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    Question Headlight bulb replacement

    I know this has problably been posted before by somebody else, but I here goes.

    I have a 53 plate vectra (pre facelift) and I need to change the main beam bulb on the driver side, is there an easy way of doing this ?

    I have read some entry's that suggest its easier to take the whole headlight unit out, but can I not just replace the bulb without doing this ??? If so how ???

    Help !!!!

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    either take the headilght out, or take the airbox out....airbox is easiest..

    disconnect the pipe leading to the engine by undoing the jubilee clip and sliding the pipe off..The airbox is held in on push studs, so from the back corner nearest the brake master cylinder, pull it up.. the airbox will rise and come out.. you now have loads of access to the back of the lamp..

    when you refit it, just make sure the front air hose locates properly.. push it down firmly and replace the hose.. job done..

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    Thumbs up Cheers

    Thanks for that, I will give it ago tonight.

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    Question Headlight bulb trouble

    I have managed to move backward the air box and get access to the bulb holder, but I am unable to get the bulb or the holder out to replace the bulb. Do I twist it or is there some sort of catch that needs to be losened ?

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    there is a type of metal spring clip to undo that holds the lamp in.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    PM replied to..

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    PM replied to also. The bulb holder comes out be twisting it gently about half a turn.

    I managed to do it without removing the air box or anything, just removed the cover on the light. I must have diddy hands LOL

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