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PostSubject: My new light looks a bit weird!!   22nd November 2009, 19:51

Fitted my new headlight. Is all great. Motor works and was a bargain at £46!! The only issue is the light being produced seems different. It's clearer if that makes sense?? I had a closer look and the glass on the old light seems to have developed lots of tiny bubbles where the dipped beam is. This is probably where it gets hotter and has caused these bubbles. I'm going to change the bulbs over to the ones in the old lamp to see if that changes it but does anyone have any ideas or had this happen??

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PostSubject: Re: My new light looks a bit weird!!   22nd November 2009, 19:55

maybe it's also wear James, years of dust etc hitting the lens, if that makes sense Wink

a bit like being shotblasted, the option of how to fix this is to go slower Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: My new light looks a bit weird!!   22nd November 2009, 22:44

Maybe. Think I may just have to live with it. Bugs me though!!

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PostSubject: Re: My new light looks a bit weird!!   22nd November 2009, 22:45

Kinda prefer the old one!! Razz

Although this one is brighter!!

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PostSubject: Re: My new light looks a bit weird!!   22nd November 2009, 23:38

can you just change the motor? or try and fit the motor from the new lamp to the old?

as I've not even seen what they look like I could be talking rubbish Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: My new light looks a bit weird!!   23rd November 2009, 07:48

I know people get into them for the joey mod but they are 'sealed units'. Not sure I'd be too popular if I took them apart and fudged it up then had to buy another one!!

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PostSubject: Re: My new light looks a bit weird!!   23rd November 2009, 08:53

Did you install it yourself? Good going if you did. Sounds like a replacement old unit to get them matching again Sad

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PostSubject: Re: My new light looks a bit weird!!   23rd November 2009, 09:39

Yeah I did it, only 3 nuts and the plug with all the wires in, simples!

Think I'm going to have to live with it! Will try changing the bulbs but don't think it's them to be honest. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: My new light looks a bit weird!!   23rd November 2009, 10:26

Nah I think its the plastic that is altering the light. I'm sure you will get used to it...if not squint with one eye Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My new light looks a bit weird!!   23rd November 2009, 10:53

Yeah, it's what other people see aswell though, i hate cars with different lights!!

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PostSubject: Re: My new light looks a bit weird!!   23rd November 2009, 12:40

just drive with them of, everyone else seemed to this morning when it was throwing it down and dark Mad

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PostSubject: Re: My new light looks a bit weird!!   23rd November 2009, 12:43

If your lights differ in any way to each other, colour brightness etc it's an MOT fail and a possible tug from the William James! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My new light looks a bit weird!!   23rd November 2009, 12:48

I think James means only a slight difference Rob, which surely would be ok??

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PostSubject: Re: My new light looks a bit weird!!   23rd November 2009, 12:57

It's purely the way the light is coming through them. Because the old one is aged the light is almost dispersed, it looks like a 'pearl' bulb, where as the new one the light is 'cleaner' and more like a clear bulb.

But surely this is ok, the beams can be adjusted now and it just a case that one of them has been replaced.

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PostSubject: Re: My new light looks a bit weird!!   23rd November 2009, 12:58

Yer it sounds fine. I'm sure they can't mark it down onthat

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PostSubject: Re: My new light looks a bit weird!!   23rd November 2009, 13:40

Below is probably some of the areas taken from an MOT inspection sheet that could be addressed for a MOT failiure with reagrds to your lights!
Obviously depends on the day and the examiner! Wink

MOT Inspection Manual[u]

1.2 Headlamps

Headlamps are lamps used to iluminate the road ahead of the vehicle. but are not fog lamps.
This inspection does not apply to vehicles used only during the hours of daylight, which are fitted with neither front nor rear position lamps etc.( see fig 1.1)

This Inspection applies to all obligatory headlamps fitted.
Note: Headlamps are not required on vehicles first used before 1 Jan 1931. but they amy have one or more optional main or dipped beam headlamps.

'Matched pair'
A matched pair is a pair of lamps which
* both emit light of substantially the same colourand intensity
and
* are both the same size and shape so thattheyare symmetrical to one another.

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Method of Inspection

4. Check that each obligtory headlamp

a. is in good working order
b. is not damaged, dirty or derteriorated
Note: Any adverse effects due to headlamp lens damage or deterioraton can also be assessed on checking beam aim (see 1.6) A repaired lens must be assessed on it's merits.


e. if intended to be one of a matched pair
* emits light of substantially the same colour as it's counterpart.


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Reason for Rejection

An obligatory main or dipped headlamp

a. is not working.
b. damaged, dirty or deteriorated to such an extent that
* the light output is well below that required to illuminate the road ahead.
or
*the beam image is adversely affected.



e.The headlamps provided to form a matched pair.

*do not emit light of the sane colour.

f. does not emit light that is either substantially white or yellow.
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PostSubject: Re: My new light looks a bit weird!!   23rd November 2009, 13:43

Well to be honest I ran the risk if I didn't change it and the beams needed adjusting. Between the two lamps I probably have a perfect one!! Razz

Maybe SVG will see this when they're around next and put their thoughts in, but just got to suck it and see I think!

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PostSubject: Re: My new light looks a bit weird!!   23rd November 2009, 13:44

Should be ok unless it is very obvious James!
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PostSubject: Re: My new light looks a bit weird!!   23rd November 2009, 17:09

I'd think it was fine by how you explained it Smile

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PostSubject: Re: My new light looks a bit weird!!   24th November 2009, 11:38

Just been given this link on tM, so going to give it a go! Very Happy

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=128407

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PostSubject: Re: My new light looks a bit weird!!   24th November 2009, 11:44

Just looked and it's amazing the difference Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: My new light looks a bit weird!!   24th November 2009, 11:47

Yeah, think it was just a bit of polish??!! I'll give it a go! Very Happy

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