Post by Allen Gasper on Jun 24, 2011 10:36:55 GMT -8
My fog light lens was held in by (4) pieces of small spark plug wire within the 4 holes that are within the rim. It was just "floating" in place held only by the resistance of the soft wire cut to portions the size of a pencil eraser.
While mine does not have to be factory, I was looking form something a little better than this.
Post by Allen Gasper on Jun 24, 2011 13:22:04 GMT -8
I have all of thos parts everything with the exception of; on the bottom you have some sort of rubber piece dangling off of it I am missing that. Also, on the side of B you have two things coming off like terminals, again nothing . On my H, the 3 holes (2 slotted and one at top) had sparkplug wire pushed into it. You simply pressed the whole unit into the car then fastened the bottom of G with one screw.
Your picture helps to show the parts, what I need to know is how it fastens into the vehicle. It sounds like I am making it more complicated.
Post by Lee Hedges on Jun 24, 2011 14:07:53 GMT -8
OK, good to hear you have all the important components. The tiny spring connected to H isn't a huge deal. Now you need to learn how to install them together as one unit. This process is frustrating, so expect to be mad for about an hour while you learn how to get the clips in-place successfully. It takes me a good 20 minutes to assemble the clips into place, so don't worry.
The spark plug wire bits should be fitted into the holes on the sides of B which H gets pushed into to pivot forward & backward to control the direction of the light beam onto the ground.
Before you start this fun ... remember that the fog light is a part exclusive to the T34 and the no other vintage VW owner has to experience this task, only T34 owners. It's a priviledge & an honor to own a T34. You wanted this kind of exclusivity when you decided to care for your T34.
Assemble in this order: - get a cold beer from the fridge & take a long drink - place the bulb into the bulb holder (D) & clip the clamp (C) over the bulb to hold it in-place - place that unit into the reflector (B) - insert the refector cover (F) with the large cup part in the lower section of the reflector - insert the reflector unit into the inner ring (H) by sliding the two spark plug bits over the holes in the sides of H - insert the lens into the rims of H, making sure to keep the words TOP on the glass lens at the top centered in the cut-out of H - place the chrome outer ring (G) over the lens - turn the whole unit over 180 degrees so you can see the bottom of the fog light bulb. Hold everything in-place - look at the metal clips (E): with one long end & one short end. - place the long end into the space between G & H. Position the bent portion against H and try to hold it in that position (I've found using a screwdriver into the space helps) - with a second screwdriver bend the small end of the metal clip down into the gap between G & H. It's a spring-loaded fiasco if you let go of the metal clip and it flings-out, so be careful. - with some practice you'll manage to get the metal clip to wedge itself between G & H. - repeat the process with the three other clips. Four total.
May the Force be with you ...
Last Edit: Jun 24, 2011 14:11:00 GMT -8 by Lee Hedges