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wilto

Headlight bulb coming loose

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Has anyone else had issues with the headlight bulb coming loose, mine was loose when I took it for MOT 3 week's ago, when I got home I repositioned the bulb and pushed the retainer back on but the retainer seemed loose. Can I buy these separate, or do I need a new headlight assembly. TIA guys 👍

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Never come across that before, hopefully one of guys that is/was a mechanic for a living will have come across it @iantt :biggrin:

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Try swapping the retainer clips around then you will know for sure 

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21 hours ago, rs200 said:

Try swapping the retainer clips around then you will know for sure 

It's not a clip as such, more of an electrical connector that has two slots in it that slide into guide lugs on the headlight unit, there is a tab that locks the bulb in place this is where my problems lie, as it doesn't make a positive click when I depress it.

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Here is a picture of the plug, you can see the push down tab with the curved lines on it

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Hi wilto, did you get this sorted? When I recently replaced my bulbs I noticed the little piece you have to press to release the bulb retainer assembly on the bottom of your pic was broken which would allow it to vibrate loose. It looks like the whole connector can be replaced but i've had no luck finding one so far.

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I did a Google and found a guy selling one on eBay for £8 plus postage, originally £25, but on further investigation I could not see where the wires on the other end of the clip attaches to, if you take the headlight unit out you'll see what I mean, i think I have managed to get the connector to clip tight now, I think, hasn't come loose since, 🤞 I'll see if I can find the part for you.

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My clip snapped too but with a bit of pressure it still clips shut cheap tat lol

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 Found it, type in 1758231 into Google or eBay and you will find the connector 

Engineering Part Number:
8M51-14370-BA
As you can see there are two spade connectors on the end of the wire's, I couldn't see where these went as the headlight unit is sealed. Perhaps someone knows where and how they are attached

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