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deano87
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22nd Dec 13 at 14:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Mrs has the projector style headlights in her Corsa C SXi.

Headlight brightness is shocking so want to get her some Osram or Philips bulbs.

Is it a right royal pain the arse to do with dropping the front bumper etc?

Stuart H
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It can be done without dropping the bumper if you have small hands. Took me about 30 mins to do 2. Probably quicker dropping it tbh.
deano87
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I got child's hands. Might have a look.
Joe
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Really never had any issues doing Corsa c bulbs, don't see why you'd need to take the bumper off.
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You only need to take the top of the bumper off. I couldn't do it without removing the headlights.
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I find if your swapping the dipped beam bulbs it is much easier to drop the bumper , don't take it fully off. Then unscrew the headlamp and remove the bulb.
There's 1 arch screw and an arch liner screw in the arch and one at the bottom.

Headlight has to screws at the top and one behind the bumper on the arch
AndyCorsaSport
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Never had any issues with getting them out. Don't need to drop bumper.
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I've big hands lol have to drop the bumper for the n/s sidelight
Christopher
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I dropped the bumper to do my hids, only takes 2 minutes and saves faffing around squeezing your hands in there
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NathanR
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The projectors in the facelift headlights are pants anyway. Using the same HIDs I had in my morettes where double as bright as they are in the facelifts I've got on now. They just don't emit the light very well at all for some reason!

[Edited on 23-12-2013 by NathanR]
deano87
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Got some Osram bulbs from Euro Car Parts for about 17.50, which is about half price.

Fitted the bulbs today. On the projector style bulb (low beam) and fitted them fine without dropping the front bumper.

I can see the high beam and sidelights will be a right royal pain in the arse though.
Christopher
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You could probably change them with the bumper but it's sooo much easier to undo a few bolts and drop the bumper
ShEp
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i changed all 8 bulbs, including front fogs, took me 20 mins, and i dont have kiddy hands

just need patience, i found all bulbs pretty cack for the projector type, so ive bought hid's which if the sun stays out ill be fitting today
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quote:
Originally posted by NathanR
The projectors in the facelift headlights are pants anyway. Using the same HIDs I had in my morettes where double as bright as they are in the facelifts I've got on now. They just don't emit the light very well at all for some reason!

[Edited on 23-12-2013 by NathanR]


Aparently they're bad for the reflective coating peeling off, then it doesnt matter what bulbs you fit they are pants.
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hid's fitted, took me 5 minutes.

 
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