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How to replace the headlight bulb on a Skoda Octavia

Modern cars are notorious for the difficulty in replacing headlight bulbs, thanks to the increased crash structure and components crowding engine bays. Thankfully, it is fairly easy to replace the headlight bulb in a Skoda Octavia MkII (2004-2013).

You will need to remove the lamp unit, but should be able to do so without tools. Below is a step-by-step guide, or you can find a ‘how to’ explainer video at the bottom of this page.

Step 1

Open the bonnet by pulling the catch in the driver footwell.

Pull the bonnet catch in the driver foot well

Pull the tab that emerges from the grill, and lift the bonnet.

Step 2

Locate the white nut behind the lamp unit and undo it.

Locate this white plastic nut behind the headlight unit

The nut should be easy to remove by hand, but if it is too tight, use a pair of pliers to loosen only. Once removed, put aside somewhere safe.

Undo the nut

Step 3

Locate a small tab and metal hook beside the lamp unit in front of the bulkhead.

Replacing the headlight bulb on Skoda Octavia MkII

Lift the plastic tab and keep it raised.

Replacing the headlight bulb on Skoda Octavia MkII

Pull the hook out while the tab is raised, until it clicks.

Replacing the headlight bulb on Skoda Octavia MkII

Step 4

Pull the lamp unit forward and out from the car.

Replacing the headlight bulb on Skoda Octavia MkII

You can unplug the unit or rest it on the bumper to release the bulbs.

Replacing the headlight bulb on Skoda Octavia MkII

Step 5

Remove the rubber dust cover from the light unit to expose the dipped beam bulb

Replacing the headlight bulb on Skoda Octavia MkII

Step 6

Twist the bulb holder and remove from the unit.

Replacing the headlight bulb on Skoda Octavia MkII

Pull out the bulb and replace.

Replacing the headlight bulb on Skoda Octavia MkII

Main beam bulb

Remove the dust cover

Replacing the headlight bulb on Skoda Octavia MkII

Remove the circlip from the catches at the bottom of the bulb, and lift the hinged clip away from the bulb holder.

Replacing the headlight bulb on Skoda Octavia MkII

Take out and replace the bulb

Replacing the headlight bulb on Skoda Octavia MkII

Refitting is a reversal of the above

Replacing the headlight bulb on Skoda Octavia MkII

And that is it, the simple method of how to replace the headlight bulb on a Skoda Octavia MkII. If you want to follow a more detailed step-by-step guide then check out this video below.

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