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    Morning guys

    i decided yesterday i would upgrade the headlight bulbs in my facelift SRI, went down to halfords and bought a set of their Extreme Brilliance bulbs,
    fitted them last night and while no major drama getting either one out the new ones just didnt seem to fit in as snuggly as the originals.

    Its as if the flat metal base plate(that sits between the bulb glass and the 2 metal connectors) is just marginally bigger and wont push in all the way
    i did get the 2 bulbs to stay in but not really sure if they are in properly

    anyone seen this before or any ideas ??

    cheers guys

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    They only sit in one particular position if you look at the base of the bulb there will be a flat end with a little notch out of it, feel for where its supposed to sit on the back of the headlight and hopefully you'll get it.

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    cheers will check that again later
    although the new bulbs have same design on the metal plate it seems slightly larger, will try fiddle around and if no go maybe back to halfords with em

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    Are they definetly both the same same types of bulb i.e H7? They can be fiddly sometimes especially when you dont have a lot of room behind the headlights.

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    Like byebyeitsagsi said, I'd imagine the bulbs are in upside down. You don't really notice it because they fit but just don't go in comfortably, but they do actually need to be a certain way up.

    I found out the hard way with my old car when it failed the MOT because the bulb was in upside down

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    yep they are defo H7 bulbs
    if the rain stops for long enough tonight will take em out and have another look

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