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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