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Rogue_Shadow

! Guide ! Mk7 Fiesta Bulb Change

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Great guide Shadow, all front lamps replaced in 35mins thanks to your pictures and info.

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Looks like a good guide, ill probably give it a go in the summer once I have more time lol

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Can we please have a guide on how to replace a brake light?

Thank you :)

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Sorry I didn't cover the main beam bulb or other lights.

However I had a lovely moped driver use the front of my Fiesta as a parking bay recently, resulting in a very compacted front end. I also lost both headlights, so I may revisit this guide in the near future.

Also i've had a few people request they link / copy paste this guide for other forums.

While I really appreciate the PM's telling or requesting the use of the guide. It's not needed use this guide whenever and however you see fit.

I'll try and get rid of the stupid Username tags in the photo's that photo bucket added.

Cheers

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Sorry to hear about the car mate, I found this guide very useful when I first changed my bulbs.

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Thanks for this guide! Have some Nightbreaker H1's, Blue Vision H7's, and Bluevision W5W's on order. Hope you get the car sorted OK!

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Hi

Just wondering if anyone can offer me some advice. I am after changing the side lights on my white Fiesta and i want to know if anyone has fitted the Philips Blue Vision Ultra W5W bulbs to their car. I am worried that they will look blue when I have them on. At present the stock are OK when I have the dipped and main beam on, but the side lights seem to have a slight yellow tint to them.

Any advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I would also take any recommendations for replacement dipped bulbs as I have no doubt that as soon as I upgrade the sides, I will be wanting to do the dipped bulbs

Swany

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Great guide glad i read it first, i did mine yesterday and although a bit fiddly its easy enough if you are careful, philips blue vision ultra w5w look good and they came free with the philips extreme vision H7.

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Great guide thanks but I did struggle with the underside white plastic clip and like a complete numpty I have broken the clip. Does anyone know where I could get a replacement?

Many thanks, John

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I couldn't find a replacement clip by searching on web (without part number) so ended up purchasing one from local Ford garage. Cost = £5.38! For a piece of plastic! I now have the part number though so hopefully I will be able to find it cheaper if I ever have to purchase one again. Hopefully this will teach me to be more careful next time.

For anyone interested the part number for the clip is: 1702129

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This was a great guide, i know how to strip a car down and do loads of bits but a new car, hmmm. This guide showed where and how to get started then the experience took over.

I ended up fitting Redline bulbs to my head light, sides, high beams and front fogs and they walked all over the Philips and Osram range! Whiter light, brighter light... And the price, loads cheaper!!!!

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Hi great guide but can you tell me how to remove number plate bulbs from boot

thanks

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Hi great guide but can you tell me how to remove number plate bulbs from boot

thanks

Easy, with an allan key :)

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great guide, front lights de-tango'd in around 40-45mins.

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Great guide!

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Done this today,all good but......ive had a drink so gotta wait till tomorrow night to have a play.

All looked ok parked up on the drive so here's waiting...

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Anyone known how to take the rear lights off? Is it just unbolt and pull Like the front ones? Cheers :)

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Anyone known how to take the rear lights off? Is it just unbolt and pull Like the front ones? Cheers :)

2 screws that you can see on front then a butterfly nut behind it. Have to peel back the carpet and get your hand behind it.

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Cheers mate for that!

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Absolutely brilliant (excuse the pun) ! What a good guide to a tricky job if you haven't done it before. Mind you, I can't believe how difficult Ford have made this job compared to my son's 2006 Mondeo. Just as here, you need to remove the headlight but it is so so much simpler - on another Ford that's a previous generation (or is it two ? ) from the current Mondeo Two clips on grille, pull out locating rods,disconnect and it's out ! Timed at 90 seconds !

Anyway well done Rogue Shadow.

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Thanks for the guide. Made changing the bulb much easier than it would have been going in blind.

Changed by headlight bulbs to Halfords Extreme Brilliance and sidelights to Halfords laser blue while I was at it.

The white clip isn't too bad although I can only assume the unit is clipped back into it when I replaced the unit as the rivet and bolts lined up fine. You can't actually see the bottom of the headlamp unit to be sure.

This is the first car I have change the dipped beam bulbs in myself, much easier when you can take the whole unit inside and so it on your kitchen table rather than trying to stand on your head and do it all by feel by the car :)

With the nights drawing in I thought it was about time I swapped out the OEM bulbs which, although fine in town, seem to have a pretty short hot spot out in the sticks.

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Good guide helped me with the clip underneath but that was by far not the hardest part the small w5w lamps were there should be a place reserved in hell for the person who designed that them to go there what a pain in the backside they are to remove

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Greetings, Newbie here.

Old school really distributor/coil era, i.e. Ford Anglia, Escort Mk2.

Anyway just bought a Fiesta 2009 1.4 Auto for my wife, 14K excellent condition.

I was looking at how to change the bulbs out of curiosity, especially the n/s.

Now I would not normally suggest this, but for £6.99 it might be amusing to watch Halfords staff trying to change the front lamps! :)

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This guide helped me change dipped and sidelight bulbs on both units in just just 40 minutes!

Oh and btw, the side-light is a beeoch to get out

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This is the indicator bulb, to remove it, one turn anti-clockwise... while not handling the glass. There is ONE way the bulb will fit into the holder again. Line up the notches on the bulb with the gaps on the holder. Slot in and turn clockwise. Done

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Now line up the tabs of the holder with the headlight and put it back in the headlight. This is abit fiddle. Take your time, line up the plastic tabs and you'll feel it go into the headlight. Then its one turn clockwise the lock it in place and seal the deal.

Do the bulbs have offset tabs or not? I have bulbs that I was going to fit to my Focus but gave up and now want to de-tango my Fiesta and I'm not sure if the bulbs will fit......

p.s the bulbs I have for it do NOT have off set tabs.

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