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Bonzai
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Registered: 25th Mar 03
Location: Cardiff, Wales Drives: 205 GTi 1.9
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13th Jan 04 at 18:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

looks like a lot of work in the haynes manual, including taking off the wheel arch trim??? and loosening the bumper

is it worth doing this as soon as i can or just when i go to change my damaged bonnet?
Bonus
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Registered: 13th May 02
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13th Jan 04 at 18:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

It aint that much work. Didnt take arch trim off when i did mine.
PaulW
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Registered: 26th Jan 03
Location: Atherton, Greater Manchester
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13th Jan 04 at 18:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

unbolt the bumper, 3 bolts on bottom, one under each wheel arch & 2 on top

bumper just clips off

2 bolts holding on headlight, 1 white clip
Joff
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Registered: 17th Oct 00
Location: Cambridgeshire
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13th Jan 04 at 19:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Why are you people even TOUCHING the bumpers??

On the facelift Corsa, I just undo the screws holding the light unit and pull it away from the car.

2 mins max to unclip all the wiring, 1 min max to undo the light, 1 min to pull it away from the car.

Both headlamps can be swapped over in 10-15 minutes without going near the bumper.
Bonzai
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Registered: 25th Mar 03
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13th Jan 04 at 19:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

mine is pre facelift but that shouldnt make a difference surely will have a crack on friday then. only thing that worried me particularly was that haynes manual says upon removing the nut under the arch to change the nut...
Ryan L
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Registered: 4th Mar 03
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13th Jan 04 at 20:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

on my 94 corsa u don't need to remove the bumper just 3 bolts i think
Nath
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13th Jan 04 at 21:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Absolutely no need to remove bumper if its a post97 corsa. I didnt, as Joff said it takes literally 15mins. Only bugger is reconnecting wires on the passeneger side light, if youve got arms like ET it'll be easier.

Difficulty out of 10 = 1

[Edited on 13-01-2004 by Nath]
Bonzai
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13th Jan 04 at 21:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

well its 93 and drivers side. it better be easy peasy now then
the_legend_of_yrag
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Registered: 7th Jul 03
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13th Jan 04 at 21:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I fitted my new smoked headlights in 15 minutes the other day!!! Unclip all lights undo two bolts and slide out, slide new one in, connect up lights make sure they working correctly and bolt back on!!
Siberia
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Registered: 9th Oct 03
Location: Leprechaun Land Drives : Zafira GSI
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13th Jan 04 at 22:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeh i seen the fella down in vauxhall get the headlight out in 5 mins 2 or 3 bolts
5doormodder
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13th Jan 04 at 23:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What about the electronic adjustment thingy. I have a set of clear euro lights RHD spec and want to change them over, but i dont know how to do the electric adjustment on them

anyone know ? pics would be helpful also !
Dave
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Registered: 26th Feb 01
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13th Jan 04 at 23:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I dont think you can, the electric adjustment is an integral part of the light.
Nath
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Registered: 3rd Apr 02
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13th Jan 04 at 23:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The electronic adjuster is a little black unit that pops out of your old light unit then straight into your new one. It may not feel like it'll come out but you just gotta be forceful.

Or at least it did on my sport.
Danz_Corsa
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Registered: 24th Aug 03
Location: Uni in Manc / Home in MK
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14th Jan 04 at 00:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

on my 95 corsa - i had to remove the bolt thru the front bumper to the wheel trim and then a couple undoing the bolt from the wheel arch.

Then remove the 2 bolts (7mm) from the engine bay and pull the bumper down

i had to told the bumper down with my knee while i removed the headlight unit, if you want remove a few more bolts which aint hard but once the bumper is out the way it takes 5 mins mate.

job done

only bitch is getting the bolt thru the front bumper and the wheel arch and trim all in one - got my mum's boyfriend to push the front bumper back while i moved screw into place.

[Edited on 14-01-2004 by Danz_Corsa]

 
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