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I want to change the headlight bulbs on my S40 but it seems like the entire assembly must be removed and taken apart. Can someone help me out and describe how it can be done?<P>Thanks!<P>
 

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Mike,<P>I asked some mechanics about changing the bulb. All of them said almost the exact same thing - they are not fun to change because of the tight space to work in. You can change them out without having to remove the headlight assembly. Remove the cap at the back of the light and you should be able to replace it that way as they do here. Hopefully, you have small fingers!<P>
 

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1) Pop the rubber cover off behind the lens under the hood.<p>2) Make sure your hands are completely dry before you touch the halogen bulb. If they go quickly, that is because they had moisture on them. The bulb and areas it connects to should be dry. <p>3) Pull out the old bulb, pop in the new one.<p>4) re-place the bulb through the lens and make sure it is centered inside the circular metal strip on the other side (looking at the front of the lamp).<p>5) Replace rubber seal tightly to make sure no moisture gets in.<p>- The one on the drivers side I think is a wicked pain to work with (2000). The other isn't so bad and either way, I bet just about anyone could do it with either fingers or needle nosed pliars.
 

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I just replaced the driver side headlight bulb on my wife's 2000 S40. It was a bit tricky due to the tight space between the headlight assembly and the battery, but not what I'd call a PITA.
 

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Note the position of the metal bulb holder as it is removed from the light assembly, as there is a "detent" positon in the rear of the assembly that has to be met on replacing the bulb holder with the new bulb in it. The holder has to be "perfectly aligned in the assembly to correctly replace the spring clips to their slotted position.<p>YOU DO NOT WANT TO TOUCH THE NEW BULB WITH BARE FINGERS! Oil on one's fingers will imprint the bulb glass on lighting, and decrese its life. Use rubbing alcohol if one does touch the bulb. One can recess the new bulb in the metal holder quite easily without touching the bulb, or use a clean cloth or tissue. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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when you're installing the new bulbs, try to put the connector on first, then instal them. if you do connect them with the bulbs already installed, you have to be carefull not to press on the connector too hard because you can break the housing.
 
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