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nema
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8th Feb 09 at 12:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Does anyone know how to change a headlight bulb on a facelift Corsa C? Cannot get the bulb out for shiz.

And can't find a tutorial anywhere, and in the bloody handbook it says to take to a dealer

Cheers
Rich H
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8th Feb 09 at 15:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Time to drop the bumper! Manual claims you can do it without doing so, but they expect you to be a contortionist with tiny limbs.

Check this guide here to drop the bumper: http://corsa-c.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=2 (need to be a member on CC|UK)

Takes a while the first time you do it, but after that you get used to it. I can drop the bumper in about 3 mins now

Once the bumpers off, remove the 3 bolts holding the light in, unplug it from the car and everything will become clear

[Edited on 08-02-2009 by Rich H]
nema
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8th Feb 09 at 20:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

seriously lol, cheers mate

took it halfords they couldnt do it, might have to give it a bash meself.
Rich H
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8th Feb 09 at 22:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

It's the first difficult lesson you learn when owning a C

Bin the standard bulbs and get yourself some HIDs in there whilst you're at it

But yes, bumper off each time
adz_gsi
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9th Feb 09 at 12:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

what side is blown m8
nema
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9th Feb 09 at 14:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by adz_gsi
what side is blown m8



passengers side

i can get to the back of the bulb but can't work out how to get it out lol
adz_gsi
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9th Feb 09 at 17:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

thts the harder side
Rich H
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9th Feb 09 at 18:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeh drivers side you can remove the airbox if needed, passenger side is the fusebox lol.
nema
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9th Feb 09 at 23:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Well i wouldnt believe it but the drivers side has now also blown, so drove home with just my fogs and sidelights great fun.
nema
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10th Feb 09 at 00:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

on second thoughts think i'll take it to a garage tomorrow, any ideas how much it'll cost to fit both sides?

cheers
Corsa_Scotty
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10th Feb 09 at 00:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Rich H
Yeh drivers side you can remove the airbox if needed, passenger side is the fusebox lol.


Its a good thing me having hoses as i have loads of room to move bulbs about
nema
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10th Feb 09 at 09:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

lol, right ive got the bastard things out but i cant get one side of the clips back in for love nor hope, any ideas?
adam.d
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10th Feb 09 at 09:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I had the same problem on my sisters car! eventually got the clip back on after 3 days but she was driving round with gaffa tape holding the bulb in!
Rich H
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10th Feb 09 at 09:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

As I said, far easier just to drop the bumper!! Fcuk taking it to a garage!!
nema
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10th Feb 09 at 10:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Rich H
As I said, far easier just to drop the bumper!! Fcuk taking it to a garage!!


Might have to end up doing that, got one clip in on each side properly but doesnt feel like the others are in properly, it's holding for the moment so ill have a proper look at the weekend.

Cheers for all your help guys

 
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