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V40 mk1 n/s passenger side headlight wanted

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Old Oct 21st, 2018, 20:49   #1
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My headlight adjustment is broken so I need a headlight, I've thought about trying the adjustment repair kit on ebay but not sure about condensation problems after resealing, any advice would be appreciated, cheers
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My headlight adjustment is broken so I need a headlight, I've thought about trying the adjustment repair kit on ebay but not sure about condensation problems after resealing, any advice would be appreciated, cheers
What year is your car? If you can repair the headlight with the repair kit, then go for it. The last of your problems will be the resealing. I have removed the glass on the headlights upteen times and its not a problem at all, even when the rubber seal has come unglued partially from the glass. The clips that secure the glass to the headlight casing put enough pressure to compress the rubber seal and give near perfect seal
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Hi, thanks for the advice, do you use a new seal? it's a 97 model with the single headlight
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No, I reuse the old seal and never had a problem. Only once, was the rubber a bit dry and damaged, in which case I replaced it. The seal sticks on the glass itself and should remain there normally. If it has become undone, use a bit of adhesive spray on the rubber to stick it back on the glass. But even if you don't do so and just put everything back together, the pressure from the clips will give a good seal. If you manage to find a Phase 1 spare headlight, most probably the adjuster will be on its way out anyway, you would be better off getting the repair kit and following DWM's excellent guide here: https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=104675
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Sounds good, thanks for the advice, I'll let you know how it goes!
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Just had a read, a very extensive tutorial, I was also looking at a generic ebay repair kit which wouldn't have been up to the job.
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