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I had a "battery charge fault" warning on the dashboard. I have replaced both the battery and the alternator but it still comes up. The garage confirmed that the battery is charging correctly and have suggested the problem is with the dashboard. I have noticed that the lights on the dashboard are now fading up and down both when I'm driving and when the car is idling. I would be grateful for any suggestions as to what I can replace next! Thank you.
Submitted: 21/06/2016 00:40:33 | ID: 132840
When I start my car the temperature gauge starts to flash and beep but after a minute it stops is this anything to worry about?
Submitted: 13/06/2016 12:57:30 | ID: 132610
back electric windows not working
Submitted: 12/06/2016 14:21:42 | ID: 132592
My rear electric Windows have stopped working
Submitted: 11/06/2016 13:53:15 | ID: 132554
Hello I need help about my car when I go on the motorway at 60-70mph in 5th gear after that the car start going slow and I don't know what happened with it plz help me what is can be thank you
Submitted: 10/06/2016 23:24:49 | ID: 132545
how do i replace the fuelpump in my 01 xsara picasso is it u8nder the rear seat or do i have to remove the tank to do this ..thanks
Submitted: 24/05/2016 15:28:15 | ID: 131972
What can be causing my coolant in my expansion tank to turn black , and lose coolant over a few days. My car is a citroen picasso 1.6 hdi 55 plate desire
Submitted: 22/05/2016 14:32:04 | ID: 131879
My central locking system has gone bananas, first the boot locked up, now the doors won't lock, either manually or auto with the key fob. Sometimes the lights flash and sometimes not. Help?
Submitted: 22/05/2016 13:13:31 | ID: 131874
Our Citreon Xsara Picasso smells of petrol when we drive with the windows open. We are concerned this could be dangerous, does anyone know why this would happen? We can't smell the petrol with the windows shut. We recently had spark plugs and coil pack replaced and it passed it M.O.T in February. Money is tight, so worried about cost, but don't want to drive a dangerous car. Please can anyone help with advice?
Submitted: 21/05/2016 21:55:29 | ID: 131836
Hi there a message just started to come up it says inactive overs speed warning haven't a clue ,
I don't know the ans fREDDY from South Africa
Submitted: 21/05/2016 14:33:01 | ID: 131814
hi do i have to drop the fuel tank to get to the sender unit on my car
Submitted: 13/05/2016 14:36:23 | ID: 131476
I have two questions. I bought this car, second hand, recently and since day one I have been having several electric issues. locking doors (actuators burn out) wippers with ideas of their own (working when they should not) and some others. I sent my BSI to be reviewed by a auto electrical mechanic which clean moisture from the Printed circuit and according to it check on it on the benck and worked ok. I must admit that now it works, by far, much better than it did before but eventually some failures happen. (the door actuators one for instance) I have noticed that when put the stick on reverse, it is possible to hear a constant series of relays clickings. any reason for that? has anybody suffered similar problem with the actuators failing after renewal? Regards
Submitted: 12/05/2016 10:37:36 | ID: 131438
My son as a problem with his paccasso his oil light comes on a and it smells of fuel any idea wat it is thanks
Submitted: 11/05/2016 16:27:10 | ID: 131417
where does the spring clip go on my accelerator cable diesel pump side
Submitted: 10/05/2016 23:20:53 | ID: 131403
i have a slight problem with the mileage recorder on the instrument cluster.when i turn on the ignition the mileage and trip recorder comes on,but when i star the engine they go out.when the engine is stopped they will come back on and vice versa,is this nomal.whenthey do come back on the mileage is always correct,has anybody got any idea,s.
Submitted: 08/05/2016 17:58:48 | ID: 131318
How long does diesel keep good for in a jerry can.
Submitted: 08/05/2016 16:31:17 | ID: 131315
Hi my car on passenger side has started to wobble can really feel it from first to third gear,,can't feel it on the steering wheel but can feel in the whole car, like I'm driving on uneven ground just on front passenger side,,would it be bushes or anti roll bar?
Submitted: 06/05/2016 23:20:41 | ID: 131254
How to unlock the steering column.
Submitted: 30/04/2016 16:52:27 | ID: 131002
I have a xsara picasso 2005 HDI..having problems starting in morning specially in cold weather.changed all glow plugs,changed glow plug relay.still the same.battery test done and alternator test bot fine..car is taking 30 to 1 minute turning over before it will start,sometimes even longer.coil light comes on every morning for a split second then goes out.I can here the fuel pump when i first turn on ignition .car is on a driveway with a slight slope .Any ideas Thanks
Have the exact same vehicle and had the exact same problem and symptoms you describe. Turned out to be the starter motor. Once it was replaced it was like a new car. Cost me £150 at a local garage. Hope this helps Stuart from Antrim
Submitted: 30/04/2016 13:14:04 | ID: 130985
Hi I have a 03 Citroen Xsara Picasso 1600cc petrol and would be grateful if anyone can put me in the right direction as to where I can find the out side temperature sensor as mine is reading 40° at all times.
Submitted: 29/04/2016 19:46:35 | ID: 130964
Hello my Citroen exzara is showing a full tank off fuel when it's not full since this happened when I turn the ignition half way only the right and side off dash light up and when the key is fully turned the other half lights up never did this before only started since the fuel tank is showing full Can you help please It's a 1.6 petrol exzara Picasso Thsnks
Submitted: 28/04/2016 14:18:24 | ID: 130920
How do I get the digital display off to replace bulbs, on my xsars picasso
Submitted: 26/04/2016 17:03:30 | ID: 130844
The other day I took my key out of the ignition, opened the door and it made a noise saying my key was still in the ignition. Shortly after that the engine auto diagnose light came on steady and doesn't go off. In the Handbook it says it could be a fault either in the fuel injection, ignition or anti pollution systems (according to country) I am in the UK. I do not have much money and I do have RAC basic cover.
Submitted: 26/04/2016 15:58:47 | ID: 130840
Intermittently, but becoming more frequent, when I am cornering (either way) with the indicators on, they stop and the lights are selected on. I don't know if this is the proper lights or headlight flasher. Fiddling with the stalk arm reverts to indicators most times. What is the likely cause?
Submitted: 23/04/2016 19:59:34 | ID: 130732
HI. STUPID QUESTION I KNOW, BUT HOW DO I TURN ON THE BOTTOM SPOT/FOG LIGHTS ON THE CITROEN PICASSO XSARA YEAR 2007. MANY THANKS JTHERED
On the Lighting Stalk there is an extra piece to turn with a lamp picture on it. they are not fog lights they are Driving lights so can be used without headlights providing sides are illuminated. Arthur Kipling from Yorkshire
Submitted: 22/04/2016 20:11:34 | ID: 130698
iv buyed a starter moter for citroen xsara picasso and its only starts tow time a day please can someon tell me whats wrong with it
Submitted: 19/04/2016 11:38:48 | ID: 130577
My citroen xsara picasso keeps jumping out of second gear
gear box kye from Derbyshire
Submitted: 16/04/2016 09:49:46 | ID: 130446
does this car have a clutch cable?
Susan, your car should have a clutch cable and depending on your exact setup the Citroen part number could be any one of the following: 2150-AS, 2150-AT, E074366 or E074384. According to Citroen workshop docs there is no cable or pedal adjustment possible. In any event Citroen with invoice you for 0.7 or 0.8 of an hour to change the cable in situ. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 15/04/2016 21:39:47 | ID: 130437
Hi, can I fit 2004 model head lamps (both of them) in to my 2002 model?????
Submitted: 15/04/2016 10:44:57 | ID: 130402
I need to replace the rear passenger door on my Sara Picasso Desire 16v 2009 ...what is the earliest model door can I use?
Submitted: 14/04/2016 21:40:12 | ID: 130390
Had a flat battery and now the handbrake won't release?
Submitted: 13/04/2016 15:26:44 | ID: 130343
left side of display not working changed lamps ,seems no power to lamps .
Submitted: 10/04/2016 15:44:45 | ID: 130198
I have a Citreon Xsara Picasson Excl 92 first registered 30.4.1007 I have a warning showing on dash of inactive overspeed warning...what does this mean?
Citroen incorporated electronic gadgetry into their ecu programming that can be used to warn the driver of excess speed and you can set the speed it advises you. there's also a speed limit that can be programmed to prevent the vehicle going over speed.. usually set at about 74mph if used... it is not activated on all vehicles.. but why it's telling you that it's not active.. dunno, unless it's in a scrolling menu. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 10/04/2016 13:21:35 | ID: 130191
Why will my radiator fan not go off, it has come on and will not stop, even when the engine is switched of.
Submitted: 08/04/2016 17:03:49 | ID: 130124
when i put the key in to start the car, nothing happens, all the lights are on and bright, this does not happen all the time.
Occasional electrical failures are the most difficult to diagnose Mark.. but first things I'd be looking at to check... earthing contacts are not corroded and are good, in particular the main earthing straps from engine/starter to the bodywork.. then look for a loose connection in smaller leads. You might have a faulty ignition switch or a faulty starter motor but I'd be looking first (because it costs nothing) at the wiring connectors and connections. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 08/04/2016 15:28:18 | ID: 130117
I had the power steering pump go, and power steering fluid then goes all over the alternator directly below and the aircon pump below that, I did not believe the garage telling me to replace thae alternator as it was only 2 years 7,000 miles old and under warranty from National Tyres and Aotocentres. However a month and 1000 miles later sure enough the computer on the dash started to read no battery charge intermittently coupled with the red battery warning light I took it to National Autocentres who kindly took pity on me and reduced the cost of a second alternator from £321 to £245 but also advised I could look forward to a summer with little or no aircon as the power steering fluid is also all over the aircon pump 2 months later and will seep gradually into the bushes of that as it did with the alternator. Therefore if your power steering pump goes and you find it has not only deposited the fluid (which only comes off the drive with high end wheel cleaners combined with bleach and boiling water) on your drive and your car is worth under £1000 then it is an ecomomic write off and you are better off selling it for spares and buying a newer car - tho my 51 plate I have owned from new so it is worth more to me than if I bought it without knowing the history. It is also possible that the steering will be damaged re next MOT if you drove the car without power steering (unclear if this means 1 mile or 100 miles) and that other problems will start with the electrics, I have already had the radio intermittent so if I had known all this I would have sold it for parts and not repaired it
Submitted: 02/04/2016 12:35:28 | ID: 129841
Hi I have a Sara Picasso 03 reg it starts ok when cold runs for few mins and then cuts out when trying to start again sounds like firing on 3 cylinders it will start and you have to keep revs high until warm then it runs lovely have changed plugs and coil pack it comes up with set not working any ideas please
Submitted: 30/03/2016 19:17:58 | ID: 129707
Hi I've noticed when changing gear and the clutch pedal is down there is a squealing noise but when released it goes. After I pulled on drive i noticed there was smoke then coming from underneath the front of the car. I can still change gear no problem many thanks !!
Submitted: 23/03/2016 20:09:45 | ID: 129384
I put another door on drivers when I start car up and drives it come s up on dash board frt door open
Submitted: 21/03/2016 17:30:58 | ID: 129304
I am having trouble when I intercate to the right. It works for 3 flashes then goes off and turns the automatic lights on. I have tried to disable the auto lights ( turn the key one position and press the end of the indicator stalk) however, this makes no difference. The manual informs me that the fuse for auto lights is number 7 in the box under the bonnet but it does not have a slot for a fuse. The indicators work if the lights are kept on. Any ideas of the problem and/or how to disable the auto lights. Thanks
I had the exact same problem, the indicator stork had to be changed and it was quiet expensive as it also has the headlights and fog lights on the stork, I left it for a year as I just made sure I drove around with the lights on day and night, but eventually it made the horn stop working so it failed the mot and so I had to have it replaced, it's all working great now. Hope you get the problem sorted Lisa from Yorkshire
Submitted: 20/03/2016 16:00:04 | ID: 129266
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