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Need to replace a near side headlight on a Mitsubishi colt 2006. I've heard from a mate that I have to access the bulb holder through the wheel arch? Is this true? Could anyone advise me on how to go about this please???

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There's an access panel in top/front of the front wheel arch, if it's the left bulb lock the wheels to the right, if it's the right bulb, lock the wheels to the left.
there's two release catches on the arch panel, one to the top & one near the body of the car, release these then just slide off to reveal the back of the light housing. This has one clip at the bottom and two locating tabs at the top.
(Opening the hood will give more light & helps when putting the inner light housing back on as you can feel if the top tabs are located back in.)
The bulb/wires just pull out of the fitting, and then pull the bulb out of the wiring block.
Replacement bulb just pushes into the wiring block, then just push back into the housing (the tab on the bulb locates at the top of the fitting).
It's also worth checking if the fuse in the glove box has blown too.

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