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Headlamp gumph

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Hello all,

I changed my headlight bulbs this evening to discover they bulbs were fine, but the connector metal (three prongs) were quite corroded due to exposure, as the plastic plugs had melted away at there very ends and on one of the prongs entirely. Asso is there supposed to be a rubber cover for the back of the headlamp unit? There is not one of these either. If anyone has two covers, that'd be great!
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Not noticed any rubber covers on the back of any headlamp unit of a BX I've ever owned.

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Me either...
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Same here.
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you need these or the likes

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Can't remember seeing covers on BX lamps, although if you wanted some I'm sure you could find something suitable in the local scrappy.

As for the connectors, they are standard H4 units which are readily available
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Or if you have changed the bulbs for higher power (not road legal) 100/80 or similar you might need these...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/H4-CAR-HEADLA ... 2660wt_725
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Never had covers on any of the cars that i've owned & i've never seen any in any of the engine bays of other cars that i've looked at over the years.
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I've seen them on GS's and Ami's.
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Sd1 has bulb covers..
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OK, I REALLY need to get a better job. I'm finding this thread utterly hilarious.

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I think the consensus is that they never had headlamp back covers then? Only asked cos my astra had these, nice thick rubber covers that sealed the headlamp unit from dirt/water etc - a good idea given the way mine have corroded on the TXD. I'll have to get some nice new H4 connectors then. Thanks.

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The Astra being a German design. They take these things VERY seriously! On my W124, there's a large plastic cover, with seal held in place by two clamps. Mind you, I seem to recall changing bulbs on my Renault 21 was complicated by some sort of protective gubbins - whereas changing a bulb on a BX takes mere seconds.