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Daveskater
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7th Feb 10 at 16:58   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

...And it took about two hours

Didn't think it was going to be a bumper off job I said to my dad that the bumper needs to come off so you can take a screw out and he went off on one about how you definitely don't need to take the bumper off because "it should be a roadside job".

Anyway, pics







All that for this screw





Glad I won't have to do that again for a while!


Numberwang!

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pow
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7th Feb 10 at 17:00   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You should have just taken the arch liner out mate
jungle
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7th Feb 10 at 17:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

would'nt have put the screw back in tbh
Jordan C
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7th Feb 10 at 17:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hope u never put the screw back in
Rich H
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7th Feb 10 at 17:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You have to otherwise the lights wobble like fook.

I'd got it down to about 20-30 mins all in by the end Dave
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7th Feb 10 at 17:10   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

could have under sealed it
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7th Feb 10 at 17:16   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Couple of lads I know with C's has just put 20mm holes in their arch liners to do this job lol!
AndyCorsaSport
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7th Feb 10 at 17:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You can easily get to the bulbs without taking the bumper off Dave passenger sides a bit of a struggle, drivers side just take air box off. Really simple, ive changed mine loads, and only took bumper off to do the HID's.
Joe
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7th Feb 10 at 17:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeah, I've never taken the bumper off to do one?
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7th Feb 10 at 17:33   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I was just thinking the same, I did HIDs in the Ibiza which had a 1.9TDi engine in a small engine hole! Took some patience but I did it
LeeM
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7th Feb 10 at 17:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if you ask on corsa-c how to do it then youre told you 100% have to take the bumper off. much easier to just take the arch liners out
Adam_B
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7th Feb 10 at 17:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ive never done it on a 1.8 but all the ones ive done the bulbs just twist and pull out from the back of the headlight, its one of the easiest cars on the road!
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Thats cause everyone on CCUK is an idiot, apart from me of course
AndyCorsaSport
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quote:
Originally posted by Adam_B
Ive never done it on a 1.8 but all the ones ive done the bulbs just twist and pull out from the back of the headlight, its one of the easiest cars on the road!


MK4 Astras are the twist and pull ones, Corsa's arent, they have the two metal spring clip things on each side of the bulb.
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7th Feb 10 at 17:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ive taken my bumper off, changed bulb and refit in about 15 min or less lol, only cos its a lexmaul bumper...but the light clips are a pain cos mine are all bent out of shape
Ben G
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7th Feb 10 at 17:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you took a bumper off to change the headlight bulbs you're crazy dave
Ellis
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7th Feb 10 at 17:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Wo I'm out of touch with CS at the moment, didn't know you bought yourself an 1800 SRi
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7th Feb 10 at 17:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Nice get a HID kit best thing i ever fitted to the corsa, good old projectors already there!
N3CRO
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7th Feb 10 at 18:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Why did you change them anyways Dave? Put better ones in or sumit?
SXi_Tim
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7th Feb 10 at 18:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Axle stands to change headlight bulbs
andys sxi
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7th Feb 10 at 18:22   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by SXi_Tim
Axle stands to change headlight bulbs


to make it easyer as there are fixings under neath the bumper it would be harder to do while the wheels are on the floor


April 08 feature car
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quote:
Originally posted by AndyCorsaSport
Thats cause everyone on CCUK is an idiot, apart from me of course


by default i must be an idiot...
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7th Feb 10 at 18:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by andys sxi
quote:
Originally posted by SXi_Tim
Axle stands to change headlight bulbs


to make it easyer as there are fixings under neath the bumper it would be harder to do while the wheels are on the floor


Doesnt need it, mines down 60mm with an Irmy front splitter, still can get to all the bolts.

quote:
Originally posted by spikedjack
quote:
Originally posted by AndyCorsaSport
Thats cause everyone on CCUK is an idiot, apart from me of course


by default i must be an idiot...


Indeed
LeeM
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7th Feb 10 at 18:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah ive had my bumper off without jacking the car up
Daveskater
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7th Feb 10 at 19:21   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hey, I just did what the Haynes said

It only took so long because I couldn't get the gay pin things out under the front of the bumper and one of the screws on the arches wasn't co-operating and just kept spinning.

Ellis - see here http://www.corsasport.co.uk/board/viewthread.php?tid=538051 and here http://www.corsasport.co.uk/board/viewthread.php?tid=541009

Nobleone - the driver's side one had gone so I bought a pair of fancy Philips ones so replaced both at the same time while I was at it.

Unfortunately spending so long doing the bulbs meant I didn't have time to take half the door apart to change the speakers


Numberwang!

Originally posted by AlunJ
I like you Dave, you are a man of men

Originally Whatapp'd by Neo
Dave's maybe capable of a drive-by cuddle

Look at my pictures

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