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Old 12-21-2010, 02:56 PM
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So today I changed my xenon bulb and..

What a bitch of a DIY!

I'm far from the most capable DIYer nor am I particularly gifted with tools. Stuff like fluid changes, installing small parts such as tranny mount and CDV or minor body work like taking off the bumper from time to time. I can handle.

But a seemingly innocent job of changing a bulb turned out to be a real nightmare. It's easy enough to take everything out. But putting them back in is an entirely different story. Especially with the wheel on. It's very difficult to fit in the bulb itself, then there is the plastic cover on the back of the headlight assembly that is just about impossible to put back on the first time. If i had knew I'd have taken this job to a shop.
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:02 PM
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First of all, you seem plenty of capable. There are those of us who don't even know how to do fluid changes.

Second, you ought to have documented your journey with pictures. I'm sure @ron would have given you some pointers.
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