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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-31-02, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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XR Light Fix

Fixed the broken high beam lamp in the XR today.

My usual dealer decided to have a stock take today so I couldn't pick up my ordered part, and since I needed the lamp ASAP, I drove over to ads favourite dealer, Thompson Ford, who sold me the lamp for $123, $32 cheaper than the quote from my normal dealer!

Anywayz, for those with XRs who may one day break a lamp lens, here's the process:

- Undo the 4 bolts and 2 plastic screws holding the top of the nose cone to the chassis.

- Undo the screws holding the plastic sump guard to the bottom of the nose cone.

- Remove the 3 xmas trees holding the plastic wheel arch guard to the nose cone. You'll most likely break these, so get a few new ones when you get the lamp.

- Undo the nut which allows the end of the nose cone to come away from the front quarter panel.

I'd only broken one lamp on one side, so I just pulled the nose cone away enough to access the broken lamp.

- Remove the wiring from the back of the lamp.

- To remove the lamp from the headlight assembly, use a screwdriver or similar to pry the lamp away from the 3 white plastic lugs which are connected to the 2 adusting screws, and 1 anchor screw. don't worry if you damage/break them, you'll get new ones with the lamp.

- Don't pop the white lugs on the new lamp, they need to be on the adusting/anchor screws first.

- Remove the old rubber cover from the back of the original lamp, and put it on your new lamp - saves mucking about putting holes in the new rubber cover.

- Just pop the lamp on the plastic lugs, and you're done!

- Refit nose cone, as per reverse of above steps.

Here are some pics.


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While you had the nose cone off why didnt you go and get the pursuit nose cone fitted??

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Hahaha, yes, I wondering what to do with that spare few grand I had lying around...

I'm hoping someone will do a Pursuit ute-ish nose cone extension soon - wait and see.

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VenomXR, it's a pain, eh. My son had to fix one of his headlights 2 weeks ago on his AUII XR8 ute. Don't know about you, but he drew blood. Either he is just like his dad (me), or it's cause his hands are just too big. 6' 4" and solid to go with it.

Just glad it wasn't mine.
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I got scratches, but no blood.

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Did you try seeing if the lamp was cheaper aftermarket from the Hella dogalog?

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Good job on posting the piccies and a step by step guide on how to pull the bumper apart from get to the lights. Just hope it won't happen to me. "Touch's Wood".
Looks pretty straight forward to do after seeing the piccies.

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