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Changing Dipped Headlight Bulbs **VIDEO GUIDE & COMPARISON/AFTER PICS**

Discussion in 'Mk5 Ibiza FAQ's (6J) 2008-2017' started by VRSLOZ, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. VRSLOZ

    VRSLOZ Formally SC16v

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    Tools/Parts needed :

    Your hands

    Car used :

    10 Plate Ibiza 1.4 SC Sport (Twin Headlight Non Xenon)

    Time needed :

    5 minutes max

    Difficulty :

    1/5 - Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezee!

    I'll be using these bulbs :

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    Video :

    Clicky Clicky

    • Open the bonnet
    • Remove the light cover nearest the wing on the headlight by pulling up the clamp
    • Put the cover somewhere safe
    • Pull off the power plug and tuck it away (may need a wiggle to get off)
    • Lift the retaining clip and move it to the left, then pull it down
    • Take hold of the connecting pins and pull the bulb out
    • Reverse the procedure when putting the new bulb in
    • Hey Presto!

    Comparison Shots

    Old Bulb :

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    New Bulb :

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    Colour comparison, Passenger side OSRAM vs Drivers Side OEM:

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    Old Bulb :

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    New Bulb :

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  2. VRSLOZ

    VRSLOZ Formally SC16v

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    Passenger Side OSRAM vs Driver Side OEM :

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    OSRAM Bulbs Installed Both Side :

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  3. VRSLOZ

    VRSLOZ Formally SC16v

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    Comparison With Fog Lights :

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    Drivers View :

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    Light Off The Grass :

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  4. jc_boc

    jc_boc Back in CUPRA ..... R!

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    WOW!!! You been busy again mate hehehehehehe Looks well nice tbh, can defo see it is much brighter too.
     
  5. VRSLOZ

    VRSLOZ Formally SC16v

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    Lol cheers mate, was freezing tonight getting those pics, was nice to get back into the toasty car!

    Definitely a lot of difference, really happy with the results
     
  6. char_baby

    char_baby Charlotte :)

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    just done this. will see the difference tonight with the sidelights and headlights.

    What a palava i made it, ended up taking out the full beam bulb lmao. Idiot. Got it done though. Cheers for your videos and guides!
     
  7. VRSLOZ

    VRSLOZ Formally SC16v

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    Haha glad you got it sorted Char
     
  8. jaybro187

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    whats the difference between the ones that say h7 12v 60/55w and the ones that say h7 12v 55w like what you used? reason the 60/55w are cheaper on ebay
     
  9. AdrianD

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    Changing Lamps

    On order will fit as soon as they arrive thanks for the info::D
     
  10. AdrianD

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    Headlamps

    Arrived fitted very different output now thank you ;) took me longer to split the packaging than it did to fit them[B)]
     
  11. R22 JGB

    R22 JGB SEAT Leon FR184 DSG

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    Fit an HID conversion if you want more light!
    Go for an H7R bulb as these are better for reflector headlights!

    I have got a pair in the dipped beam and a pair in the main beam. On the open road in the dark,it is like daylight!
    I also have them fitted in my Motorhome, and had them in my previous car. Never had any problems at MOT time, but I use either 4300 or 6000K, if you go for a higher number, they are too blue, this attracts unwanted attention and also reduces the light output.
     
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    What about the single headlight version?
     
  13. azizfares

    azizfares Active Member

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    Sorry missed the H4 in the list.
     
  14. cmv1234

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    Hello there,

    I am currently experiencing some issues with my Ibiza 2010 SC 1.6TDI :

    I noticed that my bulb warning light was on so I checked all the lights in the car and noticed that the indicator light and the dipped beam were off.
    So I bought the OSRAM bulbs (indicator and dipped) managed to change them but still not working; re-checked to make sure that they were well placed and still nothing, so I took a look at the filament on the old bulb and it seemed like it was still good, when compared to a new bulb, so I'm guessing that the problem wasn't the bulb itself but something else... maybe the fuses? Does someone has an idea of what might be causing the problem?

    Thank you.
     
  15. LexCupra

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    This helped a lot!

    I was struggling to find somewhere to help change my bulbs and I finally found this!:lol:

    When I've changed mine later today I will upload the results!
     
  16. canerpense

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    Does changing the headlight bulb break the warranty?
     

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