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Old 24th November 2019, 06:12 PM
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I've just had a look at the spare headlight unit that I have, and can confirm that it is attached by a single screw (from inside the unit). If you look at the illustration I had in a previous post, you'll see part #13, which is the retaining screw.

As Andrew said, our sponsors may be the best guide to how they removed them (assuming the unit wasn't damaged at the front). It may be possible to use a screwdriver bit on a ring spanner to undo the screw, but it could be very fiddly.

You will need to ensure you get the correct actuator for your headlight though. If you just have Halogen headlights, then the part number is 1J0941295A, but if you have the Xenon headlights, then the part number is 4B0941293A
as you say it's the 1J09412951 as used on a lot of VAG ,otherwise known as 0307853304 which may be a bosch number
looks like you have to detach the front glass , then the reflector ...not sure I have the nerve to try it though!
at a guess our sponsors sell the headlight units complete with this part if unbroken

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Old 24th November 2019, 07:26 PM
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Yup, generic part, Bosch 0307853304: https://www.onlinecarparts.co.uk/bosch-666857.html

Certainly looks very similar to the unit I swapped on my Ford Focus....
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Old 24th November 2019, 07:58 PM
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Probably easier to just replace the complete headlight unit than pull one to bits. I know Prestige just dismantled a couple of A8s.

Or replace the MoT tester. I've never seen the headlamp level even tested, let alone failed on one.
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Old 25th November 2019, 12:12 PM
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oh dear , can't see how I can change this part without breaking the assembly so have followed mikki jayne's advice [ thanks mj et al ] and sourced a headlight from our sponsors
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Old 25th November 2019, 01:35 PM
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well, I got out and got under and the problem is the circular dipped beam light which has a peculiar connector at the back , just a wire bracket or similar

any idea what exactly this is ?

If it's the bit I think you're referring to it holds the bulb in place, sort of presses in and to the side then out with the bulb.

What age is the D2? the early type has a glass lens and they come off in about 8 seconds from the front.

Also you need to find an MOT tester that's not such a jobs worth. That's not a fail, that's a little "get that sorted for next year mate"
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Old 28th November 2019, 03:38 PM
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well job done
real faff , one of the 2 screws behind the bottom trim was rusted in solid [ after only 20 years ! ] and had to be drilled out ; waiting for it to get dark to be able to adjust the headlight manually , the electric adjustment works ok
do all D2's have this electric adjustment or only the cars with factory fitted towballs I wonder ?
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