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removing headlight lens from reflector

Discussion in ''How To' & 'Handy Hints'' started by grapeape, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. grapeape

    grapeape Member

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    So I pulled the lights apart and cant see how the lens and reflector body separate.

    I have a good reflector in one and a dull reflector in the other.

    Lights are from a 74 BTW.

    I was thinking destroy bad reflector and bad glass then make one good one but thought 'the forums might help!'...

    Cheers!
     
  2. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Could be a sealed beam unit where water has penetrated via the globe & corroded the reflector - (was there the rubber cover in place over the back of the globe ...?)
    Can't separate the two if it is sealed beam.( Only the globes were replaceable.)
    Early headlight units had separate lens/reflectors.
    New sealed beam units run out around $80 - $90 for Hella/Bosch
     
  3. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    as Mark said. 74 will be sealed beam.
     
  4. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Actually a semi-sealed beam. Lens and reflector in one piece with a replaceable P45t bulb.

    With sealed beams (as in US VWs) the bulb is not replaceable.
     
  5. grapeape

    grapeape Member

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    Thanks for the replies folks,

    Would 76 units fit then?
     
  6. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Only if you have 38 Kombis:)

    The headlights from around '74 until '79 were the same on Aussie sold Kombis.
     
  7. grapeape

    grapeape Member

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    Rippa,

    Thanks folks!
     

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