Renowned for its versatility and powerful towing capability, the Citroen C5 was awarded the Semperit Irish Car of the Year in 2009 and also took home the 2008—2009 Japan’s Import Car of the Year. Originally launched in 2001, it remains in production until 2008. The technology used in the halogen headlights of this model is however more than 10 years old today.
Factory-fitted options included H7/H1 halogen and D1S/H1 bi-xenon headlights, with both headlights manufactured by Visteon.
The halogen headlight features an H7 reflector that produces an average light beam even when new. In many cases, its light output has been further compromised as bulb heat and general ageing cause the reflective layer to peel off.
The bi-xenon setup features a 3.0-inch projector, designed in the late 90s. These projectors are known to lose their reflective layer right to the point where they become black inside, causing dangerously low light output.
Needless to say, buying new or used original headlights for your Citroen C5 is not recommended. But there is fortunately no need for that. Whether your car was factory-fitted with H7/H1 halogen or D1S/H1 bi-xenon headlights, there are upgrade kits that will fit inside your existing headlights.
These complete retrofit kits not only provide you with superior brightness and durability; they are also more affordable than average Citroen C5 xenon headlights with bulbs and ballasts, and since all components are brand new, they come with a 2-year warranty. Additional benefits over OEM headlights include Canbus-proof designs and effortless halogen-to-xenon conversions. What’s more, the levelling systems will work without any adjustments to the headlight connectors, and you can use any ballasts that you might already own to save further on xenon upgrades.
No matter which retrofit upgrade kit you pick, you will improve the light output considerably, making for safer and more enjoyable driving. And, of course, your Citroen C5 will look awesome with the luxurious bright light of the latest xenon technology.