C5 mark 2 obd ?

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kevino
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C5 mark 2 obd ?

Post by kevino »

I have ac5 mark 2 estate 2.o hdi 136bhp . I have a fault code for depollution i changed the air filter and forgot to plug the maf back in, started the engine and now i get the error coming up on the dash. If i buy a code reader and fault clearer do i need to buy any particular one or will an obd2 reader work. I was looking at one in toolstation,
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Re: C5 mark 2 obd ?

Post by Hell Razor5543 »

You will almost certainly need to get a DiagBox/Lexia clone. Most generic OBD2 readers cannot 'understand' French cars (but who can?). They are not cheap, but definitely avoid the really cheap ones, as they are missing components that will allow them to talk to most C series Citroens. The Lexia from Easy Diagnostics, while not cheap, will be a complete unit (although you will need a laptop computer, but then (if you want) Easy Diagnostics may be able to supply that as well).

However, there are Forum members who have Lexia equipment and may be willing to help out. Here is the list (but be aware that some have 'gone quiet', so may no longer respond);

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Re: C5 mark 2 obd ?

Post by RichardW »

If the only fault was the MAF being unplugged, then with it plugged in, the fault error will clear after 5 starts.
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Richard w, thankyou. The fault has gone after a few starts.
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I bought a cheap obd reader from toolstation, under£30. I found 2 faults with the air intake, I've cleared them and all is ok so far.
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Post by marciefresh »

Has anyone tried the Carly one, it has Citroen as one of their "home brands" and can be bought for around 50 euro (with discount cupon) I can only find reviews on it with german cars.. thinking of buying it.