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Angela Burn, Tyne and Wear

Citroen C1

My January 2014 Citroen C1 has twice started flashing the Seatbelt light and beeping loudly at me to fasten the seatbelt when I am alone in the car and with the seatbelt correctly fastened. The noise is terrible, getting louder and louder and I can't stop it. Turning the engine off and "belting up" again didn't stop this happening. Later when I got into the car it was back to normal. I'm worried it will happen again but if I take it back to the garage it will be fine when they examine it as it's just an intermittent problem. What can I do to stop it happening again?

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Did you have anything on the passenger seat. . The sests have sensors and anything heavy like shopping or a heavy bag will mimic a person and set the alarm off darren from Nottinghamshire

Did you have anything on the passenger seat. . The sests have sensors and anything heavy like shopping or a heavy bag will mimic a person and set the alarm off darren from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 18/08/2014 14:45:43 | ID: 101702

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maureen, Greater London

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

My manual parking brake button is stuck so causing parking brake malfunction warning light to come on, any ideas on how to unstick this or what the problem might be. Thanks

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Your parking brake selector has one or two broken mounts. So just replace with new one or try to glue the broken pieces! I got a picture of broken parking brake selector as came across with it. :) fbemsiukas from Lancashire

Your parking brake selector has one or two broken mounts. So just replace with new one or try to glue the broken pieces! I got a picture of broken parking brake selector as came across with it. :) fbemsiukas from Lancashire

Submitted: 24/05/2014 10:59:53 | ID: 96053

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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

Well not knowing your current circumstances but at the very least you have a very soggy air filter which will restrict air flow to the engine and so just unscrewing this (temporary!!) you may be able to start engine! Nick from Fife

Have you looked at your exhaust manifold to see if it is cracked .as fumes can exit Danny from Greater Manchester

Have you looked at your exhaust manifold to see if it is cracked .as fumes can exit Danny from Greater Manchester

this happened to my wife's car two piston con-rods were bent , I decided on an engine rebuild. Water was sucked in through the air filter then when she started the car again it tried to compress the water in the cylinders which would never have worked, compressing gas air mix is one thing but the attempt at compressing the water wrecked the engine.the awful word IF comes into the equation if she had not tried to restart the car, maybe we could have removed the plugs and the let it dry out but maybe the damage was already done as the water was in there anyway. A new engine or a really competent mechanic who can strip down then rebuild the engine, but most garages have fitters not real mechanics who know there con-rod from there big-end are few and far between. have a search for engine prices, then have a look at car auction you may get a car with a good engine and then you can transfer it over. I just put our two cars in as trade-ins they were 27000 miles and 39000 miles both Cars and the Engines were in great condition. Alexander from West Lothian

this happened to my wife's car two piston con-rods were bent , I decided on an engine rebuild. Water was sucked in through the air filter then when she started the car again it tried to compress the water in the cylinders which would never have worked, compressing gas air mix is one thing but the attempt at compressing the water wrecked the engine.the awful word IF comes into the equation if she had not tried to restart the car, maybe we could have removed the plugs and the let it dry out but maybe the damage was already done as the water was in there anyway. A new engine or a really competent mechanic who can strip down then rebuild the engine, but most garages have fitters not real mechanics who know there con-rod from there big-end are few and far between. have a search for engine prices, then have a look at car auction you may get a car with a good engine and then you can transfer it over. I just put our two cars in as trade-ins they were 27000 miles and 39000 miles both Cars and the Engines were in great condition. Alexander from West Lothian

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

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Mike, South Africa

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi There I have a noise near the rear of my citroen Xsrara Picasso 1.6 petrol,silver in clour, when driving i tend to hear knocking sounds like it comes from near the shocks area. what else can it be besides the shocks as i put new shocks yesterday. Also taking off, i hear a noise near the front tyre area and as i drive faster the noise goes faseter as well. what can be possible faults. Many thanks and Many God bless you for your time and advice Mike from South Africa

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hello there can anyone please help to my question as to how to open the intake manifold for citroen xsara picasso as mine is cracked. please can u give me instructions how to open the manifold mike south africa Mike from South Africa

Submitted: 14/08/2014 16:16:32 | ID: 101481

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Nicky, Wrexham

Citroen Relay

I have a 2001 Y reg Citroen Relay van, with a speedo that is not working. I am looking for a speedo cable but apparently Citroen have stopped making the part. Can anyone help please? I have been informed that the part number is 6123L4. I have managed to get hold of the speedo drive but deperately need cable too. Thanks.

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I'm looking for exactly the same cable. Rob Aubry from Devon

I'm looking for exactly the same cable Rob Aubry from Devon

Submitted: 28/04/2014 18:12:28 | ID: 94847

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Kym, Cumbria

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi, We have just got a Picasso and the display light for the air con controls has gone really dim like the contrast needs changing. We can't figure out how to do it? We know how to change the main display eg speed etc but this doesn't seem to work for the air con display?! Thanks in advance for any help

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Hi Kym, when I bought my Picasso several dash lights were dim/non-existent came down to bulb replacement, they turn silver and don't glow as bright, hope that helps. David Neville from Essex

Hi Kym, when I bought my Picasso several dash lights were dim/non-existent came down to bulb replacement, they turn silver and don't glow as bright, hope that helps. David Neville from Essex

Submitted: 14/08/2014 19:51:50 | ID: 101498

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Paul, Kent

Citroen Xsara Picasso

My ESP AND ENGINE FAULT yellow lights have come on. If I turn off and press the esp button until its yellow light comes on with just the ignition on, then press esp again, the dash warning light goes out for a few miles. At the same time the ENGINE FAULT warning light comes on. I have tried the 10 second on and off procedure which cured it for 2 days. Now they have both come on again. Has anybody any clues as to the cause of this problem? It makes no difference to the the running of the car.

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We had the same problem Esp and. Engine light on , we had a oil and oil filter change and that seem to cure it sounds stupid I know but it worked for us Shelle from Lancashire

We had the same problem Esp and. Engine light on , we had a oil and oil filter change and that seem to cure it sounds stupid I know but it worked for us Michelle from Lancashire

Submitted: 16/07/2014 15:34:19 | ID: 99788

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colin rumsey, Powys

Citroen C5

Hi.my aircon/climate control is blowing hot on the passenger side & cold on the drivers side. Any ideas please ?? I'm sitting with nicve cool air while the good lady is being cooked. HELP..

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What model do you have? VTR+ and Exclusive models have dual zone air-con which enables you to have different temperatures either side so it could just be a case of turning the passenger side knob down. Chris Whitty from Surrey

Submitted: 28/07/2014 21:20:44 | ID: 100521

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Graham Ivory, Ireland

Citroen C5

I have replaced my fog light bulbs with new bulbs only to find they are not working, even when the engine is running they still will not work, the fog light lamp appears on the the dash console and i have checked the fuses and all seem fine, i reckon it is down to the electrical relay but i can't seem to find them anywhere, i have checked under the bonnet next the fuses, in the glove box next to the fuses and in the boot behind all the lining but all to no avail. Am i missing something? I was hoping someone might point me in the right direction with this problem if possible. Many thank's in advance, Graham.

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What model do you have? VTR+ and Exclusive models have dual zone air-con which enables you to have different temperatures either side so it could just be a case of turning the passenger side knob down. Chris Whitty from Surrey

What model do you have? VTR+ and Exclusive models have dual zone air-con which enables you to have different temperatures either side so it could just be a case of turning the passenger side knob down. Chris Whitty from Surrey

Submitted: 25/07/2014 16:04:01 | ID: 100340

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Anila Khan, Kent

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

Hi there, I wonder if you could help me. I have Citroen Grand Picasso Diesel C4 2008 model. I have been getting following messages on my dashboard: ESP/ASR system faulty along with service symbol on the right top corner of the dashboard and also anti-pollution system faulty or parking brake faulty. Whenever I get these messages specially parking brake faulty symbol, the car starts getting slower then gets installed and finally I leave it for few seconds and restart the car again. Sometime car starts with no problem but mostly after this symbol parking brake stops working for little while. Can you please advice me what to do? Thanks

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Hi there, I wonder if you could help me. I have Citroen Grand Picasso Diesel C4 2008 model. I have been getting following messages on my dashboard: ESP/ASR system faulty along with service symbol on the right top corner of the dashboard and also anti-pollution system faulty or parking brake faulty. Whenever I get these messages specially parking brake faulty symbol, the car starts getting slower then gets installed and finally I leave it for few seconds and restart the car again. Sometime car starts with no problem but mostly after this symbol parking brake stops working for little while. Can you please advice me what to do? Thanks Anila Khan from Kent

Submitted: 14/08/2014 12:30:03 | ID: 101465

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Miles Chettle, Cheshire

Citroen C5 2010

While driving at night the screen of my Citroen C5`s sat nav turned a bright yellow and I could not read the display. The next morning it was back to normal and it hasn`t done it again. Any ideas why this happened? (vtr+nav)

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I have owned a 10 plate C5 VTR Plus Nav HDi 160 for a month. Shopped in a Mondeo Titanium X because I had a fault with the touch screen sat nav and couldn’t face the cost of putting it right. Then on Friday the sat nav screen on my C5 went yellow - I was not amused. Drove about two miles, stopped the car and started it again - still yellow. Left if for about 20 minutes and now all ok. So something to keep an eye on. I’ll let you know if I ever find out what happened or if the problem gets worse Mark North from England

By pure coincidence, my screen started doing this just today (13aug2014) - how annoying. Intermittent yellowing and fading. I see there is a bmw chatroom on such a topic. A well documented successfull solution involved a thorough cleaning of the ribbon connectors. Not only does it solve the problem, but also resulted in more vibrant colours. Search "bmw faded screen synndrome". A few years ago my satnav started playing up intermittently. After a thorough dismantle and clean, it has been fine ever since. I suppose after 13 years electrical connectors could do with a good. helen from Lincolnshire

By pure coincidence, my screen started doing this just today (13aug2014) - how annoying. Intermittent yellowing and fading. I see there is a bmw chatroom on such a topic. A well documented successfull solution involved a thorough cleaning of the ribbon connectors. Not only does it solve the problem, but also resulted in more vibrant colours. Search "bmw faded screen synndrome". A few years ago my satnav started playing up intermittently. After a thorough dismantle and clean, it has been fine ever since. I suppose after 13 years electrical connectors could do with a good. helen from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 24/01/2013 12:20:20 | ID: 89503

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dave, West Yorkshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

My speedo is showing my speed is faster than the speed I am doing. Can anybody tell me what can be causing the problem? My car is a 2002 Picasso 1.8 petrol

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If the solution to your problem is something highly technical then I'm afraid I can't help. However, just in case, I do know that wheel size affects this. Your speed is calculated by the spin count of the axle. Putting smaller than standard wheels on a car can increase the speed of rotation of the axle showing a higher mph, due to the smaller circumference of the wheels. Vice versa, fitting 20 inch rims to a Vw Polo would show a much slower speed on the dash than is actually occurring. Note that changing the size of the wheels changes the final drive ratio of the gearbox, meaning it can be too hard for a car to turn big wheels, compared to smaller ones. Another solution could be the old story that some cars show a 10% difference in speed to reality, so doing 33mph by the speedo would be 30mph in reality. I do not know if this is true though. Again, if it's a more technical problem, then my answer is technically redundant! David R from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 12/08/2014 14:27:00 | ID: 101379

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Ashmeel, South Africa

Citroen C2

Hi all. Recently my C2 has been heating up. It looks like it is the fan as I do not recall it switching on. Does anyone have any idea of the whereabouts of the fuse for that fan? Thanks in advance :)

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If you mean that you seem to be getting hot air coming from the heater then I have the same occurring in my VTS. Even with the fan off, if you have the switch on the left to allow outside air in it seems this air is forced in by the forward movement of the car and passes over the heating element which, even with the fan off, still sits at the temperature setting you have set your dial too. Moving the switch to the right to force recirculation of air holds it back. If you mean something to do with your engine, then ignore what I have just said!David. David R from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 18/07/2014 10:50:01 | ID: 99907

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maynard, Cornwall

Citroen C3

I would like to know the correct tire pressures front and rear in p. s. i

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I would like to know the tyre pressures for 5 door C3 selection 2014 in psi maynard from Cornwall

Submitted: 12/08/2014 13:41:19 | ID: 101374

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lucy, Southampton

Citroen Saxo

My car is overheating and the fan is not kicking in. I checked all the fuses and there is water in there. Any help would be great

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Try changing your thermostat. Dave from Bristol

I had the same problem a few years back. The fuse was OK and there was coolant in the radiator, it was simply the fact that the cooling fan itself was kaput. I got a replacement from a breakers yard for a few quid. The fan is easy to remove and replace just a single nut and bolt and two 'lugs' that slot in and one electrical connector block. You may have to remove part of the air ducting to get access to the fan. Remember to disconnect the battery first. You can check if it is a faulty fan by disconnecting the connector block and putting a direct feed to the fan, if it spins it's OK. Hope that helps. Mike Collingwood from East Riding of Yorkshire

I had the same problem a few years back. The fuse was OK and there was coolant in the radiator, it was simply the fact that the cooling fan itself was kaput. I got a replacement from a breakers yard for a few quid. The fan is easy to remove and replace just a single nut and bolt and two 'lugs' that slot in and one electrical connector block. You may have to remove part of the air ducting to get access to the fan. Remember to disconnect the battery first. You can check if it is a faulty fan by disconnecting the connector block and putting a direct feed to the fan, if it spins it's OK. Hope that helps. Mike Collingwood from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 16/07/2014 17:21:21 | ID: 99798

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stan, Worcestershire

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

Hi. I have a C4 Grand Picasso 16hdi auto 10 plate with 13,000 miles. When pulling away in first and second there is a noise from the engine which sounds like a tappet noise, then it goes away. There is no noise when revving it in neutral. Any suggestions please?

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Hi Stan, I had the same problem and have been told it is because the injectors need to be programmed properly. It is done via the ECU using a laptop and a special connector. Not a job you can do yourself as the injectors have a code which you have to enter into the ECU. Hope this helps A.Holmes from Isle of Wight

Submitted: 13/07/2014 19:38:32 | ID: 99602

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Chris McCarthy, Ireland

Citroen Nemo 2010

I was on my way home in my Citroen Nemo when I went to change gear from first to second and the gear box suddenly went quite stiff and I had a job to get into gear. I managed to get home but am wondering if it is something simple or a major problem?

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You need to change the gear cables. This happened to me sean from Devon

Submitted: 04/04/2014 10:20:26 | ID: 93811

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Lynne Campbell, Nottinghamshire

Citroen C4

Got in the car put in key to start engine and Nothing completely dead so bump started it but soon as turned off again dead please can you help .

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HI .....exactly same, happened in Wales .....2nd August ...car still there, cant diagnose. Spent £150 having fuel pump removed and tested . and fuel pump is fine Any success yourself ...I am in serious need of help ..if not will cost me £350 to have towed home from wales, and still be broken steve from Derbyshire steve from Derbyshire

Submitted: 06/08/2014 13:07:17 | ID: 101015

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shmuel, Israel

Citroen C4

The engine turns off while driving, and not turned back on

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HI .....exactly same, happened in Wales .....2nd August ...car still there, cant diagnose. Spent £150 having fuel pump removed and tested . and fuel pump is fine Any success yourself ...I am in serious need of help ..if not will cost me £350 to have towed home from wales, and still be broken steve from Derbyshire

HI .....exactly same, happened in Wales .....2nd August ...car still there, cant diagnose. Spent £150 having fuel pump removed and tested . and fuel pump is fine Any success yourself ...I am in serious need of help ..if not will cost me £350 to have towed home from wales, and still be broken steve from Derbyshire

Submitted: 06/08/2014 23:55:26 | ID: 101047

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Jean Aldridge, England

Citroen C3 2008

Recently the fault warning flashed on my Citroen C3 and beeped sidelight fault, so my husband changed the bulb and all seemed okay until we drove it. Now the warning and beeping goes on constantly every few minutes saying that every single light has a fault, which they don`t because they are all working. I assume something has to be reset. Any ideas? Thank you.

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Have now had this twice, first just as you described and I done all the same things, evntually took to garage, needed whole new cluster, said it had burnt out. £200 so not sure what was burnt out. They said other looked as if it could do the same anytime, now 3 months later and it has. I now just want to know how to disable the beeping noise Beeping annoyed too from Shropshire

I had this problem and thought all my lights were ok. Turned out it was the light on the back window, it was corroded and needed a new bulb, cost me £48! Margaret Griffiths from Caerphilly

I had the same poblem with my C3 so my husbad changed the bulbs in the front lights. I ended up with condensation in both headlights as they were not sealed tightly enough and ended up having to replace them. Two weeks later I am having the same warnings and beeping, but think all of my bulbs are ok so will have to check all rear bulbs. Citroen have advised my to have the bulbs replaced by a Citroen dealer £13.99, change them indoors or take them to a dealer to have them checked once you have done them yourselves. Barbara Baker from Cheshire

All my break lights are stopping on my citron c3 and the sign says that I have a sidelight fault.i have changed the bulb but they are still stopping on.how do I turn the lights off Fran Trafford from Lincolnshire

All my break lights are stopping on my citron c3 and the sign says that I have a sidelight fault.i have changed the bulb but they are still stopping on.how do I turn the lights off Fran Trafford from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 30/10/2012 12:19:51 | ID: 89148

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Carol, West Midlands

Citroen C2

Hi. I have a 54 reg plate Citroen C2 1.4SX. Starting last week, when I've stopped the engine the fan has continued going for about 5 mins, that is after a 22 mile trip, then again when I get home. The temperature gauge is reading on 3 bars and the engine doesn't seem to be too hot as to over heating point. What could this be?

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Hi that is normal for that car nothing to worry about. Pete from Greater London

Submitted: 03/07/2014 14:59:19 | ID: 98898

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Peter, Australia

Citroen C2

Hi I have a Citroen C2 2003 and it will not reverse ? Do you know what could be wrong with it and how much it would be to repair ? Thank you for your help Pete

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Hi I had the same problem on my semiauto box but you do know you have to put your foot on the brake to go into reverse? if this is not the problem then it is most likely the clutch acctuator not too sure how much that would cost. Pete from Greater London

Hi I had the same problem on my semiauto box but you do know you have to put your foot on the brake to go into reverse? if this is not the problem then it is most likely the clutch acctuator not too sure how much that would cost. Pete from Greater London

Submitted: 30/06/2014 11:15:19 | ID: 98725

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John Harrington, West Sussex

Citroen Xsara Picasso

My car has developed a loud noise under the bonnet. I've been told it's the engine cover/casing that's coming away. Can I fix this myself, as I have been told it will be expensive? Can someone help please?

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Could be lower pully wheel?? This happened to me cost £70 at a garage to get done now fine! Is the noise like a knocking, ticking noise?? Mark from South Yorkshire

Hi John Sounds the same as a problem I had. Heat shield is bolted on the top and the bracket had snapped. With engine running try moving the Shield a little. If the noise stops you probably have the same problem. Your local garage should be able to weld it in situ for a small fee. Worked for me. Leslie Edwards from Flintshire

Submitted: 17/07/2014 14:21:44 | ID: 99848

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bill, Middlesex

Citroen Relay

hi my van brook down on the motorway. The RAC told me it was the fuel pump I have changed that and the cam shaft sensor but she won’t start any ideas

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i am trying to find the location of the injector relay i have followed the wiring from the injectors and they go into the EMU any ideas? bill from Middlesex

Submitted: 05/08/2014 15:37:07 | ID: 100960

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Andrew Hall, Devon

Citroen C4

Hi, filled my car up today but the fuel gauge does not register the car as full any ideas

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2008 c4 fuel gauge showing one bar flashing when tank is half full. john lynch from Ireland

2008 c4 fuel gauge showing one bar flashing when tank is half full. john lynch from Ireland

Submitted: 25/07/2014 22:05:49 | ID: 100354

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Brian Young, Worcestershire

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

Had this car 5 years this week all doors lock when driving can switch it off but they lock again sfter stopping at junction as I drive away any ideas

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The auto door locking can be switched off. Just hold the lock button behind light stalk for a few seconds. Hope this helps. Gareth Boot from Lancashire

The auto door locking can be switched off. Just hold the lock button behind light stalk for a few seconds. Hope this helps. Gareth Boot from Lancashire

Submitted: 15/07/2014 20:17:34 | ID: 99737

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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

I had a similar problem with 'depollution system faulty' and got told it was the particulate filter that was clogged up and required a good long drive at fairly high revs to clear it. After quite a lot of money spent and not very good advice given at a citroen main dealer, it turned out to be a leaking fuel injector seal! All the chugging, cutting out, and warning messages stopped straight away onced repaired. I have since had two more injector seals require replacing but can go straight to the problem this time without all the diagnostic expense! Richard from West Yorkshire

I had a similar problem with 'depollution system faulty' and got told it was the particulate filter that was clogged up and required a good long drive at fairly high revs to clear it. After quite a lot of money spent and not very good advice given at a citroen main dealer, it turned out to be a leaking fuel injector seal! All the chugging, cutting out, and warning messages stopped straight away onced repaired. I have since had two more injector seals require replacing but can go straight to the problem this time without all the diagnostic expense! Richard from West Yorkshire

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

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david legg, Stockton-on-Tees

Citroen Xsara Picasso

my car is a 2002 citroen xsara picasso estate , i need to know how it will cost to change the bmi unit.

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The bsi unit is quite easy to change really its behind the dash panel on drivers side but you need ecu and key plus ignition as they all work together. At main dealers it will be hundreds of pounds but if your confident mechanically 150 quid maybe look for items on ebay. If car high mileage sell it as is or scrap it as not worth doing. martyn from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 03/08/2014 09:50:32 | ID: 100810

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mike barnes, West Midlands

Citroen Xsara Picasso

The passenger airbag light is stopping on , any ideas how I can rectify this ,I have been told it could be a couple of things, thanks

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hi are you sure its faulty and not just airbag has been turned off. If you look on dash end panel theres a key slot to turn off passenger airbag if young kids are in the car. or if not check the connections under seat are firmly pushed together. martyn from South Yorkshire

hi are you sure its faulty and not just airbag has been turned off. If you look on dash end panel theres a key slot to turn off passenger airbag if young kids are in the car. or if not check the connections under seat are firmly pushed together. martyn from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 03/08/2014 16:14:22 | ID: 100835

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keeran, Derbyshire

Citroen C3

Hi, my Citroen C3 2002 model has problems with the battery. I`ve changed the battery twice. I`m not sure what is draining the battery power. No loose wire connections. No radio connected. Also the central locking is not working. I`ve tried the bsi reset and also the fob reset, changed battery on the fob also. What else can I do?

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Hi. You may have a shorted fuse this would explain any power surges and therefore drained batteries. Just a suggestion. thomas wilson from Greater Manchester

there was a factory recall for this problem, have a look at recalls you will need your vin number to find if that is the one of them x tina from Herefordshire

Submitted: 28/07/2014 13:25:00 | ID: 100493

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M SOPWITH, Cumbria

Citroen C3

c3 running well but spanner sign came up and it would not do any more than 30k had to put on warning lights luckily only a 10 mile drive home can you advice. Thank you.

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This happened on mine bought second hand. This would suggest to me after research that your car is due for a service. Oil levels brake fluid levels etc need checking. However if a service was recently done this number and the spanner need to be reset. thomas wilson from Greater Manchester

This happened on mine bought second hand. This would suggest to me after research that your car is due for a service. Oil levels brake fluid levels etc need checking. However if a service was recently done this number and the spanner need to be reset. thomas wilson from Greater Manchester

This happened on mine bought second hand. This would suggest to me after research that your car is due for a service. Oil levels brake fluid levels etc need checking. However if a service was recently done this number and the spanner need to be reset. thomas wilson from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 21/07/2014 11:11:58 | ID: 100082

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Laura, Wiltshire

Citroen Saxo

Smell of burning from the engine and temperature gauge always coming on..don't know what to do as can not seem to put finger on the problem, there is coolent in the car and all fluids have been re filled. thinking it may be the head gasket gone. not sure tho. any advice?? ASAP

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Turn the temp of your heater/defroster to high, if no heat, it could be the water pump, or the water lines have air in them and need to be bled. To find out if your head gasket is leaking: compression test; water in the engine oil or oil in the coolant water. Fred from Germany

Turn the temp of your heater/defroster to high, if no heat, it could be the water pump, or the water lines have air in them and need to be bled. To find out if your head gasket is leaking: compression test; water in the engine oil or oil in the coolant water. Fred from Germany

Submitted: 10/06/2014 21:25:52 | ID: 97383

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graham, Hull

Citroen Dispatch

The mileage is digital and is not displaying, also clock not working, are they on the same fuse and where can I find the fuse. I have found the fuse box in the glove compartment and the one under the bonnet but still cannot locate the fuse for the dash board. Could you please advise. Regards Graham

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I have the same problem with my S reg van, would be great to know the fix. Martin from Kent

I have the same problem with my S reg van, would be great to know the fix. Martin from Kent

Submitted: 13/05/2014 22:07:26 | ID: 95482

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Alan, Essex

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

Hi our c4 picasso keeps cutting out all the warning signs show up on the dash gear box fault,anti pollution fault,eps,abs.was told it was the egr valve had that changed did not work then the garage said it is the ecu had that changed did not work then was told it is the fuel pressure regulator had that done still did not work then was told it was corroded connectors had them changed did not work then it was the crankshaft sensor had that done guess what it still cuts out also had the fuel filter changed and it is still cutting out while driving any advice would be welcome

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Hi Alan. I can't offer any advice but we're having a very similar problem. Our car cuts out, multiple messages come up - anti-pollution fault, gearbox, parking brake etc! The car has been into the garage four times and although they have reset the computer and done a few minor things, including looking at corroded connections, the problem keeps recurring and is getting more frequent. They can't look at the car again until next week and I have no confidence it will be fixed. I have three young kids and am scared of driving the car especially as it has cut out on the motorway. Any ideas would be very gratefully received and Alan please let me know if you manage to get yours fixed? lottie from Berkshire

Hello Lottie. I just got our car back from Citroen on Saturday and they have changed the fuse box under the bonnet. So far it is running well but I`m still not confident that this will be the answer. It cost £168 including fitting and a diagnostic. I should have taken it into Citroen the first time, I have paid out over £800 changing the parts my local garage said were causing the problems. I hope this helps, good luck. Alan from Essex

When this happened to mine the car was engulfed in fire and written off. The fire started from the wiring loom. Not a solution I know but feel that Citroen owes a recall on this fault. Steven from Merseyside

When this happened to mine the car was engulfed in fire and written off. The fire started from the wiring loom. Not a solution I know but feel that Citroen owes a recall on this fault. Steven from Merseyside

Submitted: 06/06/2014 23:05:46 | ID: 97076

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jimmy, West Midlands

Citroen C3 Picasso

Wipers on my Picasso are chattering. Can anybody help?

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had the same problem initially - very annoying. Read on some forum that you need to bend the end of the arm slightly so that the blade is at right angles to the screen. It worked for me mike from Somerset

Submitted: 09/07/2014 16:22:59 | ID: 99330

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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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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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