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catheine Laing, Antrim

Citroen C4

cannot change my computer from French to English. someone said use the radio but my radio not working so do not know what to do

Submitted: 16/06/2016 11:55:29 | ID: 132716

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Kefiloe, South Africa

Citroen C4

Hi there,my Citroen C4 vts has a certain noise when I drive it and it eats petrol like its mad, how do I solve this?

Submitted: 11/06/2016 05:52:05 | ID: 132548

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Aziz, Staffordshire

Citroen C4

Just purchased a diesel auto. After 60 miles of driving home from the showroom, the red light came up showing depollution and after another 30 miles I was losing power is it wouldn't go up a gear. This happened a few times. Should I send the car back to the showroom or pursue the warranty?

Submitted: 25/04/2016 21:03:17 | ID: 130813

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Anthony Sarroff, Australia

Citroen C4

My C4 is the 1.6 litre turbo. Petrol. When I start it it gets the shakes looses compression the pollution warning lamp comes on and when I turn it off the fan keeps going as if I thinks it's hot. When it is obviously cold.??????

Submitted: 25/04/2016 01:18:23 | ID: 130782

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Gabi, Leicestershire

Citroen C4

Hi all I just got the car and I would like to change the display it shows my speed in km not miles. I don't know how to change that and can't find any menu buttons anyone can help please. Also the radio does not work I did change the fuse but nothing. All help appreciated thank you

Submitted: 15/04/2016 19:33:28 | ID: 130428

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carol, Kent

Citroen C4

I can't lock my car either manually or remotely and the boot can't be opened. Please assist

Submitted: 12/04/2016 12:09:12 | ID: 130280

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John, Northumberland

Citroen C4

Hi wonder if anyone can help over the last few weeks my cars power steering would go off then come back on for a few days then off again to the point where it's been off for a few days now. Front right hand indicator not working despite having new bulb put in and now today horn don't work any ideas what's wrong?

Submitted: 11/04/2016 08:57:39 | ID: 130219

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Steve, East Ayrshire

Citroen C4

Car has been running fine. I usually drive it by myself. On a couple of occasions however, with passenger on board, the seat belt warning lights have come on shortly after the start of a journey and the engine then acts like it wants to cut out. Was able to limp back home in 1st gear by over use of the clutch. I fear an expensive software/component replacement repair. Any help/advice would be appreciated.

Submitted: 10/04/2016 19:59:13 | ID: 130209

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derek, Lincolnshire

Citroen C4

Yellow "SERVICE" warning light has come on the dash!!!!! Is it preset for ENGINE oil service ????? ps Mileage is 18.270 MILES..

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Derek, generally yes.. for oil change.. but during service the filters are changed too.... oil filter, air filter and fuel filter since they do affect the longevity and performance R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 06/04/2016 18:56:23 | ID: 130030

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John Britton, Bristol

Citroen C4

Turned on ignition this morning and had the message phares auto inactive and engine just clicking not turning over

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John.. the phares auto inactive is the auto lights on system.... the clicking noise is probably the battery gone or may be starter motor issue.. however it could be that your alternator has not been charging the battery.. if the batt is 5yrs old or more its probably due a change.... if it jump starts from another good battery then it's your battery R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 03/04/2016 08:25:21 | ID: 129876

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Pradip Tanna, France

Citroen C4

When I turn the engine off and lock the car up - after a short while the headlamps automatically come on and the wipers. There is also a faint engine noise when opening the bonnet. Also when driving, the GPS screen sometimes displays the message "ABS System Faulty", and the GPS TOM/TOM system blanks out from time to time. Any ideas? Thank you.

Submitted: 01/04/2016 13:59:27 | ID: 129788

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Bryan savage, Kent

Citroen C4

Car serviced last week was fine for a few days now the service light comes on when I put the car into reverse. It is an automatic. Anyone any ideas

Submitted: 08/03/2016 10:02:02 | ID: 128707

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patrick cochrane, City of Glasgow

Citroen C4

when I drive over speed bumps the warning light on the dash flashes once to say a door is open and I get a bleep on the dash and when driving in windy conditions the bleep keeps going of and saying that the bonnet is open . if it is a sender where is it in the car.

Submitted: 07/03/2016 12:28:34 | ID: 128672

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tony hunt, Sweden

Citroen C4

Getting fumes through vents in car.Stronger when slowing to halt

Submitted: 06/03/2016 15:51:51 | ID: 128628

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janette collier, East Riding of Yorkshire

Citroen C4

Hi there I have a Citroën c4 grand and when I lock the car the wing mirrors are not closing could you give me any idea whyou this is happening please? Thanks you Janette.

Submitted: 05/03/2016 10:03:54 | ID: 128552

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Beth, Redcar and Cleveland

Citroen C4

I have a Citroen c4 1.6 vtr+ cars been fine since I got it a month ago then a warning came up saying the dpf is faulty, then my engine light came on and the car lost power it's gone into limp mode??

Submitted: 01/03/2016 12:15:34 | ID: 128377

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Mazli, Malaysia

Citroen C4

The c4 cope engine had an extensive damage, cost of repair wouls be substansive..i would like to replace with a newer e.g DS3 rrcondition engine..what other newer model thats compatible to be mounted on the C4 please

Submitted: 01/03/2016 04:31:28 | ID: 128367

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Lesley, Dorset

Citroen C4

we put fuel in today and a picture of a dial came up with the words "reg off"on the digital dashboard warning display. what does it mean?

Submitted: 28/02/2016 12:34:58 | ID: 128284

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John Ryce, Tyne and Wear

Citroen C4

i have recently purchased my c4 which i am very pleased with however, recently the temperature gauge is going up and down and the stop light keeps coming on even on short journeys how can this be resolved.

Submitted: 21/02/2016 13:24:54 | ID: 127959

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David Mawdesley, Lancashire

Citroen C4

I have just paired my phone and my wife's to the car. I have checked that both work. What I don't know ( forgive me if it is a silly question) but what happens if we are both in the car and somebody rings one of the phones?

Submitted: 20/02/2016 11:50:25 | ID: 127889

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David Jenkins, West Midlands

Citroen C4

I have recently found large damp patches on my back seat. These spread the length of the seat and is part on back of the seats. The windows have not been open and the door seals seem ok. Any ideas to the cause?

Submitted: 18/02/2016 18:01:10 | ID: 127825

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Liam Davies , Rhondda Cynon Taf

Citroen C4

Hi I've just bought a 07 plate vtr plus and the service light bleeped and now its saying economy mode the car starts and drives fine.do I need to be worried.can anyone help me.

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emmanuel, your battery is getting weak or the power for your battery get less then your car goes on economy mode to save the power for your battery for start up again. test your battery thanks martin from Namibia

Submitted: 12/02/2016 17:45:37 | ID: 127485

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Wes Hughes, West Midlands

Citroen C4

C4 I have a 2005 citroen c4 vtr+ I loses power now and the and smells really at times. No engine management light on But depolition warning comes up, Please help what could this be???

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check, test your air map sensor, and clean the throttle body and make sure there is no electronic defect, , martin from Namibia

check, test your air map sensor, and clean the throttle body and make sure there is no electronic defect, , martin from Namibia

check, test your air map sensor, and clean the throttle body and make sure there is no electronic defect martin from Namibia

test your air map sensor, and clean the throttle body and make sure there is no electronic defect martin from Namibia

Submitted: 09/02/2016 00:00:52 | ID: 127313

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Wes Hughes, West Midlands

Citroen C4

I have a 2005 citroen c4 vtr+ I loses power now and the and smells really at times. No engine management light on But depolition warning comes up, Please help what could this be???

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The diesel particulate filter is getting clogged with soot. Take it for a long drive at speeds over 40mph, with engine revs at about 2-2500rpm for 5-10 minutes (so run in a gear lower than normal). This will allow the filter to heat up and unclog itself. If this isn't done soon (in mileage terms), the filter may clog beyond "self-clean" ability and then require replacement. William Strachan from Leicestershire

Submitted: 08/02/2016 23:59:43 | ID: 127312

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Dave Ross, Berkshire

Citroen C4

When parked which wiper is at the bottom of the screen?

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When parked which wiper is at the bottom of the screen? I live on the Isle of Man. Dave Ross from Berkshire

Email address is correct you don't list the Isle of Man in your drop Down list Dave Ross from Berkshire

Submitted: 29/01/2016 05:35:40 | ID: 126840

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Dave Ross, Berkshire

Citroen C4

When parked which wiper is at the bottom of the screen?

Submitted: 29/01/2016 05:33:08 | ID: 126839

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Mr ramzan , Stockton-on-Tees

Citroen C4

Where's front fog lights fuse please help me

Submitted: 25/01/2016 21:56:28 | ID: 126702

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david hill, Berkshire

Citroen C4

can you tell me why my engine cuts out when slowing down/turning, and wont restart. Also sometimes there are no ignition lights when you turn the key, but they come up the 2nd time you turn the key

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can you tell me how I can start c4 when economy mode comes on does this mean battry flat graham glover from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 14/01/2016 07:57:52 | ID: 126095

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Rod Moody, Hampshire

Citroen C4

I have an oil leek in front of the inside rear wheel . it is red very thick on my citroen C4 what could it be

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Red .. possibly could be PAS fluid.. power steering fluid. They do use a pinky coloured fluid for coolant in some garages, but it's not thick and oily. There is also auxtran.. fluid for automatic gearboxes that will be oily and depending on the spec from Citroen, may be thicker than the PAS fluid, but maybe not... however, neither should be leaking near the rear wheels.. unless you have the Citroen spheres fitted to suspension... uses hydraulic fluid that can be green !!!! Ron, if you're willing to give me chassis number of your motor, I'll have a look at the Citroen build spec. R Evans from Caerphilly

Ron.. gone through the diagrams for C4.. can't see spheres.. and can't really see what fluid could be red in that area.. unless they use a red brake fluid.. difficult to diagnose possible without seeing the vehicle and where the muck is coming from R Evans from Caerphilly

C4 picasso has pneumatic suspension.. air pressurised but the other variants have mechanical.. i.e. springs. Best you get a tech to have a look R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 13/01/2016 21:13:53 | ID: 126079

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Dave Ross, Berkshire

Citroen C4

How to fit a new radios

Submitted: 12/01/2016 17:51:57 | ID: 126009

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Colin Hamlin, Hampshire

Citroen C4

we have just had the alternator and alternator belt replaced and the speedometer is showing excess speeds, for instance virtually slowed down and it reads 20 mph and cruising but showing 70mph plus messages coming up in french

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Hi, a similar thing happened to me last week. When they changed the alternator they may have disconnected the battery which resets all the display messages to the factory setting which is of course French, as well as this it changes Mile Per Hour back to Kilometres Per Hour so the speedometer appears to be inaccurate when in actual fact it is just showing KM Per hour. You can change this back to MPH via the menu and units displayed. Toby from Milton Keynes

Submitted: 12/01/2016 09:01:04 | ID: 125982

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Mundy, Cardiff

Citroen C4

I need to replace the fuse box and was wondering if it makes a difference as to what transmission the new part comes off? I.e: Diesel/Petrol/Automatic. I have matched the part numbers already.

Submitted: 04/01/2016 00:19:50 | ID: 125502

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tim, Middlesex

Citroen C4

The car works perfectly but when switching on the display says that the anti pollution is faulty. The engine warning light stays on but performance is not affected and the car has not failed MOT

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The antipollution absorber is part of the emission control but does not necessarily mean it will fail the MOT. However, a fault detected could make the ecu behave differently and ultimately have effect on fuel economy and performance. On the C4 there are a few different variants of the antipollution absorber. It could be any one of 1502-H2 or H3 or H6 or H9 1502-F9 or 1502-H9... dependant on your chassis number. On all variants the canister is behind the front right wing and pretty easy to change itself.. but you have to remove the front right wing. then it's a few clips only. The issue is removing the front wing.. preliminary actions are removing the front bumper, headlamp and splash shield. However, you could get away with only removing the front bumper enough to get the front right wing out to get to the antipollution canister. That is, providing it IS the canister at fault.. there is an electrovalve in its system that is more likely to have failed... and there are as many different part numbers for this as the canister itself.. but there is also the purge canister solenoid valve that could be at fault.. really.. you should have it hooked up to OBD to find out exactly where the fault lays. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 27/12/2015 13:40:49 | ID: 125194

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Taylor, Argyll and Bute

Citroen C4

Engine management light is on sayIng have engine repaired

Submitted: 18/12/2015 18:32:54 | ID: 124834

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Dimitar, Macedonia

Citroen C4

Hi.I have Citoroen c4 1.4i and i got engine check light on and antipolution sign faulty in the same time.The car is losing power and is switching off.I went in to the car service and they erased that with computer,but after some time,same thing hapens again.Please some advice.Tnx

Submitted: 06/12/2015 12:53:36 | ID: 124406

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Mark Gray , Gwynedd

Citroen C4

My Citroën C4 o6 plated 1.6 diesel. When it starts from cold, it emits blue smoke from the exhaust. If I rev it a little, with just a few pumps on the accelerator peddle, just up to say 3,000 revs, it cures the blue smoke coming from the exhaust. But if the car is idling for day 15 minutes, the blue smoke returns with a vengeance from the exhaust. My car pulls and drives fantastic in the meantime. I've barely had it three months, just over actually, as the warranty has just elapsed by a week. I hope it's nothing major. Need my car. It's done approx 130,000 miles, is not using oil, as I check it most often, and the dipstick still shows halfway between the low and high. That's after the car has been stood still with engine off for a good half hour. Please help...

Submitted: 27/11/2015 14:51:20 | ID: 124078

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jem, South Africa

Citroen C4

What is the recommended tyre pressure. For my C4 vts..17 inch tyres

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citroen c4 2005 cuando quito y pongo la batería la pantalla de kms enciende bien pero no arranca , 2 minutos aprox se apaga la pantalla . Después, hasta que no quito el borne de la batería no vuelve a encender la pantalla de kms Me pueden ayudar? Gracias, Hassan from Stirling

Submitted: 25/11/2015 20:34:25 | ID: 124005

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Catherine smith, North Ayrshire

Citroen C4

Hi I have a1.6 vets coupe I think anyway it is pulsating on tick over hot or cold.does the fuel filter need changed

Submitted: 23/11/2015 23:20:37 | ID: 123916

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sbu, Cork

Citroen C4

Hi people I just changed mt timing belt on a citroen c4 vts and the car won't start, can I get an advice on how to get my timing correct and how should the the camshafts layout position should be

Submitted: 20/11/2015 04:39:51 | ID: 123717

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Denise sillitoej, North Yorkshire

Citroen C4

Where is temperature gauge engine seems hot but notoverheating

Submitted: 02/11/2015 15:48:59 | ID: 123024

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