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Mark, Lancashire

Citroen C1

When I open my drivers door the alarm goes off for about a minute then and I dunno why

Submitted: 23/04/2016 09:34:26 | ID: 130717

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Jones and, Southampton

Citroen C1

How do you retract the aerial to go into the carwash

Submitted: 18/04/2016 21:46:18 | ID: 130563

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margaret, Ireland

Citroen C1

my car was making a strange noise on the way home yesterday.On trying to start it last evening it wouldn't start.It made a click and then nothing..all lights etc are working on dash...tried to jump start and still nothing. The manual door locks and boot are dodgy a while now...i'm wondering if its the same thing with the ignition???

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Margaret, I am more likely to suggest firstly that the earthing straps are checked, but have the starter motor looked at. There could be an electrical issue causing it but I not inclined to think that your doorlock issue is linked to the starting problem.. the strange noise sounds more like a mechanical problem developing and then failure of the starter. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 13/04/2016 10:23:15 | ID: 130329

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Miriam Samuelson, Austria

Citroen C1

How do I set the clock display forward?

Submitted: 03/04/2016 12:02:30 | ID: 129886

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Miriam Samuelson, Austria

Citroen C1

How do I set the clock forward one hour? (I have lost my owner's manual somewhow).

Submitted: 03/04/2016 12:00:59 | ID: 129885

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Terence, South Africa

Citroen C1

Hi, I have a crrrrrrrrrr sound coming from the engine compartment, could this be timing or..............?

Submitted: 28/03/2016 13:30:45 | ID: 129575

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EMILIA, Hampshire

Citroen C1

how much will cost change water pump v belt and roll for citroen c1 diesel

Submitted: 15/03/2016 13:28:14 | ID: 129042

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joan alexander, Nottinghamshire

Citroen C1

my citron clock has taken on life and time of its own and unable to adjust it to the correct time It is three years old. 2012 plate

Submitted: 11/03/2016 13:55:53 | ID: 128852

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John, Merseyside

Citroen C1

My rear windscreen wiper will not switch off . Any help would be appreciated.

Submitted: 01/03/2016 15:42:35 | ID: 128378

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sally banks, Kent

Citroen C1

Water seems to be leaking into the boot of my C1. I I dried it out and then since then it has been washed and has also been in the rain and there is no water coming in. after travelling though the towels i layed down were wet. It appears to be coming from the two what look like 'valves' (not sure what these are) which are each covered by a black cap. Firstly what are these for and could there be a leak coming from them?

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I too have the same problem and suspect it's coming from the same place as you. I think it's the top of the shock absorbers, my son is going to take a look tomorrow, so I'll let you know the outcome. I hope it is cos I've tried all the other solutions and yet my boot is so wet it's seeping into the back seat it's doing my head in! Nicola Hughes from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 27/01/2016 10:16:56 | ID: 126761

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Nicola, Cardiff

Citroen C1

My horn keeps going off randomly in my Citroen C1 hatchback car ( 2006 ) when I turn steering wheel right and left. I also notice that the ABS yellow warning light comes on when I turn the car on first thing in the morning but disappears when car the warms up. Please can you advise best course of action.

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Nicola, the horn issues sounds like you may have a shorting of the wires in the steering column or under the horn button... get someone to pop it off and have a look.. .. with the ABS light.. it should come on when you start up.. it checks its components for correct operation.. on some vehicles it can take a few minutes before it goes out.. others, it's pretty quick.. the important thing being.. it goes out!! R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 09/01/2016 12:22:34 | ID: 125797

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graham brinkworth , Greater Manchester

Citroen C1

My car is letting in a lot of rainwater puddles in foot wells Please help

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Hi I read on another Forum it is the door seals that fail. Will from Essex

Submitted: 30/12/2015 10:28:21 | ID: 125308

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Cheryl Caldwell, Lancashire

Citroen C1

My daughters Citroen C1 horn goes off when the car is on full lock left and right . Please can you help? Many Thanks

Submitted: 28/12/2015 18:39:02 | ID: 125247

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Catherine Roberts, Darlington

Citroen C1

Hi, I've just bought this type of car and for some reason my Bluetooth keeps disconnecting. Does anyone know why or how to stop this from happening? Thanks

Submitted: 07/12/2015 21:28:47 | ID: 124452

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J, Hampshire

Citroen C1

I pressed the volume button twice on my sisters stereo and the volume wouldn't stop went up to max now it won't go down and won't change atall anyone had this problem or anyone that can help?? It's a 62 plate c1

Submitted: 30/11/2015 12:58:20 | ID: 124204

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Neil, Cardiff

Citroen C1

Just received (on lease) A C1 1.2 .The engine sounds just like its missing and throaty .Now I know its only got 3 cylinders but it feels rough as hell to me. We did test a 1.0 before we got this and it was very smooth compared to this. You can hear a "burble" from the exhaust .It reminds me of a 1970s wartburg (slight exaggeration mind).If it had 4 cylinders I would have said one was missing a bit, If you know what I mean.Can anyone shed any light on this ?Is this how they are,normal?

Submitted: 18/11/2015 22:39:50 | ID: 123681

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Jade, Hertfordshire

Citroen C1

My boot won't open it worked before and haven't opened it for a while I press the button down and won't open what could it be Citroen c1

Submitted: 03/11/2015 13:40:53 | ID: 123072

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Karen, South Africa

Citroen C1

Hi. Every time I push in the clutch it makes a sound like air escaping. Do I need to replace the clutch or is there a setting on the clutch that can be set? Thank you

Submitted: 03/11/2015 10:25:00 | ID: 123054

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anthony, Lancashire

Citroen C1

had a head gasket replace 2 weeks ago and the car was running fine then sunday on my way home the stop light came on and the engine cut out and now wont start . when you turn it over it go to start why the starter moter engaged when you let go of key cut back out . as it cut out you can hear air filter suck a load of air. hade it scanned but no codes pressant but throttle position is at 10

Submitted: 27/10/2015 20:34:32 | ID: 122797

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Patricia Mary Barrett, Staffordshire

Citroen C1

How to change the clock?

Submitted: 24/10/2015 13:52:03 | ID: 122664

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William wade, Devon

Citroen C1

At low speeds the brake pedal turns the radio off for a split second then it turns on again, anyone know why?

Submitted: 08/10/2015 17:45:46 | ID: 122079

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Lisa, Greater Manchester

Citroen C1

My 'anti-pollution' light has come on. Can anybody please tell me what might be wrong with my car?

Submitted: 06/10/2015 07:54:29 | ID: 122032

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Anne Webster, Midlothian

Citroen C1

how do I turn on full beam headlights please?

Submitted: 04/10/2015 15:49:14 | ID: 121962

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Lynda Wharton, Greater Manchester

Citroen C1

I can't locate the light in the boot, could you please tell me if there is a light and if so where it is ?

Submitted: 19/09/2015 21:49:45 | ID: 121379

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Graham, Cheshire

Citroen C1

Hello, My car has started to make a loud whirring / fan noise about 10 minutes into driving. The best way to describe to sound is its like water running through a pipe in a wall. This sound will happen for about 10 seconds or until I rev the engine. Other than that the drive / performance is fine. However I am worried that this could be a sign that the water pump is going? It is not a continuous noise - and my journey to / from work is only around 6/7 miles. My question has any one had a similar experience / noise? Is my car safe to carry on using until I can get it to a garage / or am I making it worse by driving it. (oil / water / other fluid levels are all fine) Thanks, Graham

Submitted: 09/09/2015 08:28:55 | ID: 120949

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Susan, Bristol

Citroen C1

A message appears on my dash saying - economy mode. What does this mean

Submitted: 31/08/2015 22:06:21 | ID: 120602

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Vicki, Essex

Citroen C1

Hi this is going to sound really silly but I just got a citreon c1 for my first car I read the manual but I can't figure out how to turn the volume up and down on the radio the manual says it's on the steering wheel but I can't find it. And also I'm not sure if it's because I learnt in a diseal so the clutch is different but I struggle moving off from on a hill is it the car or do I just need to get used to the clutch any advice lol thanks

Submitted: 27/08/2015 23:49:05 | ID: 120440

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Peter Ibbetson, Kent

Citroen C1

Have had the car for about 6 weeks. The engine has a rattle when going up hills. The rattle disappears on the straight or at higher speeds. I got the garage to check but they said it was fine- just a 'generic' noise, possibly due to valves in fuel system.The rattle was a tinny sounds similar to 'pinking' but premium grade fuel made no difference. It only does it in 2nd or 3rd under load, like going up a hill. Any ideas?

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Hi there, this is nothing to worry about. The car only has 3 cylinders, hence why it is a little noisy under strain. I have had my C1 for 3 months and covered 4000 miles, taking it up to 34000. I have just had a major (2 year) service done at Halfords and was told that the car is in mint condition - so it is nothing to worry about! Jay from Warwickshire

Hi there, this is nothing to worry about. The car only has 3 cylinders, hence why it is a little noisy under strain. I have had my C1 for 3 months and covered 4000 miles, taking it up to 34000. I have just had a major (2 year) service done at Halfords and was told that the car is in mint condition - so it is nothing to worry about! Jay from Warwickshire

Submitted: 22/08/2015 14:53:26 | ID: 120169

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danny, Armagh

Citroen C1

hi my radio does not work when the engine is of how do I fix this

Submitted: 21/08/2015 11:01:57 | ID: 120115

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Alyssa, Brighton & Hove

Citroen C1

I have recently brought a Citroen C1 ... ( I am a new driver) I stalled the car and when I went to restart it wouldn't. It took 5 attempts and after each attempt it would start and then go flat again.? Just wondering if this is a security feature or is there something wrong with the alternator or battery.? It's happened a couple of times since but only after I have stalled the car. I have to switch everything off leave it a min before restarting. Any ideas? Thanks

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My done this the first time I stalled itI thought there was a problem! try putting the clutch in and then start it with it held in must be a safety thing, Hope this is your problem as it was mine. Roderick Hunt from Norfolk

My done this the first time I stalled itI thought there was a problem! try putting the clutch in and then start it with it held in must be a safety thing, Hope this is your problem as it was mine. Roderick Hunt from Norfolk

My done this the first time I stalled itI thought there was a problem! try putting the clutch in and then start it with it held in must be a safety thing, Hope this is your problem as it was mine. Roderick Hunt from Norfolk

Submitted: 25/07/2015 23:05:39 | ID: 118912

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LES TAYLOR, West Midlands

Citroen C1

My daughter has broken her roof mounted radio arial. How can I fix it. Does it reqiure a new mount or just the antenie part . 1.4 5 door diesel. thank you.

Submitted: 21/07/2015 16:37:56 | ID: 118726

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Jim Russell, Surrey

Citroen C1

As you look at engine which is the number one fuel injector

Submitted: 08/07/2015 21:04:59 | ID: 118228

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Martin, Cheshire

Citroen C1

Boot wont open! Ever since a couple of days ago the boot on my Citroen C1 won't open. When I press the release button it doesn't sound like its clicking. The boot is firmly shut too. Was hoping there is a quick fix here rather than having to take it in to citroen. Also, how do I manually open the boot from the inside cause I cant seem to figure that out :(

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I have the same problem. Boot door is stuck, cant release it ør find a manual option inside. If you have had yours fixed, let me know please. Mark from Denmark

I have the same problem. Boot door is stuck, cant release it ør find a manual option inside. If you have had yours fixed, let me know please. Mark from Denmark

I have the same problem. Boot door is stuck, cant release it ør find a manual option inside. If you have had yours fixed, let me know please. Mark from Denmark

Submitted: 02/07/2015 06:26:58 | ID: 117927

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Mandy, Kent

Citroen C1

I purchased a Citreon C1 (2009) a week ago - so far I love it, however, I was told by the private seller that once the petrol gauge gets down to 2 bars it doesn't move so she advised me to fill it up at that stage which I have done - it's now got a full tank of petrol and is showing 6 bars - have driven it quite a bit over the last week but the petrol gauge hasn't moved, is this normal, should I be patient or do you think there is a problem ie the float may be stuck or I need a new petrol gauge?

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I am doing approx 400 miles per full tank of petrol in a C1 (2007) and it does seem that the petrol gauge does not move but don't panic they have very good fuel economy. Bethany from Hertfordshire

I am doing approx 400 miles per full tank of petrol in a C1 (2007) and it does seem that the petrol gauge does not move but don't panic they have very good fuel economy. Bethany from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 30/06/2015 16:22:30 | ID: 117863

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barbara bunton, Yorkshire

Citroen C1

having problems with manual system of locking/unlocking on doors, boot lid and ignition. what is the likely cause and possible solution.have been advised that key keys are possible cause.

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I also have a C1 which did have lock problems, first the doors, then the boot and finally ignition. The keys aren't the issue. My mechanic husband took the door panels off and realigned the door locks with no further problem. However the ignition is so worn I've just had to buy a new set of locks at £200 the full set is cheaper than just the ignition lock so up to now ignition and boot replaced. Sue from Staffordshire

I also have a C1 which did have lock problems, first the doors, then the boot and finally ignition. The keys aren't the issue. My mechanic husband took the door panels off and realigned the door locks with no further problem. However the ignition is so worn I've just had to buy a new set of locks at £200 the full set is cheaper than just the ignition lock so up to now ignition and boot replaced. Sue from Staffordshire

Submitted: 17/06/2015 10:02:09 | ID: 117321

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GEORGE PULLEN, Devon

Citroen C1

THE HORN ON OUR C1 IS NOT VERY LOAD AND WE HAVE HAD TWO NASTY INCIDENTS INVOLVING PEDESTRIANS WEARING HEAD PHONES STEPPING INTO THE ROAD AND NOT HEARING THE HORN. THE SOLUTION I THOUGHT WAS TO FIT AIR HORNS, BUT NO SUCCESS. CAN YOU TELL ME HOW TO WIRE THE HORNS INTO THE CAR WITHOUT NEGATING THE WARRANTY==THE CAR IS 6 MONTHS OLD.REGARDS GP.

Submitted: 12/06/2015 14:32:32 | ID: 117120

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robert donkin, Durham

Citroen C1

my fob key has stopped my car will start not start manually

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Car stopped whilst driving triEx starting it again just won't start check all mechanical issues all fine it's down to immobiliser?? Outing from West Yorkshire

Car stopped whilst driving triEx starting it again just won't start check all mechanical issues all fine it's down to immobiliser?? Outing from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 06/06/2015 23:08:00 | ID: 116895

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maria, Moray

Citroen C1

was driving one day and my car just broke down, it would not start or anything, no noise anything. its been with the garage for about 2 months now and they think it might have broke while in 1 gear with being a automatic they really could not tell, its still sitting down there and they cant get it fixed, can anyone tell me how do I get it to start and working again. thank you

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Have they checked the Cam Belt? Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 27/05/2015 13:27:15 | ID: 116524

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Sai, Greater London

Citroen C1

Hi I noticed today when my friend was reversing my C1 into my parking space and that only 1 white light on the left rear was on. Should there be two white lights on either side? Citroen C1 2008 5doors petrol 1.0 Thanks

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Nope the C1's only come with one reverse light so there wouldn't be one on the right rear unknown from West Midlands

Nope the C1's only come with one reverse light so there wouldn't be one on the right rear unknown from West Midlands

Submitted: 24/05/2015 22:46:52 | ID: 116422

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Mac, Fife

Citroen C1

HELP! Does anyone know why my passenger-side electric window has suddenly stopped working? The driver's one is okay. Someone said that it won't be a fuse or else none of them would work, so what's the problem? Window Regulator maybe? If so, how do I get in about to it to replace it? Any help would be much appreciated folks!

Submitted: 18/05/2015 11:55:03 | ID: 116183

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