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Help with changing A3 Sidelight Bulbs

ENZO Mar 31, 2014

  1. ENZO

    ENZO Member

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    Seems impossible to get my hand in to wriggle it out, other bulbs we're quite easy. Is there any easy way to get them out? any tips?

    thanks
     
  2. LEE69

    LEE69 07 170 DSG Team Dolphin Grey Audi A3

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    I used long nosed pliers
     
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  3. MrLapou

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

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    Spray the bodies (not glass envelope) with silicone lube before pushing new ones back in.
     
  4. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    +1 for this. Or enlist the help of someone with small hands.
     
  5. lau06275

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    I think I contorted my hand so it no longer resembled a hand, then used my index and middle fingers either side of it as a lever to pry it out. Took a good half hour I think.

    I may have also removed something from one side as I remember one being harder than the other.

    Perseverance really...it's a pain
     
  6. southylad

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    Same here still hard tho but possible took abouhalf hour for first then 5 mins on the other
     
  7. Sidhu88

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    on the 8p1 and 2 it makes life easier if u pop the main (full) beam out aswell. gives u a bit more space to work with. I didn't find it too difficult to do. I don't advise it but sometimes u can tug the wires to help pull it out
     
  8. southylad

    southylad Active Member

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    That right I remember now I had already changed bothe sets of headlight bulbs then took some back out for access
     
  9. SootySport

    SootySport Well-Known Member Team Silver

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    My daughter changed mine, she has long slender fingers, unlike me. Otherwise long nose pliers will do it
     
  10. ENZO

    ENZO Member

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    1 went in fine and working (passenger side) but ive replaced the drivers side and its not working :(
    even after putting the original bulb in its not working

    i was very careful with it and used long nose pliers.

    Any reason why it wouldnt work? i have tried it both ways
    fuse blown maybe
     

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