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Headlamp bulb replacement...

156 JTD - have looked at a few threads and do I seriously have to remove the bumper to replace the headlamp bulbs ?

Surely this cannot be the case on such a popular model.
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Re: Headlamp bulb replacement...

I don't have a 156 but I seriously doubt it. You should be able to get at the bulbs from the engine bay / back of the light unit. If you have to change the headlight unit itself then that will be a bumper off job.
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Re: Headlamp bulb replacement...

I just changed one the other day. Both main beam and sidelight ( a long story) but its just a case of taking off the rubber caps and rummaging around to try and undo the clips. it is quite fiddly but not technically difficult. but it is best done in a lit garage or daylight (not halfords car park in the dark). hope this helps.
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Re: Headlamp bulb replacement...

No, you don't. All of the bulbs can be accessed from the back of the headlight cluster. The large screw off back can be hard to get off, but all the bulbs clip out with ease. The sidelight bulb holder can be reluctant, but a good pair of needle nosed, 45 degree bent pliers gets the puppy out fine.

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Re: Headlamp bulb replacement...

If you want a cheap laugh pay Halfords £2.75 for them to do it for you.

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