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Hi, hope somebody can help. The passenger's window started blowing fuses when it is closing and I have discovered that if somebody assists the window upwards with their hands whilst switching it closed, it doesn't blow a fuse. So I am assuming that the mechanism inside the door needs lubricating or cleaning, or both - but how do I get the door trim off to get to it? I'm frightened of breaking the plastics. It's a campervan so I need it to look good when I've finished!
Jim, not a massive job but once you get all the panels off there is limited access to the runners but you can get to them.. screwdriver under the speaker panel cover.. prize it away from door then remove the three speaker screws and speaker.. unclip the speaker connector... thin screwdriver to prize off the small panel behind the door opening lever inside... thin screwdriver at the window switch on it rearmost end, prize it forwards and upwards, pull the switch up and out and disconnect the electric plug.. if you have remis door blinds, remove them.. then small screwdriver on the small corner panel prizing it upwards from its clips and remove. You now have access to the screws fixing the upper door plastic panel..undo and remove them.. tie it up or you'll have to remove the door lock mechanism connections (and don't really need to) then remove the bottom door glovebox four screws and remove the box. Using a card to protect the paintwork and a thin screwdriver (or the panel button removing tool if you have one) go round the door card popping the fixings and the card comes free... you may have polythene liner which you'll have to cut.. don't bother trying to remove it .. the fixing glue won't budge.. you should be able to see what you can of the mechanism. I'm looking to be on Exmouth front on Saturday in my Relay.. I can explain to you what to do. (Never been there before so don't ask me where on the front.. but I'll be in a 57 plate grey Relay van conversion) Tools needed.. hex screwdrivers, 10mm socket and phillips screwdriver.. and thin flat screwdriver to do the prizing R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 20/04/2016 14:28:11 | ID: 130615
How long does it take to fit a water pump
John, on the Mk3 Relay there are a number of variants and Citroen workshop can bill you for anything between 1.6hrs to 10.2 hrs for a water pump and seal replacement.. in situ.. a bit quicker if engine and gearbox removed but that it a massive task anyway.... on the Mk2 it's between 3.2 and 4.6hrs labour. Seems that there is a massive variation depending on exactly what variant you have. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 20/04/2016 11:14:17 | ID: 130609
how to fit door mirror indicator
Dave.. push the outer part of the large mirror forward to reveal the fixing screws.. undo and lens comes out R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 20/04/2016 08:45:04 | ID: 130604
The power steering pump is at the front of the engine. Most were made with the pump at the back, some were made with it at the front. I need a new pipe/hose for the power steering system. There are only three parts to the system in my van. A part that goes to the axel and a part that goes to the power steering pump. The third part is the pipe/hose that fits between the other two parts. Everywhere I try has parts for the system where the pump goes at the back of the engine. I am having great trouble finding the pipe/hose I need. It is simply a long black hose with a connector at each end. Where can I get one from? I hope someone can help as I need my van back on the road for work.
Submitted: 19/04/2016 17:24:25 | ID: 130585
Hi, I have a Citroen relay van and the anti pollution warning light has come on, can any one tell me what this means and what do I do to solve the problem. The reg is a 62 plate
Submitted: 18/04/2016 18:36:36 | ID: 130553
I have a bad leak near the power steering pump/pipe Is there a rubber washer to seal where the power steering pipe from the reservoir meets the power steering pump and what size do I need.
Submitted: 18/04/2016 09:40:12 | ID: 130530
What couler is the reversing wire for the the new citrion relay 30 li deasel 2 .2hdi 110psenterprize and what is the live wire on the 12. Volt conecter at rear kind regards
Submitted: 17/04/2016 15:04:41 | ID: 130497
can you remove the parcel shelf ?
yes you can but you'll need new headlining.. I did write a huge response but I think this site is playing up today.. didn't save it. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 17/04/2016 14:19:54 | ID: 130493
hi,,can the parcel shelf support be removed from my citreon relay , its a 2008
citroen relay parcel shelf removal sharen from Tyne and Wear
citroen relay parcel shelf removal sharen from Tyne and Wear
Submitted: 17/04/2016 14:12:40 | ID: 130490
Hi. I have a water leak on passenger foot well so it almost certainly is the heater matrix. Is it possible to get to the matrix to change it without removing the complete dash. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Bob.
no Bob.. to remove the heater matrix is..well.. it's a pig.. you have to remove all the dash and the steering a good day's work for amateur mechanic.. not particularly complex.. but masses to do.. and work in the engine bay too for the water hose connectors. R Evans from Caerphilly
how have you concluded that it's almost certainly the matrix?... have you tasted the water?... seriously.. fingertip in the water and dab it on the tongue to see if it's sweet.. then you're more in the direction of coolant leak.. it may also be coloured fluid and pink, orange or green are some choices for coolant colouring. I have a Relay and found water under the plastic step in the passenger footwell... passenger door seal at fault. R Evans from Caerphilly
The water is on on the floor immediately below the the matrix where the passengers feet rest. It is redish/pinkish colour as is the anti freeze I use. Also I am having to top the coolant every day by 2/3 litres although only a cup full appears on the floor. Plus with the heater fan on full it only blows cold air or very slightly warm. bob from West Yorkshire
ok.. that's fair enough. Send me an email to fb1051 at sky dot com and include your vehicle's chassis number.. I'll send you what I can from the Citroen workshop manual for the work you'll need to do R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 17/04/2016 11:48:50 | ID: 130488
Hi Citroen I'm struggling to find the fuse for the cigarette lighter and where the fuse box is, the booklet that's supplied from Citroen talks about three fuse boxes, the only fuse box I've found is just right of the steering wheel and none of the diagrams in the book match the fuse box itself! The mind boggles is the booklet just put together not expecting anyone to look at it. In the book it's fuse 44 and 20amp nothing is numbered and the diagram is nothing like what I've found.
Col, the fusebox for most of the 'regular' fuses is where you found one.. under the right side of steering wheel... check them one by one until you come across a broken one.. there are/will be empty slots and maybe if all the fitted fuses are good, someone just took the cig lighter one out and left it out. You have another fusebox in the engine bay to the right side.. just to the right of the air filter box.. that will house relays and fuses of higher capacity and they'll be maxi fuses too... not your standard mini blades. It's not surprising that the booklet does not match the vehicle.. but I can't confirm mine's the same since I don't have a booklet.. lost by previous owner! Haven't encountered a third fusebox yet ! R Evans from Caerphilly
Thanks Col from Cumbria
Thanks Col from Cumbria
Submitted: 16/04/2016 08:15:01 | ID: 130445
Citroen Relay 2.2 lwb high roof diesel van Can anyone help please....... Interior cabin and load space lights not functioning! checked all fuses and bulbs but NOT the relays... any advice would be much appreciated. thankyou. Dan.
Have you checked that there is power getting to any of the light components? if the lights themselves are faulty I have two rear cabin lights fittings taken out of mine when I did conversion.. £20 (for both) plus P&P (fb1051 at btinternet dot com) R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 14/04/2016 13:32:04 | ID: 130377
Hi, 2 weeks ago i had my van serviced, (with oil change), in the last couple of days I've noticed the rev counter flicks round when i start the engine ? its ok when running, also when on motorway the temp gauge is a bit eratic. i checked the oil level which was about half full, so topped it up. while doing this i did notice what looks like a bit of an oil leak on the left side (high up) of the engine. could this leak cause these probs by getting on the belts? theres 90,000 miles on the clock, also I've booked in to have my cam belt, pulley and water pump done the week after next. any advice is much appreciated, thanks
Citroen are renowned for dash display failures...could be that but not likely to be related to oil leak. Your relay shouldn't have cambelt... it's chain driven but due a change now anyway. You had service done a few weeks ago... the oil could be spillage from filling! R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 07/04/2016 22:55:40 | ID: 130093
Hi im not particularly sure which model of Citroen Relay 35 it is but it is a 2015 reg and the battery has a serious drain on it. Any ideas? It is currently booked in for recall for the Steering Lock Ignition Switch tomorrow and we are presently charging the battery with not much luck.
Submitted: 05/04/2016 12:43:32 | ID: 129968
Just bought a 2010 L3H2 relay van and need to replace electric window switch near side . Worried about wrecking the trims etc to get at it. So how do I get at it?
Gerry.. first thing.. why do you need to replace the switch?.. I bought Cit Relay van 2 yrs ago and the driverside window switches opened the windows but didn't close the passenger's window (had to use the switch on passenger side).. priced a new one up and forgot to take my mask and gun to dealer so came away without (scandalous price for new).. but stripped the switch completely and cleaned it.. and put it back together and it worked fine and still does.. the rubber contacts cack up inside preventing contact.. worth trying before replacing it. Anyway.. easy to get out.. put a strip of insulating tape across the grey door trim at the rear of the switch to protect it.. use a thin screwdriver into the gap between switch and grey trim panel.. use a little force just to get about 1/4inch of the blade in, then push the screwdriver backwards.. it will unfasten the clip .. lift the released side of the switch upwards and rearwards until the fixing at the front is free.. then uncouple the wiring harness.. it's out ! takes less than a minute. R Evans from Caerphilly
Thanks for that. When I bought the van there was no switch fitted. So I need to remove trim to find the wiring, maybe try fishing fir it first. Is it difficult to remove the switch panel ? Gerry atric from Cumbria
Sorted thanks. Didn't need new switch the old one was inside the door panelling but the trim panel clip holding it in was broken off probably by a ham foisted builder. Fixed switch in position with good old cable tie . Result. Gerry atric from Cumbria
Happy days R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 04/04/2016 21:22:23 | ID: 129941
Constant noise from my engine can anyone recommend what it is please
Submitted: 01/04/2016 21:56:47 | ID: 129806
how do i replace near side front wing panel . thank you.
John, what type Relay have you? What year is it? R Evans from Caerphilly
John, if your Relay is 2006 onwards.. remove the front grille to remove the front nearside plastic bumper and remove the nearside headlight. Then open the door and locate the Phillips screw just below the upper door hinge.. remove it to allow you to remove the plastic trim at the top of the wing. the trim pulls away backwards and downwards but be careful.. it's plastic. It exposes a wing bolt which you remove. There are two more bolts to remove in the area where the plastic bumper was removed. There is one bolt pointing upwards in the wheel arch and near the outer edge. Finally, there is one bolt in the void where the headlamp was and just below the windscreen. Remove the wing. R Evans from Caerphilly
I have removal instructions for earlier relay if u need them R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 28/03/2016 12:31:32 | ID: 129567
How do I change the rear bump stops and what tools do I need? Many thanks for any answer!
Submitted: 26/03/2016 17:42:50 | ID: 129505
how do you remove and replace drivers wing mirror
Submitted: 25/03/2016 12:51:46 | ID: 129443
I've got to replace my clutch on my 2.8 lwb04 van and wondered if any one has any tips about gearbox clutch removal and how to reconstruct it on rebuilding as I have not worked on a pull type clutch b4 and there is only very limited diagrams on net and lots of contradictory info out there. I believe clutch stuck on because spring dropped out of plate jamming clutch on do both shafts have to be removed to retract box what size shaft nut socket?? Can u help
Rob, I should be able to get you the Citroen workshop diagrams for removal and installation in PDF format (I am away tomorrow Friday until Sunday but send it before 10am Friday and I'll get them to you on 25th).. already looked and there are four variants of your engine/gearbox config.. send me an e-mail with the chassis number of your vehicle and I'll get you the diags for clutch refit as well as the gearbox removal and reinstallation... mine is fb1051 at btinternet dot com R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 23/03/2016 22:55:29 | ID: 129394
hi I was just wondering the radio in my van has no usb function but has the slot in the glove box department . is it possible I can buy a kit to use with the stock radio or is it much easier to swap one from a breakers yard with usb lead with it or will it need to be programed thanks :-)
Submitted: 22/03/2016 19:30:17 | ID: 129353
hi relay citreon 2007 back lights are still live whel the ignition is turned off can you help should be going away tomorow thanks valerie
Submitted: 22/03/2016 18:40:44 | ID: 129352
Mr Evans, did you get my e.mail address ?? Thanks , Stuart
No Stuart.. haven't got it. it appears they block some and not others.. dunno why. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 19/03/2016 09:56:37 | ID: 129205
How do I change the drivers door check strap without snapping the plastic trim abutting the quarter light?
Clive, this is fiddly and bordering on impossible not to break one of the clips.. but begin by pulling the cover away at the wider end (nearest the front of veh) That end has two poppers holding it in place.. the rest are metallic clips that tend to stick.. but get the two poppers released first and gives you some play in the thing and does make it easier to release the rest. As long as you try and spread your pulling pressure for the poppers and not pull in one place alone, you'll be unlikely to break the 'pretty' part, then one at a time pull the next two sides until it is only fixed on the long vertical side... then pull the trim forward a bit at a time.. towards the front of the vehicle to release the last side.. if you do end up breaking a fixing, use stick-on velcro to replace that clip. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 18/03/2016 12:41:57 | ID: 129172
should the rear bump stops sit on the springs, its a camper van.
No.. the bump stops should sit above the springs by about 1inch. I have Cit Relay.. bought as a van and bumpstops were above springs.. then converted it to campervan and bumpstops were rubbing springs constantly.. changed the single leaf springs (that had done over 200K anyway) for twin leaf and problem solved.. just have to get and fit new bump stops one day. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 18/03/2016 12:18:05 | ID: 129171
Can anyone help ?? I need to remove the steering wheel cover to get at the horn control which is broken and I have an mot in a couple of weeks. Thanks, Stuart
Stuart, the cover which you push for the horn is also the airbag so you'll need to be very careful.. disconnect the battery first. The airbag is removed by using a screwdriver under the cover to disengage the two clips either side and towards the bottom of the airbag then pull it away, towards you. I have the Citroen diagrams for the 2006-onwards models if you want them, but I'll need e-mail address. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 16/03/2016 11:24:03 | ID: 129080
Mr Evans from Caerphilly, do you have any ideas on my recent question. I need to remove the steering wheel cover to get at the horn control which has broken. It is an 08 plate Many thanks. Stuart.
Hi.. I have just gone through your previous entries about the crunching then horn stopping.. looking at the citroen pics I can see that when the airbag is removed, the horn plate is held in place at each corner with a springed mechanism .. part of which looks plastic-like. There are also multiplug connectors which are plastic.. any of these may have been damaged, the issue is.. how? They don't usually get damaged. email me at fb1051 at btinternet dot com for the diags R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 14/03/2016 11:27:11 | ID: 128990
Would a side sliding door off a 1997 Citroen relay fit a 2004 model. Thanks
Wayne, it could.. depending on the model it comes off and goes onto. They vans are both from the second generation Relay series and what matters is the configuration of the vans. The length and height of the vans is what matters... long wheelbase HIGH SIDE vans AND medium wheelbase HIGH SIDE vans use the same door, part number 9008-K1 for panel or 9008-K2 for windowed; med wheelbase STANDARD SIDE uses 9008-J9 or 9008-K0 (windowed).. there is a variation on these part numbers IF THE vin number starts with 936 where the door part number is 9008-K6. For short vans the door numbers are 9008-J7 for panel door and 9008-J8 for windowed. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 13/03/2016 23:03:29 | ID: 128977
My dad has recently just got a Citroen Relay 16 plate and the drivers seat has the adjusters to make the front and rear of the seat move up and down. Some how when pulling the leaver for adjusting the seat at the front it hasn't catched back on and now rocks backwards and forwards. Does anyone have a quick fix or come across this before?
Submitted: 13/03/2016 20:40:26 | ID: 128955
Hi everyone, there was a crunching sound coming from inside my steering wheel recently. It sounded like thin rigid plastic breaking now the horn doesn't work. It needs an MOT in a couple of weeks. How do I get the Airbag off to have a look ? Thanks. Stuart
Submitted: 13/03/2016 20:12:32 | ID: 128952
how to adjust sliding door so it sits square in its aperture at present the top has a wide gap but it hits the b post at the bottom and on the back edge the top sticks out (by top lock)
Chris.. give me your e-mail addy and I'll send a PDF doc with the removal and reassembly instructions from the Citroen workshop manual. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 13/03/2016 17:24:58 | ID: 128941
Side door think as dropped is it possible to adjust and how, cause the door bleeper keeps going off, does my head in . Thanks in advance??
Ozzy, it will be the centre bearing mounting probably. There's a locking nut which slacked.. then using Allen key inside the bolt part to raise the door...but Jack the door up first. If there's not enough adjustment in the threads then lift the door and slacked the whole bracket and raise the door and tighten they do bolts back up. If the front of the door has dropped I'd be surprised but the same can be done with the lower door bracket. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 10/03/2016 08:19:49 | ID: 128801
hi, my rear door sensor light comes on and is bleeping more or less constantly, all doors are properly shut and locked. my side door was stiff to open, so i sprayed it with wd40 which rectified the door , but now the bleeper is permanently bleeping. how can i rectify this or can i disable the sensor, all help gladly appreciated
Submitted: 09/03/2016 08:59:20 | ID: 128750
Hi , I have a 58 plate Citroen relay. The problem is with the powered steering. The power steering went off, so changed the fluid, now intermittent fault, one day it is ok, and the next day not. Any suggestions as to the problem please?
Vivienne, there's very little else that can be wrong but what's puzzling is that it is intermittent now you've changed the fluid. What caused you to change the fluid was the PAS going OFF.. and I understand changing the fluid to be the easiest and cheapest starting fix... it's helped but not solved.. need to spend a bit more, I think. There's little else that can fail, really... there's the power steering pump and the steering rack itself, both of which contain valves that can fail.. but also check the piping to and from for chaffing, leaks, bulges or irregularities.. If you must start spending, personally, I'd go for the power steering pump first... there's not much difference in the price (according to two online car parts suppliers) but the pump would involve less work to fit. Are you sure that it has been thoroughly bled following the fluid change? If yes then it may be time to spend a bit more !! R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 03/03/2016 20:05:59 | ID: 128482
Hi, I have a Citroen relay 2.8 hdi which has got a acceleration problem? It was fine all day parked up over night and in the morning and the engine management light was on. it would start but now throttle? I got rac out and he thought it was the sensor in the pedal from plugging into laptop which I changed and still the same. I don't know if the ecu needs reseting? If anyone has any ideas? Would be appreciated as need van for work. Thanks. Colin.
Colin, changing the pedal sensor won't require a reset or programming of ecu. It could be loose or faulty wiring from that sensor... perhaps kicked or rubbing away gently for some time.. worth a check R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 02/03/2016 17:24:32 | ID: 128439
Hi guys have 2.2 L4H2 heavy van , any ideas what can be the cause a sort of ratly and uneaven work while engine ticking over at starts. To me it sounds like 3 out of 4 cylinders working. But after I touch axelerator pedal slightly it starts to work quiet suit as it should be.Sometime its realy does scare me when I starts engine.
Submitted: 29/02/2016 13:28:38 | ID: 128324
have passanger wiper working driver side not
have a check for the connecting rods from the wiper arms to the motor.. they get clogged up with dirt and can wear.. then break off. Caught mine just in time (I Hope).. because, Part No 6405-PQ is the conrod assembly on Relays 2006-on.. and part number 6405-L8 on pre 2006 models.. both include new motors so will be kinda expensive.. may be worth breakers or fleabay. It seems you can't just buy the rods themselves. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 28/02/2016 17:50:25 | ID: 128300
Hi I have a 2007 relay 2.2 transit engine. For weeks now I've had a slight whistle coming from the engine but got told not to worrie.two days a go the whistle got louder. When in drive and keep the rev between 2000 to 3000 it whistles high pitched. But if I put my foot down it will go off also van works great no power loss no smoke no oil loss. If van is parked and I rev it no whistle only in drive. I've looked about and can not see any issues I'm assuming some kind of air leak I'm hoping not turbo. Any info is a help thank you inadvance
Michael, this COULD be a turbo fault, but turbos DO whistle, but it could also be vacuum hose from brake servo, air leak in air intake ducts, air leak around the air filter housing. ducting or MAF sensor.. really, you need to get someone to assist and re-create the whistling noise while the other locates where it is coming from. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 28/02/2016 10:18:09 | ID: 128277
Hello, I have a 2006 Citroen Relay Van and my radiator fan to cool the van seems to have stopped. Alongside this on the dashboard (at the bottom of the speed meter) a red sign has appeared and flashes sometimes. The engine tempature is showing at a normal level but I think there is an issue with the fan. Can anyone please advise how this can be repaired and what to do with it? Thank you Sonia
First check that each of the fans turn freely.. I have two fans on mine and one was very rough.. almost siezed.. then check the fuses.. there are two maxi fuses inside a fusebox in engine bay.. to the right and cover held on with two screws. the fuses are on the top row.. (towards the rear of the vehicle) and will/should be orange 40a fuses.. third fourth or fifth from drivers side. The fan itself failing won't cause a red flashing light... mine didn't. What does the flashing light look like? It could oil light in which case the oil service needs to be reset. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 27/02/2016 15:54:23 | ID: 128245
Hi both my dip beam head lights have gone off , I still have main beam and side lights Turned them off wheat in shop come out started van turned lights on nothing only wot I have said . Help please if you can
Submitted: 26/02/2016 00:22:50 | ID: 128176
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