Dear Lord, you may have heard me use your name in vain and utter profanities by the bucketload. Please forgive me as I was trying to do something that should have been the most simple of tasks but I've ended up spending the last 4 hours grazing my knucles, burning my hands and stabbing my fingers (I couldn't find a screwdriver so I had to use a kitchen knife!)
And what was this simplest of tasks? Changing the headlight bulbs on my 159. I mean, I ask you, taking one bulb out and putting in another. It shouldn't bring a grown man to a quivering mess...but it did.
The Italians didn't lose the war because of their reverse gears. They lost because they had to spend so much time on their headlights that they didn't notice us creeping up on them!
I checked the manual and it said unclip the catch, remove the bulb, replace and clip back in. Oh, if only it were that easy!
I had to remove the wiring and cables just to get three fingers in, then work blindly trying to find the clips. Getting the bulb out wasn't bad, putting it back in was a nightmare. I'm not even sure if I've got them in right again...should the spot beam be very narrow and focussed or wider and more blurred?
What is it about Alfa that they need to make it so difficult, is it some sort of 'rite of passage'?