Over the last week I had starting problems which culminated in my starter motor dying on me.
My regular mechanic had the car for a day where he replaced the starter motor.
I picked it up yesterday and noticed I had a problem with the display. After a huge amount of googling last night I found that someone had exactly the same problem.
I wonder if any one can help concerning this problem?
I have a 2003 Xsara picasso HDI exclusive with a trip computer stalk by the steering wheel. Normally, you can press the end of the stalk to change the display on the dash (fuel consumption, last service, radio/cd, etc). However, this has stopped functioning and now only the predicted fuel range is displayed (if you change the volume or cd, then it shows details of that for a short while before going back to fuel range.
Could this possibly be a dirty contact in the stalk? If so, can the stalk be dismantled to sort this problem out?
Otherwise, am I looking at having to get a new trip computer stalk?
Any advice gratefully received!!
It worked perfectly for me before the starter motor problem.
In addition to this I had three other problems appear.
1 - I was getting the message "RR LH door open" when it obviously wasn't. The interior light stays on when a door isn't closed properly and it didn't do that, yet I was getting that message.
2 - The radio doesn't work at all. Its the basic citroen factory fitted cassette player
3 - When I turn the key in the ignition, the speakers make a 'popping sound'** as though it has had a surge of electricity through it.
I drove it for 300 miles after I collected it yesterday and there wasn't any obvious problem apart from lack of music and that 'popping'** sound when I started the engine.
EDIT: The car is a 2.0HDi 2001 model.
**I'm not very technical and finding it tough to describe this sound accurately, but my son has an electric guitar and it makes a similar 'popping sound' he switches on his amp.
Thanks in advance.
P.S. I've already seen the guide for reconnecting the battery and wonder if this could be the root of the problem but I'm not technically minded at all so don't really know.
Edited by Valiant23, 30 January 2008 - 11:42 AM.