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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

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. YoursNazih 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

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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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Andrew J K Wardrop, Norfolk

Citroen C5

i have a C5 diesel automatic estate, and can't get the gear lever to move out of park mode,any ideas is there some over ride switch

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try putting foot on break scottish from Scottish Borders

Check earth linkage from engine to chassis or alternator may be gubbed. RLE000 Stirling. Richard Elliott from Stirling

Submitted: 02/07/2015 12:11:43 | ID: 117937

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Simon Pickering, Bath and North East Somerset

Citroen C5

Hi I have a 2006 Petrol and the climate control does not kick in. I had it tested for leaks and also the air con re-filled. The garage are now saying it could be the thermostat. They said this comes with the center console and I should get a new one or second hand one and it should be fixed. I am not good with cars in terms of mechanics and when I googled the thermostat part as well as the center console part they did not look like they come together! Also a number of electrical issues, nothing major more annoying such as the radio turns off when I turn the volume up and will not come back on unless I turn the car off and on again. Plus when I lock it the radio comes on! So I am hoping these issues may go away with a new center console as well? Can anyone advise? Really appreciate any help. Thanks Simon

Submitted: 30/06/2015 14:36:09 | ID: 117858

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Trevor, Kent

Citroen C5

My Antipollution and service come up it had a new lambda sensors and new exhaust but still comes up help please

Submitted: 26/06/2015 09:21:26 | ID: 117722

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Jess, Meath

Citroen C5

Hi was over in friends house went too come home started my car drove it a little bit and all of a sudden the car switched off and Reyes too start it up but everything came on but the car wouldn't turn over too start car has power wat could this be

Submitted: 21/06/2015 02:15:36 | ID: 117467

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Wayne, Dorset

Citroen C5

the brake pad low warning light flashes and beeps but brakes are fine they were changed but it has not stopped the beeping..so can anyone help me with a possible cause and solution

Submitted: 20/06/2015 21:12:01 | ID: 117456

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Oskars, Northamptonshire

Citroen C5

hi I have hit my crankcase on stone and have broke it and have lost all engine oil , can I buy somewhere new crankcase cover as I can`t find no where. please help

Submitted: 08/06/2015 22:35:44 | ID: 116978

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Dale, Nottinghamshire

Citroen C5

Hi there, My dash board seepdo not working. The only this is working it the petrol gage. Can someone tell me what could or be

Submitted: 08/06/2015 10:23:20 | ID: 116948

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dave, Lancashire

Citroen C5

squeak from back wheel whilst moving. any ideas? thank you. pretty sure its the offside one.

Submitted: 01/06/2015 20:17:22 | ID: 116690

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Paul williamson, Antrim

Citroen C5

I have a Citroën C5 estate 2010 with radio/Sat/Cd my radio keeps turning off and back on within a second very intermittently. Is this a common fault and how can you fix it??

Submitted: 22/05/2015 17:12:33 | ID: 116357

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phi, Bournemouth

Citroen C5

My problem is with my phone through the car in phone system. I`ve set it up correctly so calls come in, I get ringing, the music stops, I answer the call and I can hear the caller but when I talk back the caller can only hear muffled sounds and can`t understand anything that is said. I booked it into Citroen, £170 later it`s the head unit that's faulty, it will cost £860 but we can`t guarantee this will fix the problem. I said how can this be? With calls coming in I can hear, it`s just my voice going out that's the problem. Yes, the head unit`s gone. Any help on this problem please?

Submitted: 21/05/2015 06:29:03 | ID: 116295

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Andrew Campbell, County Down

Citroen C5

This happened all of a sudden on a motorway one day. I was driving around 70 mph when I heard a bang which I initially thought was a blow out. I stopped the car and checked around and all the tyres were okay. Now when I drive over 40 mph there is a noise coming from my passenger side wheel area which would resemble a knocking noise (similar to driving over cats eyes in the middle of the road). When this happens I need to slow down to around 30 mph to make it stop. Any ideas to what this could be?

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Check you wheel bolts, they can shear causing the wheel to Unbalance or Loosen at speed, but seen ok at slower speeds. Don't want to nose a wheel! BobM from Surrey

Check you wheel bolts, they can shear causing the wheel to Unbalance or Loosen at speed, but seen ok at slower speeds. Don't want to nose a wheel! BobM from Surrey

Submitted: 18/05/2015 13:23:47 | ID: 116186

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Kalim Donlon, Ireland

Citroen C5

Hi I have a citroen c5 1.6 hdi 2005 car, the speedometer gauge isn't working properly LYK all the other things on the gauge work like the petrol, battery, temperature, Rev counter works but the MPH/km needle won't work how can I fix this problem?

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hi.this is a common c5 fault.you can buy the speedo part on ebay for around 15 euro and fit it yourself.30 min work if you are handy . alternatively open up the cluster and swap the rev counter out for the speedo.look it up on youtube. des des from Limerick

hi.this is a common c5 fault.you can buy the speedo part on ebay for around 15 euro and fit it yourself.30 min work if you are handy . alternatively open up the cluster and swap the rev counter out for the speedo.look it up on youtube. des des from Limerick

Submitted: 17/05/2015 00:24:40 | ID: 116126

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Len, Brighton & Hove

Citroen C5

Car is set at normal ride height (Green light) and suddenly whilst driving you get a beep and all of the ride height lights (except the green) come on. Whilst in the mode the ride is higher than normal but drives OK. Sometimes when you start the car the next morning it is back to normal and will adjust if needed but then it will suddenly go wrong again

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I have a 2003 C5, had same problem, it was the height adjuster costing only £33 plus two hours fitting and the car is as good as new now Barbara Fitzgerald from Herefordshire

I have a 2003 C5, had same problem, it was the height adjuster costing only £33 plus two hours fitting and the car is as good as new now. Barbara Fitzgerald from Herefordshire

Submitted: 30/04/2015 23:06:16 | ID: 115433

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claire allard, West Midlands

Citroen C5

We are struggling to change the headlight bulbs please can you tell us how we do it

Submitted: 11/04/2015 19:29:56 | ID: 114588

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anthony fulcher, Worcestershire

Citroen C5

Bought this car about 7 weeks ago and it's causing me big headaches. Both front windows have stopped working. (Motors still working but just hear crunching sound). When pressing the accelerator slightly down it decides to jump, it's as if fuel is being stopped then started. The address book on the bluetooth has stopped working. There seems to be a judder from the clutch when pulling away. Any answers or advice for any of the above would be appreciated.

Submitted: 10/04/2015 18:54:45 | ID: 114547

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Scott, Essex

Citroen C5

Hi, I have an anti pollution warning light, the guy I bought it from said to just replace the air filter, although the engine management light is also on, which he said is connected. In addition the speedo is not working, although I suspect this is the motor as the rev counter is working fine. Does anyone know if these are connected to a major problem, or is the filter / management light connected?

Submitted: 09/04/2015 14:48:22 | ID: 114492

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A collister, Lancashire

Citroen C5

I've got stop light on dash on my citreon c5 LX also oil light & depollution light,I'm about to give it a service,flush & oil change as I found oil in the air box & blocked breather pipes which I have cleared & replaced,the car runs fine with no smoke so thinking the piston rings are ok,has anybody come across this problem & did the service,flush & oil change solve the problem?

Submitted: 04/04/2015 20:19:15 | ID: 114320

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Steve Rumsey, Cheshire

Citroen C5

what is the round tube thing attached to the back of the rear seats.

Submitted: 30/03/2015 20:48:29 | ID: 114084

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NICK HOOK, Derbyshire

Citroen C5

One of my rear seats will not lock back into place in the upright position. This is an MOT issue now. there is something wrong with the catch. Does anyone know how to get into the catch to investigate? Can it be replaced?

Submitted: 24/03/2015 21:35:39 | ID: 113792

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Richard Smith, East Riding of Yorkshire

Citroen C5

Getting really poor idle that shakes the car at lights and the like, also anti pollution fault when accellerating to 3000 revs. Egr valve cleaned and no difference. Garage doesn't seem to have a clue. Help.

Submitted: 24/03/2015 12:26:15 | ID: 113746

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Florin, Essex

Citroen C5

Hi I have replaced the hydraulic suspension pump on my 54 reg C5 with a second hand pump bought from ebay and now I am not able to gain enough power in the system to lift the car up. I have bleed the system as best as I could and I have put air pressure in the LDS fluid reservoir and I saw the difference as the wheels started to rise and descend when I was pushing the Up and Down buttons(this is with the car completely suspended) but if I lower the car from jacks it just goes to lower position and it does not have the power to lift the car up. I can hear the pump working but the body of the car would not rise. Also a problem that I had even before I have changed the pump and that I still have noticed now is that the front hydraulic shock absorbers do retract as soon as the pump stops working (that was one of the reasons that I have changed the pump in the first place). Could you please give me any advise on the two issues?

Submitted: 18/03/2015 21:18:22 | ID: 113517

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Antonio, Portugal

Citroen C5

The central display (radio/CD/satnav/phone) stops working in a random basis. The display turns off and a few seconds afther turns on without any reason. My dealer says there are no justification for that. Have you any???

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Just had mine fixed. A common problem here with the C5. http://www.autotronics.eu/2012/02/peugeot-citroen-sat-nav-gps-system-repair-service/#comments Simon from Greater Manchester

Just had mine fixed. A common problem here with the C5. http://www.autotronics.eu/2012/02/peugeot-citroen-sat-nav-gps-system-repair-service/#comments Simon from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 18/03/2015 11:36:45 | ID: 113478

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Joanne Schofield, France

Citroen C5

Does this C5 model come with adjustable swivelling headlights? No adjustment dial in the dashboard area but I understand there might be a way of making the adjustment adjustment behind the headlights themselves? Hoping to find an easy and inexpensive solution to replacing the headlights which is required to conform to French regulations.

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Yes it does, depending on what year and model yours is. Mine is a 2007 2.0 hdi auto exclusive. The swivel headlights can be turned on or off via the central computer screen. Sat nav, phone, radio etc Simon from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 13/03/2015 16:58:39 | ID: 113269

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Ray Nye, West Sussex

Citroen C5

Please can anyone help me on how to adjust the headlight heights as the main beam appears to be too low,and short in distance when on. C5 Saloon 2004 Last of the old Model. Thanks

Submitted: 10/03/2015 18:35:25 | ID: 113111

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Chris, Nottinghamshire

Citroen C5

When I drive on the motorway at 70mph the passenger side windscreen washer jet sprays water onto the windscreen, if I slow down to 60mph it stops. This only happens to the passenger side. Any ideas?

Submitted: 15/02/2015 18:56:21 | ID: 111605

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