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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:56 pm    Post subject: Another headlight rebuild question Reply with quote

None of the current threads I was able to find addressed my issue.

For 1, the grommet that holds the adjusting tab in place was rotted and now gone. I cant find a replacement or suitable holder to allow adjustment of the sealed beam.

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Next is that I am re using the clips I removed, mostly. I cant get any of the stock clips to work. . What am I doing wrong here??

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To be clear, these are the clips that hold the sealed beam in.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Another headlight rebuild question Reply with quote

There are a few great threads that detail your questions- but you do have to search- and also in the bugs sections. I bet there are five in the split bus FAQ section alone- including this one:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=372189

Your grommet should not be there- it requires a short section of tubing. I've recommended buying a foot of a couple different sizes of vac or fuel line at your local hardware store- then cutting short sections and finding the one that fits. The tube need only slide into the hole- the clip enlarges it and holds it in place.

The spring clips are installed under the aiming ring short end first, with the bend down toward the headlight retaining ring- then with a slight pivot for tension- the long end is tucked under the aiming ring. Five clips will hold the sealed beam just fine.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Another headlight rebuild question Reply with quote

hitest wrote:
There are a few great threads that detail your questions- but you do have to search- and also in the bugs sections. I bet there are five in the split bus FAQ section alone- including this one:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=372189

Your grommet should not be there- it requires a short section of tubing. I've recommended buying a foot of a couple different sizes of vac or fuel line at your local hardware store- then cutting short sections and finding the one that fits. The tube need only slide into the hole- the clip enlarges it and holds it in place.

The spring clips are installed under the aiming ring short end first, with the bend down toward the headlight retaining ring- then with a slight pivot for tension- the long end is tucked under the aiming ring. Five clips will hold the sealed beam just fine.


That's very helpful actually. Thanks!!
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