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John Paters, East Ayrshire

Citroen Dispatch

The van doesn't turn over with key, turn key nothing good battery and battery lights, very strong, turn key nothing, push it the length of itself , starts runs great, turn off nothing, any suggestions, would be greatly appreciate, thanks john

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theres a fuse under the bonnet that has gone, its a 25a brown colored one, it cuts the starter motor feed, took me a new starter to find that one rich from Isle of Anglesey

Submitted: 16/04/2014 00:13:26 | ID: 94282

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tony brooks, Norfolk

Citroen Dispatch

My car will only rev to 2500 whilst standing still but no problem when driving. Why is this?

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its a built in protection feature. soon as the wheels are moving it will allow you to rev higher rich from Isle of Anglesey

Submitted: 02/05/2014 07:43:19 | ID: 94972

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Paul Daniels , Middlesbrough

Citroen Dispatch

Hi I've just bought a dispatch van 1.6hdi and when driving it there seams not be much power at all and takes a good while to get 60 MPH ? Are all the 1.6 HDI, like this or is there a fault ? Any ideas what might be wrong ? Much appreciated

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i had the same problem, turned out to be the egr valve that was knackered, blocked it off with a blanking plate and it went like a rocket again. you can replace it but its not a cheap part rich from Isle of Anglesey

i had the same problem, turned out to be the egr valve that was knackered, blocked it off with a blanking plate and it went like a rocket again. you can replace it but its not a cheap part rich from Isle of Anglesey

Submitted: 20/07/2014 20:03:53 | ID: 100061

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stef, City of Derby

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Was driving car in the heavy rain recently when I can a cross some deepish water about a foot deep,I was going through it OK until the car in front stalled,having to slow down then stop,then the car cut out.managed to push car out after a few minutes,now can't start the car,just won't turn over.any suggestions.

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You have water in the engine, you either need to scrap the car or get a new engine. Wayne Key from City of Nottingham

You have water in the engine, you either need to scrap the car or get a new engine. Wayne Key from City of Nottingham

Submitted: 20/07/2014 12:31:07 | ID: 100039

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Rojer, County Down

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi, I have a problem with my 2003 Picasso. While driving the other day a fuel line burst and started leaking excessive diesel. I replaced the overflow lines on the injectors and after bleeding the injectors I tried to start the car. It started and ran for 10 seconds but would not rev and the engine cut out. I tried a few times but the same thing happened. I`ve bled the system but it hasn't helped. There is plenty of fuel coming to the fuel filter and from the delivery side to the engine. Could you help me? Thanks

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I have heard this problem before. When i bought my picasso in january this year. According to the garage were i bought my car from, my picasso had the same problem before i bought it. It turned out to be the throttle body (situated under the bonnet just to the right of the block at the top) and the EGR valve. I was told to help prevent that problem coming back, a good run on the motorway once a month would clear the engine. The cause is the egr valve gets clogged with carbon to a point it doesnt operate correctly and therefore the throttle body fails as its an electrical component. However, in your case the diesel may have got into the throttle body and caused a malfunction as the diesel lines and filter are directly below the throttle body on a picasso 1.6 hdi. I would suggest getting those two components checked before shelling ££££'s on something that isn't at fault. Chris from Lancashire

Hi This could involve two different faults, if the pipe that burst was a return pipe bleeding is not required. was the pipe worn out (natural causes) or has it been under pressure blockage in return pipe. The fluffy pedal does point to air in the fuel feed side . A bad connection can allow air to be sucked into the system. you say that you have bled up to the injectors a few times do you get more air each time you bleed ?. This would point to air being drawn in. First check any joints that you have disturbed (air gets in but fuel does not allways leak out) When it is impossible to find a leak visually you may have to pressure test the fuel system before it will show up using air pressure (caution is required) good luck Paul Paul from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 05/07/2014 22:32:19 | ID: 99052

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Mary Williams, Shropshire

Citroen C3 Picasso 2010

When travelling at 50+ mph there’s an awful whistling from the mirrors on my Citroen C3 Picasso. What can I do?

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I dont know the answer but mine also does this and its driving me crazy. joanne from West Midlands

I dont know the answer but mine also does this and its driving me crazy. joanne from West Midlands

Had this problem a month ago. Located the problem to be just on the drivers side mirror. Check the fit of the plastic covers. Someone/something had knocked the cover and dislodged the plastic. not by very much but just enough to cause the problem. Just apply gentle pressure to get it all back into place. Dave Webster from County Down

Submitted: 19/11/2013 11:50:28 | ID: 58083

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Sarah Scahill, West Yorkshire

Citroen DS3

Citroen DS3 When I'm driving on a fast road and change to 5th gear the car starts to judder and feels as thought it's losing power, I change back down to 4th and accelerate again before changing back to 5th, sometimes this stops the juddering but generally it doesn't. This doesn't happen all the time but has been happening for the past few days, there are 6000 miles on the clock. I have to travel between West Yorks and Birmingham for work a lot but I am really worried that it could be dangerous when the car feels like it is losing power. Thanks

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Sarah, I had the same kind of problem with my DS3, when I changed from 2nd to 3rd it lost power but then built itself back up. I was told by another member that this is a common problem with the manual gearbox. I took my car back to Citroen for a software update and it cured the problem and it now runs perfectly, hope this helps. david gough from Nottinghamshire

Hi David Thank you for this. I will call the garage tomorrow and get it booked in. Kind regards Sarah Scahill from West Yorkshire

sarah,by the way this is covered under the warranty,dave david gough from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 04/07/2014 19:50:19 | ID: 98967

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Johnny Loughead, County Antrim

Citroen C4 2009

Has anyone got any idea why the rear wiper of my Citroen C4 comes on when I open the boot? The car is turned off with the keys removed when this happens. (vtr)

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Hi I have this same problem with my c4 and my alarm keeps going off I've took it to various garages and they keep saying it's the bsi module but some have said it could be the battery I was wondering if u managed to fix yours ? Many thanks x kim from Warwickshire

Hi I have this same problem with my c4 and my alarm keeps going off I've took it to various garages and they keep saying it's the bsi module but some have said it could be the battery I was wondering if u managed to fix yours ? Many thanks x kim from Warwickshire

Your boot wiring harness may be damaged around the area it enters the body. Citroen has a recall for some of the C4s. I fixed mine myself, get access to the inner wiring, inspect and repair if they are cut and/or shorting against any others. Don Youngs from Australia

Good evening, I will go with the last answer. I had various electrical problems with the boot i.e. wiper, boot stopped opening, rear defrost work differently. There was a factory recall to replace the boot loom. I saw it and couldn't believe how the wires had frayed and were touching one another. It is in the area where the wires go from the boot into the roof area of your car. Adrian Neal from South Africa

Good evening, I will go with the last answer. I had various electrical problems with the boot i.e. wiper, boot stopped opening, rear defrost work differently. There was a factory recall to replace the boot loom. I saw it and couldn't believe how the wires had frayed and were touching one another. It is in the area where the wires go from the boot into the roof area of your car. Adrian Neal from South Africa

Submitted: 21/03/2014 10:21:52 | ID: 63122

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ken, Lancashire

Citroen C4 Picasso

Hello my auto parking off light has come on and ESP light dash is saying handbrake faulty PLUS ESP/ASR system faulty . I have taken it to my local garage there computer says no communication to engine management, any ideas on what this good be i have no automatic handbrake at the moment many thanks Ken

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Hi, i have the same problem and have seen on C4 owners website that it could possibly be the brake switch? I haven`t yet changed it as I don`t agree with paying the huge £95 diagnostic fee first as it won`t show up anyway! I will let you know if it works, likewise if you have got yours fixed let me know what solved it? Cheers J jason from South Yorkshire

It's a new brake light switch. I have just done mine. £7 for euro car parts. About ten minutes to fit. It's behind the cover in The passenger foot well. Take the cover off and there is a smaller cover with two 10 mm bolts. It's behind there. Grab and twist and it comes out. Easy. Geoffrey Pearse from Hertfordshire

It's a new brake light switch. I have just done mine. £7 for euro car parts. About ten minutes to fit. It's behind the cover in The passenger foot well. Take the cover off and there is a smaller cover with two 10 mm bolts. It's behind there. Grab and twist and it comes out. Easy. Geoffrey Pearse from Hertfordshire

Bought one but it also came with wiring loop... Problem is I didn't know whee to plug other end of wiring loom into???? So I took it back and got my £33!!! Back. As it happens two days later fault dissapeared and 6 weeks later esp/asr fault hasn't returned!!! What did happen was anti pollution system fault came up and it proper chugged for 2/3 days then one day completely cut out with a MASSIVE CLUNK from the engine, but since then been ok... Touch wood!!! Had fault codes read from friendly local garage for FREE (Citroen £84!!) he said only fault was 6!!! EGR VALVE codes!! Not had it changed as £590!! Car goes well around town now but after a long run (90 miles to the coast which should burn off any dreaded DPF clogging up!!) it starts to play up???? Putting up with it for now BUT want a more reliable car! IS THERE SUCH A THING????????? Jason edge from South Yorkshire

Bought one but it also came with wiring loop... Problem is I didn't know whee to plug other end of wiring loom into???? So I took it back and got my £33!!! Back. As it happens two days later fault dissapeared and 6 weeks later esp/asr fault hasn't returned!!! What did happen was anti pollution system fault came up and it proper chugged for 2/3 days then one day completely cut out with a MASSIVE CLUNK from the engine, but since then been ok... Touch wood!!! Had fault codes read from friendly local garage for FREE (Citroen £84!!) he said only fault was 6!!! EGR VALVE codes!! Not had it changed as £590!! Car goes well around town now but after a long run (90 miles to the coast which should burn off any dreaded DPF clogging up!!) it starts to play up???? Putting up with it for now BUT want a more reliable car! IS THERE SUCH A THING????????? Jason edge from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 27/05/2014 09:30:26 | ID: 96229

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Bev, West Yorkshire

Citroen Xsara

I have just purchased this car and I was told the driver`s seat pumped up. There is a little handle down the side of the seat but that doesn't seam to do anything, only move it slightly. Please could you help me solve this problem?

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Hi Bev,the small handle at the side pulls out ( extends ),pull it out towards footwell direction and pull upwards,then release it,this raises the seat to required level,to lower the seat,pull lever out and push it down,hope this helps. russell smith from West Lothian

Hi Bev,the small handle at the side pulls out ( extends ),pull it out towards footwell direction and pull upwards,then release it,this raises the seat to required level,to lower the seat,pull lever out and push it down,hope this helps. russell smith from West Lothian

Submitted: 02/07/2014 17:17:38 | ID: 98853

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Laura Mc, Kent

Citroen DS3 2010

I have a three door Citroen DS3. The passenger seat when moved forward to let someone into the rear wouldn`t click back into place for ages. The seat was moving forwards and backwards unrestricted. It took a long time and a lot of fiddling to get it to lock into place. So, just a few weeks later, the driver`s seat did the same thing. All the fiddling in the world wouldn`t make it go back into position. Finally the back adjustment lever broke off and now the driver`s seat is moving uncontrollably, rendering the car useless. The seat is unfixable. My question is does anyone else have a problem with Citroen DS3 seats? There must be a serious fault with them. Also, would Peugeot seats fit a DS3 as a new Citroen DS3 seat is over £600?

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Yes we purchased a new DS3 this month and the same thing has happened to our car! It’s now in the garage at only four weeks old. Hope this helps. Simon Roberton from Worcestershire

Hey Laura, I have had the same problem with mine since new, 18 months ago. We have managed until 3 days ago when the driver’s seat broke completely. I have been told this is not covered by warranty, though I am refusing to pay for what seems to be a known fault. You are not alone. It’s worth questioning your garage and Citroen. Liz Caurns from Scotland

I find that you need to remember to slide the seat and lock into position first and then fold the seat forward, Return the seat to the upright position before sliding it back. If you fold the seat forward first it won’t lock into place when you try and slide it. The manual says "the return to this position is necessary for longitudinal locking". Dawn Tucker from Berkshire

I have exactly the same problem. My DS3 is 6 months old and the drivers seat has made the car undriveable. The garage have said they will fix it but cannot fit my car in (because a need a courtesy car) for 2 weeks!! Claire B from Lancashire

I’ve had the same problem, my car is 2 years old, I’ve owned it for 6 months. I try to avoid using the passenger side to let people into the back now, use driver’s side Louise B from Leicestershire

Does anyone think this could definitely be a manufacturing fault, I purchased a brand new DS 3 in April this year and now have the same problem, my drivers seat will not lock into position and cannot be driven. My dealers have advised it is down to me to get the vehicle to them, they have no courtesy car and can't fit me in until Thursday and I will have to ask the RAC to get it to them, quite unbelievable really as they were really considerate when selling it to me!! No surprises there!! I should have realised when driving the test car and it happened on the passenger door we may incur a similar problem. Linda from Redditch. Linda Brooks from West Midlands

Does anyone think this could definitely be a manufacturing fault, I purchased a brand new DS 3 in April this year and now have the same problem, my drivers seat will not lock into position and cannot be driven. My dealers have advised it is down to me to get the vehicle to them, they have no courtesy car and can't fit me in until Thursday and I will have to ask the RAC to get it to them, quite unbelievable really as they were really considerate when selling it to me!! No surprises there!! I should have realised when driving the test car and it happened on the passenger door we may incur a similar problem. Linda from Redditch. Linda Brooks from West Midlands

Submitted: 08/08/2013 10:29:10 | ID: 53425

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Charlotte, Durham

Citroen C2

Hi my steering has devolved a problem, it decides to spin on it's own when coming to a stand still, or as your turning and waiting at a junction, it has gone really light and almost feel like the steering wheel is going to come off in my hand when taking slight bends at speed, on full lock makes a ticking sounds! Please help :-s

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hi there just got citroen c2 14 hdi auto deasal gets to 5th gear try to stop at lights dont change down gears then stalls engine wont crank over or start can anyone help thanks terry from Berkshire

hi there just got citroen c2 14 hdi auto deasal gets to 5th gear try to stop at lights dont change down gears then stalls engine wont crank over or start can anyone help thanks terry from Berkshire

Submitted: 10/07/2014 18:56:38 | ID: 99393

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Glen, Kent

Citroen Xsara Picasso

hi, would anybody know what the part that connects the rubbers on the right hand side of the back box is called please, its strapped around the rear axel and the top part of the rubber attaches to it. mines broken and because its broken the back box is hanging lower than it should...many thanks in advance

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you can buy a metal strap that fits around the back box and fits into existing rubber mounts g minshall telford g minshall from Shropshire

you can buy a metal strap that fits around the back box and fits into existing rubber mounts g minshall telford g minshall from Shropshire

Hi it's called an exhaust silencer strap! A lot of places will tell u they don't do them anymore u wilson have to get box that's rubbish go on ebay they're a tenner already coated and with the rubbers. tina from Shropshire

Hi it's called an exhaust silencer strap! A lot of places will tell u they don't do them anymore u wilson have to get box that's rubbish go on ebay they're a tenner already coated and with the rubbers. tina from Shropshire

Submitted: 07/06/2014 11:05:21 | ID: 97095

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Tony, Hampshire

Citroen Relay

My windscreen wipers now rest vertical pointing upwards not horizontal. They work on all the settings still work fine . Is it a relay or motor ?? Many thanks

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Mine done exact same! Turned out that the bracket that is ontop of the wiper motor, the one connecting the motor to the wiper mechanism, had slipped on the splines. Simply remove the nut ontop and remove the bracket. Put ur wipers on and wait till motor stops. Once it has, turn off ignition or disconnect, replace bracket and make sure the wipers are in the down position before reconnecting everything. Make sure u tighten the nut well, and use a washer!! Mine done the exact same thing and i read forums where people were replacing motors at the cost of over £100!! Madness. Hope this helps mate! :) Dave from Scottish Borders

Mine done exact same! Turned out that the bracket that is ontop of the wiper motor, the one connecting the motor to the wiper mechanism, had slipped on the splines. Simply remove the nut ontop and remove the bracket. Put ur wipers on and wait till motor stops. Once it has, turn off ignition or disconnect, replace bracket and make sure the wipers are in the down position before reconnecting everything. Make sure u tighten the nut well, and use a washer!! Mine done the exact same thing and i read forums where people were replacing motors at the cost of over £100!! Madness. Hope this helps mate! :) Dave from Scottish Borders

Submitted: 05/07/2014 21:06:37 | ID: 99048

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amanda, East Sussex

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi. I have got a Citroen Xsara Picasso and when I turn the lights on at night the dash lights go off or sometimes go on slightly. Is there a dimmer switch or something or do I have to change the bulb?

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Yes there is a dimmer switch, It is down on the left and the left switch is in a row of 3 switches, the next two are for the rear windows. Press the upside of the switch to brighten the lights, and vice versa. Good luck. Mike from France

Yes there is a dimmer switch, It is down on the left and the left switch is in a row of 3 switches, the next two are for the rear windows. Press the upside of the switch to brighten the lights, and vice versa. Good luck. Mike from France

Sorry, mine is LHD, so look on the right side and you will see a switch marked with a "lamp" sign, then do the adjustment. Mike from France

Submitted: 14/07/2014 10:09:38 | ID: 99634

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Mudsle mudale, Angus

Citroen C5

No fan is blowing but the eco light is on, i can play with the fan indicators and they light up black. The ac is turned on on demand (rpm rises) but no air is coming out at all. Where seems to be the problem?

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I have the exact same problem. Any feedback welcome. West hammer from Essex

I have the exact same problem. Any feedback welcome. West hammer from Essex

Submitted: 12/04/2014 08:56:19 | ID: 94120

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Sheila Maclean, Yorkshire

Citroen C2

Just bought this wee car (registered 2005) two weeks ago and had it serviced. I was concerned at the sharp loss of compression going up hills, sometimes right down to gear 2 then it sounds like its going to stop altogether. Thought maybe the garage would spot something but they didn't. Not great for motorway driving, no acceleration when overtaking especially on uphill gradient. I live in Whitby, North Yorkshire and surrounded by hills so I'd really grateful if this problem can be identified so I can fix it. Thanks, Sheila

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I had this problem with my own car and the mechanic flicked the gear stick right 5 times and then my car started. Lynne from Dorset

Submitted: 27/06/2014 11:37:30 | ID: 98549

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louis, City Of Leicester

Citroen C2

I have updated the air filter and added a new exhaust so it sounds really nice. What can I do to make my car really fast?

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Hello, I have a 1.4 C2 Furio "sensodrive!" and I have added a long ram big bore cone air filter (induction kit) with the addition of an oil catch tank off of the rocker cover. Then I fitted a 1.6 straight through race pipe and Sportex back box (no mid box), from factory the C2 was around 75BHP, over the years this had dropped to around 71BHP. After the induction kit I was back at just over 75BHP but the factory Furio exhaust was letting the whole car down and there was still noticeable drag (LAG). So after the Sportex pipes and back box was fitted (not cat back, still have factory cat on manifold) I have a total of 86BHP. To be honest the car sounds great, deep tones and the occasional blurb blurb blurb from the gear downs, but on the motorways from 30mph to 70mph it`s still too slow for my liking! I`m no "Lambo speed needer" and understand that a non vtr and a non turbo will never achieve much gain but there is still serious lag!What else can be done, well it`s down to your budget at the end of the day. What I would do next is get the car remapped (around 195.00+), then I would get the car chipped (proper chipped not ebay 3 quid job!) (165.00+), then there is a company that does a component that installs between the accelerator with 2 or 3 sports modes. This sends a quicker signal (response) to the engine so more response (quicker). The other option is a non cat manifold and a cat back stainless exhaust but those 2 things break my budget and I already have a great exhaust from Sportex! What else for a faster C2? .... cam shaft, fly wheel, polished and re-done piston heads or just a sports set. Then the ultimate in ridiculous would be a NOS system I guess, but I have seen far too many C2 crashes and they all start with the same problem, which is a very light rear end with the addition of a whole lot of torque up front, seeming that there is a massive void between the front bumper to the rad I wouldn't want to stick mine into a tree or a lamp post at any time, if it doesn't kill me it'll cost a lot! Hope that gives you some ideas. Oh and a lower car is always a good thing, looks good and handles a bit better, so have a look at a coil over set (won`t break the bank unless you go German production). Cheers and if you find any other mods for torque or increased BHP let me know :) Whiskey from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 16/06/2014 11:55:09 | ID: 97785

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Gary, Greater London

Citroen C2

Hi, I get an audible warning noise when I reach 20 mph, bleeps 3 times and stops, then starts again when I touch 20 mph again. Has anybody had this problem? Thanks in advance.

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There is a button below the stereo with a dial on it, if the light is on then it is advising you that you are getting near the speed that has been set on it. Just press it to turn it off, or to reprogram the speed hold it till it beeps when you get to the speed you want it set at. My daughter has hers set at 24mph as she has a black box fitted in her car as she has just passed her test. kevin from Warwickshire

This is an easy one! It`s a speed check alarm that is set by the user to a specific speed, it will notify the driver when he exceeds the set limit set. On the dash near the radio you will see a couple of push button switches, most will just be a black blank button with no function, the one you are looking for is usually situated on the lower right of the cluster. Basically reach your desired speed - hold the button in and the new setting should take, if not just press the button to disarm the alarm. This speed check alarm does not have any function other than an audible alarm, it does not limit the vehicle or give any other output than a bleep. If you have a manual it will tell you about the speed check alarm and how to use it in there, if not and my quick fix does not work for you, I will grab my manual out of the car and do a step by step with more specific details.Hope that helps! Whiskey from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 02/07/2014 11:43:40 | ID: 98834

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Daniel summers, Warwickshire

Citroen C2

Hi there are 6 buttons on the dash, on most cars these are blank, I just want to know what they all are? One is for the alarm (bottom left). One is for traction control (bottom right) and one is for speed check (middle right). What are the other three? Thanks

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Okay, I think I can add to that....One is the Alarm. Two is the Traction control. Three is the Speed check alarm setting. Four is the Cruise control. (I believe there was an issue with cruise control in general for all C2s after the Citroen update. Some people reported that the function would no longer work after the update and I have heard people mention that, other than steering wheel controls for the function, there was also a push button in the array). That leaves you with 2 blanks? On the other hand, I have never seen any C2 with a full cluster of buttons that are not aftermarket mods that have been put in.Cheers. Whiskey from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 17/07/2014 20:00:20 | ID: 99882

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Jack Couche, Australia

Citroen C2 2004

I have a 2004 Citroen C2 VTR which has only travelled 98,000km (60,000miles). A few thousand km ago the electric steering began to fail intermittently and the engine management light would come on sometimes as well. When the steering failed the car was still driveable but with heavy steering. However, when the engine management light came on it often dropped into ’limp home’ mode which meant that I only had first and second gear. A computer diagnosis said the steering computer was faulty. A good second hand one did not solve the problem so I am guessing that the electric motor is at fault. I believe this is a problem with C2s. Over the last couple of weeks the problem is getting worse and I often find myself in ’limp home’ mode. The car has also began to not start at all, especially when left outside in the sun for a while. When the key is turned all the dash lights come on but there is zero response from the starter motor. Any ideas? (VTR)

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It's the power steering motor shorting out on it on cause you need a new one Daniel summers from Warwickshire

Submitted: 17/03/2014 10:18:30 | ID: 62887

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Whiskey, Cambridgeshire

Citroen C2

Citroen c2 1.4 furio Petrol. Ice crystal warning with 1st gear pull away problem. When in traffic or driving slowly through for instance a drive through restaurant or after a que to a roundabout, I get three bleeps from the dash and the ice sensor comes on, when this happens the car will not pull away until 3000rpm is reached. the car then jumps off very violently and its is becoming dangerous to drive. This ice warning has also occurred from cold and static when first starting the car up but does most happen when the car is warm. OBDII tells me only that there is an ABS sensor error and that the transmission fluid temp is high. How can I disable the ice warning sensors or just fix the problem and prevent the ice warning from coming on... and yes its all year round not just in the winter.

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Hi. I'm guessing it's a sensodrive, this can cause a big problem if not fixed. When you get in your car go up and down every gear before you leave, if not it will one day get stuck in first gear and your car won't start. I think the problem is water getting in the solenoid. This is what Citroen themselves say to do Daniel summers from Warwickshire

Submitted: 07/05/2014 20:32:16 | ID: 95212

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Patrick, Cardiff

Citroen C2

Hi there, Need to change the fuel or petrol pump on my c2 does any any know how they come out do i did to take the tank off or can i remove the seat to again access if any one can help it would be grateful

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Hi, you can get to the tank under the back of the car, should be easy to remove as it`s plastic Daniel summers from Warwickshire

Submitted: 20/05/2014 11:41:41 | ID: 95758

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Chris, Lancashire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi, im having a problem with my cruise control. Since i bought the car it hasn't worked but cant figure out why. When i switch on the cruse control nothing on the dash appears or even shows any evidence that the cruise control switch has been activated. Can anyone help please?

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There is a switch at the top of the clutch pedal, check this switch for correct detection of the clutch not being pressed, try lifting the clutch pedal with your foot as you switch on the cruise control. Also cruise control will only ever activate in 4th or 5th gear and above 30 mph Graham from Lincolnshire

There is a switch at the top of the clutch pedal, check this switch for correct detection of the clutch not being pressed, try lifting the clutch pedal with your foot as you switch on the cruise control. Also cruise control will only ever activate in 4th or 5th gear and above 30 mph Graham from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 13/07/2014 14:27:45 | ID: 99581

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stuart mott, Norfolk

Citroen Xsara

trouble selecting reverse gear on a manual gearbox all other gears select ok

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You have to check gear linkages that they are not loose , if so tighten them, if not the synchro gears selecting reverse or the reverse gear is damaged in the gearbox take it to the gearbox specialist bongani from Zimbabwe

You have to check gear linkages that they are not loose , if so tighten them, if not the synchro gears selecting reverse or the reverse gear is damaged in the gearbox take it to the gearbox specialist bongani from Zimbabwe

Submitted: 10/07/2014 10:41:16 | ID: 99371

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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

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

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Ann, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Citroen C1

I have heard a beep noise on occasions. No warning lights come on. Just wonder if anybody knows what the beep is. It seems to be a warning or a reminder as it only happens occasionally.

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Hi - i had the same problem last week - i would like to know what it is, its def not petrol warning i know that. Carly from Surrey

Hi - i had the same problem last week - i would like to know what it is, its def not petrol warning i know that. Carly from Surrey

Submitted: 08/07/2014 21:22:38 | ID: 99270

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Tamsyn Kitto, Cornwall

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I have put £20 of diesel in the car and the fuel on the digital dash is saying empty and low fuel?? Any ideas? Just bought the car, also there is a tinny rattle from the passenger wheel side but I have seen someone else have the same about a heat plate, so think I will remove that

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Hi Tamsyn I have the same problem. If you let the tank go too low you will need to at least half fill the tank to get the reading to go up. It is a problem but shed load of fuel dumped in the tank will sort it. Bernie Godfrey from Cornwall

Hi Tamsyn I have the same problem. If you let the tank go too low you will need to at least half fill the tank to get the reading to go up. It is a problem but shed load of fuel dumped in the tank will sort it. Bernie Godfrey from Cornwall

Submitted: 11/07/2014 14:07:56 | ID: 99450

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tony baker, Durham

Citroen C3

My c3 keep cut ing out when I come to stop can u help plz

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Hi, Replace your idle control valve this will cure the problem. ben walker from Northumberland

Hi, Replace your idle control valve this will cure the problem. ben walker from Northumberland

If this is a new Eco engine unless you press Eco button under steering wheel it will continue to do this to save fuel. If not then idle control Peter from Falkirk

Submitted: 13/04/2014 12:56:05 | ID: 94173

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Alan Howarth, England

Citroen Berlingo 2008

I have a scraping noise on the front brakes of my Citroen Berlingo. I have fitted new pads and discs but still the noise persists. Can anyone solve this for me?

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I had the same problem, turned out to be rear pads! Sounded like the noise was from the front. steve ayers from Norfolk

I had the same problem, turned out to be rear pads! Sounded like the noise was from the front. steve ayers from Norfolk

Submitted: 18/03/2014 11:31:14 | ID: 62976

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Nicky Parton, England

Citroen Xantia 1998

My Citroen Xantia`s heater/blower has stopped working. It has been intermittent in the past but seems to have given up now. The problem is also that my carpet is soaking wet and the wiring under it was very wet. Is the water the reason for the blower to stop working or are the problems not linked? How do I know if the fault is with the heater matrix?

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My Xantia, leaves had blocked the drain holes under the plastic shroud under the wiper blades. You have to remove the wiper blade arms and the shroud. Remove the leaves and clean out drain holes. But in a big rain the water still gets in. In New Zealand we have 2 litre plastic Ice Cream containers. - 170mm x 170mm x90mm hight. I cut the sides 80mm x 60mm on 4 sides, giving it like 4 legs and a top as a cover, the hole are to allow air so wiper motor can still cool. This I places over the wiper motor which stopped water when a heavy rain from pouring down the wipe motor into the car. This covered the motor and not allowing water to go where it should not, but only out the holes in the corner of each side of the car where it should go.it is easy to do, and hence no more water inside my Xantia. To me all Xantias will do this when their is a heavy rain, as my Xantia will be no different than any other Xantia and was not altered from the car when New. Simply put the water was not channeled away correctly. But now fixed. Cheap efficient and works 100 % . You could google Ice Cream 1 litre packs New Zealand and see what they look like I would think, then you know. Hope this explains it in an easy way to understand. But once you have the shroud cover off you should be able to see it and the rubbish leaves. And you will see the motor and how easy it is for the heavy rain to flow over into wrong place. 2 years since fix, and no more water. Motor mechanic 46 years New Zealand. & work for myself. Ged from New Zealand

If it's a heater matrix the water in the carpet will probably feel all greasy and smell if that's the case it's defiantly your matrix.... Mine took 14 hours to replace, never again! Dan from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 14/01/2014 16:21:51 | ID: 59981

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P.Last, Essex

Citroen Xantia

The air bag light flickers when starting and then goes to solid . However a couple of months ago I took my 16 year old granddaughter and two of her friends to catch a coach and the light went out. Normally the only people in the car are my wife and me and I and I find it difficult to believe that the unusual weight on the back seat caused this to happen. I would like to find a way to get the light out permanently. My garage tells me it is a scrapper which is a shame because it is a 1997 model and has only done 89,000 miles since new (it was an ex Citroen car and we have owned it since 1998) and it runs like a dream. Thanks Paul.

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Hi It's probably the connections under the seat that have become loose or pulled when the seat was moved forwards / backwards... Try soldiering the wires perminantly together on both front seats and that should fix the problem. You might need to clear the warnings but if you can't then disconnecting the battery leaving it 10 minutes then reconnecting should do the trick. This has worked for me before. Dan from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 02/06/2014 13:19:37 | ID: 96712

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graham, City of Dundee

Citroen Xantia

My battery was flat when I went to start it the other day after using jump cables it started now everytime I unlock the car and when I switch the ignition of the lights flash do I need a new battery or is it more serious Kind regards Graham Macgillivray

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Hi It's probably the connections under the seat that have become loose or pulled when the seat was moved forwards / backwards... Try soldiering the wires perminantly together on both front seats and that should fix the problem. You might need to clear the warnings but if you can't then disconnecting the battery leaving it 10 minutes then reconnecting should do the trick. This has worked for me before. Dan from Hertfordshire

Hi It's probably the connections under the seat that have become loose or pulled when the seat was moved forwards / backwards... Try soldiering the wires perminantly together on both front seats and that should fix the problem. You might need to clear the warnings but if you can't then disconnecting the battery leaving it 10 minutes then reconnecting should do the trick. This has worked for me before. Dan from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 07/07/2014 00:36:31 | ID: 99104

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Sarah Bradley, Wales

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 2008

I drove my Citroen Grand C4 Picasso this morning with no problems, I got in it to come home and the car won’t start. It says "parking brake faulty" on the dash and it makes a lot of beeping noises but will not start? What`s wrong?

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Hi, i cant answer your question but i have the same fault. did you find out your problem. chris from Lancashire

No answer to problem but I am having the same problem, did you resolve the problem because I need help. Cheers. Jason Marshall from Tyne and Wear

No answer to problem but I am having the same problem, did you resolve the problem because I need help. Cheers. Jason Marshall from Tyne and Wear

Easy fix in the end - I changed the battery. chris from Lancashire

Submitted: 06/01/2014 11:53:35 | ID: 60303

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Robert, West Yorkshire

Citroen Dispatch

Intermittent faint dull clicking noise from under the dashboard, any ideas ?

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We have the same problem, did you solve it, strangely since bad storm last night? I`d be grateful for ideas please. Doreen from Essex

My van does a knocking noise from the front and i found it was when the widscreen wipers dont return fully to their off position and you can see them moving slightly, its when my screen isnt wet enough i think. so that might be the knocking noise you can hear. Ady from Lincolnshire

My van does a knocking noise from the front and i found it was when the widscreen wipers dont return fully to their off position and you can see them moving slightly, its when my screen isnt wet enough i think. so that might be the knocking noise you can hear. Ady from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 08/07/2014 14:16:49 | ID: 99227

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John O`Neill, Lanarkshire

Citroen Dispatch 2012

Can someone tell me how to get into my Citroen Dispatch to change light bulbs please as my hands will not fit?

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It's insanely difficult for anyone with hands bigger than a 5 year old child John. I tried it once and took the skin off my knuckles and 30 minutes later finally managed to do it. Drivers side is even more difficult than passenger side. I now go to Halfords whenever a bulb goes, they seem to do it in about 2 minutes for about a fiver a bulb, money well spent IMO. steve York from City of York

Submitted: 14/03/2014 16:16:31 | ID: 62776

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david, Ireland

Citroen Dispatch

central locking stoped working with the key fob any help would be grate ful thanks david

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I had the same problem last month. I almost daren't ask such a patronising question but........have you tried replacing the battery in the key fob? 99p and my remote fob is now working again. steve York from City of York

I had the same problem last month. I almost daren't ask such a patronising question but........have you tried replacing the battery in the key fob? 99p and my remote fob is now working again. steve York from City of York

Submitted: 10/05/2014 12:31:42 | ID: 95335

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tony clarke, Essex

Citroen Dispatch

I recently purchased a Citroen Dispatch 1.6HDI. I have no handbook for it and wanted to know a couple of questions. I don't know where the fusebox is and also I looked under the bonnet and there seems to be something missing on the right hand side, but I have no idea what it is. Can anybody help?

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The fuse box is behind the glove box peter from Bristol

Submitted: 01/07/2014 22:49:55 | ID: 98827

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Phil, Spain

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Model HDi Diesel 2002, 140,000 miles (not Estate) The idle speed on my Picasso is sometimes rhythmic (slightly faster/slower two or three times a second) and also can be felt when accelerating gently away in the lower gears, not really noticable at motorway speeds.It has been happening for a couple of months.Up to now I have only had the injectors tested ,no fault found and no obvious cause. Occasionally a slight pinking can also be heard, similar to the older petrol-engined cars (not when idling),but I havn`t noticed any smoke from the exhaust. This may be a separate issue but twice over the last 12 months the small plastic threaded cover under the diesel fuel pump has leaked and been replaced (I believe this to be for retaining or bleeding off any water in the diesel).This has recently started weeping fuel again. I would appreciate any advice on this as my local (smallish) Citroen garage couldn`t diagnose it .

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I may be too late but it could be a failing fuel lift pump in the tank. the fuel drain should not leak unless open or faulty rob from West Sussex

I may be too late but it could be a failing fuel lift pump in the tank. the fuel drain should not leak unless open or faulty rob from West Sussex

Submitted: 29/06/2014 15:58:27 | ID: 98681

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KEN WILLINGHAM, Norfolk

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi , please can you help me with problem i have with Citroen Xsara 1.6 HDI diesel , car was running prefectly ok until one day engine would not start , vehicle was recovered to garage who looked at it said they could not find the fault , it was then taken from there to a Citroen main dealer , they had it for 2 weeks ,and after carrying out checks including testing injectors and compression tests which were all ok , also no fault codes recorded they then said it could possibly have a cracked cylinder head , or more main engine problem , and advised it would be best to scrap vehicle i now have the car and to me it seems fuel related problem , as i have problem with trying to bleed /prime fuel system through a new filter i have fitted any help / advise you can give me would be greatly apreciated , the car is a 2006 - and mileage is 108500 many thanks ken

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Hi Ken, remove the plastic cover on top of engine and you'll see a black in colour rectangular plastic object about 5 ins long with fuel lines attached. if you squeeze this you'll feel it drawing in fuel to prime the system,hope this helps. colin miller from Torbay

Hi Ken, remove the plastic cover on top of engine and you'll see a black in colour rectangular plastic object about 5 ins long with fuel lines attached. if you squeeze this you'll feel it drawing in fuel to prime the system,hope this helps. colin miller from Torbay

Submitted: 05/07/2014 10:38:48 | ID: 98997

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