At the front of the control arm? Do you ahve Xenon headlights? A picture would REALLY help.
But it sounds like it may be the auto leveler for the Xenon headlights. Yes, there is a metal clip, that clips to the control arm to activate the rod/lever.
'95 Alpine M3 LTW
'00 Dakar M Roadster
'02 Topaz M3
Red/White SRF #4 (Chassis 561)