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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:42 pm 
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I know that I'm going to get some flack on this but I really need to know how to change the HEAD LIGHT bulb on a 1917 DB head light. The biggest problem is getting to it. I have tried to unscrew the outer rim with no success. How do I get to the bulb?

I got the engine back together and all is well. Thanks for all the help.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:04 pm 
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From the front of the car push in evenly on the rim and turn to the left about 1 1/2 inches.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:50 pm 
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Thank you very much! I will try it in the morning when I go to pick it up.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:18 pm 
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Thank Heaven for the Club and the Archived Discussion Board!!!

I had same problem.

:D :D :D


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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 6:38 pm 
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Me as well.


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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 4:02 pm 
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DB headlight rims are notorious for cracking and distorting, so this process is sometimes difficult. You do have to get the rim to push in about 1/4" to clear the retaining "hooks" on the body, and then turn them about 1/8 of a turn, they should then lift forward with the glass lens coming with them. Be careful, as if the lens retaining clips are bad, the lens could fall out and drop. . . .OUCH!
When you have the rims replated, all those cracks have to be silver-brazed, and the distortion taken out, it's quite a time-consuming process, but well-worth it afterwards!


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