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I've done a search but couldn't find any discussions on this topic.

I've blown a LH parker in the headlight assembly but can't seem to get my fingers on the electrical connector, let alone getting the bulb out.

Is there a knack to replacing the bulbs?
 

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I beleive alot of people remove the headlight completely ? I can get my hands and do the headlight globe havent had to try the parker one tho.
 

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If you open the bonnet and look on top of the indicator/park light assembly, you will see 2 philips head screws "just" above the main headlight, the larger head screw is just a normal screw, the other is a long rod with a thread on the lower portion, this locates the bottom of the lens assembly and must be competely withdrawn upwards.



Often the second screw will just appear to be spinning, at this stage you may need to give it a helping hand upwards with your fingers (or plyers if stiff)



Once the screws are removed you can carefully pry the assembly forward to expose the bulb holders at the back.
 

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Thanks A4B, I'll give it a try later this evening.
 

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Not much luck with the bulbs.

The bulb is the one with the arrow pointing to it.


This is the view from the top.


This is a view from the top showing the area behind the headlight assembly. The arrow is pointing the the area where the cables enter the rear of the housing. It can only really be accessed from beneath the vehicle.
 

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Parker globes are easily accessed from underneath the front of the car. Takes about 5 minutes to replace both globes. Cheers.
 

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Any tips Baron, I can't seem to be able to get my little fat fingers in there to disconnect the wires.

I'm assuming you need to pull the connector off first, then twist the fitting out?
 

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Dont think you have to disconnect wires, just unclip bulb housing. Its a bayonet thing from memory. I know the first time I did it it took a while to work it out, but once I DID it was easy
 
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Just went out and had a look at mine. look up from underneath and Its right there. Do you have a bullbar astro? If you have a standard front bar there may be a plastic splash guard in the way.
 

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Thanks folks, I got it.

It has a TJM bar fitted, but that's not causing any problems, there are a couple of small hoses going to the front cooler that are getting in the road.

It was as you said Hog, leave the wires connected and just twist the fitting.
 

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Ahhh, sorry Astro, different year model GU, my instrutions are good for a earlier model GU to what you have, not sure what year they changed to those lights ?

Anyway ,main thing is you got it sorted in the end !
 

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Reach in to the back of the plug that goes into the headlight and turn anti clockwise about a 1/4 of a turn and then pull back on an '08, it's a wedge globe
 

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Is it a wedge globe on a GU2?

I just bought some of those phillips +100 H4 globes and they come with new parker globes.
 

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Ahh nah on my 01 its a dual fillament globe - 5W/21W or something. If the parkers/headlights are on its a feint yellow glow and when you turn the indicators on it goes brighter.
There you go, learn something new every day.. Now to find a LED replacement..
 
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