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Re: Changing headlight bulb in Megane II

easiest thing jack up car n/s or o/s take off wheel dirt shield,it is in two pieces remove front half, held in with about six plastic clips unclip brakehose and pull down shield and you can can see back of h/lamp,it takes me about 20 mins to change bulb in total
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I suggest removing the front bumper...3 M10 bolts under the car and a dozen pop screws on the top where the bonnet slam is....takes about 30 mins start to finish, including taking headlights off (if you wanted to do it that way!) !
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My offside headlight bulb went last week and I ws looking through here about changing it. In the end I really didnt fancy trying to do it but hate the idea of paying someone else for what should be a straight forward job really.
So today I went to Halfords in Northampton and bought a bulb. They asked me if I wanted it fitting for £5.99 + the bulb?
Damn right I did lol. I knew id struggle, shout at the kids like its there fault etc etc so I paid it. Took him less than 5 minutes.
Believe me everyone. Its much better to let someone who knows how to do it get on with it than struggle for ages doing it yourself.
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Originally Posted by slinknet View Post
It's Winter and this time of year a front bulb always seems to blow! I've just spent two hours replacing the offside dipped bulb. Thinking about it now it should have been a five minute job if I had just followed some simple rules.

1) The access to the headlights are in the wheel arches, so first thig to do is turn the wheel into the wheelarch so you have just enough space to take off the cover.

2) This is where you have to work blind as you only have enough room for your arm. Reach into the hole and feel for the large circular cap that covers the back of the bulb holder. It takes a quarter turn (anticlockwise) to come off.

3) Remove the electric connector block that is pushed onto the bulb terminals, and put to one side.

4) The bulb is held in place by a strange W shape spring clip. Try not to remove the whole clip. It is held in place by two circular rings at the base, and clips into a small notch at the top of the mounting. It has two arms that apply pressure to the baseplate of the bulb thereby holding it in place. By moving the top of the clip towards you, it will clear the holding notch and then drop down (still being held in place in the two rings at the bottom).

5) The bulb can how be removed and a new one put in it's place. There is a cut out in the bulbs base plate so that it can seat correctly in the headlight. Once this is in, you need to pull up the clip and then try and catch the top of the clip back in the notch by pulling it slightly towards you and then pushing it forwards to clip in.

6) Push on the electric connector block. An idea at this point is to test the light to see if the connector is on correctly, and that the bulb works.

Replace the plastic circular back of the bulb unit to seal it and you can then refit the wheel arch cover plate.

Step 4 and 5 are the trickiest. Not the easiest thing to do, not sure why Renault couldn't have made it a bit easier, but at least the job can be done without removing whells, bumpers etc that I've seen on other web sites.
hello ive just paid to have my light bulb changed at renault garage £55 but my freind has just bought a new bulb from halfords and paid to have it fitted for £5

just thought i would say for those of us that really dont wana get dirty around the wheel arch in this cold weather
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My daughters car is a megane 1.4 16v 02
I tried in vein to replace the drivers side ,sidelight bulb a few days since,I heard the advert on local radio Halfords replacing bulbs,so we took the car (just) the bloke said what year is it? told him 02 and he said no can do! then he said he'd take a look and see if he could do it, approx 10 minutes of struggling from under bonnet and he'd replaced it.He charged us £6.95 and gave us the spare bulb from the pack. I reckon that is a good deal.
He told us the later models from 05 or 06 on had to go on a ramp to replace them from the wheel arch.
For what he charged us,I don't think it's worth standing out there especially in winter and chancing your luck.
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