Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 Apr 2015, 04:23

RichardW wrote:You're a better man than me Malc, I couldn't find any trace of it on service.citroen....


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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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CitroJim wrote:
RichardW wrote:You're a better man than me Malc, I couldn't find any trace of it on service.citroen....


Malc's good on Service Citroen, a true guru!


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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by RichardW » 14 Apr 2015, 13:14

Confused? Service.citroen certainly appears to be....

The lights you have Malc must be a for a MK1 - the B4 will be the current version, which is different on the front end.

So, there are 2 front ends on the Mk1 - the one shown on your box with the small ellipse shaped pockets under the bumper insert, and one with larger squares, which I believe Jim has. The front end shown on the box appears on the bumper page as 'RANGE ACTIVITY' from the RP date on the box (11711). There is a blanking plate shown for Jim's type with a hole in for a fog light - but if you look under fog lights, they are only listed for the RANGE ACTIVITY - but the pics given there are of a sloped, handed, type which doesn't align with what you have in the box, and the inset pic of the car shows the type with the square bumper inserts. So, take your guess as to what they will fit :rofl2:

If I search on your part number it comes up under corresponding parts, but if I click on the link I just get an error page....
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by xantia_v6 » 14 Apr 2015, 13:31

RichardW wrote:Confused? Service.citroen certainly appears to be....

The lights you have Malc must be a for a MK1 - the B4 will be the current version, which is different on the front end.

So, there are 2 front ends on the Mk1 - the one shown on your box with the small ellipse shaped pockets under the bumper insert, and one with larger squares, which I believe Jim has. The front end shown on the box appears on the bumper page as 'RANGE ACTIVITY' from the RP date on the box (11711). There is a blanking plate shown for Jim's type with a hole in for a fog light - but if you look under fog lights, they are only listed for the RANGE ACTIVITY - but the pics given there are of a sloped, handed, type which doesn't align with what you have in the box, and the inset pic of the car shows the type with the square bumper inserts. So, take your guess as to what they will fit :rofl2:

If I search on your part number it comes up under corresponding parts, but if I click on the link I just get an error page....

Any guesses as to how these ended up as obsolete stock? :rofl2:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by citronut » 14 Apr 2015, 21:00

thanks Richard for making it as clear as bog water/mud :roll: :? :? :? #-o :-D :wink:

xantia_v6 wrote:Any guesses as to how these ended up as obsolete stock? :rofl2:


although these fogs are Citroen, my pug dealer tells me he puts items on a list after they have been on the shelf for one year, them moves them up the list till they have been there 5 years, then he flogs them of as insurance wright off,

he also recons ( although i have been told since ) that PSA in there wisdom allocate new part No.s to items and dont leave a trace of the old No.,
so if/when he looks a part up for a car/customer or the workshop he doesn't realise he has the item on the shelf/in stock, so orders it in under the new number,

although this is different to what my Citroen dealer tells me, he says PSA make it clear on of the old number against the new one
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Apr 2015, 18:26

Had a visit the other day from the twin of my Activa.. Absolutely identical bar the lack of a sunroof on N2...

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No prizes for guessing who the other one belongs to...

A clue... Both number plates have 'WFA' written on them :wink:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 16 Apr 2015, 18:32

CitroJim wrote:
No prizes for guessing who the other one belongs to...



I saw this in the other place, and it was so obvious I didn't even bother asking if I was right :)

EDIT: That was after I'd had to do a double-take to check it wasn't a clever photoshop of yours wearing both those plates...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Apr 2015, 18:35

Northern_Mike wrote:EDIT: That was after I'd had to do a double-take to check it wasn't a clever photoshop of yours wearing both those plates...


Mike, I'm not clever enough to even open Pgotoshop much less do clever things with it....

Gosh, seems I can't even spell it :roll: :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 16 Apr 2015, 18:37

CitroJim wrote:
Northern_Mike wrote:EDIT: That was after I'd had to do a double-take to check it wasn't a clever photoshop of yours wearing both those plates...


Mike, I'm not clever enough to even open Pgotoshop much less do clever things with it....

Gosh, seems I can't even spell it :roll: :lol:


Anyway, thinking about it, I'd have thought you'd use that other Photo-editing software that's free with Linux, that I'm not going to type the name of, because it'll get Malcolm going again :rofl2:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by myglaren » 16 Apr 2015, 18:38

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Apr 2015, 18:41

Northern_Mike wrote:Anyway, thinking about it, I'd have thought you'd use that other Photo-editing software that's free with Linux, that I'm not going to type the name of, because it'll get Malcolm going again :rofl2:


Gosh, no way.. Took one look at it and decided it was far too clever for me Mike... I failed even to grasp the very basics.. I'm sure it's excellent but definitely not for the likes of me...

I use a very simple one called 'Pinta' Works a treat for what I need to do... :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 16 Apr 2015, 18:42

CitroJim wrote:
Northern_Mike wrote:Anyway, thinking about it, I'd have thought you'd use that other Photo-editing software that's free with Linux, that I'm not going to type the name of, because it'll get Malcolm going again :rofl2:


Gosh, no way.. Took one look at it and decided it was far too clever for me Mike... I failed even to grasp the very basics.. I'm sure it's excellent but definitely not for the likes of me...

I use a very simple one called 'Pinta' Works a treat for what I need to do... :-D


I'm with you on all of that Jim, I can make computers, servers, routers etc work, but I'm not that good at actually using the damn things, much to everyone's surprise!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Apr 2015, 18:47

I know exactly Mike, I can barely use Word and Excel. It's common in the likes of us... I'd say it was normal...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by myglaren » 16 Apr 2015, 18:52

I have had to resort to The Gimp to print wedding photo's fro an album for my eldest son and daughter in law.
Taking absolutely ages as I am really just groping around in the dark, as it were.
I'm a former printer/darkroom technician so it should be simple :(
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Apr 2015, 18:56

Steve :twisted: You've said it [-X Malcolm will be twitching by now :lol:
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