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    Default Morette Headlights

    For the information of the Forum viewers
    who may have trouble getting Morette headlights
    Without deliberately advertising
    I would just like to let you all know that
    Official distributorship
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    Should you wish to order headlights for your vehicles
    or ask any questions please feel free to email us your request
    [email protected] or go to our website
    www.chalker.com.au
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    Default Morrette What?

    What is a Morrette Headlight please?

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    Not that i really care, but this does actually sound like deliberate advertising to me....

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    G'day,
    it does, but how else will we find these things ? There is nothing on Morette's web site.

    Is Filldebin syill around , Sweden is a long way away.
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    I would also like to know what a Morette headlight is
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    Quote Originally Posted by 27of85 View Post
    I would also like to know what a Morette headlight is
    G'day,
    a replacement headlight,

    http://morette.com/index3.htm

    Very expensive, I think, plus postage.
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    I think I just wasted 5 minutes of my life on their website.
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    G'day,
    go to bed 5 mins later, because, when you awake, it starts all over again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 27of85 View Post
    I would also like to know what a Morette headlight is
    From what I've seen. the US Peugept 505 usually had Morette headlights which meant either a smaller single or a twin headlight assembly for each side. These days they are very expensive to buy second hand from the US (trying to save the US economy), and there was always the question whether they would be suitable for RH drive cars anyway. US enthusiasts seem to prefer the genuine headlights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugnut1 View Post
    From what I've seen. the US Peugept 505 usually had Morette headlights which meant either a smaller single or a twin headlight assembly for each side.
    Because the US had a thing about headlights being anything but round for years I suppose - it was a specialised market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2353 View Post
    Because the US had a thing about headlights being anything but round for years I suppose - it was a specialised market.
    it was stupider than that, even. for a long time in the US, manufacturers could only use approved headlights in approved configurations...originally, one could have two 7" round headlights or four 5.75" round headlights. the rectangular headlights were added later (1974), one could have two of the larger 200mm x 142mm lights or four of the 165mm x 100mm lights. it wasn't until the late 80s or early 90s that these rules were relaxed (at the request of the US manufacturers, so they could make their cars more aerodynamic), so all cars from that period sold in the US have the standard headlights.

    cars with model-specific headlight designs had to have the standard lights retrofitted to be US-legal. in the case of the 505, the series 1 cars had four round 5.75" lights while the series 2 cars have two 200mm x 142mm lights (in both cases, using US-specifc bezels). Other cars with a mixture of headlight sizes also had to have their light configurations changed for the US market (e.g., 70s jaguar xj saloons).

    the morette headlights were never US legal, since they used a mix of headlight sizes and that was never approved for the 505s (or any US models sold at that time). i have a set of morette knockoffs on my car at the moment, but i haven't had any problems because peugeots are so rare in the US that hardly anyone remembers what their headlights are supposed to look like. fitting european/ROW headlights is a popular upgrade for US 505 owners and typically causes no problems for the owners because the cars are so rare now.

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