2004 Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.6 petrol Ding ding warning sound

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Cjameson
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Problem added: Feb 9, 2018 (2 years ago)
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.

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Car: Citroen Xsara Picasso
Variant: 1.6 petrol
Model Year: 2004
Category: Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights

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whittingehame
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Feb 9, 2018 (2 years ago)
Just a guess , key fob battery low ? Car battery low ?
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Cjameson
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Feb 9, 2018 (2 years ago)
I know battery is sound. Never thought about key fob...how do I change battery please?
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whittingehame
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Feb 10, 2018 (2 years ago)
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 . .
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Cjameson
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Feb 10, 2018 (2 years ago)
I had battery tested and it was fine. I couldn't find anything either....thank you
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whittingehame
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Feb 10, 2018 (2 years ago)
Annoying not finding solution . Could check washer , coolant levels are o.k , all doors fully closed and low fuel level ?
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Cjameson
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Feb 10, 2018 (2 years ago)
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Cjameson
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Feb 10, 2018 (2 years ago)
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.
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whittingehame
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Feb 11, 2018 (2 years ago)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEhqWBKPMwM
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Cjameson
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Feb 11, 2018 (2 years ago)
Thanks - a friend is changing battery for me. I'll let you know how it goes!
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Cjameson
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Feb 12, 2018 (2 years ago)
I've changed the fob battery and it's showing economy mode active. Any idea what that means?....
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paulieone
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Feb 12, 2018 (2 years ago)
The vehicle battery charge is low so the bsi starts load shedding to preserve battery power for starting
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whittingehame
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Feb 12, 2018 (2 years ago)
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 .
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Cjameson
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Feb 13, 2018 (2 years ago)
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!
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whittingehame
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Feb 13, 2018 (2 years ago)
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 .
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Cjameson
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Feb 13, 2018 (2 years ago)
All seemed ok then I got a single ding noise grrrr
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Rhileg
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Jul 30, 2018 (1 year ago)
Just had this start happening to me... did you find a solution at all as I am still clueless as to what the noise means!
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Cjameson
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Jul 30, 2018 (1 year ago)
I had battery tested and changed fob batteries. All to no avail - still does it. Garage said if there's no warning showing just ignore...still drives me mad lol
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