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Hi, i have a 2007 vauxhall vectra. Change side light as dash said not working. Still not working after changing it? Any ideas please. Thx Naomi :-)


Bulbs not working can be for a number of reasons. It could be a bulb, a fuse or a wiring problem. Checking the fuse is easy to do.
Just changing the bulb may not resolve the problem (as in your case). Take the bulb that is not working and place it in another working bulb holder to see if the "so called" blown bulb actually is okay. If it doesn't light up then throw it away, don't put it down as you will get it mixed up with working ones (been there, done that). Take the "known to be working" bulb you removed from the working bulb holder and try that in the "blown bulb" holder. If that doesn't work replace it in the original working bulb holder and see if it still works. If it does then the "blown bulb" holder is the place to start looking. Clean up the contacts on this holder and try a bulb again. Still no luck, check the wiring at the back of the holder for broken connections. Most cars are now wired to light clusters that hold indicators, brake, side, reverse and fog lights. These are all on a circuit board (you will see what looks like silver strips from each bulb holder running to a connector that the wiring loom plugs into). If you have a meter, check to see if you have power to the faulty holder. Sometimes just wiggling the bulb or connector plug will make the bulb work, in which case it is a connection issue. If you can, try swapping over the left and right light clusters (just remove and plug in as they won't fit the car the wrong way round). If the "faulty" cluster works in the "working" side and the "working" has the same original problem in the "faulty" side, then it is the light cluster that has the problem and not the wiring from the connector back into the cars wiring loom.....big relief.
I always find electrical issues frustrating, so be methodical and eliminate any possible problem one at a time. Don't do lots of work and then check because if you can identify the single cause, should it reappear (and it most probably will in my experience) that is the first place to check again.
Good luck and hopefully that eliminates the need to call an expensive repairman.
Steve

Aug 14, 2015 | Vauxhall Cars & Trucks

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Right Turn signal not flashing. all associated bulbs are on exept the front left light is off. I removed the bulb and testes with ohmometer and showed to be ok.


this would appear to be a problem with the bulb holder , over time these get hot and can get brittle and loose shape so the bulb doesnt sit correctly , i would recheck that there is power to this bulb holder and if so , also check the earth side , change the bulb holder

Apr 03, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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How to change headlight bulb


Auto zone will change it for free if you buy it from them

Feb 25, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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Change indicator bulb front


Under the hood on the headlight bulb housing you will see what looks like a gray colored fin. That is the bulb holder. Space could be tight. Grab and twist to remove the holder. Many times it's the holder and not the bulb. If you change the bulb or holder do both sides at the same time, it's cheap enough.

Apr 03, 2014 | 2001 Audi A4

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1998 renault laguna offside rear indicator suddenly stopped working have changed bulb and fuse? All other lights working! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated


bulb holder could be faulty.check for any rust in the bulb holder.
put another bulb make sure it fits nice n tight for good earth otherwise replace the holder.

Feb 05, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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I'm having a hard time replacing the driver side headlight. Am I overthinking this?


Why are you trying to change the headlight? Is it broken?
If you are trying to change the bulb, because it is burned out, that is done from the rear of the housing. You have to exercise a bit of care getting the old bulb out and putting the new one in, but is it not difficult. If you are removing the right-side (from the driver's position) bulb, remove the battery (make sure you have your radio anti-theft code if you have one of those radios). Reach behind the headlight assembly, grasp the bulb holder retaining collar, turn it counterclockwise, then pull out the bulb/holder assembly. To remove the bulb from the holder, simply pull it straight out of the holder. Reverse procedure to lock the holder into place.
Removing the headlight housing is somewhat more involved. There are five bolts that hold it in place.

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How to change brake lights on my 2007 toyota yaris


on either side of the boot interior, there are what look like air vents. these clip out from the top (with a flat screwdriver) you then unbolt the light unit, pull it out. the bulb holder then unclips easily.

Jul 13, 2009 | 2007 Toyota Yaris

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Town & Country reading light bulbs power rating


The lamp holders in my 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan are brown. The correct lamp is a PC579.

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Please help me find out how the change a blinker bulb


hi this will be easy if you have slender hands ? open the hood then put your hand down towards the rear of headlamp assy then to the location of indicator area you will feel/see a socket with wires attached this is the bulb holder for f/bulb now hold the holder and twist to left this unlocks holder and you can pull out holder and attached bulb renew bulb this is unplugged in the same way ? and pushed/locked in also then refit bulb holder into lamp assy and check it works? hope this is clear to follow?

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Change a 2007 Hyndai Sonata brake light


Get in the trunk, take loose the screws, lift the lens holder, change the bulb. Unfortunately, it's not as easy as it sounds. The hole for the lamp position is offset about 4-5 inches. You cannot get to the bulb to remove it without taking loose the lens holder. You have to remove 2 screws to do that, one of which is hidden by a piece of foam tape.
Also it is impossible to remove the lens holder without slipping a finger underneath to turn the bulb holder. I had to cut off a portion of the bulb holder to slip the lens back in. I left the screws out, as it is impossible to put them back after removal. No wonder the dealer wants $50 to change the bulb-it took me about 45 minutes.

Dec 01, 2008 | 2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited Sedan

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