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Chat Area => General Car Chat => Topic started by: Toledodude1973 on 12 February 2018, 18:54:06

Title: astra j drl bulb
Post by: Toledodude1973 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...................
Title: Re: astra j drl bulb
Post by: STEMO 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.
Title: Re: astra j drl bulb
Post by: Toledodude1973 on 12 February 2018, 21:13:44
and cuts and grief Stemo ;)
Title: Re: astra j drl bulb
Post by: STEMO on 12 February 2018, 22:04:30
It's fiddly:

https://youtu.be/5GYDj5q3dTk
Title: Re: astra j drl bulb
Post by: Doctor Gollum 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
Title: Re: astra j drl bulb
Post by: terry paget 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.
Title: Re: astra j drl bulb
Post by: Fuse 19 on 13 February 2018, 15:34:45
I have changed them a few times for people and don't recall them being overly difficult.

Title: Re: astra j drl bulb
Post by: TheBoy 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...
Title: Re: astra j drl bulb
Post by: Toledodude1973 on 13 February 2018, 22:08:32
The nearside bulb on the astra j is DIFFICULT  >:(
Title: Re: astra j drl bulb
Post by: Andy B 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  ::)
Title: Re: astra j drl bulb
Post by: Toledodude1973 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 ??? ???
Title: Re: astra j drl bulb
Post by: tunnie 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
Title: Re: astra j drl bulb
Post by: Toledodude1973 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