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Sidelight bulb replacement
« on: 18 January 2012, 01:21:30 »

Hiya folks - I haven't had my Omega very long and I've never used a forum before either, I'd really appreciate some advice guys...

My MV6 Elite has had led sidelights fitted and one has blown. I'm trying to replace them both back to the original lamps. I'm hoping the ones I've bought are the right ones, but I can't get the existing ones out yey. I can't figure out wether they come out the back of the cluster fitting or do I remove the lens and go in the front?

I  would really welcome some help...
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Re: Sidelight bulb replacement
« Reply #1 on: 18 January 2012, 01:23:35 »

Havent changed one for a while,but I seem to remember they should just pull out from the rear of the light unit. :y
Definitely not from the front. ;)

Oh,and welcome to OOF by the way.Might be an idea to go and say hello/ introduce yourself in the newbies section. :y
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Re: Sidelight bulb replacement
« Reply #2 on: 18 January 2012, 01:34:48 »

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should just pull out from the rear of the light unit
yup quite correct, might be easier first time to take whole headlight out 5min job then you can see what you are doing  :y
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Re: Sidelight bulb replacement
« Reply #3 on: 18 January 2012, 04:31:18 »

Must say i take the unit out. 2 top bolts and the one under the unit, you get to that by taking the lower trim off under the light, on the inside of the headlight (grill side) remove the plastic rivit and unclip rubber and the trim swings towards the wing and then pulls out and you can get to the bottom bolt 8m/m iirc the the whole light then comes out.
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Re: Sidelight bulb replacement
« Reply #4 on: 18 January 2012, 09:43:37 »

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I'm trying to replace them both back to the original lamps. I'm hoping the ones I've bought are the right ones, but I can't get the existing ones out yey. I can't figure out wether they come out the back of the cluster fitting or do I remove the lens and go in the front?

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The lense is firmly glued on, they're a push fit into their own holder which in turn is a push fit into the back of the headlight. They're this type ........ http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-x-501-ICE-BLUE-XENON-HID-12v-5w-W5W-T10-WEDGE-SIDE-LIGHT-BULB-E1-GERMAN-TUV-/190606091983?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2c610226cf but no need for the 'ice blue'  :y
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Re: Sidelight bulb replacement
« Reply #5 on: 18 January 2012, 11:34:57 »

Well, I've gotta say it chaps, I'm mightly impressed!!! Not only the speed and warmth of your replies but the usefullness too!

I was secretly hoping that it was going to be even easier to do, I got as far as uncovering the bottom bolt and thought, "bugger that, I'm going in for a cuppa!"

Now with renewed vigour and a cuppa, I'm going to conquer my bulbs - cheers again chaps!
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Re: Sidelight bulb replacement
« Reply #6 on: 18 January 2012, 11:39:23 »

Well, I've gotta say it chaps, I'm mightly impressed!!! Not only the speed and warmth of your replies but the usefullness too!

I was secretly hoping that it was going to be even easier to do, I got as far as uncovering the bottom bolt and thought, "bugger that, I'm going in for a cuppa!"

Now with renewed vigour and a cuppa, I'm going to conquer my bulbs - cheers again chaps!

IMO it's easier to leave your headlamps where they are & stick your hand in the back. Driver's side is relatively easy but the passenger side needs the battery moving back a little to get your hand in. I find it easier to turn the lights on to do it, you can see the light from the front when you get some where near. Make sure the bulb doesn't fall out of its socket/holder ........... it's a bugger to get back out of the headlight  :(

and for the record I don't have child like hands to make things easy.  ;) ;)
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Re: Sidelight bulb replacement
« Reply #7 on: 18 January 2012, 15:52:31 »

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and for the record I don't have child like hands to make things easy

you might not have but plenty of scars from omega work  ;)
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Re: Sidelight bulb replacement
« Reply #8 on: 18 January 2012, 16:09:29 »

.... but plenty of scars from omega work  ;)

I've certainly got plenty of them!  ??? ;D ;D Althouh it's somewhat easier than a Smart!  ;) ;) ;)
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Re: Sidelight bulb replacement
« Reply #9 on: 18 January 2012, 16:55:39 »

just changed mine to leds,drivers side is easy but i decided to remove complete unit for passenger side
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Re: Sidelight bulb replacement
« Reply #10 on: 18 January 2012, 16:58:11 »

Are they bright enough? I've seen some late FL cars running bright white sidelights compared to mine on the superbarge which are old skool amber until the mains fire up!
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Re: Sidelight bulb replacement
« Reply #11 on: 19 January 2012, 01:29:41 »

Please pardon my ignorance, but what is a FL car?

Cheers for all the advice too!
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« Reply #12 on: 19 January 2012, 02:40:07 »

FL = Facelift.. Grill is integrated into the bonnet,interior is quite different,colour coded rub strips on doors etc. rahter than black rubber.
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Re: Sidelight bulb replacement
« Reply #13 on: 19 January 2012, 07:23:12 »

Ive never had any trouble changing sidelights. The passenger one is a little thicky but both can be done in 5 minutes.
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Re: Sidelight bulb replacement
« Reply #14 on: 19 January 2012, 10:33:35 »

Ive never had any trouble changing sidelights. The passenger one is a little thicky but both can be done in 5 minutes.

Exactly; removing the lights is just as fiddly as changing the bulbs, and I didn't need to shift the battery to do the N/S one either. Nor do I have small hands. I was intending to fit LEDs, but couldn't get them to work. Ended up using the bulbs in the courtesy light instead.
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