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Changing head light bulb in pics

Postby Toosh » Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:25 pm

Thought i would take pic's of the operation the way i did it. Hopefully this might come in handy for others that don't know how to do it.

As you can see there is no way of doing it from here :cry
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Here is a access cover in the wheel arch you can unscrew
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Jack car up with Renaults quality jack :roll:
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Remove wheel :roll:
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Thats better. Unscrew cover.
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Unscrew another cover.
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There she is. Pull the plug off the back of the bulb and push wire clip at the top to release bulb.
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Now bulb replaced better check it works before i rebuild the car :banghead
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Torque down wheel nuts nice and tight with size 10 Reebok :D
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25 mins later, All done 8)
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Tools used - Sheet to kneel on (a cushion would be better), torch, locking wheel nut adapter, wheel brace, jack, and new bulb.
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Enjoy :D
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Re: Changing head light bulb in pics

Postby smithy4 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:16 pm

Thats gotta be a good post that. Apparently that costs like £100+ to have your bulbs changed at Renault!!
Cheers for the guide.
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Re: Changing head light bulb in pics

Postby terry_mccann » Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:39 pm

my dealer is ok in that respect....if yo buy the bulbs with him he only charges the price for that and nothing else.....
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Re: Changing head light bulb in pics

Postby Toosh » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:52 pm

smithy4 wrote:Thats gotta be a good post that. Apparently that costs like £100+ to have your bulbs changed at Renault!!
Cheers for the guide.
Mark :banghead


Cheers. Anything to make life easier for Megane owners has got to be a good thing :lol:
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Re: Changing head light bulb in pics

Postby AndyAdmin » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:42 pm

Brilliant post, ill save those and add them to hte main page when i get time

i just ring renault assistance and get them to change it FOC, hence why i always get my mot done at the dealer as if u get your mot or service there u get a years free renault assistance.
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Re: Changing head light bulb in pics

Postby Toosh » Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:33 pm

AndyAdmin wrote:Brilliant post, ill save those and add them to hte main page when i get time


Thanks Andy :)
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Re: Changing head light bulb in pics

Postby Bumpy macaroon » Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:00 pm

Liking the torque wrench, do adidas work as well

good work fella
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Re: Changing head light bulb in pics

Postby tallpaul » Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:25 pm

the other side you can do from the top! bizarre frenchies!

make sure that cover is fastened real tight. UPC is behind that.
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Re: Changing head light bulb in pics

Postby kenboy » Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:45 pm

Hi Toosh
Have seen your pictures most helpful ( I will have to get the wife to change the Bulb while I talk her through the process !!!!) :cool: :cool: :cool: :banghead

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Re: Changing head light bulb in pics

Postby HiTec » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:43 am

No, you don't need to take the wheel off. Just turn it all the way left, cover it with a towel to protect your clothing and change the bulb. As a first timer it took me less than 30min to change both H7 driving bulbs in a shopping malls car park. So it really isn't so hard as it seems to :cool:

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Re: Changing head light bulb in pics

Postby Toosh » Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:52 pm

HiTec wrote:No, you don't need to take the wheel off. Just turn it all the way left, cover it with a towel to protect your clothing and change the bulb. As a first timer it took me less than 30min to change both H7 driving bulbs in a shopping malls car park. So it really isn't so hard as it seems to :cool:


Maybe. But there was no way i could do it with the wheel on.

I think it depends on the wheel (proberbly easier with steel wheels rather than 17in alloys) and small hands :lol:
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Re: Changing head light bulb in pics

Postby wanda » Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:51 pm

I think this is a good test to see if a female would do anything for you. If you let her do it you don't have to take the tyre off....

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Re: Changing head light bulb in pics

Postby busternlouie » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:42 pm

It is possible without removing the wheel. Put the steering on full lock then crouch or kneel at the front corner of the car so you can look in the headlamp from the front. Reach around through the access holes whilst looking at the bulb from the front. It also helps if you open the bonnet and shine a touch down from above.
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Re: Changing head light bulb in pics

Postby pw981 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:39 pm

Thank you and well done toosh for your contribution, a lot people will find it useful!

But I concur about not having to remove the wheel, but my arm/hand size is on border line for not having to remove the wheel! People with different arm/hand size may have to remove it. I have problems releasing the spring clip on the passenger side due to arm size/whatever. Had to remove that wheel once to do it. Drivers side is easier, don't have to remove the wheel!
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Re: Changing head light bulb in pics

Postby Toosh » Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:45 pm

pw981 wrote:Thank you and well done toosh for your contribution, a lot people will find it useful!

But I concur about not having to remove the wheel, but my arm/hand size is on border line for not having to remove the wheel! People with different arm/hand size may have to remove it. I have problems releasing the spring clip on the passenger side due to arm size/whatever. Had to remove that wheel once to do it. Drivers side is easier, don't have to remove the wheel!


Thanks PW. I think when the next one goes pop i will give it a bash without taken the wheel off :cool:
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