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Bonjour' XM PRESTIGE

Postby tonx » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:42 am

Hi all, Thought i'd join here as ive just aquired a 94 citroen xm presige, and im having a few problems with electrics, for one, the rear lights and number plate bulbs keep going out, the bulbs are fine and ive checked the fuses? Any advice would be helpful. And if anyone knows of a good citroen garage in the yorkshire area would be good. Sorry for the long winded introduction.
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Postby rabenson » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:10 am

Hi and welcome to the forum!

Whereabouts in Yorkshire are you?

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Postby xmexclusive » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:57 am

Hi tonx

Welcome to FCF

The usual problems with XM rear lights are:
Tailgate hinge wiring cracks and breaks;
Oxidation on the bulb holder contacts;
Poor earthing to current returns.

Check for blown bulbs first then clean up the bulb holders.
Next look for the extra yellow earth wire in the tailgate wings.
This was a Citroen upgrade for early XM's.
Single wire from extra blue plug on taillights to a chassis bolt.
May have extra wires added to blue plug if you have a towbar fitted.
Clean up the chassis earths.
Finally there is a rubber sleeve by the tailgate hinge.
This contains the tailgate light supply wiring.
See if flexing the rubber alters which lights are working.
As a last resort pull to bits and reconnect any cracked or broken wires.

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Postby tonx » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:20 pm

Excellent, thanks John :) I shall do these checks, Also can you tell me were the power-steering fluid and brake fluid go ?? Sorry for sounding dumb but the handbook doesn't state this info.
I from Leeds. cheers Tony. (xm prestige owner )
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Postby Chris570 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:25 pm

Its the same as the suspension fluid, so above the battery by the N/S/F sphere
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Postby tonx » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:52 pm

Thanks Chris, does that include the brakes as well?
Cheers' Tony.
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Postby myglaren » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:20 pm

tonx wrote:Thanks Chris, does that include the brakes as well?
Cheers' Tony.

Yes. Power steering, brakes and suspension all operate on a common hydraulic system and use ONLY LHM/LHM+ fluid.
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Postby myglaren » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:21 pm

myglaren wrote:
tonx wrote:Thanks Chris, does that include the brakes as well?
Cheers' Tony.

Yes. Power steering, brakes and suspension all operate on a common hydraulic system and use ONLY LHM/LHM+ fluid.


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Postby tonx » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:23 pm

Thanks everyone for the replies, what a helpfull site this really is :D
Id would have posted my car niggles on xm, but theres no XM help forum listed on here.
Regards Tony. :wink:
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Postby CitroJim » Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:39 am

Welcome Tonx :D

Have you also joined our very good friends over on www.club-xm.co.uk ?

You'll find some very familiar names there...
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Postby Citroenmad » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:43 pm

Welcome to the FCF :D

Is your Prestige a 2.0 TCT? Manual or auto? They are a rare car now.

Some pictures of your Prestige would be nice ... 8-)
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Welcome along , love the Xm it's a car I wish I'd had

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Re: Bonjour' XM PRESTIGE

Postby tonx » Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:20 am

Hi' its a 2.0 turbo petrol, auto Prestige xm. from feb 1994, so it has the early dash and steering wheel, which i think looks cooler.
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You may have seen this XM before, one of the previous owners has uploaded it on youtube.
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Postby tonx » Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:27 pm

Citroenmad wrote:Welcome to the FCF :D

Is your Prestige a 2.0 TCT? Manual or auto? They are a rare car now.

Some pictures of your Prestige would be nice ... 8-)


Added some pictures above, :wink:
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Postby CitroJim » Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:08 pm

Very nice, very cool :P

I'd rather have the XM rather than the other car, whatever it is, in the second picture... It looks positively dowdy against the beauty of the XM...
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