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Xsara Blower On Full Speed

Hello everyone


I just bought a 2002 Xsara 1.4 P with A/C and found out the heater blower always on full. I have cold or hot air if i turn the temperature switch, but couldn't control the blower speed.

I ordered a resistor for the blower, changed it, but with that I hadn't got any luck. No blower …

Folding Mirror Over-Rotates

My Car is 2008 - (new shape) C5 Exclusive.


The LHS mirror folds when the engine is turned off – BUT – it over-rotates past the 90 degrees and clunks into the door.

It’s a fairly “glancing blow” so sometimes the mirror’s rotation is halted  but sometimes it carries on a way.


Then –…

Utterly Confused About C5 Suspension!

Hi all,


Apologies for my first post to be so full of questions!


I currently drive a Rover 75 and I'm looking to purchase a C5 on the grounds of ride comfort. The 75 is pretty good, but I'm looking for something that will just smooth things out that little bit better - so I'm looking for a hydr…

Relay 2005 2.2 Hdi Calipers

Hi i have a citroen relay 2.2 hdi 2005. I have bought two brake calipers off an online breakers who.. given the reg.. said they fit the van as they were removed from a van the same year etc. There is one brake pipe on them.

I come to remove my old knackered calipers and discover two brake pipes, not…

Fuel Consumption Figures-2010 C5 (160) Tourer


I have just filled the tank after around 545 miles. The "Range" said I still had enough for 180 miles.

However I put 57 litres in which means that there were only 14 ltrs in the tank - a Big Ask for 180 miles.

Because - the Fill / Mileage comes out at 43 mpg!

I did 300 miles Motorway driving at a…

Replace Bsm, C5 2.0 -06

Hi there, 
I have a Citroen C5 2.0 -06 which do not start. 
After some debugging, I have come to the conclusion that it is the fusebox (BSM) which is faulty. 
My question is if anyone has relevant experience of changing a BSM? 
Is it just to replace with a new one right away? Or should it …

C3 1.4 Sensodrive _ Clunk When Changing.gear

Hi all,
Just got a c3 1.4 xtr sensodrive. When changing from drive to reverse or reverse to drive it makes a bit of a clunking noise when engaging. It this normal.


Newbie Headlights And Engine Temp Questions

Hi. i just bought a Xsara 1.4LX today. It's a 2004 model and obviously in a car of this age has a few eccentricities but seems to run well so far. 


One thing I noticed tonight was that when I started the engine, turned on the lights, and was about to drive off, the dipped light icon was flashing…

C5 Suspension Gaiter?

Hi my C5 exclusive has started creaking from the N/S/R had a look and the gaiter is ripped virtually through. Will this cause any problems and can you just buy the gaiter it is the one on the bottom of the suspected strut that has the clip around it and clips on to the radius arm with an R clip. Hav…


Help!! Went to unlock my c5 using blip key fob and it seems like the battery is now flat in the fob and it wont open the car. Tried using my spare but the same problem! If I try to unlock the car by using key in the door lock will it open and start or will it just set off the alarm? Also if I get ne…

Gear Change

hi can anyone let me know how many forward gears there are ,i have been told my 06 have 4 speed gearbox .regards roger

C5 2001 Retrofit Reversing Camera

Re c5 2001 2.2hdi se with reversing sensors and colour screen. I am thinking of fitting a reversing camera to my bike carrier. The cars reversing sensors clearly are ineffecive when the trailer is fitted. A neat solution would be for the image to come up on the colour screen when reverse is select…

Lost My Transponder Chip


Put a new battery in my c3 key fob and car would not start. While replacing the battery i knocked out the little graphite? block { Shaped like sim card }. Now what do i do? Tried my mates block { Transponder? } but no joy.

The central locking still works.



C5 2001 Colour Sat Nav Screen Going Yellow

After 13 years and 150,000 miles the colour sat nav screen on my 2.2hdi Exc SE is turning yellow intermittently ie one second it is ok, the next it has a yellow tint. I dont think it is the screen - Ive tried fitting another used screen but it made no difference. Ive exercised the connectors and wir…

C5 Mk1 - Manufacture Fault - Front Bumper With Headlamp Washers

If you (or your repairer) need to replace the front bumper (part number 7401 R6) on your C5 Mk1 with headlamp washers, be aware that the spare you receive from Citroen is likely to be faulty, BUT this will not become evident until the bumper is painted and refitted!! Specifically, the aperture for t…

Reversing Sensors

I am thinking of buying some reversing sensors, do I take the main electric feed from the reversing light and is it easy to get to it.

I did fit one on a jeep some years ago but can not think for the life of me how I did the 12v feed.

Jack Handle Sleeving

With the standard jack that has the handle fastened to it, I have found it is easy for the handle to swing against the car sills and cause paint damage. Getting fed up with this, I have used some 13mm heat shrink sleeving from Maplins which was pushed over the handle and heated over the cooker hob s…

Rear Wiper Blade Removal- Mk3 Tourer

Maybe I'm having a bad day but is there a "trick" to removing the rear wiper blade from the arm?
I can't see a catch or detent and I don't want to wreck it trying.

Wheel Arch Liner

I've got a C5 '03 HDI VTR 2,0ltr, it's missing the engine under tray and now the O/S wheel arch liner is falling down (clips are missing and currently held together with cable ties) . Do I need to get a new tray or can I just get some new clips for the liner? Have seen these .......…

Loss Of Acceleration, Sludge In Fuel Drain

HELP!!.. bought a xantia td a couple of weeks ago, should have walked away when i heard it hadnt been driven for over a year but milage was low, and price was cheap.. 

however!.. after having to replace the heater matrix, today was driving home.. accelerating up a hill there was a slight pop from e…

Electrical Gremlins

Hi All


Having a few issues at the moment with the electrics on my 2003 2.0hdi, This started recently with the washers not working so took out the fuse thinking it may have blown but it was not that replaced the fuse washers starting working, now they have stopped again & now every so often when i…

Vehicle: Citroen C5 (2001)

Name: Citroen C5 (2001)Date Added: 27 August 2014 - 11:14 AMOwner: TerryWinterShort Description: 3 owners until I bought it March 2014.Full Service HistoryVery clean tidy inside and out.Ash trays never been used.Starts First timeView Vehicle

2005 C5 Weird Rear Wheel Position Query

Recently acquired at 92k mile 2005 C5 and just noticed that the offside rear wheel is sitting further forward in the arch than the nearside. 
If you stick 2 fingers between the leading edge of the tyre on the offside your fingers touch both the the tyre and the arch. The same 2 fingers …

Ecu Replacement...

Hi all i have a 2006 citroen c4 vtr plus 2lt that has stayed throwing up lots of problems with the ecu. To the point where the car will no longer start.had auto electrician check car out and he said the ecu was not working right.. codes were p1621 ecu level 2 module 1,3,5,8,16 and that I would…

Battery Light? A Known Issue?

Just completed first 1000 miles in 2010 C5 Tourer without a problem.
Today we took car out, got one mile down the road, the car gave a little "ding,ding,ding" from somewhere to tell me that the Battery symbol was lit on the dash. Everything seemed to be working though. Pulled over and turned engine …

Vehicle: Citroen C1 (2011)

Name: Citroen C1 (2011)

Date Added: 24 August 2014 - 02:03 PM

Owner: Dramdan

Short Description: None Provided

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B.s.i Fault ! Help !

Dear citroen frineds.
I have a c8 2.2 hdi 2003 with a problem that is driving me insane !,,
During a long journey thru torrential rain to Ireland the car started to develop faults
No indicators , wipers only worked on automatic
Radio controls on the wheel not working etc.mafter stopping in co may…

C5 X7 2012 (Right Driving Side) Whistling Of Air Flow

Hello everyone! I have a Citroen C5 (X7) Exclusive 2.0HDi 163ph 2012 year. Right driving side. In the area of ​​the driver's rear-view mirror is hearing the whistling of air flow at speeds greater than 90km/h. Did anyone have this problem and how it is solved? Thank you!    

Instrument Panel - Right Hand (Rev Counter Etc) Guage - Info Overload?

I have recently bought a 2010 C5 VTR+NAV16O with manual box.
When I accelerate through the gears, each time I get to c2000rpm, the space underneath the oil temp throws up a number. If I'm in 2nd, then its a 3, etc etc. Its as if it's "inviting" me to change up. Is that because I've reached the po…

Mynav Screen- Can I Turn Out Off?

OK- I know where I'm going, there's c--p on the radio so I want to turn that screen ( and therefore by default the Nav and radio too) OFF for the journey. Is it possible?

Bad Weather Protector

I have always put my car in to a garage at night but with my estate it will not fit, as I rent the garage at £32 per month I gave it up and now park the car out side in the service road.

I was thinking of getting a cover for the winter months but what about the aerial that sticks up at the rear, wo…

Steering Noise

I have a 2004 Picasso 1.6 petrol, there is a noise like the power steering fluid needs topping up but it doesn't. sounds worse when stationary and move the steering wheel, any ideas?

C5 02 Plate Coughs And Shudders At 3000Rpm

I posted this yesterday but think I posted it in the wrong place cos I'm daft like that. Apologies for the repost if it's not allowed!

Hi, new to all this and not very technical so be gentle with me...!

Had this car since Jan but recently it has started to cough and shudder on motorways when the re…

Thinking Of Buying A Spares Or Repairs C4 And Need Some Advice

Hi everyone I’m thinking about buying an MOT fail petrol 1.6 C4 SX. I went to look at it at the garage last night where it is a trade in to clear.
The 3 page(!) MOT failure sheet includes the following:
Rear handbrake not working (its mechanical, the hand brake was tight so the cables look f…

Newbie - Buying A C4

Hey guys! Just about, well, now exactly now (it's 20 to 10) to buy 2013 C4 from a Citroen dealer for £9468. It's a 1.6 diesel VTR+ with 14000 miles on the clock. Sound like a good deal? Apparently it's a 1 owner car with Citroen UK being the 1 owner and looks great!

It's so much cheaper than the eq…

C5 Wouldn't Start... Now Starts!?

Hi all,

My stepdad's been having trouble with his C5 not starting (Also windows wouldn't go up). He tried lots of things including new battery and new starter motor, leads, jumpstart in the garage. It would turn over but wouldn't start.

Today, he got my mum to tow him out the garage and down the roa…

Citroen C4-Non Deployment Of Frontal Airbags Following An Accident

We lost a love one on Aug 18 2013 due to an accident (driving a Citroen C4) and the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head. Airbags bags failed to deploy on her side (driver) instead they deployed on the right and still the passage died on the spot from impact. According to the manufactur…

Up Or Down?

Just a word of warning - the suspension arrows on the Mk3 are confusing , The arrow that points to the front of the car is pointing physically downwards, but it means raise the suspension, The one that points upwards toward the back of the car is to lower

I discovered this when I lowered the car into…

Dispatch Gearbox

Hi All,


We recently bought an 09 Dispatch Van 1.6 diesel which developed a faulty gearbox. We don't have a great budget so a friend is trying to source us a used gearbox from a scrap yard etc. Does anyone know if a gearbox from any other Citroen car will fit the Dispatch?? My friend thought that …

New C5 Owner --- Missing Radio Handbook

Have just joined the ranks of C5 owners, but have found there should be a separate book for the radio, which isn't there. As there seem to be more buttons than on an accordion, I just wondered whether anyone has a redundant copy, or link to a pdf version ? I think the radio is an RT3 ? (you're welco…

Total Loss Of Power - Wiring Found Damaged

Hi All


I have a 2006 Citroen C5 1.6 HDI estate  5 Speed Manual Gearbox which has developed a fault. The symtoms are If I pull away in first gear the engine goes into total shutdown and gives an error depolution fault. The only way to start the car again is to turn of the ignition put the car into…

Milky White Lds Fluid

hi all


i have just checked my suspension fluid on the new to me c5 and it's milkey white with orange globes in it. is that normal for lds after some years its an 05 reg or has some thing been put in there that should not have been.


if i am going to refill it whats the best way to do it and is …

Front Suspension Stuck In High

Hi all I'm new to this forum. I have a 2001 c5 hpi exclusive and yesterday after parking the car half on a pavement ( which I went up slowly) came back to the car after about an hour and the front end was in high position. The rear seems to be going up and down fine. Don't know where to start lookin…

Faults On Start Up

i have a 2005 2.0 diesel HDI 16v exclusive 5 door estate

over the last month i have had 2 problems turn up sometimes they both happen together but they happen with no pattern 


1/ when i turn the key to start the car i get an audio alarm followed by approx a 3 second visual alarm on the dash tell…


Hi.I have a 2003 xsara Picasso 2 hdi.I tried to hard wire my dashcam from the feed to the cigarette lighter but it would not work even though I was getting a 12 volt reading.Tried the lead direct from 12 volts and it worked.HELP

C5 2.0Ltr Hdi Swirl Chamber?

Hi All.


RE: VF7RCRHRH76734809.


Does anyone know if the RHR engine uses a swirl chamber.





Electric Power Steering Problem - Pulling To One Side

I've recently encountered the C3 electric power steering. After trying to research some stuff about it and not finding anything of use at all.. I thought id post something up which may be of interest.




initially the fault I had with the car was steering pulling violently to the right.



Getting The Range To Display On The Multifunction Display



I'm net to this forum as I've just brought a Citroen C2 Code (08 Model), and I'm having trouble getting the range to display.

I've cycled through all the options on the menu and I cannot get anything other than the date and time or radio\CD track to display.

It was displaying when I first use…

Clutch Pedal Creaking When Fully Depressed



I have a 2011 C3 1.6 Hdi Exclusive (57000 miles) which is three weeks out of warranty.


I have noticed that when the clutch is fully depressed, if you move your foot slightly left or right, there is a slight creaking noise.  Apart from that the car runs perfectly.


Should I be worried, (…

Mynav Terminology?

OK - I'm starting to get to grips with this MyNav.

A few bits of terminology have me baffled and can find no expanded explanantion of what they mean -


Route Options - What does the "Optimised" one do?

Route Dynamics - what is the difference between Traffic Independent and Semi-dynamic? I'm hoping…

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