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S3 headlight removal

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3-Andy, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. S3-Andy
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    [Jan 17, 2010]
    Hi guys, tried a search on this but had no luck, i managed to drop a side light bulb inside the light unit so i need to remove it to retrieve it. Am i right in saying there are 4 bolts, 2 torx on top and 2 below 1 on each side? And will i need to remove the bumper??
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    [Jan 18, 2010]
    facelift or pre-facelift mate?
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    [Jan 18, 2010]
    There's 2 torx screws on top and one the side when the take the indicator off. You don't need to remove the bumper however it does make it easier. As you should have the gas charged xenons, there is a ballast attached to the underneath of the light which makes it even trickier to get the light out but you just have to do a bit of wriggling and it should come out.
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    [Jan 18, 2010]
    Oh and my explanation is for pre facelift.
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    [Jan 18, 2010]
    Surely its easier just to buy a trigger grabber with a claw on the end and fish the bulb out
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    [Jan 18, 2010]
    Sorry guys its a face lift version, one of the bolts looks like a real pain!
    Mike i thought of trying something like this where could i get one only prob is the bulb only just fits through, unless i try taking out another bulb??
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    [Jan 18, 2010]
    You will probably have to remove the bumper to get to the other bolts as you have a facelift version.
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