My solution is a piece of dowelling about 30cms long. Screw a small cup hook in one end. Use the flat end to push the spring clip off then you can release the clip nearest the centre of the car by hand. when you have changed the bulb fit the cover, put the clip you released by hand back into place. Then (you might need a torch to see it) use the cup hook on the end of the dowel to pull the other clip back into place. My X type has blown 3 dipped head light bulbs in a year. Using this method I can change a bulb in about 10-15 mins.
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Re: Headlamp bulb replacement
I know it sound obsured but i found the easiest way without damaging anything or your hands is to take the front bumper off, it's about two hrs work.
Really there is no easy way unless you can find somebody with really small hands and even then its hard.hope this helps
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Open the hood of your vehicle and disconnect the battery's negative-terminal cable with a socket wrench.
Remove the cover from the fuse block and locate the high-beam headlamp fuse. Most vehicles have two, one for the right headlamp and one for the left headlamp. For the exact location of the fuse, check through your vehicle's user's guide.
Use a fuse puller tool to remove the high-beam headlamp fuse and install a replacement fuse in its place. Reattach the cover to the fuse block.
Reach behind the high-beam headlamp and disconnect its electrical connector by pulling it straight out. Rotate the old bulb counterclockwise and pull it out to remove it.
Install a replacement bulb and reattach the electrical connector to the headlamp. Consult your vehicle's user's guide for the exact type of bulb to use. Close the hood when done. V15 GDS VCI Diagnostic Tool for Hyundai and Kia
its called the ballast module that is at fault, it generates the very high voltage to fire the hid bulb or burner as it is called, may be part of the headlamp unit, check with your jag dealer. not cheap i dont think
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.
Remove the 2 retainers on back of headlamp assembly and remove the headlamp from the sheet metal panel.
Remove the access cover from the rear of the headlamp.
Disconnect the electrical connector from the socket.
Rotate the bulb and socket counter clockwise in order to remove the bulb and socket from the housing.
Disconnect the electrical connector from the socket.
Remove the bulb and socket from the headlamp.
Replace a high beam bulb with another high beam bulb. The high beam bulb has a black socket.
Replace a low beam bulb with another low beam bulb. The low beam bulb has a gray tip and a grey socket.
Dip beam (outer) headlight
Open the bonnet.
Slide open the two spring clips (A) and remove the cover (B).
Press the spring clip inwards and push towards the bulb
to release the bulb and then remove the bulb from the light
unit. Pull the connector from the bulb.
Fit a new bulb to the connector, type H1 for dipped beam.
Fit the bulb to the light unit, the bulb will only correctly fit in
one position. Engage the spring clips to retain the bulb and then
fit the cover and retain using the two spring clips.
Close the bonnet.
Note: High Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon light units,
type D2S 35W, are not renewable, contact your Dealer if the headligh fails to operate
What you need to do is remove the 2 screws on the top bezel from inside the engine bay, then underneath the outer corner of the plastic headlamp surround there is a philips screw, (put your head under neath car near from wheel) loosen the screw, do not remove it, now the headlamp plastic bezel/surround will come free enough so you can get a philips screwdriver in through the middle of the headlamp surround, there is a chrome retaining ring holding the headlamp in place, loosen the 3 philips screws (do not remove) The retaining ring will rotate and you can slide the ring out from the outer edge of the headlamp surround. The headlamp will then come out throught the middle of the surround, disconnect the 3 pin multiplug and reverse process for install.