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The headlight glass on my A65 keeps turning. New clips have been installed and it still turns, are there any solutions to this problem?

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Glue?

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Lucas headlamps have a U shaped loop tacked on the inside edge of the reflector. Put one of the clips through that.

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Yes, the back of the headlight is in the correct slot and still the glass in front of it rotates, is glue the answer and if so what kind?

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mine also turns a bit. how many spring clips are you using? i'm using four - maybe i should be using six - ????

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its possible that the spring clips are not installed correctly .
is this a stock reflector or a sealed beam unit ?

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Some headlight rims have a riveted in clip that as far as I can tell is meant to locate the loop mentioned by DM.

The clip is visible in this product link
https://www.classicbritishspares.co...im-553248-chrome-bucket-norton-t120-t100

I think some repro rims don't have that. It sits near the top just off to one side.

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Its BSA's answer to the automatic High/Low beam setting.

The clips will only stop the glass unit from falling out of the rim, so providing the glass prodtrudes through the rim itself then it should be fine. I've found with some repop ones that the rim ID is not cut away enough and the glass sits more flush or just behind the rim and not poking through it. if that is the case then find an original rim as that will fit.

All rim units though as Ray stated have or should have the bracket rivited to the rim which has a "fork" for holding the glass unit in place, you may need to bend this fork so it posively selects the headlight glass unit, if the glass doesn't have the locating bridge then your only solution is a new glass or silicone. as Per Nick's suggestion.

No amount of clips will stop it rotating if the forks are not locating the glass. and if they do then your not riding hard enough grin laughing

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"and if they do then your not riding hard enough"...good one there

I have found success with silicon with non-standard headlights


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Originally Posted by No Name Man
"and if they do then your not riding hard enough"...good one there


Just my bizarre humor grin


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A bead of silly con inside the rim
grease the glass and press down gently into the bead but do not push it fully home
Leave it for a day to set
Trim off any stringers or globs
Clean the glass and fit to rim with clips


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