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karen, Northamptonshire

Citroen C1

The drivers side headlight glass/plastic has been broken. Headlight is still intact. Does the glass/plastic come off in one piece or will I have to replace the whole unit?

Submitted: 14/03/2015 14:20:19 | ID: 113317

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robert donkin, Durham

Citroen C1

does the car have a timing belt if so when does it need changing

Submitted: 06/03/2015 19:35:49 | ID: 112873

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Marc, Newport

Citroen C1

Where is the fuel cut off switch?

Submitted: 06/03/2015 12:29:52 | ID: 112855

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Dawn dodd, Portsmouth

Citroen C1

Can I lock my doors while driving?

Submitted: 05/03/2015 07:37:59 | ID: 112776

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hugh henderson, Falkirk

Citroen C1

My car starts sometimes and won`t start other times, then left for a while it will start, it seems to be intermittent? It is an 04 reg

Submitted: 04/03/2015 22:35:55 | ID: 112763

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Deb Gill, Northumberland

Citroen C1

Hi. First thing in the morning when I start driving there is a loud rattling noise in the car, the more I press the throttle the louder it gets. I take my foot off the throttle and it stops!! By the time it's really warmed up it doesn't do it hardly, please help

Submitted: 26/02/2015 10:09:03 | ID: 112371

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kevin, Southampton

Citroen C1

Hi, my daughter has an intermittent problem with her citroen c1. Up to present this has happened 3 times over the period of 6 driving times lasting approx. 1 hour periods. Engine speeds increase on tick over from 900 rpm to approx. 1900-2000 rpm. Switching off engine seems to reset tick over back to 900rpm. Very concerning as she is a learner driver.

Submitted: 18/02/2015 11:53:13 | ID: 111778

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Jordan, Cardiff

Citroen C1

Hi had my citreon c1 rhythm 08 3 weeks and already need my fan belt changed and also pullies. Confused wether my car is chain driven or cam belt? Any ideas? So I can arrange to have it looked at?

Submitted: 10/02/2015 14:55:26 | ID: 111273

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Connor, Greater Manchester

Citroen C1

I have noticed that the Citroen C1 3dr makes loud noises when either door is open fully, other cars don't make that sound, I think the door hinge has weakens on both sides, would the hinges have to be replaced or should I not worry? ( 2007 C1 )

Submitted: 31/01/2015 18:09:09 | ID: 110635

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peter warner, Warwickshire

Citroen C1

me and my father both bought citroen c1 ( old shape ) in april 2014 . we both have a knocking noise from the back near side after first pulling away , either in reverse or forward . lasts about 6 knocks then stops , doesn't do it once up and running . obviously a common fault as doing exactly the same on mine and my fathers . still under warranty so hoping for a fix at the dealers .

Submitted: 22/01/2015 17:51:09 | ID: 110125

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Michelle Thompson, Durham

Citroen C1

Takes a long time for my c1 to warm up is this right

Submitted: 22/01/2015 17:47:27 | ID: 110124

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Andrew Melville, Midlothian

Citroen C1

Why does the engine management light come on amber and subsequently the engine runs on two cylinders? Sometimes the engine management light stays on constantly and sometimes it flashes. Periodically the engine management light goes off and subsequently the engine runs as it should. A fuel system cleaner has been added in the past, shortly afterwards the engine ran as it should but only for a short period. This may or may not have been coincidental.

Submitted: 19/01/2015 10:22:49 | ID: 109842

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Michael, Stoke-on-Trent

Citroen C1

My Citroen C1 Rhythm has been ticking over recently when I turn the key. However, when you let go of the key or pull it back just a fraction the engine kicks in. Then after a few times of starting the car up the engine doesn`t kick in at all. I have taken it to the garage and they are completely stumped. They have never come across a problem like this before. They mentioned something about the ignition aerial but they don`t want to jump into changing everything in case that`s not the problem. Just wondering if anybody has ever come across this problem and how they solved it?

Submitted: 07/01/2015 16:55:14 | ID: 109111

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Sarah, West Sussex

Citroen C1

How do I move seats properly to get people in the back seats?

Submitted: 07/01/2015 16:09:19 | ID: 109103

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C Grant, Middlesex

Citroen C1

My C1 Sportiv woke everyone up this morning as the alarm went off. First time I have ever heard it. It eventually eventually stopped when the car was started and driven about a metre. I am unable to find any reference to an alarm in the hand book. Is there anything I can do to stop this problem in the future? We live in a quiet residential road and doubt whether anyone was tampering with the car.

Submitted: 01/01/2015 08:41:39 | ID: 108709

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graham everitt, Devon

Citroen C1

Don`t panic guys about water getting in to the back of the C1, wifey just discovered wet rear passenger seat, wet boot. What you gotta do is always start looking for a leak starting at the top (I`ve been a plumber for 47 years so I know about these things). I found upon careful inspection that if I pressed the high level light cluster, that water oused from within. I removed 2 x head screws, pulled lights clear to find it wet on the cables - cleaned them up. I went into my garage and found clear bath silicon(£3). Cleaned everything again and a fine fillet of silicon around the light, refitted light, job sorted.

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You need to change the threaded inserts which hold the 10mm screws which fix the light clusters. The existing ones get worn and you can't tighten sufficiently. Not sure where you can purchase new ones, I was lucky and managed to obtain some from scrap yard. Brian Robinson from Lancashire

Submitted: 27/12/2014 14:51:39 | ID: 108482

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Clare hinds, Bedfordshire

Citroen C1

Hi, my citroen c1 auto has developed an audible beep. Nothing lights up on dashboard. It seems to happen when serving up hills. It can happen at any speed or any gear. Yet if slightly take foot off accelerator or change gear it will stop briefly. I have Had it put on a diagnostic system which hasn't bought anything up. My local citroen dealer have been useless. It's not petrol oR seatbelt beep. It is not as loud and faster. It can beep 5 times or more and is very random. I can drive miles without it happening. Help?

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I have the exact same problem with my C1 automatic. If anyone know what This means please post it here. nikolaj drumm from Denmark

I have the exact same problem with my C1 automatic. If anyone know what This means please post it here. nikolaj drumm from Denmark

Submitted: 08/12/2014 16:05:54 | ID: 107562

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Ashworth, Cambridgeshire

Citroen C1

The front windscreen pump stopped working and then started again several times. It has finally packed up. I have blown back down the pipe from the joint at the corner of the wing and both end air comes out. Any suggestions of how easy it is to replace the pump in the water bottle?

Submitted: 07/12/2014 19:04:43 | ID: 107535

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peter bonnington, City of Edinburgh

Citroen C1

how to find the interior release switch for the bonnet. It must be well hidden and the diagram is unclear in the handbook

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At shin height tucked down under the dash on the passenger side - nearest the passenger door. Linda from Devon

Submitted: 03/12/2014 14:56:56 | ID: 107323

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Nikki, Lancashire

Citroen C1

My radio and charger are not working and I was wondering if anyone knew where the fuse box is situated for this- all the fuses under the bonnet are fine. There has to be a separate fuse box somewhere - but where? Any assistance would be great. Nikki

Submitted: 21/11/2014 09:47:35 | ID: 106594

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fred, North Yorkshire

Citroen C1

My 07 plate rattles a little on start up, sounds like the timing chain. Can this be adjusted? mileage 99,000

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Hi I get that on my 2007, but i notice it stops if I depress the clutch. I think it is the clutch release bearing and nothing to worry about. Geoff from Cambridgeshire

Hi I get that on my 2007, but i notice it stops if I depress the clutch. I think it is the clutch release bearing and nothing to worry about. Geoff from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 18/11/2014 13:55:37 | ID: 106405

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Kevin, Durham

Citroen C1

Hi could you tell my why my C1 oil light and stop light comes on oil is topped up and water too car is serviced yearly the car sounds fine and drives fine any ideas please Thanks

Submitted: 19/10/2014 18:01:00 | ID: 104863

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Kevin, Durham

Citroen C1

Hi could you possible tell me why my C1 oil light and stop light comes always I've topped oil up it's got enough in and water too cars been serviced yearly yet this just keeps coming oil cars drives fine and sounds fine any ideas please Thanks

Submitted: 19/10/2014 17:58:37 | ID: 104862

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alastair, North Lanarkshire

Citroen C1

Tried to start car, can hear it trying to start but won`t. Have tried charging with jump leads but battery sounds fine. A STOP sign is flashing on dashboard but car was driving okay yesterday ?????

Submitted: 02/10/2014 10:02:52 | ID: 103944

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andile, South Africa

Citroen C1

I can't open or lock both doors on my 2007 C1. I play driver and passengers when I stick in the key and worsened the boot has got nowhere. I can use the key to lock or open unless I lock it manually on the inside by opening that lock compartment, with the doors I have tried those rust sprays but still can't open or lock. I need to know if I should also try using vaseline or change the key or locks?

Submitted: 26/09/2014 01:15:06 | ID: 103666

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mary moran, Ireland

Citroen C1

My key won't turn in the boot, it`s very difficult to access the boot from the back seat as it doesn't go down. My key doesn't open the passenger door either?

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I haven`t got an answer about your C1 key trouble but we have the same problem so we were looking and found you had a similar problem. Did you ever fix it or find out why it was happening? Thanks martyn from Redcar and Cleveland

Submitted: 17/09/2014 18:42:16 | ID: 103222

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Cas, Buckinghamshire

Citroen C1

Hello am having trouble getting the oil filler cap off! which way to turn for starters!? Any tips please as doesn't budge either way. Thanks very much, Cas

Submitted: 17/09/2014 16:44:05 | ID: 103214

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Chelsea, Lincolnshire

Citroen C1

Hi there I don't use my car very often but I took it for it's mot last week to a trusted garage and it past but yesterday I went to start to car it worked fine, I reversed it about half a metre then the car cut out. I tried starting the engine again but nothing. Didn't even make a noise. The radio works and lights work plus full beam. The battery light has shown up. I tried to start the car again today but it still didn't start. Thank you in advance for your help

Submitted: 08/09/2014 23:15:12 | ID: 102827

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neil, Blackburn with Darwen

Citroen C1

Were can I buy door locks and boot lock with out buying s full set. Scrap yards want to sell ignition and petrol lock to. How much will it cost me. Cheers for any response

Submitted: 25/08/2014 00:18:25 | ID: 102057

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Angela Burn, Tyne and Wear

Citroen C1

My January 2014 Citroen C1 has twice started flashing the Seatbelt light and beeping loudly at me to fasten the seatbelt when I am alone in the car and with the seatbelt correctly fastened. The noise is terrible, getting louder and louder and I can't stop it. Turning the engine off and "belting up" again didn't stop this happening. Later when I got into the car it was back to normal. I'm worried it will happen again but if I take it back to the garage it will be fine when they examine it as it's just an intermittent problem. What can I do to stop it happening again?

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Did you have anything on the passenger seat. . The sests have sensors and anything heavy like shopping or a heavy bag will mimic a person and set the alarm off darren from Nottinghamshire

Did you have anything on the passenger seat. . The sests have sensors and anything heavy like shopping or a heavy bag will mimic a person and set the alarm off darren from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 18/08/2014 14:45:43 | ID: 101702

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Grant, South Africa

Citroen C1

Where is the fuel filter of a Citroen C1 situated.

Submitted: 07/08/2014 16:12:49 | ID: 101082

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Ann, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Citroen C1

I have heard a beep noise on occasions. No warning lights come on. Just wonder if anybody knows what the beep is. It seems to be a warning or a reminder as it only happens occasionally.

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Hi - i had the same problem last week - i would like to know what it is, its def not petrol warning i know that. Carly from Surrey

Hi - i had the same problem last week - i would like to know what it is, its def not petrol warning i know that. Carly from Surrey

It's warning you that the petrol is running low Hazel from Essex

Submitted: 08/07/2014 21:22:38 | ID: 99270

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clive, Middlesex

Citroen C1

How many reversing lights, 1 or 2?

Submitted: 16/06/2014 17:58:34 | ID: 97818

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Elin, Powys

Citroen C1

Hi, my CD player keeps shuffling the songs on any CD's I play. The volume/skip buttons are also very temperamental. Has this happened to anyone else? And does anyone know how to stop the cd's skipping? Thank You.

Submitted: 23/05/2014 21:46:28 | ID: 96021

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irene, West Midlands

Citroen C1

car purchased in 2011 10,000 on clock how long befor change cambelt thank you.

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If it is a 1.0 petrol it has a chain-driven camshaft, not a belt, so it should last the life of the car provided you stick to the service schedule. If it is the (rare in the UK) 1.4HDI diesel, the cam belt should be changed every 150,000 miles, or 10 years according to Citroën (although I'd be tempted to do it well before then).Harry from Lancashire

If it is a 1.0 petrol it has a chain-driven camshaft, not a belt, so it should last the life of the car provided you stick to the service schedule. If it is the (rare in the UK) 1.4HDI diesel, the cam belt should be changed every 150,000 miles, or 10 years, according to Citroën (although I'd be tempted to do it well before then). Source: Harry from Lancashire

Submitted: 16/05/2014 18:14:36 | ID: 95597

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l.baker, Lancashire

Citroen C1

Red warning light on dash.says emmission fault.could you tell me what it means and is it safe to drive

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Upper lambda sensor ryan from Warwickshire

Submitted: 15/05/2014 18:35:43 | ID: 95559

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cliff, Durham

Citroen C1

Just bought c1 engine fan is on a lot even on short drives

Submitted: 18/04/2014 15:28:30 | ID: 94401

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J Thomas, Northumberland

Citroen C1 2012

JI have a new Citroen C1 VTR purchased March 2013 - key fob battery was changed by the dealer in November. I returned it to the garage again last week when the key fob central locking stopped operating suddenly. The battery was changed again. Then I was advised that there was probably a fault with the key. I spoke to Citroen and also the Citroen dealer and both state it`s not covered by initial warranty - key has not been damaged or subject to conditions which may cause fault. Despite having looked at all the literature that came with the vehicle at point of purchase I cannot find any explicit exemption clause relating to this. The cost for a new key is £160 via dealer. Has anybody else had similar problems with new C range vehicles? I feel slightly fobbed off. No interest at all from the dealer, only that it`s "probably" the key and it’ll be £160 for a replacement. I`m very curious to find out if others have had similar problems with new vehicle fobs and central locking? Thanks. (VTR)

Submitted: 18/03/2014 11:36:52 | ID: 63007

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Carla Parfitt, Norfolk

Citroen C1 2010

My Citroen C1`s boot will not shut, it comes down but does not connect to catch. There are no obstructions. Any ideas? (vtr+)

Submitted: 07/03/2014 09:03:55 | ID: 60835

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Don Edwards, England

Citroen C1 2009

There`s a bad smell coming from the heater - air con of my Citroen C1. I`ve put in new filters pollen and engine. Is there a drain for the air con and where is it or have you got any answers regarding the smell?

Submitted: 21/02/2014 16:04:11 | ID: 62283

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