Awarded Car of the Year by Top Gear in 2010, the Citroen DS3 has topped the list of superminis in the JD Power Satisfaction Survey UK four times in a row. It was also named second most efficient supermini by What Car? magazine and has been the most sold premium subcompact in Europe for quite some time. Shortly put: it’s a great car to own. With the pre-facelift DS3 remaining in production 2009-2015, the technology used in the halogen headlights of these cars is however over 10 years old today.
Factory fitted options included a H7/H1 halogen headlight made by Visteon, and, as of 2014, an LED headlight.
The halogen headlight features a H7 reflector, producing an average light beam. In many cases, its light output has been further compromised as bulb heat and general ageing cause the reflective layer to peel off.
Needless to say, buying new or used original headlights for your Citroen DS3 is not recommended. But there is fortunately no need for that. Whether your car was factory-fitted with H7/H1 halogen 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 DS3 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 DS3 will look awesome with the luxurious bright light of the latest xenon technology.