Question about 2001 Jaguar XJ8
Pop the retainer and open the back of the headlight case then remove the back cover: there is a spring on the bottom, so first move the top of the cover back then lift the cover up as much as you can and try to free the bottom from the spring. Once you do that, it would move more freely in the small avaialble space so you can turn it about 30 degrees sideways and eventyally your able to get it out.
Or if this applies to you:
1 - Remove the plastic cover that hides the grille/radiator and headlights area
2 - Starting on either headlight, locate the metal retaining bar that holds the back cover in place. A good tug towards the front of the car will do the trick, but if the lights havent been changed in a while the bar may need a real strong pull.
3 - Open up the back cover and pry it all the way out. Doing this instead of just sliding it to the side will free up a few more inches of hand room.
4 - Now you'll have access to the bulbs and wires in the housing. The top bulb will be the signal repeater, the bottom will be the main headlamp. There will be a thin metal clip holding the bulb in place which releases from beneath the bulb. If you push the bottom of this clip to the side and up, it will come free but be careful not to let it drop out completely. You should be able to gently lift it up and have it stay in its place.
5 - Another way of releasing the bulb would be to pull the wire socket off the bulb before releasing the clip. Just be careful not to pull too hard on the wires.
6 - Now just simply pull out the bulb.
7 - To put in a new bulb I find its easier to plug it into the wire socket first and then put it into its housing, followed by securing the metal clip. Replace the back cover by inserting the bottom part into its mate (youll be able to see where to put it with a flashlight). Make sure its secure, then push the metal bar back until it pops (or clicks, whatever).
You're done and you've saved yourself energy, time and expense. And the next time you do it itll be even easier.
Now this only applies to regular H7 halogen headlamps, NOT the factory xenon HIDs.
Posted on Oct 15, 2010
There can be slight variations in procedure from one model to another when replacing headlights. For instance, on some models the turn signal light assembly must be removed before the headlight can be replaced. Overall, however, the procedure does not differ much from the following typical instructions.
Make sure the replacement bulb is the same type and part number as the one that is being replaced.
Comparing the old and ther replacement headlamps. To Replace:
I would recommend using Silverstar Ultra or regular Silverstar bulbs for high performance lighting and replace in pairs.
Good luck on this repair.
Posted on Oct 15, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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