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Question Help:- headlight retaining clip.

Help:- headlight retaining clip.

Could someone please place a photo or discription how to fit headlight retaining clip on nacelle type headlight rim?

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Hi Bushy, do you mean the wire clip to hold the light unit into the rim OR the single screw which holds the rim to the nacelle adaptor? The wire clips I use are from greenhouse glass retaining clips, usually 4 or 5 at a time. The single screw / clamp is the same for normal headlight units and the long side goes to the rim, short side to the adaptor ring.
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Hi Roy
Having not had the original parts, I now have them and for the life of me I cannot figger out how the lot comes together. I'm referring to the light unite into the rim with the wire clips which are W shaped, (I believe there are different wire clips) and yes they are original Lucas parts. If I can get that part done the rest SHOULD be easy.

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1}Place the headlight into rim

2}fit the top of the "W" into the curled part of the rim.(the part that pushes onto the headlight shell)

3} push the bottom of the "W" onto the headlight edge, making sure it sits in the raised metal holders.

The clips are spring loaded so will bend a certain amount.

This is how i do my T140, i dont know which Triumph you have.

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Thanks Roy & Monty - done.

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Hey Bushy, how many times did you stick your finger getting the clips in....... ha ha ha.
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