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Actually I'm really impressed with the warning that appears on the MFD telling you to check lights !!

I suppose at 43k a bulb finally had to die, just hope it isn't the first of many.


I practised changing a headlamp bulb beofre going to France (just in case Monsieur le Gendarme made me do it at the roadside), and whilst the winding mechanism to remove the headlamp was impressive, fishing about to release a catch with a long pointy thing and a torch wasn't so impressive.

Maybe tomorrow it will stop raining for an hour so I can have another go !!
 

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Tip 1 - be calm and patient, so no coffee !!

Tip 2 - The headlamp unit is pretty substantial & heavy. Its much bigger when its out than when its in the car - be warned !!

Tip 3 - the only awkward part is locating and releasing a retaining clip which you have to poke a screwdriver down a couple of holes to reach. A head-torch is good for this because it shines down the holes exactly as you look into them.

Tip 4 - wear rubber gloves when handling the bulb or they wont last long!!

Race you to the finish ??
 

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I Changed my first bulbs to the brighter blue ones

Found it quite easy, but as mentioned wear gloves or defo don't touch the glass bit

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Job done, only took 20 mins this time round.

Easy when you know where to poke the pokey thing !!!
 

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mind you i suppose its better than losing the skin off the knuckles which usually happens when changing bulbs..

Meld can you confirm its an H7 (don't have manual to hand)
Thanks

nathan
 

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Mine went on a recent trip to Ireland... so my dad & I changed it by experiment... took ages to find the clip to the side of the light unit, but all was well when we did. Getting the whole light back into place properly was an ordeal - it just didn't want to sit flush. It did tho'... eventually....
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nap said:
mind you i suppose its better than losing the skin off the knuckles which usually happens when changing bulbs..

Meld can you confirm its an H7 (don't have manual to hand)
Thanks

nathan
Its a 477 from Halfords if that helps ???? (50% brighter ones are ?19.99 each, buy one get one free)
 
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