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Headlamp Peaks

Postby neilchadburn » Sat May 01, 2010 8:29 pm

Is there an art to taking off the headlamp rims? Every time I do it it seems like it happens a different way each time, sometimes they pop off, sometimes they unscrew, I need to put on some new headlamp peaks and would appreciate any advice that makes this easier. :)

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Re: Headlamp Peaks

Postby bmcecosse » Sat May 01, 2010 9:22 pm

Headlamp peaks = danger to pedestrians! I really don't know why these dangerous sharp objects sticking out the front are allowed. In my view - they also look extremely stupid!
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Re: Headlamp Peaks

Postby neilchadburn » Sun May 02, 2010 9:21 am

Ah, well, I guess your viewpoint isn't in any doubt then!
Each to their own though, assuming I was going to put them on and decide for myself whether I liked them or NOT, would that then influence your decision as to advising me on how to put them on in the first place.

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Re: Headlamp Peaks

Postby bmcecosse » Sun May 02, 2010 2:57 pm

It's been 'discussed' many times before- sorry if I came over a bit strong - but I really hate these things........ Naff in the extreme.... I believe they just hook in under the rims.
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Re: Headlamp Peaks

Postby LouiseM » Sun May 02, 2010 5:17 pm

Hi Neil, this link might be useful: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=12928&hilit=peaks

My previous Minor had them and I found them a real pain to fit every time I needed to change a headlamp so got rid of them in the end. It's just a matter of fiddling around with them until you get a decent fit and try fitting the outer retaining ring top end first. Good luck - I hope you've got a lot of patience! :D


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Re: Headlamp Peaks

Postby bmcecosse » Sun May 02, 2010 5:21 pm

Mind you don't cut your hands to ribbons on the sharp edges.........
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Re: Headlamp Peaks

Postby billlobban » Sun May 02, 2010 5:32 pm

My wife likes them (she bought them) so who am I to differ. But they are a bit of a pain to fit deep breaths and patience. They do as has been already said just fit under the ring.
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Re: Headlamp Peaks

Postby neilchadburn » Sun May 02, 2010 8:39 pm

Thanks guys, I'll tell you what does look naff.....only having one of the blighters on....crikey, round two tomorrow :D

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Re: Headlamp Peaks

Postby Declan_Burns » Mon May 03, 2010 10:30 am

They are illegal here.
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Re: Headlamp Peaks

Postby aupickup » Mon May 03, 2010 10:42 am

and they should be here as well
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Re: Headlamp Peaks

Postby PAULJ » Tue May 04, 2010 7:06 pm

[quote="bmcecosse"]Headlamp peaks = danger to pedestrians! I really don't know why these dangerous sharp objects sticking out the front are allowed. In my view - they also look extremely stupid![/quote

What rot!!! Never heared such rubbish in all my life. How hard would a car have to hit you for one of those peaks to do anything. You show me one instance of anyone being hurt by these and Ill eat my hat. Untill then Ill fit some myself.
Danger to pedestrians Ha
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Re: Headlamp Peaks

Postby bmcecosse » Tue May 04, 2010 9:08 pm

Sharp object at front of the car.......... Some of them are REALLY sharp, although some do seem to have a rolled edge. Would NEVER be allowed on a modern car where all has to be super smooth and 'pedestrian friendly'. But carry on Paul - do as you wish. I still say they look 'naff' in the extreme! But no doubt many will disagree with me - nothing new there! :lol:
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Re: Headlamp Peaks

Postby taupe » Tue May 04, 2010 11:02 pm

Well... I removed two fitted to my mini following a large and deep gouge taken out of my thumb when cleaning the headlights.

The metal was literally razor sharp.

I will not be fitting these on any of my cars.
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Re: Headlamp Peaks

Postby neilchadburn » Wed May 05, 2010 9:10 pm

I didn't want to start WWIII, sorry guys, my little kiddies wanted them, we have rolled edges, and I've done some close measuring, the over riders for the bumper stick out further than the peaks, they seem quite flimsy, and bend remarkably easily.

What's nice about this forum, is we don't all agree, and if nothing else it's thought provoking, I would defend to the last the rights of bmcecosse and others to voice that hatred of them, (even though you're wrong ...ha ha lol) we have a luxury of choice, and at least I made a 5 yr old and a 7 yr old love my car even more!!

Come on, group hug and solidarity amongst us moggy lovers. :D 8)

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Re: Headlamp Peaks

Postby bmcecosse » Wed May 05, 2010 9:14 pm

If I was an MOT Inspector - I would fail a car with these things - for 'sharp edges' !
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