Rear door interior panel removal 2002-2009

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Some photos showing the few steps required to remove the C3 door panel.

The door card removal for front and rear are very similar and you can follow the steps for the rear and use them as a guide to the front.

2006 to 2009 appears a few posts below this one for the Citroen C3 2002-2005 door card.


C3 Door handle removal
C3 Door handle removal
The handle is in two halves, they just pop apart with a small flat bladed screwdriver.
C3 Door panel removal how-to.
C3 Door panel removal how-to.
With the cover removed, two T30 Torx screws are revealed, use a T30 Torx drive to remove them.

The handle stays attached to the door panel.
C3 Window Winder handle removal
C3 Window Winder handle removal
The window winder handle pulls off. Don't pull the winding knob.

The panel is now held on by plastic clips around the edges and hooked in a lip on the top edge.
Unpop the clips (prepare to break a few) and lift the panel upward to remove it.

Get some door clips (here) in advance to make the refitting more successful.
Door Clips for the C3
Door Clips for the C3
The 2006 - 2009 is very similar and some pointer are in this post citroen-c3-questions/strong-7-yr-old-so ... -t158.html

The rear door handle is held on by a small torx screw

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The door card is clipped on with those white plastic clips shown above, and hooked at the top as seen in the photo below.
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Mark47 has some instructions for removing the rear door panel on a 2009 and on C3.


Mark47 wrote:To remove the door panel on later model C3s, 2009 and up, you will need two paint scrapers, two credit cards, and a fairly long flat screwdriver as shown on the photo.
First you will have removed the window winder handle, the door handle and its two screws, and the two screws in the panel edges.

Feed a scraper under the plastic panel edge at the bottom of the door. By lifting the first scraper you can feed the second scraper in to the rear of the first. Feed a credit card under each scraper. Spread the scrapers apart by about a hands width. The tension in the panel will hold them in place. The credit cards will prevent the door being scratched when you use the screwdriver to lift the panel away from the door. On the photo of the door with the panel removed you will see four white plastic retaining pegs, a fifth is on the right of the speaker. The intent is to lift the edge of the panel between two pegs, preferably at the bottom edge, first with the screwdriver between card and scraper, and then to get two hands under the plastic panel. When your hands are as close to each peg as you can bear, wrench the panel away from the door. It might help to have a colleague hold the door open.

With luck the panel will come free, or you might break a peg, or a finger, but probably not break the panel.
Citroen C3 Door Panel Removal
Citroen C3 Door Panel Removal
Tools to remove the C3 door panel
Tools to remove the C3 door panel
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The front door has the same door handle but no window winder to worry about removing. You may also need to remove 2 torx head screws located in the positions arrowed to release the door card fully.
door card removal on a Citroen C3
door card removal on a Citroen C3
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Although in general this guide is very good .............it is not 100% accurate for C3 Desire 2005 ( facelift model ) onwards .

1/ The handle is not as shown - there is one Torx head screw in the well of the handle .

2/ The winder arm does not " Pop off " -so don't try to prise it off - you will either end up breaking the plastic skin or worse the winder metal mount / mechanism .( which I nearly did )

There is a semi circular spring clip behind ( under ) the winder plastic collar .

Get the winder handle horizontal & then wedge something between the door & handle to give you enough room to get a small plain end screwdriver into the gap and you can then push out the clip .

Remounting it - mount / push the clip onto the winder bush ( plastic winder arm end ) and then place the arm the whole onto the metal winder prong - one quick bash will get it to pop on .
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