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E46 2004 headlight bulb replacement

Discussion in 'E46 (1999-2006)' started by MEL, Nov 17, 2010.

    MEL guest

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    I need help with simple bulb replacement. The outer light bulb is fine, but the plug doesn't fit snuggly into it's hold and is loose. The windshield wash reservoir is so close, but I cannot seem to tighten the bulb plug into the headlight. The inner light (high beam) bulb needs replacing. I have the H7 bulb but cannot get the plug loose. I try turning it to the left per the manual, but it won't budge.

    Problem: one won't loosen the other won't tighten, good grief!
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    John in VA

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    It takes patience and dexterity. Small hands help, as does moving the W/W fluid reservoir out of the way. Practice on the driver's side. You need to line the bulb base up and hold it flat/flush before turning/clicking it into place.
    You can do it!

    MEL guest

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    Sure does -success! thanks for your reassurance you're right -patience. and after trying the driver side. Perfect. I mean how many people does it take to change a light bulb? In this case alot! Thanks so much! You're the best!

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