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Gabs, South Yorkshire

Citroen C5

Hi, I have a C5 HDI 2002, it has been about a week that the alarm of the car starts coming on for no reason. Sometimes 5 -6 time in 1h- over night as well. I have taken to the mechanic and he said it s the battery. Any idea?

Submitted: 06/02/2016 13:32:19 | ID: 127210

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Phumzile, South Africa

Citroen C5

My citroen c5 is making a tractor like sound. Especially when I excerllerrate also when I start it in the morning. First it started with transmission oil licking and not its this soind

Submitted: 31/01/2016 21:27:58 | ID: 126975

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Tony, Essex

Citroen C5

My headlamps no longer turn with the steering. The headlamp light on the dash board flashes as well as a failure message is displayed on the central screen.

Submitted: 31/01/2016 09:04:02 | ID: 126938

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kekeli, Angus

Citroen C5

i have C5 1.8 petrol 2003 model saloon, the car is not getting enough fire to move, i sent it to the mechanics and the thought it was the fuel pump so the changed it but the problem is still not solved, the car still eject as if the fire want to die off. meanwhile if you turn the key the car sparked very well. can someone helpl me how to solve this fault.

Submitted: 30/01/2016 12:32:14 | ID: 126900

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Paul denne , Kent

Citroen C5

Front door friction mechanism stopped working. When you open the door there is no resistance. Ie door opens/closes.without resistance. Is this a easy fix?

Submitted: 28/01/2016 09:37:32 | ID: 126807

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Charlie Higgins, Leicestershire

Citroen C5

engine management light on after battery went flat ,how do i reset it ?does this sound feasable or do you think there could be a fault ? ,the car seems to run ok perhaps a bit rattley but i thought that all diesels were ,thanks charlie

Submitted: 27/01/2016 06:07:39 | ID: 126758

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Charlie Higgins, Leicestershire

Citroen C5

Hi ,I have just bought the above car ,it all seems ok but the engine management warning light is on ,the guy I bought it off says that the battery went flat due to it not being used regularly and that is why the light is on, and that it just needs resetting ,does this sound feasable ? and how do I reset it ? If I can't do it myself how much should I pay at a garage ? Thanks ,Charlie Higgins

Submitted: 27/01/2016 05:56:45 | ID: 126757

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david, Warrington

Citroen C5

speedometer has stopped working?

Submitted: 23/01/2016 01:52:51 | ID: 126557

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IAN PEARSON, Suffolk

Citroen C5

where can I get a 6 disc multi changer for my 2008 citreon c5 please. phone 01473 785478

Submitted: 15/01/2016 16:14:23 | ID: 126179

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Kirk Hunter, Lothians

Citroen C5

my citroen c5 the suspension is very low it will not raise ive had the car checked been told it is an electrical problem can you help the pump is working thanks

Submitted: 15/12/2015 19:51:54 | ID: 124742

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liam, Ireland

Citroen C5

How do you take out the gearbox on a c5 1.6 diesel?

Submitted: 14/12/2015 17:31:37 | ID: 124690

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Alan, Norfolk

Citroen C5

My C5 2.7 HDI Exclusive 2008 indicates I have a puncher with in 400 Metres of driving off. The pressure in the tyre is fine. Any ideas?

Submitted: 10/12/2015 16:23:36 | ID: 124553

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Ian johnson , Stoke-on-Trent

Citroen C5

Hi having problems with rear boot opening, sometimes it will open and sometimes it won't, was wondering if anyone else has the same problem, Ive tried locatin the lock but it's all enclosed only came across the unit which opens the rear glass, does anyone out there have a clue or could help thanks x

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my citroen estate reardoor will not unlock using the fob, 2004 derv 2000cc JAMES MAC DONALD from Highland

my Citroen estate rear door will not unlock using the fob, 2004 derv 2000cc JAMES MAC DONALD from Highland

Submitted: 07/12/2015 16:52:11 | ID: 124441

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Davison Mwela, Zambia

Citroen C5

I am receiving an NFV reminder message, I don't know what it means. there is also a symbol showing a tilting vehicle looking like it is skidding and a service warning message. I just had my vehicle serviced.

Submitted: 05/12/2015 13:23:21 | ID: 124375

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Keith Trobe, Northumberland

Citroen C5

I had the steering rack replaced earlier this year (£1600). Shortly afterwards, when it rained (heavily) the drivers footwell would fill with water - an inch or two in depth. Then the wiper motors started malfunctionning. I had to have them replaced (£700 about four months ago). Now the wiper motors are malfunctionning again and the footwell continues to fill up. there's now the sound of sloshing water in the car frame. The car's going to the dealers tomorrow but i wondered what the relationship is between the steering rack and the water drain? Is it possible that the new steering rack has been put on in such a way that it has caused the bloackage and consequent problems? thanks to all.

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When the wheel fitters stuck a jack under the sill of my pug they managed to miss the official jack point by a bit and crimp closed the drain in the sill. Its just a small area where the inner and outer skins are a millimetre or so apart for around 10mm. It may also get clogged up with leaves/dirt etc. This led to a couple of inches of water in the drivers footwell and sloshing as you describe. Cleaning the sill drains let around half a gallon of water out and the sloshing stopped. Its probably also worth looking under the bonnet at the area just at the bottom of the windscreen where the wiper motors live, they sit in an area that is supposed to be drained, but if leaves etc get in there they can effectively form a little pond round the motors. TimTheEngineer from Cambridgeshire

When the wheel fitters stuck a jack under the sill of my pug they managed to miss the official jack point by a bit and crimp closed the drain in the sill. Its just a small area where the inner and outer skins are a millimetre or so apart for around 10mm. It may also get clogged up with leaves/dirt etc. This led to a couple of inches of water in the drivers footwell and sloshing as you describe. Cleaning the sill drains let around half a gallon of water out and the sloshing stopped. Its probably also worth looking under the bonnet at the area just at the bottom of the windscreen where the wiper motors live, they sit in an area that is supposed to be drained, but if leaves etc get in there they can effectively form a little pond round the motors. TimTheEngineer from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 01/12/2015 15:58:03 | ID: 124249

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martin, Norfolk

Citroen C5

hello can any one help me my mum bought me a citroen c5 2004 2.0l automatic petrol i have had a service light plus airbag fault on ever since i got it, so i bought myself an icarsoft CPll citroen and peugeot oil service reset & multi system diagnostic tool, i have since plugged it in and have had these codes come up 0402/temporary - beam correction signal, P1807/permanent - front LH side airbag igniter open circuit, 0702/intermittent fault - vehicle speed incorrect value received, 0704/intermittent fault - coolant temperature incorrect value recived, 0780/intermittent fault - engine speed incorrect value received, 0305/temporary - LH sidelamps control short circuit to +, 0302/temporary - switching from high frequency reception to anti-scanning. this is my first car and was wondering if anyone can help me with all this as its all blown my mind im dreading taking the car into a garage think the cost will be high thank you

Submitted: 01/12/2015 15:20:41 | ID: 124248

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Tracey, Hertfordshire

Citroen C5

Warning sign saying "fuel tank not correctly locked" comes up every time you start engine, have tried turning cap to relign magnets but still happening

Submitted: 29/11/2015 23:17:51 | ID: 124186

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Andrew, Dublin

Citroen C5

Hi I have a 2009 c5 estate my front window wipers stop working sometimes and then they just come back on as normal! It's as if they stop working when it rains not showing any faults checked fuses relays etc also wiper motor and all ok

Submitted: 25/11/2015 21:40:55 | ID: 124006

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ash, Hampshire

Citroen C5

Does this model have bluetooth connectivity?

Submitted: 19/11/2015 16:06:45 | ID: 123704

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Richard, Buckinghamshire

Citroen C5

How do I remove the upper interior front door trim? The part with the door handle in it. I want to replace the entire mirror assembly

Submitted: 14/11/2015 11:14:15 | ID: 123478

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Brian, Cumbria

Citroen C5

Hi, I have a 2009 c5 2ltr diesel vtr+nav. Had it about 3years now but about 10 months ago developed this really annoying squeak somewhere front right, sounds like an angry mouse, just there during driving. Silicone sprayed suspension arms, strut end, engine mounting anything that a think will move but without any joy. Can anyone save me from going insane!!!!

Submitted: 28/10/2015 15:31:45 | ID: 122819

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Gareth, Bridgend

Citroen C5

After wet weather my suspension lights all light up and the suspension fails to work. After some dry weather it re turns to normal. I suspect water is affecting it but where?

Submitted: 28/10/2015 13:32:33 | ID: 122816

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Robert Davies, South Yorkshire

Citroen C5

my c5 heater is just warm on drivers side and cold on passenger side even when iselect max temperature anyone have any idears on fixing it

Submitted: 22/10/2015 10:30:49 | ID: 122580

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Karl, Ireland

Citroen C5

Hello, Is it possible to retrofit a Citroen Sat Nav Unit. I am looking to replace my standard radio and display unit With the sat nav unit. Citroen C5 2010.

Submitted: 05/10/2015 16:57:43 | ID: 122008

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stephen, Yorkshire

Citroen C5

keeps come up 2 tyres insufent pressure and a red stop light comes above spedo it goes out then service light comes on below speed constantly

Submitted: 02/10/2015 20:05:37 | ID: 121893

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ken, North Lincolnshire

Citroen C5

when I start my engine from cold my overheat warning light comes on the fan cuts in and in about 30 seconds engine cools down it does not boil a new radiator and thermostat and sensors have been fitted car runs normal as long as I don't stop for over 1 hr can you help please

Submitted: 29/08/2015 17:01:26 | ID: 120510

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ken, North Lincolnshire

Citroen C5

thermostat late opening warning says stop before time to stop warning goes off can you tell me why its late opening. Have had new radiator, thermostat and new sensors, engine does not boil.

Submitted: 29/08/2015 16:27:47 | ID: 120504

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Noeleen Porter, Ireland

Citroen C5

Why is my Citroen c5 making a whirring noise when turning steerIng wheel?only have car a couple of months & have already replaced motor for drivers window

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Citeroen c 5 whirling noise from steering column when the key is turned before starting Mary Bland from Lancashire

Citeroen c 5 whirling noise from steering column when the key is turned before starting Mary Bland from Lancashire

Submitted: 26/08/2015 00:47:53 | ID: 120341

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peter follett, Kent

Citroen C5

I have just bought a 1.6 e-hdi 16v airdream auto egs6 tourer 2012. When the auto gearbox changes up from 1st to 2nd there is a lag in between of a couple of seconds at about 14000rpm not a smooth change like other autos I have had. Is this something to do with the EGR plug or something else? Also can anyone tell me the original make of tyres and size for this model as the person before me has put on various makes?

Submitted: 25/08/2015 17:19:24 | ID: 120323

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Alex Lennon, Falkirk

Citroen C5

my on-board trip computer is staying visible at all times if I press button on wiper stalk it changes from 1 2 3 no problem but doesnt disappear after a few seconds like its supposed to everything is working fine but just the constant display instead of showing radio channel or cd number n track etc can anyone help???????

Submitted: 22/08/2015 12:33:06 | ID: 120168

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sergio, Italy

Citroen C5

c 5 hdi 2.2 after 3 mins from cold start a cloud smoke comes out the exoust, an anti pollution system warnig appears on the dash

Submitted: 19/08/2015 22:25:25 | ID: 120060

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Nazih Elgehani, Libya

Citroen C5

HI I am having Citroen C5 2001 (20i 16v) and facing a recent problem with the Radiator fan stopped working , even if you run the A/C system . Could you please advise the cause of the problem and how to fix it. Thanks. Yours Nazih Elgehani

Submitted: 08/08/2015 07:37:03 | ID: 119489

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vivien. McAllister mcallister, County Antrim

Citroen C5

Can I put any hydraulic suspension oil in my 2007 citreon c5

Submitted: 03/08/2015 19:34:39 | ID: 119299

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vivien. McAllister mcallister, County Antrim

Citroen C5

Can i put any hydraulic oil in self leveling suspension

Submitted: 03/08/2015 19:30:09 | ID: 119298

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E Shaw, Gloucestershire

Citroen C5

Need a full wiring diagram for the car. Haynes manual is insufficient. Any ideas where one can be got (online preferably)?

Submitted: 01/08/2015 16:19:08 | ID: 119213

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nigel tanner, East Sussex

Citroen C5

I have a citreon c5 2009 diesel and the multifunctional screen has gone blurry and you cannot see any thing as the radio etc does not come up clear on it. Will it need a new one or can it be repaired. N Tanner

Submitted: 01/08/2015 15:14:05 | ID: 119207

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E Shaw, Gloucestershire

Citroen C5

CC5 2.2HDi. Car parked with no faults. After 14 days, on turning on ignition but not starting engine or moving car get 'ABS Faulty' message on display. On starting and driving get 'EMS fault' which is caused I believe by faulty ABS. Had system analysed and was given code C1336 incoherent signal off-side rear wheel. Have checked all sensors on car (Hall effect devices) so not easily checked without a 'scope and all gave the same resistance when checked with multimeter. Have cleaned sensor bolt and metal face where bolt is in contact with sensor so there is proper earthing of sensor. Have checked all plugs and sockets and seem ok. Checked all fuses in engine compartment and on BSI - all ok. Have and cleaned all plugs in engine compartment fuse box. Haven't got decent wiring diagram to find out where ABS sensors end up in the fuse boxes - assume they go to BSI. Nothing has cleared the fault message. Did once get 'brakes faulty' message which was cleared by restarting engine. This was mentioned before as being caused by unit behind glove compartment. Could this cause ABS failure? If not, any ideas as to where else I can check?

Submitted: 31/07/2015 15:22:55 | ID: 119167

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Mrs Davina Purcell, Oxfordshire

Citroen C5

Please could someone rectify a problem when im in second or third gear it sometimes loses power for few seconds

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Mine does this too sometimes shortly after setting out from home. Lasts a few seconds then doesn't reappear for the rest of the journey despite stopping and starting regularly. No idea why it does this and haven't bothered to investigate. (C5 Sx 2.2 HDI Mk1) E Shaw from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 19/07/2015 11:05:17 | ID: 118632

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ammar, Hertfordshire

Citroen C5

The brake lights stop working , I checked the fuse its ok , I checked the brake switch it is working ok so what do you think the problem is ?

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throw you C5 in the sea ammar from Hertfordshire

Dear No one is driving C5 these days , so i belive the problem is that you are driving a C5 ammar from Hertfordshire

???? ?????? ??? ????? ????? ammar from Hertfordshire

sale it and bay a honda ammar from Hertfordshire

Discount C5 old bean; I had one before and I sold it for a mere 20 pounds. ammar from Hertfordshire

I use to have one C5 before , I sold it for 20 POUNDS only ammar from Hertfordshire

you still drive C5 poor man ammar from Hertfordshire

you must be an old man ammar from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 14/07/2015 10:39:06 | ID: 118440

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scottish, Scottish Borders

Citroen C5

battery drains within 1 day new battery full charge park up 24 hrs later battery bead any ideas

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Check earth linkage from engine to chassis/body. cheap and easy to fix. Or could be alternater gubbed, not so cheap or easy to fix. RLE000, Stirling. (Sorry Replied to wrong problem last time). Richard Elliott from Stirling

Could also be faulty Cooling fan switch/ sensor running fans.... They will run if car is hot & shut off, dodgy ones keep on off continually. BobM from Surrey

Submitted: 07/07/2015 18:47:55 | ID: 118173

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