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I had a go at changing the driver's side bulb in my Scenic II. As well as being able to unclip the washer fluid filler tube, it actually pulls out of the bottle (make sure the tube is empty first!). This gives enough room to get my skinny arms down to the bulb.
However, I came unstuck when attempting to get the bulb holder and bulb back together - I dropped the holder and it's now resident somewhere inside the belly pan.
I went to the dealer to buy a replacement but it's not available by itself - you have to spend £140 + VAT + fitting for the whole headlamp unit!!!
Then I went to a breaker's to see if I could find one, but nobody appears to be breaking this model yet and the old Scenic/Megane have different (better) bulb holders.
Anyway, it's amazing what you can do with Duck tape if needs must....
Just did the same when replacing the driver's side headlamp bulb but if you're lucky (like I was) the metal holder was easy to retrieve from said belly pan. All you need to do is to take out the 2x screws and some of the plastic bungs holding the plastic wheel arch guard and this should enable you to fumble round for it - mine was still there a couple of days after the event so perhaps there's nowhere else for it to go?
Currently in AlanWainwright's garage:
2003 Renault Scenic