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Fiat tipo head lamp connector

Hi, I'm new to the forum I have a 1994 1.4 Fiat Tipo that needs a headlamp connector to make it roadworthy again (it failed its last MOT because of this). Could you tell me if I have to replace the entire headlamp unit or just the connector? I live in the birmingham area any suppliers you know of would be gratefully received.
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Re: Fiat tipo head lamp connector

is it the same as the uno one for the h4 halogen? a black cube of sorts with three wires coming out the back, that push fits on to the back of the bulb?

if so, any number of motor factors like lloyds, bennets, euro car parts etc, should be easily able to source
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is it the same as the uno one for the h4 halogen? a black cube of sorts with three wires coming out the back, that push fits on to the back of the bulb?

if so, any number of motor factors like lloyds, bennets, euro car parts etc, should be easily able to source
sounds about right, didn't think of that with my old one which had a problem with the connecter!
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Thanx so much thats a huge help the garage that i took it to wanted 1000 to fix it but the connector is the only thing that is wrong with it so not quite sure where thay got that figure from.
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Thanx so much thats a huge help the garage that i took it to wanted 1000 to fix it but the connector is the only thing that is wrong with it so not quite sure where thay got that figure from.
where are you? and is that all that was wrong?
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yep that is all thats wrong i tried the wire to the bulb metal to metal and all the lights worked wont be going there again.
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Thanx so much thats a huge help the garage that i took it to wanted 1000 to fix it but the connector is the only thing that is wrong with it so not quite sure where thay got that figure from.
A grand to fix a broken headlamp?! Name and shame!

Another option is to go to a scrap yard and get the connector off a car with a similar bulb. H4 i believe which will be used on hundreds of cars. Snip off the connector with a few inches of wire, then snip off yours and solder and insulate. I did both headlamps way back on my black tipo.
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That was a nationwide auto centre but thanx to you guys i got my part for next to nothing on the way
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I hope you called them back and gave them grief. I guess they're not part of the good garage scheme.
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Re: Fiat tipo head lamp connector

You can definitely use the Uno connectors, cut them off a scrap car and solder in or use a choc-block. I did this a couple of years ago on mine, the original connector burnt itself out.

Funnily enough, the wires on the Uno were much thicker than the Tipo..
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