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GD Series Park light globe change
« May 14, 2019, 22:37:40 »
I need some help.  How can I remove the park light on the GD series. I have taken the cap off where the high beam is, removed it out of the way but I cannot tell how to change the tiny park light next to it. Is it a pull out, twist and pull, pray to the gods or something like that? :)

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Re: GD Series Park light globe change
« Reply #1 : May 14, 2019, 23:08:52 »
???, hmm, 
are you replacing  with another type -what does the end look like ?
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Re: GD Series Park light globe change
« Reply #2 : May 15, 2019, 00:10:01 »
Hi Mikd, no just same for same replacement.  I just don't know how to remove the tiny globe from the rear which is placed right next to the high beam globe. You twist the cap off and you can see the cables and housing for both. 

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Re: GD Series Park light globe change
« Reply #3 : May 15, 2019, 00:17:04 »
Just twist and pull...they’re a push in bulb and quite a tight fitting the first time cracked.
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Re: GD Series Park light globe change
« Reply #4 : May 15, 2019, 01:07:12 »
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Re: GD Series Park light globe change
« Reply #5 : May 15, 2019, 01:31:48 »
Just twist and pull...they’re a push in bulb and quite a tight fitting the first time cracked.

It's just so tight to get in there and do that.  Do I push in first, twist and pull out?  Or just twist and pull it?  I don't want to break anything but have no idea how to get in there to do that as well. I'm a bit of newb with this stuff

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Re: GD Series Park light globe change
« Reply #6 : May 15, 2019, 01:47:01 »
Well the drivers side should have enough room to get some pliers on to it, passenger side is a little more confined I think though I still manage to reach in there with thumb and forefinger.

I can pull them straight out easily now but the first time a twist (either way) and pull straight out.

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Re: GD Series Park light globe change
« Reply #7 : May 15, 2019, 02:23:58 »
thank you for that.  I can never understand why something so basic has to be so hard to do on so many brands of cars these days.

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Re: GD Series Park light globe change
« Reply #8 : May 15, 2019, 04:25:52 »
thank you for that.  I can never understand why something so basic has to be so hard to do on so many brands of cars these days.

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It's so you say "F this , I'll get the dealer to do it " . 
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Re: GD Series Park light globe change
« Reply #9 : May 15, 2019, 04:30:04 »
I must admit i was a lot easier to access and change globes in the headlights of my new PD than it was to change them in Trish's GD tourer.  :crazy2:
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Re: GD Series Park light globe change
« Reply #10 : May 15, 2019, 09:13:25 »
To be honest, I usually pull the whole light out when doing the left side. Not enough room to get my meaty mitt in there.
 
Its a job for a very dainty chap

I can pull them straight out easily now

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Re: GD Series Park light globe change
« Reply #11 : May 15, 2019, 09:49:59 »
To be honest, I usually pull the whole light out when doing the left side. Not enough room to get my meaty mitt in there.
 
Its a job for a very dainty chap

I can pull them straight out easily now

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Or a bloke with longer appendages fingers :D

 


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