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Nightbreakers

PostPosted by king2042 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:28 pm

My Nightbreaker bulbs arrived today they just need fitting. A ten minute job I think to myself but oh no!!
Near side bulb will rotate anticlockwise but won't pull out clear of it's holder it feels like its not disengaged from something but it's very loose.
The offside one I can't even turn or should I say I can't get a good grip on it to turn it (size stupid hands), I've removed the washer bottle filler hose but still can't budge it.

It's a 08 4.3 with projector type units if that makes a difference.

Any ideas/short cuts anyone?

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Re: Nightbreakers

PostPosted by Hoovie » Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:42 pm

One thing I do nowdays is take a photo before I remove the bulb from a headlight - at least that way you can try and keep it in the right position. (Can't help with 08 RAV4 specifics though :s_sad )
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Re: Nightbreakers

PostPosted by king2042 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:49 pm

Hoovie wrote:One thing I do nowdays is take a photo before I remove the bulb from a headlight - at least that way you can try and keep it in the right position. (Can't help with 08 RAV4 specifics though :s_sad )


Thats a good idea! I'll do it if I ever get the little sh*ts out.
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Re: Nightbreakers

PostPosted by anchorman » Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:15 pm

They tend to stick. All you can do is persevere.
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Re: Nightbreakers

PostPosted by Big Kev » Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:32 pm

They have a rubber tapered gasket washer which can take a hellya grip on the orifice, Dave, so as said you need to Percy Vere. Make sure said gasketty rubber COMES AWAY with the old bulb, as you will never get the Nighties to seat with the two washers in situ. Bon chance, mon min...... :s_thumbsup
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Re: Nightbreakers

PostPosted by king2042 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:47 pm

Sorted.... I went outside for one more try and voilà, they popped out like a celebs boobs at the Oscars. :shok:

Thanks for the red gasket tip they did both stick to the housing :s_thumbsup

Thanks for the help guys.!
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Re: Nightbreakers

PostPosted by tankman37 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:23 am

Hoovie wrote:One thing I do nowdays is take a photo before I remove the bulb from a headlight - at least that way you can try and keep it in the right position. (Can't help with 08 RAV4 specifics though :s_sad )


Are you talking about alignment of bulbs before/after replacement?
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Re: Nightbreakers

PostPosted by Hoovie » Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:02 pm

tankman37 wrote:
Hoovie wrote:One thing I do nowdays is take a photo before I remove the bulb from a headlight - at least that way you can try and keep it in the right position. (Can't help with 08 RAV4 specifics though :s_sad )


Are you talking about alignment of bulbs before/after replacement?


Just to get the damn things clipped back into place! If you have a reference of the base position, stand a better chance of getting it back when you just can't see and having to go by feel alone
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Re: Nightbreakers

PostPosted by tankman37 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:25 pm

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?
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Re: Nightbreakers

PostPosted by Uncle bob » Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:56 pm

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
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