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I have a citroen c1 2007 ,will not start all electrics

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i have a citroen c1 2007 ,will not start all electrics functional i.e. radio lights fan.dash light all come up and when key turned i get 2 clicks engine not turning over, have disconnected battery and will not turn over
Assistant: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?
Customer: steering wheel can turn key all good have used spare also
Assistant: What is the model of your '07 Citroen?
Customer: C1 VIBE 2007
Assistant: Are you fixing your Vibe yourself? What have you tried so far?
Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Greg replied 8 months ago.

Hi, I'm Greg (Indy-Tech).
Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.
Rgds Greg.

Expert:  Greg replied 8 months ago.

Hi .

Do you have basic testing tools to do a few test like a voltmeter ,test light .

Or will you be sending the car to your garage ,


Customer: replied 8 months ago.
i have a voltmeter
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
can you let me exactly where the starter motor is located, i think it is on the rear of engine as you look at the enginewhile standing at front of car.
Expert:  Greg replied 8 months ago.

Okay the two click is coming from the engine room or in the cabin, if coming

from the engine room then you may have a weak battery or bad starter motor .

With the voltmeter check the battery voltage , a good battery will have 12.6 plus volts

if you only have 12 volts or less you need to recharge or replace the battery ,

To load test the battery fitted try and start the engine keeping an eye on the voltmeter

if the voltage drops below 10 volts then starter is probably ok and just need to change or charge the battery .

check this then get back to me .

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Battery good, click in engine room, i think starter motor is at rear of engine ?
Expert:  Greg replied 8 months ago.

Okay sounds like a bad starter motor ,first check the relay ,try another starter relay first .


Expert:  Greg replied 8 months ago.

you got the 1.4L diesel or the 1.0L petrol .


Expert:  Greg replied 8 months ago.

Swap over the A/C relay with the starter relay and try and start just clicks replace the starter motor .