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BSI Issue - Berlingo M49 Van 1.9D 2001
Hi All,
I have what i believe is the standard BSI issue - I have lost indicators, wipers, heater blower, interior lights and the glow plug light.

After tracing and checking the fuses inside and under the bonnet I removed the relevant one's and I don't know how but I got the indicators and wipers back but nothing else, not even the screen wash on the front.

The battery light is continuously on until I pull the wiper stalk to use the washer function and it then goes out but i lose the indicators and the wipers. I can start it ok and drive it fine but after about ten minutes there is a beeping noise and I then lose the indicators and wipers or they go and come back intermittently.

What am I doing wrong and can someone please help me as It's driving me crazy and my Mrs is doing my head in about it.

Do I need to do a BSI reset if that is the problem or is it beyond repair at that age..?


Nothing to gain from not trying a reset.
It is on my to do list.
But not right at the top

2012 Hdi75 van
(25-06-2024, 11:08 AM)evdama Wrote:  Nothing to gain from not trying a reset.

What is the exact procedure for my model please..?

Pretty universal
Put the driver's window down, lift the bonnet and ensure all equipment is switched off.

Ensure all doors are closed and remove key from the ignition.
Wait for 3 minutes, disconnect the vehicle battery and wait 15 seconds.

Reconnect the vehicle battery, wait a further 10 seconds (do not open doors.).
Switch on the side lights through the driver's window.Switch on the ignition,Start the engine

Start the engine .
It is on my to do list.
But not right at the top

2012 Hdi75 van
I have folowed this procedure but there is no change, I have wipers but no washer, indicators but no glow plug light or heater blower..???


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  • evdama
Check fusebox and fuses for corrosion?
It is on my to do list.
But not right at the top

2012 Hdi75 van
As @evdama has stated check the engine bay fuse box [adjacent to battery] for any signs of liquid damage. Bit of a design fault on many PSA group vehicles in that when the scuttle drains [at either end of the engine bay in the scuttle area underneath the wipers] get clogged with leaves or other debris the water has no where to flow to and drains out into the engine bay quite often into [and into] the engine bay fuse box. The problem is that this is not only a fuse box there is an electronic circuit board on the underside of the fuse box that is effectively a communications link for numerous systems to the BSI. If that gets water/liquid damaged then it often kills the electronics and causes multiple problems. On my Berlingo Multispace, it caused numerous 'STOP' and ABS warnings plus the headlamps and wipers would switch on randomly when the vehicles was parked up with the ignition off!!
Also in my case it was not actual rainwater but a rodent had being using the fuse box as a temporary home/toilet and the rodent urine had killed the board. All the electronics are supposedly sealed but I guess with age the sealing degrades. I had to change the whole fuse box in my case but lickily they are not that expensive and relatively easy to find as the boxes are used in many PSA group vehicles. They are also easy to change [about 20 minutes] and no programming required. Make sure if you do you do the road of changing the whole unit you get EXACTLY the same PART NUMBER unit as I stated they are used in many PSA group vehicles and are not all interchangeable.

First thing to try though before you go down that road is switch the vehicle off, allow enough time for all systems to shut down, disconnect the battery and then go through the engine fuse box pulling each fuse one at a time and clean both the fuse and the receptacle with ELECTRICAL CONTACT CLEANER or IPA. Do not use any thing else such as WD40 or other solvents as they can leave residues and cause all sorts of other problems for electrics/electronics. Also remove each of the large connectors in turn and again check inside for any signs of corrosion on the pins or receptacles and also spray those with electrical contact cleaner, Sometimes just cleaning all the fuses and connectors up will cure it but if not change the whole fuse box.

Not a Citroen  Cry

2008 B9 1.6Hdi Multispace XTR
2007 M59 1.6Hdi Multspace Desire
2002 Xsara Picasso 2.0Hdi
1996 ZX 1.9TD Estate

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