Changing headlight

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Old 20 Mar 2015, 08:32 pm   #11 (permalink)
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In article <550c9015$0$29471$c3e8da3$e074e489@news.astraweb.c om>,
Hachiroku <Trueno@e86.GTS> wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:58:57 +1200, Your Name wrote:
> > In article <40c9a$550772b8$41b57997$20413@news.flashnewsgroup s.com>,
> > Dennis C <065b0505594b06f549b8b6640ba408f1_1465@example.com > wrote:
> >>
> >> Question would be, why do they have to take the bumper off, increasing
> >> the cost quite a bit? Had a 2007, one place scratched their heads for
> >> 45 minutes and came to me with a handful of printouts saying they had
> >> to take it off.. Said goodbye, he was not polite..
> >>
> >> Went to Elgin Toyota and they suggested to change both headlights since
> >> the bumper has to come off..
> >>
> >> Am I crazy or does that just doesn't jive?
> >>
> >> Then I watch a nice looking lady at a shop change out the left one and
> >> she was done in 2. 23 seconds.. Under three minutes?? What gives?

> >
> > Maybe you needed to be more precise about what you wanted done.
> >
> > Changing the headlight may require removing the bumper.
> >
> > Changing the headlight's *bulb* is usually easily done from the back of
> > the light, usually inside the engine bay (in a front engine car).

>
> nless you own a Chevy, and then it's SOP. Friend's manual for changing
> bulbs: Headlight: Bring car to dealer


That's so the dealer can charge you $150 for the work and $70 for the
bulb ... rather than getting one yourself for $5 from an auto-parts
store and fitting it yourself in under five minutes. ;-)
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