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Old 01-05-10, 09:30 PM   #1
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Default 308 Headlamp bulbs

How on earth do you manage to change the N/S dipped headlight bulb on a 308, its so tight to the fuse box I cannot get my hand in let alone release the spring holding the lamp in place (bad design) !!!!!
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Old 02-05-10, 10:25 PM   #2
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You have my sympathy, when I first got my 407, a nearside front bulb went; hour later I was still fiddling trying to get it back. I took it to the Peugeot dealer and 2 workers (a parts dept bloke and a young mechanic) helped - 15 minutes later they had it in. I asked if it would be easier to take the headlamp unit out... apparently it's not, you have to take off the front bumper to do that.

Anyhoo, mine doesn't sound as bad as yours. Can you get a web-cam on a laptop down there? I often find that seeing what's down there helps.
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Old 04-05-10, 05:08 PM   #3
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I can do it, easy. There is a knack, but it's not difficult. S'about a 2 minute job. Cover off, clips apart, grip bulb end twixt fingers, ease it out taking care not to drop it, reverse procedure. Helps to picture what you're doing in your head, so a nosey at the more accessible headlamp will be useful.

It's not bad design...we'd only moan if our small hatchbacks were 2 feet longer in order to provide space for us to get our hands in to every component.
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Old 31-10-15, 12:02 PM   #4
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Default 308 nearside headlamp bulb change

What a helpful response
It is a pig of a job due to the poor access which most definitely is poor/indifferent design or - if you are being cynical - a deliberate design intended to generate revenue for dealers. (Where the fitters also cuss the same job by the way).
My particular problem is made worse by the fact that it seems that a previous owner/fitter has been in there and mangled up the spring clip so that I can't undo it, never mind the bulb. So it's bumper off etc and all the joys of age hardened plastics and rusty clips.
The alternative is trying to loosen and partially (re)move the fusebox assembly but that may still not give enough room.
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