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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Rob45, Nov 16, 2013.

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    [Nov 16, 2013]
    Got to get my pass side headlight out now ( 8L 2002)

    Firstly, i see there is 2 securing bolts at the top for the headlight , whats at the bottom ???

    Have seen thread for bumper removal , could i just get away with releasing the pass side and bottom bolts and letting it drop slightly to get to headlight lower mounts or would bumper need to come right off to carry this out ??
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    [Nov 16, 2013]
    You need a long torx bit there is a hole on the slam panel next to the wing it's a very small hole
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    [Nov 16, 2013]
    That's not helping lol .....whats this for ? To loosen what ...?
    I know how to remove bumper and top headlight mounts , as said ,,, what's this torx bolt you mention ?
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    [Nov 16, 2013]
    what is the the car fl is not an audi
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    [Nov 17, 2013]
    Sorry , typo error !!!
    Yes , S3 8L face lift ....
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    [Nov 17, 2013]
    it loosens the bottom fixing for the head light
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    [Nov 17, 2013]
    Ok cheers
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    Ok cheers guys, have found this , so nothing underneath then , looking at these spare units i have , i also see there is what looks like a locating peg that looks lke it may go into a rubber grommet ...

    so looking at all this , do you think i can get away with just loosening the bumper away from the top , then once all headlight bolts are out ( 3 bolts ) it will come out , like i said with this lug , i would presume light would need to pull away to the side first away from wing ???????
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    [Nov 17, 2013]
    10 min take te bumper off, easy stuff do a search.. think there is somthing in the skickies.

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    [Nov 17, 2013]
    yes, i see this , dont look behond me but what i am saying, does it need to come right off to get headlight out ??? i wont create more work unless i realy have to !!! ;-)
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    [Nov 17, 2013]
    iirc there is a lip on the bumper that fits into a slot under the bottom of the head light, so u need to remove the bumper

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    [Nov 17, 2013]
    Ok mate Nice one , just gearing myself up for this so need to know before hand as dont want anything holding me up ... cheers again ...
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