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#91 M4RC

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:21 PM

Hi, I have a fiesta mk7 zetec s. I'm looking to change my main beam, dipped and fog lights. Can someone give me a link to some? I'm just looking for a more bright white light, preferably with a hint of blue if possible? Any help is appreciated.

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#92 E.HarrisSkye

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:55 AM

Are the H7 Dipped Beam a two prong fitting?



#93 GlynnZS

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 01:13 PM

Just fitted some CREE LED bulbs in my fog lights and thought I'd let
people know a very easy way to change fog light bulbs on a mk7.5...Turn
your front wheels full lock to one side and unscrew two screws on the
lining of the arch just behind where the fog light is, the arch lining
then moves away really easily and you can get to the rear of the fog
light and also see what you are doing.  The bulb holder/plug then just
twists 90 degrees and comes out allowing you to change the bulbs.

 

Much
easier than taking the headlight off and doing it through the bonnet,
as the passenger side fog light is blocked by the windscreen wash
reservoir.



#94 SandyCat

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 01:33 PM

Ethan yes they are 2 pronged and stiff to get out.  I have just changed mine and I had to get a screwdriver between the plates to prise it out! 

 

As for the headlight units I couldn't have done it without this guide although I was about to give up when the first one just wouldn't budge until I found that after releasing the 2 clear tabs if you twist the bottom of the light that runs along the bumper out towards you and pull up at the same time it frees quite easily and the other one then came out without all the swearing.    

 

Someone mentioned that you can changed the dipped without removing the headlights by taking off the dustcap and I thought that when I looked but I still wanted to have a go.      At the end of the day the design is a disgrace and these bulbs should just slide in from above cartridge style.     And to think some countries require this to be a roadside job with spare bulbs carried in the car!

 

Also when I put my lights back in they all screwed in OK but I noticed a large gap between the light and the bumper so obviously they were not sat right in the white clip so I undid the screws again and did lots of pushing and shoving and they went OK.   So make sure you check the alignment of the unit along the bumper by crouching down although a small gap towards the front is normal due to the weight of the bumper pulling it down.

 

 



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 10:29 AM

thanks for the guide it really helped me yesterday.



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:22 PM

Thanks for this guide, the front indicators on the mk7 are a right pain in the... Well they were on mine anyway.


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Posted 08 August 2014 - 05:55 PM

Hi
Changed mine today H7
Followed the guide ,many thanks
Very easy to my surprise only took 20 mins to do both sides

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 12:46 PM

Thanks for the guide it was very helpful! Has anyone noticed when they replace the headlight it seems to not sit back very snug? Or is it just me?


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Posted 09 October 2014 - 06:58 PM

Had a look at this earlier, how do you get the plastic rivet off holding the headlight to the grille? Mk7.5 Zetec S?



#100 7parky

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 10:03 PM

The centre of the plastic rivet lifts up about quarter of a inch and then you can pull the complete plastic plug out it is very easy

#101 FiestaMk

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 03:43 PM

I removed my headlights to change a bulb and now when I wash my car there is a water under the hood. So can you tell me is this normal or my headlights are not inserted properly?

 

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 08:14 PM

Hi. Can someone please explain how to remove the h1 bulb. I've managed to do the h7s with relative ease but the h1s seem to be a bit more fiddly. They're seem to be 2 clips that squeeze together. I've tried these but it still won't come out. Am I just not being forceful enough, or am I missing something? Many thanks.

#103 chri55tof

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 11:02 PM

Hi,
Replaced today both H7's that car came with into Halfords Super Brilliance. They have very positive feedback and almost 5 stars on Halfords website reviews. They also come b1g1free.
Replacement took around 25 mns. Struggled a bit with meta clip pushing the bulb itself, a not easy to twist. Taking headlights off the white clip is easier than people say. My tip : Once all screws out and unplugged, lift top of the lamp, slide in few fingers underneath, slide down along bodywork until stop, wiggle the lamp, slide fingers down a bit more, wiggle lamp, slide fingers down ... until you reach like half of the lenght of the lamp. Then pull whole headlight having already good grip - up, towards the engine bay, firmly. You will hear fairly loud click/crack. Dont worry, its that scary white clip just released the headlight

Thanks for the OP for this guide.

Kris

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Posted 14 November 2014 - 03:58 PM

Thanks for the guide. I tried to unscrew the indicator unsuccessfully for about half an hour, trying every possible way to fit my hand inside the unit without any joy. If you fit the "claw" of a small claw hammer over the end of the plastic stalk (as close to the middle as possible) and gently turn it anti-clockwise it should snap free. A bit unconventional and potentially risky but it worked for me. 



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 01:27 PM

Just wanted to say thanks for this clear guide.  Especially the bit about getting the headlamp buIb out.  It just needed a firm tug. I changed my own bulb - whoo hoo - husband redundant!



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