Citroen Xsara Picasso Ding ding warning sound

2004 Citroen Xsara Picasso Problem

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CarCitroen Xsara Picasso 1.6 petrol
Year2004
OwnerCjameson
Posted09/02/2018
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Occasionally when I turn the ignition on a hear a loud audible ding ding warning. Car drives perfect and no visual warning lights are lit. Any ideas? It happens every few weeks.
Problem Category
Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights


Solution 1
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11550 | View Garage
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Just a guess , key fob battery low ? Car battery low ?


Posted on Friday 9th of February 2018
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Cjameson | Driver | Since: Feb 2018 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 8 | View Garage
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I know battery is sound. Never thought about key fob...how do I change battery please?


Posted on Friday 9th of February 2018
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Solution 2
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11550 | View Garage
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Thinking about it , if key fob battery it would probably be constant not intermittent . You say car battery sound , have you had it tested ? If low it could drop further due to useage / conditions and then get boosted up by alternator on driving , possibly explaining not always doing it .Again just guesses as cant find codes for beeping / dinging . .


Posted on Saturday 10th of February 2018
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Cjameson | Driver | Since: Feb 2018 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 8 | View Garage
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I had battery tested and it was fine. I couldn't find anything either....thank you


Posted on Saturday 10th of February 2018
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Solution 3
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11550 | View Garage
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Annoying not finding solution . Could check washer , coolant levels are o.k , all doors fully closed and low fuel level ?


Posted on Saturday 10th of February 2018
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Cjameson | Driver | Since: Feb 2018 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 8 | View Garage
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Posted on Saturday 10th of February 2018
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Cjameson | Driver | Since: Feb 2018 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 8 | View Garage
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According to the manual it makes a buzz sound when central locking battery is fading. It also says a warning appears. It's never given me a visual warning other than for ice. Think I may try replacing battery.


Posted on Saturday 10th of February 2018
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Solution 4
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11550 | View Garage
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEhqWBKPMwM


Posted on Sunday 11th of February 2018
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Cjameson | Driver | Since: Feb 2018 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 8 | View Garage
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Thanks - a friend is changing battery for me. I'll let you know how it goes!


Posted on Sunday 11th of February 2018
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Cjameson | Driver | Since: Feb 2018 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 8 | View Garage
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I've changed the fob battery and it's showing economy mode active. Any idea what that means?....


Posted on Monday 12th of February 2018
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Solution 5
paulieone | Driver | Since: Aug 2009 | Posts: 4 | Fixes: 1541 | View Garage
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The vehicle battery charge is low so the bsi starts load shedding to preserve battery power for starting


Posted on Monday 12th of February 2018
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Solution 6
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11550 | View Garage
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Suggested low battery in first reply but was told o.k .As above reply , non essentials are off to save the limited battery power to keep car running .Battery needs charging or replacing .Might be worth testing alternator output , simple job with meter .


Posted on Monday 12th of February 2018
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Cjameson | Driver | Since: Feb 2018 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 8 | View Garage
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Was told all was ok but will go to a different garage to have it 're tested. Warning has stopped after driving. Will keep you informed. Thank you!


Posted on Tuesday 13th of February 2018
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Solution 7
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11550 | View Garage
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When you drive the car the alternator will boost the battery up, negating the eco mode . The battery needs to be LOAD tested .If all o.k on testing and no weak cells probably just needing put on a charge for a few hours or overnight .


Posted on Tuesday 13th of February 2018
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Cjameson | Driver | Since: Feb 2018 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 8 | View Garage
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All seemed ok then I got a single ding noise grrrr


Posted on Tuesday 13th of February 2018
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