1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Please help! Removing headlight and stuck!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Vex182, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. Vex182
    Offline

    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    913
    Likes Received:
    1
    Just in the middle of removing my S3s headlight. Bumper is hanging off snd undone the two too torx. Found another one towards the grill behind the bumper that I have removed but the headlight still won't remove. Trying to fit one of my intercooler pipes now!
    #1
  2. <tuffty/>
    Offline

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    15,726
    Likes Received:
    20
    Facelift headlights are held on by 3 bolts... 2 up top and a third that is accessed from a small opening by the wing... if you have the bumper off then you will see it plain as day sorta underneath the indicator...

    Once those are off then you pull the light round from the indicator and unclip it from the pivot in the lower inside corner of each light

    <tuffty/>
    #2
  3. s33nyboy12
    Offline

    s33nyboy12 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Messages:
    1,412
    Likes Received:
    10
    So that's how you do it! I was pulling on mine so hard I nearly had an accident....... ( headlight, no jokes needed )
    #3
  4. Vex182
    Offline

    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    913
    Likes Received:
    1
    It got to dark and wet to see but I guess it's in this area?

    [​IMG]

    (bad photo, taken from iPhone and uploaded from the phone)
    #4
  5. <tuffty/>
    Offline

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    15,726
    Likes Received:
    20
    In this pic you can see the top 2 fixing holes and just off too the left where the hose for the headlamp washers is running you can see the lower fixing... I don't remove it completely like in this pic... you only need to loosen it and it will slide off the front panel... makes fitting it back easier as you don't have to fight trying to get the bolt in the hole or risk dropping it altogether..
    [​IMG]

    <tuffty/>
    #5
  6. <tuffty/>
    Offline

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    15,726
    Likes Received:
    20
    Yes... :)

    Access from the top... in my pic its just too the left of the larger bolt holding the slam panel to the wing... you look down there and you will see the torx...

    <tuffty/>
    #6
  7. Vex182
    Offline

    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    913
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ah I see! It's on top of the headlight! Cheers!
    #7
  8. Vex182
    Offline

    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    913
    Likes Received:
    1
    Got the headlight all out today when I could see eaiser. Sorted the pipe and then slighty struggled to get the headlight back on due to the awarkard bolt but all good now! Thanks again.
    #8

Share This Page