Rear lamps

Citroen C3 / Citroen C3 Owner's Manual / Practical information / Changing a bulb / Rear lamps

1. Brake/sidelamps (P21/5W).

1. Brake/sidelamps (P21/5W).
2. Direction indicators ( PY21W amber)
3. Foglamp, left-hand side ( PR21W red)
Reversing lamp right-hand side (P21W).

Amber or red bulbs, such as those for the direction indicators and rear foglamp, must be replaced by bulbs of the same rating and colour.

The lamps on the tailgate are dummy units. They are there for aesthetic purposes only.

Changing bulbs

These four bulbs are changed from inside

These four bulbs are changed from inside the boot:

  • open the boot,
  • remove the access fl ap from the corresponding side trim panel,
  • unscrew the butterfl y nut securing the lamp unit,
  • unclip the lamp unit connector,
  • extract the lamp unit carefully pulling in its middle towards the outside,

  • spread the four tabs and remove the bulb holder,
  • turn the bulb a quarter of a turn and change it.

To refi t, carry out these operations in reverse order.

Take care to engage the lamp unit in its guides, while keeping it in line with the vehicle.

Changing the number plate lamp bulbs (W5W)

  • Insert a thin screwdriver into one of the outer holes of the lens.
  • Push it outwards to unclip.
  • Remove the lens.
  • Pull the bulb out and change it.

Third brake lamp (4 W5W bulbs)

  • Open the boot.
  • Remove the plugs A on the inner panel.
  • Push on the centre of the lamp using two screwdrivers to lever it outwards.
  • Disconnect the connector and if necessary the screenwash pipe from the lamp.
  • Turn the bulb holder for the faulty bulb a quarter of a turn.
  • Pull out the bulb and change it.

To refi t, carry out these operations in reverse order.

    See also:

    RDS system
    Using the RDS (radio data system) function on FM The majority of FM radio stations use the RDS system. The radio in your vehicle has this system. The RDS system enables these stations to transmit ...

    Automatic day/night model
    System which automatically and progressively changes between the day and night uses. In order to prevent dazzle, the interior mirror glass darkens automatically in relation to the intensity of ...

    Parking brake
    Mechanical brake to hold the vehicle when stationary. Applying Pull the parking brake to immobilise your vehicle. Releasing Pull on the handle and press the button A to release the parking br ...