Basic starting operation of flappy paddle gearbox.

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Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.6
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 56000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Flappy paddles
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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Hi all,

I have just bought a 56 plate C3 1.6 Auto (flappy paddle). It was delivered from the dealer while I was absent. The problem I’m having is that I can’t get it to move! It starts and runs but when I put it into reverse it doesn’t go anywhere. Is there a starting procedure that I’m not following.

I know this is probably a dumb question so please try and contain your mirth :lol:

Regards
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (03)
Engine Size: 1.4 i
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 79984
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
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Sherman22 wrote: Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:02 pm Hi all,

I have just bought a 56 plate C3 1.6 Auto (flappy paddle). It was delivered from the dealer while I was absent. The problem I’m having is that I can’t get it to move! It starts and runs but when I put it into reverse it doesn’t go anywhere. Is there a starting procedure that I’m not following.

I know this is probably a dumb question so please try and contain your mirth :lol:

Regards
Hi Sherman22

Depress the brake pedal to select reverse ;)
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (03)
Engine Size: 1.4 i
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 79984
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)
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Dashboard display

The gear engaged and the mode “AUTO” are displayed on the instrument panel, even if the ignition is switched off, when for example a door is opened.

The foot-on-brake warning lamp fl ashes to indicate the necessity to press the brake pedal, in order to start the engine or to engage reverse gear.
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