertheless, on long travels or secondary roads, its usefulness is limited. How it works:

  • A reinforced starter or a last generation alternator with built-in starter
  • When you shift into neutral and release the clutch pedal, the engine unit will shut off.
  • When you shift into gear, the car will immediately restart.

On some improved types, your Citroen C3 Pluriel will even be able to shut down while you are not stopped (up to 20km/h on some start and stop).

Start Stop Citroen C3 Pluriel: Positive aspects and drawbacks

Nevertheless this system has serious advantages in terms of environmental conservation and fuel economy, there are however some drawbacks to having a start and stop on Citroen C3 Pluriel .

  • Benefits:
  • You will make fuel and CO2 emission savings if you have a principally urban use of your Citroen C3 Pluriel. You will too. Furthermore, you will be able to advantage from the purchase of a vehicle with a more interesting bonus/malus, permitting you to to buy a cheaper car . Finally, you will advantage from an additional comfort because your engine unit will be stopped when you complete red lights or stops.

  • Disadvantages
  • It’s not interesting for you to have this system if you drive on secondary roads . This system is actually quite expensive to buy (between 500 and 1500€) . Finally, the first generations of start stop technology can suffer a premature wear of the starter and the battery of your Citroen C3 Pluriel. you will have to buy or change your battery more often,


How to turn off Start Stop technology on Citroen C3 Pluriel?

Now let’s move on to the part you’re probably most enthusiastic about, how to deactivate, disconnect or take out the start stop on your Citroen C3 Pluriel? .
Depending on how you use your car, you may want to deactivate this system, which can be annoying or you may experience that your starter is going through premature wear, or you may have had to purchase a new AGM or EFB battery on your Citroen C3 Pluriel . All these are valid factors to disable your start and stop system.
In this article are the two most important techniques for turning off the start and stop on Citroen C3 Pluriel:

  • The traditional technique: Know, if you don’t already know it, that there is a start and stop disable button on your center console (depending on the year of your car you may have a button labeled “ECO”, “Start and Stop” or “S&S”) that you can use to disconnect your start and stop on every start. Nevertheless, this technique requires you to redo the treatment every time you start the motor vehicle.
  • It is possible that the start and stop of your Citroen C3 Pluriel is switched off entirely: It is possible that the start and stop of your Citroen C3 Pluriel is switched on unintentionally, or that it does not correspond to the use you have of your car. In this case, you can deactivate it by two different solutions. You can create a bridge at the rear of the activation button of your start and stop . Finally, second technique you can disconnect the battery charge indicator cable that is on the terminals of your battery, which will make your Citroen C3 Pluriel believe that the battery is tired and will deactivate the start and stop to protect your autonomy.

Start Stop Technology problems Citroen C3 Pluriel

Concerning the different concerns you might come across with the start and stop of your Citroen C3 Pluriel . It is possible that this is activated in an unpredicted way , for example you are doing a manoeuvre and you don’t have time to change to reverse gear and the car stops. It is possible that this problem is related to the series of your Citroen C3 Pluriel. Try to completely deactivate your Start and Stop as seen in the previous section to avoid this issue or go to your garage area to see if there is a specific remedy. Another problem encountered by Citroen C3 Pluriel owners is that you may encounter premature wear of your battery or starter motor. These specific parts for start and stop are expensive, and if you have already looked over the battery prices for xxx or those of the starters you must have realized that they are much more expensive than traditional batteries, do not hesitate to deactivate this system to avoid this sort of issue. Finally, it may be that your start and stop on Citroen C3 Pluriel does not work anymore , in such a case, go to your mechanic to solve this issue.

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