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#1 .Ryan

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:40 PM

Trying to change over my sidelights, on the right side I ended up snapping the lollipop stick thing a little bit which is rather annoying, but it is changed. Now I've snapped the lollipop stick on the left hand side too! Either I am very very heavy handed, or it is a rubbish design :(

This is what I'm doing this evening:

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Trying to find a way to get the sidelights out...meh!

Any advice welcome :)

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:52 PM

Twist counter clockwise and pull out.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:54 PM

Only got a tiny bit of stick left so it's proving tricky :(

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:57 PM

Long nose pliers or superglue the bits back on?

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 10:03 PM

Long nose pliers or superglue the bits back on?


Trying pliers but nothing is working. Hole is tiny so couldnt superglue the stick together, no idea what I'm going to do :/ thanks anyway mate

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:47 PM

Could you pinch the bulb holder between two blade screwdrivers abd twist just enough to work them loose?
Seems daft that they make the holders so deep.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:27 AM

Will give it a go mate! Had to stick the left side unit back in so at the mo I have 1 LED and one standard sidelight...yuk!

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:18 PM

Will give it a go mate! Had to stick the left side unit back in so at the mo I have 1 LED and one standard sidelight...yuk!


I bet that looks the part right now haha!

I was a bit curious over the design... its a bit strange, and I would have at least made the plastic a bit thicker and tougher!!

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:45 PM

Ahh, im trying mine on monday!

any hints or tips?

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:17 PM

Don't break the plastic tongues. :P
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:51 PM

I have done the same on mine GGRRRRR
I have a large long flat head screwdriver i use.
Where the 'tab' snapped off it left enough slot to place the screwdriver and this allowed me to change the bulb.

By the way - I have been to dealers etc and looked around. Apparantly you are not able to buy a replacement bulb holder. They say its a new headlight
Guess what, my tab is still broken!

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:34 PM

:(

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:01 PM

:(


try contacting some breakers yards through ebay, considering 90% of right offs are front end damage you are likely to fid smashed up headlight units that are no good to anyone but with perfectly good parking light sticks inside the rubber grommets. breakers wont charge much for this type of part because its an unusual request.
just write a request once, then copy&paste it in to a message on ebay to each of the breakers then wait for them to contact you back,
rather than emailing each one individually just paste in the same meaasge each time,

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:09 PM

I'm a bit confused by what bits been broken, an am nervous to change mine as I'm not light handed or delicate...

What is this lolly type thing?

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 12:30 AM

Thanks for your help so far guys :)

I'm a bit confused by what bits been broken, an am nervous to change mine as I'm not light handed or delicate...

What is this lolly type thing?


Yea the lolly thing lol :(

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