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    Got into the car light night and a warning message flashed up on my BC saying "low beam" and a little pic of a bulb on my clocks.I checked and my passenger headlight bulb has blown(not sure which 1 but it sits behind the lens that is frosted)

    Ive searched the how 2 and it says i got to drop the bumper down a bit and then undo the whole light cluster....is this correct? i really havnt got the time to do all that what with work and having a second round of flu in 3 weeks.

    Would it be easier just to take it to halfords and pay a few quick for some spotty herbert to do it?

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    Dropping the bumper is only a five 5 min job, it's so easy. I have heard that you can remove the filler neck to the washer bottle to make some more room, altho i've never done this myself.

    I know what your saying about the halfords thing. I paid for a bulb to be changed in my gf golf cos i couldn't be arssed, that was only a few weeks ago, iirc it was £7

    My other car. 1972 1641cc slammed beetle. On the road finally!!

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    Simple u don't have to drop the bumper remove the washer bottle neck just pulls off then unscrew the cap one in the middle and bulb just pulls out its a h7 bulb and just push new bulb in 2 second job

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    As above no need to remove the bumper

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Evison View Post
    As above no need to remove the bumper


    It's the offside bulbs that are a PITA to change, and it's easier to either remove the bumper or airbox to gain enough access.

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    what bulb would you suggest getting? am i right in thinking that its the main headlight bulb thats blown and not the sidelight?

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    Not sure about Vec c , but the Astra h as a plastic panel under the wing in the plastic liner....

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    Quote Originally Posted by justin32 View Post
    what bulb would you suggest getting? am i right in thinking that its the main headlight bulb thats blown and not the sidelight?
    H7 bulb its ya dipped beam that's gone main headlight

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    Quote Originally Posted by justin32 View Post
    what bulb would you suggest getting? am i right in thinking that its the main headlight bulb thats blown and not the sidelight?
    You said it was the low beam (dipped) - the one behind the frosted lens.

    In which case, you need a H7, 55 watt halogen bulb.

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    Thanks just what i was after :-)

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