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Replacing headlight bulbs

Postby vampirequeen » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:50 pm

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We need to replace a headlight buib. Halfords have said that we should replace both even though one is still working. Is this right or is it Halfords trying to sell more bulbs?
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Re: Replacing headlight bulbs

Postby nedforceone » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:54 pm

I just change the one that's blown but I'm tight :lol: You will probably get both bulbs from an auto factors for the same price Halfords charge for one :wink: A new bulb might be brighter than the old (working) one. N
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Re: Replacing headlight bulbs

Postby ABA » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:55 pm

I think from Halfords you can only bye the bulbs in pairs not singlely on there own
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Re: Replacing headlight bulbs

Postby dirtydog » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:55 pm

I only replace the one that's blown, I wouldn't trust anything that Halfwits say
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Re: Replacing headlight bulbs

Postby Thequeenscheese » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:56 pm

May as well buy 2 then you have a spare, if it was me I'd swap both and keep the old as a spare ( especially if they look different as I'd get ocd about that lol),but then I wouldn't pay anyone to do the job either and halfrauds 15 quid installation per bulb fees ain't cheap, if you can't do it yourself I'd go to a local parts supplier and I'm sure thell fit for next to nothing..
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Re: Replacing headlight bulbs

Postby gotgcoalman » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:17 pm

don't forget to code them in.
do the numberplate screw upgrade at the same time.

what did hillbillyfrauds quote for the bulbs?

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Re: Replacing headlight bulbs

Postby nedforceone » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:38 pm

Noooo there not mk6 bulbs, these are
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Re: Replacing headlight bulbs

Postby v8dave » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:46 pm

Careful there Ned that high output setup might overload the wiring.
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Re: Replacing headlight bulbs

Postby nedforceone » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:50 pm

:lol: Better just sticking to one light eh don't want the chocolate wire to melt eh Mr V8 :wink: N
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Re: Replacing headlight bulbs

Postby vampirequeen » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:22 am

We just got the one bulb replaced. Halfords charged us £8 for the bulb and £10 to fit it. They desperately tried to persuade us to not only have the second headlight bulb changed but also the side lights. My husband simply said we couldn't afford more than one bulb.
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Re: Replacing headlight bulbs

Postby nedforceone » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:32 am

:shock: :shock: 18 sovs for 1 bulb replaced, I'm in the wrong job. N
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Re: Replacing headlight bulbs

Postby dirtydog » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:59 pm

nedforceone wrote::shock: :shock: 18 sovs for 1 bulb replaced, I'm in the wrong job. N



I might start parking outside the local Halfords on quiet days and offering bulb replacement for £5 plus the bulb lol
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Re: Replacing headlight bulbs

Postby Thequeenscheese » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:02 pm

It's amazing how many folks will pay for this service, especially when in 99.9% of all motors it's an easy, easy self do job usually..
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Re: Replacing headlight bulbs

Postby vampirequeen » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:14 pm

It was pouring with rain. We weren't sure how to do it. My husband had hurt his back and couldn't bend properly. That's all my excuses :lol:
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Re: Replacing headlight bulbs

Postby Mike » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:14 pm

£10 is cheap, I’m buggered if I’d get my hands dirty for £10.
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