washer jets, adjusted a bit higher on screen?

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2010 C3. The washer nozzles have just 1 small rectangle unlike some washer nozzles which have 2 small holes which can be adjusted with a pin. Can the rectangle ones be adjusted as the water is a bit high on screen.
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Hello jamsie

The older shape Ciroen C3s washer jets look like this:


Citroen C3 washer nozzle
Citroen C3 washer nozzle

Citroen C3 washer jet
Citroen C3 washer jet


Which seem to match your description for the design on the 2010 C3 too.

I have had to clear one of the jets with a pin, but there didn't seem to be any adjustment, even with a good poke around with the pin.

Maybe yours needs a bit of a clean out. New washer jets are available here, are not very expensive and don't look too difficult to fit if cleaning doesn't fix it.
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thank you this is the sort. Tried to adjust but no movement. would it be easy to replace with newer type.
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would it be easy to replace with newer type.
I think it would be very easy to change the washer jet.

You can get them from here:
'Brand new washer jets for Citroen C3 (click here), cheap too :D

or something a bit different from this selection of C3 washer jets that have pin adjustment and other styles too.

If you wanted to make your C3 that little bit different, try clicking here for LED washer jets, a little more work to fit than a standard washer jet, but nothing beyond a basic DIYer type of job :)

Good quality screen wash (either ready mixed or concentrate mixed with filtered water helps guard against blocked screen wash nozzles). You can pick some high quality screen wash (from here)
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It's true that the stock washer jets haven't got any adjustment on them. Myself, I love LEDs and I bought a set of washer jets very similar to the Amazon link posted - fully fitted and wired up, they look marvellous, and as each of the jets has a double-nozzle there's plenty of flexibility to cover the whole windscreen (or the nearside pavement if you're feeling mischievous :mrgreen: )

However, be warned that, like many small tasks on the C3, it's not quite straightforward. You can't just pop the old ones out and these ones in their place - these LED nozzles use a small bolt which tightens around the thread you can see below:


Washer jets on a Citroen C3
Washer jets on a Citroen C3


On the 2002-2009 models, this type of fixture interferes with the support panel under the bonnet, which sits around 1cm below the bonnet panel and only covers about 3 inches beyond the holes where the jets go. I was determined to fit my jets, and so I used heavy-duty tin snips (and a lot of hand strength!) to make cutouts around the original holes, which allowed me to bolt in the new jets.
The other thing to mention is that you will need to go to a DIY store such as B&Q and get a short length of 5mm PVC tubing (cost me £1.04 for 1 Meter of the stuff, and I used about 3cm) to join the washer jets to the plastic nozzles on the washer fluid tube.

Hope this info is easy enough to understand - if you were to attempt the same modification I'm happy to take photos of my final product so you can see what I've done.
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Oh, and one last thing, only white LEDs may legally be displayed front-facing on cars in the UK; similar regulation exists for Europe and many US states too :P
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omarsmith wrote: I'm happy to take photos of my final product so you can see what I've done.
We always like to see photos of C3 mods :D

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