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Offline Bozo

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[H4]Replacing headlight globe
« on: August 09, 2012, 07:46:16 AM »
Hi guys,
I've got a pair of H4 headlights and recently the drivers side globe has burnt out.

I was wondering - Is there any easy way to replace this or do I have to jack the Z up -> take the wheel off -> take headlight bucket off, take headlight off, unscrew change globe and put it all back together again?


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Re: [H4]Replacing headlight globe
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2012, 08:45:33 AM »
You might not need to take the wheel off if you turn full lock (one way or another, depending on which headlight), and are flexible...

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Re: [H4]Replacing headlight globe
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2012, 09:43:16 AM »
yup, turn full lock out on the side you want to change, Eg, you want to do the drivers side light, turn full lock to the right.
with a torch you'll be able to see the 4 bolts/screws securing the bucket in place to the inside of the fender.
remove them and then extract the bucket rearwards and out.

Do you have the standard lights in the zed?
Or have you replaced them with aftermarket ones that take a H4 globe?
The standard original ones are a sealed beam, you replace the whole light as one peice.
Its easy to do, just pull the bucket out then look for the 3 screws holding the chrome trim ring on, remove them and the light comes away from the bucket.
If its a H4 bulb, change it in the back as normal.
If its a sealed beam, fit the new insert and then re-assemble the chrome trim ring.

Either way, you shoudlnt need to adjust the headlight adjustment, but its allways good practice to ensure its correct once you get it all fitted back up in the car.
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Re: [H4]Replacing headlight globe
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2012, 10:49:55 AM »
Mate give Ash a call and get a headlight up grade kit  ;)
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Re: [H4]Replacing headlight globe
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2012, 01:16:25 PM »
The first time you take out the headlights will be the worst because you quite often strip the phillips head bolts or snap them off. I've even had to weld in new nuts. Try undoing the two bolts that hold on the headlight support panel and then bend it back slightly to access the trim screws.
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Re: [H4]Replacing headlight globe
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2012, 01:16:25 PM »