[200q20v] changing Euro light bulbs

Chaplen, John John.Chaplen at us.wmmercer.com
Mon Sep 10 18:06:17 EDT 2001

Before you Yank on it, you need to push it in before you turn, there is a
copper retaining ring that is used to hold the bulb in place (Kind of spring
loaded). otherwise you will just break it...

   John Chaplen CNE
   William M. Mercer, Incorporated
   Portland, OR, USA

-----Original Message-----
From: Henry A Harper III [mailto:hah at alumni.rice.edu]
Sent: Sunday, September 09, 2001 5:11 PM
To: 'gsfent at prodigy.net'; 200q20v (E-mail)
Cc: Quattro List (E-mail)
Subject: RE: [200q20v] changing Euro light bulbs

On Sunday, September 09, 2001 4:44 PM, gsfent [SMTP:gsfent at prodigy.net]
> I need to change out the low beam H4. There appears to be a white
> 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
> changing the bulbs. Once the retaining ring comes out I assume the bulb
> 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
and rotates about 45 degrees in the standard loosening direction (CCW from
back) - I really thought I was going to break mine, had a friend with
hands try too...the bulb just pulls straight back out after the retainer

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
 to change them yet (all 60/55s)
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