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Headlamp

PostPost by: Olympicblue » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:38 pm

Hello,

Do you have some experience of new headlamp with plastic bowl like this :

http://www.holden.co.uk/displayproduct. ... de=010.599

Thank you in advance for your answer

Damien

PS : edit : link correction thanks to phariso
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:44 pm

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PostPost by: theelanman » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:11 am

pharriso wrote:Damien, your link (URL) is incomplete.



?????

works for me...... :D

just spotted the edit and time...... :oops:
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PostPost by: Keith Scarfe » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:21 am

Yes me. They are rubbish. I got some when restoring my car about 10 years ago (may be improved now I don't know). The outer chrome rim didn't clip on securely enough and kept falling off when the lights went up and down. Not good to loose these as they aren't cheep so I chucked them and went back to the standard metal ones.
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PostPost by: Elanman99 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:31 pm

Keith Scarfe wrote:Yes me. They are rubbish. I got some when restoring my car about 10 years ago (may be improved now I don't know). The outer chrome rim didn't clip on securely enough and kept falling off when the lights went up and down. Not good to loose these as they aren't cheep so I chucked them and went back to the standard metal ones.
HTH.
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I don't think you are supposed to put them back on. Its all part of the design concept of weight reduction.

Can you imagine how much effort Ron and the design team had to put into persuading Colin that the (rarely seen in daylight) chrome rims were actually required. In reality they are pretty much non functional and can be a real devil to remove, I have also seen cars where the chrome rim pushes the light unit and disturbs the alignment.

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