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How do i change side light bulbs??

AudiiduA Jul 24, 2010

  1. AudiiduA

    AudiiduA Member

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    Hi Fellas, does the headlight have to come out??
    Thanks all
     
  2. simon.m

    simon.m Active Member

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    it dont have to come out mate but it is tight so if you have small hands its easy
     
  3. paul20v

    paul20v Audi fanatic

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    Twist the headlight leveler it makes the bulb really easy to get at :)
     
  4. Watty

    Watty ..... (_!_) Sarah's A3s #1 Fan

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    Yes, they can be tricky. Make sure it's not raining when you start lol, otherwise the air may be blue.
     
  5. ChrisFurlong

    ChrisFurlong Avantageous

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    I would just take the headlights out. Very easy. 4 Torx screws on each [T15 or T20 I think]. Then as paul said, twist the main beam bulb and it makes it much easier to get to them.
     
  6. AudiiduA

    AudiiduA Member

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    Cheers Fellas! will have a go!!!!!
     
  7. BahnStormer77

    BahnStormer77 BahnStormer

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    jsut make sure you're doing the METAL torques and not the plastic allen-key ones ;)

    quattro james has posted a lot of pics on this: drivers side is easier if you undo two screws and take off the plastic ducting: james.... pictures please!!
     
  8. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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  9. crazy88

    crazy88 Loving the anonymity

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    Dude, that's a great picture, thanks!

    My headlight bulb needs replacing so this helps nicely!
     
  10. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I never said that for reference.....
     
  11. crazy88

    crazy88 Loving the anonymity

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    I added it as I've seen you add many pictures which are helpful.

    It should be a title you can call yourself. Thanks anyway :)
     
  12. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I try to help where I can :thumbsup:
     
  13. hitchwest

    hitchwest Member

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    i bet theres alot of audis going round with side lamp bulbs out what a nightmare of a job to get i thought german engineering was good
     
  14. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Its better than on many cars though, taking the light out is a five minute job when you know how. Plenty of cars make it impossible to change a bulb, and a damn sight harder to take the lights out too!
     
  15. scott b

    scott b Active Member VCDS Map User

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    ie vw passat upto 56 plate, bumper off job to get the headlight out
     
  16. jd26

    jd26 Member

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    James thanks for that guide used it to just change my dipped beams :)

    One thing though which ill need for future reference. How does the connecter unclip?

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    Me and the old man swapped the bulb over without undo-ing it cause there was enough room, scared to force it incase i broke the plastic.

    Ill need to know for when I order my hids so if someone can label the diagram for which way/place to bend the bugger thatd be great :p
     
  17. jd26

    jd26 Member

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    Anyone? Ill go snappin tings if I dont check haha
     
  18. Shane-Ireland

    Shane-Ireland Member Team Ibis Team V6 quattro Audi S3 Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    Pull back the plastic tab in the center with your thumb or small falt head and then pull the whole plug off,simply really once you've done it once.
     
  19. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Its a notorious weak point in them, if the tab breaks or gets damaged they're a b*st*rd to get off. I resort to brute force to pull the plug off mine, always a worrying moment though...
     

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