HELP! How do you change the dipped Headlight Bulbs?

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HELP! How do you change the dipped Headlight Bulbs?

Postby Markob27 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:51 am

Today I changed the sidelights and main beam for white upgrades no problem, however I cannot get the dipped bulbs to come out?

I've tried to turn that black casing but nothing happens when it does turn I've tried pulling etc...

Really annoying, as the others were easy, I just can't get my hands into the housing to even access that black box holder, cuts your hands to bits lol

Any help would be great thanks
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Re: HELP! How do you change the dipped Headlight Bulbs?

Postby RW1 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:20 am

There's nothing special. Turn the black plastic fin which will be in a vertical position anti-clockwise (looking at it from inside headlight end) until it becomes loose (about 25 -30 degrees turn). The bulb holder & headlight bulb will then almost fall out.

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Re: HELP! How do you change the dipped Headlight Bulbs?

Postby Markob27 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:22 am

I've tried this and it does become loose but still does not pull out?

Is there a how to guide on here anywhere?

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Re: HELP! How do you change the dipped Headlight Bulbs?

Postby RW1 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:33 am

Guide .... no as its so simple.

If it comes loose, just gently wiggle it backwards very slowly. You must turn it anti-clockwise as above angle as far as it will go.

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Re: HELP! How do you change the dipped Headlight Bulbs?

Postby Markob27 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:49 pm

It's just not happening!!

Can't turn anymore than I have already, it just doesn't come out!
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Re: HELP! How do you change the dipped Headlight Bulbs?

Postby RW1 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:57 pm

Both sides?

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Re: HELP! How do you change the dipped Headlight Bulbs?

Postby Markob27 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:18 pm

Lol

I didn't realise there was three rubber caps on the inside of headlight!!

I was trying the middle one thinking it was the dipped, then I saw the one behind the wing!

It's deceiving if you don't know about it.

What is the middle one for?

Anyway all done, and your right easy job lol

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Re: HELP! How do you change the dipped Headlight Bulbs?

Postby RW1 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:32 pm

:fall:

The middle one is the headlight adjuster motor.

Anyhow, been out and done it again.......

Looking into the right hand side dipped beam rear access hole after the rubber cap is removed. The outer most rubber cap of the three.
The trick is to stand by the wing at the back edge of the left side headlight and face your body forward. Then put your left hand (righthand dipped) into the hole and clasp the plastic "fin" between your 1st and 2nd fingers. Now twist anti-clockwise and it should fall out. Same for the left dipped beam, stand by the left wing at the back edge of the headlight, with your body facing forward and use your right hand. Again grip the plastic "fin" with 1st and 2nd fingers and twist.

Removing a dipped beam headlight - 01.JPG

Removing a dipped beam headlight - 02.JPG

Removing a dipped beam headlight - 03.JPG

The left side is slightly more difficult because the fusebox position nearby.

When refitting, offer up the bulb holder at 25 - 30 off-set anti-clockwise with the electrical contacts on the correct side and insert it into the back of the headlight unit until it is seated. Then twist clockwise until you hear/feel the electrical contacts click home.

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Re: HELP! How do you change the dipped Headlight Bulbs?

Postby Markob27 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:48 pm

Yeah I done it in 5mins just before you posted the how to.

It's easy, just a little confused at that middle one being the adjustment motor, I thought that was the dipped, no wonder I couldn't get it out!

Thanks anyway for your guide.
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Re: HELP! How do you change the dipped Headlight Bulbs?

Postby VWRed » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:56 am

RW1 it wasn't a waste of time, I found your guide really helpful. I work with computers, which I can take apart easily...cars are a different matter! I had found the bits, but didn't have the confidence to twist hard enough. So a big thank you from me!

That guide deserves a post of its own, because although it's easy for most people, it still gives confidence to those that aren't sure.

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Re: HELP! How do you change the dipped Headlight Bulbs?

Postby RW1 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:53 pm

VWRed wrote:That guide deserves a post of its own, because although it's easy for most people, it still gives confidence to those that aren't sure.

Thanks. Done ;)

http://www.sciroccocentral.co.uk/roccop ... light_bulb

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Re: HELP! How do you change the dipped Headlight Bulbs?

Postby dadavies90 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:56 am

Hi, sorry to hijack the post but could do with a little help please. You know the bulb holder that comes out with the bulb on the dipped lights? Can you get replacement ones of these as my holder seems to have melted and I'm having problems with the bulb cutting out.

A part number for the bulb holder would be great or just advice on we're to get one from please?

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Re: HELP! How do you change the dipped Headlight Bulbs?

Postby RW1 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:10 am

Both sides for the dipped Halogen lamp holders is 5K0 941 109.

Dealer's Parts Dept.

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Re: HELP! How do you change the dipped Headlight Bulbs?

Postby dadavies90 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:36 pm

Superb, thanks mate. Now got a new holder and all is fine with the lights again. Thanks again.
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