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userArchiesgrandad
Posted: 1 September 2015 6:51 PM
Subject: These wretched headlights
 
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Can anyone tell me how to remove the height adjuster things from the back of the headlights on the 1997 Peugeot Boxer ? Being an A class the front is fibreglass and access may not be the same as the standard van.
Man thanks
AGD

Edited by Archiesgrandad 2015-09-01 6:56 PM
userthebishbus
Posted: 1 September 2015 7:40 PM
Subject: RE: These wretched headlights
 


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To access the rear of the headlights on my Hymer 2001 B584 A Class. Jack up, remove front wheel , then the wheel arch , then I have access to the lights. Would not like to try to change a bulb when on the road. .
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userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 2 September 2015 7:38 AM
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AGD

Have you tried to follow Brian Kirby’s advice in the link I posted here?

https://www.outandaboutlive.co.uk/forums/Motorhomes/Hints-and-Tips/Changing-the-headlights-/39278/

I found some discussion on French motorhome forums about how to remove Pilote Galaxy headlights, but it refers to later models than yours. The advice includes needing to use a very long screwdriver to reach one of the fixing screws, and - having looked at a photo of a Galaxy 25’s front (attached) - it wouldn’t surprise me if the ‘radiator grille’ might need to be removed to gain access, or the front bumper, or both - or you might have to follow Brain B’s Hymer-related procedure and remove the wheel-arch liner.

I don’t think you’ll get specific advice about this issue on this forum (though you might try posting to the Motorhome Matters forum with the heading “1997 Pilote Galaxy 25 headlight removal?”). You could try the MotorHomeFacts forum as this has a larger population and a Pilote section, or you could try this forum

http://piloteowners.proboards.com/

or you could try a French forum or the Pilote Facebook page

https://en-gb.facebook.com/Pilote.Camping.cars

Motorhome dealerships in Lot seem few and far between, but I notice that there is one at Cahors that might be able to help

http://www.run-caravaning.com/contact



Edited by Derek Uzzell 2015-09-02 7:39 AM




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userArchiesgrandad
Posted: 2 September 2015 4:25 PM
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They're out! A piece of cake really. The front of our is the same as that shown in the photo,and the bit that might be described as the radiator grill is held on by 10 self tappers, all easily accessed by simply opening the bonnet. We could then easily reach the 3 nuts that retain each light and hoick them out.
Fitting the new ones will presumably be,just as simple, but it was a surprise to find that I can get a pair of left-hand drive headlight units from the UK for less than the cost of one unit in France.
I now have to do a bit of re-wiring at the back to swap the reversing light for high intensity fog lamp and vice versa, and I can just refit the rear lenses on the opposite sides, but upside down, simples.
Many thanks to all of you who have offered help, I am truly grateful, so now it is back to solving the battery charging problem.
userArchiesgrandad
Posted: 11 September 2015 9:51 PM
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Job done and the new headlights look a treat and were really easy to fit.
I just wanted to sing the praises of Kevin at european-headlights.eu for great service, prompt delivery, and really good price. The price of a pair of headlights delivered to rural France was less than the quote for one headlight from the local Peugeot dealer. Usual disclaimers.
AGD
userRobinhood
Posted: 12 September 2015 7:55 AM
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If you reverse fit the rear lenses, just check that they haven't got drain holes in what is currently the bottom (and now will become the top).
If Pilote used the standard Peugeot parts, you will probably be OK, but Hella (Caraluna, etc.) lenses often have such holes.
They can be bought "handed" so the holes are downwards, but my Rapido was delivered with inverted LHD units with predictable results.
I siliconed the existing drain holes and carefully drilled a couple of new ones at the bottom.
userArchiesgrandad
Posted: 12 September 2015 11:23 AM
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Thank you Robinhood, I will look out for that, but I believe the units are Peugeot so we'll see. Many thanks.
AGD
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