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I just bought some used euro headlights with smilies complete with the buckets. I found that the adjuster screws are frozen and won't budge.
Will the euros fit in my original buckets?used:
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I just bought some used euro headlights with smilies complete with the buckets. I found that the adjuster screws are frozen and won't budge.
Will the euros fit in my original buckets?used:
Probably not. Try soaking the adjuster screws with PB Blaster or silicone spray.
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Yes they will fit, make sure that you have the connectors wired in right, the city light is suposed to be wired into the parking lamps. Are the adjustors rusted?
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Yes the adjusters are corroded not so much rusted plus the plastic cap screws are missing so I tried pliers, no luck. My standard buckets are in great shape. I know how to wire them since I already put them in the car with the buckets that came with the lights. Did some wiring modifications and they all work fine. Now I just cant align them so I thought I would just start over again. Take them out and put the ellipsoids in my original buckets. I wanted to be sure they would fit before I started all over again.
So you're saying just take out my OEM sealed beams and replace with the ellipsoids?
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Oh, you still have the older sealed beams? I though you have the ellipsoid lamps and were replacing them with H1 "euro" spec ellipsoid lamps. In that case no, they won't fit your metal sealed beam frames, you'll need the fiber projector frames. If the tabs are broke off the adjustors you'll need to replace them.

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That's what I thought.
Thx for clarifying.
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Is it a matter of the old buckets with the sealed beams don't have an opening for the euro city lights? If so I can just cut an opening with a dremel to get at the citylights.
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