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indicator bulb change- how?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by The911SC, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. The911SC
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    Hi All,
    Sure this has been covered but is there a quick way of changing the front indicator bulbs (on xenon hd lights). I heard its in the arch but do you have to take the liner out?.
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    Some members have been able to get to the indicator bulb from the bonnet but I certainly couldn't.

    I went for the wheel arch route - you don't have to remove the liner completely, just the bottom 2 torx screws nearest the side of the car and the middle ones. You should then hopefully be able to peal the arch back enough to get your hand in and feel the indicator bulb housing - I'm pretty certain it was a twist out bulb holder.
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    This depends on what xenons you have, the bi-xenons are do-able within the engine bay, the non bi xenons you will need to go through the arch.

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    As Robin said, I managed to do mine (bi-xenons) and I ahve hands like shovels... it's a bit of a squeeze, but you can manage - took me max 5 minutes to do both sides.
    Good luck
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    thanks guys; i'll give the in the bonnet route a try first!.
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    Done... Removing the plug for the xenons make it pretty easy..
    Thanks
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