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viv.wtay, North Yorkshire

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

59 plate C4 grand Picasso. The interior heater fans and rear window heat strips arent working. Not sure if its the fuse as they stop working then start again. Now theyve stopped completely. Also had water sloshing about in the dash and has leaked into driver footwell. It was like a tap being turned on. Any ideas if theyre connected in reason my fans aren't working?

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I had same problem, it is caused by blocked outlet above passenger wheel arch. As water from windscreen trough below windscreen is diverted to this side of the car the water trough below windscreen is divided into 2 parts, the blocked outlet causes this to overflow into driver`s side footwell. Hope you find this useful. D Boden Derek Boden from Lincolnshire

Hi Viv, were you able to figure what was the cause of the heater fan problems? thanks, Albert Albert from Hertfordshire

Hi Viv, were you able to figure what was the cause of the heater fan problems? thanks, Albert Albert from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 01/04/2015 21:39:10 | ID: 114184

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Gill Cartwright, Yorkshire

Citroen Nemo Multispace 2012

I have a Citroen Nemo Multispace and need to know how to take the oil light off? I have changed oil and filter already.

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Where is the fuel cut off switch Wayne from Flintshire

Where is the fuel cut off switch Wayne from Flintshire

Submitted: 13/01/2014 09:59:29 | ID: 60613

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Ken, West Midlands

Citroen Berlingo Multispace

How do you remove the inner tailgate panel in order to gain access to the screws holding the number plate cover on?

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Slide a knife under a corner of the plastic trim and lever away from door. A push in stud will release. You can then see inside to locate the other studs. If you get the knife between the door and the studs they will release without putting too much strain on the trim panel. Just did mine last Sunday to get to the washer tubing. Eryl from Gwynedd

Slide a knife under a corner of the plastic trim and lever away from door. A push in stud will release. You can then see inside to locate the other studs. If you get the knife between the door and the studs they will release without putting too much strain on the trim panel. Just did mine last Sunday to get to the washer tubing. Eryl from Gwynedd

Submitted: 10/05/2015 09:06:33 | ID: 115830

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maria, Moray

Citroen C1

was driving one day and my car just broke down, it would not start or anything, no noise anything. its been with the garage for about 2 months now and they think it might have broke while in 1 gear with being a automatic they really could not tell, its still sitting down there and they cant get it fixed, can anyone tell me how do I get it to start and working again. thank you

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Have they checked the Cam Belt? Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 27/05/2015 13:27:15 | ID: 116524

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raymond, County Londonderry

Citroen Berlingo Multispace

cannot get the air out of the brakes

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Did you start from the Farthest back from the Master Cylinder? did you have some one with you when bleeding the brakes? do you know the process? Open Bleeder, brake pedal slowly down & hold whilst you close the Bleeder, pedal up, open Bleeder Pedal down until the air has dispersed keeping the Master Cyl Topped up. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 27/05/2015 16:01:32 | ID: 116528

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Warren hoadly, Hertfordshire

Citroen Berlingo

Hi, my van has only done 290 miles but when I'm driving every now and again I hear a beeping noise. There is nothing on screen and no lights are on. This beeping sound varies in loudness, sometimes it`s loud, sometimes it`s not. Can anyone please let me know what it is?

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Its the speed camera Alerts Pat casey from Lincolnshire

Its the speed camera Alerts Pat casey from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 21/05/2015 21:39:55 | ID: 116331

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Jeffrey thomas, Oxfordshire

Citroen C4 Picasso

12 inch dashboard screen problem. After experimenting with changing the display type (square, elliptical etc) I am stuck with a picture of a cornfield on the display, and I cannot get back to where I was, the normal dials etc. any ideas? Select factory reset or is that too drastic?

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On the left bottom side of the steering wheel is a "Mode" dial. Use this to select various settings on the top display screen. Media, Photos (Your Cornfield), Dials cannot as far as I can discover, be done from the bottom Display setting / Colour screen :-(. Ian from Cheshire

On the left bottom side of the steering wheel is a "Mode" dial. Use this to select various settings on the top display screen. Media, Photos (Your Cornfield), Dials cannot as far as I can discover, be done from the bottom Display setting / Colour screen :-(. Ian from Cheshire

Submitted: 01/05/2015 17:21:25 | ID: 115458

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David Clarke, Dorset

Citroen Xsara Picasso 2002

The immobiliser fault comes on the display of my Citroen Xsara Picasso followed by the parking brake, this last message appears unusual! The ecu seems to have water ingress but I don`t where from and the passenger front foot well carpets are damp. I`m unable to start it due to the immobiliser fault. Does anyone have any clues please?

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We had the same problem with the fault you need a new battery? Shane from Northamptonshire

Have this exact same problem having just had the clutch replaced. Now have immobiliser fault and parking brake error on dashboard. I have just replaced the battery with a brand new one and it has not cured these errors. Thought I’d let people know Tim Spencer from Hampshire

I have a 53, 2 ltr and have just changed the clutch. The car started and ran about 5 times and then all I got was immobiliser fault and parking brake on. As yet I have been unable to find a solution. simon from Derbyshire

I have a 53, 2 ltr and have just changed the clutch. The car started and ran about 5 times and then all I got was immobiliser fault and parking brake on. As yet I have been unable to find a solution. simon from Derbyshire

Submitted: 02/05/2013 14:15:22 | ID: 54695

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walter, North Lanarkshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

hi my c3 Picasso is cumming up with all lights showing all faults at first it was just ( abs ) one week later its all also it says faulty electric circuit could this be the fuse box all are talking about citoren want mega bucks to evev look at it iv got warrenty but they say it dosent cover wireing its a 2010 witch I took out warrenty when I bought it one year ago but warrenty isent worth the paper its wrote on can anyone shed some light on this kind regards walter.

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CAR COMING WITH ENGINE FAULT OIL BEEN CHECKED AND WATER BOTH GOOD IT SHOWING A LITTLE SYMBOL LIKE A LANTON HOPE YOU CAN HELP margaret from Nottinghamshire

CAR COMING WITH ENGINE FAULT OIL BEEN CHECKED AND WATER BOTH GOOD IT SHOWING A LITTLE SYMBOL LIKE A LANTON HOPE YOU CAN HELP margaret from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 03/03/2015 18:03:01 | ID: 112683

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Bill, Nottinghamshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

cruise control used to work on & off now it won't work at all can any body help

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I have the same problem. Not sure of a permanent cure but if you put your foot under the clutch pedal and gently lift your foot up on the underside of the pedal you should get it to come on. This is only a temporary measure but it works every time for me howard from Derbyshire

I have the same problem. Not sure of a permanent cure but if you put your foot under the clutch pedal and gently lift your foot up on the underside of the pedal you should get it to come on. This is only a temporary measure but it works every time for me howard from Derbyshire

Submitted: 07/05/2015 19:20:45 | ID: 115683

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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

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

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Natalie Sandmann, South Africa

Citroen DS3

Hi, my DS3 thp 155 heat tempreture gauge shows that the car is over heating, even though i have just started it, but its not over heating. With that the car goes into 'limp' mode says the engine managment system is faulty. Could it be that the heat tempreture sensor is faulty/broken? Please someone help!!

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Hi .I just bought a blue hdi dsport plus I love it .Citroen told me I had to take it to the dealer to get the two heat sensors checked they had to renew them .they also said that a lot of 15 plates have been recalled with the same problem. I would take it back to the dealership and tell them what I said hope this helps Karen Owen from Tyne and Wear

Hi .I just bought a blue hdi dsport plus I love it .Citroen told me I had to take it to the dealer to get the two heat sensors checked they had to renew them .they also said that a lot of 15 plates have been recalled with the same problem. I would take it back to the dealership and tell them what I said hope this helps Karen Owen from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 11/02/2015 11:34:06 | ID: 111317

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paul, Carmarthenshire

Citroen C1

Reverse light not working. The bulb is ok what else can it be .Thanks

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Reverse-light switch? Some are actually located on the gearbox, some round about the base of the gearstick, in beside where the handbrake cable is connected to the handbrake lever. Wherever, it's got to be a faulty switch dude. Mac from Fife

Submitted: 09/05/2015 03:43:31 | ID: 115782

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Rob Job, Australia

Citroen C3 Pluriel 2006

My Citroen C3 Pluriel`s roof is not working and the boot won`t open. The roof opens to first position and will close okay but that`s it and the boot won`t open at all. What could be causing this?

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I've got the same problem. While closing my roof today, it suddenly made a horrible sound & now like you only open & closes to first position & the boot won't open at all. If you have found out the cause please let me know. I have a horrible fear it won't be a cheap repair. Thanks Fontella from Australia

I've got the same problem. While closing my roof today, it suddenly made a horrible sound & now like you only open & closes to first position & the boot won't open at all. If you have found out the cause please let me know. I have a horrible fear it won't be a cheap repair. Thanks Fontella from Australia

I have the same problem. Did you ever find the cause and fix it? Annette from Northamptonshire

I have the same problem. Did you ever find the cause and fix it? Annette from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 23/09/2013 11:42:38 | ID: 91501

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Harry Bunting, Durham

Citroen C3 Picasso

Can anyone tell me if it is normal for the footbrake to be very fierce when I apply extra pressure (such as when a car in front brakes suddenly ) and can it be adjusted? My car is a 2013 reg with 9,000 miles on the clock

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Harry, having just taken delivery of a new C3 Picasso I noticed that the brakes are so more effective than my previous Berlingo this being put down to the fact that both back and front are disc brakes whereas the Berlingo had discs front but drums rear. If it stops ok and in a straight line without any steering pull right or left without locking the wheels and no strange noises I wouldn't worry about it too much. As to your question hydraulic servo assisted disc brakes are self adjusting normally due to the brake pads getting moved toward the disc as they wear by the pistons within the brake callipers. I don't know of a way of making the braking effort less effective however a jammed or defective load sensing valve could contribute that is if one is fitted. Tony from Durham

Submitted: 13/05/2015 17:30:53 | ID: 115993

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tony, Greater London

Citroen C3 Picasso

I have a new C3 Picasso selection hdi 90 and I recently went over a speed bump and the front suspension went clank, not clunk as it was metal against metal. Now the steering is vague and there`s a rumbling noise and you can feel it through the clutch and brake pedals?

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Have you checked both front springs for breakage ? they can snap and should have a plate below attached to the strut in order that they cannot break and come down the strut and damage the tyre. Check also steering linkage, track rod ends, track rods themselves and for play in the steering rack, should be none or very little to speak off. How high was the speed bump ? and at what speed did you go over it ? could also have stressed a wheel bearing this could cause a whining or rumbling noise. Tony from Durham

Have you checked both front springs for breakage ? they can snap and should have a plate below attached to the strut in order that they cannot break and come down the strut and damage the tyre. Check also steering linkage, track rod ends, track rods themselves and for play in the steering rack, should be none or very little to speak off. How high was the speed bump ? and at what speed did you go over it ? could also have stressed a wheel bearing this could cause a whining or rumbling noise. Tony from Durham

Submitted: 03/05/2015 19:04:29 | ID: 115525

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Phil, West Yorkshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I have a 1.6 citroen xsara picasso, when ever the car is up to temperature when stationery we get a stop engine temperature warning and the temperature gauge shoots up to top however it only last a few seconds then returns to normal, iv changed the coolant sensor but it still does it. The fan comes on but cause the temperature gauge goes straight back down it turns straight off again, as anybody got any idea what's wrong with it.

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I had the exactly the same problem on mine - it needed a new temperature gauge.Apparently this is something that if not changed correctly can damage the radiator - resulting in a new one of them as well! Paula from Lancashire

Submitted: 07/05/2015 21:38:32 | ID: 115692

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Paula, Lancashire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

When i change up gears the car doesn't seem to want to accelerate as you'd expect. Its really sluggish. Once it gets up to speed its runs ok. There's no problem with it misfiring or anything and its idling fine. its a 1.6 02 plate. Any ideas?

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Turbo Karl from Surrey

Submitted: 03/04/2015 20:41:56 | ID: 114286

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w.samways, Isle of Wight

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Any ideas why my horn goes off on its own? usually when going to the left

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Earthed on body if bare wire. Check wiring loom to horn. Karl from Surrey

Submitted: 06/04/2015 12:57:42 | ID: 114366

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john, Greater Manchester

Citroen Xsara Picasso

when I put indicator on or apply the brake the lights come on (intermittently) also sometimes get a auto gearbox fault message come up for a few seconds any help please

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Corroded rear light cluster. Careful when buying a new one because some places sell only the casing and lens. Karl from Surrey

Corroded rear light cluster. Careful when buying a new one because some places sell only the casing and lens. Karl from Surrey

Submitted: 02/05/2015 15:14:41 | ID: 115489

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kenny, Armagh

Citroen Relay

03 2ltr hdi relay van engine management light comes on and power cuts out when I give more power to climb hills or go to overtake have had it checked on computer diagnostics. shows possible sticking relay, anyone know which one of the dozen or so it is diagram would be helpful

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Do a injector leak back test using the bottle you'll probably find rail not maintaining correct pressure so when under demand it cuts the engine and puts the mil light on Baba from Vale of Glamorgan

Do a injector leak back test using the bottle you'll probably find rail not maintaining correct pressure so when under demand it cuts the engine and puts the mil light on Baba from Vale of Glamorgan

Submitted: 07/07/2014 12:27:53 | ID: 99130

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john, East Sussex

Citroen Berlingo Multispace

Hi, I was filling up my Berlingo when my daughter tried to open the nearside back door to pass me the money to pay for said fuel. The door opened a little about an 1" but that was it. I shut it again and then tried to open it but it would just open like before 1". I've tried locking it and it does lock but when I unlock it, it will only open 1". Any ideas? Thanks John.

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It,s not meant to slide open any Further There is a lock that stops it moving ,when the fuel cap is off Patrick from Hampshire

It,s not meant to slide open any Further There is a lock that stops it moving ,when the fuel cap is off Patrick from Hampshire

Submitted: 22/04/2015 17:51:45 | ID: 115065

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Elroy Johnson, Yorkshire

Citroen Relay 2007

Hi. I have a bad oil leak from a pipe just underneath the top of the engine of my 2007 Citroen Relay 2.2. Four litres of oil will last approx. 300 miles. Does anyone have any ideas please? I have had turbo oil return pipe changed but located the pipe causing it just under the top of the engine. Does anyone know the name of it? It is black, not rubber or metal and is quite thin? Thanks.

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Citron relay 25 temperatures high in cab and seconded fans not cutting in Dave from Berkshire

Submitted: 03/04/2014 08:44:22 | ID: 93815

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mike, Hampshire

Citroen Berlingo

Hi, I have just purchased a brand new Berlingo Enterprise, when using the bluetooth phone etc all is fine apart from when receiving an incoming call the caller`s number or name does not come up on the display although the number and name is stored in my phone. Does anybody know if this 64 model does or does not have caller ID? I have called a few dealers but they seem to be unsure.

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Hi - my son has just bought a Citroen Berlingo enterprise van and has the same problem. Did you ever resolve the name display problem ? Frankie smith from Middlesex

Hi - my son has just bought a Citroen Berlingo enterprise van and has the same problem. Did you ever resolve the name display problem ? Frankie smith from Middlesex

Submitted: 04/01/2015 17:11:07 | ID: 108893

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Alec, City of Edinburgh

Citroen C4 Picasso

My query is regarding the front sidelights on my C4 Picasso. Sounds stupid I know, but are the front sidelights supposed to work? There is no fuse allocated for them. I've only had the car a couple of months and didn't notice if they were ever illuminated. It's an 08 plate. The handbook is useless as regarding them. Someone suggested to me that they aren't supposed to be working lights. Thanks

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Hi, yes we had this problem when we took the car for an MOT. Citroen said as there are driving lights there is no need for side lights. You can change this by going into the computer screen and turn then on. jane price from Bedfordshire

Hi, yes we had this problem when we took the car for an MOT. Citroen said as there are driving lights there is no need for side lights. You can change this by going into the computer screen and turn then on. jane price from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 17/01/2015 15:05:03 | ID: 109723

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Len, Brighton & Hove

Citroen C5

Car is set at normal ride height (Green light) and suddenly whilst driving you get a beep and all of the ride height lights (except the green) come on. Whilst in the mode the ride is higher than normal but drives OK. Sometimes when you start the car the next morning it is back to normal and will adjust if needed but then it will suddenly go wrong again

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I have a 2003 C5, had same problem, it was the height adjuster costing only £33 plus two hours fitting and the car is as good as new now Barbara Fitzgerald from Herefordshire

I have a 2003 C5, had same problem, it was the height adjuster costing only £33 plus two hours fitting and the car is as good as new now. Barbara Fitzgerald from Herefordshire

Submitted: 30/04/2015 23:06:16 | ID: 115433

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Susan Reynolds, Derbyshire

Citroen C1 2008

My Citroen C1`s boot is becoming wet in the right hand corner. My local garage have established that it is letting water in through the back right hand side lights. On removing the light they said that there is only a piece of foam at the back and this is becoming wet through. How do you suggest this can be rectified? (Vibe)

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I had exactly the same problem. The boot and rear seat was also getting wet. At first the garage said it was the seals and replaced all of them. As the car was just out of its 3 year warranty I was not that happy especially with the extra bill. This did not stop it. As you have mentioned the leak in fact was coming through the light clusters. Both were replaced and eventually when the car dried it it has not happened again. To be honest I would now move towards the Toyota version as you get a longer warranty John Hearn from England

Hi, I am looking at exactly the same problem on my daughter’s C1 - water on one side of the boot floor. If you put your hand up behind the white plastic fascia just above the wet on the boot floor you should also be able to feel water in the ledge behind the plastic surround at the same level as the rear parcel shelf. In my case water is coming in behind the rear light cluster. There is a foam seal as this squashes flat over time and looses its ability to make a tight seal. I am now on the hunt for replacement seals or I may just use a bathroom sealant to make the seal water tight again. Hope this helps. Mitchell Campion from England

Check the high brake light, this was the problem with my wife’s she had over 2 inches of water in the rear foot well and also the boot. Steve Parry from Monmouthshire

I too have a Citroen C1 with a sopping wet boot carpet and rear footwell on the drivers side, I've removed the driver side rear light and have established that the water is running into the boot from behind the rear bumper possibly through a faulty body joint or body sealant, I will take the car to the bodyshop and have the rear bumper removed to pinpoint the leak. Moral of the story 'Buy cheap, buy twice'. John Murphy from Cheshire

Submitted: 13/07/2012 12:34:27 | ID: 86300

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Conrad Osmand, Norfolk

Citroen C1 2008

My C1 is leaking rain water in the rear. How can I stop it?

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The only way to trace the leak is to remove the loose panel and fold seats flat with someone inside the car have water from hose pipe (not high pressure) poured over a section at a time. This should show up where the leaks are John Shurie from England (shurj9@aol.com)

My C1 was leaking rain water through the rear light clusters, I removed the rear lights and covered the contact area with silicone sealant Jonny Dixon from Lancashire

Hi Conrad, I had same problem, the water was coming in from around the high level rear brake light over the rear hatch back, no seal had been fitted Charlie Stretch from Lancashire

Citreon C1 2008: I have a leaking back seat problem as well. This sounds all very similar! I wonder if getting my rear lights seen to would fix the problem too? Soo annoying being out of warranty now - must have been a faulty batch of 2008 models! Zoe Smart from Lothians

Exactly same problem! Citroen said it was my fault as I had broke the seals but I hadn’t used my boot by this point as the problem only occurred a month after I bought the car. They replaced the seals and my car is still soaking! My passenger’s have been reduced to sitting on bin bags if in the back of my car. It’s so frustrating Sam from Northumberland

I had the seals replaced in my wet boot in August. I had not really used the boot since. Last week I put some winter items in the boot and today when I went to get something the boot was soaking again. Having spent £53 on seals 3 months ago I am not impressed. helen from Staffordshire

My son's C1 has this problem. He first found there was an issue last winter, moved something off the back seat and found reveal. We then found the small lake around the spare tyre. There was so much moisture around we couldn't identify the source but the problem went away with drier weather. When it recurred recently I removed the rubber bung from below the spare tyre so at least the lake has somewhere to go, there's just a dribble and its pretty clear that after rain its the fabric below the rear light clusters that's wet. I guess, having read the above, I'd best check the high level brake light too. So next task is to remove clusters and use silicone sealant as another correspondent suggests (as it seems those who took it to the dealer may have got new "official" seals but they've not necesarily fixed the problem). rob from South Yorkshire

My son's C1 has this problem. He first found there was an issue last winter, moved something off the back seat and found reveal. We then found the small lake around the spare tyre. There was so much moisture around we couldn't identify the source but the problem went away with drier weather. When it recurred recently I removed the rubber bung from below the spare tyre so at least the lake has somewhere to go, there's just a dribble and its pretty clear that after rain its the fabric below the rear light clusters that's wet. I guess, having read the above, I'd best check the high level brake light too. So next task is to remove clusters and use silicone sealant as another correspondent suggests (as it seems those who took it to the dealer may have got new "official" seals but they've not necesarily fixed the problem). rob from South Yorkshire

I too have a Citroen C1 with a sopping wet boot carpet and rear footwell on the drivers side, I've removed the driver side rear light and have established that the water is running into the boot from behind the rear bumper possibly through a faulty body joint or body sealant, I will take the car to the bodyshop and have the rear bumper removed to pinpoint the leak. Moral of the story 'Buy cheap, buy twice' John Murphy from Cheshire

I too have a Citroen C1 with a sopping wet boot carpet and rear footwell on the drivers side, I've removed the driver side rear light and have established that the water is running into the boot from behind the rear bumper possibly through a faulty body joint or body sealant, I will take the car to the bodyshop and have the rear bumper removed to pinpoint the leak. Moral of the story 'Buy cheap, buy twice' John Murphy from Cheshire

Submitted: 26/09/2011 09:34:38 | ID: 75263

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Racheal, South Yorkshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

My 2003 1.6 Xsara Picasso keeps revving itself as if I've got too much foot on the accelerator, seems to do it when it's warm but it doesn't happen all the time so the garage is clueless. Also clutch pedal has just become squeaky, we have greased it inside but seems louder outside the car (had a new clutch 18 months ago). Any help would be appreciated

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I was advised to take out and clean the stepper moter, this done amd fingers crossed, no more bother a mitchison from Northumberland

Submitted: 16/04/2015 18:34:35 | ID: 114798

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graham halliwell, Lancashire

Citroen Relay

heater blower not working at all,any ideas if its the motor,also door warning light keeps coming on dashbord,from side door,but all doors are closed

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Heater blower speed controller under dash probably needs terminals replacing. Adjust the doors this tends to be the major cause. The terminals are not making contact Nigel from Norfolk

Submitted: 03/03/2015 18:42:27 | ID: 112694

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Sean, Ireland

Citroen C3

What is a cheap code reader that works on a Citroen C3 2003? Please contact

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Lexia is the only one that will do everything on a c3, including retuning the keys, resetting the BSI, tuning the injectors if diesel, you can find and clear all fault codes and you can even download updates for the ECU, it's the same system as Citroen use, about £70 on ebay. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PP2000-Lexia-3-Diagnostic-Interface-Scaner-Tool-Diagbox-For-Peugeot-Citroen-/331488059447?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4d2e3a6037 use this link Grant from Kent

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PP2000-Lexia-3-Diagnostic-Interface-Scaner-Tool-Diagbox-For-Peugeot-Citroen-/331488059447?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4d2e3a6037 Grant from Kent

lexia on ebay £70 Grant from Kent

Submitted: 04/01/2015 13:25:05 | ID: 108876

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paul, West Sussex

Citroen C3

All the warning lights on the dashboard have come on whilst driving? Indicators are not working or heater blower? It still drives! Any suggestions to remedy? Thanks

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Check all the earth wires there are loads on the C3 and not very well made :( Grant from Kent

Submitted: 08/01/2015 19:45:12 | ID: 109180

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rjbowdery, Kent

Citroen C3

Have there been any reports of random vibration from steering or brakes from the C3 Picasso?

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That is likely to be warped discs!! Grant from Kent

Submitted: 12/01/2015 10:11:00 | ID: 109398

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jermain, Dorset

Citroen C3

Every time I fill up with antifreeze it runs out dry within 24 hours. Also the car keeps automatically going into sport and snow settings. What can I do to fix the problem?

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Obviously a water leak or head or head gasket problem, if it`s a water leak could be getting onto wiring or earthing causing the other 2 faults!! Grant from Kent

Submitted: 16/01/2015 08:43:07 | ID: 109651

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Terry B, East Sussex

Citroen C3

Are working front fog lights fitted to this model or just REAR fog lamp?

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Some have built into the front skirt!! Grant from Kent

Submitted: 18/01/2015 18:33:05 | ID: 109800

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nina, Oxfordshire

Citroen C3

Just yesterday and again today a warning message has flashed up on my Citroen C3 55reg. It tells me that the engine temp is too high and to stop. At the same time the red light showing a thermometer appears. This has happened at the same point of my journey, about five minutes after setting off from home. I have wsrmed the car up for about 5 mins before setting off as it's bern minus 5 overnight. I yook the car to my local garage yesterday and the guy checked the fan, which whizzed round after he sat and revved for 10 mins or so. Checked liquids, antifreeze etc and could find nothing wrong. Any ideas? This has never happened before and it makes me nervous when wsrnings and lights appear!

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Sounds like it could be air in the cooling system. Grant from Kent

Submitted: 20/01/2015 17:55:04 | ID: 109959

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Gary Ratcliffe, Merseyside

Citroen C3

Hi, can you tell me how to get into my car as the battery is flat and the doors are locked?

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Put your arm up next to exhaust downpipe and you will be able to lift the bonnet, then put a charger on the battery. Grant from Kent

Submitted: 22/01/2015 09:57:30 | ID: 110082

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mrs carol shaw, West Yorkshire

Citroen C3

driving at normal speed 30-40 mph the rev counter shoots from 2500 to 3500ish and engine note changes, there is no surge or change in speed it apears to happen radomly has we drive the same rout daily it has recently had mot done have owned car just over two years and this is the first real problem we have had

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Sonds like a small amount of air getting into diesel if it`s a diesel! MOT is only to check if the car is safe to use on the road, they don't check engine faults, only the emissions. Grant from Kent

Submitted: 23/01/2015 09:36:46 | ID: 110152

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Michele Gull, Cheshire

Citroen C3

I bought my car two years ago and for the past year it has been revving to 2 when it is first started. It remains revving when at a standstill and only drops back to 1 when i press the brake. I have diagnostics carried out at my garage but two problems came up: A thermostat issue where the car thinks it is hotter or colder than it is and is over compensating for it. The ECU is bonkers.. both issues are very expensive. Then to make matters worse my water tank kept draining completely, causing minor damage to the head gasket. I have broken down twice now due to the car overheating as there is no water left in the tank. My garage checked the gasket and say it isn't damaged any more and i had an air lock. problem is in this cold my car doesn't start first time, it over revs and ive topped up the tank twice this week. any suggestions as Im going out of my mind and i work far from home?

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I would think a cracked head, not a faulty gasket :) Grant from Kent

Submitted: 23/01/2015 10:23:43 | ID: 110154

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Halima Bibi, West Midlands

Citroen C3

My car beeps when I'm braking all of the time?

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Then my friend take it to a garage and get the brakes checked, working brakes save life, faulty brakes kill people :( Grant from Kent

Submitted: 02/02/2015 22:26:44 | ID: 110770

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