Modern Car Bulb Replacement

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Nearside dipped beam bulb goes in my wife's Kia - simple job?
Of course! - Firstly part with £12.99 to Halfords, then have to remove complete headlight unit to fit same, as even my wife's little hands were too big for the compact access space under the bonnet. All in all over an hour for a job that takes 10 mins with my Morris & a couple of quid for a bulb too!
Progress ? Boll@cks!
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You're lucky you didn't have to splash out on diagnostics to reboot the ECU like on a Merc :D
Things are certainly made more difficult for the home mechanic these days and I'm sure the time will come where no one does any work on their modern cars.

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When I did the Audi front light I dropped the lamp whilst trting to squeeze my hand in the small gap. Ended up having to remove all the plastic tray under the car to retrieve the lamp. Wish I had paid Halfords to fit it!


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Wifes smart car.
take front of car off, remove headlight, washer bottle. replace bulb, replace the front of car.
4 hours to replace a front bulb.

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Sorry to hijack the thread but :D welcome to the forum Tony. Do you also own a Minor?



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My Pug 3006 had it's running light go.

Bulb = £30.78 + Labour = £30* all plus VAT...

*much, much more if I used a main dealer. It's near impossible to change yourself. :evil:


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2003 VW Polo, nearside side light bulb was a bit dimmer than the other one, so I decided to change it prior to an MOT - had the remove the front bumper and complete headlamp assembly just to get to it, a good couple of hours work. :roll:


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