February 14, 2010
Filed Under (Peugeot 206) by James on 14-02-2010

Having needed to change the side light and d,ipped beam light on my Peugeot 206 today, I looked on the Internet and couldn’t find any simple diagram on how to change the side light (having only changed full and dipped beam bulbs before)… so I thought it would be good to create a simple guide on changing bulbs on a Peugeot 206… though I suspect this maybe pretty similar for other Peugeot’s.

This guide is based on the change I’ve just done, which was on the front right bulbs. I’ll try and add fog lights or rear lights as and when I next replace them.

Pricing for Peugeot 206 bulbs

I’ve bought mine from GSF and EuroCarParts in the past, but recently started buying mine online, as the price, particularly for higher intensity ones (for better visibility) seems to be better. Current Amazon pricing is below:

Generic steps required for Full beam / Dipped deam and Side lights

Full beam / Dipped beam

Side light


Since this post was originally written, I’ve done a couple of videos. Hope this helps:

How to change the headlight bulbs on a Peugeot (shown on a Peugeot 206)


How to remove the Screenwash filler pipe on a Peugeot 206
Use this video if you are struggling to remove the screenwash filler pipe, to get easy access to the bulbs on the left side of the engine.

andrew o'neill on March 12th, 2010 at 8:14 pm #

you are a god send. cheers, fella.

Martin Austen on August 23rd, 2010 at 11:01 am #

Brilliant !!, thanks for your help.

Scott Smith on October 24th, 2010 at 3:40 pm #

This was epic! Thank you very much!

Damien Jenkins on November 4th, 2010 at 5:08 pm #

Awesome! Love your work mate, thank you :)

Brian on November 24th, 2010 at 9:02 am #

Impossible to do if it’s cold out like today, lost skin and bleeding everywhere. Why do they make it so damn difficult just to change a simple bulb.

James on November 24th, 2010 at 9:32 pm #

@Brian, I know that feeling exactly… the 206 has been around for so long now, that they’ve found ways to fill every gap it seems in the engine compartment, making bulb changing sometimes a painful (literally at times) experience.

That said, once used to it, it can become quite easy… I changed one the other day in evening darkness… took no more than 30 secs from opening the bonnet. That said, I’m bound to have one over winter that will be a painful cold task.

Frank on November 24th, 2010 at 11:39 pm #

Anybody know an easy way to change the front nearside sidelamp bulb on a Peugeot Partner. It’s surrounded by air cleaner, wiring and Fuse Box. Thanks.

mark on January 26th, 2011 at 10:15 am #

thanks mate messed about for 20 min then after loads of swearing came up found your site done side lights in 2 min so thanks again

Ray on February 7th, 2011 at 11:15 am #

thanks saved me a whole lot of bother

Ken on February 18th, 2011 at 8:40 pm #

Hello all,
Both my front lights have gone dead, i changed the bulbs no joy, i then changed the fuse, still no joy ?
Any ideas what else i need to do

James on February 19th, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

I believe there is a resistor somewhere on that circuit, that could be the cause of the issue. This said, you might want to get it to a garage who can diagnose the cause quicker, and might be able to find the reason any resistor etc.. might have blown.

Best of luck.

ahmad from iran on August 6th, 2011 at 5:36 am #


Nathan Taylor on October 17th, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

VERY helpful thanx.

dave jeffs on November 14th, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

im in spain with a spanish book
that was u/s thanks alot well done
just beware you do not break the screen washer when you carefully clip it off

Andrew Menzies on November 27th, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

That was great help, thanks. I was just about to unscrew the front covers…could’ve been a big mistake!

paul on November 27th, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

wish id looked earlier!
very help full

Hamza Soton on November 30th, 2011 at 6:11 pm #

Thanks fella. It was quite helpful. I bought the same replacements for my headlight bulbs, H7 OSRAM Night Breaker Plus. Let’s hope it lasts long!

Leanda on December 3rd, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

Thank you so much for your help, I am pretty sure I couldn’t have done it without you :)

Franny on December 8th, 2011 at 4:10 pm #

My 2001 model has a rubber seal backing which comes off after rocking out the electric connector.
The hard part is the wire clip.
I pushed outwards at the top of the clip on one side and it loosened enough to get the other side off and hinge it downwards.
Thanks for your pictures and description.

alan bartlett on December 11th, 2011 at 10:44 am #

thank you thank you thank you. The world is a happier place due to people like you!!!

Ray on December 14th, 2011 at 11:42 am #

Excellent. Was dreading changing the bulb with all the things I had read. Then I found this site. Made it very easy. Thanks.

James on December 18th, 2011 at 8:53 pm #

Glad to hear the post was useful to you Ray!

Regor on December 24th, 2011 at 6:01 pm #

Took me 10 minutes following your instructions, – bulb cost £3.50. Dealership wants £50 for the job inc VAT – thanks! PS Far easier than the wifes’ 2001 Polo – nightmare job!!

Jon on January 26th, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

Great guide – but we managed to break the tab of the bulb cover! Does anyone know where we might find replacements and is there another name for the part? Can’t seem to find it anywhere online.

James on January 28th, 2012 at 9:06 am #

@Jon: Those tabs are really tough, I’m amazed you’ve managed that! 😉

If you literally mean the 6″ x 4″ cover that covers all the bulbs, I’d suggest going to a scrapyard. Doesn’t seem something that’s worth buying new in my mind.

If you want new, you’ll need a shop like EuroCarParts or GSF (both UK shops, not sure what country you live in!)

Hope that helps.


Fanor on February 7th, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

So thank you it was to easy after saw your graphics and explanation, you help me to save money and time..again THANK YOU

Andy on February 11th, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

Many thanks for this guide. Just replaced one of my side light bulbs using your instructions. Don’t understand why the handbook you get with the car is so rubbish in terms of instructions!

Thanks again!

Jono on February 11th, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

thanks for showing how to remove washer filler tube, I had no idea it came off and it made the job of changing both bulbs ao easy!! you’re a star!!! got a front fog bulb gone now…….any ideas how to tackle that easily? regards Jono :-)

mick on February 12th, 2012 at 10:00 am #

cheers m8 been doing my head in.followed your instructions done in 2 minutes

James on February 18th, 2012 at 11:53 am #

@Jono: I’ve not had to change a fog light as yet. I believe you have to jack the car up and access through a panel behind the bumper (after removing 2 screws that hold the panel in-place). I’ll try having a go sometime and add a post on it.

babak on February 25th, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

hi.new side bulb is fallen inside of headlight glass.how can i remove the headlight from the structure to reverse it and remove the new bulb?thanks a lot

Ian on February 26th, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

Well done and thanks for posting instructions – not so well done Peugeot for making a simple task as b****y awkward as possible.

Ali on April 8th, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

Thank you soo much, been trying to work out how to get the water screenwash filler out of the way!!

Majk on August 30th, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

Can you explain how to chnage dome light in peugeot 206.

Juan Antonio on September 15th, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

Really nice work. Thank you a lot! You’ve saved my day

Tim Jones on September 22nd, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

Good work James – take a House Point. did it much quicker with your help :-)

Billy on September 25th, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

Hey what size are the headlight bulbs
H3 or H7

John Harding on October 23rd, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

Thank you very much for this! The annotated pictures are fantastic. Kindly offered correction: no need to take the plastic cover off when changing a side light it seems :)

donal on November 8th, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

Thanks man, you beat the arse out of the manual, that’s for sure

Bill Cunningham on November 16th, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

Very interesting, but after reading it I went to Halfords. Guy changed it while I paid for it.I am rather hopeless though.

John on November 17th, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

Thanks for this. Really helpful and seems to be teh only guide with useful photo’s on the internet

Replaced both dipped beam bulbs (they are H7)

The left hand side (from inside the car) is much easier to replace and takes about 30 seconds.

The right side is a little more dificult but once the washer filler pipe is removed then easy enough.To get that off I found just working my hand down the pipe untill I could wiggle it at the bottom worked. Once loose it comes away easily. As you say you need to turn the cover 90 degrees to get it out.

Thanks again

John Patrick on November 24th, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

Thanks – I just had to change my front right bulb and this was really clear.

In case it helps anyone else, my bonnet release was stuck (I pulled the lever and nothing happened) but I managed to free it by bouncing the bonnet up and down while a helper pulled the lever. Worked a treat and saved a trip to the garage.

Mike on November 29th, 2012 at 7:56 am #

Thaks, you are the best !

Richard on December 28th, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

Great, 10 minute job thanks to you, did cut my hand but hey it was worth it.

C on January 7th, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

I got so frustrated at other tutorials online as I couldn’t figure out how to open the cover and change the bulbs. Not only did I change my bulbs for the first time by myself but I did it all in the dark as well! Thank you!

Matt on January 24th, 2013 at 8:17 am #

This looks great, I will try it later.Thanks

Patrick on January 24th, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

Thanks for the helpful pics and easy explanations. Nice one!

tony on February 17th, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

fantastic – thanks a million!!!

Kev on February 18th, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

Hi All. I need to change the nearside side bulb on my 52 plate 206cc and, while reading through this sectiom have taken all advice onboard, I cannot get my hand enough to the rear of the holder to turn 90 deg. There is a metal cross strut making this task harder. Any ideas ?

Kev on February 18th, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

Oh, forget my last … did it eventually. Thanks.

Alan on March 2nd, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

Thanks for the info…it made the difference changing side light and maybe breaking the bulb unit,
Regard’s Alan :)

Bhav on April 5th, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

Hi James,

Thanks a lot for that. I’ll be doing mine tomorrow. Have you got any steps for doing the indicator lights and also the rear brake lights?

Thanks again :)

Ian on April 21st, 2013 at 9:27 am #

Changed passenger side main bulb on a 53 reg 206 using your guide. Ten minutes, and I’m the least practical person I know. Thanks so much for the guide

john makepeace on April 26th, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

Thanks so much after 2 hrs struggling
to follow the handbook i came on here
took me 2 minutes,but i did lose the
nasty spring clip somewhere under the
headlight will have to look in the
breakers wired it together for now.

Jim McDermott on July 9th, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

The first site I checked said I had to remove the complete light housing along with part of the grill..WTH!? Thank god I found your site. It took me 10 minutes to do it. Thank you so much!

Ian Watkin on April 13th, 2014 at 6:17 am #

Thanks very much for the very well prepared video guide – making things simple for unclipping the screen wash filler pipe. The bulb change was about 10 minutes start to finish.

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