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Changing parking light bulb.

Discussion in 'Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insignia owners forum' started by plastic chris, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. plastic chris

    plastic chris New Member

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    Hi,
    The manual says all I need to do is withdraw the bulb holder. I'm feeling pretty stupid as I can't get the bulb holder past the plastic outer shroud. Am I missing a trick here?
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    chris_renney New Member

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    I've got the same problem. Tried adjusting the height of the beam via the switch on the dash, but that didn't work. Both bulbs have gone and I can't get them out.
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    chris_renney New Member

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    Anyone have any suggestions?
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    is it the sidelight bulbs in the headlights?? would it be too much hassle to take the headlights out and do it that way??
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    agree, its easier to take the headlights out, especially on a v6. near side is a pig otherwise.
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    Good idea. Are there likely to be any problems with misalignment when they go back on?
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    fridnly_aviator New Member

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    Simply park in front of a garage/wall before you remove them. Mark on the garage/wall with chalk and line up afterwards ;)
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    Excellent. One queston though. How do I get the headlights off?

    I've just been out, marked it all out on the garage door and started to remove all of the visible fixings. I've taken the grille off and got the one under there too, but it won't come off. It is loose, but that's it.
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    fridnly_aviator New Member

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    If it's loose, can you not get in to remove bulb now?
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    When you take the rubber cap off the back you can only pull the bulb holder out as far as the lip that the cap sits around. in essence the access hole is too small.

    It's only loose enough to move it a few millimetres, which doesn't really help unfortunately.

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