changing sidelight bulbs

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changing sidelight bulbs

Post by xamtex » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:42 pm

after struggling to change bulbs on various cars over the years including my rx8 i have the answer....this tool has saved me lots of work,i can change bulbs on all 3 of my cars easily with this,used to have to remove the battery on 2 till i got this.
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Re: changing sidelight bulbs

Post by brix79 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:41 pm

Looks like a Sealey AK8591. I've had a quick look at changing my sidelights on the R3, but I don't think access is quite the same as it was on my 231..
Just need to actually look it up. :lol:
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Re: changing sidelight bulbs

Post by xamtex » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:56 pm

similar,but mine has angled tips.got mine from my local tool supplier for about 12 quid i think,

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Re: changing sidelight bulbs

Post by brix79 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:05 am

Quite right, it's an AK8592. :lol:
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Re: changing sidelight bulbs

Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:15 am

Changing the sidelight bulbs on the R3 is done through the wheel arches @Brix as it's the opposite side of the light :(
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Re: changing sidelight bulbs

Post by SeeJay » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:56 pm

I struggled for ages trying to access my sidelights,to fit LED's,via the wheelarches..damn near rubbed the back of my hand raw :shock:

Ended up dropping the bumper and taking the headlight units out..
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Re: changing sidelight bulbs

Post by kopite72 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:11 pm

I did it once, never again, literally tore my hands which is saying something since I have the hands of a two year old.

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Re: changing sidelight bulbs

Post by warpc0il » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:45 pm

Isn't there a VW/Seat that you have to remove inner wheels arches and then some substantial bits of the car just to the replace the bulb on (as least) one side. I seem to recall that it was something like £120+ dealer labour, and that was a few years ago.

Would that now make those models a write-off if a bulb blew?

I know Halfrauds had to amend their offer to "We fit your headlights bulbs from £8"
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Re: changing sidelight bulbs

Post by Eddie_r32 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:15 pm

warpc0il wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:45 pm
Isn't there a VW/Seat that you have to remove inner wheels arches and then some substantial bits of the car just to the replace the bulb on (as least) one side. I seem to recall that it was something like £120+ dealer labour, and that was a few years ago.

Would that now make those models a write-off if a bulb blew?

I know Halfrauds had to amend their offer to "We fit your headlights bulbs from £8"
Vw call it service position I believe, I've had two vws, a v6 4mo golf and a passage w8, to deal with headlights it was a bumper off job, first time is a pain, after that I got it down to about 15 minutes
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Re: changing sidelight bulbs

Post by brix79 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:44 pm

I had a feeling it would be a pita. Might just whip the bumper off then, as I couldn't get my hands in the S1 to change those..
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Re: changing sidelight bulbs

Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:09 pm

I do it when I remove the bumper. It's not that difficult to whip the bumper off on them, really...
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Re: changing sidelight bulbs

Post by Lemon » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:54 pm

changing drivers side sidelight bulb was a whole saga for me that involved several trips to mazda, 2 new front tyres a and a new arch liner (in future they will always be done by me rather than some hack in a stealer, it was not worth the ball ache getting them to admit to their cockup)
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Re: changing sidelight bulbs

Post by SeriousSam » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:01 pm

I have fond memories of a Surrey meet a few months ago where Shaggy asked if I could swap one of his headlight bulbs. We looked at it from the engine bay, then decided that since I had the trolley jack and impact wrench in the boot (don't ask) it would be quicker just to jack the car up, remove the wheel, pull back the arch liner and go to town. Took us about 15 minutes with the right plan of attack.
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Post by 13Black » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:02 pm

Omg Lemon, not even I've cocked anything (other than my life) up that badly, what happened?
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Re: changing sidelight bulbs

Post by Shagrington » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:35 pm

SeriousSam wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:01 pm
I have fond memories of a Surrey meet a few months ago where Shaggy asked if I could swap one of his headlight bulbs.
That was the nearside bulb (thanks again Sam =D> ). My off-side headlight bulb has gone again now. :roll:
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Re: changing sidelight bulbs

Post by SeriousSam » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:39 pm

Well unless we get to the pub for about half 3, we're going to be doing that one in the dark in January :)
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Re: changing sidelight bulbs

Post by Shagrington » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:43 pm

Hopefully I'll get my backside in gear to get it sorted before January ... hopefully. :banghead:
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