Front Panel removal

Seeing the recent pictures of the Twizy with the front panel removed, reminds me I still haven’t managed to get this off yet!

Can some one provide some instructions (other than those in the manual) on how to remove it?
I have tried and nothing appears to move.

Thanks
Chris

Which one? The one with the Renault Badge and the brake fluid reservoir underneath or the black one with the power cable and squirty bottle? The brake fluid one does simply pull off. I can take some pictures removing it if you like since I had to check if I was one of the recalls that was loosing brake fluid

The brake fluid one. I cannot get mine to move.
The bottom one is screwed on.

Start in one corner and pull forward. Pull harder and it pulls out of the retainer. Go to the other corner and pull loose (see the spring clip type in the pics). Go to the middle and with both hands pull the top forward and it will hinge (sort of) on the bottom slots/pegs/locators…

Thanks for the pictures, different instructions from the book, which says start at the bottom and then by the wiper.

I’ll give it a go when I get home and I’m brave enough to pull hard. :smiley:
Perhaps we should cut out your posting and make a sticky.
Chris

Cheers for that-useful photos-mine was really stiff when I first tried

Thanks Trevor
I was just thinking the same thing I’ve recently removed the renault badge part but not the main one . I’m thinking of led lights I think this would also give access to lights . Thanks for taking time out photos etc your a star !!
Mark

Trevor - excellent came off a treat, too dark to put it back on but… I was surprised how dry it was behind considering the rain I’d driven home in. Many thanks for taking time out to take the Photos. Just what this site is about.

Can’t be sure, but don’t you need to change the bulbs by taking the dash pockets out ?

The light bulbs can be changed by removing the whole lens via the 3 screws on the headlamp see pic. I did this when i changed the side light bulbs to LED ones for brighter vision at night plus they look way better giving of white light and not yellow like standard bulbs. The screws are on springs as well to adjust the dip of the beams it is worth remembering when replacing after a bulb change. :slight_smile:

[quote=“mangowhisk;2961”]The light bulbs can be changed by removing the whole lens via the 3 screws on the headlamp see pic. I did this when i changed the side light bulbs to LED ones for brighter vision at night plus they look way better giving of white light and not yellow like standard bulbs. The screws are on springs as well to adjust the dip of the beams it is worth remembering when replacing after a bulb change. :slight_smile:
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One tip when replacing the headlights.

Park your twizy opposite a garage door or similar, and mark where the beams go, on full and dipped. Once you replace the bulbs it will make it much easier to realign the headlights.

What LEDs did you use for side lamp replacements?

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You need to do this when just replacing the bulbs? Or if you replace the whole light unit?

The handbook says to change bulbs from the inside, via gloveboxes which is tricky, but some find it easier to go via the front panel and mark the levels on a wall so as to get the light unit back in the right place.

That’s the way i would go it’s less hassle ans so much more easy to see what your doing.

Hi @James
Anyway to relink the photos here? I’m interested in removing my front panel for the first time and it seems many found them helpful.
Cheers

Unfortunately if they’re not here then they are long gone as this is a three year old topic from when this site ran on completely different software.

James, how long has the site been on the new software? This will help us better understand which subjects to “leave alone” as archived and which ones to start a fresh.