|Quote, originally posted by strakit »|
|Let's see if i got this one straight.... To change a high or low beam bulb, you got to disassemble the entire front of the car?|
NO, NO, NO - You don't have to take the bumper off to change a bulb. You only have to remove the bumper if you want to change the entire headlamp assembly (the whole big thing).
If you want to change the bulb on a W12, you lift the hood, remove the top cover for the air filter on the affected side, remove the air filter element, then you shove your hand inside, remove the plastic cap from the back of the light, and then you change the bulb.
If you want to change the bulb on a V8, you remove the air duct that directs outside air from the top of the radiator area to the the air filter plenum, then you just stick your hand inside and change the bulb. As you can see in the photo below, even an ape could get his/her hand in there once the air duct (held in place with three screws) is removed.
The other thread I made reference to illustrated how to change the entire headlight assembly, not simply the bulb.
The pictures below show the air duct in place (on the left side of the car), and below that, the air duct removed (on the right side of the car).