Front lamp connectors, white plastic vs. bakelite

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#1 Front lamp connectors, white plastic vs. bakelite

Post by Durango2k » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:00 pm

All,

I received an SNG parcel today, I did order the front bonnet wiring loom.

Sadly, the main headlamp connectors are white plastic - and not bakelite with a centre rivet plus a rear disc.

Would you swap them ? How to clean the old (greenish) contacts inside ? It seems I have to open the rivet, but this can be solved.

Call me an anorak, but...

Carsten
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#2 Re: Front lamp connectors, white plastic vs. bakelite

Post by abowie » Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:33 am

You can't see them once assembled.

If you really wanted to clean the old ones I would put them in an ultrasonic cleaner with 25% by volume vinegar and a good squirt of dish washing detergent.
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#3 Re: Front lamp connectors, white plastic vs. bakelite

Post by Durango2k » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:45 am

If I use acid (of any kind) to clean them, would not some of the acid stay in the edges, and it‘ll deteriorate fast ?

Carsten
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#4 Re: Front lamp connectors, white plastic vs. bakelite

Post by JerryL770 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:53 pm

Durango2k wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:45 am
If I use acid (of any kind) to clean them, would not some of the acid stay in the edges, and it‘ll deteriorate fast ?

Carsten
Not if you neutralise it after. Use ordinary milk which will neutralise both acid and alkali, but then you need to rinse it well, else it may get smelly :roll:
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#5 Re: Front lamp connectors, white plastic vs. bakelite

Post by cactusman » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:02 pm

You can drill out the rivet and dismantle. A M3 bolt and nylock but serve to fix it together afterwards.
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