Peugeot 206 GTI

How to change your front light globes on your 206
The following instructions are regarding mounting a telephone console in your 206

The following instructions, in only 21 easy steps (!) are regarding something as simple as changing the light bulbs in the headlights of your 206.

Somebody who has tried it before knows that it’s not as easy as it sounds, due to the fact that the engine bay of a 206 is, to say the least, a bit on the cramped side…



  • DO NOT TOUCH THE CRYSTAL PART OF THE NEW BULB!  This will influence the bulbs lifetime negatively!


·         Always change the bulbs on both sides at the same time. Nothing is more irritating than the need to change another bulb, but now on the other side.

This happens because of the fact that both of the bulbs are used the same number of hours and there is a maximum burning time! They normally blow within a few weeks of another…


·         Regarding these instructions: Left is right, front is back and vice versa. All directions are from inside the car, and not from your point of view, standing in front of the car looking in the engine bay.


Click on the images to enlarge.



1.       This is the meaning of it all.

A combination of new bulbs and a 206.

Open the engine bay.



2.       Unclip the bleed-hose, sitting over the right engine mount.




3.       To get access to the right hand side you need to out take the filler-pipe of the wash fluid container.

This is how it looks like when it’s out and it explained it a bit how it is attached: It’s held down with a hook.



4.       It is possible to do it like this, just grabbing down to it (it you know what you’re doing), but if not, then you’d have to take the wire loom out of the way, which is running from the engine to the ECU…




5.       …like so, by taking it off the metal stay, situated just in front if the ECU.

Use a little screwdriver to push in the six hooks, in order to release it…



6.       …like this, in one piece, …



7.       …giving you a bit more room to work.



8.       Push in the finger (see picture no.3), releasing the hook and wiggle-pull the filler pipe towards you, out of the car.

Hint: If you want to be sure that nothing falls in the container and clogs up the spray jets, cover the remaining hole of the container.



9.       Again to gain some accessibility, unplug the connector of the right hand side indicator light.




10.   Unhook the cover, by pulling the finger on top of it upwards.

On the low end it’s simply hooked into the headlight.




11.  Take the cover off and out the car.



12.    Be careful here!

The connector of the bulb sits very tight and it’s better to use two hands; one holding down the bulb, and the other wiggle-pull the connector of the bulb.

This to prevent screwing up the…



13.    …wire, which is holding down the bulb in its place.

Unhook the wire from the top and take out the bulb. Remember how the bulb comes out of the headlight, with the cutout upwards.

Put in the new bulb. It only fits flush in one position: with the cutout upward!



14.    Put the cover back; first hook the cover in the low end and then on the top end.

This should go easy! If you have difficulty clipping it tight shut, it’s not positioned right.

Grab down around the cover and assure yourself the cover is hooked in right.

Put back the filler-pipe, the loom and the bleed hose.



15.    Right, now the left side. In order to gain access here you’ll have to do something “drastic”: Take of the ABS connector. It’s not as bad as it sounds; just pull the red slider outwards towards the front of the car and guiding the connector upwards…  



16.    …and voilá!

Stick it in-between the battery cover and the ABS unit, just to get it out of the way.



17.    Also on this side; take off the indicator connector,…



18.    …the head light cover,…



19.    …gently the connector from the bulb,…



20.    …unclip the wire holding down the bulb and change the bulb.

As a reminder: the bulb fits only in one position. If you don’t put it in right, the picture of the beam will be screwed-up, with big chances of blinding upcoming motorists.



21.    Refit ABS-connector: First pull out the red slider as far as possible, position the connector back in its place and push the slider inwards and guiding the plug towards its final position.



See how easy that was?








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