How do I remove the side front lamp cover?

Questions not related to the fuel type, like Manual Gearbox, Body Work, Lights, Interior trim and Seats, Steering, Brakes, Beeping, Wheels and Tyres to be asked in this topic only.

Audio has its own section - see further down the page.

Please provide as much information as you think may be relevant like recent work on the car and you can attach photographs directly to your topic using the form below the text box.
My Name:
ericmacarthur

Member
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:40 am
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 50000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

Post

How do I remove and replace the passenger side front lamp cover?
My Name:
Missing Lincs

Moderator
Posts: 844
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:29 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2004 (04)
Engine Size: 1.1
Fuel Type: Petrol
Trim Level: Desire
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)
Location: United Kingdom
Has thanked: 46 times
Been thanked: 36 times

Post

Hello ericmacarthur

If you mean the headlight unit then there's a hinged wire clip which holds an access cover on the rear of the unit.

Which lamp are you wanting to get at?
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all the evidence and pretend you never tried :lol:
User avatar
My Name:
C3driver52

Guru
Posts: 2057
Joined: Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:40 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (03)
Engine Size: 1.4 i
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 79984
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)
Has thanked: 165 times
Been thanked: 85 times

Post

Image

You can see the silver wire in this picture.

The 2 tabs on the lower edge of the cover fit into a groove and the sliver wire lock the top half in place.

Image
My Name:
ericmacarthur

Member
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:40 am
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 50000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

Post

sorry, didn't mean access cover, meant front cover the light shines through
User avatar
My Name:
Arfur Dent

Guru
Posts: 3636
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:47 pm
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
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV4 16-valve diesel (90 PS)
Has thanked: 402 times
Been thanked: 148 times

Post

ericmacarthur wrote:sorry, didn't mean access cover, meant front cover the light shines through
They can't be removed.

If you have a problem that requires the clear cover to be removed, you will need a replacment headlight unit (available from here - eBay), new and used are listed.
You can add an Avatar to your account, click: Avatar. Or change your vehicle details, click: Car Bio. You can even add your very own signature to your posts, click: Signature. More tools are available for you in the: User Control Panel :)
My Name:
ericmacarthur

Member
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:40 am
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 50000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

Post

So I may need a whole new headlamp unit, but the problem is water in the unit, permanent moisture on the "glass", how much it affects the light I'm not sure (it passed it's MOT a few months ago but I think it 's got worse since then). Will I need a new unit or is there another way of getting the moisture out, I also don't know how it got in there in the first place! Anyone else had this problem?
User avatar
My Name:
Arfur Dent

Guru
Posts: 3636
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:47 pm
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
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV4 16-valve diesel (90 PS)
Has thanked: 402 times
Been thanked: 148 times

Post

ericmacarthur wrote: Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:37 pm I also don't know how it got in there in the first place! Anyone else had this problem?
It is a common problem, see Citroen C3 has water in the headlights
You can add an Avatar to your account, click: Avatar. Or change your vehicle details, click: Car Bio. You can even add your very own signature to your posts, click: Signature. More tools are available for you in the: User Control Panel :)
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Questions about a Citroen C3 not related to the fuel type”

  • Information
  • Who is online

    Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [crawler], Google [Bot], Yandex [Bot] and 0 guests