I need to change a bulb on my dash and just to be sure I will change them all to avoid taking of the front fairing another 10 times....
I am thinking of using 3w bulbs (as used in the warning lights) for the rev counter and the left and right display in stead of the stock 2w bulbs.
Does anybody know if chaging these lights from 2w to 3w will cause any problems?
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Well, Lets see, When the Left Blinker front is not working does the bulb turn on BUT, Just doesn't blink. If it turns on and no blink You need to also, check the rear bulb.If eight er one is bad they will NOT blink. The turn indicator on the dash does that blink.. If you find all the bulbs are GOOD
Then, I recommend take out the Front bulb and look into the socket be sure it's clean no rust.
Also, be sure you put the proper bulb in. I know the 1156 bulb looks the same as the 1157.
Be sure, you installed the right part number Let me know.
All front light bulbs should be accessible, you will need to remove the 2 headlight bulbs...be sure to match the amber color if your Ciera still has the original bulbs:) The side marker light bulbs are reachable and can be changed by removing the 1 hold down bolt too...:)
There are 4 screws on the trim around your instrument cluster trim remove those and the entire cluster of gauges comes out enough to reach around and unhook the wiring harnesses from the back then you can remove the entire cluster. Autozone carries a 10 pack of 3.78 watt bulbs for around $3 best to just replace them all if 1 burned out that means its about time the others will be burning out soon to. I replaced a few of mine that burned out and didn't think to replace them all and sure enough about a month later 2 more burned out. Had to take the whole thing out and do it again this time I replaced all the original bulbs. At autozone the part number for the 10 pack is 194-box or if you are just changing 1 or 2 I think the twin pack part number is 194-l
Headlamp Bulb: Service and Repair
1. Make sure the headlamp switch is in the OFF position.
CAUTION: Halogen bulbs contain gas under pressure. Handling a bulb improperly could cause it to shatter into flying glass fragments.
To help avoid personal injury:
- Turn off the lamp switch and allow the bulb to cool before changing the bulb. Leave the lamp switch off until the bulb change is
- Always wear eye protection when changing a halogen bulb.
- Handle the bulb only by its base. Avoid touching the glass.
- Do not drop or scratch the bulb.
- Keep dirt and moisture off the bulb.
- Place the used bulb in the new bulb's carton and dispose of it properly.
- Keep halogen bulbs out of the reach of children
NOTE: Avoid touching the bulb or letting the bulb come in contact with anything damp. Oil from your skin or moisture on the bulb can cause
the bulb to explode when the bulb is turned on. It either comes in contact with the bulb, clean the bulb with alcohol or a suitable degreaser and
wipe the bulb dry.
2. Remove the bulbs from the headlamp capsules by reaching from the engine compartment and by twisting the bulb counterclockwise.
3. Remove the 2 long screws from the top of the radiator support.
4. Pull forward the headlamp assembly (3).
5. Disconnect the electrical connector (2) from the burned out bulb assembly (1).
- Replace a high beam bulb with another high beam bulb. The high beam bulb has a red gasket.
- Replace a low beam bulb with another low beam bulb. The low beam bulb has a gray tip and a yellow gasket at the base.
1. Install the new bulb assembly (1) into the headlamp assembly (3).
Twist clockwise the bulb assembly.
2. Seat the bulb assembly with the connector facing down.
3. Connect the electrical connector (2) to the bulb assembly.
4. Install the headlamp assembly.
5. Install the 2 long screws through the top of the radiator support.
6. Tighten the screws.
Actually u can reach in and just pull the 3 prong connector right off of the bulb.Then pull off the rubber cover with the tab that is at the top of the circular rubber cover. The bulb is held in by a small wire that hooks on both sides. Replace the bulb and reverse the steps.There is no need to remove any fairings to replace the bulb.
the metal ring is the retainer for the bulb. you should be able to get at it from the front area without taking the grill loose. most of those only have 2 little phillips head screws. remove the screws and the bulb will come out. unplug it and the new one goes right back in. installation is the reverse of removal.
VW passat for model year 2001.5 – 2003, except HIDs). These were done on a 2001.5 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T. seem to be too wide for the wiring connector. Avoid touching the glass of the halogen bulb with bare hands. For easy access to the headlight’s bulbs, the cover shown above needs to be pulled out. As a reference, the arrows show what holds each other together. This will be helpful when placing this cover back. WARNING: Avoid touching the glass of the halogen bulb with bare hands. Use alcohol to clean off any contaminants. Read this book for VW service and repair manual complement. http://www.ebooksquad.com/2007/10/10/replacing-headlight-bulbs-for-the-vw-passat.html
The amber lights in the bumper are a complete unit, (bulb cannot be removed without some or all of the amber light assembly) so unfortunatey you will have to go to your Volvo spare parts store & pick one up - front & back are different, as are left & right - check it. I paid €25 for a unit in Ireland.
Changing is a case of unscrewing as much of the bumper as you need to access it and clipping it out. It takes quite a bit of force to clip the new unit back.
You need to take out the battery. Make sure you have the pass code for your radio because you will need it to reset the radio. It takes about 15-20 minutes to do the job. Avoid touching the tip of the light bulb