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pauline cogley, Greater Manchester

Citroen Xsara Picasso

On switching on the ignition, there is a ding sound before the engine starts. Can you enlighten me?

Submitted: 11/02/2017 10:49:51 | ID: 138882

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linda pidgley, Bournemouth

Citroen Xsara Picasso

just bought picasso on looking in boot under carpet isaw a metal plate can you tell me what is for

Submitted: 09/02/2017 11:14:03 | ID: 138824

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Paul Mortimer, Nottinghamshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi does anyone know what the black metal tray under the car near the drivers door is for? It has the fuel pipe going in one end and out the other with a metal pipe on the tray Thanks

Submitted: 05/02/2017 10:21:14 | ID: 138692

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Sarah, Essex

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi , I have a 54 reg petrol xsara piccasso. Today tried to drive it and got up to about 10mph in first then 15mph in 2nd got upto 26mph in 4th . It feels OK when accelerating and then just stops can have foot flat down but it won't go any faster it suddenly gets to a speed and jolts then you can't go any faster . I have no warning lights on the dash just a spanner but I know that's servicing. Can anybody help please with what this maybe .

Submitted: 30/01/2017 08:56:09 | ID: 138518

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m Williams, Lancashire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Recently bought Citroen Xsara Picasso MVP 1.6 diesel. Everything was fine for short drive 1st day, 2nd day car judders alot when accelerating and maintaining 40+mph, theres some intermittent greyish smoke coming out the back while driving and setting off. Past its M.O.T 4 days ago? Any info would be great ;]

Submitted: 23/01/2017 13:30:36 | ID: 138340

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mick brown , Greater London

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Whining noise when I bought the car, changed the alternator and it stopped, less than a year later this noise has returned could it be a faulty part or the bearings are knackered it has never failed to start or run as it should but the noise is driving me nuts

Submitted: 22/01/2017 19:14:14 | ID: 138326

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Marty, Merseyside

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I have an intermittent thumps / scrape on my brakes when braking gently to stop, a quick fast stab and they work fine. My mechanic has replaced discs & pads but the noise still continues and now a new scraping noise from passenger side dash area. Any ideas on the problem?

Submitted: 18/01/2017 17:11:49 | ID: 138228

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Terry, Suffolk

Citroen Xsara Picasso

My 2 pronged on the underneath of my rear seat won't click in can you help me fix it

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got confused with this problem when we first bought the car it turned out we were trying to connect it into the wrong prong check the other seat mounts in case you've done the same as we did mark fitzsimons from Greater London

Submitted: 18/01/2017 10:58:46 | ID: 138212

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Chris, Lancashire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I have just replaced the washer pump yesterday, worked OK, then this morning when I pulled the front washer/wipe stalk, front wipers move, water comes out at the rear? Rear wash wipe works OK. I would be very grateful for any ideas. 2005 Xsara PICASSO Exclusive.

Submitted: 15/01/2017 11:20:35 | ID: 138098

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sarah, South Yorkshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

my citroen xsara picasso wont rev the engine starts but the car wont move whilst car is idle engine is vibrating and rattling like its going to fly out of bonnet any one the answer presuming its the injectors due to a blue smoe its losing but not a mechanic needs answers asap thanks for all replies.

Submitted: 07/01/2017 12:00:15 | ID: 137893

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Michael, Gwynedd

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hello my car starts and drives fine but when the engine is hot it won't start till it's cooled down if you keep trying thee key it will start eventually but if u leave for 30mins the car will start an run fine till it's hot and turned off again there's no lights on the dash a tall I've been told that it could be the injector seal on one off them just wonted to check if this could do this it's a 2008plate piccasso

Submitted: 04/01/2017 16:12:40 | ID: 137804

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Tracey Crofts, Leicestershire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

We were parking up in reverse yesterday;it was tight! Suddenly there was oil/fluid on the road in front of us and the reservoir tank under bonnet was entirely empty! What could this be? Hopefully not expensive??

Submitted: 01/01/2017 21:28:06 | ID: 137717

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Mick, Staffordshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I've just turned the heater on and it's making screeching clunky sound it's been fine earlier

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that could be the heater blower motor roy mckeon from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 29/12/2016 19:07:51 | ID: 137673

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Jo, Shetland Islands

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi, my xsara picasso 2005 won't unlock the doors... Not with the key nor with the remote! Only the trunk. Can anyone advise? Thanks

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try changing the c/l fuse or the c/l relay switch roy mckeon from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 22/12/2016 20:07:48 | ID: 137532

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joanne rogan, County Down

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I have a 2005 citroen picasso desire. Headlights go on by themselves then indicators wont work never mind the fact anything below 5degrees it wont start? Plz help

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53 reg same problems interested in cures horn won't work if lights are off either ( temp cure turn lights on side lights) mark fitzsimons from Greater London

Submitted: 19/12/2016 17:20:42 | ID: 137464

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Christine M Douglas, Spain

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Airbag fault light will not go off is it dangerous?

Submitted: 08/12/2016 17:42:12 | ID: 137252

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Dawn, West Midlands

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi I have citroen sara picasso. I had problems about a week ago the car started and run fine but as I slowed down at traffic lights it just suddenly went dead managed to start it again and got home and it went dead again . I had the Aaron out and they said it was my coolant censor had this fixed drove for two days and then same thing happened again this time as said I needed new ignition barrel took to garage they said it was just a switch in the barrel needed replacing as I now nothing about cars is this correct or do I need a new barrel altogether.

Submitted: 07/12/2016 13:37:23 | ID: 137226

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SARAH STRAWBRIDGE, Dorset

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Just brought 2.0 desire xsara picasso filled with diesel and airbag fault come on. Also get top up water level but done this yesterday. What is wrong?

Submitted: 28/11/2016 15:57:06 | ID: 137014

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Jenna, West Yorkshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I have had my car for just under 6 months now and the air vents are not working I don't know want the problem is can any one help me?

Submitted: 25/11/2016 18:34:34 | ID: 136952

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Keith hookings, Neath Port Talbot

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hello my Citroen diesel 2.0 Picasso xsara 03 plate felt like I was losing power with it then I was coming home from work turned on ignition and orange light with white k init was showing I started driving down street changing gears when I noticed there was lack of power gotbto junction car just cut out and it took few mins to restart then carried on driving but was hard to get over 18 mph with it then slowly managed to get it up to 30mph then it was ok for while then on dual carriageway I managed to do 45mph no proble but orange light was still showing on dash board got home turned engine off tried next morning orange light was not showing on dShboard but there was a lot of smoke coming from exhaust drove up and down street no orange light but fumes coming from exhaust revered car up for few mins felt like there's s blockage ??? Can anyone help thanks

Submitted: 22/11/2016 17:27:12 | ID: 136878

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roger, Worcestershire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

i have a picture come up on my dash and i cant find out what it means it looks liike a post then some dots and then a car has anyone else had this if so what does it mean its driving me crazy.

Submitted: 19/11/2016 10:29:32 | ID: 136785

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philip edwards, Derbyshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

My car is making a grinding noise when i drive forward it does not seem to do it when i reverse can anyone tell me any possible causes please?

Submitted: 14/11/2016 15:54:45 | ID: 136695

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Hannah Jones, West Sussex

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I have recently acquired a new picasso a few a grades up from my previous one..it doesnt have a user manual with it so have been looking in one from previous car....there is a silver knob by mirror adjustment knob...anyone any idea what its for would be grateful..hopefully not an ejector seat for the other half :P

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grateful for any suggestions Hannah Jones from West Sussex

Submitted: 14/11/2016 13:00:55 | ID: 136685

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Jim, Antrim

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi all , the fuse box in my citroen picasso is ment to be just to the right of the steering wheel. It's not there, is there anywhere else inside the car where the fuse box could be, thanks.when I open the cover it is all wires no fuses.Help.

Submitted: 09/11/2016 17:03:10 | ID: 136585

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Nicholas Minns, West Sussex

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I had a bizarre experience the other day driving on cruise control at 50mph. The car in front of me slowed down coming up to a speed camera but then slowed down quite quickly because of a problem ahead. My foot jumped to the brake pedal and crossed on to the clutch as well. As I pressed down both pedals the brakes simply did not respond. There is nothing wrong with the brakes as they functioned well afterwards. Is this something anyone else has experienced? Thanks.

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There is nothing wrong with applying the clutch when braking, but your foot was across 2 pedals and you had the wrong amount of pressure applied to the brake pedal, where if you had hit the brake pedal you know how much pressure to use. so be careful with your feet. Ross from Greater London

Submitted: 05/11/2016 17:30:27 | ID: 136490

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Dawn, West Midlands

Citroen Xsara Picasso

My reverse lights not working tried changing bulbs and still don't work .

Submitted: 03/11/2016 16:48:40 | ID: 136456

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Rachael pugh, West Midlands

Citroen Xsara Picasso

When i press clutch the fog light inside the dash lights up and when handbrake is on the warning light lights up why

Submitted: 02/11/2016 14:52:03 | ID: 136429

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Donald Campbell, Highland

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi while traveling home last week, while going down a hill there was a sudden whine/scrapping noise, I pressed in clutch and tried to put it back in 4th gear quite noisy 2nd and 5th the same, tried 3rd no noise so traveled a further 87miles home in 3rd @ 45mph approx. Still the noise in all gears except 3rd any ideas ????? Also you have to keep the clutch depressed, as it makes the same noise in neutral. Thanks.

Submitted: 01/11/2016 13:53:28 | ID: 136408

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roy bashford, Staffordshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

automatic gearbox problem , upon moving off slowly goes from 1st to 2nd no problem , if need to get away quickly engine over revs till it clunks into 2nd

Submitted: 23/10/2016 11:40:57 | ID: 136175

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RICHARD, Lincolnshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

WHEN I TAKE MY FOOT OFF THE GAS PEDAL THEN PUT IT BACK ON CAR SEEMS TO BE SLOW AT PICKING UP AGAIN THE SAME AT JUNCTIONS WHEN I WANT TO SET OFF I PUT MY FOOT ON THE GAS BUT ITS SEEMS DEAD FOR A COUPLE OF SECONDS THEN PICKS UP.

Submitted: 22/10/2016 10:17:19 | ID: 136137

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S.morton, West Yorkshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

How to fix, Spring on gearstick linkage under front console .

Submitted: 13/10/2016 13:03:56 | ID: 135915

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Chris, Ireland

Citroen Xsara Picasso

When I put my foot on the clutch pedal my break light come on, failed NCT for this reason. What causes this to happen. Thank you.

Submitted: 13/10/2016 12:40:09 | ID: 135914

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Mike, Durham

Citroen Xsara Picasso

When operating the indicator both left and right the lights on the dash ( left and right) will not flash instead the hazared light on the dash flashes. The car indicators work correctly.

Submitted: 10/10/2016 22:19:39 | ID: 135855

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brian, Oxfordshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

just change my coms unit the esp has deactiveted how do l reactivate it please

Submitted: 08/10/2016 20:02:10 | ID: 135817

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Jo, Essex

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Thanks to the advice on another question I have now got a fully lit display on the dashboard. However.... The full beam and engine light are now on ALL of the time! I have taken them out for time being as I don't want a flat battery. Can anyone tell me where I went wrong? There were loads of bulbs that needed replacing so if they were black I popped a new one in. Thanks

Submitted: 03/10/2016 18:56:06 | ID: 135688

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desmond espie, Warwickshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

got a recent problem indicator wants to come on at ramdon any help appreciated thanks

Submitted: 03/10/2016 18:52:47 | ID: 135687

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joe cave, Durham

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Please can some one tell me if I can install new horns under bonnet and use fuse box to wire them up under bonnet fuse box. Citreon picasso desire 2005 model

Submitted: 01/10/2016 19:22:59 | ID: 135642

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cave, Durham

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Is it possible to wire new horns to fuse box under the bonnet. Thankyou for any response

Submitted: 29/09/2016 21:02:13 | ID: 135584

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Kelly, Hampshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Our airbag light is constantly on. Have had 3 separate garages run a diagnostic test on it, yet states no fault. All the connections have been checked. How can we get this light off without Citroen charging us mega money?

Submitted: 27/09/2016 20:57:47 | ID: 135523

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Dave, Denbighshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi, my display has been telling me that I've got a low battery, now it won't start I get absolutely nothing showing on the dashboard what I turn the key. My neighbour tried to jump start me the dashboard did light up momentarily then went dead again. So I put my car on charge the interior lights lit up and I could lock again, but when I tried to start it after around 8 hours of charging everything went dead again and I heard what sounded like some sort of spark come from under the passenger seat where the battery is kept. I hope I've made some sort of sense of this and you can help me, thankyou

Submitted: 26/09/2016 23:10:55 | ID: 135499

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