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Old 10-23-2011, 09:16 PM   #1
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One of my low beam went south and I want to change them myself. Any advice and/or pitfalls to watch for?? I am hoping it is straight forward "plug-n-play.
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One of my low beam went south and I want to change them myself. Any advice and/or pitfalls to watch for?? I am hoping it is straight forward "plug-n-play.
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you have to remove the headlamp completely from the car to access the bulb. 4 torx bolts 2 on top bumper support and 2 at the bottom of the back of the headlight. don't take the bottom 2 out completely leave them loose just enough to wiggle the headlight out it will save you a ton of time getting it back in.
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you do not have to take the headlight out to change any bulb. Do a search in the DIY and it has been covered.
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you absolutely do have to take the whole headlight out to change the bulb.... maybe you should read it? same as you would have to for changing angel eye bulbs.
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you absolutely do have to take the whole headlight out to change the bulb.... maybe you should read it? same as you would have to for changing angel eye bulbs.
I didn't take my headlights out to change my AE bulb. I just replaced it in place, I loosened it, but I sure didn't remove it completely. Granted, removal would make it easier, but it's not necessary. And I have HUGE hands
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you absolutely do have to take the whole headlight out to change the bulb.... maybe you should read it? same as you would have to for changing angel eye bulbs.
I agree with this. Just getting the cover off with the headlights installed is already hard enough, let alone changing the bulb.
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I didn't take mine out either and didn't find it too difficult.
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You have different bulbs than me.. There's no possible way to get a d1s out without taking it all the way out
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Yes, DS1 have the igniter on back of bulb so I'd imagine it a bit difficult to change.
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