Removing the C pillar trims from the DS

A few months ago I managed to damage the front of the DS while parking it. Insurance will cover the repair to the front of the car, but instead of having the insurance repair match the faded paint, I would prefer to have the front of the car painted well and then pay extra to have the rear panels painted to match.

So to keep the costs down on the parts I will need to pay out of my own pocket I started to remove trim and panels to allow for later painting. The first place to start was the […]

Citroen DS interior rear roof trim – attempt 4

I have tried a few times to get the rear trim that sits between the C pillars to not fall down on to the parcel shelf.

My first attempt was to use the correct clips, however the trim would fall down over bumps. My second attempt, was a 3M product, which is sort of like Velcro and sold in little squares at the hardware store. This also fell down very quickly. My third attempt which worked better was some Velcro from eBay. Instead of little squares, I had a whole strip. After a few weeks, this also fell down. The […]

Update: DS Steering wheel wrap and rear trim

A few weeks ago, I wrapped the steering wheel on the DS and used a 3M adhesive. On the whole, this worked well for the main part of the steering wheel, but the ends were lifting up. I re-glued the ends with some araldite and covered them in black electrical tape. Lets see how well that works.

I also had the rear trim between the new lights fall down again. I used some 3M double sided ‘Velcro’ type product as well as the clips and it was looking very good – but about 3/4 of the way through a 2 […]

Citroen DS rear interior lights

The Citroen DS Comfort (non Pallas) has four interior lights. Two on the inside of the B pillar and two on the inside of the C pillar. The DS Pallas has two lights on the B pillar, but upgraded ones from the regular DS. The ID Models (and D Special, D Super) have the same B pillar lights but not the rear ones. I was missing my DS rear interior lights and had been on the lookout for a set for a while. Darrin at Citroen Classics in the UK had a used set for a reasonable price. I found […]

SLC Heater trims

The plastic trims around the heater controls in the SLC have been broken since I got the car. I noticed when buying another part that new trims were available and they were a reasonable price. So I purchased them – although it turns out the right hand one was out of stock so I got a refund on it.

Still, replacing only the left hand trim means and obvious before and after shot.

I have since been trying to find a new SLC heater trim for the right hand side. These are no longer available from Mercedes-Benz.


More Citroen DS de-jalopification

Today I spent more time doing small improvements to the Citroen DS. The car originally had single side mirror on the drivers side that I think was for a later car. This mirror was never able to stay in the right spot and would always fall back against the car over 70km/h despite how tight it was. I also wanted to get a mirror for the passengers side as I park this car against the wall on that side and it can be quite handy in Sydney traffic. I had previously made a template for where the hole needed to […]