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Technical stuff => Electrical => Topic started by: slowe on May 09, 2013, 09:29:33 PM

Title: Headlights
Post by: slowe on May 09, 2013, 09:29:33 PM
I've seen a previous post regarding certain makes of headlights, however I have come across 2 pairs of Hella lights - 1 pair of main beam and 1 pair of dipped with the integrated side lights. Does anyone know if these were fitted as standard to any particular beta?


Title: Re: Headlights
Post by: lukasdeopalenica on May 10, 2013, 09:14:21 AM
As far as I know only Carello and Siem units were mounted. However I have seen an HPE headlamp aim actuator made by Cibie...  8)

Title: Re: Headlights
Post by: HFStuart on May 11, 2013, 08:55:12 AM
My previous Spider with the four lamp setup used Cibie. I think they might have been OE on some Berlinas too.

Title: Re: Headlights
Post by: VXdeMayo on May 11, 2013, 10:37:20 AM
The plot thickens...............again.

It would be useful if there was a definitive guide on this matter, as I'm sure many of us struggle to get a complete 4 lamp settup working (and looking good). I personally have seen many examples of bodged mounting plates (with extra drilled holes etc) to accomodate incorrect lamp lenses from the wrong makers. I am not alone in having several lenses / mounting plates that don't make any sense! Can Rossocorsa help via the parts database perhaps?
It would be a really useful guide.
Chas. ???

Title: Re: Headlights
Post by: rossocorsa on May 11, 2013, 12:17:07 PM
i will try to remember to check it out whenI have some timebut as with all things beta it is complicated, as far as i was aware/recall from bad memory, only 1300/1400 berlinas had cibie lights

Title: Re: Headlights
Post by: redvxcoupe on May 13, 2013, 11:11:21 PM
Our Lancia dealer in Norway in the -80's used to replace the headlights with Bosch and Hella.
The square headlights from -76 was allmost impossible to get...and very expensive

Title: Re: Headlights
Post by: slowe on May 14, 2013, 08:39:12 AM
Thanks guys,

It seems as though there may have been several different makes especially when it came to replacing the originals.


Title: Re: Headlights
Post by: rossocorsa on May 19, 2013, 12:51:46 PM
I had a quick look at the parts books , too complicated for me to find time to list all variations as it  would take forever to do! The series 2 coupé /hpe oblong lights were Siem on HPE and Carello on coupé except that 2litre HPE for Sweden had Carello. I have only seen reference to Cibie on berlinas. If anyone wants specific detail on part numbers for a particular car please put a request in the part number section and I will look it up