Change a bulb

See the light with these sim­ple tips

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See what’s blown

First check whether it’s ac­tu­ally the bulb at fault; it’s quite com­mon for the lights to have their own in­di­vid­ual fuse, so check those first. The lay­out of the fuses and what they are pro­tect­ing is shown in the man­ual.

Rub­ber out

Gain­ing ac­cess to your bulbs of­ten re­quires the re­moval of cov­ers and pan­els, with these out of the way there will be a rub­ber ‘boot’ pro­tect­ing the bulb. Dis­con­nect the bulb con­nec­tor and then re­move the rub­ber cover.

Check it out

Spring clips hold­ing the bulb can be a bit fid­dly at first. Pa­tiently un­clip it and re­move the bulb. If there is no vis­i­ble dam­age check to see if it works by con­nect­ing it to an out­side power source and recheck the fuses.

Hands off

It’s im­por­tant not to touch the glass of a halo­gen bulb. Choose a good qual­ity bulb, check the wattage and type is cor­rect, then in­stall and check to see if it works be­fore re­fit­ting pan­els and clips.

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