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A3 8P 1.8Tfsi Sportback.....Headlight removal

Ibisa3 Apr 12, 2018

  1. Ibisa3

    Ibisa3 Registered User

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    Evening folks.

    Quick one. One of my LED DRL's failed, and its now rolling around inside the headlight unit. It's almost 100% a headlight out job - Do I need to remove the front bumper? I've seen there is a headlight mount up behind the arch liner, but not sure about the front.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Simple answer yes unless you can fish it out through the bulb hole at the back, just bite the bullet and get it off


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  4. Ibisa3

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    Balls.

    Its the OS - Seems pretty impossible to remove tbh. And given the time it took me to change both DRL's last time, It's probably time efficient to take the bumper off and change both! Is there a guide on here for bumper removal?
     
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  6. mechanic69

    mechanic69 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    It’s pretty straight forward

    Car on jacks at front and wheels removed
    Under tray off
    Then some screws along the bottom side of the front edge
    Then remove wheel arch linings at front
    Remove the two plastic joints joining the bumper to the outer wing just to the outside of the headlight 3 Torx I think
    Then a 10mm bolt from the wheel lining towards the front kind of under the headlights
    Then the three bolts on top of the radiator
    Think that’s it, then pull off towards front onto a blanket or something to stop scrapping the paint
    Disconnect washer jets if you have them and your done

    Then you can remove headlights, they have two or 3 bolts

    That’s largely it from memory


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