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astra j drl bulb
« on: 12 February 2018, 18:54:06 »

Has anyone had the pleasure of trying to change a DRL bulb on an astra j ,i tried briefly tonight but seems incredibly difficult.
Why when its obviously a bulb which will die has vauxhall made it so awkward and frustrating...................
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Re: astra j drl bulb
« Reply #1 on: 12 February 2018, 19:28:53 »

I took mine to a local garage and he managed to do it with a combination of fiddling with a screwdriver and swearing.
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Re: astra j drl bulb
« Reply #2 on: 12 February 2018, 21:13:44 »

and cuts and grief Stemo ;)
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Re: astra j drl bulb
« Reply #3 on: 12 February 2018, 22:04:30 »

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Re: astra j drl bulb
« Reply #4 on: 13 February 2018, 13:59:28 »

It's fiddly:

https://youtu.be/5GYDj5q3dTk
Well, talk about making life difficult... ::)

Undo the jubilee clip, and pull the hose off. Then pop the complete airbox up and move it towards the engine. A pair of long nosed curved pliers would have saved him about 5 minutes fiddling with his fingers to get the bulb holder out too ;D
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Re: astra j drl bulb
« Reply #5 on: 13 February 2018, 15:15:51 »

It's fiddly:

https://youtu.be/5GYDj5q3dTk
Looks jolly similar to changing the Omega side light bulb that I did last Sunday.
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Re: astra j drl bulb
« Reply #6 on: 13 February 2018, 15:34:45 »

I have changed them a few times for people and don't recall them being overly difficult.

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Re: astra j drl bulb
« Reply #7 on: 13 February 2018, 19:01:03 »

It's fiddly:

https://youtu.be/5GYDj5q3dTk
Looks jolly similar to changing the Omega side light bulb that I did last Sunday.
Never really had an problem with Omegas. If its the HID bulb, it does mean battery and airbox out though...
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Re: astra j drl bulb
« Reply #8 on: 13 February 2018, 22:08:32 »

The nearside bulb on the astra j is DIFFICULT  >:(
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Re: astra j drl bulb
« Reply #9 on: 13 February 2018, 22:12:00 »

The nearside bulb on the astra j is DIFFICULT  >:(

Try the offside side light on a Smart Roadster  ::)
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Re: astra j drl bulb
« Reply #10 on: 13 February 2018, 22:21:21 »

They really are making these bulbs hard to change on some models aren't they? please tell me i'm right ??? ???
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Re: astra j drl bulb
« Reply #11 on: 14 February 2018, 13:22:58 »

Zafira Tourer is surprisingly easy, investigated due to how crap the bulbs are. Both main/side and DRL easy peasy.

Could swing a cat behind them lenses.  :o
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Re: astra j drl bulb
« Reply #12 on: 14 February 2018, 18:50:09 »

im glad they're not all bad Tunnie,just annoying they design them in such a bad way when they will obviously fail
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