Life on the edge - the Diary of a C5

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Re: The diary of a C5

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I believe you need the matched BSI and ECU along with the keys..

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Re: The diary of a C5

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Hello, Friends!

Yesterday, Papa took me to see some Rock Houses in Kinver. He thought they were fascinating. I didn't. Where would you park your Citroen? Miles away! And that will Not Do.

I did have the satisfaction of Photobombing Papa though! He wanted to show what he called A Well Laid Hedge. Whatever that means! I just stretched my nose and.......

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That is a beautifully laid hedge :D

It is a work of art and very skilled work, somewhat akin to dry stone walling. It takes years and lots of practice to master it...
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Xantianut wrote:Hello, Friends!

Yesterday, Papa took me to see some Rock Houses in Kinver. He thought they were fascinating. I didn't.
There's the old government bunker built into the old underground Rover factory just up the road. Now that IS a fascinating place :)
I did have the satisfaction of Photobombing Papa though! He wanted to show what he called A Well Laid Hedge. Whatever that means! I just stretched my nose and.......
As Simon Groom once remarked on Blue Peter when he'd done a piece about hedge laying....... "As long as you have a decent length to start with, well then you can manage a good lay" :-D :-D
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bobins wrote: As Simon Groom once remarked on Blue Peter when he'd done a piece about hedge laying....... "As long as you have a decent length to start with, well then you can manage a good lay" :-D :-D
<giggle, titter>

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Re: The diary of a C5

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:rofl2: . :rofl2: :clap: :clap: :bouncy: :bl: :bl:
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Re: The diary of a C5

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Hello, Friends!

Papa has fed me for the month so I have a nice, full tummy of diesel ready to go anywhere.

I have found a way to keep the old fool on his toes, though. I sometimes switch my automatic lights off just to see if he notices the lack of powerful headlights and to see if he can remember how to turn them back on.

This is where we Citroens belong. In control!

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Xantianut wrote: This is where we Citroens belong. In control!

:dom:
I reckon you were an Activa in a previous life..... :roll: :twisted: :lol:
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Re: The diary of a C5

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Otterchops, if you want to have more control, convince Daddy to get a Cruise Control stalk, and then fit it. I got one for my C5 for about £15 from the local scrappy.

First, check up under the glove box (you may need to move the carpeting out of the way). There needs to be a secondary brake switch for the CC to work properly. Some C5s have a single, two pole switch (with a pair of wires), others may have a pair of switches (one is RED, and this is the CC switch), with 2 wires each, and others will have a dual pole, 4 wire switch. If you have the first option you will need the RED switch (the wiring should already be in place), but the other two options mean that all you need is the stalk.

Pop the steering wheel cowling open (the bottom piece drops away), using T20 screwdriver (IIRC), unclip the CC socket cover, slide in the CC stalk, and see if it latches in place (if it does not there may be a spacer that needs to be removed; it obscures the white part label, and is easy to remove). Once it has latched, time to get the Lexia into the loop.

IIRC the Cruise Control is enabled in the Injection menu somewhere. When you find it (it may say something like "Cruise Control", with a box that says "Absent"), click on it, and you then have the options of "Present" and "Absent". Click on "Present", and then, when it comes back out, save that setting. Now go into the "Driver Module", and go down to the "Cruise Control Stalk". There will be 4 options, relating to each switch/button. Play with the switches and buttons, and see that the Lexia spots the status change (I should have done that with the first stalk I got!). Once you are happy everything works you can close up the cowling (but make sure the leatherette is INSIDE the lower cowling, not outside!).

I am not (yet) certain if there is anything else to be done to configure the CC, but apparently CC will only engage when in high gears (4th and 5th, probably), and when the speed is high enough. I have not yet tried CC on my C5, but I should get to this weekend.
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Re: The diary of a C5

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I've got a document on activating C5 CC somewhere... If you need it Otter I'll see if I can dig it out...
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Re: The diary of a C5

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Well, Jim, if you can find it I would also appreciate a look, as I am not certain I have completed the task.
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Well, Jim, if you can find it I would also appreciate a look, as I am not certain I have completed the task.
It is available to download...

Due to the source I'm not going to make it publicly available.

Send me a PM and I'll furnish you a download link...
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Re: The diary of a C5

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Otterchops, do you have rain sensing wipers? If you do, the wiring may be in place for you to handle an automatic rear view mirror (that can adjust itself whenever a prat has too bright lights at night, and turns up behind you). I got one from the scrappy for £15 (OK, that might antagonise the Yorkshire Wallet), and it is analogue, in that it adjusts enough so the driver is not dazzled, but does not have to look hard to see what is behind them! All the wiring is for is the power, as the mirror has two photoelectric cells (one pointing forward, for reference, the other aimed backwards, to react), an on/off switch, and a green LED to show it is on.
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Re: The diary of a C5

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Hello, Mr Razor.

Yes, I do have rain sensing wipers, a feature which Papa finds very useful indeed, along with my auto lights.

I shall see if I can persuade him to spend the £30 or so for these two useful features.
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Xantianut wrote: I shall see if I can persuade him to spend the £30 or so for these two useful features.
That might be tricky :twisted: Good luck on that [-o<