Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

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Here's the first pictures of the new XM. I apologise they're not good but I'll try tomorrow to get some better ones...

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I've had a very good look over her and found a few other small issues. Nothing major...

Cruise control not working. Common problem. Fix most likely known and easy....

Starter is occasionally intermittent. Common and known ES9 problem. Fix may involver installing a starter 'helper' relay.

Climate not working correctly. Blower stuck on half speed and uncontrollable. It's not the regulator but the signal to it. Lexia reports a fan control fault. Only looked briefly.

Tailgate central locking not working and lock barrel seized.

Gearbox display flashing. Lexia unable to access gearbox ECU and yet it works perfectly :?

The bulb behind the climate display blew this afternoon...

So there we go... A few jobs to keep me amused...

Not bad really...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

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Happy new Xm Jim, I hope you will both be very happy together.

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Ah, its a HKV, a popular reg on XM's quite possibly a Citroen demo/press car when new.

Looks good that does Jim 8-)

I've had a malfunctioning boot lock on an XM too. Often the motor gets weak and can not operate against the think felt on the inside of the boot trim ... I replaced the actuator motor. That car also had a seized boot lock, plenty of freeing agent and working the key did the trick.

Not a bad list of jobs, it'll keep you busy for a short while 8-)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

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Excellent Jim, looks very smart indeed! 8-) :wink:

Those few jobs will keep you busy and afterwards you will have an extremely nice car...

Looking forward to seeing it at a rally or two... :wink:

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I took the XM for a good run to see dad in Somerset today.. Very happy indeed. The climate works as it should in that it regulates the temperature but just has the static fan speed problem. I'll look into it in due course...

On the way home from Somerset I popped in to see my old friend PavlosV6. He took these pictures...

His are the Picasso and blue Xantia which was my old original S1 V6. The red Xsara belongs to a neighbour...

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Quite a collection!

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There's a silver C4 in the background of the 4th picture :shock:

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PavlosV6 wrote:There's a silver C4 in the background of the 4th picture :shock:
Gosh :) Missed that one!

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Mini Citroen rally Jim? :)

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So the change was worthwhile then Jim Looks like a good car, you seem to have a habit of getting R registrations :roll:

Has it got the full leather interior or the part suede?

I wish my camera was as good as the one used to take the Prestiges shots ...

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Nice Jim , very nice . You have quite a collection now Jim , no plans for another one is there :wink:

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Excellent Jim, glad you are enjoying it and it's looking good there with the other Citroens! 8-)
Citroenmad wrote:I wish my camera was as good as the one used to take the Prestiges shots ...
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bxzx16v wrote: no plans for another one is there :wink:
No, no plans at all Mark. I have all I could ever want :-D

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I think you have Jim :wink: , I've only got one weekend car but would love another , but with four cars between me and my wife I don't think it will happen sadly :cry: .

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Lovely pics Jim, I really hope you are happy with the new car, it really suits you. Didn't see your email until now or I'd have given you better directions. Doing that now for next time.

The worst thing about reading your posts, and that of others is that I still want an XM or Xantia, despite having the brilliant Subaru! There's just something about them..

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Northern_Mike wrote: The worst thing about reading your posts, and that of others is that I still want an XM or Xantia, despite having the brilliant Subaru! There's just something about them..
There really is, im pining for an XM at the moment 8-)