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Sexual Chocolate

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1,583 posts

30 months

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Tuesday 11th September 2012 quote quote all
MY06 Exige with a main beem bulb out. I can't see anyway to get to it. Do you have to remove the inner wheel lining? Is it easy?

zasker

399 posts

90 months

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Tuesday 11th September 2012 quote quote all
Yes you have to remove the inner wheel arch liner. Can be done with the wheel on but easier if you take it off. It is held on by 2 plastic screws at the bottom that should pop out with a little leverage and a self taper near the top. 10 to 15 minute job.

douglasgdmw

262 posts

105 months

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Wednesday 12th September 2012 quote quote all
Did it on my 2006 Elise and found it quicker popping down to Kwik Fit and borrowing a trolley jack, gave them much amusement that you needed to remove the wheel to replace a bulb.

George

ewand

270 posts

100 months

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Sunday 16th September 2012 quote quote all
My missus had an 05 plate Audi A8 and the only way to get to the bulbs was to remove the front bumper. Definitely a "take it to the dealer and pay them £20" rather than spending ages DIYing smile

Frimley111R

5,775 posts

120 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
There's no need to take the wheel off or jack up at all. Just turn the wheel 'in' (pointing into the arch) and off you go.
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richbk

1 posts

28 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
as above
can be done without wheel removal or jacking up.
my exige sits low on ohlins so find it easier to lift car on trolley jack to give myself room.

remove liner as stated, slide liner down as theres a piece of aluminium at top of liner that slots up into
recess.
then undo the 3 allen key bolts (not the nut/bolts-they hold the light housing in place) and gently lift/slide the plastic lense cover off lights/car, being careful not to scratch the body.
unclip electrics, undo pinch clip thats holding bulb in - replace -re-attached -re-fit

do a search on mloc wiki for a few diagrams if needed

hth

richbk

MilnerR

5,661 posts

144 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
not too difficult, just be careful with the rubber seal that runs around housing, it can be a pest to get it back on if it comes off, other than that it's pretty easy.

piers1

244 posts

80 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
I do not tend to do my own work on car, but changing the bulb was easier than I thought, getting to the top allen bolt was tight, and you need a hex bolt to undo ( technical numpty soo no idea of its real name!)
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