1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Headlight and sidelight change..... Aaaarrrgggggggg

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by Tiffy, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. Tiffy
    Offline

    Tiffy Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2013
    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    87
    [Apr 22, 2013]
    Trying to change the headlights and sidelights but can I get them out!!!!!!......NO!!!!!

    any tips or tricks would be great, got the plug off but just can get them out!!!
    #1
  2. B7_FUR
    Offline

    B7_FUR Avantee

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2013
    Messages:
    378
    Likes Received:
    48
    [Apr 22, 2013]
    Is the sidelight stuck in the holder?? Or still in unit? If later just a hard yank on wires should get them out.
    #2
  3. Tiffy
    Offline

    Tiffy Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2013
    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    87
    [Apr 22, 2013]
    Side lights are still in the light itself........

    Also i have the Cree sidelights....but it has an inline bulb...where do these go????
    #3
  4. Chr1sch
    Offline

    Chr1sch Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2012
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    5
    [Apr 22, 2013]
    I had the same issue on mine, i just ended up pulling really fecking hard and they came out - as for the in line bulb, mine are sitting behind the headlight, didnt really know what else to do ...
    #4
  5. B7_FUR
    Offline

    B7_FUR Avantee

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2013
    Messages:
    378
    Likes Received:
    48
    [Apr 22, 2013]
    Yep just tuck into the housing mate. I've had no issue with overheating etc.
    #5
  6. Joe Clooney
    Offline

    Joe Clooney Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2012
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    6
    [Apr 22, 2013]
    If your looking to get your headlights out, take off the rubber cover and connection. Stick your fingers in and have a feel around the edge of the bulb, your should be able to feel the two bits sticking out of the spring clip, squeeze these together and they should drop down and release the bulb. Just be careful fitting the new bulbs, make sure they fit it fully into the holder, you should be able to see this by looking in at it through the headlamp lens
    hope this helps.
    #6
  7. Tiffy
    Offline

    Tiffy Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2013
    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    87
    [Apr 23, 2013]
    Cheers guys....will have another go later......
    #7
  8. ESD1711
    Offline

    ESD1711 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2013
    Messages:
    617
    Likes Received:
    184
    [Apr 23, 2013]
    Remember the days when something as trivial as changing a bulb on a car was a piece of cake?!

    I remember my old Citroen AX - you just had to give that thing an evil stare and the bulbs would fall out on their own.

    These days you need a degree in engineering just to change bulbs on a car!
    #8
    Jespy likes this.
  9. Hanksw4
    Offline

    Hanksw4 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2015
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Feb 21, 2015]
    I just did this morning. It's a tight fit going through the the side hole. I felt for the wires that lead to the sidelight, not the headlight, and sure enough giving them a yank got them out. I think once you've done it once it's not a problem, but trying to work it out the first time was frustrating.

    I'm just glad it can be done easily enough without removing the whole front lamp unit.
    #9
  10. DrStrange
    Offline

    DrStrange Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2014
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    41
    [Mar 1, 2015]
    Thanks for the info,

    I have a B6 cab and wondering if maybe removing the HL unit is easier before replacing?
    #10
  11. Hanksw4
    Offline

    Hanksw4 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2015
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Mar 1, 2015]
    To be honest not sure how much easier removing the head lamp unit will make it. You still have to get your hand into the smallish hole. You just need to find the right angle with your hand and body. Give it at least 20 mins before you consider removing rhe whole thing. Once you work it out you'll be kicking yourself.
    #11
  12. Darrenkellum
    Offline

    Darrenkellum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2015
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    5
    [Mar 2, 2015]
    Same as above, did mine yesterday, you just have to really squish your hands up to get in the hole. On the drivers side i removed the air box (2 screws) then found by putting a little pressure on the rad pipe to move it slighly out the way helped quite a bit. You just tug hard on the side light wires and the bulb pops out. Once changed, turn them on, it helps finding the holes to pop them back in. Good luck!
    #12
  13. DrStrange
    Offline

    DrStrange Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2014
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    41
    [Mar 3, 2015]
    Thanks for the additional guidance chaps. Will give this a go. Hopefully the drivers side wont be too frustrating. Ive got some LED's to play with!
    #13

Share This Page