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Laguna I Phase II headlights

One of the points my Lag failed its MOT on was that the headlights look like frosted glass, so I bought a pair of new units from eBay (for less than 100 inc. courier).

The car's going into the garage for repairs (corroded rear brake pipes, fractured coil spring and a braking imbalance) and would like to save myself a bit of labour-costs by replacing the headlights myself.

Is it a simple job involving removing a couple of screws and they slide out, or is it a case of Renault hung the lights from the ceiling and built the car around them? (Like Citroen did with the Xantia's heating matrix)

At first glance, it looks like a couple of torq bolts and after the removal of a couple of bits of plastic, it looks like a case of unplugging the wires and lifting the unit out.
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I've had my headlamps out a couple of times!

You will have to remove the front bumper, then the headlamps are held in with 3 10mm bolts. Two at the top of the headlamps and one at the side.

Bumper removal requires the removal of the undertray, ant wheel arch linings. It's simple to do, will take about 30 mins.

There is 1 bolt under each wheel arch lining that will need un-doing, 2 bolts underneath the bumpers that need removing, and the plastic grille that requires 4 push-fit pins to be removed.

Beware when removing the wheel arch linings though, you will need new 'mushroom clips' from renault, you'll need 10 of them, they're 52p each!

Hope this helps
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30 mins

or with my skills, 6 hours of frustrated swearing

There's a Renault dealer not far from here (Trenton), but I don't think they do parts. There's another dealer on the far side of town, but sadly I can't get to that one.

Besides, if I attempted anything that complicated, (I know it isn't that complicated to the average person) I'd just end up with car-parts that I can't get back together. I managed to change the air filter last week and danced a little jig of achievement.

Thanks anyway, but I'm probably best leaving it to someone with more than 6 spanners
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In many cases that frosted look can be removed with some patience and polishing compound
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Bumper shouldn't need to come off. You'll need to remove the piece of trim above the bumper inbetween the lights though. There's a screw at either end, which are a bit of a pain because of the angle they are at, then you'll need to remove the four bolts under the bonnet at the front and finally the two bolts which are located under the headlights....there should be some indentations in the grill bit you are removing to give you access, although you'll need a long handle to get the sockets it there.

Head lights should then easily be removed when their retaining bolts are undone.

Hope that kinda makes sence. If I still had my Lag I'd post a couple of piccy's but I ain't so I can't

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