is £26 for a BX 1905 headlamp expensive

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is £26 for a BX 1905 headlamp expensive

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Is £26 expensive for a brand new headlight for the BX19?

If not eurocarparts have them. Indicators too

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YES!

Ask around on the Forum first.

Then look on eBay - I think there're a couple on there - maybe a fiver each?
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• 2006 Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v

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charlotte001 wrote: is £26 for a BX 1905 headlamp expensive
Hmm.. depends if it's petrol or diesel? might be expensive for a BX14 headlamp.

It's expensive if you expected it to be a fiver, and exceptionally cheap if you were expecting it to be a few thousand pounds.

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I thought all BX headlight units were the same?
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• 2006 Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v

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You can buy new ones on ebay for £10, all bx headlamps are the same.

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tim leech wrote: all bx headlamps are the same.
I dunno, some are for the offside, and others are for the nearside.
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and some are for LHD cars....
Others aren't
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I've got 2nd hand one's available, slightly cheaper at £25.99 :lol:

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DavidRutherford wrote:
tim leech wrote: all bx headlamps are the same.
I dunno, some are for the offside, and others are for the nearside.
and some are for LHD cars....
Others aren't

Lol ok I will let you have that one :wink:

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Actually, to be utterly pedantic, there are two different types of BX headlamp that I've experienced. The difference is in the sidelamp fitting. One takes a small bayonet type lamp, the other takes a push-in capless lamp. Although the entire headlamp assembly is of course interchangeable with any other, the sidelamp fitting is not interchangeable between the two headlamp types.

I assume its simply different manufacturers, and there's no benefit in having one type over the other.
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I had that problem with the GT as it has a early type, and I replaced the damages one with a later example, but as long as the new lamp comes with the bulb holders either type are interchangable as its just 2 spade end connectors.

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It's not an "early" type or "later" type, it's just two different manufacturers. Same as what type of diesel fuel injection equipment a car has, or on Peugeot's what make of front brake caliper it has.
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