Citroen C3 A51 Yr 2011 - Right reversing Light not working <Answered>

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Citroen C3 A51 Yr 2011 - Right reversing Light not working <Answered>

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Hi All,

I am a newbie DIY car enthusiastic. :-D

I have an issue where suddenly my right reverse light has stopped working. The left one works fine.

My car model is C3 (A51) 5 DOOR SALOON 1.6 VTi 16v 120. It's a 2011 model.

I changed the bulb but it's still the same.

Can anyone please tell me what should I try next to fix this?

Where would be the fuse for it? Front Fusebox or the Cabin one? I have the maintenance manual but can't find the information under it.

Also can you please tell me what is the use of Reverse Light switch?

Thanks in advance. Cheers.
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Re: Citroen C3 A51 Yr 2011 - Right reversing Light not working

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First thing is to pop your VIN code up - as some of these models only have 1 reversing lamp - and others have 2 - depending on specification.

I'm not sure what you mean by reverse light switch? If you are referring to the parking assistance (if you have reverse sensors fitted), then there may be a switch that deactivates the function (in cases where you are towing / using a trailer - otherwise the sensors would be giving a false reading whilst you have something on the towbar.
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Re: Citroen C3 A51 Yr 2011 - Right reversing Light not working

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Thanks for your reply. The VIN is VF7**************[VIN obfuscated, can be read by forum staff]. Thanks.
GiveMeABreak wrote:
01 Feb 2020, 15:28
First thing is to pop your VIN code up - as some of these models only have 1 reversing lamp - and others have 2 - depending on specification.

I'm not sure what you mean by reverse light switch? If you are referring to the parking assistance (if you have reverse sensors fitted), then there may be a switch that deactivates the function (in cases where you are towing / using a trailer - otherwise the sensors would be giving a false reading whilst you have something on the towbar.
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Re: Citroen C3 A51 Yr 2011 - Right reversing Light not working

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Ok, so confirmed: you only have one reversing lamp on the left. The third lamp down on the right side is the fog lamp (and takes a different bulb - so make sure you have the correct one in). The rear fog lamp only comes on when you activate the rear fog lamp on the lighting stalk (and only when the main headlamps are switched on).
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Awesome. Thanks, Marc. I will test this tomorrow and will drop a message here.

Thanks again. =D>
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01 Feb 2020, 15:47
Ok, so confirmed: you only have one reversing lamp on the left. The third lamp down on the right side is the fog lamp (and takes a different bulb - so make sure you have the correct one in). The rear fog lamp only comes on when you activate the rear fog lamp on the lighting stalk (and only when the main headlamps are switched on).
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Re: Citroen C3 A51 Yr 2011 - Right reversing Light not working

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Confirmed. It's a rear fog lamp and I feel stupid now for asking the question. :-D

Thanks for your guidance, Marc.

For my knowledge, can you please tell me how did you use my Vin number to get the required details. What was the process?
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01 Feb 2020, 15:50
Awesome. Thanks, Marc. I will test this tomorrow and will drop a message here.

Thanks again. =D>
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01 Feb 2020, 15:47
Ok, so confirmed: you only have one reversing lamp on the left. The third lamp down on the right side is the fog lamp (and takes a different bulb - so make sure you have the correct one in). The rear fog lamp only comes on when you activate the rear fog lamp on the lighting stalk (and only when the main headlamps are switched on).
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Re: Citroen C3 A51 Yr 2011 - Right reversing Light not working

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No need to feel stupid - that's why we are here :wink: We use your VIN with Citroen Service to ensure we know all the options, trim and specs fitted to your car - it saves us time, reduces unnecessary posts and eliminates guess work.
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Re: Citroen C3 A51 Yr 2011 - Right reversing Light not working

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Kubby, there are (to my way of thinking) no stupid questions (if you have to ask it is because you don't know the answer), although stupid avoidable mistakes DO exist.
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Re: Citroen C3 A51 Yr 2011 - Right reversing Light not working <Answered>

Post by skiwk »

HI guys
I have one question my C3 1.6 hdi 2012,Does anyone have wiring sheme for reverse light?I don´t have power on reverse switch,where comes power supply for this switch???Any clue,fuse are good check it!?
THX