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Driver Side turn Signal Bulb

How do you remove the headlight assembly (see the two screws on top) to replace the bulb?

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There's one more "hidden" bolt. Above and behind the corner of the headlamp, along the top ridge of the fender, there's a hole in the fender lip. Shine a flashlight down in there and you'll see the head of the third bolt. Remove that, and the headlight assembly will slide forward so you can change the bulb.

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  • CanBlizzard Mar 28, 2011

    There must be different models of A4's because this is the first site to give the advice I needed about the third "hidden" bolt. All other sites talk about "loosening" 2 rear bolts so it can be confusing as that did not apply to my 2001 A4 1.8T. Once you get the three bolts completely out you need to unplug a wiring assembly from the high beam light and take out the signal light by turning the assembly in the direction printed on the unit if you look close. If you need to change the low beam bulb like I had to then you need to pop off the back cover and then lift some wires that hold it in place. When I went to replace it I was in for a huge shock and a $150 price tag for the bulb! Also please note that this is the first site found that said you need a T-30 Torx screwdriver which is correct. Other sites said T-25 or T-27 so there obviously must be other 2001 A4's that are different. I never would have got the light out if not for the advice of j_del about the hole in the fender lip. Thank you very much!

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