Citroen Xsara Picasso Hazard light not sounding

2002 Citroen Xsara Picasso Problem

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CarCitroen Xsara Picasso 2.0 hdi (90hp)
Year2002
OwnerMatt hdi
Posted24/08/2016
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I have a xsara Picasso it has failed its mot due to the hazard lights not making a clicking sound when the ignition is off the switch it self works and lights up and the indercators work when switch is pressed as soon as you turn the key the direction lights come on and the clicking sound is there, is anyone able to advise me on if this is a problem is so any know fixes or if this is the way they were made any info would be fantastic many thanks Matt
Problem Category
Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights


Solution 1
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11464 | View Garage
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I was a MOT tester for more years than I can remember and owned a MOT test station , but now retired .Unfortunately I don't have current MOT manual on recent updates . Surprised that hazards working fine apart from audible is a fallible item .


Posted on Wednesday 24th of August 2016
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Matt hdi | Driver | Since: Aug 2016 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 3 | View Garage
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Thank you for your reply It seems starange to me I have owned the car for 4 years now and it has been the same ever since I have had and never been an issue and now being a 14 year old car not sure if it's just the way it is it's says on the mot "hazard warning lamps not working when ignition is off" they clearly are just not audible


Posted on Thursday 25th of August 2016
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Solution 2
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11464 | View Garage
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I would question the testing station that failed the car on this and if not getting a satisfactory answer then contact DVSA for definitive answer . I would be interested in outcome .It may well be correct or just needed to be listed as an advisory note on MOT .You could be trying to fix a " fault " that does not exist .


Posted on Thursday 25th of August 2016
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Solution 3
1/4drive | Auto Insider | Since: Jun 2011 | Posts: 25 | Fixes: 1539 | View Garage
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I agree,
contact the DVLA or whatever they're called now.
MOT testers can get a real bug up they're ass about some things.
One tester I knew failed just about every older car on rusty ferules that are crimped onto brake flexi lines.
Now OK rust on brake pipes IS a very bad thing,
but pipes themselves are only around 0.75mm thick.
Ferules are over 4mm thick,
As I demonstrated when I dropped one that I'd cut in half into his hand and said "You fail a car on rusty ferules again and I'm calling the number printed on the back of the failure"
Besides what difference does it make if there's an audible warning inside the car when the keys off?
Or is this one of those if a tree falls in the woods but there's nobody to hear it does it still make a noise?
Horse apples.


Posted on Thursday 25th of August 2016
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Solution 4
paulieone | Driver | Since: Aug 2009 | Posts: 4 | Fixes: 1519 | View Garage
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Shouldn't fail MOT just because there is no audible noise when hazards are operated with the ignition off,as long as the Tell Tale works ie the switch illuminates along with the flashers or a separate lamp illuminates at the same time as the flashers.


Posted on Thursday 25th of August 2016
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Matt hdi | Driver | Since: Aug 2016 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 3 | View Garage
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Thank you for all your in put later models have the clicking sound think I may contact someone about this the button it's self illuminates when pressed along with the direction lights all flash on the car front and rear all at the same time a garage have come up with it might need a new dash ok it's not expensive part but apart from this noise it works in my knowledge as it should so not really sure what is going on with it I appreciate all your answers any more knowledge would be a great help many thanks


Posted on Tuesday 30th of August 2016
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Solution 5
paulieone | Driver | Since: Aug 2009 | Posts: 4 | Fixes: 1519 | View Garage
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the manual for testing is available online.


Posted on Friday 2nd of September 2016
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Matt hdi | Driver | Since: Aug 2016 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 3 | View Garage
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Sorry for the delay in up date I went online and checked the rules on hazard lights and according to this my car was fine and should of passed so went to the mot station and showed them this and and my hazard working with the flashing tell tale switch and the excuse was the test didn't know the switch flashes anyway got a 're test and passed thank you for all you'd help with this query


Posted on Wednesday 7th of September 2016
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Solution 6
paulieone | Driver | Since: Aug 2009 | Posts: 4 | Fixes: 1519 | View Garage
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pleased you were able to get to the bottom of it.And glad to have helped


Posted on Saturday 10th of September 2016
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whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11464 | View Garage
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Thanks for updating the forum , confirms original replies .


Posted on Sunday 11th of September 2016
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