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    Ordered a set of blue vision ultras just waiting on mr postie bringing them. How do u change the actual bulb? Think im goin down the air box out n washer neck out route but ive never changed a bulb b4! Not really good car wise! Lol
    Does the bulb just pull out n in? Dreading it!

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    Had to check your profile for facelift or preface (could have mentioned it in your post, tut tut )

    I see it's a facelift.

    Down to personal preference. I prefer the bumper off and headlight out method.

    As to the bulbs, yes, just pull out and push in. Two weak spring clips hold the bulbs in place.

    Piece of cake. Make sure you don't touch the bulb glass with your fingers. If you do, then clean the skin grease off with something like iso prop alcohol.

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    Cheers mate, will post how i get on!

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    There is enough room to get the bulb out and in on a facelift with just taking washer neck off I don't have the thinnest of hands and I managed only really need to take bumper off headlight out when putting a hid kit in

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    Same - I managed without taking bumper off. Just do some hand exercises to lose weight in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc vectra sri View Post
    There is enough room to get the bulb out and in on a facelift with just taking washer neck off
    for the passenger side - yes. The OP wants to change both the passenger and drivers side though, so it's a toss up between airbox out or bumper off. Either method works, just down to which you feel more comfortable in doing. I scratched my hands to hell partially removing the airbox so would never bother with that way ever again.

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    Did both sides on mine, few minutes, didn't need to remove airbox, only washer bottle neck on passenger side, just twist and lift.
    As for removing bumper/headlight to change a bulb

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    You obviously don't have big hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frasedeb View Post
    Did both sides on mine, few minutes, didn't need to remove airbox, only washer bottle neck on passenger side, just twist and lift.
    As for removing bumper/headlight to change a bulb
    and my hands quite big

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    You obviously don't have big hands.
    no, you're right.
    it is tight in there.

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