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Susan cowley, South Yorkshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

The esp light comes on occasionally . why? Is it dangerous to drive about in ?

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Is this under hard acceleration? If so, its due to wheel spin. If not, I'd get it hooked up to a fault code reader. A mechanic will charge you about a tenner to do this, just to see what the fault code is. Then go from there. Ged from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 03/12/2014 23:00:36 | ID: 107352

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barry, Blackpool

Citroen Xsara Picasso

my heater only works on no4 setting what do I need to fix the problem

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Sounds like a faulty switch. Unlikely to be the heater blower itself. Ged from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 06/12/2014 19:55:56 | ID: 107478

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Mark Hope, North Lincolnshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

When I start my car the running is fine for about 5 miles, then as soon as the engine warms up the car revs really high and there is little power in the engine, until running at a reasonable speed. Any advise before I take it into a garage I dont want to get ripped off.

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from your description, it could be a slipping clutch. Is it ok if you accelerate slowly? But revs up if you put your foot down? Ged from Hertfordshire

from your description, it could be a slipping clutch. Is it ok if you accelerate slowly? But revs up if you put your foot down? Ged from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 08/12/2014 22:42:07 | ID: 107580

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Louise, Dublin

Citroen C4

Hi, could anyone give me any advice? I am at my wits end with my Citroen C4 2006. I have had nothing but trouble since May with various issues. I've just got my car back today after it being at the mechanics for a month and now I have another problem. Once starting my car my steering is locking, if the car starts to drive then the steering will come back as normal. I'm so worried in case the steering locks when I am driving the car as it is very difficult for me to even turn it slightly. Does anyone have any idea what this could be? Thank you in advance.

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Hi Louise, I have no knowledge to fall back on but, if you can turn the steering at all, although difficult, it would suggest that the steering lock isn't on but that you have some kind of power steering problem. Maybe the fluid level? Hope this helps Frank from Cumbria

Hi Louise, I have no knowledge to fall back on but, if you can turn the steering at all, although difficult, it would suggest that the steering lock isn't on but that you have some kind of power steering problem. Maybe the fluid level? Hope this helps Frank from Cumbria

Submitted: 06/10/2014 00:57:59 | ID: 104123

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Amy darlow, Wiltshire

Citroen C3

Hello, my car keeps cutting out. The engine will just cut out if I'm in heavy traffic and doesn't happen frequently. It turns on again but sometimes this will keep repeating and I have to abandon the car until the morning and it's fine again. I would love some answers as I keep chucking money at it. I have already changed the crank shaft sensor and it didn't help. The car has done 60,000 miles

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This sounds like the same problem I had with mine. The engine management light was on when it was playing up, and off when the car was running ok. After a few hundred pounds of expense the garage sent the ECU away for examination and were advised to update it to the latest software. This cured the problem. Ashley Retallick from Oxfordshire

This sounds like the same problem I had with mine. The engine management light was on when it was playing up, and off when the car was running ok. After a few hundred pounds of expense the garage sent the ECU away for examination and were advised to update it to the latest software. This cured the problem. Ashley Retallick from Oxfordshire

Submitted: 22/11/2014 10:52:00 | ID: 106653

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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

Hi Graham. Regarding your fog lights, I know what the problem is. Driving an 08 C5 exclusive and I`m an auto elec. Same happened to me a few months ago. If you take out the cover under the glove box there is a green relay. I`m almost sure it`s green. Have somebody switch on the fogs and you will hear the relay click. Ion connection 86/87 should be live. Check with a 12 v test light. Most likely one is not, it`s the power feed to the fogs from the bsi. It`s simple really, disconnect the one with no live, probably 87. Then just tap an ignition live with fuse onto it. domnick from Ireland

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

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Ian Crosdale, Essex

Citroen Xantia

Hi, I have used Radweld to cure a leaking radiator. Having cured the leak I am now experiencing another problem, the overheat sensor is operating the fans although the cockpit reading is cool as is the radiator. Any ideas on this problem please?

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If its a series 2 check contacts on relays under triangular plate after removing panel between headlights, 2 torx on front, 2 plastic plugs on top. Series 1 probably Bitron. See frenchcarforum.co.uk harryp from Shropshire

Submitted: 23/07/2014 10:44:35 | ID: 100197

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Kåre Sigmund Saltveit, Norway

Citroen Xantia

My Xantia Activa 98 is impossible to lock with the remote control. The locks lock and pop up again. The garage suggests multiple cable faults (fractures). Any help to be had?

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This usually happens when a door / boot / bonnet is open. Check all of your lock switches as my guess is that one is saying "open"! Regards harryp from Shropshire

Submitted: 08/09/2014 13:49:12 | ID: 102797

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Dave, Staffordshire

Citroen C8

Hi i e got a citroen c8 the heater wont blow hot air unless its on number 26 also the screen showing celsius/ fabrenheit thats changed too anyone any ideas. Please

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my heater on c8 model 2053 diesal does not work properly its some time comes on what can it be can some please help[ me sort it out mack from Surrey

my heater on c8 model 2053 diesal does not work properly its some time comes on what can it be can some please help[ me sort it out mack from Surrey

Submitted: 08/09/2014 23:36:56 | ID: 102828

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Denise Allman, Yorkshire

Citroen C3 2004

On starting my Citroen C3 I get a clicking noise coming from my dashboard, after 10 seconds it stops. The car is running fine, the problem is just the noise on starting the engine. Someone suggested it could have something to do with my air conditioning system, though the noise occurs when I don’t have my air conditioning on. Could someone advise me about this problem and what I should do, taking into consideration the age of the car? (SX)

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Hi Denise, I was wondering if you found out your problem as I have the same with mine and would love any advice? Thanks Sylvia Sylvia from Merthyr Tydfil

Submitted: 10/10/2013 11:57:51 | ID: 56065

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joseph cauchi, Malta

Citroen C3 Picasso

Hi the problem is that when i close the driver door it will lock by itself , if i disconnect the battery for resetting the system or its a fault? Thanks HELP HELP?

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HI I had this problem with my 12 plate c3 Picasso to fix this problem lock the car with the remote control then manually put your key in the drivers door and turn the key backwards and forwards (lock and unlock)a good 6 times and this should fix the problem hope it works for you! mr a jordan from Essex

HI I had this problem with my 12 plate c3 Picasso to fix this problem lock the car with the remote control then manually put your key in the drivers door and turn the key backwards and forwards (lock and unlock)a good 6 times and this should fix the problem hope it works for you! mr a jordan from Essex

Submitted: 19/10/2014 09:07:31 | ID: 104841

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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

Hi, did anyone get their car sorted? Last night this happened to my drivers seat while doing the runs for my staff Christmas party. I had to drive home with the drivers seat backrest not clicking into place. Very unsafe and considering the car is only 7 months old, I'm shocked that this has happened! I think it was waiting to happen because the handles are so stiff to pull the seats forward, but as I wasn't the one pulling the lever, it decided to give in. If anyone can help that would be great?! Aidan from Somerset

Hi, did anyone get their car sorted? Last night this happened to my drivers seat while doing the runs for my staff Christmas party. I had to drive home with the drivers seat backrest not clicking into place. Very unsafe and considering the car is only 7 months old, I'm shocked that this has happened! I think it was waiting to happen because the handles are so stiff to pull the seats forward, but as I wasn't the one pulling the lever, it decided to give in. If anyone can help that would be great?! Aidan from Somerset

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

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aftab, Greater Manchester

Citroen C4

I have a C4 Citroen 1.4, problem is when I brake I smell fuel in my car, otherwise it`s good, when I`m driving it`s fine? Thanks

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I have the same model Citroen and the same problem. I wonder if this is a common problem? My mechanic has looked at it twice now and can't find any leaks. He tightened a connection on top of the fuel tank the first time, which seemed to work for a while but the problem returned a few weeks later. There are never any spots or puddles in the driveway where I park. Just recently I noticed the smell outside too when the engine was running and I was standing close to the bonnet. daryl from Australia

I have the same model Citroen and the same problem. I wonder if this is common? My mechanic has looked at it twice now and can't find any leaks. He tightened a connection on top of the fuel tank the first time, which seemed to work for a while but the problem returned a few weeks later. There are never any spots or puddles in the driveway where I park. Just recently I noticed the smell outside too when the engine was running and I was standing close to the bonnet. daryl from Australia

Submitted: 12/12/2014 08:20:07 | ID: 107756

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Glenn Harsley , Lincolnshire

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

Hi, I have the diesel version with the 6 speed electronic gearbox. Over the last few months when setting off or accelerating the car judders as though no fuel is getting to the engine before it finally picks up and goes, it is ok once up to speed, it is just the lower speeds and gears which affect it. According to the manual I am supposed to drain water from the fuel filter regularly but I cannot find the hose which is shown on the manual`s picture and my engine seems to have an extra piece of kit which isn't in the photo either. Can anyone help please? Thanks in advance.

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Hi Did you manage to resolve the problem with the juddering on pull off in Los gear with your c4 picasso Regards Jamie Jamie from Greater Manchester

Hi Did you manage to resolve the problem with the juddering on pull off in Los gear with your c4 picasso Regards Jamie Jamie from Greater Manchester

Finally resolved this myself. I always fill up at Tesco and after looking on the Halfords website I found a comment from someone with the same problem as me and attributed it to cheap supermarket fuel. They tried a fuel additive from Millers and it cured the juddering. I tried this and sure enough after a double dose on the first go it was like driving a new car again. I also found the fuel filter which is a square shaped box to the right of the engine and drained a tiny amount of liquid off, don't know if it was water or not but for now just adding the fuel additive has done the trick. Glenn Harsley from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 21/09/2014 11:00:25 | ID: 103397

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des trubshaw, West Midlands

Citroen C3

Hi, could anyone help me? I am trying to find the connector in the passenger side that is apparently under the fuse box that Citroen used to convert lhd to rhd, this connector is giving me a code p1161 and needs to be deleted. Could someone put a picture up that shows this connector, or failing that a description of exactly where it is? Any help would be appreciated, thank you

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The connector is an obd2 socket, this is to the left hand side of the glove box. It's covered with a flat plastic blanking panel approx 8" x 4"... Pry the panel off with a trim tool or similar. You would then need to plug in diagnosic equipment to read and delete the codes present.... Dave lockett from Cheshire

The connector is an obd2 socket, this is to the left hand side of the glove box. It's covered with a flat plastic blanking panel approx 8" x 4"... Pry the panel off with a trim tool or similar. You would then need to plug in diagnosic equipment to read and delete the codes present.... Dave lockett from Cheshire

Submitted: 10/12/2014 16:17:21 | ID: 107686

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DonS, Somerset

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

On my 2007 C4 the gear suddenly changes from auto to manual 3rd gear, the service light comes on as well as the ESP and auto handbrake lights. The gears will change down but not up and manual selection with the paddles will not go above 3rd. In this condition auto handbrake will not work. It has to be set and released manually. The fault is liable to clear itself at any time and gear changes are as normal but the fault can appear again, usually at around 20-40MPH. Citroen agents suggest it could be a loom fault (£3K to replace). Having read of various L faults with the C4, I think this is their easy way out. Any suggestions?

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Hi: Sorry not solution for my side ... In my C4 2014 I have the same issue. Is in the same place when happen (an 6 km tunnel in the down slope @50km/h). Later when I pass throught the tunnel return again to the automatic mode. I note but no can assume that this happen just with the motor starting to warming up. The car still in warranty . Regards Juan Juan from Aberdeenshire

Hi: Sorry not solution for my side ... In my C4 2014 I have the same issue. Is in the same place when happen (an 6 km tunnel in the down slope @50km/h). Later when I pass through the tunnel return again to the automatic mode. I note but no can assume that this happen just with the motor starting to warming up. The car still in warranty . Regards Juan Juan from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 22/10/2014 21:09:06 | ID: 104997

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ian, Louth

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello fellow Grand Picasso C4 drivers. I had the dash replaced 2 weeks ago by Citroen. This appears to have resolved the ongoing fault where the upper screen kept failing. Citroen apparently were aware that this fault existed on some C4s, having possibly had a faulty batch. The job took just about one hour - very quick, must be plug and play (lots of laughs) Barita Keeble from Vale of Glamorgan

Just picked up my new car at 6 o'clock and whilst taking it for a wee run the panel has gone black! I am very, very disappointed that this seems to be a recurring fault. Joanne from South Lanarkshire

I eventually proved mine was the connection to the iPod. When I removed the iPod the problem has disappeared. No more resetting screen. Phil Wilson from Middlesex

Hi Joanne from South Lanarkshire. I`m really sorry to read that your new car has developed this fault too. It's so disappointing. Take it back and tell them what you have read in this forum with regards to a batch of dashboards being faulty. Get them to sort it. Good luck Phil from Middlesex I am very pleased yours has resolved so promptly, but as you may guess mine and a few of us have just collected our cars, not connected any external sources (iPod, phones). So yes everything is worth a try first .. thank you, I think we have all been grateful for any suggestions. Hopefully this will resolve the problem for some. But if you have been unlucky like me and had one of the new cars with one of the "faulty dash boards" it will need to go back to be changed my friends, but it does only take 1 hour to fit. Merry Christmas everyone Barita Keeble from Vale of Glamorgan

Hi - I have a month old C4 Grand Picasso and I have the same dashboard fault. It's only happened a couple of times when I've got into the vehicle - the main dashboard stays black. Thanks for all the answers so far - I'll contact my local service department tomorrow and mention this forum. Suspect Citroen might have to issue a product recall! Jon O'Dell from Bedfordshire

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

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Mike Dalt, Ireland

Citroen Berlingo 2004

Recently my 04 Citroen Berlingo became very hard to start in the morning. Once started I had no problem starting it any time during the rest of the day. I thought it might be the glow plugs, so took my van to a mechanic who checked it out and tells me that compression is way down in 2 of the cylinders and the shems are worn. As a result he informs me it`s going to set me back 700 or 800 euros to get it done. The timing belt and pump which I changed in 2012 have to be replaced. My van was running perfectly and just after passing DOE. Does this sound correct and will this solve my problem?

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Sounds like a proper diagnosis from a proper mechanic: The fact that your car passed it’s DOE doesn’t mean that the engine can’t have significant wear John Greenslade from Powys

Low pressure in 2 chambers would show other clear signs like engine hesitation and difficult starting each and every time! I had exactly the same probs witb mine, replaced glow plugs and it now works and starts fine craig from Warwickshire

Submitted: 15/03/2013 09:54:29 | ID: 91732

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Martyn Morgan, Merthyr Tydfil

Citroen Berlingo 2005

My Citroen Berlingo van won’t start if it is left unused for 2 or more days. What could be wrong?

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Glow plugs need replacing if, after finally starting, it is fine for the rest of the day then next day it turns but won`t start again. craig from Warwickshire

Submitted: 28/10/2013 15:36:03 | ID: 64742

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andy Clarke, Worcestershire

Citroen Nemo

Hi,there is a warning light on the dash of my nemo van in the form of a light bulb,but all the lights are working,could it signify a blown fuse , as the blower has also stopped working. if so does anyone know where the fusebox is located?

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hello, no its not a fuse, if you turn on the ignition, put on just the side lights if the warning bulb comes on, check your numberplate bulbs its normaly them where the problem is, water gets in fan not working that will be the motor, its behind the dash, passanger side behind the glove box, you can get to it from the footwell you will need to remove the small trim, i just puls off easy then get your head in the foot well look up you will see the motor, you should be able to get your hand up and try to turn it, (make sure ignition and fan turned off,) if its stiff you will need a new one, aprox £90 on ebay for Nemo one, but just check out vauxhall corsa i'm sure its the same one and only £30 on ebay hope that fixes your problems regards Pat, pat from Norfolk

hello, no its not a fuse, if you turn on the ignition, put on just the side lights if the warning bulb comes on, check your numberplate bulbs its normaly them where the problem is, water gets in fan not working that will be the motor, its behind the dash, passanger side behind the glove box, you can get to it from the footwell you will need to remove the small trim, i just puls off easy then get your head in the foot well look up you will see the motor, you should be able to get your hand up and try to turn it, (make sure ignition and fan turned off,) if its stiff you will need a new one, aprox £90 on ebay for Nemo one, but just check out vauxhall corsa i'm sure its the same one and only £30 on ebay hope that fixes your problems regards Pat, pat from Norfolk

Thanks to Pat from Norfolk - will look into the problems with fan and light bulbs andy Clarke from Worcestershire

Submitted: 25/11/2014 20:15:30 | ID: 106895

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alan marsh, Powys

Citroen C4 Picasso

One month old C4 Picasso Exclusive 2014 { 1st August}. Instrument panel black sometimes when opening car, everything works just cannot see it. car's been back to garage for 12days who cannot find anything, Citroen say will change instrument panel pod, i'm not sure they know what they are doing. anybody heard of similar ? Alan.

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We're having the same issues. 2014 bought in July, instrument panel goes black sometimes. Turning car off and leaving for 5mins seems to fix it. But garage can't find anything wrong. Would be interested in where you get to. I think is a computer issue. We also had the car refusing to start the other day, but it did 5 mins later. jason from Surrey

We're having the same issues. 2014 bought in July, instrument panel goes black sometimes. Turning car off and leaving for 5mins seems to fix it. But garage can't find anything wrong. Would be interested in where you get to. I think is a computer issue. We also had the car refusing to start the other day, but it did 5 mins later. jason from Surrey

Hi Jason, If your car is not sorted yet then I can help. Our car was in the garage for the first 2 months after we bought it , garage advised me to open a case with Citroen Customer Services. The problem was the instrument panel pod, which at the time was not a spare on Citroens list, hence the long delay for us, but all is ok know. Our garage have had 2 cars since ours so it seems they have a problem with this model Hope this helps, get in touch if you need more info, good luck. Alan from Powys alan marsh from Powys

thanks for this. took the car in again and said a quick bit of online research suggested there's a problem with the panel. They agreed, and have replaced it. said they'd had a couple of others with the same issue. Seems like citroen should be doing a recall on these panels! jason from Surrey

Hi Jason ,glad to be of help, yes I would think a recall is on the way soon. Alan alan marsh from Powys

I have picked my C4 up 2.5 hours ago and the instrument panel has gone black! I cannot believe this - after a Google search I found your answers - I will be back there in the morning! Joanne from South Lanarkshire

I have picked my C4 up 2.5 hours ago and the instrument panel has gone black! I cannot believe this - after a Google search I found your answers - I will be back there in the morning! Joanne from South Lanarkshire

Glad to have been an help, don't let them mess you around it's a simple job for them, and I have no problems since. All the best. alan marsh from Powys

Submitted: 07/09/2014 21:36:34 | ID: 102770

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Caleb vaughan, Blackpool

Citroen C2

my engine warning light is on, and iv had it checked and was told it was due to catalytic converter, when iv checked the service history it was replaced completely not that long. Is this a common fault with C2 VTR's, or is it something I should be worried about?

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I`ve got this same problem? kdot from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 10/11/2014 15:28:40 | ID: 105988

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Mark, Nottinghamshire

Citroen Relay

Hi, Please help this is doing my head in! When I am on the throttle or coming off the throttle there is an high pitched beep/whine. When maintaining a constant speed it seems to stop. Also when accelerating I'm getting plumes of black smoke. Not sure if this is related. Thank you in advance. Mark

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We have a 2008 Relay and ours developed strange electrical problems with things working when they should not and battery going flat etc. We scratched our heads until we remembered an Iveco van we had that developed the same fault (water ingress to the fuse box). On our Relay we located the fuse box under the bonnet, took the cover off to reveal fuses and relays. We removed fuses and relays one at a time and used an air line to blast compressed air into the terminals and hey presto everything returned to normal and has worked ok since then. So the problem must have been water ingress, so worth a try, takes 10 mins and costs nothing. jeff turner from Angus

Ihave a 2008 relay, the engine management light came on and plumes of black smoke accompanied by loss of power, fitted new DPF ( Diesel Particulate Filter ) to no avail, then fitted a new EGR valve which made the problem worse, decided to put it in to the Citroen garage as the AA said it was the airflow meter. It turned out to be a hole in a turbo pipe which cost me £400. Suggest checking all the pipes first and there are a few of them Eddie from Cheshire

Submitted: 29/10/2014 19:41:33 | ID: 105305

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Brian Howe, Lancashire

Citroen Relay

I want to take out thebench seat from my relay van I have been told that disconecting the cables for the seat belts will set off the air bag please comment brian

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No it will be ok, I remove and refit mine regular, 2007. Just reminded myself to put it back in for mot in morning. It puts airbag light on on dashboard till its plugged back into seat. Phil from North Yorkshire

No it will be ok, I remove and refit mine regular, 2007. Just reminded myself to put it back in for mot in morning. It puts airbag light on on dashboard till its plugged back into seat. Phil from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 07/12/2014 14:23:26 | ID: 107523

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Jessica Johns, Cardiff

Citroen C3

I have a 12 plate diesel C3, had it for 2 years and for the past couple of months this sound has appeared from the rear nearside wheel. It sort of appears louder when I pick up speed as if it's spinning in the air. I think it's something to do with the brakes. Anybody else had this problem? I'm also picking up on a sound now when I brake, the sound appears as I'm pressing on it. Very odd, any ideas would be helpful! Thank you.

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N/S/R wheel bearing,should be slightly louder on right hand lock(when load is on the bearing)or have the car raised to spin the wheel and listen to the sound when its rotating. anthony from Rhondda Cynon Taf

N/S/R wheel bearing,should be slightly louder on right hand lock(when load is on the bearing)or have the car raised to spin the wheel and listen to the sound when its rotating. anthony from Rhondda Cynon Taf

Submitted: 24/09/2014 21:07:05 | ID: 103587

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dave, City of Glasgow

Citroen Saxo

hi is there anyone that can help theres a key symbol flashing on my dashboard it was working fine in now the symbol is flashing and a cant start the car

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its your immobiliser, every now n then mine starts flashing, sometimes i only have to try puting the key back in once n other times i try many times, but so far ive always managed to get it started eventually, but my mechanic said it will break eventually, he said it will cost a couple of hundread quid so unless its a fairly newish car its proberly not worth paying out for, unless you cant afford to buy another car laura from Portsmouth

its your immobiliser, every now n then mine starts flashing, sometimes i only have to try puting the key back in once n other times i try many times, but so far ive always managed to get it started eventually, but my mechanic said it will break eventually, he said it will cost a couple of hundread quid so unless its a fairly newish car its proberly not worth paying out for, unless you cant afford to buy another car laura from Portsmouth

Submitted: 01/12/2014 19:06:54 | ID: 107207

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Phil, Greater Manchester

Citroen Dispatch

Hi, been having problems with my wipers on my dispatch, It started with a clunking noise under the bonnet, then wipers struggled to move across screen, then they stopped working but would just judder all the time when parked, I would lock the van and they would still be juddering then they would stop, when I unlock the van the wipers would start clunking again. The wipers would work the odd time but really slowly make their way across the screen sometimes stopping half way. I've just change the motor they still don't work, they just jerk a little when I turn them on, think their even worse now. Anyone know what the problem could be? Thanks in advance Phil.

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In case anyone else has had this wiper problem which I mentioned on my last post I though I would post what the problem was. It was the wiper mechanism ie the part that the wipers fix too, I removed this from the van to find one part of it(drivers side) was totally seized up. Normally this would be easy to take apart but as it was seized I soaked in oil for a while then got it in the vice and got the hammer out, this did the trick, I cleaned it up and give it a generous dollop of grease and put it together again problem solved or so I thought... I had to hit it that hard the end of the bolt which I had to hit to get it apart is bent out of shape so vans all back together now but my nut won't go on to hold the wiper on arrrrggghh, I'm going to try and cut this bit off tomorrow and keep my fingers crossed I still have enough thread to get the bolt on. Regards Phil Phil from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 07/12/2014 12:57:05 | ID: 107520

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midohadji, Egypt

Citroen C3

Where is oil pressure sensor for Citroen C3?

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it is on the oil filter housing.just below the oil filter's housing. Andreas Tsiourtis from Cyprus

Submitted: 08/10/2014 00:55:22 | ID: 104247

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Patricia, Essex

Citroen C3 2011

I had a red STOP sign come up and also Engine Temperature fault come up. It turned out that water was too low. The RAC filled it up but the STOP light was still on, the car however was running fine, so I drove home, no problems. However, this morning when I turned the car on the STOP light came on and stayed on, the Engine Temperature fault sign came up, but did not stay on. Also the fan came on straight away. Any idea what is wrong?

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I have that very same problem? stewart from Lancashire

Submitted: 29/03/2012 10:02:01 | ID: 74182

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Lorraine, City Of Leicester

Citroen C3 Pluriel

The reverse light don't work, hubby checked fuse and replaced the bulb! Does anyone know what to do? Also have the snowflake and beep appear but not a problem yet!! ( Touching wood here ). Thanks anyone?

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Probably the Reversing Light Switch..? Located (I believe) under the battery tray - to the left! Looks like a spark-plug - but with plastic connection & two wires coming out of the top. Approx £15 to buy (225753) but please check Part No with Citroen... :-) Gazza from Worcestershire

Probably the Reversing Light Switch..? Located (I believe) under the battery tray - to the left! Looks like a spark-plug - but with plastic connection & two wires coming out of the top. Approx £15 to buy (225753) but please check Part No with Citroen... :-) Gazza from Worcestershire

Submitted: 27/09/2014 06:51:07 | ID: 103701

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stuart mott, Norfolk

Citroen Xsara

drivers side electric window goes up &down but then goes down halfway on its own accord.

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All Picasso electric windows, (and sun=roof) have sensors which will reverse the motor automatically near the close position. This stops fingers (and toddler's heads and necks being trapped). If the sensor is a bit old, or well used (as in drivers door) it becomes sensitive and reverses the 'up' signal even when the glass is well down. Just lower the glass fully then push the up button. It should travel to fully closed. Any problems worse than this is a replacement sensor mechanism. Philip Parsons from East Riding of Yorkshire

All Picasso electric windows, (and sun=roof) have sensors which will reverse the motor automatically near the close position. This stops fingers (and toddler's heads and necks being trapped). If the sensor is a bit old, or well used (as in drivers door) it becomes sensitive and reverses the 'up' signal even when the glass is well down. Just lower the glass fully then push the up button. It should travel to fully closed. Any problems worse than this is a replacement sensor mechanism. Philip Parsons from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 20/07/2014 18:55:02 | ID: 100055

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Lynne McCarrick, England

Citroen Berlingo Multispace 2006

I am trying to replace a bulb over the rear numberplate of my Citroen Berlingo Multispace. The manual instructs me to unscrew the translucent light cover but I cannot find any screws. The lights are inside the overhanging protector above the numberplate. That protective cover does not remove, so it is difficult to gain clear access to the actual bulb/light cover. I can see two small holes either side of the small translucent bulb encasement but no screws. The light seems sealed or glued to the rubber seal on the car body beneath it, but does not budge. Can anyone help me please? (Desire)

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Wasy answer, go to Halfords and it takes them 25 to 40 mins, special tools to remove the inside door lining of the rear door, the unit then pushes out. then they can remove the clear cover and fit a new bulb. It cost me £3.99 plus £1.50 for two bulbs (I now have a spare). If you try to lever the clear cover off without removing the complete unit there is an 80% chance of breaking it, a new one is £10 online, I don’t know what Peugeot charge for one, but they quoted £50 to change the bulb. I am an electrician who has lots of tools and knowledge but for £5.00 ish its easier to go to Halfords and all work is insured so if they break or scratch anything doing the job they replace or repair it , no brainer for me. Hope this helps, cheers Dave the Leccy from Lincolnshire

It’s almost impossible to replace the reg plate light bulbs without removing the tailgate door card. Even the Haynes workshop manual advises that this is the best option. Remove the door card (easy to do) then pop out the holders from inside the door panel then replace both bulbs at the same time before replacing the card. Just had to do mine! Alan Benson from England

You don´t need to remove the inside cover of the rear door. Have a look at this you tube video I found. Remember to also push the allen key in and push the cover with your other hand towards the allen key so it takes the pressure off the little plastic clip whilst you lever the cover out to the side with the allen key. This is obviously what the holes in the ends of the cover are for. Thanks to all those people that have provided answers on the net, so I am able to give one back. Cheers Ian Ian from Denmark

You don´t need to remove the inside cover of the rear door. Have a look at this you tube video I found. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPClqG0iRjc Remember to also push the allen key in and push the cover with your other hand towards the allen key so it takes the pressure off the little plastic clip whilst you lever the cover out to the side with the allen key. This is obviously what the holes in the ends of the cover are for. Thanks to all those people that have provided answers on the net, so I am able to give one back. Cheers Ian Ian from Denmark

The system deleted the link try this you tube com / watch?v= BPClqG0iRjc Ian from Denmark

Submitted: 02/10/2012 15:11:32 | ID: 71722

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John, Buckinghamshire

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

Hi All. I have a 2008 CItroen C4 Grand Picasso with just over 45,000 on the clock and i've noticed over the last few weeks that icons disappear from the dash display when you turn the car off and remove the key and re insert it, I can use the "Mode" button down by the radio to put all the icons back on but after I turn the car off again I lose some of them again, and ive noticed today that the total mileage and trip distance disappears off the display but if you press the trip reset , they both appear for approx 10 seconds then disappear again. I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this issue ? Kind Regards John

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On the display there are some button for lighting intensity and trip etc. There is one that looks like folders, when pressed this will allow you to display more or less information. try pressing and after all the display disappears the next press should display your trip and total mileage. See page 8 of owners handbook Command button is C Ian from South Yorkshire

On the display there are some button for lighting intensity and trip etc. There is one that looks like folders, when pressed this will allow you to display more or less information. try pressing and after all the display disappears the next press should display your trip and total mileage. See page 8 of owners handbook Command button is C Ian from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 25/08/2014 16:19:00 | ID: 102096

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Jody Jarvis, Wales

Citroen Nemo 2010

When I start my Citroen Nemo van it goes for so long and then just cuts out and it seems that it won’t fire over easy, it takes a while and the engine management light comes on. Why does it do this? (1.4 diesel)

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its the diesel draining back to the tank, must be a leak in the fuel line, most likely to be the fuel pipe harnes on top of the engine, its aprox £80 for a new one hope that helps pat from Norfolk

Submitted: 07/04/2014 12:14:05 | ID: 93929

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Simon Hill, England

Citroen Nemo 2009

I have a Citroen Nemo 1.4 hdi. When the engine is warm sometimes it won`t start, I just get a clicking noise from the engine. It`s never done this when the engine is cold. Does anybody have any ideas please?

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Sound like starter motor problems to me, regards pat, pat from Norfolk

Submitted: 06/02/2014 11:05:49 | ID: 61774

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Matt, Derbyshire

Citroen Nemo

I had 3 service light appear In the van, engine oil, displaying "change engine oil" emission control light and also the service light with the yellow triangle with a exclamation mark in the centre. I took it to the dealership as it is still under warranty. They managed to sort out the services light and I drove away happy. But after running the van for about ten minutes the service light appears (yellow triangle with exclamation mark in it) and displays "stop start is unavailable" so I took it back to the dealership and they said that because they disconnected the battery it would take up to 48 hours to reset and by driving around it will recharge the battery, well 72 hours later and 300miles the light is still on! Has any one else experienced this? Or know how to turn it off? I feel like I've been led up the garden path. Don't really want to take it back to the dealership as I've already lost 3 days of work! I just want to sell the van now and cut all ties with Citroen but can't sell it when the service light is on.

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if its still under Citroen warranty call them ask for a loan van while they sort it out, if they dont have a chat with the manager I'm sure they will sort it pat from Norfolk

Submitted: 17/06/2014 19:06:50 | ID: 97913

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liam, Norfolk

Citroen Dispatch

Radio display is not lighting up - it just suddenly stopped? The van`s only 61 plate.

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Try pressing the display button on the radio. alan from Leicestershire

Submitted: 13/11/2014 13:57:57 | ID: 106161

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jamie wiseman , Moray

Citroen Relay

i have a citroen relay power steering not working pump seems to be pumping ok and seems to be no blockages or leaks i am now completely stumped any ideas would be greatly appreciated thanks in advance

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sorry 2.2 2010 jamie wiseman from Moray

Submitted: 04/12/2014 16:27:11 | ID: 107378

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Peter, Netherlands

Citroen Nemo

Has anybody changed a bulb on the heater control on the Citroen Nemo? What parts do you have to remove and in what order. Thanks1

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hi' who do you about changiin the heater control bulb on the dash thank you. del fearon from Middlesex

hi' who do you about changiin the heater control bulb on the dash thank you. del fearon from Middlesex

I still have had no answer. Peter from Netherlands

Submitted: 27/11/2014 12:39:24 | ID: 106979

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Ian Bargh, Yorkshire

Citroen Relay

Hi can anyone give advice on what may be the problem? On my dash board I have a orange light that comes on n off but has started coming on more frequent and for longer periods. I think it has something to do with the lights or wiring. I have checked and changed some bulds to see if that made a difference with no joy. when I have the right hand indicator on the indicator light on the dash often goes quicker than normal but doesn't do it when going left. I have noticed that when the right indicator is on sometimes the reverse light bulds on both sides also flash faintly. Any help would greatly be appreciated. Thanks Ian

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suggests connections causing feedback, check for correct bulbs and clean bulb holders connections on rear lights taking extra care of any recent bulb changes, steel wool small file Sharpe knife WD40 all help. bigedd 83 from North Lincolnshire

suggests connections causing feedback, check for correct bulbs and clean bulb holders connections on rear lights taking extra care of any recent bulb changes, steel wool small file Sharpe knife WD40 all help. bigedd 83 from North Lincolnshire

Submitted: 29/11/2014 22:05:22 | ID: 107103

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