C5 Aircross owner's manual instructions for rear light removal wrong...

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srperry
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Post by srperry » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:14 am

I wanted to remove the righthand rear light cluster to get rid of some condensation that had occurred. The owner's guide has clear instructions for doing so, but it is wrong! The guide says to remove one nut in the rear wing and operate a release catch to allow the cluster to be withdrawn. Well on mine there is no release catch but there are TWO nuts to remove. As the aperture in the boot is so small it took me ages to work that out, so hopefully I'll save others time if they need to change a bulb etc.
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Post by rdeknegt » Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:49 pm

in the german manual they do not mention the hidden switch on the back off the cruise control handle
before i ordered our c5 i had the c5 for a weekend. took me 200 km to find out how to
engage the bl.. cruisecontrol.
manual said press one of the mem buttons, which of course does not function.
one can´t see this button, nor does one really feel there is a button.
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Post by srperry » Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:00 pm

The UK manual does detail the cruise control in detail - I'm talking about the full downloadable manual; I think the limited manual that came with the car goes into the same detail. I wonder why the German version has less information?
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Post by rdeknegt » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:57 pm

i am also talking abt the downloaded manual. do not know the paper version, since my c5 is yet not delivered.
anyway in this manual is the back button, which activates the cc simply not mentioned.
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Post by Lee.nuts68 » Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:31 pm

srperry wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:14 am
I wanted to remove the righthand rear light cluster to get rid of some condensation that had occurred. The owner's guide has clear instructions for doing so, but it is wrong! The guide says to remove one nut in the rear wing and operate a release catch to allow the cluster to be withdrawn. Well on mine there is no release catch but there are TWO nuts to remove. As the aperture in the boot is so small it took me ages to work that out, so hopefully I'll save others time if they need to change a bulb etc.
Long shot, that you are still on here. I see what you mean. I've taken the 2 nuts off but it's still pretty solid in place. Brute force pull out another clip somewhere? Don't want to break any fitting. Thanks

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Post by srperry » Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:24 pm

Still here! AS far as I can remember, there were no clips to watch out for; I think I just wriggled the cluster about until it loosened and came out... I seem to remember it wasn't especially easy. Sorry I can't be more help.
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Post by Lee.nuts68 » Fri Jun 03, 2022 10:10 am

srperry wrote:
Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:24 pm
Still here! AS far as I can remember, there were no clips to watch out for; I think I just wriggled the cluster about until it loosened and came out... I seem to remember it wasn't especially easy. Sorry I can't be more help.
No worries. Thank you. Didn't want to break any clips etc as it still seems reasonable firm, but I can't find any, so probably just going to have to get a bit rougher! Thanks again though. Lee

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Post by srperry » Fri Jun 03, 2022 2:36 pm

No problem. Good luck.
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