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Old 1st February 2014, 02:02 PM
Davidbolam Davidbolam is offline
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I have some really nice headlights from Staffordshire vehicle components.

I have fitted them finger tight and wired them in.

My question is how do I tighten them? I cannot get a socket on due to the wire ans can't use a spanner as the nut is recessed.... Confused.com


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Old 1st February 2014, 02:11 PM
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Box or Tube spanner, removing wires and socket after setting lights to where you want them.
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Old 1st February 2014, 03:30 PM
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As above or cut a slot with grinder out of socket and put the wires in the slot,or put wires through hole in socket and use molegrips or the like.
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Old 1st February 2014, 04:22 PM
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Johno and Tatey had a discussion about that, and there are some pictures of the "home made" socket:
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Old 2nd February 2014, 03:07 AM
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I may be way of as i am no where near lights etc yet but my thoughts are to fit the bowls first then wire them in.
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Old 2nd February 2014, 07:51 AM
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My solution, as eluded to in that thread, is to drill a hole in the thread and exit the wires just below the top mount and into my mount tube. the thread then continues down and out of a lower plate at the base of the headlamp mount and that can easily have the nut done up with a spanner ( and the wires are fully hidden ) .

The big advantage is that the lights can be adjusted without disturbing the wiring ( IVA Bonus! ) if the mounting bolt also acts as the adjuster clamp like mine.

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Old 2nd February 2014, 11:37 AM
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Make a little tubular spacer that puts the nut below the bracket.cable gland over the cable/nut for iva.job done and easy to get an open ended spanner on to adjust.
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Old 2nd February 2014, 09:51 PM
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