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    Default Hints please on changing headlamp bulbs

    Facelift 2006 1.8 model.....
    I know that I will need to lift the battery cover, and remove the neck of the washer bottle on the near side,
    What about the off side? can you remove the air inlet hose, the air filter box itself?
    how do the covers come off? any tips for removing the clips without loosing them?

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    i'd leave the airbox alone on the offside and just work with the space that you've got. just remember that the headlamps twist out of the housing, there are no retaining clips to worry about, until you get the bulb out of the holder that is.

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    take the air box out mate it take 2 mins you will not get your hand in there unless you are sooty .just undo the jubilee clip and lift it out

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    I got my hand in no problem behind the headlight and in front of the airbox. And i've got hand's like shovel's.

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    same here did not take anything out just rubber covers off andgot at them easy or if you still cant do come to wales and ill change them lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by julls View Post
    same here did not take anything out just rubber covers off andgot at them easy or if you still cant do come to wales and ill change them lol
    Hey whats that supposed to mean? I am Welsh you know in case you didnt see my acvatar....

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    i found it easier to leave the airbox in place, but to disconnect the air feed from it

    this just requires undoing two jubilee clips, and opens up enough room to get your hand in without scraping your knuckles.

    Passenger side you remove the filler neck bottle by just pulling it out with brute force to give you more room.

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    I got my hands in ok but do give yourself plenty of time and be prepared for skin loss from knuckles etc.
    Its slightly worth it though if your replacing with better bulbs

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    As above, man up and just get stuck in there dude...

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    sorry but unlike some others in this thread, my hands were simply too large to fit down there

    Obviously i speak for myself here, and not the rest of you in this thread with ladies hands

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