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Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:36 pm

Hello,
Does anybody have a Mk3 headlamp relay for sale, including the metal cover?
I'm after either a very cheap one or preferably a non-working one (if it's even cheaper) for possible refurbishment.

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Re: Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay

Postby samholmes » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:18 pm

I have a relay . Did not know you could refurb them .. look like a sealed unit too me ?

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Re: Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:36 pm

samholmes wrote:I have a relay . Did not know you could refurb them .. look like a sealed unit too me ?

One like this?

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How much are you asking for it?

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Re: Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay

Postby samholmes » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:41 pm

Hi Andrew mine would be 25.00 but i know Colin on here as loads of them for about 15 .

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Re: Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay

Postby samholmes » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:42 pm

Can you open them up ? They look a sealed box too me ?;

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Re: Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay

Postby samholmes » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:51 pm

As yours stopped working . I had a nice looking one that did not work so throw away ! Did not know you could repair them

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Re: Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:56 pm

samholmes wrote:Can you open them up ? They look a sealed box too me ?;

Hi,
They are only held together with a few tabs underneath.
Thanks for the heads up about Colin, I'll give him and Martin a call when I've got a bit of time.

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Re: Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay

Postby samholmes » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:59 pm

No problem

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Re: Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay

Postby D366Y » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:53 am

There are four on ebay at the moment, £25+PP, and £30 and £35 that need refurbishing - the cheapest one at £5 has already been refurbished! What a strange market for used parts :lol:

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Re: Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:31 am

Did you over do your one with the drill ?
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Re: Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:28 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Did you over do your one with the drill ?

See the one in the photo?

That's the one I polished the other day.
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Re: Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:31 pm

D366Y wrote:There are four on ebay at the moment, £25+PP, and £30 and £35 that need refurbishing - the cheapest one at £5 has already been refurbished! What a strange market for used parts :lol:

Yep, I saw the £25 ones. To be honest, I'm not willing to pay that much, that's why I'd prefer a broken one. I can't find the relay for £5 though. Got a link?

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Re: Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:22 pm

So what did you use to get this so shiny ?
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Re: Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay

Postby andyd » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:33 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:I can't find the relay for £5 though. Got a link?

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I think this is the one, but it's bids https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ford-capri-m ... rk:39:pf:0

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Re: Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:35 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:So what did you use to get this so shiny ?

Polished it with a tea towel.... :whistle:
First I used a dolly mop with a coarse compound, then I used a stitch mop with a fine polishing compound, then I polished a lot with a felt wheel and finally a lot of buffing with a lambswool thingy. Job's a good 'un!

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Re: Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:50 pm

andyd wrote:I think this is the one, but it's bids https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ford-capri-m ... rk:39:pf:0

Thanks Andy.
I'll keep an eye on it.

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Re: Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:27 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Jasonmarie wrote:So what did you use to get this so shiny ?

Polished it with a tea towel.... :whistle:
First I used a dolly mop with a coarse compound, then I used a stitch mop with a fine polishing compound, then I polished a lot with a felt wheel and finally a lot of buffing with a lambswool thingy. Job's a good 'un!

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Christ I have a few bits and bobs for my drill thing but could never name them . You did a very good job there sir . And will make a full inspection next year . I have been trying my hardest to get the 31 years worth of dentrol rust stuff around that area and it’s a right pain .

Might use that bloke in Enfield as his work looks good .
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Re: Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay

Postby D366Y » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:51 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:I think this is the one, but it's bids https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ford-capri-m ... rk:39:pf:0

Thanks Andy.
I'll keep an eye on it.

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Hi chaps, apologies for the delay in coming back - had a stupid work training course today so no chance to browse the forum during work hours as is my norm!

This was the link I meant Andrew, I follow the seller on eBay as he is great for cheap parts but still good quality - I know Paul G has got things from the same seller and we've both been happy with what we've got!

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Re: Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:10 pm

D366Y wrote:This was the link I meant Andrew,


Thanks Danny!

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Re: Wanted - Mark 3 Headlamp Relay

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:23 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ford-capri-m ... rk:39:pf:0

Sold for £26.00 + £5.50 P & P.
Not bad for a restored item, but that was a bit to much for me.

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