[xj] Headlamp trouble/pulling dents

Most headlamp problems are caused by dirty or loose fuses and/or connectors
at the headlamp fuse box. Click here for some specifics:
http://www.jag-lovers.org/xjlovers/xjfaq/headlamp.htm

However, perhaps just the low-beam filament of the right-side bulb has
burned out.

Doug Dwyer
Longview, Washington USA----- Original Message -----
From: “Alden” dlstucke@iupui.edu

New Friends
I have one safety issue left
before our XJ6 is fully road
ready. Our headlamps (low
beams) both work along with the
high beams when high beams are
selected but the right low beam
will not light when low beams
are selected. Where do I start
to look first?

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New Friends
I have one safety issue left
before our XJ6 is fully road
ready. Our headlamps (low
beams) both work along with the
high beams when high beams are
selected but the right low beam
will not light when low beams
are selected. Where do I start
to look first? I also would
value anyones opinion on pulling
dents the tradional way (by
drilling holes and using a dent
puller) vs using one of the
devices (as sold by Eastwood
Co.) that welds a stud to the
outside of the dent which is
then pulled with a special
puller @$239.00 USD. I have a
3/4" deep dent in the rocker
(sill) where the PO had a jack
break and I think it is too deep
for Bondo in all good
conscience. My concern with
drilling holes is that it may
cause a beginning for rust
before my cars time has come.
Has anyone had experience with
the Eastwood tool? Do you think
my concerns with drilling a few
holes are overkill?
Thanks
Alden===================================================
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Hi Joe,
The low beam has 2 filaments, high and low.
Low beam filament, is burnt out. Change the headlamp.

As for the dent pulling, welding a stud will do
no more for rust protection than drilling a conventional hole.
The heat generated, will burn off any interior protection
in the area of the weld. I don’t see the welded stud tool
to be any better than the conventional method.
It may be somewhat faster in a production shop, but certainly not better.

Charlie
Lumps Admin.
Customized 83 XJ6 /350/700R4/From: “Alden” dlstucke@iupui.edu
Subject: [xj] Headlamp trouble/pulling dents

New Friends
I have one safety issue left
before our XJ6 is fully road
ready. Our headlamps (low
beams) both work along with the
high beams when high beams are
selected but the right low beam
will not light when low beams
are selected. Where do I start
to look first? I also would
value anyones opinion on pulling
dents the tradional way (by
drilling holes and using a dent
puller) vs using one of the
devices (as sold by Eastwood
Co.) that welds a stud to the
outside of the dent which is
then pulled with a special
puller @$239.00 USD. I have a
3/4" deep dent in the rocker
(sill) where the PO had a jack
break and I think it is too deep
for Bondo in all good
conscience. My concern with
drilling holes is that it may
cause a beginning for rust
before my cars time has come.
Has anyone had experience with
the Eastwood tool? Do you think
my concerns with drilling a few
holes are overkill?
Thanks
Alden

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Alden,

I think you’ve gotten advice on the low beams. On the dent, welding a rod
will also blister any paint and protective coating on the inside of the panel,
so may be no better than drilling. My uncle, years ago, showed me how body
shops used to remove dents in real steel cars (not today’s thin stuff). He
took a mallet (leather or rubber) and worked around & around, from the outer
part of the dent’s curvature inward. The idea is to spread the metal, that’s
been stretched in the dent, outward into the rest of the body panel. This
will result in the dent suddenly popping out, as if by magic. The result will
be a slightly higher elevation to the region of the dent, but not very
noticeable, if time and patience are used. Of course, dents that result in
sharp creases would better be filled, since too much stretching of the steel
has occurred.–
Alex
79xj6L SII (BRG + wires)
86xj6 SIII (Black)
61 Sprite MkII (Red)
Menlo Park, Calif.

Alden wrote:

New Friends
I have one safety issue left
before our XJ6 is fully road
ready. Our headlamps (low
beams) both work along with the
high beams when high beams are
selected but the right low beam
will not light when low beams
are selected. Where do I start
to look first? I also would
value anyones opinion on pulling
dents the tradional way (by
drilling holes and using a dent
puller) vs using one of the
devices (as sold by Eastwood
Co.) that welds a stud to the
outside of the dent which is
then pulled with a special
puller @$239.00 USD. I have a
3/4" deep dent in the rocker
(sill) where the PO had a jack
break and I think it is too deep
for Bondo in all good
conscience. My concern with
drilling holes is that it may
cause a beginning for rust
before my cars time has come.
Has anyone had experience with
the Eastwood tool? Do you think
my concerns with drilling a few
holes are overkill?
Thanks
Alden

===================================================
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