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Old 05-18-2009, 10:27 AM   #1
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help removing side light bulbs

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this may seem stupidly easy but the damn thing wont come out

firstly i have all halogen bulbs no fancy xenons for me thats for the rich peolple

my side lights are easy to reach and all but wont come out has anyone a guide or advice as i have changed every other bulbs easy no bother this one is just stuck fast
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:42 AM   #2
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Are you talking about the corner or the sidemarker on the fender?

For the corner you most likely have the screw-in in which you need to pop your hood and look for the screw that attaches the corner. The screw sits in a little plastic basket so that you won't loose the screw. Unscrew it then remove the corner.

If it's a sidemarker push it to the front of the car to compress the spring clip then pry it out going from the rear of the car side of the marker to the front.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:00 AM   #3
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think you guys call them different thing over that side of the water

its the bulb that comes on when you switch you lights to the first position

we call them parking or side lights and there is no screws at all just a connector thing
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:02 AM   #4
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think you guys call them different thing over that side of the water

its the bulb that comes on when you switch you lights to the first position

we call them parking or side lights and there is no screws at all just a connector thing
Corners

There should be a screw. You have to look into the frame of the car. If not then they're snap-in in which there are little tabs that clip it into place.
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Old 05-18-2009, 12:21 PM   #5
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Yep, you have an 02 so you will have the screw in style corners. Just use a philips head screw driver to insert into the opening above the corner through the fender to access the screw.
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it looks like a little grey funnel. you should be able to see the top of the screw, unscrew it, and pull the housing out.
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Old 05-18-2009, 12:26 PM   #7
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Old 05-26-2009, 04:46 AM   #8
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you're talking about the city lights right? if so, those should just pull out i believe
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:48 AM   #9
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The man is in Ireland which means he has an Euro-spec car and therefore, he has two tiny bulbs sticking out of a second hole in the high beam housing. These light up when he turns the LCM switch to the first position. Our corners don't light up at all except when a) we signal for a turn or b) the tiny bulb is blown. He doesn't even need to touch the turn signal.

He is talking about number 3 in this picture.

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Old 05-28-2009, 03:34 AM   #10
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The man is in Ireland which means he has an Euro-spec car and therefore, he has two tiny bulbs sticking out of a second hole in the high beam housing. These light up when he turns the LCM switch to the first position. Our corners don't light up at all except when a) we signal for a turn or b) the tiny bulb is blown. He doesn't even need to touch the turn signal.

He is talking about number 3 in this picture.
exactly man thanks , got it out tho its just an awkward thing gonna remove that bulbs and use the power supply to that to light the Angel eyes i'm gettin
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You're probably going to need a resistor for one side if you leave the bulbs out. You'll know which side when the error comes on
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:33 AM   #12
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Only if he uses the relay and the whole wiring harness. I bought t-taps and connected both pairs of AEs (MyCARR 60LEDs) to the parking light wires. No errors on the dash.
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Old 11-15-2011, 03:36 AM   #13
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So can u explain how you finally got the side lights out then, i've just bought some replacements but can seem to get them out??

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