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Megane Cabriolet Headlight Bulb

SO a bulb has blown. The manual says drop a panel off and take you multi jointed (6 or 7) arm and change the bulb. My loval garage says take the bumber off and charges me 50 every time.

How ado you change the bulb?
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Welcome to the forum, I know on some Renaults you need to drop the bumper not sure about the cab.
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on a bog standard megane you open the bonnet, pop the back off the light and slot in a new bulb
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I know this is a bit late for the original poster, but may help anyone else searching for the same.....

It can be done at home without dropping the bumper off, but it is awkward the first couple of times until you get used to the feel of what you're doing...

Whichever side you're doing, you need to turn the wheels inwards to - drivers side, have the wheels hard left and vice versa.

Simple to remove the cover in the wheelarch, and not too difficult to take the rear cover off the light itself - both are bayonet fitting.

You will find it awkward to get your hands to the back of the light, but I'm a big guy and can manage it with some acrobatic moves (feels like you need a second elbow sometimes) Make sure you pull the wire connector off first before then removing the metal clip holding the bulb in - push forwards and towards the middle of the car - it hooks onto a metal flange at the top of the housing. The bulb will then easily pull out.
Replacement is the reverse - with the bulb in situ, rotate it until it sits flat and fully in the housing, and central in the reflector, hook the clip back into place - push towards the middle again before moving back onto the hook (you'll feel the hook) Reconnect the plug and replace the covers. You'll have a sore forearm for a while but it'll be easier the more you do it, and saves you the cost of a garage. Enjoy!!
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My experience

I did it also in about 10 mins, quite easy really I have to say, and I am not the greatest when it comes to cars - I was not paying a garage 80 to change a bloody bulb though!. I really recommend taking the big plastic cover off (off side) and the little one (near side) so you can at least see the back of the headlamp unit. Just turn the attaching plugs once or twice and they pop out easily. Then, kneeling down by the wheel arch, you can insert your arm up through the wheel arch cover and see what you are doing, which makes it all much, much easier. It isn't hard - cover off, wire off, clip off, bulb out, new bulb in, clip back on, wire back on, cover back on. Hope this helps !
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