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Removing Headlight Unit

Postby Inverted » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:31 pm

Hi everyone..

I think i might be doing something wrong....
Following the instructions in the manual, i see you have to undo the 2 small silver torx bolts, and the one larger torx bolt lower down. However the unit still doesnt appear to want to move. Am i missing something? There is another torx bolt next to the uppermost smaller one.. does that need releasing as well??....
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Re: Removing Headlight Unit

Postby Eddie1 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:21 pm

Inverted wrote:Hi everyone..

I think i might be doing something wrong....
Following the instructions in the manual, i see you have to undo the 2 small silver torx bolts, and the one larger torx bolt lower down. However the unit still doesnt appear to want to move. Am i missing something? There is another torx bolt next to the uppermost smaller one.. does that need releasing as well??....


No just the three bolts mentioned.
I did find you need to turn them more then 6 turns though.
I also found that the bottom bolt retainer seems to be slightly springy and had to push down on it slightly in order for the light to be pulled out.

Sorry for the "untechie" speak but I am not sure of the terms :D

ps when putting it back in I found it best to ensure the light was placed on all "runners" and pushed & tightened the bottom bolt 1st to ensure a flush fit.

Are you replaceing the DRL's? It so I hope you have small hands :D
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Re: Removing Headlight Unit

Postby RobbieA » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:07 pm

Yes I had the same problem and found I needed to depress toe lower rear bracket once I had loosened off the 3 bolts. Also as Eddie said, you need to undo the two top bolts until they lift clear of the headlamp unit, a lot more than 6 turns.
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Re: Removing Headlight Unit

Postby Inverted » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:30 pm

Thanks everyone..
yup once i figured to depress the lip under the larger bolt, it was easy peasy....

Tried the LED DRL's looked great when on, however, being mr picky i didnt like the look when they were switched off. A shame the LED's are made of a yellow plastic :(

As such.. anyone wanting a pair of LED DRLs to change over or just for a spare pair?? Cost £20.. but willing to sell for £10 plus postage.. :oops:
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Re: Removing Headlight Unit

Postby Nipz » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:58 pm

What do you mean you didn't like the look of them when they were off? Do you mean that you can see the colour of the bulb housing or something?
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Re: Removing Headlight Unit

Postby shakeystevo » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:58 pm

Am sure someone will nab them up :)

Post a advert in the for sale section.

Did they trigger any blown bulbs errors just out of curiosity?
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Re: Removing Headlight Unit

Postby Inverted » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:12 pm

Hi,
yup the housing has a number of LED units. The clear resin used to seal them is a bright yellow. Just stands out a bit when switched off.

Ah didnt realise we had a for sale section... and no, no warnings for the 15mins they were plugged in :)
They are the same bulbs Robbie A has..
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Re: Removing Headlight Unit

Postby tim » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:14 pm

My son in law messes with cars and is having trouble with LED bulbs,they keep blowing or start flashing are there a lot of poor quality ones around or is it the heat from the headlamp that is causing the problem?
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Re: Removing Headlight Unit

Postby Inverted » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:20 pm

This is the first time i've "dabbled" in LEDs... i've heard there are a lot of cheapo chinese etc manufacturers out there, so you have to choose wisely. Some LEDs wont work, or work incorrectly due to not having the correct current. So they require in line resistors etc, which can make it all a bit tricky. The ones i bought work fine thanks to RobbieA's recommendations without the resistors. I just didnt like them in their cold state...
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Re: Removing Headlight Unit

Postby Eddie1 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:22 pm

Dear Mr Picky :D
You must be looking very very closely to see those.
Sorry you don't like them, but I guess if they are not what you want, it's fair enough.

I also have the same one's (same as RobbieA) and think they look fantastic.
I have not had any problems with them so far and have covered just over 2000 miles now.
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