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2008 Audi Q7 3.6L quattro 4dr

2008 Audi Q7
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All Wheel Drive, 4 Door SUV, 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
14 mpg city / 19 mpg hwy
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January 1, 2010, 7:43 am

Patrick R

Question: 2008 Q7 3.0 TDI - How to access the nearside headlight casing to change the dipped bulb.

The casing seems to have a sliding door which will open partially and then jams - before I remove half the headlight retaining bolts, am I missing the obvious, easy solution?

January 4, 2010, 5:55 pm

Ron W
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Your car should be under warranty (which should cover headlamps), so you could just let the dealer change it.

My information doesn't show the procedure for a 2008, but here's how to do a 2007 which may be the same. There looks like a retaining clip on the back of the bulb that you lift up on. And a second retaining clip on the upper outside edge that you push down on while pulling on the housing gently. That should get it out to change the bulb.

You may also find a picture on Autozone's free online repair guides.

I haven't tried to use the guides yet, but it is another free source of information. Good luck.

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