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Is there a knack to replacing the headlight cover on the back of the n/s unit after a simple dipped beam bulb replacement :confused:
 

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The best plan of action would have been to get someone who knew what they were doing to do the job in the first place :D
 

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Is there a knack to replacing the headlight cover on the back of the n/s unit after a simple dipped beam bulb replacement :confused:
A good supply of elastoplast and an even bigger supply of expletives are the main items required. :D

We've got quite a few (make that 50+ at present) of these 'charming little shopping trolleys' ( :rolleyes: ) on our company fleet so changing bulbs is a well-travelled journey to insanity or the first-aid box.

I take it you've removed the lid from the fusebox and pulled off the filler neck for the washer bottle to give yourself a little more manoeuvring room? A bit of washing-up liquid on the rubber seal on the cover helps it slide into place but it is really just a case of fiddling about a bit in each direction until it eventually seats into place - sorry, there's no quick-fix. :( And then you've still got the fun of getting that blasted little spring clip back over the retaining tab, :mad:. But if you thought that was a PITA, just wait until you've got to do the offside one, :cry:.

Whenever a Corsa appears needing a new bulb, suddenly everybody in our department has a million and one other jobs of greater priority, :lol:. I'm convinced that either GM take the headlight bulbs and then assemble the entire car around them, or they're employing child labour to get into those impossibly tight little spaces.
 

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A good supply of elastoplast and an even bigger supply of expletives are the main items required. :D

We've got quite a few (make that 50+ at present) of these 'charming little shopping trolleys' ( :rolleyes: ) on our company fleet so changing bulbs is a well-travelled journey to insanity or the first-aid box.

I take it you've removed the lid from the fusebox and pulled off the filler neck for the washer bottle to give yourself a little more manoeuvring room? A bit of washing-up liquid on the rubber seal on the cover helps it slide into place but it is really just a case of fiddling about a bit in each direction until it eventually seats into place - sorry, there's no quick-fix. :( And then you've still got the fun of getting that blasted little spring clip back over the retaining tab, :mad:. But if you thought that was a PITA, just wait until you've got to do the offside one, :cry:.

Whenever a Corsa appears needing a new bulb, suddenly everybody in our department has a million and one other jobs of greater priority, :lol:. I'm convinced that either GM take the headlight bulbs and then assemble the entire car around them, or they're employing child labour to get into those impossibly tight little spaces.
Yep... took the fuse box cover off :thumbs: ....didn't take the filler neck off as it's not the full beam bulb...although it would probably give a little more room.... just trying to minimise the bits left over after the jobs not done :eek:
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.... just trying to minimise the bits left over after the jobs not done :eek:
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And of course, when all else has failed (which inevitably will be the case, :rolleyes: :lol:)

there's always the universal fix-all 'solution', which has many non-automotive uses too, :D.
 

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