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Were the callipers easy to do..? Much fettling needed..?
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Failed at removing the sidelight on the passenger side, the drivers side was easy and just pulled out but it's almost like someone has superglued in the passenger side one. Any tips? Might take it down Halfords and pay to laugh at them try.
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Failed at removing the sidelight on the passenger side, the drivers side was easy and just pulled out but it's almost like someone has superglued in the passenger side one. Any tips? Might take it down Halfords and pay to laugh at them try.

Or be amazed at how quick the 17 year old does it. That's what I did
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Or be amazed at how quick the 17 year old does it. That's what I did
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Today I made my wallet a bit(ok a lot) lighter! I picked the wagon up from alfa technico after having my alloy radiator fitted, new thermostat, new metal impeller waterpump, cam/aux belts and idlers and also brought another rocker cover to have powdercoated.car now runs loads better, no nasty screatch from knackered waterpump either and my shiny rad looks cool through my bumper mesh:-)
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Your more dedicated than I was! I spent 20 mins faffing then decided I'll give up a go to Halfords. Bonus was that they did both but only charged for one.
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Failed at removing the sidelight on the passenger side, the drivers side was easy and just pulled out but it's almost like someone has superglued in the passenger side one. Any tips? Might take it down Halfords and pay to laugh at them try.
is it the passenger side that has the plastic arm? if its broken, usually long-nosed pliers are needed or prised out with a small screwdriver.
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is it the passenger side that has the plastic arm? if its broken, usually long-nosed pliers are needed or prised out with a small screwdriver.
Does feel like there is something snapped off the plug yeah, is it meant to twist and pull or just pull out as it won't move at all.
Why don't they just make it the same as the drivers side?
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Does feel like there is something snapped off the plug yeah, is it meant to twist and pull or just pull out as it won't move at all.
Why don't they just make it the same as the drivers side?
I think its just meant to pull out, with no twisting. I think thats how they get snapped off .....by people twisting them! I've heard of them coming out by just pulling on the wires that attach to the bulb socket, but that carries an obvious risk! A tiny flat-head screwdriver should work, but half the battle is being able to see what your doing. Are you fitting LEDs? they do seem to last much longer than halogens (mine kept blowing).
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I think its just meant to pull out, with no twisting. I think thats how they get snapped off .....by people twisting them! I've heard of them coming out by just pulling on the wires that attach to the bulb socket, but that carries an obvious risk! A tiny flat-head screwdriver should work, but half the battle is being able to see what your doing. Are you fitting LEDs? they do seem to last much longer than halogens (mine kept blowing).
It just won't budge, the drivers side pulled out nicely. I am trying to replace the leds as the passenger side one is flickering and getting on my nerves.
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Failed at removing the sidelight on the passenger side, the drivers side was easy and just pulled out but it's almost like someone has superglued in the passenger side one. Any tips? Might take it down Halfords and pay to laugh at them try.
I changed the sidelights on mine just a few days ago - it is a bit of a faff but I think the owners manual is misleading for the passenger side. Mine didn't have the "handle" on the passenger side and it didn't look as if it had been broken off but had been made that way intentionally.

Are you sure you have been pulling at the right bit - because it is different from the driver's side it's easy to get disoriented in there. I don't think there's any way to actually get hold of the bulb holder with your fingers so anything you have been pulling at really should be left in there.

It should pull out very easily - it's only an interference fit; so don't twist or turn it. As mentioned long nosed pliers or teasing it out with a small flathead screwdriver would work - but I opted for pulling it out by its wires. If you watch the effect of your work from outside the headlamp glass you can see if you're on track.

I worked on the wires blindly but watching for which movements affected the bulb. Once I'd settled on which wires to pull it was easy. There were two, by the way, one brown and one white - but you can't see them until you've got the bulb holder out anyway.
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I changed the sidelights on mine just a few days ago - it is a bit of a faff but I think the owners manual is misleading for the passenger side. Mine didn't have the "handle" on the passenger side and it didn't look as if it had been broken off but had been made that way intentionally.

Are you sure you have been pulling at the right bit - because it is different from the driver's side it's easy to get disoriented in there. I don't think there's any way to actually get hold of the bulb holder with your fingers so anything you have been pulling at really should be left in there.

It should pull out very easily - it's only an interference fit; so don't twist or turn it. As mentioned long nosed pliers or teasing it out with a small flathead screwdriver would work - but I opted for pulling it out by its wires. If you watch the effect of your work from outside the headlamp glass you can see if you're on track.

I worked on the wires blindly but watching for which movements affected the bulb. Once I'd settled on which wires to pull it was easy. There were two, by the way, one brown and one white - but you can't see them until you've got the bulb holder out anyway.
On mine the plug on the passenger side looks identical to the one on the drivers side, I have tried pulling on the wires like you said but it was actually pulling the wire from the connector rather than pulling the connector out.
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