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kevin, Spain

Citroen Relay

my battery is flat my keys wont open the locks manually is there another way to get into the van I tried to get in today the only thing I didn't do was smash the window I think there is some clothing stuck in the back door lock hence why and the front lock the barrel has dropped can any one help me please

Submitted: 17/02/2017 19:43:25 | ID: 138996

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dave, Bournemouth

Citroen Relay

Sorry if strange question, to jump start my van is the only place to connect the leads is to the battery which is located in the floor? Because I hear of people connecting to a positive contact located somewhere else???

Submitted: 16/02/2017 13:35:28 | ID: 138969

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Glen strymans, Hull

Citroen Relay

Hi I put the key in to start the van the dashboard light's came on when I turnd the key they went off then the needels started to move about. The van will not start at all it will not lock from key there is brand new Bosch battery on the van new alternator and starter mortar can any one help thanks

Submitted: 11/02/2017 12:16:11 | ID: 138886

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Anthony Fleetwood, Flintshire

Citroen Relay

Hi could anyone tell me where the relay is located for the main beam , I get the blue light on dash but no main beam, I checked all the fuses and they are fine many thanks tony

Submitted: 10/02/2017 18:47:05 | ID: 138870

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Tim Gray, Somerset

Citroen Relay

I have just taken delivery of a new van (2017 (66) plate) 2.0 blueHDi 130 enterprise, when I'm delivering a night and take the keys out all the lights go off, I can't find any way of keeping the side lights on or any parking lights, is there any way to leave some lights on?

Submitted: 10/02/2017 06:21:24 | ID: 138854

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Brian, Greater Manchester

Citroen Relay

2010 citroen relay how do I remove Heater Blower Motor Resistor

Submitted: 09/02/2017 23:31:07 | ID: 138847

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ray, Greater London

Citroen Relay

I have a 2008 relay. When I am driving in 2nd,3rd or 4th gear, there is a whirring sound, almost a purring sound, which speeds up the faster I go and vice versa. Sound goes when I dip clutch. I have no problem getting gears and seems to be pulling just fine. Any ideas please?

Submitted: 06/02/2017 17:42:20 | ID: 138745

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Ken parker, Essex

Citroen Relay

Hi, my relay has stood for a couple of months. I've charged battery and now only get clicks when trying to start. Can't even see starter motor. Can anyone help?

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The battery may have gone bad during the inactivity and despite charging hasn't got enough oomph to turn the engine, or there might be a fault with the starter motor itself. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 04/02/2017 08:18:22 | ID: 138661

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Chris, Devon

Citroen Relay

The dreaded RELAY. Driving the lovely van and I noticed a smell that can best be described as like a burning candle. This was followed by an engine warning light. No loss of performance in any way but, of course, when it was turned off it would start again. Timing is checked and fine. Fuel is fine and is getting through. I can get the engine running using break cleaner but it just won't start on the key. Fuses all seem fine. I am guessing that there is a connection /sensor burnt out somewhere but my mechanic friend has totally run out of ideas. Chris

Submitted: 30/01/2017 10:03:43 | ID: 138520

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Paul, Southampton

Citroen Relay

Hi I have a 2006 Citroen Relay Van , when I switch the lights on ( side lights or main headlights ) the passenger window opens. It does not happen every time but more often than not, does any one have any idea what could be causing this as its driving me crazy. Many thanks Paul

Submitted: 28/01/2017 13:58:11 | ID: 138468

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Marc, Bristol

Citroen Relay

Hi all I have an intermittent check engine light coming on every couple of weeks but will go off when can is washed any ideas

Submitted: 23/01/2017 17:35:02 | ID: 138356

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edd, Tyne and Wear

Citroen Relay

hi just put a new battery on only to return to vehicle in 2 days, battery flat, just fitted new ecu fuse box and ignition barrel vehicle starts when battery full no probs but doesn't turn off when turn ignition off any help or direction please

Submitted: 23/01/2017 16:46:46 | ID: 138353

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neil dixon, Cheshire

Citroen Relay

Hi all, The dreaded Citroen relay I have that is on an 07 plate hasstarted to misbehave and im hoping someone will poiint me in the right direction as to the issue. Ok, from cold it runs fine, sweet quiet engine until you get the engine to optimum heat then if you turn the engine off and try to restart a min or so later it wont fire up. The ecu showed the usual egr valve error but no other relays or sensors showed up. Now im fairly confident its a heat issue because leave it an hour to cool and hey presto fires up again. Also im wondering if the code reader would pick up say a thermostat sensor error etc coz theres some sensor somewhere that is going bad when heating up is faulty. Had new starter on a couple of wweeks ago, replaced fuel filter put redex diesel injector through etc then this issue has come up in the last week. Anyone in the know about the relay have any thoughts?

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Neil, I had similar issues with my '57 plate 2.2HDi (puma engine). I took out the MAP sensor and it was gunked up.. cleaned and it behaved well. The map sensor is towards the front of the engine, to the driver's side and fitted into the PLASTIC air duct using one hex screw. you'll find it hidden behind a large coolant pipe but it is accessible. remove the electrical harness, remove the screw and twist back and forth just a little bit while you pull it out. clean it with turps, dry it and replace it. seach fleabay for citroen relay map senso to get an idea what it looks like.. part number on fleabay is shown as.. 6C11-9F479-AB (if you've a puma engine!) R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 22/01/2017 09:11:37 | ID: 138303

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edd, Tyne and Wear

Citroen Relay

my power windows are not working both sides and on checking i dont seem to have power at the fuses that windows use where as other fuses have power ???? cheers edd

Submitted: 18/01/2017 15:26:54 | ID: 138226

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Rui, Derbyshire

Citroen Relay

Hi to all I have serviced my van last weekend and notice that the coolant reservoir was almost empty , after a week checked again and was half way down Any ideas please

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There is a leak tony from Berkshire

Submitted: 15/01/2017 20:46:52 | ID: 138117

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Andrew hale, Leicestershire

Citroen Relay

Dashboard failure. Have disconnected battery for over 5mins, reconnected to no avail, all fuses previously checked, am scuppered, any ideas anybody?

Submitted: 15/01/2017 16:07:36 | ID: 138110

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Gillder, East Riding of Yorkshire

Citroen Relay

I have a Citreon relay van 2012 2.2HDI How to Fit New glow plugs in this van step by step thank you .

Submitted: 15/01/2017 14:57:00 | ID: 138107

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C2ckarl, Bath and North East Somerset

Citroen Relay

Hi a work college has deadlocked his relay and the battery is totally flat so can't open bonnet to charge or replace battery as the passenger side is deadlocked. Is there away round this to open bonnet or passenger door thank u

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Remove trim from inside where the quarter glass is on passenger side, it just pups off. Then you have enough room to release bonnet catch steve fox from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 12/01/2017 14:23:05 | ID: 138040

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Ricki Lane, Essex

Citroen Relay

how do you remove the passenger seat/seats. i can see 2 bolts at the front base of seat but can't see how to remove anything at the rear of seat base ?? Cheers Ricki

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the passenger seats if in bench form are held in place by two bolts through the floor at the front of seat. then go to rear and tilt the top of the seat backwards a little and slide the rear brackets forward and away from the mounting bolts which will remain fixed to the floor.. after the seat is out you can remove the rear mounting fixings R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 08/01/2017 09:01:11 | ID: 137924

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Steve johnstone, Wiltshire

Citroen Relay

Parked the van up for Christmas ( very cold weather for 2 weeks ) van started and engine ticks over but won't rev the throttle does not work at all Mechcanic cant make head or tail of it has checked all electrics Any ideas Thanks steve

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if all electrics checked must be mechanical tony from Berkshire

Try a new mass airflow sensor. Or even clean it out with a bit of brake cleaner Ben from Wiltshire

Submitted: 07/01/2017 20:59:02 | ID: 137913

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Geoffrey Raspin, South Yorkshire

Citroen Relay

Hi my van keeps cutting out if i go about a mile n over 2000rpm..Starts everytime after it stops then does it again..Ive changed injectors fuel filter. hp pump pressure regulator..Fuel pressure sensor...No fault codes coming up when on diagnostics...Took ecu out n checked n refastened back to wing.. Only 2 things can think.of next are hp fuel pump and intank fuel pump...Plz help.as running out of ideas

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Hi have you managed to sort out the cutting out issue as I have the same issue and am leaning towards the egr valve or fuel filter housing help martin from Derbyshire

Submitted: 03/01/2017 11:48:20 | ID: 137748

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andreas, Bristol

Citroen Relay

Cold start problem - Ticking over on start but not taking. Battery eventually goes flat. Easystart has worked on the two times i've tried it now. Glow plugs or something else?

Submitted: 29/12/2016 14:40:15 | ID: 137669

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ian thompson, Cumbria

Citroen Relay

van wont even attempt to start, plenty of power no starter

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I have the same problem. Have you sorted yours? Ben from Wiltshire

Submitted: 26/12/2016 20:11:01 | ID: 137604

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Keith middleton, Ireland

Citroen Relay

How do i replace the rear lamp assembly in my citroen relay

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inside the van there's a plastic panel on each side.. seven or eight screws to remove... behind that there are two larger fastenings to undo and remove the cluster.. don't forget to unplug the elec harness plug. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 21/12/2016 17:44:39 | ID: 137518

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steve gorman, Dorset

Citroen Relay

Hi, I wonder if anyone can help, I have just purchased a 2004 citroen relay 2179cc TD HDI..as soon as you turn the ignition key, even without starting it , the temperature gauge shoots to the top, right up there in the red. I am not a mechanic & dont have a clue why it does this as the engine has,nt even started yet, after driving any distance there is no evidence of overheating but the gauge remains right up there in the red ?

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either a faulty sender unit, wiring short or the cluster is defective R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 19/12/2016 11:33:17 | ID: 137451

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Milena Milkova, Yorkshire

Citroen Relay

Hi, my light for "engine oil" flashing but I did change the oil a month ago and haven't drove more than a 100 miles . I was wondering if is that because I put in a bit thicker oil than usual one? Thank you

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Just had the same thing, and as far as I know, if the engine oil needed replacing, you have the warning light. When you have replaced the oil, on start up the oil lamp flashes about 22 times, and then goes off. If this is the problem, it just needs to be re-set by somebody with the right equipment/. ie main dealer/Independant. John from Berkshire

oil light flashing when you start the engine IS oil service light warning.. it will flash four or five times... it needs to be plugged into diagnostic to reset OIL service light. You don't need main dealer to do this, just someone who has diag software that can talk to the citroen stuff.. not all systems can. I have the software and connections and did it on my 57 plate relay.. but in South Wales ! R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 15/12/2016 18:50:47 | ID: 137395

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sunny, Blaenau Gwent

Citroen Relay

iv lost keys ignition as bin changed so steering ok how can I start it ie bypass chips without costing a fortune thanks for your time ps im willing to pay someone 50 pounds I live in south wales my number is 07746961092 any time 24/7 @ weekends

Submitted: 09/12/2016 12:04:56 | ID: 137264

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ian lockley, Nottinghamshire

Citroen Relay

Hi 12 months ago I purchased campervan conversion with 12 months mot . Very pleased with it except except when i collected it the SRS light was lit. No luck with dealer regarding repair. Would this model of had seat belt wiring ? its been fitted with 2 swivel seats. cannot see any seat wiring . except an orange coloured plug with 2 pale blue wires leading into it, possibly from a double seat application as its near the center. where else should I look. Any help very much appreciated . rgds. ian

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The Relay is fitted with two seat belt pretension buckles on the passenger double seat .I am converting my van and have fitted a single swivel seat but you can not unplug the double seat leads without it sowing a fault. What you have to do is fit a resister to the leads or as I have done leave them coupled and put the seat belt buckle behind the plastic step cover. Dave from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 07/12/2016 23:46:05 | ID: 137244

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Mark, Dorset

Citroen Relay

The rear door on my Relay will open from the inside but not the outside. Peering inside both cables are intact on the internal and external handles and move the lock internally but I can't see far enough to see if anything else has come loose. Any ideas? It's driving me mad. PS if it needs a new catch is this an easy job? It looks fiddly to me!

Submitted: 05/12/2016 14:59:50 | ID: 137182

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Cliff, East Sussex

Citroen Relay

hi the battery light stays on the battery is not 2years old would it be the alternator??

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Quite possible, check that you have over 13volts at the battery when the engine is running and less when it is not. Thomas Rout from Caerphilly

Submitted: 04/12/2016 10:53:43 | ID: 137149

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dennis, Hampshire

Citroen Relay

changed fuel filter following MIL light showing on acceleration now experiencing a reduction of power when passing 2000 rpm

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Hi I'm not a mechanic but do look after my own Citroen van like brakes and service etc. I had the same problem after changing the fuel filter!! Took it to be diagnosed on laptop at a specialist ( actually 3 specialist) they all said to change different sensors around the fuel system it didn't help! (The problem or my wallet) took it on myself by disconnecting the electrical plug on fuel filter scratched all terminals with tiny screwdriver & tightened female terminals with pliers then cleaned with a can of electrical cleaner & Bingo problem solved?? Tim from Essex

Submitted: 03/12/2016 21:05:20 | ID: 137140

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Thomas Rout, Caerphilly

Citroen Relay

I have a 2.8 Relay on a 05 plate with an eml fault occuring at about 3000 revs the eml light will come on, sometimes the engine will cut out other times it runs in limp mode. If it cuts out it will not start straight away. I have checked the waste gate and that works correctly. The fault doesn't happen so much with the turbo hose disconnected. I have tried to find a suitable Obd. reader but to no avail if some one could recommend one I would be gratefull. I can not make it fault whilst not moving even if I load the engine on the handbrake. The engine has a map sensor on the manifold and a cam sensor on the top pully but I cannot see if there is a crank sensor fitted anywhere. I believe it is the Iveco engine. Any help would be appreciated. Many thanks Tom.

Submitted: 26/11/2016 19:24:13 | ID: 136981

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STEPHEN O'BRIEN, Pembrokeshire

Citroen Relay

The internal blowers only work on setting 4. What could be cause and how/ where to look to fix?

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It sounds like the resistor pack has gone it is normally fitted into the fans airflow to help it keep cool. It looks like a hedgehog. Thomas Rout from Caerphilly

Thomas is correct about the part that's probably gone, but the speed control resistor as not necessarily a hedgehog shape.. there are many variants. On my 2007 Relay it was not a hedgehog like thing but a small green blade shape.. but in checking, I found that the cables at the plug that connects to the resistor had overheated.. cut and re-wired and it was fine.. cost.. a little bit of time. Either way, you can just get to the part that is under the passenger side of dash without dismantling anything.. again depending on which variant you have R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 23/11/2016 15:07:12 | ID: 136903

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Daniel ankers, Cheshire

Citroen Relay

Hi i need to drain the fuel from a relay 55 but it has an anti syphoning thing. Is there any other way Thanks

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remove the fuel feed pipe from the bottom of the tank R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 19/11/2016 19:18:48 | ID: 136797

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Mo, South Yorkshire

Citroen Relay

Hello all reading, my wipers have stopped working on 2008 citroen relay 2.2hdi im trying to use a multimeter to check power at the loom socket which plugs onto the motor. Theres 5 wires, thick black, thick blue then 3 thinner wires. Can someone please tell me what each wire is. What im wanting to do is check if correct readings are at each and also if i can put direct power to motor to check if it does work or not. Be grateful if someone can advise thank you all

Submitted: 19/11/2016 18:06:59 | ID: 136794

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Laurence, Tyne and Wear

Citroen Relay

Hi, can anyone tell me the resistance on the rear parking sensors. I have disconnected mine however it brings up a fault on the dash. I would like to leave the sensors disconnected & get rid of the fault light thanks.

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2.6 ohm tony from Berkshire

Submitted: 14/11/2016 11:11:01 | ID: 136680

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Shane, Perth and Kinross

Citroen Relay

Hello , 2007 citroen relay SWB standard van Everytime i turn to the right or when a car passes the van Makes a beeping sound . similar to handbrake/ seatbelt but it just beeps randomly and when i have a small load say 250kg it gets alot worse. All that is wrong with it currently is the renowned crappy central locking . Any ideas its driving me mad !

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Open side door, remove rubber plastic 3 metal pin mechanism and bend the metal surrounding out slightly and then pop the unit back into place. Should be tight and you should hear the unit clip back into place, this should hopefully solve the issue Tony L from Hampshire

Submitted: 13/11/2016 20:36:18 | ID: 136673

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Graham, Antrim

Citroen Relay

My Relay L2H2 (puma engine) has recently started being hard to release from 6th gear (or even 5th depending on traffic) after a period of steady driving , and after forcing out of 6th (or 5th) to change down the clutch bites with little movement from the bottom of the pedal but every other clutch action afterwards in quick succession is normal ( about half way out on the pedal ) i.e. junctions & lights etc When this happens the clutch feels lighter than normal but always returns to normal feeling after that 1 change of gear , but this happens regular after each period of steady driving i.e. anything after 5 mins as if the hydraulic clutch looses pressure Any thoughts or help appreciated !!!! Ta Graham

Submitted: 13/11/2016 00:14:35 | ID: 136654

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Gary holmes, Lancashire

Citroen Relay

Hi can you tell me what colour the reversing light wires are to connect garmin wireless reversing camera into

Submitted: 12/11/2016 16:23:05 | ID: 136643

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Mark Carey, Greater Manchester

Citroen Relay

Hi all, Yesterday my Relay suddenly broke down. Although the engine remained ticking-over, there was a loss of power and the engine wouldn't rev above 1100-1200rpm (also the exhaust smoke was excessive and didn't smell like it was burning right). After calling the RAC, they diagnosed that the EGR valve needed replacing. I have now replaced the EGR valve, but the problem remains the same. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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My Cit Relay (2006, 2.2 Puma) used to come up with EGR valve fault and MAF sensor fault.. changed them both and still got error messages. fault lay with the MAP sensor.. also known as turbo boost sensor.. was gunked up big time.. cleaned it and all went well. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 10/11/2016 13:26:49 | ID: 136599

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