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    Headlight part

    Assembled masses: this weekend I will be making about a dozen headlight adjuster balljoint collars that another RF poster has asked about. He wants six of them (3 for each headlight) and I was wondering whether anyone else has an interest. The cost is in the range of $4-5 each and I have added a pic of the part I am referring to for reference. Note that this part is NOT included in the adjuster kit from the dealer and in my experience often breaks. I also have no objection to anyone borrowing one and making your own or improving on the design.

    The collar can be seen below as the copper cap in the second picture below and in use captures (with 4 set screws) part number 4 on the first picture.

    I hope this is not a violation of Board rules, its just a service, covering costs only and there is no competing offeror.



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    Jon,
    This is to all that will have to repair there headlights becauce the dealer WILL NOT! I've taken my headlights apart and I've gotten the BMW headlight replacement/rebuilt kit from BMW and the "REAL" problem with my headlight is the part that you have made. In my case the problem with "adjustment" of my headlight is this "socket"....NOT the adjustment wheel. Jon, thanks for making this socket. If any of ya'll have heallights that 'flop'/don't open enought' this will be the FIX.
    Can't wait until I get these and get my lights RIGHT!!!

    http://members1.clubphoto.com/patric...est-33df.phtmlPatrick and Patty Ford
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    Good on ya, mate. I suspect the need for these

    is just beginning.

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    You've got mail !


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    Re: Headlight part

    I would like info on this part. Just 2 weeks ago I found two of these broken. As a temporary fix I wrapped two pieces of wire around the screw and then threaded the four ends through the white piece that holds the ball joint. Mine is a 95 and already two of these parts have broken apart, both on the bottom adjuster.Eric S.

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    Re: Headlight part

    Hi,

    I would buy a set in a heartbeat!!!! I have 2 sets of lights that need these parts. Please sign me up for 6 peices. Please let me know how you'd like to get paid.

    Thanks,
    Joe

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    Re: Count me in

    I sent you an email.

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    Email Sent, Count Me In!!

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    Re: Headlight part

    Jon, I am in desperate need of 6 of these . Are they still available?

    Richard

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    If Jon has none left, can sell you some of my personal Jon inventory...
    Wait til we hear from Jon first.


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    I made up a batch a week ago and mailed 6 off to Richard this morning.

    Jon L. Nelson
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    Attaboy Jon!


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    Are these still available and...

    do I also need to purchase the OEM kit to go along with it? I cannot see pix of example. thx

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    Re: Are these still available and...

    Greg: Here is a shot of the "assembly" showing the adjuster wheel (vertical in this case), the slider assembly, and the broken plastic collar.


    Here is the copper replacement collar in place:



    Also, here is the picture of the OEM adjuster wheel kit. I understand that dealers can now order them but if you are unsuccessful, let me know as I have a half dozen extras. Note that the oem kit does not come with the replacement collar, which is why I started making them, so that you would not have to go out and spend $350 for a new lens assembly.
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    I will send you an email on the details.

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    US stuff huh.. I like euro myself :>


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    HOW MANY DO I need? and please e-mail me the information.. Rane2001 at gmail dot com... thanks

    -UNDER HEAVY CONSTRUCTION-


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    Jon...I need to talk to you about Euro Ellipsoids.

    Are you experienced with them? Mine are new but want to prevent future failure.


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    Re: Jon...I need to talk to you about Euro Ellipsoids.

    I have looked at them but have not done anything to them in regard to repairs. I believe that Tom has though.

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    Re: Jon...I need to talk to you about Euro Ellipsoids.

    Have replaced the adjusters in Canadian8ers Euro headlights if thats what you are referring to.


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    Probably do not need to do anything right now but

    would like to see if there are anything that can be fabricated to strengthen the original design of the adjusters. I am guessing they are not the same as the US adjusters.

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