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Re: front sidelamp new bulb holder replacement
Open hood. Look behind light fixture in engine side of opening. See little plastic doors. Open little doors. Disconnect wire to bulb. Unsnap the little wire snap holding bulb in place. Remove bulb. Put new bulb in. Plug back in wire...close little door, close hood. 3 minutes, if that
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Is the warning message brake/tail light. Backup lamps in use. Most common fault is just the globe. The contacts on the bulb holder can also burn out. A new bulb holder from the dealer is sold as a repair kit. You need to fit new a new wire into the plug and a wire to a good earth. Best to see your mechanic for that job. Pin designation is tricky.
Replacing a dipped head light bulb on a Renault Modus.
Having recently purchased a 2008 Modus with the passenger side dipped beam head light bulb not working. Concerned that posts on this matter talked about removing several body parts or a costly visit to the Renault dealer.
It's a simple 10 minute job. It is a little tricky with limited access and restricted view. However - its as simlpe as - remove circular cover from rear of bulb holder - remove the clip on connecter and push to side. You need to pull the wire clip above the bulb slightly to the side from its holding and it flips down and out of the way Be careful not to detach the clip from its holding points below the bulb - it's extra hassle to put back in. You can now remove the old bulb - replace with the new bulb. Make sure its sitting correctly in housing. Re attach the clip to its holding point above the bulb. Replace the connector.Replace the circular cover to the rear of the bulb holder.
It takes 10 minutes - cost me under five pounds for the replacement bulb. Hope this helps.
1. Turn the tire fully inward on the side with the bulb burned out 2. Remove the 5 phillips head screws securing the tire shroud to the fender 3. Flex the tire shroud away from the fender and slip your hand in; turn the bulb holder for the daytime running light 1/3 counter clockwise and remove it from the housing 4. Pull the 3157 bulb straight out and replace it with a new one (push straight in to put the new bulb into the holder) 5. Replace the bulb holder into the housing by inserting it and turning 1/3 clockwise. IMPORTANT NOTE: one tab on the holder is larger than the others - this tab faces forward to the front of the car (this way the filament will be parallel to the front of the car when secured so the light shines correctly and fully) 6. Replace the 5 screws to secure the shroud to the fender.
Identify the blown bulb. Note that if a headlight bulb has blown, the dip beam is on the outside and the high beam is on the inside. Turn off the ignition switch and light switches.
Open the hood and replace any blown headlight bulbs. Press the plastic spring clips and remove the bulb holder from the assembly. Pull the bulb out of the bulb holder and replace it with a new bulb. It only fits one way. Be sure not to touch the bulb's glass. Replace any parking lights at the same time, they are in the headlamp unit too.
Remove the front turn signal light unit in the bumper to change the turn signal bulb. Push gently on the inside edge and insert a blade between the bumper and the lens at the outside edge. Compress the spring and remove the lens. Fit a new lamp by inserting it into the plug. The side marker light is changed using a similar process.
Open the trunk to replace the rear fog light, stop light, tail light, reversing light and turn signal light. Remove the rear light cover and turn the bulb holder fastener 90 degrees counter clockwise. Remove the expired bulb, fit a new one and replace the parts, turning the bulb holder clockwise.
Open hood, there will be large plastic cap on the back of the headlight that looks like a jar lid. Turn it counter clockwise to remove the plastic cap. Remove wire plug from bulb. Carefully push down on metal retaining wire (its like a spring loaded wire) and move it to one side so it
freely opens into the opening away from the bulb. You can then pivot this completely away from the bulb. Remove the bulb and secure another from Walmart or parts store (around $13 I think). The new bulb should be handled with gloves or paper towel making certain not to touch the glass part with bare fingers (oil from fingers cause the bulbs to burn out prematurely - so does vibration). Replace the bulb, making sure notches line up with impressions in the bulb holder or it will be almost impossible to replace the wire retaining clip. It takes about 3 minutes your "second time" but it's a little tricky the first time.
With the hood open, you will see a long flat flexible plastic cover
running across the front, above the headlights. It is riveted in with
plastic rivets. Hold the outer part of the rivet, and pull up the
center part. Then remove the whole rivet. Remove the plastic cover.
(When you put it back on, insert the outer part in the hole, then press
the center part down into each rivet.)
You will see a sidelamp and headlight assembly. Look down
between the sidelamp and headlight, there should be a black plastic
clip or latch that holds the side lamp to the headlight. (The clip is
down a hole, in the bracket holding the headlight to the body). You
will probably need a long screw drive to get down in the hole to
release the clip. And maybe a flash light to see down the hole. Put
just enough pressure to release the latch, it is plastic, and if you
press to hard it could break. Once released the side lamp will pop
forward a bit. The sidelamp section can be pulled forward. a bit.
However, there is a long plastic part on the Sidelamp Section that
slides into a metal hole in the Fender. It will break if you try to pry
the sidelamp section out sideways.
Next you will see two top-mounted bolts holding the Headlight
Assembly in place which can easily be accessed and removed. Removing
the bolts will loosen the entire headlight assembly.
Some instruction say you can remove the headlight and side
assembly as a unit. Do not do this! If you try to remove the headlight
assembly without detaching the sidelamp you could break either of the
lights or the connection assembly.
The Bulb Assembly twists out of the back of the Headlight
Assembly, and the bulb can then be replaced. Be careful not to touch
the bulb with your hands or with any grease.
Many of the parts are plastic and can break, so do this
carefully and patiently. It sounds a little complicated, but once you
learn how, the whole job only takes about 20 minutes.
first start by popping the hood then removing the gray caps covering ether the low beam or high beam depending on witch your replacing these are located on the right front by the battery and left front by the windshield fluid reserve then undo the metal clamp securing the bulb then carefully remove the bulb keeping in mint to only attempt this after the bulb has cool because they get extremely hot and never touch the bulb if you plan on using then again after that disconnect the wire harness from the bulb then take your new bulb and it will plug right in.WARNING HID BULBS WILL NOT WORK OR CONNECT PROPERLY IF YOU DON'T HAVE A COMPLETE HID KIT.
If you are looking to remove the entire headlamp assembly, the one bolt under the bumper can be reached by either removing the bumper entirely, or just removing the bolts for the bumper and sliding the bumper out just far enough so that you can peel it back and reach that one headlamp assembly bolt.
If all you need to do is replace the bulb, you can remove the grey plastic cover behind the headlamp by twisting it off, undoing the clips (push in then out and swing them down), twisting off the bulb holder (attached to metal braided cable) and slowly sliding it out. Pushing in and twisting on the bulb will allow you to remove it. Keep in mind, space is limited and it is a bit tricky doing all of this, but it is do-able, without having to remove the entire headlamp assembly.
Remember to wear rubber surgical gloves if handling new HID bulbs and use extreme caution when reseating the holder after bulb replacement. Getting the clips back on after reinserting the holder is a bit tricky, just watch that the braided cable isn't in the way, swing the clips back up, push in toward the front then toward the center allowing them to catch under these little grooves/slits which hold them in place.
are the rear lights combined? ie sidelamp and brake lamp in one bulb .if so, there is a possibility that the bulb is not sitting correctly in the holder , causing both the side & brake lamp fuses to blow . if they are seperate bulbs you probably have ashort in the sidelamp system somewhere but the brakes could be a switch problem [easy check, find switch ,disconnect wires short across using wire or paperclip switch on ignition and check lights ] if they work the switch is the problem , [check fuse first] if they don't
hiya to access the bulb on high level b/light with hatch back up you will see the shroud/cover surrounding the lamp ? this cover is a clip on to remove it just hold the cover on both side/ends and pull/slide the cover down keeping against the screen it is easy ! and you will see the clips and where they clip on? the actual bulb is removed by twist anti clockwise the socket and pull out of lamp the bulb is a larger version of the push in type bulbs as fitted to small sidelamp front bulbs on most cars be sure to replace the bulb with correct type ie 16 WATT refit new bulb and check operation before you refit cover/shroud ps now would be a good time to clean rear screen area not accessable with the cover in position ?? best wishes