wheel arch liner removal help

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Hi Everyone,

I'm new here and I need some help, can anyone explain step for step how to remove the off side rear wheel arch liner from a 2007 (07 Plate) UK Citroen C3 ?

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warlockuk wrote:Hi Everyone,

I'm new here and I need some help, can anyone explain step for step how to remove the off side rear wheel arch liner from a 2007 (07 Plate) UK Citroen C3 ?

Many Thanks

Warlockuk

Hello warlockuk, welcome to the forum.

I don't have a step-by-step guide to removing the wheel arch liners, but normally it is a case of just removing the wheel and locating the plastic rivets. Remove all the plastic rivets and then remove the plastic arc liner.

Be prepared to break a few plastic rivets, so have a few spares on 'stand-by'.
You can get them on eBay: Plasctic wheel arch liner rivets


The C3 Haynes manual (Available on Amazon UK) manual is invaluable as an aid to planning jobs :D
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Many Thanks

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Inner wheel arch plastics on a Citroen C3
Inner wheel arch on a C3
Inner wheel arch on a C3
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The inner arch removal tool made from a scrap bracket.
Inner Arch Clip Removal Tool for Citroen C3
Inner Arch Clip Removal Tool for Citroen C3
The angle in the metal gives it strength, the chamfer allows the tool tip to slide under the head of the plastic inner arch rivet and the U shape cut out allows the tool to get a good grip under the head of the rivet. The head of the rivet is just lifted by levering up the tool. When the rivet head is lifted, the rived becomes disengaged.
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on my C3 there were several push clips that you needed to pop up the center of to release then pull out, all done with a flat head just do it carefully and for sake of good sense have a small bag of them on hand from ebay. There were also just a couple of Torx screws holding it in, just look carefully and make sure that all the fixings you pull out, go back in! or are replaced. Easiest way to be sure its in right :)
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