Osram H4 (twin filament) headlamp bulb just £2.22 at Euro Car Parts (£6.95 list).
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Osram H4 (twin filament) headlamp bulb just £2.22 at Euro Car Parts (£6.95 list).

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Found 7th Mar 2014
I needed an H4 headlamp bulb. It's such a pain fitting these in many modern cars (in this case a 2006 Fiesta) that I wanted a decent branded one with a good chance that it'll last a while and I didn't need one of the super bright ones (which have a shorter life anyway).

Factory originals on the car were Osram (one of them is still going after 8 years!) so I was pleasantly surprised to find Euro Car Parts doing them for just £2.22 each. They claim the list price is £6.95, which seems quite low when I look at Halfords' prices.

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- HotUKDude

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Try Neolux £1.32, i'm sure there part of Osram.

mercman

Try Neolux £1.32, i'm sure there part of Osram.



Yes they are, but these bulbs are cheap budget, I tried and the beam pattern was terrible. Stick to osram. These have been cheaper before, but couldn't post due to the eurocarparts ban on this site, has it been lifted?

personally I didn't find changing a bulb in a fiesta of that vintage difficult at all. If i can do it anyone can.

great price though!

Eurocarparts have been nothing but excellent for me. Great prices, free delivery, can't fault.
Click and collect saved me about 150 over Vauxhall prices for a coil pack. Love em,

Looks like an alien probe that was up Cartmans backside.

Link goes to a non-existent item. Maybe they ran out...?

stupot76

Looks like an alien probe that was up Cartmans backside.

it can be used as a butt plug

Shambles

Link goes to a non-existent item. Maybe they ran out...?



Change the vehicle, as link is from a previous search.

@it

Thanks Op.
I've spent a few pounds replacing bulbs in my Ford Focus (passenger side is hard work); usually get Lucas. Will order a couple of those for 'next' time.

Original Poster

upset brown pant

personally I didn't find changing a bulb in a fiesta of that vintage … personally I didn't find changing a bulb in a fiesta of that vintage difficult at all. If i can do it anyone can.great price though!



I'm sure it's easier than many others but it's still a pain in the b@ckside: open bonnet, remove grille, release and move front bumper cover (keeps springing back), remove three torx bolts (one partly hidden - drop one into engine compartment and it disappears forever!), pull entire headlamp unit forward of hidden locating clip, manoeuvre past bumper (still keeps springing back), remove cover on back, pull off connector, release spring clip and replace bulb (the easy bit!), reverse the above procedure (including locating that hidden spring clip). I don't want to do this on a cold, wet night in semi-darkness ever again!

PS Don't forget that you must avoid touching the bulb glass with your fingers - I believe the grease shortens the bulb's life.
Edited by: "Besford" 7th Mar 2014

Besford

I'm sure it's easier than many others but it's still a pain in the … I'm sure it's easier than many others but it's still a pain in the b@ckside: open bonnet, remove grille, release and move front bumper cover (keeps springing back), remove three torx bolts (one partly hidden), pull entire headlamp unit forward of hidden locating clip, manoeuvre past bumper, remove cover on back, pull off connector, release spring clip and replace bulb (the easy bit!), reverse the above procedure. I don't want to do this on a cold, wet night in semi-darkness ever again! :(PS Don't forget that you must avoid touching the bulb glass with your fingers - I believe the grease shortens the bulb's life.


Is the Fiesta layout similar to the Focus?
If so, this might be helpful; benjol.blogspot.co.uk/200…tml

Original Poster

tryn2help

Is the Fiesta layout similar to the Focus?If so, this might be helpful; … Is the Fiesta layout similar to the Focus?If so, this might be helpful; http://benjol.blogspot.co.uk/2008/08/ford-focus-headlamp-bulb-change.html



That looks even worse! I'm told that (some) Renaults are probably the worst of all.

Whatever the procedure I certainly don't want to fit bulbs with a short life; hopefully 'normal' power ones from a good brand have the best chance of lasting.

Edited by: "Besford" 7th Mar 2014

Besford

That looks even worse! I'm told that (some) Renaults are probably the … That looks even worse! I'm told that (some) Renaults are probably the worst of all.Whatever the procedure I certainly don't want to fit bulbs with a short life; hopefully 'normal' power ones from a good brand have the best chance of lasting.


Yes, it can be a real bother, but I really like this little car - and I'm teaching my son to do these jobs X)

. . thought about teaching the wife - fortunately it was just a passing thought. X)

P.S. I had a Renault once. Once was enough.
Edited by: "tryn2help" 7th Mar 2014

I hope the Euro car parts ban has been lifted? I've bagged some excellent bargains when they have had certain offers online which i couldn't share. As an example my local garage couldn't believe how little i paid for my brake discs. They were cheaper than my mechanic could get them for at cost. They do have a sister site...think its called my car parts.uk. similar prices and both are free delivery.

Besford

I'm sure it's easier than many others but it's still a pain in the … I'm sure it's easier than many others but it's still a pain in the b@ckside: open bonnet, remove grille, release and move front bumper cover (keeps springing back), remove three torx bolts (one partly hidden - drop one into engine compartment and it disappears forever!), pull entire headlamp unit forward of hidden locating clip, manoeuvre past bumper (still keeps springing back), remove cover on back, pull off connector, release spring clip and replace bulb (the easy bit!), reverse the above procedure (including locating that hidden spring clip). I don't want to do this on a cold, wet night in semi-darkness ever again! :(PS Don't forget that you must avoid touching the bulb glass with your fingers - I believe the grease shortens the bulb's life.


Same, there's a big difference between a MK6 and MK6.5 (facelift), the facelift one is much much more trickier to change

bigal22

it can be used as a butt plug



Depends how spacious your butt canal is, if its too tight.. that can easily break.That would leave a bruise

Original Poster

muzzzzzzzzzy

Same, there's a big difference between a MK6 and MK6.5 (facelift), the … Same, there's a big difference between a MK6 and MK6.5 (facelift), the facelift one is much much more trickier to change



If the 6.5 is the later one with the 'bulging' sidelight part then yes, that's what I have. Pleased to know I'm not the only one who finds it awkward!.

Original Poster

Just picked these up from ECP today and they are, indeed, real Osram, boxed. Same as OEM in the car from new.

Besford

If the 6.5 is the later one with the 'bulging' sidelight part then yes, … If the 6.5 is the later one with the 'bulging' sidelight part then yes, that's what I have. Pleased to know I'm not the only one who finds it awkward!.

Yeah it is, I have the same car and it was so annoying trying to work out how to do it so we just took the bumper off to make it easier.. Plus my front grille was damaged by a previous owner / mechanic do the handbook was of no use,

I hope you changed both bulbs at the same time, or your other one will likely blow in coming days too.

aljack

I hope the Euro car parts ban has been lifted? I've bagged some excellent … I hope the Euro car parts ban has been lifted? I've bagged some excellent bargains when they have had certain offers online which i couldn't share. As an example my local garage couldn't believe how little i paid for my brake discs. They were cheaper than my mechanic could get them for at cost. They do have a sister site...think its called my car parts.uk. similar prices and both are free delivery.



They were banned a year ago, so perhaps that was the length of the ban. Hope there's no more self promo, as I've also found some great bargains over the last year that I couldn't post. The only downside is they won't deliver to a leave packages with neighbours, even a 60p bulb!

Why was they banned from this site?

james_lfc

Why was they banned from this site?



As mentioned above. I think some one from ECP was constantly self promoting which is against forum rules.
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