Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 22:26:26 +0200
From: "Mark Gerritsma" <usenetnospamtmfweb.nld>
Subject: Re: Replacing headlight lamp in 2000 9-5


bj wrote: > Idiot question...how do you replace a burnt out headlight lamp in > this car? This question may not be as idiotic as it seems in the first place. The last decade car designers have constantly lowered the car fronts to improve aerodynamics, while the engineers have added more and more stuff under the bonnet. All this stuff needs space decreasing the space you have to access the headlight to replace the bulb. On a VW Golf you need to remove the battery to replace a headlamp. On a VW new Beetle you essentially need to remove the entire headlight unit to be able to replace the lamp. Try doing that at night in rainy conditions without the proper tools and proper lighting. Some regulation requiring easy access for lamp replacement wouldn't be a bad idea. I can't believe the number of cars I see every day having a broken headlight. Otherwise we may end up with cars you have to take to the shop to have a headlight replaced. Mark

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