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Old 04-11-2013, 09:19 AM   #1
MaxWyre
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Xenon sensor

Was wondering if you guys had any advice for me please.

I'm in the process of changing the two front wishbones on my car and have noticed on the offside there is a sensor that is attached to the arm. having researched a bit, i believe its the xenon light level sensor. my problem is the part that is drilled through the arm has corroded and i cannot for love nor money get the thing out of there. the only way i can see to get it out is the break it which obviously i don't want do. anyone else had the same problem and have an ideas? don't really fancy forking out to buy a new one when this one works fine!

any help appreciated

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Old 04-11-2013, 09:21 AM   #2
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Obvious question, but you took the nut off the bottom right? tap the bottom of the bolt sticking through with a hammer, it should pop right out. Soak it in PB if you have to.

& yes, that is your headlight level sensor.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:24 AM   #3
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thanks for the quick reply!

ye i have taken the nut off and have tried doing that but it wont budge. ive not been gentle with it either! without sounding stupid whats PB?

thanks again
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:49 PM   #4
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for the front it's just the 10mm nut to take the little endlink apart from the plastic arm. after you get that off, then you will be free to remove the control arm. then you can take the other half of the endlink thing off when it's off the car.
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