changed my side light bulbs - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > MINI Technical Forums > MINI Exterior > First Generation MINI Exterior


First Generation MINI Exterior
Find Sponsor products associated with this forum
First Generation MINI Exterior 2001 - 2006

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Nov 9th, 2012, 07:09 PM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 72
Local Time: 12:22 PM
United Kingdom View romiloned's Classified Ads
changed my side light bulbs

I noticed one side light bulb was blown so replaced it, it sounds easy but is quite awkward due to the small space to put your hand onto the bulb holder.

1) open bonnet look at the front inline with the bulb there is a cut out to get access to the indicator and side light bulb.

2) remove indicator bulb holder, this is bigger and has little grips that allow you to twist it anti clockwise easily. Now this is out the way you have a lot more room to get to the small and awkward side light holder.

3) twist anti clockwise , mines was not budging so sprayed a bit of WD-40 and tried after few minutes

4) side light bulb is a 501 Wedge bulb, just pulls out and new one pushes in.

5) refitting is same as removal, fit sidelight holder first, indicator holder next.

6) check all is working close bonnet

I wanted to fit brighter xenon type side light bulbs but didn't want to spend money on buying a normal one whilst the xenon arrive off ebay, so as a temporary measure I used one from the foot well lights, I'l put it back in when I install the new ones.

Hope this helps, by the way don't try to do it in the dark its really hard to get the holder back in.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

» Recent Threads
MINI Roadster Headed to Frankfurt Auto Show?
May 19th, 2009 02:32 PM
Last post by angel10
Today 09:02 AM
3 Replies, 3,996 Views
engine fan on more frequently
Oct 16th, 2014 01:46 PM
Last post by stewarth
Today 08:32 AM
1 Replies, 259 Views
Automatic, won't shift out of park
Jun 30th, 2014 07:51 PM
Last post by Jazelmarie
Today 12:00 AM
2 Replies, 882 Views
2001 Bini Central Locking key fob pairing?
Yesterday 11:03 AM
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 10:44 PM
1 Replies, 179 Views
No spray on windshield wiper
Yesterday 08:54 PM
by mom7x
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 10:38 PM
1 Replies, 112 Views
Storage Compartment Pack
May 29th, 2008 03:51 PM
Last post by sirron
Yesterday 10:19 PM
6 Replies, 6,764 Views
Automatic transmission - settle a bet!
Oct 18th, 2014 06:05 PM
Last post by Sejanus
Yesterday 09:28 PM
6 Replies, 349 Views
Average life in miles for 2nd Gen mini clutch
Aug 12th, 2014 10:40 PM
Last post by mom7x
Yesterday 08:40 PM
3 Replies, 822 Views
2004 mini one aftermarket stereo
Yesterday 08:31 PM
Last post by Gee_Kimberley
Yesterday 08:31 PM
0 Replies, 103 Views
JCW intercooler intake grille.
Yesterday 08:06 PM
Last post by davidscott
Yesterday 08:06 PM
0 Replies, 106 Views
JCW/Sparco seats and rear facing baby seat?
Yesterday 07:16 AM
Last post by widetyres
Yesterday 07:26 PM
2 Replies, 284 Views
Water Ingress in the boot again
Jan 20th, 2008 10:02 AM
Last post by originalracingsnake
Yesterday 05:13 PM
2 Replies, 3,489 Views
Water in boot where tool kit is
Feb 5th, 2014 11:17 AM
Last post by originalracingsnake
Yesterday 05:10 PM
2 Replies, 940 Views
water in rear boot floor tool area
Mar 10th, 2013 10:50 AM
Last post by originalracingsnake
Yesterday 05:02 PM
8 Replies, 3,109 Views
My Mini Mods - thoughts and comments
Jul 18th, 2014 04:45 AM
Last post by jeshopping88
Yesterday 01:55 PM
1 Replies, 1,322 Views
2009 Cooper D Engine Problems (Turbo Lag)
Jul 11th, 2010 10:45 AM
by Bozzer
Last post by rolty
Yesterday 12:17 PM
83 Replies, 39,683 Views
DPF light but no fault codes
Yesterday 11:33 AM
by DJ-R56
Last post by DJ-R56
Yesterday 11:33 AM
0 Replies, 140 Views
R56 Mini One Engine Rattle
Yesterday 11:13 AM
Last post by In Reverse
Yesterday 11:13 AM
0 Replies, 177 Views
Two Spoke Steering Wheel swap
Oct 14th, 2014 12:13 PM
Last post by peteski2014
Yesterday 10:07 AM
5 Replies, 598 Views
Erratic engine speed when cold
Yesterday 09:56 AM
Last post by tyred bob
Yesterday 09:56 AM
0 Replies, 156 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:22 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2