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joe, Kerry

Citroen Dispatch

hi my citroen dispatch will drivr 10 or 20 miles then stop all power goes will turn over every thing works but wont start leave it foe 5 minuites then it goes again any ideas please it a 2008

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Hi , I also drive 2008 dispatch,mine had same problem, turns out it was shaking the battery live cable loose where it connects to fuse box. Make sure this connection is tight, if it starts to loosen you will hear it clicking when the van is being turned over. Gary. Thompson from Antrim

Submitted: 14/01/2017 14:27:14 | ID: 138084

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Andrew Potter, Berkshire

Citroen C5 2001

My Citroen C5`s offside rear door won’t open. The remote central locking works on all of the other doors and the boot, but I cannot open the offside rear door from the inside or the outside. It had previously been working fine but then without any warning just stopped working. It appears to be sort of deadlocked, with no give at all. Does anybody have any idea what the problem is and how it can be fixed ie. access to the internal mechanism and probable cause of fault and potential cost to have repaired/replaced? Thanks in advance. (3.0 V6 SE Exclusive)

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I have the same problem. I was quoted 440, I suspect the moter is kaput. Put your ear to the door and try the remote, if the motor is ok you will hear it. Sorry I can’t help any more Mac from Leicestershire

Could seem funny but with your rear bottom against the area where the lock is located and give a few good bashes until you will hear some unlocking noise from the door and at the same time press you key clip. After been open spray the locks with some silicone based product ... do not use WD40 or others like that, good luck Luis Valentim from Wiltshire

Bottom banging the outside door panel near the lock worked for me just 15 minutes ago. Thanks for the tip good buddy and God bless you Brian Robinson from Lincolnshire

Just found this after having problem for 3 months; did a bit of bottom banging and hey presto my doors open. Brilliant, thanks a lot Les from Yorkshire

I recently had the same problem and tried all the methods described on the net to no avail. I had a quote for £150. Not a bad price bearing in mind the hassle I had trying to open it. Then I had an idea [not a regular occurence for me], I removed the door card which is quite easy if you take the bases of the rear seats out. This exposes the door opening mechanism but the lock is hard to get at. After obtaining a very powerful magnet I placed this on the end of the child lock barrel. It supported itself by attaching itself to the door handle linkages. After three months of trying I pressed the remote and the door unlocked immediately.Dont ask me how it worked but it did and I didn’t lose any knuckles. Give it a go, it worked for me. Good luck Garry M from Derbyshire

I have had problem with offside rear door. It wouldnt open from the outside or the inside. When I operated the remote you could hear all the other all the other door locks operating but the offside was dead. After reading this forum, I banged the faulty door a few times and it now works perfectly. Brilliant. Thanks to every one who has left answers. Regards Clive Naylor from Nottinghamshire

I had this problem with my C5. I fixed it by pointing the key at the door at the same time bang the door where the child lock is this will unlock the door, put some tape over the child lock switch Patrick O Connor from Ireland

I've been trying for weeks to sort this out and have tried banging the door with my fist many times. Once with the buttocks and it was sorted! Strange, but true. roger carruthers from Caerphilly

ha d the same problem sit in the car and lock the doors then press the button marked with an x drivers door then get out and try the key in lock don t use the remote let me know how you get on mac from Leicestershire

I Had the same problem with the right rear door on my C5.. it would not open after a battery change ..after many methods i tried my own..with the key in ignition i made sure all electrics were switched off including radio etc...then opened the hood/bonnet then removed the key from ignition closed the door and let it sit for 30 min then disconnected the battery cables...negative first then positive...let it sit for 30 min more then reconnect the cables...positive first then negative...let it sit again for 30 min again then put key in ignition then turn to light all instruments up but do not start ....let it sit for 5 min then turn all the way and start ....i tried my door after this and it opened first time.. Jim from New Zealand

Just tried the bottom banging.....it worked! Absolutely brilliant! Thanks. Beverley Hall from France

Submitted: 20/09/2012 11:16:58 | ID: 86082

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Lindy Keyter, South Africa

Citroen C2 2008

What is the expected life span of the throttle body system part of a Citroen C2? Approximately how many kilometers should the vehicle clock up before it requires replacing?

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The citroen c2 uses the Bosch ME7.4.4 ECU. You can reset your electronic throttle body as well as your electronic accelerator. Throttle body setting: 1 Turn ignition on and do not press on the pedal or anything for exactly 10 seconds. 2. Wait for 15 seconds and do not press anything during 15 seconds, the ECU has now recorded the setting. Now the pedal setting: 1 Turn ignition on 2. Depress the pedal FULLY and hold and then release completely. 3 Now start without touching the pedal. Sounds like nonsense but just try it. i know that you are experiencing throttle lag and with this setting you will notice the big difference. Grant C from South Africa.

hi Grant, mine stopped reving after washing the engine, everything works but the accelerator is dead please assist. 0615187191, ppreciate it Paul from South Africa

Submitted: 02/07/2012 10:57:26 | ID: 88876

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tom, Ireland

Citroen Berlingo

my 2005 van will not pass 65 mph & when i hit any sort of hill it dies down to 50 mph i have change all of the filters & clean out the EGR valve change the exhaust pug it into a compute and that didnt show anything wrong with it so what could be the problem or are they all like it

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Turbocharger problem perhaps or a sticking brake, but then you'd smell it if you had a sticking brake. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 07/02/2017 23:22:02 | ID: 138784

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John Towers, Devon

Citroen Berlingo Enterprise 2011

Hi, I have just bought a Citroen Berlingo van, but when I go to pair my mobile phone with the Bluetooth stereo it asks me for an authentication code? Can anyone tell me what this code is please? Many thanks in anticipation. (1.6 HDi L1 90)

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Hi it is 0000 or 1234 Brett Bain from England

Hi it’s 0000 Mark Jarvis from England

Put whatever code you want in on the stereo, then enter the same code on your phone Darren Campbell from Warwickshire

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Submitted: 10/11/2011 14:18:38 | ID: 72006

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Steve, Cheshire

Citroen DS3

When I drive my car its great. But when my Wife drives it, it beeps at her all the time. It says she needs to put her belt on but it is on. Shes only small so Im wondering if any other small people or anyone in general has experienced this? And if so how to fix it. Citroen want to charge me £100 just to look. Extortion if Ive ever seen it.

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I just bout a DS3 at the weekend, on my test drive it seems im not taking the handbreak off fully, this beeps. Im petitie too. sam white from West Midlands

Save yourself £100, don't let your wife drive your car. (Sorry I couldn't resist) Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 01/11/2016 12:27:37 | ID: 136403

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Tony, West Midlands

Citroen C4

Has misfire only when hot fan comes on with ignition not the plugs notch coil pack good compression not injector need help misfire only comes on cylinder 3

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Have you tried swapping the spark plug and coil pack from cylinder 3 with the same from one of the cylinders that fire OK to see if the misfire moves to the cylinder that now has the plug and pack from cylinder 3? If the misfire stays on cylinder 3 I'd be looking at the valves or the injector. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 05/02/2017 20:47:34 | ID: 138720

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chris aust, Oxfordshire

Citroen Nemo

Hello I just bought my van 2nd hand and the blower is not working at all. Can anybody give me any ideas on the best fix. I cant find which fuse is the blower in the handbook or online? Is it likely to be more than the fuse? If so any instructions on changing parts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Hi mate fuse box under the bonnet right hand side by the battery two fuse to check are 30 and 40 amp fuses to the heater Nigel Robichaud from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 13/01/2016 22:13:35 | ID: 126089

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Grayham, South Africa

Citroen C2

Hi my citroen C2 will not rev and this started while we were changing the car radio, the revs are fluctuating from 1000 and 1500 while idling please can you assist

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Please get in touch with me I need your assistance+27615187191I have just had the same problem did you fix yours? Am in kempton park Paul from South Africa

Submitted: 22/10/2016 15:13:48 | ID: 136149

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John Brennan, West Yorkshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

Yellow bonett catch,how do I open it

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pull bonnet lever from inside passenger side /go to front of bonnet ,slightly lift bonnet,place finger right hand side of yellow catch lift finger to the right and move yellow catch upwards then lift bonnet robert from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 05/02/2017 10:40:54 | ID: 138693

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ian thompson, Cumbria

Citroen Relay

van wont even attempt to start, plenty of power no starter

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I have the same problem. Have you sorted yours? Ben from Wiltshire

Submitted: 26/12/2016 20:11:01 | ID: 137604

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Steve johnstone, Wiltshire

Citroen Relay

Parked the van up for Christmas ( very cold weather for 2 weeks ) van started and engine ticks over but won't rev the throttle does not work at all Mechcanic cant make head or tail of it has checked all electrics Any ideas Thanks steve

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if all electrics checked must be mechanical tony from Berkshire

Try a new mass airflow sensor. Or even clean it out with a bit of brake cleaner Ben from Wiltshire

Submitted: 07/01/2017 20:59:02 | ID: 137913

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Ian Young, Surrey

Citroen C1 2011

I have water leaking from somewhere in my Citroen C1 causing the rear footwells to be filled with water. It has been back to the garage and they replaced the rear door seals. Unfortunately this has not cured the problem. Has anyone out there had the same experience? Many thanks.

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I had the same problem with my C1 I’m afraid, took it back to the garage and they replaced the seals under warranty. The car was only 2 years old but the water was still coming in under the rear footwells so I decided I had to get rid of the car and traded it in, loved the car but I wasn’t going to keep paying monthly payments for that Richard Coleman from Northumberland

I have a C2 and have had a similar problem. I had my seals replaced on my boot but everytime it rains my boot and back seats are getting soaking. Unfortunately I have yet solved the problem but it could possibly be coming in through the lights as my rear windows nor my roof lining are at all wet! Sam Murdy from Northumberland

Thank you. That is useful. It’s due to go back to the Citroen main dealer for investigation. They claim it could be the grommets on the window but I am not convinced. There seems to have been quite a few C1s return with the same problem recently. Will update with any outcomes. Thank you Ian Young from Surrey

Any progress on this? I had the rear tail lights resealed and the boot re-sealed as they garage seemed to think it was this. Sadly... still puddles of water in rear passenger footwells Kate from Northumberland

I am gutted - I love my little C1 Diesel but like your emails my car is letting water into my boot and then down into my foot wells. This has to be a design fault!! I have been asked to pay for a water ingress test (as it is out of warranty - only recently). The test will cost £74:00 plus VAT. I was hoping to find a solution amongst these postings but I am not confident I will find one. I will also try and raise this issue with Citroen HQ. Please let me know if anyone out there finds a solution. Lin Charlwood from Worcestershire

My daughter has the C1 and this is getting a lot of water in the spare wheel well. The only thing I can see is that the brake light above the rear window the seal has perished by the way again the car has just run out of warranty, it’s worth a look. Paul Barrett from England

I have a C1 and what a shock I got when I open my boot. It was like a fish pond with the rain we have had this past few months, not at all happy with it now. I thought it was too good to be true when I got the C1. Well, I will be getting ride of it ASAP. Very bad of Citroen. I think they had cheap and cheerful in mind when making the C1, but they don’t care that we pay good hard earned money to buy a car. Let’s face it they do not want to know once you ride away from the garage. My first time French make, and I will never buy a Citroen again. Magie Jones from Buckinghamshire

My C1, which is 5 years old has also got a water ingress problem with heavy rain. Garage says it’s the rear brake light seal and will have to be replaced, and the rear hatch seal quoting £260+. Seen a number of posts on the internet and now having had it checked, I’d agree with this, it seems to be a common fault. Don’t think it’s the hatch seal, I’m pretty sure it’s the brake light. We’ve been managing the problem after getting some heavy duty gel packs off internet, which are designed to soak up floods, e.g. washing machine leaks and keep the back seat dry, so I’d recommend. They just have to be dried out once the sensor slip on them says they are saturated. Done this couple of times, after heavy rainfall. Light: I’m hoping I can get a spare on Internet and do myself. £260 seems very steep for a 5 year old car! Anyone have any advice or experience on this? Cheers. Chris West from Middlesex

It is the high level brake light, a small amount of mastic around the rubber seal after you release it from the body cures the problem. Trust me, been there and done it. I can’t believe how many owners suffer this and Citroen are either very thick or just ripping customers off. Steve Parry from Monmouthshire

I have water in my spare wheel inlet yet the boot, parcel shelf etc are all dry? There has been a suggestion that it is coming in throught lights?? Will be contacting citreon in the morning for advice. April M cCauley from City of Glasgow

I have water in my spare wheel inlet yet the boot, parcel shelf etc are all dry? There has been a suggestion that it is coming in throught lights?? Will be contacting citreon in the morning for advice. April M cCauley from City of Glasgow

To Ian Young and all others with the same problem. We have a C1 and had water inside the car for a couple of years. The dealer tried to fix it many times. Eventually it was narrowed down to the front door seals. When fitted properly these allow rain water to drain through the door and out of the holes at the bottom of the door and no water is able to get into the car. Ours had come away inside the door - seems a common problem with the C1, so the water leaked into the car and under the carpet. We had water at the front of the car, but only a bit; but we had a lot of water in the rear foot wells. The water accumulates here through the action of the car moving forward. The water does not come in through a rear light it's the front door seals. The Frenchies didn't use enough adhesive. Hope this helps - it is definitely the answer to your problem. John Garmeson from Derbyshire

To Ian Young and all others with the same problem. We have a C1 and had water inside the car for a couple of years. The dealer tried to fix it many times. Eventually it was narrowed down to the front door seals. When fitted properly these allow rain water to drain through the door and out of the holes at the bottom of the door and no water is able to get into the car. Ours had come away inside the door - seems a common problem with the C1, so the water leaked into the car and under the carpet. We had water at the front of the car, but only a bit; but we had a lot of water in the rear foot wells. The water accumulates here through the action of the car moving forward. The water does not come in through a rear light it's the front door seals. The Frenchies didn't use enough adhesive. Hope this helps - it is definitely the answer to your problem. John Garmeson from Derbyshire

I fixed my leaks by removing the tail lights and the rear brake lights above the tailgate and applying a good lump of silicone sealant around all the mating surfaces. The goldfish are now dead. Mike Hicks from Surrey

I fixed my leaks by removing the tail lights and the rear brake lights above the tailgate and applying a good lump of silicone sealant around all the mating surfaces. The goldfish are now dead. Mike Hicks from Surrey

My son's C1 (57 Registration - 30,000 miles) has a similar problem. I've checked all the lights (no problems - 'bone' dry) - the door seal looks OK too. However, there are two rubber stops (look like door stops) - bottom left and right. The rubber has gone hard and may be 'holding off' the rear window and stopping it sealing properly - have just removed them (T30 'Star' Hex) so I'll see how it goes... John from Wiltshire

My daughter owns a C1 registered in September 2012. During the past few weeks we discovered that the rear seat was soaking wet. The parcel shelf was dry but the carpet inside the boot area was also wet. Further investigation inside the spare wheel well revealed pools of standing water. The rear foot wells were both dry. The spare wheel well has two rubber bungs which can be removed to allow the standing water to exit the vehicle. I will be conducting some further investigation with my mechanic friend in the morning. In the meantime suggestions mentioned on this forum have been noted and really helpful. Shane Graham from West Yorkshire

My daughter owns a C1 registered in September 2012. During the past few weeks we discovered that the rear seat was soaking wet. The parcel shelf was dry but the carpet inside the boot area was also wet. Further investigation inside the spare wheel well revealed pools of standing water. The rear foot wells were both dry. The spare wheel well has two rubber bungs which can be removed to allow the standing water to exit the vehicle. I will be conducting some further investigation with my mechanic friend in the morning. In the meantime suggestions mentioned on this forum have been noted and really helpful. Shane Graham from West Yorkshire

Owner of a 2007 Citroen C1 and too have this same problem. Infuriating that this problem has happened to many and yet it hasn't been recognised by Citroen. Going to have to pay a garage to replace the seal behind the rear lights and hope that the problem will be fixed. Condensation inside the lights suggest that this indeed is the problem. Keith Henry from Ireland

Owner of a 2007 Citroen C1 and too have this same problem. Infuriating that this problem has happened to many and yet it hasn't been recognised by Citroen. Going to have to pay a garage to replace the seal behind the rear lights and hope that the problem will be fixed. Condensation inside the lights suggest that this indeed is the problem. Keith Henry from Ireland

57 plate C1 3-door. Been leaking for around a year now. Rear light clusters removed and re-sealed, high level brake light removed re-sealed; both with silicone sealant. Looked at the C1 Forum and did what they suggest...basically every gap, hole, plug and vent have been re-sealed. I even installed a new boot seal from Amazon was £55 delivered from Amazon, yes- I fitted it correctly. :-) It still leaks. Ran a hose over the car, it seems as if the water is creeping around the seal somewhere and coming down the INSIDE of the seal- this may well be because the water is migrating across the seal somewhere. I have noticed that the rear hatch flexes off the seal at the left side, but not the right; press against the glass on the right- no movement, press on the left, there is c.5- 8mm of flex in the hatch. Is my chassis twisted or has the boot seal mounting flange been knocked out of shape? Also, behind the rear left inside plastic panel (creamy white on my car), water ingresses occurs and makes the seat belt damp. I have not yet concluded where this water is coming from, perhaps the fixed rear window? I could trace it to the high level rear light, but also on the old seal it ingresses around that. Gutted. Car is cheap to run and maintain and fun to drive. I have one further idea where to look for water ingress...I'm taking the inner trims and roof lining off :-( I wonder if filling the body work voids with expanding foam would help... Tim Reid from North Yorkshire

my 09 citroen leaks too and my local dealer charged me £225 to tell me I needed all my seals replaced. After reading your reports I suggested he gave me my money back as I was not prepared to pay £877 to have this carried out because it is obviousl that Citroen does not know the cause and customers have had this carried out and still it leaks. I have not heard from the Directors or the Manager of this Garage. brenda hughes from Kent

I had a lot of water ingress in the passenger door well and also the boot.after some investigation I took the inner door panel of and found that the seal behind the speaker had been torn ,probably by the factory so patched the rip up with some strong tape and this solved the leak problem.the rear was due to the upper brake light seal was inadequate so put some water proof sealant on job done,hope this is helpful to others. Martin parsons from West Midlands

Submitted: 26/11/2012 09:28:56 | ID: 63313

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Ken parker, Essex

Citroen Relay

Hi, my relay has stood for a couple of months. I've charged battery and now only get clicks when trying to start. Can't even see starter motor. Can anyone help?

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The battery may have gone bad during the inactivity and despite charging hasn't got enough oomph to turn the engine, or there might be a fault with the starter motor itself. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 04/02/2017 08:18:22 | ID: 138661

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baz cooke, Warwickshire

Citroen Dispatch

my dispatch 1.9 will not start if the temperature is below freezing. In mild weather it starts fist time and runs like a dream. I have replaced glow plugs and battery and had the relay checked. can anyone help.

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Our Picasso had same symptom, tried the same as you. It turned out to be the starter motor a known problem apparently!!! If it's Turing over slowly then can beasily bad earth, but starter motor vehicle cured it. Cee from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 07/12/2016 21:45:46 | ID: 137236

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Trevor Pratt, London

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 2007

My Citroen C4 Picasso`s instrument display is not showing all the data. I have got the gear and speed but the rev counter, fuel gauge, mileage and trip meter are not showing, although they do appear for a few seconds when I turn the ignition on then they disappear. What can I do? (Grand Picasso)

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Hi, I have the exact same problem. I only purchased the car yesterday but can’t seem to find anything in the manual to explain this. Please let me know if you find out how to fix this problem. Thanks Lisa from London

High utterly pressing the button on the end of the wiper stalk this should bring up your computer data Roger Major from England

Press the button on the dash next to the colour button (RHS). Graham from Kent.

Sorry not an answer but I have a similar problem. A few days ago when I started the car the main display on my 64 reg C4 Grand Picasso failed to come on at all and I just got a beeping sound. I also noticed that the electronic parking brake was not engaged. I called my Citroen dealer and was advised to ring the RAC. In the meantime I had turned the car off and then back on about 5 times, then the main display came back on but it was still beeping and I also got an engine fault warning light telling me to take it to the dealer. The RAC guy plugged his laptop in to try and get the fault code from the car but the car refused to connect to his laptop. He managed to connect later on via general rather than the Citroen setting. It came back with a cambus failure. Essentially a communication failure between the engine sensor and the car. He could not reset it via the laptop so resorted to a hard reset by disconnecting the battery for 10 minutes. This cleared the engine warning fault and the beeping. A day or so after that I noticed that the trip information that was normally displayed in the middle section of the screen was blank, no info being displayed at all. When I press the right stalk button the information is now displayed in the left hand side of the display but does not stay on like before. I have tried changing the display type from cube to round and also did a factory reset but no joy. I have only had the car for a little over four months from new. I will have to take it back to Citroen to try and rectify. C4 Grand Picasso Exclusive+ and not very happy. Jacques from Greater London

Sorry not an answer but I have a similar problem. A few days ago when I started the car the main display on my 64 reg C4 Grand Picasso failed to come on at all and I just got a beeping sound. I also noticed that the electronic parking brake was not engaged. I called my Citroen dealer and was advised to ring the RAC. In the meantime I had turned the car off and then back on about 5 times, then the main display came back on but it was still beeping and I also got an engine fault warning light telling me to take it to the dealer. The RAC guy plugged his laptop in to try and get the fault code from the car but the car refused to connect to his laptop. He managed to connect later on via general rather than the Citroen setting. It came back with a cambus failure. Essentially a communication failure between the engine sensor and the car. He could not reset it via the laptop so resorted to a hard reset by disconnecting the battery for 10 minutes. This cleared the engine warning fault and the beeping. A day or so after that I noticed that the trip information that was normally displayed in the middle section of the screen was blank, no info being displayed at all. When I press the right stalk button the information is now displayed in the left hand side of the display but does not stay on like before. I have tried changing the display type from cube to round and also did a factory reset but no joy. I have only had the car for a little over four months from new. I will have to take it back to Citroen to try and rectify. C4 Grand Picasso Exclusive+ and not very happy. Jacques from Greater London

Have you tried messing around with the mode dial on the steering wheel? Press it down and turn it. It gives various options for the left hand display of the screen. The rev counter is one of then (found under "dial" option). It might have been adjusted by mistake. Daniel from Greater London

I my wife lost her display on screen when she put diesel in. She pressed the display button at the bottom left of the display screen, it looks like overlapping squares the button you need to press but its now cured. Hope this helps. My wife is blonde by the way. David smith from Staffordshire

Submitted: 27/11/2012 10:33:48 | ID: 63476

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Nicola Richardson, Lancashire

Citroen DS3 2012

Can I turn off the SOS button on my Citroen DS3? It is not placed above the head but on the right hand side of the console, very near to my knee and hands, and to be honest I was appalled to learn that I could be made to pay £1000 if the button is pressed in error.(sport plus)

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No. Also as it could save you or your passengers live why would you want to. Re the £1000 I presume that is making a false call to emergency services. To be fined you would have to do it with intent. Also pressing it will contact you to an operator who will ask if you are ok and only if you say you need medical assistance will they send someone. If you have an accident the fat will know and again if they try to deal with you and get no reply they will send emergency services to your exact location which may save your life. I have the same cat and it is in a daft place in my opinion but don't worry if you hit it accidentally as it is just a little embarrassing. Alan from Wiltshire

Submitted: 13/03/2012 12:41:26 | ID: 84373

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Stephen Juby, Gloucestershire

Citroen C4 Picasso

We have a vapour appear through the dashboard vents. It has an acrid smell and likened to strong burnt aircraft fuel or something similar. It has happened over 40 times. Been into the local Warners Citroen in Gloucester where we purchased the vehicle and the fault has apparently never occurred on the test drives so they cant solve it. I have spoken to Citroen Customer Service and they are not interested and PSA Finance UK Ltd and the trust the local dealer rather than me! I have video evidence of this occurring which has been shown to the local garage. Numerous friends that have been in the car when it has occurred also prepared to testify. I am worried as 3 young children are often in the car. Could it burst into flames one day & is it a health and safety issue? I am tired of having to fight - does anyone else have this experience and can anyone assist me.

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We have 2016 C4 Picasso which is doing exactly the same thing as yours. It has already been back to dealership 3 weeks ago. Dealership driver who collected the car had the problem occurring on his drive back to Dealership in Norwich. Dealership eventually said it was due to labels stuck on exhaust pipe from new which were burning off and could find nothing else wrong. Car OK after this for 3 weeks but started again yesterday with acrid fumes inside car and fumes/smoke? coming from under bonnet. Now car is back at dealership waiting more testing next week. Fortunately this is a Motobility Car so they are now in the loop. We wait with interest as Dealership say head chap in Service/Repairs is going to use car himself to give long runs to test it out. Carol Melling from Norfolk

I had a smell like that (but nothing visible) in my diesel Mini. Took it to an independent who looked under the bonnet and said, 'That's a Citroen/Peugeot engine, it'll be the injector seal'. Fixed for £160. Adam Wasenczuk from Hampshire

Submitted: 08/06/2016 09:33:11 | ID: 132441

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paul chambers, Merseyside

Citroen Nemo

oil warning light flashes and message says change engine oil. checked dipstick oil level to top of full level. is it still ok to drive untill i can get it into garage for oil change

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Oil light flashing. Is this a service due warning indicator. Oil levels OK. Ciaran O Mahoney from Dublin

Submitted: 19/09/2016 19:32:05 | ID: 135296

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Chan, Greater Manchester

Citroen DS3

Hello I have the ds3 and my heating has stop working and it's makeing a little noise anyone no what it could be please x

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Water pump costs about £300 same with mine Sean from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 02/11/2016 07:13:37 | ID: 136419

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joanne rogan, County Down

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I have a 2005 citroen picasso desire. Headlights go on by themselves then indicators wont work never mind the fact anything below 5degrees it wont start? Plz help

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53 reg same problems interested in cures horn won't work if lights are off either ( temp cure turn lights on side lights) mark fitzsimons from Greater London

Submitted: 19/12/2016 17:20:42 | ID: 137464

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Terry, Suffolk

Citroen Xsara Picasso

My 2 pronged on the underneath of my rear seat won't click in can you help me fix it

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got confused with this problem when we first bought the car it turned out we were trying to connect it into the wrong prong check the other seat mounts in case you've done the same as we did mark fitzsimons from Greater London

Submitted: 18/01/2017 10:58:46 | ID: 138212

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neil dixon, Cheshire

Citroen Relay

Hi all, The dreaded Citroen relay I have that is on an 07 plate hasstarted to misbehave and im hoping someone will poiint me in the right direction as to the issue. Ok, from cold it runs fine, sweet quiet engine until you get the engine to optimum heat then if you turn the engine off and try to restart a min or so later it wont fire up. The ecu showed the usual egr valve error but no other relays or sensors showed up. Now im fairly confident its a heat issue because leave it an hour to cool and hey presto fires up again. Also im wondering if the code reader would pick up say a thermostat sensor error etc coz theres some sensor somewhere that is going bad when heating up is faulty. Had new starter on a couple of wweeks ago, replaced fuel filter put redex diesel injector through etc then this issue has come up in the last week. Anyone in the know about the relay have any thoughts?

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Neil, I had similar issues with my '57 plate 2.2HDi (puma engine). I took out the MAP sensor and it was gunked up.. cleaned and it behaved well. The map sensor is towards the front of the engine, to the driver's side and fitted into the PLASTIC air duct using one hex screw. you'll find it hidden behind a large coolant pipe but it is accessible. remove the electrical harness, remove the screw and twist back and forth just a little bit while you pull it out. clean it with turps, dry it and replace it. seach fleabay for citroen relay map senso to get an idea what it looks like.. part number on fleabay is shown as.. 6C11-9F479-AB (if you've a puma engine!) R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 22/01/2017 09:11:37 | ID: 138303

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Sylvia Simpson, England

Citroen C8 2003

Firstly my Citroen C8`s wipers went on and wouldn’t stop, then the headlights would dip or turn off. When I switch the car off the lights won’t turn off and I have to disconnect the battery. Then it doesn`t always start. Can anyone help me with this please?

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please i have today got the same issue with my car , were you able to sort yours? EMMANUEL from Middlesex

Submitted: 30/01/2014 12:59:24 | ID: 61538

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mr jordan, Norfolk

Citroen C3 Picasso

Have a c3 Picasso Citroen returning home my steering suddenly Went like loosing power steering is this a problem with c3 ,have had 5 other citroens no problems. Information would be helpful. Mr Jordan

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Hi, we own a c3 Picasso. oct last year my wife was driving to work when the power steering failed making the car virtually un-drivable. the car had only done 20,000 miles and been fully serviced every year. the car was 5 years old. but after my protestations to Evanshalshaw they put the car right free of charge. hope this helps. Mr Elvin from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 30/12/2016 14:36:11 | ID: 137685

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joe, Armagh

Citroen DS3

My daughter DS3 petrol wont start..... just a 'click, click' noise but not turning. Battery was replaced recently and the car was running perfectly until today.

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Although the battery was replaced recently is the alternator charging it correctly? Have it checked by an auto electrician. There may be a fault in the starter motor - again have it checked. You do not say which year or model of car your daughter has but if it has a stop/start system then you may have to get the Central Voltage Retention Device checked, it's meant to store capacity for the stop/start system but when it goes faulty it may drain the battery overnight. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 25/01/2017 13:09:27 | ID: 138391

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Barry Worvell, Carmarthenshire

Citroen Relay 2004

My Citroen Relay`s fan only works on full. Is there a printed circuit board, if so where is it? (reg 54 short wheelbase)

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My Citroen relay heater fan only works on full, any one know how to fix it... Ian Lamb from Staffordshire

Yes, there are some wires behind the dash in the passenger footwell - give them a wobble with the heaters on as I’ve just fixed mine today!! Mitch from Staffordshire

Faulty heater resistor, costs 17 £ from Citroen Vlad from England

Hi, it’s probably heater resistor unit situated under glove box, easy to change, new one costs about £18 from ebay John S from Hampshire

Behind the glove box , passengers footwell just push the connection box back together that connects the heater to the loom.....a breeze and now you will be back to 1st 2 3 4 and 5. Took me ages to work this one. Tony Holland from Sussex

My heater was intermittent and only worked intermittently still when I unplugged the connector underneath the glove box. My fix was the live feed connector had become loose on the selector switch on the dash. Any of the other 4 wires on the connector could easily have done the same causing different problems. Hope this helps some one. It’s fairly easy to do. Andrew Lawler from Denbighshire

I have just wobbled connector in passenger footwell and it seems to have done the trick thank god!so try that first these forums are brilliant . Neil woodward from West Midlands

Yep, quick wiggle and all 4 speeds restored. Thanks guys, was dreading another big bill after paying Citroen to fix a faulty wiring loom Stephen from Dorset

Submitted: 31/12/2012 14:10:07 | ID: 66144

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Gordon, East Riding of Yorkshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I am having a problem with a 15amp fuse blowing it is the fuse under the dashboard drivers side it;s blown Twice in two days it was when I winking to turn right and all the instrument panel went out and the Wipers came on. The car is now in the garage and has been for one week and they can't find the problem Can you please HELP Gordon Gordon Fishwick

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Did you resolve this matter? My car does exactly the same. Any help? eifion roberts from Cardiff

I clicked on this page hoping for an answer to the same problem. Windscreen wipers come on of their own accord, if you then stop and turn the engine off the car won't re-start until the fuse is changed. Garage have failed to find the problem on two occasions. Steve from Merseyside

Submitted: 13/07/2014 14:51:40 | ID: 99585

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Laurence, Tyne and Wear

Citroen Relay

Hi, can anyone tell me the resistance on the rear parking sensors. I have disconnected mine however it brings up a fault on the dash. I would like to leave the sensors disconnected & get rid of the fault light thanks.

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2.6 ohm tony from Berkshire

Submitted: 14/11/2016 11:11:01 | ID: 136680

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Rui, Derbyshire

Citroen Relay

Hi to all I have serviced my van last weekend and notice that the coolant reservoir was almost empty , after a week checked again and was half way down Any ideas please

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There is a leak tony from Berkshire

Submitted: 15/01/2017 20:46:52 | ID: 138117

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Frank walster, Spain

Citroen Nemo

I have a yellow triangle with exclamation mark lit up what does this mean?

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It will be accompanied by a message on the dash screen. Turn key in ignition and watch the dash screen. Mine said check number plate light. Jesse D'Costa from Greater London

Submitted: 14/01/2017 23:11:29 | ID: 138091

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Downing, South Lanarkshire

Citroen DS3

How do I switch off the stereo off in my car is there a off and on switch

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Press the volume button Steve from Cheshire

Press the volume +&- buttons simultaneously, this will mute the radio. brian becker from Worcestershire

Submitted: 29/10/2016 10:08:25 | ID: 136334

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Stephen Jones, Hampshire

Citroen Relay 2007

My Citroen Relay 2.2 07 Plate van has started to lose power in low gears. It starts straight away but is very lumpy until it warms up. Once warmed up it ticks over fine but when you pull away you lose power. If you turn the engine off and re-start it it goes fine for a mile or so and starts to lose power again when pulling away. I had a full service with engine flush and fuel additive last week but the problem still occurs. Any ideas?

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I have a similar problem with mine, keeps putting the engine lamp on, plays up mainly in the damp, certain it’s the egr valve in my case John Howells from England

Same thing here, when I rev up to change gear - it loses power. I had diagnostics carried out and egr valve came up so I got it replaced - still the same. Been to a few mechanics but noone seems to know the answer. The last mechanic (who carried out another diagnostics from Cheshire

Replying to my own question really. Had the EGR valve and fuel regulator valve changed at a cost of £580. It cured that problem but still very lumpy engine on start up and during running. Since then I’ve had: 2 injectors changed £1020; clutch went, cost £800 starter motor went £300. Now after changing the starter motor the engine turns over but won’t start. The ECU has been sent off to be tested as the common faults are: EGR valve, fuel regulator valve and non starter. All of these problems cause lumpy engine running. ECU looks like costing £250 plus diagnostic, checks and fitting. If the ECU is faulty and needs refurbing and goes on to sort the lumpiness etc then apart from the starter motor and clutch was the rest of the work I’ve had done not necessary? Should the garages know to check the ECU when vans go in with the same sort of problems? Stephen Jones from Hampshire

Okay, I got the van back today. The ECU was (as the garage said) un-economical to repair, so needed to be replaced. I phoned a few ECU repairers and they all said "oh no mate, we don’t touch them", as though it was a dose of the plague they were being asked to check out! Citroen dealer only ECU, £840 + VAT, fitting and programming later and hey presto, the engine is as quiet as a mouse and (touch wood) running, idling etc perfectly. So for all you lumpy runners out there it might be worth removing your ECU and sending it off to be checked out before replacing almost all of your engine first! ECU doctor in Plympton, Plymouth carries out a check for £35 and will let you know of any and all faults before they carry out any repairs. Good luck all you Citroen Relay sufferers and let`s hope we’re finding solutions to our many, many problems Stephen Jones from Hampshire

Had similar problem with lose of power, change EGR valve, fuel filter, air filter, but problem still there. Finally after some expert advice changed the CAT on the exhaust system. This instantly fixed the problem, the van is running like a new, might not work for everyone but it certainly work for me. Mike Tropia from Surrey

Issue I had on my 2007 Relay was sorted by cleaning MAP sensor.. on the version with Ford Duratorq engine it is fitted into the egr piping vertically above the alternator.. one hex screw, unclip the wiring harness and twist it back and forth pulling it out.. mine was badly gunked.. cleaned it and refit and all well. I had read ECU fault codes that showed airflow sensor and egr valve faults.. but i'd already changed them so I knew they were fine.. it was MAP sensor (also referred as turbo boost pressure sensor) was giving false readings to ECU which misinterpreted then and believed the EGR valve was sticking or failing. R Evans from Caerphilly

Hi Relay Drivers now then lets start with the none start when cold. I had this problem on cold frosty days at 04.00 it was a real struggle to get it to start so I bought a new set of Glow plugs (Bosch) Under £40.00 for a set of 4 off flee bay which solved that problem. ( a foot note always check the battery is charged and in tip top condition). Now the lumpy engine when cold or when driving you come to change gear and it wont rev so I cleaned the intake manifold which was full of dirt. I then cleaned the EGR valve with that spray cleaner from Halfords (£9.99) no more problems finger crossed it's running very sweet current mileage 156000 all in all solved all my problems for under (£50.00) good luck happy van in. Richard Williamson from Derbyshire

Submitted: 24/08/2012 14:19:46 | ID: 86580

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john joughin, Merseyside

Citroen Relay

how do i replace near side front wing panel . thank you.

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John, what type Relay have you? What year is it? R Evans from Caerphilly

John, if your Relay is 2006 onwards.. remove the front grille to remove the front nearside plastic bumper and remove the nearside headlight. Then open the door and locate the Phillips screw just below the upper door hinge.. remove it to allow you to remove the plastic trim at the top of the wing. the trim pulls away backwards and downwards but be careful.. it's plastic. It exposes a wing bolt which you remove. There are two more bolts to remove in the area where the plastic bumper was removed. There is one bolt pointing upwards in the wheel arch and near the outer edge. Finally, there is one bolt in the void where the headlamp was and just below the windscreen. Remove the wing. R Evans from Caerphilly

I have removal instructions for earlier relay if u need them R Evans from Caerphilly

Hi, I have Citreon relay LWB High Top 2005 Registered. I need to change front nearside wing because of damage, i am not a mechanic, but think i could do it with your help, would appreciate an answer please. Many thanks. Jim from Stafford. Jim Kelly from Staffordshire

Submitted: 28/03/2016 12:31:32 | ID: 129567

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Clive Blunt, Norfolk

Citroen C5

My C5 exclusive`s multifuntion display keeps going on and off. I have been told I can do a factory reset on it. How do I do this please?

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Could you please tell me how do you do a factory reset please Tony from Lancashire

Submitted: 28/09/2016 11:30:09 | ID: 135538

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Ted, Norfolk

Citroen Berlingo

Where's the rear fog light switch for a Berlingo van 2011

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Think it's on light stalk Ron jones from Rhondda Cynon Taf

Submitted: 23/12/2016 07:16:45 | ID: 137548

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C2ckarl, Bath and North East Somerset

Citroen Relay

Hi a work college has deadlocked his relay and the battery is totally flat so can't open bonnet to charge or replace battery as the passenger side is deadlocked. Is there away round this to open bonnet or passenger door thank u

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Remove trim from inside where the quarter glass is on passenger side, it just pups off. Then you have enough room to release bonnet catch steve fox from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 12/01/2017 14:23:05 | ID: 138040

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Beni, Albania

Citroen C5

I have Citroen C5 2010 2.0 hdi , and have a problem with rear right wheel, it is getting hot but not always. Some services that I have visited told me that there is problem with cilinder. Is it possible to fix it instead to replace it with the new one. I appreciate the help.

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Have the same problem , but now my handbrake is stuck on causing the wheel to over heat John from County Tyrone

Submitted: 14/08/2016 11:20:20 | ID: 134351

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Kevin merritt, West Sussex

Citroen C3 Picasso

My washer pump is not working and i have read that this is a common problem with a blown fuse the usual cause, can you advise which fuse and its location ?

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also experienced this, it ended up replacing the washer pump, not too difficult and also a cheap fix - think it was about £12 from ebay. Willie Jack from Moray

Submitted: 04/12/2016 16:21:03 | ID: 137158

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Steve Slater, Devon

Citroen C3 Picasso 2010

I can hear an obvious water sloshing sound coming from under the the front foot wells of my Citroen C3 Picasso when cornering. The foot wells are damp but not full of water. The doors have been investigated by my dealership and are dry. Any suggestions? (16v HDI)

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Check the scuttles under the bonnet beneath the wind screen, mine had filled up with leaves and the water entered the car in the footwells Bob Quilliam from England

Flip the bonnet, there is a plastic grill on the drivers side about 4 inches below the window wiper. I unclipped this and sponged out the rain water, which had gathered in the bulkhead by the shock absorber. There is a rubber grommet on the wheel arch that was full of dead leaves, I unblocked it and that was it sorted. Mark Aitken from England

There are drains at both sides. The drivers side is easy to get to, the passenger side (uk) is a bit trickier because you need to remove wiper arms. The drains fill up with leaves and need emptying every 2 to 3 years. The scuttle will hold over a gallon of rainwater which makes alot of noise when it moves from side to side. James Richard Anderson from Nottinghamshire

I have a C3 Picasso VTR 1600 60 plate,the water sloshing sound has been bugging me for a while,thought it sounded like the cills were full of water and am grateful for the suggestions from Mark,Bob & James ....will try to resolve with these tips ,thanks guys Peter Allen from Norfolk

same issue with mine, for passenger side, I just lifted the plastic panel and used a garden cane to clear the drain plug - Amazed at the quantity of the water that had gathered there, no longer seasickness lol Willie Jack from Moray

Submitted: 04/01/2013 11:11:14 | ID: 66900

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