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How to remove a headlamp?

reggieroo Dec 9, 2009

  1. reggieroo

    reggieroo Member

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    May sound like a silly question but how to I get the headlamp out?

    One of the headlamps keep steaming up so I took a look & noticed the cover hasn't been put on right + I want to see how to get them out for when I fit some HID's.

    It looks like one of those cars where you have to remove half the engine bay to change a bulb.........:faint:

    I've undone the top two torq bits but can't find the other two, please don't say I have to remove the front bumper!!!
     
  2. pjmspeedy

    pjmspeedy Dude, what's mine say ?

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    There is only one more bolt and it sits behind the headlight. Get a torch, and as your looking down on it you should see it.
     
  3. pjmspeedy

    pjmspeedy Dude, what's mine say ?

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    Forgot to say........ don't undo it all the way as you will lose it!

    Just enough so it will let you pull the light forward.
     
  4. mossya41.8t

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    Hi mate, very easy to do once you know where the bolts are :eyebrows:.
    There's 2 torx bolts located behind each headlight, easier with air feed pipe removed on drivers side and covers on passenger side (battery and PAS reservior I think).
    You only need to remove one of the two bolts, the other can be just loosened off as there's a cut out for headlight for it to slide out. Then thats it - apart from disconnecting the plugs.
    Hope this helps
    :icon_thumright:
     
  5. pjmspeedy

    pjmspeedy Dude, what's mine say ?

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    If that's the case Cab only has one! That's another thing that's different then.....
     
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  6. reggieroo

    reggieroo Member

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    I'm going to have another look, fingers crossed. If not I may need some pics.
     
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    Well I located the other two bolts but in the process I managed to snap one of the top brackets & also ended up butchering the plug which I still haven't been able to remove :mad:
     
  8. mossya41.8t

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    I found the best way to remove the plug is to push it in to the headlight 1st and then press in the clip, that way you take the strain off the clip.
     
  9. J7USS

    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

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    Lol, you wasnt being impatient was you...:)
     
  10. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Dammit - I nearly missed a chance to post my infamous diagram! ;)

    Those plugs are b*stards - it takes me longer to get them off than take the light out :banghead:

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  11. reggieroo

    reggieroo Member

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    I was with the plug, the bracket I lent on with my arm by accident :blush:
     
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    Thats an impressive diagram james :applaus:
     
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    reggieroo Member

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    Can't find the vid?
     
  15. BahnStormer77

    BahnStormer77 BahnStormer

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    marky - don't give him too much credit - pretty sure that's just pilfered off the ELSAwin guide - still, even if James has posted it about once a month, it's still a very useful diagram and I would have been stuck without it!

    and they're not kidding when they say to only "slacken off" those torx!!
     
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  16. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    :beee:
     
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  19. sam1014

    sam1014 happy happy happy :)

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    Would this be the same on an A3 (04plate) ???

    Thanx.
     
  20. sam1014

    sam1014 happy happy happy :)

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    Would this be the same on an A3 (04plate) ???

    Thanx.
     
  21. BahnStormer77

    BahnStormer77 BahnStormer

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    might be similar principles... probably best to ask on the A3-8P forum though: even if I had to go and check for myself, I can only tell you what it's like on a A4-B6 and an A3-8L.
     

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