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How to Change the Headlight Bulb on a Rover 75 Estate

Updated February 21, 2017

The Rover Estate 75 has two sets of headlights, inboard (the main beams) and outboard (the low beam). The inboard headlights are found closest to the centre of the vehicle and the outboard headlights, or sidelights, are closer to the outside of the vehicle. Changing an inboard headlight bulb can be done through the engine compartment but the outboard bulbs are only accessible by reaching behind the front wheel wells. The inboard bulb requires an H1 55-watt bulb and the outboard requires an H7 55-watt bulb.

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  1. Turn off the engine and open the bonnet.

  2. Reach into the engine compartment and pull the rubber cover over the headlight bulb off.

  3. Unhook the wire clip at the top of the bulb assembly and turn it away from the bulb.

  4. Pull the electrical connector from the back of the bulb.

  5. Pull the bulb straight out of the socket.

  6. Install the new bulb by pushing it into the socket.

  7. Reverse steps 2 through 4 to reassemble the bulb assembly.

  8. Turn off the engine and turn the wheels all the way to the right or the left. If you are replacing a bulb on the driver's side, turn the wheels to the right. For the passenger's side, turn the wheels to the left.

  9. Turn the knob on the bottom of the access panel covering the headlight-bulb assembly.

  10. Pull up on the panel and remove it.

  11. Remove the rubber cover over the bulb. Pull it straight off.

  12. Disconnect the electrical connector by pulling it from the back of the bulb.

  13. Detach the wire clip at the top of the bulb assembly.

  14. Take out the old bulb. You can pull it straight out.

  15. Install the new bulb.

  16. Reverse steps 2 through 6 to reassemble the bulb assembly.

  17. Tip

    The owner's manual has several diagrams for both the inboard and outboard headlight-bulb assembly.


    Never touch the glass part of the new bulb. The oils from your body can cause the bulb to shatter once it is turned on.

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Things You'll Need

  • Owner's manual
  • Replacement bulb

About the Author

After accidentally stumbling into a journalism class at University of North Texas, Abby Vaun has been writing ever since. She honed her skills writing for "The Dallas Morning News" and as a copy editor for Earle Palmer Brown in New York City. From Dallas to New York to L.A., she has enjoyed freelancing for 10 years and expanding her knowledge through her profession.

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