17th Apr 2003, 05:27

I'm from Greece and just bought an new 1.8sx. I installed on my own a rev counter and the price of it was 100 euro. how much does it cost in Ireland? by the way it was instructions included in the package.

13th May 2003, 08:12

Hi, I have had a Picasso 1.8 from new in 2000 and am extremely happy with its versatility, performance and economy which has averaged over 2½ years 36.9mpg (37.5 from computer).

The only problem I’ve had is a loose electrical connection under the bonnet on the main feed from the battery to the engine. From new this initially showed itself as a pulsing variation in dashboard display brightness at low engine revs which the dealer failed to rectify, and finally in intermittent and ultimately no apparent electrical power anywhere in the vehicle.

There are a couple of items, which I need some advice on.

Having so far had dealer servicing I would like to do the next one myself. If I do, does anyone know how to reset the service interval indicator.

Secondly, the audio auto volume increase is enabled, but seems to have very little if any effect. Has anyone else noticed this or have I a fault?

Regards, Bob.

17th May 2003, 06:18

My Citroen Xantia maintenance indicator can be reset by holding in the mileometer reset button for five seconds while switching on the engine.

Switch off again. It should be reset.


9th Jun 2003, 19:03

I have a brand new Picasso (2003). Overall I love the car. My only complaint, and it's one which I would level at all standard fit units, is that the stereo system sound is mediocre. To this end I purchased a Blaupunkt Woodstock DAB52 head unit. I took this to a professional dealer to fit, but they cannot seem to manage it because of the cars multiplex wiring system. The radio works fine however, I have lost all my trip computer functions on the display.

I know there a few techno types read this excellent site - I really could do with a bit of wiring advice. Can it be done?

Many thanks - Lee.


11th Aug 2003, 10:43

PLEASE HELP. Citroen Xsara Picasso HDi 2.0 A/c will not function properly forever stopping and restarting, as we live in Spain we need the systm to function correctly, Garage seem unable to rectify the problem. everything stops inc. fans, seems to be a choked squeak coming from the condensor and then nothing! Is it the pollen filter if so where is it? URGENT AM OVERHEATING IN 40deg.

25th Oct 2003, 03:25

25th October 2003.

I have recently had the misfortune to have a fire in the engine compartment of my 2 year old Picasso Hdi SX, resulting in it being written off, and was wondering if anybody else had had a similar problem. I still intend to replace the car with the same model, my local dealer has been very helpful, but I am having problems with Citroen UK and the guarantee, is this a common problem.

As for the Picasso it had been no trouble at all until this incident.

Dave H.

17th Oct 2004, 13:47

I have a Jan 02 2 litre HDI SX. Great car. On a recent holiday to France I was in danger of missing the ferry so ended up having to drive about 20 miles at 100 mph. Caught the ferry, just, but on setting off at Dover I noticed that whenever I accelerated a 'whooshing' sound came out of the area near the offside air vent. Also when I started or stopped the engine there was a clunking noise from somewhere front offside.

On taking it to a local dealer I was told the whooshing noise was the turbo clip having come off and the clunking was a loose engine bolt. The mechanic told me neither were to do with the high speed and although not common they are common enough to be recognised in 30 seconds. Apparently both are covered under the 3 year warranty if the car has been serviced by a VAT registered mechanic. Mine hasn't, but my mechanic did it for free.

12th Feb 2005, 12:25

I am a high mileage company car driver (circa 35k miles per year) and understand I will be getting a Picasso in April. I have some concerns re the comfort and reliability for Citroen (I have not had one before, to be fair). I currently have a Renault Laguna Sport Tourer. Has anyone done this level of mileage and are there any longer term comments about your experience?

I would appreciate any feedback to allay my fears.

1st Mar 2006, 09:21

I have a new 1.6 hdi Picasso, and it does exactly what I expected. It does 50 mpg, it eats up luggage and is comfortable. However, does anybody know what might be causing the loud rattle coming from inside the offside rear roof pillar? Its in the dealers again for this problem and I do not hold out much hope of a solution being found. If you have had a similar problem you will know what I mean, it sounds like a golf ball bouncing in a tin can! I admit that the whole package still pleases.

6th Nov 2006, 07:15

I have a 2003 Pic with 48000 miles on the clock. No problems, excellent car except week before last I got a couple of messages saying temp overheating STOP. These each lasted for about 3 seconds and cleared. About a week ago the clock went back to default time oo. oo and date 01.01.2001 every time I stopped for more than a few minutes. It was fine if I stopped for a couple of minutes and then switched back on. Then on Thursday last week the display, radio and car lock button all died, completely and utterly. Checked the 20 amp fuse that controls all that stuff looked OK put it back and system came on, but died again next day. Fuse still looks fine, changed it anyway, but still no sign of life. It bleeps when I put the fuse in which was a bit of a surprise. Car running fine, but I don't know how fast I'm going and I'd like the radio back. Any advice please?

8th Dec 2007, 08:46

Hi I bought a Picasso two months ago from a reputable dealer. the car is three years old with 24 thousand miles on the clock.

I have been experiencing a squeaky squealing noise from the brakes which seems to get louder as the car gets warmer. I have taken it back twice, but the dealer is saying it has new pads, shoes and that it must be the normal squeak of the car. Believe me it is not normal! does anyone have any ideas? or experienced a similar problem?

Thanks in anticipation of any advice.

2nd Mar 2008, 03:19

Hello there, can anybody help me? I have a Xsara 1.6 Picasso X reg. Somebody has stolen the stereo and they have just cut the wires. I have not got a clue what goes where. Can somebody help me?

2nd Mar 2008, 13:38

Can anyone tell me how I can switch on the automatic lights of my Picasso 2.0 diesel?

16th Jul 2008, 11:45

I have a Citroen Xzara Picasso 1.6 (2000) that has started to cut out when driving. After 15mins or so it starts again and will go for another 6-7 weeks before doing the same. Had the cam shaft sensor and the fuel filter replaced with no effect. Anyone know what the problem could be?

31st Jan 2009, 16:12

I had a 52 plate Picasso. Nice drive but unfortunately had a re-occurring problem. Fuse no 11 (I think) a 15amp would blow occasionally resulting in indicator/wiper/radio and headlight failure. If the engine was stopped, it would not start again without replacing the fuse. Despite a local dealer replacing several things it never cleared the problem. Sometimes it would be good for a couple of months, then perhaps only a day. We lost confidence in the car when it happened one night in the fast lane of the M4. Traded it in for a Rover 75, problems with that too!! What a shame!!

8th Feb 2010, 03:13

To start with, don't bother with any Rover; the head gaskets go all the time, and even when fixed, the car will never be the same, I've got a Picasso and they are great, but the engine mounts do start knocking.

5th Oct 2010, 17:05

I've had my 51 reg 2.0 HDi SX from new. It's done 160,000 miles, averaging 47.9 mpg and has only ever had two faults - fuel pump at 102000 miles and indicator stalk at 158000 miles. It's been a really great workhorse, and I will be sorry to see it go when we re-equip ourselves with a motorhome and a C3 to tow behind.