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    Message popped up on the screen that a front side light is blown, handy feature! I can see that the light cluster needs to be removed to get at the bulbs. Whats involved? The how 2 is a bit vague, does the bumper actually have to be popped loose, and what else needs to be undone to remove the light. Dont want to go in all guns blazing and break something!

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    Not for a side light i change mine with bumper on needs to come off for dips and mains though
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    theres access then? Havent looked properly yet... Its a facelift sri if that makes any difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishVectra View Post
    theres access then? Havent looked properly yet... Its a facelift sri if that makes any difference
    so's mine, if you got fingers like sausages you'll struggle it's fiddly with little hands!

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    Bumper off method for me every time I've had to change headlight bulbs, or sidelight bulbs now. Tried before with half the airbox removed and I'm pleased to report the scratches to the backs of my hands have finally healed.

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    suppose i'll have to dig the tools out so! Am i right in thinking its just a normal 501 wedge bulb?

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    Yep, sidelights are 501 wedges.

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    What side is it? If passenger / near side then it's a doodle. No need to remove the bumper.

    Just remove the neck of the washer bottle. Unclip the top and twist it out.
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    That **** poor design on Vauxhall's part if you have to take the freaking bumper of to change a bulb!

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    Bumper off to change a bulb.....?

    Driver side: Airbox out, bulb switched, airbox back in (in 2 halves admittedly), 10-15mins
    Passenger side: Washer bottle neck off, battery cover opened, 2mins

    Wouldn't wanna change an indicator bulb though!

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