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post #14 of (permalink) Old 18th January 2007
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The lack of access in trying to change the bulbs on modern cars is down to the slam panels which are reinforced more tha older cars to meet safety standards. Yes the engine bays are cramped but the front panels are now double-skinned or something.

On some cars, I've heard you have to remove the whole headlight unit to change a bulb, and to remove the headlight in some cases requires the removal of the bumper! Dealer job only then - ways of making money!
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