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Bulbs (exterior lights) - renewal
Body electrical system / Bulbs (exterior lights) - renewal


Note: Ensure that all exterior lights are switched off before disconnecting the wiring connectors from any exterior light bulbs. Do not touch the glass of halogen-type bulbs (headlights, front foglights) with the fingers; if the glass is accidentally touched, clean it with methylated spirit.

Headlight (dipped beam)
1 Working under the bonnet, depress the plastic clips and remove the cover from the rear of the headlight unit (see illustration).

5.1 Removing the cover from the rear of the headlight
5.1 Removing the cover from the rear of the headlight

2 Release the spring clip and withdraw the bulb, then disconnect the wiring lead (see illustrations).

5.2A Release the spring clip . . .
5.2A Release the spring clip . . .

5.2B . . . and withdraw the headlight bulb
5.2B . . . and withdraw the headlight bulb

3 Fit the new bulb using a reversal of the removal procedure. Have the headlight beam alignment checked as described later in this Chapter.

Headlight (main beam)
4 Working under the bonnet, depress the plastic clips and remove the cover from the rear of the headlight unit.

5 Turn the bulbholder anti-clockwise, and remove it from the rear of the headlight unit (see illustration).

5.5 Removing the headlight (main beam) bulbholder
5.5 Removing the headlight (main beam) bulbholder

6 Pull out the bulb and disconnect the wiring lead (see illustration).

5.6 Removing the headlight (main beam) bulb from the bulbholder
5.6 Removing the headlight (main beam) bulb from the bulbholder

7 Fit the new bulb using a reversal of the removal procedure, making sure that the bulbholder is correctly located in the headlight unit. Have the headlight beam alignment checked as described later in this Chapter.

Front sidelight
8 Working under the bonnet, depress the plastic clips and remove the cover from the rear of the headlight unit.

9 Pull the bulbholder from the rear of the headlight unit (see illustration).

5.9 Removing the front sidelight bulbholder from the rear of the headlight
5.9 Removing the front sidelight bulbholder from the rear of the headlight unit

10 Pull the wedge-type bulb from the bulbholder (see illustration).

5.10 Pulling the wedge-type bulb from the bulbholder
5.10 Pulling the wedge-type bulb from the bulbholder

11 Fit the new bulb using a reversal of the removal procedure.

Front direction indicator 12 Open the bonnet. Loosen (but do not remove) the screw located above the front direction indicator (see illustration 7.10).

13 Withdraw the front direction indicator light unit.

14 Rotate the bulbholder anti-clockwise, and withdraw it from the light unit.

15 Twist the bulb anti-clockwise, and remove it from the bulbholder (see illustration).

5.15 Removing the front direction indicator bulb
5.15 Removing the front direction indicator bulb

16 Fit the new bulb using a reversal of the removal procedure, but before refitting the light unit, first insert the holding spring in its bore.

Side repeaters
17 The side repeater light is held in position by spring pressure.

18 Depending on how the light unit was previously fitted, press it either forwards or rearwards, and remove it from the front wing (see illustration).

5.18 Removing the side repeater from the front wing
5.18 Removing the side repeater from the front wing

19 Turn the bulbholder anti-clockwise, and disconnect it from the housing (see illustration).

5.19 Removing the bulbholder from the side repeater lens/bulbholder
5.19 Removing the bulbholder from the side repeater lens/bulbholder

20 Pull the wedge-type bulb from the holder (see illustration).

5.20 Removing the wedge-type bulb from the side repeater bulbholder
5.20 Removing the wedge-type bulb from the side repeater bulbholder

21 Fit the new bulb using a reversal of the removal procedure.

Front foglight
22 Unscrew the cross-head screws securing the front foglight unit to the valance, and withdraw the light unit.

23 Prise open the plastic clips and remove the rear cover from the light unit.

24 Release the spring clips and withdraw the bulb, then pull off the wiring connector.

25 Fit the new bulb using a reversal of the removal procedure.

Rear light cluster
26 With the tailgate or bootlid open, flip open the trim cover to reveal the bulbholder in the rear corner of the luggage compartment. On Estate models, pull back the weatherstrip and unclip the trim cover (see illustrations).

5.26A Pull back the weatherstrip . . .
5.26A Pull back the weatherstrip . . .

5.26B . . . and unclip the trim cover
5.26B . . . and unclip the trim cover

27 Press the two plastic locking tabs together, and withdraw the complete rear light cluster (see illustrations).

5.27A Pressing the two plastic locking tabs together (Estate)
5.27A Pressing the two plastic locking tabs together (Estate)

5.27B Removing the rear light cluster (Estate)
5.27B Removing the rear light cluster (Estate)

5.27C Removing the rear light cluster (Saloon)
5.27C Removing the rear light cluster (Saloon)

28 Depress and twist the appropriate bulb to remove it from the bulbholder (see illustrations).

5.28A Removing a bulb from the rear light cluster bulbholder
5.28A Removing a bulb from the rear light cluster bulbholder

5.28B Bulb positions in the rear light cluster
5.28B Bulb positions in the rear light cluster

29 Fit the new bulb using a reversal of the removal procedure. Make sure that the rear light cluster is fully inserted.

Number plate light
30 Remove the cross-head screws from the number plate light, and remove the light unit (see illustration).

5.30 Remove the cross-head screws . . .
5.30 Remove the cross-head screws . . .

31 Release the festoon-type bulb from the contact springs (see illustration).

5.31 . . . for access to the festoon-type bulb
5.31 . . . for access to the festoon-type bulb

32 Fit the new bulb using a reversal of the removal procedure. Make sure that the tension of the contact springs is sufficient to hold the bulb firmly.


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