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western unimount light broken

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Freshwater, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. Freshwater

    Freshwater Senior Member
    Messages: 891

    The plastic housing came apart from the metal platform. The platform is round with about 6 rivits that connect up into the plastic housing. That's where it came apart. I'm not sure if I can reconnect it as most of the rivits have fallen off. Do I need a new light? Any ideas? I've got it held on with a big hose clamp right now. Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,951

    Grind the rivets out, and use s.s. nuts and bolts. You'll have to leave out one or 2 if I'm not mistaken. Or just rerivet them back in. While your at it, replace the mounting stud with a s.s. as well
     
  3. Freshwater

    Freshwater Senior Member
    Messages: 891

    OK. Im assuming the plastic housing comes apart to get nuts on the bolt? What does s.s.mean? Thanks again.
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,951

    Stainless steel. There's a bottom steel plate and a top plate sandwiching the plastic housing.
    Are you talking about the front light plate that's got the headlight and turn signal in it? If so its 4 screws to remove
     
  5. Freshwater

    Freshwater Senior Member
    Messages: 891

    OK so I'd remove the headlamp to access the inside of the plastic housing. Any space issues when I put nuts inside there?
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,951

    There might be. I can't remember which ones don't fit. But I was using 1/4 screws. If you use smaller you might be ok
     
  7. Freshwater

    Freshwater Senior Member
    Messages: 891

    Thank you very much. Think I can handle it from here.
     
  8. jstevens66

    jstevens66 Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    Aren't the western lights the same as the fisher intensifier lights? The fisher lights I have on my plow just have locking tabs in the front clear lens, three bolts in the back and two adjustable bolts holding it to the headgear.
     
  9. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,951

    Hrs talking about the old rectangular lights