Headlamp bulb changing - some photos

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A few photos of the inside of the headlamp assembly showing the CItroen C3 headlight bulbs and the clips that need to be negotiated to remove the faulty bulb and then to secure the new bulb in place. Its not as easy as you may imagine.

Hopefully these photos will give you an understanding of what you are up against, as it may not be so easy to see with the headlamp assembly in the car, in the dark, in the rain....... :)

Dipped Beam

This is the clip for the normal driving / dipped beam light - H7 Halogen Lamp
(not the main beam/flash).
Citroen C3 Headlamp bulb clips
Citroen C3 Headlamp bulb clips

These H7 Halogen - Extended Life + Brighter Osram lamps have an extended life, hence less often changes. If you are going to spend an hour, or more ;) fiddling around changing bulbs, make it worth the effort.
Citroen C3 headlamp bulb clip close up - in detail
Citroen C3 headlamp bulb clip close up - in detail
H7 Halogen - Extended Life + Brighter :)

A different view of the same H7 (dipped beam, driving) lamp clips:
C3 H7 Headlamp bulb clip
C3 H7 Headlamp bulb clip
A closer view of the fiddly clips:
Citroen C3 Headlamp H7 Clip - Close View
Citroen C3 Headlamp H7 Clip - Close View
Main Beam

The H1 Halogen Main Beam/Flash, has different, but just as fiddly clips.

These shots show the clips, but with the H1 Halogen Main Beam bulb removed.
Citroen C3 H1 Main Beam Bulb Clips
Citroen C3 H1 Main Beam Bulb Clips
And a different view of the Main Beam clips:
C3 Main Beam H1 Lamp Clips
C3 Main Beam H1 Lamp Clips
Clicking the images will take you to a larger version of the pictures shown above.

The lamps you need for the dipped, driving, dim dip are H7 Halogen (Extended life + Brighter) OR Standard H7 12V 55w (Budget)

For the main beam, high beam, flash, you need H1 Main Beam Halogen (Extended life +Brighter) bulb.
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Marcianyn wrote: Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:14 pm One addition to the photos I would like to add is this (mainly to reinforce the photos):
When removing the old bulb, unplug the connector first (as shown in the photos) and only then try to undo the clips. If you do it the other way you will have to manoeuvre the clips around the connector/wires before undoing the connector.
For installing, just the reverse. Firstly fasten the clips after inserting the new bulb and only then plug the connector in.

This all saved me quite some headaches and time after doing it 'wrong' the first time round. ;)
There are some tips on how to change the C3 headlamp bulbs in this topic - Nearside Headlight Bulb Change Tip.
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