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Centre brake light

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Hi. I've got a citroen C5 2009 registered 58 plate 2.0 hdi estate........ the centre brake light has never worked since I've owned it and the plastic is cracked..... is this a big job? The book says to consult a citroen dealer, but I've seen them on ebay for like £18 I'm guessing I'm not going to be that lucky. Can anyone offer any advice that's dealt with this issue? Cheers
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Repaired mine recently, Not too bad to get apart, Inner tailgate lining off and spoiler, Repaired mine with these
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164341574592 ... 1438.l2649
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Thank you for that
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Citroen only sell the complete unit of course, and these are a few quid under £100.
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Crazy price for a brake light that doesn't even fail an mot. I'll try the ebay version first for a fiver 😅😅
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I could be wrong, And frequently am, I thought a certain percentage of the 3rd light had to be working.
I replaced all of my LED's when one had failed, cleaned all the crap off the circuit board and gave it a coating of laquer.
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Although not legally required for the road, the ruling is if it is there, it needs to function.
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Hi. Put in whatever you get cheaper. Originals are crap and they crack in 6 months. I run the 3rd one, cracked totali but still working.
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no, as long as the 2 side brake lights work then it isn't an mot fail for the high level brake light to not operate........it will go on the sheet as an advisory mostly, sometimes it isn't even mentioned.........
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Steve Walsh wrote:
06 Sep 2021, 17:55
Repaired mine recently, Not too bad to get apart, Inner tailgate lining off and spoiler, Repaired mine with these
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164341574592 ... 1438.l2649
got these, going to have a go at it....they are absolutely tiny things aren't they?? look a bit fiddly.but i'll give it a go.cheers
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Steve Walsh wrote:
06 Sep 2021, 17:55
Repaired mine recently, Not too bad to get apart, Inner tailgate lining off and spoiler, Repaired mine with these

can you please, ir anyone, tell me how i get into the light unit? i have full access to it now, removed the inner lining and spoiler but cant figure out how i access the bulbs to replace? thanks for any help
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does anyone know how i get to the actual bulbs? i've got access to the light by removing the lining and spoiler and have access to the light,just can't figure out how i access the light to get into the bulbs themselves....thanks all
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There's nothing official as they only replace the entire unit.
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Yeah, I'm going Steve walsh sees this as he fixed his the same way..... rather pay £10 than £100 if I can
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One here £37.20 with 'make an offer' in case you get stuck.....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/2271780580?iid=373339159484