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How to change parklight bulb (front) to LED
#1
Hi
Anyone knows whats the name of front parklightbulb (socket)?
And also how to change it?
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#2
http://www.ringautomotive.co.uk/bulb_res...del_id=173

Hope you have tiny hands...
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#3
Hi,

You're looking for a 'W5W' also known as a '501' wedge fitting.

For once, a really easy job. Just pop the round black rubber cover off the back of the headlamp and you'll see the thin wires going to the bulb holder. Don't be scared to pull these wires (gently) and out comes the holder & bulb. Just pushes back in with your fingertip. Look through the front of the headlamp glass while you're refitting and you're sorted.

I tried LEDs in mine and wasn't too struck. Remember, LEDs have a right way and a wrong way, so if they don't light, swap the LED base around by 180 degrees (effectively swapping over the right & left connections).

Good luck!
Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement…
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#4
Ha ha ha!
Argos69, you are either taking the p**s or they have improved access on the Mk3?

If it is your first time changing a bulb on a Mk2 (especially an HDi), make sure you have a spare afternoon, hands of a 3 year old, or access to a pixie with a degree in engineering. Make sure no children are within ear-shot (you will be swearing) and a first aid kit (you will need plasters). If you are not equipped with the patience of a saint; don't bother even lifting the bonnet.
Quicker results can be obtained if your name is 'Luke' and you are using the 'Force'.

When (if) you manage to complete the job, I believe you can send off to Citroen for a certificate (they will require evidence of the scars on your hands). You also have free entry to the Krypton Factor, Mastermind and the Crystal Maze. As a bonus NASA will need to see your updated CV.

On the plus side, once you have done it 3 or 4 times (cheap ebay bulbs, oops...) you can get it down to 20 mins.

Good Luck, and may your God be with you.
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#5
(19-08-2012, 10:45 AM)j90xxx Wrote:  Ha ha ha!
Argos69, you are either taking the p**s or they have improved access on the Mk3?

If it is your first time changing a bulb on a Mk2 (especially an HDi), make sure you have a spare afternoon, hands of a 3 year old, or access to a pixie with a degree in engineering. Make sure no children are within ear-shot (you will be swearing) and a first aid kit (you will need plasters). If you are not equipped with the patience of a saint; don't bother even lifting the bonnet.
Quicker results can be obtained if your name is 'Luke' and you are using the 'Force'.

When (if) you manage to complete the job, I believe you can send off to Citroen for a certificate (they will require evidence of the scars on your hands). You also have free entry to the Krypton Factor, Mastermind and the Crystal Maze. As a bonus NASA will need to see your updated CV.

On the plus side, once you have done it 3 or 4 times (cheap ebay bulbs, oops...) you can get it down to 20 mins.

Good Luck, and may your God be with you.

I can do it in a few minutes and i have hands like shovels, must admit first time i did it it took me ten minutes but now i know what to do its simple.
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#6
The 2.0 HDi is obviously different.
You wouldn't get a trowel to the n/s headlight, let alone a shovel.
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#7
Don't know what all the fuss is about!Confusedcratch:
I done both of mine in ten minutes or so! :whistle:

Just call me 'pixie fingers'......:lol:
The Older I get the Better I Was!  Cool
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#8
Ah, but you will be swopping your Berlingo for a bus pass next birthday.:lol:

(With respect.):whistle:
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#9
I've already got a bus pass! (Can't afford to use it though.)
Out on the bike today very nice riding with all the vents on the jacket open! Good day for it.
Some fierce riding on the 'B' Roads and interesting speeds on the 'A' Roads.
Off out again in ten minutes or so for a 'cool down' ride.
I take a size 7 glove! Both of my girlfriends have got bigger hands than I have.
The Older I get the Better I Was!  Cool
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#10
BOTH your girlfriends...!
Ol'Jeffers, I like your style.

And if I had done today what you have done, I'd be in Intensive Care!
(And that's without the two ladies to contend with.)

Can't wait till I'm 64. :woop:
(Think there's a song title in there somewhere....)
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