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y26se headlights removal
« on: 05 October 2018, 08:34:07 »

hi guys,wonder if anyone has removed a headlight unit from y26se before.it is unlike the cx25xe there is no bottom nut?! but there is something holding it at the back of the indicator part.buggered if i can see it.anyone any ideas?.thanks in advance.
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Re: y26se headlights removal
« Reply #1 on: 05 October 2018, 09:47:07 »

Two bolts on top, one underneath  :y
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Re: y26se headlights removal
« Reply #2 on: 05 October 2018, 10:38:16 »

hi doc gollum as explained in thread doesnt have the bottom nut as explained in guide. seems to be behind the curved part behind indicator and its on both sides of vehicle.have to remove battery + air filter on both sides but cant see bolt?! although its definitely attached there.
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Re: y26se headlights removal
« Reply #3 on: 05 October 2018, 10:49:29 »

It vaguely hooks into the wing.

When you say lower bolt isn't there... Do you mean that you cannot find it or that it is missing :-\

It left the factory with three bolts...
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Re: y26se headlights removal
« Reply #4 on: 05 October 2018, 11:48:19 »

You have removed the trim?

One plastic rivet to the radiator end of the headlight, then swing it out towards the wing... Tight fit, but easy enough.
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Re: y26se headlights removal
« Reply #5 on: 05 October 2018, 12:14:24 »

the plastic trim under the headlight hooks in.then theres a piece of rubber around the light but no screwhole behind it on bottom nor has there ever been one by the look of it.this is the same on passenger side and drivers side.it was ex plod but i dont think this may have made any difference?.there was a plastic pin at side as well. it levers out but is still fastened behind curv where indicator is?!
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Re: y26se headlights removal
« Reply #6 on: 05 October 2018, 12:18:23 »

« Last Edit: 05 October 2018, 12:20:18 by Doctor Gollum »
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Re: y26se headlights removal
« Reply #7 on: 05 October 2018, 14:00:18 »

thanks for your time doc.will persevere.let you know the outcome.
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Re: y26se headlights removal
« Reply #8 on: 05 October 2018, 19:06:51 »

You can actually feel the bolt from under the bumper if you stretch your arm up towards the headlight .
Its a 8mm machine screw and fits into the bottom bracket as shown in picture.If you don't feel able or comfortable undoing it by feel from under the bumper you will need a 1/4 drive long extension with an 8mm socket.Squash some bluetack or thick grease into socket head when refitting bolt as you want to keep bolt inside socket to guide it back into hole..it will become quite obvious when you have dropped the bolt several times . ;D
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Re: y26se headlights removal
« Reply #9 on: 05 October 2018, 21:12:07 »

....
Its a 8mm machine screw and  ....you will need a 1/4 drive long extension with an 8mm socket. ....

Which one?  ::) M8 machine screw with a 13mm head or a M5 bolt with an 8mm head  ;)
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Re: y26se headlights removal
« Reply #10 on: 05 October 2018, 21:14:30 »

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Its a 8mm machine screw and  ....you will need a 1/4 drive long extension with an 8mm socket. ....

Which one?  ::) M8 machine screw with a 13mm head or a M5 bolt with an 8mm head  ;)
Or...

Coarse screw with an 8mm hex head
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Re: y26se headlights removal
« Reply #11 on: 06 October 2018, 12:41:23 »

Coarse thread like a screw,but mine have an 8mm head so I use an 8mm deep socket on a 1/4 long extension tucked under the headlight guided in with a torch beam
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Re: y26se headlights removal
« Reply #12 on: 06 October 2018, 13:05:33 »

Coarse thread like a screw,but mine have an 8mm head so I use an 8mm deep socket on a 1/4 long extension tucked under the headlight guided in with a torch beam
Likewise, without the torch ;)
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Re: y26se headlights removal
« Reply #13 on: 06 October 2018, 13:16:01 »

Your eyes are better than mine then ;D
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Re: y26se headlights removal
« Reply #14 on: 06 October 2018, 13:59:53 »

Your eyes are better than mine then ;D
I put it down to practice  :-[
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