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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?

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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Jon, Devon

Citroen C4

I have a smell of petrol coming in to cab of car, but only when fuel tank in half full or less. I have replaced the vapour recovery tank but still get smell. When driving no smell of fuel smell. Also smells near front wheel arch where vapour tank is. Hope someone will be able to help. Thanks.

Submitted: 17/10/2014 21:24:04 | ID: 104788

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Naz, West Midlands

Citroen C4

HiI have a problem with my car, when I try to start it the key clicks but it won`t start, after a few attempts it does. Can you tell me what the problem is, as it`s worrying me now?

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It is the starter motor fuse, put a 40a in and it will be fine. Citroen put the wrong fuse in and after time once the starter motor has been worn in the fuse pops constantly Ben from Lancashire

Hi, I have a problem with my car, when I try to start it the key turns and lights go on but it won`t start. First I have to take off the battery terminal for 20 seconds then the car resets itself and put it on again and wait for another 20 seconds. Than it starts again. It`s starting to drive me insane. Please help. It`s a C4 2007 model and using petrol. Has 58,000 kilos on. carlo from Namibia

Submitted: 06/10/2014 09:43:46 | ID: 104131

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Louise, Dublin

Citroen C4

Hi, could anyone give me any advice? I am at my wits end with my Citroen C4 2006. I have had nothing but trouble since May with various issues. I've just got my car back today after it being at the mechanics for a month and now I have another problem. Once starting my car my steering is locking, if the car starts to drive then the steering will come back as normal. I'm so worried in case the steering locks when I am driving the car as it is very difficult for me to even turn it slightly. Does anyone have any idea what this could be? Thank you in advance.

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Hi Louise, I have no knowledge to fall back on but if you can turn the steering at all, although difficult, it would suggest that the steering lock isn't on but that you have some kind of power steering problem. Maybe the fluid level? Hope this helps Frank from Cumbria

Submitted: 06/10/2014 00:57:59 | ID: 104123

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Sam, Surrey

Citroen C4

I currently have some problems with car Citroen C4 1.6 HDi (diesel) (1) My radiator/engine cooling fan working intermittently (2) engine temperature gauge would suddenly go up from three bars all the way up and flashes STOP with three beeps (3) When engine starts gets a message that "Risk of Filter blocking" (I do motorway driving so DPF should not be an issue?) (4) I have pool of diesel around injectors. (5) my service light is constantly on even though car as been serviced. I know this is a lot for one car. I have been to the garage they don't know what's wrong because physically car not over heating (no smoke/vapour from engine) and computer isn't reporting anything (I wonder the types of mechanic these days who can't fix a car if computer is not telling with any codes). Two of the injectors have been replaced. Temperature sensor changed twice. Fan resistor changed. I was told may be electrical issue well known of French cars. Any help?

Submitted: 01/10/2014 14:39:42 | ID: 103899

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Blair, Australia

Citroen C4

Each time I use the wiper washer a damp smell comes into the cabin through the vents. I haven't noticed any damp carpet inside the cabin so cant figure out what it is. Any ideas? Its a C4 B7 e Hdi.

Submitted: 01/10/2014 10:40:21 | ID: 103890

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STEVE BURKE, Essex

Citroen C4

How do I reset kmh to mph? What do I press to set this? Cheers

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Press the menu button use the up down or side to side arrows when in the menu function. until you see litre or mpg flashing on the screen. When on MPG press the menu button and this will put the car back to MPH. Sounds silly to change the litre or mpg, but this changes between KPH and MPH. Lots of info on how to do this on net. You will need to reset other things on the menu as well as the above, like language etc. hope this helps. Ray Edge from Shropshire

Submitted: 25/09/2014 10:50:00 | ID: 103615

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dennis, Essex

Citroen C4

I have extremely fierce brakes at low speed?

Submitted: 24/09/2014 11:25:15 | ID: 103557

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phil korwin, Greater Manchester

Citroen C4

My headlights sometimes don't come on at night when I unlock my car, I have to lock the car and then unlock the car to make them come on

Submitted: 22/09/2014 17:15:22 | ID: 103456

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David graham, Tyne and Wear

Citroen C4

Ive had some trouble with my keys so decided to get a new one however when the chap was trying to program it to the car it kept coming up key learn error ECU locked, any ideas?

Submitted: 05/09/2014 19:25:34 | ID: 102668

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robert s carter, Nottinghamshire

Citroen C4

what is the correct tourqe for the wheelnuts to tighten c4 sx 07 model.

Submitted: 05/09/2014 04:51:30 | ID: 102625

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Len, South Africa

Citroen C4

My 2007 C4 1.6i petrol suddenly won`t start. Monday I went to work and back and Tuesday morning I could not start it. Battery is fully charged (1 year old). When turning the key to start, the engine is turning but won`t start. I tried to jump start it with my wife's car but the same story. It won`t even do a 'running' start off if towed. Central locking is working and headlights are bright. The central display on top of the dashboard (grey area) where speed, etc is displayed goes totally blank after the car is switched on. I replaced the battery terminals but no luck. This is the first time this happened since I cleaned the battery and terminals that were badly corroded a couple of months ago. One thing though is after the cleaning the language turned to French and no menu functions work to reset language, time, etc since then. Now it displays an INFO message"MODE ECONOMIE ACTIF '. I stay on a smallholding and am stranded as the closest Auto shop is about 15KM away. Any one with a suggestion?

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Did you find a solution?? Mine is doing the same Kr Christine Christine from Denmark

Did you find a solution?? Mine is doing the same Kr Christine Christine from Denmark

Did you find a solution?? Mine is doing the same Kr Christine Christine from Denmark

Mine is also doing the same and it`s driving me insane. carlo from Namibia

Submitted: 03/09/2014 10:19:29 | ID: 102547

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Ram, Greater London

Citroen C4

I have a antipollution warning come up and the engine light is on. Can any one tell me what the problem is.

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I had same problem with my c4 i bough a diagnostic scanner off ebay instead of a garage doing it and it came up as code 301 i think it was and it was cylinder 1 misfire i changed the spark plugs and all being ok since i recomend getting a diagnistic scan done. mark from Yorkshire

I had same problem with my c4 i bough a diagnostic scanner off ebay instead of a garage doing it and it came up as code 301 i think it was and it was cylinder 1 misfire i changed the spark plugs and all being ok since i recomend getting a diagnistic scan done. mark from Yorkshire

Submitted: 26/08/2014 14:34:37 | ID: 102154

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Geraldine, County Antrim

Citroen C4

Hi I get a squeaky noise every time I take foot off accelarator but only last for 10min do you know what is causing this as it is so annoying thank you

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Had this problem myself, It squeaks like an old rusty spring or two bits of metal rubbing together. It normally lasts until the car gets warm (well mine did). The problem is the flexible joint between the CAT and the rest of the exhaust, if worn it moves when the engine rocks when being revved when the engine is cold. It needs a new seal fitted they only cost four or five pounds to purchase, but the fitting is not easy, you need a ramp and is still awkward. You need a mechanic or an exhaust specialist to change it. Probably cost about an hours labour. This fixed my problem on a 2006 C4 1600 petrol. Ray Edge from Shropshire

Had this problem myself, It squeaks like an old rusty spring or two bits of metal rubbing together. It normally lasts until the car gets warm (well mine did). The problem is the flexible joint between the CAT and the rest of the exhaust, if worn it moves when the engine rocks when being revved when the engine is cold. It needs a new seal fitted they only cost four or five pounds to purchase, but the fitting is not easy, you need a ramp and is still awkward. You need a mechanic or an exhaust specialist to change it. Probably cost about an hours labour. This fixed my problem on a 2006 C4 1600 petrol. Ray Edge from Shropshire

Submitted: 25/08/2014 16:44:38 | ID: 102102

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liz, Torfaen

Citroen C4

Hi I bought the car a month ago and it died 3 days after purchase. It has since been back to the garage and has had a lot of work done, under warranty thank god, but I still have the error, automatic headlight adjustment faulty. Is this an easy cheap fix or do I need to try and go back through the warranty?

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I had this problem until my egr valve was replaced on engine, i dont know if it is linked at all because i had several faults before it was replaced and now its working sweet David graham from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 20/08/2014 23:53:28 | ID: 101843

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shmuel, Israel

Citroen C4

The engine turns off while driving, and not turned back on

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HI .....exactly same, happened in Wales .....2nd August ...car still there, cant diagnose. Spent £150 having fuel pump removed and tested . and fuel pump is fine Any success yourself ...I am in serious need of help ..if not will cost me £350 to have towed home from wales, and still be broken steve from Derbyshire

HI .....exactly same, happened in Wales .....2nd August ...car still there, cant diagnose. Spent £150 having fuel pump removed and tested . and fuel pump is fine Any success yourself ...I am in serious need of help ..if not will cost me £350 to have towed home from wales, and still be broken steve from Derbyshire

Submitted: 06/08/2014 23:55:26 | ID: 101047

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Ronald, Fife

Citroen C4

Hi, I have had this car for 2 years now, I have roofbars from previous car that I can use, but I need to know the size of bolts -thread size for the 4 fix points on the roof. I know it is not M6 as I have checked these. Could you please advise, correct bolt thread size to use? Many thanks Ron

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M6x1.0 so I have been told I have been trying to find out what fixe point bars would fit my c4 and came along that info earlier still non the wiser on what other bars I can use yet. Make sure you pack the insert with water proof grease as they tend to rust up and may cause the bolts to snap when you tighten them. Stefan from Greater Manchester

M6x1.0 so I have been told I have been trying to find out what fixe point bars would fit my c4 and came along that info earlier still non the wiser on what other bars I can use yet. Make sure you pack the insert with water proof grease as they tend to rust up and may cause the bolts to snap when you tighten them. Stefan from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 06/08/2014 15:54:12 | ID: 101024

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Lynne Campbell, Nottinghamshire

Citroen C4

Got in the car put in key to start engine and Nothing completely dead so bump started it but soon as turned off again dead please can you help .

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HI .....exactly same, happened in Wales .....2nd August ...car still there, cant diagnose. Spent £150 having fuel pump removed and tested . and fuel pump is fine Any success yourself ...I am in serious need of help ..if not will cost me £350 to have towed home from wales, and still be broken steve from Derbyshire steve from Derbyshire

I had same problem, turned out to be a common fault with Solenoid cap blowing the starter fuse in position 8 under the bonnet. Turns out you can't replace just that so had to pay for a new starter motor at a cost of £150, however I have the continuing saga of Polish language on the displays & KM rather than MPH which is apparently a radio fault! Julia from Merseyside

I had same problem, turned out to be a common fault with Solenoid cap blowing the starter fuse in position 8 under the bonnet. Turns out you can't replace just that so had to pay for a new starter motor at a cost of £150, however I have the continuing saga of Polish language on the displays & KM rather than MPH which is apparently a radio fault! Julia from Merseyside

Submitted: 06/08/2014 13:07:17 | ID: 101015

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Richard, Lebanon

Citroen C4

Hi, I just bought my C4 and the language of the computer was set to french. I got someone to translate and help me through the settings but when I finally found it, it asked for the setup CD or something around that description. There is a CD that came with the car, tried it but it spat it out and asked again for a CD. Is there some way to override this or do I have to order a different CD? Please help, this is important cause I'm hopeless when it comes to french. Thank you in advance.

Submitted: 02/08/2014 18:39:45 | ID: 100780

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