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Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:39 am 
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Tonight realised that my left healdight was blown completely. Hihg beams work fine but normal healdight doesnt.

At the risk of asking a stupid questions and since I have never doen this, how do I change the bulb and what is best on XR lights?
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Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:25 am 
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i think its easier to take the front bar off and do it, near impossible to get y our hang around behind it and change the globe
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Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:31 am 
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your left side shouldnt be too bad, just rip it open and have a look lol
i believe they are a H1 bulb

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:21 pm 
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Any other hints?
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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:50 pm 
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come down to sunshine ford tomorrow and il have a look at it for you, should be able to work it out

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 1:01 pm 
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Take the airbox out and you have plenty of room to change the left globe.

Unscrew the cover from behind the light and pull it to the side.
Unhook the two metal clip arms and rotate them up and out of the way. Can be bastard with the wires being in the way.
Pull globe out of hole. Pull wiring off back of globe. Grab the metal part so you dont snap the wires.
Then slot in new globe on to metal connector. DO NOT TOUCH THE GLASS GLOBE PART.
The globe metal base can only go in one way. Put it in.
Rotate arms back down so they clip in place.
Put cover back on TADA!! Its all done.
If you take the airbox out put that back in.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 2:01 pm 
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Hmm will try taht tomorrow, thanks Timmeh.
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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 9:50 pm 
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i've done both sides on mine a few times. only thing i've taken out is the battery. other side can do as is. would be easier with airbox out but not essential. as far as globes go i just put std motorcraft ones back in.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 1:07 am 
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as prydey said

its the same hardness level as changing your other bulbs on ur old headlights.
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Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 3:04 am 
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fuzion wrote:
as prydey said

its the same hardness level as changing your other bulbs on ur old headlights.
yeah I never did those, I havent owned a car long enough to do it before!
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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:54 am 
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fuzion wrote:
as prydey said

its the same hardness level as changing your other bulbs on ur old headlights.

no way Fuz, gli headlights are s**t loads easier than the xr ones... dognammit!

 

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yeah passanger side easy out and in job but do one may as well do both and and i couldnt do the drivers side with out taking the battery out

 

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i got both done without taking anything out but it took me a while and was very tricky making sure not to touch the globe or anything ... stupid f**k design it is!

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:33 am 
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I got pretty good at changing the drivers side globes in XRs that my wife got me to come to her work and help change a friends globe in the carpark. Took me all of 10 minutes, thats without taking the battery out.

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Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:47 pm 
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Timmeh wrote:
Take the airbox out and you have plenty of room to change the left globe.

Unscrew the cover from behind the light and pull it to the side.
Unhook the two metal clip arms and rotate them up and out of the way. Can be bastard with the wires being in the way.
Pull globe out of hole. Pull wiring off back of globe. Grab the metal part so you dont snap the wires.
Then slot in new globe on to metal connector. DO NOT TOUCH THE GLASS GLOBE PART.
The globe metal base can only go in one way. Put it in.
Rotate arms back down so they clip in place.
Put cover back on TADA!! Its all done.
If you take the airbox out put that back in.


Awesome instructions Timmeh.

Byut that is the most reatrded thiong I have done. 45 mins...
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