Bonjour' XM PRESTIGE

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Bonjour' XM PRESTIGE

Post by tonx » 06 Oct 2011, 09:42

Hi all, Thought i'd join here as ive just aquired a 94 citroen xm presige, and im having a few problems with electrics, for one, the rear lights and number plate bulbs keep going out, the bulbs are fine and ive checked the fuses? Any advice would be helpful. And if anyone knows of a good citroen garage in the yorkshire area would be good. Sorry for the long winded introduction.

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Post by rabenson » 06 Oct 2011, 11:10

Hi and welcome to the forum!

Whereabouts in Yorkshire are you?

Ron

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Post by xmexclusive » 06 Oct 2011, 11:57

Hi tonx

Welcome to FCF

The usual problems with XM rear lights are:
Tailgate hinge wiring cracks and breaks;
Oxidation on the bulb holder contacts;
Poor earthing to current returns.

Check for blown bulbs first then clean up the bulb holders.
Next look for the extra yellow earth wire in the tailgate wings.
This was a Citroen upgrade for early XM's.
Single wire from extra blue plug on taillights to a chassis bolt.
May have extra wires added to blue plug if you have a towbar fitted.
Clean up the chassis earths.
Finally there is a rubber sleeve by the tailgate hinge.
This contains the tailgate light supply wiring.
See if flexing the rubber alters which lights are working.
As a last resort pull to bits and reconnect any cracked or broken wires.

John

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Post by tonx » 06 Oct 2011, 13:20

Excellent, thanks John :) I shall do these checks, Also can you tell me were the power-steering fluid and brake fluid go ?? Sorry for sounding dumb but the handbook doesn't state this info.
I from Leeds. cheers Tony. (xm prestige owner )

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Post by Chris570 » 06 Oct 2011, 13:25

Its the same as the suspension fluid, so above the battery by the N/S/F sphere

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Post by tonx » 06 Oct 2011, 14:52

Thanks Chris, does that include the brakes as well?
Cheers' Tony.

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Post by myglaren » 06 Oct 2011, 17:20

tonx wrote:Thanks Chris, does that include the brakes as well?
Cheers' Tony.
Yes. Power steering, brakes and suspension all operate on a common hydraulic system and use ONLY LHM/LHM+ fluid.

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Post by myglaren » 06 Oct 2011, 17:21

myglaren wrote:
tonx wrote:Thanks Chris, does that include the brakes as well?
Cheers' Tony.
Yes. Power steering, brakes and suspension all operate on a common hydraulic system and use ONLY LHM/LHM+ fluid.
Welcome to the FCF.

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Post by tonx » 06 Oct 2011, 23:23

Thanks everyone for the replies, what a helpfull site this really is :D
Id would have posted my car niggles on xm, but theres no XM help forum listed on here.
Regards Tony. :wink:

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Post by CitroJim » 07 Oct 2011, 05:39

Welcome Tonx :D

Have you also joined our very good friends over on www.club-xm.co.uk ?

You'll find some very familiar names there...

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Post by Citroenmad » 09 Oct 2011, 20:43

Welcome to the FCF :D

Is your Prestige a 2.0 TCT? Manual or auto? They are a rare car now.

Some pictures of your Prestige would be nice ... 8-)

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Post by bxzx16v » 09 Oct 2011, 20:49

Welcome along , love the Xm it's a car I wish I'd had

Mark

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Re: Bonjour' XM PRESTIGE

Post by tonx » 15 Oct 2011, 00:20

Hi' its a 2.0 turbo petrol, auto Prestige xm. from feb 1994, so it has the early dash and steering wheel, which i think looks cooler.
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You may have seen this XM before, one of the previous owners has uploaded it on youtube.

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Post by tonx » 15 Oct 2011, 12:27

Citroenmad wrote:Welcome to the FCF :D

Is your Prestige a 2.0 TCT? Manual or auto? They are a rare car now.

Some pictures of your Prestige would be nice ... 8-)
Added some pictures above, :wink:

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Re: Bonjour' XM PRESTIGE

Post by CitroJim » 15 Oct 2011, 19:08

Very nice, very cool :P

I'd rather have the XM rather than the other car, whatever it is, in the second picture... It looks positively dowdy against the beauty of the XM...