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Mr Skidmore, Spain

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hello, Could you please tell me if Citroen are still producing the computer management system for the Xsara Piccasso as mentioned? Thank You

Submitted: 01/09/2015 10:55:28 | ID: 120620

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graham, Cumbria

Citroen Xsara Picasso

hi there i have a 2005 citerion xsara picassco 2.0hdi when i start it first thing in the morning it is quite smoky and when i rev it it is very uneven and sort of misfires and quite noisy to as the engine gets warmer it runs better and the xslaration seems better but when i stop and a junction and come to pull away again and i have to fairly rev it to pull away again but when cruising it seems to run not to bad i have a friend that has a machine that tells you what the promblem could be and it has come up with 2 codes one code is po113 the other code is po120 but some weeks ago the engine managment light come on and the car was still running fine i think when it was running fine one of the codes was po102 and i would be grateful if you can help me if you have any ideas what i could do thank you

Submitted: 01/09/2015 09:50:10 | ID: 120616

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joe mcmahon, Bristol

Citroen Xsara Picasso

My horn has packed up and stopped working ,if it is the fuse ,which I don't think it is.Where is horn fuse location,as this seems to be a mystery to a lot of Picasso owners

Submitted: 31/08/2015 17:03:23 | ID: 120594

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Paul Lomas, Middlesex

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I have an automatic gearbox, sometimes when accelerating I hear a clonk & the Automatic Gearbox Failure warning light comes on & I cannot use the manual gears selector & it stays in the high gears but if I stop & restart the car everything is fine,automatic & manual so I think it must be a management problem, any advice woukd be appreciated.

Submitted: 30/08/2015 00:50:11 | ID: 120527

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Norma, Merseyside

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Engine warning light on all the time,had ESP/ASR lights on now for over 12 months had numerous code faults done which said was egr valve ,This was replaced but did not solve the problem and also had a new plastic tank,Getting me down as no one seems to know.I even had the car on main dealers comp system cleared all codes about 5 times and as soon as I drive of on the lights come again .The car is serviced twice a year and usually only does short runs to school and shopping.Did a couple of long journeys its does drive ok but I am still not happy as I think it should be a smoother drive Thanks Norma

Submitted: 29/08/2015 20:04:37 | ID: 120514

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adrian, Merseyside

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I av a picasso n the engine fault light has co.e on. Ad the computer plugged in. N it says hot air intake the mechinic cancelled it as he said its not a prob. But the light has come bac on anyone know a solution,

Submitted: 29/08/2015 15:06:53 | ID: 120503

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steph, Merseyside

Citroen Xsara Picasso

We have a 2000 diesel we were driving when steering wheel felt like it was vibrating and there was a knocking sound, not first time it has happened mechanic took a cover plate off said it was knocking. This has happened again so nothing to do with cover? We stopped and it seemed OK for a bit then started again, any ideas? (It had been raining on and off quite heavily)?

Submitted: 28/08/2015 16:12:10 | ID: 120464

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steph, Merseyside

Citroen Xsara Picasso

We have a 2000 diesel we were driving when steering wheel felt like it was vibrating and there was a knocking sound, not first time it has happened mechanic took a cover plate off said it was knocking. This has happened again so nothing to do with cover? We stopped and it seemed OK for a bit then started again, any ideas? (It had been raining on and off quite heavily)?

Submitted: 28/08/2015 16:12:03 | ID: 120463

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steph, Merseyside

Citroen Xsara Picasso

We have a 2000 diesel we were driving when steering wheel felt like it was vibrating and there was a knocking sound, not first time it has happened mechanic took a cover plate off said it was knocking. This has happened again so nothing to do with cover? We stopped and it seemed OK for a bit then started again, any ideas? (It had been raining on and off quite heavily)?

Submitted: 28/08/2015 16:11:57 | ID: 120462

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steph, Merseyside

Citroen Xsara Picasso

We have a 2000 diesel we were driving when steering wheel felt like it was vibrating and there was a knocking sound, not first time it has happened mechanic took a cover plate off said it was knocking. This has happened again so nothing to do with cover? We stopped and it seemed OK for a bit then started again, any ideas? (It had been raining on and off quite heavily)?

Submitted: 28/08/2015 16:11:47 | ID: 120461

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steph, Merseyside

Citroen Xsara Picasso

We have a 2000 diesel we were driving when steering wheel felt like it was vibrating and there was a knocking sound, not first time it has happened mechanic took a cover plate off said it was knocking. This has happened again so nothing to do with cover? We stopped and it seemed OK for a bit then started again, any ideas? (It had been raining on and off quite heavily)?

Submitted: 28/08/2015 16:10:32 | ID: 120460

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steph, Merseyside

Citroen Xsara Picasso

We have a 2000 diesel we were driving when steering wheel felt like it was vibrating and there was a knocking sound, not first time it has happened mechanic took a cover plate off said it was knocking. This has happened again so nothing to do with cover? We stopped and it seemed OK for a bit then started again, any ideas? (It had been raining on and off quite heavily)?

Submitted: 28/08/2015 16:10:14 | ID: 120459

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steph, Merseyside

Citroen Xsara Picasso

We have a 2000 diesel we were driving when steering wheel felt like it was vibrating and there was a knocking sound, not first time it has happened mechanic took a cover plate off said it was knocking. This has happened again so nothing to do with cover? We stopped and it seemed OK for a bit then started again, any ideas? (It had been raining on and off quite heavily)?

Submitted: 28/08/2015 16:10:05 | ID: 120458

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steph, Merseyside

Citroen Xsara Picasso

We have a 2000 diesel we were driving when steering wheel felt like it was vibrating and there was a knocking sound, not first time it has happened mechanic took a cover plate off said it was knocking. This has happened again so nothing to do with cover? We stopped and it seemed OK for a bit then started again, any ideas? (It had been raining on and off quite heavily)?

Submitted: 28/08/2015 16:09:48 | ID: 120457

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steph, Merseyside

Citroen Xsara Picasso

We have a 2000 diesel we were driving when steering wheel felt like it was vibrating and there was a knocking sound, not first time it has happened mechanic took a cover plate off said it was knocking. This has happened again so nothing to do with cover? We stopped and it seemed OK for a bit then started again, any ideas? (It had been raining on and off quite heavily)?

Submitted: 28/08/2015 16:08:48 | ID: 120456

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steph, Merseyside

Citroen Xsara Picasso

We have a 2000 diesel we were driving when steering wheel felt like it was vibrating and there was a knocking sound, not first time it has happened mechanic took a cover plate off said it was knocking. This has happened again so nothing to do with cover? We stopped and it seemed OK for a bit then started again, any ideas? (It had been raining on and off quite heavily)?

Submitted: 28/08/2015 16:08:33 | ID: 120455

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steph, Merseyside

Citroen Xsara Picasso

We have a 2000 diesel we were driving when steering wheel felt like it was vibrating and there was a knocking sound, not first time it has happened mechanic took a cover plate off said it was knocking. This has happened again so nothing to do with cover? We stopped and it seemed OK for a bit then started again, any ideas? (It had been raining on and off quite heavily)?

Submitted: 28/08/2015 16:08:11 | ID: 120454

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john, West Midlands

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi when I put my lights on the display panel dim's and is hard to see is it an easy fix john west midlands

Submitted: 27/08/2015 09:12:42 | ID: 120412

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David Milligan, South Ayrshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

car starts kangarooing when slow speed in high gears any ideas. Thanks

Submitted: 24/08/2015 21:59:58 | ID: 120297

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Dean gwyn, Torfaen

Citroen Xsara Picasso

The horn and indicators only work if lights are switched on the lights also come on on their own also when leaving car for any length of time on returning have to unlock car with key as it goes into economy mode

Submitted: 23/08/2015 10:07:54 | ID: 120201

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michael, Blackburn with Darwen

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi we have a Citroen Picasso,,when we change gear we can hear a click under the car somtimes and the clutch pedal as got stuck a couple of times,,what could this be, thanks

Submitted: 21/08/2015 17:58:26 | ID: 120135

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geraldine, Merseyside

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi can someone please help? Driving the car the other day when the engine warning light come on dashboard, car lost power on a flat road and engine vibrating violently. No other warning lights on dashboard and temp gage fine. Can anyone suggest what this can be?

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Hi Geraldine, Sounds very much like one cylinder gone down. If petrol then possibly just a plug. Once a four cylinder engine starts to fire on three only, then you will get the symptoms you describe. John John Doughty from Kent

Hi Geraldine, Sounds very much like one cylinder gone down. If petrol then possibly just a plug. Once a four cylinder engine starts to fire on three only, then you will get the symptoms you describe. John John Doughty from Kent

Submitted: 19/08/2015 15:36:45 | ID: 120030

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David aspinall, West Yorkshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

IMy radio in my Picasso has no sound When I take it out and disconnect it then put the connections back it comes on when I lock it and return later there is no sound again

Submitted: 16/08/2015 18:29:18 | ID: 119883

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pat@pgray195611.plus.com, Suffolk

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Where do I find a engine code on a 2001 Citroen Picasso ? Looked ever where but can't find it need to log book

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ON YOUR REGISTRATION DOCUMENT 6 7 & 8TH DIGITS OF YOUR VIN NO IE 9HZ ETC John from East Ayrshire

ON YOUR REGISTRATION DOCUMENT 6 7 & 8TH DIGITS OF YOUR VIN NO IE 9HZ ETC John from East Ayrshire

Submitted: 14/08/2015 13:43:19 | ID: 119759

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Kathryn barry, Buckinghamshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

My reversing lights stay on all the time when the ignition is switched on

Submitted: 13/08/2015 17:58:21 | ID: 119723

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Vincent Smith, Dumfries and Galloway

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I've asked my neighbour ("a mechanic") to replace my Lambda Sensors with new ones I bought online. He is talking about removing the exhaust manifold to do it. Is that really necessary, as it is supposed to be quite a simple job? Are there any sources (videos, etc) that show you how to do this yourself? (Haynes manual briefly says where they are, but doesn't tell you how to do it. That is, a step by step description.) VS

Submitted: 13/08/2015 10:01:17 | ID: 119698

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Rumen Zapryanov, Bulgaria

Citroen Xsara Picasso

The emergency lights turning on alone. That can happens during the night and in the morning the battery is totally off and needs recharge. I took the button out and cleaned the contacts with special contact spray. Unfortunately the problem still exists. Now I have to turn off the battery just to keep it safe from unloading.

Submitted: 12/08/2015 10:28:29 | ID: 119648

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Diana, Bedfordshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I recently purchased my Picasso and on dashboard It read how many miles I had left with the fuel I had in my tank. I then went through all the settings and some how lost that And now all I have is how many mpg the car can do, would be grateful if anyone can help me bring back the original setting! ??

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Try pressing the button on the end of the wiper stalk with the ignition switched on, you will have to press it repeatedly until you get the desired result. Dave from Norfolk

Try pressing the button on the end of the wiper stalk with the ignition switched on, you will have to press it repeatedly until you get the desired result. Dave from Norfolk

Submitted: 09/08/2015 08:11:56 | ID: 119519

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John Blower, Stoke-on-Trent

Citroen Xsara Picasso

The rear electric windows on my Citroen Xsara picasso have suddenly stopptd wrking

Submitted: 06/08/2015 18:10:25 | ID: 119430

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John Blower, Stoke-on-Trent

Citroen Xsara Picasso

The rear windowr on my xsaere pcasso have stopped working

Submitted: 06/08/2015 18:08:16 | ID: 119429

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Jennifer Owen, Suffolk

Citroen Xsara Picasso

My petrol gauge is not registering that there is any petrol in the car and the display tells me that we are out of fuel, any suggestions?

Submitted: 05/08/2015 11:25:14 | ID: 119362

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dawn, Swindon

Citroen Xsara Picasso

my digital speedo is not showing on left side screen....my temperature & fuel is showing on left side screen only...what reason why my speedo is not?????

Submitted: 04/08/2015 17:23:08 | ID: 119333

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sara, Staffordshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

my citron picasso has on the rear bumper three sections the two wing sections then a small section in middle with looks like it could pop /clip off or down but i dont want to try until i find out for sure if it can it looks completely seperate from the other parts of the bumper can you tell me if it clips off or drops down????

Submitted: 02/08/2015 19:57:48 | ID: 119251

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Adam, West Sussex

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hello, I have run out of power steering fluid and I need to refill it. I don't have the manual to work out which power steering fluid to buy. I rang Halfords and they don't have the information for the car (Citroen Xsara Picasso Desire 2 - petrol) on their system. Does anybody know if Dexron 2 is okay to use for it? If not, what should I buy? Thanks.

Submitted: 02/08/2015 11:38:31 | ID: 119237

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Tony, East Riding of Yorkshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

How can I stop my hazard lights flashing when I lock my car as all it does is flatten battery

Submitted: 31/07/2015 16:51:01 | ID: 119170

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linda bainbridge, Tyne and Wear

Citroen Xsara Picasso

can any one help me is it possible the fuel is not showing on the dash when I put fuel in there is no green bars showing is there a easy way to fix this thank you

Submitted: 30/07/2015 22:45:35 | ID: 119152

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karen, West Yorkshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi, can someone please help. I need a replacement digital display on my Picasso. I have 1 plug connector on the back do I need to still have a part number. Once I have a replacement what happens to the mileage on my car, will it be automatically picked up by the replacement or do I have to have it reprogramed? How do I go about this? Hope someone can help as im totally lost. Thank you

Submitted: 28/07/2015 19:17:04 | ID: 119042

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Vytaras, Lithuania

Citroen Xsara Picasso

So, i locked the car and accidentally left headlights. Battery is dead. And i cant unlock it with keys. Seems to be rusted. I used WD but that didnt help. How could i get into car or open the hood in an emergency? Any ideas would be great. Thanks

Submitted: 28/07/2015 15:31:27 | ID: 119031

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karen, West Yorkshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi, the display on the left side has gone out, ( speed, mileage, etc ) its not the bulbs as they have been checked. Do I need a new display panel? where will I get one? any help will be greatly appreciated

Submitted: 28/07/2015 14:39:57 | ID: 119027

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david, Yorkshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

i changed my alternator and removed gear box to change clutch now speed meter no show me nothing when am driving stay on 0 all times can any hepl please

Submitted: 27/07/2015 06:38:20 | ID: 118958

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