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Posted: 04.08.2022  ·  #1
Wondering if I could smarten up the headlights on my 2007 style Fiat Ducato I rang a Fiat dealership.

Imagine my surprise when he told me that Fiat had stopped making the headlights - they're a sealed unit despite looking as if the plastic cover is detachable - some time ago. My only hope I was told is a scrapper or spurious parts.

Anyone else found a problem like this with Fiat parts ? And who sells the spurious parts ?


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Ok. I notice most ads are for RHDs - which I was warned about. So I'll leave it with the guy doing my upgrades. Motorhomes should come with a warning. " Money pit on wheels ". 😜


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Posted: 04.08.2022  ·  #5
They are not that expensive. I picked up two new headlights for my LHD 1998 Ducato last year EBay I think. Can get lots of stuff on the Mr Auto website too.


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Ok. I notice most ads are for RHDs - which I was warned about. So I'll leave it with the guy doing my upgrades. Motorhomes should come with a warning. " Money pit on wheels ". 😜


Is it LHD units you're looking for. If so try one of the mainland Europe suppliers like AutoDoc who supply from Germany, or MisterAuto who are part of the PSA Group and supply from France, see links in previous post.

If the vehicle is LHD and you need to replace the units why not put in RHD ones and use beam deflectors for the few weeks if you go to LHD countries on holidays instead of having to have them on for most of the year when at home


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Ok. I notice most ads are for RHDs - which I was warned about. So I'll leave it with the guy doing my upgrades. Motorhomes should come with a warning. " Money pit on wheels ". 😜


If you’re looking for LHD ones I may have a pair in store. Changed a van to RHD lights when it was imported a few years ago….. but I’ve a feeling they may have been dumped when our stores got a clean out last year.
I’ll check & get back to you.

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Posted: 05.08.2022  ·  #8
In the Mk 1 the reflector chrome creates part of the deflection so changing the glass wouldn’t be the answer


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Ok. I notice most ads are for RHDs - which I was warned about. So I'll leave it with the guy doing my upgrades. Motorhomes should come with a warning. " Money pit on wheels ". 😜


Is it LHD units you're looking for. If so try one of the mainland Europe suppliers like AutoDoc who supply from Germany, or MisterAuto who are part of the PSA Group and supply from France, see links in previous post.

If the vehicle is LHD and you need to replace the units why not put in RHD ones and use beam deflectors for the few weeks if you go to LHD countries on holidays instead of having to have them on for most of the year when at home


Now that's what I was thinking but didn't want to appear a fool for asking 😜. The deflectors on mine look a little " burned " if you know what I mean ? Which is why I was thinking of new units. And yes I could replace the deflectors !!


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Ok. I notice most ads are for RHDs - which I was warned about. So I'll leave it with the guy doing my upgrades. Motorhomes should come with a warning. " Money pit on wheels ". 😜


If you’re looking for LHD ones I may have a pair in store. Changed a van to RHD lights when it was imported a few years ago….. but I’ve a feeling they may have been dumped when our stores got a clean out last year.
I’ll check & get back to you.


Very good of you. Thanks. No hurry this end.


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Posted: 15.08.2022  ·  #11
Yes the deflectors are sometimes tinted to stop the glare.
Mine are LHD and i placed extenders onto the screws to change the pitch and then blacked out the over lighted area and then it passes the MOT.
I rarely drive at night and the roads are usually very well lit to the need for excellent light at 60 mph isnt necessary, you could also use the yellow fogs on front if its that poor.
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Yes the deflectors are sometimes tinted to stop the glare.
Mine are LHD and i placed extenders onto the screws to change the pitch and then blacked out the over lighted area and then it passes the MOT.
I rarely drive at night and the roads are usually very well lit to the need for excellent light at 60 mph isnt necessary, you could also use the yellow fogs on front if its that poor.
Shes grand


I was told that when she goes in for a timing belt and water pump change out they can polish up the light covers and get rid of the yellowish tint. Let's see.


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