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Liz K, Hertfordshire

Citroen Dispatch

My daughter bought a Dispatch van over the weekend to replace a much-loved Berlingo now beyond economic repair. Stupid question, but four of us were looking at it yesterday and can't find where the cigarette lighter is located, presumably on the dashboard. Was there an option for no lighter socket when this was new? Guidance please!

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Hi there, mine is located under a black triangular shape below stereo and heating controls, it's either a push down on right side, or a little lip under right edge Hope this helps Craig Pallister from Highland

Submitted: 20/04/2015 12:24:14 | ID: 114965

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dg, Cambridgeshire

Citroen C4 Picasso

My heater is blowing cold?

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Yes, yes it is. jim from Bedfordshire

Yes, yes it is. jim from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 13/10/2014 17:05:55 | ID: 104559

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I. Newton, Surrey

Citroen C5

I Have a 2007 citroen C5 VTX+ 2.2HDI auto. I have recently experienced problems with the dashboard multi-function display housing the sat-nav, radio and other info. The display closes down completely on an intermittent basis and whilst it does not affect the drive or safety I lose the radio, sat-nav, clock, temp etc. When the screen comes back up it has defaulted to original settings (eg date reverts to 1/1/2000). My local Citroen dealer believes problem lies with corrupted radio circuit board which will cost £2400 to replace. Has anybody experienced a similar problem or have any advice to offer?

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My company had 3 x 07 reg C5 vtx+ and they all had the same problem. My local Citroen dealer stated that they had never heard of the problem (which I found hard to believe!). However they did an update on the sat nav and this solved the problem on my car. Tony Berry from Lancashire

My company had 3 x 07 reg C5 vtx+ and they all had the same problem. My local Citroen dealer stated that they had never heard of the problem (which I found hard to believe!). However they did an update on the sat nav and this solved the problem on my car. Tony Berry from Lancashire

Submitted: 07/02/2015 11:36:06 | ID: 111054

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Ben, South Africa

Citroen C4

Just want to know, if I use immobilizer to open the car the wipers begin to wipe till I put the key into ignition and switch on, then it will stop. If the car is switched off and you close doors it starts to wipe again. I want to know if is part of security system (immobilizer) or is something wrong?

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Hi, did you find out what was the problem? wickus from South Africa

Hi, did you find out what was the problem? wickus from South Africa

Submitted: 15/04/2015 17:34:31 | ID: 114748

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Leslie Parry, Surrey

Citroen Xsara Picasso 2002

The power to the starter motor from the battery on my Citroen Xsara Picasso has been shorting, leaving no power. I had a new starter motor fitted but it is still shorting. The cable between the battery and the starter motor is not supplied/made by Citroen anymore. What should I do?

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Go to a motor factors (possibly with a Lucas agency) and get the proper length (plus a few inches) of the same or heavier cable and two suitable crimp/solder lugs. Make up and fit, should only be a few pounds. Martin McBride from County Fermanagh

Submitted: 16/04/2013 10:32:03 | ID: 92877

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Sharon, Leitrim

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

Hi, I have a Citroen C4 Picasso (2008) 1.6 HDI, when I turn off the engine there is a fan still running for a few minutes, just wondering if this is normal? I only have the car a week.

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If the engine is warm it may come on. Some cars will run when the engine is off to cool it down, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Sometimes the fan can come on any time on some cars. Hope it helps you. brian from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 22/04/2015 10:52:03 | ID: 115046

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andy, Yorkshire

Citroen Dispatch

I have a Citroen Dispatch 1.6 2008 model and the doors open warning light comes on whilst I am driving and the doors are fully closed. This seems to happen in a morning when it`s cold and damp?

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Did you find out what it was as I've got the same problem ? Mark wright from Worcestershire

Submitted: 11/09/2014 17:39:00 | ID: 102978

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harry, Greater Manchester

Citroen C3

Hi, I have a C3 1.4 hdi desire with 82,000 miles. The problem is that the gear stick will not come out of the first gear position and there isn't any drive. I have undone the cables and there doesn't seem to be any movement on the selector on the top of the gearbox! Any advice would be appreciated! Thankyou, Harry.

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Mine was stuck in reverse gear, the mechanic switched on the ignition and hardly pushed the gear forward and repaired the leaking fluid on the cylinder. Dominic from Dominican Republic

Submitted: 01/03/2015 10:23:45 | ID: 112522

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kay chilvers, Essex

Citroen C3 Picasso

My brand new C3 Picasso Exclusive 2014 motability car intermittently has the service light come on and the message UNDER INFLATION MONITORING FAULT. This came on for 3 days just after I picked it up, by the time they could fit it in to have a look at it the lights had gone out so they couldn`t find anything. It`s happened again this week. I have checked the tyres and pressures are fine. The message seems to say there is a fault with the monitoring rather than the tyres. Has anyone got any ideas what is needed to sort this out? Citroen are being less than useless, not phoning me back, still waiting after 3 days. I don`t know if I`m damaging it by carrying on driving it but as I am disabled and it`s a Motability vehicle I have to use it. Don`t know what to do. Anyone got any ideas?

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Hi Kay. I had the same problem and my dealer could not help much. This occurred several times in the first fortnight from new. The handbook says you can correct this but the same thing kept recurring. I then had a search on the internet and found an answer that said you should drive the car for at least 40 continuous miles. Fortunately I had a 60 mile trip to do and the problem has gone away. SERVICE 1 was my indication with the same UNDER INFLATION MONITORING FAULT. Hope this helps John Woods from Oxfordshire

Hi Kay. I had the same problem and my dealer could not help much. This occurred several times in the first fortnight from new. The handbook says you can correct this but the same thing kept recurring. I then had a search on the internet and found an answer that said you should drive the car for at least 40 continuous miles. Fortunately I had a 60 mile trip to do and the problem has gone away. SERVICE 1 was my indication with the same UNDER INFLATION MONITORING FAULT. Hope this helps John Woods from Oxfordshire

Submitted: 16/12/2014 20:19:24 | ID: 108014

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Ken, Greater Manchester

Citroen C4 Picasso

when I double click the remote key to open driver and passenger doors, the tailgate opens and it also happens when the front passenger door is opened . but it doesnt happen when just the drivers door is unlocked ! I think the remote locking systems on these vehicles could be a common problem .Can someone help or make a suggestion please

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I think that is the way the central locking works. All on the same circuit, passenger doors and boot. At least mine is the same! Vman from County Down

Submitted: 29/01/2015 16:52:15 | ID: 110503

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Derren Farrell , Northumberland

Citroen Relay

The oil light continuously flashes on and off and there is plenty of oil in the van

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You're parking on a slope, it's very sensitive to an angle. FM from Aberdeenshire

You're parking on a slope, it's very sensitive to an angle. FM from Aberdeenshire

Oil quantity and specs need putting into ecu, this will stop the light flashing tony from Lancashire

Submitted: 07/02/2015 07:35:11 | ID: 111041

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Tracy, Renfrewshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

There is a warning which says cc off on the left hand side on the dash board. What could his be?

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Not sure but it could be Cruise Control Off ? twinsdad from Worcestershire

Submitted: 14/04/2015 14:13:40 | ID: 114692

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sharon, Kent

Citroen C3 Pluriel

Hi, firstly it started with the driver`s door not opening. I had it checked, was told it needed a new BSI computer fitted £600 for cost and £300 to fit. So another mechanic suggested it just needed new door mechanisms and this was done, but guess what it was the BSI computer, so I had that fitted by a car door mechanic and his friend who re-booted the computer, cost me £900 for it all. Now the boot does not open and the power steering does not work (this had been an intermittent fault since I got it but usually cured itself by turning the ignition off and on again). So now what to do? I need someone who can look at the computer and re-boot again, but will not cost me another shed load of money. Here is the sorry tale as I loved my car, my late husband bought it for me and I am now on my own struggling to fund and or fix it! Oh and it beeps at various times for no reason! Help please, anyone local to me here in Kent? Thanks

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Sharon, there are instructions on the internet regarding resetting the BSI computer, take careful note & follow the instructions. It'd save you a load if money to do it yourself. So far on my Pluriel I've had to change the rear window mechanism, aerial, stereo & a few other small jobs. I now have roof problems (won't close or open properly & nasty loud rattle from rear right of roof) and of course that means the boot won't open either! Suz from Kent

Sharon, there are instructions on the internet regarding resetting the BSI computer, take careful note & follow the instructions. It'd save you a load if money to do it yourself. So far on my Pluriel I've had to change the rear window mechanism, aerial, stereo & a few other small jobs. I now have roof problems (won't close or open properly & nasty loud rattle from rear right of roof) and of course that means the boot won't open either! Suz from Kent

Submitted: 16/02/2015 13:39:56 | ID: 111648

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viv.wtay, North Yorkshire

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

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

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

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

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jim dennis, City of Nottingham

Citroen Xsara Picasso

just noticed last few day dah warning says top up water level checked levels they are fine temp gauge and warnings all ok no problem with performance or anything else anyone any ideas

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washer bottle kev from Cumbria

Coolant needs topping up rosie from Ireland

Submitted: 22/02/2015 12:02:09 | ID: 112090

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BRIAN JONES, Midlothian

Citroen Saxo

I`ve got a clicking and knocking noise going round corners, on the passenger side. Changed the driveshaft but it`s still the same. Put car up on axle stands, went through the gears, the passenger wheel does not turn, why? And does anyone know what the problem will be? cheers

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Thats the drive shaft linking the wheel hub to the differential. John McL from County Antrim

Submitted: 10/04/2015 08:58:02 | ID: 114526

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Craig Hall, England

Citroen Xsara Picasso 2005

Hi, can anyone help? My Citroen Xsara Picasso`s engine light just came on and it says "engine fault" on the dashboard but is still running fine. Does anyone have any idea what is making it do this? (1.6 hdi)

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Might be some build up on the fuel sensor, probably needs the redex deisel equivilant. I’ve have the same on mine for 18m with no problems Andrew Gough from Worcestershire

My light comes on if I hit water in the road. After a day it goes out billy billy from England

It will be the copper injector seal, had the same problem on my 2ltr hdi Gary Murdoch from Lancashire

By sheer chance I solved a similar problem. It appears that unless you use your Air Conditioning regularly this can happen. It actually tells you in the User Manual to operate the Air Conditioning about once a month to prevent this happening. Ron from Cheshire

By sheer chance I solved a similar problem. It appears that unless you use your Air Conditioning regularly this can happen. It actually tells you in the User Manual to operate the Air Conditioning about once a month to prevent this happening. Ron from Cheshire

I had same problem. I checked it out with diagnostic, found to be the EGR, cleaned then it was ok. Hope this helps. david47 from Lancashire

I had same problem. I checked it out with diagnostic, found to be the EGR, cleaned then it was ok. Hope this helps. david47 from Lancashire

Submitted: 17/07/2012 11:19:26 | ID: 87422

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William Hogg, Stirling

Citroen C4

How do I reset the computer after battery has gone flat after leaving lights on?

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Check in fuse box in glove box, big grey maxi fuse (rest of fuses are minis), almost in middle of fuse box just on top of mini fuse row. According to Citroen you must pull that fuse out for ±10 seconds and put back, then the ecu will be back to factory settings. Or go on site google.com and look at :how to reset C4 ecu, it`s a step by step way to reset Ben from South Africa

Submitted: 11/04/2015 21:33:15 | ID: 114597

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darren, South Yorkshire

Citroen Berlingo

hi my citroen berlingo van 1998 when turning key all it does is put battery light on dashbroad I have charged battery put a new alltenator on and new starter motor on and still same will not even turn over no click on ignation and there is no other lights on dashbroad like oil light or air bag can you help as it is costing me money because I can not get to work many thanks darren

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Faulty ignition barrel, or fuse for the fuel pump, possible faulty connector to the starter, give it a good tap with the hammer. Occasionally the solenoid sticks in the starter wd40 and a tap with a hammer is a good fix mark from Lancashire

Faulty ignition barrel, or fuse for the fuel pump, possible faulty connector to the starter, give it a good tap with the hammer. Occasionally the solenoid sticks in the starter wd40 and a tap with a hammer is a good fix mark from Lancashire

Submitted: 11/03/2015 17:41:37 | ID: 113159

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Marina Zapata, England

Citroen Berlingo Multispace 2012

I have a new 63 plate Citroen Berlingo Multispace and I noticed last week that the small cap cover on the passenger side door handle was missing. Yesterday I noticed that the cap cover on the driver`s side handle was also missing, but no signs of foul play. Has anyone else had a similar issue? Thanks.

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The wife's Multispace 2012, passenger side cap cover was found missing and you can't buy one, it seems you have to buy a full set at a cost of about £28! If you find anywhere that sells single ones, let me know. Other than that, they may have been put on, but should not have fallen off, in such an easy way. This could be a factory fault.jstabler from Cumbria

The wife's Multispace 2012, passenger side cap cover was found missing and you can't buy one, it seems you have to buy a full set at a cost of about £28! If you find anywhere that sells single ones, let me know. Other than that, they may have been put on, but should not have fallen off, in such an easy way. This could be a factory fault. jstabler from Cumbria

Submitted: 11/02/2014 10:33:44 | ID: 61998

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jennifer, West Midlands

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi im getting headaches shortly after starting to drive my 52 plate picasso 1.6 petrol cannot smell fumes, driving performance is not affected, and no strange noises, anyone know what could be causing this?

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Carbon monoxide is odourless and can be lethal - it can also cause you to lose conciousness whilst driving. Obviously this could result in a fatal accident. I should have it checked out to be on the safe side - if it's not that, then perhaps an eye test? Doug from Bristol

Carbon monoxide is odourless and can be lethal - it can also cause you to lose conciousness whilst driving. Obviously this could result in a fatal accident. I should have it checked out to be on the safe side - if it's not that, then perhaps an eye test? Doug from Bristol

Carbon monoxide is odourless and can be lethal - it can also cause you to lose conciousness whilst driving. Obviously this could result in a fatal accident. I should have it checked out to be on the safe side - if it's not that, then perhaps an eye test? Doug from Bristol

Get specks Ron from Scottish Borders

Get specks Ron from Scottish Borders

Submitted: 18/03/2015 17:10:57 | ID: 113494

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Ryan Emptage, England

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 2008

After long journeys or when the engine is warm, my Citroen Grand C4 Picasso`s engine needs 5 or 6 attempts to start. It turns over fine, it just doesn’t start. It still drives fine and starts fine from cold. Any ideas? (1.6 HDI VTR+)

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We are having the same problem with our Citroen Grand C4 Picasso. We have been to 4 different repair shops and after running a diagnostic, they say nothing is wrong with the car. But yet, there are times with the car will not start. This started to happen this fall, and have owned the car for three years. Have you found a solution? One person told me to wait longer before turning key in ignition. Other thing is that we hear a clicking noise when turning on the car. We know that next time we try and start the car, it will not start Brian Larson from Spain

I have the same problem with 2.0HDI from 2007. Did you find a solution? It starts when the engine is cold, but doesn't start after half an our of drive. No error message, no beeps, just a click sound from a relay. Ocsi Bacsi from Hungary

I have the same problem with 2.0HDI from 2007. Did you find a solution? It starts when the engine is cold, but doesn't start after half an our of drive. No error message, no beeps, just a click sound from a relay. Ocsi Bacsi from Hungary

Submitted: 19/09/2013 12:29:38 | ID: 54541

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Tony Sumner, Essex

Citroen Berlingo Multispace 1999

Can anyone help with my Citroen Berlingo Multispace? I keep replacing the front discs and pads (6 times) this year and after I do a 1000 miles I get a wobble through the steering wheel when I brake. I have also noticed the right caliper sticks on and therefore warps that disc but the caliper has been replaced twice and I have replaced all the joints on the the front axle as well as the steering rack as I was told it was that. People are telling me it is either the hub on the right or the master cylinder. Any ideas? (1.8i petrol)

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I would advise checking your master cylinder by pumping the brake with engine off until it is solid then start the engine. Your foot should sink to the floor slowly, if not probably an issue there. Next I would check the caliper on that particular side, you might have a seized piston on that side or it may even be an abs fault. Try harsh braking on an empty road to test abs should judder etc. or check your piping around that area for bulges etc and replace if necessary and use new brake fluid every 2yrs Mark Brash from Lancashire

Hi. When the pad sticks on it heats up the disc, so anything that may cause a fast reduction in temperature of the disc will result in it warping. This could be caused by driving through puddles etc. also I have had trouble with pads sticking on. I rectified this by filing the burs off each edge of the new pads so they move freely in the disc housing. Also rust and muck solidifies inside the channels each side of the disc housing causing restriction on movement, cleaning this out will also help free up the disc movement Allan Peploe from Torfaen

Try driving like everyone else, stop pressing the brakes for no reason! Go on a crash diet and try to relax a bit more. seamus from Tipperary

Try driving like everyone else, stop pressing the brakes for no reason! Go on a crash diet and try to relax a bit more. seamus from Tipperary

Submitted: 20/08/2012 15:49:55 | ID: 85510

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Ashen, East Sussex

Citroen C4

(I think I have the right model) I have had this car for 9 days now, since I have had it the centre console has switched off and reset 4 times. I will be returning to the dealer on Weds, but would like to know why this is happening? Is this a common fault? If so, what`s the fix? or have I bought a dud?

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Hi Ashen, get a can of spray, switch cleaner on, put the straw on the can and give the switch a few squirts via the toggle control button, whilst pressing and rotating the buttons etc. You can get it at most good hardware shops or maplin's etc. Common issue with this, cheapest option first, normally works, the cleaner just cleans the switch contact from the inside and simply evaporates away. Worth a try. Andy from Norfolk

Submitted: 23/03/2015 09:05:27 | ID: 113686

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CLAY OKOYE, Warwickshire

Citroen C4

Hi, could someone please explain what '' 27 off lim mean'' on the dashboard of a Citreon C4 07 model. and how i can get reed of it if is a fault.

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Hi Clay, If you have not sorted it, it's your speed control toggle button on the centre steering wheel unit. Top left button. Just rotate it to off and the speed limiter will disappear from the display. Hope that may help ? Andy from Norfolk

Hi Clay, If you have not sorted it, it's your speed control toggle button on the centre steering wheel unit. Top left button. Just rotate it to off and the speed limiter will disappear from the display. Hope that may help ? Andy from Norfolk

Submitted: 05/04/2015 17:13:09 | ID: 114344

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dean, Nottinghamshire

Citroen Dispatch

hi I came to my citroen dispatch van this morning and went to start it up but it came up on the dash as anti theft and there was no power etc. I tried again and then it said economy mode. can anyone shed any light on why this has done that after no issues at all.

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have had this with mine aswell was told it was a software faliure or someone has tried to steal it!!!!!!!!!!!! just take the battery terminal clip of for 30 seconds and the system resets and you are good to go. stephen from Gwynedd

Submitted: 29/01/2015 10:35:16 | ID: 110474

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Sat, West Midlands

Citroen Dispatch

Driver`s right hand door light keeps saying driver`s door is open when the door is shut?

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hi i have had his fault on my van aswell and it is the sensor that is inside the lock that goes faulty, can't buy the sensor on its own so its a new lock costs about £140 fitted at a main dealer stephen from Gwynedd

hi i have had his fault on my van aswell and it is the sensor that is inside the lock that goes faulty, can't buy the sensor on its own so its a new lock costs about £140 fitted at a main dealer stephen from Gwynedd

Submitted: 16/03/2015 14:28:49 | ID: 113400

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Gerry, Derbyshire

Citroen Saxo

my son fitted a scorpion SA30 alarm to his car taking the 12v feed from his cigarette lighter, the central locking works ok except when he drives the locks lock themselves and when he stops he has to unlock the doors using the alarm fob should he be taking the 12v feed from somewhere else on the car

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Hi, as long as the alarm doesnt blow the fuse when in use, running it off the cigarette lighter should be okay. the auto lock on ignition is a feature of the alarm, it should unlock automatically when the ignition is turned off. it can be disabled. read the manual and it should have instructions on how to do so. hope this helps :) John McL from County Antrim

Submitted: 25/01/2015 14:46:40 | ID: 110271

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Scott, Durham

Citroen Saxo

Hi, my wipers go off. I replaced 20amp fuse and then it's ok for a bit but then it blows again. I have changed the wiper motor and relay and the washer pump but still the fuse blows after a while!Checked visually the wiring but can't see any wires rubbed etc. When I go to start the car the fuse will blow. I`m very confused, can anyone help or has had the same problem? Thanks

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i would start by disconnecting everything from that circuit, if it still blows the fuse there is a short on the wires. if not then add a component i.e the washer pump, if it doesnt blow add another component untill it blows the fuse, the last component added is the trouble maker. hope this helps :) John McL from County Antrim

i would start by disconnecting everything from that circuit, if it still blows the fuse there is a short on the wires. if not then add a component i.e the washer pump, if it doesnt blow add another component untill it blows the fuse, the last component added is the trouble maker. hope this helps John McL from County Antrim

Submitted: 19/01/2015 21:22:44 | ID: 109900

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Dell, Lancashire

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 2012

My Citroen Grand C4 Picasso`s boot won’t lock. I have removed the battery in the key fob and it still won’t lock. I can push the lock myself and it goes into the lock position but then when I press the button outside the car it unlocks it. Can anyone help please?

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It may be that you have the same problem that I have. It seems that the issue is not with the rear door, or the lock but the counterpart that's attached to the car. Atleast I'm able to move it by hand but I'm not sure how to get it in Place again. Jabn from Sweden

Submitted: 12/12/2013 12:46:48 | ID: 59085

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Suz, Highland

Citroen C3 Picasso

Can anyone tell me what would be the best way to attach a SatNav to my Citroen C3 Picasso? I am disabled, so my reach is limited and therefore I would like to fix the SatNav on the middle air vent or on the CD holder, but I can't determine which type of fitment would fit this car and be the right type for my Garmin Nuvi 52LM. I would be grateful for any advice... Thank you in advance.

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Go to Halfords you can get a sort of black round disc about 3 inch dia. which attaches to the disc compartment lid, your sat nav then just goes onto the disc. I have used one for a good while. Al Rodgerson from Tyne and Wear

Go to Halfords you can get a sort of black round disc about 3 inch dia. which attaches to the disc compartment lid, your sat nav then just goes onto the disc. I have used one for a good while. Al Rodgerson from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 12/01/2015 14:26:08 | ID: 109410

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Diana, Shropshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

hi i have 2004 petrol xsara My question is if car is stood still left running a warning light comes on saying temp stop Then a fan kicks in few seconds turns back off Ideas what causes this please engin not over heating What would it cost to repair rough est Thanx hope some one can tell me

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My 02 plate had exactly the same problem. Garage investigated. It could be one of 2 issues - a faulty sensor (there's loads on the forums about this) or like mine a faulty thermostat on radiator. Can't say how much it was as mine was covered under warranty but garage had it for 2 days! mostly as by time they found out it was thermostat and not the sensor they'd damaged the radiator and had to replace that too. Paula from Lancashire

My 02 plate had exactly the same problem. Garage investigated. It could be one of 2 issues - a faulty sensor (there's loads on the forums about this) or like mine a faulty thermostat on radiator. Can't say how much it was as mine was covered under warranty but garage had it for 2 days! mostly as by time they found out it was thermostat and not the sensor they'd damaged the radiator and had to replace that too. Paula from Lancashire

Submitted: 30/03/2015 13:38:50 | ID: 114073

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Tony, Berkshire

Citroen DS3

The passenger airbag warning light stays Illuminated for about 1 minute every time I start the engine. Is this normal?

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Yes. It's checking if baby seat/holder is there (weight). I'm guessing if you put a shopping bag on the seat and the weight is right the air bag will stay off. Look in your car manuals book. pete from Berkshire

Submitted: 28/02/2015 11:18:51 | ID: 112476

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Philip, Yorkshire

Citroen C4

After stopping at the mall I returned to the car. All the lights comes on when turning the key, but the car won't start. We gave it a running start and it was fine. After stopping at home and trying to restart, I had the same problem. What can it be, all the fuses I could inside the clove and engine compartments are fine. PLEASE HELP!! Thanks Philip

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I would check the battery leads are tight. brian from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 03/04/2015 11:11:18 | ID: 114232

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Steve, Nottinghamshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

Hi, I'm in desperate need of advice. I own a 2010 Picasso C3 (110) I have noticed traces of oil on my drive (the drive is on a slope) over the past few months, nothing major the odd spots etc. The leak seems to be coming from a black plastic box just below the drivers side rear passage seat (underneath the car). It is like a brown rusty colour and the spots have become a tad larger over the past couple of days. I have been told the box is part of the DPF system. The car drives fine and I have no warning lights on the dashboard. Can any one shed any light why this would just suddenly start leaking and how to fix the problem. Kind regards Steve Nottinghamshire

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Hello steve This is the dpf additive fluid bag, I've had replaced after a very minor accident , the bag had I think probably been leaky before.( Plastic bag good design ,perhaps not Citroen) I brown fluid is incredibly sticky wear gloves. In front of the drivers rear side passenger door and in front of the wheel underneath you can see a sort of triangular black 2 part box , the bottom is held on by 3 white 1/2 turn fastenings . The box contains a small pump and the pipes are push fit connections. I took mine off to clean up without too much trouble although I'd suggest car ramps . Once cleaned up, realised the bag was leaking and needed to be replaced, managed to persuade the insurance to cover , otherwise I would have got a bag via the dealers. From my understanding , when you fill up it puts some of the fluid into the diesel tank, people who are comstantly topping up their fuel tank will go through their dpf fluid more quickly, hence I now top up only when I needtoo Once it runs out your dpf will not be able to regenerate and risk becoming blocked= expensive so I'd get it sorted ian Ian woffendin from West Yorkshire

Hello steve This is the dpf additive fluid bag, I've had replaced after a very minor accident , the bag had I think probably been leaky before.( Plastic bag good design ,perhaps not Citroen) I brown fluid is incredibly sticky wear gloves. In front of the drivers rear side passenger door and in front of the wheel underneath you can see a sort of triangular black 2 part box , the bottom is held on by 3 white 1/2 turn fastenings . The box contains a small pump and the pipes are push fit connections. I took mine off to clean up without too much trouble although I'd suggest car ramps . Once cleaned up, realised the bag was leaking and needed to be replaced, managed to persuade the insurance to cover , otherwise I would have got a bag via the dealers. From my understanding , when you fill up it puts some of the fluid into the diesel tank, people who are comstantly topping up their fuel tank will go through their dpf fluid more quickly, hence I now top up only when I needtoo Once it runs out your dpf will not be able to regenerate and risk becoming blocked= expensive so I'd get it sorted ian Ian woffendin from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 01/02/2015 19:10:03 | ID: 110686

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Darren lane , Cardiff

Citroen Dispatch

Hiya , my citroen dispatch 2004 1.9d is blowing blue smoke when first starting until warm but since I have had it it's been whistling when accelerating , sounds abit like my exhaust is blowing , but now the engine light has come on the dash and blowing blue smoke all the time , also when running the engine sort of jerks forward like it is missing . Thanks for your time .

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Disconnect turbo inlet and spray with mr muscle oven cleaner. Leave for a while and rebuild. Easiest option always first! Darin from Orkney Islands

Submitted: 01/03/2015 11:31:43 | ID: 112525

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David, City of Edinburgh

Citroen Nemo

I was driving along in my Citroen Nemo 1.4 hdi, all of a sudden the engine cut out and the digital display is saying fuel cut off unavailable. Does anyone have any answers? Also when I try to start the van the electronic immobiliser symbol is staying on. Please help

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Hello I also have this Fuel Cut-off issue - well this after the airbag came out. So I hope to have this in place after change of the airbag -Box between the two seats - not sure. Citroen suggest to take a full view by the compute and they like to do for 200 £. They even told me - Ther car may not even be able to run on a nother Main computer Box. So I have a new car only made 20.000 mils to be dumped only do the the release of the airbags. Even new ones cost 1000£ they are not sure my ever can come to drive- What kind of polution is this to the World - this is controlled by the car manufactor - So you have to use Citroen like toilet paper. Leo Leo Norgaard from Denmark

Hello I also have this Fuel Cut-off issue - well this after the airbag came out. So I hope to have this in place after change of the airbag -Box between the two seats - not sure. Citroen suggest to take a full view by the compute and they like to do for 200 £. They even told me - Ther car may not even be able to run on a nother Main computer Box. So I have a new car only made 20.000 mils to be dumped only do the the release of the airbags. Even new ones cost 1000£ they are not sure my ever can come to drive- What kind of polution is this to the World - this is controlled by the car manufactor - So you have to use Citroen like toilet paper. Leo Leo Norgaard from Denmark

Submitted: 13/03/2015 12:00:36 | ID: 113254

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A Nawin , Leicestershire

Citroen C4

I have Citroen c4 VTS 2.0 diesel 3 door 2006. The problem is ,my heater blower on all the time as soon as I turn the engine on??? What is the problem?? Please help, It's too noisy . Thanks

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It is the fan blower resistor ( also known as hedgehog). Had the same problem a couple of months ago. Fairly easy fix, if you remove the glovebox it's located on the right hand side behind the centre console. Can find the diagrams online. I found a new resistor online for £25. Shaun from Perth and Kinross

It is the fan blower resistor ( also known as hedgehog). Had the same problem a couple of months ago. Fairly easy fix, if you remove the glovebox it's located on the right hand side behind the centre console. Can find the diagrams online. I found a new resistor online for £25. Shaun from Perth and Kinross

Submitted: 28/03/2015 17:53:54 | ID: 113997

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jean dove, Durham

Citroen Xsara Picasso

bought car 2nd hand from a small garage a week ago, was making a whirring noise when changing gears but once in top gear stopped, man at garage said this is normal for citroen started to jump out of gear yesterday and now is making a horrendous noise if I try to change up from 1st gear and also if it is in neutral could you help with this and do we have any come backs on the garage please help

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Yes of course you do contact your local trading standerds office if the dealer will not fix the fault or refund you money first good luck tony babester from Essex

Sounds like the gear box is on it's way out. I have a 57 plate xsara and you do sometimes get a clicking sound when changing gears. But not like you've said. gavinparkins@hotmail.co.uk from West Yorkshire

Sounds like the gear box is on it's way out. I have a 57 plate xsara and you do sometimes get a clicking sound when changing gears. But not like you've said. gavinparkins@hotmail.co.uk from West Yorkshire

Right I had this problem on a 307 I brought from a garage within two weeks the gear box and clutch went the garage refused to repair it so I got in touch with trading standards even if the car is 100 years old you've still bought it from that garage there is a law that states that if a product is not fit for purpose the garage must repair it if they refuse you can take them to a small claims court if they repair it make sure they use new parts the garage I used tried to fob me off by repairing it within a day it packed up again so threatening them with court they sorted it out but please check the trading standards web page or call them they can advise you ofwhat you can do as I hate people being ripped off matt from Warwickshire

Submitted: 07/03/2015 18:53:12 | ID: 112919

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mike higgins, City of Edinburgh

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I have just bought this car and whilst looking and test driving other Picassos I noticed that the one I bought had a stiffer accelerator pedal, it does pose a problem when driving at present, will this cause a problem in future

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It sounds like its stickin if possible locate the cable give it a spray with wd40 then press the accelerator failing that its a new cable needed they arnt expensive but the labour may be hope its a help matt from Warwickshire

Submitted: 31/03/2015 19:50:29 | ID: 114139

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