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Cath Livingstone, Mid-Lothian (Edinburghshire)

Citroen C5 Estate 2003

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I had exactly this problem, driver’s side cold, passenger side hot, this problem just started half way through journey. Solution: with car unlocked key in ignition but in off position disconnect battery for five minutes, re-connect battery turn key to first position press & hold the lock button to re-code the key (you will here a few clicks when coded) remove key lock & unlock car. Start the car & your done all back to normal. I have two C5 exclusive estates & both have done this both are working fine after this re-set. Hope this helps someone Rob from Isle of Wight

I had exactly this problem, driver’s side cold, passenger side hot, this problem just started half way through journey. Solution: with car unlocked key in ignition but in off position disconnect battery for five minutes, re-connect battery turn key to first position press & hold the lock button to re-code the key (you will here a few clicks when coded) remove key lock & unlock car. Start the car & your done all back to normal. I have two C5 exclusive estates & both have done this both are working fine after this re-set. Hope this helps someone Rob from Isle of Wight

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

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Eric Chandler, Yorkshire

Citroen Dispatch 2010

My Citroen Dispatch has had the parking sensors disconnected as it was a fully vinyl wrapped (sky van). Does anyone know how this will have been done so I can undo it please?

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on the rear passenger pillar is a small plastic cover remove that and put your hand down the inside there is a large block with all the wiring looks like an alarm unit hope this helps pat randall from Devon

on the rear passenger pillar is a small plastic cover remove that and put your hand down the inside there is a large block with all the wiring looks like an alarm unit hope this helps pat randall from Devon

Submitted: 31/03/2014 16:07:57 | ID: 93658

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Robert, Falkirk

Citroen Relay

Side door sensor not connecting properly cannot lock doors is this a Common fault van only 5 months old

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You may find that the mechanism that's connected to the center sliding rail has a small roller missing. this happened on mine and the quick fix was to stick a small amount of tade to the top of the plunger switch so the door pushes it in further when closed. these cured my problem about 4 months ago. but if yours is new then take it back to the dealer. Regards Alan W. Alan Walker from Kent

You may find that the mechanism that's connected to the center sliding rail has a small roller missing. this happened on mine and the quick fix was to stick a small amount of tade to the top of the plunger switch so the door pushes it in further when closed. these cured my problem about 4 months ago. but if yours is new then take it back to the dealer. Regards Alan W. Alan Walker from Kent

Submitted: 08/07/2015 19:53:18 | ID: 118224

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Jennie Groves, England

Citroen Xsara Picasso 2002

My Citroen Xsara Picasso`s airbag light has come on whilst I was driving and will not go back out again. I have tried turning the passenger airbag switch on and off but it`s not helped. Any ideas? (2.0 hdi)

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Under passenger seat is a plug and socket; check that all wires are pushed fully home as I had same fault. And checking plug and socket cured fault. Hope this helps Alan Langham from Warwickshire

Thank you Alan Langham from Warwickshire that worked for me too ! Just pushed on the wires, well pleased ! Peter Martin from Kent

Thank you Alan Langham from Warwickshire that worked for me too ! Just pushed on the wires, well pleased ! Peter Martin from Kent

Submitted: 10/01/2013 14:43:05 | ID: 67637

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Warren, Cardiff

Citroen Dispatch

My sliding door won't open from out side, is it a quick fix I can do my self

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hi wonder if you could help me i cant open my sliding door well un lock it, i can lock by the inside then when i try my key it justs turns and turns it wont unlock kind regard andy andy from East Riding of Yorkshire

hi wonder if you could help me i cant open my sliding door well un lock it, i can lock by the inside then when i try my key it justs turns and turns it wont unlock kind regard andy andy from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 24/06/2015 18:14:41 | ID: 117655

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john andrews, Greater Manchester

Citroen C2

rear wiper comes on when opening car with fob and stops in random positions.

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c2 rear wiper also comes on when selecting reverse gear. john andrews from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 29/07/2015 17:49:18 | ID: 119093

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alan, Tyne and Wear

Citroen DS3

how to chage the display on the climate control to celcius,ive tried the menu option but it just changes the outside temp to celcius and not the climate contro display,any help please

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Upon starting the engine of your car, within 5 seconds you need to press the A/C and circulate button at the same time and hold till it changes.... Note the car has to be left standing and powered down for at least 10 minutes before this process to begin....something to do with the ecu. KAM from Yorkshire

Upon starting the engine of your car, within 5 seconds you need to press the A/C and circulate button at the same time and hold till it changes.... Note the car has to be left standing and powered down for at least 10 minutes before this process to begin....something to do with the ecu. KAM from Yorkshire

Submitted: 09/09/2014 19:52:50 | ID: 102884

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barbara bunton, Yorkshire

Citroen C1

having problems with manual system of locking/unlocking on doors, boot lid and ignition. what is the likely cause and possible solution.have been advised that key keys are possible cause.

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I also have a C1 which did have lock problems, first the doors, then the boot and finally ignition. The keys aren't the issue. My mechanic husband took the door panels off and realigned the door locks with no further problem. However the ignition is so worn I've just had to buy a new set of locks at £200 the full set is cheaper than just the ignition lock so up to now ignition and boot replaced. Sue from Staffordshire

I also have a C1 which did have lock problems, first the doors, then the boot and finally ignition. The keys aren't the issue. My mechanic husband took the door panels off and realigned the door locks with no further problem. However the ignition is so worn I've just had to buy a new set of locks at £200 the full set is cheaper than just the ignition lock so up to now ignition and boot replaced. Sue from Staffordshire

Submitted: 17/06/2015 10:02:09 | ID: 117321

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Angela, Kent

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hithe petrol gauge light and oil/ temp warning light have gone out. The speedo still works. Any ideas please how to mend?! Thanks

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Hi, im just going through a similar problem, it could be the bulbs which is what I thought was the problem I had. But now I found out I need a replacement display. So try the bulbs first karen from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 18/07/2015 10:51:46 | ID: 118585

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Eddie Rapulungoane, South Africa

Citroen C4 Coupe 2005

My Citroen C4 Coupe 1.6 VTR petrol has lost power and when it starts the engine shakes as if it`s a diesel. Anti pollution light is on. Please help?

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mine started to do the same thing when I was driving on the n1 today. what is the problem? morne from South Africa

mine started to do the same thing when I was driving on the n1 today. what is the problem? morne from South Africa

Submitted: 22/11/2013 10:50:55 | ID: 58445

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nick, Wrexham

Citroen DS3

Hi the display on my climate control as suddenly started to read frauhiaut can't find any information on how to change it back to celius in the hand book would be grateful if anyone knows how to change it back to celius

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Hi, My climate control has also suddenly started showing in Fahrenheit and I can't change it back,even phoned Citroen garage and they are puzzled too,any advice please? Thank you Jason coppard from Bournemouth

Hi, My climate control has also suddenly started showing in Fahrenheit and I can't change it back,even phoned Citroen garage and they are puzzled too,any advice please? Thank you Jason coppard from Bournemouth

Submitted: 09/07/2015 00:28:24 | ID: 118233

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Ralf, South Africa

Citroen C3

Can anyone Help? I have a 2007 Citroen C3. My car beeps once and then on the display panel on dashboard it says faulty sidelamps and faulty fog lamps and when this comes on it also says service. This is only on for a few seconds then everything goes back to normal. This happens every now and then. Car does not no need a service as it was serviced 4000km ago. All lights are working perfectly and car is running very well. We did replace battery as that was 4 years old and thought maybe that could be the problem. So if anyone has an answer, would highly appreciate it as this is most annoying.

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The problem is your earth wire in the car is burning out, eventually your lights will stop working all together that's what just happened to me. These c3 r on call back, check with a citron dealer see if yours has had its call back. When I called them they told me mine had already been on call back but the problem is still there. I am now going to take this further!! jenny casey from Greater London

Thank you for your answer jenny casey from Greater London. will see about the earth wire and the call back. will let you know, if it sorts out the problem. THANKS AGAIN Ralf from South Africa

Submitted: 24/05/2015 10:16:27 | ID: 116400

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STEVEN J BELK, Derbyshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

The other day having had kNow or just a few electrical problems my wipers started to just stop! Then start again intermittently then go again. I also have tRouble with dash board lights switching off but can. Still be faintly seen i can't see what speed I'm doing or the petrol gauge, oil, engine light, and temp what's goIng on please steve

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my picasso speedmeter stayed on 0 even am driving faster it not me how fast am going so please could you help me to sorted david from Yorkshire

my Picasso speedometer stayed on 0 even am driving faster it not me how fast am going i changed my alternator and removed gear box now my car no show nothing as speed am going so please could you help me to sorted david from Yorkshire

Submitted: 27/07/2015 03:07:55 | ID: 118954

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Darren greenall, Merseyside

Citroen C3

Front passenger side indicator flashes really fast,no lights on passenger rear work at all.i removed the cluster to check the bulbs which were fine and I checked the cable to the lights which was fine put it all back together and the problem was gone car worked fine again.2 days later fault returned so I repeated taking it apart again and checking and it now works again fine but there must be a fault with something,is it likely to be the pcb type thing that the bulbs sit in?

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My citron is a 57 plate uv had it 3 yrs, always had a problem with the lights keep going, emailed citron they said they were on s ca back but mine had ready had the back. On Saturday took it to halfords again ( list count on how many times uv done this) because every light was beeping in the car telling me my lights weren't working, the mechanic checked my bulbs they were fine, he looked at the plug that goes into the lights & on both sides of my car the earth wire was burnt out was burnt out, he managed to clear the wires that were burnt told me to go back to citing & insist they do my car again as it is a problem that still is there. jenny casey from Greater London

My citron is a 57 plate uv had it 3 yrs, always had a problem with the lights keep going, emailed citron they said they were on s ca back but mine had ready had the back. On Saturday took it to halfords again ( list count on how many times uv done this) because every light was beeping in the car telling me my lights weren't working, the mechanic checked my bulbs they were fine, he looked at the plug that goes into the lights & on both sides of my car the earth wire was burnt out was burnt out, he managed to clear the wires that were burnt told me to go back to citing & insist they do my car again as it is a problem that still is there. jenny casey from Greater London

Submitted: 06/06/2015 18:32:17 | ID: 116878

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jim, North Lanarkshire

Citroen Relay

Van is very noisey when driving it sounds like a rattling noise only when driving

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I had a rattling noise whilst driving - traced it to the wiring loom moving in the rear door pillars, used foam 'p clips' throughout and now nice n quiet. Paul from West Sussex

I had a rattling noise whilst driving - traced it to the wiring loom moving in the rear door pillars, used foam 'p clips' throughout and now nice n quiet. Paul from West Sussex

Submitted: 26/05/2015 21:35:01 | ID: 116501

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janet shonk, Kent

Citroen C4 Picasso

Why does the suspension drop right down overnight or it takes ages before pumping up again the next time the car is used?

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Either the suspension air pump is dying or, more likely, the air bags are leaking. Citroen say they will pay 80% of the replacement cost but it seems that you often have to insist on this! If its the airbags it is wise to have a new pump fitted at the same time as it will probably fail from overwork soon. Citroen may not pay towards this! Alternative is to change to spring suspension, kit available from http://www.eurocarcare.net/rear-suspension/ecc5102gn-coil-spring-conversion-kit.html but you will then need someone with lexia diagnostic system to stop the suspension fault warning on your dashboard. Alan from France

Submitted: 19/01/2015 16:03:35 | ID: 109872

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Ben Atherton, England

Citroen C4 2005

Hi, my wife’s Citroen C4 won’t start. Everything electrical seems okay and it sounds like it`s turning over fine, but the engine won`t start. My wife later informed me that she has been running on the reserve light for a short while. However we have learned from previous outings that the fuel gauge can only be used as a rough guide and has varied (sometimes greatly) with it`s accuracy in the past. So, assuming it is completely out of petrol, I walked to the garage with jerry can in hand and purchased a full can (approx 5litres). After pouring the whole amount into the car the gauge now states ’2 bars`, however it still will not start. Do I have to put more than 5 litres in to fill the reserve in order to refeed any such necessary fuel lines? Or is it just coincidence that she has very little fuel left whilst encountering another problem? Any help will be greatly appreciated. (Vtr 16v)

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Does it crank or not. If not check the fuses under the bonnet. It should be fuse no 8. Swap it with another one then it should be ok. If all fails then the solenoid should be changed or recoiled Mind from South Africa

Hi, what you’re saying about your car I have the same problem; reserve lights are stuck on and it will turn over, but it won’t start. If you could help me I would be very thankful as me I’ve already spent so much and I still can’t find the problem. Thanks. Emma Lloyd from Merthyr Tydfil

I have same problem, I left my car in parking three day after reserve light turned on and then I poured gas into the car and still not start. The instruments panel stay turned off when I put the key on ignition position and when I put the key on starting position the engine sounds likes it is rotating but never start. I checked fuses and all looks good. ¿Someone have an idea what is the problem? Andres Herrera from Colombia

I have same problem, I left my car in parking three day after reserve light turned on and then I poured gas into the car and still not start. The instruments panel stay turned off when I put the key on ignition position and when I put the key on starting position the engine sounds likes it is rotating but never start. I checked fuses and all looks good. ¿Someone have an idea what is the problem? Andres Herrera from Colombia

Submitted: 23/04/2013 10:06:30 | ID: 93328

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Chris, Staffordshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso 2002

Hi everyone. My Citroen Xsara Picasso 2.0hdi, keeps losing power for a split second then regaining it again. Does anyone know what the fault could be?

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Hi, yeah I had the same problem, it was my brake pedal switch. I replaced the switch and the plastic holder (£9) from a Citroen dealer and now no problems. The reason it does this is because when the brake is applied the car cuts fuel to the engine thus causing you to lose power when it is faulty and thinks you are touching the brake pedal. Hope this helps Tom Rothwell from England

Hi, yeah I had the same problem, it was my brake pedal switch. I replaced the switch and the plastic holder (£9) from a Citroen dealer and now no problems. The reason it does this is because when the brake is applied the car cuts fuel to the engine thus causing you to lose power when it is faulty and thinks you are touching the brake pedal. Hope this helps Tom Rothwell from England

This happens to me but the dashboard indicator say Faulty engine. would this be the same problem? Graham from Leicestershire

This happens to me but the dashboard indicator say Faulty engine. would this be the same problem? Graham from Leicestershire

Submitted: 07/01/2013 10:55:35 | ID: 67053

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Mandy williams, Merthyr Tydfil

Citroen C3 Picasso

Hi can anybody help I've got a citroën Picasso 60 plate and the power steering has stopped working it's been playing up all week but I've been turning it on and off 3 times and it's been back to normal but it went yesterday and it won't correct itself no more and the power steering light is also staying on dashboard

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I've got same problem on my 2010 C3 Picasso. It's faulty ECU unit which I've learned is a common problem. It's £500 for a new unit and at least £200 labour as it's under the engine and the subframe has to be dropped to get at it. I've complained to citroen as this shouldn't happen on a five year old car. I'm supposed to hear from a customer service manager by 5pm Tuesday. Christine Barnes from Lancashire

I've got same problem on my 2010 C3 Picasso. It's faulty ECU unit which I've learned is a common problem. It's £500 for a new unit and at least £200 labour as it's under the engine and the subframe has to be dropped to get at it. I've complained to citroen as this shouldn't happen on a five year old car. I'm supposed to hear from a customer service manager by 5pm Tuesday. Christine Barnes from Lancashire

Submitted: 23/06/2015 18:00:56 | ID: 117604

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mr freddy curtis, Neath Port Talbot

Citroen C3

have just had 4 reconditioned replacement injectors fitted also new MAP fitted car starts ticks over and sounds great but on test drive has no power will only reach 30 mph and you have to go to fist gear if you slow down at junctions others will not pull away have had codes checked and shows none HELP urgent need car to getr to work or will lose job?

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check with main dealer it hasnt re set into customer mode ianjwirral from Merseyside

Submitted: 08/05/2015 16:12:37 | ID: 115756

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Jo, Staffordshire

Citroen C4

I purchased the car last week second hand. Yesterday the engine management light came on and I got a message on the dash saying Anti Pollution Faulty, the light has stayed on ever since and the message keeps coming up everytime I start the car up. The car is juddery when it is first started up in the morning but fine once it is driving. No loss of power at all. This morning I was driving to work and the temperature went right up, I got a stop warning light showing. I stopped the car switched off and restarted again and it was fine until I accelerated and the same thing happened again, temp right up and getting a stop warning light. My concern is about the engine management light permanently on and the error message that keeps coming up. Any help or advice would be most appreciated.

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I have had this problem as well. From looking at it it was a dpf fault/ egr fault. Quite costly to replace so I went to a mate of mine who owns Durham recaps got a dpf mod and egr delete which yes is still costly but not as much as the other problems and it ellimates the issue totally and it's been working like a dream since, temperature problem possibly fan based have you checked fuses? David graham from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 13/05/2015 09:44:05 | ID: 115975

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Dawn, Berkshire

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

I have got a problem with my 2008 Grand Picasso, a message comes up with Parking brake faulty and the ESP light and service light comes on, when we had it looked at the diagnostic computer said it was an ABS sensor but after having this changed it is still reading the same message. We have since been told that this model had a re-call back in 2009. What I want to know is, is it still down to Citroen to correct this fault, I was not the owner of the car at the time of the re-call. It only has 16000 on the clock. Thanks

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The ABS Sensore is not placed corectly.need to remove it and place it corectly then drive for a short time and the dashboard will reset itself. neven from Wiltshire

The ABS Sensore is not placed corectly.need to remove it and place it corectly then drive for a short time and the dashboard will reset itself. neven from Wiltshire

Submitted: 22/12/2014 14:24:20 | ID: 108266

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Koos, South Africa

Citroen C3

When start,what is the meaning' Plip Battery Spent' and then it go away.

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it's the battery of remote key must be changed (the flat battery) Khaled from Jordan

Submitted: 10/07/2015 20:32:04 | ID: 118306

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dave lee, Durham

Citroen Xsara Picasso

my car has come up with a fault on dashboard say OVERSPEED INACTIVE WARNING that all it says

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I came across this some time ago, in my sons car I do believe that you have the computer in your car set to warn you of excessive speed, "slowing down" will stop it coming up! sharon humble from Dumfries and Galloway

Mine had that, the overspeed is telling you when you go faster than the speed you set. The fact that it says overspeed inactive just means this warning is turned off. If you turn it on it'll beep constantly every time you do the speed Gareth from Gwynedd

Submitted: 01/07/2015 18:31:41 | ID: 117907

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laura davis, Wiltshire

Citroen Dispatch

Two questions - my Dispatch van seems to lock and unlock itself while I`m accelerating. Has anyone had this problem or know the cause? Also the steering wheel pulls to the left while I`m driving - help? :)

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Does the lock and unlock only happen at a certain speed? as this could be a feature that has been enabled for anti theft, but then unlocks when you are stationary incase of an accident, as for the pulling, check your tyres and get it in tracking test :) hope this helps Karl from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 06/05/2015 13:42:38 | ID: 115636

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reg lale, Portsmouth

Citroen Dispatch

where is the battery in my 2007 dispatch thought I would disconnect as mt front passenger door wont lock maybe it would reorganise electrics to doors

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This should be under your feet as you are in the drivers seat. Karl from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 16/06/2015 08:16:27 | ID: 117262

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P Williams, Powys

Citroen Dispatch

Just bought one, where is the wheel brace and jack stored

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Th wheel brace and jack should be in the back on the van on the left hand side, as you go in the doors. there might even be a bracket there to show you where they was. Karl from Greater Manchester

Th wheel brace and jack should be in the back on the van on the left hand side, as you go in the doors. there might even be a bracket there to show you where they was. Karl from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 15/07/2015 22:07:33 | ID: 118498

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kevin Parker, Lancashire

Citroen Relay

Hi, We have a 2013 Relay and the miles reading flashes continually. Could you please point me to a fault? Kind regards, Kevin..

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Hi Kevin. Have you found the reason for the constant miles counter flashing. I too have a 2013 relay van with the same problem. Ami from Stoke-on-Trent

Hi Kevin. Have you found the reason for the constant miles counter flashing. I too have a 2013 relay van with the same problem. Kind regards Ami from Stoke-on-Trent

Submitted: 07/05/2015 15:28:25 | ID: 115669

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Darren kerr, County Down

Citroen Nemo

Is there a way to reset oil service light dealers say they have to do it at £35 plus waiting time thanks

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Oil light remaining on after oil change Michael from Lancashire

Submitted: 26/05/2015 15:53:58 | ID: 116491

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Jennie Page, Kent

Citroen Berlingo

We are looking to buy a used Berlingo. There are two in my area, one is a 2003, diesel manual car with 112000 miles, price £1695. The other 2004, diesel, manual 119,930 miles, price £2000. I don't normally buy cars that are over 100000 miles, but really want a Berlingo. Are Berlingo's with this mileage and price worth getting? Thank you

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Clearly difficult to say without seeing, but if they are in reasonable nick and have FSH, worth the 'risk'. I had a Berlingo for 15 years (Petrol). It didn't get much tlc, frankly and often drove over hill field and dale dragging a trailer. The body became more of a problem than the engine, although only in the last 3 years. Steering (wear, which you'd expect) and exhaust system which you'd also expect. Failed it's MOT (rust) at 145,000 miles. Then recently purchased a 2003 diesel 2.0 HDi, which was immaculate, for a similar price/mileage to those you mention. The HDi engine is easy to work on and reliable, I'm told. Not as tractable as the petrol engine, but ok if you work the gears. I'm hoping this will last me another 4 years... Things to watch for are the rear axle (a well known fault in high mileage vehicles which have had a hard life like mine) -look at the rear wheels for splay and check the height. Make sure the cam belt has been changed as recommended -a FSH would be good. I like the older Berlingos -and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them as a practical reliable vehicle.(New ones too bling-ey for me and bigger outside) And my diesel averages 42-45 mpg :-) Not bad for a chunky van with an older engine design. H Greenland from Bristol

Clearly difficult to say without seeing, but if they are in reasonable nick and have FSH, worth the 'risk'. I had a Berlingo for 15 years (Petrol). It didn't get much tlc, frankly and often drove over hill field and dale dragging a trailer. The body became more of a problem than the engine, although only in the last 3 years. Steering (wear, which you'd expect) and exhaust system which you'd also expect. Failed it's MOT (rust) at 145,000 miles. Then recently purchased a 2003 diesel 2.0 HDi, which was immaculate, for a similar price/mileage to those you mention. The HDi engine is easy to work on and reliable, I'm told. Not as tractable as the petrol engine, but ok if you work the gears. I'm hoping this will last me another 4 years... Things to watch for are the rear axle (a well known fault in high mileage vehicles which have had a hard life like mine) -look at the rear wheels for splay and check the height. Make sure the cam belt has been changed as recommended -a FSH would be good. I like the older Berlingos -and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them as a practical reliable vehicle.(New ones too bling-ey for me and bigger outside) And my diesel averages 42-45 mpg :-) Not bad for a chunky van with an older engine design. H Greenland from Bristol

Submitted: 30/06/2015 23:12:28 | ID: 117879

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ammar, Hertfordshire

Citroen C5

The brake lights stop working , I checked the fuse its ok , I checked the brake switch it is working ok so what do you think the problem is ?

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throw you C5 in the sea ammar from Hertfordshire

Dear No one is driving C5 these days , so i belive the problem is that you are driving a C5 ammar from Hertfordshire

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Discount C5 old bean; I had one before and I sold it for a mere 20 pounds. ammar from Hertfordshire

I use to have one C5 before , I sold it for 20 POUNDS only ammar from Hertfordshire

you still drive C5 poor man ammar from Hertfordshire

you must be an old man ammar from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 14/07/2015 10:39:06 | ID: 118440

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scottish, Scottish Borders

Citroen C5

battery drains within 1 day new battery full charge park up 24 hrs later battery bead any ideas

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Check earth linkage from engine to chassis/body. cheap and easy to fix. Or could be alternater gubbed, not so cheap or easy to fix. RLE000, Stirling. (Sorry Replied to wrong problem last time). Richard Elliott from Stirling

Could also be faulty Cooling fan switch/ sensor running fans.... They will run if car is hot & shut off, dodgy ones keep on off continually. BobM from Surrey

Submitted: 07/07/2015 18:47:55 | ID: 118173

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Andrew Campbell, County Down

Citroen C5

This happened all of a sudden on a motorway one day. I was driving around 70 mph when I heard a bang which I initially thought was a blow out. I stopped the car and checked around and all the tyres were okay. Now when I drive over 40 mph there is a noise coming from my passenger side wheel area which would resemble a knocking noise (similar to driving over cats eyes in the middle of the road). When this happens I need to slow down to around 30 mph to make it stop. Any ideas to what this could be?

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Check you wheel bolts, they can shear causing the wheel to Unbalance or Loosen at speed, but seen ok at slower speeds. Don't want to nose a wheel! BobM from Surrey

Check you wheel bolts, they can shear causing the wheel to Unbalance or Loosen at speed, but seen ok at slower speeds. Don't want to nose a wheel! BobM from Surrey

Submitted: 18/05/2015 13:23:47 | ID: 116186

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wayne, Newport

Citroen C3

Hi i have problems my c3 keeps revving on its own and the breaks go very hard i cant drive it because the engine goes very warm.. only happened today can any one help

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Sounds like the pipe that supplies the vacuum to the brakes has come loose of broken. This will let air into the inlet system and allow the engine to rev up on its own, quite a lot, and you will have no assisted braking. The vehicle is not safe to drive. Get it properly looked at by a competent mechanic or garage. Stay safe Pee Jay from Merseyside

Sounds like the pipe that supplies the vacuum to the brakes has come loose of broken. This will let air into the inlet system and allow the engine to rev up on its own, quite a lot, and you will have no assisted braking. The vehicle is not safe to drive. Get it properly looked at by a competent mechanic or garage. Stay safe Pee Jay from Merseyside

Submitted: 01/07/2015 21:54:57 | ID: 117912

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Andrew, Greater London

Citroen Relay

How to disconnect reverse warning sound? I am working nights in the residential area and every time I put in reverse gear, that loud warning sound activates.. Is there any simple way of disconnecting it?

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I know with my van if I put it in reverse gear twice that switches the alarm off Eddie from Cheshire

Submitted: 16/05/2015 17:08:21 | ID: 116105

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Nicola Berry, Ceredigion

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

Hi, when I got in the car today I found my steering wheel is feeling like it`s catching on something and when it clicks past whatever it`s catching on I can feel the gas pedal move slightly? Is this a common fault and how easy is it to rectify?

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So at last someone else seem to notice the same issue - I got my 08 registered car 3 years with 25k on the clock and noticed this problem within the first week, took it back and was advised there was nothing wrong. After collecting the car the problem had appeared to have disappeared - however once in the while I do feel the same problem but only once or twice then it disappears again - I have now got 80k on the clock so I can only assume the problem is a minor issue and probably down to the fine tolerances and close fit of some of the adjacent components - in addition to feeling the click I also hear a slight spring type twanging sound.... Sorry I couldn't give a definitive answer but it is useful knowing that I'm not the only one to experience this issue. birderman from Middlesex

So at last someone else seem to notice the same issue - I got my 08 registered car 3 years with 25k on the clock and noticed this problem within the first week, took it back and was advised there was nothing wrong. After collecting the car the problem had appeared to have disappeared - however once in the while I do feel the same problem but only once or twice then it disappears again - I have now got 80k on the clock so I can only assume the problem is a minor issue and probably down to the fine tolerances and close fit of some of the adjacent components - in addition to feeling the click I also hear a slight spring type twanging sound.... Sorry I couldn't give a definitive answer but it is useful knowing that I'm not the only one to experience this issue. birderman from Middlesex

Submitted: 23/02/2015 18:53:01 | ID: 112197

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christian, Cardiff

Citroen Nemo

I have the oil bulb flashing every time. Can you please tell me what is the problem and how to reset?

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Need to go to a garage to reset. I haven't done it I just check the oil every month. Karen scott from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 13/02/2015 04:35:03 | ID: 111428

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John Ferguson, Highland

Citroen Berlingo

I have an orange triangle appears in top right hand corner of milometer /road trip gauge, comes on and off intermittently. what could this be ?. I have new van but no manual supplied

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John manual says minor fault if intermittent and should consult dealer .Have mine on constantly and need to book it in because in your warranty it will say they will not cover if you wait till problem is major and say you should have brought it in when triangle appeared plus display show how many miles you did after fault appeared . Hope this helps Paul from Lancashire

John manual says minor fault if intermittent and should consult dealer .Have mine on constantly and need to book it in because in your warranty it will say they will not cover if you wait till problem is major and say you should have brought it in when triangle appeared plus display show how many miles you did after fault appeared . Hope this helps Paul from Lancashire

Hi John, It is a change up to next gear light for economy driving. Ian from Bedfordshire

Hi John, It is a change up to next gear light for economy driving. Ian from Bedfordshire

My problem was service due when van wasn't year old but because it was in showroom for 2 months and then registered the van computer was assuming van had been used for year when only used for 10months and 3600 miles so they reset Paul from Lancashire

Submitted: 20/06/2015 11:51:06 | ID: 117433

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Andrew J K Wardrop, Norfolk

Citroen C5

i have a C5 diesel automatic estate, and can't get the gear lever to move out of park mode,any ideas is there some over ride switch

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try putting foot on break scottish from Scottish Borders

Check earth linkage from engine to chassis or alternator may be gubbed. RLE000 Stirling. Richard Elliott from Stirling

Submitted: 02/07/2015 12:11:43 | ID: 117937

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Gabisile, South Africa

Citroen C2

Hi My daughter's C2 has started making a loud buzzing noise when the headlights are switched on. It appears to be under the bonnet somewhere on the driver's side but can't pinpoint where it's coming from. Any ideas?

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Hi my citreon c2 keeps making a b buzzin noise when I switch lights on what can this be? Maria from Merseyside

Hi my citreon c2 keeps making a b buzzin noise when I switch lights on what can this be? Maria from Merseyside

Submitted: 29/04/2015 09:50:37 | ID: 115355

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