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This is a bit of a weird one, currently I'm searching for new headlights for my c3 as mine are very foggy and have no back covers and as of yet no breakers will sell me only the back covers for the lights.

But during my search I've found these... Things? And I'm now really curious has anyone ever seen a C3 with these? I'm not planning on buying them but I couldn't find any pictures of a car with them. If I was rich I'd buy them and normal ones for a laugh.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/citroen-c3-0 ... olid=20008
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Eyorthelittlebluecar wrote: Sat Mar 19, 2022 11:47 pm This is a bit of a weird one, currently I'm searching for new headlights for my c3 as mine are very foggy and have no back covers and as of yet no breakers will sell me only the back covers for the lights.

But during my search I've found these... Things? And I'm now really curious has anyone ever seen a C3 with these? I'm not planning on buying them but I couldn't find any pictures of a car with them. If I was rich I'd buy them and normal ones for a laugh.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/citroen-c3-0 ... olid=20008
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I have not seen a C3 with those headlights and you won't see them while you are driving, but they do look nice.

You may find this post How to remove Citroen C3 headlights (2002-2009) helpful if you are going to fit new headlights
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When you say “foggy” are they like this
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But with a bit of elbow grease and an afternoon, you can get them looking like this
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Yeah exactly like that! I've cleaned them up a couple times now but I can't make a seal on the back of lights to stop it happening again? I tried asking breakers for just the cover for the lights but they won't sell only those. :/
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This might sound a bit weird but have you tried a latex glove to cover the back, just as a temp measure.?
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That's actually not a bad idea? I have a latex glove and plastic bag over the ecu as the first plug on that gets wet anytime it rains maybe I should try one on the lights too! Thank you! If this works then the only problem I'll have left with eeyore is the pesky oil leak.
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The ones you listed do not support electric tilt adjustment.
I considered them when I broke the left headlight when trying to change the bulb, as they look good, but was not sure about the lack of the tilt.
(Since then I would recommend to take the left headlight out for the bulb change.)
I eventually went with more OEM looking that did support the electric tilt adjustment, a pair was 125GBP.
I cant find exactly those on ebay now, but these look similar: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283805791924 ... SwSoNdk3nG
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Thank you for the reply! Are they use able in the UK? The ones I originally posted are for rhd only and no one on ebay knows it you can re adjust it to be legal in the UK.

Electric adjustment isn't a concern for me at the moment as someone has already broken that on Eeyore before! It's one of the thigns I thought about fixing but I very rarely have enough weight in eeyore to worry about it!
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The stock headlights have a little adjuster at the top in the middle to re aim them for EU or UK driving. When I got eeyore and first drove him at night my lights were pointing in wildly different directions from where whoever replaced them or last touched them messed it up. I was quite hoping the aftermarket ones would have simmilar but I'm yet to find an actual picture of the back to look at and see.
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Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)

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I guess those are LDH as they are sold from Italy.
This guy sells RHD but only right headlight is listed: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/234386114220 ... SwlYxiOgwA
Maybe he could obtain the left also when asked.

Concerning the humidity, I got rid of it in my old headlights using a vacuum cleaner with a blower function, where you plug the hose to the exhaust of the vac and it blows a large volume of air heated by the motor.
It left dust marks after drying though.
The new ones developed a little humidity too over time.
I replaced the headlights right before covid, then the car stayed unused for 2 years.
It dried on its own without a trace when I started using the car recently.
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