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Replacing the Headlight, side light and indicator bulbs...
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Published by Andy Monty
15-12-2008
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Right First locate the tab on the rubber cap and pull it off (and don't loose it)

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Next grab hold of the black multi plug and wiggle and pull to remove it (if it wont budge go to the bottom of this page)

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Now the multiplug is off its time to release the bulb (at this point look into the headlight and make a mental note of how the bulb sits)

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now to free the bulb

the bulb is held in place be a piece of sprung wire which is retained by a small hook at the top of the light unit,

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to release press the top of the clip towards the front of the car then push it to the left (as if your stood at the front of the car)

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Once released push it down and out of the way

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now you can pull the bulb out......

Now for the new bulb

DO NOT TOUCH THE GLASS ONLY HANDLE BY THE METAL BASE IF YOU DO TOUCH THE GLASS CLEAN WITH METHYLATED SPIRIT OR IPA

slowly slide the new bulb home making sure the bulb sits properly in the bulb holder the 3 tabs on the metal base will only sit in one position if your having problems look through the lens and line it up visually then wiggle slightly till it drops in place

Next lift up the wire and push in and to the right so it locates under the hook

Push on the black plug ensuring the 3 terminals line up

and refit the cap.....

and test the lights the beam pattern should look like this if not chances are you put the bulb in wrong and the 3 tabs are not correctly aligned if in any Doubt get the alignment checked by a Garage or MOT station last thing you want to do is blind oncoming motorists...

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Now onto a bit of trouble shooting if you cant shift the plug

I had no problem with mine however having helped another member do his bulbs the mulitplug had a very secure grip on the bulbs contacts and wouldn't budge even when applying a high amount of force.

If your's wont budge dont yank it too hard the last thing you want is to snap the retaining hook for the sprung wire...

instead try this (ensure the lights are off as there is a chance of putting a short on the lighting circuit othewise).....

undo the spring clip this enables the bulb to come out slightly (however not very far)

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insert a small flat screw driver into the gap and twist the driver slightly, then rotate the bulb and plug and insert the driver again in another location and twist, do it a couple of time then pull it off

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Re: Replacing the Headlight, side light and indicator bulbs...

what indicator bulbs have you got there?

they look blue as well
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Re: Replacing the Headlight, side light and indicator bulbs...

Quote Originally Posted by Carl "Rolf" Dawson View Post
what indicator bulbs have you got there?

they look blue as well
http://www.care4car.com/productdispl...tor_Bulbs.html

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Re: Replacing the Headlight, side light and indicator bulbs...

Replacing my side lights with blue LED's. Only one will turn on at a time with a standard bulb in the other side. if i have them both in they just flash.

Any one help me out, its driving me mad
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Replacing my side lights with blue LED's. Only one will turn on at a time with a standard bulb in the other side. if i have them both in they just flash.

Any one help me out, its driving me mad

the GP doesn't like LED's as it upsets the resistance in the circuit

https://www.fiatforum.com/grande-pun...warning-2.html

https://www.fiatforum.com/grande-pun...idelights.html
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Re: Replacing the Headlight, side light and indicator bulbs...

Dame GP.. The only fault with it so far lol

Hmm Gunna get some MTEC bulbs and mayb put the LED's for the number plate.

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Do you know what type of bulb the side repeater is?

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Do you know what type of bulb the side repeater is?

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Re: Replacing the Headlight, side light and indicator bulbs...

KIM1B3R this may help, you need a load resistor for the LED side lights. the problem is the LED does not draw enough power for the body computer to recognise as a full "load", therefore it turns off that circuit until a "load" is present, so your LED doesn't light up. The Load Resistor fixes this problem by drawing power and tricking the body computer into reading a load in the circuit and therefore keeping the circuit turned on.
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Re: Replacing the Headlight, side light and indicator bulbs...

Ta for the guide

Replaced my headlight and sidelight bulbs today
Got xenon headlight bulbs and went back for blue coated sidelight bulbs when I saw how yellow they looked when the headlights were one.

Fiat really need to improve the detailing in their manual as it tells you nothing compared to a walk through like this
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Re: Replacing the Headlight, side light and indicator bulbs...

Hi guys,
I bring up this old topic because I have the same problem.
What i really want to know is, are the lights connected together, in pairs?
I have a Fiat Stilo. I tried searching for a 5W load resistor, couldn't find any. In this case we should have one load resistor connected to one bulb terminal on each side? I have 4 bulbs, if they are connected 2 by 2, then 2 resistors, every bulb for itself - 4 resistors but 5W?!
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Hi guys,
I bring up this old topic because I have the same problem.
What i really want to know is, are the lights connected together, in pairs?
I have a Fiat Stilo. I tried searching for a 5W load resistor, couldn't find any. In this case we should have one load resistor connected to one bulb terminal on each side? I have 4 bulbs, if they are connected 2 by 2, then 2 resistors, every bulb for itself - 4 resistors but 5W?!

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Re: Replacing the Headlight, side light and indicator bulbs...

It says on this guide A H4 Halogen 55/60W bulb for Headlight and Main beam but when I went to change a headlight bulb in my car I found it was a H1 bulb
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It says on this guide A H4 Halogen 55/60W bulb for Headlight and Main beam but when I went to change a headlight bulb in my car I found it was a H1 bulb
oem lights have H4 bulbs, is your car modified?
H4 works for both hi and dipped beam, other don't so its important you get it right. Besides they are different physical sizes so they should fit if they are wrong.
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It says on this guide A H4 Halogen 55/60W bulb for Headlight and Main beam but when I went to change a headlight bulb in my car I found it was a H1 bulb
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oem lights have H4 bulbs, is your car modified?
H4 works for both hi and dipped beam, other don't so its important you get it right. Besides they are different physical sizes so they should fit if they are wrong.

only H1 bulb in the GP is in the front foglight...
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