How hard can it be? Doing my head in now. Got a Vectra Sri (55 plate, new shape). My headlights are crap so need replacing, parking lights (front) have gone need replacing and 1 bulb is out on my back registration plate, needs replacing.
Tried myself to do the headlights but you cannot get a perfect fit because you either scrape all your arms or scratch the bulb, giving a crap result at night.
So went to Halfords today, got a pair of Xenon headlights but the man couldnt fit them, been told this loads of times I need to take the whole bumper off and pull the headlights out to fit them properly into the slots and doing it this way will not scratch the bulbs, therefore giving a perfect straight light at night. Is it hard? Ive bought the star shape allen screw driver key from Halfords too, but somethings telling me its not that easy. The small parking light bulbs are a pain in the arse to get out because you have to pull both the little clips at the same time which is vertually impossible, you cant fit 2 hands at once so hopefully with the bumper off it will work, anyone done it this way before?
As for the registration plate bulb, pull the clip you might say but the light that is out, the clip has snapped off, its another pain the backside trying to pull it out with a screwdriver, any ideas? Dont want to go to Vauxhall to get it done they want £50+ for the lot (not inc. bulbs) and independant garages want £35+.
Ive got all the right bulbs just need to do the hands on work now.
Im looking for your help haha