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Re: Nightbreakers

PostPosted by tankman37 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:11 pm

Uncle bob wrote:On my 4.2 it was easier to get hand up the wing liner than work from the top :s_thumbsup


Good job I have such slender arms and long fingers then... Oh... :s_sad
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Re: Nightbreakers

PostPosted by Hoovie » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:20 pm

The amount of those sidelights I have free with headlights and never fitted on a 4.2 due to the hassle :rolleyes:
Headlights?... No bother on them. Sidelights? No thanks :s_biggrin
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Re: Nightbreakers

PostPosted by Big Kev » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:18 pm

Hoovie wrote:The amount of those sidelights I have free with headlights and never fitted on a 4.2 due to the hassle :rolleyes:
Headlights?... No bother on them. Sidelights? No thanks :s_biggrin


Did wife's sidelights ages ago, and replaced with LED wans, which apparently a fussy MOT Inspector can flag up as a fail for non conformance. Replacing them requires a degree in Guy Naycology, believe me, and next time I peel back the wheel arch liner it will be either pre heated electrically with a fan heater, or a roasting hot day. The bliddy arch liner plastic was made by Wilkinson Sword methinks....... :shok: Sharp as a knife and non pliable in cold weather.
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Re: Nightbreakers

PostPosted by Uncle bob » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:32 pm

Big Kev wrote:
Hoovie wrote:The amount of those sidelights I have free with headlights and never fitted on a 4.2 due to the hassle :rolleyes:
Headlights?... No bother on them. Sidelights? No thanks :s_biggrin


Did wife's sidelights ages ago, and replaced with LED wans, which apparently a fussy MOT Inspector can flag up as a fail for non conformance. Replacing them requires a degree in Guy Naycology, believe me, and next time I peel back the wheel arch liner it will be either pre heated electrically with a fan heater, or a roasting hot day. The bliddy arch liner plastic was made by Wilkinson Sword methinks....... :shok: Sharp as a knife and non pliable in cold weather.

I'll second that :s_yes
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Re: Nightbreakers

PostPosted by tankman37 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:42 pm

Big Kev wrote:
Hoovie wrote:The amount of those sidelights I have free with headlights and never fitted on a 4.2 due to the hassle :rolleyes:
Headlights?... No bother on them. Sidelights? No thanks :s_biggrin


Did wife's sidelights ages ago, and replaced with LED wans, which apparently a fussy MOT Inspector can flag up as a fail for non conformance. Replacing them requires a degree in Guy Naycology, believe me, and next time I peel back the wheel arch liner it will be either pre heated electrically with a fan heater, or a roasting hot day. The bliddy arch liner plastic was made by Wilkinson Sword methinks....... :shok: Sharp as a knife and non pliable in cold weather.


You're not making me look forward to this job... :s_sad
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Re: Nightbreakers

PostPosted by Uncle bob » Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:08 pm

tankman37 wrote:
Big Kev wrote:
Hoovie wrote:The amount of those sidelights I have free with headlights and never fitted on a 4.2 due to the hassle :rolleyes:
Headlights?... No bother on them. Sidelights? No thanks :s_biggrin


Did wife's sidelights ages ago, and replaced with LED wans, which apparently a fussy MOT Inspector can flag up as a fail for non conformance. Replacing them requires a degree in Guy Naycology, believe me, and next time I peel back the wheel arch liner it will be either pre heated electrically with a fan heater, or a roasting hot day. The bliddy arch liner plastic was made by Wilkinson Sword methinks....... :shok: Sharp as a knife and non pliable in cold weather.


You're not making me look forward to this job... :s_sad


You only need to undo two liner screws.......
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Re: Nightbreakers

PostPosted by anchorman » Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:01 pm

Uncle bob wrote:
tankman37 wrote:I need to replace a sidelight and I was thinking of going for these Nightbreakers at the same time. This is sounding like a fun job :)

Is it easier to remove the whole unit?

On my 4.2 it was easier to get hand up the wing liner than work from the top :s_thumbsup

Correct. Going through the wheel arch liner will only require about a pint of blood.

Hey Bob. Does the Aygo have H4s? They are yellower than French headlights.
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Re: Nightbreakers

PostPosted by Big Kev » Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:09 pm

anchorman wrote:
Uncle bob wrote:
tankman37 wrote:I need to replace a sidelight and I was thinking of going for these Nightbreakers at the same time. This is sounding like a fun job :)

Is it easier to remove the whole unit?

On my 4.2 it was easier to get hand up the wing liner than work from the top :s_thumbsup

Correct. Going through the wheel arch liner will only require about a pint of blood.

Hey Bob. Does the Aygo have H4s? They are yellower than French headlights.


Lest we forget, mins, when we undoes the arch liner, do NOT confuse the ease of downward reach FOGLIGHT BULB replacement with the unnatural stretch for ma wee fat arms UPWARDS to get to the poorly positioned SIDELIGHT bulbs.......always smile to myself that I should, for a joke, go to Halfords on a Saturday and watch a schoolchild try and do a 4.2 sidelight bulb......could post on Youtube if allowed a 6 hour video...... :s_yahoo
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Re: Nightbreakers

PostPosted by tankman37 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:02 am

Big Kev wrote:Lest we forget, mins, when we undoes the arch liner, do NOT confuse the ease of downward reach FOGLIGHT BULB replacement with the unnatural stretch for ma wee fat arms UPWARDS to get to the poorly positioned SIDELIGHT bulbs.......always smile to myself that I should, for a joke, go to Halfords on a Saturday and watch a schoolchild try and do a 4.2 sidelight bulb......could post on Youtube if allowed a 6 hour video...... :s_yahoo


What a good idea!
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Re: Nightbreakers

PostPosted by Big Kev » Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:23 am

tankman37 wrote:
Big Kev wrote:Lest we forget, mins, when we undoes the arch liner, do NOT confuse the ease of downward reach FOGLIGHT BULB replacement with the unnatural stretch for ma wee fat arms UPWARDS to get to the poorly positioned SIDELIGHT bulbs.......always smile to myself that I should, for a joke, go to Halfords on a Saturday and watch a schoolchild try and do a 4.2 sidelight bulb......could post on Youtube if allowed a 6 hour video...... :s_yahoo


What a good idea!


Steve min.....if your 2003 has the facelifted ROUND foglights, might as well do those bulbs whilst in there, as they are very accessible when arch liner undone. This I did NOT do at the same time, thus qualifying me as diddy of the year, an award I receive on an annual basis.......... :shok:
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