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  1. Sometime back I posted the way to prepare an update (v7.77), unfortunately no one posted their attempt at preparing any update, they relied on Scarymistake and Maitresox. I could have packaged the software such that the user clicks on the package and it installs itself (like the updates attached), but I wanted users to know how it is done so that those who are in the know may contribute.. I am well versed in hardware and software, but it took me a long time to decipher this (without manuals) and I don't expect that Joe Public would command it, but I am sure that many IT specialists can, and
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  2. I have recompiled V8.xx updates from 8.02 to 8.17 (see attached file DBox_8xx_updates.txt) with all original files included and only the 4 files that make it work with version 7 changed. They will report V8.xx NOT V7.xx, you can try them. The version.ini file has: [APPLICATION] Version=08.17 Version=07.81 However, after starting DiagBox and before starting Lexia, "Version=08.xx" needs to be commented, otherwise Lexia will deactivate DiagBox, in which case you need to restore APPDIAG.SYS to be working again, like this: [APPLICATION] ;Version=08.17 Version=07.81 Else, keep "Version=08.xx" com
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  3. Finally did this slightly arkward job myself recently after 3 years of putting up with a sagging tailgate. (Finally got to point where it would only stay half open even in hot weather!) Had no luck in end with getting a company to re-gas the struts as they said they would not fit their jig, so had to buy 2 new ones from Citroen dealer who sold them at a 'cheaper' price than the German manufacturer's UK agent. The job entails getting the plastic trim off the tailgate glass hinges first, so doing the rear window 'fix' was the first step, or just get to the solenoid to manually pop the glass open
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  4. If you look in the car handbook it should say how to replace the battery in the fob. This should include an initialisation procedure. I suspect you might need to do this on both fobs at the same time or open the car with one fob and initialise the other and see if they both work together without the rigmarole.
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  5. Admin only comes on the forum maybe once a year or unless there are any problems so I would just wait and see what happens.
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  6. If it is a dash board mount then it is likely to be an after market one such as a Tom Tom or Garmin. You could remove the mount and take it to somewhere like Halfords and see if it can be identified to see which sat nav fits. The other option is to just buy one that you like best at a price you are happy to pay. We have used a couple of Garmins on cars without a built in sat nav and they worked well enough with a mount that clipped them to the central air vents. The power lead was simply plugged into the nearby 12 volt socket. When not being used they were removed from the car.
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  7. Welcome to the forum. If you can not get one from a breakers then you may have no choice but to use a dealer.
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  8. If you have a look under the car you should be able to see how the part is fastened in place. Then decide how easy it will be to replace it. It seems an odd thing to break, maybe a petrol filling nozzle has been resting on it and put it under stress or the petrol tank filling pipe has done this so a bit of checking is needed. A look in the Haynes workshop manual for our C5 calls this part the filler flap assembly. To remove it from the C5 it says to remove the wheel arch liner, reach up inside the wheel arch to remove a fastening clip and to push it out from inside the wheel arch. Th
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  9. I think it unlikely the design of the car does not allow it to be filled up with petrol. It could be the pipe may have deteriorated as well as its normal fastening clip (assuming it did have one). If it were me, I would be replacing the pipe with a new one. However, if the pipe looks in good condition then you might get away with just fitting a new clip on it from Citroen or any other car accessory shop such as in this link https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/petrol-pipe-clips-8-10mm-BAR260A but make sure you get the right size.
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  10. If you have the Maintenance and Guarantee Guide with the service stamps for the car it gives the maintenance needed. In the one for our C5 it gives the Berlingo petrol engines timing belt as 100k miles or 10 years if sooner.
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  11. Welcome to the forum. Possibilities can include a bad earth for the dash and a fault with the dash. You could also check the bulbs on the dash are ok. If you go for a replacement dash be aware that the car will adopt the mileage of the dash or the ecu, whichever is highest, so if a replacement has more miles on it than your car, then the car will adopt the higher miles, even if you put your old dash back. Haynes do a workshop manual for the Xsara Picasso which is worth getting and explains how to remove the dash and to replace its bulbs.
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  12. This procedure and the software provided are intended for personal, educational and experimental use to upgrade from DiagBox version 7.xx to 8.xx only. I hold no responsibility for any illegal or improper usage. Carry out this procedure at your own risk. If you don't have DiagBox 7.xx already installed, install DiagBox 7.01, perform internet update to 7.02 and use v7.xx-7.57 upgrade or any version that has "C:\AWRoot\dtwr\cfg\config.sys". Once you have an operational 7.xx start from here: Installing DiagBox 8.01: 1- Stop all DiagBox services and rename "C:\APP" to "C:\APP7" and "C:\AWRoot" t
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  13. Theres no other way to test it. The garage that told you to use a 2nd hand dmf and not even change the clutch want shooting for it. false economy all the way
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  14. Haynes do a workshop manual for the C2, as an example on ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5635-Haynes-Citroen-C2-2003-2010-53-to-60-Service-Manual-/122270478392?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368 There is also the Citroen service box which can be obtained through ebay. Does the radiator fan run when the air con is switched on - if not the air con will not work ? From the service box procedures, there should be a high temperature warning at 118°C, the thermostat should start to open at 89°C and be full open by 101°C. I could not find the fan settings but on our C3 it would start at 96°C and cut
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  15. i can answer that very easily for you its calles TAXES or in simple terms blatant robbery
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  16. Those units can be repaired by filing away the corrosion to flat and then fitting a Dowty washer. It is getting the correct size washer that is difficult.
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  17. Only 2-3 minutes before economy mode kicks in is a sign of a battery that is not charged. On our C4 it is a lot longer than that, more than enough for a motorway lunch stop with the radio on and the engine switched off. If you have a volt meter check the battery voltage, should be about 12.7 volts before the engine is started.
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  18. Welcome to the forum. On one of the C5 sections there is a pinned topic of people able to help others with diagnostics.
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  19. Thanks Paul, Please notice that the correct name of the "Version" file is "C:\AWRoot\bin\fi\version.ini" and NOT "C:\AWRoot\bin\fi\version.txt" as stated previously.
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  20. Looking in the Haynes manual it gives the minimum oil pressure for oil at 80°C (110°C in the Citroen service box procedure after checking the oil level) as 1.3 bar at 1000 rpm and 3.5 bar at 4000 rpm. This would also depend on the oil being used. If you are measuring the flow with cold oil it will likely change as the oil heats up and becomes less viscous. Citroen's procedures show an oil filter cover being used with a pressure gauge tapping on it, so pressures measured here may be a bit different to ones at the pressure switch.
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  21. I seem to remember that one shouldn't touch Halogen lamps with bare fingers as the crystal (glass) deteriorates very quickly if contaminated.
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  22. A few weeks ago I was dismayed to find that someone had raked something alongside my car starting from the headlamp down to the rear light. It was obvious that it was vindictively done rather than accidental since the scratch dropped down to go below the mirrors and door handles. It looked an expensive job to put right, however I used some T-cut (Carplan) on it, then some metallic car polish, and after a lot of work, I was satisfied with the result.
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  23. According to service.citroen the part number for the turbo fitted to the 90bhp engine is 0375 C8 or the replacement number 0375 E3
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  24. Never did get around to doing this, funny how soon you learn to live with something :)
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  25. its a common fault on c5,s for the stepper motors that control the heater flaps to break. keep aircon switched off and see if when you turn both temperature controls that the heating goes from hot to cold. if it does then its your aaircon if it dosnt then start checking the heater motors
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  26. Somewhere in the handbook it will tell you about eco mode. Generally the time taken for it to come on depends on how well the battery is charged, so if it is only after a few seconds rather than up to about 15 to 30 minutes then I would be checking the battery voltage. At 7 years old if still the original battery, it could be due for replacing. Whilst on the forum, have a look at the C5 Technical section - there is a pinned topic on Common Problems worth looking at and give you a few other things to check.
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  27. The car has gone into "Eco" mode. This is reset by starting the engine. When you try to close the boot with the button and it refuses does it beep twice? If it does this would confirm "Eco" mode to protect the battery. When you turn on the igntion before starting you'll get Eco mode confirmed on the dash.
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  28. Pp2000,lexia and obd2 scanner burgess hill,West Sussex.
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  29. problem resolved put lexia on my car downloaded the new software on the ecu and it fired up straight away happy days :-)
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  30. Thankyou for all your posts, you are adding a lot to the knowledge on the forum. It is refreshing to have an experienced technician on the site since most of us are amateurs doing our best with our limited experience gained through diy servicing/repairs. I wish you a speedy recovery but then expect you will not have as much time for the forum.
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  31. I have the electronic hand brake and it will not engage if the car is moving it will just bong and flash up on the dash. I know because i tried it to see if it would do handbrake turns :)
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  32. With the vehicle stopped, I put the tube of hand cream between gear stick and electric hand brake lever and pulled back the gear stick; sure enough, the movement of the gearstick forced the end of the tube onto the edge of the hand brake lever and lifted it up (I took a picture but I can seem to upload it). Based on this, I think that this is likely the cause of what occurred. I wish I'd looked down to the gear lever when it happened, but when the car suddenly slowed down on me my first thought was that I'd accidentally selected the wrong gear, and after trying again my thoughts moved on to th
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  33. From a 2005 brochure for the hatchback, the 2.0 petrol fuel economy is 25.4 / 44.8 / 35.3 urban / extra urban / combined mpg and CO2 190 g/km so road tax £265. A 2.0 hdi manual is 36.2 / 56.5 / 47.1 mpg, CO2 158 g/km so tax £180. So you should be able to get an idea of the difference in fuel costs. One thing with the petrol, you do not need to worry about the exhaust dpf costs which could be a few £100 around the 70-80k miles.
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  34. On C5s (and probably other Citroens) if the battery is disconnected then reconnected without following the recommended procedure, then all sorts of electrical faults can appear. If you go to our "Common faults" page you'll find the correct method printed as Number 16. Find it here:- http://www.citroen-owners-club.co.uk/citroen/topic/20279-common-problems-rev-22122014/ Although your battery wasn't disconnected, it might well be that because it was flat, the BSI thought it was. Also a weak battery can start the electrics having erratic behaviour.
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  35. welcome to the forum. If it is just the lock barrels you are replacing then there is nothing needed with the ecu. From the parts diagrams it looks as if the barrels are easy to replace once the door cards are removed. Only a C clip holds the front door ones and 2 bolts hold the boot one. There are 2 different types of lock barrels depending on your car RPO number, the change occuring at RPO 12820. The RPO is on the door pillar sticker which also has the tyre pressures. To get replacement locks you could try a breakers for used ones but they may be worn and you may not get 2 keys, or you co
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  36. Before doing the strut top bearings, have you checked other parts of the suspension ? Knocking going over small bumps could be the anti roll bar drop links, or other options include the anti roll bar bushes, track rod ends, the steering rack bracket bushes, any ball joints. I had a knocking on a C3 which was the drop link at one side and was an advisory at the MOT. I also had to replace a strut top bearing on it after the front coil springs were replaced but one of the bearings was not fitted correctly - this was a bit noisy until I replaced it but I can not remember if it was a knocking noise
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  37. If the pipe is on the supply to the steering then it may be under pressure and need a proper crimped type of fitting between the hose and pipe, but if on the return side after the steering then the pressure will probably be low enough for something like a jubilee clip. I have read that Citroen specialist Pleiades can repair the pipes for about £60 since Citroen no longer supply the parts.
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  38. Checks can be done on the dual mass flywheel to see if it needs replacing. So until the gearbox is removed, you will not know if a new one is needed. Bear in mind though, if it is worn and not replaced, the new clutch may not last long - a colleague had this on a VW 1.9 Polo, new clutch lasted for 5000 miles, then it was found the dual mass flywheel needed replacing.
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  39. Hi with reference to the drip tray the part number is 824871 & is only available from Peugeot main dealers by special order I recently fitted one to my c8 after the cam belt was changed as the old belt had begun to fray,it took me about an hour to fit once i had worked out how to do it, £19.99 including vat so well worth the money.
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  40. yes change the stepper motor. theres a link on here showing you how to
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  41. Ive been busy got in and had a proper clean up and chucked some orings in still leaking. As id cleaned it all up i could see that appeared to be leaking from the steering input seal. Removed the large rubber cover in the foot well and could clearly see a nice leaky input seal. Boooooo 4 hours of crawling around dropping the subframe out it comes. image by Parkesiemtb, on Flickr A recon rack is on its way tomorrow so should hopefully only take a few hours to get it all back together.
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  42. Welcome to the forum. Sorry I can not help but I have moved your post into a subforum since ones outside of one do not show after a few days and the post then becomes difficult to find.
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  43. According to the 2001 to 2008 C5 Haynes manual, the horns are located at the front end of the vehicle and are accessed by removing the front bumper. It looks as if it is at the left side, a bit below the headlight so in the wheel arch side of the inner wing at the front. I am not sure, but it may be possible to get to it by removing the undershield in that corner. There are 2 horns, one with a high note and one with a low note, with different parts nos. Later I will move this topic to the C5 Technical subforum.
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  44. Citroen use 3 coloured bands on the springs to help identify them, can be a mix of green, blue, white, yellow, red. So if you clean up the old springs you should be able to use this to ensure you have the right one. Ideally you would use your vin on the Citroen parts site to get the correct part no. When one broke on our 2003 C3 the dealer replaced both so they were matched and just as well since it was not quite as before, seemed a little higher and handled a bit differently to start with. Provided you gave CES your car details they should have supplied the correct part and if not then I wo
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  45. Welcome to the forum. How many miles has the car done and does it use much oil between services, possibly indicating worn valve guides and piston rings that could lead to excessive pressurisation of the cam cover ? A few thoughts; - was the replacement cap the correct one. - are the pegs in place that the filler cap tightens up against. - does the cap feel tight when it has been rotated in place and does it have the O-ring seal. - the battery light is probably from the oil leaked onto the alternator, hopefully this will clean off and not result in damage. - leave the engine cover off for now
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  46. Under this post we can put together a list of problems common to the C4. I will add to this post as more common problems are found from the forum and elsewhere, so do not read it as a once off. Note that the posting date is not changed when it is edited but the revision date will be in the title. Can other members also post their own experiences. Our 2008 1.6 hdi VTR+ 110hp only had a few problems and was sold at 47000 miles in 2012 to be replaced by the 2011 version of the same car. 1. Air doser valve leaked oil which dripped on to the alternator. The air doser va
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  47. A 3/8th ratchet and extension fit into the center of the piston and can be used to wind both sides back
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  48. Sounds as though internal pressure is forcing the cap off the bleed hole - it's only a weak plastic thread. Simple problems first!! Has the coolant been refilled recently? Has the system been bled properly?
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  49. Easiest way is to look underneath the car. Where the exhaust pipe comes down from the back of the engine, if you have a particle filter you'll see two boxes bolted together and jointed into the exhaust system. The first box is the particle filter and the second is the cat.
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  50. 1.6 Eh! Keep well up todate with your oil changes and it's advisable to change well before the recomended interval. The 1.6 has a reputation for wrecking turbos.
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