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#1 simmo

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 09:22 AM

Hi there

I have a 55 Fiesta and am trying to change the n/s headlight bulb. I have removed the rubber seal from the back, pulled the wiring plug out and am now stumped by the spring clip removal!! Due to the position of the light I cannot see how the clip is pushed/pulled or whatever to remove it. On older models it was simply a case of pushing the clip towards the light to free it from the retaining hooks and wiggling it side to side to remove but I've tried all this and now have bleeding fingers and am in danger of losing the rag with it and breaking it if I try and force it any more.

Any advice or any links to pictures would be appreciated

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#2 FETfiesta

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 06:55 PM

Hi there

I have a 55 Fiesta and am trying to change the n/s headlight bulb. I have removed the rubber seal from the back, pulled the wiring plug out and am now stumped by the spring clip removal!! Due to the position of the light I cannot see how the clip is pushed/pulled or whatever to remove it. On older models it was simply a case of pushing the clip towards the light to free it from the retaining hooks and wiggling it side to side to remove but I've tried all this and now have bleeding fingers and am in danger of losing the rag with it and breaking it if I try and force it any more.

Any advice or any links to pictures would be appreciated

Thanks


Hi

I'm not sure how to take off the clip on the back of the headlight unit, I have a 57 fiesta and the handbook says to take the headlight unit off the car to make it easier to change bulbs. Here's how:

First take off the grill cover the radiator by unclipping the clips at each side above the front bumper and lifting it upwards. Unscrew the two screws at the front of the head lamp and then the third screw on top. Lift out the head lamp carefully. Unplug the back case of the head lamp with the clip below. Unclip the headlight by clipping together the metal clips and take out the headlamp, making sure you do not touch the light. Replace the headlamp also making sure you do not touch the light with your skin. In case you do, wipe thoroughly with a soft tissue. Close and replace the headlight in the same way.

If any of that didn't make sense, there are pictures in the handbook. If you don't have the handbook i would be happy to scan in the pages and email them to you. I had the same problem with my Ford Ka before I bought my Fiesta, the local Ford garage wanted to charge 25 quid to change a headlight bulb!!!!

Good luck


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