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timothy carpenter, Somerset

Citroen C3 Picasso

how do I get the message up on my display that shows me what song and artist is playing on my radio? I had it up but now it is gone. Many thanks Tim Carpenter

Submitted: 09/07/2017 14:03:02 | ID: 142455

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HarryH, Perth and Kinross

Citroen C3 Picasso

The lights in central section of the dashboard cluster keep going off and on erratically (the part that displays the radio and trip computer). I can't work out how to get access into the dashboard cluster: I'm assuming that there may be a loose contact within. Any ideas please? Many thanks

Submitted: 23/06/2017 02:24:22 | ID: 142093

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James, Cheshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

Can you please advise which fuse in the glove compartment to fit a in car cam so as its only live with ignition ON. Ive already tried F17 but is live all the time

Submitted: 22/06/2017 14:10:18 | ID: 142073

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Morne Robinson, South Africa

Citroen C3 Picasso

I have citroen picasso c3 2010. The engin management system warning keeps coming on even after its been serviced. I've reset it a few times but still comes on after a while. Is there another way to reset this then the normal 000 button press for the countdown ?

Submitted: 17/06/2017 14:46:01 | ID: 141990

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Paul Goode, West Yorkshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

We have a recently purchased 2nd hand C3 Picasso, petrol (reg'd late 2015). We've noticed water is accumulating in the spare wheel recess. No apparent leakage from anywhere inside the car, all trim dry and unmarked. May be coming in when driving as a few v. small pieces of grit also present having cleaned the recess initially after first discovering water. Anyone got any ideas?

Submitted: 30/05/2017 15:01:54 | ID: 141631

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Raymond Plisic, South Africa

Citroen C3 Picasso

Hi you do not have my model. Citroen Picasso 1800 , 2001 or 2002 model. Sick smell coming out of the air vent.I found and changed the fist one under the winscreen in the fire wall, but the smell is still there. Where are there outhers and where and how do i find a digram of the venterlation sysestem. I need to clean it out. I need to get into the systems parth . It only is when I open to bring new air form out side . So deffently the out side intake is dirty .. Thank you Alex

Submitted: 30/05/2017 09:28:56 | ID: 141625

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john armstrong, West Yorkshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

My indicators on the passenger side(both front and back have suddenly stopped working today. The dashboard indicator light and ticking doesn't work when i use the stalk, but works fine on the drivers side......but everything works fine when the hazaerds are put on.........could it be a relay ?

Submitted: 29/05/2017 22:52:47 | ID: 141620

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J Wilson, East Riding of Yorkshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

My car is fitted with DRL built in to the lower part of the headlamp unit. Headlamps Etc all work perfectly BUT I cannot get the DRL's to operate. Is their a simple solution or do I have to go into the wiring loom to make them work. Please help before I make a mistake.

Submitted: 27/05/2017 14:43:01 | ID: 141583

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Sarah Allport, Shropshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

Hi my Citroën c3 Picasso won't go into gear when first starting the car in the morning,will only work when I pump the clutch 5 or more times? .Once I have done this the gears work fine ,it's only when the car has been standing still on the drive overnight.Any advice would be appreciated tia.

Submitted: 22/05/2017 18:55:02 | ID: 141452

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carole gibbons, City of Nottingham

Citroen C3 Picasso

I have 2015 1.4 petrol C3 Picasso. steering creeks when turning at slow speeds ie Parking, or tight turns. Dealer says he cant hear it but lots of fourms report this as far back as 2011. dealer has greased suspension bushes and steering bushes but noise is still there. also when you depress clutch you can hear a gingling sound. dealer says this is normal for this car and is the sound of a spring streatching within the clutch mechanism. can you shed light on these to issues. thanks

Submitted: 20/05/2017 22:05:35 | ID: 141421

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Paul Harrison, Lincolnshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

How to replace rear fog light unit

Submitted: 24/03/2017 21:23:47 | ID: 140139

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Paul Harrison, Lincolnshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

How to. Change rear fog light unit..

Submitted: 24/03/2017 21:21:58 | ID: 140138

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Alan, Greater Manchester

Citroen C3 Picasso

Can anyone please tell me how to change the fuel filter on a 2013 reg c 3 picasso and is it a electric pump or do you have to prime it after fitting the new filter

Submitted: 21/03/2017 17:00:53 | ID: 140058

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John Hall , Wiltshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

Having a problem with the outside temperature reading? Varies from plus 10 degrees to minus 10, been told it's located in the drivers mirror? Not on my model it isn't? Is this because it has electric folding mirrors? Any ideas were it is?? Many thanks, John

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Don't know where it is if not in the mirror. Have you tried re-setting the BSI body controller? Resetting the BSI computer: Open drivers window and the bonnet, Close all doors, Switch off everything, like the radio, phone charger etc Remove the ignition key via the open window, Wait for ten minutes, Disconnect the battery and wait for further 30 seconds, Reconnect the battery, wait one minute, Keeping the doors closed, lean in via the drivers window, Switch on the 'ignition' (Do not start the engine), Switch on lights (Dipped, normal driving lights) then wait further thirty seconds before starting the car. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Cheers for that, worth a try! Will let u know, John John Hall from Wiltshire

A possible location for the outside temperature sensor could be behind the front bumper. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 07/03/2017 13:04:51 | ID: 139578

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JULIE HARRISON, Suffolk

Citroen C3 Picasso

No side lights and no dipped beam driver side. Bulbs and fuses appear ok.

Submitted: 22/02/2017 18:29:18 | ID: 139119

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John Brennan, West Yorkshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

I have snapped yellow catch under the bonett,how do I open it now?

Submitted: 06/02/2017 09:12:40 | ID: 138724

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robert, Lincolnshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

when pulling off there is a slight judder,car warms up then it feels as the engine does not want to pull away it then seems to pick up and drive normally,does this all through to fifth gear,air flow mass sensor changed with no change in symptoms

Submitted: 05/02/2017 14:39:48 | ID: 138703

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John Brennan, West Yorkshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

Yellow bonett catch,how do I open it

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pull bonnet lever from inside passenger side /go to front of bonnet ,slightly lift bonnet,place finger right hand side of yellow catch lift finger to the right and move yellow catch upwards then lift bonnet robert from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 05/02/2017 10:40:54 | ID: 138693

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Louis C Dilke, Southend-on-Sea

Citroen C3 Picasso

my airbag light is on. the garage has had it 2 weeks so far. Display says "passenger airbag or seatbelt faulty" my own diagnostic tester says" passenger deactivating led faulty " Can anyone help?

Submitted: 30/01/2017 17:17:33 | ID: 138541

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Alan Smith, West Yorkshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

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.

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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

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mr jordan, Norfolk

Citroen C3 Picasso

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

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Hi, we own a c3 Picasso. oct last year my wife was driving to work when the power steering failed making the car virtually un-drivable. the car had only done 20,000 miles and been fully serviced every year. the car was 5 years old. but after my protestations to Evanshalshaw they put the car right free of charge. hope this helps. Mr Elvin from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 30/12/2016 14:36:11 | ID: 137685

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Louis C Dilke, Essex

Citroen C3 Picasso

my airbag light is on any ideas@

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check the wiring connections under the passenger seat. Alan Shaw from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 29/12/2016 14:25:19 | ID: 137668

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Louis C Dilke, Essex

Citroen C3 Picasso

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

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P Ainsworth, Lancashire

Citroen C3 Picasso

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.

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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

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Peter, West Midlands

Citroen C3 Picasso

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

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Peter, West Midlands

Citroen C3 Picasso

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

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Michelle, Yorkshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

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.

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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

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Julie, Greater Manchester

Citroen C3 Picasso

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?

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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

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Kevin merritt, West Sussex

Citroen C3 Picasso

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 ?

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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

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tony, Greater London

Citroen C3 Picasso

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

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Michel, Netherlands

Citroen C3 Picasso

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

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Harry salmon, Derbyshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

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

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James, Hull

Citroen C3 Picasso

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.

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Hi bud have the same problem did you ever get an answer for o this problem as it's driving me mad Cheers Dave Dave from Northamptonshire

Hi, we also have exactly same problem - can anyone help? Also, my son noticed that despite all doors seeming to lock automatically when driver door is closed the rear passenger door is actually still unlocked and opening this re-opens all other doors. Even when we apply the deadlock (by unlocking car and double locking again from keyfob) the passenger door is still remains unlocked. John from Dorset

Submitted: 08/11/2016 20:04:18 | ID: 136569

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Robert Breen, Greater Manchester

Citroen C3 Picasso

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

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william davies, West Midlands

Citroen C3 Picasso

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

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Will Henderson, Cheshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

How do you replace the passenger side wing mirror on a Citroen C3 Picasso 2009.

Submitted: 16/10/2016 13:22:21 | ID: 135994

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Rankin weir, Surrey

Citroen C3 Picasso

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

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It's a ticket holder on page 79 under "fittings" Andrew Dickens from Peterborough

Submitted: 28/09/2016 16:29:20 | ID: 135548

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Les, Greater Manchester

Citroen C3 Picasso

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

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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

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Dave Welch, South Yorkshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

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

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ashraf adwan, Bristol

Citroen C3 Picasso

gearbox fault repair needed whats mean

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May be ecu fault Les from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 15/09/2016 07:52:08 | ID: 135182

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