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A beginner's question: I have to replace the right parking (dim) light-bulb of my DAF 46. I see that the reflector is hold by three screws (that are a little rusted), but the owner's manual is quite vague about how the reflector can be removed. Not sure if I should pull it firmly or turn all the screws until the reflector comes out. In any case, will the beam alignment be lost after putting back the reflector ? Thank you for your answers.
I'd suggest you look carefully at ALL the screws before unscrewing any of them. Two of the screws are for adjusting the beam; one moves the beam vertically and the other horizontally. The important difference between these screws and the screws holding the reflector to the vehicle is that the two beam adjuster screws pass through the reflector frame and rest against the casing that houses the unit. The screws you need to unscrew will be ones which pass THROUGH the frame and secure the reflector to the fame, as opposed to passing through the reflector and RESTING on the frame. Once you have ascertained which one is which, soak them in WD40 to loosen them and report back.....
Psst: want some yellow headlights?
Major Denis Bloodnok, Indian Army (RTD) Coward and Bar, currently residing in Barnet, Hertfordshire!
Hi Andrew, thank you for your reply. I actually solved the problem: the three screws are clipped into plastic rings located on the edges of the bowl. To remove the reflector, I had to pull firmly each of the screws (in my case some of them looked to have been glued, so I used a small flat screwdriver between the nut at the end of each screw and the plastic ring. This way, the reflector came out along with the screws (that are retained by the tapped holes of the reflector brackets). I have Cibié headlamps using this system, not sure if it was the case of all the DAF 46... And by the way, the dim/parking bulb was OK, there were just two wires disconnected behind the reflector. Now the lights work fine . Regarding yellow lights, I have them already (for the dipped and high beams), they are legal in France (where I live) for old cars.
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