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Clive Blunt, Norfolk

Citroen C5

My C5 exclusive`s multifuntion display keeps going on and off. I have been told I can do a factory reset on it. How do I do this please?

Submitted: 28/09/2016 11:30:09 | ID: 135538

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keiwilli, Durham

Citroen C5

engine starts immediately and runs for 3 seconds then stops, try immediately after and same thing happens

Submitted: 25/09/2016 23:12:40 | ID: 135472

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stephen mitchell, Antrim

Citroen C5

wot is the wee button for on the rear veiw mirror on windscreen for

Submitted: 24/09/2016 14:43:37 | ID: 135425

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wilf bartley, Hampshire

Citroen C5

both nearside doors wont open from the inside

Submitted: 12/09/2016 20:07:58 | ID: 135129

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Clive Blunt, Norfolk

Citroen C5

The multifunction screen showing air-con,clock etc goes black and then comes back on again for no reason. Also when going into menu parts are missing i.e. auto locking doors and other services. Any ideas please?

Submitted: 11/09/2016 10:39:17 | ID: 135093

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ARNOLD, Mayo

Citroen C5

Dear Sir/Madam, First of all I would like to greet you have a nice day! Can somebody help me, I have a Citroen C5 2004 model, when I drive off and release the accelerator pedal and even I maneuver to turn lift or rigth the engine suddenly stop, please help me on this matter Thanks and regards Arnold

Submitted: 08/09/2016 02:02:25 | ID: 135011

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Rob, Staffordshire

Citroen C5

2004 C5 been driving great as normal the yesterday came out of shop to find back end down on its knees with fluid under the central pillar drivers side? Have since had it collected on flatbed to mechanic. However when on the tow truck fluid spilled out all over the truck! Can't tell where its coming from. Looks like maybe from the small black pipe going from front/back of car. Any help or suggestions appreciated.

Submitted: 30/08/2016 18:50:50 | ID: 134765

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william McLean, City of Glasgow

Citroen C5

Where is the diagnostic plug located on this car?

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Try opening the centre console where there is a bottle holder. There is a plastic cover which you can pull up to give you access David from Ireland

Submitted: 15/08/2016 08:52:47 | ID: 134367

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steve, Bedfordshire

Citroen C5

Have what I thought was a rattle from a loose exhaust bracket, took it to the garage and had it checked out, not the case. The car has just passed its MOT so no problems with suspension or ball joints etc. etc. Took mechanic out for a road test to listen to the noise and he confirmed that it seemed to be coming from front offside wheel area. Put car back on ramp for a thorough inspection, nothing found. Has anyone ANY idea what it might be? Would really appreciate some help.

Submitted: 14/08/2016 22:24:11 | ID: 134365

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Labinot, Antrim

Citroen C5

I have problem with AC start after 1 min when close car

Submitted: 14/08/2016 13:13:27 | ID: 134353

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Beni, Albania

Citroen C5

I have Citroen C5 2010 2.0 hdi , and have a problem with rear right wheel, it is getting hot but not always. Some services that I have visited told me that there is problem with cilinder. Is it possible to fix it instead to replace it with the new one. I appreciate the help.

Submitted: 14/08/2016 11:20:20 | ID: 134351

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Simone Madison, County Londonderry

Citroen C5

It sounds like my fan coming on when i accelerate does anyone know which pipe it could be split causing this noise from the turbo

Submitted: 06/08/2016 14:18:49 | ID: 134145

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Koos, South Africa

Citroen C5

All dashboard lights go out as soon as I switch on headlights, all gauges work like speedo, rev counter, fuel level etc driving me nuts because I can't drive at night, my car is a sedan, not hatchback

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Look over the steering wheel at the bottom of the clocks mine has 3 little switches David from Lancashire

Submitted: 05/08/2016 11:39:24 | ID: 134130

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ASHISH TIRKEY, Netherlands

Citroen C5

Hello, I have Citroen C5 2002 model. Initially the radio was active within Netherlands and I did not had any problems with the radio connectivity, but since returning back form Belgium trip all my saved stations form Netherlands are gone and also I don't understand how does it only takes radio signal from belgium even if I am living in Netherlands. Mostly the stations are in French and I don't know how to reset it. Do you have any idea how should I reset my radio ? Regards, Ashish Tirkey

Submitted: 28/07/2016 12:17:33 | ID: 133913

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Jack Davis , New Zealand

Citroen C5

Hi i have this Citroen 2003 Estate Auto which has been very good so far (had it 13yrd) we have this problem which is intermittent,That is the service light comes on and then changes down to 3rd gear .This can happen two or 3 time in a journey.I stop switch it all of and start again its the ok can go on ok for a while and then again the ok period varies can be an hour or 10 mins.yesterday the service light cane on at 100ks did not change down I is most annoying need to solve this .Had the oil changed (correct oil) nothing showing on the diagnostic machine .PLEASE any suggestion would be So well received Thanks Jack

Submitted: 22/07/2016 03:45:49 | ID: 133713

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D.J.Gore, Cardiff

Citroen C5

I am trying to wire in a tow hitch I put the cables to the right cables but every time I try to test them it only works right 1 time and cuts out my lights for about 15 minites I don't know for what reason

Submitted: 16/07/2016 10:58:37 | ID: 133568

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Mario, Croatia

Citroen C5

Hi I have citroen c5 tourer, the problem is the rear camera .Camera don t work. Can anyone tell me what might causing the problem????? Thx

Submitted: 12/07/2016 10:58:02 | ID: 133457

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Craig, Lincolnshire

Citroen C5

Right I have an electrical fault as my Citroen keeps blowing the f8 fuse which controls the steering wheel controls so when it's blows I have no indicators and if I turn the car off then I can't start it back up again till I put a new fuse in been through 20 fuses in 4 days took it to the garage no idea what was causing it so any ideas?

Submitted: 03/07/2016 17:45:19 | ID: 133221

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Robin Briggs, North Yorkshire

Citroen C5

How do I change the high level reversing light on my tourer

Submitted: 22/06/2016 15:29:22 | ID: 132888

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Neil, Australia

Citroen C5

Changed the battery and now the parking sensors don't work! Help!

Submitted: 18/06/2016 04:30:56 | ID: 132762

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R Veitch, North Yorkshire

Citroen C5

Been having trouble with my imobiliser not reading my key. Some times it starts and other times it will not. Can anyone help me with this problem. Ive heard that many ways to try and sort it out. But nothing is working.

Submitted: 10/06/2016 11:10:06 | ID: 132523

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Geoff Harris, Australia

Citroen C5

Miss-fire intermittent... Injector clean cured for about a month..problem returned.Then new No1 injector also cured problem again for about a month..Problem has returned. Since its return one can drive the vehicle for weeks without trouble & then miss-fire returns. Then for not obvious reason goes & then returns ..As said clears for weeks the returns for a couple of days???? Car has 150000kms & serviced as recommended...

Submitted: 22/05/2016 06:34:41 | ID: 131853

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Garry, Lancashire

Citroen C5

Hi, I have just purchased a C5 VTR+ diesel and I have found a couple of issues that I could do with help on please. 1st- The car runs rough when doing 2000rpm in town but is great elsewhere. 2nd- I have inserted my sim card and the contacts come up on the screen but when I try and transfer the data it states there is not enough room.... do I need to put a memory card somewhere?? Hope you can help as currently the wife thinks I got ripped off and i'd love to prove her wrong. Thank you

Submitted: 19/05/2016 23:24:22 | ID: 131722

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gabie, County Fermanagh

Citroen C5

car stops driving along road no codes no faults found car wont start

Submitted: 18/05/2016 13:57:07 | ID: 131655

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Moulton, Northamptonshire

Citroen C5

My reversing light stays on

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Reversing light stays on when driving Moulton from Northamptonshire

Reversing light stays on while im driving Moulton from Northamptonshire

probably a faulty switch stuck in ON position or wiring fault R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 17/05/2016 18:59:46 | ID: 131621

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Denis Thomas, Australia

Citroen C5

The window in the tailgate does not unlock, and now the tailgate itself does not unlock. Can anyone advise how to open/replace the external button/switch on the tailgate window, and what should be the sequence of testing before wholesale replacement of electrical components. Thanks.

Submitted: 14/05/2016 04:37:19 | ID: 131495

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Mr Louis bell , Tyne and Wear

Citroen C5

I have just had the pressure release cylinder replaced on my C5 2.2 hdi 2002. Now when the engine is turned off the rear hydraulic system moves up and down for at least twelve minutes then goes off.This did not happen before and does anyone know what the fault can be. Thank you.

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Yes Mr Louis bell from Tyne and Wear

Yes Mr Louis bell from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 30/04/2016 19:07:28 | ID: 131007

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david, South Africa

Citroen C5

My lights don't work in auto position and the back lights stay on. what do i do please.

Submitted: 07/04/2016 14:58:15 | ID: 130068

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Charlie, West Lothian

Citroen C5

The control for the drivers side of air con does not work - it rotates , but the temperature is stuck at 21 / does not move. Any ideas of a fix ? Furthermore - the air con does not work. I think there is no gas due to a stone possible making a hole within the air con condenser unit - can this be fixed or does it need replaced ? How easy is it to replace the condenser unit ?

Submitted: 06/04/2016 22:37:55 | ID: 130044

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Steve Rumsey, Cheshire

Citroen C5

Where can I find the reversing light switch on my 2003 C5 Estate 2.0 HDi VTR & how do I get to it?

Submitted: 04/04/2016 13:58:51 | ID: 129915

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Steve Rumsey, Cheshire

Citroen C5

How do I get at the reversing light switch to replace it? What, if anything, needs to be removed to access it & will I need any special tools? Is it easy or difficult?

Submitted: 02/04/2016 20:33:48 | ID: 129866

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valerie allwright, Kent

Citroen C5

we have a citreon xsara Picasso exclusive 55 plate but we had no locking wheel n ut remover with it where can we get one please it,s a 16mm nut

Submitted: 02/04/2016 19:54:07 | ID: 129864

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gordon conacher, Renfrewshire

Citroen C5

my car starts but on my dash flashes warning powersterring fault , the streerinwheel wont move even though the cars ls still running, i turn the engine to try geting it back on car wont start at all, though after a jump start everything seems to work again ?

Submitted: 30/03/2016 12:36:27 | ID: 129673

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samuel green, Somerset

Citroen C5

My question is very simple I have damaged the right hand side rear door and I have found a replacement but is a 2004 model not a 2005 so will it fit?

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Yes it will fit Darren from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 28/03/2016 20:09:40 | ID: 129590

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Pritchygirl, Gloucestershire

Citroen C5

Stop light comes on & says water coolant low & at 1st I did need to put water in but now after a visit to the doctor & him saying the head gasket has gone, despite there being no sign of water in the header tank the anti pollution keeps coming up as well as water coolant message. Also very sluggish for 1st 2 miles then picks up!!!!! I'm ready to scrap the bloody thing it's had £1800 spent on it in last 12 mths cambelt clutch airflow....... Any idea before I get shot, such a lovely looking car TIA x

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Take it its a 1.6 hdi very easy to do did mine last month cost me 120 in parts and a day to do it if you lived closer then would do it Darren from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 24/03/2016 16:49:45 | ID: 129426

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Shan, South Africa

Citroen C5

Hey i have a problem with my car not wanting to start, my cars gearbox was just recently replaced, and than the battery died on us and than we replaced it, but now the car don't want to start so i don't know what could be the problem, because everything was fine before we replaced the gearbox, can it be a electrical fault, because when i start it is say's STOP...what can the problem be....please give advise

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You need to do a reset put drivers window down open bonnet take key out of ignition Disconnect battery for 3 mins connect battery back up wait another 3 mins turn side lights on wait 10 secs put key ignition and car will start will sound a bit lumpy after starting you need to take car for a run for 15 to 20 min running at 1500 rpm to start then about 2500 rpm so engine ecu can teach itself and should run fine them hope works out darren Darren from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 12/03/2016 08:49:10 | ID: 128888

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Diane, South Africa

Citroen C5

Please can you help me, my car say anti polluation faulty and when I take off on a hill it is like stuck and moves very slow between 10 to 30m while it is showing 3000 in the gear clock,what can I do to solve this problem

Submitted: 10/03/2016 05:54:27 | ID: 128799

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DIANE, South Africa

Citroen C5

Good Morning I am having two problem with my Citroen. It a Citroen C5 V6 and the 1 problem is that it gives mw a warning sign for anti pollution 2 problem is that while driving and when come to a hill and stop and when I take off it takes off very slow like to it stuck between 10 and 30 km on the clock, what could be wrong and how can I solve it, the has a new battery as well. HELP ASAP

Submitted: 10/03/2016 05:47:37 | ID: 128798

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william robson, Greater London

Citroen C5

Putting diesel in causes gurgling and it takes a long time to put even 20 litres in with plenty of ullage in tank. Is it the design of tank or something else? Has only 600 miles on clock. Using jerrycan helps a bit.

Submitted: 08/03/2016 17:25:01 | ID: 128727

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Shayn, Mauritius

Citroen C5

I have a citroen c5 before start the oil indicator indicates oil level invalid .Also why the fan continues to work though engine switch off .

Submitted: 26/02/2016 14:36:10 | ID: 128203

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