Citroen Xantia

since 1993 of release

Repair and car operation



Citroen Xantia
+ Introduction
+ Operation manual
+ Routine maintenance
+ engine Repair
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ Power supply system and release
+ engine Electric equipment
+ Coupling
+ Transmission
+ Power shafts
+ Uniform hydraulic system
+ Brake system
+ Running gear and steering
+ Body and salon furnish
- Onboard electric equipment
   Search of causes of failures of electric equipment
   Safety locks and the relay - the general information
   Removal and installation of switches
   Replacement of lamps of external lighting and alarm devices
   Replacement of lamps of internal lighting devices
   Removal and installation of external lighting and alarm devices
   Adjustment of optical axes of head headlights
   Removal and installation of an instrument guard
   Removal and installation of components of an instrument guard
   Removal and installation of hours
   Removal and lighter installation
   Alarm system “do not forget to switch off lighting devices” - the general information
   Removal and installation of a horn of a horn
   Removal and installation of a driving cable of the speedometer/sensor of speed
   Removal and installation of the lever of a screen wiper
   Removal and installation of the electromotor and drafts of a drive of a cleaner of a windscreen
   Removal and installation of the electromotor of a drive of a back screen wiper
   Removal and installation of components of system of washing of glasses and lenses of head block headlights
   Removal and radio tape recorder installation
   Removal and installation of loudspeakers
   Removal and installation of the aerial of a radio receiver
   Anticreeping system - the general information
   Safety cushion - the general information, precautionary measures and system deactivation
   Removal and installation of components of a safety cushion
   Diagnostics of systems of electronic control
+ electric equipment Schemes



Safety cushion - the general information, precautionary measures and system deactivation

General information

The driver's safety cushion enters into a standard complete set of some models, on others can be established in addition. The pillow is located under the central overlay of a steering wheel.

Food giving in system is made only at the included ignition, also reserve power supply on a case of break of the main chain however is provided. Operation of the activator occurs on a signal of the sensor of acceleration. Management carries out the electronic block (ECU) which has been built in a steering wheel.

Filling of a safety cushion is made for fractions of a second at operation of gas generators.

Precautionary measures

At service of the car equipped with safety cushions, it is necessary to observe some special precautionary measures:

Precautionary measures of the general order

   a) Never disconnect the storage battery at the working engine;
   b) Before performance of any works on service of the components located nearby from the block of a safety cushion, removal of components of a pillow or carrying out welding works without fail previously деактивируйте system (see below);
   c) At all do not undertake independent attempts of check of a condition of a chain of a pillow with use of any type of the diagnostic equipment;
   d) At operation of a control lamp of a safety cushion, or system refusal at once address for the help in firm service center of the Citroёn company.

The precautionary measures undertaken at service of components of assembly of a safety cushion

   a) Transfer the removed assembly only a pillow up;
   b) Do not cover assembly by hands;
   c) Always hold assembly by a pillow from itself;
   d) Do not undertake attempts of dismantling of a pillow;
   e) Do not drop assembly and try not to shake it;
   f) Do not connect to an assembly chain any diagnostic and other electric devices;
   g) At all do not allow contact of components of assembly from any type solvents.

Ruled storages of the assembly of a safety cushion removed from the car

   a) The assembly removed from the car should be laid in superficial capacity a pillow up;
   b) Do not allow heating of assembly to temperature above 80°С;
   c) Do not allow contact of assembly to an open flame;
   d) Do not try to disassemble a pillow independently;
   e) At all do not establish on the car faulty assembly of a pillow.

Safety cushion deactivation

Deactivation of system is made without fail before performance of any works on service of components of a safety cushion, and also the elements located near assembly:
   a) Switch off ignition;
   b) Take a key from the ignition lock;
   c) Switch off everything consumers of the electric power;
   d) Disconnect a negative wire from the battery;
   e) Zaizoliruyte the negative plug of the battery and a tip of its negative wire in order to avoid their casual short circuit on weight;
   f) Before starting service of components of system wait not less than 1 minute, let's be discharged finally to the condenser.

Safety cushion activation

   a) Make sure that in salon of the car there are no people, near a steering wheel no extraneous subjects are laid. Close all doors and windows;
   b) Make sure that ignition is switched off, then connect a negative wire to the battery;
   c) Open a driver's door and, without entering into salon and without giving a hand over a steering wheel, include ignition - the control lamp of a safety cushion on a steering wheel should join approximately for three seconds, then go out;
   d) Switch off ignition;
   e) If the control lamp does not work, as is described above (see point c), address for consultations to specialists of car-care center.