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Headlight replacement D1
Neil wood
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November 21, 2019 - 10:11 pm
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Due to a load of corrosion in the headlight I am having to replace the unit itself. Mine has a pilot light in it! The new cheaper copy has a flat reflector skin, but the old one has a raised section meaning the pilot bulb holder holds itself in place! The new one is flush so the bulb holder doesn’t stay put! Any ideas to get it to hold or a replacement bulb holders that will fit and hold. I’ve seen various but not sure which would be best!

Bolton, Greater Manchester
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November 23, 2019 - 7:52 pm
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Hi Neil,

From memory the new type pilot bulb holders are made of rubber and just push into the new reflector. I am sure there's a supplier in the links section.


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