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Re: lights C5

Post by colin machin » 05 Apr 2014, 18:34

how big a job is it to replace the comms unit

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Re: lights C5

Post by Northern_Mike » 05 Apr 2014, 18:39

It's not hard at all. Airbag off, wheel off. Remove connections, swap comes units and reassemble.

Comms units are not cheap though. There's a chap in Bradford who can repair them though either if you take the car to him or send him the unit

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Re: lights C5

Post by Jeff » 06 Apr 2014, 15:30

Hi Colin,

I have a C5 2001 2.0lt HDI LX with the same problem as yours. When I bought it the previous owner said he'd taken it to a garage who told him it could be costly "to get to the bottom of". So if you fix yours can you give me an update on the solution please? For the past 5 years I have been running with side lights on during the day, I did hear if this becomes law in UK we'd all have to run with day time side lights anyway...

Thanks Jeff

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Re: lights

Post by colin machin » 03 Sep 2014, 09:04

RichardW wrote:Classic symptoms of COMS 2000 failure.....
thanks for your reply to my lights problem you seem to think its my coms 2000 unit i have been quoted £61 they say the parts n0 of the old unit is needed .

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Re: lights C5

Post by colin machin » 03 Sep 2014, 09:16

i have located a second hand unit for £60 are they coded to the car or just replaced i can not think of any other thing that would turn the lights on thanks for your reply

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Re: lights C5

Post by RichardW » 03 Sep 2014, 12:06

There are lots of different units, Colin. I would be wary of a second hand one - it may be no better than the one you've got and / or not last very long! If you post up the last 8 digits of the VIN I can confirm the OE part number, but to match a SH unit, you will probably need to get it off, and get the actual makers number off it. Easy to fit (once you get past the air bag!) - no need for a diag computer, unless it's got ESP (which I don't think it has?).

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Post by waynedance » 03 Sep 2014, 18:03

My lights would sometimes switch on in the day. Put on a new unit from the dealer. Had to have steering angle sensor calibration done due to having esp. As said there are many different versions so be aware second hand ones.

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Re: lights C5

Post by colin machin » 03 Sep 2014, 19:35

thanks richardw im on holiday at the moment and the car is at home its my old car which i gave to my grand son i will look when i get home i have had a few Citroen's ie two xm one 2002 c5 and my present one is a 2007 c5vtr+ all very good cars the only problems iv had is a clutch in one and a suspension pump both on 2002 diesel i am a old time mechanic but long time retired i dont mind thumping and banging but the electronics are not my strongest point any ideas how much a new coms is thanks for your time

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Re: lights C5

Post by colin machin » 03 Sep 2014, 19:38

waydance thanks for info this car as not got esp can you remember the cost of a new coms unit

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Post by waynedance » 03 Sep 2014, 20:05

Think approx £220+vat ish. Not cheap but does feel good as the indicator and wiper stalks feel really nice and tight being new.

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Re: lights C5

Post by colin machin » 03 Sep 2014, 20:55

hi looking on ebay theirs a guy in Bradford who says he can repair the coms unit for £20 or if i take the car to him he will remove repair and refit for £35 and guarantee the job for 6 months it might be a better bet than secondhand unit any comments welcome

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Re: lights C5

Post by colin machin » 03 Sep 2014, 21:07

Jeff wrote:Hi Colin,

I have a C5 2001 2.0lt HDI LX with the same problem as yours. When I bought it the previous owner said he'd taken it to a garage who told him it could be costly "to get to the bottom of". So if you fix yours can you give me an update on the solution please? For the past 5 years I have been running with side lights on during the day, I did hear if this becomes law in UK we'd all have to run with day time side lights anyway...

Thanks Jeff
jeff sorry im late in replyin i dont know if you still have the car or not i have found a man in Bradford who says he can repair it for £20 plus post or i can take it to him and he will remove and repair it for £35 i will let you know how i get on

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Re: lights C5

Post by colin machin » 04 Sep 2014, 09:20

Northern_Mike wrote:It's not hard at all. Airbag off, wheel off. Remove connections, swap comes units and reassemble.

Comms units are not cheap though. There's a chap in Bradford who can repair them though either if you take the car to him or send him the unit

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i have emailed the chap in Bradford he will remove and repair for£35 do you know of any one who as used him and was it a success thanks

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Re: lights C5

Post by Jeff » 04 Sep 2014, 19:37

Thanks Colin for remembering me, I still have the problem. Please let me know how you get on.