c3 pre-facelift to facelift

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My Name: Riggs

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2005 (55)
Engine Size: 1.6 (16v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
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Hi All, recently had 2 Citroen's join us, both prefaclifts one 05 reg and one 55 reg VTR.

Both are cat D repaired, the VTR needing a new front bumper and the 05 needing door replacing. Wanting to spruce them up a little, VTR needs a little paintwork around it which will be done but looking to upgrade the rear lights to the facelift, also as the front bumper needs painting we are looking at doing the facelift front bumper.

does anybody know if these are inter-changeable? I have a rear light on its way to test but we don't want to buy a full front bumper to see if it will fit.

Plans for each are a general tidy up, 05 is a silver exlusiv(?) model, we replaced the door on it but it has a small dent in the quarter, only 40k so a nice buy. The VTR needs the right front bumper painting (we have prefacelift VTR bumper brand new citroen part ready), rear passenger arch extension and back bumper could do with some paint aswell whilst interior needs a good clean, dark blue with only 65k so again a nice buy.

Opted for the first C3 after our C3 gt decided to break, pleased with the 05 C3 we swapped a punto for the VTR
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Hi Riggs, welcome to the forum.
Riggs wrote:does anybody know if these are inter-changeable? I have a rear light on its way to test but we don't want to buy a full front bumper to see if it will fit.
I had a quick look and the front wings seem to be the same part number for pre and post facelift, so this is a step in the right direction. A level of confusion is the VTR/XTR specifications because these do call for different part numbers over the standard models.

I have not tried putting a post face lift bumper on a pre face lift car and would be interested to hear (and see) how it goes.
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My Name: Adreas90

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2004 (04)
Engine Size: I dont know
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
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Hello i have a citroen c3 2002 and i want to change my rear lights to facelift model is it possible??
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Adreas90 wrote: Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:59 pm Hello i have a citroen c3 2002 and i want to change my rear lights to facelift model is it possible??
Yes, its a straight swap.

Easy to do.

Have a look here for some facelift style C3 rear lights (and some aftermarket ones in there too) :D
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
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Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
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Thank you very much
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