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Anyone know how to change an A4 bulb. Space is very limited behind so i'm assuming that the whole unit comes out. I've removed the 2 torx on the top but it still doesn't want to come out. Any ideas? Thanks

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    Audi A4 Headlight Bulb

    Anyone know how to change an A4 bulb.

    Space is very limited behind so i'm assuming that the whole unit comes out.

    I've removed the 2 torx on the top but it still doesn't want to come out.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

    it's this model




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    Re: Audi A4 Headlight Bulb

    Try this.
    There are 4 screws that hold the head light unit in place, you need to remove the complete unit to gain access to the bulbs.
    1. you will have to mask off the bumper under the head light first, this will stop you damaging the paintwork.
    2. you now have to pull off the electrical connector block this is done by squeezing the small bridge on the side of the block.
    3. remove the top 2 screws completely, then slacking off the bottom 2 screws but don't remove them.
    4. now slowly pull the head light unit out being careful not to damage the paintwork.
    5. lay the unit on a towel to stop it from damaging whilst you unclip the back cover, these bulbs are H7 55 watt.
    6. replace bulb and reinstall same as removal. job done.

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    Re: Audi A4 Headlight Bulb

    You dont need to take anything off mate. Used to own one of them.

    Depends which one is gone, you need to twist the holder so its in the OUT position. Then there is a metal ring that you have to remove, that is the tricky bit. Its just a ring that goes over the holder. Push it inwards with your thump, should clip out.
    Pull out the bulb holder, replace the bulb and push it in and twist. Then replace the ring.
    Takes about 30 seconds to do but taking the ring off and on took me around 10 minutes!!

    ps: which one you got? the 1.9tdi?


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    Re: Audi A4 Headlight Bulb

    Quote Originally Posted by beckam7 View Post
    Try this.
    There are 4 screws that hold the head light unit in place, you need to remove the complete unit to gain access to the bulbs.
    1. you will have to mask off the bumper under the head light first, this will stop you damaging the paintwork.
    2. you now have to pull off the electrical connector block this is done by squeezing the small bridge on the side of the block.
    3. remove the top 2 screws completely, then slacking off the bottom 2 screws but don't remove them.
    4. now slowly pull the head light unit out being careful not to damage the paintwork.
    5. lay the unit on a towel to stop it from damaging whilst you unclip the back cover, these bulbs are H7 55 watt.
    6. replace bulb and reinstall same as removal. job done.
    I'll have a look tomorrow m8 but I couldn't see any screws other than the 2 on the top.

    Quote Originally Posted by devil666x View Post
    You dont need to take anything off mate. Used to own one of them.

    Depends which one is gone, you need to twist the holder so its in the OUT position. Then there is a metal ring that you have to remove, that is the tricky bit. Its just a ring that goes over the holder. Push it inwards with your thump, should clip out.
    Pull out the bulb holder, replace the bulb and push it in and twist. Then replace the ring.
    Takes about 30 seconds to do but taking the ring off and on took me around 10 minutes!!

    ps: which one you got? the 1.9tdi?
    There really isn't any room to do much at the back of the unit to do anything. It's as tight as a gnats chuff.

    It's a 2.0 se.

    the 1PPLP version. (1 per lamp post)
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    Re: Audi A4 Headlight Bulb

    Quote Originally Posted by v14 View Post
    I'll have a look tomorrow m8 but I couldn't see any screws other than the 2 on the top.



    There really isn't any room to do much at the back of the unit to do anything. It's as tight as a gnats chuff.

    It's a 2.0 se.

    the 1PPLP version. (1 per lamp post)

    Pics not very clear mate but its in there somewhere. It is VERY tight i know was horrible changing bulbs in there.


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    Re: Audi A4 Headlight Bulb

    Quote Originally Posted by devil666x View Post
    Pics not very clear mate but its in there somewhere. It is VERY tight i know was horrible changing bulbs in there.
    what year was yours m8?

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    Re: Audi A4 Headlight Bulb

    2002...everything in the engine bay was very cramped not just the light bit.


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    Re: Audi A4 Headlight Bulb

    Quote Originally Posted by devil666x View Post
    2002...everything in the engine bay was very cramped not just the light bit.
    u think the head light bulb r bad try doing a cambelt .. the whole front end is stripped off


    Last edited by smirnoff_rules; 22nd December 2009 at 23:38.

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