How to change the headlights on my Citroen C5 Aircross

Have a lighthouse problem can be dangerous but can also penalize you with a fine which can go up to 68 euros but also even a loss of 4 points on the license if one finds you to drive without lights at night.

In addition, if only one headlight is working, such as a low beam, other road users may mistake you for a motorcycle and potentially cause an accident. Here are the different reasons that lead us to want to accompany you as this article progresses. changing the headlights on your Citroen C5 Aircross.

The objective of this article is to help you change the defective headlight on your Citroen C5 Aircross.

In theory, changing a bulb in a Citroen C5 Aircross will take you around 1 hour (20 minutes for the most experienced and 1h30 for novices).

To achieve this, we will try to explain to you how reach the headlight housings in a Citroen C5 Aircross, then how to replace the defective bulb.

Quick advice before changing the headlights on your Citroen C5 Aircross

  • Before replacing your light, it is essential to identify the type of bulb defective on your Citroen C5 Aircross. To easily choose the corresponding bulbs, we advise you to go to the following article «How to choose a bulb for my Citroen C5 Aircross» this will help you to know the power and the type of bulb according to the defective headlight, for example if you want to change the reversing light on your Citroen C5 Aircross, in this case we suggest that you buy a P21W filament type bulb.
  • When changing a light bulb, it makes more sense to change the pair (Ex: Low beam on the right and low beam on the left) to guarantee the same level of performance and longevity.
  • First, to safely carry out the manipulation, it is essential to disconnect your battery.Effectively, you will be handling electrical objects so it is best to cut power just like you would to change a light bulb at home.
  • Then when you change the bulb of your Citroen C5 Aircross We advise you not to touch the glass part directly with bare hands, these are conductive parts, you risk getting burned. Take insulating gloves so as not to take any risks.
  • Logically, after reading this article you will be able to change a defective headlight on your Citroen C5 Aircross, we therefore advise you to have a set of spare bulbs in your vehicle.

How to change a headlight on your Citroen C5 Aircross

For this part we advise you to equip yourself with a flat screwdriver (size: 8 to 13) or a pipe wrench.

To change a Headlight, the procedure is as follows for the lights mentioned below:

  • Position
  • Turn signal
  • crossing
  • Road
  • Anti-fog
  1. Open the bonnet of your Citroen C5 Aircross and keep it wide open thanks to the stand
  2. Identify faulty fire
  3. Using the screwdriver, remove the plastic support by removing the screws
  4. Turn the round case
  5. Disconnect the electrical connector from the bulb
  6. Remove the pin
  7. Unscrew the bulb counterclockwise
  8. Replace it with the new bulb
  9. Note: it is better to avoid touching the glass part so as not to leave a trace
  10. It must be inserted easily and without forcing
  11. Replace the pin
  12. Reconnect the bulb to your Citroen C5 Aircross
  13. Screw the plastic shell back on
  14. Replace the plastic cash screws
  15. Close the hood and try your lights again

Changing a Tail Lights on your Citroen C5 Aircross:

  • Position light
  • Stop light
  • Reverse light
  • Fog light

Here is the procedure:

  1. Disconnect the battery for safe handling (CF: article How to change my battery)
  2. Open the trunk of your Citroen C5 Aircross
  3. Identify the side of the defective headlight Remove the coating to access the body
  4. Disconnect the connector using the flat screwdriver
  5. Unscrew the nuts to remove the rear light
  6. Once the headlight has been unscrewed, remove the nut from the light housing
  7. Remove the case
  8. Change the damaged bulb
  9. Reposition the case of your Citroen C5 Aircross
  10. Screw the case back on
  11. The same goes for the tail light and the knurled nut
  12. Don’t forget to reconnect the light connector
  13. Replace the covering
  14. Reconnect the battery
  15. Retest the lights of your Citroen C5 Aircross


Here are the various steps to follow which make it possible to replace a headlight on your Citroen C5 Aircross. Be patient, remember to equip yourself with insulating material to avoid the risk of electrocution, follow the steps carefully and you’ll be done in an instant.

However, if you are not comfortable with these different steps, do not hesitate to call on a professional to secure the procedure on your Citroen C5 Aircross.