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Sidelight bulb fell into headlight :(

Fabian808 Aug 1, 2014

  1. Fabian808

    Fabian808 Looking for parts :P

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    One of the sidelight bulbs on my S3 went the other day so I bought a new set off the web. Fitted them earlier and one didn't work, so I pulled it out to check connection when the ****** thing fell into the headlight :mad: does the front bumper have to come off to get the headlight out? And is it a mare of a job?
     
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  3. jamiebennett81

    jamiebennett81 Registered User

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    same happened to my leon cupra

    i got a screw driver and bent the tip of it so it worked as a hook, not sure if that would work for you though
     
  4. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar

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    The light can come out without bumper off, but can be very tricky to get back in. Not a complete bumper off job. Just the 4 plastic screws at the top of the bumper and the 3 by the front tyre (same side as the light that needs removing). The corner of the bumper that sits under the wing, pull it out wards as it hooks onto a plastic guide. Should give you enough room to remove headlight
     
  5. david7m

    david7m Registered User

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    Extendable magnetized thing from poundland.......£1 ;)
    Dave
     
  6. Fabian808

    Fabian808 Looking for parts :P

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    Thanks guys :) I am actually debating removing the high beam bulb, parking the car one side on a curb so that the bulb rolls to the fat side and then putting a Hoover up to where the high beam bulb was. Failing that I will try a magnet pen! Really don't fancy removing the headlight as I don't have access to a garage at the moment.
     
  7. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar

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    5minute job with bumper a jarred ;) don't even need a garage
     
  8. Tooks

    Tooks Registered User

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    I used a flexible wooden kebab skewer with a bit of double sided tape flapping around on the end.

    I got the dead spiders out whilst I was in there too!
     
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  9. Fabian808

    Fabian808 Looking for parts :P

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    Tooks I have heard this one from someone else too, stiff straw with strong tape. I'll give that a go tonight!
     
  10. mark_S3

    mark_S3 Team Silver

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    I second this too....

    Used this method myself.
     
  11. Fabian808

    Fabian808 Looking for parts :P

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    Jobs a goodun! A good strong straw and black nasty it came out in less than 30 seconds :) saved me a lot of time lol. Thanks everyone :)
     
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