XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 ) 1997 - 2003

2nd Broken Headlight in Last Two Weeks ?

 
  #1  
Old 03-17-2019, 08:16 AM
astark's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 59
Received 6 Likes on 5 Posts
Default 2nd Broken Headlight in Last Two Weeks ?

I have shattered two headlights separately over the last two weeks, both I believe were probably originals by appearance but no way of knowing for sure as second owner. First was left outside and second was right inside, never heard or felt a bang or saw a rock coming or anything, just come out in the morning to find broken, no glass around except for inside of bucket. I have another off eBay on the way but was wondering if you guys could enlighten me on what's going on here, could they become fragile with age, improperly mounted, or something else ?
 
  #2  
Old 03-17-2019, 07:44 PM
Highhorse's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Trying to escape Central Florida
Posts: 2,704
Received 978 Likes on 758 Posts
Default

You didn't tic off a neighbor by chasing his daughter? ...lol

Sounds like bad luck in any case.
 
  #3  
Old 03-17-2019, 08:55 PM
astark's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 59
Received 6 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

Actually, we did **** off the neighbors behind us after my other neighbor caught their teenage son on security cam trying to break into his car. Then I complained about his taking the side boards off my trailer and making a bridge across the creek that separates us. But none the less I don't think anyone has deliberately been busting my headlights, no glass to be found on the ground, only inside the bucket, so I guess for now I will just chalk it up to bad luck and hope it improves :-)
 
  #4  
Old 03-17-2019, 08:57 PM
King Charles's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: North Carolina,USA
Posts: 3,665
Received 593 Likes on 481 Posts
Default

Make sure they are tight & fully pressed in.
 
  #5  
Old 03-17-2019, 10:14 PM
astark's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 59
Received 6 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

I'm going to do that first thing tomorrow morning, good advice and thanks :-)
 
  #6  
Old 03-17-2019, 10:34 PM
King Charles's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: North Carolina,USA
Posts: 3,665
Received 593 Likes on 481 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by astark View Post
I'm going to do that first thing tomorrow morning, good advice and thanks :-)
Yeah despite the adjuster fittings looking correct I've had to actually press mine back in & it yielded about a half inch of play corrected.
 
  #7  
Old 03-18-2019, 08:48 PM
astark's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 59
Received 6 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

I think you found my answer Charles, upon inspection the broken and not yet replaced has the play you described as well as another, the other two are good and tight. I will be investigating further tomorrow and thanks again :-)
 
  #8  
Old 03-18-2019, 11:26 PM
King Charles's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: North Carolina,USA
Posts: 3,665
Received 593 Likes on 481 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by astark View Post
I think you found my answer Charles, upon inspection the broken and not yet replaced has the play you described as well as another, the other two are good and tight. I will be investigating further tomorrow and thanks again :-)
No problem, I went through an ordeal chasing down random noises up front & found mine.
 
  #9  
Old 03-20-2019, 09:11 PM
astark's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 59
Received 6 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

I found a broken headlight adjusting screw, the ball on the end that snaps into the headlight has broken off allowing it to flop up and down enough to cause breakage. Not sure I'm calling this adjustment screw by the correct name but I can't seem to find a replacement, got any ideas ?
 
  #10  
Old 03-20-2019, 09:16 PM
Highhorse's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Trying to escape Central Florida
Posts: 2,704
Received 978 Likes on 758 Posts
Default

Local wrecking yard?
 
  #11  
Old 03-20-2019, 09:38 PM
astark's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 59
Received 6 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Highhorse View Post
Local wrecking yard?
Maybe, but not likely around where I live, surprised I cant find any on eBay.
 
  #12  
Old 03-20-2019, 09:52 PM
King Charles's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: North Carolina,USA
Posts: 3,665
Received 593 Likes on 481 Posts
Default

This what you're after ?!

Part : JLM12118

https://www.sngbarratt.com/us/#!/Eng...0Series%20X308
 
  #13  
Old 03-20-2019, 10:16 PM
astark's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 59
Received 6 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

I believe that's it !! but just need the screw with ball on end and not the whole kit. May only find in kit form but that was another great help, thanks again :-)
 
  #14  
Old 03-21-2019, 12:34 AM
King Charles's Avatar
Veteran Member
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: North Carolina,USA
Posts: 3,665
Received 593 Likes on 481 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by astark View Post
I believe that's it !! but just need the screw with ball on end and not the whole kit. May only find in kit form but that was another great help, thanks again :-)
They're on eBay used just search the part #. Good luck !
 
  #15  
Old 03-21-2019, 09:13 AM
astark's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 59
Received 6 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

Got the adjuster kit from eBay on the way, should be here Monday afternoon :-)
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
uclabrruin1989
F-Type ( X152 )
10
10-13-2018 10:12 PM
XJsc-guy
PRIVATE For Sale / Trade or Buy Classifieds
5
01-07-2016 11:13 AM
hdsg
XK8 / XKR ( X100 )
4
06-07-2013 07:32 PM
Jackuar
XJ XJ8 / XJR ( X308 )
3
06-06-2012 10:28 AM
brgjag
XK8 / XKR ( X100 )
46
02-11-2010 07:35 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 2nd Broken Headlight in Last Two Weeks ?


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: