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

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

As standard the Grande punto uses......

A H4 Halogen 55/60W bulb for Headlight and Main beam (ensure they are UV cut)

A 501 5w wedge (capless) bulb (clear) for parking/side lights

A 581 21W amber bulb with 120 degree offset pins for the indicator



[BREAK=Replacing the headlamp bulb....]

Right First locate the tab on the rubber cap and pull it off (and don't loose it)

Remove rubber cap.jpg

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)

Remove black multiplug.jpg

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)

Bulbs position.jpg


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,

Clip .jpg

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)

Press in and to the side.JPG


Once released push it down and out of the way

Down and out.jpg

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...

beam pattern.jpg





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)

problem no1.jpg

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

Problem no2.jpg

[BREAK=Side light Bulb]

Nice and easy this one..


Remove the cap on the back of the lamp unit as in page 2

Side light 1.JPG


now you will see a gray/white cap at the back of the side/parking lamp bulb this just needs a slight pull (NOT on the wires on the holder itself) and it will come out

Side light 2.jpg

now the bulb is a push fit DO NOT try and twist it

Side light 3.jpg



[BREAK=Indicator Bulb replacement]

First you need to get to it in my 1.2 I can get to them from above however Fiat have kindly given you an access hatch in the arch liner

Hatch in wheel arch.jpg

you need to locate the little cap which holds the Indicator bulb this opens with an anticlockwise twist of about 1/8th of a turn (it is tight due to the O-ring seal) then a pull

Indicator 1.jpg

Indiator 2.jpg

this releases the bulb in the holder

Indicator 3.jpg

To remove the bulb from the holder push down on it and turn anticlockwise and it will pop up



replace and reinsert reversing the above method (NOTE the cap will only close in one position so don't force it)

Indicator 1.jpg
 
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Lukeyy19

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The "handy flaps" in the wheel arch liner are ridiculous. They fold up in the way of the indicator bulb cap, and i can barely get my hand in my from the top in my T-Jet... so im not sure how to get my chrome bulbs in...
 
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The "handy flaps" in the wheel arch liner are ridiculous. They fold up in the way of the indicator bulb cap, and i can barely get my hand in my from the top in my T-Jet... so im not sure how to get my chrome bulbs in...

try pulling the flap down ;)
 

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Thanks for the manual. I was starting to think that there are some kind of securing clips or something on those connectors (H4). They were so stuck I had problems removing them even with the help of screwdriver.
 

aymen69

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what size bulbs are the front fog lights? and are they the same size as the punto evo?
 
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Good guide but need to change my side repeaters to chrome, can't find anything on here to help! I have had a look but don't want to damage the paint.
 
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Side lights done! Was a lot easier than expected although the left side was a bit difficult because of the tight space. Also I wasn't able to "wiggle" the main bulb out of place. It just wasn't budging but then i was also scared to pull to hard.

I'll try again tmrow!

Oh... And I managed to debadge the rear as well using the 'kettle and credit card' trick...
 

GSF Jamie 600

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Hi

Thanks for the guide, i just nipped out to fit my xenons, surely you didn't do this guide whilst the headlihts were still fitted? I don't have enough room to do it without removing my headlight, so exactly how do you do this?

I undid the two bolts and grommet on the top, is there another bolt elsewhere holding the headlight in place?

Cheers

Jamie
 

etche

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So... the guide says: "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..." and I did exactly that and now I have snapped the retaining hook for the sprung wire. PLEASE TELL ME I CAN FIX THIS!! I dont have the money to buy a new headlight (I'm a student and I can barely afford the petrol :p )

Please help me with this subject, here in Chile we are in winter and the days are very short so I really need my headlights working. (I couldn't even change the damn bulb!!)

The headlight I broke is the left one (your passenger's side, in front of the battery).

Sorry for the bad enlgish, Im doing my best ;)
Thank you in advance!
 

etche

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I fixed it! After 2 and a half hours... I had to remove the headlight and I used the change your headlights guide. It all worked out just fine :)
 

Djfoxs

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thanks for this guide and advise on bulbs , just got my mteck and night brakers no more yellow beams :)
 

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Many Thanks to Andy Monty .. Just changed my side repeaters with MTS ones ... Smoked lenses on black paint. Quiet, calm and effective, not in yer face! Thanks Andy.
 

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Hi guys!

I have a problem with my foglights! The front foglight replaced, because the light cover was defeated. But with the new i have seen condensation both lamp. I have replaced in dry weather, but whe it is raning, in both light will be condensation. Have anoyone the same problem?
 

0James

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Thanks for information on how to remove the mulitplug when it had a very secure grip.
I was changing the offside dipped headlight bulb and faced that problem.
The information on removing the multiplug under those circumstances was priceless.
Harmed with that I'd changed the bulb in 5 mins.

Many thanks and respect 0James
 

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If anyone is looking to upgrade headlight bulbs etc I definitely recommend these...

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£32.00 in total (bought separately) Free P&P autolightsdirectuk - eBay.

W5W Osram Cool Blue (Sidelights) - £8.00

H4 Osram Night Breaker Unlimited (Headlights) - £13.00

H1 Osram Night Breaker Unlimited (Foglights) - £11.00

Will try to take some pictures if I remember! Awesome visibility, bright white color and fantastic range!:D
 
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