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Old 15th September 2021, 21:57   #51
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I have recently acquired another facelift 75 and was surprised to find the dipped beam bulb held in by a very tight spring clip, so tight that I had to remove the light unit to release the clip.
How unusual, Mk2 headlamps with Mk1 bulb fittings. Never heard of that before.


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Old 16th September 2021, 15:53   #52
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That clip must have been wrong or a non standard part because those clips are very easy to release.---
It's strange, I've got a 04 facelift with the spring clip rather than twist fitting. Not sure why, but as my dad used to say, it was as tight as a ducks a*** and that's watertight.
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How unusual, Mk2 headlamps with Mk1 bulb fittings. Never heard of that before.


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Likewise, it seems to be rather unusual.
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So, there are clearly two versions of the Mk2 non-HID headlamps. One with the wire clip bulb fitting and the other with the bayonet system (presumably appearing later). Once Rimmer's site is back in action, it will be interesting to see if that difference is apparent in the part numbers for mK2 headlamps fitted through the Mk2 era.

EDIT: Growing old I guess. It was apparent as far back as 2015 that some Mk2s have wire clip bulb fittings. This thread reports a 2005 model with them (Post 10): https://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/for...d.php?t=207733
My 2004 1.8T has bayonet fittings, so it's unlikely to be VIN related.
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So, there are clearly two versions of the Mk2 non-HID headlamps. One with the wire clip bulb fitting and the other with the bayonet system (presumably appearing later). Once Rimmer's site is back in action, it will be interesting to see if that difference is apparent in the part numbers for mK2 headlamps fitted through the Mk2 era.

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