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Citroen C3: In the event of a breakdown / Changing a bulb

Citroen C3. Changing a bulb In some weather conditions (e.g. low temperature or humidity), misting on the internal surface of the glass of the headlamps and rear lamps is normal, and will disappear after the lamps have been on for a few minutes.

Citroen C3. Changing a bulb The headlamps have polycarbonate lenses with a protective coating:

Do not clean them with a dry or abrasive cloth, nor with detergent or solvent products.

  • Use a sponge and soapy water or a pH neutral product.
  • When using a high-pressure washer on persistent marks, do not keep the lance directed towards the headlamps, lamps or their edges for too long, so as not to damage their protective coating and seals.

Citroen C3. Changing a bulb Changing a bulb must only be done with the ignition off and after the headlamp / lamp has been switched off for several minutes - risk of serious burns!

Do not touch the bulb directly with your fingers; use a lint-free cloth.

It is essential only to use anti-ultraviolet (UV) type bulbs, so as not to damage the headlamp.

Always replace a failed bulb with a new bulb of the same type and specification. To avoid lighting imbalance, replace the bulbs in pairs.

Citroen C3. Changing a bulb Refitting the lamp units

Perform the operations in the reverse order to dismantling.

Citroen C3. Changing a bulb Opening the bonnet / Accessing the bulbs

With the engine warm, proceed with caution - risk of burns!

Take care with objects or clothing that could 8 be caught in the blades of the cooling fan - risk of strangulation!

Citroen C3. Changing a bulb

Citroen C3. Changing a bulb Halogen bulbs (Hx)

To ensure good quality lighting, check that the bulb is correctly positioned in its housing.

Light-emitting diode (LED) headlamps and lamps

Depending on version, the affected types of headlamps/lamps are:

  • Daytime running lamps/sidelamps.
  • Number plate lamps.

Citroen C3. Changing a bulb For the replacement of this type of bulb, you must contact a CITROËN dealer or a qualified workshop.

Do not touch the "Full LED" technology headlamps - risk of electrocution!

Putting the spare wheel back in place. After changing a wheel

Putting the spare wheel back in place Put the spare wheel back in place in its housing. Slacken the nut on the bolt by a few turns. Position the fastening device (nut and bolt) in the middle of the wheel...

Front lamps

Model A Daytime running lamps/Sidelamps (W21/5W) Direction indicators (PY21W) Dipped beam headlamps (LED) Main beam headlamps (LED) Foglamps (PSX24W) Model B Daytime running lamps/Sidelamps (LED) Direction indicators (PY21W) Dipped beam headlamps (LED) Main beam headlamps (LED) Foglamps (PSX24W) Daytime running lamps/sidelamps Turn the bulb holder an eighth of a turn anticlockwi..

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Citroen C3 2016-2022 Owners Manual: Special position of the windscreen wipers


This maintenance position is used while cleaning or replacing the wiper blades. It can also be useful, in wintry weather (ice, snow), to release the wiper blades from the windscreen. To maintain the effectiveness of the flat wiper blades, it is advisable to: handle them with care. clean them regularly using soapy water. avoid using them to hold cardboard on the windscreen. replace the..

Citroen C3 2016-2022 Owners Manual: Manual child lock


This system prevents opening of a rear door using its interior handle. The control, red in colour, is located on the edge of each rear door (marked by a label). Locking / Unlocking To lock, turn the red control as far as it will go using the integral key: To the right on the left-hand rear door. To the left on the right-hand rear door. To unlock, turn it in the opposite direction...

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