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jamie jones, Merseyside

Citroen C3 Picasso

My C3 Picasso diesel (59 plate) engine has been cutting out recently, fortunately only when travelling around 30mph speeds. The Dash is saying 'Anti pollution Fault' and/or 'Oil Pressure'. However when I restart the car it is fine and no warning lights are showing. I have used a code fault reader which comes back with no codes. Anyone have an idea of what might be the cause, and what my plan of action should be to sort it.

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Do MOST of your trips involve 30mph speeds?! I'm not sure if your model has the Diesel Particle Filter, but this device traps the nasty soot given off by combustion, and this needs to be burned off regularly by the device to keep it clear. Assuming you've checked your oil level and it's fine, you could always try filling your tank with good quality diesel - Shell V-Power Nitro+ seems to be recommended - and give your car a really good blast; at least a half-hour at motorway speeds. Black Cherry from Devon

Thanks. Most of my driving is 30-40 mph to and from work. I have recently been on the motorway to clear an anti pollution fault, but the engine has cut out twice since. The oil level is on the maximum limit, possibly just over. I wasn't even aware of DPF's, my last diesel didn't have one. Sounds like my driving style doesn't suit modern diesels. jamie jones from Merseyside

I think it's unlikely to be an oil pressure issue (phew). Yep, my old diesel car (Zafira) didn't have a DPF either, so this was never an issue, which is just as well as most trips in it were slower and shorter than ideal. And, yes, if the majority of trips are short and/or slowish, modern diesels are simply not recommended. How long are your trips - does the car get to fully warm up each time? IF your situation is caused by the DPF, and I obviously don't know if it is, then PERHAPS a 'solution' is to do at least one of these trips per week in a lower gear than you would normally? Eg, keep it in 4th even at 40mph - AFTER the car has fully warmed up. That certainly won't be over-revving it; it'll be a bit like doing a normal 50-odd mph in 5th, so the engine will be happy enough. And definitely try a high quality diesel too; these have additives like detergents to give a cleaner engine, and hopefully a cleaner 'burn' too. Black Cherry from Devon

It is a 25 mile round trip. The engine cut out again this morning with the 'anti pollution faulty' showing again (No 'oil pressure' on this occasion). This time though the engine warning light remained on when the car was restarted. The fault code reader gave P 1166, something to do with fuel pressure apparently. I went for a drive on the motorway and the fault has cleared itself. jamie jones from Merseyside

Submitted: 14/11/2014 13:00:31 | ID: 106204

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andy, Norfolk

Citroen C3 Picasso

Hi. My driver`s door is catching when you open it, when opened the door wind caught it and it flew open, so now every time I open it it catches on the wing panel. Can anybody help? What should I adjust please? Thanks, Andy.

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the door hinge will have been strained try using a socket from a socket set have to experiment on size place by hinge on open door and gently try to close door by hand to adjust the strain on the door hinge check if its the top or bottom hinge hope this helps David Armitage from West Yorkshire

the door hinge will have been strained try using a socket from a socket set have to experiment on size place by hinge on open door and gently try to close door by hand to adjust the strain on the door hinge check if its the top or bottom hinge hope this helps David Armitage from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 03/11/2014 12:34:35 | ID: 105575

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Glynis Freeman, Brighton & Hove

Citroen C3 Picasso

I have had my car from new. The problem I have is the rubber round the drivers door has perished again, this will be the 3rd one I have had and it is now out of warranty so I will have to pay for it this time. Is this a common problem with the C3 or is it just my car.

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Yes my driver door's rubber is perished in the shoulder/arm area since approx 65k mls(now 82k) not bothered replacing or complaining as I've bigger fish to fry with Citroen over water ingress into fuse box/electronics. John Roberts from Cheshire

Submitted: 28/10/2014 14:33:54 | ID: 105240

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Colin, South Yorkshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

hi I have had a problem with my wash wipers not not working I have changed the fuse and all was well for about 3 weeks and now stopped working again, I have replaced the fuse again today but this has not solved the problem , could anyone give me any advice to sort this problem please.

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Hi Colin, you may find that a fault with the washer pump causes water to run back into the fuse-box under the bonnet. This may cause corrosion in the fuse-box and wiring loom - potentially an expensive repair. See other posts on similar problem from me. Paul Briggs from Bath and North East Somerset

Submitted: 27/10/2014 16:06:42 | ID: 105194

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Liz Hackett, Cambridgeshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

Driving along yesterday and suddenly I could not go into any gear at all so I lost power and it was making a horrible loud screaming noise. I went along at snail pace until I could pull over. Had no warning lights or any smells. I switched the engine off and waited and tried again to carry on driving. No further problems. What could it have been? It was very sudden.

Submitted: 23/10/2014 09:19:59 | ID: 105007

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joseph cauchi, Malta

Citroen C3 Picasso

Hi the problem is that when i close the driver door it will lock by itself , if i disconnect the battery for resetting the system or its a fault? Thanks HELP HELP?

Submitted: 19/10/2014 09:07:31 | ID: 104841

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Jack hobson, Cheshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

Service warning light is displaying intermittently

Submitted: 16/10/2014 08:54:53 | ID: 104681

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Michael Jardine, Renfrewshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

The central locking on my C3Picasso is operating without touching the remote on the key fob. Simply closing the drivers door will cause all doors to deadlock. I also have an intermittent problem with the "anti pollution fault" light coming on.. The engine will cut out but stopping the vehicle and then restarting will usually clear the warning light. This can happen two or three times in a week then nothing for two or three weeks. Car is mostly driven in town but with frequent short runs(10 miles) on the motorway. Any suggestions?

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Not sure about the central locking problem but your anti pollution light thing is likely to be the same as mine - a faulty fuse box - apparently a common problem on c3 picassos of a certain vintage. I suspect that if you swap this your other problem might get sorted too! Chris Thompson from Worcestershire

Not sure about the central locking problem but your anti pollution light thing is likely to be the same as mine - a faulty fuse box - apparently a common problem on c3 picassos of a certain vintage. I suspect that if you swap this your other problem might get sorted too! Chris Thompson from Worcestershire

Cheers Chris, will give this a try (or more likely get someone else to!). Incidentally, since my original post, the anti pollution light hasn't come back on! Michael Jardine from Renfrewshire

Submitted: 13/10/2014 23:31:31 | ID: 104578

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raymond, City Of Leicester

Citroen C3 Picasso

i am trying to take battery out to charge i have taken the terminals off undone the realease catch at the right hand side but the battery will not lift out it seems as there is something else holding it in.

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No idea. However, you should leave the battery in when recharging. Unless you really need to, don't remove the battery until it comes to actual replacement time - and then get Halfords or your dealer to do it :-) Black Cherry from Devon

Submitted: 11/10/2014 12:03:52 | ID: 104436

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Bruce, Greece

Citroen C3 Picasso

I have a C3 2012 Picasso. How do you open the boot?

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Er, surely by reaching your fingertips up under the obvious 'handle' area - the horizontal trim on the rear hatch, and pressing upwards? I think it may be an electrical release, so only a gentle push required. Black Cherry from Devon

Submitted: 10/10/2014 22:13:12 | ID: 104410

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Andy B, Gloucestershire

Citroen C3 Picasso

When using my C3 Picasso's sat nav, I turn the commentary volume to 0 so that I can listen to music whilst driving. However, the music stops every time the sat nav instructions would have taken place, had the sat nav been turned up. How do I stop the musical blanks.

Submitted: 05/10/2014 11:41:02 | ID: 104079

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Ken Ravenscroft, Cheshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

The tailgate opening is very unreliable. Most times it opens without problems however, sometimes it will not open. I have tried locking/unlocking the car many times to no avail - most infuriating when you need to load many items into the boot. I have narrowed it down to a heat problem - when the car is parked with the rear facing into direct sunlight, this is when the problem occurs. Any answers would be most appreciated. Citroen Dealer say they (conveniently) cannot recreate the problems which I believe is their way of wriggling out of rectifying the problem under warranty!

Submitted: 03/10/2014 10:36:29 | ID: 103995

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binni, Hull

Citroen C3 Picasso

I have a problem with the folding mirrors as they stopped folding when I use the key lock and never fold when I lock my car, (usually fold inwards when you lock the car using the car keys) and also the brake lights are on continuously while driving on the road, ie the brake lights won`t function while you brake. Both problems started simultaneously. It`s a c3 Picasso 1.6 diesel exclusive 2010 model diesel car. Has anybody got a genuine answer?

Submitted: 28/09/2014 12:27:45 | ID: 103750

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dave burrow, Oxfordshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

I`ve just had my C3 fail an MOT because the front side lights are not working, although 3 mechanics at my local MOT station could not work out why? The bulbs are ok and will come on with a separate live wire. Please does anyone know which is the correct fuse for the front side lights? All other lights work ok including rear side lights.

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You may have the same problem as mine: water ingress into fuse box in engine compartment. This appears to be a problem for other people too. The repair on mine is likely to cost over £1,000 and the car is only 4 weeks out of warranty with 21,000 mileage. Paul Briggs from Bath and North East Somerset

You may have the same problem as mine: water ingress into fuse box in engine compartment. This appears to be a problem for other people too. The repair on mine is likely to cost over £1,000 and the car is only 4 weeks out of warrantee with 21,000 mileage. Paul Briggs from Bath and North East Somerset

Hi Paul, same as mine ... 21,000 on clock and 2 days out of warranty. Main dealer quoted £1700 TO GET RIGHT and would not agree that C3s had a serious design fault, but I must be mad, I just got a great deal on another new C3, probably as cheap as the repairs because the dealer had £5000 off the retail as well. I just simply love the car! dave burrow from Oxfordshire

Dave - Blow me down, it's your old car that I've bought at Mannheim auctions from Hartwells (I have the invoice with your name on it for the MOT). Could we talk? Please answer this through the forum. Paul Briggs from Bath and North East Somerset

Dear Dave, Blow me down, I think it's your old car (FY61GBV) that I've bought at Mannheim auctions - it came from Hartwells (I have the invoice for the MOT with your name on it ). I'm glad that you sorted out a deal for a new Picasso. Of course, you traded the car in at Hartwells in good faith. Hartwells obviously knew the situation with it when they sold it without repairing it (disappointing behaviour in a main dealer). I was very pleased to buy the car until my local garage discovered the fault, which they described as being potentially dangerous. I would really be very grateful if we could have a chat so that I may establish the history of the car for the period when you owned it. The car is currently with the Islington Motor Group garage in Trowbridge and I intend to have it repaired. I want to see if Citroen will honour the warrantee. If they won't, I will see if I can take action legal action against them as other people have experienced the fault but I need to know a bit more about the car before I contact them. I very much hope that we can talk. Please answer this through the forum. Yours sincerely, Paul Briggs from Bath and North East Somerset Paul Briggs from Bath and North East Somerset

hiya paul yes that was my previous car... when I bought it earlier this year ( I knew about the design problems with the washer water pump causing electrical faults on the car as it is all over the internet) I made a special point of asking the salesman if the problem had been rectified ( or had been recalled ) and he confirmed that everything had been done and was up to date..... having just had the mot done unfortunately 2 days after the warranty ran out... as I said earlier 3 mechanics tried to get the front side lights to work but couldn't and said I should take it to the main dealer... (hartwells).. initially I spoke to the receptionist in their service dept an he said it would cost me 70 / 80 quid just for them to look at it... so I complied as we were going on holiday in two days time.... I then collared the original salesman about it as I was getting annoyed with waiting around.. he did confirm that the car was ok when he sold it to me.. then the service dept said it was very dangerous to drive and got me to sign a disclaimer.... and they could repair the car for approx. £1700 (they said 10hrs work??) but it would take about a fortnight to do... I then went beserk with the salesman and service dept..... hence they made me a pretty reasonable offer for my car..... I hope this info is helpful for you if in doubt please give me a call 07475931877 kind regards dave dave burrow from Oxfordshire

Thanks to everyone for your posts. The cost breakdown: total parts, £446.28; total labour, £728.99: VAT £235.06 = £1,410.33. The washer bottle is located on the same side as the driver (RHD). The water outlet pipe leaves the bottle and loops into the bonnet whence it goes to the spray nozzles. I don't know where the pump is located. The Citroen dealer which did the job diagnosed: "Carried out access check and diagnostic tests, traced fault to burnt out under bonnet fuse box and harness due to water contamination. Traced water leak from windscreen washer pump. Replaced windscreen washer pump, under bonnet fuse box and main harness". A new pump cost £17.65; Fuse box £143.99; Main Harness £284.64. Only the 'MARRON' plugs were damaged - all others appear to be in good condition. Goodness knows how the water found its way into the fuse-box. Paul Briggs from Bath and North East Somerset

I wish I'd known this earlier! My C3 is 3 and a half years old, and after torrential rain this week, lost both front side lights and left head light. I've also just heard that it's due to water ingress from the spray wash pump. This surely has to be a design fault? Has anyone tried to get redress from Citroen? My car is well out of warranty, and has 42,00 miles on the clock, but I'm genuinely surprised that all cars haven't been recalled and the problem fixed. After all such a catastrophic failure could happen in very dangerous circumstances and lead to a dangerous accident. I've been quoted a mere £370, which is small compared to the quotes above, but totally unexpected and shocking. MartinW WELLS from Worcestershire

I wish I'd known this earlier! My C3 is 3 and a half years old, and after torrential rain this week, lost both front side lights and left head light. I've also just heard that it's due to water ingress from the spray wash pump. This surely has to be a design fault? Has anyone tried to get redress from Citroen? My car is well out of warranty, and has 42,00 miles on the clock, but I'm genuinely surprised that all cars haven't been recalled and the problem fixed. After all such a catastrophic failure could happen in very dangerous circumstances and lead to a dangerous accident. I've been quoted a mere £370, which is small compared to the quotes above, but totally unexpected and shocking. MartinW WELLS from Worcestershire

hi martin I'm afraid it is common knowledge, but I suppose only after the event..... yes it was a design fault... fact! the washer pump and pipes etc are more than likely to leak and cause major problems in the front fuse box and blow..... when I first bought my c3 I did check dozens of websites for info....... one of the best was Wikipedia with many links...... and there are many more.... kind regards dave burrow dave burrow from Oxfordshire

Hi Martin, it may be that your quote is for a pump and fuse box plus labour. If it is also to supply and fit the main harness you have a bargain - that is, if having to spend £370 because of such an awful failure could ever be described as a bargain! Paul Briggs from Bath and North East Somerset

Submitted: 25/09/2014 16:50:52 | ID: 103640

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Vic, Bath and North East Somerset

Citroen C3 Picasso

This is the 4th Citroen car I have bought over the years with the previous car being a C3 as well . I bought this new 2014 Citroen C3 Picasso Diesel 5 Door Car 2-3 months ago and I have been having problems with leaking door seals on all the doors. The door seals have been modified once but still leaking. I have never had this problem on any of the previous Citroen cars and I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience?

Submitted: 19/09/2014 15:26:32 | ID: 103305

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m p edwards, Bristol

Citroen C3 Picasso

I have a judder when pulling away when the engine is cold on my C3 Picasso 1.4 petrol but this disappears when the engine warms up?

Submitted: 17/09/2014 17:53:06 | ID: 103220

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Janet reynolds, Merseyside

Citroen C3 Picasso

I have a 2013 model Picasso C3. Problem is it shows engine fault needs repair sign, along with service light. While the service light is on the car loses power, then the light will go out and the power comes back. I`ve been back to the garage but no fault found and they reprogrammed the computer but this fault has just happened again. Can anyone help?

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This can be really scary when it happens on an empty road at night. The same breakdown happened to me 2 years ago in a new C3 Picasso diesel. The problem turned out to be the oil filter. These cars need to be driven over longer distances often to keep the oil filters clear. Too many short trips caused my problem. This issue is well known among the regular drivers and BBC car programme makers. Sanjay Sanjay from Middlesex

Hi. This can be really scary when it happens on an empty road at night. The same breakdown happened to me 2 years ago in a new C3 Picasso diesel. The problem turned out to be the oil filter. These cars need to be driven over longer distances often to keep the oil filters clear. Too many short trips caused my problem. This issue is well known among the regular drivers and BBC car programme makers. Sanjay Sanjay from Middlesex

You might find this fault is also linked to a faulty fuse box. Sounds a very similar problem to mine and is apparently fairly common. Chris Thompson from Worcestershire

Submitted: 11/09/2014 22:18:58 | ID: 102996

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Bill Wright, Devon

Citroen C3 Picasso

The armrest on the driver`s seat is a real pain. When it is down, it interferes with both gear changing and the application of the handbrake. Having it folded up it is redundant. Is it an easy fix to remove as a DIY project or does the air bag in the seat preclude that option?Bill Wright

Submitted: 02/09/2014 16:28:25 | ID: 102512

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peter, West Sussex

Citroen C3 Picasso

I returned to the car in a car park, closed the door, started the car, and noticed the interior light was flashing. Checked the doors, shut OK. I had been running with headlights on, 'cos of rain and poor visibility, but had turned them off. I touched (only touched) the centre rocker switch on the light, and it stopped flashing. Why did this happen?

Submitted: 26/08/2014 11:48:16 | ID: 102144

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Chris Pettet, Hampshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

I have had this car since February 2014. It came from a supplier in Sheffield, a 2010 model with just 14.5k mileage and initially (apart from needing a new tailgate lock fairly early on) it has been fine until the last six weeks or so. An orange light came on and the message that there was an engine problem needing attention. Obviously concerned, I took it to the nearest Citroen dealer. They did a diagnostic test which initially cleared the problem, but this has now gone on ... and on. It seems to be connected with soot causing problems to the turbo and the warning light coming on - though it's fine to drive and we have driven several hundred miles over the past fortnight. Fortunately the dealer provided a year's warranty, but today, after another time at the garage, the warranty company have said I can ask the garage to remove the turbo for an independent inspection. I am concerned through that it seems I may not necessarily be entitled to cover for any extra work that may be needed. Ironically it seems that the low mileage of the car in its first three years may have contributed to the problem as apparently a turbo engine is better if it has long journey. I am a clergyman, so inevitably much of my travelling is local. Having said that I haven't had problems like this with previous turbo diesels I have owned. Does anyone else have a similar experience?

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Diesel engines in general are not keen on short, slow journeys, where the accumulated 'soot' isn't given a chance to burn off. On your next fuel fill, use a really good quality diesel like, ooh, Shell V-Power Nitro+ and take the wife out for a Sunday spin. Which involves at least an hour at a steady 70mph on a motorway... Black Cherry from Devon

Submitted: 21/08/2014 14:32:40 | ID: 101869

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Vic, Bath and North East Somerset

Citroen C3 Picasso

I recently purchased 2014 C3 Picasso HDI and the door seals are letting in water. Has anyone else had the same problem please?

Submitted: 20/08/2014 16:00:24 | ID: 101822

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P cramphorn, Leicestershire

Citroen C3 Picasso

How do I remove the steering column cover please?

Submitted: 12/08/2014 18:29:52 | ID: 101389

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SimonM, Cheshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

My C3 Picasso is 4 years old with 23k miles on the clock. Dealer has advised me of an oil leak from the oil pump. Has anyone any experience of this fault? Is it a known defect? Any advice gratefully appreciated.

Submitted: 11/08/2014 21:14:06 | ID: 101352

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Carole Faulkner, Essex

Citroen C3 Picasso

I've a C3Po - can I switch the headlights to dip the other way when driving on the right in Europe? many thanks

Submitted: 07/08/2014 13:59:57 | ID: 101074

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Peter Barrett, Wiltshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

When in low gear heading down a strap slope, a chugging like sound can be heard from the brakes. It was serviced in the last couple of weeks and cleared with no issues. Any ideas?

Submitted: 04/08/2014 09:18:38 | ID: 100876

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Tony, Gloucestershire

Citroen C3 Picasso

How can I change the radio volume to 0 (no sound) when starting the engine. It always comes on at volume 3. The only thing I want is traffic (TA) Each time after the traffic report, back to volume 3 again. My other 3 Citroens worked as I wanted.

Submitted: 02/08/2014 18:34:05 | ID: 100779

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ivan, Bedfordshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

How do you select "Park" on gear lever? How does car perform on long trips ie 300 miles each way?

Submitted: 02/08/2014 17:53:25 | ID: 100774

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Tracy kempson, Powys

Citroen C3 Picasso

60 plate exclusive mode. My wings mirrors folded up as I was pulling up on my drive . Tried locking and unlocking car but mirrors stay folded ! Frustrating as cant find anything in hand book . Ive had this car 3 monthsonly. Any ideas?

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Sounds like you hit the mirror fold button, it over rides the lock/unlock. Use the controls on the drivers door, you can adjust the mirrors etc, but the long button between the mirror control and the window buttons, you don't press it, you kind of pull it/ slide it towards the back of the car.. Dave from Kent

Sounds like you hit the mirror fold button, it over rides the lock/unlock. Use the controls on the drivers door, you can adjust the mirrors etc, but the long button between the mirror control and the window buttons, you don't press it, you kind of pull it/ slide it towards the back of the car.. Dave from Kent

Submitted: 29/07/2014 22:05:31 | ID: 100570

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Ray, West Midlands

Citroen C3 Picasso

I have a C3 Picasso 2010, and both rear side brake lights are not working, but the central one above the tailgate is working. Oddly, the manual does not seem to show where the fuse for the brake lights (which I would have thought is the obvious cause) is located. Can anyone advise?

Submitted: 24/07/2014 18:20:03 | ID: 100292

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Rick Prutton, Hertfordshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

I have 2010 reg with only 12000 miles. the usb socket has stopped working, the cd and radio are ok. has any one had the same problem. what do i do to fix it.

Submitted: 10/07/2014 17:58:03 | ID: 99389

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jimmy, West Midlands

Citroen C3 Picasso

Wipers on my Picasso are chattering. Can anybody help?

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had the same problem initially - very annoying. Read on some forum that you need to bend the end of the arm slightly so that the blade is at right angles to the screen. It worked for me mike from Somerset

Submitted: 09/07/2014 16:22:59 | ID: 99330

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Mr I.A. Symonds, Cornwall

Citroen C3 Picasso

how to find and wire for a tow bar 2010 exclusive

Submitted: 08/07/2014 23:21:09 | ID: 99280

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Chris. Skelton, Devon

Citroen C3 Picasso

I have just bought (just under 4 weeks ago) a used Citroen C3 Picasso (1.6 HDi 90bhp 8V) reg. in March 2011 but with very low miles (1750 miles). The car is in 'perfect' condition and I do like the car very much, but my enjoyment of actually driving the car is being spoilt by an annoying constant low background 'rumble' which I assume is coming from either the suspension or the tyres. I have driven another C3 Picasso,(same engine, same age, same alloys and tyres - but 12,000 miles) and regrettably there is the same noise (for some reason I didn't notice this on the 'test drive'?). The only difference is mine is an 'Exclusive' and the other was a 'VTR+'. Is there any cure for this - I really do hope there is some solution?

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my c3 picasso is the same, you will find it is wind noise jcx from Tyne and Wear

my c3 Picasso is the same, you will find it is wind noise jcx from Tyne and Wear

I suspect it's more likely to be tyre roar. I've owned my C3 Picasso for only 3 weeks, and really like it - apart from the shocking amount of tyre noise. On some surfaces, it is truly dreadful - the noise fills the cabin. Then you go over a smooth road surface, and peace is restored. Does your noise change on different roads, Chris? I imagine it isn't helped by the car's 17" wheels and low-profile tyres - what size are yours? When it comes to the next tyre change, I will be choosing them by 'noise' rating first! The original Michelins are only a 2-bar rating (around 72db), so not too bad - but not brilliant either... You can easily get 68db tyres and at a budget price. Black Cherry from Devon

Submitted: 17/06/2014 12:58:32 | ID: 97890

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marian england, Bristol

Citroen C3 Picasso

I have a C3 Picasso diesel five door 13 reg. The black plastic surrounds around the locks on the driver and front passenger doors have "dropped" off. First the driver and then the passenger on two separate occasions. I don't know exactly when or where. When I took it to the dealer ship (with just the driver side one gone) for a service, I was told that I must have "tapped" it!! Then the other one fell off! I was told that I would have to replace the whole door handle at £103 plus vat. The way the dealer was talking it appears that this has happened before. Has this happened to anyone else and how did they deal with it?

Submitted: 06/06/2014 10:08:16 | ID: 97037

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Deano, Derbyshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

Hi I have the 1.6 VTR+ HDI could any one tell me when the glow plugs are to come on as I have not seen the light on yet. the car starts ok, I have been told that the temp has to be very cold for the glow plug light to come on.

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Yep, I'm waiting to see my glow plug light too! As long as the car fires up quickly and smoothly on the first cold start of the day, you can relax. I bet the day isn't too far away when you'll see that reassuring little spiral light up :-) Black Cherry from Devon

Submitted: 30/05/2014 10:00:26 | ID: 96497

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Heather Gillen, South Ayrshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

Need help/talk through on how to set up pairing of Bluetooth with IPhone 5C please! Thought it would easy but I keep getting a long number then nothing :( Just purchased an 11 plate but don't want to look silly taking it back for this slight technical problem, thanks folks, any help appreciated!!!!!

Submitted: 24/05/2014 10:33:05 | ID: 96052

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John Roberts, Cheshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

The clutch operating system has failed for the second time , first time at 43k , now at 72k. Citroen paid up half repair cost the first time. Has anyone else experienced this problem? Surely designing an operating system to last more than 50k is not too difficult.

Submitted: 22/05/2014 18:01:02 | ID: 95943

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Richard, Derbyshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

My Citreon c3 picaso 2014 tailgate won't open it has opened twice though.Help please,Richard uk

Submitted: 22/05/2014 13:21:04 | ID: 95927

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chris, Lancashire

Citroen C3 Picasso

Without any warning lights coming on to indicate a problem i can hear an audible one off warning "bell" when turning left at slow speed, only left and only at slow speeds. No idea why. I've had wheels and brakes checked but no sign of any problem .Any ideas?

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I have a c3 Picasso exclusive 2011 16 hdi, the same thing happened to me, i discovered on my car there are proximity switches under the seat base, this is linked to the seat belt warning alarm. If a passenger disconnects the seat belt while the car is being driven you get an alarm bell sound and the seat belt display flashes. I had some shopping bags on the passenger seat and when I went over a bump or around a bend in the road the shopping bag activated the seat switch and for a split second set the seat belt alarm to go off jcx from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 22/05/2014 09:31:09 | ID: 95912

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Laura miller, Somerset

Citroen C3 Picasso

STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENT I have the model with the three small control dials on the central panel, my manual is for the other set up. How do I alter my steering wheel height ?

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Almost certainly the same way... Isn't there an obvious lever/grab handle under the steering column cover, towards the left hand side and near the dashboard? Have a fiddle - I bet you'll find it. Grab and pull the lever out and downwards, and your column will come loose and you can move it back and forth, and up and down. Don't do it when you are driving... Black Cherry from Devon

Submitted: 20/05/2014 11:58:30 | ID: 95761

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