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Good Morning I am having two problem with my Citroen. It a Citroen C5 2004 V6 and the 1 problem is that it gives me a warning sign for anti pollution 2 problem is that when i have to stop at a stop sign or red light when pulling away it pulls away very slowly in 10-30 km and it takes long to pick up speed, and also my car keeps overheating don,t know that the problem is replaced the water pump but still overheats....Please assist
Submitted: 16/02/2017 12:22:24 | ID: 138967
Is there two cables involved when changing a 2002 petrol Citroen c5 hatchback gear locator cable.
Submitted: 08/02/2017 12:25:41 | ID: 138794
cicitreon petrol 2002 c5 replacement gear locator cable. Is there two cables involved or just one when you are having replacement's fitted /
Submitted: 08/02/2017 12:20:07 | ID: 138793
i would like seamus kelly to please document the repair to heater.
Submitted: 25/01/2017 19:19:50 | ID: 138418
How do you remove the word "Service" from dash?
Submitted: 12/01/2017 23:13:44 | ID: 138055
On return from 10 days hol., battery utterly dead. Opened n/s front door with key and put charger on. immediately alarm started sounding, and kept starting and stopping, even after disconnecting battery. Eventually alarm stopped, and battery now on charge, with both leads disconnected. When fully charged, when I reconnect, is alarm going to re-start, and is it true there is a complicated procedure to follow?
To answer my own question - you just reconnect the (fully charged) battery - probably negative lead first. The alarm will sound, but you just insert the ignition key, and it will stop. You than switch on, but wait for about a minute for the system to re-set, before starting the engine. You then re-set date and time etc., as required. This answer came from the owners handbook ! And it works! Mike from West Sussex
Submitted: 03/01/2017 21:03:17 | ID: 137782
Hi C5 diseal Hdi vtr 110 2010 Problem: dead space in acceleretor pedal. When I start pressing gas pedal, it works after 1-2 cm. so always I should care about it, too hard. Thanks
Submitted: 26/11/2016 10:58:08 | ID: 136970
I had the rear right pressure monitor replaced after showing up on the display. Emediately on receiving it from the repair facility within a mile the left rear monitor showed up as not being monitored and needed replacing. My question is: In such a case does one need to replace both at the same time.
Submitted: 21/11/2016 13:46:41 | ID: 136839
Hello, I have a problem with idle speed on my Citroen C5 X7 2.0Hdi 140FAP-2011. Sometime its happend that after the starting the engine or stopping the car on the traffic light during the driving ..the engine idle speed not stable, and sometime its happend that the engine stopped. I checked the (life data) fuel pressure with Lexia, and in case that problem with idle speed is presented the pressure on idle speed also changed from 150-360 Bar.Can anyone help? Thank you and BR
Submitted: 16/11/2016 10:04:26 | ID: 136726
when using cruise control if try to increase in single action by 10+ mph it will disengage but if increase 3 or four times at 3-4 mph is ok its seems like clutch slips causing dis engagement
Submitted: 16/10/2016 18:21:31 | ID: 136002
The suspension alarm light together with all height level lights intermittently come on whilst driving They stay on with engine switched off but haven't checked for how long. Also unable to adjust height levels whilst in fault alarm I've topped up lds fluid as Haynes Manual. However they show 2- different options. 1) Levels A,B&C on the tank body 2) Levels 1&2 as indicated by bars on Filler spout this is the one i've used don't have information to hand , but I think the RPO No is 09653. Could it be an intermittent pump fault due to age? Any advice would be appreciated Many thanks V.Melville
Submitted: 12/10/2016 14:25:54 | ID: 135893
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?
Could you please tell me how do you do a factory reset please Tony from Lancashire
Submitted: 28/09/2016 11:30:09 | ID: 135538
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
wot is the wee button for on the rear veiw mirror on windscreen for
Most likely you have an electronic dimmer on your rear view mirror. When depressed the dimmer is on and will cause the mirror to autodetect headlights from and vehicle behind and dim the view in the mirror. If the button is not depressed then the dimmer is off and you will not see any dimming action. David Wilson from Ireland
Submitted: 24/09/2016 14:43:37 | ID: 135425
both nearside doors wont open from the inside
Submitted: 12/09/2016 20:07:58 | ID: 135129
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
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
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
Where is the diagnostic plug located on this car?
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
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
I have problem with AC start after 1 min when close car
Submitted: 14/08/2016 13:13:27 | ID: 134353
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.
Have the same problem , but now my handbrake is stuck on causing the wheel to over heat John from County Tyrone
Submitted: 14/08/2016 11:20:20 | ID: 134351
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
How do I change the high level reversing light on my tourer
Submitted: 22/06/2016 15:29:22 | ID: 132888
Changed the battery and now the parking sensors don't work! Help!
Submitted: 18/06/2016 04:30:56 | ID: 132762
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
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
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
car stops driving along road no codes no faults found car wont start
Submitted: 18/05/2016 13:57:07 | ID: 131655
My reversing light stays on
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
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
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.
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
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
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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