How to remove the glove box (2003-2010).

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Is it getting a bit late for posts like this? Have people sorted this stuff out yet? Or are things just starting to break on your C3 and you need to know how to fix it?

For some reason you need to remove the glove box in your Citroen C3, good for you!
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On the bottom of the glove box is a cover, remove it. There are 2 clips holding it in.
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Under the cover, attached to the under side of the glove box are 3 connectors.
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There are tabs on the connector retainers and they need to be pried away from the body of the connectors. Then
the connectors are slid off the retainers in the direction of the arrows.
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Next the pivot pins!!! These are the bane of most peoples lives.
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Remove the BSI cover in the glove box. Slip your fingers in the space between the inner and outer parts of the
dash. Get your fingers onto the end of the pin and push it out until the head is proud of the tube.
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Now get a screwdriver and lever the pin out.
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On the inboard side it is possible to reach up and push the pin out. If you are clever, it's even possible to
push on the claws and and get the pin to unclip without needing the screwdriver.
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You can see the edges of the clips on the pins are not sharp. So they lever out without too much trouble.
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Now you can manipulate the door to access the 2 screws on the bottom side of the glove box. Of course they are
torx head screws.
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Now remove the 3 upper screws. If you have air conditioning you will probably have a cold air vent in the back of the glove box. It's attached to the air vent above the glove box via a small concertina hose. You don't need to worry about it when you take the glove box out (it will just fall out), but don't forget about it when you put the glove box back in!

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Don't try to take the door off yet! Remove the whole glove box.

If you want to remove the door from the glove box, swing the door up and slide the catches through the slot.
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There are probably a few reasons why you might need to remove the glove box. Most reasons probably involve gaining access to other components on the fire wall or that area.
I hope this is not too late and can help some one. :D
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It's never too late :D

As these cars get older more people will want to repair their Citroen C3 themselves.

To get access to the child lock relay is one of the main reasons I found to remove the entire glove box :o

Thank you for your, as always, helpful post :)
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