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Aero Headlights #765312
23/12/22 10:27 PM
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Does anyone know what vehicle the headlight assemblies on a USA Spec 2005 Aero 8 are from? Would like to replece the entire assembly.

Re: Aero Headlights [Re: CSGS] #765324
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BMW MINI if similar to UK models.Series 1 and 2 Aeros were VW ('new') Beetle.


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Re: Aero Headlights [Re: CSGS] #765337
24/12/22 08:37 AM
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2005 US Aero were the same as a UK Series 2.

Modern VW Beetle.

Be gentle fitting them as too much tension in the mounting can crack the glass from the body.

Some gratuitous S2 pictures for the sake of it.

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Re: Aero Headlights [Re: CSGS] #765346
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and don't forget that ,with the VW Beetle lights -

VW N/S is Morgan O/S and VW O/S is Morgan N/S

- not confusing at all doh

I would also echo Alistair's advice re. over tightening; it is very easy to split the grey rubber/plastic seal if too much tension is applied.

I seem to recall that Nick had real difficulty in sourcing new replacements a year or so back;I don't know if the supply has improved.....

James


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Re: Aero Headlights [Re: James B W] #767327
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Originally Posted by James B W
and don't forget that ,with the VW Beetle lights -

VW N/S is Morgan O/S and VW O/S is Morgan N/S

- not confusing at all doh

I would also echo Alistair's advice re. over tightening; it is very easy to split the grey rubber/plastic seal if too much tension is applied.

I seem to recall that Nick had real difficulty in sourcing new replacements a year or so back;I don't know if the supply has improved.....

James


If you want genuine ones be prepared to spend 6 months searching far and wide... if you don't mind aftermarket alternatives they can be sourced easily enough last time I looked.

Most will require a bit of filing to fit flush against the wings, otherwise they can sit a bit proud in places.

Hopefully mine are ok when I eventually drive it, had to do them up tight to get a nice flush fitting!


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Re: Aero Headlights [Re: CSGS] #767329
20/01/23 02:13 PM
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Not suitable in this particular case, but if anyone needs them I have a pair of early BMW mini headlights, free to good home.

Re: Aero Headlights [Re: NickCW] #767353
20/01/23 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by NickCW
Originally Posted by James B W
and don't forget that ,with the VW Beetle lights -

VW N/S is Morgan O/S and VW O/S is Morgan N/S

- not confusing at all doh

I would also echo Alistair's advice re. over tightening; it is very easy to split the grey rubber/plastic seal if too much tension is applied.

I seem to recall that Nick had real difficulty in sourcing new replacements a year or so back;I don't know if the supply has improved.....

James


If you want genuine ones be prepared to spend 6 months searching far and wide... if you don't mind aftermarket alternatives they can be sourced easily enough last time I looked.

Most will require a bit of filing to fit flush against the wings, otherwise they can sit a bit proud in places.

Hopefully mine are ok when I eventually drive it, had to do them up tight to get a nice flush fitting!

Probably best to pop to you local friendly MOT chap when the lightpods have bedded in, to have the headlight aim checked


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Re: Aero Headlights [Re: Ewan] #767370
21/01/23 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Ewan
Not suitable in this particular case, but if anyone needs them I have a pair of early BMW mini headlights, free to good home.


Hi Ewan, have sent you a PM as will be fault-finding a headlamp failure on my 2015 Aero Coupe next week.


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