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At Direct Services we try to share as much knowledge as we can with our customers so they understand more about their vehicles and can make informed choices about maintaining them.
Renewing Car Bulbs
Renewing a bulb in modern cars can be tricky as you may have found out - manufacturers purposely make it increasingly difficult.

Most rear bulbs require a small amount of investigation on how to gain access and the type of bulb required (a quick check of the handbook) to know if the access is from outside or inside the car, and to remove the lamp if you need tools or if it’s clip release.

Front bulbs including headlamp bulbs can be more difficult as incorrect removal or fitting can result in damage to the lamp or end up with little or no beam pattern in the case of headlamps.

Here are some dos and don't when renewing bulbs in your vehicle:
 
  • Don’t change bulbs with lights on
  • Don’t force fittings until you're sure of how to remove
  • Do try to change bulbs in daylight where possible
  • Do take special notice of the position of bulb before removal (especially headlamp bulbs)
  • Do refit all trims and lamp covers as they prolong bulb life and headlamp quality
At Direct Services we fit most bulbs for free correctly when we supply the bulb.

Give us a call or pop down if you need any help.

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