Question Find and fit a Cold Weather / Winter Grille Screen to your C4 to improve MPG
Answer The part is known in French as an "Obturateur pare neige" or snow guard. Citroën recommend the fitting of a 'Snow-Guard' or cold weather grille screen when the temperature remains at or below +10°C for long periods.
This not only helps the car to warm up faster so the heater works, but helps maintain the car at a better working temperature so fuel consumption is improved on both Petrol and HDi variants.
HDi consumption does increase during cold weather as the engine is less efficient.
Here are example pictures of the 7429.G4 for early C4 Berlines and Coupes;
And here is a C4 Pic with the 7429.F4 fitted.
The relevant part numbers are:
C4 Coupe and Hatch Pre Face Lift:
7429.G4 GRILLE SCREEN - FRONT FACE LOWER CLOSER £13.31 + 20% VAT = £15.97 (Nov 12)
C4 Coupe and Hatch Post Facelift:
7429.H0 GRILLE SCREEN - FRONT FACE LOWER CLOSER £22.31 + 20% VAT = £26.77 (Nov 12)
Please Note: 7429.K2 does not fit the 'Airdream EGS' model without some 'persuasion'
96760371XT £28.06 + Vat
Scoops wrote ...
It fits!! - There is a rubbery plastic strip that runs across the top part of the grille which I suggest has been the stumbling block for others.
We simply eased it away from the main grille and then the new item simply clipped into place. Incidentally you can get a finger or two behind the grille and there is nothing except space behind this blanking strip.
Go for it EGS people! You know it makes sense.
C4 Picasso and C4 Grand Picasso (C4GP)
7429.F4 GRILLE SCREEN - FRONT FACE LOWER CLOSER £24.05 + 20% VAT = £28.86 (Nov 12)
Just to clarify for the C4 Picasso, there are currently only 2 versions:
7429.F4 is for the one with horizontal bars.
7429.F5 is for the honeycomb grille
C4 Picasso and C4GP (B78) 'Facelift' model 2014 onward
98 076 852 XT Bumper Plug - £24.64 UK Retail inc Vat PLease Note: There is a pre marked cut out on the Grille Screen to remove for the front camera and is described in the owners handbook plus you may need to remove the number plate to fit it.
'Guide' Prices shown are full retail prices from your local Citroen dealer, though not always a stock item so may need ordering, usually around 2 days and the price could vary due to exchange rates etc..