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Renault Scenic 1 - Replacing A Headlight

A 'How To' on replacing a headlight on a Scenic 1 phase 1,the instructions should cover the Megane 1 phase 1 too.

Firstly,open the bonnet and remove the indicator,it is held in with one T20 headed screw which is in the top of the lense and is accessed though a hole in the front panel,you will see it in the extreme front corner of the panel.You don't need to fully remove the screw,just slacken it off and then slide the lense out.

Next,the section of grille on the side you are working on needs to be removed.Three T20 Torx headed screws hold the centre of the grille on and these need to be removed.......

....and then there are three clips that need to be released,two under the headlight which can be awkward to release,and one on the far outer end of the grille under where the indicator would have been.

The outer one is easy enough to unclip,you just very gently prise up the centre part of the plastic clip and the grille should slide out......

The two under the headlight can be much more tricky,there are two 'legs' sticking out from the grille and these clip into two metal clips.You should be able to use a long thin screwdriver to release them,but they can be stubburn.You have to be a little careful as the legs aren't very strong and can break,which isn't really too much of a problem as the screws and the outer clip will still hold the grille when you re-fit it,but obviously it's best not break the grille!.

Once the grille is removed,it's just a case of undoing the top T20 screw in the headlight and pulling out the black plastic clip......

....and then removing the two 10mm headed bolts in the bottom of the headlight with a socket,extension and ratchet......

...and then lift the headlight up over the lower mountings where the bolts came out of.....

And then the headlight should be loose.You just need to unclip the electrical connections to the adjuster motor,the main bulb and the sidelight bulb......

....and then the headlight should be free to be removed.

Refitting is the opposite of removal (),you just need to make sure that the grille clips back in properly and that the indicator lense slides back into the mounting groves correctly.Once the job is finished it's best to take the car to any MOT station and have a quick alignment check done,it'll take 5 minutes and shouldn't be expensive.

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