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Trish Hart, Lancashire

Citroen DS3

Purchased my DS3 in December and every time I get in or out of the car the mood lighting is flashing. It is also flashing in the footwells whilst I am driving, with the headlights on, but the overhead light stays on permanent. Is this normal? Is there anything I can do to stop the flashing as the interior is black it makes it very difficult to see anything inside the car.

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Trish, of course this is not normal.. also consider that anyone suffering with epilepsy could go into a fit.. no joke.. you see messages on some TV programs "may contain flashing images".. same principle. Also it will be distraction from your concentration while driving.. not good !! R Evans from Caerphilly

Sorted it now. The fashing stops if you turn up the brightness on the dash lighting. Trish Hart from Lancashire

Submitted: 05/02/2016 13:49:23 | ID: 127171

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cyril cunningham, Armagh

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

hi my car is 2009 diesel auto and just when i drive along it just stops all the dash lights come on i switch off and then start the car and it goes on what is the cause of that please

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Cyril, the problem could be a million and one things.. take it to an autolec who can connect to the OBD computer.. and perform a diagnostic check.. the fault or cause will/should be stored in the car's brain.. the ECU. R Evans from Caerphilly

Hi Cyril, this happened to us last year, after weeks of going through the whole engine, three mechanics and an two diagnostic reports it turned out to be the fuel injectors, two were broken, not counting the previous mechanics and diog tests the injectors cost us £500. now this year its the heater it wont come on, humph john from Merseyside

Hi i just bought a 2009 citeron grande Picasso diesel and mine doing same can be driving along and then all light flash and it just stops but restarts fine Daniel from Derbyshire

Submitted: 20/12/2015 12:36:00 | ID: 124914

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merlys, Conwy

Citroen Relay

want to change heater matrik ,started to dismantle dash,do i need to do this to get to matrix ?thanks

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If you have the 2006 onwards Relay then yes Merlys, you do. This is quite a time consuming task... you'll need to strip the dash completely, and remove the dashboard crossmember... remove the heater unit to get access to the matrix. If you give your e-mail address I'll send you the Citroen workshop diagrams. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 05/02/2016 21:12:42 | ID: 127186

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Ozzy, East Riding of Yorkshire

Citroen Relay

Hi, we're is the pollen filter located on a mwb 07 relay, Thanks in advance.??

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It's behind the middle glovebox.. remove the glovebox and there's a small panel about 10 inches long by three wide.. two small fiddly screws hold it in place.. remove them and pull the panel downwards from the top and reveal the paper element. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 04/02/2016 14:26:35 | ID: 127130

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Mandy, West Midlands

Citroen DS3

Hi, help anyone Picked up my 2012 Blue HDI DS3 on Saturday 30/01, been fab except this morning driving to work the engine was staggering and felt like it was missing. Anyone else had this problem. Have called Citroen as under warranty, not being very helpful at the moment. Also, when I open the doors with the central locking, my boot is also opening. I have to close the boot again before relocking the car, it hasn't always done this, have I released something. I don't always need to get in the boot every time I open the car.

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I meant stuttering not staggering. the car was ok once she was warm but his took 20 minutes. Sorted the boot. In case anyone else has the issue, the boot handle has different places you can press, if you press the side of the release it will cause the boot to open when you use the central locking. I have just pressed the button in the middle and its not automatically opening now. Sometimes these new cars are too cleaver for their own good. Mandy from West Midlands

Submitted: 03/02/2016 12:19:18 | ID: 127079

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Monte, Suffolk

Citroen Relay

How do you recline the front bench seat?

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Cant't.. it's frame is welded in fixed position. re from Caerphilly

Submitted: 02/02/2016 11:35:00 | ID: 127036

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George, Lincolnshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

After five minutes of starting the engine the battery warning light comes on, the message displayed reads , battery charge or electrical supply fault, This resets it self when you switch off then does the same thing again, every time you stop and restart. Battery does not seem to lose charge. The garage checked it out and decided to fit a new altinator, this they did under warranty I bought with the car. I got the car back and was told the light would not go off for the next 500 miles or so until the battery Ewan's fully charged,(???????).Anyway with new altinator the fault is still till (5mins running light and message back on) Any one any ideas as to cause . Thanks George

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George, sounds to me like the garage have been stringing you a line... when the alternator is properly charging the battery the light goes out straight away.. it won't take 500miles to go off.. that's BS.. the light has very little to do with the actual state of charge of the battery, but is an indication that the charging process is not working properly, though, if the BATTERY ITSELF was faulty, it may give an indication. Ask them to carry out test on the battery itself for charge retention.. not actual voltage at the terminals.. They could fully charge the battery and get it to show 12.3v.. and they'll say it's OK.. but if they carry out a charge retention, using a specific tool, they apply a high load to the battery for about 20secs and watch the needle for movement.. the needle will drop a little straight away, but then hold at above 12v.. if the drop takes it below 12v, or the needle steadily decreases to below 12v then the battery needs replacement... but be prepared.. they won't cover that under warranty. There could actually be a fault with the circuitry to, but that could be something simple like dirty or loose contacts at the alternator or at the battery. I had a garage refit an alternator and then decide it was faulty because of battery voltage when running and they wanted £400 to replace (I told them where to go) but investigated it myself and found that the terminals on the wiring AND the alternator were lightly coated in corrosion.. wire wooled them and reconnected = fine and it still is. R Evans from Caerphilly

Hi, a couple of weeks ago I ask about battery light coming on after 2/3mins" well after Evans Halshaw (Ford) could not find fault after changing two alternators they sent it to the local Citroen dealership for diagnosis,the found the multipin plug(male) to the EMU corroded. Should be all ok when plug is changed. Thanks George from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 20/01/2016 21:48:12 | ID: 126457

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Danny Kench , Greater London

Citroen DS3

Hi I've got a ds3 2013 plate.ive noticed that when I go over dips or bumps on the road I get my windows shaking alot and it seems like they have come loose because it makes a reli loud noise when it happens.also it seems like my rear panels or speaker housing has come loose and it makes a loud noise when this same situation happens.been to citroen and they said they couldn't hear anything. Any suggestions.thank you

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i had the same problem and it might sound stupid but make sure that the boot tray is clipped into place.. mine came slight loose and that was what the sound is.. i hope this helps sean from Nottinghamshire

i had the same problem and it might sound stupid but make sure that the boot tray is clipped into place.. mine came slight loose and that was what the sound is.. i hope this helps sean from Nottinghamshire

Ok thanks mate.isit a pain to clip back in or isit straight forward to do so.the noise is so bloody annoying.got vibrations coming from either the glove box or door panel which also does my head in Danny Kench from Greater London

The noise from the glove box or side pockets will be loose tobject in them rattling about when in a lower gear with low power.. I tend to put my stuff into a glove to keep them together and the noise minimises ... The parcel shelfs will little just clip back into place. sean from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 03/01/2016 23:04:21 | ID: 125499

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quin, Bristol

Citroen Saxo

hullo could you please tell me what voltage alternator i must get for my 2001 citroen saxo forte 1.1 my battery and engine lights stay on please help

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as above quin from Bristol

it's a 12v car !!! battery AND engine light might indicate something else too. have the alternator and battery tested on the car before throwing money at it. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 31/01/2016 13:43:08 | ID: 126949

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Wayne Blackman, Kent

Citroen C5 2008

I keep hearing horror stories about the C5 clutches being unreliable and costly. Could this be true?

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Quite true - I am now on my 3rd clutch, each one having lasted about 30,000 miles, and costing £800+ to replace. Got the first under warranty, and after that Citroen didn’t want to know. Now on 75,000 miles - only 15,000 to go. In almost 60 years of motoring, never replaced a clutch on any car I have ever owned. The C5 clutch is a dud Andrew MacKenzie from Dumfriesshire

Never had an issue with the clutch on my C5 and I’m on my third C5 - never had a single one go! Lilly Roper from London

Just parted with a 2.2, it had 120,000 on clock and clutch still as good as new. It pulled a caravan all over France and the UK but if you sit like a tw*t with your foot on the clutch at lights and in traffic jams, then so be it Brian Ward from Durham

The C5 has a dual mass flywheel as do many other new cars, it is supposed to make the car smoother to drive. ALL makes and models that use dual mass flywheels wear, and as they do the clutch will start to slip. Best to get the flywheel welded solid when the clutch is changed Ken C5 from England

Can go one better, intermittent clutch slip, often after towing a caravan, but not during. This was on a clutch only 18 months old and the original did the same, so no guarantees it was actually worn. I`ve often wondered if there is an electric component to the clutch/gearbox, like the old overdrive system. What does that little switch under the accelerator do?. On my old C5, it seems to boost revs by 200 rpm if the car didn’t a from Lancashire

Mine has done 190k miles on over 11 years on the original clutch so don’t be misled. The problem is some models have a dual mass clutch. These seem prone to failure in lots of vehicles, not just the C5 and not just French cars. There is a kit available to convert a dual mass car to a standard clutch and it costs far less to fit, plus it is reliable (like mine!) Rick Hough from Cheshire

Agree with most of the above. Any clutch will go if you drive with your foot resting on the pedal, take too long in releasing the clutch when pulling away, or use a dozen other poor driving techniques. A dual mass flywheel is used to control the high torque produced by modern diesel engines, in that it has two wheels connected by springs (simple explanation) which allows the clutch to operate without danger of breaking up. No, I wouldn’t advise welding the DMF together, unless you want a heap of scrap metal under your car one day Rick Ferries from Scotland

I have had a C5 hdi from new in 2001 it has now done 182000 miles on the original clutch, so reliability has not been an issue Jim Mercer from England

C5 1.6 HDi - clutch has gone at under 30,000 miles. Local Citroen dealer - Arnold Clark, Armadale has quoted over £1,300 to replace (excluding DMF) in spite of a promised fixed cost replacement of approx £699 ! . Citroen UK are also not interested. There are hundreds, if not thousands of C5 owners with same problem. The problem is not as much the issue as of Citroen dealers & Citroen not dealing with this problem. The car, a 2010 1.6 Tourer has had several major quality issues. I will NEVER buy another Citroen again and will NEVER use a Citroen dealership run by Arnold Clark. Charlie from West Lothian

Hi. I bought a 2002 C5 2.0 hdi 110 about 4 years ago. I was impressed with the acceleration, above 2000rpm the turbo came into play and off you went, but just recently its accelaration is flat and it doesn`t pull at all. I`ve found this to be quite dangerous in some instances, like pulling into fast flowing traffic. Once you are at cruising speed (55+mph) it will pick up okay. The turbo has always whistled for as long as I`ve had it. It had 125,000 miles on the clock when I bought it, it now has 165,000 miles. Has anyone had the same problem, or any ideas? I like the car and would like to keep it, but if the "fix" is too costly then it will have to go. Cheers. yogi from Berkshire

A common fault that affects diesels of all makes and lowers the pull of the car is a sensor that measures the air that is drawn into the engine. It's called a mass airflow sensor or MAF for short. As these age or get dirty they go out of spec. The engine management system then gives the wrong fuelling amounts to the car so it loses power. Unfortunately a proper one for the car will be expensive and "copy" ones that are a lot cheaper usually don't last very long so are a waste of money. Colin from Lincolnshire

A common fault that affects diesels of all makes and lowers the pull of the car is a sensor that measures the air that is drawn into the engine. It's called a mass airflow sensor or MAF for short. As these age or get dirty they go out of spec. The engine management system then gives the wrong fuelling amounts to the car so it loses power. Unfortunately a proper one for the car will be expensive and "copy" ones that are a lot cheaper usually don't last very long so are a waste of money. Colin from Lincolnshire

Yogi, block the vacumm pipe to the air doser on the inlet and to the egr; your air doser actuator probably has an air leak and your turbo is not opening due to loss of vacumm. richardsmallwood@ymail.com from Devon

Yogi, block the vacumm pipe to the air doser on the inlet and to the egr; your air doser actuator probably has an air leak and your turbo is not opening due to loss of vacumm. richardsmallwood@ymail.com from Devon

Submitted: 05/11/2010 10:36:27 | ID: 68278

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David Rudd, Worcestershire

Citroen Relay

Does anybody have any advice as to how to fit the sliding door lower rollers as I don't seem to be able to obtain the whole roller mechanism for a UK vehicle?

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Dave the whole mechanism available on THE popular auction site. R Evans from Caerphilly

David, if you're just fitting new rollers and pins to the existing arm then the old pins are removed with a drift or press.. the new ones are inserted the same way and punch-locked into position, but you have to make sure the punching actually puts pressure on the pin or it will vibrate and rattle in its housing and you'll be no better off. If you are just changing the rollers then I think they are fitted with a circlips to remove old rollers, or they are pressed on and pulled off.. but you'd have to be careful not to damage the new roller bearings. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 26/01/2016 11:29:36 | ID: 126724

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Phil smith , Lincolnshire

Citroen Dispatch

My display keeps telling me the drivers door is open no matter how hard I shut it,especially when driving on rough roads, I can't see where the sensor is to see if anything is loose can anyone help?

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Hi I've the same sound on my citroen dispatch .keeps telling me the door is open. Although it's shut and interior light comes on.ive noticed a metal bar in between the two hinges. Is broken.this is the fault does any one know the name of this so I can order a new one Simon from Poole

Hi I've the same sound on my citroen dispatch .keeps telling me the door is open. Although it's shut and interior light comes on.ive noticed a metal bar in between the two hinges. Is broken.this is the fault does any one know the name of this so I can order a new one Simon from Poole

Simon, the metal bar between the two hinges.. this, I believe can only be what Cit refer to as a door stop.. its the bit that stops your door flinging wide open uncontrollably.. looking at Dispatch I and III diagrams.. this is all it can be.. Cit part number for Dispatch III is 9181-K9.. and Dispatch I is 9181-90, but this will not be the source of your door-open indication problem (for both Simon and Phil). Looking at the doors, there does not appear to be a separate switch to detect door open and I suspect it is likely to be integral into the lock mechanism.. and with constant use, the driver's door lock likely to fail long before passengers lock. R Evans from Caerphilly

R Evans thanks for that. Can I just ask the beeping is doing my head in.is there anyway to switch this off. Or will I have to replace the central locking mechanism.. Simon from Poole

I'm sorry, but I on't know the answer to that for definite.. in theory it is possible to disconnect the buzzer but this may bring other fault indications as it is part of the fault warning system. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 08/07/2015 17:20:56 | ID: 118217

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John walker, Merseyside

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

Dear sirs I've wrote to you 3times in the last hour about my tunnel tag it just won't work in my c4 grand Picasso is there a problem with the glass in screen.

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I just have John walker from Merseyside

Submitted: 29/01/2016 20:43:20 | ID: 126866

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Dave Ross, Berkshire

Citroen C4

When parked which wiper is at the bottom of the screen?

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When parked which wiper is at the bottom of the screen? I live on the Isle of Man. Dave Ross from Berkshire

Email address is correct you don't list the Isle of Man in your drop Down list Dave Ross from Berkshire

Submitted: 29/01/2016 05:35:40 | ID: 126840

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Ian johnson , Stoke-on-Trent

Citroen C5

Hi having problems with rear boot opening, sometimes it will open and sometimes it won't, was wondering if anyone else has the same problem, Ive tried locatin the lock but it's all enclosed only came across the unit which opens the rear glass, does anyone out there have a clue or could help thanks x

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my citroen estate reardoor will not unlock using the fob, 2004 derv 2000cc JAMES MAC DONALD from Highland

my Citroen estate rear door will not unlock using the fob, 2004 derv 2000cc JAMES MAC DONALD from Highland

Submitted: 07/12/2015 16:52:11 | ID: 124441

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ann steel-taylor, North Yorkshire

Citroen Berlingo Multispace

How do You set the time.clock and date please.

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If you have digital display above dash board, the left button selects what you what to change and the right button changes the flashing item you first selected with the left button. This follows a set sequence which repeats should you get it wrong first time round. (left button selects - right button changes) Hope this is of help. revill from West Sussex

Submitted: 06/11/2015 15:55:44 | ID: 123233

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Ian Young, Surrey

Citroen C1 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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jim Flynn, Warwickshire

Citroen Xsara

i have just had a new battery fitted to my citroen xsara hatchback 2002 now my remote fob does not work it works when i use the key [ any advice thank you]

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Battery in the fob might have gone R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 25/01/2016 00:37:30 | ID: 126654

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ted, Lancashire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Car has not moved in three weeks and now completely dead have tried to jump start to no avail any advice battery 3 years old.

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I have 9 yr Picasso2 hid Flat battery won't start as not driven it for about 2 to 3 wk Tried to jump start it but not succeeded as I think donor Car only 1000cc . Bought new automatic battery charger Ring 8amp suitable for up to 2.5l car Charge it for say 4 hr then switch main off and disconnect charger. Starts engine and works for me. Negative terminal for me is the bonnet catch and positive terminal is the black plastic cover with the positive sign on with a circle. Make sure you check Steven from Northumberland

I have 9 yr Picasso2 hid Flat battery won't start as not driven it for about 2 to 3 wk Tried to jump start it but not succeeded as I think donor Car only 1000cc . Bought new automatic battery charger Ring 8amp suitable for up to 2.5l car Charge it for say 4 hr then switch main off and disconnect charger. Starts engine and works for me. Negative terminal for me is the bonnet catch and positive terminal is the black plastic cover with the positive sign on with a circle. Make sure you check Steven from Northumberland

Submitted: 06/01/2016 17:13:26 | ID: 125652

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Jeff T, Kent

Citroen Relay

Could someone please tell me how you take the inside door card off of the passenger door please. The door handle feels like a clip has come off in the inside as the handle wont open the door from the outside. Thanks

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with the door open for easier access... remove the screws holding the bottom door pocket and remove pocket... pull off the cover for the speaker using screwdriver to pull it forward then remove the three screws holding the speaker, partly remove the speaker and unclip the electrical connector and remove the speaker... the top corner cover is removed upwards using a screwdriver to expose the fixing screw for the light grey housing... insert a thin screwdriver under the rear part of the window switch, lift it, unclip harness and remove switch.. using a screwdriver, prize free the little cover behind the inside door lever and remove it. You should have all the retaining screws exposed.. undo them and lift the handle casing upwards and away from the door.. the handle release cable should still be attached, but in you case it may be free to remove. completely. Some of the screws are ordinary Phillips fitting but the screws holding the light grey housing are splined. R Evans from Caerphilly

Thanks for the reply, doing it now. Jeff T from Kent

Submitted: 24/01/2016 10:01:11 | ID: 126606

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Sykes, Lancashire

Citroen Dispatch

My heater fan wont turn off triennial another fan still same any ideas regards adgeboy

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Hi Sykes... sounds more like an electrical issue that the fan itself.. which IS working.. you may have a short in the wiring to or from the heater switch, or there may be fault IN the switch assembly R Evans from Caerphilly

The new fan you tried.. did it come with its own control module of did you use the one off your van?? Control module or connections to that may be playing games.. Anyway, just sent u e-mail that may help with parts R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 23/01/2016 14:42:02 | ID: 126577

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steve freeman, East Sussex

Citroen Dispatch

please can you tell me if it is possible to adjust my headlights to be able to drive in europe

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Steve, no you can't ADJUST them due to the vee shaped angle in the beam deflection. What is usual is to apply beam deflector stickers to the headlamp lens (you can buy them at car accessory shops or on fleabay for less than a fiver). You can leave them of for UK MOT However, you can get replacement headlamps which will reverse the direction of the beam deflection, as fitted to Euro vehicles.. but if it is only for a trip, it is not financially worthwhile, plus, you'll not pass UK MOT with euro headlamps, again because of beam deflection. If you want to change the headlamps, there are four variants possible for each lamp (L&R) depending on your build having done a lot of travelling in France, many people do not bother with any mods for a few trips. (we are out there three times a year in our relay and don't even bother with beam deflector stickers.. and have driven at night but never been pulled over (tempting fate.. I'll have to get some now) R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 23/01/2016 23:20:55 | ID: 126600

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Julie Dwyer, Warwickshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso 2002

I have a problem with my Citroen Xsara Picasso`s digital display. I`m unable to see my speed, petrol and temp gauges as the lights seem to have gone off, but when the sun shines on it I can see them. Does the display light up via a bulb or is it more serious than that?

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Hello, yes, it has a lot of bulbs behind the digital dash display and can be replaced Andy from Cheshire

It’s loads of little bulbs, easy to replace, but if all one side, check the fuses Karen Whent from Essex

On the righthand side of the steering wheel are a set of switches, to the left of the knob that controls the headlight beam height. The two switches control the brightness of the dash board lights, pressing the top one over and over again will increase the brightness, the bottom one will decrease the brightness. Hope this helps Alan Langham from Warwickshire

I’ve got the same problem bit on the other side. Can anyone help please? Amber Brown from England

Hi Julie mine did the same about 8 weeks ago on the motorway.. I contacted a friend who used to work for Citroen and he told me to disconnect the battery for 2 mins and then reconnect it and it worked .. been fine since.. hope this helps. Andy from Lancashire

Hi Julie mine did the same about 8 weeks ago on the motorway.. I contacted a friend who used to work for Citroen and he told me to disconnect the battery for 2 mins and then reconnect it and it worked .. been fine since.. hope this helps. Andy from Lancashire

I also have a similar problem. Was about to change the bulbs, but as Karen pointed out, if the whole of one side has gone, it's likely to be more than just bulbs. However,as far as I can see, one fuse supports ALL the dashboard bulbs. If so, it can't have blown.. Andy - if I disconnect the battery, won't I need the radio code to get the radio working again? This could be a problem, because I can't find one! MikeP from Devon from Devon

I also have a similar problem. Was about to change the bulbs, but as Karen pointed out, if the whole of one side has gone, it's likely to be more than just bulbs. However,as far as I can see, one fuse supports ALL the dashboard bulbs. If so, it can't have blown.. Andy - if I disconnect the battery, won't I need the radio code to get the radio working again? This could be a problem, because I can't find one! MikeP from Devon from Devon

Did you ever solve this? I'm having a Xsara Picasso 2009 - the right side display is completely dead. Tried to disconnect battery for 10 min - didn't help. Very frustrating - can't see radio channels and outside temp. Jesper from Denmark

Did you ever solve this? I'm having a Xsara Picasso 2009 - the right side display is completely dead. Tried to disconnect battery for 10 min - didn't help. Very frustrating - can't see radio channels and outside temp. Jesper from Denmark

they have a series of bulbs held in by a Socop make bulb holder (Cit part No 6112-56).. should be able to get them at Hal Fords ot online R Evans from Caerphilly

SOLVED IT! Bought 4 new W1.2W bulbs (£6) and changed all 4 in the right side. Now it's as good as new. Two of the old ones was black. Did not test if all 4 was broke. Left side is now a bit more dull, but perhaps one bulb is broken there ? Jesper from Denmark

Submitted: 03/01/2013 14:57:30 | ID: 66725

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charles burley , East Ayrshire

Citroen C3

2007 citroen c3 cool 14hdi There is no front fog lamps I want to know is the wiring loom for all c3 cars standard and does it come with wiring for front fog lights already present yes or no and I would like to know what else I have to add when fitting said lights to get them to operate off the light com stalk ie do I have to fit a relay in fuse box and fuse lease advice

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Charles, the wiring looms are different for different variants of the C3 (and other Cittys) however, looking at the wiring harnesses for the standard C3 Hdi70, the differentiating features there only list headlamp washers, anti theft, DPF, ABS, fan speeds, aircon and heated seats. There is no mention of additional lighting, so I'd suggest they all come WITH the wiring for the foggies. However.. in the parts listing for the stalks.. this does differentiate between fog lights fitted Yes or No.. so you may not have the switching on the stalk. As far as additional work needed to be done, well I can't help on that bit, sorry, but copy paste from lighting operation... "The switching on or off request is received by the BSI which controls the lighting components, either directly or by way of the engine relay unit (BSM), via the Body VAN 1 network.".. i.e. you may have to get the car programmed to tell it that there are fog lamps. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 21/01/2016 17:27:23 | ID: 126504

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Steve Lintell, Devon

Citroen Relay

My Citroen Relay`s heating system works, but it doesn't clear the windows. When I have the heater pointing at my feet or the other side vents, hot air comes racing out. When I turn it to clear the windscreen, nothing...... the heater is blasting air somewhere but not out of the top vents. Any ideas and DIY solutions would be very welcome - cheers Steve

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had the same prob on a 7 month old ex demo i bought, fortunately under warranty, after part dismantling the dash the garage found a missing clip from a cable mark from Tyne and Wear

had the same prob on a 7 month old ex demo i bought, fortunately under warranty, after part dismantling the dash the garage found a missing clip from a cable mark from Tyne and Wear

Steve, it sounds like the selector mechanism is not opening the vents on the top of the heater housing that allows the air to get blown to the screen. The selector mechanism (on pre 2014) is comprised of two cables to pull and push open the vents.. and could unclip, sieze or even snap, or the vent flaps have locked closed. The unfortunate thing is that virtually the whole of the dashboard needs to be removed to access the bits, but it really IS do-able for home diyer.. the bad thing.. it will need to be methodical approach to ensure all goes back and in the right order... and it will take a fair bit of time and you'll need two people to get the dash out without breaking it.. If it is the cables and your van is 2006-2011 without aircon, the cables are part No 6452-F4 and come as a set... but Mark from Tyne and Wear has valid point.. it could just be a clip... which will be mighty annoying considering the work that's involved. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 05/01/2015 08:17:59 | ID: 108931

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John Newman, England

Citroen C3 Picasso 2010

My Citroen C3 Picasso seems to make a lot of clunking, or spring sounding noises from underneath the car. This happens on uneven roads or while travelling slowly along the rear lane from the garage. It sounds like something is loose. Any suggestions please?

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I had new exhaust fitted to my old Zafira and experienced the same sort of clunking noises in the same circumstances, when I took it back to the garage they found that one of the centre section fixing points hadn’t been secured, so the noise was the loose exhaust pipe bouncing up and down and banging on the underside of the car, might be worth checking this out Sean Twamley from Wales

This sounds like my C3 Picasso when the anti roll bar link needed replacing Shiona Strachan from Aberdeenshire

My 33 Picasso is in with the dealer now for the fourth time and sounds like you have the same problem. 1st they replaced the gear cables that run under the car then the suspension strut front off side and then they removed the gear box. This time they wanted my car for a day and today is the fifth day and have asked if they can keep the car over the weekend as they are still investigating as they replaced the strut again but it has not solved the issue. I will update when and IF I get an answer from Citroen Glynn Richards from Gloucestershire

!!UPDATE!! Ok had my car back and the noise started again so back to the garage again Citroen/Peugeot have Inspected it again and have replaced the shock bearing and drive shaft. Had car back and a week later it has started again but now it is the opposite side. Citroen have changed the part number as they have redesigned it due to it being faulty. Plus they adjusted the stearing link. All was ok for a week and the strut top has gone again. This is only some of whats gone wrong in the 11mnts from new Glynn Richards from Gloucestershire

I had the same problem with my car. It turned out to be play in the front sub frame. The garage fitted a steel washer and this solved the problem. He had spoken to the main dealer who told them this was a common fault and the job only took 30 minutes to repair. Keith Hawksworth from England

I have had C3 picasso almost 3 years from new took it back time and time again wast of time told it is a characteristic of the car takes the pleasure out of driving it john from Worcestershire

Submitted: 25/10/2012 09:33:43 | ID: 66560

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Philip Hughes, England

Citroen C3 Picasso 2012

When driving along in fifth gear mostly and on hills my Citroen C3 Picasso will randomly start juddering and lose power. It will then clear after a few seconds generally and then run okay. Sometimes it does it a lot, sometimes not at all. When checked by Citroen on the computer no faults were showing or logged. This happened on my first C3 Picasso, very badly but no faults were found. I got the car changed to another and this one`s now doing it (5000 kms), but not as bad. Again it went in but no fault found or logged. All Citroen garages on the internet which I checked had no ideas and Citroen UK had no idea either. I`ve spoken to another C3 Picasso owner who had the same fault unresolved. Other owners of slightly earlier Picassos said they had no problems. I wonder if something updated is not agreeing. Any ideas please? (exclusive 1.6 hdi)

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Hi, I’ve just today had my 1.6 HDI Berlingo in for the same problem... juddering, not just in 5th gear, but generally all gears apart from reverse. Received a phone call from Citroen technician: No faults logged...Citroen have changed the unit from a 16 valve unit to a 8 unit... the juddering he tells me is the engine management system clearing the DPF... All they can do apparantly is re- proggrame the engine management computer and see how it goes! Citroen have had many a complaint from owners of any Citroen with this 1.6 8 valve diesel unit because of it feeling underpowered... my own thought are they have reduced the power of the unit for the longevity of the engine and to protect the turbo as well. The biggest problem with any diesel... is the dreaded DPF... Take this thing away and many happy hours motoring with very few faults I reckon David Burke from England

I have the same problem with my C3 Picasso diesel and got the same responce from my dealer, no faults found or logged. I did have the fuel filter changed due to "waxing up" in the recent cold weather. But since this was done the juddering started, airlock, water in the fuel - who knows? If this appears as a common fault maybe Citroen should do a recall Robin Dean from Sussex

We have the same issue with our C3 Picasso, had it from new and it started doing it after about 10 or 11 months. It’s been into the garage on numerous occasions but again we get told no fault found. On one occasion we refused to accept the car till it was fixed, the dealer had it for 2 months while they waited for a replacement head and bits and pieces. We got it back but after a couple of months it started again. We were told to change our driving style so accelerate harder and longer between gear changes. Then recently we were told we had to drive the car once a week at 60mph to burn off the diesel residue that’s building up as we are not doing the right sort of miles. Having seen this thread and a friend now saying they have just started experiencing the same issue in their C3 Picasso, we are certainly not the isolated case that we were led to believe Dave Bailey from England

Hi, I came across this site as I had exactly the same problem on my new (October 2012) C3 Picasso 1.6HDi - the intermittent juddering & loss of power would happen once or twice for a few seconds during each trip, after I had the car for 4 months or so. As with the other posts, no warning lights nor any faults logged. The service group at the dealer I bought it from weren’t very impressive, just saying they couldn’t reproduce the problem (understandable but not helpful). A better dealer I’d used before (Citroen Slip End, near Luton) had a look and, like one of the other responses above, said Citroen’s recommendation for cars showing these symptoms is to run the engine at high revs (around 3,000) for around 20 minutes - they did this and so far the problem hasn’t recurred, & they said I need to ’thrash it’ in a similar way every so often! (this will also ensure the DPF doesn’t get clogged up). Makes a bit of a mockery of buying a diesel for fuel economy and the ’change up’ indicator, which suggests changing to 5th at 45mph! Other than this, I’ve been very happy with the car John Blandy from Hertfordshire

Hello, I just stumbled upon this post looking for something else but since I’ve had this annoying problem myself I thought I’d offer an answer. I have a 2013 1.6 HDi C3 Picasso. Within a month of delivery it started to show similar symptoms e.g. juddering and losing power when accelerating down a motorway entrance ramp. We got the standard DPF-cleaning response but our symptoms were so bad that I did not accept that answer. They took in for service and told us they had found no faults but had adjusted the EGR valve (don’t get me started on those). It had an immediate and quite substantial effect but unfortuantely the symptoms were not completely gone. For various reasons we decided to use a different Citroên service center. They too found no faults but cleaned the engine and asked if we generally ran it at very low revs. I didn’t think so but they still suggested the high rev treatment mentioned above. Since then, however, we’ve not experienced the symptoms again even though we have more or less ignored high rev thing and drive around happily getting about 65 MPG and not even noticing the DPF-cleaning cycles. So, if you experience this, consider if you generally run at low revs or it could be the DPF-cleaning. If you don’t think so, try mentioning adjustment of the EGR valve and a thorough engine cleaning or two the next time you hand in your 1.6 HDi for service. Kind regards Christian PS: Timestamps on the posts would be nice. This one was written on February 14th 2014 Christian from Denmark

Hi Christian, I have orderd a Citreon c3 Picasso petrol semi automatic, but I’m starting to think I’ve made a mistake!! I may not suffer the diesal problems, but I’ve read some poor reviews of the egs6 gearbox. Hope your car behaves itself. Best regards Richard England from Derbyshire

Hello there, I am not a mechanic but I believe when you have a diesel you must run it down the motorway often, they are made for this, using round towns will clog the Dpf hence it tries to clear itself. Sometimes this doesn’t work though. Petrol shouldn’t have this issue I don’t think although the mpg isn’t as good. Guess it depends on how you use the car: motorways with lots of long trips, go for a diesel; town and short stop and starts get a petrol. I’m getting a petrol one soon as I don’t do many miles and petrol is cheaper here although getting stung on road tax! Elizabeth Morris from England

Yes, juddering and lack of power is a buildup of carbon. You need to thrash it in a low gear and it will clear. I do it every so often (6 months or so, I reckon) and all is well. However, I'm on here today as my Citroen C3 Picasso Exclusive won't go into gear. It will move from left to right but you cannot force it into any gear. Any ideas gratefully received. Julie Goodall from Somerset

Yes, juddering and lack of power is a buildup of carbon. You need to thrash it in a low gear and it will clear. I do it every so often (6 months or so, I reckon) and all is well. However, I'm on here today as my Citroen C3 Picasso Exclusive won't go into gear. It will move from left to right but you cannot force it into any gear. Any ideas gratefully received. Julie Goodall from Somerset

Submitted: 11/02/2013 12:07:02 | ID: 90454

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Jack, Clare

Citroen Berlingo

My van was driving fine , then a small bang came out of the engine , then she cut out , she won't start , the timing belt isn't broken what could be the problem

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Lots of things could be the problem.. you'll need to have it looked at by a mechanic... almost impossible to speculate on what it could be, mate. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 19/01/2016 19:51:30 | ID: 126398

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John, Spain

Citroen C4 2005

My Citroen C4 has a problem when driving, it seems to jerk as if missing. It has been on the computer at my local garage where it is serviced and nothing is showing up. It doesn’t do it all of the time but when it does it is so annoying. Does anyone have any suggestions please? (VTR)

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Are you getting anti pollution faulty on radio screen, and engine management light comes on? Sherif from Egypt

I've got same problem mines a diesel !! Blakey from Staffordshire

I've got same problem mines a diesel !! Blakey from Staffordshire

Submitted: 05/07/2013 10:09:31 | ID: 65105

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Mike, Bristol

Citroen Relay

Hi i"ve just changed my battery and the engine management light stays on what could be causing this ? The old battery had a breaver pipe coming out of it, the new one is a sealed battery and has no pipe could this have anything to do whith it. Could you let me know thanks Mike

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Mike, it won't make any difference whether you have a breather pipe on the battery or not.. and where the battery is situated on a Relay is fine for either.. because there are dropouts in the battery hold. Changing the battery shouldn't make any difference to engine management.. but it may have caused a surge in a component or there simply may be a new fault. Get it plugged in to a diagnostic machine.. not necessarily by Citroen (armandleg and more) but a car tuning centre will almost certainly have the diagnostic software that will work. There's a million and one things that could light up the EML !! R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 19/01/2016 12:08:08 | ID: 126382

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FilbertFatknacker, Leicestershire

Citroen Dispatch

Despach 2.0 2009 . Fan heater only works on 3 Fast , wich has stoped the aircon from working .....what part do i need or can it be fixed ? thanks

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Filbert, your problem can be fixed... and you can source the parts and fit yourself with not too much difficulty. On Dispatch WITHOUT aircon there is a resistor that controls the fan speed.. change that and it's fine.. but you have aircon model which has a further control module. either part could be the cause.. resistor or the control module. On yours, the resistor is part number 6450-XE and the control module is 6441-W9 on earlier vans and 6441-CE on later models. To get to these parts you remove all the plastic covers below the steering wheel to expose the components. When you get the blower exposed and the two electrical connectors unclipped, there are two small bolts, bottom left and bottom right of the blower that fix it in place.. remove these and pull the blower downwards to remove. Fleabay will take £30 for the resistor but the control module may prove more difficult to find, though not impossible. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 19/01/2016 09:45:46 | ID: 126372

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FilbertFatknacker, Leicestershire

Citroen Dispatch

Hi windscreen wipers corroded up and blew the Fuse on the M1 , i stuck a bigger fuse in and blew somthing else , only have fast wipe , oiled the wipers but need to find what i'v blown , what and where is it . Thanks 2.0 hdi 2009

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Have you got the wipers sorted? You should disassemble the ball and socket joints, clean them out and apply lithium based or white grease in the sockets and reassemble.. not use WD40 which will evaporate and leave little or no lubrication after a short while.. it is penetrating oil.. very thin and used to release stuck joints not for lubing them long term. If you now only have fast wipe you may have damaged the motor.. part No 6405-GF. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 19/01/2016 09:50:46 | ID: 126374

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Emma Goad, Cardiff

Citroen DS3

Hi there - I have a DS3 which is only 3 months old. Yesterday the interactive touch screen went dead - no radio, no phone and no screen. Later that day when I took the car out again the Electrodiagnostic warning light came on. There doesn;t seem to be anything wrong with car other than this. The engine works and sounds fine and the car is driving as beautifully as ever. I've booked the car into the garage but not until Friday. The garage said that it was safe to drive the car short distances, unless of course, the STOP button comes on, which so far hasn't! Any ideas as to what it might be?

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Emma, this could be a Citroen software issue with the car being so new.. Citroen, Renault and Peugeot do not have that good a reputation for electrics.. this could be another example of evidence why. They have a complex system to try and ensure that when things go wrong you have to go back to dealer (ching ching time).. but the more complex they are, the more chance to fail. They are basically computers now and have been going that way for many years, since WE, the users, have made more and more demands and got higher expectations from our vehicles. All you are doing when you drive is input a small range of commands to the car.. direction, speed, acceleration, gear selection, braking and a few commands to a console like the radio, satnav and heating.. this could be comparable to the Windows Vista issue where lots of people suffered with blue screen of death.. the cars are that complex nowadays. However, paying many thousands of pounds for this is not acceptable and you really need to be firm with the garage and take no cr*p.. do not settle for anything less than RIGHT. Be good if you paid over £100 of the total bill on credit card... look up Section 75 Consumer Credit Act = refund time (potentially) R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 19/01/2016 11:05:59 | ID: 126377

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Ray, Berkshire

Citroen Berlingo

My heater/blower will not work. Where is the fuse located? It is a 54 plate van.

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I have a 57 plate 1.8 diesel Citroën Berlingo Van. The heater blower isn't working. If you have the heat on to full, as the engine warms, it does let warm in. The carpet isn't wet (I was told to check for that) I've looked on the Internet, various sites, and there is so much conflicting views and advice etc (also am I right in saying it doesn't have a fuse but a resistor and a relay?) So I would like to ask for your advice with a few questions I have. ° What to do / best way for to do My own fault finding / order of fault elimination / identifying etc. ° Where is the resistor, relay and fan situated. And how do I test them when I've located them. (I've got a multi-meter) ° Should any part(s) be faulty and require replacing. Whats the they easiest or best way to remove them. And is it obvious as to how they come out / are removed. ° Lastly, if I any of the parts do require replacing, any tips as to the best, most cheapest but reliable place to go for the replacement parts. (In your opinion Is it best replacing these parts with new ones or is a trip to some of the reputable / decent scrap yards I know, an ok way, or is it not worth the hassle with these particular parts if faulty) Thank you so much in advance, for any help you can provide me with. MJH from Greater Manchester

I have a 57 plate 1.8 diesel Citroën Berlingo Van. The heater blower isn't working. If you have the heat on to full, as the engine warms, it does let warm in. The carpet isn't wet (I was told to check for that) I've looked on the Internet, various sites, and there is so much conflicting views and advice etc (also am I right in saying it doesn't have a fuse but a resistor and a relay?) So I would like to ask for your advice with a few questions I have. ° What to do / best way for to do My own fault finding / order of fault elimination / identifying etc. ° Where is the resistor, relay and fan situated. And how do I test them when I've located them. (I've got a multi-meter) ° Should any part(s) be faulty and require replacing. Whats the they easiest or best way to remove them. And is it obvious as to how they come out / are removed. ° Lastly, if I any of the parts do require replacing, any tips as to the best, most cheapest but reliable place to go for the replacement parts. (In your opinion Is it best replacing these parts with new ones or is a trip to some of the reputable / decent scrap yards I know, an ok way, or is it not worth the hassle with these particular parts if faulty) Thank you so much in advance, for any help you can provide me with. MJH from Greater Manchester

The interior heater on your vehicles are regulated differently, depending on if you have aircon or not. If you have aircon, then there is a control module that you can only access after you have removed the heater blower. The module is Cit part 6441-78. If you do NOT have air-con then it is a resistor that controls the speed of the blower and that is fitted into the heater housing.. resistor is part no 6450-P7 for all non aircon models except TurboDiesel model DW10TD.. and for DW10TD it is part no 6450-GV. all these parts are cheaper to source on fleabay and the price you pay for new is little or no different to the hassle of sourcing a part from scrappie that might not work anyway. Often if you visit a scrappie you'll have to remove a part like this or buy the whole heater housing.. not cost effective any more. The heater itself will be up underneath the dashboard. Checks - There should be an isolating fuse in the fusebox under the steering wheel, then check the electrical harness at the point it connects to the heater resistor.. check for signs of overheating.. common!! After that it can be either the heater control panel in the dash or the heater itself! Testing them.. I don't know. but the heater blower is a 12v motor and if you get it out of the vehicle you should be able to bench test that. Not an easy job because of getting to the heater!!. I was lucky on my Relay.. it was overheated plug caused poor connection.. renewed it and happy days. R Evans from Caerphilly

Thank you for your informative reply MJH from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 01/09/2014 13:00:04 | ID: 102451

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steve, Greater Manchester

Citroen Dispatch

on 3 occasions my windscreen wipers stop working. now they wont start again at all but will still squirt water out . any ideas, if its a fuse where is the fuse located

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water from the windscreen channels over the left wind screen wiper, this causes it to corrode , the wind screen wipers become stiff and blow the fuse, quick fix spray with WD , or better still take off and greese up the round lugs and joint, dont do what i did and put a nail in the Fuse on the side of the M1 and blow ...er somthing some where, ..i still have not fixed this and only have fast wipe... FilbertFatknacker from Leicestershire

water from the windscreen channels over the left wind screen wiper, this causes it to corrode , the wind screen wipers become stiff and blow the fuse, quick fix spray with WD , or better still take off and greese up the round lugs and joint, dont do what i did and put a nail in the Fuse on the side of the M1 and blow ...er somthing some where, ..i still have not fixed this and only have fast wipe... FilbertFatknacker from Leicestershire

Submitted: 11/12/2015 04:36:54 | ID: 124585

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Megan, Cheshire

Citroen DS3

Hi, recently got a 65 plate ds3 and when I'm driving now and again the screen for the radio switches it's self on and off for a few minutes, but it's really annoying as it happens like 3/4 times and in relatively short spaces of time, anyone had the same experience and know if it can be resolved?

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My new brand new DS3 developed this same fault yesterday, I have had it just under a month. Every 4 minutes roughly, the screen switches itself off and reboots. As you say, its really irritating. Contacting the dealer today . . . Liz from West Sussex

My new brand new DS3 developed this same fault yesterday, I have had it just under a month. Every 4 minutes roughly, the screen switches itself off and reboots. As you say, its really irritating. Contacting the dealer today . . . Liz from West Sussex

65 plate will be covered by warranty. if it is a fault.. take it to Cit garage to diagnose.. most pirate diagnostic software wont cover your vehicle.. it's too new ! R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 17/12/2015 09:00:43 | ID: 124786

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carmel mc gillian, County Londonderry

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I have changed the bulbs on the right hand side of the dashboard as they went out now they are working fine and the left hand side has gone dark so i cant see the speed or the fuel gauge what has gone wrong please help me

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are you sure that you put the correct wattage bulbs in to replace those that came out.. there are different power bulbs.... generally they are 1.2w, but there's a 2w and 3w versions available and all fit the same slot.. but give different brightness on the same 12v circuit.. and could make the difference. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 17/01/2016 19:43:17 | ID: 126310

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Debbie, Staffordshire

Citroen C2

Last night my alarm kept going off so I left it unlocked overnight. Today I can lock the car but the hazard lights do not flash. Any ideas please? Also the bulb behind the heater control switch is intermittent. Any ideas on why or cost to replace please?

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Debbie, could be hazard flasher relay faulty or poor connection... hazards are linked to alarm system. With the heater control bulb.. it is possibly the same issue.. loose faulty, or dirty connections. try and find a mate of a mate who could do it.. Cit will charge arm, leg and money for something like this. You say the bulb is intermittent so probably not gone, but bulbs can become intermittent if they are on their way.. do if you do get it out.. for a few pennies you just as well change it R Evans from Caerphilly

Thank you for your reply. Alarm seems to have reset it's self so will see how that goes and take your advice on the intermittent bulb :) Debbie from Staffordshire

Submitted: 16/01/2016 11:23:08 | ID: 126238

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Philip, City of Edinburgh

Citroen Nemo

I recently bought a 2011 Citroen Nemo 1.3 LX diesel van and the oil engine warning light has begun constantly flashing when driving, even though I had it recently serviced and engine oil changed. Can anybody tell me why it's flashing and how I can fix it? Many thanks. Phil

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Hi, I have this same issue. After some research, it seems to be the oil meter warning. A kind of service light of sorts, being told it requires just resetting via diagnostic computer. Was this the case with your van? Karl from Lancashire

Hi, I have this same issue. After some research, it seems to be the oil meter warning. A kind of service light of sorts, being told it requires just resetting via diagnostic computer. Was this the case with your van? Karl from Lancashire

Correct.. it is an oil change overdue warning light.. it will flash three, four or five times on startup.. can be easily reset by engine diagnostics place or if bank balance is good.. at Citroen/Peugeot dealer (unless you know a man who can !) I can, but no offence.. Edinburgh a bit far to come from S Wales. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 05/01/2015 22:41:41 | ID: 108995

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derek, Darlington

Citroen Xsara Picasso

what is the best spark plug to use on my citroen Picasso 1600 twin cam 16 valuve

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Citroen recommend Bosch FR8SEO and FR6ME plugs depending on which wariant you have.. take one out and have a look R Evans from Caerphilly

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