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I repaired my car myself!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by POB, 18 May 2006.

  1. POB

    Soldato

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    My Fiat Stilos done 60k now and the only thing that has gone wrong is 1 bulb.

    The car computer told me which bulb it was when it failed.

    But Fiat being stupid decided to place the light behind the washer fluid bottle so that had to be removed and also a few thick cable pipes.

    But after about 1.5 hours and very scrapped skin its fixed!
     
  2. DreXeL

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    1.5 hours to change a lightbulb :eek:
     
  3. POB

    Soldato

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    Thats actualy not bad, some people on Fiat forum have had to remove the bumper to get it to change.
     
  4. andi

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    And I thought Subaru sidelights were bad :eek:
     
  5. DreXeL

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    What an utterly ****-poor design.
     
  6. Quantic

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    :eek: Even my Corsa takes 2 seconds to change the bulb!
     
  7. Foghorn Leghorn

    Wise Guy

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    Alot of newer cars are being designed like this. Audi's for one, I've heard some of the new Citroens are just as bad. Soon be a dealer job to change a bulb :mad:

    Fog
     
  8. Maz

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    Why didn't you do it the easy way and remove the light cluster?
     
  9. wesley

    Soldato

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    how easy to change the headlight bulb in my 2002 foucs? :o
     
  10. L0rdMike

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    I can change my bulb in a matter of seconds, I even showed a few at Silverstone how to do it. :(
     
  11. Tesla

    Capodecina

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    Yes, but then I can change my Mondeo bulbs in seconds too, and the lights do not fall off like your Jap build quality MR2 :p
     
  12. MrCake

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    Please please tell me you have a 2.5V6! One of mine has gone in my mk2 and I want to replace them both with some Philips, but according to my Haynes I need to remove the grill and whole headlight to do this!?
     
  13. jpmonkey69

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    You CAN change the bulbs without taking off the grill, but they may not be aligned properly.
     
  14. Firestar_3x

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    One of the best i've heard is the new Renault Megane, friend down the road had a headlight bulb blow, you have to jack the car up, remove the front road wheel then reach up into the arch and feel around for the bulb.

    What a joke!
     
  15. mr jamez

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    Helped change a sidelight bulb on a 156, had to drop the undertray and get at it from underneath, **** poor design :rolleyes:
     
  16. needmorespeed

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    it can be done without removing the headlight but is much easier to do with the headlight out it's only a few screws :)
     
  17. saitrix

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    Easy enough. :) Don't have to take anything off to change them.
     
  18. kaiowas

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    Sounds like some of you should be taking halfords up on their "We'll fit it" offer just to see them try it :p
     
  19. ScoobyDoo69

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    :confused: they take 2 minutes :)
     
  20. D4VE

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    If a simple job can be made difficult, you can rely on Renault to do it :D