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 Post subject: C3 Fuse Box Locations
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:56 pm 
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (52)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 100000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No


There are 2 easily accessible Fuse Boxes on the Citroen C3 2002, the third requires some instructions (see topic below)

One in the glovebox and the other under the bonnet, next to the battery.

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File comment: Citroen C3 Fuse Box under Bonnet, next to the Battery
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For the engine bay fuse box:

Unclip the plastic cover to reveal the engine bay fuses:
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File comment: Citroen C3 Engine bay fusebox (other half)
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Get some spare fuses - just in case! (Full Size Blades)

Get some spare fuses (Mini Blade) - just in case!


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File comment: Citroen C3 Engine bay fusebox
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The Citroen C3 fusebox inside the glovebox

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File comment: Citroen C3 fusebox location
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The Diagnostics connector is also in the glovebox on some 2002 models

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File comment: Citroen C3 Fusebox, Diagnostics connector and fuse board lock.
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Get some spare fuses - just in case! (Full Size Blades)

Get some spare fuses (Mini Blade) - just in case!



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File comment: Citroen C3 fusebox flips down to gain access to the fuses
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To hinge down the BSI (fuse box) for better access to the fuses, rotate the white flag on the right, then from underneath on the left hand side, press the ledge that the BSI sits on. You can now swing the BSI down (its hinged at the back)

Clip to release to swing the BSI down
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File comment: Ledge holding the BSI in place. Press this to swing the BSI down for access to the fuses
BSI_ledge_for_access.jpg
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Closer view of the BSI fixing clip which needs to be pressed to release the BSI.
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File comment: A closer view of the tab to depress which allows the BSI to swing down
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List of Citroen C3 fuse box diagrams: (all found in the Citroen C3 'Tips' section of the forum)

C3 2002 to 2006 engine bay fuse box

C3 2007 to 2010 engine bay fusebox

C3 2010 on (new shape) Engine bay fuse box layout

C3 2002 to 2006 Glovebox fusebox

C3 2007 to 2010 Glovebox fusebox

C3 2010 on (new shape) Glovebox fuse box diagram




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 Post subject: Re: C3 Fuse Box Locations
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:00 pm 
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About my C3

Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (52)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 100000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
The MAXI fuses are in the engine bay fuse box, under the main engine bay fuse box.

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Part 13 is the maxi fuse box

Part 25 is a MAXI fuse


Engine Bay Fuse Box off the car
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Accessing the MAXI fuses by P1darbs
from the post at https://citroenc3owners.com/petrol-citroen-c3/power-to-ignition-lost-t441-10.html


In the engine bay, passenger side or on the right when looking in to the engine bay, you'll find the fuse box tucked away under the inner wing.
Disconnect the battery before doing anything!! TAKE MY ADVICE ON THAT.
Now after removing the fuse box cover you'll see a tray of fuses & multi connectors.
Remove all the connectors by first pulling the red toggles & lifting. Then tuck them safely either side of the battery tray.
Now you'll need a 13mm DEEP socket and ratchet...
Remove the black wire connected to the front side of the fuse box,
BE ADVISED THIS IS A LIVE WIRE WHEN THE BATTERY IS CONNECTED.
Now here's the tricky bit... You'll need a flat blade screwdriver to lever the fuse tray out of the box.
The TRAY clips into place at each side closest to you & furthest from you as you look from the front of the car.
Once you have removed this tray you can closely inspect each fuse then just put it to one side.
Now you will have exposed 5 or six wires coming into a fuse block! At the bottom of the fuse box.
Here I found one of the large 30 amp fuses popped!
Simply replace and refit your fuse tray in the reverse procedure of removal!
Ensure you have refitted everything before reconnecting the battery.

The fuse is £2:79p from Halfords. As they are large 29mm wide fuses sometimes known as Mega or Maxi fuses.
But may only be £1 from your local spares shop if they've got them or try amazon.co.uk (click here) and save a trip out. Also try eBay £1:75p (click here)


The Maxi Fusebox attached to the underside of the engine bay fusebox
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File comment: C3 Maxi Fusebox attached to the engine bay fusebox
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and the Maxi Fusebox detached from the engine bay fusebox
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File comment: the maxi fuses in the maxi fuse box on a Citroen C3
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The maxi fuse box is attached to the underside of the engine bay fuse box by the big nut and thread which also attaches the black lead. There are also two rather inaccessible clips located under the fuse box holding the maxi-fuse box to the engine bay fuse box.

A note of warning printed on the underside of the Delphi engine bay fuse box, in french; "Ne pas laisser tomber", "Controler en cas de chute" which I think would translate to "Do not drop", "Inspect in case of a fall". The plastic is quite brittle and easily broken and there seems to be some electronic components inside the fusebox, but its always good advice not to drop electrical or electronic items.


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 Post subject: Re: C3 Fuse Box Locations
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:52 pm 
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
The 2006-2009 models of Citroen C3 has the BSI (fuse box) in the glove box quite well hidden.

The fuse box hinges down from under the glovebox, as seen in this picture taken from the passenger footwell of a right hand drive car.

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File comment: citroen C3 2006-2009 glove box fuse box (BSI) hidden from view.
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The row of empty fuse holders (bar one) found in the glove box is very misleading and the lone fuse will probably protect one of the electric windows at the front of the car.

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File comment: citroen c3 2007 fuse box one fuse not the same as the manual or diagram
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 Post subject: Re: C3 Fuse Box Locations
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:46 pm 
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2006 (06)
Engine Size: 1.4
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 50000
Trim Level: Desire
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
Good grief, could they make that hidden fuse box any harder to get to?



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 Post subject: Re: C3 Fuse Box Locations
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
Tortus wrote:
Good grief, could they make that hidden fuse box any harder to get to?

I don't think they could.

The Maxi fuse box doesn't appear in the manual like the other fuse boxes and is considered a 'Citroen Dealer' job. I guess its if you managed to blow one of those, then you have some pretty serious problems and not something considered reasonable for the driver to sort.



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 Post subject: Re: C3 Fuse Box Locations
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Model: C3 Pluriel - with or without roof
Year: 2004 (04)
Engine Size: 1.4 i
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 58000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
Does any one know what each "hidden" fuse is for....we recently bought a Pluriel knowing the roof hinge needed replacing, however we then found that the roof will not function at all (there is no power to the roof motor) Our radio also does not work, the fuses relating to the radio under dash are all fine. We did read that if the car has ever been jump started the roof and radio could stop functioning, could this be a fuse in the "hidden" box. The only thing I am sure of is that the roof has got to have a fuse somewhere :roll:



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 Post subject: Re: C3 Fuse Box Locations
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2005 (05)
Engine Size: 1.4
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 160000
Trim Level: Desire
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
God dam that hidden fuse box is hidden with magic from something like harry potter! Thanks for the info it will help for sure!!!



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 Post subject: Re: C3 Fuse Box Locations
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (52)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 100000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
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Haynes suggests Maxi Fuse (MF) circuits are

MF1 Engine Cooling
MF2 ABS
MF3 ABS
MF4 BSI
MF5 BSI
MF6 Heated Seats
MF7 Ignition Switch
MF8 EPAS

Most cars don't have heated seats, so that could be the one which is missing from the photo?


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 Post subject: Re: C3 Fuse Box Locations
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There are also some fuses near the NS headlight on some models

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