- Car headlight bulb change (Skoda Octavia content)
Can anyone give me an idiots guide to changing the dipped headlight bulb on my 05 Octavia estate please? I'm going down to Halfords this evening to buy a new one and would rather not pay the £5.99 installation fee if I can help it (I know, tight-wad and all that)Posted 8 years ago
depending how complicated it is, 5.99 could be a bargain. I've heard of VAG group headlights requiring considerable disassembly just to access the bulb holder.
dunno about yours per se, but so long as the back of the headlight assembly is accessible, it usually just a case of removing the connector, twisting the holder or removing a spring clip, then the holder and bulb will drop out. install reverse of above.
don't touch the glass of the new bulb with you fingers.Posted 8 years agorobgarriochSubscriber
I've only got a Fabia estate, but they look similar. In my case, it's dead easy;Posted 8 years ago
– open bonnet, put bonnet stay in place ( 😉 )
– 2 plastic clasps on top of light assembly – undo, remove back cover
– push metal 'u-clip' lightly down, then back, swings free
– remove old bulb; carefully replace with new bulb
– reverse above actions.
Takes about 3 minutes; infinitely easier with a head torch if too dark to see…mundiesmiesterMember
One of the easier ones – changed mine before Christmas and from what I remember its a matter of removing rubber boot unclipping the retaining spring trying not to let it come out of its retaining holes. Pull bulb from plug and reverse procedure (making sure you don't touch bulb putting it back in) Should take no more than five minutesPosted 8 years agobigyinnMember
Ford mondeo Mk1 = Removing whole headlamp assembly.Posted 8 years ago
Im still amazed HOW difficult it is to do on some cars, the manuf dont seem to think about access to things like this.
My old 8G Mitsu Galant was a complete PITA to change the n/s headlight bulbs, as right behind the headlamp was… the battery. Now where were my 5yo fingers then?doc_bluesMember
theres a guide on Briskoda – keep a print out in my glove compartment as I seem to get through a passsenger side bulb every three months or so…
its a pain in the harris – watch when you slide the headlight assembly back in it sits on the runner things properly – otherwise you will end up like me with it stuck and taking a fair bit of force to get it outPosted 8 years ago
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