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    headlight bulbs

    anyone changed the headlight bulbs on the corsa d .i want to put the xenon ones in how easy or hard is it ,any tips,i changed a bulb in a ford ka last week and had to take half the front bumper off a few screws and take the whole light assembly out just to change a bulb

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    As above. If you have any problems still, post them in here, and I'll try to help. I changed mine to Xenon before, and then back to super bright white.

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    drop the bumper on the passenger side and take the light out its so much easier and quicker, and remove airbox on drivers side

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    No need to drop the bumper, really. You can get in without dropping it. Well, i could, by removing the fuse cover and the windscreen thing.

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    yea i tried that keith and it was a *******! u must have tiny hands!

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    I have massive hands lol. They're only skinny though, which is an advantage!

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    hehe, i slice my hand to bits when i changed my dipped beam bulbs , got annoyed in the end and took the bumper off

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    Lol, mine ended up all red, due to a tight squeeze, but once you've done it once, the rest is dead easy

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    dredding changing them on my new car

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    keith couldnt give me a link to some lights like yours could ya?

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    Which one's? The sidelights, or the old Xenon style lights, or the new bright white one's?

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    The new bright white ones

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    thanks man, they hard to install? They dont look blue do they? dont want to look like a chav.

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    Nah, very easy to install. The hardest was putting the caps back on the lights. They're white, not blue. I was expecting some blue tinted ones, but they wern't lol.

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    good good. These worth buying?
    Just got my car back yesterday because it was in for repairs
    just looking for a few things to do to it.

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    Keith was meant to help me fit some lights

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorsaSxi View Post
    good good. These worth buying?
    Just got my car back yesterday because it was in for repairs
    just looking for a few things to do to it.
    Yeah. These are much better than my Xenon one's I had in before. Nice, and bright with white light, so it's easy to see. The full beams are so blinding, they're immense.

    Quote Originally Posted by Callum View Post
    Keith was meant to help me fit some lights
    Did you bring them on Saturday?
    I did ask if you had your lights sorted, as I was gonna do them for you.
    I forgot the MFD bulb's too.

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    cheers mate, just brought them.
    Get them changed over as soon as they arrive :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Fusco View Post
    Yeah. These are much better than my Xenon one's I had in before. Nice, and bright with white light, so it's easy to see. The full beams are so blinding, they're immense.



    Did you bring them on Saturday?
    I did ask if you had your lights sorted, as I was gonna do them for you.
    I forgot the MFD bulb's too.
    Doh!

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    will 36mm festoon bulbs fit in the footwell lights?

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    Not so easy to fit with AFL! I gave up in the end rather than take out various components from my wifes 2 month-old car!

    The handbook says "If your car has AFL, then due to the complexity of the procedure we recommend you take it to a workshop"!

    Unbelievable for a headlight bulb, but there's just no way to replace the RHS bulbs without stripping. The dealer says it took an hour too install and align (dealer guide says half hour so they charged me that).

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    It really is tricky to figure out how to replace the bulbs.

    RIGHT SIDE: you have to remove the airbox because it's really in the way. Remove the pipes from the airbox and then just pop the box upwards and sideways (there's a plug or two on the side). You won't break anything as it's held down by plastic plugs in rubber holders. Once it's out, remove the cap from the headlight, pull the bulb holder out and reassemble things going backwards. All done.

    LEFT SIDE: seems far trickier, but it's actually a 5 minute job! First, remove the windshield washer fluid tube. Then remove the fuse box cover, take off the cap from the headlight. Now comes the nasty part: slide one hand in and GENTLY pull the plastic bulb holder/connector towards the other headlight until you feel it slowly pop out of its place. When it does, try to pull it out altogether, it should come out fairly easy. When it does, gently pull out the bulb from its place, but be careful as there is just enough cable to pull the bulb out in order to replace it. Put all back in its place and you're done!


    And I agree, the plastic headlight caps were the biggest problem... don't be afraid to use some force to put them back in their place :lol:
    Last edited by Frost; 22-05-2010 at 09:11. Reason: updated info

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    just wanting to change the bulbs in my car, to xenon ones, but not sure which ones i need, Heres the link i tink ive got the right ones, but need yer help.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...#ht_1661wt_911

    These look like they might b gd, i want them like my side lights, a tint of blue, but they need to be legal. Will this set change both my main beam and full beam? Do you recon they will be pretty bright? Cheers

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