Hymer Front Light replacement

Feb 16, 2020
104
223
Taunton
Funster No
68,783
MH
A class
Exp
Newbie
Hi guys, broken front light. Stone thrown up by a lorry so unlucky. See photo. First day on the first real trip that was not a weekend having just retired but apparently things don’t stop going wrong just because you are retired!

MOT due so I need to get this sorted. Does any one know is these are easy to fit and where to buy one?

Thanks in anticipation. 9CD4E539-17E0-4501-AEA1-0740F0EF5B10.jpeg
 
Jun 12, 2016
1,086
2,856
Scottish Borders
Funster No
43,560
MH
Globecar Revolution
Exp
Since 2006
A funsters has manage to make replacement lenses for some
Sorry can't remember of hand their name
A serch on Hymer lights should find it

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Nov 17, 2012
1,415
1,906
WEST SUSSEX
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23,714
MH
HYMER B SL 674
Exp
SINCE 2005
Hi guys, broken front light. Stone thrown up by a lorry so unlucky. See photo. First day on the first real trip that was not a weekend having just retired but apparently things don’t stop going wrong just because you are retired!

MOT due so I need to get this sorted. Does any one know is these are easy to fit and where to buy one?

Thanks in anticipation. View attachment 492650
Unfortunately a few weeks wait and approx £900 inc of vat. Try Reliance in Chichester.
 
Feb 24, 2013
11,750
88,374
Bolsover, Derbyshire
Funster No
24,833
MH
Hymer S800
Exp
not long enough
Or £1500 + if it’s got washers and Bixenon bulbs 🙁

but we also used Reliance for our second one, supply only

would not recommend letting the major midlands Hymer dealer anywhere near it 🤔
 
Feb 24, 2013
11,750
88,374
Bolsover, Derbyshire
Funster No
24,833
MH
Hymer S800
Exp
not long enough
Fitting is critical, I had my second one done by a car repairer friend who said the tensioning was critical

but not difficult to get out, I did that but myself 😁👍

you need to use slightly more force than you might like to getting it off a ball joint type fixing 👍 but as broken already it couldn’t break anymore 😁

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Jul 6, 2016
1,337
1,032
West Sussex
Funster No
43,954
MH
Carthago Chic A clas
Exp
Since 1990
GWAYGWAY may be able to help.

 
Feb 22, 2008
10,845
31,289
Norfolk
Funster No
1,575
MH
Hymer B544
Exp
Since 2004
I know it’s a bit late for you but following the previous threads on shattered headlights and the cost I bought a pair of Perspex protectors and only remove them for cleaning.

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Feb 24, 2013
11,750
88,374
Bolsover, Derbyshire
Funster No
24,833
MH
Hymer S800
Exp
not long enough
I know it’s a bit late for you but following the previous threads on shattered headlights and the cost I bought a pair of Perspex protectors and only remove them for cleaning.

View attachment 492676

I did the same but lost one fairly early on 🙁

then bought a small sheet of LamX stuck that on some years ago following second breakage

not sure if now an early design fault has been fixed, now fitted properly or the film has saved them

not good for OP but slightly reassuring to see it was probably a stone and offside damage not the usual parked up nearside 🤔👍
 
Feb 22, 2008
10,845
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Norfolk
Funster No
1,575
MH
Hymer B544
Exp
Since 2004
I did the same but lost one fairly early on 🙁

then bought a small sheet of LamX stuck that on some years ago following second breakage

not sure if now an early design fault has been fixed, now fitted properly or the film has saved them

not good for OP but slightly reassuring to see it was probably a stone and offside damage not the usual parked up nearside 🤔👍
It’s the use of tempered glass that is a bad design , just as with windscreens on old cars used to shatter.
 
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Rodders1234
Feb 16, 2020
104
223
Taunton
Funster No
68,783
MH
A class
Exp
Newbie
Hi Larry, where did you get the perspex protectors, these look good?

A while ago I did see some protecters on ebay, they were expensive but from the comments about the cost of glass light replacement I can now see why you would buy them!

Any other suggestions welcome. Thanks

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Feb 22, 2008
10,845
31,289
Norfolk
Funster No
1,575
MH
Hymer B544
Exp
Since 2004
Hi Larry, where did you get the perspex protectors, these look good?

A while ago I did see some protecters on ebay, they were expensive but from the comments about the cost of glass light replacement I can now see why you would buy them!

Any other suggestions welcome. Thanks

I got mine on EBay also £75 , damned expensive but I realised it was at the time the only quick option. They come as flat Perspex and I used a heat gun to bend them to follow the slight convex shape of the headlights and also found some chrome caps to enhance the plastic fittings.
It would I’m sure be easy to get a small sheet of perhaps 3mm Perspex online or possibly B&Q and cut them yourself .
I recently replaced the 52mm suction pads a pack of 4 for £6.49 (2 packs required) from Amazon.
So the job needn’t be too expensive if you are handy with your hands.
 

Lenny HB

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Oct 18, 2007
29,328
50,636
On the coast in West Sussex
Funster No
658
MH
Hymer B678 Dynamic Line
Exp
Since 2008 & many years tugging
Hi Larry, where did you get the perspex protectors, these look good?

A while ago I did see some protecters on ebay, they were expensive but from the comments about the cost of glass light replacement I can now see why you would buy them!

Any other suggestions welcome. Thanks
My last van had the same headlamps, I made my own protectors from 2mm Polycarbonate.

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