C6 - The adventure continues........in blue

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Re: C6 - The adventure continues........in blue

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Ay up!

Looks like me on my way to a funeral!
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:lol: :lol: :lol:

THat made me chuckle
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Where the heck does the time go :?: In the last couple of weeks I've run the lexia over the car and found a couple of issues which, aren't to bad. The main thing at the moment is that she needs a new battery and I'm going to follow the recommendations and go the Varta H3. For those of you that want the specs for it:

SILVER dynamic
Voltage [V]12
Battery Capacity [Ah]100
Cold-test Current, EN [A]830
Length [mm]353
Width [mm]175
Height [mm]190
Hold-down Type B13
Pole Positions 0
Terminal Type 1
Short Code H3


(Please Note: Dean - A proper fault - who's comment was "your C6 is so reliable you have to make up fictional faults just to feel like your fitting in here" [-X

The other issue is this:

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I can't find anything about where this might be or anything that relates to it #-o The only other issue is that the steering wheel angle sensor is not communicating, which I reckon probably has something to do with the brake switch :roll: but as the Brake switch seems to be the centre of most faults I'm going to replace that as well, strangely enough................well, actually not strange at all, given that it's a Citroen, the brake switch in the passenger footwell behind the glove box, Citroen in their infinate wisdom left all the electrical gubbins in place and ran a couple of rods across the car to hang the pedals from for right hand drivers......... :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Humidity sensor? Gosh that's a new one :roll:

At least when your C6 throws a fault it's an interesting one Steve :lol:
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Oh.... there's a couple of others as well, but they are for the magazine :wink:
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If the A/C still works OK Steve I wouldn't think twice about that fault, after all its not listed as permanent, clear it then take a look in a couple of weeks. Also what's shown in the faults log, when did it appear, has it now cleared itself and so on. Certain cars always log certain faults and this may be one for a C6, for instance just about every S2 Xantia logs a spurious fault of a faulty remote key :roll:
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I've had a reply from another forum, which has shed some light on the issue, and goes back to the XM, so I thought it worth sharing with you:
Steve,

I had this fail on one of our cars. The failure meant it was registering a humidity of 37500% or so - if you look at the air con status in Lexia you should see some ridiculous figure. The sensor is about €56 + VAT. There is no remove/replace instruction or obvious location detail. But you're in luck - it's handy. It's behind the small grille in the dash between the glove compartment and the centre console. You don't remove the grille. You remove the centre console radio and switch panel (this is actually straightforward). Then you can reach in behind the sensor and twist it to remove. There is plenty of cable to allow this and to make the plug accessible. The sensor has a little vane motor on it.

By the way, I discovered all this after removing the panels around the heater box and lying under the dash with an endoscope camera (Aldi) and not finding it. When I looked at the new sensor I recognised it as identical to one that was fitted in with the interior light in my XM. Seeing it wasn't in the ceiling of the C6, when I looked at the dash and saw the small grille I took off the grille and identified it (but you can't remove it from there).

The sensor is the hygrometric sensor listed for the Visteon unit. I notice there is no such sensor description for the Behr unit (later cars).
I've a week off in December so it looks like I'll do it then, as there's a couple of other things to be replaced at the same time......... :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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I've just realised that I haven't been spending much time on the interweb recently, mainly due to the pressures of daily life so thought I'd better spend sometime updating my 'blog'. As those of you that are CCC memebr's will know, whilst doing a favour for She Who Must Be Obeyed saw me causing a bit of damage to the car Near Side Rear door took the brunt of the damage, Purely my own fault the damage being caused be a fence post which I got much too close to, needless to say the air was bluer than the car. :grr: As you can see from the picture, the door needs replacing and as the doors are Aluminium, a repair would cost a fortune, luckily there is a door available on an internet auction site which coincidently is also in the correct colour so that’s a no brainer! :rant2:

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Given the weather conditions at the moment, getting this replaced by the end of January is looking ever increasingly difficult, and I may have to bite the bullet and take it to a body shop as I don't have the facilities to be able to replace it outside, as the C6 won't fit in the garage, at least not with all the other stuff in there, there's only just room for SWMBO Polo, and that's a squeeze.
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That's a bugger Steve...

At least a repair won't cost to much if you can get 2nd hand door in the right colour.

If you were doing SWMBO a favour I'd send her the bill :lol:

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DHallworth wrote:That's a bugger Steve...

At least a repair won't cost to much if you can get 2nd hand door in the right colour.

If you were doing SWMBO a favour I'd send her the bill :lol:

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I suspect the reply was pretty much the same as Cheryl's would have been when I made that suggestion...................... UNPRINTABLE :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Trainman wrote: I suspect the reply was pretty much the same as Cheryl's would have been when I made that suggestion...................... UNPRINTABLE :roll: :roll: :roll:
Guarantee it! lol

Hope you and your family have a great Christmas, Steve.

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Unlucky there Steve , at least the new door doesn't need programming to the car :lol:

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Yeah, I know, Mark. Its going to be such a pain in the A*** to do though...........
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Hope you manage to get the same colour door that you have found , it certainly would save some time/money Steve .

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Sorry to hear about the door fella :( hopefully new year will turn it around though :)