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    Default We all knock Halfords but................

    seeing all the how to's for removing bumpers / airboxes / light clusters to change the driver's side headlamp bulb I though I would take it Halfords as my DIY skills are a bit limited.

    Agreed, the bulb itself was pretty expensive but a total cost of less than £15 and five minutes time to get it fitted was well worth it. All he did was unclip one hose and then was able to get his hands down the gap.

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    He must have done a vectra before lol. Yeah the N/S i take the washer bottle neck off and the O/S i take the plastic duct off for the airbox. Easy peasy but a bit fiddly.

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    Maybe I have girly hands, but I swapped both bulbs over the weekend with everything still in place.

    Couple of minutes a side.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JagRigger View Post
    Maybe I have girly hands, but I swapped both bulbs over the weekend with everything still in place.

    Couple of minutes a side.....
    Show off I have big manly hands not good for bulbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by JagRigger View Post
    Maybe I have girly hands, but I swapped both bulbs over the weekend with everything still in place.

    Couple of minutes a side.....

    Same here 5 mins to change


    2 weeks to set them up properly

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    Quote Originally Posted by stripey View Post
    Agreed, the bulb itself was pretty expensive...
    If you'd had a Halfords trade card, the discount you would have gotten would have given you an idea of how big the profit margin is on the bulb, then you'd be cursing them for charging such a high price to non-card holders.


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    Pre facelifts can be done with removal of the airbox lid only for the drivers side and the washer bottle for the passenger side.

    I can't speak for facelifts though.

    Gazza4

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    does it depend on which engine you have?... I had pre facelift 2.2 petrol and managed both sides easily,.. now have facelift CDTI and I can't be bothered with drivers side despite comments on how quick and easy it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza4 View Post
    Pre facelifts can be done with removal of the airbox lid only for the drivers side and the washer bottle for the passenger side.

    I can't speak for facelifts though.

    Gazza4
    I did the driver side bulb on my pre-facelift without removing the airbox lid. It was pretty simple. Defo need to remove the washer bottle neck for the passenger side though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Innes View Post
    I did the driver side bulb on my pre-facelift without removing the airbox lid. It was pretty simple. Defo need to remove the washer bottle neck for the passenger side though.
    Same here.

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