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Citroen Picasso "economy mode active"

Posted By manrac Monday, December 21, 2009 4:12:56 AM
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 Posted Monday, December 21, 2009 4:12:56 AM
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As title it says in the display,car will not start! Turn ignition on all dash symbols come on after 15secs approx only battery light is on,car cranks but will not fire.Turn ignition off and remove keys battery symbol still illuminated.Is this a BSI fault,anything I can try to solve it or is it atrip to the dealer?
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 Posted Monday, December 21, 2009 5:35:45 AM
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Yes there is something you can try, but a few more vrhicle details may help!

fuel type? year? engine size?

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 Posted Tuesday, December 22, 2009 5:37:25 AM
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Sorry GaryH,new to all this,the Picasso is a 55 plate 1.6 petrol,although I have seen this fault on a lot of variants of the Peugeot/Citroen group and never succeeded in starting any of them
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 Posted Tuesday, December 22, 2009 9:49:45 AM
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"Economy mode" isn't a fault; the BSI has just disabled inessential circuits to preserve the battery's charge.

The moment that the car starts, then it clears automatically.  It has no effect on starting.

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 Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 9:45:12 AM
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I have this same problem, I have read all forums I can and they say leave it for 20 mins to an hour and then the car should start again, then run it for 2 hours so the battery is fully charged. Thing is I have left it for 8 hours and it just wont start! It doesn't say economy mode when I turn the car on...it would help if I got a manual when I bought the car Sad Would it help if I jump started the car and will it start again the next time I get in it? Please help Sad
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BIG NO on jump starting w00t


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 Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 10:03:48 AM
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So the jump starting wont work? Whats the best thing to do? take to a garage/get someone out? Or is there something I can do?
What will happen if I do try to jump start it? Will it break even more? :S
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 Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 11:01:37 AM
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Someone please help...going insane here Tongue
I am driving to Disneyland Paris on Saturday and need the car sorting! Maybe garage it is tomorrow :S Looks like another sleeples night :S
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 Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 11:17:42 AM
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People give their time free on here, as and when we can - we don't get paid to jump when ordered.

The "economy mode" warning has nothing to do with why the car won't start - it has only appeared because the battery has become less than fully charged from trying to start.  Jump starting can cause expensive damage, so should be avoided.

Let's start with the full details of this "car?"  Make; year; fuel type; engine size - and engine code if known.

When did it last run?  Was anything odd noticed then?  Was the engine warning light on? 

Did it cut out on its own, or just not start in the morning?

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 Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 11:24:52 AM
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I know I'm sorry I'm just worried that it's not going to be fixed and I have saved all my money to take my kids on holiday and now this happens :S

It's a citreon Picasso, 2000 (Xreg) Petrol, 1.6

It was lastnight me and a friend got some food and silly us sat in the car chatting with the radio on, the car then went into 'economy mode' so i left it a little while and tried starting but it wouldn't start, it tries but doesn't fire :S The orange light in the far right hand corner is now on, not sure if that is the engine light or not, but it wasn't on before.

Like the forums say leave it for an hour or so and the car should start, I left it for just over 8 hours and I think it has come out of 'economy mode' as it doesn't flash up now, but as I say it has the orange light on just before I turn the key to start it up.

Thank you soo much for your time and help Smile

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