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MG MGF Technical - Headlamp glass replacement

Can anyone tell me where I can get a replacement headlamp( just the glass bit ).
Just found the off-side lens smashed and dont want to part with my arms and legs at the dealers. My car is a 96 vvc.
Cheers
TJM Mckinnon

They dont cost an arm and a leg and can be purchased reasonably from your Rover dealer quoting the following part numbers:

LH Headlamp Glass = XBQ100710 54.74
RH Headlamp Glass = XBQ 100700 54.74

Of course you can try Midland MGF and get a second hand unit or even the glass seperately cheaper.

If you do buy a whole unit I would be interested in your old rear inner reflector as I am conducting some research into what causes the chrome effect coating to cloud.

Please bare me in mind if this is what you decide to do.

regards
chris
chris

...or try the MGF centre.
Bit of a pain to replace as it means removing the front nose cone.
And don't be tempted to seal the new glass in place using silicone sealant as some folk might suggest. This just traps moisture inside the goldfish bowl and makes it harder to replace smashed glass in future.
Bob

Thanks for the advice Bob and Chris,I have been forced to order the glass from the dealer. Its worth noting that every dealer told me you could not get the glass seperate and that you have to buy the full headlamp unit, we know this is not true and this is why I am always reluctant to buy from dealers.The fact that the glass part is 50 quid does mean they are expensive,it can be worth no more than 10 quid so we are getting ripped off from rover dealers.
Cheers Tom
TJM Mckinnon

Do you mean just the headlight glass as in this http://www.mgfnl.nl/Aanbiedingen/Aanbiedingen.html
If so this should be available cheaper.

Johan
Johan Slagter

Method.

Begin by remove front bumper. Step-by-step instructions on the SOS site here:

>> http://www.sfforever.co.uk/viewgallerypicture.asp?id=1-11-22-15-18-19-20-16-17-21-13-14-12&queryon=9 <<

You should now have access to the lamps, enough to get a pair of pliers on ALL of the metal clips tha hold the lens in place. Remove clips and then glass fragments. Replace lens with the new one and refit the metal clips. Refit the bumper.

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I would try Victoria at the MGF Centre for second hand lenses, they are bound to be a lot cheaper than new ones (and i have a lens from Victoria so i know she sells them). :-)

Good luck

SF
Scarlet Fever

Method.

Begin by remove front bumper. Step-by-step instructions on the SOS site here:

>> http://www.sfforever.co.uk/viewgallerypicture.asp?id=1-11-22-15-18-19-20-16-17-21-13-14-12&queryon=9 <<

You should now have access to the lamps, enough to get a pair of pliers on ALL of the metal clips that hold the lens in place. Remove clips and then glass fragments. Replace lens with the new one and refit the metal clips. Refit the bumper.

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I would try Victoria at the MGF Centre for second hand lenses, they are bound to be a lot cheaper than new ones (and i have a lens from Victoria so i know she sells them). :-)

Good luck

SF
Scarlet Fever

This thread was discussed between 19/06/2003 and 23/06/2003

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