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Old February 7th, 2008, 09:21 PM
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a couple E-code questions

First what hold the rubber boot on, the plug that connects to the bulb? It seems the most logical but I thought it would have been a little more secure design. ALso the ring that holds the headlight in I can only get two of three clips to line up with the metal clips on the headlight am I missing something here? Thanks for your help.
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Old February 8th, 2008, 08:03 AM
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Old February 8th, 2008, 09:23 AM
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Hella E-code lights.

Yes, that's all that holds it in.

Those rings are a pain in th ass. I got rid of the originals and replaced with new units. Went together like butter after that.
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Old February 8th, 2008, 06:29 PM
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the rings are a suprise, elaborate on what you did about the rings? I just threw mine in so i can have lights about to drive 6 hours, should be interesting.
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Old February 9th, 2008, 07:28 AM
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I know as many folks that have done this someone can surely offer some insight on how they were able to get the Hellas to work with the factory rings.
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Old February 9th, 2008, 09:32 AM
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I just installed a set on my SW. I did one light at a time so, I could use the other one for reference, it was a pain. I also in got the ones with the extra light bulb so with the parking lights the head lights light up like the discos.

The two adjusting screws are on the left side and the third screw screws into the little knub.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 08:59 AM
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I tried using the other for a reference also didnt work. The clips that hold the light in didnt line up with the e-codes. I thought this was going to be simple, nothing is ever simple with these things. The lights end up being almost upside down once I got them in. Maybe doing it at night had something to do with it.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 09:36 AM
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Phillip - don't you think that replacing your headlights is harming your truck's originality?

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Old February 10th, 2008, 10:08 AM
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It really took a lot of thinking and sleepless nights to finally change them out.
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Phillip - don't you think that replacing your headlights is harming your truck's originality?

Jim, I was thinking the same thing... :-)
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Old February 10th, 2008, 12:13 PM
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Old February 10th, 2008, 09:10 PM
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So these are the ones that don't require a new wiring harness or other modifications, right?

They are advertised as simple replacement, but it sounds like some what of a pain. Are they significantly different from run of the mill headlights? Do they work that much better? I've been considering a set.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 09:46 PM
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Its not bad. I think a PO replaced the stock headlights and lost some parts which is why I had a hard time. I am still missing some parts and have gotten one in and aimed. Im going to NAPA in the morning to hopefully get the little clips that hold the headlight to the ring. It is a simple replacement mine turned out to be a bitch because I had to do it in the dark in a hurry so I could get on the road for a 5 hour drive. The one headlight I have in and aimed works as good as both of my old sealed beams. The only need for upgraded wiring is a higher wattage bulb, the E-code lamps with a +40 xenon bulb is good light. They have a SHARP cutoff and will not be offensive to other drivers. Some of the best money Ive spent on the Rover, maybe second to the redline mtl.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 12:09 AM
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Good to know - I'll have to put them on the list. My original lights burned out within a few weeks of one another, and I replaced them with something from the parts store. They're okay, until you drive down a bad road somewhere very dark.
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This little clip, that seems to be nonexistent
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Old February 11th, 2008, 11:26 AM
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This little clip, that seems to be nonexistent

Did you try RDS? He really seems to catch odds and ends unavailable elsewhere.
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I tried everyone, a few folks said to call George.. I called RN it will be interesting to see what they came up with.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 11:49 AM
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RN sold me a headlight hardware kit for the RRC a few years back (I was missing those clips too). It consisted of three of those clips and the screws. Looks the same.

I've got E codes on the 110 and you're right, they rock. I can take pictures if you're still having trouble.
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