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I almost managed to change the Headlamp bulb, almost. Firstly I removed the easy stuff that just needed unbolting. This gave me access (with one arm) to the back of the Headlamp unit. I had to remove the dust seal cap which I dropped! down in to the depths of the engine compartment. Then I removed the bulb holder and replaced the bulb. But after about one hour I had to admit defeat because I just could not work out how to fix the bulb holder back in to the headlamp unit. Not being able to get a visual on what I was doing didn't help. I was just feeling around with one arm while I looked in through the haedlamp lens.
So I have just had the car back from my local main dealer. Not bad actualy. They used the same bulb that I was trying to insert, recovered and fixed the dust seal cap and only charged me for one half hour's labour. Also I was able to talk to their service reception manager who told me that the way I had approached the problem was the only way they knew off. I had suspected that there may of been a quick fix that I had not thought off i.e. going through the wheel arch etc.
So that's that. Just wait for the other bl**dy bulbs to go now!
Over and out.
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Used to own a 2004 Modus 1.4 Priviledge