How to change an MGTF Headlight - Headlamp bulb.

8 years 11 months ago - 8 years 4 months ago #34784 by Leigh Ping






































Headlight Main Beam HB3a 60W Bulb - Link

Headlamp - Headlight bulb changing - Headlight MGTF H7 Bulb changing procedure to be followed - Bulb HB3a required.

Bulb List - Bulb locations and types.
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8 years 11 months ago #34791 by Red Devil
Very useful how to. Nice one Leigh :broon: :broon: :broon:
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8 years 11 months ago #34798 by cjj
I think it is worth mentioning that touching or getting grease etc on the glass part will damage/shorten the life of the lamp as it will cause a hot spot. Always handle by the metal part and be careful not to touch the glass against anything. Keep the protective paper cover on as long as possible if fitted.
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8 years 11 months ago #34802 by David Aiketgate
Excellent. Just the sort of useful how to we are looking for. :thumbsup:


Replacing a headlight bulb on the F is similar. The only difference is that the covers are made of plastic rather than rubber, and rotate a few degrees to lock in place.

My Mk2 F uses H1 bulbs for the main and dipped beam. :yesnod:

David
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8 years 11 months ago #34804 by Leigh Ping
I'm wearing gloves in the pics. But, I've mentioned it on the bulb pic now.

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8 years 11 months ago #34815 by cjj
I just thought you had wrinkled hands. ;)
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8 years 11 months ago #34818 by bryan young

David Aiketgate wrote: Excellent. Just the sort of useful how to we are looking for. :thumbsup:


Replacing a headlight bulb on the F is similar. The only difference is that the covers are made of plastic rather than rubber, and rotate a few degrees to lock in place.

My Mk2 F uses H1 bulbs for the main and dipped beam. :yesnod:


The Mk1 MGF also uses H1 (55w) bulbs for dip and main beam :thumbsup:
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7 years 2 months ago #128339 by Baytown
G'day fellas.
I was speaking on Shout Box last night but now can't find the thread re replacement HB3A high beam globes for my 2004 MGTF 160.
Can someone please point me to the best bulbs and supplier (or Ebay) re these. I've searched and searched but can't identify a suitable "upgrade" bulb from the standard high beam bulb which is less than brilliant. I want to stay with normal upgraded bulbs vs HID.
They need to be willing to post to Australia.
Thanks for any guidance and best wishes.

Ken

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7 years 2 months ago - 7 years 2 months ago #128343 by Tourbillon
Ken,

These guys are pretty good www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/HB3A-9005XS-he...search=car&end=front and they will ship to Oz. However i am sure you can find Osram bulbs locally.

TB

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7 years 2 months ago - 7 years 2 months ago #128399 by John and Sue
Nice how-to LP :broon:

Worth pointing out that if you do touch the glass bit then wipe it clean with spirit based solvent.
My Halfords bulb set for French abroady- type stuff includes some solvent wipes.

It will be all right in the end. If it isn't all right yet, then it is not yet the end..

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7 years 2 months ago #128403 by Baytown
Thanks again TB.
Good on you.

Ken

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