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I have snapped yellow catch under the bonett,how do I open it now?
Submitted: 06/02/2017 09:12:40 | ID: 138724
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
Yellow bonett catch,how do I open it
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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