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I replaced the drivers side ballast on my car back in the summer.
I got the new Valeo ballast (part # 088318) from GSF, it's not listed on their site but they ordered it in for me. This may be a more convenient option than mail order if you have a GSF branch near you. My local branch is always fair with prices & will always try their best to price match.
As only one of my headlights was out I first tried swapping the bulbs from one side to the other to establish if it was the bulb or ballast. To gain access to the passenger side bulb I removed the battery which makes it possible to get to the bulb.
If the ballast on either side has blown you have to remove the front bumper so that you can remove the headlamps to renew the ballasts.
Currently in TTT's garage:
2001 Renault Laguna II 1.9dCi Dynamique Sport Tourer