Spirit II headlight removal
Tried to remove a headlamp on RR Silver Spirit II. I want to see if there’s a way of me refurbishing them myself. Tee-hee. (Given they’re both full of mould and dirt, while the reflector is a right mess).
Removed chrome work surround, all fine. Removed the two screws at bottom of light, all fine. In the engine bay, tried untightening the two bolts as shown in the attached pictures. They unscrewed part way, but then stopped/seized. Just didn’t have the strength in my fingers (in a very small area for a chaps hands to work in) to unscrew anymore.
Tried everything I could think of. Many squirts of WD40. I tried wearing rubber gloves / using a cloth. Spanners (adjustable and otherwise), various pliers, even a plumbing tap removing tool. Not helped by tiny available work area next to these bolts.
Any suggestions as to what I could use to unscrew the remaining thread please? (One of them now won’t turn either direction). Really it needs the strength of Geoff Capes fingers, in the hand size of a toddler.
Are there any other fastenings I need to undo to detach the headlamp from the car? Can’t see anymore… (I’ve taken out the bulbs and unplugged the wires).
Anyone had the joy of removing a headlight and can guide me pls? Or any experience of DIY headlamp refurb? And can offer step by step instructions….!? 😉