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Got a 2013 C3 picasso when over 14mph the seat alarm keeps going off and lasts for about 2mins then stops but warning light stays on also it will do this everytime you stop and start the car it again.
You need to wear your seat belt to stop the alarm going off . If you are wearing your seat belt then its not registering that your belt is fastened so you need to check the wiring on the seat belt clasp, Also check your not putting heavy items on the passenger seat this activating the passenger seat pressure pad creating the illusion that you have a passenger that's not belted up james from Northamptonshire
Submitted: 07/01/2017 14:30:53 | ID: 137901
Have a c3 Picasso Citroen returning home my steering suddenly Went like loosing power steering is this a problem with c3 ,have had 5 other citroens no problems. Information would be helpful. Mr Jordan
Submitted: 30/12/2016 14:36:11 | ID: 137685
my airbag light is on any ideas@
check the wiring connections under the passenger seat. Alan Shaw from Bedfordshire
Submitted: 29/12/2016 14:25:19 | ID: 137668
how do you remove the glove compartment lid? .I can remove the fuse cover but the fuses seem inaccessible unless the lid can be dropped down
Submitted: 29/12/2016 14:21:26 | ID: 137667
Could someone tell me if a full size 16" alloy wheel fit in the space where the compressor is situated under the floor at the rear of the vehicle. Regards.
Hi, i have just fitted a 16 alloy purchased from ebay for £60 in my c3 picasso also purchased a kit for changing the wheel from ebay came in the correct plastic case which fits in the spare wheel, actually was listed for a Peugeot but just same as citroen, much better than the gunge they supply car with. Citroen wanted over £200 for kit and space saver wheel, got all from ebay for less than £100. good luck. RICHARD from Lincolnshire
Submitted: 20/12/2016 19:59:25 | ID: 137495
A red foot and brake keeps appearing on control panel any ideas what it means please. Nothing shows in handbook
Submitted: 20/12/2016 12:17:10 | ID: 137479
My 3 year old Citroen c3picasso auto has done 7000 miles . When in reverse , smoke comes from engine and terrible smell like clutch burning
Submitted: 09/12/2016 13:51:04 | ID: 137270
When I turn the steering wheel I get a ping sound like a bell chiming momentarily any ideas? Had a new rack fitted a couple of years back.
Have you found the answer yet? I have had exactly the same problem with my Citroen and this was solved today. Unbelievable really, but the rubber floor mat had moved forward against the steering column, where there is a metal connection/clip. When turning the steering handle to the right the metal attachment was catching on the floor mat causing a pinging noise. Solution was to trim the floor mat. So take the floor mat out and go for a drive and hopefully all will be silent. Glenn from Dorset
Submitted: 07/12/2016 22:36:55 | ID: 137237
I have a c3 picasso 2011 . My STOP braking system fault light has appeared twice in the last week only happened when i brake I am turning a corner ... any thoughts? Could it be brake fluid?
You could try opening the bonnet & checking brake fluid level. If it's low, top it up & then see if fault reoccurs. Alan Shaw from Bedfordshire
Submitted: 06/12/2016 11:12:51 | ID: 137200
My washer pump is not working and i have read that this is a common problem with a blown fuse the usual cause, can you advise which fuse and its location ?
also experienced this, it ended up replacing the washer pump, not too difficult and also a cheap fix - think it was about £12 from ebay. Willie Jack from Moray
Submitted: 04/12/2016 16:21:03 | ID: 137158
the suspension on my c3 picasso is hard and road holding is non existence what suspension mods can i do to make it softer and hold the road
Submitted: 27/11/2016 19:26:43 | ID: 137004
Hi, my 2010 C3 Picasso gives an can-bus error in the airbag system: "00a - can network, not recognized, permanent". Mechanic says he replaced faulty airbag unit with another one and everything is fine. But this doesn't feel right...
Submitted: 27/11/2016 09:00:08 | ID: 136991
When driving all my electrics disappear and car engine stops for a few seconds I think I caught a error report just before it happened saying "engine braking fault " Any ideas what this is and what causes it .
Submitted: 21/11/2016 19:38:05 | ID: 136849
all the doors of my car C3 picasso locked when driver side door is closing without touching lock button. but central locking system working normal while engine runs. what is the cause.
Submitted: 08/11/2016 20:04:18 | ID: 136569
I am trying to pair my phone but I believe it only works on a BT radio. Please tell me how to check if the radio is BT. Thank you.
Submitted: 27/10/2016 16:54:06 | ID: 136290
why is the directions on my in car sat nav map back to front i.e. north is south and east is west ?
Submitted: 22/10/2016 14:08:14 | ID: 136142
How do you replace the passenger side wing mirror on a Citroen C3 Picasso 2009.
Submitted: 16/10/2016 13:22:21 | ID: 135994
I have just purchased this vehicle and notice that there is a credit card type slot next to the hazard warning lights no mention in handbook for what it is.please advise
It's a ticket holder on page 79 under "fittings" Andrew Dickens from Peterborough
Submitted: 28/09/2016 16:29:20 | ID: 135548
Have a c3 picasso 1.6 diesel Blackcherry model, 55.000 miles on the clock ,has developed a rattle coming from front end when I go over holes ,ridges , in the road , only comes from left hand side ( passenger) and is.really starting to get on my nerves. Had done a visual check and all looks ok ,car runs well and smooth apart from this , now getting on my nerves so much thinking of changing car ,which is a shame as love the car , help
Most likely to be a worn ball joint in one or both anti roll bar drop links. Drop links are around £14 each from a good motor factor, or expect to pay around £40 per side to have them done at a good independent garage. Simon Ripton from Cardiff
Submitted: 26/09/2016 16:21:39 | ID: 135486
I have. a Citroen. C3. Piasso exclusiveHDI. 2012plate I. got it last November. about a. month. ago. ii started. to get a. noise from the. dash. it. sounds. like. a. alarm clock. going off. it. is not. there all. the time. When. I. start. the. engine it. start I. can. switch. the. engine. off take. out. the keys. and. the. noise. will. keep. going I. can. even. lock. doors. and. still. it. goes. on. It. goes from. 5minites. to. 35. minutes. It. just. comes. and. goes there. is. no. lights. on. the. dash. to. say something. is. wrong. I. have. taken. it. to. Citroen. dealer. 3. times. they. have. listened. to. the Noise and said. they. do not. now. what. it is. The. car runs ok
Submitted: 20/09/2016 12:49:27 | ID: 135314
gearbox fault repair needed whats mean
May be ecu fault Les from Greater Manchester
Submitted: 15/09/2016 07:52:08 | ID: 135182
Have just bought a new headlight for my c3 picasso are there any do's or dont's before fitting
Submitted: 06/09/2016 11:32:07 | ID: 134961
For some time, we have had a warning come up every now and again saying 'Braking System Faulty' with the stop and brake light symbol. We took it to the Citreon dealership who said it could be a fault with the ECU Unit. I am reluctant to pay out £650 to get it repaired if that is not the reason. Is there anything else we can try first to see if that fixes the problem?
This may sound really silly but did the problem occur after going around a corner? I had a similar thing and it was due to a tyre that had a slow puncture. Got a new tyre and all fine after that. Jason from Essex
Submitted: 06/09/2016 10:31:24 | ID: 134959
C3Picasso exclusive 2013 should this model have two working reverse lights
No. The nearside light in the bumper is the reversing light, the offside one is the fog light. Simon Ripton from Cardiff
Submitted: 31/08/2016 11:09:05 | ID: 134787
Hello got Citroen c3Picasso been OK for last 4 years now every time going long or short journeys the fan in engine bay coming on straight away and not going off until engine is turned off
Submitted: 31/07/2016 12:55:03 | ID: 133993
hi my picasso c3 vtr 2011 has lost power steeringi reset ecu turning ignition on / of 3times it worked for about a month then same thing happened will not rresetagain now i have lost abs after it activated in wet weather when i was not really in a skid situation i have cleaned all four abs wheel sensors all seem to be ok help please.
Submitted: 24/07/2016 22:43:56 | ID: 133805
Hi my c3 Picassos rear washer motor keeps running even though I haven't switched it on and I have to keep topping the washer bottle up I have been told it is the switch on the stalk can someone please advise
Submitted: 21/07/2016 19:54:23 | ID: 133708
When changing gear in my Citroen C3 Picasso HDI there is a dead spot when i start accelerating from 1000 rpm to 1200 rpm. I have a message on a obd that reads mass air flow high. looking on previous forums there is a mention of EGR valve clogged whith carbon . any ideas. The car has 105.000 miles on thge clock
Submitted: 03/07/2016 20:37:25 | ID: 133223
I'm trying to put diesel in but there's a white thing blocking where the Diesel pump nozel goes and won't allow me to put any in please help what do I do
Check it's not a petrol engine. Alan Shaw from Bedfordshire
Submitted: 22/06/2016 23:56:50 | ID: 132901
car cuts out after 20 minutes driving. no warning lights come on. or nothing
Submitted: 15/06/2016 11:23:22 | ID: 132697
hello does anyone know any options for uprating the rear suspension for towing ? we have a folding camper(1000KG) on main a roads etc not too noticeable , but get onto the country roads and becomes rather sea like for my children in the back seats cheers ian
Check the nose weight of folding camper. 65 -70lb max too much weight on rear will cause the problem,you should be towing the trailer not carrying it. Ken from Essex
Submitted: 04/06/2016 17:06:59 | ID: 132357
2010 c 3 picasso starts foot on gas stops deadlock it five minutes restart it fine drives lovely but says anti pollution fault any ideas thanks. Steve
make shore your air fillter box is all conneted properly you will find it is disconected some were tony from West Sussex
Submitted: 04/06/2016 09:31:12 | ID: 132348
I have a Citroen c 3 picasso 2010 it will start and then cuts out I have to get out lock up and wait then restart it it will turn over and then start after a while any ideas. Thanks
Submitted: 03/06/2016 10:39:04 | ID: 132322
The orange engine warning symbol has appeared on the dash display, followed by the readout, "Anti- pollution fault" . Car seems to pull and run normally, no odd noises or the like. Any idea what this means? Many thanks, Gillian
check air fillter box is all connected and no loose pipes you might find that they are not all connected tony from West Sussex
Submitted: 24/05/2016 17:44:38 | ID: 131980
Hello My heater only works for about 30 mins before blowing cold.If I take the cap off the expansion bottle it seems to let the heater work for about 30 mins. Thanks. Mike
Submitted: 01/05/2016 20:43:29 | ID: 131047
The coil light doesn't come on doesn't affect driving but have checked fuses all ok and how do I take the sump off I can undo the bracket all by one bolt and I can't get it out and I have an oil leak can anyone help please
Submitted: 01/05/2016 10:42:08 | ID: 131025
Does a citreo c3 Picasso have a chamber to top up power assisted fluid ?? If so where is it located thanks Lillian milner
No it's a sealed pump Gary Beale from Merseyside
Submitted: 21/04/2016 17:57:58 | ID: 130665
HOW CAN I TAKE THE GLASS OUT OF TAILGATE ON MY CITROEN C3 PICASSO 2012
Submitted: 11/04/2016 17:12:26 | ID: 130242
hOW CAN I TAKE THE GLASS OUT OF THE TAILGATE ON MY CITROEN C3 PICASSO 2012
Submitted: 11/04/2016 17:10:27 | ID: 130241
2012 Citroen C3 Picasso Diesel. How do I use the adjusters to change the headlights for right hand drive? Thankyou.
Roy, is your car left hand drive and you've imported it or is it right hand drive and you want to take it abroad and drive on the right??? If it's the first.. you can't use the adjusters to adjust for UK use... the beams are deflected differently and you'll have to replace the headlamp units. If it's the second.. just get stick-on patches that block out the elevation in the beam.. it complies with legislation abroad and a kit will show how how and where to apply the patches. Kits are cheap enough on 'popular auction site' R Evans from Caerphilly
Thankyou for the reply.Its a right hand drive car which i am taking to France on holiday. I know about the stick-on plastic diverters but I believe this model has adjustable headlamps. any advice on that? Roy Longley from West Yorkshire
Hi Roy.. yes it does have adjustable headlamps but not to help you convert for driving on the right... the way in which headlamp beams are deflected is different for right hand drives as it is for LHD... it is the beam pattern that is the issue... in UK the beam pattern from right to left is flat, then a slight angle adjusting the beam upwards.. in order to better illuminate the left side of the road... driving on the right, it is this raise in beam pattern that causes dazzle to oncoming vehicles and that's is all you need to get rid of.. patches simply block out that part of the beam. The beam deflection takes place inside the lamp and if you look at the shiny bits you'll see different angles for reflection.. you can't adjust that.. what you CAN adjust is the height of the beam ahead of you and this is intended to be able to lower the beam if you have a full load, say, of passengers or are carrying heave kit in the boot.. it won't help you in France. I have a Cit Relay (campervan conversion) and it spends more time on French roads than UK roads.. all I've done is apply two strips of black insulating tape on the outer lens to stop that part of the beam.. to work out where it goes generally just look into the lens from the front. at bulb height.. and the part of the lens that needs to be covered in most cases is between 6 and 9 o'clock from the centre of the bulb.. mine works fine and there's still plenty of light coming out. Cheap fix and legally compliant. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 07/04/2016 11:19:37 | ID: 130056
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