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Max Linder, Shropshire

Citroen Relay

I have just bought this van, all ok but N/S indicator reports bulb failure. ALL BULBS WORK. I have changed all bulb to Quality bulbs and now works correctly for 9 secs before failure warning comes up. O/S works fine. Idea please

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Relays are known for poor wiring in the rear clusters.. particularly the connectors from main wiring loom to the light unit itself.. check they are clean and making good contact.. use a scraper of sandpaper to tidy them up.. what I did on mine in the end was solder a length of wire directly from the return in the circuitboard in the light cluster and attach the other end to earth point in bodywork.. worked fine# R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 25/09/2016 19:51:58 | ID: 135455

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Mr A Batten, Tyne and Wear

Citroen Berlingo Multispace

When I turn off the key the engine keeps on running, it`s diesel 1868cc 03 model. When warmed up a bit and at normal temp. if you turn off the key the engine still runs, but if you press the brake pedal or turn on the headlghts the engine cuts out! I`ve been told it might be a bad earth. I cleaned the battery earth and earth to inner wing but it`s still doing it. What if I ran a wire from the ignition plug wires, the brown to car body ie under dash etc? Also the engine dash light is on but the car starts and runs fine, no loss of power etc! Does anyone have any ideas where to start?

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It does sound like a bad earth. Berlingos are notorious for it. Another test to see it you have a bad earth, try sounding the horn while the engine it running, is it intermittent, if so that points to a bad earth also. As you state, you best bet is to run an additional earth wire to the car body. You need to check which colour is the earth wire on your ingnition switch though. Tony from Hampshire

Have you managed to find out what wos the cause of this mine doing the same? Dai from Bridgend

Submitted: 01/09/2014 13:37:23 | ID: 102455

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Richardswales@googlemail.com, West Yorkshire

Citroen C8

Hi I'm having trouble with the immbolizer saying fault after my battery went dead any ideas how to sort this out please

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Make sure battery is now fully charged. If fault persists then remove the battery cables and touch the two ends of the "Cables" together (Not the battery terminals !!!!!!!!!!) Important!!!!!!!! When you touch the two battery "Cables" together it dumps the temporary memmory of the computer and should solve your problem which was caused by a lack of volts when the battery was flat. Steve H from Cornwall

Submitted: 06/09/2016 21:39:48 | ID: 134979

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terry tru, Oxfordshire

Citroen C8

after driving for 20 mins exhaust type smell comes in car through air vents

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Leak at exhaust to manifold joint. Steve H from Cornwall

Submitted: 19/08/2015 20:16:38 | ID: 120048

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Kenny, Greater Manchester

Citroen C8

Hi my 2004 Citroen C8 2.0 HDi won't go past approx. 2000rpm for the first couple of miles when cold started (won't let me go faster than 25mph). After the first couple of miles it springs into life and runs great however about every approx. 2-4 weeks all of a sudden whilst driving it will start losing power momentarily (which feels like I'm braking) to which I have to keep the revs very high so it doesn't stall and then spits out a burst of black smoke but as with the first problem this too only lasts a minute or so. I have had it at 2 different garages for diagnostics but no-one can seem to find the fault! Can anybody help?

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FAP Filter ! Steve H from Cornwall

Submitted: 18/09/2015 13:28:13 | ID: 121324

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Dave romford, Essex

Citroen C8

Every time I fill up with diesel it goes into limp mode but resets it's self a day later My partical filter fault is up as well

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The two faults are connected. The particulate filter takes a signal from the switch on the fuel filler flap. There is a magnet fitted to the flap linkage which makes the signal and sometimes the magnet actually drops off. Steve H from Cornwall

Submitted: 02/12/2015 20:58:02 | ID: 124296

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mick, Durham

Citroen C8

citreon c8 2006 automatic i have problems getting the car in to gear from the park to the drive posistion i also have the abs light coming on regularly are both faults connected? i had mechanic run diagnostic check and it came back as brake pedal microswitch fault. any advice would be appreciated

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Hi Mick The diagnosis was probably correct. You should not be able to select drive from "Park unless your foot is on the brake. Consequently, if you are struggling to select drive then it follows that the "Brake Signal" from the foot pedal is not registering corrwectly with the ecu. Check the switch located near to the top of the brake pedal arm and make sure it does not need adjustment. Steve H from Cornwall

Submitted: 08/03/2016 19:14:08 | ID: 128731

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Ben Riddle, West Sussex

Citroen C8

Will the towbar on my Dispatch fit onto my C8?

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In short, No . Steve H from Cornwall

Submitted: 16/06/2016 21:12:03 | ID: 132732

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donna marie , Worcestershire

Citroen C8

Hi there we have travelled 200 miles from home in our c8 with 5 kids one seriously ill now im sick with worry had car in garage before leaving for hols as car whent into limp mode garage found no fault carried out diagnostics car ran fine all the way in rain to torquay again once here car whent into limp mode and depolution system faulty came up seemed to run fine gain after restart then however following day depolution system faulty light comes on every day yet at the moment seems no limp mode please help worried daughter here on respute holiday worried to do anything or go anywhere as scared well get stuck and car will break down dont even feel that we will get home yet in four days time thanks for any help at all

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Donna, this is probably way to late to help you but it might help others in the same redicament. There are various reasons the DPF light may come on, however, it is usually because the Prticulate Filters are incapable of operating correctly i n stop start driving (as in, around town driving). The soot built up in stop start driving blocks the Particulate Filter and needs to be removed. The manufacturers recommend driving the car in 3 rd gear at 2500 to 3000 rpm for some cosiderable time to heat up the filter and clear it. The alternative, assuming the build up of soot is severe, is to strip the filter out of the exhaust sytem and back flush it with a jet wash. The filter then has to be dried out thoroughly and some people even put them into the oven to do so. It is also possible to have the Particulate Filter removed altogether and get the cars ECU remapped to tell it that the Filter is no loner present (Cost of remap approx £60) Though the legality of doing so is questionable. Steve H from Cornwall

Submitted: 22/08/2016 09:06:17 | ID: 134554

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malcolm, Aberdeenshire

Citroen C3

keeps beeping saying i have faults with airbags fog lights side lights etc checked wiring and fuses all seem ok

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Had similar problem . It was bad earth connection on the rear light cluster. It would run through faults for all lights on the rest cluster, even though they were all working. I ran a new earth cable directly into the cluster bypassing the plug and this cured it. Shane Rees from Rhondda Cynon Taf

Submitted: 06/09/2016 21:23:08 | ID: 134977

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Alan Jones, Lancashire

Citroen C5 2008

My Citroen C5`s windscreen wipers started to act up and then stopped altogether. When the stalk is moved the driver`s side one moves slightly, but only about an inch. I also noticed that the side light isn’t working (might just be the bulb), but it was definitely working prior to the wipers packing in. I don`t know whether this is relevant but I have read some weird stuff about these problems. I would be grateful for any advice on where to start? (1.6 HDI new shape)

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I had a similar problem and it was the offisde wiper motor. It was fitted a couple of months ago now it’s back in the garage as the wipers were working only intermittently now they’ve stopped altogether. They’ve replaced the nearside motor and they worked for a short time and then stopped again. They don’t appear to know what the fault is. Would be grateful if you have had a similar problem as this is starting to try my patience. Hope you managed to rectify your fault Keith Parkinson from England

I had a pretty similar problem. I changed the offside motor today and now it`s functioning normally. ilkka.jaakkola from Finland

Hi there I had the same problem with wiper motors on Citroen c5 08 reg Found out that the water drain is located underneath both wiper motors and it's only small hole And easy getting blocked with dust and dirt and every time it rains the wiper motors were getting a soaked and the water Are damaging the electronic chip inside the motors so I had to keep eyes on the drains all the time Hpllana from Cumbria

Submitted: 03/01/2013 08:58:36 | ID: 75017

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Andy, City of Edinburgh

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi Can anyone help me?? Im looking to change the starter motor on the picasso 1.6hdi how do you get to the bolts?? what is needed to remove first etc. ive only got the wires and the bottom bolt out so far cant even see the other 2 yet any help please? Thanks

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hi i'm doing one at the moment and it's not easy. i have managed to get the bolts out but it now looks like i've got to remove the flexy pipe section of the exhaust, in order to get the starter out. i had to remove the plastic tray that has the power supply mounted on it in order to get to the topmost bolt which goes through the bellhousing into the starter. the centre bolt goes in the same direction as the bottom one, but you have to do most of it by feel. i've been at it for about 2 hours so far. best of luck! Terry Hull from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 12/10/2014 15:53:05 | ID: 104498

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william McLean, City of Glasgow

Citroen C5

Where is the diagnostic plug located on this car?

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Try opening the centre console where there is a bottle holder. There is a plastic cover which you can pull up to give you access David from Ireland

Submitted: 15/08/2016 08:52:47 | ID: 134367

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Teresa, Essex

Citroen C8

I have stop come up on dash board goes off then comes on again for 1/2 Nouri the goes of when left for a couple hour next day comes on as soon as you turn it on drive for 5 minutes leave for a couple hours don't come back on again what dose this mean

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sounds like handbreak switch faulty mike from Devon

Submitted: 06/07/2016 22:40:27 | ID: 133306

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Len Smith, Cheshire

Citroen Berlingo Multispace

New citroen berlingo 1,6hdi 2016 veers to left slightly when steering wheel released.Been into service bay twice and twice told tracking had been reset but seems to be no different.One mechanic told me quietly it is possibly a suspension problem.Any ideas would be most appreciated. Thankyou Len Smith

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Hey Len! Sorry to hear the concern over your 2016 Berlingo veering to the left when the steering wheel is released! DON'T WORRY!! This is and seems to be a very common characteristic of the Mk3 Berlingo! I've owned 3 Berlingo vans and they did the same....veer to the left especially on the motorway! I always felt this would wear my front tyres unevenly, but to be honest this has never been the case. When the road camber is very severe, a Berlingo can and does veer to the left! Yet if you cruise on the motorway in the middle lane or fast lane, the van stays central or start's to go right hand ways. I drive a 65 plate 1.6 van.....and similar to my 61 and 14 plate vsns, the van does veer and sometimes it'll take right hand camber go right ways when the steering wheel is released! My tyres just don't wear snd I'm up to 31,000 miles. As your tyres wear you'll find the van, suspension and shocks all settle down and in my case the van just needed settling in after a few thousand miles! Hope this helps! Dino ;)))) Dino from West Midlands

Submitted: 09/09/2016 20:55:36 | ID: 135061

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Alan Moncrieff, Tyne and Wear

Citroen Relay

HI, I don't even know if I've selected the correct model type...all my V5 says is RELAY 35 HDI 120 LWB..... I am having problems as of Sunday when the dashboard is warning me that one of the rear doors is open -even though it isn't- and the central looking won't lock the passenger door, side door or rear doors, just the drivers door only. I don't have the remote key, just two spares that were made, so I manually put the key in the door and it's been fine since I got it but developed this fault. A local mechanic friend said he couldn't see anything wrong with wiring or anything like that. The sensors seem fine as far as I can tell. He is suggesting we get a new central locking system but I can't even find anything suitable for a 2008 online. Also, I bought a box of the blade two pin fuses and as I don't have the manual (as it didn't come with the van last year) I thought i'd change ALL of the fuses, but even that seems to be a grey area as the new fuses aren't just in red or brown etc they seem to come in a couple of shades each and there is nothing to advise what amp they are....good grief?!?!?!?

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Alan.. the sliding door on a Relay of that age is a common failure point. the central rollers wear and the door drops preventing the contacts in the door meeting the receivers in the pillar. Check rollers for wear first and if OK, adjust the middle rollers. I can get you the Citroen part numbers for the components and the wiring layouts if you need them,, but the door roller is a cheap fix. You won't get half the central locking stuff online - dealer only.. ching ching. Fuse ratings are all standardised according to their rating and easy to find out.. basically, the ones you'll need to bother with are: orange is 5A, red is 10A, blue is 15A, yellow is 20A, clear or white is 25A and green is 30A. On your van, you probably won't encounter any other.. and the main fuseboard near the steering wheel will be predominantly red and blue midi size fuses with an occasional yellow. There's another fusebox in the engine bay to the right and under a cover. They hold the larger Maxi fuses and will be 40, 50 or 60A. Never replace a broken fuse with one of higher rating until you fix why it blew... and on that.. why change them if they're NOT gone?? R Evans from Caerphilly

Hello R Evans from Caerphilly. Thanks very much for your reply. We'll have a go at the middle rollers, that's a good tip. If you have time we'd appreciate the part numbers, that'd be great. We have a neighbour/mechanic friend but he has a lot on his plate...family matters and work so he hasn't really got time to look into our probs at the moment. It's had us pulling our hair out. thanks again, Carol Carol Moncrieff from Tyne and Wear

Send me an e-mail to fb1051 at btinternet dot com and I'll get them sent to yo in replies. They will be in PDF document format. R Evans from Caerphilly

include in the email your chassis number so I can identify your vehicle and which parts you're looking for. R Evans from Caerphilly

PS.. the chassis number won't identify you or where you are or anything dodgy.. just what parts went into your van originally R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 08/09/2016 13:45:09 | ID: 135019

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areeves, Devon

Citroen DS3

I have a brand new DS3 Elegance 2016 model, is there anyway I can switch off the radio ?

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the off button callum from Aberdeenshire

Where is the off button? Arthur Rees from Surrey

Obviously Callum from Aberdeenshire has no idea that on the touch screen radio controls there is no off button and that you can only mute the radio hence his numpty comment Don from Devon

Submitted: 01/08/2016 20:40:10 | ID: 134037

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John, Leicestershire

Citroen Relay

Window wipers stop no reason then after a while may start again, not good when on along journey can anyone help or know why this is happening.

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windscreen wiper not working Alistair Robertson from Aberdeenshire

John, sounds like the stalk has gone defective. Were it the motor itself, it wouldn't go at all but you could try uncoupling the wiring connector and cleaning it. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 29/06/2016 11:48:24 | ID: 133089

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Samantha Chappell, Cornwall

Citroen C3 Picasso

For some time, we have had a warning come up every now and again saying 'Braking System Faulty' with the stop and brake light symbol. We took it to the Citreon dealership who said it could be a fault with the ECU Unit. I am reluctant to pay out £650 to get it repaired if that is not the reason. Is there anything else we can try first to see if that fixes the problem?

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This may sound really silly but did the problem occur after going around a corner? I had a similar thing and it was due to a tyre that had a slow puncture. Got a new tyre and all fine after that. Jason from Essex

Submitted: 06/09/2016 10:31:24 | ID: 134959

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Libby, Denbighshire

Citroen Relay

Hi I have just bought a relay 33HDI 120LWB and need to tax it, I can't find any information on line but think it has Euro 5 engine which attracts a lower tax rate. If it has would the DVLA website know that when I type the reg in or would I have to inform them and provide proof? Not sure where I can find details of the engine. thanks

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the emissions applies to cars.. not vans.. your vehicle will be £230 a year to tax R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 31/08/2016 13:47:13 | ID: 134788

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ray newton, Lancashire

Citroen Relay

Unable to select 5th & reverse gear ??

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pre2006 models had issue with bearing on fifth.. can be accessed via panel on the side of box to replace... but get a mechanic to do it. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 01/09/2016 22:05:02 | ID: 134835

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Brian firth, West Yorkshire

Citroen Relay

Where does the pollen filter live please

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Brian, if you have the 2006 -on version then it is hidden behind the central glovebox... open it and there are three torx screws to undo.. remove and pull the bar they were fitted away from the opening part. The opening part will then open fully (or remove it) and exposes a black panel that's held in place with two very small screws and then clips. undo and remove panel which is abt a foot by four inches to reveal the opening where pollen filter is. you'll need to squash the filter to get it out and same to insert new one. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 02/09/2016 11:59:28 | ID: 134849

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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

Hi, did anyone get their car sorted? Last night this happened to my drivers seat while doing the runs for my staff Christmas party. I had to drive home with the drivers seat backrest not clicking into place. Very unsafe and considering the car is only 7 months old, I'm shocked that this has happened! I think it was waiting to happen because the handles are so stiff to pull the seats forward, but as I wasn't the one pulling the lever, it decided to give in. If anyone can help that would be great?! Aidan from Somerset

Hi, did anyone get their car sorted? Last night this happened to my drivers seat while doing the runs for my staff Christmas party. I had to drive home with the drivers seat backrest not clicking into place. Very unsafe and considering the car is only 7 months old, I'm shocked that this has happened! I think it was waiting to happen because the handles are so stiff to pull the seats forward, but as I wasn't the one pulling the lever, it decided to give in. If anyone can help that would be great?! Aidan from Somerset

Another one to add to the list of very angry DS3 owners. Can't believe Citroen don't acknowledge this is a design fault and have the nerve to charge £620 for the frame. We are trying to find a cheaper option to fix the fault which in our opinion is due to poor mechanism and cheap product quality. Has anyone managed to find a solution? Adrian from Lancashire

My driver`s seat has also broken, the lever that adjusts the back was stuck solid. I could use the top lever on the side of the seat to get access to the rear seats, then I thought I'd have a look at it. I fiddled with it for ages to no avail, next thing the handle that allows the seat back to move came off and a spring pinged out. I tried to look where the spring went, it didn't look like it went anywhere so again I tried to fit it by fiddling about, eventually the spring broke. I can adjust the back of the seat if I turn the spindle with mole grips, but now the top lever does not work. Citroen really need to address this as it seems that everyone who has a DS3 will at some stage have this fault. Paul from Kent

My driver`s seat has also broken, the lever that adjusts the back was stuck solid. I could use the top lever on the side of the seat to get access to the rear seats, then I thought I'd have a look at it. I fiddled with it for ages to no avail, next thing the handle that allows the seat back to move came off and a spring pinged out. I tried to look where the spring went, it didn't look like it went anywhere so again I tried to fit it by fiddling about, eventually the spring broke. I can adjust the back of the seat if I turn the spindle with mole grips, but now the top lever does not work. Citroen really need to address this as it seems that everyone who has a DS3 will at some stage have this fault. Paul from Kent

I took mine back to Citroen as I was still under warranty. The dealer who sold me the car was in and he says it is very strange, but figured he knew roughly what was wrong. He played on bothe the back rest adjust lever and the one to move the seat forward and back to allow back seat passengers in and it suddenly locked. He still got the service team to check and found no faults and none since. My mums friend also ended up having this happening but remembered what Id been told and shown by the garage. She fiddled with the levers gently and low and behold it all locked again. It's not a great fix for a known common fault but I'm so glad I didn't end up having a much worse problem. Aidan from Somerset

I have just encountered exactly this problem - i feel lucky reading this now as the car is 4 years old, although i only have passengers in the back about twice a year so it doesn't get much use. I had all these problem - moving seat unclickable rear and then the handle broke off - about to book it into the garage - first time in 40 years i have had a mechanical seat prblem - obviously a build problem - i like the DS3 but have had a series of problems with it - so i would tell people to avoid them Ian from Warrington

I have just experienced the same thing with the seats they are clearly not of the standard they should be. Citroen should be made accountable for this fault when it is clearly evident that most owners are experiencing problems with the seats. My passenger seat will not go down or back into position and yet I hardly use this seat so it is not due to wear and tare. Citroen need to be named and shamed at charging in excess of £600 to replace its a disgrace when the car isn't the cheapest of models is it. I purchased it because I liked the classy interior and thought that this was supposed to be a top speck small car. I will not be purchasing any future cars from Citroen. Dawn spilsbury from Staffordshire

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

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Koos, South Africa

Citroen C5

All dashboard lights go out as soon as I switch on headlights, all gauges work like speedo, rev counter, fuel level etc driving me nuts because I can't drive at night, my car is a sedan, not hatchback

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Look over the steering wheel at the bottom of the clocks mine has 3 little switches David from Lancashire

Submitted: 05/08/2016 11:39:24 | ID: 134130

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gaby, Cheshire

Citroen Relay

hi i just want to ask if the relay 2006 2.2hd lwb does have indicator flash when i am using the central remote lock? if not can i do to flash the indicators when i am using the remote central lock? thanks

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Gaby, the later 2006 models (Relay III) flash when locking or unlocking.. not sure about Relay II. If yours don't flash then it could be (pardon the pun) a faulty relay .. unlikely to be the fuse or your indicators wouldn't work at all. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 05/09/2016 19:47:11 | ID: 134941

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derek goulding, Oxfordshire

Citroen Saxo

when moving off in 3rd gear accidentlly the car stalled I re started it only to find it misfiring no warning lights on dash never done it before the car saxo vtr x reg standard appreciate if anybody has come across it it has never missed a beat before the stall

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I will answer the question myself so it might help someone later thinking the cam belt had jumped a tooth but before investigation I tried a coil pack bingo problem solved derek goulding from Oxfordshire

Submitted: 29/08/2016 18:26:56 | ID: 134746

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Guy Curley, Lincolnshire

Citroen C8

Is it possible to turn off electric doors as children won't leave alone

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In my C8 the button by the window controls in the drivers seat that displays a window lock button also child locks the doors so when they attempt to break out from the inside the door just beeps at the and doesn't open. I hope this helps. James from Devon

Submitted: 24/07/2016 20:21:53 | ID: 133804

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John, Kent

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

The blowers for the heaters have stopped working,all that can be heard is a clicking sound. It is a 2009 model. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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I had this problem with a C4 some time ago. A mechanic friend of mine told me that the fan stops in the same place every time and it wears the bushes out in that spot so there is no power going to the motor. Switch it on a give it a kick and it will run. Or pay £200 for a new fan! Geoff from Lancashire

Submitted: 22/05/2015 19:39:57 | ID: 116361

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Dennis, Greater Manchester

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

Brand New Grand C4 Picasso Exclusive 2015 with reversing camera. On the screen bottom right it shows part of the number plate .The dealer says all the citroens with a camera are the same. I think they are wrong what is the answer. Thanks Dennis Maguire

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Yes they do Terry from Suffolk

Yes Dennis they do show part of the number plate. It's the way that the camera is fitted. Geoff from Lancashire

Submitted: 13/08/2015 19:15:30 | ID: 119730

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Stephen Juby, Gloucestershire

Citroen C4 Picasso

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

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

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

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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

Hi this is not an answer as such but a question about the answer given the only the dealer can reset the system so does that mean that every time the light comes on and I adjust the pressures to what they should be I then have to make an appointment at a Citreon dealer which could be hundreds of miles away to get it sorted? To me that sounds ridiculous and unnecessary. Michael Todd from County Down

Hi this is not an answer as such but a question about the answer given the only the dealer can reset the system so does that mean that every time the light comes on and I adjust the pressures to what they should be I then have to make an appointment at a Citreon dealer which could be hundreds of miles away to get it sorted? To me that sounds ridiculous and unnecessary. Michael Todd from County Down

Hi me again, my C3 Picasso does not have the tyre pressure choice in the configure menu. Does that mean I am off to the dealer then? Michael Todd from County Down

Follow the instructions given by sax from Russia and once you get to "tyre pressures" simply press the "ok" button and it will then ask if you want to reinitialise, highlight "yes" and press "ok" again Steve from Flintshire

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

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samuel boytd, Lincolnshire

Citroen Relay

Where is the diagnostic plug in point the van 2 .2 diesel 08 rev.. Thana k you

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I have a 2010 and my plug is with the fuse,s on the right hand side of the dash. Try there. John from Berkshire

obd port is to right and below steering wheel behind a cover that's held in place by two screws. many diag scanners won't 'talk' to the Citroen ECU tho.. search on you tube and get a small clip showing where it is. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 29/08/2016 11:26:28 | ID: 134734

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Charlotte, South Yorkshire

Citroen C1

My C1 is a 12 plate that I purchased a year ago with full service history. As I was driving to work this morning i experienced something odd which has happened once before around 6 months ago. As I am cruising along about 35-40mph each time the car appears to stall. No warning, no noise, I just look down and the engine is off. It is very odd. As the car continues to cruise with the engine off I simply turn the key and the car starts and continues as normal. I recently had it serviced around 2 months ago and it passed with flying colours. I don't understand what is happening or why. Any answers?

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Did you get any answers for this as mine is doing the exact same xx Jess from Bridgend

Submitted: 11/08/2016 11:19:27 | ID: 134281

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Ben Bruce, Fife and Kinross Shires

Citroen Xsara Picasso 2008

Can anyone tell me of any rear suspension upgrade (like spring assisters) to improve my Citroen Xsara Picasso`s rear suspension for caravan towing? Mad Springs apparently do a product but it is very expensive and not easily fitted. Any others on the market? (1.6 hdi)

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The Mad Springs option is the best. I had a very low rear end on my 07 Hdi Exclusive (hitting bump stops) and bought a pair of spring assistors from Mad and a pack of heavy duty cable ties. I jacked up the rear end and supported the car on axle stands so both the rear wheels hang fully down. I put both top and bottom mounting plates on the car, tied 4 cable ties onto 2nd coil from top and bottom of spring in a north, south, east, west fashion and just tightened in order again and again until they just slip in. Jack rear arm up to take the slack, then snip each cable tie and pull out from spring with pliers, job done. Such an improvement in handling and stability – Matt Ho from Yorkshire

Xsara Picasso don't have springs on the back so you cant use the rubber spacers. Unfortunarely you have to buy springs that go over the rear shockers thomas amos from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 02/04/2013 10:09:12 | ID: 90321

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terence huckstepp, Yorkshire

Citroen Berlingo Multispace

HOW TO SET CLOCK AND DATE BERLINGO 2009

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HOW TO SET CLOCK AND DATE BERLINGO 2009 terence huckstepp from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 01/09/2016 12:30:45 | ID: 134817

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Pat, Kent

Citroen C4 Picasso

Mirrors folded themselves in when car not locked.Will not retract.Have tried locking and unlocking,nothing.

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This happened to me recently. You need to move the slider for movign the mirrors to one side or the other and then click on the joystick underneath to adjust the mirror. The mirrors will start working again, Steven from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 07/09/2015 18:41:09 | ID: 120902

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Ray, Somerset

Citroen Berlingo

Hi. I have converted my new Diesel Berlingo into a small camper, with just the basics and a bed. Can anyone please tell me how I can sleep in it and lock all the doors without the alarm going off. Thank you in advance for any help as I can not seem to find the answer on the Internet or with my local Citroen garage.

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hi ray, I'm a courier and I sleep in my van all the time.. I just click the fob key when I go to sleep the alarm never goes off.. (it might go off if your doing the wild thing thou hehe) I've got a Berlingo 625 en-prise 1.6HDi 2011 Graham Fox from Devon

Submitted: 14/05/2016 22:48:17 | ID: 131523

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M. Gilliam, Wiltshire

Citroen Relay

Pulled up and parked. Van now turns over fine -will not start. has fuel and says no fault codes found. Any ideas -possibly the immobilizer?

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Is the immobilizer light on? Eddie from Cheshire

Did you find out what was wrong? As mines just done the same. Jonathan from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 22/05/2016 08:10:01 | ID: 131856

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Joanne, Lincolnshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi, I keep getting an engine fault warning message flash on my dash , no light stays on , I have loss of complete loss of acceleration until I either shift up or down a gear then I am able to accelerate again! My car was in for an mot the day before this started happening and the garage had to fit me a new headlight wiring loom as mine had melted , just wondering if this is complete coincidence it has happened just after it has been worked on at a garage or could the new wiring have something to do with it . It has happened at least once every day since . Regards Joanne

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Your car has gone into 'limp mode' - the engine fault needs to be read and actioned/cleared. Ebay do a very good code reader for the car for about £12 which works well on the picasso. You simply remove the coin box/small panel (it pulls off) and plug in the code reader/resetter. Turn on ignition and read code(s) - make a note of them and look them up on teh internet; it may be the air filter sensor ( easily replaced as it's just a plastic bit with two jubilee clips) or a dirty EGR valve which can be cleaned or replaced or better blanked off with a blanking kit as it will reoccur. The resetter will clear down the fault codes and turn teh dash light off. Wait for any to reappear and read teh codes again -these will be the real fault codes- sometimes old ones build up which arent the issue. If you experience the limp mode, try to pull over, switch off ignition and wait- it will most proably reset after a few startups and last a while. EGR valve I think, but could be air filter sensor or anthing else. .. garage will charge you £50 to read teh codes anyway before any work is done- the codes can eb looked up on internet and cause worked out from that. Invest in a code reader and resetter. they are worth it and work on any car after 2000,, diesels after 2002. Good luck. Robert Lloyd from Torfaen

Submitted: 27/08/2016 11:34:56 | ID: 134689

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martin, Derbyshire

Citroen Relay

Hi my Citroen relay 2,0 diesel has just started an intermittent problem it seems to happen under load ,the engine fault light comes on and van stops ,it says on the dash display oil high ,and when I pull over and restart the engine it starts ok and drives again no issues any ideas please .I think it may need oil change or its a sensor issue

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Check oil level on dipstick mate.. if it is high you could be heading for overrun engine.. get oil change anyway. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 25/08/2016 19:06:04 | ID: 134645

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