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Removing headlamp backing covers

Eccles60

Enthusiast
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78
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Solihull, West Midlands
#1
Silly question probably but how do I remove the black bowls from behind the headlamps on my 1986 GTL? I need access to the headlamp bulbs and the owner's manual shows them separated but doesn't mention how to move them. With my feeble grip I can't seem to move them and don't know how much force to apply.

Thanks - also where can I get yellow halogen bulbs from?

Cheers, Mark B
 
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#2
Thanks - also where can I get yellow halogen bulbs from?
Cheers, Mark B
ME! I can supply you with a couple of 60/55 watt halogen bulbs, complete with "selective" yellow covers, which will fit into the opening used by the conventional 50/45 watt non-halogen bulbs. PM me if you need to know more.
 

Cornish4

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Falmouth
#3
Hi there Mark, it's quite easy to remove the headlamp covers, simply use a small screwdriver to lever them off.
Regards Brian.
 

Eccles60

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Solihull, West Midlands
#4
Hi there Mark, it's quite easy to remove the headlamp covers, simply use a small screwdriver to lever them off.
Regards Brian.
Thanks Brian. Now I know, I'll feel better having a go. Hopefully I can see a small gap where the cover separates from the base. Much appreciated, Mark.
 

harbourseal

Renault R4 Lunatic
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Breda The Netherlands
#5
These covers have quite a tight fit. Do not be afraid to use some force with a small screwdriver. I've never found a gap to put my screwdriver in to. I just went for it.
What might help is to try to turn them first.
 

Eccles60

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Solihull, West Midlands
#6
These covers have quite a tight fit. Do not be afraid to use some force with a small screwdriver. I've never found a gap to put my screwdriver in to. I just went for it.
What might help is to try to turn them first.
Cheers that's very helpful, I'll give it a go now with more knowledge. Much obliged.
 
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