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Peter Bowden, Nottinghamshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

My clutch is very spongy, goes all the way to the floor, doesn't return properly, and I can't engage gear. The first time it did this was at the end of a long journey when the car was hot. I manage to select gears with difficulty and got to my destination. Once the car had cooled down i checked the fluid reservoir and topped it up. The following day the clutch worked well enough for me to get home but by the end of my journey the clutch pedal was the same as the day before and selecting gear was only managed by "forcing" the gears. Some advice would be very welcome.

Submitted: 24/07/2016 16:38:05 | ID: 133794

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G, City of Edinburgh

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hello, the horn and headlights have stoped working on my 2003 xsara Picasso and ive been told i need to replace the comms 2000 unit. It's an expensive repair as I need to get the same part number and I can't find a second hand one anywhere. Ddoes anyone know if I could still drive the car if I just fitted a second hand comms unit that did not match the curren unit number?

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hi I had the trouble I have a 2003 1.6 Picasso I went to brakers yard got one out of a 2003 modle it works ok hope this help you mr davis from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 22/07/2016 11:17:29 | ID: 133721

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Debbie, Dorset

Citroen Xsara Picasso

I have an engine management light on, in the winter when it is very cold it goes out and when I have the air con on it seems to go out every other time it is on any ideas the vehicle seems to be running fine this has been like it for a long time many thanks. Debbie

Submitted: 19/07/2016 22:19:57 | ID: 133662

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Daniel Abela, Berkshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi, now I can't say that it's common or there's a pattern but it seems to be getting more frequent by either happening a few times a day for a few days or one or more times in one day but then not happening for a few days... The problem that I'm facing is that the windows don't always work or they can be intermittent. When it happens: It works when the batter is on and the key is turned in the ignition but when the engine is started, it stops working for a bit. On a not so often occasion they will just randomly stop and you have to wait for it to start working again which could be a while. If you could please reply so that I could adress this issue asap... Many thanks in advancrd.

Submitted: 18/07/2016 18:25:27 | ID: 133624

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Darren Wright, Essex

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hello. I wonder if someone could help me. My headlights come on on their own while'st I am driving. This then causes the indicators( when in use ) to cut out. This also renders the horn inactive. Is there a simple solution or do I need to call a auto-electrician in. P.S the lights come on their own in daylight hours. In the evenings it still does all of the above. Many thanks if you can shed some light on this for me.

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it sounds like your comms unit mine did them same got a 2nd hand one form breakers it is all ok know mr davis from South Yorkshire

Hiya I had the same problem for quite some time ...it wasn't my coms unit ....there was a loose wire behind the steering unit , but it took 5 garages to say they couldn't see what was causing the problem , I took it to an auto garage and finally found the problem . Everything's fine on it now Julie b from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 13/07/2016 17:49:23 | ID: 133496

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Ivan, Norfolk

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi ya my automatic lights aren't coming on any ideas on what it could be ??

Submitted: 12/07/2016 01:23:41 | ID: 133451

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Mavis, Gloucestershire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

My 06 xsara picasso has suddenly started screaming when I turn right sounds like tyres screaming then like a loud scraping took front driver wheel off can't see any scrape marks on tyre every thing seems tight any one got any suggestions

Submitted: 09/07/2016 16:07:09 | ID: 133368

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sarah, Kent

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Slight knocking coming from the box but don't affect driving any ideas

Submitted: 05/07/2016 12:02:19 | ID: 133266

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@hotmail .co. UkDave bubb, Bristol

Citroen Xsara Picasso

How can I unlock rear passenger door driver side will not open from inside or out manually or on central locking

Submitted: 01/07/2016 12:28:32 | ID: 133164

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ken, Swansea

Citroen Xsara Picasso

happened about an hour ago pulled in drive took key out side lights stay on front back both sides only way i could turn them off is when i take the fuses out its a 2001 model 1.6 petrol

Submitted: 30/06/2016 21:10:11 | ID: 133152

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Sue, Essex

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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

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john, Wiltshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

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

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scottys, Essex

Citroen Xsara Picasso

back electric windows not working

Submitted: 12/06/2016 14:21:42 | ID: 132592

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scottys, Essex

Citroen Xsara Picasso

My rear electric Windows have stopped working

Submitted: 11/06/2016 13:53:15 | ID: 132554

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Kieron, Leicestershire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

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

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kenny, County Tyrone

Citroen Xsara Picasso

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

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Robert claxton , Hull

Citroen Xsara Picasso

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

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Bob singleton, Lancashire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

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

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Helen, Cardiff

Citroen Xsara Picasso

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

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Paul hewett, Berkshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hi there a message just started to come up it says inactive overs speed warning haven't a clue ,

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I don't know the ans fREDDY from South Africa

Submitted: 21/05/2016 14:33:01 | ID: 131814

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john, West Midlands

Citroen Xsara Picasso

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

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Luis, Bristol

Citroen Xsara Picasso

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

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Sharon, Nottinghamshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

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

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roy clowes, West Yorkshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

where does the spring clip go on my accelerator cable diesel pump side

Submitted: 10/05/2016 23:20:53 | ID: 131403

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peter reynolds, Bridgend

Citroen Xsara Picasso

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

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dave, West Midlands

Citroen Xsara Picasso

How long does diesel keep good for in a jerry can.

Submitted: 08/05/2016 16:31:17 | ID: 131315

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Stephanie, Ireland

Citroen Xsara Picasso

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

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Pauline Mannoe , South Africa

Citroen Xsara Picasso

How to unlock the steering column.

Submitted: 30/04/2016 16:52:27 | ID: 131002

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Richard, Stoke-on-Trent

Citroen Xsara Picasso

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

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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

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Geoffrey Fishlock , Devon

Citroen Xsara Picasso

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

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Farhat, Midlothian

Citroen Xsara Picasso

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

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Had the same problem turned out to be the instrument pod andrew from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 28/04/2016 14:18:24 | ID: 130920

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David Hendy, Lancashire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

How do I get the digital display off to replace bulbs, on my xsars picasso

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lever it out on both sides with a terminal screw driver then undo 2 screws behind andrew from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 26/04/2016 17:03:30 | ID: 130844

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Liz, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Citroen Xsara Picasso

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

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David Robson, Cornwall

Citroen Xsara Picasso

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

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jthered, Norfolk

Citroen Xsara Picasso

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

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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

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kye, Derbyshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

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

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Liz jones, Northumberland

Citroen Xsara Picasso

My citroen xsara picasso keeps jumping out of second gear

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gear box kye from Derbyshire

Submitted: 16/04/2016 09:49:46 | ID: 130446

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susan tysoe, Northamptonshire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

does this car have a clutch cable?

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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

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peter, Greater Manchester

Citroen Xsara Picasso

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

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Phil Judge, Gloucestershire

Citroen Xsara Picasso

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

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