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Head lights, 04 X-Type Jaguar

I purchased this black beauty resently, noticed the front headlights do not come on. Bought new bulbs, but I can't get my hands in the tight area. How can I change these? Is there a tool or some trades trick to getting the old bulb out? As you may know, mechanic work isn't nor has never been my strong suit. I love this sporty little Jag but already the lights are out, what next? I have an '02 but have the same problem. I was told by the mechanic that there are 4 parts to the headlight kit. They had to test each part to see which wasn't working. The bulb works but the HID Ballast or transformer switch behind the bulb switch is out. It costs $350 for the part and $300 for labor because they have to take the whole front fender apart to replace it.

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  • jag girl Oct 11, 2008

    Are there any options out there except taking apart the front fender to replace?

  • YORKIE16 Jan 21, 2009

    i have had my 2lt 05 x - type two years now and have had to replace the head light bulbs on both sides a total of 5 times has any one got a clue why they keep blowing ?

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    The dipped beam bulb on my x type keeps blowing and I have to replace every two months. I can do this myself with the aid of a cleverly fashioned wire clothes hanger to help me replace the plastic cover. I am in the dark (literally) as to why the bulb keeps blowing though. I have tried all different types of bulbs halfords, xenon, super dooper, standard etc they all go!



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Sounds like a lot for labour charge,but yes its a big job to remove the headlight unit ,its about a 20min job to remove then time in finding fault and then refitting it.Also on the garages side you are paying for all the time in college as one solicitor said to me once you dont pay for what i do but for what i know ????.But look on the bright side its a JAG which means no smoking in it ,polish it every sunday and every second week rub the leather seats in with cream.also find a partner who is a mechanic to look after it for you

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