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Modern Car Bulb Replacement

Postby Jingle » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:22 pm

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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Re: Modern Car Bulb Replacement

Postby plastic orange » Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:52 am

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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Re: Modern Car Bulb Replacement

Postby cmea » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:39 pm

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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Re: Modern Car Bulb Replacement

Postby Ant B » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:49 am

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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Re: Modern Car Bulb Replacement

Postby Plin » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:18 pm

Sorry to hijack the thread but :D welcome to the forum Tony. Do you also own a Minor?
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Re: Modern Car Bulb Replacement

Postby Big Al » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:35 pm

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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