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159 dip-beam headlight trauma !

Hi All,

I tried to change the passanger side bulb the other day - what a nightmare. Not only did i fail to change the bulb but the clip just dropped out into the engine bay never to be seen again.

This really cheered me up on a foul yorkshire evening with horizontal rain.

My local garage (Picadilly in Knaresborough - who are very good btw) have advised me that i cant get the clip seperately....as such this could turn into a 250+ mistake . which seems ludicrous.

Has anyone had a similar issue? I will soon have to attempt to rig up something from wire but wondered if anyone knows where i could buy a replacement or if the clips are universal items - i suspect they will be fitted to many models as they seem very similar to others i have seen previously.

Any help much appreciated.

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Try a couple of the ones being scrapped on E-bay, the one in the link below, the guy is not going to get anything for the headlights, so should be able to donate it for a small sum!
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Tie a length of string around the clip before you remove!
A bit late BUT you can fashion your own from suitable metal - eg paperclip - use another one (remember the string) as a pattern,
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