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Glyn, Vale of Glamorgan

Citroen C3

My C3 diesel front and rear fog lights have stopped working but the lamps and fuses are ok. Is there a relay which controls these lights and if so, where would I find it?

Submitted: 10/09/2014 15:42:55 | ID: 102934

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suze, Oxfordshire

Citroen C3

Hi, I have just bought a C3 and was concerned about the biting point. Some say it is very high and others think the clutch is gone. I have to rev the car to 2000 rpm before moving. I have been driving my friend`s Rover before this and the clutch is fine.

Submitted: 10/09/2014 12:30:40 | ID: 102925

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James Masterson , West Midlands

Citroen C3

Hi I've changed the coil pack on my car which has corrected the problem now the electric speedo isnt working and when the car slows down it stops and has to be started up again please help

Submitted: 09/09/2014 17:21:27 | ID: 102864

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alan roberts, Berkshire

Citroen C3

How do I change the steering on a 57 reg Citroen C3?

Submitted: 05/09/2014 22:02:13 | ID: 102676

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Louise, City of Derby

Citroen C3

The warning lights keep coming on on my dashboard which tells me in various orders that all my lights are faulty, but they all work. It goes through side lamps, reverse lights, indicators etc, this happens whilst driving, especially when going round corners but happens extremely frequently.

Submitted: 05/09/2014 16:01:20 | ID: 102651

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Paul Israel, Bristol

Citroen C3

Looking under the bonnet on the driver`s side under the scuttle the rain water is collecting there and not running out under the car. Water is almost up to the wiper motor. How do I clear the rain vent tubes etc? They must be full of leaves etc. I can see the pollen filter, maybe I have to remove that but my hands won`t fit in to do anything. This must be a common fault. Has anyone ideas how to clear out the water drain holes? 2011 plate Citroen C3 VTR+ (the model with the large windscreen). Thanks

Submitted: 01/09/2014 15:55:51 | ID: 102464

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Sandra, Australia

Citroen C3

Gear box problem on my citreon c3 pluriel 2005 been playing up I drive it then the beeping sound comes on and on the dash a snow flake picture appears with the word auto under it and when this happens my car stops as I try to xelerate the car won't move just reaves out so I turn the car off wait a couple of minutes and starts back up and I can drive for a day or so then it happens again on some occasions it won't start at all untill the next day it's like my car has a mind of its own please help what could the problem be

Submitted: 31/08/2014 07:13:52 | ID: 102412

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Eddie, North East Lincolnshire

Citroen C3

Some of the LCD has gone from the centre console display. What could it be.

Submitted: 27/08/2014 17:01:09 | ID: 102237

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Eddie, North East Lincolnshire

Citroen C3

Some of the crystals have gone from the display in centre console. What could it be?

Submitted: 27/08/2014 16:58:54 | ID: 102236

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tina, Stirling

Citroen C3

I have a 12yr old citreon C3 why do you need both keys when the car gets serviced?

Submitted: 26/08/2014 09:10:24 | ID: 102142

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Scott Jennings, Nottinghamshire

Citroen C3

Hello guys and girls. I have a Citroen c3 LX 54 plate, I've just had a new ECU fitted to get my air con working properly, But now when I turn the engine on, the engine management light stays on and I get 3 beeps, plus my power steering felt very heavy on the way to work half way there! But when I restarted the car after I finished work, the steering was normal the light was still on and the 3 beeps, but half way home the steering went heavy again! Any suggestions please people! Thanks Scott,

Submitted: 14/08/2014 18:11:33 | ID: 101492

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maynard, Cornwall

Citroen C3

I would like to know the correct tire pressures front and rear in p. s. i

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I would like to know the tyre pressures for 5 door C3 selection 2014 in psi maynard from Cornwall

It's around 32 rear and 30 front. I`ve got all mine on 30 for now and it`s fine. jane from Warwickshire

It's around 32 rear and 30 front. I`ve got all mine on 30 for now and it`s fine. jane from Warwickshire

Submitted: 12/08/2014 13:41:19 | ID: 101374

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kim, Blackpool

Citroen C3

when anti-pollution light is on.my citreon 3 petrol engine cuts out and car stops please help

Submitted: 10/08/2014 17:27:17 | ID: 101279

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Lindo Mathonsi, South Africa

Citroen C3

what do happened if the clutch is loose and the car doesn't move because i can't put gears

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Try putting it in neutral, releasing the clutch and then try again. The gears on mine are a bit temperamental when starting off, reverse especially (but that's common in manual cars anyway). If it's happening when driving you might have to bring the clutch out slightly and then ease it back in and try the gear again. If it's happening a lot though get it to the garage. I think sometimes, especially in reverse, the teeth aren't quite engaging or something (I am not an expert, this is my first car and I`ve had it two months), so jiggling it like this gives it a chance to get back in sync. jane from Warwickshire

Submitted: 07/08/2014 11:17:06 | ID: 101063

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Lyndsey, West Lothian

Citroen C3

Does all c3 cars have a clicking noice when coming of the clutch we were told they do

Submitted: 31/07/2014 18:11:22 | ID: 100666

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Kim, Essex

Citroen C3

I bought a citroen c3 2005 a week ago n recently When I switch on the engine it makes a very weird sound and takes several attempts for it to switch on. The car is in good condition only one previous owner and low mileage it was also recently serviced

Submitted: 30/07/2014 10:23:45 | ID: 100584

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Michael, South Africa

Citroen C3

Re: CITROEN C3 FURIO 2008 (1.6) The service light stays on, and the display screen keeps indicating that the fog lights are not working (yet they are). HOW DO I RESET?

Submitted: 29/07/2014 17:14:38 | ID: 100558

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keeran, Derbyshire

Citroen C3

Hi, my Citroen C3 2002 model has problems with the battery. I`ve changed the battery twice. I`m not sure what is draining the battery power. No loose wire connections. No radio connected. Also the central locking is not working. I`ve tried the bsi reset and also the fob reset, changed battery on the fob also. What else can I do?

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Hi. You may have a shorted fuse this would explain any power surges and therefore drained batteries. Just a suggestion. thomas wilson from Greater Manchester

there was a factory recall for this problem, have a look at recalls you will need your vin number to find if that is the one of them x tina from Herefordshire

Submitted: 28/07/2014 13:25:00 | ID: 100493

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M SOPWITH, Cumbria

Citroen C3

c3 running well but spanner sign came up and it would not do any more than 30k had to put on warning lights luckily only a 10 mile drive home can you advice. Thank you.

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This happened on mine bought second hand. This would suggest to me after research that your car is due for a service. Oil levels brake fluid levels etc need checking. However if a service was recently done this number and the spanner need to be reset. thomas wilson from Greater Manchester

This happened on mine bought second hand. This would suggest to me after research that your car is due for a service. Oil levels brake fluid levels etc need checking. However if a service was recently done this number and the spanner need to be reset. thomas wilson from Greater Manchester

This happened on mine bought second hand. This would suggest to me after research that your car is due for a service. Oil levels brake fluid levels etc need checking. However if a service was recently done this number and the spanner need to be reset. thomas wilson from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 21/07/2014 11:11:58 | ID: 100082

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Sue, Norfolk

Citroen C3

My C3 SX automatic starts well and I have no problems with the first 15 miles to work , but when I get to a more built up area and have to wait in traffic , approach roundabout s etc, it feels as if it's not engaging and does not easily pull away till the revs are high. ( sounds like a hair dryer ) Any answers please ? Sue

Submitted: 18/07/2014 22:02:08 | ID: 99951

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Steve, Nottinghamshire

Citroen C3

I have citroen C3 desire 55 reg and recently replaced the stereo ...now the antitheft light comes on when the ignition is switched on wipers come on intermittently and central locking does not any more thanks....

Submitted: 13/07/2014 16:38:45 | ID: 99587

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Jo, Bristol

Citroen C3

(Citroen 3 petrol) I went to start my car this morning and the battery seemed totally flat. When I turned the ignition key there was a bleeping sound. Managed to start my car by using jump leads. The beep sound is still there when I start up the engine. On a couple of occasions when stuck in traffic my car has cut out, I`m not sure if this is connected?

Submitted: 11/07/2014 13:18:53 | ID: 99444

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Donna, Kent

Citroen C3

I've had this car from new - always been fine. Warning lights keep flashing up like park assist / fog lights/ etc - changed battery seemed fine now happening again? Any ideas?

Submitted: 10/07/2014 06:05:39 | ID: 99363

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william raymond, Tyne and Wear

Citroen C3

How do I fit a front lower centre grill trim bumper?

Submitted: 08/07/2014 21:37:25 | ID: 99271

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Simon, Redcar and Cleveland

Citroen C3

Hi my fuel warning light came on with one bar left on the fuel gauge still there I have put £15 in but the light stayed on and the maximum mileage kept falling, now the maximum mileage says --- and the light is still on, any ideas please, I know there is fuel there so why is the warning light on ?

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Mine sometimes takes a while to register and £15 is enough to do about 120 miles minimum (if my mpg is to be believed, and that's poor). Usually it pops up next time I start my car, maybe yours is a bit slower jane from Warwickshire

Submitted: 07/07/2014 22:14:13 | ID: 99190

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Julie Spencer, Hull

Citroen C3

my speed monitor keeps stopping, making my steering wheel feel loose.

Submitted: 07/07/2014 15:44:40 | ID: 99147

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M. Manning, Norfolk

Citroen C3

I have a C3 Hd 2010 Air con(manual) which makes a noise like a secondary fan over the noise of the normal heater fan. I don't think it`s been serviced but it is still producing cold air?

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had the same problem until last week, it is a noise that sometimes occurs when the refrigerant gas is low.mine was refilled under guarantee and the noise is gone, after top up monitor for any leak that might have caused the loss of gas Tim Laker from Hampshire

had the same problem until last week, it is a noise that sometimes occurs when the refrigerant gas is low.mine was refilled under guarantee and the noise is gone, after top up monitor for any leak that might have caused the loss of gas Tim Laker from Hampshire

Submitted: 02/07/2014 14:38:28 | ID: 98842

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stacey, Durham

Citroen C3

all my indicators on the left hand side has stopped working any ideas what the problems could be?

Submitted: 28/06/2014 17:45:42 | ID: 98624

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buffy, Ireland

Citroen C3

yesterday c3 parked up (by non owner) with wheels turned at angle , today unable to get key to work in ignition and the steering wheel is totally locked, nothing moves no play on steering car dead ..

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I`m sure you have sorted this by now, but sounds like the steering lock. You might just need to put the key in and then jiggle the steering wheel, eventually the key should turn jane from Warwickshire

Submitted: 21/06/2014 14:46:28 | ID: 98188

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Imrana Sarwar, West Midlands

Citroen C3

My citreon c3 keeps cutting out and engine management mite cums on I have to rev the car and start it again I have had coil pack changed but problem still exsists ani suggestions plz

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How does the power feel when driving mine was misfiring on one cylinder just had it repaired. If it feels ow when pulling away from a stop you are probably looking at the same problem. Or oils be the throttle box. Best stick on a computer and get a better idea. Should cost around £20 for mechanic To check It for you. William from Antrim

How does the power feel when driving mine was misfiring on one cylinder just had it repaired. If it feels ow when pulling away from a stop you are probably looking at the same problem. Or oils be the throttle box. Best stick on a computer and get a better idea. Should cost around £20 for mechanic To check It for you. William from Antrim

Submitted: 18/06/2014 19:59:45 | ID: 97989

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Michelle, Middlesex

Citroen C3

Hi can you please help I bought a second hand c3 two weeks ago when I try to drive off it over reves and does not go anywhere when I push the snow flake button it drives normal can you tell me why this is ? And also whenever I turn on the air con there is a loud like clicking noise why? Please help thank you.

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Sounds like clutch has had it. Looking at a couple of hundred for a fix. Sorry. William from Antrim

Submitted: 18/06/2014 09:59:35 | ID: 97952

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David Hobson, Yorkshire

Citroen C3

Hi I have a problem with my c3 the temp can be on 3bars then all of a sudden it goes up to red but the fan kicks in but only for few seconds

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My C3 has a problem, temperature goes from 3 bars to red and fan kicks in but the car is not overheating. When I switch off and then back on it goes back to normal? david grey from Durham

Submitted: 12/06/2014 20:54:02 | ID: 97557

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Ken, Yorkshire

Citroen C3

The ESP light comes o and the car makes a scratching noise. Please help.

Submitted: 07/06/2014 19:43:50 | ID: 97152

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christiaan, South Africa

Citroen C3

Please help anyone, when I am in traffic the heat gage shoots into the red, followed by a beeping sound, but when I drive off or rev the motor is goes back to three bars, and when I come to a halt it does the same. When driving normally it doesn't have the problem or overheat.

Submitted: 06/06/2014 18:40:55 | ID: 97057

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tom, Malta

Citroen C3

I am the owner of a citroen new c3 1.4 vtr 75bHB 8v , I notated that the dashboard is not illuminated in full , that is the speedometer that marks the Kilometres does not lit up . is this not normal, because driving during the night this speedometer is lift in the dark and not visible to the driver , when I TALKED to the service garage here in Malta , they said that this is normal tom

Submitted: 05/06/2014 14:16:32 | ID: 96979

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Sandy Roper, Norfolk

Citroen C3

Anti pollution warning comes on, car won't tick over, unless its revved it dies and servo light keeps on. Same day or next time its started it will be fine. Citroen bloke said take car out, belt along in 3rd gear at 60 mph and it could shift a little blockage. Worked once but now has same problem. Help - I need my car to work all the time not when it feels like it. Any suggestions gratefully received.

Submitted: 03/06/2014 18:56:56 | ID: 96830

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jeremy, Swansea

Citroen C3

The management light comes on I loose power then stalls starts up straight away but light still flashes and beeps when stalling battery light stays on plz help

Submitted: 31/05/2014 11:59:03 | ID: 96577

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James, Aberdeenshire

Citroen C3

Hi there, I have a diesel 2003 Citroen C3 SX Hdi. Bought second hand just under a year ago. In the last 6 months or so there have been some hiccups with the car. It occurs infrequently and only after the car has been stationary over night in the rain. The fob doesn't seem to work and the engine won't start, but it is turning over. This doesn't happen all the time or even every time in rains. I have to unlock the car manually with the key, the other electrics (radio, wipers, lights, dash) all seem to work fine but the car just won't start. The battery is less than a year old and seems fine and the fob has been checked ok. Last time it happened I had to take it to a auto electrical garage. It sat there for a day and a half before they even looked at it. By that point the problem had seemed to fix itself but they ended up inspecting the car and finding the inside of the fuse box a bit damp and rusted they dried and re-soldered some contacts and charged me 200 quid for the trouble. Now it's happened again and the car has sat outside my house for 3 days. I was hoping it might come back to life. No luck so far. I don't know much about motors and my brief research suggested I check the distributor cap. I also though I might put the problem here to see if anyone with better knowledge could suggest the problem and a solution?

Submitted: 31/05/2014 00:12:42 | ID: 96563

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Rebecca, West Midlands

Citroen C3

Water Ingress I have major issues with my citreon c3, I've owned the car for just under 2 years and had some minor issues to begin with which were fixed under warranty. Anyways recently my car alarm started to randomly go off and wouldn't turn off with the key or even when i started the car. Then my wipers started to fail and started to randomly come on on there own and stop half way up my window, took it to a garage who advised its the ECU and it needs replacing and i need to take it directly to citreon for reprogramming. Anyways booked the appointment for a week later with citreon but in the meantime smoke started to come through the air vents. I was extremely worried so took it to Halfords, the damage was much much worst than the ECU. Basically there is a well under my front window screen that water gathers in, and unfortunately it wasn't draining the water and now there is 6 inches of water sat underneath my window in the well. This has then cause water damage on my Alarm motor, my wiper motor, my ECU, my fan and possibly many other things. Citreon seem to think this is a common issue but as its not part of a service for this particular part to be cleaned out regularly i wasn't aware. Just want to know if you have heard of this issue before or if you can offer any advice as its going to cost £3000 minimum to fix.

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Hi Is your citroen a C3 VTR+ we have a similar problem with the drivers side under the scuttle next to the pollen filter filling up with rain water If you have small hands you can reach in a feel about in the bottom and move the material thats blocking the drain holes. This would appear to be a common problem on this car Try not to park under trees bushes etc. Paul Israel from Bristol

Submitted: 29/05/2014 11:57:04 | ID: 96425

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Ken Vivash, Essex

Citroen C3

Hi.I keep getting my engine management light coming on with no apparent effect on the cars performance.Error code is PO221 throttle/pedal/position sensor switch B circuit range/performance. I reset the machine to turn of the management light but after a week or two it comes on again and I get the same code reading.Is the car computer too sensitive as the car runs fine.Yt?

Submitted: 29/05/2014 10:57:27 | ID: 96420

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