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Ashen, East Sussex

Citroen C4

(I think I have the right model) I have had this car for 9 days now, since I have had it the centre console has switched off and reset 4 times. I will be returning to the dealer on Weds, but would like to know why this is happening? Is this a common fault? If so, what`s the fix? or have I bought a dud?

Submitted: 23/03/2015 09:05:27 | ID: 113686

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Keiran hughes, Cardiff

Citroen C4

I have baught a new radio for my Citroen c4 coupe because the old one was faulty and now I have installed it their is a constant beeping noise which is really loud. The radio works when I turn it on but the beeping noise comes with it. The beeping my occurs when I turn the stereo on. Can anyone help me please ?? Many thanks.

Submitted: 20/03/2015 21:31:24 | ID: 113601

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Peet, South Africa

Citroen C4

I have a problem with my C4, when I am traveling at speeds between 75km/h and 90km/h and I accelerate or put the engine under power the car starts to shake viciously when I let go of the accelerator the car runs smoothly. I had the rear lower engine mount (back of engine where drive shaft go through) replaced but still the same problem. This only happens when I reach speeds of 75 km/h and above while accelerating with my foot down hard. If I accelerate gradually it is not so bad. But when accelerate suddenly then the car shake badly. Can this be the gearbox mounting or maybe a suspension problem?? I had all the wheels balanced 2 months ago and had the wheel alignment checked. Anyone with a similar problem?? The car runs smoothly at 60km/h and below.

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I checked with the guys at Tiger Wheel & Tyre this morning and they suggest I have my inner CV joints check so I will do this on Monday and will check back with the outcome after I have it checked/changed Peet Peet from South Africa

I had the CV's checked and the left side inner CV was found to have a lot of play. I had it fixed and got the car back today. I goes like a dream (smooth as a RR or Bentley :) ) Am very pleased with the work that was done by DriveLines Roodepoort. Peet from South Africa

I had the CV's checked and the left side inner CV was found to have a lot of play. I had it fixed and got the car back today. I goes like a dream (smooth as a RR or Bentley :) ) Am very pleased with the work that was done by DriveLines Roodepoort. Peet from South Africa

Submitted: 20/03/2015 18:18:10 | ID: 113595

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gaz, Stoke-on-Trent

Citroen C4

Hi, This might sound like a silly question but how do you replace the battery on a C4 VTR 1.6?? I can't get to the negative terminal to remove it before removing the positive terminal as it's all covered by a plastic trim?? I checked the handbook and it says to disconnect the negative terminal first. Thanks

Submitted: 24/02/2015 18:32:36 | ID: 112266

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David Stratton, France

Citroen C4

I have a Citroen C4 coupe. The battery was flat first thing in the morning. Bought a new battery and within a week the new battery was flat. Called out my local Citroen garage who said there was a power drain flattening the battery when the car was not in use caused by the computer not shutting down all the electrics, and when sitting in the car with everything switched off, a buzzing noise could be heard. They said that to stop this power drain the computer would need to be unplugged. Citroen say that the unit needs sending to Clarrion to find the problem. The cost of this is prohibitive. Meanwhile the Sat Nav along with all info and stereo are not working. Can anyone come up with a more realistic remedy? The car is a 2007 model. All help will be gratefully received.

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Sounds like you have a relay that is stuck. Check the relays in the glove compartment inside the fuse box and also under the bonnet. Peet from South Africa

Submitted: 24/02/2015 13:59:25 | ID: 112247

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Ken sankey, Greater London

Citroen C4

Rear brake lights stop working sometimes, not both at same time and sometimes a tap will sort it. Happens too often. Garage can't find the problem, any ideas anyone please?

Submitted: 23/02/2015 19:34:50 | ID: 112204

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Sean, Cornwall

Citroen C4

My front left indicator has stopped working, the side repeater is fine, all others work too. Took the bulb holder out and put in the driver`s side worked fine, can't find any fuses relating to direction indicators in the Haynes manual or on a download. I'm tempted to go to my local Citroen dealership and pick their brains, any ideas?

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Hi Sean, if you have the users manual the fuse layout can be found from page 118 - 122. You can download a copy here http://www.manualslib.com/manual/397811/Citroen-C4.html Peet from South Africa

Hi Sean you can find the fuse layout in the Users Manual from between page 118 and page 122. You can download a pdf copy of the Users Manual from http://www.manualslib.com/manual/397811/Citroen-C4.html Peet from South Africa

Submitted: 23/02/2015 19:08:11 | ID: 112201

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jean mcallister, Antrim

Citroen C4

The smell of fumes are coming threw the heater

Submitted: 22/02/2015 12:27:46 | ID: 112091

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gordon patterson , Durham

Citroen C4

I want to replace stereo with a Sony head unit but when I plug it in there is no power getting to it, the head unit works in my mates car but not mine is there anything that might be stopping the power getting there, don't know if it's summit to do with steering wheel controls or something else.

Submitted: 16/02/2015 18:35:54 | ID: 111678

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Clive, West Midlands

Citroen C4

Hi please help me I have a citreon C4 s 2007 1.4 16v I get 3 beeps and the stop sign on the display my multifunctional display isnt working properly pixels missing so it's really difficult to read . Can anyone help me with the error message and fault thanks .

Submitted: 14/02/2015 09:58:00 | ID: 111495

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Paul, West Yorkshire

Citroen C4

2007 C4 vtr 2.0. Makes a droning noise that gets louder the faster you drive. Wheel bearings all swapped but no change. Mechanic has now swapped out drive shaft but it's still the same. Is it the gear box??.

Submitted: 10/02/2015 20:33:24 | ID: 111300

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k. sayers, Essex

Citroen C4

My daughter`s C4 keeps flashing (economy mode). Any idea what this is?

Submitted: 10/02/2015 14:42:59 | ID: 111272

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k. sayers, Essex

Citroen C4

My daughter says that (economy mode) keeps popping up on her dashboard, could you explain what it is please

Submitted: 09/02/2015 19:08:22 | ID: 111216

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bessey, South Yorkshire

Citroen C4

how do i remove my front windscreen washer motor please

Submitted: 09/02/2015 16:43:18 | ID: 111205

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pam, Nottinghamshire

Citroen C4

hi ive just picked up my 57 plate c4 1.6 diesel cool from the garage the heaters arent working properly and the water is black and smells of diesel any ideas before i ring the garage tomorrow. thanks

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unfourtunatly almost certain that the head gasket has gone. Leslie Rigby from Cheshire

unfourtunatly almost certain that the head gasket has gone. Leslie Rigby from Cheshire

Submitted: 05/02/2015 19:59:06 | ID: 110973

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Maureen Molyneux, Merseyside

Citroen C4

My son bought a car the other day a Citroen c4 1-6 16 V petrol hatchback car 2005 it broke down on the way home.I took it to garage the following day as the car managed to get to the garage then cut out again . They it it on the diagnostic test machine and it came up with cylinder injection low cylinders 1 2 3 4 came up and also fault with ignition coil D and coil 13 coil A coil C the car had to be left at garage as it cut put again .Garage said that it was electrical problem that don't deal with that. At the moment been told by other garages it could be ECU unit. Any advice is appreciated Maureen

Submitted: 05/02/2015 12:44:59 | ID: 110938

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Neil woodward, West Midlands

Citroen C4

I have intrmittent problem from Ecu to coil pack engine light comes on then the car will cut out had diagnosed as coil pack changed that but still same problem runs ok till gets warm management light comes on and it will cut out then won't start been in garage for ages nobody seems to know the problem can anybody help?

Submitted: 04/02/2015 13:55:39 | ID: 110875

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samir, Essex

Citroen C4

hello please i take my c4 to mecanic hi scan it hi find injecteur to b change when i replace it i still hear the click when i drive like first time and i smell disel too ... why is hapend

Submitted: 04/02/2015 00:11:19 | ID: 110838

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Sibbs, Leicestershire

Citroen C4

I can smell diesel fumes when l get out of my car? Is this normal?

Submitted: 25/01/2015 17:43:29 | ID: 110283

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David, Nottinghamshire

Citroen C4

Is there an electrical anti-depollution system on this model that cuts the engine out. Car keeps cutting out, all electrics go, so have to stop and wait a minute before restarting car. Anti pollution light sometimes on sometimes not.

Submitted: 22/01/2015 13:04:37 | ID: 110099

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David pollock, Suffolk

Citroen C4

I have a Citroen C4 1.6 diesel 55 plate and the heating doesn't work. What can I do? Thanks

Submitted: 20/01/2015 10:37:47 | ID: 109916

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Gareth jones, Merthyr Tydfil

Citroen C4

My c4 is losing power and when you put your foot on the clutch it feels like it's vibrating, what could be the problem?

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They have a dual mass clutch which is known to fail after 60-80k.miles. It's a big job to replace it. Might cost you £600-800. Chris Todhunter from Lancashire

Submitted: 16/01/2015 18:05:12 | ID: 109677

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david jones, Wrexham

Citroen C4

I have a C4 Cachet (what does that mean?) 1.6 hdi. There is a rattle from the boot area which on closer inspection sounds like it`s either side of the boot in the wheel arch area. Over 30 mph it goes or we just don't hear it. It`s very annoying. The mechanic who did the MOT on it had a quick look and said it`s nothing unsafe hence the MOT pass. I`ve tried everything - spare wheel out, parcel shelf, little gaiter things that cover some arm behind the rear wheels as you look through arch. It has to be something in the wheel arch area behind the boot liner but can`t see anything obvious. Also another little quirk - the panoramic roof blind (manual) only clicks shut at 3 points, leaving one side a bit saggy. I can`t see through the roof due to obstructions or from inside due to awkward. Does anyone else have this and any ideas? New clip etc? Thanks in advance

Submitted: 15/01/2015 16:11:43 | ID: 109603

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Gareth jones, Merthyr Tydfil

Citroen C4

While driving this morning I put my foot down the accelerator and it was making a louder noise than normal and it smelled like the clutch was burning and the car lost a little bit of power, what's the problem?

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I suspect your clutch needs replacing. I have a Citroen c4 and it had a similar experience. Get a mechanic to check your clutch as soon as possible. It would probably cost you about £220 - 250 to replace. Chris from Greater London

I suspect your clutch needs replacing. I have a Citroen c4 and it had a similar experience. Get a mechanic to check your clutch as soon as possible. It would probably cost you about £220 - 250 to replace. Chris from Greater London

Submitted: 14/01/2015 09:27:28 | ID: 109512

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Eva, Ireland

Citroen C4

Could you help me? I recently purchased my Citroen C4 (2005) petrol and it was working fine, no problems. Firstly my front door would not unlock when using my fob, then the back passenger door, now my driver`s door, passanger door and back passanger door won't open. Once I gain entry through the back driver`s door I open the driver`s door from within but it`s hit and miss whether it will unlock again during the day. What could be wrong with it?

Submitted: 07/01/2015 22:31:30 | ID: 109139

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Eric Antoniou, Somerset

Citroen C4

When i stop for a traffic light or to let a car come pass my way. My car shakes alot and feels like its gonna stall whats my problem? And feels like the fuel or something is not going around the engine properly and is jurdering quite bad. What could be my problem? Citroen C4 coupe vtr 2.0 3dr

Submitted: 31/12/2014 20:31:21 | ID: 108696

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Riaan, South Africa

Citroen C4

How do you test if coilpack is faulty on your C4 1.6 petrol model, as car refuses to start or could it be something else?

Submitted: 16/12/2014 09:42:03 | ID: 107980

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aftab, Greater Manchester

Citroen C4

I have a C4 Citroen 1.4, problem is when I brake I smell fuel in my car, otherwise it`s good, when I`m driving it`s fine? Thanks

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I have the same model Citroen and the same problem. I wonder if this is a common problem? My mechanic has looked at it twice now and can't find any leaks. He tightened a connection on top of the fuel tank the first time, which seemed to work for a while but the problem returned a few weeks later. There are never any spots or puddles in the driveway where I park. Just recently I noticed the smell outside too when the engine was running and I was standing close to the bonnet. daryl from Australia

I have the same model Citroen and the same problem. I wonder if this is common? My mechanic has looked at it twice now and can't find any leaks. He tightened a connection on top of the fuel tank the first time, which seemed to work for a while but the problem returned a few weeks later. There are never any spots or puddles in the driveway where I park. Just recently I noticed the smell outside too when the engine was running and I was standing close to the bonnet. daryl from Australia

Submitted: 12/12/2014 08:20:07 | ID: 107756

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Pam, Australia

Citroen C4

Was just wondering how we might ask our questions of Citroen themselves, as most queries (including mine) remain unanswered.

Submitted: 06/12/2014 13:21:30 | ID: 107464

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Craig, Australia

Citroen C4

I am only getting volume from rear left speaker...nothing from any others , only silence. Have tried all the balance settings but still nothing. Bye the way...situation is the same with CD or Radio...any thoughts?

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Hi Craig Mine is not a Citroen C4, 4 speaker unit, but i had a similar problem This may help: The Halfords guy removed the front facia revealing a reset button...using a pen he reset it and restored all the settings! Kind regards Jon jon from Cumbria

Hi Craig Mine is not a Citroen C4, 4 speaker unit, but i had a similar problem This may help: The Halfords guy removed the front facia revealing a reset button...using a pen he reset it and restored all the settings! Kind regards Jon jon from Cumbria

Submitted: 03/12/2014 12:09:20 | ID: 107313

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mark russell, Greater London

Citroen C4

how do i close the drivers side window ,if i cant start the engine ,due to broken cam belt?

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same thing happened to me, broke down with windows open. press and hold down lock on remote window will shut. g s bell from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 02/12/2014 22:00:33 | ID: 107284

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r vincent, Dorset

Citroen C4

17 having trouble with heating no blower responce from controls all fuses ok can you help please

Submitted: 02/12/2014 16:07:56 | ID: 107258

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Ian Small, East Riding of Yorkshire

Citroen C4

Hi, I have recently changed the standard stereo in my car for an aftermarket unit with built in phone kit and nav. Really pleased and the stereo works perfectly, the cars display however has reverted back to kilometers. I have had the car in the garage for a separate issue and the plugged it in to change the display back to miles, this however swapped back as soon as they unplugged it. Is there any way to change it back to mph etc without reverting to the original stereo?

Submitted: 01/12/2014 19:13:13 | ID: 107208

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Steve Thomas, Cornwall

Citroen C4

controls on drivers side door for windows, mirrors etc.do not illuminate do I need to buy a new control box or can I change the bulb and if so how.?

Submitted: 25/11/2014 19:47:01 | ID: 106890

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john crighton, Aberdeenshire

Citroen C4

service light on dashboard came on after i did not close front drivers door properly. It is still displaying Service

Submitted: 15/11/2014 20:10:53 | ID: 106256

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Rob Boston , Darlington

Citroen C4

Hi I want to change my dads day time running lights/side lights to LEDs which I have but the bulb warning light comes on? How can I get around this? Many thanks! Rob

Submitted: 14/11/2014 22:10:41 | ID: 106225

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Daniel, Surrey

Citroen C4

So, the front offside indicator bulb stopped working. I removed and replaced it with a brand new bulb only to find it still doesn't work. Can anyone shed any light on this problem please?

Submitted: 08/11/2014 16:35:04 | ID: 105894

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anja, Haiti

Citroen C4

Hello, recently I bought second-hand C4 and it works fine EXCEPT now I have a problem with fuel lamp. So the other day the fuel lamp went on I went to the gas station got some fuel- the lamp was still on! So I went again -got some fuel again and the lamp is still on and kilometers are getting lower and lower. Latter when I turned on the radio I heard the beeping sound sounding as a warning- it does not shuts down. Now with the fuel lamp on and no possibility to listen to the music I am asking for help- if anyone can tell me whats wrong with my car? Is this a big problem? Do I need to take it to get repaired? I do not have a guarantee and I am hoping it is not serious.. Thank you, Anja

Submitted: 27/10/2014 19:16:57 | ID: 105210

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Pam, Australia

Citroen C4

After driving for about 20 minutes in warm weather - 24C and above - (no problem in winter, but it happened last summer), even on warm evenings my 2006 C4 1.6 auto with less than 60,000 km on the clock does a very audible and frightening 'thunk', a kind of jerk, when stopping at traffic lights. I know when this is going to happen as the engine goes very quiet as I am almost stopped and then comes the 'bang' about 10 seconds later. I have been told that this may be that the car thinks it has stopped as it transitions from 2nd gear to 1st. I try very hard to drive slowly when I come to traffic lights to avoid stopping and getting the bone crushing judder. As I have just spent $2,500 to have a steering wheel problem fixed, (went suddenly stiff while driving and had to force steering wheel just to pull over to side of road. Had some near-misses with that - apparently computer problem and ok now), I would like to avoid another hefty bill. I also have an 'anti-pollution' light and 'service' light regularly come on and off, but I just ignore them. Servicing the car does not fix this and the mechanics have no idea why it happens. Does anyone have any idea what may be wrong?

Submitted: 25/10/2014 14:18:11 | ID: 105100

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Celia Fraser, Hertfordshire

Citroen C4

The engine overheating light is coming on. What shall I do?

Submitted: 23/10/2014 20:46:31 | ID: 105026

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