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Claire, West Midlands

Citroen C2

Hi a spanner sign on the dash board is on what does it mean ?

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instrucgions to putspanner sign off turn on ignition , press and hold the mileage reset button ,keep button pressed and turn ignition off WATCH THE COUNTDOWN ON DASH from 10 to 0 spanner should then be off (there is a video on youtube ) David Duncan from South Ayrshire

Spanner sign means your car is due or overdue a service R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 20/09/2015 15:01:37 | ID: 121401

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Mick, Lancashire

Citroen C5

Cold air intake sucking water up and soaking air filter

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my 2002 2.2 HDi did the same with the intake hose going to the wheel well. It filled with water and took out the mass airflow sensor at a cost of £100. I made a large hole in the side of the filter box and a drain hole in the bottom to prevent it happening again. R moody from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 10/02/2016 19:46:32 | ID: 127391

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David Hendy, Lancashire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

How do I get the digital display off to replace bulbs, on my xsars picasso

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lever it out on both sides with a terminal screw driver then undo 2 screws behind andrew from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 26/04/2016 17:03:30 | ID: 130844

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Farhat, Midlothian

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hello my Citroen exzara is showing a full tank off fuel when it's not full since this happened when I turn the ignition half way only the right and side off dash light up and when the key is fully turned the other half lights up never did this before only started since the fuel tank is showing full Can you help please It's a 1.6 petrol exzara Picasso Thsnks

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Had the same problem turned out to be the instrument pod andrew from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 28/04/2016 14:18:24 | ID: 130920

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Michael Murphy, Ireland

Citroen Berlingo 2004

Hi, I have just bought an 04 Citroen Berlingo Van and it beeps when I start it up and also at various times when driving and I haven`t a clue why? Also there is a lever in addition to the ones for wipers and lights that doesn`t seem to do anything. I would love to know the answers please? Many thanks.

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Faulty radiator warning switch. I have an 02 Citreon Belingo and mine started the bleep thing about a year ago. First it was when I started ignition then it would bleep when driving down hill, it drove me crazy. Later a light came on the dashboard in red radiator warning light. At the time I did not know warning light was. I asked the garage and they did not know, plus it passed MOT. Then I had a new radiator fitted (different garage) and the light still stays on (no bleep as ran out) new garage said faulty radiator warning switch Sarah Hillier from Cornwall

In my case it was low cooling liquid level. ARTHUR from Essex

Submitted: 29/10/2013 11:12:59 | ID: 56925

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Darren Wright, Essex

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hello. I wonder if someone could help me. My headlights come on on their own while'st I am driving. This then causes the indicators( when in use ) to cut out. This also renders the horn inactive. Is there a simple solution or do I need to call a auto-electrician in. P.S the lights come on their own in daylight hours. In the evenings it still does all of the above. Many thanks if you can shed some light on this for me.

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it sounds like your comms unit mine did them same got a 2nd hand one form breakers it is all ok know mr davis from South Yorkshire

Hiya I had the same problem for quite some time ...it wasn't my coms unit ....there was a loose wire behind the steering unit , but it took 5 garages to say they couldn't see what was causing the problem , I took it to an auto garage and finally found the problem . Everything's fine on it now Julie b from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 13/07/2016 17:49:23 | ID: 133496

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G, City of Edinburgh

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hello, the horn and headlights have stoped working on my 2003 xsara Picasso and ive been told i need to replace the comms 2000 unit. It's an expensive repair as I need to get the same part number and I can't find a second hand one anywhere. Ddoes anyone know if I could still drive the car if I just fitted a second hand comms unit that did not match the curren unit number?

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hi I had the trouble I have a 2003 1.6 Picasso I went to brakers yard got one out of a 2003 modle it works ok hope this help you mr davis from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 22/07/2016 11:17:29 | ID: 133721

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Hayley, Gloucestershire

Citroen DS3

Good evening The passager side wing mirror no longer folds up when i lock the car. I have tried to fold it on the wing mirror button and nothing. The driver side works correctly both when locking and on the mirror buttom on the driver door. Is this an easy fix as my car is still under warranty and is it covered by the warranty? Kind regard H

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I am having my passenger mirror replaced under warranty tomorrow as it 'over folds'. I would say you will be fine unless they strip it down and find damage i.e. if it has been hit by a passing vehicle and the assembly is broken inside. Get someone to open it up before you contact Citroen if you want to be sure. Mike from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 02/06/2016 20:39:34 | ID: 132305

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Ron keeble, Kent

Citroen Relay

The mileage indicator keeps flashing and the left turn light says there is a fault but they work perfectly

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flashing mileage indicator is a service reminder, I think.. get it reset. The lighting thing is prob due to loose or poor contacts in the bulb housing.. most likely to be rear cluster. The 'bulb out' warning system operates on lower voltages than the 12v and unless the contacts (or earth) are good, it can indicate a faulty bulb.. but the bulb will still work. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 12/06/2016 07:58:02 | ID: 132578

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ian lockley, Nottinghamshire

Citroen Relay

turn ignition on air bag light on... dash goes through test airbag light goes off.... then comes on again after test+ stays on. only air bag is on drivers side r/h/d . horn works all lights work all indicators work. steering wheel is not set to 12 0`clock ,may have been removed before or tracking is out. van converted to campervan converted by wild ax rgds. idl

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If they took out the bench seat and replaced it with singel seat, they may have botched up the wiring to the pyros.. they should have removed all pyros from bench.. passenger and middle pyros.. and strapped the passenger pyro under the new seat... otherwise the system detects malfunction. They could have clipped the wires and connected a resistor, but that can produce faults. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 19/06/2016 22:31:24 | ID: 132809

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Ozzy, East Riding of Yorkshire

Citroen Relay

How do you remove fuel filter top to replace paper type filter. Thanks in advance ??

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with the housing firmly in situ you should be able to twist it to release it.. then take off the housing to remove it completely. the top is castellated and there is a tool Citroen use, but generally shouldn't need it unless someone has overtightened it. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 21/06/2016 15:55:53 | ID: 132851

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Jeff hall, Durham

Citroen Relay

Low oil level is coming on when you switch ignition on, but has oil on dip stick

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Jeff, you may have a faulty oil level probe... depending on what variant of engine you have R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 06/07/2016 20:44:55 | ID: 133300

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Maurice Humberstone, Southampton

Citroen Relay

The Relay leaks oil, has lost nearly all power and hydraulics, what is the problem?

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Maurice, you'll need to get someone to have alook, mate, rather than rely on replies here.. need to establish what 'fluid' it is leaking.. engine oil gearbox oil, PAS fluid or what? Then.. need to find out from where and why.. broken pipe, failed seal, loose connection.. so many possibilities to consider.. but loss of hydraulics may suggest the 'oil' you said is leaking is in fact PAS fluid which might be red or a reddy colour... before even touching on the power loss. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 24/07/2016 09:11:41 | ID: 133777

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Iris Black, County Antrim

Citroen C4

The car won't start and is displaying Economy Mode Active - it was going perfectly well an hour ago! What could be wrong.Thanks

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My Citroen c4 petrol auto won't start the economy mode is active Dave eglington from Essex

Submitted: 18/07/2016 20:01:09 | ID: 133626

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Barry L, Kent

Citroen Relay

Been offered one of these vans cheap however the engine management light is on and it only revs to 2000 and only does about 50mph maximum. A mechanic said it probably needs the DPF regenerating. Does this sound like a reasonable diagnosis or are there other issues I need to be wary of please ?

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Reasonable and feasible if it has dpf. Older vans like my 57plate don't and eml with limp mode could be big trouble... need to get it plugged into diagnostic to get codes in memory.. while the dpf is feasible..I wouldn't take the seller word for it... think why is he selling CHEAP ..dpf not a difficult fix and a working van is less likely to need regen anyway.. pointing a little more towards troubled vehicle.. with need for further investigation first R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 12/07/2016 18:18:15 | ID: 133470

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Wayne Blackman, Kent

Citroen C5 2008

I keep hearing horror stories about the C5 clutches being unreliable and costly. Could this be true?

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Quite true - I am now on my 3rd clutch, each one having lasted about 30,000 miles, and costing £800+ to replace. Got the first under warranty, and after that Citroen didn’t want to know. Now on 75,000 miles - only 15,000 to go. In almost 60 years of motoring, never replaced a clutch on any car I have ever owned. The C5 clutch is a dud Andrew MacKenzie from Dumfriesshire

Never had an issue with the clutch on my C5 and I’m on my third C5 - never had a single one go! Lilly Roper from London

Just parted with a 2.2, it had 120,000 on clock and clutch still as good as new. It pulled a caravan all over France and the UK but if you sit like a tw*t with your foot on the clutch at lights and in traffic jams, then so be it Brian Ward from Durham

The C5 has a dual mass flywheel as do many other new cars, it is supposed to make the car smoother to drive. ALL makes and models that use dual mass flywheels wear, and as they do the clutch will start to slip. Best to get the flywheel welded solid when the clutch is changed Ken C5 from England

Can go one better, intermittent clutch slip, often after towing a caravan, but not during. This was on a clutch only 18 months old and the original did the same, so no guarantees it was actually worn. I`ve often wondered if there is an electric component to the clutch/gearbox, like the old overdrive system. What does that little switch under the accelerator do?. On my old C5, it seems to boost revs by 200 rpm if the car didn’t a from Lancashire

Mine has done 190k miles on over 11 years on the original clutch so don’t be misled. The problem is some models have a dual mass clutch. These seem prone to failure in lots of vehicles, not just the C5 and not just French cars. There is a kit available to convert a dual mass car to a standard clutch and it costs far less to fit, plus it is reliable (like mine!) Rick Hough from Cheshire

Agree with most of the above. Any clutch will go if you drive with your foot resting on the pedal, take too long in releasing the clutch when pulling away, or use a dozen other poor driving techniques. A dual mass flywheel is used to control the high torque produced by modern diesel engines, in that it has two wheels connected by springs (simple explanation) which allows the clutch to operate without danger of breaking up. No, I wouldn’t advise welding the DMF together, unless you want a heap of scrap metal under your car one day Rick Ferries from Scotland

I have had a C5 hdi from new in 2001 it has now done 182000 miles on the original clutch, so reliability has not been an issue Jim Mercer from England

C5 1.6 HDi - clutch has gone at under 30,000 miles. Local Citroen dealer - Arnold Clark, Armadale has quoted over £1,300 to replace (excluding DMF) in spite of a promised fixed cost replacement of approx £699 ! . Citroen UK are also not interested. There are hundreds, if not thousands of C5 owners with same problem. The problem is not as much the issue as of Citroen dealers & Citroen not dealing with this problem. The car, a 2010 1.6 Tourer has had several major quality issues. I will NEVER buy another Citroen again and will NEVER use a Citroen dealership run by Arnold Clark. Charlie from West Lothian

Hi. I bought a 2002 C5 2.0 hdi 110 about 4 years ago. I was impressed with the acceleration, above 2000rpm the turbo came into play and off you went, but just recently its accelaration is flat and it doesn`t pull at all. I`ve found this to be quite dangerous in some instances, like pulling into fast flowing traffic. Once you are at cruising speed (55+mph) it will pick up okay. The turbo has always whistled for as long as I`ve had it. It had 125,000 miles on the clock when I bought it, it now has 165,000 miles. Has anyone had the same problem, or any ideas? I like the car and would like to keep it, but if the "fix" is too costly then it will have to go. Cheers. yogi from Berkshire

A common fault that affects diesels of all makes and lowers the pull of the car is a sensor that measures the air that is drawn into the engine. It's called a mass airflow sensor or MAF for short. As these age or get dirty they go out of spec. The engine management system then gives the wrong fuelling amounts to the car so it loses power. Unfortunately a proper one for the car will be expensive and "copy" ones that are a lot cheaper usually don't last very long so are a waste of money. Colin from Lincolnshire

A common fault that affects diesels of all makes and lowers the pull of the car is a sensor that measures the air that is drawn into the engine. It's called a mass airflow sensor or MAF for short. As these age or get dirty they go out of spec. The engine management system then gives the wrong fuelling amounts to the car so it loses power. Unfortunately a proper one for the car will be expensive and "copy" ones that are a lot cheaper usually don't last very long so are a waste of money. Colin from Lincolnshire

Yogi, block the vacumm pipe to the air doser on the inlet and to the egr; your air doser actuator probably has an air leak and your turbo is not opening due to loss of vacumm. richardsmallwood@ymail.com from Devon

Yogi, block the vacumm pipe to the air doser on the inlet and to the egr; your air doser actuator probably has an air leak and your turbo is not opening due to loss of vacumm. richardsmallwood@ymail.com from Devon

I changed my mass airflow sensor for £100 from GSF and improved performance but a month later on very wet roads I lost power and engine light appeared and went into safety limiter mode. The filter box had filled with water completely and taken out the filter and the new MAF. It had sucked water in from the wheel well so I cut a large hole in the filter box. You should note that vacuum limits the turbo and loss of vacuum will allow turbo to go full power . Mine blew a hole in the turbo to intake rubber hose, I actually came on site for noisy clutch problems but not seeing any answers. R moody from Hertfordshire

My C5 has done 255k miles now - clutch has never been changed. It is a 2001 2.0 HDi and I have had it for 12 years. My Peugeot 407 coupe, 2.2 petrol, has had a clutch at 105k miles, but only because the release bearing crumbled (common on these) and my 206 1.4 16v petrol has done 60k miles on the original 10 year old clutch and shows no signs of problems. Not all PSA cars eat clutches, in fact out of 25 PSA cars I have owned in 35 years of driving the 407 is the first clutch I have replaced, and most of my cars end up doing 150 to 250k miles. Rick Hough from Cheshire

Submitted: 05/11/2010 10:36:27 | ID: 68278

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Daren, South Yorkshire

Citroen Relay

Hi I've just bought a relay 2.2 l3 2010 van with a factory set speed limiter set rapt 62mph . How do I get this reset , I'm pretty sure it's set in the ecu . Has anyone any experience of sorting this ,and how much would it cost. Many thanks Daren

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I there I had the same problem Exeter citroen can do this for the cost £60.00 plus vat so any citroen garage should be able to help you Graham Willis from Devon

contact a tuning specialist and negotiate a price... you'll get it cheaper than £60. I have the equipment to do it, but it'll cost you more than that in fuel to get here and back ! R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 01/07/2016 22:57:54 | ID: 133185

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steve, Lincolnshire

Citroen Relay

Hi, 2009 lwb hi top diesel citreon relay, side sliding door will not unlock from remote /can anyone help regards steve

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If you change the switch which has 3 contacts on it should cure the problem I had the same thing happened on My 2007 relay thanks Paul Cruze from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 21/06/2016 18:59:13 | ID: 132856

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Chris, Hampshire

Citroen Relay

Hi, Back door central locking not working, rest of doors work ok. No sound when locking/unlocking back door, have to get inside and lock/unlock it manually for now. Took door panel off to check for unplugged connections, all looks fine. Is there anything else I can check ?

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need to get 12v testing lead to see if there's power going to the rear lock.. it may need a new harness or it may just be a dodgy earthing as often happens on relays. R Evans from Caerphilly

Hi Chris did u get this problem sorted with back door central locking? Iam having same problem with mine all locks work on key fob except back doors and I'll wiring seems fine,? Thanks Dom. Dom from Greater Manchester

its the wireing that the central locking plugs into ...replace it tom from Staffordshire

Submitted: 02/06/2016 08:42:11 | ID: 132273

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Sandy, East Lothian

Citroen Nemo

problem unlocking the fuel cap

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push the cap in when turning key, john flett from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 28/06/2016 12:13:08 | ID: 133060

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Michael Chandler, Hertfordshire

Citroen Nemo

How do you open the fuel cap? I have put the key in and turned it to the left and then right, taken key out and it won't open. There is not enough information in handbook. Please help

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push the fuel cap in while turning the key john flett from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 15/09/2015 16:18:25 | ID: 121182

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wayne, Leicestershire

Citroen Nemo

Hi , when its been frosty out i find my windows open and doors unlocked when i get up in the morning . could you shed some light on this .

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on mine I kept finding the windows down , seemingly pressing the top remote button for 5 secs lowers the windows ,and middle button closes them ,this is supposed to open the windows from a distance on a hot day to let hot air out ,but my remote was too sensitive ,a one sec touch was enough to lower windows ,this is when the remote was in my pocket and id locked and left the van , supposedly secure ,the remote was getting touched in my pocket unnoticed john flett from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 29/02/2016 18:57:58 | ID: 128344

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Cecilia, Somerset

Citroen Berlingo

Temperature guage shoots up from 90 into the red in a moment and flashing stop sign comes on, This happens after going up hills or in traffic. The water in the radiator reserve tank remains cool and doesn't appear to be reduced at all. The fan then remains on for a while after shutting off the engine and then, once it has cut out and I switch back on, the guage appears to be normal. The temperature sensor has been replaced as the garage believed that to be the problem, but seemed generally perplexed, as they didn't feel the engine was that hot. Also the speed at which the guage went from 90 to the red implied a sensor problem.

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I am having the exact same problem with mine. Sarah Woodward from Lancashire

Submitted: 08/09/2014 22:22:37 | ID: 102825

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adam, Worcestershire

Citroen C3 Pluriel

Hello i bought my 2003 citroen pluriel 1.6 semi automatic ride a few weeks ago. The car was fine just three short beeping in first gear all the time. Now sometimes when iam in trafic the car wont go in first gear. I have the snow flake simbol flashing for a while and then if iam lucky then its starts. Its very annoying specially when you at the roundabout ready to go. Any idea what shoud i do? I tried reseting the gearbox with remiving the battery then pressing the brakepedal for a few minutes but the problem still exists. I dont know what that 3 short beep trying to tell me! Please help me!

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Have you found a solution to this please? I have the same problem and have got the car parked up now as am not sure what to do with it. Markus Tomkins from Bedfordshire

More than lightly ABS wheel sensor Tony from Dorset

Submitted: 16/05/2016 13:33:31 | ID: 131585

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Dave, Leicestershire

Citroen DS3

temp gauge went into red and cooling fan came straight on with daughters car she had it diagnosed that it was temp sensor and thermostat fault so (original 4 pin connector citroen one) i changed the thermostat housing with external temp sensor on (from andrew pages parts) and modified wiring loom from citroen 4 pin split into two 2 pin connectors but comes straight up with the same fault does ecu have to reset by diagnostics at all or does it have to be run for a little while for it to reset itself, with many thanks

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Have you managed to fix it yet? I have had same problem & changed coolant sensor and thermostat housing but still faulty. Been told it may be because i did not use an original citroen part!! Ian from Derbyshire

Have you managed to fix it yet? I have had same problem & changed coolant sensor and thermostat housing but still faulty. Been told it may be because i did not use an original citroen part!! Ian from Derbyshire

Have you managed to fix it yet? I have had same problem & changed coolant sensor and thermostat housing but still faulty. Been told it may be because i did not use an original citroen part!! Ian from Derbyshire

I think there may be a recall on this as it sounds like what happened on the one I just bought. Sam from Hampshire

My DS3 had this problem, would be fine some days, the next the temperature gauge was going to hot at start up and fan coming on. would do this 3 or 4 times on a short journey. I took it to my local garage,when they phoned dealer to order part they said it was covered by a service recall and to take the car to them for a free replacement. All seems OK now Steve from Norfolk STEPHEN GREGORY from Norfolk

Submitted: 10/04/2016 10:36:05 | ID: 130184

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Margaret Hall, South Yorkshire

Citroen C3

Please can anyone help me with this car problem? My 2005 Citreon C3 Desire has just begun to stop mid journey with no warning! After 10/15 mins it starts perfectly again. The other morning it wouldn't start outside my home so I sent for RAC . He said he had no idea what it was so I took it to our local garage and they don't know what's wrong??!! They can only suggest that it may be a crankshaft sensor but aren't sure. We are scared to go out in it now in case it stops again . Will I have to scrap it? I can't afford an exploratory service as it will cost more than the car . Please help anyone .

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Take it for a computer check Frederick Potgieter from South Africa

Submitted: 09/06/2016 14:13:22 | ID: 132492

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Michele, Merseyside

Citroen C3

Engine management light is on and message saying fuel anti pollution faulty also drive is juddering and loss of power but has not yet stalled also the fan stays on yet temperature gauge is normal , any ideas what this issue is please

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This happened to me today too!! Really worried about what could be wrong, and frightened to drive the car now!! Emily Walden from Kent

please help!! Emily Walden from Kent

please help!! Emily Walden from Kent

Yes...check the cats (cattelitic converters) in the sump which assures clean air comes out for a safe environment. When they needs replacement they also start shuttering...located in the sump of the exhaust system. Frederick Potgieter from South Africa

Submitted: 17/03/2016 05:48:53 | ID: 129113

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Gillian Bidwell, Oxfordshire

Citroen C3

Hi An orange engine symbol has appeared on my dash display, followed by the readout, "Anti pollution fault". Car seems to pull normally and is quiet. Oil and coolant levels OK. Any idea what problem is, please? Many thanks Gillian

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The catalatical converters are dirty and needs to be replaced/removed Frederick Potgieter from South Africa

Submitted: 24/05/2016 17:47:41 | ID: 131981

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Brian, Kent

Citroen C3

My daughter has a citroen C3 desire. 03 plate. When she starts it, the engine management light comes on and it will not idle until 3 bars on the temperature gadge are reached. Other than that no problem. we have changed the coil and spark plugs but problem still exists. Any solutions? ps it is a basic citroen desire model not special edition.

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The engine is still cold...warning to warm it up before going. I guess the car stands outside in the cold Frederick Potgieter from South Africa

Submitted: 24/05/2016 21:22:45 | ID: 131987

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J Carmona, Essex

Citroen C3

Hi there, I hope somebody can help me. It started about 3 days ago, while i am driving I keep hearing 3 beeps, no warning message or icon lighting up on the dash board. It does it randomly, sometimes 2 or 3 times within minutes, sometimes there is a few minutes gap. It does it while i am driving at a steady speed on the motorway (no speeding maybe around the 50 to 60mph). Not when I brake It's driving me mad as it is distracting. I have check the level of coolant (thus the notches on the dashboard does not suggest that the car is heating up). I have tried to find an answer on the net, but could not find anything like my situation. So if anyone has an idea or a solution. If not it is going to be a trip to the garage and get it checked, thus i called Citroen and told them about it and they never had this before Thanks J

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It is the speedometer warning which was set at a certain speed which you have now reached causing the alarm, for speed traps. It can be set ..the button is next to the radio marked with a speedometer on it. Set it by pushing it for 3 seconds once you reach a desired warning speed, i.e. 120 k.p.h. Frederick Potgieter from South Africa

Submitted: 04/07/2016 00:35:45 | ID: 133226

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Mark Heenan, Dumbartonshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso 2004

The petrol cap cover on my xsara picasso (54 plate) has just snapped off and I was wondering how difficult it is to replace it myself, I have got another cover.

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Easy, remove the fuel cap then just 3 star drives remove hole cover/hinge unit. Easy Andy Walsall Ab Ab from England

On my 2008 plate Picasso there is also a 4th screw (furthest to the left as you look at the assembly. This screw holds a small clamp which you can feel if you put your hand up from behind the wheel arch. May need to remove wheel arch plastic liner. If you unscrew without holding on then it will fall down and jam between panel and plastic wheel arch liner. You may be able to loosen but not remove so that the clamp (wedge shaped) can still be retained. The screw is the same length as the other 3 screws so you know when to stop unscrewing! Good luck Stewart from Fife

On my 2008 plate Picasso there is also a 4th screw (furthest to the left as you look at the assembly. This screw holds a small clamp which you can feel if you put your hand up from behind the wheel arch. May need to remove wheel arch plastic liner. If you unscrew without holding on then it will fall down and jam between panel and plastic wheel arch liner. You may be able to loosen but not remove so that the clamp (wedge shaped) can still be retained. The screw is the same length as the other 3 screws so you know when to stop unscrewing! Good luck Stewart from Fife

So, if I need to replace fuel filler flap, I have to remove fuel cap first, remove 3 star drives and what about the 4th? If I just loosen it without removing, how could I remove the unit to replace it with the new one? Please let me know giuseppe from Italy

Submitted: 05/04/2011 08:58:53 | ID: 73470

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Denise sillitoej, North Yorkshire

Citroen C4

Where is temperature gauge engine seems hot but notoverheating

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its under the air box next to the battery its got a green plug on top of it theres two types check which one yours is david sinclair from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 02/11/2015 15:48:59 | ID: 123024

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Dave Ross, Berkshire

Citroen C4

How to fit a new radios

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you have to get a fixing kit to make your car wiring in to a iso fitting that's what all car radios are now there not that much off ebay don't forget to keep your old one that comes with the car it to change everything on the dash like time date and so on david sinclair from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 12/01/2016 17:51:57 | ID: 126009

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John Ryce, Tyne and Wear

Citroen C4

i have recently purchased my c4 which i am very pleased with however, recently the temperature gauge is going up and down and the stop light keeps coming on even on short journeys how can this be resolved.

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I had to change mine as it never worked just make sure which one yours has theres two diff types mine had a thread one the other has none at all easy to change under air box with a green plug on top david sinclair from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 21/02/2016 13:24:54 | ID: 127959

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tony hunt, Sweden

Citroen C4

Getting fumes through vents in car.Stronger when slowing to halt

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take the top black cover off top of engine look at the thick black pipe coming of the rocker box and see if its blown off mine did pushed it back on no smell after that? its a breather pipe david sinclair from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 06/03/2016 15:51:51 | ID: 128628

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Gabi, Leicestershire

Citroen C4

Hi all I just got the car and I would like to change the display it shows my speed in km not miles. I don't know how to change that and can't find any menu buttons anyone can help please. Also the radio does not work I did change the fuse but nothing. All help appreciated thank you

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you have to have the radio that come with the car you go in the menu and change it like that the radios are not coded but are married to the ecu so don't work in any other car david sinclair from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 15/04/2016 19:33:28 | ID: 130428

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Cath Mac, Scotland

Citroen C4 2006

A warning Stop, oil pressure too low, has flashed on my Citroen C4 today. What does this mean?

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It means low oil pressure in the engine. Could be a oil pressure sensor fault could be a faulty oil filter I suggest not driving. Check for engine oil Alan Donnelly from England

This morning I got the same indication that engine oil pressure is too low... Went to barrage they bloody cannot find the problem... Recently done service from Formula 1 chain.... Right after 2 weeks got this issuue... Is it because of low quality engine oil & oil filter? Malik Atta from London

We had exactly the same thing, a garage that relies on computer diagnostics will find nothing. Apparently, it is likely to be an oil strainer involved in picking up oil from the sump. If it is, this needs changing. Our Cardiff dealership did not sort this problem on two attempts. We took it to another garage which does not rely on computer diagnostics. He recognised what is, seemingly, a fairly common problem and found that the strainer was blocked. Pat Lankshear from Vale of Glamorgan

Submitted: 31/08/2012 11:29:00 | ID: 82409

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Tony Arnold, Blaenau Gwent

Citroen C8

where is the fuse sited for the radiator fan, fan was siezed changed fan but will not work assuming the fuse is gone i have a C8 2006 HDI

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Hi fixed problem it seems when fan siezed ecu switched off sending signal to fan to save doing any damage. took it to a friend put his meter on test point reset ecu fans now working all ok Tony Arnold from Blaenau Gwent

Submitted: 29/06/2016 15:20:41 | ID: 133096

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Eileen reeves, Surrey

Citroen C3 Pluriel

Hi, I have had my Pluriel since 2008. It was a new car but the boot leaked from day one. I now keep an old plastic mat on the floor of the boot to protect it from getting wet. Everything apart from that went well until a fortnight ago when the boot would not open. Within a day or so I had reason to let back the top and it became stuck and would not close. The garage put these problems right but I was told that the windscreen wipers would not turn off and the central locking was not working. The whole repair cost £1143.77. I have just got my car back only to find that the petrol gauge is not working and according to the mileage the 2-3 miles I travelled from the supermarket clocked up about 10 miles. Can anyone suggest how I reset the mileage without the need to return it to the garage and incur more debt?

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Would you be kind enough to let me know the contact details for your garage? I live on the Isle of Wight and have a Pluriel which, for the last two weeks or so, is without opening roof and boot. The dealer here has said a new roof is the only answer and quoted £3000, more than the car is worth. They don't attempt the cable mechanism repair, which I think is what your garage has successfully carried out. I'd be grateful for any help, Many thanks, Kathy Howells kathy howells from Isle of Wight

Submitted: 17/12/2014 21:04:21 | ID: 108067

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Andrew noble, Aberdeenshire

Citroen Berlingo

My citron van is blowing black smoke out the back there is no noise from the engin.this only happens under hard excelartion what is the problem

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I'll suppose it's a diesel.. they often chuck black smoke on acceleration.. but if it is worse can be a sign that EGR valve needs a clean or that the turbo may be faulty... it should only be a few puffs of smoke tho.. if it's more, it could be worn internal seals.. rings, valve stem oil seals R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 25/06/2016 15:06:49 | ID: 132988

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