Headlamp wiring

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10 Feb 2019 19:46 - 10 Feb 2019 19:47 #36617 by Michael R
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I´m just going through the wiring of 1704 and the headlight wiring has to be replaced. There is a connector on the inner side of the lamp housing. If I pull the cable, it seems to be spring loaded and I don´t want to destroy something. Do I have to turn the whole thing? just the inner plate? clockwise? counterclockwise?
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11 Feb 2019 09:24 #36621 by Terry Cockerell
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I think you have to bend a metal tab to remove the wiring connector. I will have a look at my car tomorrow as the front sheet metal is still on shelves waiting to be reassembled.

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11 Feb 2019 17:38 #36623 by Michael R
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thank you, this will be very helpfull to avoid the risk of bending a metal in the wrong direction!

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13 Feb 2019 08:28 #36628 by Terry Cockerell
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Hello again Michael. I had a look at my wiring harnesses today and noted that the ends of the cables all have male bullet fittings. I could not find the plastic or rubber grommets that fit in the headlight bucket as seen in your picture but I removed them around 4 years ago and still have them .............. somewhere.
I do remember that they just popped out. Sorry I can't be more specific. You will have to clean up the area to see how the cables just pull out.

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16 Feb 2019 20:33 #36647 by Michael R
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Sorry for asking again, but the connectors won´t come off. Each of the single-connectors is moving freely for a few mm and is obviously spring loaded. With a lot of force the wire starts to break, but no way the connectors won´t com free. The whole round connector moves with more effort and not spring loaded. but this moves only the insert-pipe for the wiring that comes from the wheel-side.
there must be a simple trick, who will find that out?
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20 Feb 2019 08:14 #36672 by Terry Cockerell
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HI Michael I received an email from John McCall in Connecticut regarding the headlight wiring. John is having trouble making postings so he asked me to send the details to you. The grommet is a tight fit in the metal housing. John suggests that you clean the area up and spray it with WD40. You should then pull on the cable and tap the grommet from inside the headlight area and it will all come out. Mine did come out easily from memory.

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