Headlights flicker

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Hi everyone

Just bought a second hand 58 C3 Rhythm. Excellent condition inside and out. I've noticed that when I drive with the headlights on they flicker randomly - sometimes with a relay clicking from the fuse box area.

The car is still under warranty, but the garage is a ball ache to get to during the week (nobody technical there on a weekend) so I thought it would be easier if I knew what it might be.

Any help appreciated.

Tim
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koocha wrote:Hi everyone

Just bought a second hand 58 C3 Rhythm. Excellent condition inside and out. I've noticed that when I drive with the headlights on they flicker randomly - sometimes with a relay clicking from the fuse box area.

The car is still under warranty, but the garage is a ball ache to get to during the week (nobody technical there on a weekend) so I thought it would be easier if I knew what it might be.

Any help appreciated.

Tim
Hi Tim,

The stalk control are a common problem with flickering lights. Its called the Com2000 and there is some information about it in this topic- a look inside the steering stalk controls.
My Name: koocha

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Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:01 pm
Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
Year: 2008 (58)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 61000
Trim Level: First
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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Thanks for that. Doesn't seem like something the garage I bought it from would sort out, though.

And idea how much it would be for a Citroen garage to sort?
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Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 140000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV4 16-valve diesel (90 PS)
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koocha wrote:Thanks for that. Doesn't seem like something the garage I bought it from would sort out, though.

And idea how much it would be for a Citroen garage to sort?
I don't know what a Citroen dealer would charge, but the parts, new from Citroen are expensive, in the £200 mark plus taking your old on off and fitting the new one :(

You can call a local Citroen approved dealer for a price, they will have the part numbers and time on their computer and can quote all in for the parts and work.

It would be best to do so diagnosis to prove the stalks are bad, but this is going to take time and therefore money.
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