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Sidelight bulbs in S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by banoffee, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. banoffee
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    [Sep 2, 2009]
    is there an idiots guide to replacing these anywhere? am pretty competent however don't want to mindlessly rip the car apart to get to them :)
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    [Sep 2, 2009]
    squeeze your hand in and unclip the cover and then gently pull on the wire
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    thanks, however think more "how do I get to the back of the headlights" :)

    same applies for the fog lights...
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    [Sep 4, 2009]
    for the sidelights do you mean cause of the plastic battery and engine covers?
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    um, no sorry. have had all that off. maybe I just have fat hands :)

    can get to the headlight bulbs (just) but not getting how to get the sidelight bulbs out or how to get to the fog light bulbs...
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    I've got pretty fat hands and managed...
    I just got the covers etc off the back of the lamps and put my palm between the two torx bolts holding the lamp on then kind of slid it forward while curling my fingers in, caught the sidelight holder between my fingers and pulled it out that way. would a pic of the back of the light help?
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    I think things are a bit tighter on an S3(facelift I'm presuming) due to the Xenon lights? On my pre facelift, where the sidelights are on the inside of the lamp(near the grill), they are easily accessible, and I tug on the wires to get them out.
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    thanks for the replies. managed to get my fat hands in and sort it.

    now - the fog light bulbs, how do you access those?

    (yes - facelift S3)
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    aha, i am prefacelift too, sorry for the confusion.
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