Changing front headlight

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Hello,

For a longer period of time I have been noticing a lot of condensation in one of my headligts on my C3 (2003). I either want to clean it up or replace completely but nowhere I can find detailed instructions on removing the headlight :( so if any of you could be so kind and help me I would be thankful :)

Plus is there a good book where you can find instructions for various repairs such as this?

Thanks
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1Scotty1 wrote:Hello,

For a longer period of time I have been noticing a lot of condensation in one of my headligts on my C3 (2003). I either want to clean it up or replace completely but nowhere I can find detailed instructions on removing the headlight :( so if any of you could be so kind and help me I would be thankful :)

Plus is there a good book where you can find instructions for various repairs such as this?

Thanks
Your headlight is a common one and covered on the forum, have a look at

https://citroenc3owners.com/tips-for-any-citroen-c3-f8/water-in-the-headlights-t4.html

You don't need to remove the headlight to cure it ;)

The Citroen C3 Haynes Manual on amazon is a great book for these jobs. Also worth having a look HERE on ebay for a Haynes Manual for the C3.


Removing headlight https://citroenc3owners.com/citroen-c3-q ... -t691.html
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (03)
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Fuel Type: Petrol
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Thank you very much for the fast reply. Might I ask, what is the difference between the Haynes book you suggested and the Haynes service and repair manual (green book)? Thanks
Because I am definitely getting one :)
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The Haynes manual is a good source of information. It's not always perfect as there are model variations and updates through the life of a model. On the whole though if you apply a bit of reason you can get enough information to do most jobs.

There was a facelift to the C3, pre-facelift cars are covered by the green Haynes manual, the blue version of the manual also includes extra information for later face-lift cars.
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Thank you for the explanation. Yes, I know about the facelift, I just wanted to know the difference between those two books :) so it is enough for me to get the green one, seeing I have the 2003 pre-facelift model.
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