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    My sister in law has a 2005 Ford Galaxy and has got a headlight bulb off. She has always said that they have xenon bulbs and that any work has to be done by a ford dealer (also states this in manual). I am sure they do not have HID factory upgrade as their lights are not even that bright or white. Does anyone know if the non upgrade are just bog standard xenon bulbs and a DIY job. I have just done my osram NB on the vec. Surely it's not a ford dealer jobby??

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    One of the guys at work had a galaxy years ago and I'm sure he said the bulbs were a pig to replace, no room to get at the back of the light.

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    Does she have headlight washers/ self leveling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Does she have headlight washers/ self leveling?
    No mate.....just our Ken!!

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    They aren't xenons then, they are just halogen bulbs (unless they were retrofitted)

    Possible just a difficult job to do and thats why its dealer recomended

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    What so they are not even Xenon?? Do only the xenon have the washers/levelling facility??

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    Dunno about the Xenons, but bulb replacing can be bothersome, unless you have hands of a waif. I have a Galaxy for the Wife and Sprogglettes (Facelift 02) and gave up with led sidelight replacement, I couldn't be bothered in the end!

    Usually it's wheel off, arch liner out and Bobs an Uncle of sombodies. there is a little hatch in the liner, I tried this with the wheels turned out, but it's awful, far too small hole, they must have designed them for 8yr old boys to change!

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    HID's have washers and self leveling, you can still have xenon gas bulbs, they are a bit like halogens on steroids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockh View Post
    HID's have washers and self leveling, you can still have xenon gas bulbs, they are a bit like halogens on steroids.
    In which case it's DIY if you have hands of an 8 year old!! It seems the only reason the handbook says it's a dealer job is because of access. Very much like the VX book says unless you can take the airbox out which is what I did!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky2027 View Post
    It seems the only reason the handbook says it's a dealer job is because of access.
    And the high voltages used to run the bulbs.

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