[200q20v] changing Euro light bulbs

Henry A Harper III hah at alumni.rice.edu
Sun Sep 9 19:11:17 EDT 2001

On Sunday, September 09, 2001 4:44 PM, gsfent [SMTP:gsfent at prodigy.net] wrote:
> I need to change out the low beam H4. There appears to be a white retaining
> ring which does not want to turn or come out. Before I break it, is there
> some trick to removal? I checked Scottmo's site and it covers everything but
> changing the bulbs. Once the retaining ring comes out I assume the bulb will
> twist out with a 45 degree turn. Thx for the help

You have to really yank on the retaining ring, it has two little bitty handles 
and rotates about 45 degrees in the standard loosening direction (CCW from the 
back) - I really thought I was going to break mine, had a friend with smaller 
hands try too...the bulb just pulls straight back out after the retainer comes 

Henry Harper
http://www.mindspring.com/~hah3  hah at alumni.rice.edu
1991 200 quattro, 112k, is the A/C system with new comp. shaft seal holding 
1988 GTI 16v, 222k, H4s about 3 years older than the 200's and haven't needed  
 to change them yet (all 60/55s)

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