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A bit embarrassed to be asking this, never ever needed assistance for something that's always been the easiest bit of maintenance in the past, but how the hell do you access the rear tail light bulbs on the Spider?
The owner's manual makes it sound so simple (which it ought to be):
Page 184 says remove the rear light unit 'lid' (actually a bit of trim) fig. 30.
Fig. 31 then shows it removed with 4 access holes to the bulbs.
Mine looks nothing like that - the holes are opposite metal, not the bulbs - it's impossible to access (see pic).
Is this the usual case of the owner's manual being complete pants and a whole load of extra stuff needs to be removed first, or a schoolboy error on my part?
 

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Errr the holes are to access the nuts, which you need to carefully remove
with a box spanner without dropping them into the bowels of the car,
never to be retrieved and rattle forever inside the rear panel.

Then remove the cluster from the outside to access the bulb holders.




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Holy crap, really?
No mention whatsoever of that, good old Alfa, never straightforward...
Cheers :thumbup:
 

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Even my dad's not got suitable sockets and he's Mr DIY!
So have ordered a set off Amazon.
Hopefully I won't get busted by the FEDS in the meantime.

Excellent thread here for anyone else who's interested:
http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa...-replace-rear-bulbs-on-a-brera-with-pics.html
I'll try swapping the bulbs over trick as well, thanks Nev (T4N?), but have ordered more bulbs for spare as they're cheap as chips.
 

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The tools T4N linked to finally arrived yesterday, so got the job done at last.
Very easy in the end, and no nuts lost!
 
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