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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

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

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Andrew hale, Leicestershire

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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

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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

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

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Geoffrey Raspin, South Yorkshire

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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

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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

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

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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.

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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GARY MCMULKIN, Warwickshire

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good morning, , ive just had a new battery, new alternator, new brake pads but the battery light is still on ???? the van is running near perfect but im just totally confused. does anyone have any ideas? much appreciated. Gaz

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Earth connection near alternator... connections at alternator and battery R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 08/11/2016 10:54:15 | ID: 136552

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Brian, Powys

Citroen Relay

Wipers stopped working again for the second time?? Stop once but then starting working again but stop working again.

Submitted: 01/11/2016 10:39:48 | ID: 136398

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Tony, Hertfordshire

Citroen Relay

Hi if anybody can help me my windscreen wipers won't work for the first 5 minutes of turning on if I leave on then they start to work and all ok for the day until following morning. Thanks T

Submitted: 30/10/2016 14:50:34 | ID: 136363

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Tim, Leicestershire

Citroen Relay

Hi my number plate lights go out after a few seconds of turning on the lights any ideas what this could be. Thanks Tim

Submitted: 30/10/2016 12:32:36 | ID: 136359

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Aidan, Essex

Citroen Relay

I am hiring a Relay Luton next week to move to France. Does anyone know the correct method for adjusting the headlight beam for use in France? Thanks

Submitted: 27/10/2016 19:41:11 | ID: 136296

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Donnie, Highland

Citroen Relay

Any one know how to remove the heater controls and if the bulbs in there are replaceable?

Submitted: 24/10/2016 20:51:29 | ID: 136215

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Ian Llewellyn, Lincolnshire

Citroen Relay

I was warming the van on the drive on tick-over, after running for 3-4 minutes, the engine tone changed suddenly and now sounds like it is running on 2 or 3 cylinders, if I press the accelerator, it tries to rev higher but sounds very lumpy and laboured. there are no lights on the dash ( ie: engine management ) does anyone have any ideas please ? cheers

Submitted: 21/10/2016 11:07:56 | ID: 136116

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Shane, Hampshire

Citroen Relay

Hi I brought relay Luton Van few weeks ago but I'm having trouble finding media ports they are meant to be in the glovebox Centre but are not there have taken it apart to see if have fallen behind but no sign can anyone help as to how to add some or where I can buy them thanks

Submitted: 20/10/2016 21:25:51 | ID: 136102

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Ian, Northamptonshire

Citroen Relay

Hi can anyone tell me how to adjust headlights on relay 57 plate. They were fine but are now pointing to the sky!! I have tried the up down button to right of steering wheel but still right up high. Seems weird as I only had van a week and drove back from Wales and lights were great now they are pooh. Also the clock is out by 45 mins so any help in adjusting this be appreciated. Many thanks Ian

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If you look to the right of the steering wheel there should be a mode button with 2 buttons next to it showing a up and down arrow they adjust the headlights hope this helps scott from West Midlands

Submitted: 17/10/2016 15:11:25 | ID: 136027

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Andy, Cheshire

Citroen Relay

How do i remove the wing mirror casing? Thanks

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Did you get this sorted? If not, you have to carefully remove the mirror glass units to get access to the half dozen screws behind them.. they casing then pops off R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 16/10/2016 14:26:07 | ID: 135996

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andreas, Bristol

Citroen Relay

Hi There I'm getting rain water in quite badly through the top of the side door. Tried putting gaffa tape down on the top surface of the side door to lessen the gap between door and seal but to no avail. Any ideas? Thanks Andreas

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peel off the door seal and check the tightness of the bit that actually fixes to the metalwork.. I squeezed along that part of my seals and got a tighter fit. On some vehicles they also put a bead of sealant in there. You also should check the rubber itself for perishing and wear. R Evans from Caerphilly

Thanks R Evans! Do you mean that you took off the seal, then put it back on and squeezed to get the better fit? andreas from Bristol

Submitted: 10/10/2016 12:54:26 | ID: 135847

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Steve, Warrington

Citroen Relay

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

Submitted: 09/10/2016 23:08:35 | ID: 135840

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chris, West Yorkshire

Citroen Relay

The dashboard dials cluster has suddenly failed. No fuel gauge , speedo etc. Everything else ok. Any ideqas what this could be if its not a fuse please.

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Hi Chris, you need disconnected battery power for 5 minutes, this reset the problem and everything will be ok.I am writing from sardinia island, but I lived in Newcastle many years, I was pizza chef at metrocenter and in Jesmond in Francesca's restaurant. Wonderful place england...thank you for all english people. Joe from Italy

Submitted: 08/10/2016 10:29:07 | ID: 135797

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Ian Bannister, Essex

Citroen Relay

I have a LWB 07 plate On flat surfaces roads acceleration is not a problem but on a incline dramatically loses power, what is the fault?

Submitted: 07/10/2016 19:31:53 | ID: 135782

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