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Was changing the sidelights to the LED type, and the bulb fell out of the holder and into the headlight itself....

Any ideas?
 

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I've done exactly the same! It's been there for a week till I work out how to get it out. Luckily I got 2 spare so just put another in.
 

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I've done exactly the same! It's been there for a week till I work out how to get it out. Luckily I got 2 spare so just put another in.
Any ideas yet on how to get it out?

All i can think of taking the headlight unit off the car and then devising some clever magnetic fishing hook mechanism :lol:
 

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Did a very similar thing in my 159 a few years ago.

Dead easy way out, longish piece of cane/stick, piece of nice warm blue tack on the end. Poke into the hole where the side light goes, push down hard on the loose bulb, CAREFULLY pull it out.

Took me 2/3 attempts, worked a treat!
 

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Taking the headlight out means taking the front bumper off!! Thats why I used the stick and blue tack method. Give it a go, nothing to loose.
 

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If the stick & Blu-Tack worked, give that a try.

A lot easier than removing the headlight!
 

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I'm going to try the stick method through the indicator bulb hole tomorrow . I'll let you know how I get on.
 

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I kept the same stick and tack, ended up using it to fish a bolt from the bowels of the boot after I had changed a rear light cluster! A very useful bit of Alfa tool kit. :lol:
 

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I kept the same stick and tack, ended up using it to fish a bolt from the bowels of the boot after I had changed a rear light cluster! A very useful bit of Alfa tool kit. :lol:
Yes! I've got one all ready made up to fish bits out of the undertray that I drop :)
 

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Had the same problem myself. Happened about 4 times. Hopeless.

Solution was to create a little hook using a coathanger and bend it in such a way it it can pass to the back of the light and into the assembly. With practice you can swoop it in and scoop it out!

Frustrating as anything though.
 

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When you put the sidelights back in btw, are the plastic clips that you pull to get the light out supposed to be at a slight angle?
 

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hi im using same leds and they fell in side i took out indicator bulb and used small pipe and hoover led bulbs very loose in housing i used small peace of tape to hold them in leds look very bright when on
 

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I had to do the very same this morning - a kebab skewer and some sticky tape in a ball at the end did it for me. Trickiest part was removing the indicator bulb - there really is no room in the rhs of the 2.2 engine bay for chunky man-mits. Oh, and the patience part was hard too!

Alas, the tricksy led bulb has now fallen somewhere else in the light unit beyond reach - at least it's not rattling around in the reflector anymore!
 

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Got mine out :D

Used a thin wire with a loop and after about 10 tries did it. Although it is now lost somewhere behind the lens but a least it cant be seen.
 
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