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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
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
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
Submitted: 20/03/2016 16:00:04 | ID: 129266
Hi. I am exporting a 2002 Picasso to Spain and have been given a pair of headlight units from a 2007 left hand drive Picasso. Will they fit?
Submitted: 14/03/2016 20:16:19 | ID: 129015
All the dash lights on a Picasso I have started flashing on and off, lots of fault messages displayed but car starts and drives fine. I thought it was dash cluster, I had another Picasso lying around so I changed the dash, no good. Tried my own diagnostic then got an auto guy in who said there were no coms between bsi and ecu. I changed bsi, bsm, ecu, keys, barrel etc when I fired it up it was as before. I'm thinking now it could be a bad earth, battery earth should be ok and under bonnet fuse box is ok where are the rest of the earths? im no mechanic or electrician so don't really know where to start but as I've done the rest myself I want to see it through.
Submitted: 09/03/2016 22:44:33 | ID: 128796
Since changing the starter motor an audible chime sound is heard when stating the engine, no warning or any message displayed on dash, doesn't happen all the time, the power was disconnected from the under bonnet connections near the air box, all electrical connections have been checked ( had to uncouple 2 connector blocks to remove starter) the car has had new battery, and new glow plugs previous to the starter motor being replaced. No fault codes present including pending codes. Car starts and drives as normal, battery and glow plugs fitted December 2015 no chime sound present Starter motor fitted March 2016 chime sound happens upon starting car. Chime sound is different from warning sound heard when leaving headlight on with door open etc... No information in owners manual. Zara Picasso desire 04 reg. 2.0 HDI
Submitted: 07/03/2016 12:48:25 | ID: 128674
Will head lights of a 2002 fit a 2006
Submitted: 06/03/2016 16:31:22 | ID: 128631
Citroen Xsara Picasso (N68) 1.8 16V, 2002. The clutch cable was broken a third time in 108,000 Km (first to 82,000 km). With a new cable everything looks OK, but it breaks again in the same place (the end from gearbox) after only 5000 km without any warning. What can be the problem? What can be done?
Submitted: 04/03/2016 21:02:42 | ID: 128541
engine warning light comeing on saying stop enginge hoverheating water bottle is full fans working ok
Submitted: 04/03/2016 14:58:16 | ID: 128522
only getting 2 marks on my tempurger gage used to get 3 does any body no whats wrong
Submitted: 02/03/2016 15:42:47 | ID: 128431
Hello could you answer my problem please , I am driving my car with the sign on the dash saying INACTIVE OVERSPEED WARNING flashing what could this be ?.many thanks Darren Fretwell 07899655326
It's one of the functions on the windscreen wiper lever. If you press the button on the end of the windscreen wiper stick you'll find you can switch to other functions such as how far have I got until I need to fill up, current mpg, historical mpg etc. Hope this helps. Julie Julie Harkin from West Yorkshire
Submitted: 01/03/2016 19:23:11 | ID: 128395
i have a citreon xsara picasso sx why would my exhaust manifold be glowing red hot i have been told that it may have something to do with my coilpack as i have other problems ie losing power, juggering ,stalling and backfiring. plz help any ideas.
Submitted: 29/02/2016 19:01:20 | ID: 128345
i have a citreon xsara picasso sx why would my exhaust manifold be glowing red hot
Submitted: 29/02/2016 18:57:25 | ID: 128343
Hi, I have just purchased a 2008 picasso in place of my 2004 model, when was checking the rear seat belts one of the outer rear belts when you pull on the belt to use it , it locks then you pull it a few more inches then locks again, and so on until you have enough belt to plug in, the faster you pull on the seat belt the more it locks up, but less so if you pull it out slowly, my only concern is my children use these belts, and I am concerned this particular seat belt is faulty, as the car has 3 months warranty, I would like to know if this problem can be fixed. Thanks
Submitted: 28/02/2016 17:18:20 | ID: 128295
Hi, I noticed a trace of water leak in the engine side above the gear box there is a metal plate with tiny bolts but I don't know what's behind it but leak a little water, do I need to open it and replace the casket? what it's called if I want to look on eBay for spare parts. Thank You
Submitted: 27/02/2016 20:02:04 | ID: 128255
My engine management light has come on and the car is mis-firing, Can we run it still
Submitted: 20/02/2016 14:39:33 | ID: 127895
where is the throttle body located on my 53 reg picasso
Submitted: 17/02/2016 16:00:03 | ID: 127764
Heater display screen has just gone dark you can not see what have to do also my indicator stick will not cancel
Submitted: 17/02/2016 14:08:21 | ID: 127757
is the cruise control switch fitted to the clutch pedal easy to replace please
Submitted: 16/02/2016 19:51:57 | ID: 127720
When i put my citroen sxara picasso into reverse i get a long beep, but when i reverse up to anything they don't work
One of the parking sensors will be faulty, if one is faulty none will work. Plenty on eBay and their easy to fit Gary from Essex
Submitted: 15/02/2016 14:46:56 | ID: 127633
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