The best way to get sidelights out- PHOTOS on PAGE 3 :D:D!!!

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The best way to get sidelights out- PHOTOS on PAGE 3 :D:D!!!

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Hi all. After finding out on here what the right bulb types are for my 2000 W reg 6n2 Polo (in the pic :D), i now cant work out how to get the old sidelight bulbs out of the headlight itself.

I have managed to get the full beam and dipped beam out with no problem but the sidelights just wont come out.

What is the best way to get the sidelights out of the headlight (without causing damage to the car or whatnot :P)

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Alex
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grab them by the wires and pull them, did the job for me
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i tried doing that but they just wont budge - its odd

Any more ideas?

i read somewhere if u twist them to the left then give them a yank they should pop out?

anyone tried that?

Cheers,

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Finally got them out!

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UPDATE....

Ooooh - just went out in the dark and fiddled with the headlights (yes, i know i am crazy)

After about 5 mins of fiddling i got the grip and managed to yank them out, but the drivers side one was so tight it was unbelievable!

Cheers for the pointers guys and gals!

Alex
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I use a pair of small thin-nosed pliers & pretend I'm a dentist! :lol:
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That might be better for when i finally fit the bulbs. there just is so little space to work in hehehe

Cheers,

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Get pics of ur new bulbs m8 day and night. V interested in these ;)
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I def will! Philips Blue vision all round, so it should look pretty sweet!

Getting a new GTi front grille soon, and if the wiring is in place am gonna do the foglights (inc gti bottom grilles too) and hopefull BBS RX's (15's)

Its gonna look sweet

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It will indeed m8. Sounding gd already ;)
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You want to get Osram Diadems for the front indicators Alex - they look brill. Expensive @ £13, but worth it in looks & performance (last twice as long, allegedly, than standard bulbs).
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Have you got them in yours? and whats the look like (if poss a photo would be kickass!)

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alexperkins wrote:Have you got them in yours? and whats the look like (if poss a photo would be kickass!)

Alex
Yes, I have them in mine; I'll try & get a pic up later.
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sweet! what polo you got then (engine size etc:P) and have you done any more mods to it?

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Hi again Alex - I don't have a pic which shows them properly, but believe me you won't be disappointed if you fit them. I have fitted a GTi grille, upgraded headlamps to Osram Silverstars. Also upgraded brake bulbs to Phillips 50+, which are brighter and faster reacting. Car was fitted with 15" OZ alloys when I bought it & very pleased with those, running on Nankang 195/45/15 tyres. That's about it so far, no major mods in the pipeline. It's a 1.4 Match (2001 vintage in reflex silver).
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that sounds sweet!. Have you any idea how to fit the bottom GTi grille - i havent a clue how to and i want to so it all looks nice with the top grille and fog grilles. My headlights are gonna be philips blue vision for all three bulbs- gonna look kick ass.

Alex
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