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Hi there, my Citroen's nearside rear passenger door makes a horrible metallic grating noise when you press the remote central locking button on the key fob, is there an easy solution please. Many thanks, Mick XX
Submitted: 24/08/2016 14:27:37 | ID: 134615
I haven't any height adjustment levers so how do I lower my seats.
Submitted: 13/08/2016 13:42:41 | ID: 134330
I have a Citroen c3 desire and on the dashboard it's showing a 20 what does this mean and is it anything to do with a fuse?
Submitted: 06/08/2016 23:11:08 | ID: 134161
Hi , I need help , I have a Citroen C3 1.4i 8V 2002 and has problems with the cooling sistem the fan does not starts, exactly after the engine warms well, at first works normally at 96 C starts and then stops , but not for long ,after it heats up the fan does not working anymore until after it cools down and begins to work again. the computer diagnostic shows that signal reaches the fan. which is the solution? Thanks
Submitted: 28/07/2016 14:05:06 | ID: 133916
Just drove the car and there is no power in drive it just revs high then slowly picks up speed what is wrong
Submitted: 26/07/2016 14:10:37 | ID: 133851
where do I find the correct colour plate on my c3
Submitted: 25/07/2016 13:54:38 | ID: 133823
As I don't have an audio manual how do I change the speaker balance front to rear/ side to side?
Submitted: 23/07/2016 13:10:31 | ID: 133753
It is really difficult to pullaway uphill from a robot stop...car seams weak....with handbreak revving like hell to move car forward. Is it because it is a 1400?
Submitted: 10/07/2016 14:52:02 | ID: 133403
WHEN I APPLY THE BRAKES, THE ENGINE REVS. UP AND WHEN I RELEASE THE BRAKES, THE CAR LURCHES FORWARD.
Submitted: 09/07/2016 17:54:28 | ID: 133371
Hi there, I hope somebody can help me. It started about 3 days ago, while i am driving I keep hearing 3 beeps, no warning message or icon lighting up on the dash board. It does it randomly, sometimes 2 or 3 times within minutes, sometimes there is a few minutes gap. It does it while i am driving at a steady speed on the motorway (no speeding maybe around the 50 to 60mph). Not when I brake It's driving me mad as it is distracting. I have check the level of coolant (thus the notches on the dashboard does not suggest that the car is heating up). I have tried to find an answer on the net, but could not find anything like my situation. So if anyone has an idea or a solution. If not it is going to be a trip to the garage and get it checked, thus i called Citroen and told them about it and they never had this before Thanks J
It is the speedometer warning which was set at a certain speed which you have now reached causing the alarm, for speed traps. It can be set ..the button is next to the radio marked with a speedometer on it. Set it by pushing it for 3 seconds once you reach a desired warning speed, i.e. 120 k.p.h. Frederick Potgieter from South Africa
Submitted: 04/07/2016 00:35:45 | ID: 133226
I've recently purchased a 2003 C3 desire, 57k miles on the clock. Had a lot of problems with it but have now had a new coil, cam belt, head gasket etc. (Or so the garage says!) Have had it back from the garage almost a week and it's just cut out on me three times today coming home from work. Usually when slowing down or driving slowly this occurs. What could this be? I don't know anything about cars so obviously really worried due to all the previous problems.
100% your car need software update from any Citroen dealership do that and your problem solved khaled from Jordan
Submitted: 30/06/2016 18:11:27 | ID: 133145
Hi, I have a problem with my Citroen C3, 1.6, 110HP, sensodrive exclusive, there is a cracking noise coming out of either form clutch actuator or gearbox, i have no idea how long I was driving like that. Till now it was going OK, gears were changing smoothly in automatic mode and manual mode, but couple days ago when I was starting to drive it started to change gears at very high RPM (about 3000 to 3500), so i switched to manual mode mode and continued to drive, but today while I was driving home the engine management light came on. Anybody have thoughts about what could be gone wrong, gearbox, actuator, engine it self. Engine starts and runs well, no strange noises. How much it will cost to repair or it's cheaper to scrap and by other car? Thanks
Submitted: 22/06/2016 15:30:08 | ID: 132889
my o/s/f door will only open aprox 6-8 ins and then wont open any further (having to get in the n/s and jump across}any ideas what the prob may be regards Alan
Submitted: 12/06/2016 12:20:29 | ID: 132586
Please can anyone help me with this car problem? My 2005 Citreon C3 Desire has just begun to stop mid journey with no warning! After 10/15 mins it starts perfectly again. The other morning it wouldn't start outside my home so I sent for RAC . He said he had no idea what it was so I took it to our local garage and they don't know what's wrong??!! They can only suggest that it may be a crankshaft sensor but aren't sure. We are scared to go out in it now in case it stops again . Will I have to scrap it? I can't afford an exploratory service as it will cost more than the car . Please help anyone .
Take it for a computer check Frederick Potgieter from South Africa
Submitted: 09/06/2016 14:13:22 | ID: 132492
Hello. I have Citroën C3 1.4 exclusive. I just noticed that something is leaking near gear box. Im afraid that is oil. How much Could it cost if I'm right.? Waiting for an answer
Submitted: 04/06/2016 15:19:35 | ID: 132353
Brand new Citroen c3 with stop and go, traction light came on then went off. Same thing today, switched it off but above 30mph it comes on intermittently
Submitted: 01/06/2016 19:25:00 | ID: 132246
The left hand front indicator has gone it is not the bulb or a fuse how do I fix this.
Submitted: 27/05/2016 16:49:35 | ID: 132092
My car took a hit to the front right hand side and it started making a rattling noise when I started it and the bonnet wont lock properly and eco mode came up but it drives alright part from the clutch sticking ?
Submitted: 24/05/2016 22:13:39 | ID: 131988
My daughter has a citroen C3 desire. 03 plate. When she starts it, the engine management light comes on and it will not idle until 3 bars on the temperature gadge are reached. Other than that no problem. we have changed the coil and spark plugs but problem still exists. Any solutions? ps it is a basic citroen desire model not special edition.
The engine is still cold...warning to warm it up before going. I guess the car stands outside in the cold Frederick Potgieter from South Africa
Submitted: 24/05/2016 21:22:45 | ID: 131987
Hi An orange engine symbol has appeared on my dash display, followed by the readout, "Anti pollution fault". Car seems to pull normally and is quiet. Oil and coolant levels OK. Any idea what problem is, please? Many thanks Gillian
The catalatical converters are dirty and needs to be replaced/removed Frederick Potgieter from South Africa
Submitted: 24/05/2016 17:47:41 | ID: 131981
The car is due for service am over the kilos by 51 KM . all warning lindicators are on , lights,screen wipers, are always on and not turning off. the car does not want to start now but the battery is ok. please help, what could be the cause of this.
Submitted: 19/05/2016 13:33:14 | ID: 131688
Hi just bought a Citroen C3 and the engine management light was on I'm looking at the results of the diagnostics it says his to the O2 sensor bank 1 and looked under the engine and the plug has been cut off do anybody know any reason why thank you
Submitted: 18/05/2016 15:27:01 | ID: 131659
Once the C3 goes into eco mode how long do l have to wait before l can restart my car. Lights flicker but nothing else is happening. Tried to jump lead it & nothing happened.
Submitted: 08/05/2016 15:53:43 | ID: 131313
My citreon c3 keeps showing faults but nothing is wrong. Fog light, indicators.
Submitted: 08/05/2016 14:09:56 | ID: 131308
I have just bought a C3 Platinum Puretech S/S S-A 5 Door hatchback with touch screen controls and don't know how to turn off the radio. Please advise.
Mute it by pressing the volume up and down at the same time R. Bevis from Hertfordshire
Submitted: 07/05/2016 21:27:42 | ID: 131287
I have a Citroen c3 desire 2007/and I can't find a lever yo higher the seat. I can't see the kerb when I'm parking as the left side mirror doesn't lower enough.
Submitted: 07/05/2016 12:27:44 | ID: 131278
I seem to have a problem with my central locking. It won't open with the electronic key, I have to manually unlock the driver door but, all doors won't open from the inside. All passenger doors won't open from the outside. The child lock button is illuminated all the time and won't disengage. I took it to an Auto Electrical garage on Friday (29th April) and they managed to fix it saying it was loose wiring in the 'module' (fuse box I believe), but I went to drive it today (Monday 2nd May) and the problem is back! I will be contacting the garage again but was wondering if anybody else could give some insight, also how much would a new module cost to replace? Thanks SD
Submitted: 02/05/2016 23:56:54 | ID: 131098
Over filled my tank now the fuel indicator doesn't show full have I damaged something also how do you get the sump pan off
Submitted: 02/05/2016 09:40:08 | ID: 131057
Hi all. Just a question about juddering. Noticed when I have car on cruise and off cruise it sometimes judders for a couple seconds. Has happened so far on motorways at between 45-60mph. Any ideas? Want to nip this is the bud now before any more serious problems occur. Everything else with the car is fine absolutely no problems.
Submitted: 18/04/2016 14:48:44 | ID: 130544
how do you change plastic radiator grill on citroen c3 2009
Submitted: 18/04/2016 11:51:46 | ID: 130536
if I stall my c3 it is impossible to start it again until approx. 2 hours later which is becoming frustrating especially as it was bought brand new on 1st march. I had the same problem with my previous c3 also bought brand new in 2013. I was assured that this problem wouldn't happen again when I traded it in for my new c3 !!! Please could somebody advise me if there is a trick I'm not aware of in restarting it quickly without having to sit around waiting especially at a set of traffic lights!
Submitted: 15/04/2016 17:13:39 | ID: 130418
While driving my daughter noticed a burning smell and then the light went out behind the heating/ac controls. Any ideas? Could it be a fuse or the heating/ac system gone.
Submitted: 12/04/2016 23:48:21 | ID: 130316
Hello, My left rear reverse light doesn't work, only the right one. I've heard that there's only one in this model and that this is normal...is this true? Thanks!
Leidy, c'est vrai.. il y a seulement une lumière du renversement sur beaucoup de plus petites voitures. examinez la lentille et vous verrez il n'y a aucune place pour une ampoule. True, there is only one reversing light on many smaller cars. look into the lens and you'll see there is no place for a bulb. R Evans from Caerphilly
Thanks a lot!!i was about getting crazy and to go to argue with the seller! Merci beaucoup!! j'etais en train de me casser la tete et d'aller me battre avec le vendeur! Leidy from Belgium
Submitted: 12/04/2016 11:23:08 | ID: 130278
My c3 2010 rattles when I rev the car up. The fuel is petrol
Submitted: 10/04/2016 20:46:26 | ID: 130211
Hi I was driving and suddenly when i push the accellerator no power . I have fuel and all is ok seems like no fuel going through.
Hi Etienne, Did you get this fixed? Sounds like you had the same problem I had. Was in and out of the garage and they couldn't find anything, but a friend looked at it and found out that it was (what I believe the call ) the injector. SD from Aberdeenshire
Submitted: 06/04/2016 14:53:38 | ID: 130013
trip computer doesnt go off at all, it used to go off after a few seconds ,but now it displays all 3 rips, ie, eco, 1 and 2 are all shown at the same time, u can move them and reset them as normal. but it doesnt go out after a few seconds like it used too. any ideas ive looked everywhere for a answer
Submitted: 03/04/2016 21:56:42 | ID: 129910
info screen on dashbpard keeps telling me that foglamps,sidelamps,indicators etc faulty when they are not
Likely to be a wiring issue, my partner had an 07 plate C3 auto, which had the same issue, It appeared to be the wiring connection was loose or faulty. Andy Mcluckie from East Ayrshire
Submitted: 30/03/2016 20:31:10 | ID: 129711
The DSC/ASR light keeps coming on and after STOPPING and pressing the appropriate button it eventually goes off but comes back on again a little while later. Help!
Submitted: 30/03/2016 14:03:58 | ID: 129680
Hi, not long had the car and been back to garage a few times already.... Not always and generally when car is warmed up, after braking the car seems to accelerate away without pressing the pedal. It doesn't rev when clutch is pressed, nor does it accelerate at any great speed but it can be quite unnerving at times. Also, every time I start the car, the brake pedal kicks up slightly, this is more noticeable by the sound of it kicking up. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Submitted: 24/03/2016 16:11:32 | ID: 129424
hi just got a c3 can not put more them £20 pounds of petrol any reason?
Submitted: 23/03/2016 16:10:22 | ID: 129373
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