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Kim O'Connor, Surrey

Citroen C3 Picasso 2009

How do I turn off the orange external light on the instrument panel? It looks like a taxi sign on my Citroen C3 Picasso? I’ve gone throught the owners handbook but can’t find anything other than the directions on using the instrument panel for inside the car, but nothing about the ’orange light’ that can been seen externally.

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You can’t turn it off without dimming all the instrument lighting. The handbook does tell you how to dim the speedo. Baz Perkins from Worcestershire

I have the same problem but haven’t got a manual. How is this dimmed? Francesca Blake from Bedfordshire

As far as I know, it can't be dimmed because it's the back of the digital display screen. If you notice, on a very bright day, the screen seems to be backlit during daylight hours when no lights are on. Is it a problem? I can't see it when driving, and had forgotten all about it until I saw this post. Nobody has ever mistaken me for a taxi ! I suppose if it bothers you so much, cut out a piece of grey or black card and put that behind the display. Dave Binks from Leicestershire

As far as I know, it can't be dimmed because it's the back of the digital display screen. If you notice, on a very bright day, the screen seems to be backlit during daylight hours when no lights are on. Is it a problem? I can't see it when driving, and had forgotten all about it until I saw this post. Nobody has ever mistaken me for a taxi ! I suppose if it bothers you so much, cut out a piece of grey or black card and put that behind the display. Dave Binks from Leicestershire

I have certainly been mistaken for a taxi more than once and it does bother me as I rarely see other cars at night , some of which must be C3 Picasso cars, displaying this phenomenon. The manual say nothing other than that the panel is translucent meaning that it allows light through, when it is daytime without using powered lights. The Citroen dealer was no help though I suspect they must know that displaying inappropriate lights on a car at night might be construed by police as suspect and possibly illegal. Putting a backing on the outside of the car could work at night but would not be helpful during the day I guess owing to the translucence needed.. Chris Lonergan from Greater Manchester

We have the same problem. I am sure it would be very distracting at night driving towards the car with the light that shines out from the panel. Can't see when these other comments were posted, but just wondered if anyone has come up with an answer. Amanda G from Monmouthshire

Submitted: 07/01/2013 14:13:47 | ID: 67121

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Andre, Vale of Glamorgan

Citroen Nemo

Hi The audio equipment is stuck on VOICE??? How do I reset it I have tried holding down buttons for a while nothing seems to happen Thank you Andre

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Disconnect Battery for 30 Seconds to reset everything. Should fix your issue. Michael from Antrim

Submitted: 05/05/2016 22:28:46 | ID: 131202

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Daniel, Kilkenny

Citroen Nemo

Quick question a yellow warning trianglelight came on and it says parking help unavailable what does this mean thank you

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Means there is and issue with your parking sensors. Sometimes the unit/module that runs this gets wet some how and ends up being faulty. You could try seeing if the connections are good. If this is not the case you might need to replace the sensor unit. Michael from Antrim

Submitted: 05/10/2016 09:28:54 | ID: 135726

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Ilan, Israel

Citroen Nemo

Hi, I wonder if someone can tell me if there was any recall or serial failiuer in the engine of these cars. I have a car with 80,000 km and the engine failed. I asked a bit and found that these cars are manufactured by Fiat and they suffer from these kind of technical faults. The car was taken care of according to the maintanance instructions. Anyone have some information about this subject or issue? Thanks, Ilan

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Joint adventure with Fiat, Peugeot. and Citroen. Not all the engines are the same size. Depends on the year. Mine is a 2010 1.4 and has 106000 miles and runs great. Need more info as to why your engine failed. Michael from Antrim

Submitted: 20/10/2016 15:25:20 | ID: 136094

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Bob Martin, Kent

Citroen Nemo

Changing glow plugs . Info on doing so please..Citroen Nimo estate .thanks

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Need to know year as the engines are not all the same. Michael from Antrim

Submitted: 06/12/2016 08:50:08 | ID: 137198

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Cliff, East Sussex

Citroen Relay

hi the battery light stays on the battery is not 2years old would it be the alternator??

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Quite possible, check that you have over 13volts at the battery when the engine is running and less when it is not. Thomas Rout from Caerphilly

Submitted: 04/12/2016 10:53:43 | ID: 137149

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andreas, Bristol

Citroen Relay

Hi There I'm getting rain water in quite badly through the top of the side door. Tried putting gaffa tape down on the top surface of the side door to lessen the gap between door and seal but to no avail. Any ideas? Thanks Andreas

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peel off the door seal and check the tightness of the bit that actually fixes to the metalwork.. I squeezed along that part of my seals and got a tighter fit. On some vehicles they also put a bead of sealant in there. You also should check the rubber itself for perishing and wear. R Evans from Caerphilly

Thanks R Evans! Do you mean that you took off the seal, then put it back on and squeezed to get the better fit? andreas from Bristol

Submitted: 10/10/2016 12:54:26 | ID: 135847

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Andy, Cheshire

Citroen Relay

How do i remove the wing mirror casing? Thanks

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Did you get this sorted? If not, you have to carefully remove the mirror glass units to get access to the half dozen screws behind them.. they casing then pops off R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 16/10/2016 14:26:07 | ID: 135996

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Mark Carey, Greater Manchester

Citroen Relay

Hi all, Yesterday my Relay suddenly broke down. Although the engine remained ticking-over, there was a loss of power and the engine wouldn't rev above 1100-1200rpm (also the exhaust smoke was excessive and didn't smell like it was burning right). After calling the RAC, they diagnosed that the EGR valve needed replacing. I have now replaced the EGR valve, but the problem remains the same. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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My Cit Relay (2006, 2.2 Puma) used to come up with EGR valve fault and MAF sensor fault.. changed them both and still got error messages. fault lay with the MAP sensor.. also known as turbo boost sensor.. was gunked up big time.. cleaned it and all went well. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 10/11/2016 13:26:49 | ID: 136599

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Daniel ankers, Cheshire

Citroen Relay

Hi i need to drain the fuel from a relay 55 but it has an anti syphoning thing. Is there any other way Thanks

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remove the fuel feed pipe from the bottom of the tank R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 19/11/2016 19:18:48 | ID: 136797

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STEPHEN O'BRIEN, Pembrokeshire

Citroen Relay

The internal blowers only work on setting 4. What could be cause and how/ where to look to fix?

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It sounds like the resistor pack has gone it is normally fitted into the fans airflow to help it keep cool. It looks like a hedgehog. Thomas Rout from Caerphilly

Thomas is correct about the part that's probably gone, but the speed control resistor as not necessarily a hedgehog shape.. there are many variants. On my 2007 Relay it was not a hedgehog like thing but a small green blade shape.. but in checking, I found that the cables at the plug that connects to the resistor had overheated.. cut and re-wired and it was fine.. cost.. a little bit of time. Either way, you can just get to the part that is under the passenger side of dash without dismantling anything.. again depending on which variant you have R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 23/11/2016 15:07:12 | ID: 136903

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Peter Simpson, Staffordshire

Citroen Xsara 2002

I have a problem with my Citroen Xsara`s windscreen. When the heater is on it won’t clear it and leaves an oily smear. I have fitted a new pollen filter but that has not fixed it. How do I fix this please?

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Hi. You and I seem to be the only people on earth who have this problem obviously as my garage just replaced the pollen filter which didn`t work! You can’t get rid of the oily film - it comes back. I have even scrubbed the windows with detergent! I think it`s to do with the engine somehow or the A/C. I’m dumping this car asap. I’ll never buy another same make Malc Peterson from Lancashire

I love my Picasso; this is my fourth but I have this problem on the latest one. I have done the pollen filter, now wondering if it’s to do with the loom and whether the recirculated air is not switching as I am certain this happened. If I put the air flow on without switching the airflow to outside in. This car’s got climate control so does a lot automatically. Any ideas out there? Karen from Essex

Clear out any dead leaves etc from the scuttle vent area in front of the windscreen. You’ll need the wipers off to do this. Ensure the drain tube in the corner is clear too by poking a bit of wire or stick thro (net curtain wire is brilliant). Once that’s all clear, then run the aircon continuously for some days to dry all the ducting out. It’s a good opportunity to use a cleaner/disinfectant aerosol treatment for the system as well. THEN replace your filter Phil Simmons from Hertfordshire

Hi, I have tried all the answers all ready given before I asked the question and still nothing works. Like the last person, as soon as its moted next month some one else can have the problem Peter Simpson from Staffordshire

i would like to clean/replace the pollen filter in my citroen sara estate but unsure where it is any ideas?? jackie from Hampshire

Submitted: 17/12/2012 11:40:27 | ID: 65654

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mr m a lowe, Shropshire

Citroen Relay

relay van van 65 plate dab radio stopped working any ideas pls

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Mine has too, 65 plate relay, was working fine for a year on DAB now only works on AM/FM. Did you find a solution? Dale from Nottinghamshire

Hi guys. My DAB has stopped working too, just suddenly! 65 plate Relay. Did you get yours up and running again? Thanks. Christian Christian Grant from Midlothian

Submitted: 29/09/2016 10:26:00 | ID: 135574

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Shane, Perth and Kinross

Citroen Relay

Hello , 2007 citroen relay SWB standard van Everytime i turn to the right or when a car passes the van Makes a beeping sound . similar to handbrake/ seatbelt but it just beeps randomly and when i have a small load say 250kg it gets alot worse. All that is wrong with it currently is the renowned crappy central locking . Any ideas its driving me mad !

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Open side door, remove rubber plastic 3 metal pin mechanism and bend the metal surrounding out slightly and then pop the unit back into place. Should be tight and you should hear the unit clip back into place, this should hopefully solve the issue Tony L from Hampshire

Submitted: 13/11/2016 20:36:18 | ID: 136673

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philip smith, Derbyshire

Citroen Berlingo

central locking not working or the electric windows

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hi there. This 'could be' BSI unit failure. BSI unit controls everything electric (ECU controls engine). Suggest having a diagnostic on BSI unit only. Cheapest from recommended mobile tech. Peter Hammond from Cornwall

Submitted: 30/11/2016 16:49:17 | ID: 137067

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Susan Joyce, Essex

Citroen Berlingo

Loads of white smoke coming from exhaust.

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hi there. White smoke from exhaust 'could be' early warning signs of turbo failure. Peter Hammond from Cornwall

Submitted: 12/09/2016 22:12:37 | ID: 135132

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Steve Jones, Durham

Citroen C3 Pluriel 2003

I have a Citroen C3 Pluriel and the battery died in the key fob. I have replaced this with a new one but I am unable to lock the doors using the fob and I cannot lock the doors using the key either. I would like to use the fob as it was before the battery needed to be changed. Can anyone help and advise how I can go about this? Many thanks for your time.

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To reprogram the key fobs to the Citroen C3 BSI (or ECU) follow this procedure: Gather all the keys to the car and remove any loops or rings from the keys. Sit in the drivers seat with all the keys and all the doors shut, radio off, no lights, everything OFF. Insert a key into the ignition, Turn ON the ignition, Press and hold the LOCK button on the key for TEN seconds. Turn off the ignition and remove the key. Insert the next key and repeat the procedure. WAIT 1 minute, do NOT switch anything on. When the 1 minute is up, open the drivers door, exit the vehicle, close the door Test the keys each lock and unlock the doors Kobus Lombard from South Africa

I have a Citroen C3 Puriel. My fob key doesn’t work, replaced battery and still doesn’t work. I can’t get in the car as I don’t have any door locks on - only my petrol cap which works. It works only on my fob key Darren Linnell from Northamptonshire

Hi, I have a Plurial 3c convertible running well. I used it yesterday to go to the shops, went well. Today I went out to the car with the key and tried to unlock it - nothing, dead as a dodo I tried my spare key that I have not used for 4 months and the same result. At the moment I am locked out. What has happened? I hope someone can help me? len from Greater London

I had same problem today. Will my replacement battery not working tried everything..then noticed I'd fitted the battery upside down...works fine now...hope this helps. Nicola from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 07/05/2013 10:10:46 | ID: 58305

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Richard, Isle of Wight

Citroen C1

Hi,I have recently purchased a 2012 C1, and the daytime running lights don't work. I have changed the fuse and the handbook states you can enable or disable them by turning the side lights on and off 3 times when the ignition is on. I have tried this but still no joy. Can you tell me if there is something else I can check? Many thanks

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Oh well you can always stick this bulb to your ass ;) Napoleon from Bahrain

Submitted: 12/05/2016 20:58:49 | ID: 131462

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Danny S, England

Citroen Saxo 2000

Hi. I`ve got a Y reg Citroen Saxo with the immobiliser light flashing on the dash. The car will start and drives perfectly. Has anyone had this problem before who can help me please?

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My citroen saxo 1.1 I starts and runs fine then it will try and cut out on me and the lights on the dashboard comes up can some one tell Me wot it could be please darren from Norfolk

Submitted: 25/07/2013 11:53:15 | ID: 52951

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michael, North Yorkshire

Citroen Nemo

had a new EGR valve fitted but the van still shows engine light on and cuts out when driving

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Sorry nds like the camshaft senser have that checked pal Darren from Blackburn with Darwen

Submitted: 17/02/2016 11:48:13 | ID: 127742

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Stephen Jones, Hampshire

Citroen Relay 2007

My Citroen Relay 2.2 07 Plate van has started to lose power in low gears. It starts straight away but is very lumpy until it warms up. Once warmed up it ticks over fine but when you pull away you lose power. If you turn the engine off and re-start it it goes fine for a mile or so and starts to lose power again when pulling away. I had a full service with engine flush and fuel additive last week but the problem still occurs. Any ideas?

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I have a similar problem with mine, keeps putting the engine lamp on, plays up mainly in the damp, certain it’s the egr valve in my case John Howells from England

Same thing here, when I rev up to change gear - it loses power. I had diagnostics carried out and egr valve came up so I got it replaced - still the same. Been to a few mechanics but noone seems to know the answer. The last mechanic (who carried out another diagnostics from Cheshire

Replying to my own question really. Had the EGR valve and fuel regulator valve changed at a cost of £580. It cured that problem but still very lumpy engine on start up and during running. Since then I’ve had: 2 injectors changed £1020; clutch went, cost £800 starter motor went £300. Now after changing the starter motor the engine turns over but won’t start. The ECU has been sent off to be tested as the common faults are: EGR valve, fuel regulator valve and non starter. All of these problems cause lumpy engine running. ECU looks like costing £250 plus diagnostic, checks and fitting. If the ECU is faulty and needs refurbing and goes on to sort the lumpiness etc then apart from the starter motor and clutch was the rest of the work I’ve had done not necessary? Should the garages know to check the ECU when vans go in with the same sort of problems? Stephen Jones from Hampshire

Okay, I got the van back today. The ECU was (as the garage said) un-economical to repair, so needed to be replaced. I phoned a few ECU repairers and they all said "oh no mate, we don’t touch them", as though it was a dose of the plague they were being asked to check out! Citroen dealer only ECU, £840 + VAT, fitting and programming later and hey presto, the engine is as quiet as a mouse and (touch wood) running, idling etc perfectly. So for all you lumpy runners out there it might be worth removing your ECU and sending it off to be checked out before replacing almost all of your engine first! ECU doctor in Plympton, Plymouth carries out a check for £35 and will let you know of any and all faults before they carry out any repairs. Good luck all you Citroen Relay sufferers and let`s hope we’re finding solutions to our many, many problems Stephen Jones from Hampshire

Had similar problem with lose of power, change EGR valve, fuel filter, air filter, but problem still there. Finally after some expert advice changed the CAT on the exhaust system. This instantly fixed the problem, the van is running like a new, might not work for everyone but it certainly work for me. Mike Tropia from Surrey

Issue I had on my 2007 Relay was sorted by cleaning MAP sensor.. on the version with Ford Duratorq engine it is fitted into the egr piping vertically above the alternator.. one hex screw, unclip the wiring harness and twist it back and forth pulling it out.. mine was badly gunked.. cleaned it and refit and all well. I had read ECU fault codes that showed airflow sensor and egr valve faults.. but i'd already changed them so I knew they were fine.. it was MAP sensor (also referred as turbo boost pressure sensor) was giving false readings to ECU which misinterpreted then and believed the EGR valve was sticking or failing. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 24/08/2012 14:19:46 | ID: 86580

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dany, Kent

Citroen C3

hello i have a c3 1.4 automatic xtr 2..5 the star light on the dash what is it is it the auto gearbox or do i have to change the oil if any one can help me thank you

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Had same problem,with gearbox fault..cost me £600 to get fixed from local dealer sstev from Moray

Submitted: 18/09/2016 20:18:06 | ID: 135274

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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

have same problem with dash lights,went to change some bulbs today,made it worse,then i went back in and cleaned metal surfaces and tightened side clip on bulb holder tighter when put back in lights o.k ,just need to get the dull /brightness to work now,anyway its worth a try all the best ,arrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Ray Nadin from Lincolnshire

Buy the bulbs on eBay. Easy to replace looks on YouTube on how to do it. Did mine in less than half a hour. Andrew Barnes from Nottinghamshire

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

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Gary Price, Nottinghamshire

Citroen Dispatch 2002

The battery light on my Citroen Dispatch van comes on when I am driving and the heater fan goes fast and slow then stops. The green relay on the fuse board makes a clicking sound then the battery light went off and fan worked okay. Now the light stays on all the time and no heater. What should I do?

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Check for fault/failure of heater blower motor. If ok, replace the green relay... Simples! Dispatch Buff Buff from Yorkshire

Hi when the vans started in the morning the battery light stays on Tania from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 24/01/2013 14:12:25 | ID: 89475

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Tamsyn Kitto, Cornwall

Citroen Xsara Picasso

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

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

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

I have had the same problem with my 2003 model, I agree with the other answers usually filling it up does the trick. If I am going on a longer journey I will pop a fiver in and then fill the next day, usually does the trick. nickkie from Northamptonshire

Hello yes this is what happens with mine shows one red sometimes nothing I put £20 in then visible Keith hookings from Neath Port Talbot

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

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catheine Laing, Antrim

Citroen C4

cannot change my computer from French to English. someone said use the radio but my radio not working so do not know what to do

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Disconnect the battery then reconnect it. The radio should automatically hook up to your car with no code required Laura from Yorkshire

Submitted: 16/06/2016 11:55:29 | ID: 132716

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noni, South Africa

Citroen C4

hellow. i cant open my boot and my remote can not wofk on a car ,what must i do ?

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Mine did the same, turned out that the wires at the top (there covered by a black pipe) had come loose. If it isn't this then it will be the remote trigger inside or could even be that the lock just needs turning on the door so that it clips and releases when needed to be open. Hope it helps Laura from Yorkshire

Submitted: 11/10/2016 13:46:43 | ID: 135862

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amena.miran@hotmail.co.uk, West Midlands

Citroen DS3

Hi please could you tell me when I am driving it only happens sometime it looses power then picks up again then looses power again then it dusnt do it for a while it's recently just had a full service

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I've had exactly the same problem for 6 months. I've just today taken it in to get fixed, turns out there is a recall for the problem but they aren't sending out notice for it. They told me to monitor the problem so hopefully that helps. It'll be done for free, don't pay, should be under warranty too Tom A from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 04/10/2016 18:00:32 | ID: 135716

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Hannah Jones, West Sussex

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I have recently acquired a new picasso a few a grades up from my previous one..it doesnt have a user manual with it so have been looking in one from previous car....there is a silver knob by mirror adjustment knob...anyone any idea what its for would be grateful..hopefully not an ejector seat for the other half :P

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grateful for any suggestions Hannah Jones from West Sussex

Submitted: 14/11/2016 13:00:55 | ID: 136685

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Raymond Homer, Warwickshire

Citroen C2

"Plip Battery Spent" has just come up on our dashboard display. Any idea what this is, tried looking it up in French but no words appear. C2 drives fine & the battery is good..!!

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It is the battery in ur key dob Darren from West Midlands

Submitted: 07/11/2016 17:33:12 | ID: 136532

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Dennis Anderson, Yorkshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso 2006

Hi. My Citroen Xsara Picasso has an intermittent fault. When slowing down/preparing to turn i.e. roundabout or road junction or in traffic, the engine cuts out and the power steering fails and becomes very heavy. Diagnostic tests at a garage reveal nothing in the computer memory, even when run on live diagnostic by the garage mechanic nothing showed on the live monitor or the memory. This is the second Picasso and the fault has happened on both, after a period of four to five years. The fault may not appear for days at a time - on other occasions it can happen continuously throughout the day. Has anyone else encountered this problem or can anyone suggest what may cause it?

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Dear Anderson, I have two (2) Picasso too......both are 2.0 Petrol.....try change your Petrol Fuel FIlter......I’ve been changing it every 30,000 km when no one at the service center could figure it out why did it happened. Computer diagnostic could not detect the root cause. Till then, take care Syahwarni Noor Shah from Malaysia

I also had this annoying problem - I had everything changed only to find a local man who took of my stepper - I think that’s what bit was called - had the butterfly inside. This was choked up from the previous owner driving only 4-5 miles at a time. Cleaned that and problem solved - some models have an idle sensor on them that needs cleaning. Best £30 I spent Karen from Essex

hi im not an expert but i would recommend going to halfords and getting some cleaner that cleans your throttle body and your idle control valve before i would part with hard earned cash very easy too do and theres loads of tutorials on youtube to walk you through it, hope that helps barry from Surrey

Submitted: 08/11/2012 10:26:30 | ID: 91458

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GARY MCMULKIN, Warwickshire

Citroen Relay

good morning, , ive just had a new battery, new alternator, new brake pads but the battery light is still on ???? the van is running near perfect but im just totally confused. does anyone have any ideas? much appreciated. Gaz

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Earth connection near alternator... connections at alternator and battery R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 08/11/2016 10:54:15 | ID: 136552

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Roy, Lincolnshire

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

Hi! When ever someone opens the passenger door the boot automatically opens as well. How do i stop boot from opening if passenger door is being opened? Tnx

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Hi, i had this problem with mine and the little sensor in the boot release handle had failed, went to main dealer and purchased a new one for about £20 replaced it and all working as it should, please be very careful when replacing though as you need to remove the boot trim which is held on by studs and nuts, do not do what i did and break the studs because according to citroen it is £400 to replace it and get it painted to match car ?? Brian from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 05/07/2016 14:34:32 | ID: 133271

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Nicola, Wrexham

Citroen DS3

It keeps coming up on the screen that distance radar needs cleaning Where is this please so I can clean it

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You need to clean your windscreen- the sensor is on the outside just in front of your mirror . Sharon from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 02/11/2015 19:38:09 | ID: 123036

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Nichola, Norfolk

Citroen C3 Pluriel

I have had my car for 3 years, its always judders when you first drive away but calms down and is less jumpy when I move away in traffic. Today I was at traffic lights and it wouldn't move, I had my foot on the accelerator and nothing. The car went after a couple of seconds but it did this a couple of times on my journey. Any suggestions as to what it could be? any help would be great

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Mine was doing this and needed a new clutch. Rachel from Hertfordshire

the delay on getting going on a sensodrive can be reduced by resetting, , disconnect battery and leave a few minutes , then reconnect with doors shut and ignition on and foot on the brake , keep foot down whilst all the clicking noise carries on , once stopped it should have reset itself and the juddering will be reduced or not there. John from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 03/08/2016 20:51:40 | ID: 134097

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Nicholas Minns, West Sussex

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I had a bizarre experience the other day driving on cruise control at 50mph. The car in front of me slowed down coming up to a speed camera but then slowed down quite quickly because of a problem ahead. My foot jumped to the brake pedal and crossed on to the clutch as well. As I pressed down both pedals the brakes simply did not respond. There is nothing wrong with the brakes as they functioned well afterwards. Is this something anyone else has experienced? Thanks.

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There is nothing wrong with applying the clutch when braking, but your foot was across 2 pedals and you had the wrong amount of pressure applied to the brake pedal, where if you had hit the brake pedal you know how much pressure to use. so be careful with your feet. Ross from Greater London

Submitted: 05/11/2016 17:30:27 | ID: 136490

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janice rothwell, Lancashire

Citroen C2

on my dashboard its showing a simbol that looks like a spanner

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Probably a service due. Check your last service date. Once a year is usually enough for your C2 Raymond Homer from Warwickshire

Submitted: 13/10/2016 16:06:10 | ID: 135918

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Victoria Strawbridge-Clapp, Devon

Citroen Dispatch

Hi after a few bits of advice please!! 2008 Dispatch Jumpy 2.0hdi Where can I purchase a workshop manual?! I've trawled the internet with no success! All manuals are for the older models. I did try one of these download companies (emanuals online) but the download links don't work!! How much oil do I need in the gear box (6speed)?! Engine cooling fans aren't working! Any ideas?! Any help on any of the above questions would be much appreciated!! Thanks Vicky

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hi, i cant answer your questions but i thought i'd let you know i also tried in vain to download a manual from emanuals online, got my money back, and also some abusive emails from the company, did you have the same problem, and did you get a manual in the end. david churchman from Lincolnshire

You say your vehicle has a 6 speed gearbox.. if you can confirm it has the ML6C code then the filling capacities are as follows: If your engine is the EW variant and the gearbox has fins on the casing then a DRAIN AND FILL will take 1.7litres.. if it is EW engine and gearbox has NO fins then it's 2.4litres... If your engine is the DW variant and the gearbox has fins, it's 1.9litres.. and gearbox with NO fins, it's 2.6 litres. In all cases if the gearbox has been overhauled.. add 0.3litres to each figure. Gearbox oil of grade 75W80 is recommended. There is no facility to just top up the gearbox oil in the event of a small leak. Drain from the bottom plug and refill through the air vent on top using correct amount of oil. R Evans from Caerphilly

Engine cooling fans and prone to failure.. try to urn the fans by hand and they should be fairly smooth and easy to turn.. if not, they have had it ..and it's more likely the fan on driver's side will be the one gone.. you can replace each fan separately.. drivers side and larger one is part number 1253 Q8 and the smaller one is part number 1253 Q7.. both available on 'popular auction site' there may also be a fault with the relays which are in a box on the top of the fan housing. There'll be three relays and the one in the middle is a blue one -part No 6555HL while the two either side are green - Pt No 6547TX.. but check the main fan fuses first... the fusebox will be in the engine bay in line with the driver position. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 06/01/2015 22:53:34 | ID: 109063

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dianne, Bedfordshire

Citroen C3 Pluriel

Hi I own a Citroen C3 Convertable and have 2 problems. 1. when opening the drivers door i get a very loud clicking sound. Tried wd40 but made no difference. 2. Roof leaking. Water leaks into footwell and on part of front seats (drivers and passenger) have tried sticking clingfill in rubber seal of roof but just gets soaked and falls out. Fed up with damp or wet seats. Can anyone help ?

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My door makes a funny noise when opening Liz gartshore from Northamptonshire

Dianne, the clicking noise is probably the door checkstrap.. which Citroen refer to as the door stop.. it's the bit that stops the door flying open. When you open the door if the click is in the same place each time then good chance that's it. replacement part number likely to by 9181 N0 (zero).. but take this to Pug dealer for cheaper price. Water ingress issue.. sorry can't help there. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 11/08/2016 11:08:08 | ID: 134279

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Ray, Warwickshire

Citroen Relay

I lifted the bonnet & noticed oil in the water expansion tank. Checked oil dip stick & found it empty. I do a lot of miles, it is at 194k now, but has had every service at due time plus interim oil changes between. On my last journey I experienced no problems & no dash board warnings came on. The engine was at normal temperature all of the time. I suspect it is a head gasket or may be cracked head. How can I tell if head is cracked? Can this be an expensive job?

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most likely the oil cooler, oil filter setup, very common fault on 2.2 relays, transits, mondeos etc bob shacklock from City of Nottingham

Submitted: 21/08/2016 11:07:43 | ID: 134527

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