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    Posted: 08 Jul 2020 at 11:56am
Thank you very much carspy tv
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Thanks for the pictures.

On my car (that has a xenon bulb) there's no black box. Instead, there's a silver igniter module that's about the same size, shape, and in the same position. To remove my igniter, I simply twist it then pull backward. I can then access the electrical connector on its side.

Whereas I can't be sure without seeing your car in person, I therefore suspect your black box can be removed in a similar manner. However - from what I can see in the pictures - it doesn't look like you have to then separately remove an electrical connector. 

Perhaps someone with the same type of bulb can confirm/say otherwise.
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That one above may be the correct one.
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That above I believe is the BB code.
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Above is the link of the picture. Thankfully I managed to upload it which is a good result. Please copy and paste in to the address bar. Let me know your thoughts.

Many thanks for your help.
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Better to pop a picture on the forum. That way, everyone can see and/or help. 

There's also then a record for other people who have the same issue in the future. 

There's a guide on posting pictures under 'Forum Announcements & Help'. 
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Thank you very much. This may be pushing it a bit but is there anyway I can show you the electrical connection by sending a picture by email?

Thank you very much.
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Originally posted by CarSpyTV CarSpyTV wrote:

I suspect that's a halogen bulb. 

My car has the other type - so I can't see what you're seeing which makes it harder to help. 

However, I can quote from the owner's manual (for a 2005 car) which confirms how to replace a halogen. It says:

  1. disconnect the battery negative terminal
  2. pull off the rubber cap
  3. disconnect the electrical connector from the rear end of the bulb
  4. push and turn the retaining pin to loosen it
  5. remove the headlight bulb.
Finally, reverse the procedure to fit the new bulb. Hope that points you in the right direction.



Yes, it's an easy enough job other than the difficulty of access with the battery on the nearside and the washer bottle filler neck on the offside both getting in the way! I've had to move the battery back in its tray and, on the other side, remove the filler neck (twist and lift clear). That's on a halogen-fitted 2003 P12.
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I suspect that's a halogen bulb. 

My car has the other type - so I can't see what you're seeing which makes it harder to help. 

However, I can quote from the owner's manual (for a 2005 car) which confirms how to replace a halogen. It says:

  1. disconnect the battery negative terminal
  2. pull off the rubber cap
  3. disconnect the electrical connector from the rear end of the bulb
  4. push and turn the retaining pin to loosen it
  5. remove the headlight bulb.
Finally, reverse the procedure to fit the new bulb. Hope that points you in the right direction.



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