! Guide ! Mk7 Fiesta Bulb Change
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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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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.
easier than taking the headlight off and doing it through the bonnet,
as the passenger side fog light is blocked by the windscreen wash
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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