Starting to discover the maintenance proofing built in to the 159. Recently replaced whatever dipped beam bulbs were there with Bosch Pure Light. Easy enough to do, and dipped beam lighting is now much better.
So today I look at replacing the main beams. The near side is clearly going to be hard, hemmed in as it is with cables, but the off side should be ok. But no. I can see the clips with mirror and torch, but whatever way I push and pull, the bulb stays firmly clipped in. Then I take a closer look, and the bulb is H7, same as the dipped beam, not the H1s I bought from Halfrauds. Failed. Not happy.
Put the cover back on, clear the tools away, and shut the bonnet. Bang! goes the safety lever and rattles down somewhere below. Luckily there is enough of a stub to still open the bonnet. Ah well, just have to put up with the patchy main beams. Two more jobs for the 'next service' list.