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    I have just hit a pheasant at 70MPH on the motorway and although the fog lights weren't on I got a warning caption that the bulb was out. I pulled over and switched them on and sure enough the drivers side one does not work. I was lucky as I thought my splitter was gonna be smashed.

    I am on my way to family/Alton towers for Christmas and have looked in the hand book for details on how to change the bulb and it says " take vehicle to dealership" (that will be a rip off I can only asssume...)

    Does any one here know how to change the bulb, Also if I can get one from Halfords. I have looked through the How too's and see nothing in there.

    Please help as I hate the warning light being on on the dash

    Thanx

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    If it a pre-face lift it is easy ( it might be the same for a face lift I don,t know). But it you look underneath the bumper there is a lrge "bung" twist it and it will come off you can now remove the bulb, on mune it is a 5 minute job.

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    Yeah, it is a pre face lift. Where abouts is the bung under the bumper. i have a splitter fitted is it gonna be beneath that. I have had a feel around that area and it all seems sealed. i thought the bumper would have to come off.

    I am not sure if you mean I twist the lens of the fog light.

    Thanx for the advice so far.

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    Might be best to jack it up on one side and then you'll have plenty of room to access it.

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    cheers guys, not sure if I am being thick here or what but does that mean I have to reach under the lip off the bumper and try and reach behind the light. I have tried this and it seems to be sealed and I am unable to get my hand up there.

    If it is done from the front and I have to twist the lens then fine as I have not tried this yet.

    Thanx for the help. i don't want to have to pay the stealers a fortune for something i can do on my driveway.

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    No twist the "bung" under the bumper. If I remember it is about 60m/m dia black in colour too.
    The bung might be set back about 100m/m from the front of the bumper. if it was not getting dark now I would take a picture for you.

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    As Ed says it's a simple twist mechanism. If you can get your head behind it all will be clear or just give it a twist.

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    cheers Ed and Mark1319. I will lay under it and try to locate and get to grips with the bung. A trip to Halfords in the morning then.

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    God knows what the neighbours must have thought of me taking photos of the underneath of my bumper. But look at the large round " thing" with the fins on. That is what you need to twist. you will see the bulb then.


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    Fantastic Ed, what a guy. I don't care what the neighbours think I think you are a great help. I will be alarming the neighbours here too now.

    Merry Christmas dude.

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