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sangita, Leicestershire

Citroen C3

Where is the fuse box?

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Check in glove box on passenger side also fuse box under bonnet John from City of Nottingham

Check in glove box on passenger side also fuse box under bonnet John from City of Nottingham

Submitted: 20/09/2014 14:14:21 | ID: 103366

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alyn, Flintshire

Citroen C2

Just had a new car radio fitted in my C2 and now the central locking is playing up (about 1 hour after installation) it wont unlock at all manually or from the normal key fob (tried a new battery in the fob) but does occasionally from the spare. had to break in to open doors from inside. I have heard the stereo is linked to the locking so could this be it or is that just a coincidence?

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I have a similar problem atm but can get under bonnet just not into the car so could you give me some possible advice nathan from Vale of Glamorgan

I have a similar problem atm but can get under bonnet just not into the car so could you give me some possible advice nathan from Vale of Glamorgan

The issue is the replacement radio needs an adapter between the standard Citroen wiring connector and the back of the radio. You can get one from most motor factors but they may need to order it in alyn from Flintshire

Submitted: 05/07/2014 16:01:41 | ID: 99031

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Rob Job, Australia

Citroen C3 Pluriel 2006

My Citroen C3 Pluriel`s roof is not working and the boot won`t open. The roof opens to first position and will close okay but that`s it and the boot won`t open at all. What could be causing this?

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I've got the same problem. While closing my roof today, it suddenly made a horrible sound & now like you only open & closes to first position & the boot won't open at all. If you have found out the cause please let me know. I have a horrible fear it won't be a cheap repair. Thanks Fontella from Australia

I've got the same problem. While closing my roof today, it suddenly made a horrible sound & now like you only open & closes to first position & the boot won't open at all. If you have found out the cause please let me know. I have a horrible fear it won't be a cheap repair. Thanks Fontella from Australia

Submitted: 23/09/2013 11:42:38 | ID: 91501

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Cath Livingstone, Mid-Lothian (Edinburghshire)

Citroen C5 Estate 2003

One half of my Citroen C5 Estate`s heater is blowing hot and the other half cold temperatures at the lowest setting which is 16. I`ve just had the timing belt done as well as the fan belt and water pump. Could it be to do with that?

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I had same problem, part to change is just up from clutch pedal under flap, two bolts fin type board, ten minutes to change Mike Williams from Neath Port Talbot

I had the same problem about 3 years ago with my 2001 C5 hdi. I disconnected the battery for about 10 minutes, reconnected and voila, sorted. I got the tip off a Citroen forum Keith Jones from France

I have a C5 2006 and I have the same problem. Drivers side cold but passenger side OK. After much investigating I found that the flap inside the heater unit is broken and doesn’t move when the temp is selected. I checked further and this is a common C5 problem. It’s a major job. Pull out the whole dash, drain the cooling system, ungas the A/C, pull the heater apart and get replacement parts which cost about £80. If you bring it to a garage they will charge anything from £700 upwards. If you need detail of how to do it I can document it Seamus Kelly from Ireland

Hi I would love more details of the procedure from Seamus Kelly if that is possible, as I have same problem with 2006 c5. Lee from Ireland

I have the exact same problem, obviously a common problem. Would it be Possible for Seamus Kelly to pass on how to do it. Many thanks Joe Joe Hanly from Ireland

I have the exact same problem, obviously a common problem. Would it be Possible for Seamus Kelly to pass on how to do it. Many thanks Joe Joe Hanly from Ireland

Got this heating fault fixed now. 1st make sure all electric motors on both sides of heater matrix are working correctly, one faulty would be an easy fix. If they are all working then one of the shafts with a flapper valves inside matrix has snapped/broken and to repair this you will need to remove the entire dash out the passenger door, remove airbags and entire steering assembly inside the car. Leaving only dash wiring loom behind. And then you can split the heater matrix and with a little skill remove and replace broken flapper valve shafts. Kit avail from Citroen main dealers. Removal of the dash is explained in the Haynes manual which is a must have if you are going to tackle this job yourself. I would not of found some of the dash bots without it. Doing it yourself would save a lot of money I can't begin to imagine how much a garage would charge to do this, but in saying that I think you would need to a fair bit of experience working on cars to do it yourself. Hope this helps Enjoy Lee from Ireland

Thanks Lee I will get a Haynes manual and do a bit of studying. Joe Hanly from Ireland

I have exactly the same problem and I was wondering if anyone had a picture of the part so I can order the correct one? These cars are not very common here so I really do not want to end up with the wrong part. Thanks Cindy from Australia

I have exactly the same problem and I was wondering if anyone had a picture of the part so I can order the correct one? These cars are not very common here so I really do not want to end up with the wrong part. Thanks Cindy from Australia

Don't know how to upload picture but it should show pictures on eBay.uk just search for: GENUINE Citroen C5 Peugeot 407 Heater Flap Repair Kit Dual Zone Climate Control Lee from Ireland

Submitted: 03/09/2012 15:43:41 | ID: 88046

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dave burrow, Oxfordshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

I`ve just had my C3 fail an MOT because the front side lights are not working, although 3 mechanics at my local MOT station could not work out why? The bulbs are ok and will come on with a separate live wire. Please does anyone know which is the correct fuse for the front side lights? All other lights work ok including rear side lights.

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You may have the same problem as mine: water ingress into fuse box in engine compartment. This appears to be a problem for other people too. The repair on mine is likely to cost over £1,000 and the car is only 4 weeks out of warranty with 21,000 mileage. Paul Briggs from Bath and North East Somerset

You may have the same problem as mine: water ingress into fuse box in engine compartment. This appears to be a problem for other people too. The repair on mine is likely to cost over £1,000 and the car is only 4 weeks out of warrantee with 21,000 mileage. Paul Briggs from Bath and North East Somerset

Hi Paul, same as mine ... 21,000 on clock and 2 days out of warranty. Main dealer quoted £1700 TO GET RIGHT and would not agree that C3s had a serious design fault, but I must be mad, I just got a great deal on another new C3, probably as cheap as the repairs because the dealer had £5000 off the retail as well. I just simply love the car! dave burrow from Oxfordshire

Submitted: 25/09/2014 16:50:52 | ID: 103640

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Andy, Lanarkshire

Citroen Berlingo 2002

Hi, my warning light on the dashboard of my Citroen Berlingo, (bright red shaped like a battery), has just came on and at the same time I’ve lost my power steering. I imagine the warning light is not the battery charging so the alternator or belt, but would this affect the power steering? Cheers. (1.9d)

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Hi Andy, I am not a mechanic but you may have the same problem as me. I have a Berlingo Multispace 1.9 2002 E plate. I have had a leak from a pipe on the power steering, the fluid is housed above the alternator so the fluid has been leaking onto the alternator so over time all this has furred up the connection which sends power from the alternator to the battery. I had to top up the fluid a couple of weeks ago as I too had lost the power steering, but I think this made the problem worse. I had the AA out last night ( Monday 23rd July ) he tried cleaning the alternator by spraying carburettor fluid onto the alternator. Although this seemed to work and we got the car started I tried it this morning and only got 2 miles down the road before the battery light came on. I managed to get home but once I turned the engine off it was dead when I tried to turn the engine over again. Looks like I will need to have the alternator taken out and cleaned or worse have a new alternator, but I must get the leak on from the power steering first. I hope this may help, let me know how you get on. Regards  Paul Ottey from Essex

Hi, I’ve just changed brushes on a Berlingo alternator. The power steering pump, and alternator are drive by the same belt. It is possible that leaking power steering fluid (ie oil) may go on the belt, and cause it to slip. Cleaning the belt may help. Otherwise, I think the only problem with the alternator would be fluid (oil) on the brushes, which could be cleaned off - rather than a new alternator! Brushes are a bit tricky to get to though... Chris Heath from Cornwall

Oil and stop light come on and the engine light with loss of power in accelerating. Do you know what it could be? dave from Lancashire

Submitted: 24/07/2012 11:31:48 | ID: 87757

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ian, Louth

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

Hi i have a new c4 grand picasso 2014, all the dash and sat nav go out, and go black, been like from new, can any one help please

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Sorry I am of no help But I have had the same problem I collected my car on 23/09/14 The 12" display screen fails . Took it back to Citroen,failed to resolve it It's going back tomorrow and staying with them for 2 days where Their technician will take vehicle home along with diagnostic equip.in hope that fault occurs in his presence. In meantime I am left without my adapted vehicle . I will let you know the outcome regards barita Keeble from Vale of Glamorgan

Sorry I am of no help But I have had the same problem I collected my car on 23/09/14 The 12" display screen fails . Took it back to Citroen,failed to resolve it It's going back tomorrow and staying with them for 2 days where Their technician will take vehicle home along with diagnostic equip.in hope that fault occurs in his presence. In meantime I am left without my adapted vehicle . I will let you know the outcome regards barita Keeble from Vale of Glamorgan

Our car does the same, interesting that someone else`s car has been modified for motability. My wife has a steering ball with indicators, horn etc. Can you tell me what modifications yours has had? Phil Wilson from Middlesex

Hi Phil Wilson. I have an infra-red steering ball which operates lights, wipers, indicators, washers, horn, main beam etc. Also wheelchair hoist. However Citroen have confirmed this is not the problem. They have now ordered a new dash today in hope it will resolve the issue, so do I as they have my car and I am now housebound without it.Keep me in touch with yours Barita barita Keeble from Vale of Glamorgan

Hi Barita, Lodgeson also confirmed it wasn't their equipment as they just plug the wiring in on this car. Ours is going in for inspection on Monday. If you are housebound, I hope you're aware you can contact motability. When our car has been off the road through accidents Motability have either been able to provide an alternative vehicle or pay £50 a week towards taxis, although my wife isn't in a wheelchair therefore able to take standard taxis. Motability are extremely helpful though. I hope this helps. Phil Wilson from Middlesex

Thank you so much for your advice and this forum has been very enlightening. Will keep you posted, kind regards, Baritabarita Keeble from Vale of Glamorgan

As it`s my car I have decided to collect tomorrow (Friday) from dealer and take it back when the new dashboard arrives. Apparently it's going to take until 25th October to get it. Will let you know if that solves the problem. Best wishes. Good luck barita Keeble from Vale of Glamorgan

Submitted: 01/09/2014 17:20:41 | ID: 102469

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gary munt, Kent

Citroen C8

Had lots of problems with the electric on my 03 c8 exclusive most of them solved by disconnecting the battery but now the front windows have stopped working the controls on the drivers door still open the rear windows but when i try to open the front ones there is just a slight clicking sound and nothing happens and there is the same using the front passenger door controls lovely car to drive but electric are a nightmare

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Did you solve this problem? I have the exact same problem. martin from Cardiff

Submitted: 10/06/2014 21:39:32 | ID: 97385

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Katie Pearn, England

Citroen C2 2006

Hi. My Citroen C2 had the anti pollution fault register a couple of weeks ago and then went into limp mode. I had a mechanic come to look at it and his computer said multiple cylinder misfire. He fitted a brand new coil. Then while driving the car and thinking all`s well it went into limp mode again. He turned off this limp mode until he fitted a new sensor. The car now is still shuddering and yesterday the anti-pollution fault came on again. Today he said it may need a new full set of spark plugs? Any help/ideas would be appreciated. I feel like he actually just doesn’t know what’s wrong and is just changing parts and hoping for the best? Can anyone advise me please?

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Same type of error on my 07 1.4 diesel, seems the injectors have been the culprit as had it sent away for analysis. My thoughts are is this an inherent problem with this model, be it plugs or injectors?? The anti pollution seems to be a menace and costly! Richard Quincey from Devon

100% injectors, the mechanic guys riding you like a horny cowboy, he’s changing everything bar the real problem, Anti pollution, Limp home mode, all adds up to a INJECTOR FAULT, usually no. 4. Usual Citroen problem due to water ingress. He’s a naughty spanner jocky!!!! John Johnstone from Lancashire

Hi there, I~m having the exact same problem, my c2 hdi popped the Anti pollution light and went into limp mode (safe motor mode) doesn~t go above 2000rpm, after connecting to the computer for analysis it says INJECTOR NO. 4 FAULT. I´ve heard of some people with the same problem that fixed with a new fuel filter and injector cleaning liquid. How have you fixed your problem? Injectors are quite pricey so hopefully I can find a solution. Bruno from Portugal

Hi there, I~m having the exact same problem, my c2 hdi popped the Anti pollution light and went into limp mode (safe motor mode) doesn~t go above 2000rpm, after connecting to the computer for analysis it says INJECTOR NO. 4 FAULT. I´ve heard of some people with the same problem that fixed with a new fuel filter and injector cleaning liquid. How have you fixed your problem? Injectors are quite pricey so hopefully I can find a solution. Bruno from Portugal

Submitted: 05/08/2013 10:11:24 | ID: 53174

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Tracy kempson, Powys

Citroen C3 Picasso

60 plate exclusive mode. My wings mirrors folded up as I was pulling up on my drive . Tried locking and unlocking car but mirrors stay folded ! Frustrating as cant find anything in hand book . Ive had this car 3 monthsonly. Any ideas?

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Sounds like you hit the mirror fold button, it over rides the lock/unlock. Use the controls on the drivers door, you can adjust the mirrors etc, but the long button between the mirror control and the window buttons, you don't press it, you kind of pull it/ slide it towards the back of the car.. Dave from Kent

Sounds like you hit the mirror fold button, it over rides the lock/unlock. Use the controls on the drivers door, you can adjust the mirrors etc, but the long button between the mirror control and the window buttons, you don't press it, you kind of pull it/ slide it towards the back of the car.. Dave from Kent

Submitted: 29/07/2014 22:05:31 | ID: 100570

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Douglas Ros, Belgium

Citroen C3 Picasso

I have a 2014 C3 Picasso Exclusive. Tyre warning came up "adjust tyre pressures and reinitialise warning"or something similar. The issue now is that the tyre warning light stays on even though tyre pressures have been corrected. The local Citroen garage had inflated tyres too much thereby giving the alarm when driving. Does anyone know how to reset (reinitialise) the warning light? Thank you

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I now have the answer from Citroen. This warning can only be reset by a Citroen dealer using computer diagnostics...or going through a complex process of disconnecting the battery a number of times in quick succession with ignition on...this resets the car CPU unit, apparently. I would not recommend the latter!! Douglas Ros from Belgium

Check your tyre pressure and then reinitialise the system from the main monitor. menu>vehickle config>tyres pressure>ok Sax from Russia

Hi this is not an answer as such but a question about the answer given the only the dealer can reset the system so does that mean that every time the light comes on and I adjust the pressures to what they should be I then have to make an appointment at a Citreon dealer which could be hundreds of miles away to get it sorted? To me that sounds ridiculous and unnecessary. Michael Todd from County Down

Hi this is not an answer as such but a question about the answer given the only the dealer can reset the system so does that mean that every time the light comes on and I adjust the pressures to what they should be I then have to make an appointment at a Citreon dealer which could be hundreds of miles away to get it sorted? To me that sounds ridiculous and unnecessary. Michael Todd from County Down

Hi me again, my C3 Picasso does not have the tyre pressure choice in the configure menu. Does that mean I am off to the dealer then? Michael Todd from County Down

Submitted: 17/05/2014 16:04:04 | ID: 95622

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John Frawley, Leicestershire

Citroen C2 2007

I am changing my Citroen C2`s rear brake pads. Some six months ago I changed both sets of front pads with no trouble. On removing the rear offside pads I found that the piston would not retract back into the caliper. The piston is free and can be rotated both clockwise and anti-clockwise but will not retract. I have not forced it back by using a clamp as I am unsure if there is a non return valve in the system or if the handbrake mechanism has some kind of automatic device to take up wear as the pads wear down. Can anyone help me? (Loeb)

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Hi, the pistons have to wound back in anti clockwise Rab Macaulay from West Lothian (Linlithgowshire)

Hi I am trying to put a new battery in I have done everything and using the inside J leaver but it will not come out Is it fitted with anything else to stop it from moving Joy from Somerset

Hi I am trying to put a new battery in I have done everything and using the inside J leaver but it will not come out Is it fitted with anything else to stop it from moving Joy from Somerset

Submitted: 02/07/2012 14:58:54 | ID: 85216

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Louise, City of Derby

Citroen C3

The warning lights keep coming on on my dashboard which tells me in various orders that all my lights are faulty, but they all work. It goes through side lamps, reverse lights, indicators etc, this happens whilst driving, especially when going round corners but happens extremely frequently.

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I had this problem, I took it to a garage and they told me that one if my wires had burnt out and that it would cost me around £500 altogether to get it fixed! I left it ad I was about to go on holiday and couldn't afford it. I came back and noticed my indicated light was a bit dim! I changed that and it hasn't happened since (6 months ago) make sure u check all of ur lights to double check!! tracey hayward from Worcestershire

I had this problem, I took it to a garage and they told me that one if my wires had burnt out and that it would cost me around £500 altogether to get it fixed! I left it ad I was about to go on holiday and couldn't afford it. I came back and noticed my indicated light was a bit dim! I changed that and it hasn't happened since (6 months ago) make sure u check all of ur lights to double check!! tracey hayward from Worcestershire

Submitted: 05/09/2014 16:01:20 | ID: 102651

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Carole King, Devon

Citroen C3 Picasso 2009

Having broken down on the M25 travelling in the centre lane, with a anti pollution warning, engine cut out, as you can appreciate very dangerous, taking it to Citroen dealer and being told can’t help you until the fault comes again, and the sign appears, sent me away feeling very vulnerable and not wanting to take long journeys, this fault has appeared more than 8 times, is there anyone else complaining of a similar fault?

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I’ve had the same problem on and off for 2 months since purchasing a 2nd hand 2010 plate 1.6 VTR+. Initially had fuel filter replaced, but didn’t stop the problem. The Citroen dealership finally traced the problem to a faulty fuse box, which was causing an incorrect ’Anti-Polution Fault’ and automatically shutting down the engine. Let’s just hope that this stops this once and for all, as driving down the outside lane of the M1 at 70 when the engine cuts out without warning isn’t my idea of fun! Jonathan from England

Ha, sounds like this is a generic fault with the ’09 Citroen C3 Picasso that CITROEN LTD is not fessing up to! In August my car engine cut out in the fast lane of the M25. Nothing short of a miracle that I was not wiped out on my journey to the hard shoulder. Same response from CITROEN until the 3rd occasion when they identified the fuse box as the problem. This was swapped out at the beginning of September and since then no repeat. I insisted on them giving me the old fuse box back after replacement and will be sending it the CEO of CITROEN in due course. I am convinced this a generic safety fault that should intiate recall on all cars in this production run. Regards Tim Rollinson from England

Recently bought a 2009 C3 Picasso and having exactly the same problem. Tim is obviously correct that this is a production problem. Need to put pressure on Citroen to recall these cars and sort the problem out Rick C from Northumberland

I have the same anti-pollution fault. Various garages have had a bash at repairing this, but it still comes back without warning (outside lane on the A1). The Citroen dealer told me the problem occurs because we do not drive the car far enough! I had no idea that cars would only function if you drove them 50 miles a day, what rubbish! As others have said, apart from this fault the car is great, but with this fault it is like Russian roulette! I just wondered if adding a performance chip might by pass what is quite obviously a software problem that Citroen (or Peugeot) have no idea how to fix. Or should I just throw in the towel and trade it in for something which wont let me down? Paul Gurney from Cumberland

Hi. Had similar fault but started as a side light not working. Turned out to be water ingress in fuse box in centre multi plug labelled maroon. Wiring loom and fuse box replaced for £1k and all probs stopped. Citroen paid half but now 4 months later same problem again with headlight not working. Multi plug in fuse box corroded and wet. Rest of fuse box and connectors are bone dry. This is prob a design flaw. What happens if it’s a major circuit that cuts out??? Very dangerous and I’m very unhappy Nick from Scotland

Update: The cause is now being diagnosed as the washer pump sending drops of water up the wire and into the fuse box hence the lack of water damage anywhere else in the fuse box Bon from East Lothian (Haddingtonshire)

Mine has just started doing exactly the same thing and it is an 09 model as well. I will be checking my fusebox for water ingress. Worst problem is level of intermittency and it’s a real pain for getting checked. Chris Thompson from Worcestershire

Hi. If you open the fuse box in the rhd of the engine compartment then open the centre multi plug. You will have to remove the left hand one first. The middle one is labelled maroon and that’s the one you need to check for moisture or corrosion. If it’s present that’s high chance what’s triggering your fault. Good luck and make sure Citroen cover it Bon from East Lothian (Haddingtonshire)

I had a similar problem with my C3 Picasso, lots of computer diagnostics at Citroen, but no fault found. Good old logic from regular mechanic who swapped pencil coils on sparkplugs to test and found one was faulty. New coil at £8 and all is well. Andrew Taylor from England

Got the same message today on a 09 plate 1.4 petrol, with 29k on the clock. As it happened to my previous c3, I am vey unhappy that Citroen have not provided a solution for an obvious problem. Alan Jay from Bedfordshire

We have just had this on our MY09 C3 Picasso 1.6 HDi VTR+, cut out on us within 1st week after buying it. Had fuel filter changed and seemed fine for 3/4 months and then cut out twice in same week. I checked fuse box as per above but found no sign of water damage at all. Car continued to cut out at random times either whilst slowing down or accelerating away. Car was taken in under warranty by Garage I purchased from and they had it looked at by French Car Specialists in Cheltenham who have diagnosed that the fusebox was faulty. So seems like it is a fault with the fusebox unit itself and maybe not just down to water ingress? Anyway I will collect the car in the next day or two as I am away working at present and then will drive the car around and hope that the problem is resolved. If it is then Citroen should be doing a recall on all 2009 cars in my oppinion. S Harber from Herefordshire

We have just had this on our MY09 C3 Picasso 1.6 HDi VTR+, cut out on us within 1st week after buying it. Had fuel filter changed and seemed fine for 3/4 months and then cut out twice in same week. I checked fuse box as per above but found no sign of water damage at all. Car continued to cut out at random times either whilst slowing down or accelerating away. Car was taken in under warranty by Garage I purchased from and they had it looked at by French Car Specialists in Cheltenham who have diagnosed that the fusebox was faulty. So seems like it is a fault with the fusebox unit itself and maybe not just down to water ingress? Anyway I will collect the car in the next day or two as I am away working at present and then will drive the car around and hope that the problem is resolved. If it is then Citroen should be doing a recall on all 2009 cars in my oppinion. S Harber from Herefordshire

Well, at last I have found a garage that seems to have cured the problem with the anti pol light. It seems that a engine sensor had failed. The replacement and labour cost £50. No furthrt problems for 4 months. (fingers crossed) A. Jay from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 17/09/2013 11:37:12 | ID: 54414

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STEVE BURKE, Essex

Citroen C4

How do I reset kmh to mph? What do I press to set this? Cheers

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Press the menu button use the up down or side to side arrows when in the menu function. until you see litre or mpg flashing on the screen. When on MPG press the menu button and this will put the car back to MPH. Sounds silly to change the litre or mpg, but this changes between KPH and MPH. Lots of info on how to do this on net. You will need to reset other things on the menu as well as the above, like language etc. hope this helps. Ray Edge from Shropshire

Submitted: 25/09/2014 10:50:00 | ID: 103615

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Geraldine, County Antrim

Citroen C4

Hi I get a squeaky noise every time I take foot off accelarator but only last for 10min do you know what is causing this as it is so annoying thank you

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Had this problem myself, It squeaks like an old rusty spring or two bits of metal rubbing together. It normally lasts until the car gets warm (well mine did). The problem is the flexible joint between the CAT and the rest of the exhaust, if worn it moves when the engine rocks when being revved when the engine is cold. It needs a new seal fitted they only cost four or five pounds to purchase, but the fitting is not easy, you need a ramp and is still awkward. You need a mechanic or an exhaust specialist to change it. Probably cost about an hours labour. This fixed my problem on a 2006 C4 1600 petrol. Ray Edge from Shropshire

Had this problem myself, It squeaks like an old rusty spring or two bits of metal rubbing together. It normally lasts until the car gets warm (well mine did). The problem is the flexible joint between the CAT and the rest of the exhaust, if worn it moves when the engine rocks when being revved when the engine is cold. It needs a new seal fitted they only cost four or five pounds to purchase, but the fitting is not easy, you need a ramp and is still awkward. You need a mechanic or an exhaust specialist to change it. Probably cost about an hours labour. This fixed my problem on a 2006 C4 1600 petrol. Ray Edge from Shropshire

Submitted: 25/08/2014 16:44:38 | ID: 102102

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Caroline Broadley, Yorkshire

Citroen C3 Pluriel

I have a problem with the rear windows slipping down the motor appears to be working but I think the windows must have moved out of their channels. Please can you advise me how to remove the internal panels in order to get to the windows or advise an alternative solution? Could you please make your instructions simple Many thanks Caroline

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Hi I have only had my car 1 week and this happens to me garage told me it would cost 300 to get fixed not bothering now ness from Kent

Submitted: 01/10/2014 15:28:34 | ID: 103901

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David Pounds, Hampshire

Citroen Berlingo Multispace

My vehicle was first registered in December 2006. I am experiencing problems with the Multifunction display. When the ignition is switched on the display usually appears normally. However, if the car has been parked in full sunlight the display is almost unreadable: If it has illuminated normally at first, after a few miles, the display gradually becomes fainter and fainter. It seems that as that part of the dashboard housing gets progressively hotter, the display gets progressively fainter. I have consulted a Citroen dealer - initially they thought it was a malfunction of the bulbs but that was ruled out and they have no other ideas as to cause albeit their solution was, as I understood it, an expensive replacement of the whole unit but they could not guarantee that the problem would not reoccur. It may well be a separate issue - a week ago the temperature reading malfunctioned. No matter what the outside temperature might be, when switching on the ignition the reading is inaccurate - often showing -37C. It then fluctuates up and down - usually by 2 degrees at a time - until it reaches a more or loss accurate temperature reading. It is all quite frustrating.

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I think you have two separate issues here. Temperature reading first. It sounds like your outside temperature sensor is packing up. I had to replace mine about a year ago. It is located on the underside of the drivers mirror housing. It looks like a tear drop. To access it you need a small flat bladed screwdriver. Carefully lever off the small panel with the tear drop temperature sensor on it. You will now see the temperature sensor with two wires. To replace it, [after you have bought a new one from a Citroen dealer, they are not very expensive] you need to carefully lever it away from the panel and cut the two wires. Now fit the new sensor to the panel and splice in the two wires from the new sensor to the two wires from the car [it doesn't matter which way around you connect them] Now clip the panel back in place on the underside of the mirror. Note that you may find [I did] that the new sensor is a different shape to the old one as they have now all been modified and I had to cut one of the fixings to get it to fit. Also be careful to not trap the wires as you poke them back into the mirror housing. Unreadable centre display. I have noticed recently with my 2007 Berlingo I have the same issue if it gets too hot [or when it is really cold]. I assumed it was just the LCD "ageing" as I have had the vehicle for four years now and it has only started to happen in the last year or so. I have found when I park up if I put a sunshade [one of those foil type ones you can buy very cheaply] in the window so the dash and centre unit doesn't get hot it works fine. Regards Tony [2007 Berlingo Multispace 1.6Hdi owner] Tony from Hampshire

Further to my above reply, I have since found out that the fading display issue is likely to be a poor connection in the ribbon cable that connects to the display but they are machine soldered on, so not a DIY job. One thing that might be worth trying is some electrical contact. switch cleaner on the area where the ribbon connector connects to the Printed Circuit board [obviously when the power is OFF]. Servisol in an aerosol can is what I have used in the past as this is for PCBs, electrical switch contacts etc Tony from Hampshire

Submitted: 15/06/2014 08:35:36 | ID: 97725

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Austen, West Midlands

Citroen Berlingo Multispace

Just bought car, car was running when I got there, seller said battery was flat as been standing for 3 weeks. Got the car home 45 mile drive, but next day Car wouldn't start off key so bumped it and had new battery fitted, started great 3 times and then came up Economey mode and wouldn't start off key. Any ideas..

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So how did you start the car to get it home? Jump start? Quite often when batteries are left for an extended period of time in a discharged state, they will not hold a charge again, so you may need a new battery. Worst case scenario is that the battery is OK but the alternator has failed and you will need a new alternator [which are quite expensive] Tony from Hampshire

Submitted: 20/05/2014 19:55:06 | ID: 95801

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charles, Suffolk

Citroen Berlingo Multispace

How do you reset the service interval setting on a 2009 reg berlingo multispace

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Press the right hand button (Trip mileage indicator) on the Panel with the Speedometer/Rev counter while the ignition is switched off. Still holding it in, turn ignition on [to the position before the car starts] and a 10-0 countdown should start, the spanner will disappear when it gets to zero. Turn ignition off and next time you start up the Service interval is reset back to 12500 Tony from Hampshire

Submitted: 14/06/2014 08:09:18 | ID: 97643

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Mike, Merseyside

Citroen Berlingo Multispace

My radio in my Citroen Berlingo Multispace 1.4i forte keeps going to mute. Can anyone please help? Thank you.

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We need some more details here Mike. Does it go to mute and stay muted? Does it go back to normal after the ignition has been turned off and the car started again? Tony from Hampshire

It keeps going mute. Sometimes it comes on then the volume drops and goes to mute and when you try to turn volume up it goes straight back to mute, very frustrating. I hope you can help Tony and thanks for the reply. Mike from Merseyside

Hello again, sorry for not replying earlier but work has been a bit hectic recently. I'm assuming this is an original Citroen fitted unit and not some after market unit [ie can you control the radio from the stalk controls ok when it does work normally?]The radio will mute when it gets a 12 Volt signal along the harness wires on the mute line. Two things to look at here. If your vehicle has stalk radio controls [volume/mute etc. on the right hand side of the steering column] take off the steering column surround and have a look at the wiring harness for any sign of shorting wires [touching wires]. This would be quite evident as they will have the outer covering worn away and may be touching each other. If you find any in this condition wrap them with insulation tape. [Note that you need a torx bit or screwdriver, can't remember the size offhand to remove the screws holding the column surround].If you do not find any wiring damage [or your vehicle does not have column controls] the other place to look for wiring damage is behind the radio unit itself. For this you need to release the radio unit with a radio release tool, like this:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNIVERSAL-RADIO-REMOVAL-TOOLS-KEYS-PINS-PAIR-CITROEN-FORD-PEUGEOT-VAUXHALL-/151350622615?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item233d333997Once you pull this forward you can look at the harness, BUT DO NOT DISCONNECT the radio unit unless you know the code, otherwise you will not be able to use it again. Again you are looking for any sign of damaged or shorting wires. Any you find individually wrap with tape.Hopefully one of these should be your problem.Tony from Hampshire

Submitted: 11/09/2014 07:22:34 | ID: 102961

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Julie Aylott, Hertfordshire

Citroen C3

I'm having intermittent starting problems. The key turns however the brake pedal is stiff and it won't start. I bought a new battery it didn't help. I bought a new brake light switch as advised by the AA man, still the same. It sometimes does it twice a week, sometimes 2 or 3 times a day and seems to be getting worse. It sometimes starts after 2nd or 3rd try other times I've had to wait 25 mins. Fine if you're home however not when you're at tesco's or getting petrol. Can anyone suggest anything before I go to the garage. Don't want to be ripped off with them trying this and that. It's a 2004 automatic sensordrive. Thankyou in advance.

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Hi, I have the exact same problem with my Citroen C3 which is also 2004 senso drive. It's so annoying. I've taken it to mechanics four times now, (two different ones) but they can't find anything wrong with it. Said they can try a few things but like you I don't want to spend loads of money until I know exactly what is wrong! It's got to the point now where I leave the car running if popping into a shop, always make sure I have someone with me! Petrol station is a right palava, I hate it as I panic it's not going to start so I take two keys with me, one to keep the engine running while I am using the other to open up the petrol cap! I will be so happy if someone can reply with some help on sorting this? Laura Wilson from Essex

Hi Laura, it would be great to talk to someone who is having the same problems. I think Citroen should sort for free as it's a Citroen fault by the sounds of it. Julie Aylott from Hertfordshire

Hi I think the problem on my car has been solved!! I had to call AA out last week as it wouldn't start after an hour and half. The AA man said 100% that it's the starter motor. To get it starting he had to whack the starter motor few times with a hammer!! And then told me to drive it straight to my garage. I've now had a new starter motor put in and just got it back over weekend. Took for a drive did few stops and starts and was fine!! So my fingers are crossed ! So far it's okay so I thought id let you know. My mechanic could tell straight away it was the starter motor when it wouldn't start for him. He said it's the clicking noise that's the clue ? Also apparently it's common for the starter motor to be a problem intermittently and then to get bad like mine that it doesn't want to strt at all! Problem I had before was that it always started for the mechanics so they couldn't be 100% sure!! And I wasn't the most helpful in telling them! If I had told them it was a clicking noise when trying to start that would have helped! Hope this helps for you. Laura Wilson from Essex

Hi, I have also been having many problems with my Citroen C3 2004 Semi Automatic. I have had the car for 2 years, when I first bought it it broke down within 3 weeks. The peddle was stiff and appeared to be in shut down mode, fortunately I was under warentee and manage to get the dealership to pay for the problem which was a reconditioned gear box and other random bits and bobs. The care ran fine after that until recently. I was driving to work one day and the car would not go into gear, it the started to shudder (which has been a problem since I purchased the car); it then completely shut down and was not drivable. I was left with no choice but to call AA who then took the car to a mechanics. The mechanic I took the car to seemed confident he could fix the problem, I was not convinced however, left the car in he's hands. Four weeks later, and yes I did say four weeks later I went to establish what was going on!! The Mechanic said it was the sensor and that I would need to take it to a Citroen Dealership, he also pointed out that my best bet was to sell the car as paying for the repair would probably set me back a few £££. The car seemed to turn on and drive for a short while on and off, the mechanic said it was due to the engine over heating which was the cause of my problem. My partner decided to take a risk and took the car to a local shop, he said it shuddered slightly however, got him there and back. I then took the car out this morning and just about managed to get to the end of my road, the car continue to go in and out of gear and then just shut down. I left it for a while turning the key however, it never started it. If anyone is dealing with this same problem I would love to hear your story. I plan to see the car and upgrade, may I point out that I will never purchase a French car again. Fords and Vauxhalls seem to be easier to manage. Hannah from Greater London

Hi, I have also been having many problems with my Citroen C3 2004 Semi Automatic. I have had the car for 2 years, when I first bought it it broke down within 3 weeks. The peddle was stiff and appeared to be in shut down mode, fortunately I was under warentee and manage to get the dealership to pay for the problem which was a reconditioned gear box and other random bits and bobs. The care ran fine after that until recently. I was driving to work one day and the car would not go into gear, it the started to shudder (which has been a problem since I purchased the car); it then completely shut down and was not drivable. I was left with no choice but to call AA who then took the car to a mechanics. The mechanic I took the car to seemed confident he could fix the problem, I was not convinced however, left the car in he's hands. Four weeks later, and yes I did say four weeks later I went to establish what was going on!! The Mechanic said it was the sensor and that I would need to take it to a Citroen Dealership, he also pointed out that my best bet was to sell the car as paying for the repair would probably set me back a few £££. The car seemed to turn on and drive for a short while on and off, the mechanic said it was due to the engine over heating which was the cause of my problem. My partner decided to take a risk and took the car to a local shop, he said it shuddered slightly however, got him there and back. I then took the car out this morning and just about managed to get to the end of my road, the car continue to go in and out of gear and then just shut down. I left it for a while turning the key however, it never started it. If anyone is dealing with this same problem I would love to hear your story. I plan to see the car and upgrade, may I point out that I will never purchase a French car again. Fords and Vauxhalls seem to be easier to manage. Hannah from Greater London

Submitted: 24/09/2014 08:28:21 | ID: 103555

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Siobhan, Greater London

Citroen Berlingo

My driver`s side window goes down but sticks going up. What can I do?

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I have the same issue and would love to know how to stop it. It's done it since the week we got it. nick s from West Yorkshire

I have the same issue and would love to know how to stop it. It's done it since the week we got it. nick s from West Yorkshire

Our first Berlingo did it, our second too and I have no reason to believe the problem with Citroen`s computer/Multiplex has been fixed. It's a pain but pull in somewhere safe, shut the engine off then restart and things will work again. It is a fault that the dealer should fix before your guarantee runs out. Sometimes on starting my wipers come on as an unasked for bonus! The radio volume has a mind of its own too on both cars! The dealer said I needed a new multiplex unit to cure the problem/s. Shirley from Highland

Submitted: 03/09/2014 16:41:31 | ID: 102562

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Nigel Fisher, Cornwall

Citroen Relay

There seems to be no energy when I put my foot on the throttle,it starts ok and idles ok but seems to be slow even when van is empty.Is this fuel starvation ? I am also in desperate need of a workshop manual I cannot find one anywhere, so I can locate fuel filter extra and how to remove same.

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Could well be the air admittance valve, I had a the same problem just put it in to the dealership an it was sorted. but I would be able to do it for myself now its just under the air filter housing . Its linked into the ecu hence no power rob mcgarvie from Cumbria

Could well be the air admittance valve, I had a the same problem just put it in to the dealership an it was sorted. but I would be able to do it for myself now its just under the air filter housing . Its linked into the ecu hence no power rob mcgarvie from Cumbria

Submitted: 10/07/2014 18:20:39 | ID: 99391

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Paul Burbidge, Oxfordshire

Citroen Dispatch

My next door neighbour has an 08 Dispatch. He's just told me that since the van went in for an MoT, the odometer reading has gone crazy, rocketing from 60,000 to 120,000+ miles. Sounds like something was disturbed during the MoT. Is this likely to be a sensor connection problem or has the speedo-head coincidentally developed a fault. What's a new speedo cost ?.

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The odometer has probably been changed from miles to kilometers. It can be adjusted between both by the controls on the radio if you go through the options. I think it's because it is a french car the auto default is set to kilometers and is changed to miles for the GB market. ezra from Cardiff

The odometer has probably been changed from miles to kilometers. It can be adjusted between both by the controls on the radio if you go through the options. I think it's because it is a french car the auto default is set to kilometers and is changed to miles for the GB market. ezra from Cardiff

Many thanks Ezra from Cardiff for your reply, that was indeed the correct answer. My neighbour told me that he has since taken the van to a Citroen dealer, who did something with the controls in the area of the radio and rectified the problem. The Citroen man said that all the settings were wrong, the suspicion being that the mechanic at the 'we service all makes' local garage wanted some music while he worked, fiddled with the controls not knowing what he was doing and in the process screwed up the odometer. Strangely, the actual speed indication was still correct in mph. On returning to the original garage where the fault had appeared to complain about it, they denied all knowledge of it and said it couldn't possibly have happened there. Hmmmm. Cheers. PaulPaul Burbidge from Oxfordshire

Submitted: 06/09/2014 17:45:10 | ID: 102709

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theresa, Bristol

Citroen Berlingo Multispace

Can my berlingo 2014 xtr multispace fit through a carwash and if so does the aerial unscrew? Have never had berlingo before so worried it's too tall for carwash

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Yes it does fit through the car wash and cleans up well, however... It is not advisable as the plastic cup that sits of the roof that hols the aerial will lift slightly and therefore unseal. This therefore causes leaks in to the interior light after heavy rain and overflows into the centre by the electrics! Mads from Wiltshire

Yes it does fit through the car wash and cleans up well, however... It is not advisable as the plastic cup that sits of the roof that hols the aerial will lift slightly and therefore unseal. This therefore causes leaks in to the interior light after heavy rain and overflows into the centre by the electrics! Mads from Wiltshire

Yes it does fit through the car wash and cleans up well, however... It is not advisable as the plastic cup that sits of the roof that hols the aerial will lift slightly and therefore unseal. This therefore causes leaks in to the interior light after heavy rain and overflows into the centre by the electrics! Mads from Wiltshire

Submitted: 24/06/2014 20:36:44 | ID: 98391

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Angela Terry, England

Citroen DS3 2012

Every time I stop and turn the engine off on my Citroen DS3 hid airdream there is a clicking or squeaking noise that only lasts a few seconds. It seems to come from the driver`s side under the bonnet. Any ideas as to what it may be? It has done this from the first time of driving, the dealer said it was because it was diesel and it was adjusting some level or other that I can’t recall! Ready to drive again. Am I being fobbed off?

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Hi, my DS3 does the same just like my other diesel cars I’ve had, it is perfectly normal and nothing to worry about. David Gough from England

Mine does too. It's the aircon mechanism de pressurising and it's normal. paul squires from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 09/12/2013 12:28:55 | ID: 58957

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Ram, Greater London

Citroen C4

I have a antipollution warning come up and the engine light is on. Can any one tell me what the problem is.

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I had same problem with my c4 i bough a diagnostic scanner off ebay instead of a garage doing it and it came up as code 301 i think it was and it was cylinder 1 misfire i changed the spark plugs and all being ok since i recomend getting a diagnistic scan done. mark from Yorkshire

I had same problem with my c4 i bough a diagnostic scanner off ebay instead of a garage doing it and it came up as code 301 i think it was and it was cylinder 1 misfire i changed the spark plugs and all being ok since i recomend getting a diagnistic scan done. mark from Yorkshire

Submitted: 26/08/2014 14:34:37 | ID: 102154

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B, Slovenia

Citroen Berlingo Multispace

Why does the timer on my Berlingo reset on 1 when starting the engine?

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Regarding your clock, it's incorrectly wired up. Looks like someone previously has messed with it. At the minute your live feed is wrongly being taken from the eco live, which cuts dead a minute or so after the switch off and kicks in when you re-open the doors. Your live feed need switching to the permanent live, which will mean it operates correctly and will retain the time and radio station memory etc... Tony from Hampshire

Submitted: 27/09/2014 14:07:00 | ID: 103710

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Joanne Mays, Caerphilly

Citroen Berlingo Multispace

My car does nothing when i try to start it. the dash lights come on but thats all , if i bump start it it will go fine but when ive turned it off its nothing again

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Battery discharged [or not holding charge?] Tony from Hampshire

Sounds like a discharged battery [or a battery not holding charge]. Try jump starting it from another car and see if it starts, if it does it looks like you need a new battery. Tony from Hampshire

Submitted: 13/09/2014 15:56:23 | ID: 103046

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barry horner , Lancashire

Citroen Berlingo Multispace

Where is the wheel jack situated on my Berlingo Xtr?

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Behind the right hand side wall panel in the boot. There are two twist type fasteners holding the panel. Twist these anti-clockwise [half a turn] and the panel will release revealing the jack and wheel brace. I also keep some disposable gloves and a rag in here for a wheel change if required. Note if you have the Citroen shopping trolley fitted the panel mentioned above is behind that. Tony from Hampshire

Submitted: 02/09/2014 17:58:04 | ID: 102518

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a gittins, Shropshire

Citroen Berlingo Multispace

Apart from lack of power, are then any particular problems with the 1.4 petrol Engine? I have heard that the 1.6 is better, but if the 1.4 is no less reliable it would suit me.

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Depends what you are going to use it for and what mileage? 1.4 are definitely underpowered [in my opinion] but if you are only going to travel short distances and with light loads, then the 1.4 should be OK. The best engine for a combination of power/torque and fuel economy is the 1.6Hdi Diesel. This is a turbo diesel engine that will pull almost anything, happy fully loaded up and can return 60+ MPG on a motorway run. Not bad for a box on wheels!! Note that if you are only doing low mileage then it's probably not worth getting the diesel. Regards Tony [1.6Hdi Berlingo Multispace driver...past owner of Xsara Picasso 2.0Hdi Diesel, ZX 1.9TD, GS 1222cc Air cooled!] Tony from Hampshire

Submitted: 02/07/2014 17:09:17 | ID: 98852

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Parker, Dorset

Citroen Berlingo Multispace

Front washer will not work. Assumed it was the motor so bought a new one. Still same problem. Anyone any any ideas? Thanks Spider-Man

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You need to check that both power is reaching the motor and that the earth return is good. You will need a multi meter [if you don't have one try borrowing one]. Select the DC voltage range that will measure 12 Volts DC. You will then need to disconnect the connector to the washer motor and with a second person turn on the ignition and actuate the washer. With one probe of the meter on a good earth [an bolt head on the car body or the engine] go to each pin to see if you have 12 V reading on any pin. If you don't then you may have a faulty switch. If you do have 12V now turn off the ignition and set the multimeter to the resistance [Ohms range] and check for a good earth on the other pin [ie the one that didn't have 12V on it] You do this by holding one probe on the car body and the other on the pin of the connector [the one which didn't have the voltage on it] the resistance reading should be very low only a few Ohms [or less] if it is very high then you have a bad earth. Tony from Hampshire

Submitted: 25/08/2014 18:48:41 | ID: 102115

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Mr A Batten, Tyne and Wear

Citroen Berlingo Multispace

When I turn off the key the engine keeps on running, it`s diesel 1868cc 03 model. When warmed up a bit and at normal temp. if you turn off the key the engine still runs, but if you press the brake pedal or turn on the headlghts the engine cuts out! I`ve been told it might be a bad earth. I cleaned the battery earth and earth to inner wing but it`s still doing it. What if I ran a wire from the ignition plug wires, the brown to car body ie under dash etc? Also the engine dash light is on but the car starts and runs fine, no loss of power etc! Does anyone have any ideas where to start?

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It does sound like a bad earth. Berlingos are notorious for it. Another test to see it you have a bad earth, try sounding the horn while the engine it running, is it intermittent, if so that points to a bad earth also. As you state, you best bet is to run an additional earth wire to the car body. You need to check which colour is the earth wire on your ingnition switch though. Tony from Hampshire

Submitted: 01/09/2014 13:37:23 | ID: 102455

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roland featherstone, East Riding of Yorkshire

Citroen Berlingo Multispace

Hi folks. I need to replace the exterior air temperature unit which I understand is in the offside wing mirror (the one with a teardrop underneath it). The question is how do you remove the wing mirror glass to get to it? I have tried trying to gently lever it out with no success. Is there a smart way of doing it? Thanks for any suggestions.

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This might be too late for you but you do not need to remove the mirror. Just carefully lever out the small panel that has the teardrop temperature sensor on it. You will probably find [as I did] that the new temperature sensor is a different shape to the original [they have all been modified] and I needed to cut off one of the fixings on the new sensor to get it to fit to the panel. Also be aware that you need to cut the wires to the old sensor and splice in the wires from the new sensor. Before you ask it doesn't matter which way around you connect it up. Tony from Hampshire

Submitted: 11/05/2014 18:41:45 | ID: 95391

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glenda, South Yorkshire

Citroen Berlingo Multispace

Where is the jack and wheel brace located?

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In the right hand side of the boot, behind the black side wall panel on the right. There are two quick release fasteners that you turn half a turn to release the side panel. The jack and wheel brace are located behind the panel. [If you have the Citroen shopping trolley fitted you have to remove that first as it is behind this]. There is enough space to put some other spares behind there, so I put a small bag containing some disposable gloves, rag, spare lamps and fuses and also one of the extending type wheel braces to get the wheel off if it is too tight!] Tony from Hampshire

Submitted: 13/09/2014 09:03:09 | ID: 103030

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trish, Blackburn with Darwen

Citroen C2

Hi I have recently bought a Citroën c2 1.1 it's engine management light has come on and I've had a test and it's miss firming does anyone know roughly the price to fix and us ut a big job

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Hi. I had same happened ! Also want to know answer please? Lewis from South Africa

I had this happen to me, engine light was flashing, I took it straight to a garage, they charged me £115 and it was fixed in around an hour. Vic from Cardiff

I had this happen to me, engine light was flashing, I took it straight to a garage, they charged me £115 and it was fixed in around an hour. Vic from Cardiff

I have the same issue with mine. Engine management light comes on and off intermittently. I've had the garage check it out and so far they can't find what is causing the fault. Been doing it a year now and the car still runs fine... but if anyone knows what could be causing this it would be good to know, its driving me mad! becky from Merseyside

I have the same issue with mine. Engine management light comes on and off intermittently. I've had the garage check it out and so far they can't find what is causing the fault. Been doing it a year now and the car still runs fine... but if anyone knows what could be causing this it would be good to know, its driving me mad! becky from Merseyside

Submitted: 23/07/2014 14:47:27 | ID: 100212

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charles anderson, Highland

Citroen Xsara

hi, had the car problem free for years fairly low milage failed the mot because the horn not working and air-bag light staying on, garage said it was not worth getting a new squib part and could not locate a second hand part, have had to get a another car, can you tell me how to get and fit a new part, as i could use it as a work van cheers

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The squib is just the comm 2000 indicator unit (is it the stalk and airbag module) I would replace it off ebay it will only be about £50 the horn is easy just buy a horn and fit it Max ferreira from Plymouth

Submitted: 23/09/2014 18:11:27 | ID: 103527

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Tina, Essex

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I recently purchased a 55 plate but handbook is earlier and it`s now saying cc---off on dashboard, whole time driving. Only started today and overrides where milometer details normally are. I cannot understand what this relates to or what button has been pressed to change the view? Had the car 4 weeks now.

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I think you will find that you have the cruise control turned on laurence from Hampshire

I think you will find that you have the cruise control turned on laurence from Hampshire

you may have just changed your display. Right hand stick - that controls your wipers - press in the end and it will change the display. Su from Derbyshire

Submitted: 21/09/2014 22:38:21 | ID: 103418

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Francois Stapelberg, South Africa

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I have a problem with two Picasso's. My dad own the same vehicle as I do, and has exactly the same problem. While I am driving the gas pedal seems to disengage for no reason at all. So I can be driving and suddenly it would appear as if I took my foot of the gas, only problem is I did not. The engine would not cut out, it idles fine. So to get the vehicle to the side of the road, I can run it against the diesel compression. So I can put it in 1st gear, release the clutch, and it would accelerate to about 8Km/h, without needing to use the gas pedal (it does not work anyway. Using this method I can reach 48km/h in fourth gear. If you turn the engine of and let it stand for 5 minutes or so, the problem is sorted as if nothing was wrong. The problem is not always as bad. Sometimes if I can feel that the problem starts, I would just release the pedal, and engage again, and it would work. But sometimes it needs a 5 minute rest. Big problem when you are traveling on the highway. Any suggestions please?

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Could be a faulty brake pedal switch. Check that your brake light is not on when this fault happens. The brake pedal switch not only puts the brake light on but also cuts out the fuel pump. Try when you`re driving just slightly touching the brake pedal so your rear lights come on and see what happens? lucan turner from Gwent

The correct answer to the question above is to change the diesel filter. The fuel pump isn't connected to the braking system in any way. The filter becomes blocked over time and is not able to supply enough fuel when needed, that's why it happens when at speed and not when on tick over. Hope this helps. Lee garner from West Sussex

The correct answer to the question above is to change the diesel filter. The fuel pump isn't connected to the braking system in any way. The filter becomes blocked over time and is not able to supply enough fuel when needed, that's why it happens when at speed and not when on tick over. Hope this helps. Lee garner from West Sussex

That is most probably the cause of your problem, but I thought you said you`d done the filter? Anyway if the diesel shut off is connected through the brake switch circuit, try it, drive slowly in second and slightly put your foot on the brake pedal and see or hear what happens to the engine revs lucan turner from Gwent

Submitted: 04/09/2014 16:22:36 | ID: 102603

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