Headlight Removal.

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Headlight Removal.

Post by CraigW30 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:36 pm

Any ideas on how to get the headlight out?

I have dropped a bulb and it has bounced to an area where I cant reach with a coat-hanger or anything like that.

I am stuck with the 2 T30 bolts on the underneath of the headlight, they loosen so far then the square part on the end just spins.

Any ideas as I really need to get the light out to retrieve the bulb.

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Re: Headlight Removal.

Post by Nottsknots » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:19 pm

Did you find screw 1 on the third photo?
https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f20- ... t/IO3Bq82i
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Re: Headlight Removal.

Post by CraigW30 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:28 pm

I managed to do this in the end but had to take the bumper off.

The captive nuts on the underside of the headlight were the issue. The clip over the top of the square nut wasn’t holding the nut in place so when turning the T30 bolt the nut was spinning aswell.

Took taking the bumper off to give more room and using a set of mole-grips to hold the nut in place to stop it spinning. Managed to retrieve the bulb aswell :).

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Re: Headlight Removal.

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Re: Headlight Removal.

Post by CraigW30 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:05 am

Rungrochs wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:18 am
What is the principle?
The principle of?

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