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Re: Sidelight bulb replacement
« Reply #15 on: 22 January 2012, 08:32:19 »

Just to let you know, the nes bulbs are now in and working just fine!!!

I did in the end opt to remove the lights which made the bulb replacement a doddle, but that last screw fixing under the light, who on earth thought it would be a good idea to hide it there - plonker!!!

This is a minor triumph for me and all the good advice etc is very much appreciated!!!

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Re: Sidelight bulb replacement
« Reply #16 on: 21 February 2021, 17:38:11 »

just to mention, this post has also helped me as I was looking at how best to do it and with needing to restore the headlights (cloudy) i think I'll remove them to make both jobs easier.

Cheers guys as always a help  :y
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Re: Sidelight bulb replacement
« Reply #17 on: 22 February 2021, 11:40:01 »

This is an old topic resurrection....! :o
I've recently restored the headlights on one of mine. I thought it was best restoring them in situ so they are held firmly as there is always going to be a small degree of pressure on them in the process, whether by hand or with a mini polisher. Off the car, you would have to physically hold them firmly to keep them steady whilst attempting to polish them by whatever means.
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Re: Sidelight bulb replacement
« Reply #18 on: 22 February 2021, 11:47:16 »

I always do mine on the car as well, using one of those 18 3M kits that fit a drill, and taken between 5 and 25m a side, depending how keen you are.  Saves all that elbow grease ;D

the 3M kit comes with a load of (slightly thicker than normal) bright green masking tape to protect the paintwork.
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Re: Sidelight bulb replacement
« Reply #19 on: 22 February 2021, 12:26:57 »

This is an old topic resurrection....! :o
I've recently restored the headlights on one of mine. I thought it was best restoring them in situ so they are held firmly as there is always going to be a small degree of pressure on them in the process, whether by hand or with a mini polisher. Off the car, you would have to physically hold them firmly to keep them steady whilst attempting to polish them by whatever means.


That's what I think too. As each lamp only takes a few minutes, by hand, on the car it's not worth the extra hassle of removing them.
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