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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?

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?

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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I. Newton, Surrey

Citroen C5

I Have a 2007 citroen C5 VTX+ 2.2HDI auto. I have recently experienced problems with the dashboard multi-function display housing the sat-nav, radio and other info. The display closes down completely on an intermittent basis and whilst it does not affect the drive or safety I lose the radio, sat-nav, clock, temp etc. When the screen comes back up it has defaulted to original settings (eg date reverts to 1/1/2000). My local Citroen dealer believes problem lies with corrupted radio circuit board which will cost £2400 to replace. Has anybody experienced a similar problem or have any advice to offer?

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My company had 3 x 07 reg C5 vtx+ and they all had the same problem. My local Citroen dealer stated that they had never heard of the problem (which I found hard to believe!). However they did an update on the sat nav and this solved the problem on my car. Tony Berry from Lancashire

My company had 3 x 07 reg C5 vtx+ and they all had the same problem. My local Citroen dealer stated that they had never heard of the problem (which I found hard to believe!). However they did an update on the sat nav and this solved the problem on my car. Tony Berry from Lancashire

Thanks Tony Berry for responding on this one. I found a car radio expert who sent the unit back to the instrument manufacturers. They repaired and updated the unit for under £600 (Citroen wanted £2400), the price they would have charged Citroen! I. Newton from Surrey

Submitted: 07/02/2015 11:36:06 | ID: 111054

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Pete, Dorset

Citroen C5

My low level warning light came on as did my service light on my C5 tourer. I have checked the oil level and it is at the correct level. The dash keeps asking to check oil level and the service light has remained on. Has anyone else had this problem ?

Submitted: 05/02/2015 18:24:01 | ID: 110960

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bill pollock, Aberdeenshire

Citroen C5

just bought c5 the other day. not getting any heat to my feet. both sides and screen ok. is there a flap i can open.

Submitted: 03/02/2015 17:21:49 | ID: 110809

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robert, Hungary

Citroen C5

Hi, I just bought I used citroen c5 2012, I would like to change the language setting from France to English. When I go to the menu change language setting, I chouse English, the navigation voice will speak in english, but all the written information will remain in France including the technical information of the computer of the car. Any advice?

Submitted: 02/02/2015 23:52:24 | ID: 110773

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brian goose, West Yorkshire

Citroen C5

My engine turns over will not start and n/side headlight comes on while turning engine over

Submitted: 31/01/2015 15:06:43 | ID: 110624

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mike, Roscommon

Citroen C5

My bluetooth stop working about 3 weeks ago not sure if due to fault in car or my mobile, and now by parking senors have stop working both rear and front message on screen faulty parking senors. Can any one help thanks

Submitted: 28/01/2015 20:59:13 | ID: 110447

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c goodwin, Hampshire

Citroen C5

How to remove and change bulb in the multi functional display

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If mk 1 or 2 look for a 2 slight marks on lower part of large indicator window and slide old credit cards in gap to release hidden catches, the whole speedo unit can then be swiveled out. There is a bit of a knack to this and it should not require much force. This saved me a lot of money as I replaced the speedometer stepper motor for under £10. (got via e-bay) mart from Greater London

Submitted: 26/01/2015 19:36:51 | ID: 110338

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brendan o halloran, Ireland

Citroen C5

my 2001 c5 hdi starts and goes like a dream except for a cold icy morning when it barley starts after turning for ages can anyone throw any light on it new glow plugs in it

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Put clutch in whilst starting the engine and release clutch slowly when engine starts, do not touch accelerator pedal when doing this on an icy morning. john mangan from Stoke-on-Trent

Submitted: 22/01/2015 21:03:08 | ID: 110135

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spiros athens, Greece

Citroen C5

I have a C5 tourer 2010. It has navy factory but I cannot watch when I pass 10 km. What can I do to see?

Submitted: 19/01/2015 20:59:45 | ID: 109898

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Tim, Staffordshire

Citroen C5

What type of power steering fluid do I need, it does not have hydraulic suspension? Is it red power steering and automatic gear box fluid?

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Can only get it from dealer. called Fluid DA. costs around £13 a litre. bill pollock from Aberdeenshire

Can only get it from dealer. called Fluid DA. costs around £13 a litre. bill pollock from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 16/01/2015 14:24:23 | ID: 109668

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Dave, West Yorkshire

Citroen C5

I have recently purchased my c5 vtr (it is my 4th citroen) the only problem is that the dash lights on the heater controls and ash tray don't work and the tuner loses it's presets. all the fuses are good. anyone any ideas?

Submitted: 14/01/2015 14:08:55 | ID: 109523

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paul, Essex

Citroen C5

if i lost my key and got a new one, then i later found the old key will it still work with the immobilisher? I am of the understanding that each time I lock the car a new code is sent to the remote. Any advice appreciated

Submitted: 13/01/2015 14:25:37 | ID: 109468

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k hampshire , Nottinghamshire

Citroen C5

I have a Citroen C5 estate 2003 model. I want to open the glass section rear but push the micro switch on the rear wiper but not open?

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There is an easy fix (if you can solder), the PDF is at tinyurl.com/oweqsoz I used this in the summer and it works a treat. Apparently, it's a common problem. Pedro Conejo from Derbyshire

There is an easy fix (if you can solder), the PDF is at tinyurl.com/oweqsoz I used this in the summer and it works a treat. Apparently, it's a common problem.Pedro Conejo from Derbyshire

Submitted: 11/01/2015 10:26:12 | ID: 109349

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MJB OHIEKU, Nigeria

Citroen C5

I have a fairly used 2006 model and I have problems with the pneumatic suspension - broken rear cylinder complete with sphere. I need to purchase a replacement urgently through Amazon UK. Can anyone suggest a source? Secondly, my car display depollution system is faulty and when it does, the engine has a misfiring sound. How do I locate the system and fix it?

Submitted: 07/01/2015 22:06:30 | ID: 109137

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palmer, Somerset

Citroen C5

Car is saying cruise control faulty. How do I repair or reboot to solve the problem? Thanks

Submitted: 04/01/2015 18:54:37 | ID: 108899

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Mckenzie, Yorkshire

Citroen C5

I have managed to change clutch slave cylinder....can anyone tell me how to change clutch master cylinder...and then bleed it after that please?

Submitted: 24/12/2014 12:23:57 | ID: 108408

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Jeff Demain, Lancashire

Citroen C5

Where is the fog light relay for my C5 estate 2.2 turbo diesel automatic exclusive? I have no dashboard warning lights and no front or rear fog lights. Lamps are ok. Thanking you in advance. Failed MOT because of this.

Submitted: 21/12/2014 16:15:41 | ID: 108228

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Sp???? ?apa????????, Greece

Citroen C5

I have a Citroen C5 Tourer. I have the nav from factory but I cannot see the TV in motion?Also, I have digital TV and I can see in the rear screens! How can I see TV in the front screen?

Submitted: 20/12/2014 11:53:59 | ID: 108180

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noel donnelly, County Londonderry

Citroen C5

I have a flashing green headlight sign on the dash and auxiliary lighting fault shows up on the screen. Can you advise me on this problem?

Submitted: 19/12/2014 15:02:44 | ID: 108139

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Ray, Cambridgeshire

Citroen C5

C5 mk3 1.6 HDi VTR +nav 2009. after decelerating to a round-about/junction, more often than not the diesel engine will cutout for a split second. Car serviced regularly, but no solution found. No error messages. Engine runs smooth at all revs. Any suggestions?

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I have the C5 Tourer 2.0 HDi Exclusive and mine does exactly the same thing. I think it's caused by cheap (supermarket) diesel. If I put Shell or something similar in it it doesn't do it anywhere near as badly. It will take about 3 tank fulls to make a difference. The secret is to find a Shell garage near a supermarket where they will compete on price! Andy Wyatt from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 22/11/2014 21:41:00 | ID: 106683

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Ray, Cambridgeshire

Citroen C5

C5 mk3 1.6 HDi VTR +nav 2009. The speed camera detection on the nav system works ok, but the bong when the speed camera is detected has stopped working. Any Ideas?

Submitted: 22/11/2014 21:33:42 | ID: 106682

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Okey Oruh, Nigeria

Citroen C5

I 'm having problem with my Citroen C5 2001 model. I removed the batery head in the morning and fixed it back before I started the car. Finally the back rised up and refused to go down since two weeks now. I need a selution to solve the problem please. Thanks

Submitted: 20/11/2014 15:44:55 | ID: 106538

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mick, Limerick

Citroen C5

hi i have 2004 citroen c5 2.0l hdi, the problem is the service light on the dash cannot be turned off even after following the correct procedure to turn off the service light, can anyone tell me what might causing the service light to stay on.

Submitted: 03/11/2014 17:23:30 | ID: 105618

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