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Haynes Shows You How on YouTube: Mk1 Citroen Berlingo/Peugeot Partner

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Free step-by-step video tutorials for your Citroen Berlingo/Peugeot Partner

Got a 1996-2010 Citroen Berlingo or Peugeot Partner MPV? Trying to work out how to change the fuel filter, rear shocks or battery? Our YouTube channel has all the answers!

Haynes’ YouTube playlist includes 10 FREE videos that show you:

How to replace the front brake pads
How to replace the rear light bulbs (video shown below)
How to change the engine oil and filter
How to replace the headlight bulbs
How to replace the rear shock absorbers
How to fit the spare wheel
How to replace the air filter
How to remove and replace the battery
How to change the coolant
How to replace the fuel filter

The videos are designed to complement our print or online manuals for the Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner - click on the link to buy them direct from us!

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Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Citroen Berlingo, a Haynes manual can help you understand, care for and repair your Berlingo or Peugeot Partner. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations in our maintenance and repair manual, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Berlingo or Partner can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.


Here’s the headlight bulb video

Buyer’s guide: the Mk1 Citroen Berlingo/Peugeot Partner story

The M49 Berlingo and Partner were introduced into the UK in 1996 as purpose-built Vans available in 600kg or 800kg payloads. To increase the appeal of the range, the Berlingo Multispace MPV was introduced in mid-1998. The Multispace is mechanically identical to the Van version but with the addition of rear seats, side windows and additional interior trim.

Initially, all models were available only in three-door format, but in mid-1999, the option of a sliding side door on the right-hand side was added. The Peugeot MPV version, known as the Partner Combi, joined the model line-up for the 2001 model year, which also saw the introduction, on all models, of a second sliding side door for the left-hand side. 

In the autumn of 2002, the entire range underwent a major facelift, designated M59, with significant styling changes to the front bumpers, headlights, bonnet and front wings, together with numerous mechanical and electrical revisions. 

During the production run a variety of petrol and diesels engines have been offered according to model and year of production. These include 1.4 litre (1360cc) and 1.6 litre (1587cc) petrol engines, and 1.8 litre (1769cc), 1.9 litre (1868cc &1905cc) and 2.0 litre (1997cc) diesels. 

The front suspension is of the fully-independent MacPherson strut type, incorporating shock absorbers, coil springs and an anti-roll bar. The rear suspension is derived from the Peugeot 405 range and is of the semi-independent type with torsion bars and trailing arms. Rack-and-pinion steering gear is used with power assistance available on most models. 

A wide range of standard and optional equipment was available within the range to suit most tastes, including power steering, central locking, engine immobiliser, electric windows, electric sunroof and airbags. An anti-lock braking system and air conditioning system are also available as options, or standard equipment on certain models.