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Annabel fraser, Highland

Citroen C3 Picasso

My Picasso c3 10 plate boot opens when I start and switch off engine

Submitted: 06/02/2016 18:33:31 | ID: 127219

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harris, West Midlands

Citroen C3 Picasso

n/s/side light not working no power from fuesbox to light fuse ok

Submitted: 02/02/2016 11:01:06 | ID: 127035

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Eugene Davids, Botswana

Citroen C3 Picasso

While driving the car it made a funny noise like something came loose at the bottom of the car . After a couple of days the car did not want to move forward like the left front wheel locks and won't move forward, the car reverses only does not go forward wheel won't turn. Please can you help Thank you

Submitted: 27/01/2016 18:50:59 | ID: 126788

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O d, Greater Manchester

Citroen C3 Picasso

C,3 picasso 1.4 petrol turns over but will not"pick" &start.

Submitted: 21/01/2016 23:27:45 | ID: 126513

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George, Lincolnshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

After five minutes of starting the engine the battery warning light comes on, the message displayed reads , battery charge or electrical supply fault, This resets it self when you switch off then does the same thing again, every time you stop and restart. Battery does not seem to lose charge. The garage checked it out and decided to fit a new altinator, this they did under warranty I bought with the car. I got the car back and was told the light would not go off for the next 500 miles or so until the battery Ewan's fully charged,(???????).Anyway with new altinator the fault is still till (5mins running light and message back on) Any one any ideas as to cause . Thanks George

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George, sounds to me like the garage have been stringing you a line... when the alternator is properly charging the battery the light goes out straight away.. it won't take 500miles to go off.. that's BS.. the light has very little to do with the actual state of charge of the battery, but is an indication that the charging process is not working properly, though, if the BATTERY ITSELF was faulty, it may give an indication. Ask them to carry out test on the battery itself for charge retention.. not actual voltage at the terminals.. They could fully charge the battery and get it to show 12.3v.. and they'll say it's OK.. but if they carry out a charge retention, using a specific tool, they apply a high load to the battery for about 20secs and watch the needle for movement.. the needle will drop a little straight away, but then hold at above 12v.. if the drop takes it below 12v, or the needle steadily decreases to below 12v then the battery needs replacement... but be prepared.. they won't cover that under warranty. There could actually be a fault with the circuitry to, but that could be something simple like dirty or loose contacts at the alternator or at the battery. I had a garage refit an alternator and then decide it was faulty because of battery voltage when running and they wanted £400 to replace (I told them where to go) but investigated it myself and found that the terminals on the wiring AND the alternator were lightly coated in corrosion.. wire wooled them and reconnected = fine and it still is. R Evans from Caerphilly

Hi, a couple of weeks ago I ask about battery light coming on after 2/3mins" well after Evans Halshaw (Ford) could not find fault after changing two alternators they sent it to the local Citroen dealership for diagnosis,the found the multipin plug(male) to the EMU corroded. Should be all ok when plug is changed. Thanks George from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 20/01/2016 21:48:12 | ID: 126457

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JOE AUCOTT, Warwickshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

DO CITROEN PICASSO VTR PLUS HAVE HEATED DOOR MIRRORS

Submitted: 19/01/2016 09:29:59 | ID: 126369

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JOE AUCOTT, Warwickshire

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DO CITROEN C3 VTR PLUS HAVE HEATED DOOR MIRRORS

Submitted: 19/01/2016 09:25:26 | ID: 126368

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Craig (Wakefield), West Yorkshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

Outside temp ( black button type thing ) I've already purchased this , but my question is how do you remove the drivers side wing mirror glass ?? To gain access to replacing the temp sensor ???

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Most door mirror glass units 'pop' into place and removing them can cause the glass to shatter.. tilt the glass in different directions and one of them you should be able to see how it fixes. on some you can get a screwdriver or similar behind one of the fixing lugs and disengage it, then the others start to click out.. but be careful.. the glass really can be easy to shatter R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 15/01/2016 18:59:54 | ID: 126198

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Doug, Luton

Citroen C3 Picasso

Just purchSed a Citroen Picasso c3 with 8,000 miles on the clock.It is not giving me a good miles per gallon Can any one help or has any one have any ideas

Submitted: 15/01/2016 14:11:13 | ID: 126175

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james, West Yorkshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

I changed my head lamp but couldn't fit it correctly as it was dark so I did the best I could and drove home , the next morning the power steering has failed and the warning icon has come on so I put the bulb into the correct position slotted into the screws but the power steering is still not responding does anyone know if it's just messed up the ecu and if this is easily fixed as it's a finance car and some big bill ie the rack or steering pump??

Submitted: 14/01/2016 20:03:42 | ID: 126144

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Bill Turner, Redcar and Cleveland

Citroen C3 Picasso

The Antipollution Faulty warning has twice come on .Engine cuts out but will restart and warning goes out Do I have a blocked particle filter or a Faulty diagnosis? The display reads Faulty - not Fault! ltyy .

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Faulty .... fault ....doesn't matter... there's something wrong and your engine cuts out... do you really need a debate on the use of faulty as opposed to fault... get it seen to. it might be dpf needing a regen .... you can do that by driving the car hard for half-hour. Try. Some fuel additive like redex too. If this doesn't work get it seen to by garage R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 07/01/2016 16:44:38 | ID: 125707

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Sean Twamley, Cardiff

Citroen C3 Picasso

The front lights on my 09 C3 Picasso (sidelights, headlights and fog lights) only work intermittently during wet weather and the "SERVICE" light illuminates, apparently water getting into the fuse box in the engine compartment, been advised design fault and a common problem in the C3, I've had new fuse box put in as old one corroded but the problem persists, any ideas?

Submitted: 06/01/2016 20:27:36 | ID: 125659

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Jason, Essex

Citroen C3 Picasso

Have a 61 plate C3 Picasso (under 40k miles). Car has been going fine then suddenly the steering locks and power steering fault comes up on display. Luckily this happened at low speed just turning into a road and not at speed on a bend or busy road. Any ideas?? Worried this is gonna cost me big bucks just before xmas.

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Hi I had a similar problem and have just had it repaired by my local Citroen dealer they had had a similar problem come in a while back, it turned out to be the ecu for the steering rac. Has my car had ran out of warranty and they were aware of the problem Citroen uk paid for the part and I just had to pay the labour. Your car has to be under a certain mileage though which I’m not sure what that was but mine as only done just under 36000. hope this helps jay from Cheshire

Hi I had a similar problem and have just had it repaired by my local Citroen dealer they had had a similar problem come in a while back, it turned out to be the ecu for the steering rac. Has my car had ran out of warranty and they were aware of the problem Citroen uk paid for the part and I just had to pay the labour. Your car has to be under a certain mileage though which I’m not sure what that was but mine as only done just under 36000. hope this helps jay from Cheshire

Submitted: 16/12/2015 22:40:26 | ID: 124781

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joseph cauchi, Malta

Citroen C3 Picasso

The central locking on my C3Picasso 2010 is operating without touching the remote on the key when driver door is closed but when the engine is running all is normal

Submitted: 10/12/2015 18:07:41 | ID: 124557

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Stephen pollard, Northumberland

Citroen C3 Picasso

Just had coils plus front near side suspension , now front end of car looks on the high side any ideas why

Submitted: 05/12/2015 20:41:58 | ID: 124391

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keith sowerby, Hartlepool

Citroen C3 Picasso

hi ive just bought my picasso c3 a few days ago but when i went to go in the boot the tailgate only opened about a quarter the way have to physically push it up to open fully,went to dealer and he said its designed like this as most people who buy these cars are on invalidity i said then how would they manage to lift it up to put shopping in .i suggested that its the gas rods on the boot lid that are faulty but he says they are not anyone else had this problem,i opened a c4 picasso in the showroom and tailgaite flew all the way up he said its a different model

Submitted: 04/12/2015 14:33:54 | ID: 124347

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Tony Burke, Essex

Citroen C3 Picasso

How do I remove the message 'no internet connection' from the screen in my car?

Submitted: 03/12/2015 16:58:08 | ID: 124319

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Bruce Cason, Germany

Citroen C3 Picasso

When new (3 years ago) the car had an excellent heating system. Now it takes forwever to get warm inside the car - it does eventually - but then after 30 minutes drivving. Radiator water levels are ok - before I go and have the thermostat replaced I thought I woudl ask here P:S I have a standard c3 picasso petrol 120 PS - that option was not available above so I had to select estate.

Submitted: 21/11/2015 08:37:27 | ID: 123753

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patricia, Carmarthenshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

HI"" my citroen 1.6. hdi. c3, picasso. year 10 plate runs well but have noticed when traveling and coming to give way or roundabout, i dip clutch and revs do not drop they run on after i take my foot off accelerator..................any ideas..........thanks

Submitted: 18/11/2015 21:12:52 | ID: 123675

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Liam Timmins, Fife

Citroen C3 Picasso

I used the blu tooth to make a call and when I hung up the radio has become unresponsive the source button won't work its stuck on my phone but no audio is coming out. Anybody got any suggestions I'm clueless.

Submitted: 07/11/2015 14:18:43 | ID: 123250

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Michael, France

Citroen C3 Picasso

Pls I have this problem persists on my car.there's alot of smoke at the back when I started the engine.the is citrioen c3 diesel.pls I have changed the turbo charger still the smoke is coming so after I changed the oil and the filter but still it's smoking.so I show it to a machanic he said its was head gasket fort that's why the smoke is coming.so pls help me with this smoke idea so that I no what to do on the car smoke thank you.

Submitted: 31/10/2015 03:13:53 | ID: 122918

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Jane, Gwynedd

Citroen C3 Picasso

where is the power steering top up for a Citroen C3 Picasso

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Hi unfortunately there's not one it's electric!! im foaming power steering fault came on whilst driving round a steep corner nearly ploughing into the side verge until i realised i actually still had steering, it went away then came back so ive now booked it in to Citroen as other garages cannot fix it! expensive i'll bet took out warranty so hope it pays for most of it! Did you have the problem? was your bill very much? Kind Regards Vanessa VANESSA Nolan from Durham

Hi unfortunately there's not one it's electric!! im foaming power steering fault came on whilst driving round a steep corner nearly ploughing into the side verge until i realised i actually still had steering, it went away then came back so ive now booked it in to Citroen as other garages cannot fix it! expensive i'll bet took out warranty so hope it pays for most of it! Did you have the problem? was your bill very much? Kind Regards Vanessa VANESSA Nolan from Durham

Hi unfortunately there's not one it's electric!! im foaming power steering fault came on whilst driving round a steep corner nearly ploughing into the side verge until i realised i actually still had steering, it went away then came back so ive now booked it in to Citroen as other garages cannot fix it! expensive i'll bet took out warranty so hope it pays for most of it! Did you have the problem? was your bill very much? Kind Regards Vanessa VANESSA Nolan from Durham

Submitted: 26/10/2015 18:57:44 | ID: 122757

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Gra, Lancashire

Citroen C3 Picasso

While turning left my power steering failed , it came on dash with power steering fault, drove 1mile to garage switched engine off fitter came out to investigate stated engine ,power steering now working normal but worried it might happen again . Ps nothing showing on screen.

Submitted: 17/10/2015 13:26:18 | ID: 122420

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Kathryn clark, Middlesex

Citroen C3 Picasso

As the mornings are getting cold we have been putting the heating on to 5 and when any of the doors are open its all fine but as soon as I shut the doors the is a loud whistle which only goes away if you open a door or turn the heater down to 4 or lower. Any ideas?

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The heater fan draws air into the car from outside unless you select recirculation of cabin air . When the door is open air can escape easily . When it is shut the cabin gets pressure in it due to the fan pumping in air from outside . On high fan speeds this can make the fan whistle or air escaping the car via seals on the doors can make noises like this. Solution :- select recirculation of existing cabin air or turn fan to a lower speed. Tim from Cumbria

The heater fan draws air into the car from outside unless you select recirculation of cabin air . When the door is open air can escape easily . When it is shut the cabin gets pressure in it due to the fan pumping in air from outside . On high fan speeds this can make the fan whistle or air escaping the car via seals on the doors can make noises like this. Solution :- select recirculation of existing cabin air or turn fan to a lower speed. Tim from Cumbria

Submitted: 29/09/2015 06:58:05 | ID: 121755

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Mat dilnot, Hampshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

Hello, I can't shut one of the back doors? It only shuts half way any ideas?

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Sounds like rear door stay or check strap is worn usually half way down door between hinges. Jaz from West Midlands

Submitted: 23/09/2015 17:58:18 | ID: 121548

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Kate, Devon

Citroen C3 Picasso

Hi. I have a 2011 model and the front side lights are not working. We've changed the bulbs and there is no fuse listed in the manual. Following other posts we checked the fusebox in the engine compartment but it all looks dry. Has anyone got any advice - is there something we've missed? Thank you

Submitted: 18/09/2015 09:30:43 | ID: 121318

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P cramphorn, Leicestershire

Citroen C3 Picasso

How to fit daytime ruining lights

Submitted: 16/09/2015 15:53:39 | ID: 121234

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Mollie Maynard, Bristol

Citroen C3 Picasso

Hi I have a C3 Picasso and today I went to put the drivers window down, and it only slowly goes down when you push the button release push the button release repeat etc, bit of a nightmare. The one touch feature has suddenly stopped working, does anyone know how I can fix this? Scared to use the window now in case it doesn't go back up at all/gets stuck. Passenger one touch window still working fine. Many thanks Mollie

Submitted: 06/09/2015 16:40:13 | ID: 120861

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Ian, Devon

Citroen C3 Picasso

Can the C3 Picasso rear seats be removed? Thks! Ian

Submitted: 01/09/2015 23:46:08 | ID: 120653

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frances anne dix, Oxfordshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

my c3 Picasso o9 plate keeps cutting out when the pollen filter comes on, you then have to stop and re start but now the oil fuel pressure late is coming on and stop in red, this is a continual problem. the garage says there is nothing wrong with the car. I am loosing all confidence in the car, as this is now the 5th time this has happened in 3 months.

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I have the same problem. My dealer has had it twice for 2 days each time, replaced the oil pump but still re-occures. I've got used to it now but it is very irritating. I have tried everything. Love my C3 Picasso but all the little niggles are getting me to think of moving to something different. Elaine from Somerset

I have the same problem. My dealer has had it twice for 2 days each time, replaced the oil pump but still re-occures. I've got used to it now but it is very irritating. I have tried everything. Love my C3 Picasso but all the little niggles are getting me to think of moving to something different. Elaine from Somerset

Submitted: 24/08/2015 06:55:15 | ID: 120250

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Brian Cowen, Cumbria

Citroen C3 Picasso

Hi. I want to change the electrically adjustable mirror to electric FOLDING etc. as on the Exclusive model. Is the wiring loom standard to enable the swapping of both door mirrors and of course a relevant interior switch? Many thanks.

Submitted: 23/08/2015 13:23:36 | ID: 120214

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Steven Morris , Stoke-on-Trent

Citroen C3 Picasso

please can you tell me when they put the dpf/fap filter on the c3 Picasso, as I do mostly town driving, no motorways or dual carriage ways, thanks Steve

Submitted: 22/08/2015 00:43:54 | ID: 120149

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Kieran Hemsley, Bridgend

Citroen C3 Picasso

Message just appeared stating inactive overspeed, any answers.

Submitted: 21/08/2015 21:59:18 | ID: 120145

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John, Cambridgeshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

How do you change the dashboard cluster or how to get the cluster off please john

Submitted: 12/08/2015 10:08:43 | ID: 119645

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joe bell, Devon

Citroen C3 Picasso

How can you remove the drivers armrest

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You have take the seat out turn you arm rest it is in line with seat and it just puls off . You can also get a video of it on youtube and it shows how to do it. Cheers WT WILLIAM TELFORD from Fife

Submitted: 31/07/2015 16:51:16 | ID: 119171

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William Evans, Flintshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

Ref: Mandy Williams Merthyr Tydfil & Christine Barnes Lancashire - problems with power steering fault posted 23/06/2015 Hi - my car is also a 2010 C3 Picasso and last Thursday the power steering failed. I did the same as Mandy and it worked for about half a mile. My car is currently off the road and I have been quoted a similar price for repair. I agree with Christine - the car is only 5 years old and obviously has a common fault. I would appreciate knowing what the response was from Customer Service

Submitted: 24/07/2015 22:34:14 | ID: 118862

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Dave Pritchard, Merseyside

Citroen C3 Picasso

The outside temp sensor, at present, varies between 44C to 48C when temp is in mid twenties! Can t be a DIY job and, if so, where is it located?

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the sender is a black button under the drivers mirror,you have to take off the mirror glas and solder the new one in.it can be bought on ebay. roger smith from Yorkshire

the sender is a black button under the drivers mirror,you have to take off the mirror glas and solder the new one in.it can be bought on ebay. roger smith from Yorkshire

Submitted: 20/07/2015 21:49:27 | ID: 118709

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michael maloney, Spain

Citroen C3 Picasso

how do you remove front headlight unit from c3 picasso

Submitted: 19/07/2015 10:14:23 | ID: 118630

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Mike Hobbs, France

Citroen C3 Picasso

Hi I am about to change front and rear discs and pads on my 2010 exclusive but need torque settings for rear wheel bearings that are built into the rear discs ???

Submitted: 11/07/2015 20:12:59 | ID: 118339

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Ron, Surrey

Citroen C3 Picasso

cannot connect my mobile as i need an authorisation code !!!!! Ron

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Enter any four digit code into your mobile and the same code into the car display then ask them to pair. It does work but it can take a few attempts. Derek from South Yorkshire

Enter any four digit code into your mobile and the same code into the car display then ask them to pair. It does work but it can take a few attempts. Derek from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 05/07/2015 13:12:26 | ID: 118084

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