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Headlight Bulb Change

I thought the headlights on my vehicle were a bit below par (especially high-beam, which did not seem to do a great deal). I thought I would fit some new headlight bulbs and put the the old ones into a spare bulb kit along with other spare bulbs for the vehicle (this is a requirement by law when traveling in a lot of places in Europe).

I chose some Halfords Xenon bulbs which reportedly give a 30% brighter output (not really managed to try them properly at night yet but I will report back when I do).

Remember: You should never touch the glass part of headlight bulbs.

Details of the other external bulbs can be found on the Bulbs page.

Tools/Equipment Needed

  • Cross-head screwdriver

The headlights are held in place by 4 small screws (2 top and 2 bottom), undo these, disconnect the wire from the back and remove from vehicle.

The screws are a little awkward to get to without removing the front grille, but it is possible. A magnetic screwdriver would certainly help here (especially when it comes to putting them back in).


Remove the rubber cover from the back of the headlight and turn the metal ring to release the bulb.

The bulb is a standard H4 twin filament bulb (normally 55/60w).



I have taken a lot of time to ensure the information above is correct, but please remember vehicle manufacturers make alterations and design changes during the production run of a vehicle. No liability can be accepted for loss, damage or injury caused by any errors in, or omissions from, the information given above.

If you think any information is incorrect, confusing, misleading or incomplete, please feel free to contact me.

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