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Apologies for the random/cryptic title!

I have a 4 pin/3 wire plug by the N/S headlight that appears to be missing a home.
It would also appear that there's possibly a plastic section missing in the same area, that would sit over (ish) the back of the headlight.
I'm hoping the pics will explain better than my addled brain can.

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I thought I had another pic but alas not.

If anyone can suss out what I'm wittering on about, that would be great. If not, I'll get more pics in due course and try to explain it better.

Many thanks in advance, Mark.

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Try the headlight as gen one xenons had 2plugs
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Doesn't it plug into the top of the headlamp on the near side. U have to undo the plastic cover on the top of the slam panel to see the back of the headlight to see where it plugs into the top of the headlight
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Barry....mine are gen 1 headlights, and the N/S has 2 plugs already plugged in.

Doesn't it plug into the top of the headlamp on the near side. U have to undo the plastic cover on the top of the slam panel to see the back of the headlight to see where it plugs into the top of the headlight


That's the bit of plastic that's missing. I wasn't sure if there was something on that plastic trim that required a plug, as it were.

The top plug on the back of the headlight is from the ballast, and they're both working fine, so I'm at a bit of a loss.

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Well in that case I think that's the difference between gen1 and gen2 lights .

The way stuff plugs in must be different on gen1 lights .

Why has your R32 got gen1 xenons ? Anyway the plastic cover is just a cover. Nothing plugs into the cover !
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Well in that case I think that's the difference between gen1 and gen2 lights .
The way stuff plugs in must be different on gen1 lights .
Why has your R32 got gen1 xenons ? Anyway the plastic cover is just a cover. Nothing plugs into the cover !


Apologies for the late reply mate.

I can only guess it's got gen 1 because it's a 2002 built car, but was registered in Jan 2003.
I'm led to believe that gen 1 and 2 not interchangeable but I could be wrong. One thing's for sure, I'm finding all sorts of anomalies and lash ups on it ‍♂. Side, dip and main all now work even with that plug floating around.

I'll carry on scratching my head.
Many thanks for your replies, gents.
Mark

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I reckon I must have just sussed it out!!

Will check later when I'm back at the car but there's a 3rd "socket" under the headlamp levelling unit which has 3 terminals. I didn't notice this before, but I've just been looking at gen 1 headlight pics on an eBay listing.

Will update once I've had a look

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Haven't you got this running yet... :P

Hope your well mate.

MJ


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Haven't you got this running yet... :P
Hope your well mate.
MJ




I'm on the vinegar strokes mate! Should be MOT'd in the next couple of weeks but I completely knackered the squib ring/steering angle sensor so need to source another one ‍♂

I'm good mate, ta. Hope you're all good dude




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