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#1 Jit

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:06 PM

Hi,

Could anyone help me on how to change the interior light on the fiesta mk 7 safely. I have managed to change the bulb but had to take the entire interior light section off (in other words, I could see the metal roof)...

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the problem I have now is that the whole interior light section doesnt clip in fully as there is some metal ring which it suppose to clip on to (I THINK) but thats loose.

Is there a easier way to change the bulb in the future also?

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#2 OllyMcC

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:52 PM

Could you put up some pictures to help explain what you mean? :unsure:

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:34 PM

Is there a easier way to change the bulb in the future also?


The interior light has to come out as you've done to change the bulb.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 06:20 PM

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Could you put up some pictures to help explain what you mean? :unsure:


That's not a image from my car but its basically the larger piece of plastic that is around the light which doesnt sit flush with the roof interior like it is in the image.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 01:30 PM

My interior light hasn't worked since I got it. Not bothered me yet but I am sure it will once the darker months approach.
Now you've really put me off getting it sorted!! :(

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:06 PM

I believe you'll find a metal rim behind the grey fascia with tabs on it.
You should be able to bend them to tighten up the fit.
The best way to get the light fitting out to change the bulbs is with a wide blade screwdriver which you push between the side of the lens thats closest to the windscreen and the lens surround.
Hold the trim firmly in place with the palm of your hand and that should stop any undue stresses on it.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:10 AM

I believe you'll find a metal rim behind the grey fascia with tabs on it.
You should be able to bend them to tighten up the fit.
The best way to get the light fitting out to change the bulbs is with a wide blade screwdriver which you push between the side of the lens thats closest to the windscreen and the lens surround.
Hold the trim firmly in place with the palm of your hand and that should stop any undue stresses on it.

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Thanks Clive, I'll give that a go!

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:13 PM

Thanks Clive, I'll give that a go!

Clive, I've managed to fit the light in properly but it doesn't switch off when the doors are closed and I lock the car, it always stays on unless I turn it off completely do you know what the problem is?

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:52 PM

You may have got the double wiring connector turned around, if possible try turning the plug around so the wires swap terminals (the L shaped connector)


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