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Can anyone tell me what this is?

Posted by Terry Grimwood at July 03. 2017

The bracket, that is. I'm pretty sure the other thing is a 2p piece.

It - the bracket - fell out of the headlamp nascelle when I removed the lens.

Terry

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Re: Can anyone tell me what this is?

Posted by Terry Grimwood at July 03. 2017

Previously Terry Grimwood wrote:

The bracket, that is. I'm pretty sure the other thing is a 2p piece.

It - the bracket - fell out of the headlamp nascelle when I removed the lens.

Terry

Sorry, should have said 'please'. Dreadful manners.

Re: Can anyone tell me what this is?

Posted by richard_payne at July 03. 2017

It looks like a part that is rivetted to the headlamp rim with the two prongs to engage with a tab on the reflector and stop the light unit rotating. I'm not sure about the other tab though.

Re: Can anyone tell me what this is?

Posted by Terry Grimwood at July 03. 2017

Previously richard_payne wrote:

It looks like a part that is rivetted to the headlamp rim with the two prongs to engage with a tab on the reflector and stop the light unit rotating. I'm not sure about the other tab though.

Ah, that makes sense. I wondered about the small broken rivet still sitting in the rim. Thanks Richard.

Re: Can anyone tell me what this is?

Posted by Terry Grimwood at July 03. 2017

Previously Terry Grimwood wrote:

Previously richard_payne wrote:

It looks like a part that is rivetted to the headlamp rim with the two prongs to engage with a tab on the reflector and stop the light unit rotating. I'm not sure about the other tab though.

Ah, that makes sense. I wondered about the small broken rivet still sitting in the rim. Thanks Richard.

Also explains why the lens had rotated in the nascelle.

Re: Can anyone tell me what this is?

Posted by patrick_mullen at July 03. 2017

Hello there,

I don't recognise the clip in your picture at all.

The lens should be held in to the chrome rim by three or four spring clips (W clips I think they are called) and there is another heavier clip which locks the light unit into the housing by one screw from underneath the light. The Navigator headlight is a 6 &1/2 inch Wipac; maybe you have a different headlight?.

Patrick

Re: Can anyone tell me what this is?

Posted by Terry Grimwood at July 03. 2017

Previously patrick_mullen wrote:

Hello there,

I don't recognise the clip in your picture at all.

The lens should be held in to the chrome rim by three or four spring clips (W clips I think they are called) and there is another heavier clip which locks the light unit into the housing by one screw from underneath the light. The Navigator headlight is a 6 &1/2 inch Wipac; maybe you have a different headlight?.

Patrick

That's exactly what I've got Patrick - two W clips and the bottom clip secure by a screw. But also the mystery clip and a broken rivet in the chrome rim that looks the same diameter as a hole in the clip. Hmm.

Re: Can anyone tell me what this is?

Posted by Alan Osborn at July 03. 2017
Having just been into the garage at 23-30 ! and removed my headlamp unit I can confirm the clip! It holds the socket onto the Wipac switch and there should be 2 of them. The twin pronged bit goes under the switch to headlamp, you need the switch to be loose to do this, then the socket is put on the switch and then the clip holds the socket in place. BUT the above is partial nonsense as the picture you show in effect has the springy clip which holds the socket missing...But the twin progs are the same and the hole in the middle is. So I wonder if this was another variation of said switch clip? I have a 64 Electra.

Re: Can anyone tell me what this is?

Posted by Terry Grimwood at July 04. 2017
Previously alan_osborn wrote:
Having just been into the garage at 23-30 ! and removed my headlamp unit I can confirm the clip! It holds the socket onto the Wipac switch and there should be 2 of them. The twin pronged bit goes under the switch to headlamp, you need the switch to be loose to do this, then the socket is put on the switch and then the clip holds the socket in place. BUT the above is partial nonsense as the picture you show in effect has the springy clip which holds the socket missing...But the twin progs are the same and the hole in the middle is. So I wonder if this was another variation of said switch clip? I have a 64 Electra.
Thanks Alan, I shall have a look again when my new main bulb arrives from the NOC shop.
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