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Old 09-24-2022, 05:05 PM   #1
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Replacing Headlamps

We have a 2004 Alpha See Ya!
We are trying to replace the headlamps. The ones we received look mostly the same. But they are not fitting into the black plastic holder (not sure of the correct name) very well. The main light does not look even, and one side of the running light will not slide in to the back of the holder.

Has anyone in this forum already done this?
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Old 09-24-2022, 05:48 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

I'm a bit confused but I'm not known for being the brightest one here on the forum, lol.

Are you replacing the bulbs? ...or the entire headlight assembly?
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Old 09-25-2022, 12:14 AM   #3
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What are the bulb ID numbers for old and new? Are the new ones LED?
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Old 09-25-2022, 01:21 AM   #4
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Since the Alfa See Ya used the headlight assembly from the 1995-2001 Ford Explorer, while you're waiting for somebody who has actually changed the bulbs a an Alfa See Ya (I personally have not), you can take a look at the attached video and perhaps it will help a bit as it shows not only how to remove the bulb but also shows how to remove the entire assembly. The Alfa should have attachment plates similar to an Explorer if that what you're having trouble with. But as you already know, the access to the back of the assembly will be different, of course, than that of a Ford Explorer as you are accessing the back of the assembly from be backside of the front cap when it comes to the motorhome.

But hopefully, somebody who has actually done it in an Alfa will respond and be able to directly answer your question quickly.

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Old 09-26-2022, 08:45 AM   #5
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I just joined, and do not see how to Reply to a Reply.

Anyway, thanks for the help so far.


I am trying to replace the bulb housings. Not sure if that is what they are called. Im trying to replace the part we see on from the outside, the things the bulbs screw into.

I wanted to attach a few pics and a video that demonstrate my problem. But, I don't feel confident that I did it correctly. But I only see an option to insert a URL image, from a website
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Old 09-26-2022, 01:58 PM   #6
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I just joined, and do not see how to Reply to a Reply.
First off, Welcome to IRV2!

Just hit the Quote button on the post you want to reply to and it will quote it to a new window, then then just add your reply.

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The phone app is easiest to post a pic . You can just make a title post pics and edit within 30 min... type the rest on a PC/keyboard if your faster on keyboard.
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Yeah, I am now confused even more, lol.

So I'm not understanding as the way I understand it, the bulbs are accessed from the rear of the fixture and they do not "screw in" as the headlamp itself snaps-in and is retained by a black plastic ring from what I can see. Is the black plastic ring what you referred to as "the black plastic holder" ...??

Yes, if you could attach some pictures that would be great.

I believe the only way you can attach a video here is to host it on youtube and then link it, and the link will auto-embed the video in your post. I'm not sure if that's the only way, though. Maybe Lt Dan can clarify.

So the black ring that is circled is the retaining ring and will twist in order to loosen and allow the bulb to be pulled from the rear of the fixture. Is it the "black plastic holder" you are referring to? If so, I'm thinking that it just twists in order to secure the bulb in the fixture hole. It should be a 9007 bulb.
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I believe that this is how the rear of your fixture appears:

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