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Old 30-05-2020, 04:56 PM   #1
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Default T25 headlight conversion

So after a few beers the other night I decided that I wanted to change the headlights on the T25. After a couple of clicks on Just Campers I'd ordered https://www.justkampers.com/vw-t25-p...1979-1992.html and https://www.justkampers.com/vw-t25-p...1979-1992.html . Lo' and behold, they do not fit.

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How can I get myself out of the beer-infused mess I got myself into without returning the parts? Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Any advice or recommendations would be very appreciated.

I figure that the new headlight is for a vehicle with split low beam / high beam, so that's probably the way I'll have to go if I want to keep these lights.
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What doesn’t fit? Are you talking about the side light plugs different ?
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Old 09-06-2020, 03:02 PM   #4
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So primarily, there are two sockets on the old bulb whereas there is one on the new. Furthermore, the socket on the side of the new bulb is different to the socket on the side of the old bulb.

Does that mean that I 1) Have to change the plugs on the wiring loom going to the bulbs to fit the new socket on the side, and 2) do I have to add an additional bulb to accommodate for the lack of middle socket on the new bulb?
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the new light has no bulb, remove the rubber centre from both lights and swap the bulb over, the incorrect plug on the smaller bulb( the sidelight), just turn it 90 degree it will come out of the light, you can fit the one out of your original light or change the plug, out of interest what were you tying to gain from changing the lights?
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Amazing, thank you. I have some fresh H4 bulbs for the new ones, so will use those.

I was hoping to get some better illumination, as the current bulbs are pretty dire and one of them was vandalised a while back so has some glass rattling around inside the headlight casing.
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Well, following Davidof1's advice, I feel like a bit of an idiot for not having figured that out myself but the lights are now ready to be fitted and the old, cracked and dim lights ready for the bin.

Thanks for the advice & support once again VZI.
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All fitted and done! Thank you!
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