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God Damn Bulb Holders!!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Chappy, Sep 5, 2011.

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    One of my Mtec bulbs stopped working after only 2 days!
    So I thought I'd go out this morning and change it back the original ones, the Mtec that was still working on the nearside went fine, swapped it over no problem.

    Went to the offside of the one that wasn't working, twisted the bulb holder and the bulb smashed in the headlight :( So what do you guys recommend as at the minute, there are shards of glass inside the headlight housing which are blue coloured, so very noticeable.
    I've got some out by wrapping tape around a long fork handle (no, not four candles) but it just isn't long enough to get to the bottom, any ideas?

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    I'd sell my car and buy another one. :keule:
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    Sorry couldn't resist. I can't see you getting it all without taking the light out and shaking the glass out?
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    Or this..............

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    ....replacing the cocaine with the broken glass.



    Nah, seriously... probably what he said above, take the light off and shake it.
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    Don't suppose I can take the light out without the bumper off guys?

    I think snorting glass would be more painful then looking at it in the bottom of my headlight!!
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    Or......

    modify a car hoover, taping a plastic tube to the end and then feeding the other end of the tube into your headlight and sucking up the broken glass.
    That should work.
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    Coat hanger, with double sided sticky tape on end, feed through the bulb holes & it will stick glass to it, snorted
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    :lmfao:
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    Didn't think of a coat hanger Nigel, good man!
    Ads, the hoover idea may work as I have a Dyson :rockwoot: haha, trouble is, not sure if I have metal coat hangers :(
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    I gave up on Mtec as the bulbs have failed twice now... going to look for some LED Drls... sorry to hear about the glass matey... looks like it might have to be a bumper off/headlight out jobby to get all the glass out properly.
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    Or get hoover, get some duck tape, tape some small rubber etc piping to it, stick it into headlight & suck it out with flexible pipe, being careful to maybe allow some air in by the duck tape as the restriction of suction could burn motor out, so caution advised, should work if no coat hanger about.
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    Problem solved :)

    Pi**ed wet through mind! Used a couple of pens with the inks removed, some tape and a fork and got the nasty coloured bits out :)
    There is still some in there, but hopefully driving about will make it move out of sight, even though it is clear glass so you can't really see it :)

    Never using cheap bulbs again, Nigel, can you PM me a price for the LED Bi-Xenons please, just the housings as I'll source the bulbs and ballasts separate.
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    Is there an echo in here?
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    Dan

    Good to hear you got this sorted, was going to recommend a solution:

    Use some masking tape, a straw and a hoover end. Tape the straw to the hoover end, should allow you to gain access inside?

    Like so:

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