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Sarah Scahill, West Yorkshire

Citroen DS3

Citroen DS3 When I'm driving on a fast road and change to 5th gear the car starts to judder and feels as thought it's losing power, I change back down to 4th and accelerate again before changing back to 5th, sometimes this stops the juddering but generally it doesn't. This doesn't happen all the time but has been happening for the past few days, there are 6000 miles on the clock. I have to travel between West Yorks and Birmingham for work a lot but I am really worried that it could be dangerous when the car feels like it is losing power. Thanks

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Sarah, I had the same kind of problem with my DS3, when I changed from 2nd to 3rd it lost power but then built itself back up. I was told by another member that this is a common problem with the manual gearbox. I took my car back to Citroen for a software update and it cured the problem and it now runs perfectly, hope this helps. david gough from Nottinghamshire

Hi David Thank you for this. I will call the garage tomorrow and get it booked in. Kind regards Sarah Scahill from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 04/07/2014 19:50:19 | ID: 98967

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Johnny Loughead, County Antrim

Citroen C4 2009

Has anyone got any idea why the rear wiper of my Citroen C4 comes on when I open the boot? The car is turned off with the keys removed when this happens. (vtr)

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Hi I have this same problem with my c4 and my alarm keeps going off I've took it to various garages and they keep saying it's the bsi module but some have said it could be the battery I was wondering if u managed to fix yours ? Many thanks x kim from Warwickshire

Hi I have this same problem with my c4 and my alarm keeps going off I've took it to various garages and they keep saying it's the bsi module but some have said it could be the battery I was wondering if u managed to fix yours ? Many thanks x kim from Warwickshire

Your boot wiring harness may be damaged around the area it enters the body. Citroen has a recall for some of the C4s. I fixed mine myself, get access to the inner wiring, inspect and repair if they are cut and/or shorting against any others. Don Youngs from Australia

Good evening, I will go with the last answer. I had various electrical problems with the boot i.e. wiper, boot stopped opening, rear defrost work differently. There was a factory recall to replace the boot loom. I saw it and couldn't believe how the wires had frayed and were touching one another. It is in the area where the wires go from the boot into the roof area of your car. Adrian Neal from South Africa

Good evening, I will go with the last answer. I had various electrical problems with the boot i.e. wiper, boot stopped opening, rear defrost work differently. There was a factory recall to replace the boot loom. I saw it and couldn't believe how the wires had frayed and were touching one another. It is in the area where the wires go from the boot into the roof area of your car. Adrian Neal from South Africa

Submitted: 21/03/2014 10:21:52 | ID: 63122

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don, Greater Manchester

Citroen C5

do i have to take off the bumper to change the nearside headlight

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No Charlie from West Lothian

If you've hands like a 4 year old, take the wheel arch liners off, take the bumper off and replace all bulbs on both light clusters. It will save you a lot of time messing around trying to get the bulbs in, you will also do a better job, good luck. Geoff sim from Cheshire

Submitted: 13/06/2014 17:58:50 | ID: 97615

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paul, Nottinghamshire

Citroen C5

My instrument panel is staying on 18MPH and won`t display how many miles I am doing. Please help as I am not sure? Will I have to reset anything?

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Mine`s a 2002 2:0 LT HDI. I don't know if yours is the same but try pushing the button on the end of the right hand stalk just behind the steering wheel, not the radio one. If you press and hold for a couple of seconds it resets the display. Geoff sim from Cheshire

Submitted: 20/06/2014 15:19:50 | ID: 98123

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ken, Lancashire

Citroen C4 Picasso

Hello my auto parking off light has come on and ESP light dash is saying handbrake faulty PLUS ESP/ASR system faulty . I have taken it to my local garage there computer says no communication to engine management, any ideas on what this good be i have no automatic handbrake at the moment many thanks Ken

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Hi, i have the same problem and have seen on C4 owners website that it could possibly be the brake switch? I haven`t yet changed it as I don`t agree with paying the huge £95 diagnostic fee first as it won`t show up anyway! I will let you know if it works, likewise if you have got yours fixed let me know what solved it? Cheers J jason from South Yorkshire

It's a new brake light switch. I have just done mine. £7 for euro car parts. About ten minutes to fit. It's behind the cover in The passenger foot well. Take the cover off and there is a smaller cover with two 10 mm bolts. It's behind there. Grab and twist and it comes out. Easy. Geoffrey Pearse from Hertfordshire

It's a new brake light switch. I have just done mine. £7 for euro car parts. About ten minutes to fit. It's behind the cover in The passenger foot well. Take the cover off and there is a smaller cover with two 10 mm bolts. It's behind there. Grab and twist and it comes out. Easy. Geoffrey Pearse from Hertfordshire

Bought one but it also came with wiring loop... Problem is I didn't know whee to plug other end of wiring loom into???? So I took it back and got my £33!!! Back. As it happens two days later fault dissapeared and 6 weeks later esp/asr fault hasn't returned!!! What did happen was anti pollution system fault came up and it proper chugged for 2/3 days then one day completely cut out with a MASSIVE CLUNK from the engine, but since then been ok... Touch wood!!! Had fault codes read from friendly local garage for FREE (Citroen £84!!) he said only fault was 6!!! EGR VALVE codes!! Not had it changed as £590!! Car goes well around town now but after a long run (90 miles to the coast which should burn off any dreaded DPF clogging up!!) it starts to play up???? Putting up with it for now BUT want a more reliable car! IS THERE SUCH A THING????????? Jason edge from South Yorkshire

Bought one but it also came with wiring loop... Problem is I didn't know whee to plug other end of wiring loom into???? So I took it back and got my £33!!! Back. As it happens two days later fault dissapeared and 6 weeks later esp/asr fault hasn't returned!!! What did happen was anti pollution system fault came up and it proper chugged for 2/3 days then one day completely cut out with a MASSIVE CLUNK from the engine, but since then been ok... Touch wood!!! Had fault codes read from friendly local garage for FREE (Citroen £84!!) he said only fault was 6!!! EGR VALVE codes!! Not had it changed as £590!! Car goes well around town now but after a long run (90 miles to the coast which should burn off any dreaded DPF clogging up!!) it starts to play up???? Putting up with it for now BUT want a more reliable car! IS THERE SUCH A THING????????? Jason edge from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 27/05/2014 09:30:26 | ID: 96229

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Bev, West Yorkshire

Citroen Xsara

I have just purchased this car and I was told the driver`s seat pumped up. There is a little handle down the side of the seat but that doesn't seam to do anything, only move it slightly. Please could you help me solve this problem?

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Hi Bev,the small handle at the side pulls out ( extends ),pull it out towards footwell direction and pull upwards,then release it,this raises the seat to required level,to lower the seat,pull lever out and push it down,hope this helps. russell smith from West Lothian

Hi Bev,the small handle at the side pulls out ( extends ),pull it out towards footwell direction and pull upwards,then release it,this raises the seat to required level,to lower the seat,pull lever out and push it down,hope this helps. russell smith from West Lothian

Submitted: 02/07/2014 17:17:38 | ID: 98853

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Laura Mc, Kent

Citroen DS3 2010

I have a three door Citroen DS3. The passenger seat when moved forward to let someone into the rear wouldn`t click back into place for ages. The seat was moving forwards and backwards unrestricted. It took a long time and a lot of fiddling to get it to lock into place. So, just a few weeks later, the driver`s seat did the same thing. All the fiddling in the world wouldn`t make it go back into position. Finally the back adjustment lever broke off and now the driver`s seat is moving uncontrollably, rendering the car useless. The seat is unfixable. My question is does anyone else have a problem with Citroen DS3 seats? There must be a serious fault with them. Also, would Peugeot seats fit a DS3 as a new Citroen DS3 seat is over £600?

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Yes we purchased a new DS3 this month and the same thing has happened to our car! It’s now in the garage at only four weeks old. Hope this helps. Simon Roberton from Worcestershire

Hey Laura, I have had the same problem with mine since new, 18 months ago. We have managed until 3 days ago when the driver’s seat broke completely. I have been told this is not covered by warranty, though I am refusing to pay for what seems to be a known fault. You are not alone. It’s worth questioning your garage and Citroen. Liz Caurns from Scotland

I find that you need to remember to slide the seat and lock into position first and then fold the seat forward, Return the seat to the upright position before sliding it back. If you fold the seat forward first it won’t lock into place when you try and slide it. The manual says "the return to this position is necessary for longitudinal locking". Dawn Tucker from Berkshire

I have exactly the same problem. My DS3 is 6 months old and the drivers seat has made the car undriveable. The garage have said they will fix it but cannot fit my car in (because a need a courtesy car) for 2 weeks!! Claire B from Lancashire

I’ve had the same problem, my car is 2 years old, I’ve owned it for 6 months. I try to avoid using the passenger side to let people into the back now, use driver’s side Louise B from Leicestershire

Does anyone think this could definitely be a manufacturing fault, I purchased a brand new DS 3 in April this year and now have the same problem, my drivers seat will not lock into position and cannot be driven. My dealers have advised it is down to me to get the vehicle to them, they have no courtesy car and can't fit me in until Thursday and I will have to ask the RAC to get it to them, quite unbelievable really as they were really considerate when selling it to me!! No surprises there!! I should have realised when driving the test car and it happened on the passenger door we may incur a similar problem. Linda from Redditch. Linda Brooks from West Midlands

Does anyone think this could definitely be a manufacturing fault, I purchased a brand new DS 3 in April this year and now have the same problem, my drivers seat will not lock into position and cannot be driven. My dealers have advised it is down to me to get the vehicle to them, they have no courtesy car and can't fit me in until Thursday and I will have to ask the RAC to get it to them, quite unbelievable really as they were really considerate when selling it to me!! No surprises there!! I should have realised when driving the test car and it happened on the passenger door we may incur a similar problem. Linda from Redditch. Linda Brooks from West Midlands

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

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amanda, East Sussex

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi. I have got a Citroen Xsara Picasso and when I turn the lights on at night the dash lights go off or sometimes go on slightly. Is there a dimmer switch or something or do I have to change the bulb?

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Yes there is a dimmer switch, It is down on the left and the left switch is in a row of 3 switches, the next two are for the rear windows. Press the upside of the switch to brighten the lights, and vice versa. Good luck. Mike from France

Yes there is a dimmer switch, It is down on the left and the left switch is in a row of 3 switches, the next two are for the rear windows. Press the upside of the switch to brighten the lights, and vice versa. Good luck. Mike from France

Sorry, mine is LHD, so look on the right side and you will see a switch marked with a "lamp" sign, then do the adjustment. Mike from France

Submitted: 14/07/2014 10:09:38 | ID: 99634

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Mudsle mudale, Angus

Citroen C5

No fan is blowing but the eco light is on, i can play with the fan indicators and they light up black. The ac is turned on on demand (rpm rises) but no air is coming out at all. Where seems to be the problem?

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I have the exact same problem. Any feedback welcome. West hammer from Essex

I have the exact same problem. Any feedback welcome. West hammer from Essex

Submitted: 12/04/2014 08:56:19 | ID: 94120

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louis, City Of Leicester

Citroen C2

I have updated the air filter and added a new exhaust so it sounds really nice. What can I do to make my car really fast?

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Hello, I have a 1.4 C2 Furio "sensodrive!" and I have added a long ram big bore cone air filter (induction kit) with the addition of an oil catch tank off of the rocker cover. Then I fitted a 1.6 straight through race pipe and Sportex back box (no mid box), from factory the C2 was around 75BHP, over the years this had dropped to around 71BHP. After the induction kit I was back at just over 75BHP but the factory Furio exhaust was letting the whole car down and there was still noticeable drag (LAG). So after the Sportex pipes and back box was fitted (not cat back, still have factory cat on manifold) I have a total of 86BHP. To be honest the car sounds great, deep tones and the occasional blurb blurb blurb from the gear downs, but on the motorways from 30mph to 70mph it`s still too slow for my liking! I`m no "Lambo speed needer" and understand that a non vtr and a non turbo will never achieve much gain but there is still serious lag!What else can be done, well it`s down to your budget at the end of the day. What I would do next is get the car remapped (around 195.00+), then I would get the car chipped (proper chipped not ebay 3 quid job!) (165.00+), then there is a company that does a component that installs between the accelerator with 2 or 3 sports modes. This sends a quicker signal (response) to the engine so more response (quicker). The other option is a non cat manifold and a cat back stainless exhaust but those 2 things break my budget and I already have a great exhaust from Sportex! What else for a faster C2? .... cam shaft, fly wheel, polished and re-done piston heads or just a sports set. Then the ultimate in ridiculous would be a NOS system I guess, but I have seen far too many C2 crashes and they all start with the same problem, which is a very light rear end with the addition of a whole lot of torque up front, seeming that there is a massive void between the front bumper to the rad I wouldn't want to stick mine into a tree or a lamp post at any time, if it doesn't kill me it'll cost a lot! Hope that gives you some ideas. Oh and a lower car is always a good thing, looks good and handles a bit better, so have a look at a coil over set (won`t break the bank unless you go German production). Cheers and if you find any other mods for torque or increased BHP let me know :) Whiskey from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 16/06/2014 11:55:09 | ID: 97785

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Gary, Greater London

Citroen C2

Hi, I get an audible warning noise when I reach 20 mph, bleeps 3 times and stops, then starts again when I touch 20 mph again. Has anybody had this problem? Thanks in advance.

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There is a button below the stereo with a dial on it, if the light is on then it is advising you that you are getting near the speed that has been set on it. Just press it to turn it off, or to reprogram the speed hold it till it beeps when you get to the speed you want it set at. My daughter has hers set at 24mph as she has a black box fitted in her car as she has just passed her test. kevin from Warwickshire

This is an easy one! It`s a speed check alarm that is set by the user to a specific speed, it will notify the driver when he exceeds the set limit set. On the dash near the radio you will see a couple of push button switches, most will just be a black blank button with no function, the one you are looking for is usually situated on the lower right of the cluster. Basically reach your desired speed - hold the button in and the new setting should take, if not just press the button to disarm the alarm. This speed check alarm does not have any function other than an audible alarm, it does not limit the vehicle or give any other output than a bleep. If you have a manual it will tell you about the speed check alarm and how to use it in there, if not and my quick fix does not work for you, I will grab my manual out of the car and do a step by step with more specific details.Hope that helps! Whiskey from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 02/07/2014 11:43:40 | ID: 98834

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Daniel summers, Warwickshire

Citroen C2

Hi there are 6 buttons on the dash, on most cars these are blank, I just want to know what they all are? One is for the alarm (bottom left). One is for traction control (bottom right) and one is for speed check (middle right). What are the other three? Thanks

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Okay, I think I can add to that....One is the Alarm. Two is the Traction control. Three is the Speed check alarm setting. Four is the Cruise control. (I believe there was an issue with cruise control in general for all C2s after the Citroen update. Some people reported that the function would no longer work after the update and I have heard people mention that, other than steering wheel controls for the function, there was also a push button in the array). That leaves you with 2 blanks? On the other hand, I have never seen any C2 with a full cluster of buttons that are not aftermarket mods that have been put in.Cheers. Whiskey from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 17/07/2014 20:00:20 | ID: 99882

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Chris, Lancashire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi, im having a problem with my cruise control. Since i bought the car it hasn't worked but cant figure out why. When i switch on the cruse control nothing on the dash appears or even shows any evidence that the cruise control switch has been activated. Can anyone help please?

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There is a switch at the top of the clutch pedal, check this switch for correct detection of the clutch not being pressed, try lifting the clutch pedal with your foot as you switch on the cruise control. Also cruise control will only ever activate in 4th or 5th gear and above 30 mph Graham from Lincolnshire

There is a switch at the top of the clutch pedal, check this switch for correct detection of the clutch not being pressed, try lifting the clutch pedal with your foot as you switch on the cruise control. Also cruise control will only ever activate in 4th or 5th gear and above 30 mph Graham from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 13/07/2014 14:27:45 | ID: 99581

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Douglas Ros, Belgium

Citroen C3 Picasso

I have a 2014 C3 Picasso Exclusive. Tyre warning came up "adjust tyre pressures and reinitialise warning"or something similar. The issue now is that the tyre warning light stays on even though tyre pressures have been corrected. The local Citroen garage had inflated tyres too much thereby giving the alarm when driving. Does anyone know how to reset (reinitialise) the warning light? Thank you

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I now have the answer from Citroen. This warning can only be reset by a Citroen dealer using computer diagnostics...or going through a complex process of disconnecting the battery a number of times in quick succession with ignition on...this resets the car CPU unit, apparently. I would not recommend the latter!! Douglas Ros from Belgium

Check your tyre pressure and then reinitialise the system from the main monitor. menu>vehickle config>tyres pressure>ok Sax from Russia

Submitted: 17/05/2014 16:04:04 | ID: 95622

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Ann, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Citroen C1

I have heard a beep noise on occasions. No warning lights come on. Just wonder if anybody knows what the beep is. It seems to be a warning or a reminder as it only happens occasionally.

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Hi - i had the same problem last week - i would like to know what it is, its def not petrol warning i know that. Carly from Surrey

Hi - i had the same problem last week - i would like to know what it is, its def not petrol warning i know that. Carly from Surrey

Submitted: 08/07/2014 21:22:38 | ID: 99270

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Tamsyn Kitto, Cornwall

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I have put £20 of diesel in the car and the fuel on the digital dash is saying empty and low fuel?? Any ideas? Just bought the car, also there is a tinny rattle from the passenger wheel side but I have seen someone else have the same about a heat plate, so think I will remove that

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Hi Tamsyn I have the same problem. If you let the tank go too low you will need to at least half fill the tank to get the reading to go up. It is a problem but shed load of fuel dumped in the tank will sort it. Bernie Godfrey from Cornwall

Hi Tamsyn I have the same problem. If you let the tank go too low you will need to at least half fill the tank to get the reading to go up. It is a problem but shed load of fuel dumped in the tank will sort it. Bernie Godfrey from Cornwall

Submitted: 11/07/2014 14:07:56 | ID: 99450

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tony baker, Durham

Citroen C3

My c3 keep cut ing out when I come to stop can u help plz

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Hi, Replace your idle control valve this will cure the problem. ben walker from Northumberland

Hi, Replace your idle control valve this will cure the problem. ben walker from Northumberland

If this is a new Eco engine unless you press Eco button under steering wheel it will continue to do this to save fuel. If not then idle control Peter from Falkirk

Submitted: 13/04/2014 12:56:05 | ID: 94173

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Alan Howarth, England

Citroen Berlingo 2008

I have a scraping noise on the front brakes of my Citroen Berlingo. I have fitted new pads and discs but still the noise persists. Can anyone solve this for me?

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I had the same problem, turned out to be rear pads! Sounded like the noise was from the front. steve ayers from Norfolk

I had the same problem, turned out to be rear pads! Sounded like the noise was from the front. steve ayers from Norfolk

Submitted: 18/03/2014 11:31:14 | ID: 62976

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Nicky Parton, England

Citroen Xantia 1998

My Citroen Xantia`s heater/blower has stopped working. It has been intermittent in the past but seems to have given up now. The problem is also that my carpet is soaking wet and the wiring under it was very wet. Is the water the reason for the blower to stop working or are the problems not linked? How do I know if the fault is with the heater matrix?

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My Xantia, leaves had blocked the drain holes under the plastic shroud under the wiper blades. You have to remove the wiper blade arms and the shroud. Remove the leaves and clean out drain holes. But in a big rain the water still gets in. In New Zealand we have 2 litre plastic Ice Cream containers. - 170mm x 170mm x90mm hight. I cut the sides 80mm x 60mm on 4 sides, giving it like 4 legs and a top as a cover, the hole are to allow air so wiper motor can still cool. This I places over the wiper motor which stopped water when a heavy rain from pouring down the wipe motor into the car. This covered the motor and not allowing water to go where it should not, but only out the holes in the corner of each side of the car where it should go.it is easy to do, and hence no more water inside my Xantia. To me all Xantias will do this when their is a heavy rain, as my Xantia will be no different than any other Xantia and was not altered from the car when New. Simply put the water was not channeled away correctly. But now fixed. Cheap efficient and works 100 % . You could google Ice Cream 1 litre packs New Zealand and see what they look like I would think, then you know. Hope this explains it in an easy way to understand. But once you have the shroud cover off you should be able to see it and the rubbish leaves. And you will see the motor and how easy it is for the heavy rain to flow over into wrong place. 2 years since fix, and no more water. Motor mechanic 46 years New Zealand. & work for myself. Ged from New Zealand

If it's a heater matrix the water in the carpet will probably feel all greasy and smell if that's the case it's defiantly your matrix.... Mine took 14 hours to replace, never again! Dan from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 14/01/2014 16:21:51 | ID: 59981

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P.Last, Essex

Citroen Xantia

The air bag light flickers when starting and then goes to solid . However a couple of months ago I took my 16 year old granddaughter and two of her friends to catch a coach and the light went out. Normally the only people in the car are my wife and me and I and I find it difficult to believe that the unusual weight on the back seat caused this to happen. I would like to find a way to get the light out permanently. My garage tells me it is a scrapper which is a shame because it is a 1997 model and has only done 89,000 miles since new (it was an ex Citroen car and we have owned it since 1998) and it runs like a dream. Thanks Paul.

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Hi It's probably the connections under the seat that have become loose or pulled when the seat was moved forwards / backwards... Try soldiering the wires perminantly together on both front seats and that should fix the problem. You might need to clear the warnings but if you can't then disconnecting the battery leaving it 10 minutes then reconnecting should do the trick. This has worked for me before. Dan from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 02/06/2014 13:19:37 | ID: 96712

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graham, City of Dundee

Citroen Xantia

My battery was flat when I went to start it the other day after using jump cables it started now everytime I unlock the car and when I switch the ignition of the lights flash do I need a new battery or is it more serious Kind regards Graham Macgillivray

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Hi It's probably the connections under the seat that have become loose or pulled when the seat was moved forwards / backwards... Try soldiering the wires perminantly together on both front seats and that should fix the problem. You might need to clear the warnings but if you can't then disconnecting the battery leaving it 10 minutes then reconnecting should do the trick. This has worked for me before. Dan from Hertfordshire

Hi It's probably the connections under the seat that have become loose or pulled when the seat was moved forwards / backwards... Try soldiering the wires perminantly together on both front seats and that should fix the problem. You might need to clear the warnings but if you can't then disconnecting the battery leaving it 10 minutes then reconnecting should do the trick. This has worked for me before. Dan from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 07/07/2014 00:36:31 | ID: 99104

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Sarah Bradley, Wales

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 2008

I drove my Citroen Grand C4 Picasso this morning with no problems, I got in it to come home and the car won’t start. It says "parking brake faulty" on the dash and it makes a lot of beeping noises but will not start? What`s wrong?

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Hi, i cant answer your question but i have the same fault. did you find out your problem. chris from Lancashire

No answer to problem but I am having the same problem, did you resolve the problem because I need help. Cheers. Jason Marshall from Tyne and Wear

No answer to problem but I am having the same problem, did you resolve the problem because I need help. Cheers. Jason Marshall from Tyne and Wear

Easy fix in the end - I changed the battery. chris from Lancashire

Submitted: 06/01/2014 11:53:35 | ID: 60303

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Robert, West Yorkshire

Citroen Dispatch

Intermittent faint dull clicking noise from under the dashboard, any ideas ?

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We have the same problem, did you solve it, strangely since bad storm last night? I`d be grateful for ideas please. Doreen from Essex

Submitted: 08/07/2014 14:16:49 | ID: 99227

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Rojer, County Down

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi, I have a problem with my 2003 Picasso. While driving the other day a fuel line burst and started leaking excessive diesel. I replaced the overflow lines on the injectors and after bleeding the injectors I tried to start the car. It started and ran for 10 seconds but would not rev and the engine cut out. I tried a few times but the same thing happened. I`ve bled the system but it hasn't helped. There is plenty of fuel coming to the fuel filter and from the delivery side to the engine. Could you help me? Thanks

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I have heard this problem before. When i bought my picasso in january this year. According to the garage were i bought my car from, my picasso had the same problem before i bought it. It turned out to be the throttle body (situated under the bonnet just to the right of the block at the top) and the EGR valve. I was told to help prevent that problem coming back, a good run on the motorway once a month would clear the engine. The cause is the egr valve gets clogged with carbon to a point it doesnt operate correctly and therefore the throttle body fails as its an electrical component. However, in your case the diesel may have got into the throttle body and caused a malfunction as the diesel lines and filter are directly below the throttle body on a picasso 1.6 hdi. I would suggest getting those two components checked before shelling ££££'s on something that isn't at fault. Chris from Lancashire

Submitted: 05/07/2014 22:32:19 | ID: 99052

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John O`Neill, Lanarkshire

Citroen Dispatch 2012

Can someone tell me how to get into my Citroen Dispatch to change light bulbs please as my hands will not fit?

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It's insanely difficult for anyone with hands bigger than a 5 year old child John. I tried it once and took the skin off my knuckles and 30 minutes later finally managed to do it. Drivers side is even more difficult than passenger side. I now go to Halfords whenever a bulb goes, they seem to do it in about 2 minutes for about a fiver a bulb, money well spent IMO. steve York from City of York

Submitted: 14/03/2014 16:16:31 | ID: 62776

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david, Ireland

Citroen Dispatch

central locking stoped working with the key fob any help would be grate ful thanks david

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I had the same problem last month. I almost daren't ask such a patronising question but........have you tried replacing the battery in the key fob? 99p and my remote fob is now working again. steve York from City of York

I had the same problem last month. I almost daren't ask such a patronising question but........have you tried replacing the battery in the key fob? 99p and my remote fob is now working again. steve York from City of York

Submitted: 10/05/2014 12:31:42 | ID: 95335

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tony clarke, Essex

Citroen Dispatch

I recently purchased a Citroen Dispatch 1.6HDI. I have no handbook for it and wanted to know a couple of questions. I don't know where the fusebox is and also I looked under the bonnet and there seems to be something missing on the right hand side, but I have no idea what it is. Can anybody help?

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The fuse box is behind the glove box peter from Bristol

Submitted: 01/07/2014 22:49:55 | ID: 98827

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Phil, Spain

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Model HDi Diesel 2002, 140,000 miles (not Estate) The idle speed on my Picasso is sometimes rhythmic (slightly faster/slower two or three times a second) and also can be felt when accelerating gently away in the lower gears, not really noticable at motorway speeds.It has been happening for a couple of months.Up to now I have only had the injectors tested ,no fault found and no obvious cause. Occasionally a slight pinking can also be heard, similar to the older petrol-engined cars (not when idling),but I havn`t noticed any smoke from the exhaust. This may be a separate issue but twice over the last 12 months the small plastic threaded cover under the diesel fuel pump has leaked and been replaced (I believe this to be for retaining or bleeding off any water in the diesel).This has recently started weeping fuel again. I would appreciate any advice on this as my local (smallish) Citroen garage couldn`t diagnose it .

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I may be too late but it could be a failing fuel lift pump in the tank. the fuel drain should not leak unless open or faulty rob from West Sussex

I may be too late but it could be a failing fuel lift pump in the tank. the fuel drain should not leak unless open or faulty rob from West Sussex

Submitted: 29/06/2014 15:58:27 | ID: 98681

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KEN WILLINGHAM, Norfolk

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi , please can you help me with problem i have with Citroen Xsara 1.6 HDI diesel , car was running prefectly ok until one day engine would not start , vehicle was recovered to garage who looked at it said they could not find the fault , it was then taken from there to a Citroen main dealer , they had it for 2 weeks ,and after carrying out checks including testing injectors and compression tests which were all ok , also no fault codes recorded they then said it could possibly have a cracked cylinder head , or more main engine problem , and advised it would be best to scrap vehicle i now have the car and to me it seems fuel related problem , as i have problem with trying to bleed /prime fuel system through a new filter i have fitted any help / advise you can give me would be greatly apreciated , the car is a 2006 - and mileage is 108500 many thanks ken

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Hi Ken, remove the plastic cover on top of engine and you'll see a black in colour rectangular plastic object about 5 ins long with fuel lines attached. if you squeeze this you'll feel it drawing in fuel to prime the system,hope this helps. colin miller from Torbay

Hi Ken, remove the plastic cover on top of engine and you'll see a black in colour rectangular plastic object about 5 ins long with fuel lines attached. if you squeeze this you'll feel it drawing in fuel to prime the system,hope this helps. colin miller from Torbay

Submitted: 05/07/2014 10:38:48 | ID: 98997

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anne, Bristol

Citroen Relay

I have a 13 plate relay/jumper van and the 12 v sockets on the dash are not working I'm trying to locate the fuse as I need them working for a pda please help I can't locate the fuse box the manual states on the passenger side thanks

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Hi fuses are on drivers side under and to the right of steering wheel .undo 2 screws and cover will flip down. unclip and remove. fuses will be under cover. Hope this helps Bob Bob Nash from Devon

Submitted: 19/04/2014 20:36:17 | ID: 94448

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Fizz, Shropshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Our rear wiper works as and when it wants to (as well as when we switch it on!). It starts working when we blip the car unlocked or locked, when a friend with their Picasso blips their car locked or unlocked, whether our car is in/out of gear, reverse/forward gear etc. If parking in a car park we just have to leave the rear wiper in action and have faith that it will stop shortly!It eventually stops (after a few minutes on average) and the wiper 'parks' wherever it lands, invariably mid-screen. There is a regular 'clicking' on the lower R/H side of dash/steering column when the rear wiper is in action. Can anyone help with a 'do-able' cure please?!

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my rear wipers packed up, to my utter amazement I found out that the vehicle had had a rear shunt before I bought it and the plug to the wiper had partly popped out, thus the wipers which worked intermittent ly eventually stopped working, basic rule are; check the plug in connection on the wiper for corrosion and connectivity, tests can be performed on the supply lead either using a voltage meter or a 12 volt bulb and a piece of lightweight wire, if no joy check fused rack and finally the relay. you don't want to replace the motor without first establishing that the wiper is receiving its power supply, jap from Warwickshire

Submitted: 03/07/2014 21:07:54 | ID: 98917

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Allan Phillips, Australia

Citroen Dispatch 2008

I have a small oil leak in my Citroen Dispatch. Can anyone tell me the possible areas to look at? I have cleaned the engine and noticed a drip on the large bottom hose. A great van to drive. Please can anyone advise me? Cheers. (diesel g9c)

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Sounds the same as the oil leak I had. Turned out to be a tiny leak from the oil cooler casing. I could just see it bubbling slightly from the corner when engine running. Makes a right mess everywhere. As you look down front of engine compartment, it’s very far left at bottom. Not too expensive Dave from Essex

Can the leak be fixed with a gasket sealant? chris from Hampshire

Submitted: 08/01/2013 10:02:37 | ID: 67359

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david gough, Nottinghamshire

Citroen DS3 2012

Hi, sometimes on my Citroen DS3 when changing gear it seems to hit a flat spot, when changing say from third to fourth. It seems to lose power but then pick up again. There are no warning lights on the dashboard. Has anyone else had this problem? Thanks.

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Yes, I have a 12 plate DS d sport, the clutch has just failed with just 22 thousand miles on the clock. Michael Davis from Durham

Hi, I still have the same problem, but my clutch is fine. I hope you get yours sorted though. Thanks. David Gough from England

It`s a known problem for the DS3 with manual gearbox. There is a software update available for this problem. My simular problem was solved after the update martijn from Netherlands

hi martijn just had the software update and it has completely cured the problem,thanks for your help. david gough from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 13/02/2014 12:52:30 | ID: 62056

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Ken McMurray, Swansea

Citroen Xsara Picasso

When I'm driving along the flat at a constant speed, the car suddenly loses power as if I've taken my foot of the accelerator pedal. When I take my foot of the accelerator and immediately put put it back on again,the car carries on as if nothing had happened, until it happens again a few minutes later. I have changed the throttle position sensor,but it still happens. I have a diagnostic reader which gives the fault codes P0120 ,P0220 ( throttle position sensor ) any ideas please??

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I know this is an old post but may be useful to someone looking for solution to the above problem. It worked on my Picasso and I never thought it would, worth a try before you spend money. Start with the engine off, turn the key so the car is on but not the engine and leave for 10 seconds. Thenturn off for 10 seconds and turn on again (not the engine), this time with your foot fully on the gas for 10 secs. Turn off for 10 seconds, start the engine with your foot fully on the gas for 2 seconds then release your foot. Then it should run fine - resets what it needs to. I`m just glad my bro-in-law was head mechanic at Blacker as I bet they don't tell you this normally! Hope this helps someone steven mansell from Gloucestershire

Just been to Evans Halshaw with the same problem (loss of power whilst driving) its the brake switch, if it loosens of slightly the brake lights will come on while your driving along, the engine thinks your braking and losses power till you put your foot down on the acletorater pedal. Just had mine done, Now perfect, Hope this helps John Duffill from Redcar and Cleveland

Just been to Evans Halshaw with the same problem (loss of power whilst driving) its the brake switch, if it loosens of slightly the brake lights will come on while your driving along, the engine thinks your braking and losses power till you put your foot down on the acletorater pedal. Just had mine done, Now perfect, Hope this helps John Duffill from Redcar and Cleveland

I had this problem last month, It was the MAP sensor, (manifold air pressure). Its held in with one bolt on your air intake top left looking at the the engine from the front. Unplug it and plug a new one (i got a second hand one off ebay) Bolt it back up and try. The part number is. MAP Sensor 9639381480 / 0261230043 Hope this helps. steven mansell from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 10/06/2014 20:29:41 | ID: 97376

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Malcolm Cave , Durham

Citroen C4 Picasso

I recently bought a 2004 Picasso Xsara which I`m delighted with despite 240,000 miles on the clock. It was bought mainly for carrying my dogs about. My problem is I cannot see the speedometer in bright sunlight and I`m afraid of being stopped or caught on a speed camera. I would be grateful for any advice `cos I`m sure there must be thousands of other owners with the same problem. Many thanks Malcolm Cave.

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I changed the little light bulbs in the dashboard and it made a massive difference. brendan mc crossan from County Londonderry

I changed the little light bulbs in the dashboard and it made a massive difference. brendan mc crossan from County Londonderry

Submitted: 07/06/2014 16:30:20 | ID: 97134

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chris pedigrew , Blackburn with Darwen

Citroen Xsara Picasso

we have a banging / knocking noise coming from the rear of car so we got it looked at and was told that it was the shockers so we have had them changed ande its no different . i asked the gut and he is now saying its the anti roll bar bushes ? what do you think ? and how much would you say it would cost ?

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Is you exhaust pipe touching your bumper or any part of your exhaust look lower than other parts mine has been knocking on and off for months found out my mid section had collapsed got it repaired then the back failed starting off the knocking again stopped then a rubber failed and guess what it knocked again lol Is there any particular time it's knocking I would check the back of the exhaust by lying just under Neath at the back try wiggling the exhaust side to side there's a metal plat near the tire not the spare it can knock on that some times if a rubber has failed or slipped When I say rubber it's a rubber thing holding the exhaust to the car some have like a rope attached around it hope it helps John from Redcar and Cleveland

Is you exhaust pipe touching your bumper or any part of your exhaust look lower than other parts mine has been knocking on and off for months found out my mid section had collapsed got it repaired then the back failed starting off the knocking again stopped then a rubber failed and guess what it knocked again lol Is there any particular time it's knocking I would check the back of the exhaust by lying just under Neath at the back try wiggling the exhaust side to side there's a metal plat near the tire not the spare it can knock on that some times if a rubber has failed or slipped When I say rubber it's a rubber thing holding the exhaust to the car some have like a rope attached around it hope it helps John from Redcar and Cleveland

I bet you have a tow bar take that off and problem solved kev from Shropshire

I bet you have a tow bar take that off and problem solved kev from Shropshire

Submitted: 24/05/2014 14:22:06 | ID: 96068

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peter, Staffordshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I have managed to get hold of an original radio for my 2001 1.6 petrol Picasso, the radio works but keeps beeping. I`m told it needs a security code. Any ideas?

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The radio is coded to the vin on the car. You need to find someone with dealer tool to program radio to the car. Mike from Wiltshire

The radio is coded to the vin on the car. You need to find someone with dealer tool to program radio to the car. Mike from Wiltshire

Submitted: 24/06/2014 16:06:27 | ID: 98382

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john, Ireland

Citroen C5

My car sits down at the back when the engine is off. Why?

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In simple terms there are four balls one in each corner and a central Ball pressure Unit under the bonnet, but there is also a Balance unit between the front and back which could be faulty, each ball has a split pressure gasket one side is flued the other air pressured if the gasket is burst or split internally then as soon as there is no Back pressure to hold the car up when the engine stops the Ball cannot hold the flued it moves into both sections and the car sinks as the flued moves into the top section. it could be the central Balance unit or both back balls have burst inside If you are going to replace two ball then see if you can afford to do them all as it is worth it as soon as you drive it is like a new car. I replaced all of them and what a difference to the drive control and comfort. I got another 40000 plus before I sold it I saw it after the car auction at a yard and the Balls were gone within two weeks. Alexander Collins from West Lothian

Submitted: 26/06/2014 14:28:56 | ID: 98511

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Johnathan Wheatley, England

Citroen Relay 2002

My Citroen Relay runs okay but out of the blue the engine management light comes on and it stops running. After a few minutes it will start up and run again. What could be causing this? (diesel)

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I had same trouble on a 2004 2.2 hdi and after a diagnostic it turned out to be temperature sensor. Hope this helps. Ray from Surrey

Submitted: 14/02/2014 12:31:44 | ID: 62021

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Roy Craddock, Merseyside

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso

Hi I have 2007 Citroen C4Grand Picasso sx1.8i petrol it has no fog lights my question is are they already pre-wired? if not is it difficult to fit a set of front fog lights? Kind Regards Roy

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There should be two sets of lights fitted only as an optional extra, on the bumper you will find two circles and behind the bumper there may be wiring to enable you to fit your own pair from Citroen but they are expensive, realistically i have found fog lights not much help as when the fog lights are on the Main Beam cannot come on.and the Fog light beam is only showing a few metres of kerb and the road infront of the Car only of use driving at about 15 miles an hour. Alexander Collins from West Lothian

Submitted: 05/07/2014 21:01:42 | ID: 99047

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