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Replacing headlight bulbs in a Mercedes A-Class 2012 onwards (W176) 

I couldn’t find much online on getting some tips on replacing headlightsl bulbs on the Mercedes-Benz A-Class so, I’m writing this post as a quick hints and tips guide.

To start, an A-Class that has standard halogen bulbs, the dipped headlights are H7 type. To access the headlight unit holding the dipped headlights, you have to go underneath the wheel arch and search for an access hatch on the wheel arch lining. Once you open the wheel arch lining hatch, you can then turn the circle lid to open up the weather sealed headlight hatch to gain access to the bulb itself. You shoudl see something like this now.

Now, you see those screws? They are deceiving, you don’t need to touch those at all. All you have  to do is twist the bulb conector anticlockwise and the bulb is unlocked from the unit.

Next stagebit to disconnect the wired connector from the bulb itself, just a small pull and your just left with an empty connector. 

Now it’s just a case of putting it all back together after the new bulb is in. 

Hopefully some of these photos help you to picture the process. The only think i found that was quite difficult was to close the hatch on the wheel arch lining. There is not much room to replace the hatch as you have to try and do this from the bonnet side.

The bulbs I installed were Philips X-tremeVision. This is a photo showing OEM bulb on the righy with the Philips on the left.

Asus DSL-AC68U Configuration Settings for BT Infinity

I had bought the Dual Band Asus DSL-AC68U AC1900 modem/ router to replace the BT Homehub 5 on BT Infinity fibre broadband,  I was getting pretty bad dropouts and signal degradation through some bits of the house.

I had a nightmare of a time trying to get the router connected to the Internet and, in the end I managed to successfully connect it to BT Infinity 1.

You could go through the quick setup option but you’d still have to click the manage settings option to configure further settings. 

Quick setup option I choose was BT Infinity no vlan.

Here are the settings I used to successfully connect to BT Infinity.

Asus ac

Use PPPOE mode and

username: bthomehub@btbroadband.com

Password : bt

The most important setting to get it connecting was VLAN ID = 101 and ensure you enable 802.1q. 

The DSL Settings that I used that gave pretty good performance.

*** UPDATE 26/11/2016 ****

Please Enable G.INP (G.998.4) – BT have implemented that on some cabinets apparently! I managed to get an extra  3Mb on my download data rate.

DSL AC68U DSL Settings
DSL AC68U DSL Settings for BT Infinity
Line Stats
Line Stats

References:

https://community.bt.com/t5/BT-Infinity-Speed-Connection/Asus-rt-ac68u-FTTC-MTU-settings-purchased-from-the-BT-Shop/td-p/1121908