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post #21 of 57 (permalink) Old 20th February 2007
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Halfords bulb fitting service

I tried to get Halfords to fit the bulb. The guy asked which model amd which side. He said they didn't do the passenger side 'cos it was too difficult to do!

Going to try myself later. Wish me luck!

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post #22 of 57 (permalink) Old 12th April 2007
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Well 2 hours today finally got my headlight bulb changed in the Scenic. In case it happens to you, here is how to do it (that is if you don't have a friendly dealer who will do it for nothing!

Halfords bulb to use is No 477, think it was 8.99, the dealer wanted over double that. The bulb is not shown in the wee guide book at the bulbs, had to ask at the parts desk.

Now this was passenger side bulb so firstly, unscrew the bolts on top of the battery cover and lift out of place. It is also held onto the front bulkhead with some sort of poppet which I couldn't free up so just twisted the cover out of the way.

Slipping your hand down as close to the battery as you can as opposed to the wingside) you will find a large rubber cover. Remove this simply by peeling away at the edges. Under that you will find the rear of the bulb. Now handbook says try and disconnect socket at rear of bulb, but a quarter turn in the combined unit will remove it all from the light. Then prise the bulb and the holder apart (I had to use a screwdriver for leverage).

Put new bulb on and clamp the socket back onto the bulb. Now switch your lights on to make sure bulb is working. On the bulb, there is a "prong". Now on the rear of the headlight there are protruding "screws" at the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock position. You want to slip the bulb into the hole, making sure the prong is approx 8 O'clock, and then turn slightly clockwise and this will lock it into position.

Replace rubber cover, replace battery cover and tighten screws and hey presto, all done!

Now between SWMBO and myself, I reckon we have well into double figures of cuts and scrapes, but job done!

Incidentally, the drivers side looks a lot easier, just unclip the washer bottle and move out of way to have (almost) full access to the bulb.

Hope this is of help to someone!
Top advice scenicman,

Tried replacing the bulbs in my wifes scenic today..........

After numerous swearwords I somehow wedged my arm in unclipped the bulb on the passengers side.......

Then more & more swearing as I realised the plonker where I bought the bulbs from had sold me the completely wrong bulb!!!

Needless to say I've just got back from our local dealer & paid 30 for both fronts replacing.......

What an

But good advice mate
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Message for Lyndon Roy. Hi, how do you find the dynamique? I'm getting a dci 1.9 dynamique very soon
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Scenic headlight change

The Dynamique has alot of equipment, much better than the basic Scenic.

I've had mine for just over a year and everything has been fine so far, apart from the heater resistor went a couple of weeks ago but under warranty Arnold Clarke replaced it and gave the car a full health check which apart from the front brakes it passed with flying colours. Front pads have since been replaced.
I have a 1.5 DCi and the service intervals of 18,000 are ideal for me as I travel over 20,000 miles a year so this has reduced my costs no end.
Engine is not that powerful but the 1.9 you are buying will have more pulling power but will be a bit more thirsty.
I get an average of 53.4 mpg which is fantastic considering I was only getting around 30mpg in my previous Almera.
So, so far the car is paying for itself!
Happy motoring!
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Smile Scenic headlamp bulb change

First remove rubber seal on the rear of the bulb you wish to change, their is 1 for each bulb.remove the plug which is attached to the rear of the bulb. Their is a spring pin on either side of the bulb which holds it in place,release these and give the bulb a quarter turn to the right (there are two screws at the 3 and 9 position) bulb can be removed,then do the process in reverse to replace the new bulb. you cannot really see what you are doing but it is quite easy when you know what parts are involved hope this helps!
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