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Old 03-28-2012, 12:55 PM   #1
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Angry Had to replace a R. side turn signal/parking lamp bulb last night...WTF???

I have to tell you, that the owner's manual makes it sound SO simple.

"Remove the plastic push pins on the side you need to service, then push the grille down in that area to access the lower headlamp bolt.

First of all the grills on these cars are held in by plastic push pin clips!!

4 on the top, two lower ones (I could not budge the lower ones).

Next it says to pull the headlamp assembly up and then out (Up to release the lower spring clip)

Well I managed to get the lower spring clip disengaged, but MAN, I could NOT get the assembly out nomatter WHAT I tried!! THere is just NO clearance there between the top of the core support, fender and area beneath the assembly!!!!

I ended up pushing it back into place and "fishing" the bulb in from the back side by flexing the air filter assembly back just a touch.....

WOW what a JOKE!

Someone please tell me there is an easier way to do replace a turn signal bulb in these cars!

Thanks,
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once you have done it a few times, takes all of 3-4 min! Sorry it didn't work out for you.
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I took my airbox out and moved my coolant reservoir to put my switchbacks in. Gave me tons of room. Both are really easy.
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sounds good, and when i got to looking at it more that night that is exactly what my plan was going forward....seems to be one heck of a lot easier to remove the air filter housing/box on the L side and the coolant reseviour on the R side to access the rear of the headlamp assembly to change bulbs than trying to remove the H lamp assembly.

Unless someone out there knows of a technique they'd like to share on how to do it easier?

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