Newbie looking for some advice - Air Conditioning backlight

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Hello,

I am new here at these forums and want to ask about a couple of things. A few months ago I bought a Citroen C3, the car is nice, perfect condition for a car made in 2003, and I made only small investments such as car audio, rims and other cosmetic upgrades...

But I noticed a while back, that the panel, where the AC and heating controls are is not backlit -> at the beginning it was a faint orange light, but only 1/2 of the panel was backlit and now it doesnt work at all. So if you can help me and provide info, how to fix that or get to the light so i can change it or w/e, i would very much appreciate it. (pic included - HERE )
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And my second "problem" are the headrests (all of them). I have some nice seat covers and wanted to use them, but alas, I cant get the headrests off. I tried almost everything, pulled them upwards, wiggled the thing thats supposed to hold them and nothing. Any trick to that?

Much obliged.
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Welcome to the forum 1Scotty1
1Scotty1 wrote:But I noticed a while back, that the panel, where the AC and heating controls are is not backlit -> at the beginning it was a faint orange light, but only 1/2 of the panel was backlit and now it doesnt work at all. So if you can help me and provide info, how to fix that or get to the light so i can change it or w/e, i would very much appreciate it.
There are some lamps, like these ones which are behind the A/C panel, these are probably blown or blackened.

With the radio removed (with these special tools),

Citroen C3 heater panel fixing screws
Citroen C3 heater panel fixing screws
remove these 2 screws to remove (with difficulty) the A/C panel, then you can replace the lamps.

And my second "problem" are the headrests (all of them). I have some nice seat covers and wanted to use them, but alas, I cant get the headrests off. I tried almost everything, pulled them upwards, wiggled the thing thats supposed to hold them and nothing. Any trick to that?
I never did manage to remove the front headrests, I haven't tried to remove the rears.
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Removing the head rests should be simple mine come off no problem, obviously u have found what looks like a button well obviously you push that but if it's stuck try some wd40 and wiggle it around while doing so leaving it for 5 mins a repeat if it hasn't budged, hope that helps
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