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Old 29 March 2007, 06:32   #1
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My Landrover Disco TD5 last of the old shape's front left light bulb has blown.

I have taken a look as you do and I cannot see how you can get to the back as there is no access to the back of the light cluster. Have spoken to Land Rover and apparently the only way to change the bulb is to remove the light cluster, which for some reason also involves loosening the grill and bumper and also bull bars etc and will cost 109.57 inc vat to change one poxey bulb.

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Pull the wires out and fit external spots?

Buy another car?

That's flippin' rediculous...
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Pull the wires out and fit external spots?
Have already got spots, ha just read your job title that explains the method behind your answer

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That's flippin' rediculous...
Yep I agree, completely nuts
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I got rid of my td4 because of the rip off land rover servicing. 420 quid for its first service! You could take it to a smaller independant garage and see how much, they might know an easier way of doing it.
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Have already got spots, ha just read your job title that explains the method behind your answer

(It equates to mechanical design engineer... )
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(It equates to mechanical design engineer... )

hmm well the "Mechanical Design Engineers" at Land Rover must be on a financial kick back as to how difficult they could make changing a light bulb!!!
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There aren't any lights on the stuff I work with...

They're probably on a kick-back from the dealers to come up with more and more complicated ways of foiling home-mechanics...

I'll stick with my M reg rover thanks!
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I've just had a thought

I could always buy a bulb, drive to some services not too far away, and phone Land Rover Assistance and say my Light bulb has gone in my headlight and can't seem to replace it as don't happen to have the correct tools to remove the front end of my car , can they send out a techy to do the job as don't want to drive illegally!!!
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I would!

At the end of the day I can almost understand them making actual servicing difficult (although its still rude), but making lightbulb replacement hard?! FFS that should be a 5 minute at the side of the road job...
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