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#555565 - 23/01/19 07:35 PM Chrome Headlamp rings
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Am I missing something? I removed the headlamp chrome rings to clean them up a bit and now I can't get them back on. I get the two notches at the top lined up, I can get the screw at the bottom in but they wont go flush at the bottom left side. Is there a knack to getting these back on? am i missing something to get these flush. I have tried several times without much joy. Help!!!
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#555566 - 23/01/19 07:48 PM Re: Chrome Headlamp rings [Re: Chilliblu]
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Andy, I tend to put the top of the rim on to the lamp fitting, offset and then using extended hands on each side of the rim turn the rim round until the grub screw hole underneath, lines up.
I put little arrows of masking tape on the rim and the car body where the hole needs to line up.
I hope that helps.
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#555570 - 23/01/19 08:08 PM Re: Chrome Headlamp rings [Re: Wirewheel]
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Thanks Ian. I have tried that. Is there just the two lugs at the top and the screw at the bottom? nothing to keep the left side in?
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#555599 - 23/01/19 10:52 PM Re: Chrome Headlamp rings [Re: Chilliblu]
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MMC put a 4 inch strip of self adhesive molded strip of neoprene on top of mounting ring which makes outer rim a tad difficult to replace. Presumably to stop headlamp rattling around so kept them.

To replace I orientate pip on rim at top then carefully hook top of it onto the two lips oriented approx 1030 & 1330 on plastic bowl rim. Then push firmly down until it fits over locating hole at approx 1630. If needed the rim can just about be twisted to align perfectly with this hole before replacing self tapper. A bit of vaseline may help.
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#555601 - 23/01/19 11:22 PM Re: Chrome Headlamp rings [Re: Chilliblu]
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I put a strip of masking tape over the top of the headlamp cowl and mark the position of the pip before I take the rim off.

The neoprene strip helps to stop the whistle and sometimes needs extending.
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#555615 - 24/01/19 07:13 AM Re: Chrome Headlamp rings [Re: Chilliblu]
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The neoprene stops the whistle as Dave says.
Draught excluder self adhesive tape also works
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#555728 - 24/01/19 05:45 PM Re: Chrome Headlamp rings [Re: Chilliblu]
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Originally Posted By Chilliblu
Thanks Ian. I have tried that. Is there just the two lugs at the top and the screw at the bottom? nothing to keep the left side in?


Hi Andy, I cannot remember whether or not there are any additional lugs. I had the whole headlamp fitting out a couple of weeks ago doing some wiring so did not take enough notice to answer your question. If I get an opportunity to have a look in the factory tomorrow I will come back to you.
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#555755 - 24/01/19 07:11 PM Re: Chrome Headlamp rings [Re: Chilliblu]
sospan Offline
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These rings are a bugger sometimes. With mine I locate the top edge and press down, push in the bottom to locate and screw on. Witness marks( masking tape/pencil) help line it up.
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#555859 - 25/01/19 03:53 PM Re: Chrome Headlamp rings [Re: Chilliblu]
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Andy, spoke to the guys in the factory today.
There are two lugs on the top of the headlamp mount
One at 11 o’clock and the other at 1 o’clock.
The rim is lined up and the rim located on the two lugs and with the bottom screw hole.
The rim is then given a gentle bash with the heal of your hand. There is an interference fit around the headlamp mount.
Screw the bottom screw in and job done.

I hope that helps.
Send me a private message with your email address if you want me to send you the 3 photos I took this morning.
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#555861 - 25/01/19 03:59 PM Re: Chrome Headlamp rings [Re: Wirewheel]
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Originally Posted By Wirewheel
a gentle bash


That's me knackered, then..
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