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Old 12-14-2004, 00:07   #1 (permalink)
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G'day all,

This may amuse some of you. One of the foglights in my Eunos hasn't worked since I had it, so having tracked down some new xenon H3 bulbs, I only had to install them. It was looking like a real nightmare because when I undid the 4 screws at the front of the housing, it still didn't want to come out. The bracket itself is mounting in an extremely obscure position. I checked with the Mazdaworld forums and it turns out that one only has to undo the 4 screws.

It was then that I realised with horror that the entire fog light housing was full of water, except for a tiny air bubble. Someone had obviously tried to cheaply repair the thing with a dodgy home made gasket and failed to the extreme. Check out these pics.







It won't be hard getting a replacement from the US, but I have to say I've never seen anything like this. One of my original EA headlights was a bit discoloured but nothing like this...

Beware of dodgy bastards.
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Old 12-14-2004, 00:10   #2 (permalink)
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Nice, atleast its all fixed and good now.
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Old 12-14-2004, 00:11   #3 (permalink)
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Re: How's this for quality repairs?

well the repair worked (in a way). it is water proof, just the wrong way around.
when i pulled the radio out of the HQ after i got it, i was amazed to find that it was held in only with Blue-Tac.
secondhand cars can be so much fun sometimes!!
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Old 12-14-2004, 00:12   #4 (permalink)
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Oh it isn't fixed yet, the other fog light is the left hand one which hasn't been stuffed around with. But will be straightforward from here. :o)
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Re: How's this for quality repairs?

shite... looks like an amber indicator.
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Old 12-14-2004, 02:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: How's this for quality repairs?

Looks like your car pee'd itself when you pulled out the probe (screw driver!)

got to love it when others take short cuts and you are stuck with the result!
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scary thing is were pretty sure jacks eunos was owned by the boss of where i work "headlight and heater co"

lmao, thats nasty jack

have ya tried the mazda place i gave you the number of? they might have a good seccond hand one
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Old 12-15-2004, 02:54   #8 (permalink)
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so it was probably you who "fixed" the lights wayne?
lol funny if it was

but then maybe you'd say so if it were.... :D
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erm, no the geelong and menbourne offices are totally seperate,
ie never done any jobs for them.....
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haha I recognise Wayne's style.

Nah, I am going to go to that western suburbs wrecker when I get a chance. Will be very interesting to see if they can get the parts I need. Cheers.
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