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badgerguy66 Henry Ahlers
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA   USA
Does anyone know how to attach the headlight rim?? Per the shop manual, it has a hidden clip. How do you attach the clip??

Thanks,

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jimmc13 Gold Member Jim McLaughlin
Fulton, Missouri, USA   USA
Badgerguy66:

There are 2 types of headlight rims used on Alpine/Tigers. If yours have spring steel clips on the bottom but offset a little then they are the clip on style. Now look at your headlight buckets. The sheet metal of the black bucket is beveled out on each side at the top. The angles sheet metal tapers down the circumference of the bucket on each side until gone, approx 2 inches long or so. on the bottom matching the exact spot of the clip on the rim is a receiving clip to capture the spring steel clip, start to install here. As you essentially close the door, lit up on the rim so the tabs on the inside of the rim are set inside the angles on the top of the bucket. Yo will be able to tell if it is correct because the rime will not move. Note that you can lose a rim on a big bump, so many people convert the clips to sheet metal screws so they will not be lost. popping off doesn't happen too often, but it can so beware.
By the way, the second type of rim has a hole where the spring steel clip is located, this in order to screw the rim on to the tab at the bottom of the bucket, you still have to lift the top of the rim to set it into the top angles of the bucket. The British called the trim rings "Headlight Doors". curious.
Jim
1966 Tiger
1965 Alpine RHD

badgerguy66 Henry Ahlers
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA   USA
Thank you so much. I will get to this this weekend.

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