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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 2016-2024 Owners Manual: Frequently asked questions


The following information groups together the answers to the most frequently asked questions concerning the system. Radio The reception quality of the tuned radio station gradually deteriorates or the station presets are not working (no sound, 87.5 MHz is displayed, etc.). The vehicle is too far from the selected station’s transmitter, or no transmitter is present in the geographical area..

Citroen C3 2016-2024 Owners Manual: Back-up procedures


Lost keys, remote control, electronic key Visit a CITROËN dealer with the vehicle's registration certificate, a personal identification document and, if possible, the label bearing the key code. The CITROËN dealer will be able to retrieve the key code and the transponder code required to order a new key. Complete unlocking/locking of the vehicle with the key Use this procedure in the follow..

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