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Changing dipped beam bulb.

I'm sure I've changed this one before, but I can't seem to do it this time. 75 CDTi, drivers side lamp, pulled the connector off, and I thought there should have been one of those god awful fiddly spring clips to contend with, but I couldn't feel one in there. The bulb just seemed to twist/pull out. I have visions of removing the bumper and the headlamp unit just to change the bulb!
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I'm sure I've changed this one before, but I can't seem to do it this time. 75 CDTi, drivers side lamp, pulled the connector off, and I thought there should have been one of those god awful fiddly spring clips to contend with, but I couldn't feel one in there. The bulb just seemed to twist/pull out. I have visions of removing the bumper and the headlamp unit just to change the bulb!
My mk2 zt is just twist and pull, my mk1 has a spring clip.
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Thanks Dave, both of my 75's have been Mk 2's, so I don't know where I got the spring clip idea from! Do the high beams use clips? Or maybe that's my wife's 45?
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The Mk1 lamps use the awful wire clips. The Mk2 headlamp bulbs have a quarter turn bayonet fitting. These photos show examples.

Mk1 Headlamp


Mk2 Headlamp (non-HID)


Note that Mk1 models with HID/Xenon dipped lamps also use the same bayonet system as the later models.

Apparently, some later Mk1 non-HID models also use the bayonet type bulbs.

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Thanks TC, now I just need the hands of a 4 year old to get into the damn things!
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Thanks TC, now I just need the hands of a 4 year old to get into the damn things!
Unfortunately they come with the attention span of a 4 year old so you still won't get it done!

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We haven't seen this one for a while.



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No, there's been a crack down on child-labour over the last few years; that must be why.

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And expert bulb swappers are getting hard to find.



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Thanks TC, now I just need the hands of a 4 year old to get into the damn things!
That sounds so wrong, did you know Rolf Harris at all??
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